THE FRANKLIN PRESS AND THE HIGHLANDS MACON IAN
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1940
John Wesley West, 88
Passes At Etna
Funeral services for John Wi.sley
West, .88, were held on, Tuesday
morning at 11 o'clock. . The Rev.
Robert Williams, pastor, .officiated,
assisted by the Rev. W. L, Bradley,
a life-long-, frieud of ' the deceased.
Interment was in the church ceme
tery. . .
Mr. West died at the ' home oi
his -daughter, "Mrs. Ferd D. Mor
rison, at Etna,, on Monday morn
ing at 7:30 o'clock, following an
illness of three weeks.
Mr. West, a, son of the late John
West and Elizabeth Grace West,
was born on December 24, 1K51.
He was born and reared in .the
Cowee ccinmunity where lie lived
his entire life. He was a farmer
and a well-known citizen. He was
a member oi the Oak Grove Bap
The active pallbearers were Rob
in West, Ben 'Mason, J. B. West,
Robert Mason, B. C. West and
Guy West, all grandsons.
: Surviving' are four children, two
daughters, Mrs. Ada Thompson, of
Greenville, S. C, and Mrs. Frd
D. Morrison, of Etna; two sons,
Rev Ben S. West, of Newberry,
S. C, and Harvey West, of West
Asheville; 26 grandchildren and 21
great-grandchildren ; and n ne broth
er, Clingman West, of Franklin
State College Livestock Judges Rank High
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Ranking second in a highly competitive field of eastern intercollegiate livestock judges, State.College's
team (pictured here) placed far ahead of such schools as Cornell, Penn State and the University of
West Virginia, in the annual Baltimore Fat Stock Show. .V. P. I., was fir.st, nosing out N. C. State
4,205 to 4,181. Left to right. Coach C. D. Swaf far; Cecil M. Jackson, Sampson County; Eston S. Stokes,
Linwood; C. H.. Kirkman, Jr., Pleasant Garden ; Mack Setser, Franklin; and Paul J. Brown, Jr Char
lotte. Setser was sixth high individual scorer at the show, and the team as a whole ranked first in judg
ing beef cattle. Brown was top scorer in the beef cattle division. '
to service, unless deferred. If a
board in some sparsely-settled area
does nct have a number that high,
it will ignore the first number
drawn, and list the second or some
subsequent number as its first ord
er number. Serial . numbers art
soon to be posted outside the
headquarters of local boards and
will be available for inspection. '
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FRANKLIN, N. C.
r MRS F. E. MASHBURN
Tv,.r Peak's cow '" cave birth
to a six-leeeed calf on October 5
Born dead, the calf had two extra
lens, about a foot long in the mid-
11 ni its back and was lacking
I act Snnd.iv. Lorane Berry
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Rprrv. was wed to Gus Hedden
son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hedden,
in a quite ceremony at Clayton, Ga.
The couple will make their Home
in this community.
Pnnpral services for the infant
child of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bolick
were held at the Buck Creek ceme
tnrv nn October 16.-
Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Jones and
two sons, Garland and Kel have
tn Westbrookfield. Mass to
Aficc Vircinia Keener snent the
A.i.a . f O
week-end with her aunt, Mrs. Le
on a Moses, at Salem.
Joe Higdon of . West Asheville
and Messers Canceller of Higdon
vilU were on Ledford Branch
Saturday searching for Mr. Hig
don's cattle that had strayed from
their pasture several days before.
Mr. , Bert Tilson is very ill.
A revival service has 'been con
ducted at the Pine Grove Baptist
church during the past week by
Rev Lester Sorrels and Frank
Reed. - , '
Little Virginia Leopard, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Lambert Leo
pard is suffering from erysipelas.
Mrs. Josephine Leopard is stay
ing with Mrs. Alice Potts at Cul-lasaia.
Mrs. Sophrona Wood came from
Holly Springs to this .section to
Many men in Macon county are
working on the dam at Glenville,
which is part of the Defense Pro
gramThese men have to drive 25
or 30 miles farther, use energy,
time, expense of drivingand dang:
er of traffic and fogs, etc., when
they are compelled to drive through
Highlands, Cashers, etc., while if
a road up Walnut Creek was built
immediately, connecting No. 64 in
Macon with the hard surfaced road
in Jackson county, many blessings
would come to Maoon county that
are otherwise being lost.
By DONA CARPENTER
'The farmer of this section are
husy gathering corn and sowing
Mr. and Mrs, John Stockton of
Canton visited Mrs. Stockton's
brother, Jean Hasting, .Sunday.
Everet Bradley and son were in
this section on business Monday.
Claude Kimsey was visiting
friends and relatives ; here Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Jud Tallent visited
Mrs. Tallent's sister, Mrs. Frank
Carpenter and Mr. Carpenter, Sun
'The Forest Service has just plant
ed 9,000 rainbow tnout within the
Nantahala National Forest.
These trout were obtained from
the Davidson Rearing Pools on the
Pisgah Forest, being transported
and planted by CCC enrollees.
These rainbow trout are five inches
and better in size.
Three thousand were delivered
to the Santeetlah Cooperative Game
Area in Graham County and were
planted in Slick Rock Creek. The
remaining 6,000 rainbow trout were
planted in streams located in Ma
con County, These streams were
all outside the Cooperative Game
Areas located in Maoon County.
Additional fish plantings will be
made from time to time prior to
the .opening of the trout season
UNCLE JIM DEAL
IS 92 YEARS OLD
One Of Few Remaining
Ex-Slaves Here In
"Uncle Jim" Deal, 'one. of Macon
county's few remaining ex-slaves,
celebrated his 92nd birthday last
After spending the greater part
of the day at liome near West's
Mill with his family, "Uncle Jim"
made his way to the old Deal
home place pn Route 4 Sunday
afternoon to receive the congratu
lations and gifts of the family with
which he has been associated lor
the greater part of his life.
Monday , morning bright and
early, he was on the streets of
Franklin to remind his many white
friends here that he had passed
another mile-stone and that a little
celebration would not be amiss.
Among the many gifts that he re
ceived was one ' from the Macon
County Chapter of the - United
Daughters of the Confederacy. .
As a body servant of Col. Clinton
Huger, "Uncle Jim" witnessed the
opening of the War Between the
States when Fort Sumter was fired
on in 1861.
After a year in the field 'with
Col. Huger as a hostltir, during
which lie was present at a number
of battles, the young negro was
sent with members of his family
to Anderson, S. C, where they
were sold witn other slaves to
John ' Cowen, then to Abraham
Taylor, who brought them to Ma
Uncle Jim's" mother and her
youngest son were sold to James
routs, of the lotla community of
this county and grandfather of Dr.
J. H. Fouts, of Franklin. Mr. Tay
lor planned to take Jim with' him
to Stccoah, Graham county, but
when the young negro learned that
he was about to be separated from
the other members of his family
he hid in the woods and was even
tually sold to James Deal of this
county. This was in 1863. Mr. Deal
paid $1,200 for the boy, then about-
13 years old. : .
When the Deal men enlisted in
the army of the Confederacy,
'Uncle Jim" was left behind to
mount guard over the old home
place. After he was freed the ne
gro remained a year longer with
his former master and was given
cow and two suits of clothes
for his service. Soon . after his
reedom, a school for negro chil
dren was organized in the Cowee
vicinity, which Jim attended for
four months and where he learned
to read and write. ,
Dcupite his age, "Uncle Jim" is
still , able to manage his 100 acre
farm which he has owned for the
past 37 years and on which he
raises garden truck, wheat, corn,
poultry and livestock. The first of
every month, he comes into Frank
lin, walking w hen he cannot ob
tain a ride, to draw his pension
from the state. He carries himself
easily and erectly, and might eas
ily he mistaken for a man 20 years
his junior. .
Lottery To Determine When
Men Will Be Called Oct. 29
Secretary Of War To
Draw First Number
Blindfolded by a cloth taken
from the1 upholstery of a chair, that
stood in Independence Hall when
the constitution was signed,' Secre
tary of War Stimson will reach
into a glass bowl next 'Tuesday,
October 29, to draw the first num
ber in a public lottery to deter
mine the order in which last Wed
nesday's 17,000,000 will be called
up for military service.
Men will be called to training
800,000 by next June IS in the
order in which their numbers are
drawn from the bowl, unless they
volunteer without , waiting to be
called or unless they are deferred
Plans for the lottery were com
pleted this week at a conference
between Dr. Clarence A. Dykstra,
recently-appointed director selec
tive service, and President ' Roose
velt. The president will be present
at the historic ceremony which be-'
gins at noon and which will prob
ably be broadcast.
The'- cloth and bowl are the sanle
ones that were used in 1917 when
Secretary of War Newton D. Baker
drew the first number for the
World War draft. It was 258. .
After Stimson draws the first
number, .subsequent numbers will
be drawn by other high-ranking
officials. The drawing will continue
until numbers from 1 to a number
high enough to cover the largest
number of registrants in any one
local board area. Dykstra estimates
that it will take 12 hours to com
plete the drawing, five hours less
time than, in 1917.
The 6,500 local selective service
boards throughout the country are
now laying the groundwork for the
lottery,, shuffling the 17,000,000 reg
istration cards signed last Wed
nesday, and assigning numbers that
range from 1 up to the total num
ber of registrants in any one board
To illustrate how the system will
work: If the first number drawn.
is 2,051, every registrant in the
country holding that serial num
ber on his draft .board card will
be the first in his area to be called.
Fulfilling A Pledge
On May 1 8, 1939, when the Brewers and North
Carolina Beer Distributors Committee wa formed,
a definite and sincere promise was made to the
We pledged the beer industry's aid to law-enforcement
agencies to the end that retail beer dealers
operate lawfully and in the public interest.
The committee believes its pledge has been ful
filled. During the past 1 7 months it has aided
the authorities in ridding the state of 131 unde
sirable beer outlets 107 by revocation, one by
surrender and 23 by Tefueal to renew licenses.
You can help by restricting your patronage to
those places which obey the law. 7
Brewers and North Carolina
Beer Distributors Committee
EDGAR H. BAIN, State Director
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