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Men In Service |
Boone Leach, EM Third Gass,
left Tuesday after spending part
of a 13-day leav<e with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. GusJLeach. Leach
has been stationed" in Newport,
R. I.; where he received instruc
tion in an electrical school and
Bainbridge, Md., during his seven
and one half months in the U.S.
Navy. H,e was accompanied on his
visit by his bride.
Pvt. Everett O. Smith, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Dalton Smith of
Koute 3, is now somewhere in
England. Pvt. Smith is with a Mil
itary Police company.
? Cpl. Gardner Holden, son of Rev.
and Mrs. N. E. Holden, of Route
3, has notified his parent! that he
has landed safely somewhere in
Australia. Cpl. Holden has been in
the service since March, 1942, in
the Engineering Corps.
Earle Ashe, chief petty officer
in the construction department of
the U.S. Navy, stationed at Camp
Peary, Va., has returned to his
camp after visiting his aunt, Mrs.
C. T. Blain,e, and other relatives.
Pfc. Clyde H. Patterson of Camp
Livingston, La., recently spent a
15-day furlough with his wife, the
former Miss Dollie Carpenter of
Franklin, Route 2. Pfc. Patterson
is- with the Engineers and 'has
been in the service for months.
? & ?
Pfc. Thomas R. McConnell has
finished has basic training at Fort
Fisher and Camp Davit and is
now stationed near the naval base
in Norfolk, Va. Mrs. McConitcll
accompanied him home recently on
furlough, visiting their parents and
othfr members of thit family.
Alex Moore, Jr., has reported to
the navy pre-flight school at Ath
ens, C?a., for 3 months intensive
physical toughening and instruction
in advance ground ichool lubjecti.
(Continuxl On Pag* Sis)
Town and Farm
GASOLINE ? "A" book coupons
No. 7, good for four gallons each
outside the East Coast shortage
area, must last through Septem
ber 21. Wifhin the shortage area
"A" book coupons No. f>, good
for three gallons each, are valid
July 22. "B" and "C" coupons
cut to two and one-half gallons
in twelve of the Northeastern
states of the shortage area. "B"
and "C" coupons good for three
gallons in thf remaining five
states of the Eastern shortage
SUGAR ? Stamp No. 13 good for 5
pounds through August IS. Stamp
Nos. 15 and 16 are good through
October 31 for 5 lbs. each for
home canning purposes. House
wives may apply to their local
ration boards for more if neces
COFFEE? Stamp No. 22 (1 lb.)
good through August 11.
FUEL OIL ? Period 5 coupons valid
in all zones through September
30. Period t coupons in new fuel
oil rations Ivecame valid July 1
and are Rood for ten gallons
SHOES ? Stamp No. 18 (1 pair) is
valid through October 31.
MEAT, ETC. ? Red Stamps P. Q.
and R good through July 31.
PROCESSED FOODS ? Blue
stamps N, P, and Q remain valid
through August 7.
SOLDIERS' LIFE INSURANCE
Soldiers ? at home or abroad ?
are reminded that less than three
weeks remain in which th?y can
get National Service LfTe Insurance
without a physical examination.
Until August 10, 1<W3, ,every appli
cation will be accepted regardless
of the individual's medical condi
tion. After August 10 a, rigid phy
sical examination will be required.
ROLLBACK OF VEGETABLE
Effective July 20, a rollback of
about 25 per cent in the price of
lettuce and 50 per cent in the price
of cabbage was ordered by the
OPA This was the first step in a
program to cut back the excessive
prices of fresh fruits and vegeta
bles to keep the cost of living
Oontiiuivd On Page Six?
National Day, Nazis
Ther* will be no celebration of ]
National Day in Belgium today, ac
cording to reports to John M. \
Ardher, Jr., Chairman of the
United War Fund of Macon Goun- (
ty from th,e National War Fund. ,
German administrators are pro- ~
hibiting the celebration, hut many
a Belgian will make secret obser- ,
ranee of the day in memory of the
more than 7,500 Belgium patriots
who have been executed by the
Reports received through the
Belgium Information Center stale
that in addition to these 7,500
Belgians executed by the Germans
for alleged activities directed ag
ainst the Axis occupation forces,
there are now more than 2,500
political prisoners in St. Giles
prison, Brussels, with 60 new
prisoners arriving daily.
July 21 ? National 'Day ? is ordin
arily observed in Belgium in much
th* same manner that the Fourth
of July is celebrated in the U. S.
Last year, however, the German
administrators permitted no cele
bration other than a Te Deum in
the churches. Many bishops re
fused to celebrate Te Deum, how
ever lest the services be used by
"Quislings" as a means of dis
playing their "loyalty".
1 Belgians in this country are
urged by the Belgian War Relief
Society to observe the day. by
working to assist those Belgians
who have escaped from their oc
cupied country and who need aid
in their new refuges.
The National War Fund ? rep
resented in Macon county by th*
United War Fund of Macon coun
ty ? has the Belgian War .Relief
1 Society a* one of in member
At Jungle War School
The three Marines pictured here are North Carolinians who
have just completed the U. S. M arine corps jungle warfare school
at a South Pacific base. Mack S. Setser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe
F. Setser of Cartoogechaye is in the center. Since this picture was
maile, he has been promoted from sergeant to second lieutenant. At
left is Cpl. Robert L. Morgan of West Jefferson ; right, Cpl. Cioero
E. Overbey of route 5, Win?ton-S?lem, Now they are ready for
the next Marine attack against the Japanese.
(Official U. S. Marin,# Corps Photo).
Announced By Our Local
The following classifications
were announced by the local,
board on Jul* ?L?
for.rColeman Mis, Wilham W
jel Fuller, (colored), Harvie D.
Crisp, ' Thomas Earl Cabe, Hoy
Lefeyette Kho.les, Thomas Paul
Welch, Zeb Welch, Laf rente Gil
-ner Sanders, Joseph Oscar Green,
Erwin Patton Doydlt; >n Z A
jordon C.line Holland. Eari Am
Justice; in 2-B. HaVph Woodfm
Watson, Ray Lamorn Welch^in
5-D, Bur, en Leopard; in LC, ?*>
nas Nyle Roper, Henry Ford Du
,.all Wayne Avery Pendergrass,
Lloyd Edward Estes, Lewis M.
McConnell, James Calvin Yonce,
Robert Preleau Standfield, Pulas
cia Sylvester Castle, Keith Ed
ward Gregory. William Howard
McClure; i 4-F, Willie George
Stan field, Roy Lee Uwis, Rufus I
\rthur Pan n ell ; in 1-A (h), John
Wiley Hayes (colored).
The following registrants were
placed in 1-A at the recent local j
Earl Amos Justice, George Nel
son St, ope, John Wesley Parker. I
Harold Preston Norman, Herman
Mason, Hubert Powell Smith, Wil
fred Guy, col.
In 2-A : Dorman Dale Gibson,
Charles Robert Waldroop, Robert
Carl Donaldson, Thomas Edison
Garey; in 3- A, Isaac Taliaferro
Crunkleton, Harold Williams; m
I- A, Sam E. Smith; in 3-D. Ar
thur David Sanders; m 4-F John
Cheek, John Henry Carpente J
3-A H, George Harold Brown
Marvin Esco Wilson Jchn Ha ve
Vanhook,. Truman Walker, Sder
Passmore, James Earl Smart
thur Nathaniel Holden, A""d
Roosevelt Teem, William T. Woo
,en MeUlrum Cabe.Gertis Frank
gel, Walter Monroe Talley. Henry
Roosevelt Jones; in 1-C, Jam
Neely Hunt. Jack Demp?y Gjbe;
Lyle Huell Dills, James Dean Hig
<lon Delbert Wall Angel, Loy Ed
win' Parrish. Howard Stiwinter,
Grady Lewis Kinsland Roscoe gn
itin, Wayne Allen Reese Paul
?avis Dean, James- Lan Roland,
in 4-F, Baze Pinkney TaHent, Cur
lev R Pennington, Walter ee
Hall, John Will I^dford, Hayes
Junior Carver, Madison Monrw
Chastain Lewis Franks, Charles
Wood Jr., Fred Wilburn Hastings,
Percy' Randolph Norton. Cot""1"
Campbell, Elmer Neville Fnsby.
land of peaks
North Carolina's mountains lift
,25 peaks more than 5.000 feet into
the skv 43 more than 6,000 fe
Z one, VI.. Mitchell. bi?hfr tbar
any other in e???trn Vm\tA Stale
Heads Auxiliary Drive
For Women In Marine*
tlrs. John Wasilik, Jr., has been
Fwirfrlit i li aii ?>>? rcf ?***
American Legion Auxiliary cam
paign to enlist North Carolina
women in the U. S. Marine Corps
Women's Reserve. The Franklin
Auxiliary wiH use every means
available from July 15 to August
15, which has been designated by
Governor J. Neville Brougton as
"Free a Marine to Fight Month",
to relay the message of the Leath
ernecks to women between 20 and
Basic pay and subsistence allow
ances of $132.50, plus clothing,
medical, dental, and hospital car#
and the regular low-oost insurance
available to men are given to Mar
ine women privates. These women
will free men for active duty by
taking over positions in the United
States in more than 60 occupa
W. R. Wallace, 49,
Passes At Daytona Beach
William Robert Wallace, 49, of
Daytonia Beach, Fla., formerly of
Macon County, son of Mr. and
Mrs. George O. Wallace of Route
1, died suddenly with a heart
attack at his home on July 9.
Funeral services and interment
were in Daytonia Beach. His bro
thers, Edwin, Ernest and John of
this county attended tlve funeral.
His wife, the former Miss Niva
McQellon of Daytonia Beach, died
six yefc-s ago.
Mr. Wallace owned a lumber
mill and was supplying lumber to
the government for ship building.
Surviving are his parents, two
sons, WiUiam Robert, Jr., and
John ; one daughter, Margaret ;
three brothers and five sisters;
Mrs. George Stallcup; Mrs. Bur
ncH Waldroop, Mrs. William Pres
sley, Mrs. Gilmer Waldroop and
Mrs. T. M. Green, all of Macon
Seized On EHijay By
Sheriff J. P. Bradley and deputy
Walter Dean located a 40-gallon
copper still on EIHjay, above the
Nickelite plant, July 7. The two
men who were operating it disap
peared when Mr*. Bradley and Mr.
Dean approached. . The still had
apparently heen in use for some
time as was shown by the 400
gallons of beer found wirh it, and
two and one half gallons of liquor.
According to Sheriff Bradley, only
, corn liquor was being made.
A* yet the operators Ji?ve not
? | keen found.
Rev. Ralph Johnson To
The county-wide revival announc
ed last April will begin Sunday,
August 8 and will continue through
Sunday, August 22, it was learned
this week. "
Tit* Rev. Ralph Johnson of Chat
tanooa, Tenn., general evangelist,
has accepted the invitation of the
Macon county ministerial associa
tion, to hold the services, which
will be conducted in the taberna
Mr. Johnson's appeal will be es
pecially to young people. Dr.
Stokes, a member of fhe committer,
announced, saying that the evan
gelist's work has miet with much
success in this field.
Committee appointments and
other details being worked out for
the success of the meetings will
be published in next week's paper.
To The Home Paper
Th,e Macon chapter of the Amer
ican Legion at its last meeting
authorized the treasurer, A. R. Hig
don, to renew all subscripjions to
thje Franklin Press and The High
lands Maconian now being sent to
service men overseas. Although it
is necessary for men in the fight
ing forces overseas to request that
the paper he sent them before a
new subscription can be mailed,
still there are many whose sub
scriptions hav,e been continuing
since they entered the service and
some subscriptions ar,e being sent
which entered before this ruling
by the postal authorities was made.
Thie paper was carrying a num
ber of subscriptions which are
mailed in special wrappers for safe
transit overseas and w$n<3T Tad al
ready ^expired. This generous move
on the part of the Legion is ap
preciated as much by the news
paper as it will h?e by the men
on every fighting front to whom
news from home means so much.
TTie presence in North Carolina
of at least one emereld mine has
been claimed by a reliable citizen.
Instructions Issued For
Public On OPA
War Ration Book ThrM
A press and radio publicity cam
paign will Ret under way about
August 1 urging all who have
not received their copies of War
Ration Book Three by that date,
to apply to their local War Price
and Rationing Board between
August 2 and August 10. Boards
will not issue books, but will fur
nish applicants with th,e necessary
forms, accept .valid applications
and send them to the state War
Ration Book Control Center.
GMolina Coupon Endorsement
.It has been ordered by OPA
that all motorists and other gaso
line users *ar* required to endorse
in ink on the face of their ration
stamps the license number (AT
THE TIME OF RECEIPT OF
THE RENEWAL RATIONS.) The
new method of handling gasoline
rations will begin July 22 at which
tim,e not only the stamps in new
ration books must be endorsed,
but all coupons possessed on that
date must likewise he so inscribed.
Failure to write in the proper no
tation on all outstanding stamps
by July 22 will result in th,e loss
of further gasoline rations.
Ceiling Price at Corn
The Local Rationing Board Of
fice has hail several requests for
the ceiling price of corn, butter,
etc.. The Price Panel has announc
ed the ceiling price of corn at
$1.25 per bushel. Thje new com
munity price on butter will be an
nounced next we,ek. Any dealer
offering commodities for sale in
excess of the ceiling price is
violating the regulations and should
be reported to Local Rationing
Board. , '
TtC Harold T. Sloan, Jr., son at
Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Sloan of
Franklin, has just been graduated
from the parent radio school of
(he Air Forces Training command.
During the intensive training per
iod here. Pfc. Sloan received in
struction in radio operation and
mechanics and is now qualified for
duty as a member of a fighting
Farmers Federation Rally
Attended By Nearly 2,000
Picnic Features Speeches
Bond Selling And
By ElspU McCtur* .
Nearly 2,000 people attended the
Farmers Federation picnic held
last Saturday in the- Franklin high
school,' and during the day th,ey
bought $2,432 worth of war stamps
and bonds. Members of the county
home demonstration council and
the 4-H clubs assisted in the sale,
and there was an unusual number
of individual purchasers at the pic
"This year w,e want the main
emphasis of our picnics to be on
the farmers' part in the war, James
G. K. McClure, president of the
Farmers Federation, told the audi
ence. He asked everyone's cooper
aton in the Federation's quality
poultry program because, he .ex
plained, both chickens and eggs
aTe vital war time foods and can
also be the basis of a wealth-creat
ing industry for Western North
Caroline in peace tin^e. The Feder
ation has now raised its hatchery
standards so high that aH supply
flock cockerels must come from
hens laying over 250 eggs per
Speakers On Profitn
Sam Mendenhall, /arm agent of
the county, 'praised the response of
Macon county farmers, and their
wives to the war time call for
increased food and urged them to
concentrate on stepping up milk
Other speakers on the program
included A. C. Reynolds, Jr., field
secretary and stamp and bond
drive chairman of <he Farmers
Federation; Mrs. Robert Fulton,
chairman of the county home de
monstration council, who was active
in selling bonds; A. L. Ramsey,
FSA supervisor; Mrs. Florence
S4verrill, home demonstration aeent :
Dr. Dumont Clarke, director of
the Fanners' Federation relieious
department ; Ma* Roberts, educa
tion^ director ol the cooperative;
and Ranson Led ford, manager of
th*e Franklin warehouse.
Many Furnish Music
Willie Barnes of Canton, with
his Scotch bagpipes, made a sensa
tion on the musical program and
old time fiddling by Uncle Jim
Gorbin of EHijay and Cebrin Cope
of Green's Creek was featured. Mr.
Gorbin was champion banjo picker
at the Chicago World's Fair in
1893, and won a prize at th* pic
nic or walking seven and a half
miles to attend.
Robert Bailey and Furman Brin
dle, wfvo call themselves the Cowee
Mountain boys, Patrick and Doro
thina Gregory, and Jesse and Bet
ty Stuman oi Cullasaja played
lively string music. Si. Clare An
derson delighted the audience with
his set of trap drums, and Hardy
Crisp of Bryson City, the Ashe
ville Mountain Boys, the Federa
tion string band, Mrs. Johnnie
Rymer, Betty Jean Boone, and
Frank Reed's singers, all of Bun
combe county, entertained.
ChoirS came from Tdlico, The
ron Slagle, leader, from - Holly
Springs, Fred Fox, leader ; a?id
from Watauga, Jim Raby, leader.
Holly Springs won first prize.
Dinner and QnUiti
Dinner on thje grounds included
watermelon aiuK lemonade for'
everybody andr relay raqes for the
children. The winners receiv,ed 25
cent war stamps. Other contests
w<ere held later in the day, with
dollar prizes in wax stamps. Mr.
Higdon was voted by the audience
the baldest man in the hous*. Mr.
and Mrs. Tallent proved to be the
couple who had been married the
longest, after 45 years together.
Joe Tanner brought tlvf biggest
truck load, 56 in all, and .Marley
Ramsey came second, with JO. Mr.
and Mrs. Martin of Martin's Creek
in Overokee county, got prizes both
for the largest family and for be
ing the most recently married cou
ple. To the surprise of the audi
ence, they had 11 children, with
ten present, and had Keen married
three months. Mrs. Martin it Mr.
I Martin'i second wile.