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FRANKLIN, N. C THURSDAY. OCTOBER 31. 1940
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Z. T. Webb Holds 1st Number
D r awn In National Lottery
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D raf tees Volunteered
Zero Theodore Webb of Scaly
is the holder of serial number 158,
the first number drawn in the se
lective service for the nation's
peacetime army in Washington,
Tuesday, thus becoming tempor
arily the number" one man on the
draft list for Macon county.
Mrs. Gilmer A. Jones, clerk to
the county draft board, reported
this week that 13 of the young
men who registered for the dnait
have volunteered to go at once,
regardlesi of their position on the
list If accepted by the board, their
names will automatically go to the
head of the list.
The second number drawn, 192,
was held by Tommy Dietz of Elli
V jay,' and the third, 105, by William
Rogers, Franklin Route 2.'
Ceremonies Broaden t
Many of Macon's citizens were
eager listeners to the radio Tues
day as ceremonies opening the
. great draft' lottery were broadcast.
Local interest centered an numbers
' up to 1902, the official number of
registrants in this county after
cards filled in here by non-resi
dents had been forwarded to their
Secretary bf War Stimson, blind
folded, drew the first number from
the great gold fish bowl which
was the same used for the draft of
1917. He handed the capsule to an
army officer who opened it and
passed the number oyer, to the
President who slowly read the
number. A sharp exclamation-
more than a gasp was distinctly
heard by radio listeners as the
number 158 was read. The incident
was dramatic, for the mother of
the first man called in the Wash
. . ingtpn draft was present and in
voluntarily uttered a little scream
when she heard her son's name.
She was1 Mrs. Henry S. Bell and
her husband was also present as
one of the American Legion guard
of honor, Their son is Henry R.
Bell, who was 21 the day after
Congress, passed the conscription
' bill,- and is unmarried.
Prciicbnt AAfa-Mi Draftee
President Roosevelt started the
drawing with a brief speech , in
which he referred to the "tragic
circumstances in ' lands across the
seas" that have forced upon our
nation the need to take measures
for ' total defense. Addressing the
men to be called fore training he
said. ' .- - '.'' . I'
"You will be members of an
army which first came together
to achieve independence and to
establish certain fundamental rights
for all men. Ever since that first
muster, our democratic army has
existed for. one purpose only; the
defense of our .freedom.".
When the last number "was drawn
at 5:48 a. m. Wednesday; it was
discovered that five numbers were
missing from the bowl. The miss
ing numbers were .hastily mixed
together in a reporter's hat and
drawn out one at a time to com
plete the drawing. The total num
ber of serial numbers drawn was
The. last number held by a Ma
con 'county man to be drawn in
the lottery was 1835, held by Oran
Jones Cunningham of Franklin. It
was i the next to the last number
to be drawn.
(A list of the first 100 Macon
names drawn in the lottery is car
ried elsewhere in the paper.)
Local draft officials said that as
soon as a masterlist of the draw
ing was forwarded from Raleigh,
they; would begin the task of post
ing order numbers for' the county
Ust. ,They estimated that the list
would be on the bulletin board
in the Ashear building by Wednes
day or Thursday of next week.
No information has been received
as yet as to the number of Ma
con men who will' be called in the
first draft, w'hich will probably
. be called around November 15.
r Saturday Last Day
For Absentee Ballots
Saturday is the last day to
obtain absentee ballots,- R. S.
Jones, chairman of the county
board of elections, warned' vot
ers who are either sick or ex
pect o be out of the county on
election day. - .
All absentee ballots which
have not been returned .to the
chairman must be in Mr. Jones'
band by Saturday night
Leaves This Week
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REV. I VON L. ROBERTS
Pastor of the Franklin Methodist
Church for the past .two years,
who will leave Friday tor his
new charge at Randlcman-Union.
Rev. Ivon L. Roberts Is
Sent To Randleman
Three Methodist ministers have
been re-assigned to their charges
in Macon county, following the
conference in Hiwh Point last
week, while the Rev. Ivon L. Rob
erts, pastor of the Franklin Meth
odist church for the past two years,
was sent to Randleman-Umon.
The Rev. I. L. Stokes, II, who
is exchanging charges with M
Roberts, is expected to arrive here
Friday. He will be accompanied
by his wife ' and small child. Mr.
Roberts is planning to leave for
Randelman -Union Friday also.
Mr. Stokes will hold his first
services here Sunday at 11 a. nil
Ministers returning to the county
are the Rev. J. C Swaim, pastor
of the Macon circuit, the Rev. J.
S. Higgins, pastor of the High
lands Methodist church, and the
Rev. Pbillio L. Green, pastor of
the Franklin circuit. The Rev. L.
W. Hall pastor of the Louisa
Chapel church, was not reassigned
to the county, the conference de
ciding to add Louisa Chapel to the
Franklin circuit Mr. Green wa sal-
ordained an elder of the church
at the conference..
Mr. Stokes, who has served at
Randleman-Union for the past four
years, has the distinction of being
one of five ministers in the West
ern North Carolina conference
named Stokes, all members of the
same family. -
Mr. and Mrs."- Roberts made
many friends during their stay
here, whose good wishes will fol
low them to-their new charge.
Dr. Bellingrath To Speak
At Presbyterian Church
Dr. George F. Bellingarth, presi
dent of Rabun Gap-Nacoochee
school, will deliver the sermon at
the 11 o'clock worship .service at
the Presbyterian church here Sun
The Sunday school will meet at
10 a. m. under the direction of
Mr. J. A. Sutton, superintendent.
Everyone is' cordially invited to
attend these services.
Flanagans Leave Today
For Whitmire, S. C. ,
With many good wishes and fare
wells the Rev. and Mrs. J. A.
Flanagan and children, Anne and
John, left- in : their car on Thurs
day for their new home in Whit
rure, S. C
Mr. Flanagan will become pastor
of - the Presbyterian church of
Whitmire, one of the leading con
gregations in this progressive in
dustrial town of over 4,000 peo
ple, with the present census show
ing an increase of 1,300 in popu
lation in the last ten years.
Whitmire is located on the
Spartanburg-Columbia highway, 60
miles from Columbia. Mr. Flana
gan expressed the wish that
friends passing that way will stop
to see them.
The planting of winter grazing
crops is helping those mountain
farmers who had their hay sop
plies washed away in the recent
flood, report farm agcnti of the
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The Eyes of a Nation on
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
irRNRT A WAf.I.Af!K
CHARLES L. McNARY
The Denwcratic team of President Franklin U.v Roosevelt and Sec
retary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace, will be pitted against the
Republican ticket of Wendell L. Willkie and Charles L. McNary next
Tuesday as the people of the I'nited States go to the polls for what
is expected to be the most momentous election in history.
Hears Aid To China As
Presented By Stockton
In an address before the Frank
lin Rotary Club Wednesday, Hor
ner Stockton, . Franklin chairman
the Bowl of Rice Party, made an
eloquent presentation of the needs
of war victims in China Describ
ing this method of aid, Mr. Stock
ton said: .
"Briefly, the Bowl of Rice Party
is an enterprise sponsored by the
American Bureau for Medical Aid
to China. You, 1 am sure, are fa
miliar already with this enterprise
as this is the third annual cam
paign and is not only a reminder
to Americans ' of the needs of
China's 40,000,000 war refugees but
has become a symbol of America's
sympathy with the defenders of
democracy in the Pacific. The
Bowl of Rice Party has proved
to be a workable means for groups
of individuals, clubs, social organ
izations and others to organize in
fund raising efforts which will help
relieve some of the suffering of
China's refugee population in the
war devastated areas. The Mayor
of our town has been . chosen as
honorary chairman of the parties
for Franklin and Mrs. J. W, C
Johnson and I have been appointed
as co-chairmen, and we desire the
support of alL
'You might decide as a club to
sponsor a party, or you may as in
dividuals Support , the parties tliat
will be sponsored. .
'I am happy to announce that
the Bowl of Rice Parties here will
be held in the near future, and I
urge upon all my listeners to join
in this affair.
'Watch for notices iin our local
"I have chosen to briefly pay a
tribute to China, and to say some
thing of the democracy of Amer
ica." China's Defraa Of U. S.
Outlining the main facts of
China's heroic resistance to armed
invasion for three years, the speak
er stated that China's cause is also
America's cause, the Chinese army
being the first line of National
defense of the U. S. A. in the
Pacific since it is China's halting
of Japanese invasion of southeast
ern Alia, after the fall of Holland
and France, that has kept open
our access to the essential sup
plies of tin and rubber.'
Tka Amaricaa Hcritag
Pointing to the birth of our na
tion as springing from an abiding
belief in Almighty God. the speaker
appealed for help to this neigh
ao ordained an cider of the church
These Four Men Tuesday
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WENDELL L. WILLKIE
Willkie's Election Is
Necessary To Preserve
Democracy, Jarrett Says
Asserting that the election of
Willkie and McNary is essential
to the preservation of American
democracy, R.. Frank Jarrett, Re
publican nominee for congress
from the 11th district, told a crowd
of anound 150 in the courthouse
here Saturday that "President
Roosevelt is working toward a dic
tatorship." Jarrett, a former member of the
state legislature, was introduced by
John E. Rickman, who is opposing
Dr. W. A. Rogers for representa
tive from this county on the Re
Jarrett stated that he was fa
miliar with tlie needs of the people
of this section, and promised that,
if elected, he would cooperate
closely with the working classes.
He also declared that he was in
favor of strict enforcement of the
present immigration laws and de
portation of all aliens engaged in
Lewis Hamlin, Brevard attorney,
spoke briefly on tlie same program.
critizing several prominent econo-Jl
mic features of the New Deal
Jarrett and Hamlin also address
ed a political gathering at . Otto
school house Saturday night.
Buys TVA Power
The Tennessee Valley authority
have announced that the Aluminum
Company of America had contract
ed with the TVA for additional
80,000 kilowatts of power for its
plant at Alcoa.
The company is the chief source
of supply for aluminum required
in airplane production. The new
contract bas been approved by the
national defense advisory commis
sion. The contract, which runs for
10 years, will increase TVA's pow
er revenues by $2,500,000 a year.
to preserve its liberty, and urging
renewed allegiance to our country
and her democratic form of gov
ernment so that no foe may at
tack from within or without
TribvW To Mr. FUnfaa
Mr. Stockton closed with a tri
bute to the Rev. J. A. Flanagan,
who is leaving this week for his
new field in Whitmire, S. C
A gift from the Rotary Club
was presented to Mr. Flanagan
by Dr. Furr, who expressed the
lasting appreciation of the mem
bers for his outstanding service
to the club and the community.
the deep regre! of his friends and
co-workers at his departure, and
the good wishes of all as he takes
up bit new labors.
5,000 Macon Voters Expected
To Cast Ballots
For J. M. Broughton Here
J. Melville' ' Broughton, Demo
cratic nominee for governor was
scheduled to arrive in Franklin
late Thursday afternoon to climax
the Democratic campaign in this
county with an address in the
courthouse at 7:30 p. m.
Broughton will be the guest of
honor at a Democrtic banquet at
the Tavern here at 6:30, presided
over by W. A.. Rogers and G. L.
Ifou'k. Around, 75 'guests .'are ex
pected to be present.
At the rally, Broughton will be
introduced by Judiie Felix E. Alley
of Waynesville, who traveled here,
more than 300 miles, today from
Laurinburg, where he was hold
ing court, at Dr. Rogers invita
tion, in order to be present for
the address. Oscar Pitts, state
penal director is also planning to
attend the rally.
All arrangements for B rough ton's
reception here were under the di
rection .of , Miss Lassie Kelly, act
ing chairman of the county Demo
cratic executive' committee, and
Gilmar Jones, campaign manager
REV, P L GREEN
ROLL CALL HEAD
Mrs. Perry Appointed
Chairman For County
The Rev. Philip L. Green was
chosen Roll Call chairman for Ma
con county at a meeting of the
executive committee of the coun
ty Red Cross chapter on Tues
day. The time set " for soliciting
memberships is November 14-20.
Leslie Calhoun, Red Cross field
representative, addressed the meet
ing, and at his suggestion the
usual time of the Roll Call was
set forward two weeks. Mr. Cal
houn stated the American Red
Cross is now sending aid to Great
Britain and to Finland. Three hun
dred thirty-six thousand dollars has
recently been sent to England for
the purchase! of blankets to be
used in the subways during ait
raids, besides 1,000 blankets.
Mrs. Robert Gaines was appoint
ed in charge of workers in the
county and Mrs. H. E. Church ac
cepted again the chairmanship of
workers in Franklin and Mrs.
Lester, Conley was reappointed
chairman of publicity. ,
DituUr Relief la N. C
Chairman Harley Cabe announc
ed the vacancy of the post of dis
aster chairman by the removal of
Rev. Frank Bloxham. The ap
pointment of his successor was de
ferred. It was reported that the
Red Cross disaster relief expen
ditures in North Carolina during
the recent floods amounted to $90,
316.13. Of this amount $19,481.42
was expended , in Jackson county
to rehabilitate 144 families and
$4,863.65 in Swain county for 82
families. 1 .
Dr. Fair Reports Ham Service
Dr. W. E. Furr, home service
chairman, spoke of the increase in
this work since so many Macon
county men are now enlisted, in
the military service. . '
Mr. Calhoun stressed the im
portance and responsibility of this
branch of the chapter's work to
which Dr. Furr is giving much
time, requesting that the chapter
make an appropriation for expenses
that are often required. He stated
that the American Red Cross is
the sole agency responsible for
contact between the men in the
service and their home..
Mrs. Eloise G. Franks, county
superintendent of welfare, offered
Ur. r urr the facilities and co
operation of her office.
Beria Pwdvctiaas Work
Mrs. J. E. Perry was appointed
chairman in charge of production.
It was reported that many wo
men are asking for knitting and
sewing to do for the Red ' Cross
overseas war relief and for the de
fense forces at home. Mr. Cal
houn gave assurance that an al
lotment would be sent to the chap
ter as soon as possible.
Mrs. Charles Melichar offered
the services of the Girl Scouts
to help in this work.
Air. ureen nas called a pre
liminary meeting of workers for
Wednesday, November 6. ia the
office of Chairman Harley Cabe in
Total Registration Here
With approximately 6,000 voters
enrolled on the new books, Macon
county is ready and waiting to
participate in what probably is
the mast momentous presidential
election in us insuiry next iut
day, November 5.
R. S. Jcjnes, chairman of the
CA!lliy UUiUU Ul l'HUUI15, CSVIIUdVCU
tliat from 4,500 to 5,0(10 Macon citi-
Pfis will flm-lf In tli ftoll Turs-
day to oast their votes lor county
and state of iicials and o record
iiieir decisions as " to whether the
present world crisis warnants a
third "term tor President Frank
lin Delano Roosevelt, tradition to
Various public opinion polls' over
the nation this week gave Roose
velt a hare majority ot the popular
vote : over his fighting Hmosier
opponent. Republican nominee
Wendell L. Willkie, while emphas
izing the fact that kts'i minute
campaigning could swing the bal
ance either way. Political observers
predicted that the election would
be fully as close as the presidential
election of 1910 when Wilson won
a bare last-minute victory over
Polling places over the county
will open at sunrise, 6.25 a. m.,
and close at sunset, 5:02 p. nt.
Saturday, November l, is chal
lenge day and the registration
books in each county precint will
be open for inspection at the poll
ing place from V a. m. to 3 p, pi.
Only V0 applications have been
maite thus far for absentee ballots.
Miss Lassie Kelly, vice-chairman
of the county Democratic execu
tive committee, wlio returned from
Raleigh this week said that opin
ion there was that the Democratic
party would sweep the state, elect
ing j. M. Broughton governor with
one of the greatest majorities in
Political 'interest in the county
has been centered more on the
presidential race than on the coun
ty or state tickets. Neither Doctor
W. H. Rncrprs 1 Vfli'nrintif- nrjvni.
nee for representative to the legis
lature or . his opponent, John E.
Rickman, has campaigned actively,
each man preferring" to stand on
his own record in the legislature.
More activity has been displayed
in the race for county commission
ers where the Democratic slate of
Gus Leach, C L. Blaine and C A.
Bryson is opposing Walter Dean.
Wiley Clark and Freeman E. Hast
ings. John Dal ton is unopposed for
E. B. Whitaker, Democratic nom
inee for state senator from the
Jjra aistrict is running against
itepuDiican John ti. Green. Zebu-
Ion Weaver is standing for re
election as congressman from the
nth district, opposed bv R. Frank
Voters in the election ; Tuesday
will have a 'state ballot as follows:
i-or governor, J. M. Broughton
and Robert H. McNeill; for Lt-"
Governor, R. L. Harris and Halsey
a. i-eavitt; lor secretary of siatr.
Thad Eure and. A. L. Ferree: for
auditor. Geo. Ross Pou and J: M.
van Hoy; tor attorney general,
Harry McMullan and W. C Down
ing; for superintendent, of public
instruction. Clyde A. Erwin and
Lawrence J. Pace; for commission
er of agriculture, W. Kerr Scott
and C. T. Allen; and Forrest Shu
ford and B. S. Fussell for com
missioner of labor.
Arrives To Serve Episco
The Rev. Rufus Morgan arrived
in Franklin Wednesday from Co
lumbia, S. C, to assume charge of
St Agnes church in Franklin and
the Church of the Incarnation.
Highlands, Episcopal churches in
Macon county. At present, Mr.
Morgan will have his study at the
rectory and take his meals at
Franklin Terrace. Mrs. Morgan will
join him later.
A service of Holy Communion
with sermon will be held at St.
Agnes church at 11 o'clock Sunday
HifUamde Chapter Plue
Milton II. Cobb is chairman of
the Roll Call committee for High
lands, Mrs. Frank Potts, vice
chairman, Mrs. W. H. Cobb, sec
retary, O. F. Summer, treasurer.
The Highlands branch will unite
with the Franklin committees to
cover the county fcr the Roll Call,