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VOL. LVL NO. 50
FRANKLIN, N. C THURSDAY, DEC H, 1941
$1.50 PER YEAR
Buy: Your Christmas
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British And United
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Need Fpr Men Between
. 17 And 49 Urgent
In This War
AM, Dec. 9. "The United
Jit at war and the need fo
Jn America' fighting Navy
Comdr. McFarland W. Wood, of
ficer-in-charge of Navy recruiting
in the Carolinas.
.' "Carolinians have always been
foremost in defending this country
in time of war and I am sure the
people of these two Southern
, state will not fail to respond now,"
he declared. "'
"During all the waf r in Amer
ica's history, the men in North
Carolina and South Carolina have
joined the colors to fight off at
tackers, and a quick, large muster
of recruits is expected from the
Carolinas to help defend the na
. tion in this times of crisis.
T . "The Navy is relaxing its physic
al standards to enlist men between
17 and 49 years of age in the
regular Navy and Naval Reserve.
Men with physical defects will be
accepted if the defects can be
corrected after entrance into serv
ice. Applicants who have been pre
vious physical rejections or who
think they might be rejected are
. asked to contact their nearest re
. cruiting station. ..
rAll . active ; men between the
ages of 17, and 49, .may ..-now, take
a .definite y step ' toward defending
America by --'applying at Navy re
cruiting stations in North Caro
lina at Raleigh, Charlotte, Greens
Bboro, Salisbury, - Asheville, New
Bern, Wilmington, or in South
Carolina at Columbia, Spartanburg,
Greenville, Florence, Charleston
The Raleigh recruiting station
, and the 11 sub-stations over North
and South Carolina have gone on
. full war-time footing, 'with all re
cruiters being flaced on , 24-hour
call. - V". .y'"' "--"''Z-
Famous Bear Hunter
Speaks In Lion's Den
The Lions at their, regular din
,, ner on Monday night were enter-
tained by two interesting speakers
one a young man who had seen
more of the world as a whole than
any member erf the audience, and
the other a gentleman in his sixties
who knows more about the sur
rounding mountains than nearly
any other living man m Western
The former was Richard Johnson,
who is at borne, for a brief visit
after a trip around the world on
a freighter carrying lend-lease war
supplies to the war xone of the
Red Sea: the latter was Mark
Cathey1fanioua-bear hunters who
rkiuwa s7 bears in his life and
is still going strong. He plans to
go on m bear hunt this weekend.
1 Mr. Cathey who has, served as
a guide for many who were not
as experienced as he, recounted
several humorous incidents of these
"tenderfeet" while cfa hunting trips.
His account of the bear hunt on
which he killed the largest bear
he has ever, seen furnished thrills
for his listeners.
Mr. Johnson related interesting
incidents and pictured conditions
as he saw them on his voyage from
New York to Capetown and up the
east coast of Africa to the bombed
harbor of Suet, through the Indian
ocean to Singapore, and home
through the Panama canal
VT, A. To Meet
The Fran7IirTj T. A. wiill meet
on Monday evening instead of 7:30
b'clock of the usual hour in the
aftersoon so that fathers as well
as mothers can attend the meet
ing. A Christmts program has been
, arranged with music and cafo.': levlj Stoddard, , Wayne Wilson, H, F.
lli',iirrM!ikiiaTDioral Society, Davis, Mont Sutton, Willard Kitch-
whose music is always a treat to! n, .Nathan Dockely, Charles Bal-
local audiences. The Rev. J. L. J lard, Lee Brendle, Mr. Katron,
Stokes will speak on the subject,' Lib Cabe, Grady Bullucn, Mrs.
"Growth In Responsibility", fol-jWood, Claude Bridges, Mr. Young,
lowed by a round table discussion. Carl Owenfcy, Arnold Duvall, Sam
This is one of a jenes of the :
year's program on the subject of terson, Mrs. S. E. Bittner, Ross comply . with this regulation and
"the needs of our children." Re-' Davis, Mrs. Ben Arp, E. W. Price, i those who receive tickets will real
ireshments will be served by the Ray Wilson, Jim Teagle, Spenser ue that the police department is
fcoipiulity tticmUte, j
Reports Coming steadily;
Quota In Sight
The following 1 additional Red
Cross memberships for town and
county are hereby acknowledged
by the Roll Call chairman, Rev.
Philip Green, Mrs. H. E. Church,
Franklin chairman, and Rev. Hu
bert Wardlaw, chairman of rural
area .The last are listed according
"Reports are coming in steadily,
With the' quota in sight," says the
" A few more reports are to
come in and some of the workers
are continuing to collect more
memberships". Mr. Green stated
yesterday, so that the' complete re
port of amount raised cannot be
made until next week
The full quota of 900 member
ships will be reached, Mr. Green
Mrs. T. T. Hall, S. R. Griffin
Harley R. Cabe. Rev. Philip L.
Green, Mrs. Frank Moody, Mrs
Annie S. NeaL Mrs. Mary B. An
gel, Miss Elizabeth Meadows, T
T. Love, Miss Nora Moody.
Miss Annie Slagle, $2.00.
Erwin Patton, $2.00: Mrs. H. E.
Freas.. $L2S; Mrs. Carl; Slagle,
Chas. W. Nolen, : Carl Slagle, R
R Slagle, Mrs. Fred Slagle, Gil
met Setser,'' Mrs.' Bud Ledford,
Norman West, Mrs. Paul. Carpenter,
Miss Alice. Slagle, Miss Amanda
Slagle, Harold Waldroop, Mrs
Harold Waldroop, Mrs. Joe Setser,
Earl.Iiaxrwn. afack, Setser, Mb
Lee .Waldroop,' Mrs, Jeff EnJoe,
Mrs. , Horace Hurst, Mrs. Henry
Slagle, Miss Ruth Dixon. -
Otto By Mrs. Blanch Pamth
Ben Crow, Cornelia, Ga. ; How
ard J. Bell, Sylva ; Zeb Cansler,
Mrs. Blanche Parrish," P. D. Mc-
Doris, Asheville; M. R. Daniel,
Seneca, S. C; Mrs. Arlene D.
Hawkins, Catherine F. Henry,
Myrtle V. Norton, Blanche V.
Howard, Mrs. Joyce J. Cagle, J. J,
Mann, Claude Gabe, Youell Brad
ley, Mrs. H. C Fouts, Norman
Cabe; W. H. Grace, Lyman, C S.;
Charlie Gray,' Spartanburg, S. C;
Dave McClure, Mrs. Lucy Brad
ley, Frank Norton, Joe Bradley.
(Donations: Greenlee Holden, Jack
bease, Canaro Bradley, Koy Cabe.
Nina. T. McCoy, Miss Marie G,
Roper, Mrs. Grady Duvall, Miss
Gertrude Oampet, Mrs. Walter
Gibson, Waiter Gibson, Mrs. Rob
ert Parnsh. - ;
Tellieo Sunday school, $1.50; In
termediate class. $1.00; Mra. Rob
ert Ramsey, $1.00. -
Mrs. Weaver Gibson. Donations,
Mrs. Will Holbfopks, Mts.' Carroll
Reynolds, Mrs. Maymie Reynolds,
Joe Gibson, J. E. Allen.
Mrs.' Earl Justice. Donations:
Mrs.. Ed Byrd, Miss NeUia Deal,
Mrs. Harve Cabe, Mrs.' L. A. Berry,-
Mrs. B. W. Justice, Mrs. R.
E. Pattillo, Mrs. J. R. Franklin.
Walter Young, J. E. Taylor, Os
car Adams, Robert Henry.
Buck. Craak Scanol
Sam A. Bryson, Mrs. Fred Moss.
Mrs. Irene Bryson, Homer Stu-
man. - -
Mrs. C W. Henderson, Hester
Woods, Nettie E. Henderson, T.
T. Henderaon, Mrs. T. T. Hender
son.' Utab CoaxtrMctioa CawWantahah
F. A Gister, GrSdy Garrison,
Aaron Pinkus, S. E. Bittner, Geo.
Wurst, Charles A. Blackburn, P. L.
Bruer, Mrs. Max Hollis, R. P.
Montieth,' Ed Creasman, C L.
Adam, Hollas Oark, Mrs. J. E.
Morrison, Mr. Smith, Mr. Rig hard,
Walter Hodgins, Harold Dixon,
Wesley Pendergrasa; Chub Gregory,
S. J. Sparks. Mr. Frazier, Mr.
Mill stop, Ralph Parker, Dewey rat-
(CMtaMM M fan Six)
States Shijis Sunk In Pacific
Ihese are the words of President Koosevelt s war message to
To the congress of the United
Yesterday, December 7, 1941
the United States of America
tacked by naval and air forces of
The United States was at peace
licitation of Japan, was still in
and its emperor looking toward
' Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced
bombing in Oahu, the Japanese1 ambassador to the United States
and his colleague delivered to the secretary of .state a formal re
ply to a recent American message. While this reply stated that it
seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it
contained no threat or hint of war Or armed attack.
It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes
it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or
even weeks ago. During the intervening time, the Japanese govern
ment has deliberately .sought to deceive the United States by false
statements and expressions of bope. foe continued peace.
The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian islands has caused severe
damage to American naval and military forces. Very many Amer
ican lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been
reported torpedoed 6n the high
Yesterday the Japanese government also launched an attack
Last night Japanese forces attacked riong Kong.
Last night Japanese forces attacked Guam.
Last night Japanese forces attacked the Philippine islands.
Last night the Japanese attacked Wake island.
This morning the Japanese attacked Midway island.
taoan has. therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending
throughout the Pacific area. The
themselves. The people of the. United States have already formed
their Opinions and, well understand the implications to the very
Ufe and safety of our nation.
As commander-in-chief of the
that all, measures be taken for
IS. ' -'. ' ' .,'
No matter how long it mayitake us to overcome this premedi
tated invasion, the American, people .in their' righteous might will
win- through to absolute! victory.
I believe I interpret the will
when I assert that we .will not
most but will make very certain
never endanger us again.
Hostilities exist. There is ino blinking, at the tact that our people,
our territory and our interests
With confidence in our armed
terminatkm of.our people we will
help us God. '
1 aV that the connress declare
dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December seventh, a stae
of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese
The White House,
December 8, 1941.
Sale For Fighting T. B.
Reported To Date
O. F. Summer, principal of the
Highlands school, county chairman
of Christmas seals, reports that the
sale of seals has almost reached
the full quota assigned to the coun
ty. W. H. Finley, principal, of the
Franklin school, and chairman for
the town of Franklin, ha reported
the sum of $56.73 and Highlands
$34.69; a total of $90.42 to date.
"We hope to oversubscribe our
quota of $100 and sell at least $125
worth of seals," said Mr. Summer.
The seals have been sold largely
by the school children . who de
serve aDDreciation for their inter
est and efficient work. Seventy-five
per cent of these funds goes to
relieve sufferers from tuberculosis
in Macon county and for supplies
for patients as well as preventive
work carried on under the super
vision of he county nurse.
Town Board Require
Proper Parking Of Cars
At the regular meeting of the
Town Board held Monday night.
December 1. Chief of Police, C D.
Baird. was instructed, by the board
of Alvermen to enforce the park
ing regulations. Automobiles may
be parked for one hour only be
tween the hours of 8:30 a. m. and
:30 p. m. between the courthouse
and the pos toffies on Main street
Also oars are to be parked parallel
with the curb in' the spaces mark
ed in this area.
Within the next few days the
parking spaces will be remarked.
The general public is urged to
paly djing its duty.
Sfates : .'
a date which will live in infamy
was .suddenly and deliberately at
the empire of Japan.
with that nation and, at the so
conversation with its government
the maintenance of peace in the
sets between San Francisco and
'facts of yesterday speak for
Army and Navy, 1 have directed
ot congress and ot tne peopie
only defend ourselves to the utter
that this form of treachery shall
are in grave danger.
forces with the unoounaea ae-
gain the inevitable triumph so
mat since me unprovoKeu n
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT.
Has Moved to New Home
Formal Opening Later
The Bank of Franklin was able
to move on Saturday from tempo
rary quarters they have occupied
since the fire on November 10,
1940, and opened for business in
its new building on Monday mortti
ing. The formal opening, which was
planned for this week will have to
be postponed until the furniture
and other equipment arrives, Henry
Cabe, cashier, stated Monday. The
difficulty in obtaining shipments of
material due to defense priorities
has already delayed the completion
of the building for several months.
However, the business of the bank
is being carried on as usual in the
Fontana Jam Fund
The House has given its approval
to a $25,000,000 appropriation to
initiate, which provides for start
ing the work on the Fontana dam,
which will be a $50,000,000 pro
ject The measure , Will have' to
pass the Senate before work can
Public Health Nurse
Will Arrive Monday
Miss Katherine Shuford, of Clin
ton, newly appointed county public
health nurse, will arrive Monday
morning, December 15, to take up
her duties., -
The pre-natal clinic will be held
in the public health office at 1 JO
o'clock on Wednesday, December
17. - ,
Mrs. Ellis Clarke Soper has re
turned from New York Gty, where
; im spent week visiting friend.
Nation Prepares To Meet
Deadly Assault By Enemy
Nantahala Co. Notes Lift
ing Of Restrictions
The Nantahala Power and Ligh
company received word from OPM
on ' Friday, December 5, that all
blackouts and. curtailment by pow
er users had been lifted, also re
strictions of use of power by in
dust rial users, according to a local
official of the company.
Recent rains have replenished the
power supply which - tor many
weeks had been threatening the
defense output on 'account of the
It is announced , that the only
reservation left is ,that large pow
er consumers are required to con
tinue read their meters every Mon
day morning and report to the
Rather Light For This
Term Of Court
While the criminal docket for
the December term .. of court J is
rather lighfr several minor -.cases
concerning larceny, drunkeness and
assault have been tried. Fred Hast
ings charged with assaulting Mabel
Liner Rickman with a deadly wea
pon .was tound guilty and sen
tenced to serve two years on the
R. L. Mashburn, Vick Franks
and Ed Guffey who were tried con
cerning the taking and receiving
of stolen property, knowing it to
be stolen, frorw the Duncan Mo
tor company, were found guilty.
Mashburn and Franks received a
sentence of 12 months while Guffey
was sentenced to serve two years.
Sam Panther, an Indian, charged
with driving drunk : and who had
wreck damaging several cars on
Main street in Franklin, was sen
tenced to serve 12 months on the
After being found guilty of start
ing an affray in the nighborhood
of Gillespie Chapel Grady Watts,
and, Ernest Watts were fined $50
and one-third the court costs. Wil
liam Hodgiri faced with the same
charge was also required to pay
one-third the court costsi'
Several cases to be tried this
term of court may be postponed
until the next term court due to
the absence of a Court stenograph
er. Misg Lassie Kelly, who serves
in this, capacity and who is re
covering from an appendix opera
tion, was . taken critically ill short
ly after court opened Tuesday
Due to Miss Kelly's illness' the
civil docket was also postponed till
next term of court.
Mrs. Womacic Dies
Mrs. Eva Crisp Woma'ck, ' wife
of Floyd Womack, died at her
home in Lenoir City, Term., Sat
urday following an illness of about
The body was brought to the
home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. George Crisp, at Cullasaja
on Sunday. line tuneral services
were held Monday morning, at
Sugarfork Baptist church. The
Rev. George W. Davis, pastor, of
ficiated, assisted by the Rev. Ralph
Bradley, of Barker's Creek.
Mrs. Womack made her home in
the Sugarfork community most of
her life. She joined the Sugarfork
Baptist church and later moved her
membership to Lenoir City.
Surviving are the husband; five
children, Betty, James, Joe, Junior,
and Bobby Womack; her parents,
Mr: and Mrs. George Crisp, of
Cullasaja; four sisters, Mrs. Lula
Teems, of Higdonville, Mrs. Homer
Stuman and Mrs. Lizzie Tyler, of
Cullasaja, and Mrs. Nisa Guest, of
Franklin Route 4, and three broth
ers, Ed, Fred, and Frank Crisp, all
Recruiting Stations Packed
As Men Flock To
radio flashed the news
around the world early Sunday
afternoon, December 7,t that Japa
nese warplanes had made deadly
assault ; on Honolulu, and Pearl
Three hours later the Japanese
government declared war on . the
United States and Great Britain.
Since -that time wave after wave
of Japanese bombers have borne
destruction to U. S. and British
possessions. Landing on Luzon is
land of the Philippines is reported
Guam, Wake and Midway islands
may by this time be occupied by
the enemy. s.
Losses in the Hawaiian ' Islands
are reported to be heavy. Many
American soldiers and sailors, also '
civilians, have been killed and loss
of. planes and ships heavy. More
than 3,000 killed and wounded,' a
battleship, a destroyer and smaller,
craft destroyed are, some . of the'
known losses. A ,U, ,S. transport
carrying lumber was sunk in mid-
-Admittedly, the navy has been
dealt the heaviest blow in its his
tory.' Two British ' warships, the Prince
of Wales and the Repulse are re
ported .sunk off . the coast of
Malaya. ' '
Over 350 casualties have been
reported from the Philippine Is
lands. Fierce fighting is reported
in British Malaya.
Congress Acta Swiftly
Congress acted on Monday after
the President's speech to the joint
session, asking congress for a dec
laration of war. The vote was
unanimous in the Senate and ex-.
cept for the negative vote of
Jeannette Rankin of Montana, who
voted against- war with Germany
in 1917, was unanimous in the low
In his first report to the nation
on Tuesday night the president ac- .
knowledged Japan s extensive suc
cesses but denied Japan s boast
that she was. master of the Pa
cific. ! .
Planes reported over San Franr
Cisco caused the city to test its
blackout while the entire west coast
prepared for air raids.-
, Thousands Vohmtaar
Recruiting stations all over the
nation have been packed since
Monday. Record enlistments are
reported a ; the nation calls more
men to ser ice in Army and Navy.
U. S. planes are .reported scour
ing the racriic for enemy craft.
Canada, Great Britain and , a
number of the Latin-American
countries have already, declared war
Lamar Stamey, four year old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Stamey,
was fatally burned at their home
in Clayton, Ga., on Monday eve
ning at 7 o'clock. The child caught
fire while playing, and was burned
over almost his entire body be""
sides inhaling the flames. He was
brought to Angel hospital imme
diately by his father, who is well
known here, as the driver of the
Merita Bread truck, and is in
Franklin daily. Death came in a
few hours, and the body was taken
to Clayton for burial. The sym
pathy of many friends in this
community is with the breaved
For Next Week
Monday December 15, Watauga,
Tuesday, Cartoogechaye, Wayah
Wednesday, Georgia road. Scaly.
Thursday, krtla, Burningtown,
Oak Dale. Olive HilL
Friday, Clark Chapel, Hickory
Mr. and Mrs. Phil McCollum
announce the birth Of a son,
Thomas Hanson, at the home in
Franklin, on Sunday, December 7.