North Carolina Newspapers

    PROGRESSIVE
LIBERAL
INDEPENDENT
Vol. Lvi, no. 8
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY. FEB.. 20, 1941
$150 PER YEAR
SENATE PASSES
FINANCE BILL
Some Of The Measures
Before Assembly
Past Week
RALEIGH, N. C The .senate
passed the finance bill on Wed
nesday by. vote of 38 to 0, the
house passed the revenue measure
last week. The bill, which is only
a group of amendments to the
1939 continuing act, reduces taxes
by broadening sales tax exemp
tions and, allowing local govern
mental units 75 per cent of re
turns from intangible taxes in
stead of 60 per cent. However, on
account of improved business con
ditions it. is estimated that tax re
turns will reach a new high
$163jOO,000.
A measure to provide a .vote on
a constitutional amendment which
would consolidate state school ad
ministration was passed.
New Motor Vehicle Dept.
The house has passed and order
ed ratified, a bill to remove the
state highway patrol, the highway
safety division and related agen
cies from the revenue department
to a news motor vehicle department.
. The senate passed unanimously
and sent to the house a bill to
ntist n.. i c. .
.governors., to appoint their own irS. IViartna mCVIOUu
board of conservation and develop- Dies In Highlands
Rabies
Prevention Bill Introduced
By Dr. Rogers
Dr. W. A. Rogers, Macon coun
ty's representative in the' General
Assembly lias introduced a bill
aimed at preventing, any outbreak
of rabies in North Carolina, ' The
meas-tire would authorize health of
ficers to appoint rabies inspectors.
The present law requires all dogs
to be vaccinated , for rabies by a
veterinarian appointed by the
county health officer. The admin
istration of this law is under the
N. C. Department of Agriculture.
At the time of its passage it was
put through' the General Assembly
as a measure to protect stock on
the farms from the frequent me
nace of being bitten by . mad dogs.
The loss of farm animals from
hydrophobia is still considerable.
Dr. Rogers' measure would make
more effective the protection of
man and beast from 'the danger
of rabies.
American Legion Wants
Addresses Men In Service
The Macon Post of -the Amer
ican Legion desires the addresses
of all Macon county men in any
branch of military service, old or
new. Gilmer A. Jones, commander,
requests that families or relatives
of the men will send addresses -to
him or to W. Roy Carpenter,
Franklin.
Envoy to Britain
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CAMPAIGN FOR
SCOUT FUND
Adult Membership . Drive
By Local Committee
This Week
ment, increasing the membership
from 12 to 15.
"Crmtth Tax" BJU
The senate, has passed and sent
to the house a "crash tax" bill on
" vote of 27 to 11. The measure
provides the addition of a 50-ccnt
fee to the cost of auto license
plates towards a fund to pay hos
pital expenses up to 21 days, of
crash victims.
Highway BUI
sThe new highway reorganization
bhT provides that the highway
commissioners shall represent the
M rs. Martha M cCloud, 83, died
at the home of her son, A. C. Holt
in Highlands on Thursday after
noon at 1 o'clock following an ill
ness of several months.
Mrs. McCloud was born in
Franklin and spent her life here
and in Highlands. She was a mem
ber of the Franklin Baptist
church. She was married to Dr.
T. W. McCloud, who died a num
ber of years ago.
Funeral services will be held on
Saturday afternoon at 2 :30 o'clock
at the Franklin Baptist church.
slate as a whole, and not. be. con- I Rev. C. R Rogers. ftastor. Rev. A. I
"iw'tu icpicsciiiauve oj ineir ownj
Highway distnct. . , "It is the in
tent and purpose of this act that
all of said commission and the terian church, will officiate. Burial
Rufus Morgan, of St. Agnes Epis
copal church, and "Rev. R. B. Du-
Pree, of the Highlands Presby-
John G. .Winant, former Republi
can governor of New Hampshire,
packs his bag- in a New York hotel
preparing to travel to Washington
for instructions and thence to Lon
don. Winant, a labor expert, is the
new United States ambassador to
Great Britain.
The tenth annual enrollment 01
Adult Members of tin- I'.ov Scouts
will be lield throughout Western
North Carolina starting Monday,
February 17 and continuing through
Saturday.
Rev. J. L. Stokes II and Ben
McGlamery are the committee in
charge of the enrollment in Frank
lin. This committee which is con
ducting the canvass -for funds this
week, announces that a substan
tial amount will remain in Frank
lin after payment of required
membership dues to the Daniel
Boone Council and be applied to
the building of the, proposed new
scout house.
Mr. McGlamery stated that the
Junaluskee Lodge of Masons had
consented to the continued use of
the rear lot of the lodge and for
the new building on the site of
Recruiting Unit 1 REMOVES
TAX PENALTIES
Will Be In Franklin On
February 23, 24, 25
The 1'nitcd States: Army Mobile
Recruiting I'nit will be in Frank
lin oti Kcbrn.iry' 23, 24, and 25 for
the purpose of accepting applicants
for 'enlistment, in the regular army.
'This l.'nit,; accompanied by Ser?
geant Charles C. Wilson and Ser
geant Carl I). Stover, is equipped
to .carry out- the examination and
shipment, of applicants to enlisting
stations. A moving picture showing
life in the Army will ie shown
Monday night, place as yet not
designated, free of charge, and
everyone is invited.
We have a f,ew choice vacancies
in the Philippine Islands and a few
in Panama and Hawaii for those
desiring foreign service. We . also
have vacancies in the states for
those who . do not desire foreign-
service..
.Men who are subject' to call
under the selective service act
have an excellent opportunity of
picking their station and branch
of service by enlisting for three
years.':'
Beer License
Of L. T. Moss Revoked
By Commissioners
The beer license of L. T. Moss
of Highlands w'as revoked by the
county commissioners at a special
meeting held Monday. Ralph Wood
of Kyle was also reported. Pe
titions from people of both com
munities were presented to ' the
commiissioners asking their action
in getting rid of the two stands.
Insufficient evidence against
Wood delayed action on his case.
Moss failed to appear, but after
hearing the evidence the . commis
sioners found as a fart that, he
Bad ""operate? Jus premises , .m a
disorderly manner, . and therefore
ordered that the license heretofore-
issued to him for the sale of
chairman shall represent the state
at large and not be representative
of any particular division," the bill
3a id. '.'
The measure also instructed the
commission to pay particular heed
to the' improvement of " farm-to-raarket
roads and school bus routes
' Approves U. of N. C. Increase
Governor Broughton has approv
ed an increase of $260,436 yearly
over budget figures for the great
er University of North Carolina,
which, according to President Frank
Graham will go to -new teachers
small pay raises, new equipment,
etc. '''..
will be in the" Holly Springs' church beer and wine bc revoked
cemetery.
The pallbearers will be W. T.
Moore, Henry W. Cabe, Walter
Bryson, Jack Stribling, Hary Holt
and Richard Holt. The flower girls
will be Mrs. Harry Holt, .Mrs. Hel
en Rucker and Mrs. W. M., Sut
ton.. . . : '
Surviving are four daughters,
Mrs. W. W. McConnell, of Frank
lin, Mrs. A- J. Newman, and Mrs.
May Hunt, of Grand Rapids, Mich.,
and Mrs. E. P. Jarrett, of Spring
field, 111., and one son, A. C. Holt,
of Highlands; 24 grandchildren,
and eight great-grandchildren.
As The World Turns
A Brief Survey of Current Events In State. Nation
and Abroad.
BRITAIN PREPARES
FOR INVASION
Britain is preparing her defenses
for the threatened invasion attack
expected at an early date, before
U. S. aid increases. German bomb
ing of London and other cities con
tinues with some loss of life. Fires,
caused by incendiary bombs are
quickly controlled. A Japanese of
fer to mediate in the war accuses
the U. S, and Britain of "war
preparations in . the Pacific. This
and Indian, troops at Britain's
stronghold on the Malayan pen
insular have checked Japan's axis
inspired move in that region. Brit
ish warplanes have seized the bal
ance of power in Southeastern
Asia.
BROTHER'S GUN
KILLS CHILD
Gun In Hands Of 15-Year
Old Boy Causes
Fatal Accident
the old one, the building to be of
a standard to meet the approval Baptist S. S. Convention
Z , f w,t,' At Liberty Church
scout committee to make this new j The Maco Coun Sun"
building a community project with ! School Convention will be held
th ronnration of other oruan za- i on aunuay .'.auernoon, reuruary w.
Dr. Rogers' Bill Passed
By Legislature Affects
Macon And Avery
"f.tlii" recentlv
penalties
in Macon
tions with the Rotary Club which
sponsors the Franklin troop.
A cub troop and a second troop
of Boy Scouts are included in the
local program.
J. S. Conley'of Franklin will di
rect the enrollment in Macon,
Swain, and Jackson counties which
is the Smoky Mountain district
of the Daniel Boone Council,
To take care of planned enlarge
ment in organization , the council
plans to add a third man to the
stuff this spring.
In addition to the organizing of
new units an enlarged program
of activities includes the develop
ment of the Boy Scout Reserva
tion, a tract of 635 acres in Hay
wood county that iniwW purchased
by the council last summer.
Washington's Birthday
Is Legal Holiday
Saturday, February 22, is cele
brated as a legal holiday through
out the nation as the birthday of
George Washington. The . bank and
the postoffice will be closed on
that day. 1
at the Liberty Baptist church, it
has been announced by Paul Swaf
ford, president of the convention.
The principal address' will be de
livered by Rev. C. 0. Bfookshire,
of Franklin Route 1.
The program, which is scheduled
to begin at 2:15 o'clock, will open
with a song by the Liberty choir;
The devotions will be led by L.
O. Rickman, of West's Mill, fol
lowed by the reports from the
various Sunday . .schools in the
county.
Miss Christine Browning will
give a talk on "The value of plans
in Sunday School Work."
All churches in the county are
urged to send a large representa
tion of members,
PRESIDENT SENDS
DEFENSE EXPEDITER
President Roosevelt will
Averell Harriman to England in
the next 10 days as a defense ex-
se
nd
was considered in wnaon as an -..!;., w. ,;it R,-;t
sue. -:,
axis diplomatic "peace offensive
BALKANS-GREECE-TURKEY
The week has witnessed Hitler's
preparations to march . through
Bulgaria on Greece and a Bulgarian-Turkish
non-aggreesion pact
which is interpreted as favorable
to Hitler, and exceedingly danger
ous for Greece.
BRITAIN-TURKEY
Turkey still maintains freedom
of action in her existing obliga
tions to Great Britain, who holds
that her aid to Greece will con
tinue against both Italian and Ger
man aggression, 'and that Greece
will not yield to Hitler's demands
for peace terms with Mussolini. .
AFRICAN FRONT
The British continue their sweep
ing victories over the Italians in
Africa. Ethiopian warriors are re
volting against their Italian rulers
and British are pressing towards
Addis Ababa. Red Sea ports are
falling into their hands.
AUSTRALIAN TROOPS
LAND AT SINGAPORE
Arrivtl of Auttnlian, MWyan
ain's needs with supplies being' sent
from the U. S., handle contracts,
estimates, etc., under the anticipat
ed Lend-Lease bill.
PRO AND CON ARGUMENTS
ON LEND-LEASE BILL
The lend-lease bill is being
threshed out on the floor of the
Senate this week. Opponents speak
ing included Senators Vandenburg,
Clarke Nye and Johnson of Cali
fornia. Senator Bailey of North
Carolina, Hill of Alabama and
Connelly of Texas, Democrats
spoke Wednesday in its favor. Pas
sage is expected next week.
AIR BASES FOR
GUAM AND SAMOA
A house bill has been approved
to expand naval air bases at
Guam small island in the Pacific
belonging to U. S, 1500 miles from
Japan; and Samoa, an island in
the southern Pacific
KNUDSEN REPORTS
PLANES BUILT
Production Manager Knudsen re
ports 1,036 airplanes delivered in
January, and expects a total out
put of I WOO this year.
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Another family gun,, carelessly
left loaded around the house, 'has
brought tragedy besides death into
a Macon county home.
Henry Judson Reeves, ten-year-old
son of a widow, Mrs. Texie
Roper Reeves of the Oak Dale
section, was accidentally killed by
his 15-year-old brother, Billy, with
a shotgun last Saturday 'afternoon.
Sheriff A. B. Slagle, who went
to the scene of -the tragedy soon
after it occurred, reported that it
appeared from all evidence to have
been accidental. Mrs. Reeves said
that she had previously told her
son to remove the shell from the
gun and that" she thought it had
been done. The younger boy wis
coming toward the house from the
yard where he had been cutting
wood and the older boy was stand
ing in the doorway close by when
the gun discharged, entering the
child's body near the heart and
causing death instantly. No inquest
was held. ' ,
Funeral services were held at
the home Sunday afternoon. Rev.
Robert Williams and Rev. Edgar
Parks officiating.
Pallbearers were James Wild,
Andrew Reeves, Glen Reeves, Ter
rell Parrish, Austin Raby and Joe
Raby.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs.
C. M. Reeves; one brother, Billy;
five sisters, Beulah, Alice. Lela,
Delia and Rebecca; and three half
brothers, Ralph, Lee and James
Reeves.
The father of the family, the
late Charles M. Reeves, also met
accidental death when he was kill
ed by a falling tree about two years
ago. .
Town Auto Tags
On Sale By Lions
Franklin automobile tags are
now being sold by members of the
Lions Gub and others. The tags
are black and lettered in yellow,
to be attached above the license
tag. This year they are being sold
for fifty cents, the proceeds going
to the sight conservation fund of
the club. With this fund many
school children with eye defects
are supplied with proper glasses.
Senior Class Elects
Officers And Superlatives
The senior cla.ss of the Franklin
high school has . elected the fol
lowing officers :
Lewis Patton, president;' Dick
Sloanvice-president; Jennie Scott,
secretary, and T. L. Jamison, treasurer.
The superlative for this class
were elected as follows:
Prettiest girl, Frances Ashe;
most handsome boy, Chuide Leath
crman ; most athletic girl, Ella
Moore; most athletic boy, Claude
Leathernian;'" class Romeo, Allan
Brooks; class Juliet, .Kathryn
Long; smartest girl, Helen Potts;
smartest boy, William Ledford;
class girl flirt, Dorothy Penland ;
class boy Jlirt, Dick Sloan; most
likely to succeed girl, Helen Potts;
boy, Porter Duncan; most intel
lectual girl, Helen Potts; most in
tellectual boy, John Wasilik, 111 ;
class rambler, Kenneth Bryant ;
quietest girl, Edna Shepherd;
quietest boy, Conley Bradley; most
studious girl, Kathryn Long; most
studious boy, William . Ledford;
most original girl, Mamie Adding
ton; most original boy, Dick Sloan;
most influential girl, Kathryn
Long ; most influential boy, Lewis
Patton; most popular girl, Dorothy
Reid ; most popular boy, Lewis
Patton; most courteous girl, Jennie
Scott; most courteous boy, Bob
McClure; most mischievous girl,
Mary Evelyn; Angel; most mis
chievous boy, Andy Patton; most
dignified girl, Dorothy Penland;
most dignified boy, George Tes
srer; neatest girl, Pauline Wilds;
neatest boy, T. L. Jamison; man
hater, Pauline Rowland; woman
hater, Keith Gregory; class baby
girl, Frances Ashe; class baby boy,
Andy Patton ; best sport, girl,
Mary Evelyn Angel; best sport,
boy, Claude Leatherman; friendli
est girl, Evelyn Sondheimer;
friendliest boy. Porter Duncan.
Volunteers Acceptable
Says Chairman Long
E. W. Long, chairman of the
Macon county selective service
board, said Wednesday that the
board would like to emphasize
that volunteers for military trains
ing and service would be accept
table at this time. ,
To date all men leaving on the
three calls have been volunteers,
according to Mrs. Maude Jones,
clerk of the board, but the next
call will probahly include draftees,
as there are at present only, four
white volunteers and two colored
men.
Mrs. Jones stated that 23 men
have gone to Fort Urag in the
three calls towards Macon county's
total quota of 86 required by June
1. There will be another call
shortly, including colored draftees.
A cert if it'tl c
passed hill, removinj.
I rum current taes
county. h;ts 'been eut tu SheriJl"
A. B. Slagle liy I Jr. W. A. Rogers,
county representative and author
of the legislation.
' The 'bill as tnacf.ed into law
reads as follows:
H. B. No. 25.
An Act Abolishing Tax I'rnaltiies
; In Macon County
The General Assembly of North
Carolina do enact :
Section 'I; That.no penalties shall
be charged against any taxpayer
in Macon county for non-iayment
of taxes enacted fpr the year one
thousand nine ''.hundred and forty
or any year subsequent thereto.
However, nothing, herein shall be
construed ,so as to remove penal-,
ties on any taxes levied pryor to
the year one thousand nine hun
dred and forty. Nor shall anything
herein be so construed as to pre
vent the addition of interest at
the rate of six per centum per an
num on delinquent taxes.
Sec. 2. This 'act shall also apply
to Avery county.
Sec. 3. This act shall apply only
to Macon and Avery .commies.
Sec. 4. That all laws and clauses
of laws in conflict with the pro
visions of this act are hereby, re
pealed. "
Sec. 5. That this act shall' be in
full force and effect from -and
after its ratification.
In the General Assembly read
three times and ratified, this the
31st day of January, 1941. .
R. L. Harris,
President of the Senate
; . v O. M. Mull, .
. Speaker. Of the House of
Representatives.
Burrell To Operate
Puroil Service Station
W. C. Burrell has taken over
the operatoin of the new Puroil
service station at the intersection
of the Asheville and Highlands
highway across the river. Wood
row Burch is the new manager.
He will also have ' charge of the
Burrell : Motor company's used
parts business which ' has been
moved to this location from the
Main street location. A number of
used cars are also on this lot.
First Red Cross Shipment
War Refugee Garments
The first shipment of war refu
gee garments made by the women
of Macon county' has been sent
to Washington headquarters of the
American Red ' Cr.cys's, Mrs. J. E.
Perry, chairman of production of
the Macon Red Cross reports.
Mrs. Perry .states 'that. -the gar
ments made represent 3,345. hours
of work by volunteers in knitting
and sewing.
The completed garments include :
20 layettes, 23 hospital shirts, 26
boys' shirts, 26 girls' dresses, - 9
women s dresses, 33 women's wool
shirts, and 20 girls' wool skirts.
The knitted garments were: nine
shawls, five . men's sweaters, 10
women's sweaters, 52 children's
sweaters, .42 pairs socks,' 19 caps,
one scarf. '.'.:
Another assignment of materials
is. expected at an early date.
Dr. N. B. Stokes
To Speak Sunday
Rev. N. P.. Stokes, 1). I), re
turned missionary from Korea,
will speak at th,e morning service
of the Franklin Methodist church
next Sunday, as a feature of the
laymen's day " program. His sub
ject will be the work of lay
Christians in the Orient. Dr.'
Stokes is the father of the pastor,
the Rev. J. L. Stokes. II.
Legion Gives Banquet
To Macon's Volunteers
Otter Creek Center
Dedication Next Sunday
Dedication of the Otter Creek
community building will be held
next Sunday, February 23, begin
ning at. 10 a. m. A basket lunch
will be served and all friends are
invited to attend. The building has
been constructed by the National
Youth Administration.
Tompkins Chief Speaker;
Macon Quota Left For
Camp Wednesday
Preceding the departure on
Wednesday morning of Macon
county's selective service men to
Fort Bragg for a year's military
training, the Macon Post 108 of
the American Legion gave the
nine draftees all volunteers a
banquet Monday evening February
17, in the Legion hall
Hon. Dan Tompkins, former
member of the House of Represent
tatives and candidate for lieutenant-governor,
was the principal
speaker. Mr. Tompkins was Batal
lion Sergeant Major 56th Signal
Corps the same outfit in which
A. R. Higdon, present adjutant of
the local post served and saw
active service in France.
Mr. Tompkin' Speech
Speaking on present war condi
tions, Mr. Tompkins stressed pre
paredness, emphasizing that every
man should serve his country in
some capacity either as a volunteer
or under the selective service call;
that those who .desire freedom of
.speech and freedom of the press
must be willing to fight for it.
The speaker called attention to the
fact that in proportion to popula
tion North Carolina had more, of
ficers and men in the , last war
than any other state. He also re
called that this state wis respon
sible for the Bill of Rights being
a part of the Constitution of the
United States.
Besides members of the Legion
and volunteers, . E. W. Long,
chairman, and Henry W. Cabe,
member of the board were pre-
ent. Rev. J. L. Stokes II gave the
invocation and Guy Houk intro
duced the speaker. '
Nine Men Lemre
The young men leaving on the
special bus Wednesday morning
that also carried draftees from
Cherokee and Clay counties- were
those listed in last week's Press.
Kenneth Ansel Dowdle, alternate,
if not called on to fill a place of
any of the those leaving Wednes
day who may be disqualified after
reaching camp, will be in the next
call
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