North Carolina Newspapers

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N. C. Weekly
RATION BOOKS You'll have to
get your sugar and -coffee ra
tion coupon book, War Ration
Book No. I, on or before December
IS or you can't get it at all, J
K. Simmons, state OPA Saod ra
tion specialist, said this week. Not
only ia the book necessary for the
purchase of coffee, Simmons warn
ad, but it must be presented to
local rationing boards around the
first of tie new year in order to
receive War Ration Book No. Z.
olina's male population will soon
feel the effect of war on their
shirts. Reason: WPB has ordered
from two to three inches taken off
the length of new men's and boys'
shirts made after December IS. It
will also hit pajamas, because new
simplification orders prohibit fancy
collars and other "pretty things".
WPB said the new shirt order will
save enough cloth to make more
than 10,000,000 new shirts and the
pajama simplification will save ma
terial for about 2,200,000 pairs.
GAS District office managers o
North Carolina's ODT offices were
informed this week that temporary
transport rations of gasoline will
"be available to operators of trucks
buses, taxis, and other commercial
vehicles which have not been is
sued Certificates of War Neces
stty. These operators may get gas
rations from their local war ra
tion boards after they have applied
for the certificate of war neces
shy provided it has not beer, re
ceived. They will receive T ra
tions on a temporary basis for the
amount of gasoline they estimate
fhey will require through Decern
er 31. The gallonage will be de
ducted from the gallonage allowed
(under the ODT war necessity cer
Jificate later. ,
60,000 block and neighborhood
leaders cooperating with the Civil
ian Defense nutrition committee
are carrying information about vol
untary meat-sharing into homes
throughout North Carolina. It is
the first major assignment for the
thousands of Civilian. Block Lead
ers in North Carolina.
AJR RAID TEST The day of
scheduled . blackouts in North
Caroling is over except under ex
traordinary ' circumstances. Hence
forth drills will be under exactjy
she same circumstances that real
air raids would be WITHOUT
WARNING. North Carolina Civil
ian Defense headquarters said tMs
week that from now on it's the
real thing.
FALSE RUMOR Rumors spread
ing over North Carolina that the
fjowrnment will tax farmers five
dollars for each hog produced and
that a "government man" will come
around to take all but two hogs
were branded as FALSE by the
North Carolina USDA War Board
this week. There's nothing to such
FUEL OIL-r-After December 1 you
cannot buy fuel oil including
kerosene without a fuel oil ration
coupon, Carl Lunsfbrd, state OPA
fuel oil ration officer, said this
Revs. Morgan, Marchman
Will Preach Next Sunday
At Baptist Church Here
The Rev. A. Rufus Morgan of
St. Agnes Episcopal eharch, will
preach at the Franklin Baptist
church on Sunday at the 11 o'clock
service. The congregation of St.
Agrws church will unite in wor
ship with, the Baptist congrega
tion at this time.
Mr. Morgan announces that the
Jloly Conirrmnion service which is
Lmally held , at 11 o'clock will be
7 JO a m., at St. ' Agnes church
to -able him to accept the invi
tation to unite w P''1
church moraSt servke
and to pre1 f them.
Rev j p Marchman of Dffiard,
Ga.. will prea.- th 8 ,clof
evening service - he P'
Pvts. Henry and F.'?k Rabv re
cently spent a 10-day ,r1wswith
their mother, Mrs. Ella - of
Franklin. At present they'1- "
tioned at Nashville, Teren.
Judge F. Don Phillip To
Preside; Civil Cases
Begin Dec. 14
Macon county superior court
will open Monday morning, De
cember 7, with the Honorable F.
Dan Phillips as the presiding
On the criminal docket there are
many cases that were continued
from the last term of court, most
of them involving minor offenses.
The case of the State against
the Collins brbthers, arrested re
cently on a charge of assault with
a deadly weapon with - intent to
kill on the late Tom Leach, wHl
be tried.
A manslaughter charge against
Logan Bryson in connection with
a wreck on the highway on the
Cashiers road beyond Highlands
will be tried.
The civil court .will convene on
Monday, December 14, with 28
cases on the docket.
Refunding of County Debt
Will Save Taxpayers
$9,500 Annually
Macon county refunding bonds
in the amount of $724,000 sold in
Raleigh on November 24 will re
place all outstanding bonded in
debtedness of the county, Guy L.
Houk, county attorney, explained
yesterday. This transaction was in
pursuance of. a resolution passed
by the Board of County Commis
sioners on October 19, for the pur
pose of reducing the interest rate
being paid on the old bonds. The
bonds are arranged to mature over
a period extending to 1967-68.
Mr, Hoak, who prepared tue It
nancial statcmeitt ana other legal
requirements preliminary to the is
suance of the mew bonds, was pres
ent m Raleieh last week when the
bonds were placed on sale by the
Local Government Commission. The
old bonds have been called and
will be paid through the Central
Hanover Bank of New York City.
The oresent rate of interest is
thereby reduced from 425 percent
to an average of 3.45 percent over
a period of 25 years. Mr. Houk
oin.ted out that this reduction was
due to the favorable condition of
the market at this time and the
excellent cdndition of the county's
This reduction will mean a sav
ing of approximately $9,500 a year
to the. people of Macon cowwy on
interest oayments for the next 25
years, said Mr. Houk, "a sum that
can mean new schools, for in
stance, and -other material bene
fits." In 1937 the county's outstand
ing indebtedness was $815,000, all
of which was in default. Under
the direction of the Local tov-
ernment Commission this debt was
refunded at the rate of 4.75 per
mit Since then the county has
met each installment and reduced
the debt to the sum of $724,000.
The refunding plan will go mto
effect on January 1, 1943.
Three Boys Arretted
For Stealing Gas
Deputy Sheriff John Dills ar
rested three boys Monday evening,
November 30, for stealing gas from
the Otto school bus. They were
Robert Cunningham, R. E. Rey
nold and Madden McConnell, all
of Smith Bridge township.
They waived preliminary hearing
before Justice of the Peace, C. M.
Setser, and will appear before this
term of Superior court.
R. S. Jones, who has accepted
the position of assistant to the
Secretary of State in Raleigh, left
Franklin last Sunday to assume his
new duties on December L He will
make his home with his sister, Miss
Laura Jones.
Weimar Jones, city editor of the
Asheville Citizen, spent part of his
vacation last weekend wilh his
mother, Mrs. George Jones. He
left for the Great Smoky Moun
tains on Tuesday.
. S. Trmury Dept.
Macon Women Make Record
Sales Of Bonds And Stamps
Report For Week More
Than Quota For
Entire Month
The women of Franklin made
an outstanding contribution in
their sale of bonds during Women-At-War
Week, November 23-28.
So great was the impetus given
to bond sales in that period that
the value of bonds sold exceeded
the quarter set for the county by
the U. S. Treasury for the entire
in Franklin was $46,975, and war
stamps sold amounted to $505.25.
In Highlands the total maturity
value of sales was $4,344.75. This
makes a grand total of $45,319.75.
The county's November quota was
Mrs. W. H. Sellers led in amount
of bonds sold; Mrs. J. S. Conley
coming in second and third. Oth
ers came close behind, all worked
hard and proved their salesman
ship ability, as the total results
show. "Sk.
Booths were kept open in the
Bank of Franklin, Franklin post
office, Perry's and Angel's drug
stores and the post 1 office in
Mrs. John Archer as chairman
organized the bond sale in Frank
lin ana Mrs. W, C. Newton in
Highlands. Mrs. Florence Sherrill
was vice-chairman assisting Mrs.
Archer with the organization of
the county. Mrs. J. E. S. Thorpe
and Mrs. Allan Brooks were chair
men of the booths in Franklin.
All her co-workers agreed that
Mrs. H. H. Gnuse carried perhaps
Roy C. Grant, son of Mr. and
Mrs. C. M. Grant, of Nafltahala,
has won his silver gunner's wings.
Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Hurst of
West's Mill have recently heard
from their son, Pvt. Weaver M.
Hurst who is stationed somewhere
Pvt. George C. Gray, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. S .Gray, Is stationed
at GulfpoTt, Miss. His address is
631 TV S. S., Light B, Gulf port,
t "
Men In Service
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Courtesy Sheboyan Press,
the heaviest and most difficult job
that of handling the finances
keeping records and checking all
bonds and stamps with the sales
women on one hand and each day
checking with the bank the
amounts received. For doing this
work efficiently she deserves spe
cial mention.
Besides the chairmen above men
tioned, the following women sold
bonds: Mrs. W. H. Sellers, Mrs.
Harley Lyle, Jr., Mrs. T. W. Angel,
Jr., Mrs. William Swan, Mrs. J
S. Conley, Mrs. A. B. O'Mohundro,
Mrs. R. S. O'Mohundro, Mrs. Tom
Porter, Mrs. Gilmer Jones, Mrs.
Sam Mendenhall, Mrs. I. S. Con
ley, Mrs. Zeb Conley, Mrs. Emory
Hunnicutt, Mrs. Carl Tysinger, Mrs.
W. C. Perm, Mrs. H. E. Churfch,
Mrs. John Wasilik, Jr., Mrs. J.
C. Davenport, Mrs. Roy Bes hears,
Mrs. Jack Sanders, Mr. W. A
Rogers, Mrs. James E. Perry, Mrs.
John Ray, Mrs. Alf Higdon, Mrs.
Joe Setser, Mrs. Reba Tessier,
Mrs. Carl Slagle, Mrs. Pearl Hunt
er, Mrs. Marie Stewart, Mrs. John
Bulgin, Mrs. H. H. Hirsch, Mrs.
E. C. Soper, Mrs. Katherine
Henry, Mrs. Fred Palmer, Mrs.
Henry Slagle, Mrs. Charles Brad
ley. 4-H Club Sold Stamp
Members of the 4-H Clubs sell
ing stamps were Myra Slagle, Ja
Setser, Emma Lu. Hurst, Dorothy
Houston and Jessie Lea Downs.
High school girls selling stamps
Saturday afternoon were Merrily
Brooks and Elizabeth Wasilik.
The list of women taking part
in Highlands is reported by Mrs.
H. G. Story ore the Highlands
Atlanta, Ga, Nov. 28. Head
quarters Fourth Service Command
announced the following Air Corps
enlisted reservists have been order
ed to active duty today: Harold
Thomas Sloan, Jr., Franklin, N. C,
to the Air Forces Classification
Center, Nashville, Tenn,
Word has been received by Miss
MayBelle Bryant that her brother,
Pvt. William P. Bryant, has ar
rived safely in Morocco, North
Africa. He was previously station
ed with the headquarters company
of the Signal Corps at the Orlando
Air Base, Orlando, Fla. Bill com
mented in his letter on the simi
larity of the 'climate in Morocco
and that of central Florida,
Pfc. James Porter, son of Mr.
and Mrs. T. W. Porter, who is
with the Army Air Corps "some
where in Alaska", and who is an
accomplished musician, was on the
air last Thanksgiving with ' a na
tionwide audience over NBC. In
his spare time from duties in the
headquarters postal service of hi!
division, he has trained, a glee club
of 20 voices which gave several
vocal numbers on the Aimy pro
gram at 6:30, EWT. Mr. and Mrs.
Porter would like, to know if any
radio in this vicinity heard this
(OwHaeii Or Faff Ma)
18-Year-Old Male Citizens
To Register In December
Will Go To Camp Croft
For Second Physical
The following men have been
called to leave Monday, December
7, for Camp Croft, S. C, for sec
ond physical examination and pos
sible induction.
Volunteers: Thomas Louie Crun
kit-ton, John Mark Ledbetter,
Woodrow Willard Dillard, Samuel
Cee Ferguson.
Draftees : L. M. Johnson, James
Oliver Beale, Allay Roland Peek,
James Henry McKinney, Grady
Montgomery Holland, Everett G.
Mason, William David McClure,
George Belton Waldroop, Albert
Nathan Pennington, Robert Wood
row Wild, John L. Angel, Ralph
Monroe Henson, Joe Gleen Mead
ows, John Riley Wilson, Lee Tra
vis- Dryman, James Ray William
son, Ed Green, Toliver Barnett
Wilson, Spencer Hall Bryson,
George Harvey Roper, Everette
Alexander Owenby, Tracy Morris
Barnard, Charles Edwin Johnson,
William Hunter McGuire, Tom
Lee Brown. .
Robison Cruso Fouts, Homer
Miller, Richard Calvin Holt, Lewis
Cunningham, Luther Williams,
Howard Marshall Cunningham,
James Boyd Cole, Troy Forrest
Justice, Clyde James Vaughn, John
Joseph Whiteside, John Lewis
Scroggs, James Theodore Rogers,
Glenn Thomas Smith, Albert Hop
kins. Robert Bell, Robert Lee
Saunders, Edward Patterson, Got
don Lowell Ledford, Elmas H. Hen-
son, William Douglas Holser.back,
Isaac Nutton Keener, Dewey Watsel
Holland, Joseph Andrew Dills, J.
D. Reese, Harvey Edwards, Dewey
Vinson Liner, Walter James
Young, Claude B. Burrell, John
Harry Potts, Frank L. Crisp, John
Wiley Lenoir, Claude Frank Dills,
Lyman Frederick Emory, Henry
Herman Wilkes, Harley West,
James Austin Raby.
Men transferred from other
boards to go in our December 7th
Thomas Bates from Walhalla,
C. ; Edwin Thomas Stiles from
Clayton, Ga.; Samuel Willard Hig
don from Spencer, Mass.
Soldiers' Mail
ATLANTA GA., Nov. 30.-To
prove that he believes letters from
home are essential, Uncle Sam now
says that even though a soldier is
in the midst. of a combat zone he
will get his mail along with other
Class I supplies, such as food,
medicine and other combat items,
postal authorities have announced.
This is the inauguration of the
first large scale test of mobile
postal service in the war, and will
be carried out for the duration. To
this purpose a complete Army
organization accompanied the
American Expeditionary Force to
North Africa, and postal facilities
were established almost as soon
as landing were effected. So ef
fective is this service that letters
are already being received in the
United States from the combat
Dean Trimble Addressed
Methodist Rally
Dean H. B. Trimble of Emory
University, Atlanta, was the guest
preacher at the Franklin Metho
dist church at the morning and
evening services last Sunday. The
occasion was a rally of the Meth
odists of Franklin, and of the
churches of the Macon and Frank
lin circuits.
Dr. W. L. Hutchins, of Waynes
viHe, district superintendent,, pre
sided at both services. Revs. Philip
L. Green and J. C. Swaim were
also in attendance with members
of their congregations,
Dean Trimble brought two elo
quent messages on the subject of
the need for God in our lives at
this time, in the morning service;
and continuing this theme in the
eyening with emphasis on the need
of carrying the message of the
Gospel to the world.
The following facts are taken
from the printed program of the
day's services in connection with
the work of the Methodist churches
in Macon county: There are 24
churches with 1880 member in
th county, Uit rear the rtUtd
$2.00 PER YEAR
Dates, Places Announced
By State Hdqrs. Of
Selective Service
The following information has
been received from State Head
quarters of Selective Service:
"The registration of male citi
zens of the United States and
other male persons, who shall have
attained the eighteenth anniver
sary of the day of their birth
during the periods indicated below,
shall take place in the United
States between the hours of 9
a. m. and 5 p. m. on the days
hereinafter designated for rheir
registration as follows:
(a) Those who were born on or
after July 1, 1924, but not after
August 31, 1924, shall be registered
on any day during the week com
mercing Friday, December 11,
1942 and ending Thursday, De
cember 17, 1942;
(b) Those who were born on or
before September 1. 1924. but not
after October 31, 1924, shall be
registered on any day during the
week commencing Friday, Decem
ber 18, 1942, and ending Thursday,
December 24, 1942;
(c) Those who were born on or
after November 1, 1924, but no:
after December 31, 1924, shall be
registered on any day during the
period commencing Saturday, De
cember 26, 1942, and ending Thurs
day, December 31, 1942;
(d) During the continuance of
the present war, those who were
born on'' or after January 1, 1925.
shall We jgjstered on the day thev
attain the eighteenth anniversary
of the kjof their birth ; pro
vided, that if such anniversary
falls on a legal holiday, their reg
istration shall take place on the
day following that is not a Sun
day or legal holiday."
Places of registration will be
posted at Local Board Office,
Court House and Post Office in
Franklin ard at Pojst Offices in
various sections of the county and
in next weeks paper.
Kerosene Users
Required To Register On
Saturday, December 5
Every user of kerosene will be
required to register for fuel oil
Cation, according to an announce
ment made yesterday by Dr. W.
c.. turr, chairman of the rationing
The places are Franklin high
school, and the Highlands high
school, and the time Saturday,
December 5, between the hours
of 9 a. m. and 4 p. m.
Dr. Furr refers all readers to
the "N. C. Roundup" column on
this page for other important in
formation and news concerning ra
tioning regulations.
Impoater Enjoying
Hospitality Of
Macon Co. Jail
Macon county had the exper
ience of arresting a traveling
would-be swindler last week in
the person of one, Lawrence
Lowdermilk, who hails from Ben
ton, Term., according to John Dills,
deputy sheriff, in whose custody he
now resides in the county jail.
Mrs. Eloise G. Franks, county
welfare superintendent, learned
from some of the stranger's at
tempted victims that Lowdermilk,
impersonating a Washington rep
resentative, was promising old age
pension recipients and families with
boys in service or about to be
drafted, that he would be able to
have pensions increased and boys
released or not drafted, as the
case may be. All this was to be
accomplished for a consideration
anywhere from two to five dollars,
according to Mrs. Franks' infor
mants. The man is being held for in
vestigation on the charge of ob
taining money under false pre
tenses, after Sheriff A. B. Slagle
checked with the FBI office h
Charlotte, who advised the cul
prit's return to his home in Ten
nessee where he is due to appear
before the draft board on De
cember 11. He was reported by
Mr. Dills on Wednesday as still
enjoying the hospitality of Macon
county, on account of having suf
fered a nervous breakdown since
he was put in jail.
$5.30 per capita, with the giving
of the congregations on the in
create each year.

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