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VOL. LVltl? NO. 11
FRANKLIN. N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH It, 1M3
92.00 PER YEAR
FALL FATAL TO
Funeral Service* Held Al
I-ast riles were held at th<
Methodist church on Sunday after -
noon at 3 o'clock (or Mrs. Maria
Dawson Zacliary, 73, wlio die<]
Saturday morning after a fall the
evening before had resulted in a
broken hip. Deatih was attributed
to shock caused by the accident.
Mrs. Zachary had been wi frail
heal oh for some time.'
A native of Lewisburg, W. Va.,
she was (he daughter of the laJe
l'rof. A.M. Dawson and Mrs. Jose
phine Wise Dawson, who moved to
Western North Carolina when Mrs.
Zachary was a small girl. Mrs.
Zachary was a teacher in Transyl
vania county scfhools prior to her
marriage to Wiley J. Zachary in
1886. Mr. Zachary preceded his
wife in death by seven years.
Mrs. Zachary was a woman of
keen intelligence and trained mind,
and was active in the work of ther
church as long as her health per
mitted. Serving for a number of
years as president of tihe mission
ary society, she led in the first
observances of the World Day of
Prayer held in Franklin. She was
supervisor of the primary depart
ment of the Sunday Scliool, and
was instrumental in obtaining a
piano "for that department.
The Kev. Dr. J. L. Stokes II and
the Rev. A. Kufus Morgan con
ducted the funeral service; her
pastor, Dr. Stokes paying tribute
to Mrs. Zachary' s devoted service
to ,her church.
Surviving are two daughters Mrs.
H. S. Higgins of Franklin and Mrs.
J L>. Porter of Belmcot; one son,
E. H. Zachary of Franklin ; otve
sister Miss Minnie Dawson of
Washington, D. C; two brothers,
E. H. Dawsoni of Briarfield, Ala.,
and Claude Dawsn of Seaattle,
WW.; ? icven p
Pallbearers were Carl Stagle,
< mover Lewis, Haiyne C Arthur,
R. S. Jones, Bill Moore and Thad
D. Bryson, Jr.
Many out-of-town relatives and
friends attended tHfc funeral. Thjese
included Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Porter
of Belmont, E. H. Dawson of Bir
mingham, Ala., Mix Minnie Daw
son of Washington, D. C; Mis?
Kuoh Higgins of Charlotte and
Pvt. Harry Higgins of Fort Ben
ning, grandchildren; Mrs. C C.
Shackleford of ' Athene, Cm., a
niece; Roy W*st and Mr. and Mrs.
Frank West of Simpsonvitte, S.G,
land Dorothy, Goldie Raymond and
Billy West; Miss Annie Zachary
Cassaway, Mrs. Ruth G. Duckett,
Mr! and Mrs. Graves Duckett, of
Soutih Carolina; Dick Zachary and
L. Lewis of Brevard, Mrs. J. C.
Cannon and James Cannon of
Dillsiboro, Mr. and Mrs. Hayne C.
Arthur and Thomas Arthur of
West AsheviHe; Miss Agnes WiN
son and Miss Hicks Wilson, Sylva;
Mrs. Maude -Hunter, Mrs. V. <3.
Carter and Mrs. Ransom Messer
of Bryson City.
Gilmer Jones Appointed
Hsao Of Navy Program
Gilmer A. Jones, Franklin Attor
ney, accepted Tuesday am appoint
ment v chairman of the Navy's
program- in Macon County to pro
cure voting men for training as
Naval Aviation Cadets.
The appoin intent was made by
Franci* O. Clarkson, North Caro
lina co-chairman of the Naval
Aviation Cadet Selection Board.
Mr. Jnaes has been for some
time chairman of the Navy's re
cruiting for enlisted personnel in
Macon County, having btrn ap
pointed by Lieutenant Commander
t ha'les B- Neely, officer-in-charge
of the Navy Recruiting in North
Commenting op Mr. Jones' acti
vities in connection with Navy
Recruiting, Chief W. S. Bosker
ville, Jr., officer-in -charge of the
Asheville Navy Recruiting Station,
said Tuesday while on a visit here,
"His work has been outstanding
He is one of the Navy's best sup
porters in this state and has
shown by his efforts a patriotic
interest in the nation's war pro
gram and in the welfare of the
young men of Macon County."
REV. DUMONT CLARK
TO SPEAK AT ASBURY
Rev. Dumont Ctark, head of tfi<
religious department of t!he Far
mers Federation will speak at thi
Aabury church on <he Lord's Acrt
work on Saturday night, March 20
The public 1? invited.
Men In Service
J. H. ENLOE'S NEPHEW
KILLED IN PLANE CRASH
J. H. Enloe has received a tele
gram staying his nephew, Captain
Walter Webster, was killed in an
airplane crasili at Philadelphia, Pa.,
Tuesday, a. m.
Pvt. Frank L. Crisp, son of
Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Crisp of Rt.
4, Franklin, N. C. He is stationed
at Fort Benning, Ga? and is now
in the Medical Detachment.
Mr. and Mrs. George Dills of
have received word from their ??i,
the/ Otto section of. Macon county
Fred, thait he is safe and well in
North Africa. ^ -
? Fred, 21, entiered the armed
forces last September and was
attached to the military police at
Ft. McCleltan, Ala. Later he went
to Robins Field Ga., and left this
country in January.
? ? ?
J. Edgar Whitaker, Seaman F.
C., stationed at Camp Peary Wil
iamsburg, Va., was at home on
a 60-hour leav? last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Mack Moffit of
Franklin have received two tele
grams from their son, Sgt. Ray
Moffit. One on Saturday, March
6th and one Friday, March 12th.
He has been serving with the Ma
rine corps in foreign service since
December, 1941. He is now at
some unknown Pacific base.
Word has been received fey Mrs.
Sallie Leatherwood, saying that her
son, J/csse leatherwood, has safely
arrived somewhere im Africa.
Pfc. C L, Potts of Fort Ben
ning, Ga., was here on a visit
last week. Mrs. Potts returned with
him to spend a few days.
? ? ?
Pvt. Harvey Gabe, Jr., of "the
U.S. Air Corps has received his
diploma from the Radio School at
Truax Field, Madison, Wis. He is
now at Boca Field, Fla. After com
pleting this course he will be as
signed to a flying squadron. Pvt.
Cabe volunteered for service Sep
tember 29, 19*2.
Pvt. Harry Higgins, Jr., who has
recently won his witx?s in Plara
troop Regiment 106, has re-turned
.to Fort Benning, Ga., after a
brief furlough and also a return
home on account of the death
of his grandmother, Mrs. Zach
Representative Be Here
On Next Wednesday
Mr. Sheeti of the U. S. Gvil
Service will be at tihe Post office
on Wednesday, March 24, for 4he
purpose of recruiting laborers and
skilled workers for the Navy for
important positions in Hawaii and
and the Panama Cannl. The need
is urgent, and free transportation
will be furnished.
Mr. Sheetz is also recruiting
stenographers aiyt typists to work
for the Navy Dept. in Washington,
D. C. with good salaries and new
overtime pay rates.
Further information and applica
tion form may be obtained from
Mr. .Sheet* at ohe postinoffice in
Franklin on March 24. AH inter
ested should Arrange an interview
To Elect Officers
The Rotary Club will elect offi
cers at their meeting next Monday,
evening at 'their regular meeting.
: The time of the club's meeting has
been dunged from the mid-day
The president Dr. J. L. Stokes,
II, delighted the club recently with
an impersonation of an imaginary
Japarfies, "Mr. Moto," delivering
an address. Having spent the first
! twenty years of Ihis life in Korea
where his father was a missionary,
! Dr. Stokes is well qualified to give
c a truthful kin of the way die
'? Jap mind worlu and exprestes
Our First Acid Test? War Bonds and War Taxes
You've Done Your Bit? Now Do Your Best
S. I rtasury Orpmrtmiml
Sgt. Jos. G. Gibbs
Safe In Hospital After
Mrs. Florence Gibbs, mother of
Sgt. Joseph G. Gibbs, who was one
of a four-man crew of a training
plane which crashed on Mount
Baldy, Ariz, last Sunday morning,
received a telegram Thursday, a?
1 am happy 40 advise you that
searching party has located your
son, Sergeant Joseph J; Gibbs I
although suffering from exposure
and undertermined degree of frost
bite, both -feet. He is at present
in hospital at White River, Ariz
ona, and complete recovery ex
FRANK D. HACKETT,
Colonel Air Corps,
Commandant AA Kirtland
Field, N M.
An Associated Press dispatch
had reported that the plane had
been found by a rescue party higfi
up on a 10,500 foot peak with a
note from the crew that they were
headed west toward a town in the
valley and had escaped serious
injury in the crash.
C. A. Hauser, 72
Charles Augustus Hauser, 72,
died Thursday at 1 p. m. at the
Angel Clinic after an illness of
two weeks. The funeral will be
held at the honv of his brother.
Love Hauser, on Friday afternoon
at 3 o'clock, and interment will be
in the Franklin cemetery. Rev.
Philip Green and Dr. J. L. Stokes
II will official.
Mr. Love was born in Green
county, Tennessee, rtie son of Eph
num and Martha Love Hauser. He
has been a farmer for the last 15
years. He was unmarried, and a
member of the Pat-ton Methodist
He is survived by Jiis brother
and five nephews; Tim and Quince
of Franklin; Bill of Wilkes tx>ro,
Milton of Winston-Salem and John
of the U.S. Army, overseas.
Rural Women Will Pledge
More Food For Freedom
Mrs. EstelU T. Smith, assistant
home demoimration -agent at N. C.
State College, has announced that
all rural women in North Carolina
will be given the opportunity of
signing a pledge in the "Food For
Freedom campaign, which will be
held during March.
Home demonstration club women,
with the assistance of neighbor
hood leaders, will visit every fam
ily in their districts and1 explain
the food situation. Plenty of fresh
fruits and vegetables during sea
son and enough home-canned pro
ducts for the remainder* of the
year, will relieve the strain on
rationed foods, and guarantee an
adequate supply of commercially
canned products for the aimed
forces and the Allies. Rural wo
men are asked to make plans for
about one ton of food for each
member pf their families for the
Announced By Our Local
The following new classifications
ore announced by the Lpcal Board :
In I-A : William Howard Cor
txeni,ng, and Earnest Elvin Watts.
The following are changed clas
sifications: From I-A to IV-F,
Erwin Randal) and Robinson Cru
sp Fouts; from I-A to II-A. Clyde
Octavis Morgan; from I-A to III
Q Thad Stockton ; from III-A to
Il-B, Welton Lee Cochrane, col.;
-m*trrn-K to m-B, 7^ mom- ?
der; from III-A to II-C, Jess
George Hedden ; from III-A to
I-ArO, William Shope; from III-A
to I-A, Gus L. England, col. ; Geo
rge May Scruggs, ooln Edward
Marshall Harshaw, col., William
Burgess, col., James Hayes, col..
Iverson Hayes, col., Edward Char
les Day, Clinton Roger Cabe,
James Newton Brown, Harry Coch
ran, Robert Andrew Wilson, Lloyd
Henry Donaldson, Carl Edward
Farmer, Boyd Henry Collier, Carol
Rowland, Grover Webb, Robert
Lee Mashbarn, Turner Elmo Dills,
Oscar Wykle, Cecil Tallent, John
Leslie Reese, Terry Hail Bolick,
Dewitt Waldroop, and Annies
100 Planes Daily
Could Feed England
Because of reduction in the
volume and weight of food in
dehydrated form, England could
be kejft completely nourished by
the daily flights of 100 airplanes
carrying dried food cargoes.
This statement was made in a
General Electric Farm Fbrum ad
dress by R. B. Tobin, field super
visor for the War Deportment,
dehydrated beets stored in a five
foods. He said that 20 pounds of
specializing in the dehydration of
gallon container will serve 600 sol
diers when the product is recon
stituted according to directions.
Betts in dehydrated form have a
ratio of 11.5 to one over field
Another striking illustration aan
be made with the canned sweet
potato versus the dehydrated swett
potato. "In containers equvalent in
size to five-gallon cans, the same
40 cubic feet of loaded cargo of
dehydrated sweet potatoes will fur
nish 3080 pounds of sweet potatoes
when served. Thus the dehydrated
food has the advantage by nearly
3,5 to one."
Scientists a* the University of
California have found that, if prop
erly treated, several of the dehy
drated vegetables have bitter vita
min retention than the same ones
canned, Mr. Tobin asserted, citing
especially spinach and peas.
In the convoys of World War
II, 40 to 50 of every 100 ships are
required for food supplies. It will
not be easy to increase the ratio,
according to Mr. Tbbin, because
"an acute labor shortage faces the
food processing industry in' 1943."
About fifteen million more pairs
of "durable" wartime shoes for
civilians will be produced this year
than last. Many peacetime types
wiU be discontinued for the dure
Mm ef war.
Day's Pay Plan Urged
For Red Cross War Fund
Season Opens April 15;
Licenses On Sale
"Fishing licenses are now on
saJe, and fishing is expected to
be the best in Macon cotyifty in
many years," says J. Fred Bryson,
county -game warden.
Trout season opens April 15th,
t^,e hate limit beimg 12 a day, and
size limit seven inches and up,
Mr. Bryson announces. He says
tthat the Nantahala. Lake is heavily
stocked with trout.
Licenses may be bought at the
Macon County Supply Co. and
Angel's Drug Store, Franklin. Wil
ey Clark's Filling Station, Cullas-'
aja ; Highlands Drug Store, and
Harry's Cafe, Highlands; J. D.
Bumette, Scaly; W. W. Cochran,
Flats; Mrs. Frank Philips, Rain
bow Springs; Mrs. Carl Nelson,
Aquone; J. R. Southards, Cartoo
Speaks To High Schools
Chief Petty Officer W. S. Bas
kerville Jr., officer- in-ch?rgc or the
Asheville Navy Recruiting Station,
and Yeoman Tom Adams of tjje
Asheville Station conducted an in
formal discussion Tueesday after
noon at fhe Franklin High School
and answered questions lor the
high school students about the var
ious departments of the Navy ?
what the Navy officers, the re
quirements for each, and methods
of making application.
The recruiters paid a similar visit
to the Highlands High School on
The program of the Navy offi
tfUh here part of their tsor
of all the high schools in Western
North Carolina to give every high
school student complete first-hand
information on the Navy's present
activities and the opportunities
open to those who desire to en
"We encourage you," Chief Bos
kerville told the students, "to get
your high school diploma before
enlisting if you can graduate be
fore you are 18 years of age,
although -the Na.vy does not re
quire that you be a graduate be
"And we want you to beair in
mind, also, that when you enlist
in the Navy you do not cease
studying, because every man in
the Navy becomes skilled in a
trade which will enable him to
draw a high salary while in the
Navy and to handle any position
within his trade in civilian lfe
when the war is over." ,
Over 60 percent of the men in
the Navy, 1fve recruiters said, are
petty officers, this fact being due
to the intensive technical training
which every man receives.
Chief Baskerville announced that
the Asheville Navy Recruiting Sta
tion is now accepting applications
from women for enlistment in the
Complete information on any
part af the Navy's program may
be secured by anyone if those in
terested wiH write to the Navy
Recruiting Station, Post Office
Building, Abbeville, N. C., or by
applying directly at office of the
local recruiting chairman. Attor
ney Gilmer A. Jones. Booklets and
other information is available for
high school students at the office
of Mr. Pugh, principal of Frank
lin High School.
Mr*. Etta Evan*
Dies At Iotla
Mrs. Ella Evans, 48j died at 7
a. m. Saturday at her home in the
lotla community after a brief ill
ness of pneumonia.
Born in Tennessee, the daughter
of the fete Mr. and Mrs. William
Marett, ?he had lived most of her
lift in Swain county, moving to
Maoon county two .ytars ago.
Funeral services -were oonducted
at 3 p.m. Sunday At Jenkins ceme
tery near Bryson City, with ?he
Rev. Judson Medlin in charge.
Surviving are her husband Pick
tns Evans; two sons, Chester H.
Evans of Gas ton in. and 'J- B. Ham
I pton Evans of the U.S. army,
stationed at. Camp Swift, Texas;
one daughter, Mrs. Ada Thomason
of Bryson City; one brother, Har
ley Marett of Bryson City; and
Chairman Reports Third
Of Quota Of $3,650
The Rev. A. R. Morgan, chair
man of tilie Red Cross War Fund
makes the following report :
"The Red Cross War Fund has
Deceived response from a Urge
mumber of people in Macon Coun
ty. For this we are most grateful.
However, the fact that we are
halfway through March and are
still 60 percent short of our ob
jective prompts us to study tlve
situation. We find that a small
proportion of people have given
more than the amount of the usual
Red Cross membership of rvne dol
lar. Throughout the country the
slogan has huren "Give at least
double." If we are to reach our
goal a further real effort must be
made. A tthree-fold appeal is there
fore made :
"1. That those who have not
ma<le a contribution do so at once.
Tin the county get in touch with
Mrs. Florence Sherrill. In the
Highlands area contact Mrs. F. E.
Potts. In Franldin call or see Mrs.
H. E. Church, tihe Rev. Philip
Green or the Kev. A. Kufus Mor
H*n. If you know who the canvas
ser is in your area get in touch
with him or her.
"2. That those who have regu
lar jobs and can possibly do so
contribute a day's pay to the War
Fund. This does not seem to be too
great a sacrifice in face of the
present need. ?
"3. That those who have made
a contribution make an additional
contribution of at least the same
amount as they have already made.
If the above three groups will
cooperate, thoroughly *mL (W
ottsly we should be able to com
plete flhe amount tor which we
started out, $3650.00. By all work
ing together we can attain the
Mrs. Katherine Stewart, field
representative, arrived Thursdav to
assist t.he chapter in the War
Fund drive now in progress.
Fin* Rum] Rcifonu
Mrs. Florence Sherrill, choirmin
of rural collections announces that
$582.64 has been deposited by her
workers, all of whom have not
reported. The complete list with
amounts will be printed next week.
Board Announces Rulings
For Food And Tires
The Office of Price Administra
tion changed the point values of
dried .fruits and dried beans effec
tive as follows:
Dried prunes, per pound, 12
Raisins, per pound. 12 points.
All other dried fruits, per
pound, 8 points.
Dried beans, peas and lentils per
pound, 4 points.
Periodic inspection of passenger
automobile tires is as follows:
Class "A" ? First inspection in'ijt
be made by Marcih 31, 1W3, sub
sequent inspections within every
mon "*i nerWIs thereafter ; i.e.
on or before September .10, Bind
Vf.trch 31 of each year. Inspec
tions must be at least ninety days
Class "B". first inspection was
February 28, subsequent inspec
tions within everv four montlhs
period thereafter. Inspections must
be at leta-st sixtv dmvs apart.
Class "C", first inspection was
made February 28, subsequent in
spections within every three month
period thereafter. Inspections must
be at ten-st fortvjiv.e days apart.
Retailers who deal in processed
foods will be required to register
between April 1 and April 10, 1943.
Forms for this purpose may be
secured fev calling the local War
Price and Rationing Board.
The United States is supplying
44 countries with lend-lease food
and materials. Those coon tries in
turn, are fontributmg food, equip
ment and resources to American
armies on foreign soil.
Miss Ruth Higgins has returned
to Ghartotte where she is a radio
technician at Morris Field.