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VOL. LVII, NO. 4
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 1942.
$1.50 PER YEAR
ON ALL FRONTS
Pacific A. E. F. Launched
As Japs Gain In
Ship sinkings continue on the
Atlantic coast, the Last reported
being the City oif Atlanta off Hat
teras on Monday, only two , sur
vivors of crew of 46. This makes
six merchantmen and four tankers
sunk close . to Atlantic shore of
A U. S. Sub last week sank a
Japanese cruiser close to the shores
The vanguards of a new A. E.
F. are enroute to far-flung battle
line's, the size of the troop move
ments and their destination are
a military secret.
OPM passes out of the picture
as WPB War Production Board
becomes the central agency which
Don Nelson heads towards stream
line war production.
Gen. McArthur has driven back
the latest assaults on the Batan
Province with heavy losses to the
enemy. Guerilla raids behind the
lines in N. E. Luzon destroyed a
Japanese airdrome, the enemy
leaving 110 dead on the field.
The Russians have driven the
Nazis out of Mozhaisk, key city
on Hitler s winter line, taking great
quantities of war supplies as the
enemy flees in confusion. They
are also blasting German line on
Leningrad front. ; ...
Dutch have lost more ground on
island of Celebes, with heavy loss
to enemy. They cry for "planes
and more planes."
The Japs lose 12 planes in sav
age raid on Singapore and a second
wave of planes was driven off on
Wednesday. There was heavy
damage and civilian casualties.
Continued on page six, col. 3
Rev. J. L. Teague
Beloved Retired Pastor
Dies at Prentiss
Funeral services for the Rev.
John Lawson Teague, 81, were held
at Union Methodist church Sunday
afternoon. The Rev. W. L. Hutch
ins. of Wavnesville. district suo
eriiutendent ; the Rev. J. C. Swaim,
pastor of Union church, officiated
Interment was in the church ceme
i Following an illness of several
months, Mr. Teague died at his
home in the Prentiss community,
Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
He was a son of the late James
Wilson Teague and Martha Teague.
He was born March 1, 1860, in
Haywood county. After attending
schools in his native county, he
studied at Emory and Vamderbilt
universities two years.
A retired Methodist minister, Mr.
league's life and character had
been a benediction to his people
throughout his long residence in
the county. He never failed in hit
witness as a preacher of the Gos
pel and lover of his fellowmen.
Mr. Teague was transferred to
the Western North Carolina con
ference in 1911, where he was ac
tive in his work for nine years.
While superannuated he was as
sistant pastor of the Clyde and
Lake Junaluska churches, and for
one, year served as pastor of the
Highlands Methodist church.
He was twice married. His first
marriage was to Miss Mary Sum
mers Corn well, a granddaughter of
Bishop Joshua Soule. After her
death he was married on April 12,
1905, to Miss Ellen Deeke Moss,
of Greensboro, Ky., who survives
Surviving are the widow; five
children by his first marriage. Miss
Florence Teague and Mrs. T. A.
Wiggington, of Nashville, Tenn.,
John, of Nashville, Perry, of New
York City, and W. C, of Memphis,
Tenn.; four grandchildren, and
three sisters, Mrs. Addie Teague
Wells, of Canton; Mrs. Mat tie B.
Johnson, of Seattle, Wash., and
Mrs. Laura Teague Herren, of Chi
cago. He was a brother of the late
Charlie Teague, of Prentiss.
The pallbearers were: Ned
Teague, Wilbur Teague, and Wood
row Teague, nephews; Charles A
Rogers, and Thomas Stiles. Honor
ary pallbearers were: Dr. W. A.
Rogers, J. W. Addington, M. L.
Dawdle, Frank Fleming, and Char
To Be Sold At Auction
Mon., Jan. 26
The workers in the county
agents office wish to take this
opportunity to thank the neigh
borhood leaders and other work
ers who have helped in the
campaign for the collection of
scrap iron. We also wish to
show our apprcciationi to every
person who has donated scrap
iron to this cause.
This scrap iron is to be sold
at public auction on Monday
afternoon, January 26 at 4
o'clock. If there is any of this
material that is still out in the
county, it should be assembled
at the Agricultural Building by
noon, Monday, January 26.
The results of the sale will be
published in this paper so that
every one will know the amount
of ..money that will be given to
the Red Cross.
Mendenhall Urges Macon
To Support Movement
By Prompt Action
Since it has been ascertained
that there is a national shortage
of dairy products the county
agent's office has been exerting
every effort to obtain a market
for whole milk for the farmers
of Macon county. Milk plants,
condenseries and cheese plants
have been contacted by S. W.
Mendenhall, farm agent. Indica
tions now are that there is a
possibility of securing a cheese
plant at Franklin. The present
price of milk used for the manu
facture of cheese is around 18 to
20 cents per gallon. One of the
factors which will determine
whether we get the plant or not
will be the attitude of the farm
ers and business men of Macon
county toward this endeavor.
Prompt Action Necessary
How many farmers will sell milk
and how many cows there will be
in the county that milk can be
sold from will be the main factor
in securing this great advantage
for ' the farmers of the county.
Farmers who are interested in sell
ing milk should see their neigh
borhood leaders or report direct
to the county agent's office. This
should be done immediately as we
only have a short time to secure
this information. We should let
nothing prevent us in securing this
source of income for our farmers.
Our very life after this war may
depend upon our dairy products,
says Mr. Mendenhall.
Mrs. Joe Sweat man
Succombs To Pneumonia
Funeral services for Mrs. Dona
Dills Sweatxnan, 71, were held at
the home on Upper Cartoogechaye
Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The
Rev. C. F. Rogers, pastor of the
Franklin Baptist church, the Rev.
George A. Cloer, of Leatherman,
and the Rev. Lester Sorrel Is, of
Cullasaja, officiated. Interment was
in Dills family cemetery.
Mrs. Sweatman sue combed to an
attack of bronchial pneumonia
after only a week's illness at her
home on Upper Cartoogechaye last
Thursday morning at 10 o'clock.
Mrs. Sweatman was the daughter
of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jerry M.
Dills. She was bom February 11,
1870, and reared in the Cartooge
chaye community where she lived
all of her life. She was a member
of the Cartoogechaye Baptist
church. On December 1, 1889, she
was married to Joe Sweatman.
The pallbearers were: Will Dills,
Bryan Setser, Ed Ramey, Arthur
A Drake, Charlie Dills, and Broad
Surviving are the husband; three
sons, Dewey, of Greenville, S. C,
Fred, of Chicago, and Lyman, of
Franklin Route 1 ; four daughters,
the Misses Elisabeth and Clara
Sweatman of Franklin Route 1,
Mrs. Manson L Stiles of Franklin,
and Mrs. Aiec Southards of Sylva;
eight grandchildren; two great
grandchildren; four brothers, UD.
Dills of Long Island, N. Y., Tom,
Archie, and Meredith Dills, of
Franklin Route 1 ; two sisters, Mrs.
Frank Smith, of Coddo Mills.
Texas, and Mrs. Alec Neal, of
Hayesville; two half-brothers, Hez
Dills, of Franklin Route 1, and
Lawrence Dills of Hayesville, and
three half-sisters, Mrs. George A.
Cloer, of Leatherman, Mrs. Arthur
Drake of Franklin Route 3, and
Mrs, Ed Ramey of Franklin
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Panorama and Otto To
Give Birthday Benefits
For Paralysis Fund
A big square dane at Panorama
Court on Saturday night, January
31 will be a feature of the cele
bration of the President's birth
day, A. G. Cagle, Franklin chair
man, has announced.
The famous Soco Gap band that
has played for Mr. arid Mrs.
Roosevelt in the White House
has been engaged for the occasion,
says Mr. Cagle, and the dance
promises to be one of the most
enjoyable affairs of the season,
both to those who love to skip
the light fantastic and to onlookers
and listeners alike. Tickets are
being sold at many places, of busi
ness in Franklin arid may also be
bought at the door.
Otto Dance Friday Night
The people of Smithbridge town
ship, with Joe Bradley as chair
man, also plan a big square dance
to be held at the Otto school
auditorium on Friday night, Jan
uary 30. The proceeds will be
given to the Macon county Infan
tile Paralysis Fund.
Mr. Cagle has also sent out a
number of letters to citizens en
closing special checks asking for
contributions from ten cents to
ten dollars to the fund.
S. R. CROCKETT
Macon Pastor Has Moved
To Hazel wood in Charge
Of Church There
The Rev. S. R. Crockett, of
Franklin, who has been filling
the pulpit of the Hazelwood Pres
byterian church for the past few
months, has moved there from his
home on Cartoogechaye in view of
accepting the call which was re
cently extended to him by the
Hazelwood and Bethel churches,
subject to the action of the Ashe
Mr. Crockett held pastorates in
Kentucky and East Tennesse dur
ing the early years of his min
istry. During the war in 1918 he
served as chaplain in the American
army both here and abroad. Im
mediately after his discharge he
served on the committee of Chris
tian Education and Ministerial re
lief of the general assembly of
the Southern Presbyterian church.
After this he was called to the
pastorate of the Waynesville Pres
byterian church. He remained in
that capacity until he resigned to
become superintendent of the
Maxwell home for boys near
Franklin. There he remained until
the school was suspended.
Mr. and Mrs. Crockett and their
two sons have moved from their
home on Cartoogechaye to Hazel
Pvt. 1st Class William Rogers
Deal, of Camp Gordon, has been
visiting his mother, Mrs. J. B.
Deal oi Franklin Route 4.
R.C. NEAR TOP
ON WAR FUND
Two-thirds of Macon's
Quota Has Been
The Local Chapter of the Amer
ican Red Cross reports that $949.35,
has been deposited to the War
Relief Fund. This chapter has
$550.65 yet to raise before reaching
our $1500.00 quota. All organiza
tions that have been working to
ward our goal, are urged to put
forth Tust a little more effort as
we near the top.
Of the amount contributed, High
lands has raised $290. This amount
is a tribute to the spirit in which
Highlands always responds when a
worthy cause is presented by the
Red Cross, said Harley Cabe, coun
ty chairman. Special interest is al
so shown to the ladies who have
been attending the booths at the
postqffice and bank. From these
places approximately $125 has been
collected, Mr. Cabe reported. .
Lack of space prevents the print
ing of the long list of acknowledg
ments in this week's issue. The
complete list will be printed next
Urges Caution Against
J. Fred Bryson, County Forest
Warden reminds the people that
the spring fire season will soon
"Keeping fires out of our forests
is going to be the business of
every person that uses them," says
"You who enjoy them, and you
who use them to earn a living,
must help to make the careless
more fire-conscious," is the forest
In District No. 1, which com
prises 11 of the 13 western
counties there were 622 fires last
year, 620 of them were man
caused and could have been pre
vented. Incendiary fires led the
list. Smokers came along second
and brush burners made a close
third. The average fire was 31
acres, total damage estimated was
Macon county fell from top list
in number of fires and also in
the size of fires.
Mr. Bryson gives the following
We know that there is some
burning that must be done. A
good suggestion is to burn before
the woods get so dangerously dry.
Get your burning permit and
pick a good time to burn and be
sure your fire is completely out
before leaving it. Most of our
brush burning fires escape after
they have been left and pro
nounced out .
Late spring is the most danger
ous time of the year for burning.
The wind can not be controlled,
so if we are not extremely care
ful we will have a fire that will
be hard to control, almost as un
controllable as the wind.
Transportation and Housing
For Fontana Discussed
Whereas at all times, and esp
cially during a national emer
gency such as that in which we
are now living, we should turn
to God recognizing His author
ity and seeking to find and to
do His will; and
Whereas the pastors of the
Franklin churches have recom
mended a period of prayer for
peace each day, and have been
supported by their congregations
in this move ;
Now, therefore, I, as mayor
of Franklin, urge all residents
of the town and community of
Franklin to pause at six o'clock
each evening, beginning Mon
day, the 26th of January, 1942,
at the ringing of the church
bell, to offer prayers to Al
mighty God for pardon for our
past sins, for the hastening of
His kingdom of righteousness
and peace, and for grace and
strength to do His will.
Signed this twenty-second day
of January, 1942.
J. O. HARRISON,
Mayor, Franklin, N. C.
Call To Prayer
Made by Local Churches
Last Sunday the congregations
of the Franklin churches gave
their approval to a joint proposal
made by their pastors that the
people of Franklin unite in pray
ers for peace at a certain period
each day. Six o'clock in the eve
ning was suggested and adopted as
the time, and it was agreed that
the signal would be the ringing
of a church bell, beginning Mon
day, January 16.
In their meeting last week, the
pastors expressed the conviction
that the prayers of the people
should include :
Repentance, that our sins have
made possible a world-wide war in
this year of Our Lord, 1942; Pray
er for the coming of God's King
dom of righteousness and peace
and the commitment of our lives
to finding an doing God's will
That most people, perhaps, will
want to use their own words in
making petitions in their prayers,
was the general expression of the
pastors' meeting. However, for
those who may be helped by sug
gestions, they offer the following,
taken from various sources:
Prayer for a Nation at War
Give peace for all time, O Lord,
and fill my heart and the hearts
of all men everywhere with the
spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Dear Father, we pray Thee to
take away from each one of us
the things that make for war
pride, selfishness, obliviousness to
the needs and problems of others.
Purge us and make us clean
within. Make us willing to suffer.
Free us from laziness and self
satisfaction and being content to
believe anything less than the
Truth ; for the sake of Thy world
give Thy victory in us. Through
Jesus Christ Thy Son. Amen.
O God. who hast made of nnr
blood all nations of men to H-r1l
on the face of the whole earth,
and did send Thy blessed Son to
preach peace to them that are far
off and to them that are nioh;
Grant that all men everywhere may
seek atter lhee and find Thee.
Bring the nations into Thv foM
pour out Thy Spirit upon all flesh,
and hasten Thy kingdom; through
Thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
Begins February 9
At 2 a. m. Monday. February 9.
the clocks of the nation will be
moved up one hour under the pro
visions of the daylight savings bill
which President Roosevelt signed
Grade Mothers Sponsor .
Carl Story and The Rambling
Mountaineers, stars of WWNC
Farm Hour, on the air each day
from 12 :3S to 1 :30 p. m. at Asbe-
ville, will appear at the Franklin
courthouse, Saturday, January 24,
at 7 JO p. m. This show is spon
sored by the grademothers of the
Frankkn school. The funds for this
will go for a much needed lavatory
for the school. Admission, 14 years
or younger, 15 cents; adults, 30
cents. This price include! tax.
C. of C. Elects Directors,
Bids Pres. Goodbye
The Franklin .chamber of com
merce met on Tuesday .night to
discuss the matter of transporta
tion and living accomodations in
Franklin that will be available for
employees and their families on
the Fontana dam project in . Swain
county, which will begin opera
A committee of three was ap
pointed by the president, Ben
Woodruff, to make a survey to
ascertain how many houses, rooms
and boarding places could be
furnished, and report this infor
mation' as soon as possible to the
chamber of commerce.
This committee, consisting of
Gilmer A. Jones, R. H. OMohtindro
and Mrs. J. W. C. Johnson was
asked by the chairman to give
puibliciity to this request through
the press arid any other way, and
to urge all who have houses to
rent or other accommodations with
or without board to sen the in
formation in writing to any one
of this committee. It was made
clear that this information must
be gathered at qnce, so that the
approximate number that can be
taken care of and the type of
homes and boarding houses avail
able can be conveyed to the T.
V. A. autohrities as soon as pos
sible. Transportation Discussed
The matter of transportation
was also discussed at length. Carl
Jamison stated that he was in
terested in starting regular trans
portation service if the number
warranted it. T. W. Angel stated
that Mr. Wright of the Smoky
Mountain Stages operating through
Franklin was considering a bus
line from Bryson City to Green
ville which would pass through
Franklin, and if this materialized,
he would be glad to arrange the
schedule to suit workers on the
project. It was pointed out that
residents of the county working
an the dam would need transpor
tation as well as new people.
An official of TV A in Knoxville
was quoted as saying that the
number of people brought into this
area in connection with workers
on Fontana would be around
16,000 and that many would live
on trailers. He ventured to say
that the capacity of towns within
75 miles of the project would be
taxed to take care of the influx.
Gilmer A. Jones and A. G.
Cagle were elected to fill the un
expired terms on the board of
directors made vacant by .the mov
ing of James Averall to Atlanta
last summer and Ben Woodruff to
Charlotte at the end of this month.
A rising vote of appreciation
and well wishes with much hand
clapping was accorded President
Woodruff, on this the last oc
casion of his service as an officer
before leaving Franklin to accept
a posiition with the Bell Tele
phone System in Charlotte. Mr.
Woodruff expressed his regret at
leaving a place that offered so
many advantages for happy,
worthwhile living, and assured the
gathering that Franklin and the
mountain section would have in
him an enthusiastic booster when
he moves to the Piedmont.
To Joel Tompkins
A farewell dinner was given by
J. E. S. Thorpe to Joel Tompkins
last Tuesday evening at the Kelly
Tea Room. The employees
of the N a n t a 1 a Power
and Light Company offices of
Franklin, Andrews and Bryson City
were guests, and the occasion hon
ored Mr. Tbtnpkins, electrical
engineer who has been on
the company's staff for more
than five years, and who is being
transferred to Massena, N. Y.
Those present at the dinner were
Mr. Thorpe and Mr. Tompkins;
W. C. Penn, H. E. Church, John
Archer, Claude Bolton, J. Ward
Long, John Farrar, Fred Vaughan,
Hugh Leach, H. H. Gnuse, C. E.
Thompson, W. V. Swan, Allan A
Brooks, L. W. Manning, John Mc
Collum, H. H. Plemmons, Austin r
Thompson, B. L. McGlamery, Mrs..
Elmer Crawford, Mrs. R. E. Welch.
Mrs. Hylda Shepherd, Mrs. Carl
Cabe, and Mrs. R. D. Carson, all
of the Franklin office staff. John
B. Ray and J. A Sutton attended
from Bryson City and John Chris
ty from Andrews.
Mr. Tompkins left Sunday for
his new position, and H. H. Gnuse
will take his place on the staff.