LIBERAL ' INDEPENDENT T
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, JULY ?, 1*43
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VOL LV1II? NO. n
Dr. Stokes Red Cross Chin.
Succeeding Rev. P. L. Green
Mis* Kelly Elected Ch'm.
Production By Board Ait
Meeting in Highlands
Dr. J. L. Stokes II was elected
chairman of the Macon county
chapter of the American Red Cross
at a meeting oi the executive board
of the chapter at Highlands last
Tuesday ev^ping, to fill the unex
pired term of the Rev. P. L.
Green. Mrs. Virginia Wilson Grib
ble was appointed secretary of
home service to assist Dr. Stokes,
who already is serving as chair
man of home service.
Lt. Green's resignation MB read
I hereby tender my resignation
as Chairman of the Chapter be
cause I am leaving Macon county
to become a chaplain in the Army
of the United States. I wish to say
that I have enjoyed my work this
year and that I heartily appreciate
thq cooperation of the various
chairmen and committees.
Chaplain Philip L. Green*
1st Lieut. Army of the U. S.
The chapter accepted the/ resig
nation and requested the scretary
to write to Lt. Green the regret of
the chapter in accepting . and ap
preciation of his work, with good
wish.es in his new field.
Miss Lassie Kelly was elected
chairman of Production, to succeed
Mrs. James E. Perry. Reports were
made to the meeting by Mrs. Tu
dor HaH, chairman of production
and the Rev. J. S. Higgins, chair
man of the Highlands branch, who
also presided at the meeting. Those
attending were Dr. Stoke*, John
Archer, , Mrs. Florence SherriH,
Mrs. Lola P. Harrington, Mrs.
GribWe, and Mrs. J. W. C John
eon from Franklin; Mr. Higgins,
Re*. H. M. Alley. Mrs. Tudor Hall,
Miss Gertrude Harbison, Mrs. H.
G. Story and W. C. Newton of
Driver Injured When
Oil Teak Explodes
On Co vwe Mountain
A devastafci scene of destruc
tion on Cowee mountain marked
the place where a truck load of
4,100 gallons pf gasoline turned
over and exploded on Tuesday.
The driver, John D. Plyler, 30,
of Kannapolis, is iq Angel hospital
with a fractured skull sustained
when he jumped down a 150- foot
embankment just before the .oil
exploded. He is expected to re
cover. He said brakes > failed to
hold going around a curve. The
telephone line to Sylva was hit
and long distance service knocked
put for several hours.
The truck belonged to the Sou
thern Oil Transportation company
of High Point.
Pvt. Robert C. Parker, sou of
Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Parker, of
Route 3, has been graduated from
the Army Air Forces Technical
Training Command school for air
plane mechanic* at Gtilfport Field,
Miss, and is neady to take his
place on the service linn of this
war wherever the biggest Ameri
can planes are based, at home or
Seek* To Arneat Inflation
With Local Price Panels
One of the most important prob
lems confronting tihe American
people today m that of inflation.
The OPA is giving much time and
planning tothisvital subject and
one par* of the program is that
of having a Price Panel connected
with the War Price and Rationing
office which devotes its time and
effort* to the subject of price as
it affects the general public.
The Price Paivri connected with
the Franklin War Price and Ra
tioning Board consists of John M.
Archer, Jr., chairman, G. F. Moore
and Mrs. Florence SherrHl. This
Panjfl meets on Monday night. If
there is any problem which any
Wholesaler, Retailer, or Restau
rant, Cafe or Hotel owner or man
ager would like to discuss in con
nection with the price of their
foods and services, the .Price Panel
would be only too glad for die
merchant or operator to come to
their meetings and place their
problems before them so they can
be of whatever help tihey could.
Community ceiling prices are bet
ing established all over the United
States. In the very near future a
survey will bte made of the pre
vailing prices in this community
?nd general ceiling prices of all
foods will be estblished. There will
be more information about this
phase of price control in the near
Hotel Sold Br Hirsches
To E. E. Watkins
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Hfrech have
?old the Franklin Terrace Hotel,
which they haw owned and oper
ited for five years, to Edgar E.
Watkins of Albany, Ga., Mr. Hir
tch announced last Friday.
The property is one of the most
xeautiful hotel establishments in
this section, situated in the center
>f the town, with 30 bed rooms
tnd private baths, spacious grounds,
ind superb view of mountains.
Mr. and Mrs. Hirsch have added
nany improvements, including sum
ner cottages, since they purchased
;he property from the late John
B. WiHis in 1938. For many years
live Terrace was a famous hostelry
inder the management of Judge
md Mrs. Willis and their daugh
Mr. and Mrs. Hirsch will con- ;
tinue the management of the hotel
through this season, it was learn
td this week. They will continue
to make their home - permanently
n or near Franklin, Mr. Hirsch
itated, since they have become at
tached to this locality and Hs peo
ple during their residence here.
Mr. and Mrs. Watkins are well
cnown here where they resided
tome years ago. Mrs. Watkins is
i sister of Mrs. Henry Qjad and
lesse Conley. They have bought '
tie property as an investment, it
Head Of National Forests
Makes Tour Of Nantahalas
Lyle F. Watts of Washington,
D. C, chief of the /entire United
States Forest Service, who has
been making a tour of the Appal
achian region of the South, spent
several days recently in visiting
the Nantahala National Forest for
the first time.
Entertained at Kelly Inn by E.
A. Schilling, the new supervisor, H.
K. Hawley, assistant supervisor and
other members of the personnel
of Nantahala Forest -headquarters
here, Mr. Lyie expressed himself
/s delighted with all he found dur
ing his stay in Franklin and on
his tours through the forest. He
was not prepared for ail the
wealth of scenery with which he
was surrounded, he said, and was
surprised that so beautiful a region
should be little known by people in
other parts of the country.
"Hi* purpose of my visit to this
part of the South is fourfold'', he
said. "First, I wanted to get ac
quainted with those who are work
ing in the conservation field. I
am much pleated with the agrici*
tural and forestry kHooIs that I
have visited at State College and
Duke Univeriity.Another purpose
it to learn what the national for
ests are doing lor the Mr. I
find they. are making a real con
tribution ? the volume of timber
sold has doubled in the last two
years", he stated.
"Then I wanted to get acquaint
ed with our Forest Service people,
and ? I wanted to have some fun^V
Keenly aware of the vast possi
bilities offered by these store
houses of the nation's wettfh, the
head of all the Forests i?ade this
observation: "While ?tnya.rt work
ing to build up the forests, we are
not working to buijtf trees, but
people". It was fr*>m this angle
that. Mr Watts viewed his tre
mendous task. ''iTiere are many
values to be conserved, such as
watershed .protection, restoration
and recreation. The of peo
ple is the greatest. The National
Forests belong to all Jhe people,
and the purpose of ;the Forest
Service is to tee that they are
administered for the trMttit good
to tfct greatest niimWt",
42 MEN GO TO
Left For Examination
On July *5
The following men were sent to
Camp Ooft, South Carolina on
July 5th for final examination* and
Volunteers included Baze Pink
ney TaUent, Martin Ralph McNa
mara (transferred away for induc
tion), James .Ivan Roland, Keitb
Edward Gregory, Hayes -Junior
Carver, Grady Lewis Kinslamd,
Ltoyd Edward Estes and Lewis
The selectees were : Charles Har
old Morgan, Walter Lee HaH, Per
cy Randolph Norton, Ray Ratcliffe
Franklin, William Howard McClure,
Coleman Campbell, Thomas Nyle
Roper, Fred Wilburn Hasting*,
\fadison Monroe Chastain, Loy
Edwin Parrish, Robert Lee Saun
ders, Curley R. Pennington, Ros
coe Jenkins, Robert Preleau Stand
field, Pirlaskia Sylvester Castle, El
mer NeviHe Frisby, Delbert Wall
Angel, . Howard Stiwinter, James
Neely Hunt, Lyte Huell Dills, Hen
ry Ford Duvall, ? Wayne Avery
Pendergrass, Jack Dempsy Cabe.
James CalviMf Younce, Lewi*
Franks, Paul Pavis Dean, James
Dean Higdon, Charles Wood, Jr.,
Olin Zeb MrClure, John Will Led
ford, Wayne Allen Reese.
The following men were trans
ferred from other boards to be
inducted with this group : John
Jarvis Dalton, Theodore CrunUe
ton, and Wiley Bryant Led ford.
Edwin Cochran Guy and Elmer
James Holland were transferred
to other jocal boards for induc
tion. i k?'
Sgt. Thomas Wilson, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Andy Wilson a i Broad
way, is now stationed somewhere
in the southwest Pacific, and writes
that he is getting along fine.
Sgt. Carlos Rogers who is with
the motor division of the ordi
nance corps has returned to his
port of duty at Fort Bliss, Texas,
after spending a furlough with his
wife and relatives en lot la.
? ? ?
Allie Peek spent a weekend pass
with his wife and baby and his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Peek,
? ^ ?
Joe Bowers who is stationed
with an infantry division in Texas,
is visiting with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. S. W. Bowers.
Pvt. Jack Carpenter, who is
studying engineering with an army |
unit at Virginia Polytechnic Insti
tute at Blacksburg, Va? has re- 1
turned there after a furlough 9pent I
with his parents, Mr. and Mis. Ed- 1_
Aviation Cadet Frank M, Hig^fon,
Jr, graduated on June 30, /ftnl?
the 41st Flying Training Qtetadi
mest at Avon Park, Fla. He is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. F. M! Higdon.
From Avon Park hje 'has been
transferred to a Basi^ School for
training in the faster and more
powerful basic trainers.
Wilburn Conley, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Zeb Conl^v of Franklin, has
recently competed his basic train
ing at the XJ. S. Naval TVaining
Station at /Bainbridge, Md., and
has been transferred to the , Yeo
man's School at Newport, R. I:
Cpl- ,J- Frank Jamison of the
Radio/ Signal Corps has recently
bcen/pnomotqd to the rank of ser
pent. Sgt. Jamison, son of Grover
JXmison has been in the army
18 months and is now stationed
in Tampa, Fla. <
Richard H. Slagte, wTIo has been
stationed at Dutch Harbor, in the I
Aleutians, for the past year, is '
home on furlough visiting his fa
ther, T. M. S4agle, and sister, Miss I
Pvt. Thomas Edwin Stiles, who
has been in Tennessee on maneu
vers, was home on an 8-day fur
lough last week, visiting his wife
and son, Hugh Edwin Stiles, and
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. W.
Stiles of Prentess. Pvt. Stiles went
back July t to Camp M<<x>y, Wis
consin, where he i* stationed in
?n Engineering Corp*.
A CANDIDATE .
Caatonia Veteran wfll Rut
Against McDonald of
Chapel Hill ,
?Major R. Gregg Cherry of Gas
lonia, who served with the 30th
-Division in the fighting which
i>roke the Hindenburg line in the
! First World War, has announced
^himself a candidate for governor
in the next campaign.
In a recent interview appearing
In the "Under The Dome" column
;,of the Raleigh News and Observer,
/Major Cherry is quoted as saying
;that he was forced to announce
'his candidacy early because Dr.
Ralph McDonald had "fired first".
"XDur people are concentrating
on winning the war". Cherry was
quoted as saying, "and I don't
Want to -force on them an early
campaign, but when tihe opponent
fires one must either duck or fire
The Major is not one to duck,
the Raleigh paper continued. How
ever, it was pointed out" in a. re
cent article by Stewart Atkins,
editor of the Gastonia Gazette,
fhat while Major Cherry found it
necessary to announce his candi
dacy early to let his friends in
Jhe State know definitely that he
is a candidate, he expressed the
hope that the campaign wiH jiot
reach an active stage until 1944.
He said he personally felt that the
people wanted to devote their un
divided attention to the war effort.
But he is ready, whenever the ac
tive stage oomes ? then or earlier.
The "Iron Major", as he came
to be called when Speaker of the
N. C House in 1937, is no novice
in politics. Ever since he began
the practice of law in his home
town he has served in many offices.
an office he filled for four years.
He has served with ability in the
General Assembly continuously
since 1931. the last two sessions as
State Senator? always displaying
dear-headed and progressive lead
crship. A mrahfr of many frater
nal and patriotic organizations, a
Mason and Knights .Templar, he
has also served as State Comman
der of the American Legion and
vice-president of the N. C Bar
Major Cherry took his A B. de- i
gree and studied law at Duke Un- '
iversity, of which he is now a
member of the Board of Trustees.
Straightforward in his tactics,
the opinion is expressed by his ]
friends that the Major will take ?
the offensive in the campaign
when the time comes. He throws J
his hat in the ring with a reoojpt- '
of achievement to his icfe^Stin
service to the peopk-efthe State.
W. L; Corbin, 61,
Pmn At Home
In Mmm County
William U Gorbin, 61, died at
his home in the Otto community
of Macon county Wednesday fol
lowing a serious illness of only a '
few hours. He had been in ill
health for some time.
Mr. Gorbin was a native of Ma
con county, but spent a number of
years working in mines in Colorado,
Arizona and Tennessee.
Funeral services will be held
Friday morning at 11 o'ctock at the
Sugarfork church, and burial will
be in the church cemetery, with
the Rev. Williams, Swaim and Vin
son officiating. Pallbearers will be
WiH Parrish, Ed Henson, Henry
Cabe, Walter Dean, Lyman Higdon
and Aif Higdon.
Mr. Gorbin's parents were the
late Thomas and America Pierson
He is survived by his widow, the
former Miss Pearl Higdon; three
children, Thomas Corbin of the
navy and William L. Corbin, Jr., of
the officer canditate school at Port
Belvorr, Va, and Miss Margaret
Corbin of Otto; three brothers, T,
Grimsbaw Corbin of Qendale, and
Henry Corbin of Greybul, Wyo. ;
and one listen Mrs. Leslie Higdon
Bryant funeral home of Franklin
is in charge.
2nd Lt. Kenneth <R. Cabe, son
4 Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Cabe,
Is now on active duty with the
Army Air Forces at Geiprer Field,
Spokane, Wn. He entered the
Army April 23, 1942 and was for
Student it State College,
Federation Picnic To Be
At High School July 17
Major R. Greyf C berry at Gee
tonaa. who bti announced dut lie
ie in the next nee for gweewr
of North Owoiine.
Reduces Tax Rate From
90 Cents To 70 Cents
At the regular meeting of the
Board of Aldermen last Monday
night it was voted to reduce the
tax rate of Franklin from 90 cents
to 70 cents per $100 tax valuation.
Horner Stockton declined th*
appointment as town attorney at
the last meeting on account of his
recent accident which would pre
vent his taking on the duties foe
some months to come. The board
therefore appointed Jones & Jones
as town attorneys.
XjLf~i0ito WcrtA ' ? -
FOR MACON COUNTY
The July bond quota for Series
"E" bonds is $23,339, for Macon
oounty, according to an announ
cement made by Henry W. Cabe,
county bond chairman. The report
on county bond sales for the
month of June has not yet been
received from the State office.
[n*tall Officers; Hear Air
An outstanding meeting^f the
Lions Chib was 28
with Lieut. Ed^isr-foung and Sgt.
foe Gtbtar-sTgijest speakers who
JjaAfit an event to be remember
Lt. Young recently returned from
11 months' service in North Africa
in the Air Corps, emphasized the
high standard of morale in the
armed forges and the supreme im
portance of the folks at home do
ing everything~possib!e to maintain
it. His reminisoences of Franklin
high school days were much en
Sgt. Joe Gibbs told, all too brief
ly, of the plane crash over the
White Mountains in Arizona in
which two of his companions re
ceived mortal injuries and he suf
fered frozen feet which were bare
ly saved. Searching for a .bomber
reported lost, the light trainer in
which 'he was crew chief and co
pilot hit an air pocket while cruis
ing a canyon and crashed high on
a mountain in two feet of snow.
The story of his three and a half
days and nights struggling through
snow drifts from an altitude of
11,000 feet with temperature 30
degrees below zero; frozen feet,
no food, fire or Steep, is no less an
epic that it happened here and not
overseas. Eighty-seven days in
hospital recovering from the ordeal
did not dampen his enthusiasm to
return to duty, which he is doing
this week on his still healing feet.
Elmer Crawford preseded Urthe
absence of the retiring president,
Benny McGlamehy, who was at
tending the Lions Convention in
New officers installed at the meeting
were : Joe Dowdle, president ; J.
Ward Long, Robert R. Gaines, El
mer Crawford, 1st, 2fcd. and third
vice-presidents T WiUard Pender
grass. Lion Tamer; Clyde Gattey,
Tail Twister; Frank L. Henry, Jr.,
The new directors are Ray Whit
aker, A. B. O'Mohundro and E. L.
Bond Selling, Singing And
Contest* To Be
Tames'^XJ^, McClure, president
of the Farmers Federation, has
written the following letter in re
gard to the annual Fanners Feder
ation picnic, and which is planned
to be a great patriotic rally day
for farmers and friends in Macon
'This year our Farmers Federa
tion picnic will be especially devot
ed to a War Program for the
farmers of Macon county. Every
part of the program will be used
to explain and encourage the farm
ers' part in our great national war
effort. War bonds will be stressed
and we trust that you and the
other members of the committee
will work at the stamp and bond
sale and do some preliminary work
to get pledges.
"We want to make this a great
patriotic picnic and rally for Ma
con county. The date is Joly IT,
and the place is the Fnnklia High
School. Everybody in the county
is invited to come and bring a
weH-filled basket. The meeting wiM
start at ten o'clock in the morning
with music by the Farmers Feder
ation String Band. A special invi
tation is extended to any musician
in your county to take part on the
program in the morning. Along
with the special music, several
short talks will be given. At noon
we will have the picnic lunch and
the serving of watermelon. Foot
races, relay raws, tug-o-war and
various other contests wiH follow
immediately after lunch, with ap
propriate prizes for each contest.
A lunch counter wiH be operated
on the grounds.
at 2 o'clock
?at to km
taka part la tha
book* will (m gnaa to tKa ?
chain, and prixaa will ha gina to
tha winning fHrtaAf.
Franklin Red Crow
Surgical Dressing Work
Praised By Mrs. Stewart
Mr*. Katherine Stewart, field
representative of the Red Cross,
visited the Macon chapter for *
few hours on Tuesday. She com
mended warmly the^-wcrk of the
Wghai- AtSsinffs work rocvto,
where she observed the workers
Mrs. Stewart stated that the
Franklin chapter had done a pion
eering iob in sustaining a. surgical
dressings unit which work*has (pre
viously teen carried on * only ia
larger towns. Other snu^H towns
have since undertaken the
in which Franklin took the
she said. The opening of t
here was made possible
former production chairman, _
J. E. Perry, who went to
and took training so that
teach the worker* here.
Mrs. AUan Brooks is now 1
man of surgical dressings.
W. J. Carpenter ^1
Passe* At Home In
William J^sse Carpenter, 80, died*
at his home in the Coweta sec
4a st Wednesday, June 10, after a
itlness of si* months. He wa<
prominent farmer and had lived'
Macon oounty all his life. Fun
services were held on Friday, i
2, ait noon, at the Coweta Bap
church, the Revs. Frank Reed a 4
George doer, officiating.
Mr. Carpenter's son, Lestjer Har
ing, of the U. S. Army, was
in action in the African areai
March 29, 1942, the news reachinl
the family from the War Depart!
ment on April 23. Surviving arfl
his widow, the former Miss NeHie
Giidwell; two (laughters, Mrs. Cecil
Wilbank* of Clayton, Ga., Miss
Nofla Mae Carpenter of Otto; and
nine sons, Charles, Robert, Bill and
Catvin, ail of Otto, Frank and John
of Prentiss, Drew of Clayton, Ga.,
Jack of the army at Dade City,
Ha.; one brother Ulysses N. Car
penter of Dillard, G*., Routel. 14
gran<Mhildren and a number of
nieces and nephews.
Bryant fuiverai home of Franklin
was in charge.
- Sol Sanders has left for New
York to attend the Summer school
it Columbia Uaive