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' U.S. WAR BONOS
FRANKLIN, N. C.. THURSDAY, MARCH 4, IMS
MEN REPORT TO
Volunteers and Selectees
In Next Group Leave
The following men have beer
ordered to report to Camp Croft
South Carolina, for physical ex
amination ,9 nd induction on Friday
morning. Aft^r ta seven-day fur
lough those accepted will be en
tertained before leaving by As
burv Church, Otto.
Nine volunteers are included in
the group. They are: Jesse James
Rogers, Paul Cornelia Waldon,
Lewis Cunningham, John Lewis
Scroggs, Jack Ellwood Jacobs, Wil
lie Albert Gibson, Wayne Willard
Kimsey, Clarence Ingram Miller,
and James* Euge,ne Oliver.
Tj*e selectees are: L. M. Johnson,
Homer Qoggins, John Kiley Wil
son, Robert Lee Miishburn, James
Ray Williamson, Gordon Lowell
I^edford, Jacob Calvin Sowers, Jr.,
Odae Owenby, Homer Miller, Wal
lace Conrad Henry. Richard GaJ
vin Holt, John Harvey Roper,
Leonard Lee Bryant, Jasper Wan
low Greene, Claude Pendergrass,
Lloyd George St i winder, James
Edward H?ney, George Dewey
McClure. Grady Jones, William
Shirlev Keener, Hillard Leslie Mc
Gall, Elvin I^ester Cabe, Zene Al
exander Wood, Herman Purnell
Sorrells, George Victor Anderson,
Walter Frank Thomas, Carlton D.
Sanders, Odell Roper, Joseph B.
Hoglen, Lawrence Sanders, Mor
ris Edison Gibson, Robert Leon
dus Anderson, Farley Esco Gibson,
Sam Herbert Gibson, Jr., Leo Ar
nold Jacobs, Ray John Chastain,
George Bobby Waldroop, Clyde
Owenby, Lewis William Seay, Rob
ert Earl 'Dunne, and James Carl
The following selectees were
transferred to other boards for
indnction : Buran Van Owenby,
Berton Arthtrr Corjfening, Robert
Reed Ltima,n, Ervin Randall, Ralph
T. Reighard, and Andrew Garland
Jesse Roy Pendprgrass, registrant
from Clayton, Ga., and Carl Lester
Sanders, a registrant from Bristol,
Teim., who have been transferred
to this board for induction, will
leave with this group. ?
On Gross Receipts Of
1942 and 1941
Thf Franklin postoffice receipts
for the year of 1942 were the
highest in the history of this
office, Aid T. W. Porter, post
master, in releasing tlve following
figures for the past year as com
pared with those of 1941.
Gross receipts for the year I9i2
were $16,543, with last puarter's
amount being (5,216.81. For the
previous year the gross receipts
amounted to $15,554.18, figures for
the last quarter being $4,467.37.
War conditions have increased
postal receipts ?11 ov*r the coun
try, it is observed. This is due to
jtepped-up industrial production
with attendant moving of the work
ing population to industrial areas,
a* well as increased correspondence
of irtucd forces, and shifting of
imputation which would be stable
in peace time under nrmal con
RATION BOOK II
Dr. W. E. Furr, chairman, re
ports the following from the Ra
Registration for War Ration
Hook II totaled 14,135. This regis
tration compared with the initial
registration for War Ration Book
I, totalling 14,667. The differencf
in these totals may he explained
by those who have moved awaj
and the boys who have entered
Sugar stamp 12 valid from Mar
16 through May 31 for five lbs
Passenger .car and light true!
owners cam now get their tirei
recapped with grade F passenge
type camelback without a ration
Attention Track OvsnA
You will be required to furnisl
satisfactory evidence as to wh;
you did not apply for recaps be
fore the board will issue a certi
ficate for a new truck tire. Thi
is because the mew truck tir
quotas have been cut drwtiaUl;
en teriout oon si deration.
Men In Service
CPL. BOB SANDERS
1 i. pi. liob Sanders, who has been
stationed at Fort Jackson, S. G,
recently spent a ten-day furlough
visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Sanders of Franklin. Bob
voUiuteered in 1940, and has been
j stationed at Fort Jackson siqce
volunteering his services, until 3
months ago, when he was trans
> ferr.ed to Camp Blanding, Fla.
Pvt. Vivian Brown has been re
ported landed safely, -well and
happy, overseas ; in North Africa.
He is the son of Mrs. F. E.
Brown of Franklin
Aviation Cadet William C. Nail,
son of Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Nail
of Highlands, was commissioned a
Second Lieutenant in the Array
Air Force on Feb. 16, following
his graduation from the Army Air
Forces Advanced Flying School,
Napier Field, Do than, Ala.
Emory W. Mashburn has just
beeti promoted to Corporal at
Curtland Field, Albuquerque, New
Mexico. Corporal Mestimm is the
only "Soo of Mr, -and Un, A. A.:
Mashburn of Gneiss. He attended
the Walnut Creek school and, pri
or to enlisting, was a farmer. He
is now on duty at Kirtland Field
with a bombardier training squad
Corporal Mashburn's promotion
was based upon his qualities of
leadership and initiative during his
stay at this station and is in ac
cord with the policy of the Army
Air Forces bo promote men of
George L. Crisp, 19, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. E. Crisp, of Cullasaja,
was graduated from the Great
Lakes, III. service school for mach
inist's mate at the U.S. Nava.1
Training Station on Feb. IS.
Frank M. Higdon, Jr., son of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Higdon,
recently entered the Army Air
Corps, and is stationed at the
Nashville Army Air Center, Nash
ville, Teinn. He is training for a
Pvt. Wayne Jones, who fought
at Pearl Harbor, has recently been
heard from by his .family. He is
somewhere rn North Africa.
Richard R. Johnson, who has
served with the Merchant Marine
for several years, including voyage
around the world on one of the
firs! Lend-Lease ships, is now
attending the Maritime Service
.Officers School at Fort Trumbull,
New London, Conn. His 1?st ser
vice before entering the school
was with the convoy to Casablan
Pfe. J. C. Cunningham, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Wade Cunningham,
stationed .at Courtland, Ala., spent
a three day leave at home last
Mr. and Mts. Fritz Waldroop
I of Brevard, N. C., came over last
? week to be with their brother,
' Cpl. Furman Waldroop and Mrs.
I Waldroop, who Jare visiting their
' parents, Mr. ana Mrs. Ralph Wal
I droop, and Mrs. John Keener, of
Gpl. Waldroop entered the ser
? vice Feb. 10, 1942. After taking
? training at Fort Bragg far three
? months, he was sent to the Signal
r Radio Intelligence Co.. Army Air
? Force, Rolling Field, Washington,
D. C, where he is now stationed
1 Judging from the number of ap
1 plications now in our files for new
" truck tires, it appears many trucl
" owners will be forced to suspenc
s operations because new tires ar<
e just not available. This word o
warning from the board to ge
jnw tirw recapped should be giv
One Bright Spot in The World
By The President Of TbeUnited States Of America
WHEREAS The American National Red Cross
during the first year of our participation in the war
has rendered vital humanitarian services to the
members of our armed forces and to their families ;
, WHEREAS the demands made upon the Red
Cross are steadily increasing from day to day as
it is called upon to accompany our Army and Navy
into worldwide theatres of action, to provide blood
-plasma for fwir wounded, to send relief to our Am
erican and United Nations prisoners of war, and
to* extend its preparations to meet emergencies at
home ; and
WHEREAS The American National Red Cross
is under the necessity of raising further funds in
order that these essential services may be continued
and expanded :
NOW, THEREFORE, I,
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT,
President of the United States of America, and
President of The American National Red Cross, do'
hereby designate the month beginning March 1st,
1943, as "Red Cross Month," and I' request that
during that month our people rededicate themselves
to the splendid aims and activities of the Red Cross.
I summon the men, women and young people of
our country, in every city pnd town and village, in
every county and state throughout the land, to en
list in the army of mercy mobilized under the ban
ner of the Red Cross and to contribute generously
to the Red Cross War Fund in order that the sum
of One Hundred TwentyfiVe Million Dollars, every
cent of which is needed, may be raised promptly.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set
my hand and caused the seal of the United States
of America to be affixed.
DONE at the City of Washington this twenty
third day of February in the year
of our Lord nineteen hundred and
(SEAL) forty-three, and of the Independ
ence of the United States of Amer
ica the one hundred and sixty
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT.
By the President:
CJORDELL HULL, *
Secretary of Stat*.
More Woijien Needed
For Surgical Dressing*
Since January 12 the Red Cross
workers have made 34,000 surgi
cal dressings. They have sun aver
age of about 12 workers a day,
but the need for more volunteers
is very urgent, because the work
has been done largely by the
same group of worn cm. Quotas
have been shipped out on time.
55 different workers worked dur
ing February, with a total' of
. 602 1-2 hours. The list of workers
for February follows:
Medames T. W. Angel, Jr:, John
? Alsop, R. G. Beshears, AH?n
' Brooks, Zeb Conley, Roy Ctinning
: ham. E. J. Gar punter, J. C. Crisp,
1 Paul Carpenter, Jess Conley, H. E.
: Church, G. H. Dalrymple, George
f Dean, H. E. Freas, Emma Huskin,
t Herman Hirsch, Frank
? Bill HoriUy, Emory Huwikut,
urover Jamison, Jr., Lassie Kelly,
S. H. Lyle, Jr., E. R. Long, Sam
Mendenhall, John Moore, Frank
Murray, Walter McComnell, H. A
McGlamery, A. B. O'Mohundro,
R. S. O'Mohundro, Tom W. Por
ter, J. E. Palmer, L H. Page,
J. E Perry, Jr., J. R. Ray, R. M.
Jtimmcr, J. C. Roper, W. A. Rog
ers, W. H. Sellers, W. S. Smith,
William Swan, Jesse Tallent, Har
ry Thomas, Rebe Tessier, J. E. S.
Thorpe, Carl Tysinger, John Was
)lik, Jr., Mac Ray Whitaker, Pearl
Wright, Earl Ward.
Misses Elisabeth Wasilik, Eliza
beth Stagle, Inez Crawford, Bettie
MoGee, Merrily Broks.
Pvt Wylie A Brooks, son ol
Mr. and Mrs. Cole S. Brooks, ol
Franklin, Route 4, has graduated
from an intensive course in avia
tion mechanics at Sheppard Field
ne?f Wkffri* WU, Tmm.
Red Cross War Fund Makes
Good Progress First Week
For Mayor And Aldermen
On May 4
The regular election will be held
on May 4, for the purpose of
electing a Mavor and Retard of
Aldermen for the town of Frank
lin, according to an announcement
made by E. W. Ixvig, town clerk.
Mr. Long states that Mack Led
ford has Ween appointed a regis
trar, and that the registration
books will be open om Saturday,
April 10, until Stanrday, April 24.
Challenge day will be Saturday,
The election will take pta.ce in
the court house, and polls will be
opem froom 6 :30 a m. until 6:30
No new registration is called.
This registration is for all citizens
qualified to vote who have not
previously registered, te/* do so.
A town board of six aldermein
and a mayor are elected every
two years. The present mayor is
John O. Harrison and members
of the present board tare Henry
W. Gabe, T. W. Angel, Ren Mc
Cullom, Fred Cabe and Paul Potts.
Two of the board elected two
years ogo have died in office,
M. D. Billings and John E. Rick
mian. E. W. Long, elected to serve
as alderman, resigned when he
became clerk of the board.
AMMONS BARN AND
The barn and livestock of Elias
Amnions of Rabbit Creek were en
tirely destroyed, by fire of unde
termined origin fast Friday morn
ing about 1 o'clock, with damage
of over $5,000. This is otye ot the
best farms in Macon county and
the sympathy of the entire county
is with Mr. Amnions and his fam
ily. The work of many years has
been wiped out, and, we under
stand there was no insurance.
Mr. Amnions awoke to find the
barn ablaze. In addition to the
loss of the bam and farm imple
ments, he lost five head of fine
Guernsey cattle, one horse, two
mares, between 600 and 700 bush
els of corn, quite a bit of hay,
about 100 bushels of wheat, barley
and oats, around 300 cans of fruits
and vegetables, 25 bushels of Irish
potatoes and a wagon.
Two cows and one steer, and
several head of hogs escaped.
We understand that the Futtlre
Farmers of America of Franklin
High School, lea by E. J. Whit
mire, with many friends are plan
ning to give Mr. Ammoins a neigh
borly boost in the way of a start
Wm. R. Johnston
Former Franklin Citizen
Die* At Sylvester, Ga.
News was received by M rs. G. L
Houk last Thursday, Feb. 26, ol
the death of her Uncle, Williair
Robert Johnston, 80, at his hom<
in Sylvester, Ga.'
A former well known citizen ol
Franklin, 'Mr. Johnston was a soi
of the hue Jackson and Eugenic
Siler Johnston and was born ii
Franklin, December 14, 1862. H<
was the last member of his im
mediate fcunily; his sister, Mrs
Mary Allman having died tw<
years ago, and his two brothers
Frederick Swain and Thorms Jack
son Johnston died some years be
fore. He was a member of th
Siler and Swain familiies.
Mr. JohnMon was graduatei
from Emory college, Oxford, Gs
He married Miss Reulah Alton
of Sylvester, Ga., where he wa
associated with his father-in-ku
m the lumber business and wher
he made his home th? rest c
his life. They had no children, bu
they brought up in their horn
as their own six brothers an
snisters of Mrs. Johnston.
"Of a generous nature, cord La
endowed with a voice of unusu:
beauty and devoted to his churc'
he was always active in churc
and musical affairs and for mar
years was superintendent of tl
Methodist Sundav School .in Sy
vester, from which recioient <
many tokens of appreciation. Aft
retirement he became superintet
dent emeritus of the school.
Mr. Johnston was, until rem
I years, a regular attendant at t!
' Siler reunions in Macon cou-t
. Hit death came unexpec?edlv if
M iUncii of ? ye*r *nd ? ha
Chairmen And Workers
Meet; "Give Double"
The Red Cross War Drive is
going , forward with great sucress,
according to reoorts from workers
<~r*m ?,n rr in t0 th???r "hn^*man, Mrs.
H F. Church. "Prom the response
bein* made. it i* evident that most
of the eifts follow the slogan
"This Year I Am Giving: Double."
So far, 50 final reports have been
made as the workers have not
yet completed the canvass of their
territory," said Mrs. Church.
At the dinner last Friday night
at the Taverm, *28 workers and
chairman attended, and an enthu
siastic meeting was held. In spirte
of the oold ni^ht, Mr. r>nd Mrs.
W. H. Cobb, Mr. and Mrs. Tudor
! H-all. .and the Rev. T. S. Higgins,
Highlands chanter chairman, at
en^ed The fa^her-n^ wrs address
H bv the War Fund chairman,
Rev. A. R. Monran, the chapter
chairman. Rev Philin Green and
Mr. Higgins. .Dr. J. L. Stokes,
home service chairman, made a
report of the increased work be
ing carried on by the chapter m
account of the war. Other chair
men reporting were Mrs. Floence
Sherrill for home (nursing and
Miss Gladys Maxwell for nutri
Mrs. H. E. Chur.ch wa-s appoint
ed assistant treasurer to Grover
Mr. Morgan closed his address
to the workers with the appeal
"Give at least twice as much and
then as much as you can."
Mrs. Sherrill, chairman of the
rural workers of the Red Cross
War iDrive announces the follow
ing workers and their territories :
lOTLA ? Mrs. I.awrence R?ms?y
and Mrs. Ralph West, Route 3.
COWEE ? Mrs. Frank Gibson,
LEATHBRMAN? Mrs. Weaver
Gibson, Route 3.
OAK GROVE ? Mrs. Turner
Breedlove, Route 3.
TELLIOO ? Mrs. Robert Ramsey,
PRENTISS? Mrs. J. W. Addi
tion, Route 2, Mrs. Homer John
CLARKS CHAPEL? Mrs. Rus
sell Cube, Route 2.
HICKORY KNOLL? Mrs. J. S.
Gray, Route 2.
TSENTA ? Mr. Chude Pat
terson, and Mrs. Jim Justice,
OTTO ? Mrs. Blanche Parrish,
SCALY? Mrs. J. M. Fisher,
CULLASAJA? Mrs. Tom Bry
HIGDONVILLE? Mrs. P. N.
* Mosies, Cullasaja.
ELLIJAY? Mrs. Albert Rogers,
GNEISS ? Mrs. T. T. Henderson,
i WALNUT CREEK? Mrs. Ella
i Peek, Gneiss.
: GOLD MINE ? Mrs. Myrtle Kee
f BUCK CREEK? Mr. D. C. Rog
ers, Buck Creek Route, Highlands.
CARTOOGECHAYE? Mrs Alice
C. Ray, Route 1, Mrs. Garl Sta
WATAUGA? Mrs. Geter Hig
<lon, Route 4.
HOLLY SPRINGS? Miss Hallie
Cabe, Miss Gallic Deal, R- >ute 4.
RAINBOW SPRINGS ? Mrs.
Frank Phillips, Rainbow Springs.
FLATS? Mrs. Gladys May, Flats.
NANTAHALA STATION? Mrs.
& Fred Babington, Namtahala.
I BURNINGTOWN? Mrs. Robert
1, Parrish, Route 3.
Red Croti Windowi
Mrs. T. W. A,igel has express
ed appreciation to the merchants
cooperating with Red Crrss win
dows decorations and to Mrs.
O'Neil's Economics class who made
the Red Cross flags. The windows
displaying the varied activities of
the Red Cross have been praised
for their beauty and variety. Firms
with displays are Angel's, Ash
oar's Cunningham's, Frances Shop,
Nantnhala Powirr and Tight Co.,
Jess Shop. Reeve's f-ander*, S. &
L. and Western Auto Associate
He was buried in Sylvester on
Friday, February 27. He is surviv
ed by his wife, two nieces, five
i nephews, ten great-nieces and
nephews, and one gr?a*-gn*t