iffitttllift f i t
JOIN I H t PAY ROLL
- - INDEPENDENT
VOL. LVI1, NO. 12
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1942
$1.5 PER YEAR
MRS. KOPE ELIAS
LAID TO REST
Last Rites Of Former
Franklin Woman At
A larnc congregation of friends
and relatives attended the last rites
of Mrs. Kope Elias of Asheville,
at the Franklin Methodist church
last Saturday afternoon. Officiat
ing were the pastor, Dr. J. L.
Stokes 11, the Rev. A. Rufus Mor
gan, rector of St. Agnes Episcopal
church, and the Rev. W. A. Lam
beth, pastor of the Central Meth
odist church, Asheville. Burial was
in the Franklin cemetery.
Pallbearers were 'lliomas W
Porter, Harold T. Sloan, William
W. Sloan, Gilmer A. Jones, R. S
Jones and A. B Slagle.
Airs. Elias made her home in
Asheville with her son, Dr. Lewis
Elias. She was i) years old,
remaining quite active until a few
weeks before her death on March
12, which followed an attack of
bronchial pneumonia. Although it
had bee,n more than 25 years since
she moved -from Franklin, she kept
her close ties with the members
of her family rarely missing one
of the Siler family reunions, where
she was affectionately known to
that large annual gathering as
"Cousin Tim". Al'-ri ai slight
frame, Mrs. Eiias kept the spright
ly manner of her youth and keen
intellect with no abatement of her
faculties or her interest in curren
affairs. She was a woman of strong
convictions and devoted to her
church and to the cause of prohi
bition through her membership in
The Woman's Christian Temper
ance Union. She was one of the
charter members of the Woman'
Missionary Union of the Frank
A Native Of Franklin
Born -at Franklin May 30, 1855
Timoxena Siler Elias was a mem
ber of pioneer tannines, ishe was
the daughter of Julius T. Siler and
Mary Isabella. Coleman Siler, and
a granddaughter of Jesse R. Siler,
one of the four brothers who were
among the first settlers of Macon
cpunty. She also was a great
niece of Governor David Lowry
She was married to Kope Elias,
Franklin attorney on January 11,
1876. Her husband died July, 1910.
They had seven children, Dr. Elias,
prominent physician ; Donald Siler
Elias, of the Asheville Citizero
Times company and Bernard Elias,
all of Asheville, Mrs. Virgil L.
Jones of Fayetteville, Ark., and
Kope. Jr., Winired bwain and Alice
all deceased. Suvivors include 15
grandchildren, five great-grandchil
dren, one nephew, Charles K, Rob
inson. editor of the Asheville
Times, and four nieces, Mr. C. C
Daniels of New York, Mrs. W. D
Hobart of San Diego, Calif., Mrs.
lane Williams and Miss Elsie
Angel of Spokane, Wash.
Red Cross Instructor May
Chairman Harley R. Cabe has
announced that the local chapter
of the Red Cross is planning to
get an instructor in First Aid
from national headquarters. How
ever, he .states that we must first
find out what response may be
expected, and the probable number
who will take the training. This
will be a 30-hour course, those
completing it receiving certificates
to train others. This will enable
our community to develop' its own
All who can take the course are
asked to notify Mr. Cabe at his
office in the courthouse.
Miss Katherine Stewart, field
worker for this area, visited the
chapter this week and expressed
herself gratified with progress
made in First Aid classes. These
have been organized by Miss Glad
ys Maxwell and will be taught by
Mrs. Geo Pattillo and Miss Kath
Will Contract Acreage In
Macon county has been included
in the territory to be served by
the Murphy Cooperative Cannery.
This association lwts operated this
cannery for more than six years
securing their produce from Chero
kee and Clay counties' and adjoin
ing counties in Georgia. This year
due to the increased demand for
canned beans and tomatoes Ma
con county has been given the op
portunity to help supply these two
vcgetobles. Farmers desiring to con
tract acreage for this purpose
should come to the county agents
office immediately to learn the
particulars. By contracting the
acreage that is to be grown a set
price will be paid for each grare.
This will eliminate the uncertainty
of what the price might be if the
produce is to be sold on the open
Baptist Sunday School
Convention March 22
Paul Swafford announces the
meeting of the Macon county Bap
tist Sunday School Convention on
Sunday, March 7, at 2:30 p. m,
at the Watauga Baptist church.
The principal message will be
brought by the Rev. J. G. Benfield
of the Highlands church.
The devotional will be led by
Henry Corbin of Route 4. Reports
of the various churches and also
reports of the department chair
men will be made and an offering
Enlists In Navy
Recruiting officers for the Navy
Charles C. Smart and Wayne W
Wanton, yeoman, 3rd class,' USNR
were in Franklin on Thursday. They
announce that Bert Mozeley Hall
of Franklin has enlisted and has
beea- acctpreu tor Class V-6,
Dr. D. E. Peek
Passes In S. C.
News has been received here of
the death of Dr. D. E. Peek of
Six Miles, S. C. The funeral was
held in Six Miles on Wednesday
afternoon. He is survived by two
brothers, Charley and Harley of
Six Miles, and also by many rela
tives in Macon county.
Of Home N urging Classes
Of Red Cross
Red Cross program of Home
Nursing and care of the sick which
was announced last week will have
the following schedule :
Wednesday, March 25 Cartooge-
chaye, 2 p. m., Mrs. Carl Slagle.
Thursday, March 26, 2 p. m.
Scaly, Mrs. Albert Brown.
Friday, March 27, 2 p. m. Burn-
rogtown, Mrs. KoOert rarnsn.
Mrs. George Pattillo, graduate
nurse of Franklin, will teach the
classes listed above.
Miss Katherine Shuford, county
health nurse, will teach the Wal
nut Greek group beginning in
April. People from surrounding
conununities are urged to attend
All courses require 24 hours, in
12 sessions of two hours each. Cer
tificates will be. awarded those who
complete the courses.
Uncle Phil Williams
Passes At Mt. Grove
P. B. Williams, familiarly known
as "Uncle Phil", died at 3 o'clock
m., March 11, at the age of 85.
Funeral services were held at the
Mountain Grove Baptist church
and the body was laid to rest in
the Mountain Grove cemetery. He
had .been for many years a member
of Ellijay Paptist church. Funeral
services were conducted by Rev.
Mr. Williams is survived by one
brother, Jacob Williams, of Elli
jay; two daughters, Mrs. Martna
Cogdill of Beta, and Mrs. Eva
Dillard, of Ellijay; two sons, Hugh
ie of Gay, and John M. of Pied-
mnnd, S. C There are also a
large number of grandchildren and
I - '
Macon Men In Army
J. M. JUSTICE, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. B. Justice of Route 4, is
now stationed at Fort Benning, Ga.
-1 Wet ' jfl
- fl H -
FRED CABE OUT
Well Known Macon Citi
zen Enters Democratic
Fred Cabe starts the political
ball rolling this week by announc
ing his candidacy for the office of
sheriff of Macon county, subject
to the result of the Democratic
primary, in this issue.
Mr. Cabe was born in Macon
county and has lived here all hi
life. His home is in East Frank
lin and he and Mrs. Cabe have
five children and one grandchild
His record Is an open book, and
in the minds of his many friends
who have urged him to make the
race, he nnsspSSPS all tki niialitipc
T-,TT-T7AVT r - I . F
u. l. utLti, son or Mr. and reamred bv a fearle anH ra.nahlp
Mrs. Herman Dean, a volunteer, is I officer of the law. Mr. Ouhe has
stationed at the Army Air Corps had wide experience as a success
OF SCOUT WORK
Emergency Service Train
ing Planned By Daniel
school at Glendale, Calif.
Sophmores Select Colors
Last week the sophomores of
Franklin high school held a meet
ing. It was decided that the class
colors were to be silver and blue ;
and the motto "Sink or Swin".
The choice of superlatives is as
Best looking of the class Helen
Rickman, Johnny Reece; most
likely to succeed, Gladys Hannah,
immy Horsley; most musical, Inez
Crawford, Bob Jacobs; most athle
tic, Emma Lou Hurst, Johnny
Keener ; most popular, Johnny
Reece, Margie Davall; Romeo and
Juliette, Rufus Pannell and Glee
Hannah ; class intellectuals, Gladys
Hannah, Gus Leach; class tabies",
Lillian Jones, Charles Browning;
.neatest. Georgia McCoy, Johnny
Reece; most influential, Emma Lou
Hurst, Fred Slagle; "cutest", Fran
ces Baugn, Charles Browning;
clan poet, Phoebe Staodficld.
Men In Service
G. A. JONES WINS WINGS
Ensign Gilmer A. Jones, Jr., son
of Mr. and Mrs. Gilmer Jones, has
won his wings in the U. S. Army
Air Corps and has been assigned
to flight instructorship at Pensa
cola Air Field, Pensacola, Fla.
Lonnie Guffey. of Franklin left
recently for the Army. He is a
brother of . .Mrr. . V,'" DeHart of
the Tellico community. ' 1
Willie P. Bryan, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Grady Bryant of Franklin,
left February 19 for the U. S.
Army and is now stationed in Co,
B 30th Bn. S. C. R. T. C, Camp
Luther E. Bingham, son of Ral
eigh Bingham of Route 1, is sta
tioned at Camp Wheeler, Macon,
James E. Rickman of the U. S.
Navy Div. R. V. is on his ship
at present in New York City.
Pvt. John Brendle is home on a
1( day furlough. He is stationed in
the Medical Dept. Station Hospital
at Keesler Field, Miss. John is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bren
dle of Franklin.
Henry Bryson left Fort Dix, N. J.
for an unknown destination. He
is rated as sergeant.
Pvt. John C. Dendy, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph Dendy of the
Gold Mine community has been
transferred from Fort Bragg to
Camp Stewart, Ga.
Clyde A. Dendy, another son of
the Joe Dendy's was at home last
week on a 48 hour leave. He is
now stationed at the Charlotte Air
Mr. Frank Ledford of Prentiss
left for an army camp a week ago
Pvt. Cecil Crawford, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Harley Crawford of Oak
Dale, now stationed at Hendricks
Field, Fla., is at home on a fur
Sgt. John B. Vinson, Jr., son of
Mr. and Mrs. John B. Vinson, of
Franklin, is now stationed in Panama.
Pvt. Robert Vinson, another son
of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Vinson
left for Fort Bragg on February
Robert Hurst, son of Mr. and
Mrs. H. C. Hurst, stationed at
Maxwell Fiell, will be transferred
to advanced aviation school on
Garments To Be Made By
H. D. Clubs
ful officer which has prompted
him to seek the support of citi
zens in this election.
All clothing leaders of the home
demonstration clubs are requested
to attend a training school to be
conducted by home agent. Mrs.
Florence S. Sherrill, Monday.
Mining Co. Plans New
A new company which plans to
mine sheet mica on a systematic
March 23 at the Agricultural Build-1 basis is being formed in Franklin,
ing beginning at 10 a. m. Red Cross I according to a statement by C. C.
-nts will be cut by the lead-1 West. Assisting Mr. West is A. J.
ers and carried bac , io .'he local I Gramada, who has been here for
clubs where members may cornuct I some time looking into the possi-
bri,i-,s pi mines that have already
been opehed rrd others that have
the leaders for instructions
All club members who wish to
join in this project are asked to
contact the following leaders:
Walnut Creek, Mrs. Allie Leo
pard; Holly Springs, Miss Homer
not. Mr. Gramada is a mining
engineer who received his training
at the Institute of Technology,
It has long been known that
Justice; Otto, Mrs. Annis Kins-Marge natural mineral resources of
land; Cullasaja, Mrs. Sam Bryson, I Macon county only awaited devel
Jr.; Otter Creek, Mrs. Rebekah I opment, and now that mica is an
May; lotla, Mrs. Jack Cansler ; I indespensable material in the man
Oak Grove, Mrs. Fred Morrison ; ufacture of elective! nnd radio
Cartoogechaye, Mrs. John Cunning- efuipment for war supplies, this
ham; Scaly, Mrs. Ernest Vinson; company seeks to develop new
Burning town, Mrs. Forrest Hug I. sources of supply
gins; Stiles, Tellico, Mrs. Jud
Smith; Patton, Frs. Blanche Mash-
burn; Union, Airs. Elmon league ;
Hickory Knoll, Mrs. A. F. Kimsey;
West's Mill, Mrs. Carl Dalton.
Mrs. John Burnett of Scaly is
county chairman of all clothing
John Dills Captures
Still On Coweta
Deputy Sheriff John Dills cap-
Loca'l Leaders Urged To
North Carolina's Western Dis
trict Welfare Conference is to be
held April 2, in the Buncombe
county courthouse in Asheville. The
theme of the meeting is "The Pub-
lis Welfare Agency on a United
War Effort". Delegates from 19
western counties are expected to
be present. Mrs. Eloise G. Franks,
'45 ,u'c,;n ; ,1,, rv,- representatives of Macon county
said that officers destroyed 600
gallons of mash. The still is on
exhibit in Sheriff Slagle's office
in the court house. Dover Shope
was arrested, and two other alleg
ed moonshiners escaped.
Last Rites For Mrs.
R. R. Jacobs
Mrs. Rachel Rebecca Jacobs, 81,
widow of Jule Jacobs, died at her
home on Green street here at 5
o'clock Saturday morning. She had
been seriously ill one week and in
ill health three years. Death was
caused by pneumonia.
A native of Macon county, she
was the daughter of Aaron Cun
ningham and Rhoda Sanders Cun
ningham. Funeral services were held Sun
day afternoon at 3 o'clock at the
Franklin Presbyterian church, of
which she was a member. Officiat
ing was the Rev. Hubert Wiardlaw,
pastor. Burial was held in lotla
Mrs. Jacobs is survived by two
sons, Bass of Douglas, Wyo., and
Frank of DHlsboro; four daugh
ters, Mrs. Nannie Worley of Kelso,
Wash.; Mrs. Hallie Collins of
Charlotte, and Mrs. Jack Mash
burn and Miss Artie Jacobs of
Franklin; two brothers, Wiley and
Kirk Cunningham of Franklin; one
sister, Mrs. Mary Jacobs of Frank
lin; 31 grandchildren, and six
grea t - gran dchUdren ,
Birth Certificates Secured
From Register Of Deeds
RALEIGH. Dr. Carl V. Reyr
nolds, State Health Officer, has is
sued the following statement with
respect to delayed birth certifi
"In view of the emergency, the
rush for certified delayed birth
certificates now is unprecedented.
"The North Carolina law, as
amended in 1941, provides that an
application for a delayed birth cer
tificate be made to the register of
deeds of the county in which the
applicant was born, and not to the
State Board of Health. If all ap
plicants would bear this in mind,
it would save much time now de
voted to unnecessary correspon
dence and would insure qujeker
"A delayed certificate is the rec
ord of one who was born prior to
October, 1913. Please bear this date
in mind. If the applicant needs in
struction as to what proof is nec
essary, the register of deeds, in
each instance, will supply it. If
the applicant knows what proof
is necessary and furnishes it, the
register of deeds will see the mat
-'The only fees necessary are
those prescribed by law to be paid
registers of deeds for recording
births and furnishing certified cop
ies of certificates.
"Only those persons born after
October, 1913, should apply to the
State Board of Health at Raleigh
all others to registers of deeds, as
pointed out above.'
Happy -Go-Lucky Boys
At Courthouse March 24
Jay Hugh Hal and The Happy-go-Lucky
Boys, radio entertainers,
will appear in a show at the Frank
lin Courthouse, Tuesday night,
March 24, according to a notice
given by Mrs. Margaret Hoi cut of
Otto. The public is cordially in
vited to attend Popular price.
County commissioners, civic lead
ers, and interested citizens are urg
ed to attend.
Many changes in the welfare .set
up will be discussed, such as the
merit system which has recently
been inaugurated in North Carolina.
A. B. Omohundro
Leaves For Panama
A. B. Omohundro left Wednes
day for Brownsville, Texas where
he is to take a clipper for Pana
ma. He is with the War Depart
ment Canal Zone Engineers.
W. C. T. C To Offer
Six Weeks Spring Term
CULLOWHEE, March f. In
spite of the fact that administra
tive authorities at Western Caro
lina Teachers College had planned
to discontinue the specjal six
weeks' spring term, which has been
held annually at the college, nu
merous requests from teachers and
administrators throughout the state
have caused the administrators to
According to an announcement
by W. E. Bird, dean of instruction
of Western Carolina Teachers Col
lege, a special six weeks' term will
be given at the college from April
27 to June 5 as has been the cus
tom for a number of years, for
teachers who wish to review their
certificates and whose .schools close
Fifteen courses from every de
partment of the college will be
given daily. In addition to the
above, courses in administration and
supervision will be offered for ele
mentary school principals.
Otto CCC Camp To Be
Occupied By Veteran Co.
The Junior company which has
occupied CCC Camp N. C. F-23
was transferred on March 11 to
Fort Bragg, where it will be merg
ed with several other OCC groups
for work around the fort.
The camp at Otto will be occu
pied by a company of veteran of
World War I, who are expected
to move in during the next few
days. The camp personnel is still
Rev. Dr. J. L. Stokes and the
Rev. Hubert Wardlaw, joint chair
men of the Bny Scout Member
ship campaign, and Jess Cowley,
district chairman of finance, report
the following members and con
tributors, with approrimately $300
paid in to date:
Ras Penland, Carl Slagle, Dr. H.
T. Horsley, Gordon Moore, Charles
Bradley, Miss Lassie Kelly, J. L.
Stokes, II, Ed Guy, Robert Blaine,
Carl P. Cabe, Gus Leach, Albert
Ramsey, Horace Nolan, Reid Wo
mack, Gr0ver Jamison Sr., J. D.
Franks, L. B. Liner, Verlon Swaf
ford, Bill Swan, A. B. Slagle, R.
G. Beshcars, Alf Higdon, V. H.
Fricks, M. L. Dowdle, Macon The
atre, George Dean, Frank Higdon,
Jr., Roy F. Cunningham, Dr. W.
A. Rogers, C. F. Rogers, Jack
Sanders, Paul CarpeiMer, Fred Ar
nold, Guy L Houk, Jim Perry,
P. L. Green, C. H. Bolton, Hugh
Leach, Miss Lena Conlev. H. H.
Plemmons, A. Rufus Morgan, W.
H. Finley, Wilson Smart, Ray Eng
lish, Manson Stiles, R. F. Bradley,
C. D. Baird, Dr. Furman AngeL,
J. B. Pendergrass, Lester Hender
son, Mrs. J. C. Barrington, Henry
W. C. Burrell, Walter Dean,
Walter Potts, H. R. Morrison, Dr.
J. L. West, J. E. Whitaker, Nor
man R. Hawley, S. W. Mendenhall,
L. B. Anderson, Hubert Wardlaw,
Dr. W. E. Furr, John Hauser,
George Pattillo, Lee Poindeyter,
Macon Furniture Co., Joe Ashear,
Miss Jessie Angel, R. L. Bryson,
John Archer, E. J. Whitmire, El
bert Angel, H. H. Hirsch, Dr. B.
P. Grant, Jim Palmer, Cagle's Cafe,
Dr. F. Killian, J. R. Hughey. Frank
amison, J. C. Crisp, Roy Carpenter,
. W. Addington, Tom Angel, Mrs.
Hugh Leach, Tom Bryson, Charles
Melichar, T. W. Pnrter, H. P.
West, John Farrar, H. E. Church,
Carl Curtis, Harley Lyle, Mrs.
Frank Leach, L. B. Phillips, R. G.
Ray, Paschal Norton, Ray Swan
son, Mack Franks, J. E. S. Thorpe,
C. L. Pendergrass, Harold Sloan,
Bob Gaines, H. H. Gnuse. 1.
Harley Cabe, Zickgraf Lumber
company, Tuincy Hauser, T. M.
Rickman, W. B. Jones, Bill Hall,
P. L. Threlkeld, Tom Fagg, John
Wasilik, Erwin Patton, Mrs. Eloise
G. Franks, S. Poliakoff, Miss Jose
phine Bradley, Dr.. Edgar Angel,
A. B. Omohundro, Henry Cabe,
A. G. Cagle, Bill Moftre, John
Dills, Earl Angel, L. H. Page, K.
F. Montague, J. S. Conley, Clyde
Gailey, Grover Jamison, Jr., W. C.
Penn, H. D. West, Oscar Ledford,
M. Blumenthal, Thad Bryson, Ma
con County Supply Co., Mrs. J.
W. C. Johnson, Terrell Hallman,
Oscar Bryant, Emory Hunnicutt,
Boise Hall, B. L. McGlamery, J.
Ward Long, C. E. Thompson, W.
L. Ledford, Ralph Womack, Ben
McCollum, Rry Mashburn, Clyde
West, Mrs. Florence Sherrill, Frank
Duncan, W. J. Dukes, Cary Tysing-
er, Horner Stockton, Frank Reece,
"These gifts will be used for
Boy Scout work in the county and
the Daniel Boone council for 1942 ,
said Dr. Stokes. "The indebtedness
.a . I. 1
on tne new scout nut nas Deen
paid, and the balance will be used
for other local needs. We have had
the best response ever received,
and great interest shown in the
extension of the scout program.
Soctutmaitar AoMunctsa Pngnm
Scoutmaster James Hauser has
appealed for help from interested
men in the community to teach
courses in the five months Emer
gency Training plan to begin on
As outlined, the first month will
include : Artificial respiration
shock, bleeding, use of traction
splints, improvised ; transportation
of injured; treatment burns, cuts,
The remaining four months train
ing will include : Morse code signal
ling with lights, flags, verbal and
written messages; safety methods
and fire prention, camping, obser
vation, identification, knowledge of
Dr. Stokes stated that other
pledges to be collected will be ac
knowledged in a later issue.
Harley Cabe Appointed
Harley R. Cabe last week re
ceived appointment bv the De
partment of the Interior, Bureau
of Mines, through R. R. Sayers.
director, as explosive licensing agent
tor Macon county. The government
now requires that explosives must
be secured only through a special