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Our Mb to Save
War Bonds
Every Pay Day
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$1.50 PER YEAR
Committee Reports Insure
War Bond Fledges Will
Exceed Quota
Citizens of this county are doing
their part in making pledges to
purchase War Bonds and Stamps
regularly, according to incomplete
reports that have been turned in
by the committee. Henry W. Cabe,
chairman, reports that pledges are
pouring in, already assuring the
exceeding of the county's quota of
$10,700. The .state's quota is $5,
The response is gratifying to
members of the committee, as wage
earners sign pledges to spend a
regular amount each pay day to
keep Uncle Sam's war production
The Zichgraf Hardwood company
has signed up its employees 100
percent to have 10 percent deduct
ed from their pay checks. This
amount pledged by 40 employees
will approximate $402.50 per month.
Every pledge is conditioned upon
the signer's remaining financially
able to make the stated purchase.
The money thus invested is not
only the safest investment in the
world, but will help the govern
ment to finance the war without
excessive taxation and also preverat
inflation by limiting expenditures
for consumer goods.
Ration Cards
For Gasoline To Be Given
Out Beginning May 12
G. L. Houlk, county defense
chairman, makes the following an
nouncement of places for registra
tion for gasoline ration cards is
arranged by the local rationing
board :
Court room in tTie court lioiise;
Otter Creek School; Highlands
school: Otto School: Any Macon
county citizenmay register at any
of the above locations which are
the most convenient.
The registration will begin
throughout North Carolina on May
12, and gasoline rationing cards
are being distributed for this reg
istration by the state rationing ar
ministrator. It is expected that approximately
10,000,000 automobile owners in
North Carolina and 16 other east
ern states will apiply for ration
Five different ration cards have
been prepared, and owners of mo
tor vehicles and inboard motor
boats will receive at registration
time the type of card for which
they qualify. The cards are disig
nated "A", "B-l", "B-2", "B-3" and
"X" cards. They are intended to
last users until July 1.
No application form will have to
be filled in to obtain the "A'', or
basic allotment, card. Across the
bottom are seven" squares, each
good for one "unit" of gasoline.
The gallonage value of each "unit"
will be announced before May 15.
The holder of an "A" card may use
up his units .as fast as he likes,
but he will not be eligible for an
other after this is gone.
The "B" cards resemble the "A"
cards except for the number of
unit squares. The "B-l'' card has
11 units; the "B-2" card has 15
units; and the "13-3" card has 19
units. The value of these units may
differ from that of the "A" unit.
In applying for a "B" card, a
consumer must present the regis
tration card of the vehicle for
which gasoline is needed anl must
file an application form. The in
formation on his application card
should show why he needs more
gasoline than he could obtain with
an "A" card.
The applicant for an "X'' card
must fill out a form showing for
what purpose his vehicle will be
used, and he must state that his
vehicle will be used ekher entirely
or substantially for this purpose.
Legitimate uses which make an
owner eligible for an "X" card in
clude: (1- for an ambulance or
heme ; (2) for a, taxi or bus ; (3)
for a minister in performance of
hit religious duties; (4) for a phy
sician, nurse, vetenarian or Chris
tian Science practioner; (5) for the
official business of Federal, State,
local or foreign government agen
cies; (6) for trucking, delivery or
messenger service; (7) tor trans
portation of materials and equip
ment needed for construction or
for maintenance and repair serv
ices; and (8) for transportation of
work crews to render such services.
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The above map of North Carolina shows the War
Bond quotas, by counties, for the month of May,
1842. Total War Bond quote for the State is $5,888,500.
Every income earner in the State is expected to step
up War Bond purchases on a basis of ten per cent or
more of income. This is necessary to help America's
For Register of Deeds
Lake V. Shope announced last
week his candidacy for the Demo
cratic nomination for the office of
Register of Deeds for Macon
Men In The Service
Corporal Harry McConnell, son
of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. McConnell,
returned last week after a six day
furlough spent with his parents, to
Lowry Field, Denver Colo. He
has been in the .service for a year,
and is in the Technician School
Louis Manning who has beer.'
electrical engineer with the Nanta
hala Power and light company for
the past two years, will enter the
service of the U. S. Army this
week. He leaves Thursday for
Camp Croft, S. C. for his physical
examination, and will go from there
to Fort Monmouth, N. J. Mr. Man
ning is a graduate of Clenuon col
lege. Winton Perry, son of Dr. and
Mrs. J. E. Perry has been trans
ferred from Maxwell Field, Ala.,
to the Air Training Station at
Ocala, Fla. Dr. and Mrs. Perry
and Vic are leaving Thursday to
visit him.
Ttoy Dawns of Franklin Route
3, who has been employed at the
Farmer's Federation at Henderson
ville was inducted into the Army
at Fort Bragg April 15 and has
now been transferred to the Engi
neering Corps at Camp Claiborne,
Corporal E. B. Parker who is
on duty at Eglin Field, Fla., is
planning to come home on a three
day pass to see his father, air.
W. V. Porker and brothers and
titters who live at Holly Springs.
Pvt. Jack Ray has returned to
Camp Shelby. Miss, after spending
a ten day furlough visiting with
his mother, Mrs. H. P. Ray who
is confined at the Georgia Bap
tist hospital in Atlanta, Go.
Pvt. Gus Baldwin has been trans
ferred from F. A. R. C. Training
Center at Fort Custer, Mich to
Headquartrs Co. 6(5 T. D. Bn. at
the same post. He is doing clerical
work and reports that he likes
Army life very weJL
According to a recent release
from the New Orleans Army Air
Base, Pvt Cries A.
Treasury War Bond
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Required To Comply With
Law Governing Voting
The importance or both regist
rars and voters knowing and abid
ing by the constitutional require
ments governing primary regis
trations and voting prompts the
printing below of part of the law,
.aegtstNt and judges o
ctions are swonn to enforce.
That both the spirit and letter
of the law have been violated in
times past is a sad fact known to
all who have been participants in
primaries and elections in the past
and this condition has not been
limited to any one locality. There
have been different degrees of
violation at different time's and
in different places.
Under today's crisis when some
of this county's citizens will have
to die to preserve the right of any
of us to vote, an end to dishonest
practises at election time must be
called. Needless to say, the re
gistrar who lets an unqualified vo
ter register or voter who sells his
vote for a price, of money or ad
vantages must be listed with other
enemies within our gates.
Qualification Sometime Violated
"Applicant for registration shall
be able to read any .section of
the Constitution of North Caro
lina in the English language un
less registered prior to December
1, 1908, in accordance with the
permanent registration law."
In addition to the qualifications
which must be noted by registrars,
each person registering must make
solemn oath that he will support
the Constitution of the United
States and of the State.
A prominent citizen, who has
been a participant in the politices
of the county for many years, had
this to say this week: "The intelli
gence of North Carolina is our
hope. The man who can be bought
or sold should not be eligible to
vote in any election. He is betray
ing his state and county. Out
of my experience in the past, in-
eligible's have been allowed to re
gister. It is the solemn duty of
registrants to prevent this condi
tion from being repeated by en
forcing the law which they are
sworn to obey."
Bishop Gribbin
To Visit St Agnes Church
Next Sunday Afternoon
The Right Rev. Robert E Grib
bin, D. D. will visit St Agnes
Episcopal church next Sunday at
p. m. There will be evening
prayer and .sermon by the bishop
and the rite of Confirmation will
be administered.
of Mr. and Mrs. Zeak A. Schuler
of Highlands, has been promoted
to rank of corporal. Pvt. Schuler
enlisted in the Army last July and
is serving with the Army Air
Force at New Orleans.
Pvt Edward Lee Brooks sta
tioned at Fort Benning, Ga.. spent
last weekend in Franklin with Mr.
and Mrs. Ithmaal Bwoka.
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Quotas For May
Treasury Official War Bond
Quotas for May
May Quota for State. $5,888,500
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armed forces take the offensive against the Axis
powers. The American voluntary method of War Bond
purchases must be successful in reaching the quotas
set by the Treasury Department for every county in
the nation. The Job of every American now is to
stop spending and save doUars to help win the War.
For Chairman
John Baxter Elmore of West's
Mill, who has announced his can
didacy for Chairman of Board of
Commissioners for Macon county
on the Democratic ticket.
Macon Farm Leaders Go
To State Test Farm
Sale Thursday
A. B. Slagle shipped five regis
tered Guernseys by truck on Wed
nesday to the North Carolina State
Guernsey sale at the state test
farm at Swannanoa on Thursday.
Sam Mendenhall T. H. Fagg and
Mr. Slagle are attending this sale.
The State College Extension
Service has released the following
story in regard to this sale:
Dairy farmers "will- be given
an opportunity to increase their
contribution to the "food for vic
tory" campaign and at the same
time pe'rpetutate the famous Guern
sey breed by purchasing some of
the III animals to be offered at
sales at Quail Roost Farm near
Durham, May 4, and at the Moun
tain Test Farm near Swannanoa
on May 7, Dr. William Moore,
secretary of the N. C. Geumsey
Breeders Association, announced
The sales will be conducted in
cooperation with the State College
Extension Srvice, the State De
partment of Agriculture, State Di
vision of Vocational Agriculture
and Breeders' Association.
At the Swannanoa sale, 37 cows,
fresh or near freshening and 17
bred heifers from the best Guern
sey herds will be offered for
"North Carolina occupies an en
viable position in the Nation to
day as an outstanding Guernsey
breeding State,' Dr. Moore com
mented. "Tar Heels are fortun
ate in being able to obtain animals
from the best Guernsey blood lines
in the world Purchases of Guern
sey stock of known ancestry con
stitute a sound investment that
will increase is value since fcs
State Supt. Clyde A. Erwin
To Address FHS Graduates
Mica Producers .Organize
To Promote Production
H. O. DeBeck, chief of the mica
division of the Office of l'roiluc
tion Management, visited Franklin
this week in the interest of the
government's need for more mica
for war production. He has been
interviewing citizens in regard to
the county's mica resources and
production possibilities.
Mr. DeBeck was the chief speak
er at a meeting on Tuesday eve
nin,g in Sylva, sponsored by the
Sylva Chamber of Commerce, which
was attended by several franklin
citizens and at which time there
was organized The Mica Producers
Association of Southwestern North
Officers of this organization, the
purpose of which will be promotion
of mica production are, Jim Har
ris, president; Phil Stoyall, vice
president ; Dan Tompkins, secre
tary and A, F. Clouse, treasury;
all Of Sylva.
Mr. DeBeck outlined the pro
gram of the War Production Board
for increasing the production of
mica as follows:
First, ihforrh the people of the
need of increased production, sec
ond, ' urge., the' proper preparation
of the type of mtca most vitally
needed; third, get together those
concerned with this production so
that common problems may be
more readily solved ; fourth, se
cure equipment for mine operators ;
fifth, procure the mica produced
Mr. DeBeck stated that with the
India market closed there is no
danger of over-production, and
that the WPB is attempting to pat
a floor under the price structure
to protect, mine owners and bper
ators. The government is en
couraging private enterprise to pro
duce mica for the war effort, and
to this end is supplying at low
rental, machinery and equipment
to approved projects, Mr. DeBeck
"There is no blanket arrange
ment for financing, each case will
be handled on its own merits,"
said Mr. Beck, who also stated
that the Forest Service maximum
of eight per cent royalty of gross
value to owners should be adopted
as a standard, although 2'2 per
cent maximum was allowable.
Mr. DeBeck asked producers and
other interested persons to write
him at Burnsville, his headquarters,
outlining their plans and needs in
the field of operation.
Falls As 7,000 Starving
Defenders Are Made
The news that Corregidor, the
last stand of Allied resistance in
the Philippines, has fallen, wa
made known this week. It fell after
a battering four-week seige which
exhausted the supplies and the
human physical endurance of the
Allied garrison. With it the enemy
won the smaller rocky fortresses
Fort Hugh, Fort Drum, and Fort
Frank wdich lie nearby. To the
Japanese also went some 7009 pris
oners of war, who could resist no
longer because their food was ex
hausted. Firemen
To Give Benefit Dance
Next Week
Local volunteer firemen 'are
sponsoring a big square dance at
Panorama Court next Wednesday,
May 13, beginning at 8 p. m. Tick
ets are being sold to all regard
less of age the committee an
nounces, and all are invited to
take part in the dancing. The boys
of the fire department promise
everybody a good time and more
than their money's worth.
And, speaking of money, all they
take in will be used for the local
fireman's relief fond. The work
of these men who do the danger
ous job of figrting fires without
pay, and who protect the commun
ity against losses by reducing fire
hazards should be supported by all.
dot tat ions from the war-torn Isle
of Guernsey are now lost to the
Dr. J. L. Stokes to Deliver
Baccalaureate On
Next Sunday
Dr. Clyde A. Erwin, of Raleigh,
state superintendent of public in
struction, (will deliver the com
mencement address to 75 gradu
ates at the Franklin high school,
Friday evening, May 15, according
to an announcement made by Guy
L. Honk, county superintendent of
Virginia Bryant will give the
salutatory address and Emogene
Landrum will deliver the valedic
tory. Principal W. H. Finley will
announce the awards to be given
as follows : . ,
French, Virginia Bryant ; science,
Elsie Mae Brendle; athletics, Tearl
Ashe; English, Delma Edwards;
history, Mildred Heid ; agricultural
award, Hunter Anderson ; home ec
onomics, Elura Belle Sanders; citi
zenship, Bruce . Bryant ; activities,
Byrda Nell Southards; attendance,
Merl Kinsland; mathematics, Emo
gene Landrum ; commercial, Jessie
Superintendent G. L: Houk will
confer the diplomas.
Mrs. Henry Cabe's music class
will render the selection, "The Bells
of St. Mary."
The Baccalaureate sermon will be
delivered by the Rev. J. L. Stokes
II, Ph.D. on Sunday evening, May
10, at 8:30 in the auditorium of
the Macon Theatre. The program
will include a selection by the
Choral Club, Gounod's "Send Out
Thy Light". Rev. C. F. Rogers
and Rev. Hubert H. Wardlaw will
also take part in the service.
Otter Creek School
Graduation Will Be Held
May 14
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Prof. C. F. Dodson, head of the
science department of Western
Carolina Teacher's College is to
deliver the principal graduation ad
dress at the Nantahala High school.
Thursday night, May 14. Guy L.
riouk will presenit diplomas to the
inine graduates. The elementry
school assisted bv the hill billy
band will entertain the class Wed
nesday evening.
Forest Fire Law
Violator Sentenced
Forest Supervisor Charles Meli-
char of the Nantahala National
Forest and Macon County Warden
Fred Bryson of the North Caro
lina State Forest Service cooper
ated on May 5, 1942 in apprehend
ing and bringing to trial George
Martin of Route 3, Franklin, N.
C, on charge of violating State
Forest fire laws.
Martin was charged with burn
ing brush on his land without legal
permit on April 30. He was fur
ther charged with being the cause
of a forest fire which broke out
near his land on May 3.
The case was tried before Jus
tice of Peace Jim Maun of Otto.
Martin plead guilty to the charge
of burning without legal permit
and admitted the possibility that
sparks from his field might have
been the cause of the forest fire.
Justice Mann ruled Martin
guilty of violation of Section
4311(a) of Forest Fire Laws of
North Carolina (Brush-Burning
Permit Law).
Martin was fined $25.00 nlus
$8.70 court costs, dependent upon
payment of $12.50 and costs with
in 24 hours and the balance with
in 60 days. Upon failure to make
required payment within 24 hours
Justice Mann ruled that defendant
Martin would be sentenced to
County road work for 30 days.
Justice Mann pointed out that this
country is at war and that work
ing people have little time to be
sympathetic with petty law viola
tors. He spoke of the work of
years accomplished by our forest
protective agencies gone up in
smoke the past month because of
careless individuals or individuals
with malicious intent. He declared
his duty as a Justice of the Peace
to be one which guaranteed a fair
trial for every defendant brouoht
before him and an equally fair sen
tence, measurable by the serious
ness of the offense, to every de
fendant declared guilty.
He who relaxes is helping the
Axis Gabriel Heatter
Trees wiH help to win the war,
so farmers should make wise use
of their woodlands. R. W. Graeber.

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