tf-o U.S. WAR BONOS
VOL. LVI1, NO. 48
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, NOV. 26, 1M2
$2.00 PER YEAK
N. C. Weekly
SALVAGE IN- TAKHEEL1A:
Enough scrap iron and steel to
make seven battle cruisers was
shipped from North Carolina junk
yards during October, declared
Governor J. M. Brotighto,n as the
vWar Production Board presented
a scrap dealers' award to T. L.
Silvers, head of the American
Junk and Wreckage company of
Raleigh. Eleven of the State's 92
scrap dealers have received the
award, which is given for 100 per
cent cooperation! in the WPB sal
COFFEE RATIONING: Sales
having beeji frozen since last Sat
urday at midnight, North Caro
linians are awaiting the beginning
of coffee rationing on November
29. Stamps from the back of Ration
Book No. 1 are to be used.
SEES SHORTAGES : Drastic
curtailments ifx the quantities of
civilian goods to be available dur
ing 1943 were predicted by Oscar
Strauss, Jr., of Atlanta, regional
administrator of the Office of Price
Administration, during a confer
ence in Raleigh with State OPA
officials. More price control and
rationing will be necessary to dis-
'tribute available goods equitably,
TIRE MEETINGS: A series of
meetings for all branches of the
tire business will be held in vari
ous sections of the State, the. first
to be held in Raleigh, December 1.
The meetings will be of an edu
cational .mature to keep the tire
man posted on new regulations
NO RATIONING PLANNED :
OPA is not planning to ration used
cars, declared Chreston Holoman,
State commodity rationing special
ist. Rumors of impending ration
ing are false, he said.
MARK GAS COUPONS : If you
use A, B, C, D or S-l gasoline
rationing coupons, you must write
your State license number oji the
back of each coupon used to pur
chase gasoline, under a new re
' quirement which became effective
WAR NECESSITY CERTIFI
CATES: North Carolina truck op
erators will be without gasoline
after December 1 unless they have
a certificate of war necessity. Cer
tificates will also be needed to pur
chase tires and parts. Applications
may be obtained from ODT offices
in Wilmington, Raleigh, Asheville,
Charlotte, and Winston-Salem.
SPRING-LIKEFA5HIONS : North
Carolina shop windows resemble
spring because lighter colors in
women's wear are due to the war
and not to the unpredictable whims
of Dame Fashion.
TIRE TURN-IN: North Caro
lina owners were slow in turning
in their "idle tires" according to
E. H. Schellenberg, mileage spe
cialist of OPA. Tires shouj have
been reported by November 22. If
you have not turned in your tires,
do so at once.
Over 380, war price and ration
board members, representing all of
North Carolina's 100 counties, were
presented certificates of award in
recognition of their patriotic serv
ices by T. S. Johnson, state OPA
director, this week. The certifi
cates carried the signatures of
Leon Henderson, price administra
tor, and Oscar Strauss, Jr., re
gional OPA administrator.
HOLIDAYS: In all parts of
North Carolina, large employers
are cooperating with the ODT pro
gram of travel conservation and
refusing to allow Christmas holi
day leave for employees if it in
volves travel. State OPA employees
will not be granted leave if such
eave would involve travey by com
mon carrier, T. S. Johnston, state
Big Show Coming
The Franklin Fire Department
is sponsoring Tommy Scott's Big
Radio Show, featuring the little
wisecracker, Luke McLuke, Little
Miss Frankie, "Horsefly" Charlie
and many more. Good music and
singing. The show will be at the
courthouse, beginning at 8 p. m.
and the admission is 15 cents for
children and 25 cents for grown
ups. Everybody ought to see this
show, and, incidentally support
then votasvtwr firemen.
J. A. TALLEY
While Hunting From Gun
The body of John Andrew Tal
ley, .28, a, farmer living on the
Highlands-Dillard road, was found
by his brother about , 400 yards
from the house, where he had gone,
hunting the afternoon before. The
right side of his head was blown
off by a discharge from the shot
gun he was carrying. He had ap
parently stopped to reload the gun
after one shell fell from it. When
he did not come home Monday
night his family concluded he was
spending the night with an uncle.
A search was instituted the next
Coroner Zeb Shope and Deputy
Sheriff John Dills, who investigat
ed, said death apparently was due
to the accidental discharge of the
Mr. Talley was the sorti of Mrs.
Delia Talley and of the late Evans
Surviving are the mother; two
brothers, Ebbey N., and Walter, of
Highlands, and two sisters.
Funeral services were held at
2 o'clock Wednesday after.noon at
Scaly Methodist church.
Rev. A. R. Morgan To Head
Macon Red Cross War Drive
Sold Tuesday In Raleigh
Will Reduce Interest
Macon county bonds in the
amount of $724,000 were sold in
Raleigh, on Tuesday, November 24,
by the Local Government Commis
sion of North Carolina.
They brought a yield of
cent on all but those maturing in
1966 and 1967, which were sold at
i per ce,rot yield, according to
Henry Cabe, cashier of The Bank
of Franklin. Some of the bonds
were bought locally.
Buys First Bond Sold In
Mrs. T. W. Angel, Jr., announc
ed Monday that the first bond sold
in the Women-at-War drive in
Franklin was purchased by the
Garden club at the Bank of
Franklin as soon as its doors
were opened. The club gave a
bunco party at the Agricultural
building on Saturday evening to
complete the raising of $100 for
the purchase of the bond.
The committee in charge of the
entertainment were Mrs. R. M.
Rimmer, chairman, Mrs. W. A.
Rogers, Mrs. W. C Perai, Mrs.
Zeb Conley, Mrs. Lester Conley
and Mrs. Frank Higdon.
Employment Service To
Hold Important Meeting
In Rryson City Nov. 27
A meeting of vital interest to
all employers of labor will be held
in Bryson City on Friday, No
vember 27 at 7:30 p. m. in the
courthouse under the United States
Employment Service, according to
an announcement made by R. T.
McKeith, manager of the Bryson
City Employment office.
Mr. McKeith and his assistant
Johi M. Bennett, who are in
Franklin every Monday and Tues
day, visited many of the larger
employers in regard to the meet
ing. .A number of Franklin people
are expected to attend.
This meeting will explain and
Interpret the Employment Service
functions in relation to the local
problems of labor supply under
war conditions, including essential
and non-essential activities.
Mr. McKeith made it clear that
the Employment Service is inter
ested in supplying local labor
shortages due to the demand made
upon manpower for war industry
and the armed services.
Matters of interest to worker
and employer alike will be ex
plained by state officials from
Raleigh. The public is invited to
TO MEET DECEMBER 7
The pastors conference will meet
at the Franklin Baptist church
December 7. AD pastors are in
vited to coast,
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By Bureau of Public Relation. U. S. War Dept., Waab D C
ALCAN HIGHWAY UNDER CONSTRUCTION In the fast
nesses of Alaska's mountains the "carry-all" puts the finishing
touches on the gravel surface of the great rop '
Mrs. McCombs Chairman
Of First Aid Work
Announcement was made Tues
day by the Rev. Philip L. Green,
chairman of the Macon county
chapter of the American Red
Cross, that the Rev. A. Rufus
1 iricin ll '1 e 1 4'rt t t fj til f 1Q 1 V -
will be held in March. Mr. Mor
gan, who is first vice-chairman of
the chapter, was elected at a
meeting of the executive commit
tee on Monday night.
This drive will include the roll
call which is usually held in No
vember, the chairman explained,
the date being set later for the
national War Drive to meet the
demands for a greatly increased
quota on account of the needs of
the armed forces on the battle
field and in the camps.
Mrs. Hall Head. Highland. Drive
Mr. Green announced that Mrs.
Tudor Hall has been elected by
the Highlands unit of the chapter
as War Drive chairman. It was
suggested that other communities
be organized into units like High
lands. The committee accepted the res
ignation of Mrs. Thomas J. O'Neil,
who has served the chapter so
efficiently as chairman of First
Aid. Mrs. O'Neil, teacher of home
economics in the Franklin high
school, has just completed the
training of a. class of 40 students
who will receive their certificates.
A first aid room is being equpped
under . Mrs. O'Neil's direction in
the school building to care for
cases of illness or accident.
Mrs. Tempie McCombs, county
health nurse, was elected to suc
ceed Mrs. O'Neil in this work.
War conditions and scarcity of
doctors has greatly increased the
need for this work.
Xmas Seal Sale Begins;
J. H. Pugh Franklin
Wilton H. Cobb of Highlands
will head the Christmas seal sale
in Macon county and he has ap
pointed J. H. Pugh as chairman
for Franklin. The seals will be on
sale at convenient places in both
towns and will be sold by school
children, who have rendered this
service so successfully in the past.
The money raised in the county
is devoted to the prevention and
treatment of tuberculosis.
Many persons suffering from
this dread, contagious disease are
helped through this fund each
year, disbursed largely through
the county nurse. Ninety-five per
cent of the money raised remains
ia the cotnrry. Five per cent goes
to the national
Men In Service
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Who is stationed with the U. S.
Army at Fort Bragg, recently
spent a furlough at home.
J. D. Sutton, who is stationed
with the U. S. Army at Camp
Forrest, Tenn., recently spent a
Cpl. John H. Wood, son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. G. Wood, of Buck
Creek Route, who has been sta
tioned with the U. S. Army in
California, is now at home on
Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. James
B. Roland, Route 3, Franklin, who
recently entered military service,
has arrived at the Engineer Re
placement Training Center here
for an intensive training program
vi preparation for combat engi
Bainbridge, Ga., November 17.
Charles M. Hunter, son of Mrs.
Pearl Hunter, Franklin, N. C, has
been promoted from corporal to
sergeant, it was announced by Col
onel R. E. Choate, commanding
officer of the Bainbridge Army
Sgt. Hunter, who enlisted in the
Air Forces last January, is a mem
ber of the ground forces at the
Bainbridge Armv Ah Field a unit
of the vast Army Air Forces
Southeast Training Center.
Howard E. Barnard, who has
been stationed in California, has
been promoted from Corporal to
R. L. Crawford and W. P. Con
stance left Tuesday for Asheville
to enlist in the U. S. Army.
Wilburn McDowell, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank McDowell, is now
at home on furlough. He joined the
U. S. Navy a few months ago and
was sent to Norfolk, Va., where
he received his basic training. He
is being transferred to the Great
Lakes region for further instruct
Mrs. T. B. Higdon has received
word from her son, Grayson, who
is now stationed at Camp Dix, N. J.
John D Wells, Sea. 2c of Camp
Bradford, Va. spent spent a short
furlough at home last week with
his wife, the former Miss Olatta
Baldwin, and parents Mr. and Mrs.
R. D. WeUs of Franklin, Mr. Wells
joined the Naval Seabees in July,
1942. and was called to active duty
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For Women-At-War Week
The following telegram wn
received by editor of thi. paper
from Donald M. Nelaon, chair
men of WPB, Wednesday morn
ing, dated November 24:
The Government is tasking the
American farmer to dedicate the
remaining weeks of 1942 ba an
intensified scrap hunt. Steel
mill need more heavy scrap
atnd the farms are one of the
best sources of this type of
metal. We need your further
help. In this farm drive amd in
aiding oar salvage committees
to continue this effort through
out the next few weeks, mats
and other material to help you
are being prepared and will be
mailed soon. All salvage com
mittees are being instructed to
continue to make available to
the fanner sdl their train .por
ta tion facilities and manpower,
and to cooperate with you in
every possible way. The nation
is looking to the American
farmer. I am sure, with your
help, he will came through.
Donald M. Nelson, Chairman.
Christmas Packages And
Cards By December 1
The Post Office Department has
issued a statement that Christmas
mail of all kinds must be in the
post offices by December 1 if they
are to be delivered on time.
"It is physically impossible for
the railroads and air lines, burden
ed with vitally important w" ma
terials, to handle Christmas mail
ings as rapidly as in normal times.
If the bulk of parcels and greet
ing cards ore held back until the
usual time the period of about
December 15 to 23 they simply
cannot be distributed in time, and
thousands of gifts will reach their
destinations after Christmas," it
The postal service usually bor
rows about 2,500 trucks from the
Army and other Government agen
cies, and rents about 10,000 from
private owners, to handle the
Christmas mails. This year, it will
be ertremely difficult to obtain
enough of these vehicles to meet
even a substantial part of the need.
The Army needs its own trucks
and private owners are reluctant
to let someone else use their tires.
Dr. Yates, Of S. C, At
Baptist Church Sunday
Dr. W. B. Yates of Winnsboro,
S. C, will hold morning and eve
ning services at the Franklin Bap
tist church Sunday, November 29.
Outdoor Christmas Lights
To Be Omitted This Year
Will Speak To Methodists
Of The County At
The Rev. W. L. Hutchins,
Waynsville District Superintendent,
has announced that Dean H. B.
Trimble of the Emory University
School of Theology has accepted
an invitation to speak twice at
the Franklin Methodist church on
Sunday, November 29. He will
preach at the regular hour of
worship in the morning, and again
at 2:30 o'clock to a mass meeting
of Methodists representing the
churches of the Franklin circuit,
Macon circuit and Franklin charge.
Immediately following the inspira
tional address a meeting open to
all denominations, the first quarter
ly conference of the respective
charges will be held, with Mr.
Dean Trimble is well known in
Methodist circles, having served
in leading pulpits of the south
prior to taking over his work at
Emory. It is expected that a large
body of Methodist, together with
others of the community, will at
Sffsi these soeeial services.
Many Women Serving At
Booths Each Day
"Women-At-War Week has hail
a successful beginning" reported
Mrs. John Archer, chairman, on
Wednesday morning, as she check
ed up the results of the first two
days of the campaign. They are :
-Monday, Bonds sold, $6,450;
Tuesday, Bonds sold, $2,025;
Monlay's sales in Highlands to
taled $944, reported by Mrs. W.
T. NeWton, chairman. This gives
u grand total of $9jfx)6.50 for the
first two days.
"By the e,nd of the week, we
hope to far exceed our November
quota of $29,300," said Mrs. Arch
er. "We urge all patriotic citizens
to buy Bonds and Stamps at our
booths this week."
The booths are located in the
Bank of Franklin and Perry's and
Angel's Drug stores, open from
11 a. m. to 5 p. m. ; and at the
Macon Theatre 7 to 9:30 and Sat
urday in the afternoon and eve
ning, and also in the post office.
List Of Workers
Mrs. J. E. S. Thorpe and Mrs.
Allan Brooks, chairmen of the
booths, have given the following
list of names as workers at the
various booths for the week:
Monday, Mesdames T. W. Angel,
Jesse Conley, H. E. Church, John
Davenport, A. B. O'Mohundro, J.
E. Perry, Harley Lyle, Jr., Sam
MendenhalJ, W. C. Perm, Carl Ty
singer, John Ray, Bill Swan.
Tuesday, Mesdames W. H. Sell
ers, Zeb Conley, Emory Hunni
cutt, R. S. O'Mohundro, Tom
Porter, John Wasililc
On Wednesday the Gold Star
Mothers, Mrs. Henry Slagle and
Mrs. Ellen Crawford, will be hon
ored at the booths, and mothers
ol boys in service will be in
iharge, including Mesdames Reba
Tessier, Alf Higdon, Wade Cun
ningham, Joe Setser, Gilmer Jones
and Jim Perry.
Oli Friday the farm women will
have charge of the booths. These
will include Mesdames Carl Slagle,
Fred Palmer, Roy Mashburn,
Walter fcdford, Lawrence Ramsey,
assisted by Mrs. Pearl Hunter,
Mrs. Herbert McGlamery, and
Mrs. Marin 'Stewart.
Mrs. John Bulgin and Mrs. H.
H. Hirch, wjth others, will be at
the booths for the final, big wind
up of the drive on Saturday. A
full reptrt anq complete list of
names will be in next week's issue.
Red Cross Exhibit
Featured during Women-At-War
Week is an exhibit of Red Cross
surgical dressings in the show
window of the less Shop, showing
work being done by Macon women.
Mrs. J. 9. Perry, chairman, Mrs.
Allan Brooks and Mrs. J. E. S.
Thorpe arranged the window, and
invite all interested in the work
being done in the surgical dress
ings room over the Tavern, td , in
spect the exhibit.
The War Production Board to
day asked city officials, civic clubs,
chambers of commerce, merchants
and citizens generally to dispense
with outdoor decorative lighting
WPB pointed out that Christ
mas lighting requires the use of
critical materials, electricity, and
manpower and is not in line with
general conservation programs al
ready under way.
The attitude of WPB toward
Christmas was announced because
of numerous inquiries that have
already been received from city
officials, chambers of commerce
and civic clubs asking what they
should do this Christmas in re
gard to outdoor decorative light
ing. WPB is not asking that indoor
Christmas lighting, whether in the
home or in stores, be eliminated,
but believes that outdoor lighting
such as festooned store fronts and
decorated streets, must be dis
pensed with in war time.
Although the electricity saving
and the resultant fuel saving may
appear small, as compared with the
total annual useage, nevertheless
the elimination of outdoor Christ
mas lighting is estimated to save
50.000,000 kilowatt boars of elec
tricity, enough to meet the lights
ing and power requirements of a
city of 50,000 for a year.