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VOL. LV1, NO. 42
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1941
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Of Home Demonstration
To Be Held Oct. 18
The Home Demonstration Club
women of Macon county will hold
their Achievement Day Program at
the Agricultural Building. Saturday,
October 18, at 10:30 a. m.
Miss Kuth Current, State Home
Demonstration Agent, will be the
principal speaker. Miss Anna Kowe,
District Home Agent, and Miss
Margaret Martin, Home Agent of
Jackson county, will also attend.
Mrs. Alline R. King, Home Agent
of Cherokee county, is: to bring
home demonstratioin club women
for the meeting.
Special music will be given by
Rev. Philip Green. Dr. J. L. Stokes
and Rev. Hubert Wardlaw. Rev
Rufus Mqrgan will - led the devo
Several 4-H club girls will par
ticipate in a dress revue as a
part of the program. A team dem
onstration oh preparing an eraer
gency meal will be given by Ruth
Bryson of West's Mill, and Doris
Dalrymple of Cartoogechaye.
Brief reports will be given by
the following members : Otter
Creek, Mrs. Clint May; Walnut
Creek, Mrs. Ella Peek; Holly
Springs, Mrs. Earl Smart; Otto",
Miss Clara Norton ; Cullasaja, Mrs.
Pritchard Peek; Iotla, Mrs. Paul
Swafford; Oak Grove, Mrs. Dwight
Parrish; Cartoogechaye, Mrs,
Joe Setser, and Mrs.. W. N. Dal
rymple; Scaly, Mrs. John Burnett';
Patton, Mrs. Kate McNeal; Hick
. ory Knoll, Mrs; Vance VanHook;
West's Mill, Mrs. Leo Gibson;
Tellico-.S tiles, Mrs. Cleva Ander
son; Union, Mrs. Walter Ledford.
All club members and interested
person are urged to attend.
Funeral Services Held
For Dock Jacobs Oct. 10
Dock James . Jacobs, 48, of
Franklin Route 3, died at noon
Thursday in Angel hospital here.
He had been ill two months and
was admitted to the hospital on
Sunday. ; ' iU-. .-..'. -Mr.
Jacobs, well known in ; Ma
con county, was a son of the' late
Mr. and Mrs. Solomon L. Jacobs.
He was a native of the Iotla sec
tion of this county, a World War
veteran, and an employe of the
state highway department.
The funeral services: were held
at the Iotla Methodist church Fri
day afternoon at 3 o'clock. The
Rev. P. L. Green, the pastor, offi
ciated, assisted by the Rev. J. L.
Stokes, IT, of Franklin. Burial was
in the church cemetery.
Surviving are the widow; three
sisters, . .Mrs. Cora Gibson, of
Franklin, Route 1 ; Mrs. Edith Cun
ningham, of Winston-Salem, ' and
Mrs. Annie Stilley, of Roanoke,
Va., and three brothers; Byrd, of
Bryson City; Gene, of Franklin,
route 3, and Dan, of Gainesville,
Begin Revival At Iotla
Rev. R. F. Mayberry will begin
a revival to be held at the Iotla
Baptist church on Monday, Octob
er 10, 1941. The meeting is ex
pected to last front 10 days to two
weeks. All members of the church
iand visitors are urged to attend.
V That V?v-
A variety .of big game hunts are
planned on various Rational For
ests through the south. The fol
lowing hunts are to be held on
National Forests :
Alabama Deer, November 21 to
December 3, 1941.
Georgia Deer and wild hog,
November 11 to November 21, 1941.
TennesseeBear, October 27 to
November 14, 1941; wild boar, No
vember 3 to November 28, 1941;
deer, November 3 to NovertnSer 29,
Florida Deer, December, 1941 on
North Carolina (outside of Pis
pah National Game Preserve)
Deer, November 1 to November IS,
0941, bear and boar, October. 27 to
November 15, or later.
North Carolina (Pisgah Pre-serve)-Bear,
October 29 to No
vember IS, or later, deer, Novem
ber p to November 29, 1941.
' More detailed information on
any of (these hunts may be ob-
: tained by -writing either the Game
Commissions -of the respective
.' states, or the Forest Supervisors,
(Montgomery, Ala; Gainesville, Ga.;
(Cleveland, Tenh.; Tallahassee, Fla,;
pnd Ajheville And Franklin, N. C
-V a X- ' - ' ML
This red brick, steel and concrete structure of modern I architectural design, set in solid rock, is 56
by 112 feet in plan and 101 feet high from foundation to parapet. It houses the generating unit ar.d
its valves. The control room is two stories underground. This hydro-electric power unit of the Nanta
hala Power and Light company is located On the west fork of the Tuckaseejee river in Jackon County.
Glenville Power Plant
Distinguished Guests And
A day of sunshine and autumn
colors in the mountains greeted
visitors from far and near who
came .to the dedication of the
Nantahala Power and Light com
pany's Glenville project in Jack
son county last Monday.
The day was one to be long re
membered by all who shared in
the impressive ceremonies which
marked the completion of a .great
feat in hydro-electric' engineering.
The entire staff of the company's
headquarters in Franklin, who have
labored untiringly for the past
year on every phase of this pro
ject, and the Mornson-Kriudsen
company, contractors, experienced
the reward, that comes in success
No' detail was omitted in. the
careful preparations made in hon
or of the . occasion and for the
comfort and pleasure of the guests
who attended.- .
J. E. S. Thorpe, president, and
Mrs. Thorpe welcomed the guests
who assembled . at High Hampton
Inn, where luncheon was served
in the forenoon. At 1:15 p. m. a
notable gathering of over 500 peo
ple 'assembled on the landscaped
grounds of the power plant a
stately building in a rare etting
of surrounding hills. The speakers'
stand, decorated with flags- and
seats for the large assemblage had
Nrw Plan Dedicated
Governor Broughton delivered
the address in which he dedicated
this new unit of western North
Carolina's electric power to the
service of the people "in war and
peace." At the conclusion of his
speech there was a dramatic mom
ent when the state's chief execu
tive pressed a button that set in
motion the 22,500 kilowatt genera
tors, the assembled audience hear
ing the roar of the mighty ma
chinery as power began to flow
over) the Great Smoky mountains
on transmission lines for a dis
tance of 86 miles, to the aluminum
plant at Alcoa, Tenn. This' huge
rolling mill, 55 acres in extent, is
turning out aluminum for National
. The governor paid tribute to
the people who lived in the vicinity
who had worked on this huge pro
ject, stating that the company's
contract stipulated that local labor
be employed, commenting that no
finer labor could be found in the
world than in the hills of North
Carolina. He recalled that this
state is one of the greatest water
power areas in all the earth, al
ready ranking third in the United
Glenville Power House
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States; next to New- York and Cal
ifornia. A state balanced in agriculture
and industry, the governor stated
that its financial soundness and
forces of social progress in roads,
schools and welfare programs, com
bined with high spiritual ideals,
were operating to make the state
"a better place in which to live."
Referring to the fateful hour in
which we are living, the governor
said he believed .that two things
would decide the outcome of the
war, food and power, and that we
have the resources to furnish both.
Mr. Thorpe, who was master of
ceretaionies, called on the Rev. Mr.
Elliott of the faculty of Western
Carolina Teacher's college to open
the services with .prayer. Jn a brief
address he outlined the progress of
the undertaking to completion pay
ing tribute to contractors, engineers
and field organization.
Mr. Thorp Wdcomaa Guests
Welcoming the gathering on be
half of the people of western
North Carolina, President ThoTpe
dedicated the plant for National
Defense, citing that Glenville rep
resented the .first completed power
plant since President Roosevelt
called for all-out defense. , He then
introduced D. Hiden Ramsey, editor
of the Asheville Citizen, who in
turn, introduced the governor.
S. K. Colby of Pittsburgh, vice
president of the Aluminum com
pany of America, spoke briefly,
with witty comment.J He ' touched
lightly upon the current legal dif
ficulties between his company and
the government, then seriously of
the united effort tfor national de
fense. This new power released
was referred to as meaning 400
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Franklin P. T. A. To Hold
First Meeting October 20
The regular meeting of the P.
T. A. will be held Monday after
noon, Oct. 20, in the High School
auditorium according to an an
nouncement by Mrs. John Wasilik,
president All members are urged
to attend as plans for the coming
year will be discussed at this
Following the business meeting
a tea will be given for the teach
ers and members.
Give Benefit Play
The Carolina Mountaineers, feat
uring many fine comedians and
musicians, will stage a performance
at the Walnut Creek School house
on Saturday night, Oct 25 at 8.-00
p. m. The production is being
given for the benefit of the Wal
nut Creek chool
Six Negr6esTo Leave
For Army Service
The following negro men of
Macon county have been selected
by the local boardfor induction
into ttie'UT S. Army, and will leave
Franklin on Monday, October 27,
for- Fort Bragg. The first three
on the list are volunteers. . Weldon
Alex Hall, Mark Hanna Ray, Geo.
Carpenter, Jas. Robert Bryson and
Haynes Fred Jones.
Wilson Jones,' for the past year
a teacher in the Chapel School,
has been accepted as an army
aviation cadet, and has received
his call to Tuskeegee Field, to re
port on November 15.
A send-off party will be given
in honor of the.se young men at
the Frazier community house on
Friday evening, October 24, spon
sored by the Chapel School Parent-Teachers
U. S. Naval Vessel Destroys
German Post In Greenland
Expedition's Members On
Way To Boston
A report stating that a "German
sponsored expedition" of about 20
persons and a . small Norwegian
steamer were seized off the coast
of Greenland by a U. S. navy ves
sel, and . at the . same time radio
equipment and other supplies were
"disposed of" has been released by
the U. S. navy department.
Well informed sources feel that
the expedition had ' as its purpose
the establishment on America pro
tected Greenland of a radio sta
tion for dispatch of weather and
other information of military im
portance. The captured ship is reported to
be en route to this country along
with the imprisoned members of
The Navy's account of the inci
dent is as follows.
"While on its regular patrol in
Greenland waters during September
a United States Naval vessel en
countered and inspected a small
Norwegian steamer of about . 60
"Examination of. the personnel on
board revealed that the vessel and
her company of about 20 had been
dispatched to Greenland under the
auspices of the Nazi authorities in
Norway to establish a radio sta
tion from which were to be sent
to the German authorities weather
reports and other military informa
tion. Discover Gestapo Agent
"A search of the Greenland coast
brought to light a radio station
Macon Air Raid Warning
System Ready For Action
Officials . of the local draft
board wish to request that any:
one having any information
concerning rhe whereabouts of
either Ervin Randall of High
lands or William Claude Leath
erman of West's Mill please
notify the local draft office.
These young men have failed to
comply with selective service
Macon Men Injured In
Auto Wreck Wednesday
Ralph anxl Fred Childers of Ma
con county received severe injurr
les when the car in - which they
were traveling overturned Wednes
day afternoon. Ihe accident occur
red on a sharp curve about two
miles this side of the intersection
of U. S. Highways 64 and 28. The
car is reported to have turned over
seven or eight times after leaving
Ralph Childers received a brok
en . thigh and Fred sustained sev
eral broken ribs and a deep cut
on the hip. Both men are report
ed to be recovering satisfactorally
at Angel clinic: '
John W. Jones
Dies At Briartown
John W. Jones, -72, well-known
citizen and farmer of the Briartown
community, died at his home last
Friday afternoon, after an illness
that lasted for several months.
Funeral services were held at
the Briartown , Baptist church on
Sunday afternoon and interment
was iro the church cemetery. The
Rev. P. H. Passmore, assisted by
the Rev. George Younce, offici
ated at the burial services.
Mr. Jones had lived in this sec
tion of -the county for several
years and was a member of the
Briartown Baptist church. His
wife, who was Miss Etta May, al
so-of the Briartown section, died
several years ago.
Surviving are seven . children,
Ralph, of Kyle; Wayne, of Ha
waii; Miss Ora Jones and Mrs.
Ella Coleman, of Bessemer City;
Mrs. Grace lElliott, of Detroit;
Mrs. Hester Hicks, of Charleston,
W. Va., and Mrs. Delia Wood, of
Kyle; two sisters, , Mr,sv Emma
Gregory and Mrs Delia Patterson,
and one brother, James Jones, of
Baptist W. M. S.
The Baptist W. M. S. will -meet
Thursday, October 23 at the follow
ing homes: Circle No. 1, Mrs.
Rumby Ray; Circle No. 2, Mrs. J.
D. Franks ; Circle No. 3, Mrs.
manned by an agent of the German
gestapo and two other Norwegians
all of whom had been disembarked
from the Norwegian vessel previous
to her discovery by the United
States Naval craft. .
"All radio equipment and sup
plies established ashore by this
expedition have been disposed of
and the personnel evacuated from
Greenland by the United States
"The vessel and her personnel are
now being brought to the United
States for further examination."
The disclosure of this news rep
resents the first successful direct
action taken by our navy against
Nazi activities in the north At
lantic. ; Germany has shown keen inter
est in Greenland repeatedly because
of strategic location near the north
Atlantic . ship lanes between Eng
land and the United States and its
importance in forecasting weather
Three ships from occupied Nor
way arrived off the coast of Green
land in the summer of 1940, and
according . to the state department
at least one landed parties "nom
inally for scientific purposes" but
actually for meteorological assis
tance to Germany beligerent occu
pations in the. north Atlantic. All
such parties have been cleared out.
Congressional leaders for the
most part declined to pass com
ment until more was known con
cerning the affair, but the general
opinion seemed to be that naval
officers had done their proper duty
in depriving Germany the use of
Greenland as i outpost for their
Aerial Activity In This
Around QcL 20
Plans have been completed and
Macon county is ready to play hey
part when called upon in the mili
tary games taking place in West
ern North and South Carolina.
Under the leadership of C. Tom
Bryson, who was assisted by Gil
mer A. Jones, commander of the
local American Legion post, and
G. L. Houk, county defense chair
man, an air raid warning system
has been set up here composed of
twelve pasts and utilizing the serv
ices of between 180 and 200 men.
Each lookout post will have one
chief observer in charge who will
be aided by one or more assistant
chief observers and several ob
Each post will have contact with
a direct telephone connection to
Charlotte, military headquarters for
this area. Upon sighting of planes
the observer is instructed to call
Charlotte, and give number, loca
tion, type of planes and direction
of travel. The area is divided into
zones and observers have been giv
en a code which simplifies the
sanding of the message.
The posts are established so as
to give a complete coverage of
the county, and a telephone is lo
cated within 30 seconds reach of
The personnel for . the various
posts throughout the county is as
follows : '
Aquone, chief ohserver, Craig.
Stepp; assistant chief observer,
Carl D. Moses ; observers. G. W.
Owenby, Jack Carpenter, Virgil
Caldwell, Kay N. Moses, Jack
Wood, Bobby Caldwell, Ralph
Cochran, Arnold j Wilson, Newell
Post, George Pattillo's residence:
chief observer, George R. Pattillo;
first assistant, Hallie Cabe ; sec
ond assistant, Frances Pattillo; ob
server: Pat Pattillo, Mildred Shope,
Lake Shope, Alex Deal, Harvey
Cabe, Louise Corbin.
Post, Otto : chief observer.
Youel Bradley; first assistant, Wil?
1am Parrish; second assistant, L.
M. Henson ; observers : Ralph Hen-
son, Robert Stewart, Calvin Hen?
son, Miller Norris, Haze Buchan
an, Frank Norton, Joe Bradley,
Claude Bradley, Max Parrish, Edd
Post, Lex Arnold's store, chief
observer: J. J. Mann, first assis-5
tant, W. T. McCollum; second as
sistant, John Ansel; observers:
Frank E. Collins. Carey MoffiL
Roy Cabe, Mrs. Helen Arnold, Lex
Arnold, Sanford E. Mann, J. J.
Man Wilson Smart, Mrs. Bertha
Smart, and Mrs. Hattie Mann.
Post, Cowee, chief observer, Cal
vin Rowland; observers: J. P. Bry
son, Joel Dalton, E. O. Ricknia,n,
Robert C. Rickman, Calvin Row
land, Jr., . Calvin Rowland, Carrot
Gibson, Tom Rickman, James Carr
Post, Gneiss; chief observer, Sid
ney Dendy; observers: Charles Ful-.
ton, Miss Evelyn Sondheimep,
Miss Wilma Demdy, Gene South
ards, Sidney Dendy, Bert Dehdy,
W. T. Tilson, W. L. Deal, Beta
Tilson, James Potts.
Post, Satulah Mountain; chief
observer, John Wesley Ed wares;
observers, Malcorh Zoellner, Her
bert Paul, Lor.iie Potts, Roy Potts,
Thomas Wright, Clarence E. Paul,
Harold H. Baty, James Baty, Roy
McDonald, Mangus S. Thompson.
Post, Cartoogechaye; chief ob
server, J. R. Southards ; first as
sistant, James Robert Waldroop;
second assistant, Mrs. J. R. South
ards ; observers : Adolph Zoellner,
R. W. Waldroop, John Robert Nol
en, Ola Josephine Southards, Char
les W. Nolen, James Robert Wal
droqp, Jesse Robert Nolen.
Post, Wayah Bald; chief observ
er, James Hauser; observers: Boy
- Post, Yellow Mountain ; chief ob
server, Austin Cecil Parker. (This
is a Forest Service fire town, and
there are no other observers).
Post, Scaly, chief observer, J.
D. Burnette; first assistant, Mrs.
J. D. Burnette, observers, citizens
Post, Cliffside Lake; chief ob
server, C T. Bryson ; observers :
Mildred Krom, Mrs. Tom Russell,
Roy Bryson, Buel Stanfield, Harley.
Post, Moody farm; chief observ
er. Miss Nora Moody; first assis
tant, Kate H. Williams, second as
sistant, Jimmie Horsery; observers:
Miss Grace Fouts, Miss Vera Bar
nard, Mist Nora Moody,