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VOL. LV, NO. 42
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1940
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Aluminum Co. Files Intent I
To Construct Fontana Dam
Also Reported Planning
Construction Of Plant
Declaration of intention to build
the long pending Fontana dam,
just west of Bryson City, has been
filed with the Federal Power
Commission in Washington by the
Aluminum Company of America
through its subsidiary, the Nanta
hala Power company, according to
an Associated Press dispatch from
Washington last week.
At the same time, another wire
dispatch stated that it was learned
authoritatively that the Aluminum
company plans to build a new
plant near Andrews, the output cf
which would equal the plants at
Officials of the Nantahala Pow
er company declined to comment
on either story here, this week.
The Federal Power commission
stated that if the Fontana plans
did not interfer with navigation
of the river or with interstate
commerce laws the Nantahala pow
er company would be directed to
Dam 1,750 Feet Long
Describing the development, the
power commission said :
"The project would consist of an
earth and rockf ill dam having
crest length of 1,750 feet and max
imum height of 470 feet; a reser
voir having area of 10-350 acres
and usable storage cf 1,000,000
acre-feet; two 26-foot diameter
main tunnels with two penstock,
tunnels extending from each main
tunnel, each tunnel and penstock
having combined length of 3,000
feet; and a power house having
installed capacity, of 300,000 horse
power in four units operating under
gross head of 426 feet." .-.
The new aluminum plant, it was
said, is to-employ abofc 588" works
ers at first, and is to be built on
a 1,200-acre tract two miles west
of Andrews in Cherokee county.
Twenty-five engineers are report
ed to be. making a survey of the
fitc and lawyers are engaged in
clearing titles to the land which
is under option.
(Company To Build New
Line To Webster
Commissioner Stanley Winborne
of the State Utilities commission
has authorized the Nantahala
Jower and Light company to begin
work on a 12 mile extension of its
distribution lines, to run from the
power house on Lake Emory to a
point near Webster, officials of the
power company revealed this week.
A survey' of the route has al
ready been made, and the company
is now in the process of acquiring
he right-of-way for the new line.
Approximately 50 to 60 families
in the Watauga creek area in Ma
icon county and the Savannah creek
section in Jackson county will be
within easy reach of the line.
As soon as the company's dam
at Glenville is complete, the line
Will be extended to the power
house there so that electricity from
the Glenville plant can be used
Jo supplement that produced at
Lake Emory, resulting in better
service for the Franklin area.
Clubs Select 1941 Project
"Home Beautification Within and
Without" was selected as the pro
ject for the coming year by the
council of Macon . county hohie
demonstration clubs which met at
the Agricultural building here last
Mrs. Robert Bennett of Iotla,
president of the council, was in
charge of the meeting. Represen
tatives from most of the 14 clubs
in the county were present.
Miss Anna Rowe of Raleigh,
district' home demonstration agent,
and Mrs. B. L. Sherrill, county
home demonstration agent, outlin
ed the project for the coming year.
11 is Estclle Doyle, county FSA
home supervisor, gave instructions
on applying for aid for flood
Reports were made by Mrs. Carl
Slagle on the craft center; by
Mrs. Ed Byrd on the curb market;
and several reports were heard on
the mattress project in agricultural
building. Another mattress center
for the county was also discussed.
it was decided to have Achieve
fDcst Day sometime in November.
V I M
MJSS BARBARA HURST
Franklin 4-H Qub Girl, is shown
above wearing the costume of
her own creation which took
prizes at both the Western North
Carolina Fair and the State Fair
" in Raleigh. ,
Barbara Hurst, Jane
Setser Win Prizes At
Raleigh State Fair
Two Macon county 4-H Club
girls, Barbara Hurst of the Frank
lin "club and Jane Setser of the
Cartbogechaye club, took prizes
with their exhibits at the North
Carolina State. Fair which closed
at Raleigh last week.
Miss Hurst took second place in
the woolen dress group at the
state 4-H club dress revue, which
was held in Raleigh the week be
fore the fair, with the costume
which won her first prize in the
district contest at Hendensonville.
Her dress was exhibited at the
State fair and won a prize of $5 00.
Miss Setser won second place in
the curtain, exhibit at the State
fair. Her exhibit of yellow mar
quesitte curtains, which were made
at a total cost of 70 cents as a
part of a room improvement pro
ject, won a $5.00 prize. She was
also recently elected president of
the Cartoogechaye club.
Funeral Services Held
For Mrs. J. B. Justice
Funeral services for Mrs. John
B. Justice, 69, were held on Thurs
day morning at 11 o'clock at the
Holly Springs Baptist church. The
Rev. James I. Vinson, pastor, of
ficiated, assisted by the Rev. C.
F. Rogers, pastor of the Franklin
Baptist church, and the Rev. I. L.
Roberts, pastor of the Franklin
Methodist church. Interment was
in the church' cemetery.
A resident of Macon county all
her life, Mrs. Justice died at her
home on Franklin Route 4, on
Wednesday morning at 1 :30 o'clock
following an illness of more than
three months. On July 8, she suf
fered a stroke of apoplexy from
which she never recovered.
Born on April 22, 1871, Mrs.
Justice was the daughter of the
late Daniel J. Meadows and Nancy
Elmore Meadows. She was married
to John B. Justice on November
19, 1893. In early girlhood she
joined the Oak Grove Baptist
church, later moving her member
ship to the Holly Springs Baptist
The pallbearers were Marion
Deal, Earl Justice, J. Horner Stock
ton, Alex Deal, Wayne McCracken
and Jesse McCracken.
Surviving besides the husband
are seven children, two sons, But
ler Justice, of Franklin Route 4,
and James D. Justice, of Redding,
Calif., and five daughters, Misses
Homer and Nellie Justice, Mrs.
Walter Taylor and Mrs. Earl
Smart, all of Franklin Route 4,
and Mrs. Bryan Setser, of Frank
lin Route 1; and 11 grandchildren.
One sister, Mrs. James. .M. Mor
rison, of Etna; three brothers,
Emulus Meadows, of Etna, Seth
Meadows, of Cle Ellum, Wash., and
Crude Meadows of Franklin Route
Workmen Go Off Job
On Wednesday Seeking
Better Hours, Pay
More than 600 workmen on the
Nantahala dam project struck Wed
nesday morning when differences
between the Utah ' Construction
company, contractors for the job,
and union representatives failed to
be settled by other means.
It was learned on good author
ity that the strikers, who were
still out Thursday night, were
seeking better working hours, a 40
instead of a 48 hour week and a
pay increase. An official of the
Utah company is expected here
Friday ' to confer with union offi
cials and a U. S. Labor Department
representative with a view to try
ing to settle the strike.
Meantime, with three union af
filiates of the American Federation
of Labor already organized, a
fourth group for carpenters was
formed in a meeting last night.
Lee Barnard, Jr., and Harold
Dalrymple, representatives of the
Tunnel Workers local, were on the
committee that informed, the U. S
Conciliation commissioner of the
decision to strike.
: In contrast to the situation at
Nantahala is that at Glenville
where recently an agreement was
reached between A. F. of L. union
members and the Morrison-Knud-
sen company advancing wages . an
average of 15 per cent and reduc
ing the work week from 48 to 40
Under the terms of the agree
ment, laborers receive 45 cents an
hour, miners, $1.10, and electrical
workers, $1.25. The contract, ef
fective October 9, also provides for
the use of a union hiring hall.
Of Former State Prisoners
- Is Discussed
Plans for the rehabilitation of
persons , released from prison in
this state were presented by the
Rev, Lawrence A. Watts, director
of religious training at Central
Prison, Raleigh, to representative
citizens of seven western counties
at a meeting held at the state
prison camp at .Wbittier last Tues
Macon county was represented
by the Rev. Phillip Green, Harley
Cabe, and Mrs. Eloise G. Franks,
county superintendent of public
welfare. Swain, Jackson, Graham,
Clay, Cherokee and Transylvania
counties also had delegations pres
In essence, Mr. Watts' plan is
to organize a ' rehabilitation com
mittee in each county, composed
of ministers, the county welfare
superintendent, and other ' public
committee receives the list of per
The Macon county committee,
which was the second to be form
ed in the state, consists at pres
ent of the Rev. J. A. Flanagan,
president; Harley Cabe, vice-president;
and Mrs. Eloise Franks, sec
Picture Magazine Sends
Autumn scenes along the Appa
lachian trail through the Nanta
halas are to be included in a
camera study of southern moun
tains now being made for Lite
Magazine by Eliot Elisofon, one
of Life's staff of crack photog
raphers. Mr. Elisofon, accompanied by his
assistant, Milton Greene of New
York, and by O. W. Crowder of
Baltimore, member of the board
of directors of the Appalachian
Trails Conference, spent Monday
and Tuesday of this week work
ing out from headquarters here in
The two photographens spent
Tuesday taking shots in around
Wayah Bald, and of the Forest
Service recreation area at Wayah
Gap and Arrowood in both color
and black and white. Late Tues
day evening they rejoined Mr.
Crowder at Wesser Creek where
he had hiked from Wayah Bald,
and the party motored to Mount
Oglethorpe, Ga, to complete the
series of pictures for the article,
which Elisofon said would appear
in Lift "ilwrtljrV
J. M. Broughton
Will Speak Here October
31st At 8 P. M.
J. M. Broughton of Raleigh,
Democratic nominee for governor
of North Carolina, will address a
Democratic rally in the courthouse
here Thursday night, October J31;
at 8 o'clock.
Futher details of the rally were
unobtainable before the1' paper went
to press but a full story will be
carried in next week's paper.
Gordon Moore Succeeds
J. E. Perry As Registrar
C. Cordon Moore has been 'ap
pointed ' registrar for the Franklin
precinct following the "resignation
of James E. Perry, registrar for
the past two years.
R. S. Jones, chairman of the
county board of election, urges
every person who has become 21
years, of age since the last regis
tration, to register on ; Saturday,
October 19 or October 24, in order
to be able to vote in . the general
election on Tuesday, November 5.
To Play Bryson City Here
This Friday At
2:30 P. M.
Despite the handicap of a crip
pled .squad, Franklin high's Red
Panthers contrived to tame : the
Golden Hurricane of Sylva high
to a slight summer breeze as they
methodically ' piled up two touch
downs to win by a 13-7 score here
last Friday, afternoon.
Climaxing a sustained drive of
75 yards sparked by Quarterback
Brooks, Guest plunged over '.inf
paydirt from the Sylva tWo-yard
line early in the first quarter for
the first Franklin touchdown since
the fir.st game of the season. The
try for the extra point failed.
The Red Panthers went on the
march again in the second quarter.
After a 40 yards of steady plugging
landed the ball, on the Sylva ten,
Brooks faded back and flipped a
pass , to Leatherman in the end
zone for the second tally. Houk
smacked through the line for the
Sylva's lone touchdown was also
racked up in the' second period. on
beautiful 30 yard aerial from
Rector to Insley. Neither team
seriously threatened in the second
Tomorrow, Coach J. C. Hawkins'
boys will take to the field against
Bryson City high here at 2:30
p. m. The starting lineup will prob
ably be: J. C. Cunningham, LE; C.
Pennington, LT; T. Ashe, LG; C.
Ashe, C; Johnson, RG; J. S. Cun
ningham, RT; Leatherman, RE;
Brooks, QB; Houk, LH; Guest,
RH; and Tessier, FB.
U. S. Criminal Court
Convenes November 25
Jurors for the Bryson City crim
inal term of United States district
court, which will convene there
November 25, were announced this
week by J. Y. Jordon,, clerk of
court for the western district of
Judge E. Yates Webb of Shelby
will be the presiding jurist.
Macon county jurors drawn for
the Bryson City term are: William
R. Higgins, Higdonville; Hezekiah
Dills, Franklin, Route No. 1 ; G.
M. Pruett, Warne; and Zeb H.
Box Supper And Cake
Walk At Holly Springs
A box supper and cake walk will
be held at the Holly Springs
school Saturday night, October 19,
beginning at 8 o'clock. String mu
sic will be furnished by a local
The supper is given to help raise
money for the Junior-Senior class
Banquet at Franklin high school.
District Masonic Meet
Set For CuIIowhee
The district meeting of the 42nd
Masonic district, originally sched
uled for last August but postponed
because of the floods, will be held
in CuIIowhee auditorium next
Thursday, October 24, at 8 p. m.,
according to an announcement thi
week from C A. Hoyle of CuIIo
whee, district deputy grand master.
All Masons, Eastern Stars, and
their families, as well as the gen
eral public, are cordially invited
to attend. The Franklin delegation
will leave here around 6:30 p. m.
Thursday and anyone wishing a
ride is asked to get in touch with
2,056 Macon Citizens Register
For Conscription Wednesday
Leaves October 30
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REV. J. A. FLANAGAN
Pastor of the Franklin and Morri
.son Presbyterian church for 14
years, has . resigned , his charge
here to become pastor of the
Presbyterian church in Whitmire,
S. C .
Rev. And Mrs. Flanagan
Plan To Leave Franklin
For Whitmire Oct. 30
The Rev. and Mrs. J. A. Flan
agan plan to leave Franklin Wed
nesday, October 30, for1 their new
charge in Whitmire, S. C, Mr.
Flanagan announced this week.
Mr. Flanagan was dismissed from
the Asheville presbytery last week
and received notice of .his accept
ance by the Presbytery of South
Mr. and Mrs. Flanagan came to
Franklin in May, 1926, soon after
his graduation from the seminary.
He has served here as pastor of
the Franklin and Morrison Pres
byterian churches ever since then.
Besides his duties as pastor of
the two churches, Mr. Flanagan
has served a. term as commander
of- the local American Legion Post
and as post chaplain for a number
of years. He was chairman of the
county Red Cross chapter for
three years, as well as being chair
man of the annual Red Cross roll
call several times. He is a past
president of the local Rotary club.
Mr. Flanagan has also served as
chairman of the county ministerial
association and secretary of the
county dry forces.
Dealing WithPeople And
Scenes Of Macon
A two-reel sound motion picture,
dealing with Afacon county people
and scenes, will be shown free of
charge in the courthouse auditor
ium here Saturday, October 19, at
7:30 p. rrti AH interested persons
are cordially invited to attend.
The movie was . made this past
August by Miss Elda Keithly, state
supervisor of the visual aid pro
ject, WPA, who will return here
to show the film.
The picture deals with a typical
day in the life of a mountain fam
ily, for which the Woods family
of Gneiss acted as subjects. Scenes
in Frankl in and the surrounding
country are also included in the
Rev. Robert Rogers
The Rev. Robert Rogers is con
ducting a series of revival services
at the Ellijay Baptist church.. The
public is invited to attend these
Singing Convention At
Prentiss Baptist Church
The third Sunday afternoon sing
ing convention will be held at the
Prentiss Baptist church on Sunday
afternoon, October 20, beginning
at 1:30 o'clock, it has been an
nounced fey R. D. West, president.
Ml singers and anyone interest
ed in singing, is invited to attend.
Halloween Carnival Is
Planned By Junior Class
A mammoth Halloween Carnival
will be held in the auditorium of
the Franklin high school on Satur
day night, October 26, from 7:30
o'clock until 11 o'clock.
Various features of amusement
is being planned including fortune
telling booth, marksmeaship booth,
spookhouse booth, and booths
where cakes, candies, coco cola,
tc, caa be bought, AIsq "Find
County Draft Board Is.
Sworn In; Selects
A total of 2,050 Macon county
men between the- ages of. 21 and
30 registered at the county's 12
registration centers Wednesday for
possible niilitary training under the
Selective Service act.
Franklin led the list of precincts
with , ,589 registrants; Nantahala
No. 1, where a majority of the
workers on the Nantahala dam
construction project registered, wi
second with 237; Highlands was
third with 224; and Nantahala No.
2, 191. Other returns were. Cowee,
152; Siniilibridge, 141 ; Ellijay, 119;.
Cartoogechaye, 100;' Burningtown,
100; Sugarfork, . 84 ; Millshoals, 70;'
and Flats, 37.
Registration centers were open
Wednesday fr.oni 7 a. m. to 9
p. m, with the County Board of
Education, assisted by the county
school teachers, in charge of regis
tration. All of the returns, with
the exception of Ellijay, were in
late Wednesday night.
The county draft board, recently .
appointed by Governor Hoey and
consisting ,of . Henry W. Cabe, '
Erwin W.; Long and George Dean,
with Dr. Wiley A. Rogers, physi
cian, . and Gilmer Junes, apwil
agent, met Thursday' morning and
were sworn in by Harley Cabe,
clerk of the : superior court.
The board will open it's perma
nent office in the Ashear building
in a tew days, in the office form
erly occupied by . J. Frank Ray.
When the necessary .forms are for
warded from Raleigh, the board
will shuffle the cards made in
yesterday's registration and assign
a number to each man. The num
bers will be posted at the board's
office as soon, as the task is com
pleted. As in World War days, numbers
will be drawn in Washington at a
public lottery the date of which
has not been set by the President,
probably early in November. If a
registrant's number is drawn, he"
will be notified and examined by
the local hoard and will be either
ordered to report for. duty or will:
be exempted, either temporarily or
permanently; He will have the
right to appeal. .
Men registering for niilitary
.service may get their blood test
at the County Health Depart-
ment Office, in the Ashear
Building, in Franklin, on the fol
lowing days :
Friday, October 18, 9 to 12
a. m. and 1' to 3 p. in.
Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 to i2 a. m.
Tuesday, October 22, 9 to 12
a. m. and 1 to 3 p. m.
County Baptist- Training
Unions To Hold Rally In
Franklin Next Thursday
Baptist Training Unions of the
Macon county association will hold
a joint rally here at the Franklin
Baptist church next Thursday, Oc
tober 24, a part of . a series of
rallies being held throughout . the
Tenth Region, the Rev. H. M. Ho-
cutt of Sylva, . regional director,
announced this week.
The rally here will begin with
an afternoon meeting at 4 :30 p. m.,
followed by a night meeting at
7:15 p. m. All those attending the
afternoon meet are asked to bring
their supper with them.
Mrs. Nathan C. Brooks and Miss
Josephine Turner of the State
Training Union department will be
here to help conduct the meeting,
Mr. Hocutt said.
The program will be as follows:
4 i30 Devotion.
4:45 Announcements and plans
for the meetings. .
S:00 Conferences as follows:
Associationsil and Regional Of
ficers, H. M. Hocutt.
Directors, Pastors, and General
Officers, Miss Josephine Turner.
Leaders for Intermediates, Jun
iors, and Story Hour, Mrs. Nathan
C. Brooks, Jr.
Members not in other confer
ences, Mrs H. M. Hocutt and-
7:30 Conferences same as above.
8:15 Panel Discussion. Led by
Miss Josephine Turner.
8:35 Looking Forward in Our
Association, Associational Director.
8 :50 A Vision Of An Adequate
Program, Regional Director.
Your Incomplete Sentence" is pre
dicted to furnish much merriment.
The party is being given to raise
funds for the Junior-Senior ban
quet The public is invited to. attend.