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VOL. LVI, NO. 30 '
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, JULY 24, 1941
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Franklin Collects Metal In
Boxes Marked "V"
, When the nationwide campaign
to collect scrap aluminum opened
last Tuesday, a group of civic-
minded citizens put. Franklin on
the map to play its part in the
opening drive. Under the leader
ship of Fred Caibe, Lee Woods and
: Bob Jacobs, enterprising taxi
operators with stands in the square,
a local drive got off to a good
start. Two large boxes have
been placed on the. corner of Main
street square in which everyone is
asked to place all pots, pans, jar
caps, and other, scrap aluminum
articles. The boxes are decorated
with 'small American flags 1 and
marked with "V for Victory" era
blems. Roy Mashburn and Earl
English, proprietors of the City
Garage contributed the entire
aluminum parts taken from ah
ancient Stutz car which contained
many pounds of large plate alum-
inum. Already the boxes are fill
Mr. Cabe, spokesman for the
. group, stated that each small ar
tide donated will aid vn building
airplanes . which will be used for
defense and to bring about the
defeat of Hitler.
The Vs adorning the sides of
the box also indicate that Frank
lin has joined the' "V campaign
in the "War of Nerves" launched
by Winston Churchill over radio
Plan To Be Presented To
Local Business Men
The Board of Directors of the
Franklin Chamber of Commerce in
their regular monthly meeting dis
cussed plans for the formation of
a retail merchant's association in
Franklin last .Thursday night.
' The credit association would 'be
composed of all merchants and
business men in the county . who
desired to join and would be af
filiated with the Retail Merchants
Association and would furnish to
its members financial reports on
the credit standing of business
men and institutions desiring to
do business in this vicinity. The
proposed plan has. already receiv
ed considerable support from local
T. T. Love, secretary to the
board, gave a report to the board
showing the increase in the num
ber of people inquiring at the in
formation booth this year, in com
parison with the previous season.
In the year 1940 for the months
of June and July there were 799
information requests handled by
the information booth ; 'while in
1941 during the month of "June and
during the first 17 days of July
1157 people visited the booth.
. During this season there . have
been tourists from 27 states and
one foreign country requesting in
formation concerning Franklin
through the Chamber of Commerce
Bryson City Man To
Recent additions to the Unem
ployment Compensation Commis
sion .personnel to fill places vacat
ed by resignations or by induc
tion into the Selective Service
System are announced by Chair
man A. L. Fletcher. The new per
sonnel spent three days in train
ing in the Central office in Ral
eigh last week. John Bennett of
Bryson City will be in charge of
the Bryson City office.
S. S. Convention
The Macon county Sunday school
cwnvention will meet on Sunday
afternoon, July 27, at the Burn
ingtown Baptist church, it has been
announced by Paul Swafford, pres
ident The program) which is scheduled
to begin at 2:30 o'clock will open
with a congregational song and de
votional led by L. P. Roper.
x Miss Edith Cabe will make a talk
followed by an election of officers
to serve through the ensuing year.
Also a talk will be made by Miss
The public it invited to attend.
By Mayor John Harrison
Last Monday morning. Mayor
John M. Harrison, of Franklin,
withdrew the indictment against
Rev. M. D. Garrett of Athens, Ga.,
who is conducting a tent meeting
here, and who was arrested Sat
urday afternoon for: violation of a
town ordinance prohibiting the .use
of loud speakers on the main
streets of the town.
. Saturday afternoon, following the
use of his loudspeaker on Main
street,. Rev. Garrett, was arrested
by John Dills, deputy sherrif f, and
C. D. Baird, chief of police, and
placed in the Macon . county jail.
A large crowd quickly gathered at
the jail in protest to the preach
Police officials, to avoid violence,
requested the fire department to
get out the hose to disperse the
gathering. This action .partially
scattered the crowd but the fire
hose was slashed with- knives and
Derald Ashe, chief of the fire de
partment, was seriously injured.
After a $200 bond had been furn
ished by W. T. Moore, of Frank
lin, who stated that he wished to
restore order, Rev. Garrett was re
leased Saturday afternoon.
Monday morning a large' crowd
gathered in the courthouse to . wit
ness the trial. Following the with
drawal of charges, the preacher
came to the courthouse accompain
ed by Sheriff A. B. Slagle and in
formed the gathering of his re
Rev. Garrett has been conduct
ing a revival at his tent in East
Franklin since the first of the
month in which much interest has
been shown by the large congrega
tions attending. The revivalist has
announced that the meetings will
continue for some time.
Over 1000 Enjoy Picnic
And Program Of
Offering a program which was
highlighted by addresses by James
G. K. MoClure, president of Farm
ers Federation, and the Rev. Du-
mont Clarke, leader of the Lord's
Acre movement the annual Macon
county Farmers Federation picnic
held last Saturday, July 19 at the
Franklin high school, was attended
by a large group of between 1000
and 1500 people. .
Mr. McClure, principal speaker
for the day, pointed out the many
different features which the fed
eration as a cooperative offered
to its members naming in particu
lar the agriculture improvement
and- religious improvement pro
grams. ' . '' : ' "
The development and growth of
the Lord's Acre movement was
outlined by Mr. Clarke, who spoke
on the afternoon program. He
pointed out that the movement
had had a tremendous growth in
the past few years and that it was
now established in all but two of
the 48 states.
Among those wining prizes for
the many events during the day
were: best choir, Ridgecrest
church, - first prize ; Mt Zion
church, second prite; largest truck
load of people, Theodore Elliot ;
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Higdon, Jr.,
youngest married couple; Mr. and
Mrs. John Thomas, couple married
longest period of time (46 years).
Many minor prizes were won by
the boys and girls in the races
H. T. Nolen, manager of the
local federation, expressed Jlis ap
preciation for the' fine coopera
tion and the-good behavior of the
Revival And Vacation
Bible School At Asbury
Beginning. Monday, July 28, As
bury will have a Vacation Bible
school in the mornings and the
revival services wt night. Rev. J.
C Swaim, the pastor, will do the
Mr. Lucy Bradley, Mrs. Pauline
Holland, and Mrs. Maybur Norton
will help with the teaching. Miss
Ruth Cabe will be in charge of
the music of the Vacation Bible
Arrangements will be made to
provide transportation for those
who do not have ways of getting
to the church. The school will be
gin at 9 a. m. and close at 11.
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Requests Citizens To Adopt Daylight
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To the citizens and organizations of Franklin:
Whereas the Governor of North Carolina has is
sued a proclamation urging local government
agencies in North Carolina to go upon daylight
saving time on midnight, Sunday, July 27, and to
continue on said daylight saving time until mid
night, September 28. '''".
Therefore, I urge all citizens, men, women, and
children, and business-firms to set their clocks up
one hour at midnight, July 27, and continue using
daylight saving time up to
This request is made iii
Defense, as by this means
Macon First In State To
Exceed Ambulance Quota
Governor Visits Elbert
Watson At Glenville
Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Fouts went
to Glenville last Sunday to visit
their relative, 98 year-old Elbert
Watson. A few days before,, Mr.
Watson told them, Governor
Broughton en route to High Hamp
ton, had come out of his way to
visit him. The Governor and Mr.
Watson's youngest son were class
mates in college. - ' .
Promoted! - To Atlanta
Office Forest Service
James Averell, for four years as
sistant supervisor of the ' Nanta
hala National Forest, has been pro
moted to the Regional office of
the United States Forest Service
located in Atlanta, Ga, He will be
in the office of A. C. Shaw, as
sistant regional forester In the de
partment of forest management.
The transfer will take place the
first of August, and Mr. and Mrs.
Averell expect to move to Atlanta
about the 10th of the month.
Closing Dates For Fishing
In Forest Areas
Due to the gradual falling off
of fishermen and the reduction in
average catches, the following
streams within the Cooperative
Game Management areas of the
Nantahala National Forest are be
ing closed to fishing, commencing
Standing Indian Refrge (Macon
cotfnty) Entire Nantahala River
Santeetlah Refuge (Graham coun
ty) Bear Creek, Barker Creek,
Deep Creek, Rock Creek.
The last open week-end dates
on the above areas will be August
2 and 3.
'Cliff side" Lake, Wayah Bald,
Fires Creek and Big and Little
Santeetlah Creeks will continue
open week-ends until September 1.
Home Coming And
Singing At Upper Tesenta
There will be a Home Coming
and All Day Singing Sunday, July
27 at the Upper Tesenta Baptist
church. Everyone is cordially in
vited to attend and the singing
classes of the county are especial
ly asked to come and help make
this meeting a success.
At Newman's Chapel
.The fourth Sunday Singing Con
vention at Newman' Chapel church
on Sunday afternoon, July 28, be
ginning at 1:30 o'clock. The public
is invited . to attend. '
Pritchard Russell, Pres.
Family Reunion With
The . Southard reunion will be
held at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Charlie Southard on Sunday, Aug
Everybody is invited to attend.
and including, midnight,
the interest of National
electric energy may be
Dr. Ed Angel, Chairman,
Reports $325 Raised
The Macon county Old North
State Fund Committee headed by
Dr. Edgar Angel of Franklin, has
raised $323 to date for the pur
chase of an ambulance plane to
be sent to Great Britain for relief
work. This exceeds the quota des
ignated for this county by $223.
Macon county was the first coun-'
ty to exceed its quota in this
The list of contributors, is' as
J. E. S. Thorpe $25; Rotary
Chub $5; T. W. Angel, Jr. $5; Mrs.
J. W. C. Johnson $1; MayBelle
Bryant $1; Burrell Motor Co. $5;
Lions Club $5; D. J. Moses .50;
Moses Blumenthal $7.50 Roy F.
Cunningham $2.50; Zickgraf Hard
wood Co. $5; Harley R, Cabe $1;
Mr. and lns. Armour Cagle $10;
Jack Sanders $3 f J. S. Conley $5 ;
Lassie Kelly $2; Clyde Berry $1 ;
Beulah Wyke $1; Mrs. Ralph
Womack $1; Mrs. Quince Hauser
$1; Dr. Edgar Angel $10; R. S.
Omohundro $2.50; Fred Arnold $2;
Macon County Supply Co. $5; Jess
Shop $2; Pearl's Beauty Shop $2;
Poliakoff Store $1; Bryant Furni
ture Co. $2; Joe Ashear $5; Swaf
fords Market $2; Reeves Hard
ware Co. $5; Franklin Hardware
Co. $5; S & L Store $5; Bald
win's Market $2; American Legion
Auxiliary $2; Paul Cagle $2; Dr.
F. M. Killian $5; Ervin Patton $1;
Esta Mae Guldens .50; Mrs. Al
fred Higdon $1 ; T. W. .Porter, Sr.
$3;Lee Poindexter $5; Cecil Pend
ergrass $2; Irvin Long $2; "Dixie
Grill $3; J. B. Pendergrass $1 ;
Sheridan Watson .50; Lake Led
ford $1; Zeke Dowdle $1 ; M, L.
Dowdle $5; Frances Shop $2; Per
ry's Drug Store $3 ; Farmers Fed
eration $5; Ford Motor Co. $5;
Henry West $1 ; Dr. Ben P. Grant
$10; Earl English $2; Roy Mash
bum $2; Roy Cunningham $1 ;
Ralph Norton -50; Mack Tuck $1;
Evert Leatherman .50; Edd John
son .50; Homer Johnson .50;
Square Dance proceeds $46.50. '
Miss Valerie Dougal $5; Mrs.
J. E. Root?$l; Dr. Jessie More
land .50; Harry Talley $1; High
lands Pool RoohY .50; Young Gift
Shop $1; Potts .Brothers $2; G.
W. Marett.$l; Wilson's Cafe $1;
Soda Shop $2; A. Joseph $1 ;
Highlands. Hardware' $5; Ander
son Drug Store $3.50 J: E. Hicks
$1; Dug Out $2; Talley & Bur
nett $1; Fred Edwards $5; Rob
ert Chastain $2; Tudor Hall $5;
Frank Cook $1.
Utah Construction Co. $25.
In addition to raising funds by
private subscription a square dance
was held at Panorama Courts
Wednesday, July 16 the proceeds
of which were turned over to the
Old North State Fund, which
amounted to $46.50.
Dr. Angel stated that while the
quota had already been exceeded,
the committee would continue their
efforts to raise money for this
fine cause and that they expected
to raise at least $150 or $300 more.
Macon's Largest Number
Of Selectees Left Tuesday
Group Here In Interest Of
Representatives of the ' Tennes
see Valley Authority have been in
Franklin for the past week. making
certain preliminary investigations in
regard to proposed hydro-electric
developments in this area.
According to a member of the
party the work is in connection
with the program for National
Defease, and will be completed by
the early part of next week. The
group of 12, attorneys and office
staff, are occupying the lareg
front office above the Tavern in
the Leach building.
Franklin Wins. Two More
To Play Hayes ville Sun.
The Franklin All-Stars conquer
ed Bryson City in a pair of games
in the Tri-State League Sunday,
at Bryson City, 8-4 and 3-2,' but
they put on quite a defensive
scramble in the last inning of the
night cap before turning back the
In the opener "Fog Ball" Reyn
olds pitched a fine game, allowing
but three bingles and .striking out
The second encounter found the
All-Stars digging in behind the ef
fective three hit pitching of "Fire
Ball" Holsenback, who struck out
, The .high-light of the games was
a sensational catch by center field
er Joe Gentry, who turned his
back on home-plate, raced far back
and made a one-handed stab of
Squirrels long fly which was label
ed for three bases.
This double victory ran the All
Stars , winning streak ' to four
' Hayesville will invade. Franklin
Sunday for a double-bill beginning
at 2:30 p. m. oh the local dia
mond. These two teams split a
double-header the last time they
Pioneer In Electricity
Heard By Rotary Club
E. N. Sniffin of Fort Lauderdale,
Fla.,,' former vice-president of the
Westinghouse Machine company,
connected with the. Westinghouse
Electric company, told the local
Rotary Club a thrilling romance
of the early development of elec
tric power. Mr. Sniffin was assb
ciateed with George Westinghouse,
who played an important part in
the creative stage of electrical
promotion in this country. In the
days long before there were elec
tric lights in Franklin, the speak
er recalled that he had sold the
first electrical developing unit in
the United States, for use in a
Connecticut community. He talked
at length concerning the introduc
tion and promotion of electricity
when men of vision foresaw the
transforming possibilities of elec
tricity in the modern world, .'
This Florida visitor praised the
scenery and climate of this section.
"This is the ideal place to spend
your summers and", he added,
"Florida is the place to spend your
Frank Higdon, Jr.
Receives Serious Injuries
Frank Higdon, Jr., son of Mr.
and Mr Frank Higdon of Frank
lin was seriously injured in an
auto wreck five miles west of Bry
son City on U. S. highway No. 19
last Sunday, July 20. Mr. Higdon
received a fracture of the left
thigh and minor injuries.
He told investigating officers that
he swerved the car in order to
avoid hiting an elderly man and
child who were walking in the
road causing the' car to skid from
Mr. Higdon is now in the Angel
hospital recovering from the in
juries. Franklin Scouts To
AkJ Aluminum Drive
The Franklin Boy Scout will
make a house-to-house canvass of
the entire town asking citizens to
give them any scrap aluminum
article's which they might have on
hand in an effort to do their part
in the nation-wide aluminum drive.
The material collected will be
turned over to defense officials to
be used for the production of ail
plane It is estimated tha enough
aluminum will be collected in this
way in the! nation-wide drive to
build 2000 planes,
1 7 Men Answer Call To
Military Service In
Macon county .sent 17 man into'
military, service last Tuesday with
13 men 'answering the draft call
and four men volunteering for ser
In answer to the state's 15th
draft the Macon county Selective
Service Board inducted 15 local and
two men from other i states into
service as the largest ; single con
tingent yet to ixo from .'Macon
county into Uncle Sam's rapidly
growing army. .
The group will go first to Fort
McPherson, but it is not known,
at the present time whef'e they
will be sent from there.,
Assembling in the local board of
fice at 9 a. m., the young men re
ceived their instructions from Tom
Bry.san and Mrs. Maude Jones,
member and secretary of the local
board. A picture was made of the
entire group by Photographer
Crisp just prior to their leaving
which will appear in next week's
issue of this paper.
William S. Johnson, publisher of
the Franklin Press, wa named
leader of the local board's record
contingent, With James Cecil Jac
obs, Route 3, as assistant leader.
Those who volunteered for the
service' are Joseph Joshua Gibbs,
Route 3 ; George Herbert Gibson,
Leatherman; William Lewis El
more, Leatherman ; ,. Joseph Octav
ius McDowell, Cullasaja,
The following were taken into
the army as selectees: Glen Alex- ,
ander Shulef, Highlands; Thomas
Woodrow Brown, Route 2; Edward
Burton Parker, Route 4; Burco
Emory Brown, Otto"; Vivian Rob
ert Crawford, Route 3 ; Lee Hiram
McKinney, Highland; Coleman
Thomas Shepherd, 'Leatherman;
William Stanyarne Johnson, Frank
lin ; Charles Wakefield Conley,
Route 1; James Cecil Jacobs,
Route 3; Vernon Alex Cunning
ham, Route 1. Two boys who had
registered with boards in other
states but were inducted through
the .local board here are Robert
Lafayette Byrd who had register
ed at Idaho Falls, Idaho, and
Buren Calyin Houston, Pineville,
TVA Dams To Employ
More Than 5,000 Men
More than 5,000 men will be em
ployed in the construction of four
TVA dams, two of which are '.to.,
be located in western North Caro
lina. The labor for the North Car
olina dams will be recruited from
Macon, Clay, Graham, and Chero
The Appalachia dam to be con
structed on the Hiwassee river in
Cherokee county will be an all con
crete or all earth dam 110 feet
high. At its peak about 2,500 men,
will be employed.
Chatuge dam on the Hiwassee
river will be about four miles'aibove
Hayesville in Clay county. This
dam will be an earthen dam. 150 .
feet high and will employ approx
imately 1,000 men.
Application forms for workmen
are available at post offices in
Cherokee, Graham, Clay and Ma
con counties and at the work
men's examination section of TVA
in Knoxville. They must be return
ed postmarked not later than Aug
ust 9. Applicants must be Ameri
Men who filed the TVA No. 4
application and took TVA's work
men's examination in 1939 or who
filed a form 5 application during
the recruiting' of men for Chero
kee dam and Watts Bar steam
plant in August 1940, are eligible
for work on ' the new dams and
need not file new applications.
Applications- of skilled workmen
will, be received without regard to
Revival And School At
Vacation Bible School held by
the1 teachers and pastor, Rev. J.
C. Swaim, came to a close at
Dryman's Chapel last week. A total
enrollment of 43 and a good aver
age attendance was had all through
the six days. Every' one' enjoyed
a picnic lunch the last day. held on
the church grounds.
Our revival has been in progress
at the same church for the past
week and will continue for the.
major part of this week. Our pas-,
tor, Rev. J. C. Swaim, has been
doing the preaching.