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VOL LV1I1? NO. 17
Election Of Mayor And
Aldermen Next Tuesday
Poll* Open 6:30 a. m.
To 6:30 p. m., At
Election of Mayor and six Alder
men for the town of Frttiklin will
be held next Tuesday, May 4,
in the Courthouse. The polls will
be open from 6J0 a. m. to 6:30
No new registration was called,
and the registration books were
open for citizens entitled to vote
and not registered to add their
names to the books on April 10,
17 and 24. Saturday, May 1, will
be challenge day. According to
E. W Long, town clerk, about
thirty new voters were registered.
? All members of the present
board of aldermen are up for re
election except Henry W. Cabe,
who is retiring after 19 years of
service. He has served on impor
tant committees in that time and
given much time and attention lo
the improvement and progress of
the town. He states that the pres
sure of other duties will prevent
his continuing to give the time
'Other members of the board who
are filed for re-election are T. W.
Angel, Jr., Fred Cabe, Ben Mc
Collum and Paul Potts Other can
didates filing for election are John
Bingham, E. T. Calloway, J. S.
Gonley, M. L. Dowdle, Has Pen
land and Harry A. Withide.
Mayor John O. Harrison is a
candidate to succeed himself and
lias no opposition^ He has served
lor the past term' to the satisfac
tion of all.
Votes will be cast for Mayor
and six aldermen. A sample ballot
is printed at the top of the next
C Of G
Will Have Annual Drive
Abom SO interested citizens were
present at the dinner meeting last
Monday evening at the Legion
Hall. After a, delicious dinner ser
ved by the ladies of the Presby
terian church a general and in
formal discussion was had as to
the activities for the coming season
led by the president, Benny Mc
Glamery. Lee Guffey, secretary,
reported answering a. number of
inquiries already, and it was
agreed that the extent of the
chamber's activities would be de
termined by the amount of money
raised from dues collected from
membeM. It was the sentiment
that this civic organization should
carry on as usual for the benefit
of the community as far as pos
sible under present conditions.
On motion of H. H. Hirsch,-who
stated that he expected to con
tinue his dues on the same basis,
hoping that others would do like
wise, it was voted that the usual
campaign for annual dues would
be held at an early date, and
that as. hrge a membership as
.possible would be solicited.
Clows Saturday, 6 p. m.
The lobby of tfie Franklin Post
office will be closed at 6 o'clock
on Sunday evenings from on and
beginning Sunday, May 2, ac
cording to an announcement made
1 his week by Mr. Tom W. Porter,
Postmaster. He states that no mail
come* into the ipostof.fice after
2:30 p. m. on Sunday afternoons.
National Travel Tours
To Come To Franklin
H. H. Hirsch of Franklin Ter
race has heard this week from
the Hayes-Healy Travel Bureau
of Chicago that Franklin has been
included in the itinerary of the
Vanderbilt Better Tours of the
Smoky Mountains. These tours
will bring visitors from all sec
tions of the cut, north and west.
Mr. Hirsch states that tie has
i(iut asuaptKMftMJoa a; qui)
this national travel bureau since
last fall in an effort to interest
them in including the Nantahalas
and Franklin in one of their tours.
He has just received their now
folder which outlines the tour
through Chattanooga by motor
coach through the Cherokee For
est. Nantahala Gorge, Bryson City
and Franklin, where (the parties
will spend m fall night and day
with accommodations engaged at
Franklin Ttmn Hotel..
Men In Service
George W. Evans, son of Mr.
Charles Evans and the late Mrs.
Evans of Aquone, N. C., writes
his wife he is well ami getting
along' all right. Mrs. Evans was
th*e former Miss Lucy Campbell,
daughter of Mrs. Ed Campbell of
Pvt. Robert Haywood Frazier,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Van Fnazier,
entered the service January 8; he
is stationed now at Camp L?e, Va.
His mother, Mrs. Van Frazier,
recently visited 4iim at his camp.
Jacob Carl Mason, son of Mr.
and Mrs. V. B. Mason of Leather
man, was drafted into the Army
February 12, 1943. He has been
promoted to private first class. Pvt.
Mason received his basic training
at Keesler Field, Miss. He has
now been sent to Amarillo, Texas.
Pvt. J. C. Cunningham, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Wade Cunningham,
of the Army Air Corps, stationed
at Courtland, Ala., is spending a
furlough at home.
George Stephen Frazier is spend
ing a few days with his father, E.
J.- Frazier. He was inducted into
the service at Ft. Lewis, Wash.,
and he ii now stationed at Fort
Pfc. Weavei M. Hurst is now
stationed overseas. He writes that
he is sate and well.
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Pvt. Robert Haywood Frazier,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Van Frazier,
is now stationed with the Qurater
master Corps at Gamp Lee, Va.
Charlie Dills, now stationed at
Camp Cook, Calif., has been pro
moted to Technical Serg?ant. He
is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Homer Dills of Route 1.
Promoted to the gmde of pri
vate -first class, John H. McCon
nell, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. H,
McConncIl, of Cullasaja, was en
rolled this week in the B-24 Lib
enator bomber mechanics school at
Keesler Field, Mill.
0?|M Om P*|t Sis?
"They Give Their Lives? You Lend Your Money"
U, S. Treasury Utpmrtrrtnt
Red Cross Home Nursing
Classes Complete Courses
S6 Women In County To
Be Awarded Certificate*
Mrs. George R. Patilio, instruc
tor of Keil Gross Home Nursing
Classes, announces that the series
of classes I hat have been taught
in Highlands, Walnut Creek, Holly
Springs, Otto, and CuUasaja com
munities for the past six weeks
will end April JO. Sixty-six certi
ficates will be awarded to those
rural women completing the 24
hours of study in home nursing.
Otto CVumi Present Program
The members of the Otto classes
wfll present a program at the Otto
School, Friday, May 7, at 8:30
p. m? with Miss Clara Norton,
president of rhje home demonstra
tion club, in charge of the exer
cises. Mrs. Leonard Myers wHl
demonstrate the making of a hos
pital bed as taught to all members
during the course. Mrs. Ralph
Norton will discuss what home
nursing classes mean to rural wo
men. Dr. J. L. Stokes II will tell
something of the work of the home
Service 'Department of the Macon
County Chapter of Red Cross. Mrs.
J. W. C. Johnson, secretary of the
Red Cross Chapter who has had
years of (experience in Red Cross
work will tell \ what . Red Cross
means now to men in the Armed
Forces and after the war. Mrs.
Florence S. Sherrrll, chairman of
home nursing of the county Red
Cross, will have charge of the
TTie Rev. Philip Green, chairman
of the Macon County Chapter, will
award certificates to all members
finishing the home nursing class
in Otto community.
Special music will be given by
Mr. and Mrs. Green during the
The public is invited to attend.
AT BAPTIST CHURCH
The Baptist Pastdrs Conference
of North Carolina will meet at the
Franklin Baptist Church, Monday
afternoon at 2 o'clqck. Pastors of
all other denominations are invit
ed to attend the Conference.
Jaines 1"). Patton, 25, son of Rob
ert A. Pat ton. Franklin, was pro
moted tost week from the rank
of second Lieut, to 1st Lieut, at
t-he AAF Advanced Flying School,
wherd he is a flight commander.
Lieut. Patton is a graduate of
N. C. State College, where he re
ceived a bachelor of science de
gree in agriculture in 1939. Before
he entered the service he was
state supervisor for the United
States Department of Agriculture
Soil Conservation Service.
DIES IN ACTION
Parents Received Wire
That Son Died In Action
Mr. and Mrs. W. Jesse Carpen
ter, of the Gowaeta section, re
ceived a telegram for the war
department in Washington last
Friday, informing them that their
son. Pvt. Lester Harding Carpen
ter, 20, was lulled in action in die
African area on March 29.
Young Mr. Carpenter volunteered
and entered the army September
10, 1942. He was assigned to over
seas duly January 14, 1943.
He was a student in Franklin
high school when he volunteered
and was a leader in Future Farm
ers of America activities, being
especially interested in livestock.
His agricultural teacher said he
was an outstanding student.
Surviving ore the parents: nine,
brothers, Charlie, Robert, Bill and
Calvin of Otto; Frank and John
of Prentiss, Drew of Gayton, Ga.,~?
Jack of Greenville, S. C., and Pfc.
Thomas Carpenter of the signal
corps, Dat City, Fla., and two sis
ters, Mrs. Cecil Wilbanks of day
ton and Miss Nola Carpenter of
Otter Creek School
Otter Creek School closed a
successful school year on Friday,
April 23. A scheduled field day
was rained out, ?however, a two
hours' program was given by the
On Friday night, Supt. G. L.
Houk, spoke to the graduating
class. The following seniors re
ceived diplomas : valedictorian,
Ethel Bateman ; salutatorian, Irene
Roper; Bill Wood, Frank Hem
br,ee, Eloise Morgan, and Ruth
TTie Crisp medal was awarded
Ethel Bateman, valedictorian. Pri
zes were also received by the salu
tatorian, Irene Roper, and Margie
Sue Ayres, tenth grader, for a per
fect attendance record.
The honor roll for the fourth
quarter includes: llth grade?
Etlvel Bateman, Irene Roper, Rudi
Roper, and Eloise Morgan. 10th
grade ? Margie Sue Ayers and Jot
Evans Nith Grade ? Reno Wilson
Eighth grade ? R. L. Roper.
I The May meeting of the Frank
? lin Garden Club hat been post
poned untU Jw*#,
Civilian Service Corps
Workshops Open May 4
Plans Drive For
An intensive drive to increase
the amount of waste fats collected
from homes, hotels and restaurants
is being launched. It was reported
recently that only one county in
North Carolina had met o quota
set last fall when the waste fat
collection was begun, as a part
of the salvage program under the
conservation division of the War
Production Board. Mrs. Charlie
Bradley is chairman of th^ Wo
man's division of the Salvage com;
mittee for Fnanklin.
According to Mrs. Florence
Sherrill, county chairman of the
Woman's Salvage committee, only
about half of the quota set for
this county is being collected.
With ever-increasing need for pro
duction of explosives, the demand
becomes more urgent It is believed
that if the need were known by
all housewives, that the supply
would be incrxased greatly. This
is another way that women can
help the men at the front which
they will gladly do when they
realize the need.
The war in the Pacific has
greatly reduced the supply of veg
etable Cats from th* far east, it
is pointed oat, and fats are an
essential for the manufacture of
glycerine used to make expkKrms.
Millions of tons are needed now.
Tl?e procedure for collection is
graphically illustrated on page 3
of this issue, in an advertisement
sponsored .by the comity salvage
Mrs. Burdell Ray of Gowee will
collect any fats tak*n to the post
offices of Leatherman and West's
Mill in that vicinity. Other places
of collection are listed in the ad
vertsieement mentioned above. Col
lection of fats is a patriotic ser
vice of the meat dealers, so that
all are asked to deliver no l*ss
than one pound at a time. Larger
quantities may be collected by
neighbors pooling their smaller
Schedule In Macon Co.
Fishing is permitted acrording
to State taws. A fishing license
and a permit costing $1.00 per
lay, which can be purchased at
the designated checking stations on
til* streams, must be obtained. The
catch of each fisherman must 'be
recorded at the checking stations
before leaving the stream. The
hour for fishing will be between
6 a.m. (loal time) and sunset. The
LIMIT is 12 legal fish. All trout
under seven inches in length must
be returned to the water immedi
ately. Treble or "gang" hooks are
The .Santeetlah Area may be
reached from RobbinsviHe or TUpo
co; the Fires Creek Area from
Hayesville, Murphy or Andrews;
the Standing Indian Area, and
Wayah Area from Franklin; and
Offside Lake from Franklin or
M*cn CbacUac S*rtlo?.
Standing Indian Cooperative
Wildlife Management Area ;
Nantahata River Drainage ? at
Warden Station on stream at
White Oak Bottoms.
Wayah Bald Cooperative Wild
life Management Area :
Wayah Creek Drainage ? at Ar
Cliffside lake Cooperative Wild
life Management Area;
Cliffside Lake? at the lake.
Deep, Bear, Barkers and Slick
Rock Creeks; Big Santeetlah, Lit
tie Santeetbh, Sand, Wright anc
Indian Creeks of the Santeetlal
Creek Drainage of the SanteetW
Area beginning May 8 and 9; Maj
12 and every weekend and Wed
nesday thereafter, and July S, u|
1 to and including August 29.
Fires, Little Fires, Rockhoust
and Long Creeks of the Fire
Creek Area; Nant&hala Rivei
' Park, Kitnsey, Indian, Hempatcl
' and Hurricane Creeks of the Nan
RJvtr DrtlMgt 0* tb? 8*n
Zone Leaders To Conduct
Work At Ag. Bldg. For
At a meeting of the Zone Chair
man with the Director of Civilian
Service Corps, Mrs. Go-d n Moore,
on Tuesday evening, plans ? ere
completed f<r <!10 Workst.ops
which ar,e to lie held at the Ag
ricultural building (,n Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thur^Iay, Ma ? 4,
5 and 6 at 2:00 p. m and at
7:30 p. m On these days, the blick
leaders and all ladies in her ??ar
ticular Zone will come at the ? me
time most convenient for them.
The Workshop for Zone 1 will
be held IWsdrv ?fn moon and
ev.ening, with Mrs. Carl Slagle
Zohe 2 will meet Wednesday af
ternoon and evening, with Mrs.
J. L. Stokes, II, c inducting
Block Leaders for /.one 1, of
which Mijs. Frank L. Henry. Ir.,
is Zone Leader are as folki vs :
Mesdames Grover Jamison, Ir.,
F. B. McCollum, Zeb Angel, J D.
Franks, Cecil Pendergrass, J. W I'd
Long, H. A. Wdlhide, l.e,e P in
dexter, Dan Bryson, Clyde Ga:>\\
Walter Dean and John McColl :m.
Block Leaders for Zone 2. of
which Mrs. Phillip Green is he
new Zone Leader, having taken
the placc of Mrs. Pr.irl *"'!?" er,
are as follows: Mesdames Roy
Cunningham, J. Haughton Williams,
Hunter Calloway, Grant ZickgTif,
Lyman Higdon, John Henry, Mac
Ray Whitaker and Misses Grace
Carpenter. M.irie ' Womack.
Block Leaders are as follows :
Mesdames J. H. Stockton, Carl
Green, Charles Rogers. Hender
son Calloway, Emory Hunnicutt,
Louis Phillips, and John Bulgin.
Mrs. Moore announces that ma
terial will be distributed for the
L?romotion .V-Horoe plan of
community cooperation with the
war effort at next week's meet
Court Of Honor To Be
Held Monday, May 3
Harold Bradley and Frank I.
Murray, Jr., will receive their pro
motions to the position of Eagle
Scout in (he Smoky Mountain
District Court of Honor for Boy
Scoots to be held Monday <even
l ing, 3, at the Baptist Church in
Franklin at 8 o'clock. Harold and
Frank are the 13th and 14th boys,
respectively, to be' awarded the
Eagle Scout badge in the Frank
lin Troop 1.
Mr. A. W. Allen, Scout Execu
tive from Asheville, will preside ;
Dr. J. "L. Stokes will present flie
Eagle badges. Other promotions
will be issued at the some time.
Scouts from Sylva, Culiowhee
and Brysoit City will also attend
the Court. The public is invited
to be present.
Mrs. Famiie Gibson
wai Direct Vacation
Beginning with a Vocation Bible
School at Mount Hope on May 3,
Mrs. Fannie Gibson will conduct
Vacation Bible Schools V in 25
churches in the county tfi't* sum
mer. She will be at Mount Hope
for ten <fa.ys; and her work in all
the Bible Schools in the county
will last for six weeks.
Mrs. Gibson, who has been ac
tive in W.M.U. work, is now with
the Baptist State Mission Board ;
she has just completed six weeks
work in Cherokee and Clay coun
ding Indian Area; and Wayah
Creek, Rough Fork, Camp Branch,
and Arrowood Creek oi the Wa
yah Bald Area beginning May 8
and 9, and every weekend there
after, and July S, up to and in
cluding August 29.
Cliffcide Lake ? May <45, 16 29,
: 30; June 12, 13, 19, 20; July 3, 4,
' 5, 17, 18, 31 ; August 1, 14, 15, 28
1 and 29.
1 Shope Fork and Ball Creeks of
1 the Standing Indian Area will be
' closed to fishing during the 1943
season. All other waters will be
5 open as noted
? JJklin Chairman
? ?H??onty Chairman