A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
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VOL. LV1I, NO. 52
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, DEC. 24, 1142
$2.00 PER YEAR
Men Re-Classified And
The Local Board announces the
.following classifications and re
classifications made at weekly
In 1-A, George Victor Ander
son, Zeb Vance Lakey, John Harve
Swafford, Zene Alexander Wood,
Charlie Lee Matins, John Harye
McConnell, Ted Verco Cabe, Tearl
France Ashe, Carol Cameron
Mason, Samuel Eugene Tullent,
Joseph L. Keener, Samuel Eugene
Bryson, Warren Edison Hedden,
Carlton D. Sanders, Elvin Lester
Cabe, Halen Dills, Winston Myron
Baughn, George Dewey McClure,
John .Denver Gregory, George
In 3-A, James Lawrence Hol
hruoks. In ' 4-F, George Richard
Registrants reclassified: From 2
A to 1-A, Jasper Wanlow Greene.
From 3-A to 2-C, Paul Lester
Grist. From 1-B to 1-A Allen
Joues Greene. To 1-C. Franklin
BoQne Leach. From 1-A to Z-A
Robert Lee Saunders. From 3-A
to i I-A, Onley Weaver Webb
From 1-A to 3-A James Buel
Douthit, Ralph William Enloe.
The registration of the 18-year
old men is much less tha was
expected. Up to the present, lich
is about the middle of the second
week of the sixth registration, only
23 'white and 2 colored boys have
registered. They are, white, James
Ernest Potts, Fred Garland Brad
ley, J. T. Moses, Edgar Abraham
Carter, Marshall Doyle Dtlls, Bilhe
.Gardner Milton, James Paul Jexi-U
kirns, Denver Eugene Long, Lewis
Franks, Calvin Coolidge Morgan,
J. B. Duvall, Paul Davis Dean,
Fred Lyle McConnell, Ezell Bry
ant, Marvin DeWitt Bryant,
James Albert Cabe, Keith Edward
Gregory, William Thomas Pass
more, Harry Edwin Conley, Clyde
Calvin Drank, James Howell Bins?
ham; Lewis Lee Fouts, Grady
Fox; colored, Frederick Gibson,
Men In Service
Wm. S. Byrd, Former
News has been received here of
the death of William S. Byrd, for
mer resident of this county and
father of Mrs. Oliver V. HaH, at
the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Blaine MoDarris, at Hemp, Ga.
Mr. Byrd, born February 5, 1865,
in the Oak Grove section of Ma-
tuu luwnj, wd, lilt auit VI
late Jonathan and Elvira Dean
Byrd. He was married to Miss
Nancy Breedlove, of Swain county.
They moved to Bfairsville, Ga.,
where they lived 47 years. He had
spent the past three years in
Franklin with his daughter, Mrs.
Oliver V. Hall, and had gone 'for
a visit with his daughter in Hemp.
Mr. Byrd a farmer, was a mem-
ber of the Btairsville Baptist
i funeral services were held at the
' Bethlehem Baptist church at
Btairsville Thursday morning. The
Rev. John Cooke, pastor of the
Hemp Baptist church, officiated.
Interment wfts in the church ceme
tery. Surviving aft the widow ; six
daughters, Mrs. Hall, of Franklin,
Mrs. McDarris and Mrs. R. E.
Bruce, of Hemp, Mrs. J. F. Cuo
nfhgham, of Charlotte, Mrs. Lloyd
Dillingham, "of Taft, Calif., and
Mr. W. R. Stiles of Vancouver,
Wash.; one son, William Byrd, of
Culberson; five sisters, one broth
er, 17 grandchildren, and two
The churches, civic organizations
and individuals will carry Christ
mas cheer to many families and
ill persons in the county this year.
"Many have asked the welfare
department for names of needy
persons to whom they will carry
Christmas baskets," said Mrs.
Franks, superintendent "I am glad
to report that there are not as
many cases of destitution or need
this year, because there are few
families where one or more mem
bers are not working. Employment
and good wages are providing for
many this year, who would other
Vise be in need," Mrs. f 4nks
Son of Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Hurst
of West's Mill, who entered the
U. S. Army in June, 19411 awl
who has been stationed overseas
for 16 months and has seen active
service, has recently written his
parents that he was "O. K."
ATLANTA, GA, Dec. 19-Head-quarters
Fourth Service Command
announced the following Air Corps
Enlisted Reservist has been ord
ered to active duty today: Henry
Washington Cabe, Jr., Franklin,
N. C, to the 'Air Forces Classifi
cation Center, Nashville, Tenn.
BL' W.BBBBsl& BBsW
Pvt. Davis Harrison Amnions,
son of J. B. Amnions, who was in
ducted into the U. S. Army last
August and sent to Fort McClel
lan, Ala., and was transferred to
Robin's Field, Ga., has been ill
for seven weeks with double pneu
monia. HJs parents have returned
from a visit to him.
Pvt. Audell Gribble, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. D. Gribble, of Frank
lin, Route 2, is a mechanic in the
Quartermaster's department at
Camp Barlcley, Texas.
The Franklin Press acknowledges
with thanks, a Christmas card from
Pfc. Jesse Frank Jamison, who is
located at Drew Field, Tampa, Fla.
Pvt. Robert H. Shook has writ
ten us .that he has been transfer
red from Camp Wallace, Texas to
Camp Huien, Texas.
Mrs. Florence Gibbs of Frank
lin, Route 3, now has two sobs in
the Air Corps. Sgt. Joseph J.
Gibbs stationed at Albeouerque,
N. M., volunteered July 23, 1941.
Pvt. James B. Gibbs, row at
Macon, Ga., volunteered October
28, 1942. Hi is taking basic train
ing for airplane mechanic
Pvt. Robert L. Reynolds, son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Reynolds of
Otto is now stationed at Keesler
Field, Miss. He volunteered in
Pvt. Robert E. Cunningham, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Grady Cunning
ham is now stationed at Miami
Beach, Fla He volunteered De
These young men were the first
of the teen-age in Macon county
to volunteer after the registration
of 18- year olds were called.
Pfc. Harry Woody is spending
a ten day furlough with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. G. C Woody
of Franklin, Route 3, and aunt,
Mrs. Ferdie Higdon of Franklin.
Se is now stationed at Fort Ben
Summary Of Fiscal Policy
Of North Carolina
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State's Revenue And
Budget Systems Among
The Prince of Peace
His signature was "Peace," His music came
Echoing down the wave-lengths of the earth
That far-off Christmas night; His given name
Was "Peace," He was the Prince of Peace from birth,
And, dying, he left this priceless legacy:
"My peace I leave with you." . . . O blessed Lord,
How we have failed Thee, how we have slighted Thee,
How often we forget Thy gracious word !
We turn to Thee, a world confused with strife;
We seek a way that we have lost, somehow;
We need the wisdom that Thy birth, Thy life,
Thy death would teach us, Lord, we need it now.
Within our hearts may stress and clamor die;
she ntia May- he tumult
May righteousness prevail, all storms pass by;
Speak peace again, O blessed Prince of Peace.
Grace Noll Crowell
arms May Install Gas
Tanks, Says WPB
Permission to install used gasoline
dispensing pumps and storage
tanks on farms of 10 or more
acres has been granted by the
War Production Board, it was an
nounced today by James E. Mac
Dougall, Carol inos WPB manager.
This action was taken on recom
mendation of the Office of Petro
leum Coordinator for War.
In permitting the installation of
pumps and tanks, the WPB stipu
lated that the equipment to be in
stalled must be second-hand and
must have been fabricated on or
before January 14, 1942. Also, the
pumps and storage tanks must be
installed exclusively for dispensing
petroleum products to machinery
and veridei used directly in farm
Services Announced For
Christmas Day And
The Franklin Methodist church
will celebrate Christmas with a
special program to be given on
Christmas eve at 8 p. m. A play
will be given by the young people,
with a cast of 60, entitled "The
Rev. J. L. Stokes II also an
nounces that Sunday will be Stu
dent Recognition day, when the
young people who are home from
college and school will take part
in the service.
The Franklin Baptist church will
have as their guest preacher on
Sunday the Rev. Dr. Francis M.
Royall, of Mount Carmel, Pales
tine, a missionary of 45 years who
has served in China, Siberia,
Egypt, old Mestopotania, Palestine,
having preached on four continents
and the islands of the sea.
At St. Agnes Episcopal church
there will be the midnight service
of Holy 'Communion beginning at
11 :30 p. m. Christmas-eve, with
carol singing and a brief Christmas
message by the rector, Rev. A.
On Sunday the church school
will halve their annual Christmas
tree at the rectory at 10 a. m.t
evening prayer and sermon at 8
At St. Cyprian's Episcopal church
there will be a special service and
singing of carols by the colored
people of the community at 3 p. m.
on Christmas Day.
The Rev. A. R. Morgan will
preach and celebrate the Holy Com
munion at the Church of the In
carnation, Highlands, at 10:30 a. m
Holy Mass will be celebrated at
the Legion Hall at 10 a. m.
Christmas morning by the Rev. A
F. Rohrbacher, of St John's
Catholic parish, Waynesville, and
at St. John's church, Bryson City
at 8 a. m. High Mass will be cele
brated at St. John's, Waynesville,
on Christmas-eve at midnight, with
the choir under the direction of
Rev. Sister M. Anthony.
Sunday services will be conduct
ed at the Presbyterian church by
the Rev. Geo. W. Bellingrath, of
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee school.
No Sunday services have been
announced for the Franklin Bap
tist church due to the absence of
Rev. Robert Williams will be at
the Higdon ville school house at 11
a. in. Sunday, for services.
Rev. J. C. Swakn will fill his
regular appointments at Patton's
chapel at H a m., Mt. Zion at 2
p. m., and Maiden's chapel at 3
p. m. on Sunday.
The appointments of the Rev.
Philip L Green of the Franklin
circuit are at Iotla, 11 a. m., and
Snow Hill, 7:30 p. m. Sunday.
The Rev. C. W. M odder, pastor
of the Cullasaja and the Burn
ingtown Pentecostal churches will
hold his regular services on Sunday.
Pvt. Audell Gribble, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. D. Gribble, is now
stationed at Camp Barkky, Texas.
Berl Mack who is staying at
Noel Grant's, visited his home Friday.
Three Brothers In Service
A Brownlow Addington of
Franklin, winner of the annual
Swift essay contest at State Col
lege, is in Chicago this week on
an expense-paid visit permitting
several days of studying livestock
marketing. He won the trip with
his first-place essay on "History
of the Meat Industry". Seniors in
the School of Agriculture competed.
Addington, son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. W. Addington, is a senior in
Home For Holidays From
School And Work
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Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Van hook have three sans in service. They are;
Sgt. Clarence R Vanhook of Robins Field. Ga; CpL Lewis F. Van-
hook of Camp B Landing, Fla., who is speadsag his Christmas furlough
fann. I with his parents, and Pvt Charles Zeb Vaetbook of Xm Orleans, La.
Many faces of our young people
are appearing on the streets
we have missed during the past
few months. When so many have
left to join the armed forces or
for some kind of war work, it is
a happy sight for stay-at-homes to
see some of the youth home for
Albert Ramsey is home from
State, also George and Andy Pat
ton, Bill Corbin, Kenneth Bryant
and Brownlow Addington. Sol
Sanders' who is studying journal
ism at Missouri State University
and Allan Brooks from Duke are
home again. John Wasilik is here
from college, in New York; Eu
gene Furr from Chapel Hill and
Lane Porter from Peabody Col
lege, Nashville, Tenn.
From Woman's College of the
University of North Carolina,
Greensboro, are Dorothy Morri
son, Edith Rickman, Dorothy
Sloan and Katherine Long.
Mary Frances Page is home from
Stevens Junior college, Columbia,
Mo. Dick Sloan from Davidson col
lege, Mary and Mamie Adding
ton, Grover Arvey, and others are
here from Brevard junior college.
Dorothy and Mildred Reid are
home from Mars Hill and Pauline
Reid from Meredith college, Ral
Lewis Patton who is working at
New Bern is here and also Miss
Helen Patton, teacher of art at
George Tessier, who has been
working at Fontana is spending
the holidays at home.
Any names we have omitted we
hope to have in next week's paper.
Nickles And Pennies
Wanted By U.S. Treasury
The Bank of Franklin has re
ceived notice from the Fifth Fed
eral Reserve District fhat the
Treasury Department advises that
no additional pennies of the pres
ent metal content can be furnished
from the mints. For this reason
all banking institutions are re
quested to ship all nickles and
pennies in excess of absolute needs
to the nearest Federal Reserve
Bank for the present emergency.
This shortage is due to the need
for nickel and copper for war sup
Henry W. Cabe, cashier, requests
that all who have pennies or
nickles in their possession to bring
them to the bank so that they
may be put into circulation.
Authority to coin pennies of the
new metal content is before Con
gress, it is stated.
Richard R. Johnson, A. B. Sea
man with the Maritime service,
son of Mrs. J. W. C Johnson, ar
rived home Tuesday from Casa
blanca, Morocco. His ship was one
of the convoy carrying war sup
stist to the North Africa front.
North Carolina's rcYnpe and
budget systems are recognized as
among the soundest jh; the. na
tion. A unique feature of the gov
ernment is 'the fact that the state
has taken over operation of a
standard 8-months public school
system, the entire highway system,
and the prison system for prison
ers sentenced to serve more than
As a consequence, three of the
most expensive and perplexing
phases of local government have
been removed from the fiscal af
fairs of hundreds of subdivisions,
and consolidated for efficient, eco
nomical and standardized adminis
tration under the state. The sav
ing in taxation has been substan
tial, and the move has put many
subdivisions in position to reduce
indebtedness and lower the tax
To raise the money for operat
tion, the state does not impose an
ad-valorem tax. A 3 per cent sales
tax with certain articles exempt
ed and a state income tax, with
graduated rates, are prominent
features of the -tax structure. The
highway operation and debt retire
ment fund is collected separately,
from a 6-cent tax on gasoline. The
Agriculture Fund is collected sepa
rately from inspection fees and
In 1942, the state's general fund
obtained $55,795,685 from the fol
lowing sources :
a, . Percentage of whole
Income tax 40.4
Franchise tax 16J
Inheritance . : i 1.4
County and city revenues are
raised largely from ad valorem
taxes, licenses and operation of
In administering its affairs, North
Carolina operates under an Execu
tive Budget Act with final auth
ority over expenditure out of ap
propriations. The governor, as Di
rector of the Budget, is directed
and requireS' "by" law to reduce,
authorized expenditures in case
revenues fail ito meet estimates.
Both the state and its subdivi
sions are forbidden by .the consti
tution to borrow more than two
thirds of the amount of money
paid an obligations- during the
preceding fiscal period, except by
direct vote of the people.
North Carolina now operates
under a permanent revenue bill,
which stabilizes to a great extent
the recurrent problem of revenue
Consequently, North Carolina, its
towns and counties, face a sound
financial future with a rapidly' de
clining debt rate.
Through ithe Local Government
Commission, a state agency, valu
able advisory and supervisory serv
ices are rendered local officals.
This Commission approves and
markets bonds and notes for coun
ties and towns, and otherwise aids
in economical and efficient func
tioning of local .treasuries.
Between 50 and 75 per cent of
local tax revenue is being use4
to pay obligations, and about 29
per cent of state revenue goes for
76 Counties Reduce Tax Rate
Since 1928, 76 North Carolina
counties have decreased their tax
rate, only 21 have increased it,
and the rate of three counties is
virtually unchanged. In 1928 the
average county tax for the state
(Countinued On Pag Six)
Last Sunday morning the mem
bers of the Franklin Baptist
church heard a report from the
pulpit committee, and voted to ex
ter.l a call to a prominent preach
er to become the pastor of this
church. According to a member of
the committee, the congregation
hopes to announce at an early
date that the pastorate has been
The Rev. Francis jjLJloyall,
D. IV. eminent missionary and lec
turer, will fiH the pulpit hew Sur-eey.