the f RAfcicLiN pttiss Afi5 The highlands macon ian
THURSDAY, MAY 1, 1941
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Published evwy Thuriday by The Franklin Press
At Franklin, North Carolina
Telephone No. 24
Mrs. J. W. C. Johnson and W. S. Johnson.,
Entered at the Post Office, Franklin, N. C, as second class matter
One Year ....
then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the
and not to please ourselves. Romans 1?:1.
If that, thou hast the gift of strength,, then know
Thy part is to uplift the trodden low. j
George Meredith. .
SCOTT'S SCRAP BOOK
By R. J. SCOTT
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WE join with other friends in congratulating the
' young people throughout the county whose
year's school work . has won promotion. The high
school graduates deserve the center of the stage
this week, as they end their school days in their
home county and look ahead to future work and
further preparation and training. ,
The school publication of the Franklin High
' School, "Mountain Echo", edited by 'the senior class,
and mimeographed for subscribers has issued a val
edictory issue that deserves special commendation.
High praise is due the full page drawing of the
tulips, the class flower; and the American flag
done in red, white and blue, the artistic lettering
and neat typing show hours of painstaking work
on the part of the editorial staff. ,
The class valedictory, delivered by John H. Wasi
lik, whose four-year average is 92.21, we have chos
en for this week's editorial. It reflects the spirit of
young people of this nation facing the days to come
with high courage.
"VVe seniors of Franklin High School are citi
zens of a great democracy. In years to come k will
be our duty to preserve this democracy. We seniors
realize that our nation is faced with an evergrowing
threat to her, existence.
"We do not want American democracy to pass
into oblivion. We want to preserve the American
Way of Life so that our children and our children's
children can live in a land of peace, opportunity,
and security, and so that we ourselves can continue
to enjoy the rights and privileges we now have, and
last of all so that the human race can have a sys
tem under which it can grow and develop to the
fullest extent. But if we want American democracy
to live we will have to make sacrifices. We must
tighten our belts, strengthen our wills, and firmly
resolve to defend our country to the very last.
"We are threatened more from the inside than
from the outside. America is too great a nation to
be defeated wholly from without. We have too
many resources to be brought to our knees by any
invading force. America shall win any battle so
long as her foundations and inner vitals are sound.
"We must not shut our eyes to the facts. For
eign ideals arid evils are already abroad in the land.
W'e must purge ourselves to those cancerous
. growths for their one aim is to destroy our democ
racy. It will be hard for we will have to look into
our own hearts and cast out all that is false and
contrary to the principles upon which our govern
ment is founded. Only by a rebirth of democracy
within the individuals can the American Way of
Life hope to survive. Some shrug their shoulders
and say that we will soiriehow get through this
Crisis as we have all the rest. They do not realize
that only because oiir forefathers met these crises
with squared shoulders and determned minds,
America survives today. Unless we meet this threat
. as our ancestors did America is doomed,
1 "We believe the seniors of Franklin High School
realize these things, and that they, like the rest of
America, will rise and overcome this crisis.
We also realize that if America dies she will be
defeated, not on battlefield but in the hearts and
minds of her citizens. So long as Americans believe
in America our system wll survive, but if they lose
faith our democracy will crumble."
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Carl Ledford and family visited
Mr. Ledford's jvarc'nts, ' Mr. and
: Mrj. George Ledford, Sunday.
Miss , Nina Stockton has beeiti
lie(re on a visit to her sister,' Mrs.
Roy Sanders for the past several
days. . ' ' , '
Huzel Carpenter was a Kuest of
Kate Sanders Tuesday.
Little Shirley Sue Sanders vis
ited her-grandmother. Mrs. Arthur
Sanders this week. , .
Mrs. Zeb MeChire and daughter,
Mrs. Annie Ferguson, were guests
of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ledford
last Monday night.
A large number of folks gather
ed at the hom-e of Mr. .and Mrs.
Flax Cheek Sunday evening to
attend prayer service conducted by
Kev. Claud Ledford,
For District Meeting At
Scout Leaders in district meeting
at Lumpkin property will convene
on April 26 and 27 to receive spe
cial . instructions on Boy Scouting.
Lumpkin property is on Wayah
Bald road nine miles from Frank
lin, one-half mile above Arrowood
Glade camp grounds.
The meeting is to open Satur
day afternoon, April 16 at 3 o'clock
and close Sunday afternoon at 4:30
o'clock. The cost will be about one
All scoutmasters, assistant scout
masters', troup committeemen,
members of district committers,
prospective troop leaders, will at
tend. Scouts are not to attend.
A matter of importance is that
those who are to attend this meet
ing should notify Scout Leader Jim
Hauser here at Franklin not later
than J. Thursday, April 24.
Subjects to be taken up at this
meeting are emergency service
training for troops, hikes and
camping, advancement, troop com
mittee, games, troop leadership,
civic, service, health and safety and
Gordon Porter, son of Mr. and
Mrs. R. L. Porter, of Franklin,
scheduled to be raised to the rank
of Eagle Scout. Gordon is 14 years
of age and is in the 8th grade at
The Press joins young Porter's
many friends in extending con
gratulations upon his becoming an
Egle Scout, the highest rank in
THHE matter of issuing bonds .in the amount of
$10,000 for the completion of street improve
ment will be decided by the vote of citizens next
Tuesday at the same time that they vote for a
Mayor and six Aldermen. In last week's issue it
was explained that these bonds over a period of ten
years would supplement a grant from the Works
Projects Administration of $30,000 for much need
ed improvement and that the tax rate would not
be raised. The board of aldermen is asking the
voters to state whether or not they7 favor the call
ing of an election for the purpose of issuing the
Streets that are now surfaced only with loose
rock and that would be completed with asphalt in
clude some of the main thoroughfares of the town,
which would divert much of the heavy traffic and
parking that now congest Main street at times.
Extension of a sidewalk on East Main street across
the bridge is much needed by pedestrians for
comfort and safety; also the surfacing of First
street in East Franklin. These are only a few of the
proposed improvements that will not only benefit
property owners along the street but the public
and traffic generally.
Baptist Ministers To
Meet At Highlands
The Macon County Baptist Min
isters, at their last conference, ac
cepted the invitation of Rev. J.
G. Benfield to hold their next con
ference in the Highlands Baptist
church, of which he is pastor.
This conference will be held on
Monday, May 5 at 10:30 a. m. All
ministers are urg-ed to attend this
The suggested program is as fol
lows: 10:30 Devotional, Rev. D. C
10:45 Ministers reports.
II :00 Bible study.
. 12:00 Lunch will be served by
the ladies of the host church.
1:15 Did Daniel Know? by Rev.'
C. F. Rogers.
. Ch a el ( school commencement be
gan April 18 with an operetta,
"A Rose Dream," presented by
the first fotir grades, under the
direction of Mrs. E. L. England
and Miss E. B. Davis.
The annual sermon, was preach
ed Sunday, April 20, by Rev. W.
Taylor, pastor of New Hope Meth
odist church. His theme was, "God
Wants a Man."
The Choral Club and the Verse
Choir furnished music.. -On
Tuesday evening, April 12,
the fifth and sixth grades, under
the direction of W. Jones, pre
sented two one-act comedies.
On Thursday night, April 24,
the seventh grade and the high
school classes, under the direction
of H. R. Kemp, Jr., presented two
Mrs. Kemp assisted at the piano
for all the " programs.
The basketball team closed the
season with five losses and three
victories to their credit. The team
engaged the following school
teams :' Jackson County Colored
Consolidated school, Sylva; Pigeon
Street school, Waynesville ; Hill
Street Elementary school, Ashe
ville ; Cornelia Colored school, Cor
nelia, Ga. ; and Henderson ville
High school, Henderson ville.
This was the first year for bask
etball at Chapel school.
Have you ever seen the sunset
glow in apple blossom time ?
It leaves a crimson shadow ray
on all the woven vines.
It leaves a golden, reddish cast on
every massy hill,
And leaves a light, shining bright,
on every window-sill.
The birds will twitter off V bed,
in a silver blowing breeze;
When the sunset glow is getting
low around the blossomed trees.
SALLY SUE MIN'CEY
(Pupil Franklin High School)
170 Million People
Under Nazi Domination
The following Outline of Ger
many's contests prepared by the
Associated Press, gives a graphic
idea of the extent and size of
territory under Hitler's domination.
Adolf Hitler's armies, now in
possession of most of Western
Europe, have brought under con
trol since the Austrian anchluss
of March, 1938, territory about
equal in area to 17 spates in the
United States, the Panatna Canal
Zone and the island of Guam.
Occupied territories and the
states they compare with, are:
Belgium Delaware and Mary
Danzig Canal Zone and Guam.
Denmark New Hampshire and
France Texas (x).
Holland Massachusetts and
Hungary Indiana (not formally
occupied, but permits passage of
Luxembourg Rhode Island.
Norway New Mexico.
(X) The total area of France U
about 212,700 English square miles
and Tas about 162,400 English
square miles. More than half of
France is occupied.
The territories 'taken by the
Germans approximate 1,000,000
square miles, about 1-3 the area
of continental United States.
More than 170,000,000 persons
live in the territories taken by
the Germans while in the .same
area in the United State there
ar ft little more than 38,000,000,
By MRS. F. E. MASHBURN
Mr. and Mrs. Troy Holland and
family have- purchased Dewey
Gregory's place . and have moved
in. Mr; and Mrs. Gregory and
family have moved awav.
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Holland
and children, of Virginia, are vis
iting relatives, here. Y
Mr. and Mrs. Pete' Moses- and
children have nioved from the O.
C. Cprbin house to Willie McCoy's
place on Peeks Creek.
Mr. and Mrs. Willie McCoy and
children moved from l'efk's Creek
to Mashbnrn Branch.
Gro'ver Watts, .Johnnie Hr.vs.oin,
and Dewey Holland have" gone to
Mrs. -Albert' Potts ha,s b'ricii; stay
ing with Mr. and Mrs. lnlin; Potts
Ben Hedilen is building a new
house on the Calvin. Houstcm place!
which he purchased from C. N.
Jones. The new house is Located
near the oM house place.
Mr. and Mrs. George Peek, of
West Virginia. . are visiting rela
tives in tlu section. '
Messrs. Claude and Ingram
Houston have taken a large tan
bark contract on Betties Creek.
Bert Tilsmn has4, been taken to
Angel hospital.1- His condition is
very serious. - 1 ..
Mrs, Charity Rogers died recent
ly at the home of her daughter.
Mrs. Amanda Bolick on Buck
Our ' sympathies' go to the bereav
.Don't forget to come to the club
meeting on the first Tuesday of
May at 2 p. m. This meeting is to
be held in Mrs. A. A. Mashburn's
home. A supplement to our regular
meeting will be , a timely topic to
be given by- Mrs. Johnson of
Kellie Houston, an enrollee of
CCC camp at Robinsville, spent
the week-end' with his parents.
P re-School Clinics
Schedule For May
The pre-school clinics for Frank
lin and vicinity for the month of
May will be held iii the office of
the County Health k Department in
the Ashear building on Tuesday
mornings from 10 to 12 a. m., with
tlie. exception of . May" 6, at, which
time the clinic will be held at
Clark's Chapel schoolhouse.
Other pre-ischool and toxoid clin
ics for the mon.th of May in the
county have been scheduled as fol
Thursday, May 1 Aqucine schoql,
10 a. m. Kyle school,. 11:30 a. m.
Otter Creek school, 1.30 p. m.
Canip Branch school, 2:30 p. ni.
Thursday, .May 8 Mt. View, 10
a. m. Academy, 1 p..m.
Friday, May 9 Slagle, 10 a. m.
Union, 1 p. tn.
Tuesday, May 13---Frankliii Of
fice, 10-12 a. m. N-
Friday, May 16 Btirningtown,
10 a. m. Olive Hill, 1 p. m.
Tuesday; May 27 Franklin Of
ficce, 10-12 a: m.
Friday, May 30 Oak Ridge, 10
a. nv Pine Grove, I p." m.
These clinics offer an opportune
ity for each infant and pre-school
child in the county to obtain the '
diphtheria toxoid as required by
Any person interested in having
the diphtheria toxoid .clinic for
their community ' should get in
touch with the cownty health de
part me.'it at once.
Dri E. N. Haller.
County Health Dept.
More people live on farms in
North Carolina than on farms in
any other state except Texas, re
ports the Statisticians of the State
Department of Agriculture.
From Camp Jackson
Several changes have been re
ported by Mrs. G. A. Jones', clerk
of the local draft board, in the
personnel, of the last two calls
April 8 and 14.
John Zackie Leatherman, was
sent as a substitute in the Anril
8 call, John Robert Brendle, Route
4; Charles Avery Clouse, Ellijay
and- John Arnold Duvall of Kyle,
failed to pass the physical exami
nation at Camp Jackson.
'Out of the April 14 contingent
of 11 men, the following three,
were returned who did not pass
the - physical requirements: James
Oliver Beale and George Win
field Beaty of Highlands and Allie
Roland Peek of Gneiss.
Good Food Is
Enjoy Good Food and,
A. G. CAGLE, Owner
FRANKLIN, N. C.
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