Pi* IjigblatiVs Jftaconian
VOL lviii? no. u
FRANKLIN. N. C? THURSDAY. JULY JS, IMS
$2.00 PER YEAR
Women Will Sell Bonds
On Rally Day, July 17
Special Effort To Meet
July Quota la
The Women's War Bond com
mittee will have charge of the sale
of bonds at the Federation picnic
ait the Franklin school, Saturday,
which will be a War Bond Rally
Day, according to an announce
ment by Mrs. John Archer, county
Mrs. Florence S. SherrHl and the
Home Demonstration committee
will be in direct charge of tlve
booth. Mrs. Albert Ramsey it
chairman, and her committee is
composed of Mrs. Claude Roper,
Mrs. A. R. McL<ean, Mrs. Joe Set
ter, and Mrs. Carl Stagte. Girls of
the 4-H Clubs will assist, led by
their chairman, Violet Barnard.
Mrs. Robert Fulton, chairman of
the Home Demonstration council
will direct tlve 4-H girls.
Macon's quota for July is set
by the U. S. Treasury at $26,339
Mrs. Archer states that a special
effort and stepped-up buying will
be piecerrary to meet this amount.
In order that the county keep its
record all who can buy more bonds
-out of their payroll or otherwise
are urged to do so.
The firms whose employes are
buying 10 per cent or more by the
payroH savings plan arf the Naa
tahala National Forest, The Nan
tahala Power & Light company,
The Franklin Mineral Products
company and the Zickgraf Hard
Mrs. Archer explained that Ser
ies "E" bonds increase in value at
the end of the first year and every
six months thereafter until matur
ity in M^years and VT intene*t'a?
rate of 2.9% per year. Serifs "F**
-are also appreciative bonds which
mature in 12 years and pay 2.53 per
cent interest. Series "G" are cur
rent bonds issued ait par which
bear 2.5 per cent pier annum.
On U. S. Planes
A new airplane wing insignia
has be,en ordered for all army
The war department announced
today the new insignia consists
.of a white star on a circular
field of blue, a whrte rectangle
attached horizontaNy at both right
and left of the circle, and a red
border enclosing the entire de
The department said that the
new insignia was developed be
cause the present device can fce
confused with Japan's red dot and
Germany's black cross on a wider
white cross, when seen from a
Opens New Mines
New York interests have come
into the Macon county mica pic
ture, and again tl^e Altaian Cove
district is active, wtvere work is
going ahead, with two shafts (town
on Allman Cove proper, already
producing mica ; a new shaft is
feeing dug on the Mud Hole. In
this same area a tunnfl, now over
100 feet in depth, is being timber
ed on the Iva Crisp property, and,
atop Trimont Ridge, a aew tunnel
is beiu made on what has been
knowfRs the Zachary Mine, both
of which, if is expected, wilt pro
duce mica within a short time.,
> Production is anticipated shortly
on the Joe Jackson property; pros
pecting is going ahead on the Ber
lin DuvoH property, and Baird
Cove, where the aborigines mined
mica in the long ago will soon be
worked again. From these ftveral
properties both strategic and scrap
will be produced.
Tliis operation is being carried
pn by Floyd E. Snow, who, at the
present time is employing a crew
The Allman Cove-Smith Baird
pronertiej are being acquired by
the Allman Cove Mines, Inc., which
company wrll continue the develop
ment operation. The Board of Di
rectors comprises J. A. Sislo, vice
president, Mines, Minerals & Met
als, Inc., N?w York; Sam Tour,
vice-president, Barium ? Stainless
t Steel Company and Metalurgical
Engineer, Lucien Pitken Labora
tories, New York; Floyd E. Snow,
Mineral Economist, and Zoa E.
Snow ol frmWin.
Report For Duty In Army
Navy and Marines
The following selectees who were
sent to Camp Croft for induction
were accepted for service in the
Navy and reported for active duty
on July t3:
Wiley Bryant Ledfbrd, John Jar
vis Dalton James Calvin Yonce,
Wayne Avery Pendergrass, Henry
Ford Duvall, Pulaskia ' Sylvester
Castle, Robert Preleau Standfield
Tbomas NyVe Roper, William How
ard McClure, Lewis M. McConnell
Lloyd Edward Estes, and -Keith
Jack Dempsey Cabe was induct
ed into the Marirve Corps and wiH
report for duty aft^r a 14-day fur
The following men were inducted
into the Army and will report for
active duty after a 21 -day fur
lough : Wayne Allen Reese, James
Dean Higdon Paul Davis Dean,
Lyle Huell DiHs, James Neeley
Hunt, Howard Stiwinter, Delbert
Wall Angel Rosooe Jenkins, Loy
Edwin Parrish, Grady% Lewis Kins
land, James Ivan Roland.
Macon Men Serving In,,
Armed Forces ,
Maoon county has sent 1 ,053 men!
to serve in the armed ,orces of I
the war since October 16, lr40,
according to figures released this
week by the local draft board.
Of this number, 704 answered the
call of the draft and 399 wotanterr
ed in one of the branches of ser
vice. TTiese men are serving in
the Army, Navy and Marines. I
There are other Maoon county I
men who have entered the service ^
from other draft boards, Mrs.
Maude Jones, clerk of the Maoon
draft board, explained. Also there
were a number of Macon men
who were volunteers in the Army
and Navy who were serving be
fore men were registered for the
draft. The number of men regist-^
ered by the draft board to date,
exclusive' of the 45 to 65 age group, ~
Notice has been sent to all news
papers from the Regional Office _
of the War Information in Rich
mond, Va., of the discontinuance
of this government service. *
Weimar Jones, formerly of j
Franklin, who for some years has L
been city editor of the Asheville r
Times, resigned this position to
become ? state head of OWI in
Raleigh. Under the head of "Town
and Farm In Wartime", the week
ly papers have received valuable
information in condensed form, j
-which has been helpfjil to all. It !
is hoped that the government wiH
supply this necessary information
through some other channel, since
Congress has abolished the domes
tic branch of OWI.
Chairman Named; Report.
Frank Duncan has accepted the
chairmanship of the Home Service
committee of the Red Cross, it has
been announced by Dr. J. L. Stokes
n, county chairman. Dr. Stokes
served in this capacity until he
was appointed by the executive
committee to fill the unexpired
term of Lieut. Philip Green, who
is now a chaplain in the Army.
Other chairmen appointed to fill
the unexpired terms of chairmen
who have resigned are Miss Lassie
Kelly, chairman of production and
Jesse L. Conley, disaster chairman.
Surgical Dressings Report
Mrs. Allan Brooks, chairman of
the Franklin Surgical Dressings
division of ? (he department of
Production reports that during the
month of June a total of 615 hours
wai recorded as the time of the
65 workers reporting, and that
12,600 dressings were shipped dur
<n* the month. Mr*. Brooks ap
pnli far more workm.
NEWS OF OUR
M EN w WOMEN
Pvt. Ural McGonnelt who has
been spending a nine-day furlough
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur McConnell of CuMasaja. He
returned last week to Camp Ed
wards, Mass., where tie is station
ed with the Amphibian Engineers.
j For C?
QM Clerk W. P. Keener of th^
U. S. Marine Corps, Who is sta
tioned at Paris Island, S. C., has
been visiting his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. A. Keener of Gneiss He
recently purchased the old liome
place of his grandparents, Which
he plans to improve and build on
for a home wlven he retires from
the service. QM Keener has been
in the Marine Gorps for ov,er 19
year and can list among the places
he lias served Cuba, Haiti, Argen
tina, Gibraltar, Spain, Denmark,
Norway, Scotland, Uruguay "and
Brazil as well as many cities in
the United States.
Lt. A. Winton Perry, of the army
air corps, returned to his station
Tuesday afte spending a few days
here with his mother, Mrs. J. E.
Perry. Lt. Perry has recently re
ceived a promotion from the rank
of 2nd Lt. to ?that of 1st Lt. and
has been transferred from Rich
mond, Va., to a fighter squadron
it the municipal airport in Phrta
David Griggs, son of Mrs. Ver
ni/e Sanders of Prentiss, who is in
the U. S. Navy, stationed at Fort
Pierce, Fla., waiting to be called :
on duty. He has been enlisted for ;
Pfc. James P, Byrd, ion of Mrs.
LueHen Byrd, formerly of Prentiss,
now of Hamilton, Wash., is sta
tioned In North Africa.
2c seaman Marvin C. Roper, who
has finished his boot training at
the U. S. N. T. S. at Bainbridge,
Maryland, recently spent a nine
day tfurlough with his mother, Mrs.
Artrsa Roper" of Route 3.
Pvt. James Harold Brown, son
of Mrs. F. E Brown, is stationed
at Camp Campbell, Ky., with a
tank division. His brother, Vivian
(Slick) Brown, is stationed in
North Africa. He recently received
thie rating of private first class.
Pvt. Radford E. Jacobs, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Gen? L. Jacobs, is
stationed at an air base in Phila
delphia, Pa., where he is a student
in fhe radio training school. Staff
Sgt. James C. Jacobs, another son
of Mr. and Mrs. Gene L. Jacobs
is in North Africa.
Cpl. Andrew Cairnes of Ellijay,
who is in an Ordnance branch of
the service, stationed at Camp For
est, Tenn., is (home on furlough
visiting his wife.
William Lioyd Corbin, son of
Mr. and Mrs. W. L Corbin, of
Gtto, graduated from the Engin
eer Officer Gandidate school, Fort
Belvtoir, Va? July 7, 1943. He is
now a second lieutenant in the
Engineering Corps of the United
States Army. He entered tlie Army
on April IS, 1(M3, at Fort Bragg.
Before entering the service, he was
in school at N. C. State CoHege.
? + ?
Sgt. William L. Elmore stated
recently in a letter to his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Orver Elmore, that
he had arrived safely in England.
Sgt. F.lmore wtio has been in the
Air Corps since July, 19M, receiv
ed hhs basic training at Elgin Field,
Fla. Pvt. James D. Elmore, another
son of Mr. and M*s. Elmore is
stationed in New Guinea.
Pvt. Russell Ramsey has been
transferred from Camp Shelby,
M1ns? to Ft. Cust*r, Mich., for
sptcitl M, P. training
Macon Mica Is Supplying
Strategic War Material
Maoon Superior Court
Will Open On
The August term of Superior
Court will begin on Monday, Au
gust 23. The civil court wiH fol
low the criminal court's adjourn
The county commissioners have
released the following list of jur
First week: Clyde Ledford J. H.
Cabe, Jr., T. E Grant, Leslie Cam
pbell Vernon Bryson, Harold
Smith, H. E Justice, J. L. Clark,
Fred Angel T. J. Carries, J. W.
Wilson, Frank Johnson, Nat Phil
lips, H. T. Brendle Z. A ShuVer,
George W. Wilson, Wiley Brown,
W. C. Mason Ellis Grant, David
Stanfield, Dennis Gohrmley, J. R.
Franklin, Robert T. Bryson J. C.
Brown, J. L. Hunnicutt, Frank
Raby Ervin Bradley, H. S. Talley,
Harley Pendergrass, A J. Douthit,
T. E Breedtove, C C. Roper Carl
Keener, Paul J. McCoy, W. A.
Second week: W. H. Carpenter
J. E. Palmer, G. W Williamson.
Alex Ledford, Joe T. Potts T. L.
Clark, E. R. Mason, G. H. Brown
W. B. McCaH, J, M. Emory A Q.
Williams, J. D. Vinson, J. L. Cabe
W. C. Duvall, Alex Sprinkles, H.
H. McDowell, Radeford L. Hol
land, W. Raymond Sanders.
Cpl. Raby Reports
"A Few Skirmishes" In
The Pacific Area
Corporal James Max Raby, who,
perhaps has seen as much of this
war as any other Macon county
man, has been home on furlough,
visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
?Corporal Raby, who has be^n in
the Pacific area for over three
years, was initiated into active
warfare at Pearl Harbor He was
in the Midway Island fight and at
Guadalcanal. Six months was spent
on duty in the Solomons. He was
also stationed in New Zealand.
Modestly the corporal admitted
that he had been in a few skirm
ishes and in a few hot places.
One thing he specially remember
ed ? he got malaria somewhere out
there. He has gone back on th*
job, with the best of wishes from
his friends at home.
Pvt. Mack T. Bryson, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bryson, is
home on sick leave at Cullasaja.
Pvt. Bryson, who has been in the
Marine Corps since January 22,
1912, saw action during the five
months spent at Guadalcanal
where he received minor wounds.
He will return to the naval hos
pital in San Diego, California fol
lowing the expiration of his leave.
Pvt. Creed F. DeHart, son of
Mr. and Mrs. V. C. DeHart of
Tellico has been promoted to the
rank of Corporal He is with t|ie
Signal Corp9 stationed in Camp
Pvt. James Boston, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Gene Boston, was pro
moted to the grade of iprivate first
class last week and enrolled in
B-24 Liberator mechanic's school
at Keester Field, Biloxi, Miss. Pfc.
Boston's promotion and his selec
tion for technical training were
results of high scores received in
Army mechanical aptitude tests.
Pfc. Walter F. Thomas, son of
Mr. and Mrs. L&ne Thomas of
Otto is now in training in the
Medical Air Corps at the Fitzsim
mons General Hospital, Denv,er,
Mrss Mildred A. Roper, daughter
of Mrs. Arlesa Roper of Route 3,
spent the weekend of July 4 with
her mother. Miss Roper is taking
her basic training as an airplane
mechanic at the Anderson Air
plane school in Nashville, Tenn.
After fifteen weeks trtining she
wiM be stationed at an army air
List Of Mine* Equipped
"Some of th<e best mica we are
gelling for war purposes is com
ing from Macon county", said B.
C. Burgess, recently. Mr. Burgess
is the southern manager of the
Colonial Mica Company, govern
ment sponsored agency aiding by
leasing eqipment at a low price.
Colonial is now the sole pur
chasing agent for shept mica, and
Macon county is estimated as sup
plying 50U pounds of sheet mica
Equipment has been leased to
the following mines now being op
erated in this county : Lyle Cut,
Polly M filer, Lynn Cove, Mell An
gel, Rocky Face Mill Knob, Moody
Beasley, Nos. 1 and 2.
Zachary, Mica City, Vinson,
Shepherd Knob, Littlerfield, Bowers,
Aliman Cove, Bouy, Mudhole, Cam
pbell, Lyle Knob, Ward's Mill
Knob, Turkey Nest, Lyle Cut, Led
ford Cove, and Doc Lucas.
J. Fuller Brown, head of the
Asheville Mica Company, has this
to say in regard to the present
program: "We feel that the Col
onial Mica Corporation is doing
a good job and that they should be
helped in every way in their ef
forts to produce more mica. It is
a big program and a very critical
one. The miners today undoubted
ly have got the best market that
they have ever had, and will prob
ably ever have, so far as "the little
man'' is concerned, he should take
advantage of the opportunities, not
only to make seme mney for him
self, fern * He time heip the
war effort by producing strategic
Zickgraf Hardwood Co.
Flies "T" Pennant For
100 Per Cent Record
Jn peace time* thie Zickgraf
Hardwood Company sawed o#id
dried the various (hardwoods of Ma
con county for furniture manufac
ture. Oak, chestnut, walnut, poplar
and other woods were finished in
large quantities and shipped to
some of the largest factories in the
Now this large plant, employing
85 men, with 30 to 40 more work
ing more or less directly through
the company's activities, is engag
ed in 100 per ocnt production on
(he highest government priority
The company has been awarded
the "T" Minute Man pennant by
the U. S. Treasury for tihe 100
per cent record of payroll swings
war bond purchases by its employ
es. The amount of these purchases
averages over the 10 per cent min
imum requested by (he War De
This business, which was begun
during the depression, has expand
ed steadily to its present propor
tions. The extensive plant is equip
ped witih an electric band mill,
automatic control dry kiln, planing
mill facilities and other modern
equipment. The greatest part of
the timber used is being cut from
the Nantahala National Forest.
From Ration Board
No further applications for
Book No. 3 may be accepted
untH after August 1. No error,
no ommission can be corrected
until aftier August 1. This is
due to the fact (hat it will be
necessary to set up, files on the
applications received hefofe any
additional 'books may be issued.
No hardship will be encountered
as book will not be used until
Books will have only the name
of flie applicant on the front
of cover -when they are receiv
ed., The applicant should fill in
the remainder down thrqdgti
signature. It will not be neces
sary to have the rationing board
complete th,e entries on the cov
er. You are expected to do it
W. E. FURR, Chairman