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PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL INDEPENDENT
VOL. LV. NO. 4S
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, NOV. 28, 1940
$1.50 PER YEAR
Gov. Hoey Sends Message
To Mass Meeting
Operations will be resumed on
the Nantahala dam project Friday,
November 29, at 8 a. m., according
to an announcement made by
George R. Putnam, superintendent
for the Utah Construction com
pany, at the mass meeting . called
on Thursday (today). Handbills
were distributed Wednesday, re
questing all workers to attend a
meeting to be held at the dam to
hear a message delivered by ror
rest H. Shuford, state labor com
missioner, from Governor Clyde
Hocv. The attendance was esti
mated to be between 500 and 1,000.
Commissioner Shuford read a
letter from Governor Hoey, stat
ing investigation had shown that
from 70 to 80 per cent of tliose
employed on the job were from this
section. He conveyed a message to
the effect that protection would
be assured all workers from North
Carolina- against any unjust dis
crimination, and that protection
would be given to all out-of-state
workers' working in North Caro
In announcing the re-opening of
the job, Putman stated that be was
running the job and that he was
doing the hiring and firing. He
said that since a majority of work
ers had selected the A. F. of L.
for their bargaining agency, this
would continue to be the bargain
ing agency. He also announced that
a repetition of the "comedy of er
rors" of the last two weeks would
not be tolerated. Any disputes: can
be settled by lawful and peaceful
means, he stated.
The Utah construction company
closed the project down Tuesday
morning of last week, following an
outbreak of violence originating in
charges of discrimination against
native labor in favor of Northern
workers by the recently organized
American Federation of Labor
Commissioner Shuford indicated
hat delay in completing the dam
would mean a slowing down in
the defease program, since the
Aluminum Company of America,
one of the chief producers - of
aluminum, expects to use electric
power from the Nantahala devel
opment. After conferences at the
construction site last week, Shu
ford said that he found "no evi
dences" of discrimination against
Reports Are Gratifying
To Chairman Green
Rev. I'aul L. Green, Roll Call
chairman, announces gratifying re
sponse to the Red Cross member
ship drive that will be concluded
Both the rural areas and the
town .show, through incomplete re
turns that the chapter will "go
over the top" this year.-It is ex
pected that the memberships will
exceed last year's response, which
was also ahead of the minimum
quota asked from ,Macon county
by the national organization. In
view of the great need at home
and abroad for disaster and war
relief, there are more memberships
Reports from the Highlands
branch, Mrs. Frank H. Potts, roll
call chairman, show $125 already
collected with more names to be
Asks Federal Commission
To Recall Decision
On Fontana Dam
Funeral Services Held
For Lyman L. Moss
Funeral services for Lyman L.
Mass, 44, a world war veteran of
the Gneiss community, were held
at the Norton cemetery in Jack
son county on Friday afternoon
at 2;30 o'clock. The Rev. Frank
Reid was in charge of the services.
Interment was in the Norton cemetery.
Mr, Moss died in the C. J.
Harris hospital in Sylva on Tues
day afternoon at 6.30 o'clock. He
was. a son of the late John C.
Moss and Mattie Fox Moss of
Gneiss, and was a member of the
Macon County Post 108 of the
American Legion. Members of the
Legion attended the funeral in a
Mr. Moss is survived by three
sons, Gus, John and James Moss,
of Bessie, Jackson county; one
brother, Zeb V. Moss, of Cullo
whee; ', two sisters, Mrs. Nora
Zachary, of Franklin and
Ollie Stewart, of Norton.
Claw Franklin Panthers
By 19-16 Score Friday
Visiting Lions Present
At Local Club Meeting
Visiting Lions from Canton,
Waynesville and Sylva were pres
ent at the regular supper meeting
of the Franklin Lions Club in
Cagle's cafe last Monday night.
Prior to the meeting, a zone
meeting of the officials of the
Lions clubs in the western district
was held. v : . .
State Highway Patrolman Ed C
Guy and C. . L. Cartledge were ad
mitted as new members.
J. Horner Stockton made the
principal address of . the evening,
speaking on "Medical Relief to
Forest Service Builds
23-Foot Lookout Tower
On Satulah Mountain
Construction of the latest addi
tion to the Forest service's chain
of fire towers over the Nantahala
forest, a 32-foot lookout tower on
the summit of Satulah mountain
near Highlands, will be completed
shortly, District Forest Ranger
John Wasilik, Jr., announced this
The tower is on all steel struc
ture supporting a seven by seven
foot, copper-roofed cab. The cab,
.reached by an inside stairway, will
be outfitted with a, bunk, cook
Stove, and other equipment similar
to the other towers on the Nanta
Work began on the tower in late
September. The material was haul
ed Up to the summit by tractor
and sled. The construction is be
ing done by CCC boys from camp
NC-F23 at Otto, under the sup
ervision of Foreman Will Waldroop
and Project Superintendent W. B.
Up until now, the observer at
Satulah had to watch for Tires
from the top of the mountain
without any shelter from the
weather. The new tower, at an
elevation of 4,550 feet, affords a
good view into Georgia, South Car
olina and North Carolina. At night
beacon lights at Greenville, S. C,
and Anderson, S. G, r viiiblc
According to an Associated
Press dispatch from Knoxville
Wednesday, the Nantahala Power
and Light company has filed a
petition with the Federal Power
commission, asking that body to
reconsider its findings requiring
the company to secure a federal
license to build Fontana dani
The Power commission held No
vember 5 that the dam would af
fect interstate commerce, and
would therefore necessitate a fed
Contending that the commission
had erred in declaring the river
navigable, the company's petition
asked for a chance to present fur
ther data on the project, including
provision for increased storage
capacity during abnormal flood
conditions. The petition claimed
that this would aid in the regula
tion of the Tennessee river sys
tem, rapidly assuming importance
as an inland waterways route.
Lister . in the petition were the
Listed in the petition were the
pany, a subsidiary of the Alumin
um company as is the Nantahala
company, to construct Chilhowee
dam,' a hydro-electric development
on the Little Tennessee, down
stream from Fontana.
The petition stated that if the
commission found : that operations
of the two dams would not inter
fere with interstate commerce, both
companies would go ahead with
construction of the respective dams,
The Fontana dam would be a 1,-
720-foot, rock-filled earth dam, 420
feet high, creating a 10,350-acre
The dispatch also carried the an
nouncement that the Aluminum
company will erect a new sheet
and plate mill at its plant at Alcoa,
Tenn. The mill will be designed to
produce airplane parts and may be
ready for use the latter part of
Last Rites Are Held
For Betty Jean Wilhide
Funeral sen ices for Betty Jean
Wilhide, eight-year-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Wilhide,
were held on Saturday afternoon
at 3 o'clock at the Franklin Metho
The Rev. J. L. Stokes II, pastor,
officiated, assisted by the Rev. C.
F. Rogers, pastor of the Franklin
Baptist church, the Rev. J. C
Swaim, pastor of the Macon Meth
odist circuit, and the Rev. A. F.
Baker, pastor of the Andrews Bap
tist church. Interment was in the
Betty Jean died at her home here
on Friday night at 10:45 following
one month's illness with acute
This rare disease is characterized
by the appearance of a great
number of abnormal white cells in
the blood stream of the afflicted
person. Growing at a rapid rate,
the white cells form a thick, whit
ish layer over the heavier, more
essential red blood cells and all
the symptoms of too few red blood
: In its chronic form, the patient
may live many years, but the acute
type is considered incurable and
usually works at a rapid rate. No
means of successfully combating
ing the disease have yet been dis
covered by the medical profession.
The pallbearers were Carl How
ard, Harley R. Cabe, T. T. Love,
Henry W. Cabe, Rutherford Snyd
er and Ralph Penland.
Surviving besides the parents, are
on lister, Joan, the grandparents,
and leveral uncles and aunt.
To State Defense Group
J. E. S. Thorpe, head of the
Nantahala Power and Light com
pany here, was one of five west
ern North Carolina persons ap
pointed to a 49-member state com
mittee on national defense -Satur
day by Governor Clyde' R. Hoey.
Colonel J. W. Harrelson, chair
man of the. state planning board
and dean of administration at N.
C. State college, heads the com
mittee. Governor Hoey explained the
committee would investigate North
Carolina's potential resources avail
able for defense needs, assist in
every way possible in the national
defense program, and "aid ' in look
ing after the interests of North
Carolina in procuring the state's
fair and just " proportion . of the
benefits to be derived from the
carrying out of the program of na
It was bear against panther- here
last Friday . afternoon when the
Franklin high Panthers tangled
with Canton on the. high school
gridiron and the Black Bears of
Canton came out victors, 19-6.
Canton's first touchdown was
made in the first quarter on a 70-
yard series of power plays, with
Fowler plunging over for the
The second period saw the Pan
thers come close to knotting the
score, driving to5 the Canton 16,
only to have a fumble nullify the
A sparkling aerial attack launch
ed by Fowler, culminating in two
touchdowns, cinched the game for
Canton in the third quarter.' Fowl
er slung one to Rhea, good for 43
yards and a touchdown, and two
more to Grogan resulted in the
Bear's final scone.
The Panthers' lone tally came
in the final quarter as Hunnicutt,
wh,o sparked the team most of the
afternoon, went around left end for
the promised land. Canton rolled
up 1 1 first downs to Franklin'
The lineup for Franklin:
Leatherman, LE; C. Pennington,
LT; T. Ashe, LG; J. C. Cunning
ham, L; D. L. Johnson, KG; J,
Cunningham, RT; Shepherd, RE
Hunnicutt, QB; Tessier, LH; Mur
ray, KH ; and houts, FB.
Go On Sale Over County
F. O. Surguy Joins
Franklin Press Staff
Freeman Otis Surguy of Dayton,
Ky., was added to. the mechanical
force of The Franklin Press last
week. A printer for most of his
life, Mr. Surguy will work here
as a composiwr.
He is making his home at Dixie
Hall at present.
As The World Turns
A Brief Survey of Current. Events In State, Nation
and Abroad. -
The Greeks are reported advanc
ing along a 150 mile front in
southern Albania, in spite of stif
fened resistance from reinforce
ments to the Italian troops. The
fleeing Italians are retiring in dis
order. After capturing Koritza on
the Albanian frontier, the Greeks
are . "mopping up" and crushing
ODOosition 20 miles farther north.
British planes have prevented
Italian reinforcements from reach
ing their destination. Planes and
much equipment have been cap
tured. A British report says "highly
successful raids" on . Valona and
Otranto, destroying1 ships, docks
and quays on these Adriatic ports.
The British during the past week
have inflicted destructive bombings
on Nazi-held ports from Norway
to Italy. Berlin, Cologne and other
industrial centers and ports have
suffered great loss in transporta
tion and supplies, London says.
British cities continue to receive
terrific bombings, with the destruc
tion of Coventry and Birmingham
seeming to be main objectives. "A
town in southwest England" suffer
ed its 207th raid last night. Lon
don admits heavy shipping losses
enough to offset losses in tonnage
at sea, and that -their only hope
is help from the United States.
HITLER'S "NEW ORDER"
After forcing Hungary,' Rumania
and Slovakia to sign the . Berlin-
Rome-Tokyo alliance as part of
the new order in Europe, Bui
garia has refused to . follow suit,
with evident Russian backing
Pressure on Jugo-Slavia and Turk
ey has also been dropped, and the
diplomatic drive for "coalition of
Europe against Britain" has been
NO ACTION THIS SESSION
ON LOANS TO BRITAIN
, Senator Walter F. George of
Georgia Who succeeded , the late
Senator Key Pitman of Idaho as
chairman of the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee, has stated
that it would be "premature" for
Congress to act low on legislation
to permit loans to Britain.
BRITAIN IN THE
The British Mediterranean fleet
attacked a big Italian force near
Sicily yesterday, the Fascist ships
fleeing to their base under pur
suit and heavy fire.
RAF reported a heavy and suc
cessful bombing of Turin, center
of Italian war production'.
Iron Guard firing squads snuffed
out the lives of 64 former Ruman
ian officials of King Carol's re
gime on Wednesday. These includ
ed two police chiefs, .two majors.
14 police sergeants. Leaders claim
ed this was in retribution of the
execution of an Iron Guardist
leader two years ago. Officers in
dicated this was the first stage
of a "purge" yet to come..
BRITAIN APPEALS TO
U. S. FOR WAR SUPPLIES
Great Britain hopes to obtain
American financial aid next year.
as well as ships, planes and mu
nitions, British Ambassador Lord
Lothian has expressed in a con
ference with President Roosevelt
Leaders in Britain have acknowl
edged that home production is not
COLD AND SNOW
The whole country is feeling the
first grip of winter with cold,
snow, ice and floods. The Texas
pan handle has had a distructive
VULTEE STRIKE- ENDS
A 12-day strike at Vultee Air
craft Corp. of CIO workers which
tied up work on military contracts
totaling 84 . million dollars, ended
Wednesday with increased wages
for 5,200 employees.
WALLACE TO ATTEND
INAUGURATION IN MEXICO
Vice President - elect Wallace
will represent this government at
the inauguration of Airla Comacho
on December 1,
JOHN L. LEWIS
Philip Murray was elected by
acclamation at the CIO convention
in Atlantic City to succeed John
L. Lewis. He will follow Lewis's
policies, and both labor ' leaders
appealed for internal unity of action.
ADMIRAL LEAHY APPOINTED
AMBASSADOR TO FRANCE
Admiral William D. Leahy, gov
ernor of Peurto Rico, has been
appointed ambassador to the Vichy
government in France by President
Roosevelt At Puerto Rico Leahy
said, "I will go to' France, China,
the North Pole or anywhere the
president sends me.
Tuberculosis seals the gay little
stamps that play a major part in
reducing the death rate from the
dread disease!- will go on sale here
in Macon county next Monday,
December 2, .0. F. Summer of
Highlands, chairman of. the annual
seal sale, said this week.
Three-fourths of the amount real
ized from sales here in the county
will be turned over to Mrs. Rob
ert K. Gaines, county health nurse,
to be used for fighting tuberculosis
locally. The fund is used for
sputum cups and containers, diag
nostic ad check-up-X-ray pictures,
medical attention and 'supplies for
T. B. cases, and for providing
transportation to tubercular clinics.
The funds are invariably used in
homes where the need is the great
est. : ll
Macon's quota for 1940 is $85.
Mr; Summer stated. This is the
35th anniversary of the first tuber
culosis seal sale nationally, and the
tilth year Macon county has par
ticipated in the program.
W. H. Finley, . principal of the
Franklin school, has been appoint
ed chairman of the seal sales . for
Franklin and vicinity.
As in former years, the seals
will be sold by school teacher
and children over the county. Per
sons wishing to buy seals are ask
ed to contact either Mr; Summe
or Mr. Finley.
.The spirit of the seal .sale is
illustrated by the story of the
ragged little newsboy who, during
the first season the seals were
sold, came into an office where
they were, being distributed, drop
ped a penny on the counter and
said : "Gimme one ; my sister's got
it." The annual tuberculosis seal
sale, more, than any other agency,
brings an opportunity to do good
during the Christmas season, not
abroad, but right here in Macon
Franklin High Meets
Cornelia In Lions
Benefit At Clayton
Franklin high's Red Panthers
will meet Cornelia, 'Ga., high school
in a post-season game at' Clayton
Ga., next Friday, November 29 at
The game is under the sponsor
ship of the Clayton Lions club,
and is being played to give Clay
ton fans a taste of the national
fall sport. Clayton has no organ
ized football team.
The starting lineup for Franklin,
who closed their regular season
here last Friday, will probably be
Leatherman. LE: C. Pennington,
LT: T. Ashe, LG; J. C. Cunning
ham, C; D..L. Johnson, RG; J. S.
Cunningham, RT; Shepherd, RE;
Hunnicutt, QB; Tessier, LH; Mur
ray, RH; and Fouts, FB.
List Of New Methodist
Officers Is Released
Church and Sunday school offi
cers, elected, to serve for 1940-41,
were recently installed at me
Franklin Methodist church, accord
ing to an announcement this week
by the Rev. J. L. Stokes II, pastor,
The new board of stewards is
composed of H. W. Cabe, chair
man ; Dr. W. A. Rogers, vice
chairman; Harley R. Cabe, secre
tary; J. i. Conley, treasurer; ri.
Sloan, district steward; Dr. W,
E. Furr, alternate district steward;
H. B. Angel, M. L. Dowdle, S.
W. Mendenhall, T. W. Porter, A
B. Slagle, W. W. Sloan, Dr. F.
T. Smith, George Conley, George
Stalcup, Henry Waldroop and Net
Church school officers are S.
W. Mendenhall, superintendent;
Dr. W. E. Furr, assistant super
intendent for adult, division; R. S.
ones, assistant superintendent for
young people's division; Mrs. Zeb
Conley, assistant superintendent for
children's division, and Harley R.
Cabe, secretary-treasurer. J. C. Gib
son is superintendent of the CarJ
son Chapel church school.
Mrs. T. T. Hall and Mrs. Carl
P. Cabe are presidents of the two
Women's societies for Christian
Service and Mildred Pat ton and
Katherine Long are presidents of
the young people's division.
HIGH COURT TO
m m i
Judge Wilson Warlick
To Preside Over
Baptist Ministers To
Meet Here Next Monday
The Macon County Baptist Min
isters' Conference will be held on
Monday, December 2, at the Frank
lin Baptist church, the Rev. Rob
ert Williams, secretary, announced
The program which is scheduled
to begin at 10:30 o'clock on Mon
day morning will open with the
devotional led by the Rev. Lester
Sorrells, folowed by a two-minute
report by the ministers.
Th Rev. C F. Rogers, pastor
Macon county superior court will
convene tor the December term
next Monday, December 2, at 10
a. m., ' Judge Wilson Warlick of
No major cases are scheduled t
be tried in the criminal term, the .
docket being composed , chiefly of
a number of misdemeanors includ
ing petty theft and driving under
the influence of intoxicants. There
are 35 cases on the civil calendar.
Clerk of Court Harky Cabe pre
dicted that the court would be able
to dispose of both criminal and
civil dockets the first week.
The list of jurors called for the
first week, from which the grand
jury will be drawn, is made up
of E. N. Evans, J. E. ' Bryson,
Lawrence Myers, N. G. Davis, W. '
E. Hodgins, H. T. Paul, O. E.
Ueighard, Floyd Potts, J. C.
Brown, Lawrence Anderson, A. J.
Edwards, S. T. Tramell, J. M.
Brown, Carl Ammons, B. J. Hurst,
Earl Woods, Wiley Sanders, A. L.
Shields, G. W. Rogers, T. T. And
erson, A. C. Holt, R. R. Rickman,
Grover Angel, George Sprinkles,
Charlie Sondheimer, Ed Cruse, TV'
B. Justice, J. W. Watts, W. A.
Sellers, Wiley Stamey, Lewis
Moses, Floyd Martin, W. W,
league, W. R. McCracken, J. E.
Myers, and W. R. Cunningham.
FOR CHINA AD
Campaign Will Be Opened
At Kelly Tea Room
Aid to China's war victims is
planned by Franklin citizens, be
ginning with a Rice Supper at
Kelly Tea Room on Thursday, De
cember 12, is announced ' by J.
Horner Stockton, chairman.
Announced several weeks ago,
this campaign was delayed until
after the Red Cross roll call. The
supper is being planned for a
community get-to-gethe'r and benefit.
Bowl of Rice parties have been
successfully given in cities and
towns throughout the nation, the
idea . being to contribute at least
the cost of a. meal to alleviate
hunger ' and suffering in China.
Miss Kelly lias offered her home
for the Franklin party, AH receipts
except" actual expenses go to the
Col. Theodore Roosevelt, 'Jr., is
national chairman of the Amer
ican Bureau for Aid To China, Inc.,
in charge of funds for. China re-.
ief,- which are distributed by the
"China Red Cross under the direct
supervision of Madame Chiang
Kia-Shek, wife of the President of
China, and honorary chairman.
All civic organizations and
churches are requested by Mr.
Stockton to help in this work, and
representatives will be appointed
on the committee to help make the
supper a success in evry way.
The committee will be announced
Medical Aid To Victim
A few facts in regard to the
need are here given by Mr. Stock
ton. Since the re-opening of the
Burma road supplies are going
steadily to the interior of China
to the destitute victims of bomb
ings, where air raids and destruc
tion of whole towns have made
hundreds of thousands homeless.
The Bureau has doubled its
shipments, it is . announced, which t
include surgical instruments, des
perately needed medicines and hos
pital supplies, serums and drugs
like sulfapyradine, to combat pneu
monia, supfanilamide, for - strepto
coccus infections. First aid stations .
and clinics are supported where
medical and .nursing aid may be
had. Only from the United States
does help come now.
John Crawford, student at the.
University of North Carolina, is
spending the ThanksRivine holi
days with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Alf Higdon.
of the Franklin Baptist church, will
peak at 11:15 o'clock using for
is topic, "Types of Evangelism
Following lunch a round table
iscussion on "The Continuation of
the Subject on Archeology and the
Bible will be held by the minist
All ministers in the county are
urged to attend.