VOL. LVIII ? NO. 31
HKOGMCSSIVK LI HERA L IA'DK PEXDEXT
FRANKLIN. N. C.. THURSDAY. AUGUST S, 1M3
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%ZM PER YEAR
Legion Auxiliary To Sell
Bonds Molly Pitcher Day
Junior Commandos And
Young Girls To Help
Molly Pitcher, the gal who car
ried water to thirsty soidiers dur
ing the blistering Revolutionary
battle of Monmouth, and took over
> her husband's cannon -when he was
wounded, steps out of the pages
of history on Saturday, August 7,
to serve as leading lady in a na
tion-wide Bond and Stamp Tag
In her honor, brigades of mod
ern Molly Pitchers will take tlveir
stands all over the country on
Saturday, August 7, to sell war
bonds and stamps. In Franklin,
American Legion Auxiliary women
will bie in booths at the postftffice,
bank, and court house during the
day, and in the theatre irf the
*? evening. Young girls of the com
munity will s<ell bonds and stamps
on the streets.
Women it? rural sections will be
chosen to canvass their commun
ity so that tlve entire county will
he thoroughly covered. The Amer
can Legion Auxiliary is in charge
of the driv*.
Mrs. Rufus Cunningham, leader
of the Junior Commandos, announ
ce* that they will sell bonds and
stamps on the right hand corner
of tUe court house entrance. Jun
ior Commandos will also make a
The board of aldermen of the
town of Franklin in their regular
meeting last Monday night, pass
ed an ordinance authorizing the
sale to the cemetery association of
approximately half of the tract
adjoining which the town had re
served for the pottirr's field, 1? was
pointed out that -tin* property
embraced more land than would
be iveeded for this purpose, while
the cemetery association needed
more space to sell off in lots.
Routine business was transacted
at the meeting.
Judge Blackstock To .
Preside At Macon Court
The Hon. C, E. Blackstock of
Asheville wHl preside at the Aug
ust term of Maoon County Super
ior court, which opens on Monday,
August 23. He has b?*n appointed
by Governor B rough ton to preside
in place of Judge Cements, who
was previously scheduled to v pre
Lot On Palmer Street ~
At the meeting of the oounty
commissioners on Monday, a mo
tion was passed to sell the lot on
Palmer street, near the corner of
the Georgia road to John W. Jones.
Other matteri of routine were tak
en up aijd disposed of at this
Crippled Children's Clinic
To Be Resumed
At -the suggestion of Dr. J. T.
Sanders, the clinics for crippled
children will be resumed at Bryson
City on the third Saturday of each
month, beginning on August 21ft,
The time will be from 9 to 11
Pay Your Taxes !
Property owners have heen re
minded that their town taxes are
due at this time, and that unpaid
r taxes wiH be advertised early in
August. E. W. Long, town clerk,
states that next week is the last
before the advertising will begin.
Aug. 9 ? Olive Hill meets with Mrs.
Jud Tallent at 2 p. m.
11 ? lotla meets with Mrs.
Mari? Roper at 2 p. m
13 ? West.* Mill meets with
Mrs. Robert Rickman at 2
18 ? CartooRechaye with Mrs.
C. E. Wild at 2 p. mf
4-H 'Club Schedule
10 ? HiorrlonvitVr meet* at Agri
cultural building it 10 a. m.
* II ? Slagle meet* al School tor
Picnic at Arrowwod.
13? We*t'? Mill and Oak Grove
meet! at Co wee Lunch Room *t
10 * m.
Secretary Of State Eure
Mr. and Mrs. Thad Eure and
their son, Thad, Jr., of Raleigh,
were th* guests of Mr. and Mrs.
R. S. Jones for several days last
week. Mr. Eure is North Caroli
na's secretary of state and Mr.
Jones is his assistant in charge of
Mr. and Mrs. Eure left Satur
day to return to Raleigh, while
Mr. Jones remained to spend his
vacation with his family, and Thad,
Jr., to visit Richard Jones, Jr.
Dates Of Leaving
Of Selectees Cannot
Be Announced Ahead
E. W. J-ong, chairman of ihe
Macon county draft board, requests
that citizens do not ask informa
tion of rtiembers or clerical em
ployees as to the time of depar
ture of the quotas of selectees fo*
assignment to their military sta
tions. Mr. Long states that it is
strictly . against regulations for the
time or the number leaving to be
announced alvead of time. It is
hoped, he said, that the public will
cooperate with those who are ren*
during this service,
To Be Given Men Going
Into Armed Forces
The Testament fund which was
raited to purchase testaments to
give the men leaving for service ,
in the armed forces has been ex- '
liausted I -? s t w?ek the Misses
Gladys Baldwin, Pauline Wild and
Mildred Roper solicited for addi- ,
tional fund* to btty a new supply.
The response was gratifying, the
sum of $10774 having been raised. '
If there are others who have not
?been reached" arid would' like to
share in the gift to men as they
leave, contributions may be turned
in at the Bank of Franklin to'Miss
? The following citizens have do- j
nated itve above amount :
L. B. Liner, Macon County Sup- '
ply Co., Vernon Fricks, Sander's
Store, Tom Henson, Paul Swafford, '
Thad Patton, Refreshment Shop,
Franklin Variety Stor*, Macon '
Shoe Shop, Baldwin & Liner, Man- 1
son Stiles, S. ? & L, Store, Henry '
White, PoKy's Store, M. Blumen
thal, Frances Shop, K*eves Hard- '
ware Co., E. K. Cunningham &
Co., Tom Bryson, Perry's Drug s
Store, Angel Hospital, Wiltard Pen- *
dergrass, Lee Poindext/er, Zeke '
I )owdle. '
Frank Duncan, Farmer's Federa
tion, Ray Grocery & Fe*d Store, '
Franklin Service Station, L. B. 1
PhiNips, City Garage, Roy Cunning- J
ham, Lee Tippet, Don Baldwin, 1
W. T. Tippett, Harold Swafford,
Mrs. Jim Cunningham, Mrs. Hazel 1
Cunningham, Cagle's Cafe.
Mrs. A. B. O'Mohundro, D. A.
Stewart, T. D. Bryson, Drew Wil
lis, Rufus Snyder, Lyman Roper, :
Mrs. Earl Harrison, J. B. Pender- j
grass, Henry West, C. T. Blaine,
Hortver Stockton, Charlie Bradley.
Bryant Furniture Co'., Elbert '
Angel, Franklin Hardware Co., '
Champion Shoe Shop, Paul Carpen- '
ter, Kay F. Montague, Joe Asher, '
Clyde Sanders, Dr. Furman Angel,
Dean's Cafe, H. A. Wilhide, T. W. <
Porter, Mrs. J. W. C. Johnson, |
Claude Calloway, Dan Bryson,
George Mashburn, Charlie Rogers, ,
Jo's Beauty Shop, Dr. R. M. Rim- :
rrver, Verlon Swafford, Burrell Mo- ,
tor Co., Homer Cochran, Kermit
Bateman, Eugene Ctampitt, Oak
Dale Baptist Qiurch, W. G. Rol
and, Morris Ledford.
H. W. Cabe, Clyde Gailey, 1-ak.e
Shope, Mrs. Pearl Mashburn, Mrs.
Agnes Howard, Rev. C. C. WeJcli,
Lester GonUy, Herman Dean, Mrs.
Minnie Bierry, BiH ransler. Dr.
Rogers. Charlotte Mason, Franklin
Tire Shop, W. C. Penn, Dr. H. T:
Horsley, CecHe Gibson, Pauline
Wild, Mildred Roper, Mt. Sinai
Assembly of God.
RED CROSS BOARD
TO MEET FRIDAY EVENING
The executive board of the Red
Cross will meet on Friday evening,
August 6, at 8 p. m. in- the Red
The Cottntv Ministerial associa
tion will hold its regular quarterly
meeting Mondav, Aueust 9. at 2
p. m. Rev. Ralph Johnson is ex
, p*ft*4 t? address the ijatherinK.
Rev. Ralph Johnson, who will conduct a two weeks revival at
the Tabernacle, beginning Sunday, August 8,
County-Wide Revival Opens
At Tabernacle On August 8
First Service To Be Held
Py Mr. Johnson
The "county-wide revival to be
ronducted by Evangelist Ralph
[ohnson of Chattanooga, Tenn., will
>egin Sunday night at 8:30 o'clock,
it the Tabernacle.
Mr. Johnson will be the preach
;r at the 11 o'clock service at the
Methodist church, "hext Sunctey
norning and he wishes also to
risit the Sunday schools in session
it the four town churches. On the
ollowing Sunday morning he will
>reach at th,e Baptist church.
Posters with full schedules of
lervice* have been displayed in
ill places of business in Franklin
ind all over the county hand bills
lave been distributed.
Mrs. J. A. Flanagan, chairman
>f transportation, requests that all
>ersons who have no transporta
:ion to gather on the town square
n front of the court house wherje
cars in the motor corps will pick
jp those who desire to go to the
Fine, spirited music, will be a
feature of all the services; Mr.
ind Mrs. Johnson bieinjg accom
plished musicians themselves and
liaving as their assistant. Miss
Roberta Hall. There is much in
terest being shown throughout the
county and a large attendance is
Expected in spite of the difficul
ties of transportation.
Siler Clan Gathers
For Annual Reunion
A large number of out-of-town
members of the Siler family have
irrived in Franklin to attend the
annual family reunion which has
been held for the past 92 years in
Macon county. For many years the
time of meeting has been on the
first Thursday in August, when
more than 200 usually attend. The
meeting this year will be with the
Rev. A. Rufus Morgan and his
sister, Mrs. H. E. Freas. Carl
Slagle of Cartoogechaye is presi
dent of the clan.
A/C Jack Tcssier was recently
enrolled in the preflight school at
the San Antonio Aviation Cadet
center, and is now under going
rigorous scholastic, physical and
N,*ws has been received by Mrs.
T. W. C Johnson that her son,
Cpl. William S. Johnson, who has
been stationed In Pueblo, Colorado,
has been sent <j\*rseas.
Flovd V.. Snow has leased the
iM V'iMlne on Main street,
from Mrs. Fowler for the purpose
of hr<v?csinK strategic mica for
Mr*. Zeb Cansler
T*fc? Br &wA - - ---
Mrs. Hallie Tippett Cansler, 39,
wife of Zeb Cansler of the lotla
community, died in a Winston-Sal
em hospital following an operation,
on Saturday, July 31, at 2 p. m.
She had been in declining health
for several months. The body was
brought home the following day,
and funeral services were held at
the lotla Baptist church on Mon
day, at ll a. m The Rev. J. G.
Benfield, pastor, was assisted in
the services by Revs. C. C. Welch
and J. F. Marchman. Interment
was in the church cemetery. Bryant
funeral home -was in charge.
Mrs. Cansler was the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Tippett of
lotla. She was a teacher in the.
primary department of the Frank
lin Baptist church during their 15
years residence here. After remov
al to lotla a few years ago, she
has been a devoted member and
active worker in the lotla Baptist
She is survived by her parents,
her husband and two sons, Lee, of
Franklin and Edgar, of route 3.
To Convene At Coweta
The Southern division of the
Macon county annual singing con
vention will convene at the Coweta
Baptist church, Saturday and Sun
day, August 7 and 8. Several good
singers have been invited, including
the Sisks and Vaughns. Gospel
singers are especially wanted. The
church is orve-half mile off the
Franklin-Dillard highway and eight
miles south of Franklin. Ernest C.
Vinson will preside.
At The Theatre
"Bataan", mighty war drama,
tells of the gallant patrol of 13
men left to cover up the evacua
tion Of the island, and how they
repulsed the Japs time after time
until the last man was killed. Rob
ert Taylor plays the leading roll,
supported by Thomas Mitchell,
Uoyd and George Murphy.
"Something to Shout About" is
a smooth-running musical with
variety of entertainment ranging
from Hazel Scott's boogie-woogie
to Lichine's ballet. All this is wo
ven into a story of Broadway
backstage and with a little romance
and comedy mixed combines to
make a pleasant mixture.
"The More the Merrier", a rol
icking comedy, is fashioned only
to produce laughter on a larg*
sctle. Based on the war-created
problem of housing shortages,
tills film romps throtich its playimr
lime with never a dull moment.
'Starring J/-an Arthur, Joel Mc
Cre* and Charles Coburn.
MEN AND WOMEN
Pvt. H. C. Sanders, who has been
stationed' in the Pacific area is
now in a hospital in San Francis
co, according to a letter received
by his UnCle Mance Sanders, of
Route 2. Pvt. Sanders said that he
hoped to b,t out in a few days.
Joseph Alfred Webb, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Allie Webb, of CuMasaja,
has been assigned to the Naval
Radio Training School at the
Charleston Nayy Ward, where he
will take a 16- week specialized rad
io course. Successful completion of
this course will qualify him for a
petty officer rating in rhe U. S.
Navy and assignment as a radio
man aboard ships and aircraft of
Mist Betty Henry, granddaugh
ter of R. F. Henry, joined the
Army Cadet Nurses Corps, July 11,
in Nashville. After the completion
of her preliminary training she
will entjer another branch of the
service. Miss Henry is a graduate
of Waynesville high-school, and is
planning to spend a furlough with
her grandparents around August
Sgt. Cash B. Clark, son of Mr.
and Mrs. D. H. Clark of Gay, is
stationed in the Air Corps in Bos
ton, Mass. Sgt. Clark entered the
service June 17, 1(W2. He received
his Good Conduct Medal July 2,
1W3, for completing one year- of
active service with the U. S. Army
Mr. and Mrs. Clark have another
son, Pvt. Lyle Clark, stationed at
Courtland, Ala. He entered the
service September 19+2. Pvt. Clark
is also in the Air Corjps.
Pvt. Devere T.. Green, son of
Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Green of
Detroit, Mich., is now stationed at
Phoenixville, Pa., in the Medica
Department. Pvt. Green entered
the service Jan. 16, 1943.
Mrs. Don Burnette of Franklin,
route 3, received a message from
her husband, Pvt. Don Burnette,
that he had arrived safely in a
port in thie Pacific area.
He entered the service October
12, 1912. Mrs. Burnett<e and four
months old daughter, Donnette, art
with her mother, Mrs. Maude
Potts, for the duration.
Aux. Dorothy Cabte, of the
WAAC, has returned to Camp
Lubbock, Teras, after attending
the funerals of her brother, Av.ery
Cabe, and nephew Henry Cabe,
Pvt. George Harvy Roper, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Roper
of Oakdale was home on furlough
last week. Pvt. Roper is stationed
at Fort Custer, Mich.
Sgt. Harve Batem^n. son of Mr.
Charlie Bateman of Oak Dale,
stationed at Camp Howe, Texas,
was home on furlough, last week.
Pvt. Patrick Rogers, son of Mr.
and Mrs. N. F. Rogers of High
lands, has been home this week on
a three-day pass. Pvt. Rogers has
recently been transferred to Camp
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Reece have
two sons serving in the United
States Armed Forces and a daugh
ter in the army signal corps. Ser
jeant J. D. Reece is in the tank
division at Fort Benning, Appren
tice Seaman, Johnny Kenneth Reece
has completed his boot training at
Bainbridge, Md. Miss Lucille Reece
has -just completed a radio course
at Long Branch, N. J. The father,
Mtf Reece, is a veteran of World
Aux. Janice A. Beal. daughter of
Mrs. Ruth L. Beal of Highlands,
has been stationed with a WAAC
Post Headquarters Company at
Popte Field, Fort Bragg, a Troop
Carrier Command base.
Pvt. J. Manning Poliakoff, who
is stationed at Camp Lee, Va., is
home on a one-w,eek furlough vis
iting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.
Pvt. Ernest L. Holland, who has
been spending a 10-day furlough
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Holland of ftillasaja, has
returned to Camp McCoy,, Wis
consin, wher* he is stationed.
? ? ?
Lieut. Howard D. Reid, Jr., of
the Army Air Corns, stationed at
fWersbtire, Tenn., is spending this
vrek ?"ith his nswn, Mr. *"<t
Mrs. H. D, Reid, of Columbia,
IS. C.i at Trimoiit Inn,
LOSES LIFE IN
Last Rites In Franklin
Held On Tuesday
One of the largest congregations
ever to gath,er in Franklin over
flowed the Methodist church last
Tuesday afternoon to pay their
last tribute to Aviation Cadet
Henry W. Cabe, Jr. aged 20,
younger son of. Mr. and Mrs
Henry W Cabe. Th,ey received
the news Saturday morning that
the twin-motored training plane
in which their son was flying with
his instructor. Gapt. Leonard W.
Lang, Jr., had crashed Friday
afternoon near Moody Mi eld, Val
dosta, Ga., when both occupants
were killed instantly.
Macon county soldiers, sailors
and Marines and Aviation Cadet
John Burgoffer, Cadet 'Cabe's
roommate, participated in the last
military rites at tthe grave in the
Franklin cemetery. The R*v. J.
L. Stokes H, pastor, was assisted
in the funeral services by Rev.
Ivan L. Roberts, a former pastor,
Rev. A. P. Wallace and Rev.
J. F. Marchman.
Pallbearers were Willard Pen
dergrass, Jim Perry, Vic Perry,
Fred Houk, Dick Angel, Andy
Patton, J. Paul Vinson and James
Messages of sympathy and beau
tiful flowers poured in as friends
from far arid near heard of the
fatal accident. Many of these were
from Mr. Cabe's wide circle of
friends in banking and business
circles, one of whom had suffered
the loss of his son in the same
way exactly a year ago.
The only brother, Lreut. Ken
neth Cabe, a pilot in the air force,
stationed at Pendleton, Ore., was
flown to Knoxville, Tenn. in an
army plane, and arrived in time
to attend the fun,eral. Surviving
besides the parents and brother,
are a sister, Ann,e; grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Cabe and
Mrs. D. S. Richardson and a large
number of aunts and uncles. Many
of theae who had oon\e from a
distancV to attend the funeral of
their brother, Avery Cabe. just a
week before, were still here to be
presnt at thir nephew's last rit,es.
Cadet Cabe was born March 24,
1923, and grew up in Franklin, be
loved by all. He was an Eagle
Scout in the Franklin Boy Scout
troop. He was valedictorian and
winner of the Balfour plaque in
the Franklin High school class of
1940 and entered State College of
the University of North Carolina
in the fall of that year. When a
junior at college, where he had
taken his first flying lessons, he
volunteered in the air corps May,
1942. From childhood he was de
termined to be an aviator, so that
when this nation entered the war
he was eager to ? get into active
service as a pilot. His flight train
ing was received at Maxwell Field,
a Florida base and at Bainbridge,
Ga. He was receiving his advanced
training and was scheduled to have
received his wings and commission
early in September.
In a beautiful tribute to this
young man, so full of promise, his
pastor, in a brief message at the
funeral service, said in part, "We
have today the consolation of
knowing that he was doing what
he most wanted to do, and that
if he had it to do all ov?r again
he would still be flying. Something
of his love for this grand voca
tion was expressed in a letter to
me several weeks ago. 'I hav* been
night flying, and it is really beau
tiful up there with only the stars
for company'. It is only to be ex
pected that one who loved so
much the higher skies should love
likewise the higher things of lift".
AFTER MIDNIGHT. AUG. 12
As many as SO to 100 meteors or
shooting stars an hour should be
seen after midnight around Aug
ust 12, according to Mr. lames
Stoleley of the General Electric
Research Laboratory, when we will
cross the path of the Perseid me
teors. Meteors, commonly called
shooting stars, are aclml'v small
hits of celestial dust, which van:sh
in a flash of lieht when the en
counter the friction of the earth's