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FRANKLIN, N. C? THURSDAY, MAY 13, IMS
$2.00 PER YEAR
Quantity Of Stolen Good*
Found, And Four Said
To Have Oonfeaaed
Sheriff J. P. Bradley has re
ported the arrest of four of the
thieves who have been carrying
on a systematic series of robberies
of homes and stores in the High
lands and Tesentia sections of Ma
con county and in Kabun county,
Georgia, According to the Sheriffs
statement, the men arrested have
confessed their guilt in several in
stances. Sheriff Bradley was as
sisted in rounding up and arrest
ing Percy Webb Robert Beasley,
and two other Beasleys by Sheriff
Williams of Rabun county, Gb,,
and his deputy, on May 2 and 3.
Webb, acknowledged entering
Buchanan's store on Tesenta and
taking $75.00 on Saturday night,
May 1, according tc Sheriff Brad
ley while Robert Beasley claimed
that he stood on the outside and
watered. With the help of Depu
ties Walter Dean and Vinson,
$4601 was recovered of the above
amount ; $13.00 being in nickles and
dimes and 111 pennies.
Following a tip, the Sheriff said
he had found about $200 worth of
merchandise and household goods,
including quilts, blankets, a type
writer dishes and silverware in
on old tunnel in the Betty's creek
gap at the head of Commissioner's
creek, and about 3<J0? yards from
the Beasley home. Robert Beaslcy
was arrested by Ed Rogers, High
lands policeman, and John Bur
nette :of Flats who apprehended
him in his store. He was put in
jail in Highlands, and the Sheriff
went last Saturday and brought
him to Franklin. All four men
are now in jail in Oayton, Ga. to
be first tried in the Rabun county ,
Superior twKi -fn all^ij whhn ? i
ies committed in Georgia.
Sheriff Bradley left Deal and
Vinson guarding the tunnel while
taking the Beasleyt to jail when
Webb approached and made a
gesture as if reaching for his gun.
Vinson fired twice and Webb shot
at Vinson, but his gun snapped.
He left his gun and hat and took
refuge in the home of a brother
in-law, where he was arrested,
according to accounts. Webb is
said to be about 25 years of age
and an old offender, having been
on the roads for theft of a yearl
ing which he sold. TTie Beasleys (
are said to be young boys about j
20 and younger.
Th,e Sheriff stated that he had (
been following clues for two weeks (
or more, following reports from
Highlands and Otto of repeated j
thefts. Eight or ten unoccupied
homes of summer residents have
been discovered entered and rob
bed. Blankets, lamps and wearing
apparel were discovered in an old
vacant house in Lloyd's cove, it
was stated. Three houses on ?Te
senta were broken into on Thurs
day, April 29. About 100 keys were ?
taken from Webb and Robert
Beasley, , it was stated.
After trial in Georgia, the men
face trial before the Superior
court of Macon county.
Sugar For Home Canning
An announcement will appear in
next week's issue of The Franklin j
Press stating the time *nd places
where a county-wide registration
will be held for sugar for home
canning purposes. However, any
one having an URGENT need for
sugar for this purpose may apply .
at the office of the Board in
Franklin on Tuesday, May 18th [
between the hours of 10 ?. m. and
4 p. m., ONLY. Do not apply at .
the office unless your need is ur
gent and you have FRUIT to can '
before May 2Sth, 1943, .
Ration stamp envelopes may now
be obtained by retaileri at the lo- 1
cal War Price & Rationing Board. 1
QPA has announced that, begin- j
ning June 1. the ration of coffee ^
will be for a period of one month j
instead of five weeks.
SUGAR ? stamp No. 12 good for
S pounds, expires May 31.
GASOLJNE ? A coupons, 3 gallons
each, good until July 22. ??
COFFEE Stamp No. 23, good
until May 30, for 1 pound.
RED FOOD STAMPS? E 4 G,
good until May 131.
BLUE food stamps-g, h, *
J, good until May 31.
SHOES? Stamp 17, food until June
Giant Tanks in Action
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THIS 40-TON TANK it moving forward with the rest of its squadroa following the success of famed British Cold
stream and Grenadier Guards during recent battles in Tunisia. It is one of the formidable new "Chnrehill" tanks,
pnwtiai a powerful gun, which are being turned out in quantity by Britain's war factories- The men clinging to the
tank belong to a Field Company of British engineers and their dangerous job is to lift enemy mines and make the
newly won territory safe for further Allied advances.
Women In Service
Alma E. Gabe, daughter of Mr.
uid Mrs. C.W. Cabe of Route 4,
lias the distinction of being, so
far, Franklin's only WAVE. Miss
Cabe was raited Yeoman Second
Class, which is equivalent to Staff
Sergeant in theArmy; she is work
ing now a supervisor of General
Files in the District Personnel Of
fice of the Navy and is stationed
at New Orleans, La.
MARGARET L. RAY
Aux. Margaret L. Ray, daughter
of Mr. and1 Mrs. John B. Riay,
has arrived at the Second WAAC
Training Center at Daytona
Beach, Fla., to begin her basic mil
Aux. Ray. was transferred from
the cantonment area where she
attended classes and close order
drill to acquaint her with army
methods and procedures which she
will need to show before *he re
places a man in a. military job.
Aux. Beatrice H. Watson, WAAC
stationed at Camp Edwards, Mass.
has been promoted to auxiliary
Dr. A. P. Anderson
Passe* In Miami
News K?s just been received in
Highland* of the death of Dr.
Alexander Pierce Anderson, on
Friday, iMay 7, at his winter home
n Miami, Fla.
The body will be taken for in
terment to Redwing, Minn., on
Wednesday, May 12, where Or.
\nderson had been a resident for
:hirty-five years. Dr. Anderson
formerly made his home in High
lands. He was in his 80th year.
Surviving are three daughters:
Mrs. Ralph M. Sargent, Mrs. Ray
Hedin, Mrs. Frank Chesley; and
one son, John Anderson.
3RD SUNDAY SINGING
AT COWETA BAPTIST
The regular Third Sunday after
noon Community Singing will be
held May 16 at 1 :30 p. m., at the
Coweta Baptist Church near Otto,
N. C. The Wilbtirn Girls Quartet
and other special singers from
Georgia are expected to attend
J. u. Holt U chairman,
Men In Service
Naval Aviation Cadet, Brice Ran
dall Alsup, son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. O. Alsup, has completed Navy
Pre-Flight School at Chapel Hill.
He has been promoted to primary
flight training at thje Naval Air
Station at Glenview, lit.
Pfc. H. G. Ray is stationed now
somewhere in the Southwest Paci
fic. News last received from him
told that he is safe and well.
Tl\e cut of another soldier was
run last week over the cut lines
of Pfc. Ray, by error in make-up.
Seaman First Class, James Bruce
fllaine, son of Mr. and Mn.
0. L. Blaine, is stationed now at
Norfolk, Virginia. He recently mar
riod MUt Lillian Sabwkk of Ohio.
Lt. and Mrs. John Willis Fox,
who came here from Washington,
D. C., have been visiting Lt. Foj^s
grandmother, Mrs. John B. Willis,
and aunt, Miss Mary Willis, of
Route 1. Lt. Fox was stationed
last month in Washington; before
that he was located in Ft. Schuy
ler, Bronx, N. Y. He is leaving
this week for duty in the Alaska,
Pvt. Richard K. Sloan, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sloan of
Franklin, has been sent to an
Engineer Training Battalion at Ft.
Joe H. Pattillo, son of Mrs. R.
E. Pattillo, Route 4, is here on
leave. Pattillo is a Petty Office*
Yoeman First Class; he is station
ed at Miami, Fla.
J. C. Jacobs, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Gene L. Jacobs of Route 3, now in
North Africa with the Air Corps,
has been promoted to Staff Ser
geant. Before going into senrice,
he was employed by the National
Bank & Trust Co., in Miami. .Mr.
and Mrs. Jacobs have another son
in the Air Corps, Radford Eugene,'
at Keesler Field, Miss.
Sgt. Rollin A Deal has arrived
safely in North Africa, according
to news received by his mother,
Mrs. J. fl. Deal, Route 4. Before
going overseas, Sgt Deal was stai
tloned in Texas, a member of the
Sgt. William R. Deal, another
?on of Mrs. J. B. Deal, has been
transferred from Camp Gordon,
Ga., to Fort Dix, N. J.
Mr. and Mrs. T. S Holland of
Gneiss have heard from their son,
Pfc. Lewis R. Holland. He is sta
tioned somewhere in North Africa.
Mrs. Thomas L. Johnson has
heard from the War Department
and also from her son, Cpl. Hugh
Johnson, that he has reoovered
from a slight gunshot wound and
is back in service.
' Cpl. Herschel McQure, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Otto McClure, has
been serving with the military pol
ice in North Africa since January.
Mis wife, Mrs. Wilma Crawford
MoClure, is with her sister at
Cpl. R. Hoyt Ledford left Satur
day for Lexington, Ky., after
spending a ten-day furlough with
his parents, M<r. and Mrs. R. M.
Wyley A. Brooks, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Cole S. Brooks of Frank
lin, was recently promoted from
Pfc. to Corporal, at Westover
Field, Mass., where he is station
? ? ?
Pfc. Audell Gribble of Route 2,
has been promoted to Technician
Fifth Grade. He is stationed now
at Camp Barkley, Texas.
William Keener, 20, of Gneiss,
?was promoted .to Fireman Second
Class upon his graduation from the
service school for machinist's mates
at Great Lakes, IH. Keener is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Millam Lee
Clean Up Week Proclaimed
By Mayor For May 17-24
68 SENT TO
Macon Men Leaving For
Army Service Laat
The following is a list of the
men sent to Camp Croft, South
Carolina on May 7th for physical
examination and induction: TTiey
comprise eight volunteers, 57 selec
tees and 3 transfers. Volunteers,
Glenn Miller Bierly, Adam Butler
Jenkins, Lex Cunningham, Robert
Eugene Welch, Charles Wood, Jr.,
Glenn Carter Wilson, Erwin Pat
ton Dowdle, James Welton Rob
Selectees: Glenn Ross Cole, Fred
Clinton Moore, Nelson Green, Lon
nie Woodrow Evans, James Clyde
Vaughn, Albert Hopkins, Richard
Webb, John Wiley Lenoir, Edgar
WHltajn Miller, Woodrow Bryson
Passmore, William Earl Lewis,
John Gibson Murray, Eugene
Adams Cope, James Clifton Wilkes,
Grady Lee Hopkins, John Wiley
Hurst, James Wade Buchanan, Ar
thur WaTren Cabe, James Robert
Msoii, John Thad Ashe, Don Mar
shall Cabe, Fred Crisp, (Calvin
Goolidge Henson, Ned Porter How
ard, Charies Conley Vinson, Jack
Dempssey Cabe, Harvey James Poin
dexter, James Calvin Y ounce, Gol
man Alexander Pennington, Earn
est Jessie Keener, Beveridge San
ders, John Kenneth Roeee, Claude
Bradley, Johnny Thomas Carpen
ter, John Rogers Guffey, Joyce
Cfarence Dayton, Brllie Bniston
Webb, Ernest Sylvester Hedden,
Truman Crisp, James Harvey Led
iord, Halen WiUord Roane, Louis
Jasper Wilson, Denver Eugene
Long, Ralph Jones, Lewis Webb,
Andrew William Cope, J. T. Mot
es, James Paul Jenkins, George
Lewis TaHey, Marshall Doyle Dills,
Frank Harley Mason, Claude At
ward Henry, James Ernest Potts,
Fred Lyle MoGonnell, Charles Hfr
ber< Carpenter, William Lester
Parrish, Lester Webb.
Transferred to this board for
induction: Lee Cunningham, Tho
mas Junior Childres, Glenn Hun
Lions Met Monday
Night At Cagte's Cafe
The Lion's Club held its regular
dinner meeting at Cagle's Cafe
last Monday evening with the
president, Benny McGlamery, pre
siding. Dr. J. L. Stokes, U ad
dressed the club on the .war work
of the Macon Red Cross chapter.
Thad Bryson was in charge of the
The two membership campaign
committee will report at an early
date and the winning team will be
entertained by the losing team at
a Ladies' Night buffet supper at
Panorama Court on Monday even
ing, May Tommy Angel and
Thad Bryson ore leadefs of the
Opening At Oakdale
A new grocery store, named for
the odd Six-Killer Indian Reserva
tion upon which it is located, is
opening this week in the Oakdale
community, ten miles from Frank
lin, by A. B. O'Mohundro owner
of the Western Auto Associate
Store in Franklin.
The new store, which will open
on Saturday in the formeT C. S.
Ray store, is built on bnd of the
original grant from the State to
H. H. Ray, grandfather of Mrs.
O'Mohundro, and father of her
mother, Mrs. J. L. Barnard. The
Oakdale school and church are
nearby, in the upper Burningtown
REV H. T. BR1DGMAN
AT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Rev. H. T. Bridgman of High
lands will preach at the 11 o'clock
service at the Presbyterian church,
Sunday, May 16. All members are
urgently requested to oome< and
all visitors are cordially invited.
Mrs. F. B. Norton of Highlands
who was operated on last Mon
day is doing nicely.
William L. Corbin, Jr., son of
Mr. and Mrs. William L. Corbin
of Otto, is attending officer can
didate school at Ft Behroir, Va.
He entered the way tort month.
Mayor John O. Harrison has
requested the announcement be
mad* that next week, May 17 to
22,. be proclaimed "Gean Up
Week for Franklin. It is suggested
that Wednesday afternoon be de
voted to an intensive home clean
"It is hard to hire extra help
for claauimg up the town this year"
said the Mayor, "but we will do
the best we can and we know
that all good citizens will cooper
ate". Cooperation this year will in
clude, first of all a thorough clean
ing of one's own premises, and
also of vacant property and lots;
salvaging and repairing implements
and tools that can be used, discard
ing useless articles and getting rid
of all trash. This will be removed
by the town garbage truck as
promptly as possible.
The Franklin Fire Department
has stressed during the past year
the necessity of getting rid of all
fire hazards, and this phase of
spring cleaning should be b^*-ne
in mind. Let no one "Aid The
Axis" by starting a fire in too
great zeal to burn trash.
Attention is called to two town
ordinances which .every citizen
should obey without compulsion.
One is that a permit is required
to burn brash. The other is that
garbage is required to be kept in
a closed pa.rbag,e can or container.
Mayor Harrison calls attention
to the need for cleaning the ceme
teries land hopes that ? those -inter
ested will get together wife an or
ganized effort for this purpose.
Court Of Honor
Awards Eagle Badges To
Bradley And Murray
The Smoky Mountain Court of
Honor for Boy Scouts, held in the
Baptist church, was opened by
A. W. -All?n: ^ecuiivc from
Asheville, who turned the meeting
over to B. L. McGlamery, acting
chairman. The color guard advanc
ed with the colors, and the pledge
of allegiance was given. The group
sang "America, the Beautiful", and
Rev. J. F. Marchman gave the in
Mr. Allen presented tenderfoot
badges to Charles Baldwin, Manual
Holland, Gene Norris, Bruv Rick
man, Stanley Sutton, and Jack Til
ley, from Franklin Troop, 1.
Second class awards, presented '
by B. L. McGlamery, were given
to Tom Carr and Morris Franks.
Franeis Buchanan and Joe Guy
McQur^ of Sylva, Troop 1, and
Ben-y Robison of Bryson City.
Troop 1, received First Class scour
Merit badges were presented to
Hall Callahan, Bryson City; Dick
Angel and Gus Leach, Franklin;
and Hafry L*e Lawrence of Sylva.
The Star award was awarded Gus
Leach of Franklin.
Harold Bradley and Frank Mur
ray, Jr., became Eagle Scouts.
In a short speech to the new
Eagle Scouts of the Franklin troop,
Dr. J. L. Stokes, I.I, charged them
to keep scouting and its fine prin
ciples alive in future years and to
keep themselves "physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally
straight", according to their Scout
Ban On Fishing
In Forest Lifted
Word has just been received
by the U. S. Forest Service
that the closure of the Nanta
hata National Forest has been
lifted following the general rain
which occured during the first
part of the week. Fishing dates
on the cooperative game areas
will open on the original sched
ules. Wayah, and Standing In
dian Game Areas will bte open
Saturday and Sunday and every
week-end thereafter and July
5 up to and including August
29, and Cliffside Lake will be
open Saturday and Sunday and
on all other dates as originally
*. C SINGING CONVENTION
IN HENDERSONVILLE FRIDAY
The public is invited to attend
he annual session of the Western
irolina Singing Convention to be
teld at Hendersonville, Sunday,
Vfoy 16, at the high school audi
orium. The Carolina Quartet will
jive a concert program at the
3ourt House in Hendersonville,
Friday night, May 14, for the bene
fit of tta convention.