?fje ISjighlattbitf JRaconian
VOL. LVIII? NO. U
FRANKLIN. N. C, THURSDAY. MAY ?. 1M1
$2.00 PER YEAH
Mayor And Six Aldermen
Elected Last Tuesday
Four New Members Put
In Office; 317 Votes
J. O. Harrison had no opposi
tion in the 'town election held at
the court house on Tuesday for
'the office of mayor. Four new
members were elected to the Board
i of Aldermen. The two members
^re-elected werer T. W. Angel, Jr.,
und Ben McCullom.
About 75 percent of the register
ed voters went ,to the polls, 317
'votes being cast. Thfit >ii about' 100
fewer votes than wjtre cast in the
last election two years ago. Abo*t
30 new voters registered. All mem
hers elected received majorities.
Those elected according to the
. number of votes received are as
follows: G...L. l'en<tergrass, 244;
<M. L. Dowdle, 204; T. W. Angel,
Jr., 203; Henry A. Willride, 183;
Ben McCullom, 173; J. S. Conley,
167. . ?
Other candidates were R u Pen
land, 164; Fred Cabc. 140; Paul
-Potts, 143; John Bingham, 92; E.
T. Galloway, 78.
An organization meeting ml the
newly elected board will be called
-within a few days, according to
E. W. Long, towfc clerk. All offi
cials will be sworn in at this meet
ing. The fin^l meeting of the al
dermen who served last term was
held Wednesday morning, May 5,
in the town office, when election
returns were received and coafi tru
Under the out-going administra
tion many st fleet improvements
were carried out and the town
'fire department building with ad
ditions and improvements made to
the fire-fighting equipment. Many
citizens have taken occasion to ex
press thanks to these for their
services rendered during their ad
Word n?s been received by Mrs. ;
C. H. McClure of the death of her |
step-ton, C. Roy McClure, of S*d
to Wooley, Washington, who tad <
been in a Seattle hospital for i
sometime at which .place be died !
on April 29th".
Mr. McOure was born in th# <
.State of Washington, but was
reared in the Macon County, and
made his home here prior to en
listing in World War No. 1. After
which time he was married to :
Miss Ayleen Fritsch of Highland ;
Park, 111. He had made bis home
in Seqro Wooiey, Wash, for the :
past 10 years where he was em
ployed in (lectricai work.'
He is survived by his wife ana
four children, Lyle, Shirty, Rich
ard/ and Jean, his sup-mother, .
Mrs. C H. McClure and the fol- ,
lowing half-brothers and sisters:
Mrs. Homer Nichols, Atlanta, Ga., |
Mrs. Wm. B. Holden, Chicago,
111., Mrs. Edwin Wallace, Franklin,
Bryant McClure of Camp Hood,
Terns, George McOure of Los
Angeles, Cal., and Bob McOure ,
C L. Waldroop Dim
In Asheville Hospital
Charles L., Waldroop, 58, of
Franklin, died in on Asheville hos
pital Tuesday night at 10:40 o'clock.
S>eath was cm used by pneumonia.
A native of Macon county, he
Ws a carpenter and a member of
jtlie Franklin Baptist church.
Funeral services were held at
tarson's Chapel Methodist church,
lliree miles from Franklin, Thurs
day afternoon at 3 o'clock with the
tastor, the Rev. Dr. J. L Stokes
I, officiating, assisted by the Rev.
J. F. Marchihan, ..pastor of the
Franklin Baptist church. Burial
was m the church cemetery.
Active pallbear/eri were: Her
bert McCollum, Frank Reece, Har
*>ld Moore, and J. P. Hudson.
Mr. Waldroop is survivedd by
liis mother, Mrs. T. S. Waldroop;
three children, 'Jphn, of Detroit
And tKc Misses Frances and Doro
thy Waldroop of. Franklin; five
brothers, Burnett Burton, Byron,
INelson and Gilmer Waldroop, all
*>f Franklin} two sisters, Mrs.
Claude Hardin of Canton and Mrs.
Wade Reece of Andrews, and two
Mother's Day Program
The HigdonvilU Sunday School
drill have a special Mother's Day
program Sunday, May 9, acoording
to an announcement by Fred Cor
bin, lopeHatcstfcst, \
Navy Recruiting Officer
Here Next Monday
In an effort to save men and
women of Macon County and vi
cinity much time and trouble in
making application for the Navy
or the WAVES, Yoeman Blanton
of the Asheville Navy Kecruiting
Station will open a temporary re
cruiting station in Franklin on
Monday, May 10.
Yoeman Blanton will maintain
his office in the Hostoffice, ami his
hours will be from 9:U) a. m.
until 6:00 p. m., to interview per
sons interested in any branch of
All quotas have been lifted for
Navy enlistments, and on unlimit
ed number of 17-year-old*
WAVES, and SEABEES may be
enlisted immediately. Also, men,
between the ages of 38 and 50
may qualify for enlistment with
any rating for which they are eli
.Navy trade schools have been
opened wide to the 17 year-old
youngsters, in order that a large
group of young potential petty of
ficers will be ainikble soon. Never
before in the history of the Navy
have opportunities for the young
er nvtn been so great, and a na
tion-wide drive has been inaugurat
ed to obtain thousands of young
sters tor the trainig schools.
The 17-year-old men are advised
not to wait until too near their
18th birthday to apply for the
Navy, for once they have become
18. they must register for Selec
tive Servic*, and therefore enter
the service through their draft
Chief Petty officer Baskerville,
who formerly node this rtcruit
iog trip is now in the Charleston
Navy Hospital, recovering from a
CW Hi AAEngton
Native Of Macon
PtMM In Georgia
The following notice ol the death
at Charles H. Addington, brother
of J. W. Addington of Franklin,
Route % mad a native of this coun
ty, which appeared in the issue of
the Toccoa, Ga. paper of March
9, 1943, will be of interest to many
relatives and friendds.
Mr. Charles H. Addington, age I
76, and otw of Stephens, county's
best known citizens, died at his
home near Toccoa Monday after
noon. H? had been in declining
health for ? number of years.
Mr. Addington was born near
Franklin, N. C, and in 1902 moved
to Toccoa. He was an outstanding
fanner, and was one of' the most
substantial and influential citizens
of the county.
For a long period of years he
had been a member of the First
Methodist church of Toccoa, ac
tive in church work, serving as
steward for a long time.
He is survived by his wife, two |
daughters, Mrs. Louise Grant, o'
Atlanta and Mrs. Ruth Crawford,
of Tocooa ; four sons, Messrs Hoke,
Hardy, John and Jim Addington,
all of Toccoa ; two brothers, four
sisters and ten grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wed
nesday afternoon at the First
Methodist church at 2 o'clock,
wth the Rev. D. S. Patterson of
The body lay in state at the
church from 1 to 2 o'clock. A large
floral offering from relatives and
friends was testimony of the es
teem in which he was held.
Pallbearers were Mr. John M.
Crawford, Mr. Oscar Carpenter, I
Mr, Goo. Bell, Mr. Harrison Cash,
Mr. T. B. McOsin and Mr. " 1
Andrew Bryaon, 87,
Die* On CuUesaja
Andrew Mott Bryson,87, well
known farmer of the Culkaxaja sec
tion died Saturday evening at 7
o'clock m the Baptist hospital at
Winston-Salem. Death was caused
by pneumonia. He had been ill
A native of 'Macon county, Mr.
Bryson was married to Miss
Amanda Crisp, who died a number
of years ago. He was a member of
Pine Grov* Baptist church where
?funeral services .were hetd Tuesday
afternoon it 3 o'clock with the Rev.
frank Holland ,o fficiating. Burial
was in 4be chfltch cemetery.
Surviving are two sons, Frank H.
and FAed R. of Cultuaja and ?|
iraafM of frwdehUdrtn.
Killed In Crash
Lt.-Gen. Fr^nk M. Andrews
Lieut. General Fnank M. An
drews, commander of all American
trooj>s in the European theatre,
of wur, was killed Monday in a
plane crash in Iceland, on a. tour
of inspection of American fcices.
Bishop Leonard of the Methodist |
church was killed also.'
Men In Service Jj
? &; &
Pfc. H. G. Kay is stationed now
somewhere in the Southwest Paci
fic. News last received from him
lold that he is safe and well.
:PL JAMES PORTER LEADS
RADIO MUSIC IN ALASKA
Cpl. James B. Porter, son of
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Porter, of
the army air force, has beien de
ailed for special educational and
recreational work with the Red
~ross in Abska where he has
xecn serving since he enlisted a
fear ago from his home in Ohio.
An uccnmplished musician, C|<1.
Porter lias organized soldiers in
\bska in a glee club and quar
tet which not only give local en
ertainment but are appearing on
he National Broadcasting Com
pany's coast-to-coast hookup, and
wve appeared in national news
Cpl. Porter, as a chaplain's as
sistant in' clause of music, ap
peared as baritone soloist at Easter
with an Alaskan church choir in
its presentation of Stainer's Cruci
fixion. As organist of the Frank
in Methodist church, James show
Mi great promise, and his many
friends will be glad to learn that
his service in the army is direct
ed in the channels he is so well
equipped to perform.
News has hem received by Mr.
luid Mr*. <). t? Biuine that their
son, James Bruce Bkiine, .Seaman
First Class, recently married Miss
Lillian Sahanick of Ohio. Seaman
Blaine is stationed now at Norfolk,
Mr. and Mrs. "Jack . Sanders
have received word through the
Nia.vy lhat their son, Ensign Mil
ton Sanders. Ivas arrived safely at
an overseas port.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Sanders of
Prentiss and Portsmouth, Va.t have
received word from their son, Har
ris L. Sanders, E. M. Third Cla&s,
that he arrived safely overseas on
his 22nd birthday.
Cpl. Reno T. Moses of the Mili
tary Police, stationed at Ft. Bragg,
spent a seven-day furlough with
his mother, Mrs. Rebecca Moses,
W. S. Cunningham, AMM Third
Class, of the iNavy Air Corps,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Wad^e Cnn
nirtgkam, is home on furlough from
his station at Miami, Fla. Mrs.
Cunningham accompanied him on
his trip from Miami.
OwtfauMil Ob Pi|i Six?
Campaign In W.N.C. To
Enlist Women For
A drive is in progress in the
western counties to recruit women
for the Women's Army Auxiliary
Corps to fill positions in the Army
10 that men may be released (or
ictual comhat duty.
.With the rapid increase in th*
(\rmy, ISO, 000 women are needed
tow to replenish ranks where a
woman can do the job now done
>y a soldier.
May 15 is being celebrated as
WAAC Anniversary Day when it
s hoped that a record number of
enlistments of women will be re
torted. Full information may be
tound in the full page advertise
ment on page 2, sponsored by the
^antahala Power and Light com
Lieut. Kuth Merryless has been
:oming to Franklin for the past
;ew weeks and has headquarters
it the Fiances shop to give in
'ormation ond answer inquiries.
Several Macon county young wo
ict have joined the WAACS at
ther recruiting stations. Among
hese are Au*. Beatrice Watson
f Camp Edwards, Mass., Aux.
torothy Cabe, Daytona Beach,
la., and Aux. Sarah E. Setser,
'ort Oglethorpe, Ga.
Red CroM Council
To Aid Wounded
John Archer of Franklin has
been appointed chairman of the
Camp and Hospital Council Ser
vice* in connection with the work
of the Moore General Hospital
tor wounded soldiers in Swonna
r 14/100 Red Cross chapters
thousands of civiltaas arc
participating actively in the pro
grain thai is being worked out by
the National Red Cross; designed
to be the connecting link betwem
the various Red Cross chapters
and the wounded soldiers in 'hos
pitals throughout the nation.
E. J. Whitmire is vice-chairman;
he and John Archer are delegates
from the Franklin Chapter to the
Camp Council. The meeting will be
held at the Moore Hospital at an
early date. Seventee hapters have
been invited to send representa
tives fro the Western North Car
olina Concil. c
ON BUCK CREEK
Fishermen Caused Fire;
No More Fishing, Say*
A Forest fire caused by fisher
men burned over 30 acres of Na
tional Forest land on Buck Creek
on April 29, before it was finally
corralled by a crew of 20 men,
who worked a day and a night
before it was finally put out.
This forest tire damaged con
siderable chestnut oak tanning
bark, a vital war materia] needed
in producing shoe leather for the
Due to the high forest fire
haaard, the Forest Service finds
it necessary to restrict fishing on
National Forest lands located on
Buck Creek. Government lands on
this creek have been posted and
no fishing will be permitted be
tween May 2 and May 17. A fire
warden has been placed on the
stream for patrol duty to see that
no fishing occurs during this per
iod. Trespassers fishing will be
held liable for violation of the
State laws which require permis
sion of the owners of any lands
to fish upon said lands. No fishing
permits have been issued by the
Forest Service for Buck Creek.
It is regretted that such action
must be taken, but it is very
nefessary to keep down all forest
fires so that necessary war mater
ials are not destroyed, and the
need for directing labor to non
productive jobs is eliminated.
Rev. P. L. Green To
Speak At Holly Springs
The Rev. P. L. Green will#b<
the guest speaker at a Mother'!
Hay service at Holly Springs Bap'
tin church on Sunday afternoot
?t ) p. m. All are invited to at
Macon Over The Top In
Bond Drive With $104,000
Worker* All Over County
Make Fine Reports
Maoon county's quota in thr
Second War Bond Drive lias been
exceeded, accordin to reports com
ing in to Chairman Henry W. Cabe.
He stated that the sales made in
Highlands and in the county add
ed to Franklin figures had brought
the amount to more thian $10?,000
tfie credit for State purchase of
$18,000. The county quota wis
$77,300. The State quota of $62,000,
000 has been oversubscribed.
Schools in Macon County have
netted $926 in bonds and stamps
sold to School children and teach
ers. The Skagle school, Mrs. J. A.
Flanagan, principal, sold $23.75 in
stamps. The Otto school, Mr. J. J. |
Mann, principal, sold $297.95 in
bonds, and $36.80 in stamps. Frank
Jin schools sold $41250 in bonds
and $155.00 in stamps.
Supervised 6y Mrs. Allan Brooks,
chairman, workers sold bonds in
the postofficie and bank for the
last two Staurdays. Assisting were
Mrs. W. A. Rogers, Mrs. R. G.
Beshears, Mrs. Frank Higdon, Mrs.
J. E. S. Thorpe, Mrs. Harley Lyle,
and Mrs. M. R. Whit taker.
Mrs. Pearl Hunter, Mrs. Carl
Cabe and Mrs. Frank Henry s,er
ved as Zone Chairmen.
Workers who assisted Mrs. Hun
ter were Mrs. Philip Green, Mrs.
Grant Zickgraf, Mrs. Hunter Cal
loway, Mrs. Frances Higdon, Miss
Grace Carpenter, and Miss Marie
Helping Mrs. Henry were Mrs.
W. H. Sellers, Mrs. Dan Br son,
Mrs. Clyde Gailey, Mr;. Cecil P?en
Mrs. J. S. Gonley, Mrs. A. B.
O'Mohundro, and Mrs. Lester (3on
der grass, Mjs. J. Ward Long, Mrs.
J. D. Franks, Mrs. Grover Jain. son,
Jr., and Mrs. E. B. McCu luin.
Miss Olive Patton.
Mrs. W. H. Sellers again sold
the largest amount of bonds ? $11,
350. Mrs. J. S. Conlcy sold the
largest number. Mrs. DanBryson,
Mrs. Clyde Gailey, aiid Mrs. Gra
ver Jamison, Jr., f ?ll >\v in number
of bonds sold.
Minute maids serving the com
mittees included Merrily Br< oks,
Barbana Stockton, Jane Setser and
?Chairman Cabe and Mrs. Ar.her
have ^expressed appreciation to
everyone helping to make p ssi
Wy this fine report for th? t *rn
The V-Home Front Backs
The Men On Battle Front
Merchants Help Home
makers Meet Standard*
The V-Home Project of the Citi
zen's Service Corps is being em
phasised in Franklin this weak
and next fcjr the block frarfW* un
der the direction of Mrs. Gordon
Moore, chairman. A number of the
merchants are cooperating in this
work and offer their assistance in
helping householders to bring their
homes to the standard desired.
The block leaders are planning
to visit every home in their res
pective zones and present the five
point standards of a V-Horae. Each
point will he checked and every
home qualifying will receive a V
Home sticker illustrated above.
'The V-Home on the home front
backs the nvrn on the battle front"
is the idea behind this latest pro
ject of the Citizens' Service Corps.
A home worth fighting for is the
aim of every homemaker meeting
the standard of a V-Home. The
block leaders will strive to plate
?l-<n"*ide ever" service flag in a
window a y-Hotue sticker.
the ideal ' V-Home meets the
following requirements :
TfcU !? ? V-Hom.
We in this home are fighting.
We know this war will be easy to
lose and hard to win. We mean
to win it. Therefore, we solemnly
pledge all oar energies and all
our resources to the fight for
freedom and against slavery. We
serve notice to all that we are
personally carrying the fight to
the enemy, in these ways:
1. ? This home follows the advice
"Christian Home Week"
Much interest has been shown
in the services for Christian Home
Week which are being observed
at the Franklin Baptist church, led
by the pastor, Dr. J. F. Marchman.
They will continue through Friday
evening, being concluded on Sun
day morning with a special Mo
ther's Day message by Dr. Myth
The dedication of the pastor's
home on White Oak street will be
held at 3:30 Sunday afternoon.
The congregation and other friends
ar* cordially invited to attend this
Helps Labor Shortage
Swapping labor for combine ser
vice in cutting small grains is a
new pbn worked out in farm la
bor meeting to help solve the labor
shortage in many sections..
A plan has been worked out
whereby the neighbors, who need
combine work, agnee to go ovei
and work out the row crop ol
the combine owners in exchange
for combine service on their own
The swap-work program will hel|
in using all available labor , on thi
job for which it is best fitted and
by liking fqfl we of all machintrj
THIS IS A
2. ? This .home conserves food,
clothing, transportation, health, and
time in order to hasten an un
ceasing flow of War Production.
5. ? This home regularly buys as
many War Savings Stamps and
Bonds as it can.
When a block leader calls at
your home, be pre pared to advise
h*r whether or not you are en
and suggestions of its air raid
titled toa V-Home sticker for
your door. Check up on these
points and if you find there are
some you are not complying with,
take care of thjem now I
' Workships being held in the Ag
ricultural building this week are
preparing block leaders to carry
out the full prograi in connection
with food conservation in every
home. Much interest is being
shown in these classes and demon
W. H. Crawford
Dies In Fayetteville
News has been received here
of the death of W. H. Crawford
in Fayetteville on April U. Mr.
Crawford was the brother of the
late Mr. Lee Cr*wford of Frank
lin and of Mrs. Frank T. Smith
of Richmond, Va.
He was buried at Statesville,
Tuesday, April 27, at 11 a. m.
Mr. Crawford was native of
Macon county and has many
friends and relatives in Franklin ;
for several years he served as
principal of the Fmnklm schools.
The following tribute has been
paid by his brother-in-law, Dr.
Frank T. Smith, "It m he who
really gave the school its first
real uplift, and while he was act
ing as principal, the main build
ing of the present high school was
"It was he who induced Mr.
Mark Cozad to donate the ground
of the present baseball ground at
the high school."
Mr. W. Neville Sknn of Atlan
ta, Ga., stopped overnight, Wed
nesday, at the home of his mother,
Mrs. J. S. Sloan. Mr. Sloan had
just returned from a Forest Ser
vice inspection trip in North Qir