PROGRESSIVE ? <? LIBERAL
VOL. LVHI? NO. 20
FRANKLIN. N. C.J- THURSDAY, MAY 20. 1MJ
$2.00 PER YFAB
Town and Farm
" " RATION ^REMINDER
GASOLINE ? "A" book coupons
No. 5, good for three gallons
each and must last through July
21 in North Carolina.
SUGAR ? Coupon No. 12 good for
5 lbs., must last through May 3.1.
Coupons for sugar for home can
ning available at local ration
COFFEE? Stamp No. 23 (1 lb.)
good through May 30.
FUEL OIL ? Period 5 coupons val
id in all zones until September
SHOES ? No. 17 stamp in War
Kiation Book One good for one
' pair through June 15.
MEATS? -Red stamps E, F, G, H,
remain valid through May. Red
stamp J becomes valid May 23.
PROCESSED POODS ? >Blue
stamps G, H, J, remain valid
WHAT IS "HOME-CANNED"
Foods are "horne-canned", says
OPA, if? (1) They have been can:
ned in a kitchen primarily used
for the preparation of meals, or
to demonstrate the preparation of
meals, (2) they have been conned
in separate building or shed,
which a farm home has equipped
for canning purposes, provided that
the owner has first obtained per
mission from his local nation board
to use such facilities.
FARM MEAT REGULATIONS
New meat-rationing regulations
provide that_ a farmer and his
family may consume meal raised
on any , farm he owns or operates,
and may transfer meat from one
of his farms to another to provide
. food for members of thje house
hold, without giving up ration
points,' even if the moat if not
slaughtered on hit farm, however,
if thf farm owner does not live
on a farm, he must give up ration
points for any meat he consumes
elsewhere. Under the original reg
ulations, a farmer who brought his
own cattle to a custom slaughter
ing plant had to surrender red
point stamps for meat, while if he
killA the animal himself the meat
was "ration-free". A form or ranch
employer who feeds his employees
in a bunlchouse or dining hall may
now use meat and other rationed
food raised on his farm on Hie
same basis as if the employees
were fed in the household.
SUGAR ALLOWED FOR CAN
Sugar for home canning will be
limited to one pound for each four
quarts (or eight pounds) of the
finished product and may be se
cured on written application to the
housewife's loaaj board. Each per
son is allowed not more than 25
' pounds. Any family can apply for
sugar to put up jama, jellies, and
preserves at the rate of five
pounds per person. Last year, su
gar for preserves was limited to
one person per pound.
LESS POINTS FOR "FARM
Some grades of "farm butter"
may be reduced in vahie -to pre
vent waste or spoilage, as a result
of an amendment to the meats-fats
rationing regulations of OPA.
"Farm Butter" or "Country Butter"
usually is produced in small quan
tities by farmers and sold locally.
Since it is not of uniform quality,
.it is considerably more perishable
than commercially produced butter.
The amendment empowers the
OPA regional directors, when au
thorized by the Washington office,
to deal with local emergency cases.
OVERSEAS PARCEL POST
Packages may now be mailed to
a soldier overseas if a request is
received from the soldier and the
envelope bearing the APO cancel
lation mark is presented at the
time of mailing. Formerly, the ap
proval of the commanding officer
was required. Current restrictions
as to weight and size of package
remain in effect.
MUST CARRY DRAFT CARDS
Selective Service registrants who
wer* 18 years old on or before
November 13, 1942, must hare their
local board classifiiation cards
(Selective Service Form 57 a * well
as their registration certificate
(Form 2), in their peritorfil pos
session after Mav 13. Men without
both cards are liable to fine and
imprisonment, selective service
A $75 Series !E War Savings
Bond will purchase ? JO calitei
?emi-automatic rifle for ? M?*lni
find total wfHi ? fit
R. M. LEDFORD
Funeral Services Are Held
At Baptiat Church
News of the sudden death of
Robert Mack Ledford, well-known
citizen, on last Friday morning at
9:>30 o'clock, came as a sudden
shock to his many friends in the
county- He had been going about
his usual duties at his home on
White Oak street when he was
stricken with a heart attack and
died in two hours.
Mr. Ledford was 75* years old
and had lived in Macon county all
his life. He had been in the relig
ious and political life of the coun
ty, lia-ving been elected on the Re
publican ticket as clerk of the
Superior Court in 1908, serving
for three terms.
He was the son of the late
George and Mary Williamson Led
ford. He was married on May 15,
1907, to Miss Louellen Johnson of
Cartoo^echaye. He taught in Ma
con county schools for twenty
years when a young man. He had
been clerk and treasurer of the
^lacon county Baptist association
for a number of years.
For the past six years he had
election registrar here. He was a
member of the Franklin Baptist
church for 55 years.
He is survived by the widow;]
three chiklren, Mrs. K. R. Helton,
Cpl. Hoyt Ledford, and Miss Jar
vis Ledford; and one brother, Bill
Funeral services, in charge of
Bryant funeral directors, were held
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock in
the Franklin Baptist church. Offi
ciating were the pastor, th.e Rev.
J. F. Marchnnn, assisted by the
Rev. Dr. J. L Stokes II, and the
Rev. A Rofus Morgan. Burial, was
in Franklin cemetery.
lllwrMy wry : Joiui
M. Moore, Ale* Moore, George
Dalryrtple, Dr. J. H. Fouts, Dr.
H. T. Horselev, Walter Dean, C.
A Setser, Alf Higdon, W. C. Zick
jtraf, and members of the Sunday
Active pallbearers were : Dr. Fur
man Corbin, Herbert McGlamery,
Paul Carpenter, Walter Dean, Cecil
Pendergrass, and J. Homer Stock
Ration Book 3
Application* Are Mailed
Application forms to be filled
out in order to obtain War Ra
tion Book No. 3 were mailed in
Franklin, Thursday, May 20.
Ration book-holders are caution
ed to keep carefuHy th* stub of
their application blank which bears
the numer of their future ration
books. One application is to be
made for each family related by
blood, marriage, or adoption. Ad
ditionalditional applications for un
related persons may be obtained
at the postoffice.
Further notice should be token
that these application forms must
be filled out and returned by mail
between June 1 and June 10, 1943.
After June 10, applicatins will not
be accepted before August 1.
This form contains space for
12 persons. A family that has more
than 12 members must fill out
one and complete another appli
cation for persons not included on
Rev. Philip Green
Applies For Chaplaincy
Rev. and Mrs. Philip Green left
Tuesday, May 18, for Washington,
D. G, where Mr. Green met
Thursday with the Methodist Com
mission on Army and Navy Chap
Mr. Green is* interested in ser
ving as chaplain in the Army. He
will return Saturday to Franklin,
however, and will meet all his
Sunday appointments, as schedul
ed. If Mr. Gre#n is passed by the
Board, that group will send its
endorsement to the-- Army; it is
the official body of the Methodist
Church that makes recommenda
tions for the chaplaincy.
After Mr. Green returns to
Fittnklin, he wiH await notice
from the Army to report for phy
4th SUNDAY SINGING
AT BETHEL CHURCH
The Fourth Sunday Singing con
vention will be held at the Bethel
Methodist church on Sunday after
noon, May 23rd.
The public is invited to attend.
Uncle Ca, M
clean up- |
Good Results Reported
On C Of C
The Franklin Cfiaittber of Com
merce is completing its annual
drive lor membership dues this1
"VvA, Ann* T "v Wniiniitcc reports
that tliev are meeting Rood re
sponse. Figures have not been com
pleted. but new members have
been signed, and the results of the
drive are already better than last
year, reports Ben McGlamery,
Last week a letter was mailed to
all members and to others invit
ing them to membership. This year
a special effort as being made to
The committee soliciting member
ships is composed of Frank Dun
can, chairman of the finance com
mittee, and six crews who- ai* vis
iting old members and signing new
ones. These crews are composed
of Harry M. White and A. B. O'
Mohundro; Graver Jamison, Jr.,
and Jcie Dowdle;. R. S. O'Mohun
dro and Carl Ty singer; Frank
Duncan and Ben McGlamery; Bob
Gaines and Clyde Gailey ; Dr. J. L.
Stokes II and Roy Mashburn. If
these crews have failed to com
municate with anyone, please noti
fy one of the members.
A meeting of the. finance oom
mittee was held Wednesday night,
May 19, in the town office. Plans
were made then to set up a bud
get for the coming year after the
membership drive has been com
Entertains Town Board
With Chicken Supper
The Franklin Volunteer Fire
Department entertained the new
Board of Aldermen, Wednesday
evening, May 12, at supper at 'the
Fire house on Church and lotla
streets. It was a gumptious chicken
dumpling supper, such as only our
local firefighters under Carl Ty
singer, chief, know how to prepare.
All of\the board were present ex
cept one, and a good time was had
Bible School Start*
Monday At Baptist Church
Beginning May 24, a two-weekj'
Uaily Vacation Bible School will
be conducted at the Franklin Bap
tist church. The sessions will run
from 9 to 11 :30 a. m., Monday
through Friday of each week, clos
ing with commencement exercises.
AU children, regardless of denomi
nation, between the ages of 4 and
16 years, are urged to attend.
Children of* the surrounding com
munities ar? also' invited.
Mrs. Paul Kingslond has been
chosen as' principal. She has bad
special training in this type ol
work; she will be assisted by mblc
workers in *11 departments.
POPPY DAY .
ON MAY 29
Legion Aux. In Charge;
"Buddy" poppies will be sold in
Franklin on nationwide Fdppy Day,
Saturday, May 29, the day before
Memorial Day. Young women of
Franklin will selT these poppies on"
the strtet corners for Post 108,
tht Macon county division of the
Amercian Legion Auxiliary.
These poppies are manufactured
by disabled veterans in army hos
pitals throughout the United
States; the task of selling them is
assumed by the women of the
American Legion Auxiliary who
have son or husbands who have
fought in the World War.
The proceeds of this sale go to
support the families, widows, or
orphans of the veterans' who serv
Mrs. Gilmer Jones and Mrs. Lola
P. Barrington are the Poppy Ray
committee in Macon county. Mrs.
Frank Potts is handling the sale
of poppies in Highlands.
Promoted To Regional
Charles Melichar, for five years
supervisor of the Nantahala Nati
ons! Forest headquarters here, has
been promoted to the reginal office
in Atlanta, it was learned here
Saturday when official announce
ment of tlve transfer was received.
Mr. and Mrs. Melichar and
yoang son will be in Franklin
obbut a month longer, it was stat
"fhis news will be received with
regret by a wide circle of friends
and the whole community, J whose
best interests the Melichajfc have
so generously served. ^
Last Rite* For
W. A. Burnette
W. A. Burnette, 79, died Satur
day, May 15 at the home of his
Mb, Ellis Burnette at Almond
*li)e funeral was held at the Tel
lico Baptist church, Sunday, May
16, at 3 o'clock. Interment was in
the church cemetery.
Mr. Burnette, known as Bill Bur
nette, was a farmer all his life.
Born in Swain county on July 10,
1$4. he had lived in Macon since
he was a young man. He was
known among his neighbors for his
perfect honesty and his forthright
.Mr. Burnette married Lily C.
Byrd who died several years ago.
"rivey were the parents of ten
children only one of whom sur
vives. * %
Besides his son, Ellis Burnette,
he is survived by one sister, Am
anda Roper; one half-sister, Pallte
Harper of Ottowa, III., and three
While the National Farm Labor
Program driwing prolonged de
bate, North Carolina growers are
seeking to solve their own prob
lems on the county and community
level, by * full utilization of the
Men In Service
Cpl. Harry Woody has returned
to Camp Blanding, Fla., after
spending a five-day furlough with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Grover
Woody on Route 3, and his aunt,
Mrs. Ferdie Higdon of Franklin.
Sgt. Wilson M. Ledford, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Marion K. Lcdford
of Pr.entiss, was transferred re
cently to Long Beach, Calif., from
San Bernardino. Sgt. Ledford is
working as an Inspector on the
ground crew at the Air Base hi
Pfc. >Isaac E. Pitts, who has
been stationed at New Orleans,
La., has been transferred to New
York, A. P. O. 3872. His wife,
Mrs. Isaac E. Pitts ajid son, Eu
gene, live at Dillard, Ga. He is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. M.
Technical Sgt. Walter Lee Hen
ry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Henry of Ellijay, is now stationed
in North Africa. He unlisted in
the armed forces on August 4,
Sgt. Wilson Gartrell Lancaster
has been transferred from from
Quantico, Va., to New River, N.
C, ir Camp Lejeune. He recently
visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. E. Lancaster in Hendersonville.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sanders had
a letter from their son, Milton,
who is in the Naval Air torps,
telling them that he is well. He is
stationed ne?p_^_forejgn field of
action. y ? , '
Sgt. Earl York, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. J. York of Franklin, recent
ly sent word to his family that he
is well and happy and that he is
stationed somewhere in North Af
Pfc. Lawrence B. Welch, son of
the Rev. and Mrs. C. C Welch
of Stiles, has enrolled as an air
. plane mechanics student in the big
B-24 Bomber School at Keesler
Field, Bitoxi, Miss.
Oa?*ra?d Ota Ptp St*
19 MORE MEN
Have Reported For Duty
In Army, Navy And
Nineteen men, who had Keen
sent to Camp Croft, S. C., for
physical examination, have been
accepted and have already report
ed for military service. Three
More are to rej>ort within the
The following men reported to
the Army on M*y 17: Thomas J.
Childres, George L. Talley, Bever
idge Sanders, Don M. Cabe, James
H. I^edford, Calvin C. Henson, Ar
thur W. Cabe, and J. T. Moses.
Charles C. Vinson did not return
for furlough. Men reporting on
May 16 to the Navy included Glenn
Hunter Waldroop, Fred Clinton
Moore, James Wade Buchanan,
Denver Eugene Long, and John
Thad Ashe. Golman Alexander
Pennington, John Kenneth Reece,
Andrew William Cope, James Er
nest Potts, and John Gibson Mur
ray reported to the Navy on May
Ned P. Howard will report to
the Marines on May 24, and Hub
ert Eugene Welch and William
Lescar Parrish are to report to
the Army on May 24, respectively.
Woman In Critical
Condition From Self
inflicted Gunshot Wound
Rose Gourley,. 36, of* Fontana,
formerly of Procter, lies in a crit
ical condition at Angel hospital
as the result of a self-inflicted
wound. She operated a grocery
store and beer shop at Fontana.
According to information secur
ed from Sheriff J. P. Bradley and
Deputy Sheriff Walter Dean, who
received a call to tbe seen* of the
tragedy Monday evening,, the
shooting occured Monday about
Z. p. m. According to Lewis Miz^t
Vhotn 'he woman had hired, to
bring her to Franklin and Millie
Nation, her hired help iu the store
who was with her in the car,
the^\had come to Franklin to see
Andy ed from whom the woman
said shes>lif)ught the store, on a
matter of btfeiness.
They were returning on high
way 64, about 12 miles out, near
Lost Bridge, when Miss Gourley
asked the driver to stop the car.
He kept the motor running while
she walked behind the car and
they heard a Jhot. Mize found her
lying down with a pistol nad her
pocket book nearby. The other
woman went to the home of Mrs.
Alice Dean for help. Before Mrs.
Dean arrived, the Bryson City bus
had stopped and the wounded wo
man was taken to the hospital in
a car, while the driver retrained
with the pistol and pocket book
in the spot where they were
found, until the sheriff came. The
sum of $320.80 was said to have
been found in the pocket book.
In an interview at_ the hospital
Thursday morning. Rose told Dep
uty Dean that she decided to
shoot herself without giving any
reason, and that her companions
had no idea she contemplated the
act, and had noting to do with, it.
The bullet is said to Wave p?r*
trated the abdomen and' come out
through the back, nu>A there ?c*ms
to be small chan<* for recovery.
The victim's motfher and si*ter
came Monday nirfit from Jtidson
as soon as they received the news.
Registration For Canning
Sugar Is Cancelled
The announcement which the
Franklin War Price and Ration
ing Board .promised to moke in
this week's issue d tj The Franklin
Press on a county-wide registra
tion for sugar for home canning
purposes, cannot be made at this
time because the Office of Price
Administration wired the local War
Price and Rationing Board to can
cel all its plans for issuing author
izations to purchase sugar (or
home canning. Titer* fore, no coun
ty-wide registration will be held;
however, the board is authorized
to issue coupons for sugar for
home canning ONLY TO THE
PERSON WHO HAS FRUIT TO
CAN. Applications may be made
at any time during office h?urs.
Bring War Ration Book 1 ; it
must be presented when applying.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
BEGINS AT HICDONVILLE
Daily Vacation Bible School will
begin Monday, May 24, at Higdon
ville school house. Mrs. Fanny
Gibson will be in charge, assisted
by local ladies.