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VOL. LVI. NO. 9
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY. FEB. 27. 1941
$1.50 PER YEAR
Luncheon And Tour En
joyed By Large Group
A group of .about 20 Franklin
people enjoyed delightful hospital
ity at the CCC camp N, C. V-23,
near Otto, last Friday. The guests
wcr,c greeted by Lieutenant G. W.
Alexander, camp commander, Lieu
tenant William A. Baumgarter, VV.
B. Jones, forest service project
superintendent; J. F. Craft, educa
tional director, and Mr. Johnson,
district recreational director of the
forest service, of Gainesville, Ga.
The hour before luncheon was
spent in a tour of inspection of
the camp, showing all the quarters
in immaculate' condition, with ample
evidence of the good housekeep
ing and successful homemaking of
staff and boy.s.
Tour Of Foxiest
, After a luncheon served in the
'mess hall by the boys- as delicious
as it was bountiful the party was
escorted by Mr. Jones on a tour
of the Cowceta Epperimental For
est and the projects carried on by
the CCC boys under the super
vision of the Nantahala Forest
The constructor and operation
of stream guages were explained
by Mr. Jones whereby the rise
and. fall of streams in the. forest
are measued; also rain , gauges
there are 05' in the forest around
the camp which measure the rain
fall in that arear These are read
after each rain to the accuracy of
one one-hundredth of an inch. The
trail ended on a spur of Pickens
Nose mountain, . over 5,000 feet
high, at Mooney Gap on the "di
vide." A beautiful road that had
been built by the CCC boy,s, with
banks treated for stabilization with
sticks and mulching to encourage
growth of plants on bare slopes,
was another : project that excited
the admiration of the guests. '
(Continued Next Week)
Macon Men Sign Up
For Regular Army
The United States Army Mobile
Unit, with headquarters at the
postoffice during Monday,' Tuesday
and Wednesday of this week, have
signed up the following Macon
: county nen for service in the reg
ular an. .. :
Albert L. Craine, James H.
Baity, Thomas Cmnkleton, Albert
Rogers, Leonard Johnson, Luther
Picklesimer, all of Highlands ; Jack"
Jacobs, Johnnie Mashburn,, Ben L.
Mashburn, Marvin Williams, And
erson T. Payne, Raymond H.' Wo
mack, from Franklin; Robert L.
McGalia, West's Mill.
-These young men will be sent to
Charlotte first, and ' then transfer
red to other points.
As The World Turns
A Brief Survey of Current Events In State. Nation'
Britain intensifies her air bom
bardment of channel ports and
Churchill tells Japan the nation
rejects her offer to mediate war
Britain seeks to thwart Hitler's
moves in the Balkans by sending
Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden
and Gen, Sir John Dills to make
sure that Turkey will not modify
its determination to defend the
Dardanelles and the Bosphorus
keys to stragetic developments in
the Near East
Both Hitler and Mussolini have
made speeches. Hitler promises in
tensification of sea warfare, and
warns U. S. that U-boats will sink
ships on sight II Duce acknowl
edges defeat in north Africa but
promises victory in the end.
New German claims to large
scale successes on British mer
chant shipping were denied by the
British to be as large as claimed.
Nazi bombing of British cities in
tensified. The Dutch are rioting
against Nazi troops in north Holl
and. The Vichy government is
strengthening defenses in Indo
China with African . troops, while
Japan demands "Oceania" which
is interpreted as meaning Dutch
East Indies, Philippines, British
and French Indo-China.
Britain answers by landing Aus
tralian troops in Singapore.
Court Of Honor
For Smoky Mountains
District Scouts .
The Court of Honor for . .the
Scouts of the Smoky Mountains
district of the Daniel Boone Coun
cil will be held Monday night,
March 3 at the ' Methodist church
in Franklin at 7;30.-
Ralph Andrews of Cullowhec, the
newly appointed advancement
chairman of the district will pre
side and the presentations will be
made by members of the Frank
lin troop committee. A. W. Allen,
Scout Executive of the Daniel
Boone Council will assist in con
ducting the meeting.
After the court of honor the
scoutmasters and assistants of the
seven troops in the district are to
meet and make . plans for spring
All people , interested in Scout
ing are invited to attend the court
District Meeting In Bryon City
The district committee of the
Smoky Mountains District of' the
Daniel Boone Council will meet
at the Brookside Grill in Bryson
City on Monday, March 5, at 7
Approrimately $300 has been sub
scribed or pledged to ; date toward
the adult membership drive and
the building fund of the scout
house. A number of substantial.
subscriptions are yet to come.
Owing to the illness this we,ek of
Ben . McGlamery, one of the com
mittee securing memberships, the
campaign has not been completed
and a number of citizens have not
yet been solicited.
The full list of memberships ob
tained this week and next will be
published in next week's pagf .
Of Farmers Federation
Meet Here Saturday
The annual meeting of the Ma
con county stockholders of the
Farmers' Federation will be held
at the Franklin Federation Ware
house on Saturday, March 1, at
10 a. m.
President James G. K. McChire
will give a report on the year's
business and S. W. Mendenhall,
Macon county farm agent, has been
invited to speak. Music will be
furnished by' the Farmers Federa
tion String Band, and coffee and
doughnuts will be served.
Hublfy : You never tell me w hat
you buy ! Don't I have any voice
in the buying?
Wifey: Certainly, darling! You
get the invoice. Boys' Life.
Italy's grip on East Africa is
broken by the British capture of
Italian Somaliland capital of Mag
adiscio, a city of 35,000. In. the
swift British drive 5,000 prisoners
Debate for and against lend-lease
bill continues, with the opposition
threatening filibuster, although the
bill is certain of passage.
Harry Hopkins has returned
from England and reported his
findings to President Roosevelt
and Secretary of State Hull. Wil
liam J. Donovan conducting a priv
ate survey is expected to return
soon to make a report to the
President and Secretary Knox of
his travels. He flew from London
January 7, visiting Sudan, Libya,
Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Greece, Tur
key, Iraq and Palestine, returning
.to Cairo, Egypt February 8. He
is supposed to have told the Bal
kans that Britain would 'win.
The British embassy announces
that warplanes from American fac
tories are being flown to England.
These include giant bombers built
by Consolidated in San Diego, Cal.
REP. WITHROW OF RUTHER
FORD APOLOGIZES IN
Representative Grady Withrow
in a scorching denunciation of the
junior United States senator from
North Carolina, Saturday morning
apologized to the House of Repre
sentatives for raving supported him
in the last primary.
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Americans in Japan, China and Indo-China have received renewed
urgent notice to leave the Far East as a sudden crisis flares in the
j Orient A Japanese battle fleet was said to be concentrated off Hai
phong, Indo-China, with other Jap warships off Bangkok, and new
Japanese demands on the Dutch East Indies, Siam and Indo-China
were reported. Dutch merchantmen in the Far East were ordered
The local draft board announces
the acceptance of the following
young men as volunteers for serv
ice: February 15, John David
Potts, Franklin ; February 21, Ed
Green, Gneiss, Star Route; Febnu
ary 24, George ' Bobby Waldroop,
Prentiss, Star Route. Two of these
are under 21 years old; .
Additional volunteers at the local
hoard of registration for selective
service added yesterday are : Ger
nell Lee Woods, Franklin Route 2;
and Thomas Louie Cmnkleton. of
Mrs, Gilmer Jones, clerk of the
local board, reports that Leander
Gibson did not pass requirements
at Fort Bragg, and ' that his sub
stitute would go with the next call.
Rev. J. L. Stokes
Addresses P. T. A.
The Franklin Parent-Teachers
Association held their regular meet
ing in the high school auditorium
on Monday afternoon with Mrs,
Fred Slagle, president, presiding.
The devotions, were conducted
by Rev. J. L. Stokes II, who also
gave an interesting talk 'on "Edu
cating Our Youth for Democracy."
The Rev. and Mrs. Philip L.
Green sang a duet.
Guy Houk, superintendent of
Macon county schools, who was to
have delivered the principal ad
dress, had to be absent on a busi
ness trip, to Raleigh.
A. W. Hedden
Funeral services for Arlie Willis
Hedden, 22, were held Wednesday
at the Walnut Creek Baptist
church. Interment was in the
Mr. Hedden died Tuesday morn
ing at 8:25 o'clock in the Angel
Clinic following an illness of one
month. ' . '
A son of Will Hedden and . the
late Mrs. Rosetta Leopard Hed
den, Mr. Medden was married in
1939 to Miss Elmira Berry, who
' Surviving also are one son, Har
ley William Hedden,' his father,
Will Hedden; one sister, Miss
Irene Hedden, and eight brothers,
Delmer, Elmer, Everett, Eddis,
Ernest, Furman, Louise and Dewey
Killed By Taylor Crockett
After Fierce Fight
Taylor Crockett, of Cartooge
chaye, one of Macon county's fa
mous hunters, came to town last
Monday night exhibiting the pelt
and head of a huge boar, bagged
by him in the upper Bumingtown
section. The head and pelt alone
weighed 51 pounds.
He reported that the boar, a
mountain rooter with a mark of
Berkshire, gashed one of his dogs
to death and seriously injured an
other before he could shoot him
at close range. Two shots entered
the animal's side and a fatal shot
between the .eyes stopped his sav
age onrush. The dog that was kill
ed was a veteran with more than
50 wild hogs to his credit The
other injured dog was brought to
town and his wounds sewed up
by Dr. Edgar AngeL
in the Orient
AUSTRAL I A' .
Injures 6 Persons In 2
.On last Saturday Earl Dills, of
the Nantahala section, was in
volved in two ' wrecks which in
jured six persons.
Saturday morning Rev. Herbert
(colored) of Hayesville, was knock
ed down and, seriously injured on
the highway near, the Franklin
cemetery by the car driven by
Mr. Dills. The accident was re-,
ported unavoidable. Mr. Dills
brought the injured man to Angel
Clinic for treatment.
On Saturday night, with Mr.
Dills driving, his car plunged off
a cliff on the Winding Stairs road
and seriously injured Mrs.. Pauline
Dills, of Shooting Creek. She suf
fered a dislocated collar bone, frac
tures of ribs on both sides of the
chest and, a ruptured liver. Mrs.
Dills' three months-old baby had
numerous injuries, bruises and a
partial paralysis of the. right arm.
Her brother, Odell Roper, received
a fractured rib, while her father,
William Roper, of Briartowh, had
two fractured ribs. They are all
riecoveririg' at the Angel Clinic, j
Earl Dills also suffered two
broken ribs in the last accident.
He was treated ats the Angel Clinic
and has been discharged.
Rites Held For
Funeral services were held Tues
day afternoon for Allen Livingood,
of. Marble, killed Sunday night
while working at the rock quarry
of the Utah Construction company
on the Nantahala dam project.'
Funeral1 services for John Nich
ols, 27,' of Andrews, killed in the
same accident, were held Wednes
day. Rites for Livingood were held in
the Marble Baptist church and
burial was in the Marble ceme
tery. Mr, Nichols' rites were held
at Andrews and interment was. in
the Andrews cemetery.
Mr. Livingood is survived by his
widow and four children. Mr.
Nichols is survived by his widow
and two children.
Nantahala Dam Project
Enters New Phase
Construction of the dam proper
on the Nantahala river project at
Aquone is beginning at this time.
The work done to date has been
in preparation of the site on both
sides of the gorge for the building
of a huge dam that will harness
the waters of this little mountain
stream for 'the generation of pow
er. The Utah Construction company
has the contract for the Nanta
hala Power company. This will be
another unit of the power gener
ating facilities of the Aluminum
Company of America in this sec
tion. Baptist Ministers
To Meet Monday
The Macon county Baptist min
isters will hold their regular con
ference at the Franklin Baptist
church on Monday morning, March
3, at 10:30 o'clock. All ministers
are urged to attend this meeting,
when the fifth Sunday program
is to be planned.
Rev. J. G. Benfield, Chairman
Rev. Robert Williams, Clerk.
Day Of Prayer
Observed By Churches
The World Day of Prayer will
be observed by the missionary so
cieties of the Franklin churches in
a union service to be held in St.
Agnes Episcopal church, Friday
afternoon, February 28, at . 3;30
The program to be used was pre
pared by the World Day of Prayer
committee of Shanghai, China, and
will he used by groups around the
world the same day. This year's ;
theme for the services will be "Thy
Kingdom Come." i
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Ihe service will consist in the
j- r .i
reading of the scriptures, prayer,
r ... . ' .J
singing of well known hymns and
meditation, led by women from the
four Franklin churches. A ' globe
will represent the world Wide mis
sion of the Christian churches and
candles the light of the Gospel
which' missionary societies seek to
carry through their prayers, gifts
Takiing part in the program as
leaders will be Mrs. Derald Ashe,
Mrs. Carl Cabe, Mrs: Robert
Gain,es, Mrs. T. T. Hall, Mrs.
George Slagle and Mrs. J. W. C.
Four Girl Scouts under the lead-
ership ' of Mrs. Charles Melichar,
will take , up the offering. These
are Louise Pendergrass, ' Sallie Lou
Moore, Emogene Landrum and
Marian Carr. Mrs. Ben W. Wood
ruff will have charge of the music.
The offering will be devoted to
the following joint missionary pro
jects of the churches ; Union Chris
tian colleges, work among migrants;
American Indians in Government
schools and the publication of
Christian literature. The. girls will
be dressed to symbolize these di
visions of missionary work.
For Small Farmers
S: R. Griffin, ,Jr., local repre
sentative of the Emergency Crop
and Feed Loan section of th. Farm
Credit Administration, announces,
that Mrs. Mary B. Justice, at the
Clerk of Court's office is receiv
ing applications for loans.
Figures released , by this govern
ment agency show that farmers in
the United States obtained nearly
161,000 emergency crop and field
loans in 1940, for a total of $19,-
470,625, an increase of 29.1 per
cent over 1939. ;
These loans are made for short
periods to small farmers .who can
not obtain loans from other sources
for the productoin of crops and
for the feeding of livestock. Eighty
nine per cent of the amount loan
ed in 1939 has been repaid, it is
Rebuilding And Repairs
Of Agricultural Bldg.
To Begin At Once
At a called meeting of. the coun
ty commissioners held last Monday
to receive bid for the repairing
and rebuilding of the Agricultural
building, the contract was awarded
to the Franklin Hardware company,'
Alf L. Higdon, owner. The contract
price will be $3,894.66, which pro
vides that the building be thor
oughly repaired of all fire and
water damage incufred in the re
cent blaze that destroyed part of
the interior of the building, and
that it be put back in as good
shape as it was.
Mr. Higdon states that the work
will begin at once and finished as
soon as possible. -Elmer Roten,
local foreman, will have charge of
the carpenter's w:ork.
A truck hauling rock for the
WPA street project proved itself
mightier than a power line pole
this week, when a collision at the
intersection of the Dillsboro and
Highlands highways knocked down
the pole. The truck was consider
ably damaged, but no one was
U. S. Civil Service Commission
announce examinations for the po
sition of superintendent of con
struction, various grades with sal
aries ranging from $3,200 to $5,600
a year. Qualified persons are urged
to file applicatoin immediately.
and applications will be received
until December 31, 1941. Duties in-1
School Bills Occupy
On Wednesday the General As
sembly of North Carolina visited
Elizabeth City. Already full .speed
ahead is aiming at ; adjournment bv
The liquor bill calling for V
I state-wide We next November 4
I V" lne Juestion ot prohibition' was
introduced in the Ifousc. toeether
; ,. . , .... . . .' uBc'"er
with a bill to' restrict miDortation
I , . ;
! of hquor and wine into tip tat. .
The joint legislative appropria-
tions committee raised the appro
priation recommended for public
schools next biennium by $1,611,
4o4 to provide a 12th grade and a
9th pay increment anil sick leave
with pay up m five days for
The committee -. also raised the
vocational educational appropria
tion, to $1,410,000, the amount ask
The joint moiiey-spending com
mittee is still at work on the ap
! Utilities Commission, TYA Fund
j 1'he proposed new utilities agency
would replace the present commis
sion, of which Stanley Winborne
is chairman with a" salary of $6,
600. Two more, would receive sal
aries of $6,000 each, who would be
named by the governor. The in
tensive enforcement of utility laws
would result in the collection of
enough additional funds to pay the
extra salaries, it is estimated.
Among many local bills, one was
passed by the house providing for
a more equitable distribution be
tween state and county govern
ments of payments made by the
TVA in lieu of taxes lost on prop
erties acquired by TVA.
May Community Center
Dedicated Last Sunday
On Sunday a large number of
people gathered at the dedication
of the new community center at
Otter Creek and to honor "Aunt
Jane" May for whom the building
The project was sponsored by
the people of the community ably
assisted by Carl Moses, principal
of the Otter Creek school, and his
The structure was erected by
boys of the National Youth Ad
ministration and is 40 r 84 feet.
The need for such a center was
demonstrated a few nights ago
when a musical program was at
tended by 400 people.
The Sunday ceremonies began
with devotional exercises and brief
history of the May family. Baxter
Jones and J. Burk Grey, sons-in-law
of Aunt Jane May, also paid
tribute to the pioneers and re
called the names of early settlers
in Nantahala township. Both
speakers stressed the opportunities
and obligations facing the younger
Inez Owcnby, for the elementary
school, arid Grace Yonce for the1
senior class of the high school, ex
pressed the young . people's appre
ciation for the efforts of the local
committee in raising the funds re
quired for sponsoring the NYA
William Crawford, formerly a
teacher at Otter Creek, now prin
cipal of Salem school, congratu
lated the basket ball team on the
great improvement made since
having opportunity to practice in
doors. ' ' ' .
Mrs. J. A. Ordway, county sup
ervisor of the NYA, under whose
direction the building was con
structed, expressed regret that
George M. Suggs, district repre
sentative of the NYA had' been
called to Raleigh, and so had been
obliged to -forego the pleasure of
attending the dedication. She spoke
briefly of the great service per
formed by the National Youth
Administration in its efforts to
give (employment to the boys and
girls of America, and said "no
more fitting name for the building
could have been chosen ; since Aunt
Jane May's whole life had been
given to the service of youth.
Among those present were Mr.
and Mrs. J. Burk Grey and Mr.
and Mrs. George Phillips of Mur
phy; Mr. and Mrs. Baxter Jonea
of Bryson City; Mr. Charles Craw
ford, and Mr. and Mrs. William
Crawford of Higdonville, Hayes
Buchanan, Ben Lenoir and James
Hauser and Mr. Crisp of Franklin.
volve direction of foremen, laborers
and mechanics on large construc
tion projects. , .
Full information m k nKtiin.
e4 t Frsaliw postoffict.