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VOL. LV, NO. 49
FRANKLIN, N. C THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1940
$1.50 PER YEAR
IS SWORN IN
Ashe Takes Office As
Dispensing 'with ceremony, Clerk
of Court Harley Cabe swore in
the new county board of commis
sioners, consisting of Gils' Leach,
chairman; C. A. Bryson tnd C. L.
-.Blaine, in a brief prelude to the
commissioners regular monthly
meeting here Monday.
Chairman- Leach is jhc only new
member of the board, Commission--ers
Bryson and Blaine having suc
, ccssfully stood for re-election.
G. L. Houk ; was reappointed
county attorney for 1940-41 and
Lester Arnold, present register of
deeds, was again named as county
tax supervisor for the same period.
The commissioners also approvel
the bonds for the register of
deeds and the county accounttnt.
Derald Ashe was also sworn in
by the clerk of court as constable
for Franklin' township. Until the
recent election, the post of con
stable here had been vacant for a
number of years.
Named For Aid To China
And Rice Supper
Plans for the Rice Supper for
China War Relief to be given at
Kelly's Tea Room next Thursday
evening at 6:30 o'clock, promise an
The following steering committee
appointed by J. H. Stockton, local
chairman of Medical Aid to China,
will meet to complete arrange
ments tomorrow (Friday) afternoon
at 3 o'clock in Mr. Stockton's of
fice in the Ashear building.
Rev. J. L. Stokes II, Rev. C. F.
Rogers, Rev. A. Rufus Morgan, J.
A. Sutton, Miss Lassie Kelly, W.
H. Finley, Sam Mendenhall, Mrs.
J. E. -'ferry, A. R. Higdon, T. W.
Angel, H. W. Cabe, Mrs. Chas.
Melichar, Mrs. Frank Killian, Guy
Houk, Mrs. Ben VV. Woodruff,
X. S. Jones, Mrs. Lola P. Bar
, rington, Mrs. H. E. Church, John
Bulgin, Paul Carpenter, James
The public is cordially invited
to attend the supper, and prepara
tions are being made for -ft tapa-
. cit) crowd. 'The entertainment com
mittee will provide an' enjoyable
For those who may be unable
to attend the supper and. who
wish to contribute to this com
munity's aid to war sufferers in
China, boxes will be placed in
Angel's and Perry's Drug Stores,
in the Bank of Franklin and The
Franklin Press office. Dime coin
cards will be supplied. The
bowl of rice ties that have been
successfully conducted all over the
country ask each person ' to con
tribute at least the cost of a meal
. to war relief in China.
CP. Mason And W. L. Welch
Are First To Leave In Draft
Volunteers Fill Macon's
Quota; Two Enlist In
Carl Paul Mason and' William
Langford Welch, who both volun
teered for immediate service rather
than wait to be conscripted, will
be the first Macon county men to
be inducted into the army under
the selective service act.
Mason and Welch will leave
here by bus at 7 a. m. Monday for
Fort Bragg where they will receive
their year's training. They will
come to the draft board's offices
here Sunday afternoon from their
homes in . the Burningtown section
to receive their papers and final
instructions and will spend the night
Son Of Mr. and Mr. E. R. Maeon
Mason, the son of Mr. and E.
R. Mason of Route 3, is 32 years
old. Welch is 23 years old and the
son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Welch
of Route 3. Both men are single.
Thurman Henry of Route J was
appointed alternate by the board in
case either Welch or Mason were
unable to go.
Two other volunteers, Harry
Woody and Dover Raby of Route
3, refused to wait their chances in
the selective service machinery. Im
mediately after their physical ex
amination here last Wednesday,
fhe went to Asheville and were
arrrnted for three-year terms i in
the regular army. They will be
To Be Held Saturday By
County 4-H Clubs
.The annual county 4-H club
Achievement day will be held in
the basement of the Methodist
church here next Saturday, Decem
ber 7, beginning at 10 t. m. All the
4-H clubs in the county will take
part . in . the program, with Miss
Emma Lou Hurst of Cartooge
cliaye, vice-president; of the county
R. W. Shoffner, state extension
economist, will give an illustrated
lecture on "Making Our Homes
More Beautiful." Also included in
the program will be a special pre
sentation by the West's Mill club
After lunch, the 4-H club, girls
who have mtjored in clothing dur
ing the year will have a dress re
vew and a canned fruit and veg
table contest. The toys will go
out to A. B. Slagle' s dairy farm
for a stock judging contest),
Eighty-one 4-H club girls will
receive certificates for completing
their clothing projects, and IV
girls will receive Food Preserva
tion certificates. The boys will re
ceive certificttes for their projects
which were crops, gardens, calves
Local Men Go On South
Carolina Deer Hunt
Four local nimrods, Lester Ar
nold, C Tom Bryson, Jim McCall
and Wiley Clark, left here Tues
day noon to test their prowness
on' South Carolina deer.
The four men will hunt for two
days in the Big Swamp, near Sum
merville, S. C, returning to Frank
lin Friday. They expect to be ac
companied by a party from High
lands "and one from Clayton.
Last Rites Held For
Mrs. C. R. Phillips
Funeral services for Mrs. Charles
R. Phillips of the Potts Branch
community were held at the Mount
Zion Methodist church Wednes
day afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Rev. J. C. Swaim, pastor of the
Macon circuit; conducted the serv
ices, assisted by the Rev. J. C.
Tabor, pastor of the First Metho
dist church of Canton. Interment
was in the church cemetary.-
Mrs. Phillips died at her home
on Route 1 Tuesday morning, tal
lowing a long illness.
She was born here in Macon
county on May 30, 194, the daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Wal
droop of Route 1. She was war
ned to Charles R. Phillips, also of
this county, on October 15, 1923.
Pallbearers at the funeral were
Erwin Patten, Paul Patton, Earl
Harrison, Harold Enloe, i Carl
Slagle and Jess Shope.
Surviving are the husband, her
mother, Mrs. J. A. Waldroop of
Route 1; one brother, Ralph Wal
droop of Route 2; and four sisters,
Mrs. Walter .Swanson and Miss
Myrtle Waldroop of Route 1; Mrs.
J. P. Rickman of Canton ; and Mrs.
J. R. Blaine cf Great Falls, Mon.
sent to Fort Bragg for preliminary
training, and then to fanama io
serve out their enlistment.
Only Two Of 20 Deferred
Of the 20 volunteers classified by
the board and given their physical
vaminatinns hv Dr. W. A. Rogers,
only two received deferred stand
ings. Macon's first volunteer, wet
don Alex Hall. West's Mill negro,
was deferred because of depen
dants and one other volunteer was
found physically lacking.
To date, 33 registrants have vol
unteered to have their names plac
ed at the head of the county list,
instead of waiting to be called in
the order in which their names
were drawn in the lottery in Wash
ington. New volunteers since the list was
last published are: Robert Swaf
ford. Route 3; Wade Thomas
Dietz, Leatherman; Jasper Lafay
ette Norton, Dillard, Ga, Route 1;
Luther Warren Rice, Jr., West
Palm Beach, Fla; Harvey Green,
Highlands; Zero Theodore Webb
who held serial number 158, the
first number drawn in the national
lottery Scaly ; Dewitt Edgar Rick
man. West's Mill; Ed Henry Tal
ley. Highlands; Thomas Earl
Browning, Dillard, Ga., Route 1;
Robert Laxton Brabson, Dillard,
Ga., Route 1; James Ivan Roland;
Lee Gibson, and Charlie Louis
The draft board will meet here
again this week for the purpose
of classifying more registrants.
Beloved Lady Passes
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MRS. HATT1E GASH MOORE
Ninety-seven, who died at the
home of her daughter, f Mrs.
Frank H. Nolen, on Cartooge
chaye Monday night.
LAST RITES HELD
FOR MRS. MOORE
Beloved Woman Passes
At Age Of 97 Monday
Night, Dec. 2
Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie
Gash Moore, 97, known to her
many relatives and friends through
out Macon and Clay counties as
"Aunt Hattie," were held at the
Hayesville Methodist church last
Tuesday afternoon at 3 O'clock.
The services were conducted by
the Rev. A. J. Clemmer, Jr., pas
tor of the. Hayesville Methodist
church, Rev. J. C. Swaim, pastor
of the Macon circuit, Rev. J. L.
Stokes II, pastor of the Franklin
Methodist church, Rev. A. Rufus
Morgan, rector of St. Agnes Epis
copal church, and Rev. Dan H.
Dennis, pastor of the Shooting
Creek Methodist charge. Interment
was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Moore, member of a family
prominent in the founding o Ma
con county, died at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. F'rank H.
Nolen, on Cartoogcchaye -. early
Monday night. Her health had
been declining for the past few
years but only within the last few
weeks had her condition become
Born In Transylvania County
She was born in Transylvania
county on October 13, 1843, the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Alley
Gash. Her mother, Margaret Siler
Gash, was a sister of the four
Siler brothers who were among the
first Macon settlers and had a
conspicuous role in the county's
After her parents' death within
nine days of each other when she
was eight years old, she came to
F'ranklin to live with her uncle,
Jesse Siler. Here she spent her
early girlhood days, living in what
is now the home of Mrs. George
A. Jones on West Main street.
Married Capt. William P. Moore
From this home she was mar
ried, about 75 years ago, to Wil
liam Moore, who served as a
captain of the Confederacy and
who was reared a few miles from
Franklin. His father, Colonel Joab
Moore, was at one time sheriff of
Macon county. She became a mem
ber of the Franklin Methodist
church 84 years ago.
The young couple moved to
Hayesville where they made their
home until the death oi Captain
Moore on their golden wedding
anniversary. Since then Mrs. Moore
lived alternately with her children
in Clay and Macon counties.
Four generations of Airs. Moore s
descendants joined in the celebra
tion of her 97th birthday at Mrs.
Nolen's home on Cartoogechaye
last October 13.
Th nail bearers at the funeral
were Charles Nolen, Jess Shope
Frank Moore, Claude Moore, for
est Moore and Ira Moore.
Surviving - are - seven children,
Mrs Nolen and Mrs. A. B. Slagle
of Macon; Mrs. Clarence Smith,
Mrs. H. C. Moore, Lawrence Moore
and W. P. Moore, all of Sayes
ville: and lohn J. Moore of Stu
art, Fla., besides 35 grandchildren,
46 great-grandchildren, and one
Sam Tallent Hurt In
Saw Mill Accident
Sam Tallent, 17 year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Ell Tallent of Route
1, was severely injured last week
when he fell against a saw in Bill
Harbison's saw mill at Highlands,
where he was employed.
He was brought to Angel hos
pital here where doctors ascertain
ed that the saw had severed two
legaments in his right arm. His
condition is reported as fair this
Reaches Normal Capacity
On Dam Project
Construction activities on the
Nautahala dam project readied
normal capacity this week, follow
ing' the nine-day shut-down- which
was terminated last Friday in'nn
inn' at 8 o'clock.
It could not be -ascertained" how
many of the Northern workers, who
left the job ' for fear of violence,
had returned to work but a num
ber of out-state workers are now
employed on the dam site. The
project jwas closed down 'by the
Utah construction company, con
tractors for the da'm which is be
ing built by the Xantaliala , Power
and Light company here, when
local groups threatened to drive
,'iif the Northern workers.
A iuovc to prevent further dis
content was seen in the announce
ment, by the American Federation
of Labor that hereafter Harold
Dalrymple of Franklin would rep
resent workers 'on the'.. Xantahala
job. Dalrymple was formerly un
ion representative on the Glen
ville project, a Macon county Uoy,
well liked by his associates.
The workers returned Lo the
project after' a .mass . meeting last
Thursday at wlii'ch Forrest 11.
Shuford, state commissioner of
labor, read a letter from Gover
nor Hoey assuring protection to
both North- Carolina and out-of-state
. workers. George Putnam,
project superintendent, and James'
Turner, representative of the In
ternationtl Union of Operating En
gineers of the American Federation
of Labor, also spoke, urging har
mony and cooperation.
Granted A Rehearing Be
The proposed -Fontana hydro
electric project on the Little Ten
nessee river will be given a re
hearing before the Federal Power
commission on January 15, in
Washington, according to an As
sociated Press dispatch from
The Xantaliala Power and Light
company requested a rehearing be
fore the commission after that
body had turned down their re
quest for a license to build the
Company To Preent Data
The commission's finding No
vember 5 that interstate commerce
would be affected by construction
of the Fontana project blocked the
company's proposal to build a 470
foot, earth-rock dim at- Fontana.
The commission held the river nav
igable and declared that the power
dam would alter steam conditions
below it. .
The petition asked the oppor
tunity to present additional data in
support of the company's claims,
and additional information on plans
for the project, including a provi
sion for increased storage capacity
during abnormal flood conditions. :
The company claims the dam
would aid in development and reg
ulation of the Tennessee river sys
tem, which already possesses some
thing of a gigantic network oi
power dam projects.
It listed plans for the Knoxville
Power company, also a subsidiary
of the Aluminum company, for con
struction of Chilhowee dam, a
hydro-electric development on the
Little Tennessee downstream from
The Nantahala Power and Light
company announced several weeks
ago that it was ready to proceed
at once with the construction of
the dam cm favorable action by the
power commission. ,
Fire Department Will
Sponsor Square Dance
Here Next Thursday
' A benefit square dance to proJ
vide funds to assure a merry
Christinas for needy persons in the
county who otherwise might not
have erne, will be given by the
Franklin volunteer fire department
at Panorama Courts, on the . Geor
gia highway, next Thursday night,
December 12, Chief Derald Ashe
announced this week.
Music will be furnished by a local
string band for the dance which
will begin at 7.30 p. m. Everyone
is cordially invited to attend.
Until this year, the fire depart
ment has raised a sum among its
members for the relief of the. poor
each Christmas. This year the de
partment decided to try to raise
money on a larger scale, lvoping
to be able to help a greater num
ber of persons.
The fire department committee
in charge of arrangements for the
dance consists of Dick Conley, Carl
Tysinger and Charlie B,radley.
JUDGE WILSON WARLICK
Of Newton, Who' Presided Over
Uhe December Term of Macon
County Superior Court Here
Town Board Holds
The town board ,of aldermen dis
posed of a number of routine mat
ters at their regular monthly meet
ing here Monday night, adjourn
ing after an hour ' and one-half's
discussion dev,oted chiefly to the
street iiiiproVeinenti 'program.
Among other matters passed was
the appropriation ,of a sum to buy
a " new safe and other . equipment
tor the town office, since most of
the former equipment was destroyr
ed bv fire.
Scout Paul Plemmons
Receives Eagle Badge
At Court Of Honor
Climaxing an impressive' court of.
honor ceremony .Monday night, the
Rev. Frank --Bloxham, who . came
here , from Lincolnton especially
for the purpose, 'presented .Scout
Paul Lee Plemmons with his eagle
Plemmons, the 'son of Mr. and
Mrs. Herman Plemmons, is the
ninth Franklin scout to achieve
the highest rank in scouting. ,
V. A. Allen, scout executive of
the Daniel Boone council, presided
over the' '-meeting. Sylva was the
only other scout troop represented.
Approximately 100 persons witness
ed the ceremony.
Other awards made were: James
Stockton and Floyd Jacobs, tend
erfoot badges ; Dick Angel, first
class badge; and John Allen Hig
don, star badge.
Following the awards, Scout Ex
ecutive Allen showed - a. movie' de
picting the various phases of scout
activity. Scout John VVasilik, Jr.,
the only other , active eagle scout
in the troop at present, briefly
reviewed the achievements a scout
must successfully pass in advanc
ing from tenderfoot- rank to eagle
The Franklin troop presented
Mr.; Bloxham ' with a fine briar
pipe as a. token of their apprecia
tion for his services to the local
troop. Ben Woodruff made the
The .troop at present consists of
28 members, organized into four
patrols, the Bear, the Eagle, the
Hawk, and the Flaming Arrow.
Jimmy Hauser is scoutmaster, E.
). Whitmire, assistant scoutmaster,
and John Wasilik, Jr., senior pa
trol . leader. Oscar Bryant, Jesse
Conley and Sam Mendenhall are
the only active members of the
Bank Of Franklin Board
Meets With Architects
To Plan New Building
The board of directors of the
Bank of Franklin, Who, together
with Harve Bryant, own the Bank
of Franklin building here which
was destroyed by fire several weeks
ago, met Thursday with a repre
sentative of the firm of Alexander
and Alexander, Asheville architects,
to discuss plans for rebuilding.
No decision was made at the
meeting today, but, according to
Henry W: Cabe, cashier of the
bank, definite plans should- be
Mr. Cabe estimated that it would
probably be the first of March
before actual construction couIJ
begin, considering the. amount of
razing and cleaning-up to be done,
and not knowing how much winter
weather would retard the work.
Red Cross Material Is
Ready For Distribution
Mrs. J. E. Perry, Red Cross
production chairman, announces
that the first shipment of mater
ials has arrived and the committee
in charge is planning distribution.
The headquarters will be at St.
Agnes rectory on Church street.
Anyone wishing t either tew or
Judge Warlick Disposes
Of Routine Docket
In Three Days
Judge Wilson Warlick adjourned
the December term of -Macon
county superior court sine die here
Wednesday afternoon, after dispos
ing of a .routine run of minor
criminal cases in less than three
days. Only one rase was heard on
the civil docket,
Fred Kho.ury, driver of the auto
mobile in which Mrs. Lou CaiupT
bell of Seneca, S. C, was- fatally
injured ,on the Georgia' highway
last September, pled guilty to a
charge of involuntary manslaughter.
After he had stated that he had
made settlement with Mrs. Camp
bell's heirs, Judge Warlick con
tinued his prayer for judgment fr:
two years upon good behavior and
payment of the costs, khoury was
forbidden to drive in North Caro
lina for a period of 12 months.
Howard Gibson, who has escap
ed .twice-from the county jail here,
was sentenced ; to four 'months on
the roads on two indictments for
breaking jail. - . . -.
Charge NcJ Prcased
Solicitor John M. -Queen ivol
piossed a charge of assault with
i' deadly weapon -''a&tinsi Siatc
Highway. Patrolman Ed laiy
without bringing the case b..i ore
the court. The charge was brouiit
by . i'. Tippett who 'alleged t hat-Guy-
had driven into 'his aulouilv
bile in an attempt to knock it
out , of the highway so that il could
Judge Warlick; granted a large
number of .continuances during, the
Twenty-two true - bills were
brought in by the grand uirv, con
sisting of J. E. Myers, foreman, '
Floyd Martin, J. M., , Brown,
George Sprinkles, W. A. Sellers,
Ed Cruse, Carl Aiiiinoii, A. L.
Shields, W. E. Hodgins; Wiley
Stanley- Lewis Moses, Floyd Potts.
J. E.-Bryson, Grover Angel, Law-
rcnn tluor ;iu.. C. . w t.
McCracken and W. K. Cunning
ham. Grand Jury's Report
The, grand jury reported to Judge
Warlick that the' county., home was
in good condition with the excep
tion of a defective flue which they
considered a fire hazard. The cbun
ty schools were found to be in good
condition, and the county jail in
"fair" condition. The courthouse,
they reported, -as "badly in need '
Cases disposed of during the
court term included:
Robert Sanders pled guilty to
possession of whiskey and receiv
ed a four months' sentence, sus
pended upon good behavior and
the payment of a $2 fine and
com,. wicli.:r.i .Siiinleis j,kd gmlty
to the same -offense- and received
a six months' suspended sentence
and a ifiOO fine.
Carl Tallent, forcible trespass,
prayer f jr. .'judgment continued for
18 months upon-payment of costs.
Julian Collins, possessing and
transporting whiskey, prayer for
judgment continued Upon payment
k. H. Munger, transporting whis
key, eight months on the roads
suspended for 18 months on good
behavior and payment of costs.
Estell Henry, violation of the
prohibition laws, 12 months' jail
sentence suspended on good be
havior. Bob Gibson and Thurman Kell,
reckless driving, fined and taxed
with the costs.
Driving while under the influence
of intoxicants. William K. English,
$50 and costs, license suspended
for 12 months and automobile to
be sold for county school fund;
Sam Wilson (second 'offense) 18
months' road sentence suspended
for three years, license suspended
for 12 months; Johnnie Carpenter,
license suspended for 12 months,
$50 and ; costs; Charlie Middleton,
licenses suspended for 12 months,
$50 and costs; Alvin Stewart, 4
months' road sentence" suspended
on good behavior and payment of
$50 fine and costs, license suspend
ed for 12 months; T. D. Calloway,
four months' sentence suspended
for two years on good behavior,
$50 fine and license suspended for
12 months; and John Painter, $50
fine and costs. .
F. D. R. VISITS CARIBBEAN
President Roosevelt left Wash
ington Monday to board the U.
S. S. Tuscaloosa for a seagoing
inspection of Panama Canal de
fenses in the Caribbean.
knit for the Red Cross can se
cure the materials at the rectory
on Mondays and Thursdays from
2 p. m. to 4 p. m.