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VOL. LVIII? NO. 24
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 17, IMS
$2.00 PER YEAR
Town and Farm
(For Processed Foods)
Blue Stamps K, L, M, continue |
good through. July 7.
Stamp No. 24 ? 1 lb. ? it good |
through June 30.
Period 5 coupons valid in all |
zones until September 30.
"A" book coupon No. S, good
for three gallons each, mult last
Through July 21.
Stamp No. 18 ? 1 pair? become
valid June 16.
Coupon No. 13 good for 5 lbs.
through Aug. 15. Coupons No. 15
and 16 are good through October
31 for 5 lbs. each for home can
ning purposes. Housewives may ap
ply to their local ration board? if
necessary. , ,
(For meats, etc.)
Red Stamps J, K, L, M, good
through June 30. N becomes valid
North Carolina coffee drinkers
who order their blends by mail
may now "pay" for the purchase
by enclosing detached ration stamps
with tKe order rather than the
entire ration book OPA has an
nounced. Formerly, consumers were
required to forward their War
Ration Book to the retailer or
wholesaler for removal of stamps.
Last Rite* For ,
Mr*. -;fc-C.-3!iw ?? ? ; '
Funeral services were held for
Mrs. J. G. Siler, 85, of AsheviHe, 1
at the Presbyterian church on '
Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock J
and burial was in Franklin ceme- .
I Mrs. Siler died on Monday at
the home, of her daughter, Mrs. j
J. M. Freeman in Asheville, after
a lengthly illness. She was the for- ,
mer Miss Ella Rankin, and was .
born in Guilford county July 25,
1857, the daughter of Maj. and Mrs. '
Nathaniel P. Rankin. After her |
marriage to Julius G, Siler she
spent most of her life in Frank
lin and Lavonia, Ga. After the
'death of Jier husband she moved
' tq Ashevtjle to make her home
with her daughter. She was a life
long member of the Presbyterian
Mrs. Siler was a devoted Christ
ian and bore her long illness with
patience. Tribute was paid her by
her pastor, the Rev. Clyde Plexsco,
of the West AdhevHle Presbyterian
church who took part in the
funeral services. Other ministers
officiating were the Rev. James T.
Gillespie and the Rev. Mr. Mc
Chesriey of Oak Forest Presby
terian church, Asheville. A large
number of relatives and friends
attended the funeral.
The pallbearers were John Btd
gin, Henry W. Cabe, Ben Harrison,
Theo. Siler, Carl Sbigle and Harold
'Mrs. Siler is survived toy three )
daughters; Mrs. Freeman, Mrs.
Mary S. Higdon Franklin, and
Mrs. Charles ^5. Adams of Miami,
Fla.; five sons, Turner R. Siler of
Anderson, S. C, J. R. and Robert
P. Siler of Gastonia; Oifton K.
and Grady Siter of Asheville. Eight
' granddiikfren and otve great -
grandchild. A sister and brother
also survive. Miss Lilly M. Rankin
and Ernest C. Rankin of Franklin.
i m %
Mr. Rankin and Miss Rankin
. entertained all out-of-town rela
tives at their home on Riverview
street at luncheon Tuesday. All of
the children of the deceased were
here except Mrs. Adams of Miami
who was unable to aome. A grand
son, Julius, from AsheviHe, attend
ed, ?iso Mr. Freeman, Mrs. Oif
ton Siler, Mrs. Turner Siler, Mrs.
R. P. Siler, Mrs. J. R. Siler, Mr.
and Mrs. Tom Siler and Mrs.
J. J. Shepherd
Taken By Death
Joseph J. Shepherd, 87, farmer,
?P ? died at his home in the Ueather
man section, Sunday at 3 p. m.,
following a seven weeks' illness.
Funeral services wiere held Mon
day at 3 p. m. at the home, with
the Rev. George A Cloer of Lea
#?tnw wd *tv. Lmut Sot
Report For Duty At Camp
Croft, June 18
The following men wei * accepted
at Camp Croft, South Carolina for
service in the Army and will re
port for active duty on June 18,
John Wiley Lenoir, R. L. Greg
ory, Con try Jefferson Bradley, Ar
thur Allan Brooks, Jr., Harry Ed
win Conley, Herschell Dillard Kee
ner, Marvin Dewitt Bryant, Fred
Siler Littleton, Jr., EzeM Bryant,
Charlie William McDowell, Paul
Virgil Huscusson, Jarives Harold
Brown, Grady Fox, Calvin Coo4
idge Morgan and William Henry
Land are to report on June 21st.
Varnol Wardell MoCali did not
return for a furlough but reported
immediately to Fort Bragg, Grover
Davis Arvey was accepted for ser
vice in the Marine Corps and will
report for duty on June 19th.
The following were accepted by
the Navy and returned home for
a seven-day furlough, after which
time, they will report for duty :
Christopher McCaH, Lee Travis
Dryman Harold Tillman Raihsey,
Frank Baldwin, Lloyd Shepherd,
Hubert Edward Bateman, Marvin
Ottis McDowell. I
Announced By Our Local
The following classifications were
made' by the local board at their
Placed in 1-A, Daniel Thadeus
Bryson, Pulaskia Sylvester Castle,
Loy Edwin Parrish, Lawson Has
kel Owenby; in 2-C Harold New
ton Nix, Calvin Carpenter; in 3- A,
Thomas Wayne Lowe ; in 3-D, Wil
liam Claude May; in 1-C, Grover
Davis Arvey Varnol Wardell Mc
Call, Calvin Coolidge Morgan, Gra
dy Fox, James Harold Brown, Paul
Vergil Huscusson Fred Siler Lit
tleton, Jr., Harry Edwin Conley,
HerscheN DiTIafd ICeeher, Eaell
Bryant Marvin Dewitt Bryant,
Charlie William McDowell, Allan
Arthur Brooks, Jr., R. L. Gregory,
Donley Jefferson Bradley John
Wiley Lenoir, Marvin Ottis Mc
Dowell, Lee Travis Dryman, Chris
topher MoCall, Hubert Edward
Bateman Harold Tillman Kamey,
Loyd Shiepard, Frank Baldwin.
Placed in 4-F: Truman Crisp,
rhomas William Wooten, Zctr
Weaver Lakey, J. D "I^llent
Charles Rudolph Parrish, Eugene
^uinton Soott, Oarn Roosevelt
Waldroop, Junes Howell Bingham,
John Henry Rogers, Jr., Qeatus
Moss, Furman Franks, Jess An
drew Martin, Lawson John Brown,
Howard Alexander Holland, Odean
Sylvester Roper, Frank Wilson
Hembree, William Howard Corp
uiing, Calvin Lyman Roland, Jr.
J. E. Perry, Jr. v
I* Now Pharmacist Of
P?Try'? Drug Sto^e
James E. Perry, Jr. has been
released from service for essential
work as pharmacist for Perry's
'Dr. Pierry received his degree
in pharmacy at the University of
North Carolina in 1942. Soon after
he volunteered for service in the
U. S. Army and at the tinve of
release was in Officers' Training
school of the Medical corps.
Since it has been impossible to
secure a registered j/harmacist for
the drug store since the death of
the late Janles E. Perry, due to
war conditions, his son has boen
released to oontinue his work.
rells, pastor of Liberty Baptist
church, officiating. Burial was in
Shepherd family cemetery.
Pallbearers were Oscar Rickman,
Fred McGaha, James Gibson, Har
ley Shepherd, John Gibson, and
Mr. Shepherd, a native dl Lea
ther-man, was bom on December 4,
1855. He and his wif<, the former
Miss Margaret McGaha, celebrated
their sixty-fourth wedding anniver
sary in December. They were mar
ried on December 19, 1878. He was
a member of fhe Liberty Baptist
Surviving are the widow; nine
children, Mrs. Artie Icenhour,
Leatherman; Mrs. W. J. West,
West's Mill; George Shepherd, Go
vina, Calif. ; James Shepherd, Se
dro Wooley, Wash; Miss Flora
Shepherd, Leatherman; njute 3;
Mrs. W. C. Cttwford, Cullowhee;
Garland Shephrrd, Franklin, route
4; Arthifr Shepherd. Leatherman;
29 grandchildren, 11 great-grknd
children, on* brother, W. E. Shep
herd, Vale, Idaho; and one lister,
VUi Adtlln* Shepherd, Leather
NEWS OF OUR .
IN UNIFORM %
JOHN H. T1CE
OF NAVY HERE
Home After Five Year#}
In 4 Battles; Wounded]
John H. Tice, boatswain's mate,
first class, son of Mr. and Mfti.
John *J. Tice of Franklin, route 2,
is home again after an absence t4
five and a half years. He i* 9t?
companied by his wife, the former
Miss Betty Mtadder, of Los Angt
Petty Officer Tice who joined
the Navy January 22, lft38, hfcs
seen active duty in the Philippines,
off Northern Luzon, when the
Japanese attacked. Later his 4hip
took part in other engagements,
Maccassar Straits, off BaJi, and
Lombard Straits in the Java sea.
Most of the time he has been so
convoy duty in the southwest Paci
fic, under the Dutch flag in de
fense of the Dutch Netherlands,
Wounded by shrapnel in the back
and leg, he entered the Naval hos- 1
pital at San Francisco in January, 1
1943. The young seaman, over six
feet, noy looks fine and fit and
says he has recovered from bis
wounds and is ready to return
to duty on June 21.
Mrs. Margaret Tice Oliver, sis
ter of John Tice, of the U. S.
Signal Corps, is also visiting her
parents at this time. After receiv
ing her preliminary training at
Charlotte, in the fall of 1942, Mrs.
Oliver was ordered to Fort Mon
mouth, N7 J, 'where (he h now
F. S. Dowdle of the U. S. Navy,
son of Mrs. George Dowdle, has
returned to Portsmouth, V*. aftet
a ten-day furlough spent with his
mother here and his sisters in
Lt. B. Poliakoff has been assign
ed to active duty with the fighting
L<eathernecks, and has been order
ed to lead U. S. Marines in battle
after successfully completing the
rugged officers' training coarse at
the Marine Base at Quantko, Va.1
He has been home this week on)
a brief leavie.
Pvt Hoyt B. Ledford, son of;
Mrs. Bertha Ledford, Franklin,
R?uU 1, returned to Fort Benning,
Ga., last week after spending a
9-day furlough with his family
Kenneth Bryant, son of O. C
Bryant, is spending a few days in
Franklin on leave from the U. S.a
Sgt. Cash B. Clark has returned?
to camp in Boston, Mass., after]
Cadet Davis L. Dean, son of iMr.
and Mrs. Herman Dean, has com
pleted tlis basic pilot training in
the Army Atr Forces at Ghico
Army Air Field, CUif., and is now
ready for the final pfhase of his
instruction. He spent nearly a year
in air frees as a mechanic before
receiving his cadet appointment in
spending a 15-day furlough with
his wife and small daughter, Lana.
Pfc. Herbert D. Carpenter of
the Army Air Corps, son of Mr.
and Mrs. E. J. Carpenter, has
passed his physical and mental
tests as aviation cadet at Kerns,
Utah, where he is talcing basic
training. Pvt. Carpenter had com
pleted a radio course, and has been
serving as radio operator in the
Lt. (j.g.) and Mrs. G. Andrew
Jones, Jr. arrived Wednesday for
a nine day visit with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Jones. - Lt.
Jones is just back from Puerto
Rico. Lt. Nancy Jones of Fort
Bragg is also visiting her parents
_on a brief furlough.
George Fatten has returned
from N. C. State College in Ral
eigh for a short visit. He has
been accepted into the Marine
?Corps and will leave soon for Duke
University for training.
Letters have been received from
Frank Leach, Jr., and Bobby
Sloan, both of whom have par
ticipated in battles of the North
African area, stating that they
are well and safe.
A/C Jack Tessier has been a
warded hjs diploma, with the rest
of his class, from Louisiana
State University. Cadet Tessier
was a student ia the student re
serve and \yas called into service
in January. His diploma has been
mailed to him in San ^ntinio
where lie is now stationed.
Collection Of Tin Cans .
To Be Made In Franklin
411 Householder* Urged
To Bring Can* To
Mrs. Fkwence S. SherriJl, county:
chairman of the Woman's Division
of the local Salvage committee,
requests that the cans be brought
to the vacant Leach building ad->
joining the Tavern. All those who;
cannot bring their cans ire asked'
to notify Mrs. Sherril! ait the Ag
ricultural building, telephone 106.:
and to have their cans in front tf(
their homes at a convenient place;
next Wednttday, June 23. They
will be collected by fhe Junior'
Commandos, who are under the
direction of Mrs. Rufe Cunning
ham. The Commandos will also
pick up hose and waste fats.
"Please cooperate with these
young people," says Mrs. Sherrill.
"They are giving patriotic service,
and it is well that grown people
match their enthusiasm and loyal
service to their country."
The Salvage committee has re
ceived a letter from Robert R>
Pressley, manager of the Coca-Cola
company in Asheville, stating that
this service will be performed by
the trucks of hit company. tie
state* in hit letter dated June J 1:
"We are very glad to tell you th*1
wt will t* gltd to pick up thtM
cans and turn them over to local
(Asheville) salvage committee in
order that they might be shipped
back to the de-tinning plant.
"In oMer to conserve gasoline
and tires as much as possible we
are going to wait until we have
a service call in your section . . .
sometimes within the next week or
ten days. We know it is up to all
of us to cooperate and salvage
everything possible, and it is our
pleasure to be able to work with
Fat Quote Mat
Mrs. Sherrill announces that fhe
quota of waste fats for the month
of May has been met and urges
tbat the June guota be brought
in. as this need is great. Fats are
essential for the manufacture of
For Young People
Rfv. L. R. Akers, Jr., of China
Grove, V. C. will speak at a series
of special services for voting peo
Ce of all denominations to 'be
ild at the Franklin Mertiodist
church each evening at 8 from June
20 to 27. Mrs. Akers will serve as
guest organist for the services.
( growtri of truck crept.
Chamber Com. Members
Booth Opens For Summer
Men Of Highlands Held;
Liquor Law Violators
Five men from near Highlands
are in the county jail at Fran Id in
charged with assaulting Mr. Salem
burger and Earl Crunkleton. The
men in jail are Alonzo Webb, Les
ter Webb, Lewis Webb, G rover
Webb, and Truey Webb. Two of
the men were arrested Saturday
night at the time of the assault by
Ed Rogers and Robert Chastain,
policemen of Highlands. The other
three escaped, but were arrested
Sunday afternoon by Sheriff Brad
ley and Robert Chastain. The men
are held without bond pending the
condition of Mr. Crunkleton, w1?
is in a critical condition at Angel
Other activities of the law en
forcement officers last week in
cluded the seizure of sotne block
ade whiskey at the home of Adam
Soott, near the Cbwee Gap. Mr.
Scott was placed under bond.
Patrolman Ed Guy apprehended
a car near Otto that had a quan
tity of blockade whiskey in it. He
arrested Loyd Cunningham and
Charlie Keener. A third man escap
ed. The whiskey was in one-half
gallon gum. Cunningham and Kee
ner made bond.
Mr*. Bcuna Hall,
Taken By Death
Mrs. B^una Drinnon Hall, 76,
died at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Gertrude Smith in Burning
o'dock, following an illness of one
week. Shie had been in ill heahh
She was a native of the Burn
ingtown section and spent her en
tire lifie there. She was a member
of the Burningtown Baptist
Funeral services were held at
the Burningtown Baptist church
Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, the
Rev. George A. Goer, pastor, offi
ciating. Burial was in the church
Surviving are two sons, Fur-man
Hall of the state of Washington,
and Floyd Hall of Franklin, route
3; five daughters, Mrs. Hattie
Cansler, Mrs. Smith, and Mrs.
Will Roland of Franklin, route 3,
Mrs. Noah^Tallent of Etowah,
Tenn., and Mrs. Hamilton Tallent
of Cleveland, Tenn; 30 grandchil
dren, a number of great-grand
children ; one sister, Mrs. Alvin
Gilliam of Spartanburg, S. C; and
one half brother, D. E. Drinnon
of Franklin, route 3.
Last Rites For
Mrs. Jennie Ray Palmer *
Mrs. Jennie Ray Palmer, 81, died
at the Angel hospital here Wed- j
nesday afternoon following an ill- ]
i\ess of several months.
Funeral services were held at ?
the Franklin Baptist church Thurs- ?
day afternoon at 3 o'clock, the
Rev. J. F. Marchman, pastor, the <
Rev. Philip L. Green, pastor of the ,
Franklin Methodist circuit, and the ,
Rev. J. L. Stokes III, pastor of
the Franklin Methodist church, of
ficiating. Burial wiU follow in the
Active pallbearers were Claude
Russell, Alex Stewart, T. W. Angel, ,
Jr., Tracey Barnard, T. J. O'Neil,
and Ralph Penland.
Mrs. Palmer, a native of the i
Burningtown section, was the
daughter of the late H. H. Ray
and Elizabeth Palmer Ray. She
was married to the late J. F. Pal
mer in 1901 and made her home
in Franklin from that time until
her husband's death. Since then
she had resided with Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Palmer in the Bethel section.
She is survived by the follow
ing step-children, James, Joe and
Fred Palmer of Franklin, Charles
Palmer of Shamrock, Texas, Mrs.
Graham Grindstff of Newport,
N. H., nd Mrs. Roy Mize of Clay
ton, Ga. ; 13 grandchildren and 3
great-grandchildren; one sister,
Mrs. J. L. Barnard, Sr., of Frank
lin; and two brothers, Geoge M.
RajT" of Prairie City, Ow, and
Wiley E. Ray of Bow. Wash.
England has supplied our U. S.
Troop* with 2 million blankets, 4
million pairs of sorks, 29ft million
pound* o( (nod supplies a?<J <'di?
Board Thank* Citizens
For Their Liberal
The Franklin Chamber of Com
merce announces that the booth
will be opien five hours a day
now, through the summer months.
Hours are from 10 to 12 in the
morning and 6 to 9 in the evening.
Secretary Guffey states (hat cit
izens have responded in a gratify
ing way to the membership cam
paaign, the number of members
and the amount raised being
slightly in excess of last year. A
nuiriber of new members have
The executive board has express
ed appreciation for the liberal sup
port given them tor this work and
states that additional members will
be welcomed so that the valuable
services of the organization can
The members of the finance
committee active in the drivyr for
funds were: Benny McGlamery,
Frank Durufan, A. B. O'Mohundro,
R. St O'Mohundro, Harry White,
Dr. J. L Stokes, Joe Dawdle,
Bob Gaines, Roy Mashburn, Qyde
Gailey, and Carl Tysinger.
?The membership list includes the
Bryant Furniture Co., Paul Car
penter, Franklin Press, R. G. Ray, f
Dr. Edgar Angel, E. K. Cunning
ham & Co., Cagles Cafe, Dr. Ben
L. Grant, Mrs. Roy G. Beshears,
Crisp's Studio, Perry's Drug Store,
S. & L. Store, Angel's Drug Store,
Western Auto Store, Dixie Store,
Joseph Asher, Hotel Bryson, C. L
Pendergrass, Baldwin & Liner,
Frances' Shop, Jo's Beauty Shop,
Pearl's Beauty Shop, Darling Beau
ty Shop, Jess' Shop, Dr. W. E.
Furr, Farmer's Federation, J. B.
Pendergrass, M. Blumenthal, Ma- ?
5on Furniture Co.
Franklin Tire Shop, (Donley's
P . ,1? . " ? f rr i ? ? '?
WtrDCr . oITOp, owallOras ufTXcTy
store, Macon Theatre, Henry West
Grocery Store, Hoilman's Pressing
3t&, H. & K. Market, Angel
?inic, Refreshment Shop, Town
>f Franklin, Riverside Inn, West
srn Carolina Telephone Co., Non
lahala Power & Light Co., Munday
Hotel, Macon County Supply Co.,
Maoon County Building & Loan
\ss'n, Sanders' Store.
Blaine's Feed Store, Mashburn &
English, Clyde's Cafe, BuTrdl Mo
ot Co., Franklin Barbell Shop,
Champion Shoe Shop, Franklin
Wusement Ptarlar, Roy F. Cun
lingham, Grover Jamison, Sr.,
The Tavern, Variety Store, Dixie
jrill. Franklin Terrace, Stiles' Ser
vice Station, E. J. Whitmire, Mrs.
leff Enloe, Charles Melichar, L. B.
Anderson, J. D. Alsup, Mrs. H. ,T
J. E Palmer, T. W. Porter,
Henderson Calloway, John Jones,
Harold Sloan, George Malonee, C
Pom Bryson, C. M. Rogers, J. E.
5. Thorpe, W. C. Penn, H. E.
Church, J. B. Ray, H. H. Plem
nons, Andy Reid, Bob Gaines,
Clyde Gailey, Clyde Bingham,
Charlie Bradley, Vernon Fricks,
f. L. Stokes H, Grover Jamison,
fr, Ben L. McGlamery, J. D.
Franks, Ed Oliver, Miss Maybe! le
Bryant, Jerry Ledford, Albert Ram
sey, Thomas H. Fagg, Dawdle
Wholesale Grocery, Jess Conley,
Texaco Oil Co., W. H. Slack, Jr.,
Rea Auto Supply Co.,Nehi Bottling
Do., VinsAn & Grice, Better Beer
Co., Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Pren
tiss Food Prodnts Co, Cannon
Bros. Gas & Oil Co, American
Bakeries Co., S. W. En lot & Son,
Sylva Laundry, ThetGreait Atlantic
& Pacific Tea Co, Duncan Motor
Co, Bank of Franklin, Grant Zick
graf, Dr. J. L. West.
AND REVIVAL AT SALEM
The 2nd Quarterly Conference
will be held at the Salem 'Metho
dist church, Sunday afternoon at
3 o'clock. Rev. W. L. Hutchins,
district supervisor, will be present,
as announced by Rev. P. H.
Hfv. A. P. Wallace, student of
religion at Duke Dniversity, is
preaching at the Revival in pro
gress ' this week. Vacation Bible
Scbodl is also being held this
FRED J. CORBIN
SUCCEEDS R. M. LEDFORD :l
AS CLERK OF BAPTIST ASSO.
The executive committee of the
Macon Baptist Association met
June 14 and elected Fr.ed J. Corbin
clerk pro tern to serve until the
next meeting of the association.
It was suggested that the clerk
notify each committee of its part
011 the program ? R. M. Led ford.
Who died recently, had been the
ct?rtf (or tn?nv yctri.