North Carolina Newspapers

VOL. .LVI, NO. 51
; Campaign
Macon (bounty Chairman
Calls For Prompt :
Harley R. Cabe, Macon county
chairman of the American Red
Cross, makes the following' state
.. ment to the people of the county
in regard to their share of the
fifty million dollar War Fund
Campaign which was launched as
soon as this nation declared that
a state of war existed between this
nation and Japan. . .
, GhainniMi's Statmnt
Heretofore the v Macon County
Red Cross. Chapter,' together with
3,700 other Chapters : through the
United States responded generous
ly to the , call of - Great Britain
and other, war-stricken countries
of Europe ; we will continue . to
respond so long as an emergency
exists. But now our own country
has been attacked, and different
.units of the American Red Cross
are carrying out an - extensive
evacuation of civilians from dang
er areas, and giving relief to the
wounded and homeless. These
humanitarian activities require dol
lars. While not all can be in the
armed forces, and not all can
volunteer their services for work,
air can volunteer their dollars to
arm the . Red Cross to be their
representatives at the .scene of
battle and distress. ; - " .
I, therefore, as Chairman of the
Macon' County Red Cross Chapter
appeal to every civic, organization,
'all churches, and the Junior Red
Cross- Chapter to see that every j
individual has an-jppivnrt"TiitvJt
Of Red Cross
Town Of f ice
Moved To Bank Building,
Also .Other Offices
The Town office is now estab
I lished in its', new quarters on the
second floor of the bank building,
After being destroyed, by fire in
the old bank building the office
was set up in the Ashear build
ing " until the new offices were
Other offices moved to suites in
the Bank building arc! Jones and
Jones, Thad D. Bryson, Macon
County Building and Loan, Ma
con Insurance company, Dr. Frank
Killian, Pr. West. Dr. W. A
Rogers will also occupy one of
the suites.
Completes Quota Of 900
- l Members :
Macon County's full quota of rOO
memberships has been met, and a
check of $450 iis ready to go for
ward promptly to Red Cross head
quarters in Washington, reports the
Rev. Philip L. Green, county chair
man. ' ;.
"I wish to thank each and every
worker who helped to make our
1941 roll call a success", said Mr.
Green. "Although this is the larg
est membership ever set for owf'
Chapter, tt " hgjn met with fflad
'Peace on Earth''
(Veteran of World War I and National Chairman of
Fight For Freedom, Committee)
To many who read and hear the Christmas story , this
year JPeace on Earth" will be words without meaning.
There' is no peace on earth.
Thefe was 'no peace when these words" were first sung by
the Angels on the night that the Child of Bethlehem was
born. The crowds which jammed the inn, and filled each
house in the village, until only a stable manger offered
refuge' for a new born babe, were, evidence of the oppres
sive tyranny which robbed a people of their peace. A de
cree from the dictator had gone out.
There has been no peace on earth since that -first Christ
mas for always through the years , that same band of op
pression has rested heavily upon countless millions of men
made by God to be free. ; :
The Angels proclaimed not 1 fact but a hope a hope
to' be realized cm earth only as all men everywhere arc
able to live not r-giaves but as children of God. For
Christ's peacets' not just Jor the United Stateis; or. for
people of-fcite skins, or for those with education in their
m8ffood in their, stomachs, or money in their pockets.
It H for all men on earth, and he who would find peace
for (imself must be striving to insure it for others. Those
.whft seek to live in a peace of isolationism, while others
- arein turmoil of body add sow will never share in' realiz
ing ; the hope of peace on earth. God doesn't answer the
prater "Peace for me."
Peace is that, state in which man, no matter what his race
creation 'or color, can freely live with an equal oppor-"
tuntty to use his talents and abilities as a child of God.
:& Whu this right is denied to men anywhere there can be
W no ace on eartb,
fff Christainj we are called today to face the fact that
jfy . Je forces .of oppression are robbing man of his right to
L peace. The' people of England can have no peace as long
as shelters must be their refuge from destructive bombs, and
l while their coasts are threatened by invasion. The people
iff. of France can tiave no peace as long as the Hitler-appoint-
fy ed appeasers force a bated collaboration with the conquer-
W. and Belgium-violated, impoverished can have no peace
Macon Defense Council
Organized Monday Night
15 Selectees
To Leave Macon County
On January 14
The Selective Service Board has
announced that a call has QHoulfcPtintd by Governor
for IS white men from the Raleigh ... m,,;...
office, to be inducted on
14. The list of names wilUSe an
nounced later, MKGiimer Jones,
clerk of th board, said.
Beloved Lady Passes After
Long And Useful
The oldest member and one of
the most devoted, of the Franklin
Methodist church was laid to rest
in the churchyard last Sunday
afternoon. Mrs. Mary Johnston
Allman, 87, slipped quietly out of
this life on Saturday evening, De
cember 12, at 9:15 o'clock, at the
home of her kinsman, John 0
Harrison. , Although there had
been a gradual failing of her
strength. for several years, Mrs.
Allman retained to the
gentle and happy s
ed those aroun
. Borj
Give the gifj tbat igol
fies America if not to W
caught napping.
Committee Named!. To
Plan Civilian Defense '
A Macon County Co11
Defense was organised - Monday
rv,nniTMt..iM'UU OI VlUy
bfoughton as chairman.
The purpose of the meeting was
toplan, organize and coordinate
all civilian defense activity in the
county. Representatives of the va
rious county agencies and county
officials and presidents of local
organizations were callettVto the
The following meiribersh'') com
mittee was appointed:
G. L. Houk, chairman ; G. A.
Jones, Gus Leach, J. O. Harrison,
W. H. Cobb, A. B. Slagle, T. D.
Bryson, Jr., Eloise G. Franks,
Mrs. J. E. Perry, Mrs. T. W.
Angel, Jr., Harley R. Cabe, S.
W. Mendenhall, Florence S. Sher-
rill, Chas. Melichar, Rev. J. L.
Stokes, II, O. F. Summer.
Aircmft Wwniag
Aircraft warning service was set
up some weeks ago under uie
1 J t r .L A :
with C. T. Bryson as din
T2 country of broken hp
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