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VOL. LV, NO. 37
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, SEPT. 12, 1940
$1.50 PER YEAR
All Principals, Teachers
And Patrons Invited
Speaking on "Educating Our
Youth far a Democracy," J. : Horn
er Stockton, prominent local attor
ney, Will address members of the
first district of the Macon County
Parent Teacher Association at their
first meeting at the Franklin
school here Monday at 3:30 p. m.
A cordial invitation to be present
at i the meeting was extended to
all principals, teachers and patrons
of schools in the first district by
Mrs. Lola P, Barrington, chairman
of the committee, this week.
Immediately after adjournment,
a tea will be given in honor of
the teachers, and new P. T. A.
officers and members. '
The meeting will open with a
business session presided over by
Mrs. Fred Slagle, with the opening
devotional service led by the Rev.
Frank Bloxham. After a song, led
by Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Mr?; J.
W. C. Johnson will extend a wel
. come to the new members, to
which Mrs. P. L. Green wilF re
spond. ,'- -
A slo by Mr.s. Frank Bloxham
and a report by W. H. Finley,
principal of the Franklin school,
will precede Mr. Stockton's, address.
Of Irish Potatoes Grown
By T. C. Vinson
Five hundred ajid sixty-four
bushels cf Irish potatoes from one
and one-half acres of land, a near
record, yield for Macon county,
were recently harvested by T. C.
Vinson of Commissioner Creek, ac
cording to Sam W. Mendenhall,
county farm agent. , j
Mr. Vinson planted 21 bushels
of Triumph Bliss potatoes on
March 19, and on July 15 he dug
539 bushels of number ones, 21
bushels of number twos ' and four
bushels of culls. The total cost for
seed, fertilizer and laibor amounted
The potatoes were sold from the
field for a total of $402, giving
Mr. Vinson a net profit of $242,
plus; the fourt bushels of culls which
were kept at home. '
The Dryman clan held their an
nual reunion at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Earl Dryman at Scaly
on Saturday, September 7.
A picnic lunch was, served, after
which a very interesting program
was enjoyed by all..
Mrs. Claude Bradley gave a few
historical facts concerning the Dry-
A timely tallr was given by Rev.
Higgins from. Highlands and by
Rev. Fred Dryman from Weaver
The reunion f(r next year will
be held at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Dryman at Lake Juha
Is Injured When Struck
Little Billy Waldroop, seven
year-old son of Mrs. Elizabeth
Anderson Waldroop, suffered a
broken : leg and minor injuries
when he was struck by a car driv
en by Mrs. Haughton Williams on
the courthouse square early Wed
, He was taken to Angel, hospital
where doctors reported his con
dition as favorable Thursday morn
ing. .'.'."'. " '
Witnesses said the accident oc
curred When the child darted out
from between two parked cars into
the path of the. automobile driven
by Mrs. Williams, who is a teach
er in the elementary schools here.
The 'accident was .considered unavoidable.
As The World Turns
A Brief Survey of Current Events In State, Nation
"A full scale invasion ... may
be launched at any time now upon
England, upon Scotland or upon
Ireland or upon all three," Prime
Minister Winston Churchill an
nounced yesterday in a broadcast,
stating that the coming week may
be the most critical in England s
"This is the time for everyone
to stand, to hold firm, as they are
doing. . . ..If this invasion is to
he tried, it does not seem that it
can be long delayed ; the weather
may break at any time. . . ."
Thus warned,' the British stand
ready "to fight for every inch of
the ground in every village and
in -every street."
Lase reports say that British de
fense guns have somewhat check
ed Hitler's massed seige and air
bombardment as six nights and
days of the greatest air battle in
history spread destruction in Lon
don and the coast . towns with
around 6,000 dead and wounded.
Ninety German planes are reported
shot down in this period in a pro
portion of three to one of British.
Churchill said Hitler was moving
hundreds of self-propelled barges
down the coast, massing ships and
concentrating troops along the
channel ports. A terrific bombard
ment of Dover was in progress by
Germany's "Big Bertha" guns on
the coast. Bombs have fallen in
the. vicinity of Buckingham Palace,
Piccadilly, St. Paul's Cathedral and
the Houses of Parliament.
mother of Michael, was summoned
back to have oversight of her son.
The Bulgarian government an
nounced the ceding by Rumania of
the Southern Dobruja territory.
JAPAN AND INDO CHINA
Japan's ultimatum to French
Indo-China, demanding passage for
troops through to China, was re
ported by French officials to have
been partly relaxed in the face of
a new United States warning to
Tokyo. Tension in the French col
ony had reached such a pitch that
a United States light cruiser bear
ing Admiral Thomas C. Hart was
dispatched to Shanghai to act as
.., . '"'
Rumors of Italian weakening and
a possible overthrow of Mussolini
persist, as reports say that . the
Italian people have no relish for
the war. The Italians report heavy
damage to British shipping in the
Mediterranean and bombings in
Fred Khoury Is Bound
Oyer To Superior Court
At Hearing This Week
At a hearing, before Magistrate
George . Carpenter here Tuesday
afternoon, Fred Khoury, 40 year
old South Carolina man, was bound
over to the December term of Su
perior court under a $1,500 bond
on a charge of maaslaughter. '
' Khoury, the driver of the auto
mobile in which Mrs. Lou Camp
bell, of Seneca, S. G, was fatally
injured near here last week, im
mediately made bond. He was rep
resented at the hearing by Gilmer
The accident occurred when the
automobile fiPWhich the party was
returning from Mountain City, Ga.,
to Seneca strucfk an abutment of
Commissioner brjdgei about a quar
ter of a mile-tms side of the Geor
Mrs. Campbell's son, Jack, who
suffered a fractured skull in the
wreck, had recovered .sufficiently
to be returned to his home Tues
The senate,. and house moved to
ward passage of the Burke-Wads-worth
conscription bill calling for
registration of men from. 21. to 35,
for compulsory military service and
permitting the government to com
mandeer private plants refusing to
accept national defense contracts.
The British have continued a
relentless bombing of Berlin and
other German industrial centers,
with bombs' falling near Adolf
Hitler's official residence. An in
formant states that Germany in
tends to dump 10,000 plane-loads
of bombs daily upon the - London
area in a mighty new offensive to
be carried out by 2,500 planes as
signed to four trips a day an at
tack without remote parallel in all
history. "The British are whipped
and don't know it," the ' Nazi
It is stated that British bombers
last night and early Thursday hit
the Reichstag, the ' Academy ' of
Arts, and one section of the Amer
ican Embassy, and many other
houses. Many incendiary bombs
started fires that only quick de
fense work prevented from causing
further damage. For all this, Ger
mans threaten terrible retaliation.
' The AFL teamsters' union en
dorsed President Roosevelt for re
election without awaiting his cam
paign speech on labor.
Last week events moved swiftly
as dethroned King Carol fled
across the border into Switzerland
. whether with or without Madam
Lupescu was not certain the 18
year old Prince Micheal was made
a puppet king under the powerful
new premier. Gen. Ion Antonescu,
who set up a dictatorship and sent
messages expressing' Rumania's
"fealty" to the axis states. The
divorced queen of King Carol,
Mayor LaGuardia said the Canadian-American
joint . defense board
had planned for "the pooling of de
fense forces in the event of at
The senate passed, 43 to 27, leg
islation providing $500,000,000 of
Export-Import bank loans to Latin
American countries to combat Nazi
economic penetration. ,
The house approved revision of
the naturalization laws which spon
sors said would bar Communists,
Nazis and Fascists from becoming
Funeral Services Held for
Walter Odell Mason
Final rites for Walter Odell Mas
on 28, were held at the Liberty
Baptist church, nine miles north
of Franklin on Mondav afternoon
at 2 o'clock. The Rev. W. L. Brad
ley, of Oak Grove. was in charge
of the services. Burial was in the
Mr. Mason, a former resident of
Macon county, was instantly killed
on Saturday night in a head-on
collision of a truck and an auto
mobile on the highway between
Waynesville and Lake- Junaluska.
the deceased, who had been
making his home at Lake Juna
luska for a number of years, was
a grandson of the late Mr. and
Mrs. J.. M. Mason, of the Leather-
man community. He has a wide
connection of close . relatives
throughout that section of Macon
STARS LOSE TO
Play Doubleheader With
Although matching Kpbbinsville
hit for hit, the Franklin All-Stars
failed to come through in the
pinches and bowed to the Moun
taineers to the tune of 5-3.
Robbinsville nvanaged to bunch
theii:. hits for counters, aided and
abetted by two Franklin error
which let in two runs.
The All-Stars" scored twb runs
in the fourth when Moses walked,
went , to second on an infield out
and scored on Manager Swanson's
single to center. Swanson came in
on Melton's triple to deep left.
Franklin's other run was tallied in
the seventh when Meltn .singled,
stole second, then went to third
when Newton struck out and the
Mountaineers' catcher dropped' the
ball. On the throw to third, the
ball went wild and Melton scored.
This Sunday .-'the All-Stars tangle
with the Asheville Bakers, in an
other doubleheader on the high
sctvjol held at 2 p. in. The two
teams split a close decision When
the Bakers were over here two
According to Manager Swanson.
"a very dark horse"' will' pitch the
first, someone the fans have never
seen on the mound this season.
Phantom Phil McCollum will prob
ably hurl the second.'
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Attract Large Crowds
Continued large congregations' at-,
test the interest shown here in
the series of revival services' now
being conducted daily in the Angel
taberrjacle by the Rev. Exccll Ro.
zelle, pastor-, of the First Methodist
church, Gastonia, under the spon
sorship of the Macon, county miti-.
is trial, association.
Services are held each morning
at 9 :45 in . the Baptist church and
each evening at 7:30 in the tab
ernacle. The revival will continue
through September 20.
Instead of the usual service Sat
urday .morning, an open air meet
ing will be conducted on the pub
ic square here at noon by Mr.
Kozzelle, assisted by the revival
choiT made up of volunteers from
various thurcli choirs under the
leadership of Rev. and Mrs. Phil
lip Green, -
Rev. Mr. Rozzelle will deliver
the sermon at the 11 o'clock serv
ice at the Methodist church here
Sunday morning. There will be no
Sunday afternoon revival meeting,
as has been the Custom in former
DRAFT BILL IS
Senate, House Committees
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WILLKIE AND M'NARY
Presidential Candidate Willkie
and his running mate, Senator Mc
Nary met in Indianapolis Thurs
day for a conference on oompaign
plans. Mr. Willkie stated that Jfcire
third term question is one of the
greatest issues of the campaign"
and "if I am elected president, I
would not keep any of the pres
Speaker William B. Bankheadof
the house of representatives is
reported much improved from a
Baltimore hospital where he was
taken after he suffered a collapse
in bis hotel room.
Convocation Held At
St. Agnes Church
The Asheville convocation of the
Episcopal church met at St. Agnes
church on Tuesday and Wednesday
with Rt. Rev. Robert E. Gribbin,
bishop, clergy and lay delegates, in
attendance. Bishop Gribbin, who
as a chaplain of the National
Guard with the rank of Lieutenant
Colonel, must be temporarily ab
sent from his diocese for some
time, appealed earnestly, for a
deeper dedication to the evangelis
tic work of the church by both
clergy and laity.
A discussion led by the Rev. G.
Floyd Rogers, Trinity church,
Asheville, on "Increasing Oiir
Church School Enrollment" em
phasized the necessity of Chris
tian . education for children and
adults. The bishop reported flood
damage to Patterson School
amounting to $1,200.
TIe Rev. William A. Stoney of
Grace church, Morganton, preach
ed on -Christian giving at the eve
ning service. Papers were read
and discussed at the Thursday
morning session and reports were
made by the clergy of their work.
The Rev. Westwell Greenwood of
St.. James church, Black Mountain,
was elected secretary. The Rev.
Arthur W.' Farnum, dean, presided.
Other visiting delegates attend
ing included Rev. Frank A. Saylor,
Bat Cave ; Rev. W. H. Mayers,
Waynesville; Rev. James A. Sill,
Asheville; Ben Cliff, Misses Poole
and Ewbank, Hendersonville; Mrs.
Ann Maddox, Misses Drinker and
Greenwood, Black Mountain; Mrs.
W. H. Davis and Mrs. A. C. Holt,
Highlands ; Jack Pressley, Haw
Creek. Among out-of-town visitors
were -Miss Maude Waddell and
Mrs. deVeaux Hughes, Henderson
ville. The meeting closed with prayers,
followed by luncheon served at the
rectory, with Rev. and Mrs. Frank
Bloxham as hosts, assisted by mem
bers of the Woman's Auxiliary,
x Replaced Reynolds in 6th.
xx Replaced Moses in 7th.
Scouts Promoted At
Court Of Honor Here
At a meeting of Smoky
-iuum,iiiis uismci coutt ot non-
Masons To Honor Dr.
Smith At Picnic Sunday
Members of Junaluska Lodge,
No. 145 A. F. and A. M., and the
members of -the local chapter of
the Eastern Star will give a picnic
at Arrowood Glade at 5 p. ni. Sun
day, September 15, in honor of
Dr. Frank T. Smith, who is cele
brating his 50th year as a Mason.
A short program will 'be pre
All members and visiting Masons
are, cordially invited to come and
bring basket lunches. Transporta
tion will be provided, leaving from
the courthouse here . at 4:15 p. m.
or which was hejjft?j
the Method.tst ch
mglit, Jack AngeUf;.Tixp of
this city was ' preserved with' his
Life Scout award, .'-
Floyd New, assistant scout execu
tive of the Daniel Boone council
had charge of. the ceremony.
W. P. Constance of Franklin
Troop 1 was presented with his
Harold Bradley and W. P. Con
stance were promoted to the rank
of Second Class Scout.
Gus Leach, Jr., of Franklin, and
James Hunt of Highlands, were ad
vanced to the rank of First Class
Merit Badges were 'awarded to
Jack Angel, Nat Macon, Paul Lee
Plemmons, Kenneth Conley, and
James Furr, all of Franklin.
The next Court of Honor is to
be held in Sylva on October 1,
Singing Convention To
Meet At Asbury Church
the Sunday afternoon singing
convention will meet on Sunday
afternoon at 1 JO o'clock at the
Asbury Methodist church at Otto,
it has been announced, by R. D.
West. All singers and anyone in
terested in good singing is invited
Walter H. Dalton Passes
In Leatherman Section
Walter H. Pal ion, 61, died at his
home in the Leatherman commun
ity Tuesday morning at 5 o'clock,
following an . illness of six . months.
A life-long resident and fanner
of Macon county, Mr. Dalton was
born on March 23, 1879. He is the
son of the late Mrs. Delia Dalton
Painter and was raised by his
grandfather, the late Columbus
Dalton of West's Mill. He was a
member of the Liberty Baptist
church. ' ' - . .
Funeral services were held on
Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock
at the Liberty Baptist chlrch. The
Rev. Joe Bishop, a former pastor,
and Baptist minister of Macon
county, was in charge of the sev
ices. . Burial was in the church
Surging- are the ' widow, the
former Miss Lilly J. Shepherd, and
five children," Pratt C. and Theo
dore Dalton, .of k Leatherman ;
John J. Dalton, of White Plains,
N. V., and Mrs. Rebecca Stevens,
of Leatherman, and 13 grand
children ; also three half-sisters,
Mrs. Hallie Ashe, and Mrs. Ollie
Parker, of Sylva,- and" Mrs. Mary
Jane Watson, of Beta; and one
half-brother. Otto Painter, of
Senate and house .'committees'
Wednesday night reached an
agreement on a 'conscription bill
requiring all men between 21 and
35, inclusive, to register for mili
tary training. ' ,
Conferees eliniinaled the house
approved version of the Fish
unic-numcm caning ior postpone
ment of the draft for 00 days un
til a voluntary enlistment system
had been tried. , ,
The revised bill is expected to
pass both house's of . Congress, some
time this week. War department
officials, who will he in charue of
mobilizing' the nation's manpower,
indicated that registration day will
be set for October 15. shortly after
the bill has been signed by the
lr. Roosevelt is expected' to oro-
claim the day a national holiday,
with schools, and other public in
stitutions closing to facilitate the
vast registration task.
Army officers estimated that the
new bracket willaffect .lopUU.UUJ
men of whom at k-ast 5,(XJU,tX)U will
be eligible for -compulsory military
The bill provides that all male
citizens between 21 and 35 shall
register for the draft. As in the
last war, local draft boards will
determine whether the registrant is
eligible for military service. It is
believed that the first contingent
of 400,000 conscripts will be called
to the colors around No ember l'.
Edwin F. Home Dies At
Home Near Franklin v
Final rites for Edwin F. Horne.
76, wtfre held on Saturday morning
at II o'clock at the Bethel Metho
dist church. The Rev. Philliu
Greene, pastor, assisted by the
Rev. J. A. Flanagan, pastor of
the Franklin Presbyterian church, '
and J. T. Jennings, a neighbor of '
the deceased, were in charge of the
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church cemetery. ,
Mr. Horne, a .well-known citizen
and farmer, died at his home in
the Bethel community, about three
miles from Franklin on the Franklin-Highlands
highway on Friday
afternoon at .5 o'clock, after a
1incrfrinir tl1,icc nf .ml n
O-' ..'ei ..im-oa . VI IITU flilU . Wit
Mr. Horne was a son of the late
Alfred and Elizaibeth' Brown Horne.
On January 22, 1891 he was mar
ried to Miss Nannie Fulton, of
this county. He was a member of
the Bethel . Metliodist church and ' .
a 'member of the. Junior Order,,
United American Mechanics.
Tlie pallbearers were B. W. Jus- .
tice, Marion Deal, Jesse McCrackv
en, Pritchard Peek, Henry Cab
and Mack Norris.' . .'
Surviving are the widow, and
one son, Leonard Home and two
grandsons, Charles and Edwin
Mrs. Truman Moody Wins
First Prize In Final Count
Missing Word Advertising
Contest Creates Interest
Leatherman Reunion To
Be Held Sunday
The annual reunion of the
Leatherman family will - be held at
the home of Doc Leatherman at
Leatherman Gap this Sunday, Sep
All . relatives and friends of the
family are invited to come and
A 2,000,000 program of expansion
which will add more than 500
workers to the payrolls and double
the output w-as announced yester
day by President Strauss of the
Ecusta Paper corporation in Pis
The M issing Word Contest that
has been running in the Franklin
Press since June 6 closed Wed
nesday, September 4, at 6 p. in. as
announced. The prizes will be
awarded on Saturday morning,
September 14, between 9 and 10
The following contestants are
the prize winners :
Mrs. Truman Moody, Franklin,
first prize, a $75 solitaire diamond
Buster Carver, Dillard, Ga., Route
1, second prize, $29.75 Elgin wrist
Robert Sloan, Iotla, third prize,
$27.75 Elgin wrist watch.
Mrs. P. W. Nichols, Jr., Frank
lin, $17.50 Fontaine wrist watch.
The Franklin Press and High
lands Maconian takes this means
of thanking all advertisers and en
trants for their cooperation and
interest in this series of adver
tisments that ran for 13 weeks
The purpose has been two-fold : to
secure a greater number of. read
ers for our advertisers and to of
fer an incentive to enterprising
readers for their help by entering
and following up the contest. Like
all races, - there are those who
win and others who loie. The part.
sporting spirit helps the latter to
accept defeat gracefully with the
hope of winning next time.
Mny TjJmi Prt
A considerable timber of- ans
wers were received. Some started
off bravely, and would have stood
a good chance of winning if they
had continued. We received one
answer from a sununer visitor
from Grand Rapids, Mich., with
this personal message : "I have
been in your midst for nearly
three weeks. I am greatly impress
ed with the beauty of your city
and its scenic wonders." .
Judging the answers took the
greater part of three days. This
work was done carefully and effi
ckntly by a summer visitor from
another state to whom the con
testants were strangers, and who
gave painstaking effort to check
ing each paper correctly so that
the grading could be made with ac
curacy and fairness.
The final grading and re-checking
showed that there was a suf
ficient margin of difference in the
grades of the winners and others
receiving the higher grades to
make the judges' decision conclu
sive, without any ties. The grad
ing was done on the basis of
neatness, accuracy and complete
ness. We congratulate the successful
contestants and thank all who took