THE FRANKLIN fRES9 AND THE HIGHLANDS MACON IAN
THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 1941
By MRS. F. E. MASHBURN
Mrs. Myrtle F. Keener, the
primary teacher of the 1inc Grove
' school, -va a welcome v isitor at
Mr. ami Mrs. W. A. Kcencr's
home this we.ek-entl.
Sam.Brysoii,' teacher of the Wal
nut Creek school,-, spent' -the week
end with his family at Cullasap.
Friday, March 21, Mrs. l-'Lurencc
. S. Sherrill conduced a very inter
esting meeting in tire home of Mrs.
F. E. Mashburn. The next meet
ing is to be held April 1 at the
home uf Mrs. (iirtnule Strame.
V. A and V. J. Berry, and also
C. J. Crisp, of Walnut Creek, were
'-visiting 'on- Ellijay 'Sunday.
Howard Keener, .an employee of
the Nantahala dam, spent the
week-end with his family. '
Mrs. Josephine Leopard is visit
ing her son, Kenny and wife, at
Yellow Mountain, Jackson county.
liert Tilson is critically ill.
Gum Dills has been in n pool
health for months.
"Uncle'' Tommie 'Dills is back
in' his little home, getting his
Kiirden . ready for planting.
"Uncle" Jim Houston is at the
home of Mac McCall at present.
He has beeri bed fast for several
G. D. Hedden got his left leg
hurt recently, while at work on
the Nantahala dam. He expects to
return to his work Tuesday.
Ernest Hedden, who got his leg
broken jn February is now home
from Angel hospital.
Tillery Henderson Is still going
on crutches. He got his eft ankle
injured while -logging a few weeks
Ed Crisp is suffering from in
juries caused by a log rolling on
him and also a p.e-evie handle
struck his head- '...-.
The monthly singing convention,
held at Pine Grove last Sunday
afternoon was splendid.
Miss Gertrude Holland was call
ed home recently from GastonLa
because of the illness of her moth
er, Mrs. Hettie Holland.
On April 13 at 2:30 p. m. Rev.
J L. Stokes II, pastor of the
Franklin Methodist church, is to
hold an Easter service in the Wal
nut Creek school house. The pub
lic is cordially invited.
Mrs. John Holland is on the
.Miss Eula Mashburn is home
from Franklin where she has been
staying. -.' J
Mrs. George Keener is very busy
these days caring for 200 Plym
outh Koek baby chicks in their
nice new brooder house Mr. Keen
er made for them. '''
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For the first time, the new Airacobras of the army air corps tro through a formation flight at Bulhilo,
N. Y. These are being flown by pilots from Selfridge Field, Mt. Clemens. Mieh., who took delivery of the
planea at the Bell Aircraft Corp. plant. The Airacobra is .canmin- a i i li'H sii, - ngine tighter with
engine located behind the pilot's comparLmeiit. Britain waiils them badiy. '
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This Week In Defense
We've Got What It Takes
By HARRIET ELLIOTT, Consumer Commissioner, National Defense
Advisory Commission- :..' '
(Miss Elliott is. dean of the Woman's College of die 'University of
North Carolina We are printing the following article, vs somewhat
abridged, instead of the weekly bulletin, on defense.)
protect our standard ol liv-
Hear Averell Tell Of Trip
The Lions Club held its regular
bi-weekly meeting at Cagle's cafe,
last Monday night, when 18 mem
bers enjoyed a good ham dinner.
Lion Averell related some of the
: hiirhlights of his vacation trip to
the West coast during the pas
winter. He said that ,en route to
Washington, . D. C. he and Mrs.
Averell . stopped over in Lincoln
ton to call on the Rev. Frank
Bloxham, former Franklin Lions
Club (president, whom they found
well located and with' a fine
e-hurch of historical significance.
"In fact, the church is approach
ing its centennial celebration, and
Mr. Bloxham is. giving the. cele
bration his usual ; energetic and
careful planning. In Washington
the 40th annual meeting of the
American Society of Foresters was
attended for three days in the
Hotel Mayflower, where 500 for
esters w.ere present. Lions Club at
tendance was made at Winchester,
Va., where 75 members attended
bringing Christmas toys for the
underprivileged : Children , of the
"A round-trip railroad journey
was enjoyed to southern Califor
nia and back by way of Canada,
making 18 states and five prov
inces of Canada traversed. Lions
Club attendance was made up in
Riverside, Calif., where 100 Lions
gathered in the Spanish room of
the famous Mission Inn for a
boisterous meeting. j
"A Country At Wr"
"On entering Canada, one is im
pressed immediately thatv you are
in a country at war. (kiing from
Victoria to Vancouver the boat
was crowded with soldiers in their
Royal Canadian Army uniforms,
packs and helmets strapped on
their backs, heading east. The
train was. crowded with army of
ficers, and aviators in their blue
gray uniforms with silver wings,
also going east. The Bern machine
gun factory was illuminated-1-
bright as day and train loads of
airplanes in wooden crates were
Ray English from Hendersonvillc,
and now with the Burrell Motor
company was ushered in as a new-
member of the Franklin club. The
members made a donation of $11.00
to the Boy Scouts.
The following letter nf thanks
was read by President Thad Bry
son from a - 7-year-old girl the
26th child in Macon county to be
helped by the club's sight conserva
"Dear Sirs : I am writing this
A few days ago I was en route
by train to a speaking engagement
and found a traveling companion
who turned out to 'be one of my
former students. In the course of
conversation this young, woman
said in substance, "Miss Elliott, my
mother tells me that during the
first World War she had ' to pay
phenomenally high jirices for every
thing, even for commodities which
were abundant. Today our indus
trial resources are being directed
to military production almost as
fully as then and yet we have
plenty! We are in an emergency,
but we've got what it takes!' We
can produce all we need, if all : of
us work at it. After nine months
of defense efforts, the cost of liv
ing does not seem any higher to
day than it did a year ago." Then
she added, "1 guess we have to
thank our Consumer Division for
that.''; - : '
I informed her quickly that in
my opinion no single agency could
take sole credit for this accom
plishment, just as no single group
could be given sole credit for the
strides we are making in our de
fense preparations. The stability in
the- cost of living and in our '-'general
national economy has been
maintained because of the united
effort of government,, industry and
the civilian population. It was in
teresting to note, however, that
this young w6nian was' not think
ing in terms of "business as' usual.''
I was .impressed by the fact that
she was thinking of new jobs, in
creased production and a great naV
ttonai .ettort to meet an emergency.
1 find that there are too many
persons thinking in terms of 1916
instead of 1941. . . .
It is imperative that each- one
of us realize that our way of life
is at stake;' that we must provide
ourselves with total defense now;
and . not wait until those , who
threaten democracy arc on our very
doorstep. That is the lesson learn
ed by .those nations of Europe
which did too little too late. , Let
us profit by their unfortunate fate.
Knowledge of, and belief in what
wc are defending is the strength
of our entire defense program. Let
as, then, take stock of our herit
age and those principles which
we are preparing to defend. The
American concept of democratic
living is founded on individual
equality, opportunity, security and
freedom. It includes those essential
freedoms of speech, expression, re
ligion and thought, freedom from
poverty and misery, freedom from
personal persecution and tyranny.
We have seen these freedoms die
in the countries overrun by dic
tators. We must, therefore, make inten
sive efforts not merely to produce
planes, and ships and tanks and
guns. We must strengthen our
homes through health and fitness
and democratic living. We must
build community bulwarks of de
fense through educational and rec
reational facilities and other pub
lic services. We must insure demo- I
cracy in our economic life by pre
venting anti-social, unwarranted
private gain from the defence pro
glasses I received through the
Lions club. They arc helpine me
a lot in my school work. I hope
some day I can do something for
someone that belones to the club
as they have helped me so much.
Thahks. . Your.s sincerely. Monta
Rae Buchanon, Rt. 4."
A to-tal of more than $6,870,000,-
000 has been loaned by credit in
stitutions operating under the sup
ervision of the Farm Credit Ad
ministration since the FCA wai
letter thanking you all for the j organized in May; 1933.
ing by gearing industrial produc
tion to meet military and Civilian
needs; preserve our civil-liberties ;
and .'make democracy a living, bene
ficent force in the daily life of all
who dwell within our land. While
striving towiards these goals, we
must be prepared to make those
sacrifices which are necessary, and
in the interest of the national wel
fare. If it should be necessary ' for
us" to give up, temporarily, certain
luxuries or to . direct pur buying
in such a way as to conserve ma
terials essential for military pur
poses, we must be. prepared to do
so. But we must have the knowl
edge and planning to meet such
sacrifices with the least dislocation
of our everyday living
Let me describe briefly what is
being done to- protect democratic
living in the course of the defense
program. At a time when billions
of dollars are being invested in de
fense preparations, steps are being
taken to promote stability of our
economy and to balance military
and civilian needs.
The Division of Purchases of the
Office of Production Management
advises on all government pur
chases of defense . materials and
supplies, giving consideration . to
production capacity, prices, quality
and delivery requirements. Pro
posed orders which may affect the
price and supply of goods avail
able for civilians are reviewed -by
the Consumer Division of the De
fense Commission. Where necessary
to protect consumer needs, we rec
ommend such modifications as will
accomplish that end without inter
fering with military require
ments. . ..
This type of action is but a part
of the effort to protect . living
standards while facilitating the de
fense program. The Price Stabili
zation Division of the National De
fense Advisory Commission is work
ing to keep prices stable in .essen
tial defense materials such as lum
ber and metals! Already this divi
sion has succeeded in effecting a
reduction in the price of a number
of vital materials. ...
Better Business Bureaus have
been active in examining adver
tising and discouraging the "Buy
N'ow' type, which causes unjusti
fied consumer fears and; buying
panics. A number of manufacturers
have announced that they will not
seek profit through higher prices
but through increased sales Volume
at low prices. The National Asso
ciation of Real Estate Boards has
urged all realtors and property
owners to keep rentals fair and to
avoid critical conditions and prof
Civic organizations are keeping
their members informed of these
developments. They are reinforc
ina their educational programs to
enable consumers to serve them
selves and contribute to the de
fense program by wiser buying
This much is being done. But we
must do more. We must intensify
all these activities on the stand
ard of living front, and extend our
efforts on the social welfare. In
this day of ruthless aggression and
overweening national ambition,
there is ample proof that viglance
is the price of liberty. The most
potent defense in a democracy is
a well-informed public We are
preparing to become the arsenal
of Democracy. I believe we face
this task with the material goods
we need, with the knowledge nec
essary to use these goods for the
benefit of all our people. I tnink
we've got what it takes to secure
total defense for America.
"When you encounter stumbling
stones along the way, step on them
tnd go ahead.''
Miss Ella Moore visited friends
in Asheville last week-end. .
Miss Edna Ramey, wlio is at
tending school sit the, Asheville
Beouty Academy, visited Misses
Maggie and Blanche Ledbetter
Kenneth Cook, who has been
enrolled in the CCC camp at, Col
umbia, S. C, returned to his home
R. B, Curtis, of Demorest, Ga.,
visited friends in this section last
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Conley and
son, and Mrs. Maude Justice and
son, of Tesenta, visi.ted Mr. and
Mrs. Ingram Conl.ey and family
Miss Wilda Mae Saunders visit
ed relatives at Hazelwood during
the week-end. .
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Thur
mond and children, of Rabun Gap,
Ga., spent the week-end With Mrs.
Thurmond's mother, Mrs. G. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Hurshel Rhodes,
of Candler, visited Mr. Rhodes'
rather, Mr. Jim Rhodes and Mr.
and Mrs. R. N. Stiles last week
end.. Kenneth Young of the Otto CCC
camp, is spending this week with
his' parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L.
We are glad to report the sick
folks of Midway improving. .
Charlie Ledford, who is employ
ed at Fort Bragg, spent thft week
end with home folks.
The folks here have been quite
busy planting their gardens and
potato patches for the last few
Mrs. John Shope left today for
Fayetteville where her husband is
Mr. and Mrs. William Shope
were called home from Fort Bragg
Wednesday on account of the
death of Mr.sv Shape's father, Mr.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Arrent,
Will Cheek, En da Cheek and
George Sprinkle spent the week
end in Hayesville.
Mr. and "Mrs. J. E. Hcnson of
Otto were the guests of Mrs.
Marion Saunders one day the ist
AAA Participation Was
88 Per Cent Last Year
North Carolina had a larger par
ticipation in the Agricultural Con
servation Program in 1940 than in
any previous year according to an
announcement from State college.
About 7,039,000 acres or 88 per
cent , of North Carolina's 7,990,000
acres of cropland, was covered by
farms in the 1940 program, as
compared with 63 per cent irt 1939.
The previous ! high mark was 83
per cent in 1938.
MEN 30 YEAWSC
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FOR STEADY PULLING PcWER
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A Public Trust
This Committee is voluntarily cooperating with
Jaw enforcement officials to protect the public
and North Carolina's legalized beer industry from
la w-violating . retailers.
We look upon that responsibility, as a public
trust Beer Tetailers who violate North Carolina
law must be eliminated.
We will continue to be keenly aware of the
privilege of protecting this economically and so
cially important industry for the benefit, of all
.-'. -' ,
You can help us attain this worthwhile objec
tive by withholding your patronage from those
few outlets which tolerate unwholesome condi
bND NORTH CAROLINA
EDGAR R. BAIN, State Director
Raleigh, North Carolina
The Ford Motor Company's. C Several months ago work was
i ' i i V ttarfrd. on our own initiative, on
business has always been to
serve the needs of the American
people. In providing them with
low-cost transportation for the
past 38 years, we have devel
ooed one of the rountrv's larg
est and most utpfnl I'ndncrrial R A Ford aircraft apprentice school
est ana most usetul industrial 0 has been eswblished, to train 2000
units. During a national emer- students at a time.
started, on our own initiative, on
an entirely new 1500 horsepower air
plane engine especially designed for
mass production. This engine is now
in the test stage and plans are being
developed for producing it in large
quantities when and if needed.
gency, we feel that these facili
ties should be devoted , without
reserve to our country's needs.
Toward that end we started
rolling months ago, with these
1A $21,000,000 Ford airplane en
gine factory, started only 6 months
ago, is nearly completed. Production
will start with an initial order for
4,236 eighteen cylinder, air-cooled,
double-row, radial engines.
2 We are building a new $800,000
Ford magnesium alloy foundry,
one of the few in the country. It is
already producing lightweight air
plane engine castings.
9 Army reconnaissance cars mili-
tary vehicles of an entirely new
type are rolling off special Ford
assembly lines at the rate of more
than 600 a month. We have produced
Army staff cars and bomber service
4 The government has given the
"go-ahead" and work is now
under way for the fast construction
of an $11,000,000 Ford plant
to produce bomber airframe
assemblies by mass produc
That is a report of progress
to date. -
The experience and facilities
of this company can be used
to do much of the job which
America now needs to get done
in a hurry. '
Our way of working, which
avoids all possible red tape, en
ables us to get results and get
them fast. This benefits users
of our products and workers
who produce them.
We are ready to make any.
thing we know how to make,
to make it to the limit of our
capacity if need be, to make it
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the next job whenever our
country asks us to. And to this
end, we know we have the full
confidence and loyal
support of the workmen
throughout our plants.
FORD MOTOR COMPANY