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Paint Up Your Home
Plant and Beautify
1 o Make Your Town
C lean. Healthy and
PROGRESSIVE - , LIBERAL
VOL. LVI, NO. 20
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, MAY 15, 1941
$1.50 PER YEAR
Mendenhall Presents Defense
Program To County Ministers
Rev. T. I. Vinson Elected
To Serve On Workers
Sam Mendenhall, county agent,
addressed a meeting of ministers
and other county leaders at ' the
Agricultural building last Saturday
morning, where he urgently re
quested their cooperation in ad-
vancing the defense program. Gus
Leach, chairman, presided.
In a vigorous address Mr. Men
denhall impressed the necessity
that every man and woman in the
county realize that we are already
in the war to defend our rights
and privileges as American citi
zens. "We must change our atti
tude from talking about what this
nation owes to what can we do
for our country, whose very exis
tence is threatened by the invas
ion of outside ideas, if not by an
"Along with our rights and privi
leges of free speech, free assembly,
freedom of the . press and radio,
there are duties to maintain these
in the face of the terrible fate that
has overcome other .democracies.
What can we do? Make America
stronger by making Americans
stronger physically, mentally, spir
itually." The .speaker stressed the im
portance of a contented people,
because discontent constitutes a
most fertile seed bed for social ills
Duties Of Citizens
The following were given as dut
ies of citizens:
Be friendly, helpful and cooper
. ative. ,
' Maintain good health by produc
ing a variety of food in sufficient
Maintain and improve the soil.
Figures showing in what ways
.. North Carolina farmers -were falk
ing down in producing were cited.
It was stated that 8,500,000 farm
people' in the U. S. existed on less
than $2.00 a week. "We can't do
much about the income, but we can
change the outgo. Too many farm
ers buy flour, meat, eggs, beans,
syrup, hay, corn, feed," said the
"The production of our own needs
and increasing of food production
now becomes our supreme patriotic
dutiy as well as pur advantage."
Mr. Mendenhall asked the min
isters to see that their people en
roll in the "Live-at-Home" ' pro
gram of the U. S. Government and
return their enrollment cards in
this enlistment in their country's
defense forces to the farm agents'
Whole-hearted response was ac
corded in speeches by the Revs.
Rogers, Crockett Bishop, Vinson
and others. Dr. Stokes made a
motion that was unanimously car
ried that a representative of this
body be appointed to serve on the
Workers Council of Defense, and
the Rev. T. I. Vinson, pastor of
the Holly Springs Baptist church,
Among those attending the meet
ing were Rev. C. F , Rogers, J.
L. Stokes, II, Robert "Villiams, J.
C. Swaim, Philip L. Green, S. R.
Crockett, T. I. Vinson, Joe Bishop,
G. W. Davis, C O. Brookshire,
Theron Slagle, Judson Smith, W.
Franklin and Robbinsville base
ball teams played a double-header
at Robbinsville last Sunday, with
one game won and lost by each.
In the first game Robbinsville
wo,n withy a score of 1 to 0. Hol
sen Bach of- Franklin pitched a
one-hit ball and Franklin got three
hits in the" first .game.
Franklin scored 4 to 3 in the
second game. Ray English pitched
for the Franklin team in thU game.
The following schedule has been
made for this season's games by
the league. Blue Ridge at Blue
Ridge, May 18; Sylva at Franklin,
May 25; Andrews at Franklin.
June 1 ; Hiawassee at Hiawassee,
Tune 8; Bryson City at Franklin,
June 15; Hayesyille at Hayesville.
June 22; Sylva at Sylva, June 29;
Andrews at Andrews, July 6; Hia
wassee at Franklin, July 13; Bry
son City at Bryson City, July 10;
Hayesville at Franklin, July 27;
Murphy at Franklin. August 3;
Isabella, Tenn, Franklin, August
10; Robbinsville at Franklin, Aug
ust 17; Blue Ridge at Franklin,
August 24; Murphy at Murphy,
Besides these games there will
be a Fourth of July game and one
on Labor Day, both to be played
with team utiide the local league.
C. W. Henderson
Attends AAA Conference
C. W. Henderson, Macon ' coun
ty AAA committeeman, reports:
that 700 farmer representatives at
the East Central - Regional AAA
conference roundly applauded Sec
' retary of Agriculture Claud R.
Wickard whin the secretary, in a
widely broadcast address, struck
out with both fists at Naziism and
Mr. Henderson returned Satur
day from the conference which
was held May 8-To in Charlotte.
Announced By District
B. L. McGlamery, chairman of
the Franklin Boy Scout troop com
mittee, announces that a Smoky
Mountains District patrol campo
ree will be held at the Lumpkin
property on Wayah the weekend
of May 24-25; starting at ,10 a. m.
Saturday and closing at 4 o'clock
Sunday afternoon. Court of Honor
will be held at 3 p. m. Sunday,
and all parents and friends are; in
vited. A full program will be in
next week's issue of this paper.
Dr. J. L. Stokes II, J. S. Con
ley and Mr. McGlamery attended
the Scout district meeting in
Dillsboro Wednesday night.
Evangelistic Meeting At
Dr. J. L. Stokes II announced
today that plans are in progress
for ' an evangelistic meeting to be
held in the tabernacle June ' 15
through June 29. The Rev. E. E.
Snow of Lowell, will be the 'evan
gelists Dr.? Stoke, states -that this
is a preliminary announcement and
that . fuller details will be made
Cope Brothers A,t
Courthouse May 17
The Cope Brothers are making
a return appearance at the court
house Saturday night, May 17. The
Woodmen of the World are spon
soring the performance. The pub
lic is cordially invited to attend.
With City Market
Tom McCollum, who has been
employed in Sloan's Market for
several months, has accepted a
position with the City Market and
Grocery, as assistant manager.
To Sponsor Benefit
; Wade Mainer aind his sons of
the Mountaineers, radio perform
ers of Asheville, will give an en
tertainment at the courthouse on
Saturday night, May 24. This pro
gram is being sponsored by mem
bers of the Dryman Chapel Metho
dist church and the proceeds will
be used to buy a bell for the
church. The -public is invited to
Red Cross Needs .
The Macon county chapter of
the Red Cross needs more work
ers, in the production department,
Mrs, James Perry, chairman has
stated. "Our quota of sewing and
knitting . is received every three
months, the present garments that
will soon be shipped to headquart
ers including men's, women's and
children's sweaters, women's
shawls, hospital bd shirts, operat
ing gowns, women's and girls'
dresses, and layettes, and we
would be glad for women through
out the whole county to partici
pate, said Mrs. Perry.
Mrs. Perry announced that she
had received word that Macon
county women may soon-be called
upon to add the making of band
ages to their production work. At
present, knitters and sewers are
badly needed to complete the pres
The Red Cross work rooms are
located in the rectory of St. Agnes
Episcopal church on Church street,
and are open on Mondays and
Suffers Broken Leg
Little Betty Tuck, two-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mack
Tuck, of Franklin, suffered a
broken leg in a fall on Wednesday
morning. She is reported to be
Uncle Sam Patrols the Seas
Revelation by Admiral Harold R. Stark, chief of naval operations, that
U. S. neutrality patrols are operating as far as 2,000 miles offshore
means U. S. warships are on lookout for Nazi raiders as far out as the
cast coast of Greenland and within a short distance of the Azores. Even
further extension of naval activities was hinted in a statement by
President Roosevelt that the U. S. Navy could enter the combat areas .
surrounding the British Isles "in defense of the American Hemisphere."
New Garage Building
Earl English and Roy Mashburn,
Plymouth-Chrysler dealers, have
stated that their new building !
under construction will soon be ! 0 ' , Af . m.
1.., Board Ur Directors Meet.
completed, where they will operate'"" " V. ir J '
a. filling, station and garage as Well ! Memberships To Date
as show rooms. Acknowledged
Their up-to-date building of tile
and brick, located on Main street ) Thc Boar(i 'of Directors of the
on a lot purchased from M. L, Chamber of Commerce met. tues
Doydle.wiU have a floor .space of . ,la' n'Sht and received reports
45 feet by 70 feet. The building' is
nearing completion ; on record time,
and the owners expect to announce
a formal opening at an early date.
Received By Mrs. Franks
Mrs. Eloise G. Franks, CCC
selecting agent for Macon county,
announces that all boys interested
in making application for enroll
ment for CCC should contact the
Department of Public Welfare at
Plans have been' completed for
holdiivg an intermediate enrollment
during May and boys will have
to make their applications not later
than May 20. All who meet the
eligibility requirements may make
application as no county quota has
Arthur Allen Heads
Baptist A. T. U.
Arthur Allen was elected presi
dent of the Adult Training Union
which was organized at the Cowee
Baptist church on Sunday night.
Other officers included Carr
Bryson, vice-president; Mrs. . B.
Duvall, secretary; Robert Rickman,
Bible leader, and I T. M. Rickman,
The young people of this church
are . taking an active' interest in
the various organizations of church
work and the attendance is steadily
increasing. The B. T. U. meetings
are held each Sunday night.
Health Dept. Warning
Of Mad Dog At Etna
An investigation by the County
Health Department regarding the
mad dog situation in Etna makes
it necessary to warn all dog own
ers in that community to keep
their dogs in a pen for at least
Any person bitten by a mad dog
should start-treatment at once.
Arthur Green Suffers
On Tuesday morning Arthur
Green, 55, of Andrews, an employee
of the Utah Construction company
at Nantahala received a fractured
skull when the motor wrecked in
thc tunnell which is under con
struction. His 'condition is reported
to be satisfactory by attending
Singing Coriventon At
Camp Branch May 25
The Macon-Swain county Sing
ing convention will meet at the
church at Camp Branch on the
fourth Sunday," May 25. according
to an announcement made by the
Rev. Theron A. Slagle, of Tellico.
He urges all the brethren to be
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C. OF C. DRIVE
.'. 111 Annrflh
111 I IIUUIIUUU
from the committees who are col
lecting memberships. These report
ed that the ground has not yet
yet been covered as some "members
of the committees have to do the
work in their spare time. The
committees will continue their work
until every business has been call
ed upon. . ,
T. T. Love, secretary, reports
that mimeographed lists of mem
bers who have tourist accohvoda
lions are being made for the con
venience of visitors who inquire.
If. any wish to be included in this
list they are requested to pay their
memberships at the booth.
One new highway sign was re
ported erected and (other signs are
Folders have been mailed to 10
states and 225 inquiries have been
Memberships are being solicited
by the following com mittees :
North of Main street Dr. Jim
Perry, Ed Whittaker; south of
Main street R. S. O'Mohundro
and Charlie Bradley; filling sta
tions Major Frank Carmack and
Ralph Womack; court house and
Power company Guy L. Houk and
John Archer ; hotels and tourist
houses Jesse Conley and Claude
Bolton. Secretary Love is securing
memberships from out-of-town
firms ' who do business here.
The following memberships have
been paid up to date: '
Kelly Tea Room, Western Caro
lina. Telephone Co., Zickgraf Hard
wood Co., T. F. Railway, Franklin
Lodge and Golf Course, L. H. Page,
R. E. Beshcars, Rtverview Inn Ne
Hi Bottling Co., Clyde West, Tom
Rickman, Mrs. Chas. McClure,
American Bakeries, Dave Steel Co.,
Wiley Clark, Better Beer Co., Ma
con Furniture Co., E. K. Cunning
ham Co., "Reeves Hardware Co.,
Cagles Cafe, Western Auto Supply,
Sanders' Store, Blumenthal's Dr.
J. L. West, Frank's Radio Shop,
Macon Supply Co. Angel's Drug
Store, Franklin Press, Franklin
Hardware, Bryant Furniture Co.,
James Averell, Coco Cola Bottling
Co., Hotel Bryson, Munday Hotel,
rcrry'j Drug Store, T. D. Bryson,
Macon Theatre, Dr. W. E. Furr,
Baldwin and Liner, Swaf ford's
Market, Macon Shoe Shop, Angel
Clinic, S and L Store, Frank
Jamison, Jr., Bill Weiss, E. J. Car
penter, J. S. Conlev, Cozad Ice
Co., Mrs. W. B. McGuire, Frank
lin Terrace, Mrs. J. S. Conley,
Rest Haven Cottages, Buck' Creek
Ranch, City Garage, J. B. Pender
grass, C L. Pendergrass, Dixie
Store, Nantahala Power & Light
company Utah Construction Co
T.'T. Love, The Tavern.
Earl Raby Killed
In Auto Accident
Earl Edwin. - Raby, .14 year-old-son
of Mr. and Mrs. Albert I..
Raby of the' West's Mill commun
ity, wa killed instantly on- Sun
day morning about 11 o'clock when
the coupe in which he was riding
overturned twice- down an embank--mm
Earl was returning to Iris home
from Sunday school with Ernest
Childers arid Paul Hjlbrooks who
were brought to Angel hospital and
treated for cuts and bruises.
Funeral services were held on
Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at
the Cowee Baptist church. The
Rev. G. W.-Davis, pastor, officiated,
assisted by the Rev.' Robert W.
Williams, pastor of the Oak Grove
Baptist church. Interment was in
the churchy cemeeery"'.
The pallbearers were Paul Hol
brooks, Ralph Duvall, Calvin Rol
and, Jr., J. B. Duvall, L. R. Mason
and Billy Raby. The flower bear
ers included Mattie Pearl Bryson.
Annie Lois Shields, Zena Pearl'
Rickman, Helen Edwards, Annie
Tallent, Helen Rickman and Dora
Shepherd, all members of the
Sunday .school that Earl attended.
Surviving are the parents, one
brother, Furman; a sister, Louise;
three half-brothers, Everett Raby,
of Leatherman, Claude Raby, of
Greenville, S. C, and Lyle Raby
in the United States army at Fort
Bragg, and one half-sister, Mrs.
Mary Frady, of Clayton, Ga.
Scheduled By Franklin
Team for May 17
.America's foremost traveling'
baseball team, the Boston Hoboes,
has been scheduled by .Manager
W. C. NewUon to play in Franklin
on Saturday, May 17. The Hoboes
provide comedy and side enter
tainment along with a clever ball
club. During the past 10 years,
the Bostoif Hoboes have entertain
ed fans in 42 of the states and in
Canada. , ,
This season as an added feature
they have Ed Hamman, former
comedian, Whose backliand throw
ing exhibition from, home plate to
second base -has never been dupli
cated and always wins the plaudits
of the fans.. V
Another favorite is Hack Dindot,
200 pound 5 foot midgetr who last
year set a modern record for stol
en base with 97 thefts to his credit
while being thrown out but 18
This screamlined baseball attrac
tion promises to be one of the
highlights of the season.
Holly Springs Cemetery
To Be Cleaned May 20
Anyone who have relatives or
friends buried in the Holly Springs
cemetery are asked to ' meet-there
on Tuesday morning, May 20, with
sufficient tools to clean tire grounds
off and beautify the cemetery.
Mothers Day Program
At Oakdale Church
' The public ii cordially invited
to a Mothers Day program to be
presented at the Oakdale Baptist
church, next Sunday, May 18.
The program for the day will
be; Sunday "school, 10 a. m. ; pro
gram 11 a. m. ; dinner on the
grounds,- 12; addresses, 1 :30 p. m. ;
preaching by the pastor, Rev. Rob
ert Williams at 3 p. m.
For E. M. Ray
Funeral services for Emlcss M.
Ray, 74, were held at the home in
the Burningtown. section on Wed
nesday af temoon at 1 :30 o'clock.
The Rev. George A. Cloer, a Bap
tist minister of Franklin .Route 4,
officiated, assisted by the Rev.
Robert L. Poindexter, a Metho
dist minister of Iotla. Burial was
in the Fouts cemetery on Iotla- at
Mr. Ray, a farmer and a life
long resident of Macon county,
died at his home on Burningtown
on Tuesday afternoon at 520
o'clock,' following a two week's ill
ness. Mr. Ray was a son of the late
Wilburn and Nica Wilson Ray. He
was born on March 16, 1867. In
December 1894, he was married to
Miss Ida Roper, also of the Burn
ingtown community. He ' was a
member of the Oak Dale Baptist
The pallbearers were- Cecil Bald
win, Loyal Mason, Glenn Ray,
Carl Baldwin, Frank Wild and
Surviving besides the widow are
two children, one son, Harry and
a daughter, Mrs. Pallie Huscusson,
both of Burningtown ; three sisters,
Mrs. Jennie Barnard, of Franklin
Route 3; Mrs. Allie Baldwin, of
Burningtown, and M rs. Tim Bry
ant, of Franklin Route 3. Also three
CALLS FOR TWO
Trainees Leave Franklin
. May 28 And June 4
Announcement was-. made today
by the local draft board that Calls
No. 11 and 12 have been received,!
and that the men are slated to
leave on May 2S and June 4.
The following three selectees will
leave on May 28 for Camp Jack
son : Robert Lee Dalton, Wiley
Powell Guf fey and Samuel Grady
Carver, all of Franklin Route 1.
AH are volunteers, and the last
named is under age.
Call No. 12 will send 10 men who.
have not yet been selected. The
dispatch from Raleigh did not state
to what camp the trainees will be
The last three calls,' 8, 9 and 10,
have not taken any men from this
i tt aiauga uapusi cnurcn
To Be Dedicated Sunday
un Sunday, May ib, (he Watau
ga Baptist church will be dedicated
at an all-day service and program.
Out-of-county speakers have been
invited to take part, and a num
ber of Macon county citizens will
also be on the program.
The services will begin at. 10
o'clock and continue throughout
the day. The public is invited to.
Boone Brock Has
Boone Brock, 26, of Robbinsville,'.
received a crushed pelvis last week
when he was caught between two
motors when they met in a head
on collision. He w-as brought to
Angel hospital here where hospital
attendants reported hint to be get
ting along satisfactorily. The ac
cident occurred on the Utah Con
struction - project at Nantahala
where he w;as 'employed.
Woodmen Of World
Meet In New Hall
The Woodmen of the World met
for the first time in their new
hall on Palmer street last Tues
The fellowship degree was given
to two candidates. The meeting
wa. attended by a large number, .
The hall which1 occupies the sec
ond floor of the Farmers Exchange
building has been thoroughly re
novated and new seating installed.
N. C. DRAFTEES
Figures Show Fifty Per
Cent Higher Than
North Carolina . selective service
headquarters . in Raleigh has re
leased figures which run through
March- 3 that show a better than
50 per cent record "is far superior
to percentages made by other
states." Another factor that is re
ported to have delighted the draft
board is the small number of con
scientious objectors." As of March
31, only six had been classified as
combatting service and available
for limited military service, and. 25
available for civilian work.
The figures show:
1. That 97,573 Tar Heels have
2. That 72,246 of this total have
dependents, and 4,100 were elimi
nated by law, occupation or mis
3. That of the remaining 21,207,
more than half 12,561 to be ex
act are class 1-A 'material. .
N. C. Record Good
4. That 5,658 of the 12,561 are
actually in draft camps, and the
other 6,930 are awaiting' a call to
a year of military training. -
Consequently, it is apparent that
only 8,646 of the 21,207 men to
whom .physical examinations were
giveh have been found to be phys
These 8,646 shaped up as fol
lows: 3,601 were placed in class
1-B, available for limited military
service because of slight physical
disabilities ; 3,705 were assigned to
class 4-F after physical examina
tions; and 1,339 more were includ
ed in 4-F because of obvious dis--ability.
Only 33 non-declarent aliens were
itncoveredr and these were placed
in class 4-C. Clergymen and di
vinity students, deferred by law,
class 4-D, totaled 322.