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VOL, LVIl, WO. 3
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1942
$1.50 PER YEAR
Poultry, Garden Subject
Of School Conducted
To Meet Crisis
A leader school for all poultry
and garden leaders of the county
home demonstration clubs will be
conducted by county agent, S. W.
Mendenhair and home agent, Flor
ence S. Sherrill In the Agricultural
Building January 5 at 1:30 p. m.
This school is to be held in
preparation for the tricis that now
faces our country. North Carolina
is being asked to increase produc
tion in vegetables, dairy products,
poultry and meats. Plans will be
made whereby- the "Food For
Freedom Garden" may be present
ed to all citizens of Macon county.
"Poultry is one of the easiest,
most healthful, and profitable crops
that can be produced in .the
county. Last year lamp brooders
proyed to be a practical, economic
al means of improving the average
. flock. , .
Leaders chosen are as follows.
County chairman of all garden
leaders Mrs. Ellie Peek, Gneiss.
County chairman of all poultry
leader, Mrs. Lawrince -' Ramsey,
Franklin: Route 3.
' Loal Leader
Walnut Creeks-Gar den-Mrs. El
lie Peek; poultry, Mrs. Jane Till-
"' Holly Springs, Garden -Mrs.
'. A Berry.- ' ' '" "
v' West's i Mill,X Gar4 -M rs. Jud
! Hurst: poultry, Mrs. Carr Bryson
Hickory KnoUV Garden Mrs.
; Wilson Rogers ; poultry, Mrs. J. b.
.' Gray. . v .
V Otto, Garden Mrs." Mamie Glad
i well ; . poultry, Mrs. Iris Henson.
Patton, Gardea Mrs. J,. N. Pen
' dergrass; poultry, Mrs. Harley
j Stewart. '. ; ' ,
. Union, Garden Mrs. George
J Henson; poultry,. Mrs. Jeter Hen
- son. ' : ; '; ; - . '. -
. ?' Cullasaja ' Garden, M rs. J. J.
Corbio,; .poultry, Mrs. J.' L. Clark.
Iotla--Garden,"Mrs. lva Bennett;
. poultry, Mrs." M. E. Bennett.
f Oak Grove Garden, Mrs. Ray
jEradley; poultry, Mrs. D. C. Byrd.
' t All leaders and interested per
' -.sons are' Urged to attend. ..;'
' Mrs. Home Passes
At Home In Bethel
Funeral. services for Mrs. Nannie
Fulton Horne,'7lr -were held at the
Bethel Methodist church Sunday
afternoon, December 28. The Rev.
rPhilip L. .Green, pastor, officiated,
"assisted, by John T. Jennings. In
termemt was in the jchurch ceme
tery. ''..' .
Mrs. Home died at her home in
' the" 'Bethel ,, community; Sunday
- morning; at 5:45 o'clock following
an 18 months' illness.
- A daughter of the late R. L and
; Caroline Sanders Fulton, Mrs.
; Home was born November 22, 1870,
and was a . life-long resident of
. Macon county. On January 1, 1891,
ahe was married to , Edwin F.
! Horhe, of " the' Bethel community,
..who died a few year ago. "She
was a member of Bethel Metho-
dist church and took an active in-
terest Jn the woman's missionary
.society of that church as long as
h-r health would permit.
The' pallbearers were: Roy Kins
fland, Pritchard Peek, Carey Angel,
.'Jesse McCracken, Grover Angel,
.and Lex Angel. : .
; -Surviving are one ton, Leonard
.! Home, of the Bethel community ;
-J two grandsons,; Edwin and Charles
Home, and two brothers, ' John H.
.Fulton, of Gneiss, and Robert Ful
ton, of Cullasaja. v
Rev. P. L. Green To Be
Absent 10 Days
. .The Rev. Philip L. Green has left
. .for Avon Park where he is to di
rect the music at White City camp
t. .'meeting for ten days.
' Rev. J. L Stokes wiU fill his
" -jiipointments at Louis and Clark's
' r fOapeC,; an Rev. Bob Poindexter
. . ' - of Iotla, at Salem and Bethel, on
.' m Sunday, Janaary 4.
Garth Cunningham returned to
yt Wilmington, Tuesday, after spend
ing the holidays with hit parents,
; Mr. and Mr Frank Cunningham
.. 1 of .Iotla. '.
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Farmers, Farm Women
. Called By Leaders
Sam W. Mendenhall, farm agent
and Mrs. Florence; S. Sherrill, home
agent, have sent out letters to the
farmers and farm 'women of the
county to attend the joint meet
ings planned to meet war conditions.
Stating that serious : situations
must be met, Mr. Mendenhall calls
upon all to meet and discuss cer
tain problems, such as increased
production, farm machinery repair
and the; taking off the market of
certain commodities. He calls on
all men and women to do all that
is humanly passible to help their
country at this crisis. ' ',
Mrs. Sherrill announces that all
home demonstration meetings are
cancelled and the following joint
meetings take their place.
Tuesday, January 6, 9:30 a.m.
Walnut Creek Club will meet at
Pine Grove school house.
Tuesday, January 6, 1 p. m.
Cullasaja Club will meet at Hig
donville ; school house.
Wednesday, January 7, 9.30 a. m.
Scaly Club will meet at Scaly
Wednesday, January 6, 2 p, m.
Holly Springs Club will meet at
HoMy Springs school house.
, Thursday, January 8, 9 :30 a. m.
l,'ift .stett at Otto school house.
Thursday, January 8, 2 p. m.
Burningtown and Stiles-Tellico
Clubs will meet at .Burnigtown
Friday, January 9, 9:30 a. in.
Patton and Union Clubs will meet
at Union school house;
Friday, January 9, 2 p. m. Iotla
Club will meet at Iotla school
Saturday, January 10, 9:30 a. m.
Otter Creek Club will meet at
Otter Creek school house.
Monday, January 12, 9:30 a. m.
Oak Grove and West's Mill Clubs
will meet at Cowee school house.
Monday, January 12, 2 p. m.
Cartoogechaye" Club "will "meet" at
Cartoogechaye school house.
Last Rites For
Mrs. Burch Of Kyle
Mrs. Iva Davis Burch, 79, died at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bas
Baldwin, at Kyle, Sunday evening,
December 28 about 9 o'clock, fol
lowing an illness of three weeks.
Funeral services were held Mon
day afternoon at Kyle Baptist
church. The Rev. T. D. Denny,
pastor, officiated and burial was
in the church cemetery.
A .native of Macon county and
a life-long resident of the Kyle
community, Mrs. Burch was born
in October, 1862. She was the
daughter of the late William and
Omia Ray Davis. She was married
to Luther Burch, also of the Kyle
section. He died a number of
years ago. Mrs. Burch was a mem
ber of the Kyle Baptist church.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs.
HarneU Uarnson, of Hayesville,
and "one brother, J. H. Davis, of
Jones Is Safe
At Pearl Harbor
George L. Jones, who has been
at Pearl Harbor for , the past two
years, has written his mother. Mrs
Martin Jones, of Franklin, that he
is well and safe. He was joined in
October by his wife and three chil
dren, who are also reported to be
all right. Mr. Jones has been in
the. navy for the past 25 years,
ana is, now cniet yeoman.
Franklin Garden Club
To Meet January 5
1 he irankhn Garden Dub will
meet Monday afternoon, January
5 at 3 p. m. at the home of Mm.
T. W. Angel, Jr, with Mrs. C
N. Dowdle and Mrs. Frank Krllian
joint hostesses. Tom Fagg, assis
tant county agent, will be the guest
speaker and all members are urged
to be present.. '
Mr. and Mrs. Raloh S. Dowdle
of Darringtcm, Wash., arrived Fri
day for a visit with Mr. Dowdle's
mother, Mrs. George C Dowdle,
at her home on Franklin, Route
2. This is Mr. Dowdle's first visit
home in 19 years. ' .
America's War Victims
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First war poster of the new World War, painted by the distinguished
artist James Montgomery Flagg, carries an appeal for a $50,000,000 war
fund to aid the victims of aggression upon the United States and Its
. Island possessions.
To aid the victims ot warfare be
, ing waged . upon. America and her
island . possessions, the American
Red Cross has issued an appeal for
?5fl,000,000 war fund, Chairman
Norman H. Davis announced from
the national headquarters in Wash
ington. Mr. Davis urged men, women and
children to give to this mercy fund
through their local Red Cross Chap
ters. These funds will support the
Chapter's war work with the fami
lies of men iu the military services,
as well as the broad relief program
of the national Red Cross.
President Roosevelt, who is pres
ident of the American Red Cross,
issued a proclamation urging all
citizens to give to the Red Cross
W. N. C. Food
Far Exceeds 1941 Goal
By J. 'C LYNN, District Farm Agt.
Western North Carolina farmers
have gone far beyond tre goals
asked for by the U. S. department
of ayriculture in the food for free
dom campaign just completed. Re
ports indicate that the milk pro
duction will be 20 per cent over
1941. There are corresponding in
creases in poultry and eggs, soy
beans for oil, hogs for slaughter,
and home gardens.
Farmers should realize that the
government is depending on these
promised increases and every effort
should be made to reach the goals.
The neighborhood, asd community
leaders elected over W. N. C will
visit eaCh farm during the ' next
few weeks to assist fanners in
planning for the 1942 program.
Dairy And Poultry Increase
The proposed increase in the
.number of dairy cows will be
reached only if farmers start sav
ing their better dairy heifers. Too
many good dairy heifers are being
sold as veals. If feed is available.
it will prove profitable to grow
these better heifers calves out tor
sale as herd heifers or milk cow.s.
Fanners should place their orders
now for baby chicks. Care should
be taken to get chicks of high
quality from breeding stock with
egg laying ability. C F. Parrish
has said, 'The number of eggs a
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for Your Help
In launching the appeal. Chair
man Davit saiq: . . ...;..
"There are millions of our citi
zens who desire today to demon
strate their will to victory over the
enemy. Not all can be In the armed
forces, and not all can volunteer
their services for humanitarian
work, but all can volunteer their
dollars to arm the Red Cross to be
their representative at the scene of
battle and distress.
"Today is the day to demonstrate
our high morale, our unity, our de
termination not alone to support
our President and our fighting men
at the front, but also to insure to
our wounded, homeless and suffer
ing fellow citizens In our Pacific
Islands that we stand one hundred
per cent ready to aid them through
the Red Cross."
hen can lay is determined by
breeding; the number of eggs she
will lay is determined by feeding
and management." This is a very
true statement and should be con
sidered in buying baby chicks. Get
chicks from hatcheries in North
Carolina. Don't order chicks from
ehe Middle West The length of
time in transit and difference in
climate makes a difference with
day oldVchicks. See ydur county
agent for an approved list of
North Carolina hatcheries. Bry the
This spring and summer farm
ers will be faced with a shortage
of farm machinery and parts; if
orders are not placed at once
with their local dealer. Iron and
steel formerly used for farm tools
is being used for national defense.
Farmers are asked to check their
tools at once and place their or
ders for all anticipated needs for
1942. The local dealer must have
your signed order.
Before selling scrap iron, farm
ers should make sure there ' are
no bolts or taps on the scrap
pieces that might be used in rr
pairing farm macrinery.
Fanners should start gathering
their scrap iron and steel for sale
to the iunk dealers. For details
see your county agent .
Lei This Be Your
No. 1 Resolution
Help Dtftat tht
Aggressors by put
ting your saving-
regularly in U. S.
Defense Bonds and
Committee Appointed For
Governor Broughton has author
ized a committee, composed, of Guy
Houk, chairman; Harley R. Cabe
and. Gus Leach to designate ' tire
rationing committees for Franklin
as follows. Meeting on Wednes
day, this committee appointed the
following: Franklin Dr. W. E.
Furr, James E. Perry and Roy F.
Highlands Frank Potts, W. H.
Cobb and Charles Anderson.
Anyone'.. wanting tires must file
an application with one of these
Rgd. Cross Driye
For War Relief Will Be
Chairman Harley Cabe has an
nounced that Macon county's quota
for the. Red Cross War Relief will
be completed in a final drive on
January 12. He has issued the fol
lowing statement: i
Since , the National American
Red Cross asked for $1500 from
this chapter to meet a $50,000,000
War ; Relief,. Fund , Contributions
have been coming in without any
particular effort or solicitation, and
to date we have approximately
$350 plus pledges, but to meet a
quota of $15000 is going to take
some effort and some money.
If all the people of this county
would contribute a small amount
our quota xould be easily reached.
I am setting January 10 as the goal
for raising this amount, and I
am requesting all people who wish
to have a part in helping the dis
tressed of war stricken areas, to
leave their contribution at Perry's
Drug Store, The Franklin Press
office, The Bank of Franklin, or
at the Clerk of Court's office,
Several of the Chapters in the
Western District have already
reached their quota, let us not be
the last. . -
Hold Meeting And Elect
Officers For 1942
.The Esso Boosters Club com
posed of employees and dealers
of the Standard Oil Company of
N. J., of the counties of Haywood,
Jackson, Macon, Swain, Graham,
Cherokee and Gay held their last
meeting of the year at the Jarrett
Springs hotel, Dillsboro.
W. S. Porter, a former Franklin
citizen and former general sales
man covering this field was pres
ent. Much regret was expressed
at the loss of Mr. Porter who is
going to Mt. Airy in the' same
capacity. Mr. F. M. Fletcher, dis
trict manager, and H. D. Rogers,
general salesman succeeding Mr.
Porter addressed the meeting.
Irving I. Leathe'rwood of Wayn
esville was elected president. W. L.
Hardin, Jr, Waynesville, was re
Joe Bailey Fouts who is doing
construction work in New-York, is
visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
G: T. Fouts on Iotla.
Mr. and 'Mrs. G. C Ensley and
Mrs. Naylor of Asheville, Miss
Flora Wilkie of Marshall, and W.
W. Wilkie of Skyland spent the:
Christmas holidays with their'
mother, Mrs. G. W. Wilkie of
Franklin. - , "
Fierce Activity On Sea
And Land Around
The war picture on Wednesday
showed Manila menaced by a Jap
anese advance within 30 miles of
the capital of the Philippine Is
lands as both U. .S. and Philippino
troops fought desperately to stem
the advance of the invaders. This
is on the north, while reinforce
ments for the Jap's drive on the
south are said to be arriving.
On the other hand American
war planes made their appearance
on the north front.
1 . ;'..
President Roosevelt told a press
conference that war expenditures
would meet the staggering total of
fifty billion a year by the middle
of 1943 in pur industrial and mili
Tire prices are frozen to stan
dard list prices of November 25.
Cigarette prices are frozen to
December 26 level.
The navy reported Jap warships
as menacing shipping near Kodiak
Island naval base off the coast of
Churchill told the Can"
liament Tuesday that
would be carried to t1
Europe and Asia. I
with President Roc"1'
inirton on th nrvne.- R- Morgan.
ordination of antf- R,Ser8'
MOSCOW i? SGk"
Russians re-capture P r "
points in Crimea, remt. :
axis menace of the Caucibir
fields. German armies are" menanc
ed from the rear , around Sevastopol-
. i ..
Anthony Eden, Britain's foreign
secretary, came to full accord with
Stalin on conduct of war for de
feat of Axis.
ASIA AND AFRICA
Batavia reports that no laus
have yet landed in Dutch Indies
as reinforcements are promised.
The British are still beating back
the Japanese drive om Singapore.
On the North African front, the
Germans are losing more tanks
and equipment as the remnant of
Gem. Rommel's army is pursued
and surrounded by the British me
chanized troops. .
Judge Alley's Portrait
Unveiled In Waynesville
An oil painting of Felix E. lky,
of Waynesville, judge of the Su
perior court, was unveiled in the
courthouse of Transvlvania cotintv
on Saturday afternoon. Decemhir
27. A large number of friends of
the jurist' were present for the
Last Rites For
Mary Birdell Seay, five months
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Avery Seay of Franklin Route 4,
died Monday, December 28, at 10
a. m., following an illness of one
week. Death was caused by sinus
trouble and complications.
Final rites were helH af Hiu
Springs Baptist church on Tuesday,
ijecemoer rtiie Kev. C. F. Rog
ers was in charge of the services,
assisted by Rev. G. W. Davis.
Surviving are the parents, four
sisters and five ' Whrrc f-.
Doris Everett of Norton, Marjorie,
Ellen Mae. Frances, John, Lewis,
Norman, Rogers and Howard of
Franklin Route 4.
Mrs. C L. Hense! of Springfield,
Ohio, visited her siarrr - fr ln
Thompson Friday afternoon.
Mrs. Robert Gaines rif tnvi
Ala., spent the Christmas holi
days with Mr. Gaines here.
Mr. and Mrs. C C
and children Charles and Martha
Ann spent Christmas with
Poinderteri mother, Mrs. H