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FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, SEPT. ?, 1M3
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THE 3rd WAR LOAN DRIVE IS NOW ON
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Italy Surrenders - - Buy That Extra Bond!
Red Cross Office Open
All Day For Growing Need
Chapter Receives A Gift
From The Covneta
The Macon chapter of the Am
erican Red Cross now has in its
activf files more than 400 cases
of men in the armed forces and
their families who are receiving
the services of tlhe chapter organ
ization, according 1o n announce
ment made by the chapter chair
- ma, Dr. J. L. Stokes.
Owing to the ever growing vol
ume of work that will be neces
sary for the Red Cross home ser
vice department, a meeting of tlhe
^executive board this week authori
zed the employment of a full-time
office secretary. .Miss Mary Evelyn
Angel has been appointed to this,
position and Dr. Stokes states that
#he office will now remain open
Chapter Receives Gift
A gift of $55.45 was received
this week for the Red Cross, from
Charles Curtis and Harley Rey
nolds, which had been subscribed
by citizens of the Coweta section
to buy a building for a dlttirch in
the old fountain View Achooi
district. Owing to the fact that
this project became impracticable,
the subscribers agreed to turn the
entire sum over to the Macon
County chapter of the Red Cross.
The Executive Board has ex
pressed appreciation of this kind
and thoughtful mat. Additional
funds are eoneoially needed at this
time when it is necessary to ex
pand the work for the men at the
front and their families.
DR. STOKES SPEAKS r
TO GARDEN CLUB
Dr. J. L. Stokes addressed the
Garden Club on Monday afternoon
at the home of Mrs. Henderson
Calloway, on the subject of The
Flag of the Unied States, How to
Display and Respect It." He alio
spoke on the work of the Red
Cross of which he is <-ou?rfy chair
Mrs. Frank M. Higdon, rcj>T3?
senting the club on the War Bond
committeie, appointed Mrs. T. M.
Angel, Jr., Mrs. Roy Bieshears,
Mrs. W. C. Penn and Mrs. W. A.
Rogers to assist her.
Mrs. R. M. Rinrmer, vice-presi
dent, presided in the absence of
Mrs. John Archer, president. The
October meeting will be held with
?Mrs. Allan Brooks, with Mrs. Les
ter Convey and Mrs. Bill Swan as
Rev. C. W. Modeler '< ,
Resigns Charge ^
Rev. C W. Modeler, for two ]
years pastor of the Assembly of
God, Cutkasoga, has resigned INis
charge and is moving with this fam- 1
ily back to Wisconsin, his hooi?
state, to tak< a charge there.
His many friends regret his imv
in# tli is field. Mr. Modder ]ixs
expressied his pleasure in serving |
Revival At f ? I
Louisa Chapel \
The Rev. C. W. Judy wiotves to '
announce that a revived will' be
held at Louiaa Methodist church,
beginning September 13, and con
tinuing through September 17th.
Everyone is urged to attend as
this wiH hie a very important meet
ing. The pastor wiH do the preach
LEE CUFFEY LEAVES
FOR SERVICE TO NAVY
Le< Guffey, secretary of the i
Chamber of Commerce has gone ,
to Baltimore to accept a position
wifh the Navy Department as an
in?|vector of materials in General
Motors Eastern Aircraft division. |
Mr. 'Guffey is an aviation chief ?
machinist mate, retired, of the
U. S. Navy. ,
HICDON REUNION I
AT HICDONV1LLE .
The annual Higdon reunion will'
be Iveld Sunday, Sefl* ember 12, at ,
Xf. A. Berry's home, f he old home
pl*c( on Hlgdenvlfe, Vesgte o(
(hn Udnui of Mm, S, A. Kigdun,
PICTURES OF SERVICE
MEN AND WOMEN WANTED
This newspaper will publish a
special edition about our men and
women in the service this Fall.
AH pictures of service men and
women already, appearing in pre
vious istues will be re-printed. We
are desirous of receiving as many
additional photographs as possible
for this edition.
STOPS BLAZE AT
GENE PANNELL HOME
Last night at 9:30 p. m., the
fire department received a call
to Easf Franklin to the home of
Gene Pamiell. Uipon reaching the
seen* The firemen found that the
rear of the 'home was burning, and
tlhe fire was quickly brought un
der control. Practically aM of the
furnishings were removed before
much damage was done.
k was thought the blaze origi
nated from a defective flue. Earl
ier in th<e afternoon the fire de
partment put out a blaze of burn
ing trash in tfhe rear of the Ma
Joe Brink Killed
In Fail At Chimney Rock
Mrs. John Hall and other mem
bers of tier family attended the
funeral of her grandson, Joe
Brank, 21, at WeaverviHe Presby
terian church, Tuesday afternoon.
The young man was killed in
stantly on J&ttday when he Tell
over tfye 3<50-foot precipice at Hic
kory Nut Falls, near Chimney
Rock. He is survived by his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Scott Brank
/)f Stony Knob, two brothers, Scott
Jr. of Birmingham and Glenn, who
is reporting this week for the
Navy. Mrs. Brank is the former
Miss Pearl Hall. Joe is weH known
here where .he was a frequent
visitor to his "grandmother and
At Morrison Church
The commnnion of the Lord's
Supper will be celebrated at Mor*
rison Presbyterian church at 3 :(10
p. m., Sunday, September lp.
Dedicate Service Flag
The Franklin Presbyterian church
will dedicate a service flag honor
ing the men and women in the
armed forces who are members
of the congregation at the 1 1 :00
o'clock hour of worship.
Missionary To Cuba Will
Be At Methocfist Church
The Rev. M. D. Stokes, D. D.,
missionary to the Isle of Pines,
Cuba, will poach at the Franklin
Methodist church, Sunday evening
at 8:30 o'clock. Dr. Stokes is the
father of the pastor, Dr. J. L.
Stokes, IT. Dr. and ,Mrs. Stokes
have been visiting their children
at the "parsonage for the past
Last Rite* For
Mrs. James Hughes
iMrs. James Hughes, 63, of the
West's Mill section of iMacon
county, died at the home of her
daughter j Mrs. Frank Burnette of
OOak (Gnove, Tuesday morning.
She had been in iH health some
time and seriously ill three weeks.
Funeral services were Held Wed
nesday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock,
at the Jotlfl Baptist church, of
whicfc nhe was a member, the Rev.
George A. Cloer and the Rev.
Norman E. Holden officiating.
Burial ws in the church cemetery.
Th* deceased was Hie former
Miss Pemmie Rochester of Jack
Surviving are nine children, Mrs.
Ftayd Roper, Mrs. Robert Bounds,
Mrs. Wymer Hall, Mrs. Ralph Am
mans. Miss Eva Hughes and Clyde
Hngbes, all of Franklin, R. F. D.
Mrs. A. V. McMeans and Mrs. Bill
Snyder of Winston-Salem; 29
grandchildren ; three sisters, .Mrs.
Vance Alexander and Mrs. Newton
Brvson of Cashiers and Mrs. Daisy
OiJYnwiy of Brevard; nd otvo
hrofltfe, Martin Jtnrtifiter, of C*?
RECOGNIZING THE FACT that in carry
ing the war into enemy territory, we sha|l need
greater amounts of money than any nation has
ever asked from its citizens in all history, I
Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United
States of America, do officially proclaim that on
Thursday, the ninth of September, 1943, the 3rd
War Loan shall be launched.
As Commander-in-Chief, I heret>y invoke
every citizen to give all possible aid and support
to this Third War Loan drive, not only so that
our financial goal may be reached, but to en
courage and inspire those of our husbands and
fathers and sons who are under fire on a dozen
fronts all over the world. It is my earnest hope
that every American will realize that in buying
War Bonds in this Third War Loan he has an
opportunity to express voluntarily and under the
guidance of his conscience, the extent to which
he will "back the attack."
The American people supported well the first
and second War Loan drives and in fact did even
more than was asked of them. Our need for
money now is greater than ever, and will con
tinue to grow until the v.ery day that Victory
is won ; so we must ask far more sacrifice, far
more cooperation than ever before.
H* WHEREOF ! have hereunto
set my hand and caused the seal of the United
States of America to be affixed.
DONE at the City of Washington, this 26th
day of July, in the year of our Lord
(Seal) 1943, and of the Independence of the
United States of America the one hun
dred and sixty-eighth.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSBVELT.
By the President :
Cordell Hull ,
Secretary of State.
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Message From Chairman Of
Macon's 3rd War Loan Drive
On September 9, the drive for t'he Third War
Loan begins, lasting through the remainder of the
month of September. The total amount that will
be necessary for the nation to rpise in this one
drive alone if fifteen billion dollars, or about one
third of the total cost of World War I. The quota
for Macon County i s $145,000.00, or around $10.00
for every man, woman and child in Macon County,
counting every person from the cradle to the grave.
This means around fifty dollars for each family.
Of course we don't know where this money is
coming from or how we are going to raise it in
three weeks time. But based upon the past record
of Macon County ; the fact that she has never come
under her quota in any task assigned to her, and
that in one drive at least (the scrap metal drive)
she led all the counties in the entire state, we know
that in some way it will be done. Our people won't
stand for anything short of her reaching her goal
and carrying her full share 6f the burden.
As to a full realization of the necessity of it,
there may be some slight danger at the present
time. Our forces, we are told, are now on the offen
sive, and are to a certain degree successful on all
fronts. Of course the determination, "valor and
thinking power of our men in the Armed forces are
primarily responsible for these successes. "We will
win or we will die", is the slogan that they have,
are now and will continue tp put into practice. Of
course we much prefer that they WIN, both for
their sakes and for ours. We also know that many
of them are going to die While they are winning.
But American valor alotif is not responsible for
that degree of success which we have met. Superior
courage and skill on the otle hand combined with
< -"CMlimri Oa P|||
The following messages from a
few citizens are only samjrtes of
the spirit of aH citizens of Franklin
and .Mac*)n county.
Mrs. John Archer, K?m! of th?
Woman's Division ??y?:
Today the 3rd War Bond Drive
begins as the army on the home
front goes into action to liaise 15
billion dollars. Each of us should
be proud to be a member of this
army and feel it a special privi
lege to have a share in backing
! rtur boys on the fighting front.
Let's all go to work with a will!
Message From County Chm'n
.Henry M. Cabe. permanent coun
ty chairman of the War Finance
committee sends this message: ....
The Third War Loan drive ia
now on and Maoon County's quota
is $145,000.00. This seems unusually
Urge for this County, since it ia
double the amount of our quota in
the Second War Loan drive, and
wa exceeded that amiunt.
1 am sure that the people* of
Macon will not let our boys down
now, and we will exceed our quota
in this drive.
HWtY W. CAM.
Rr. Rogers' MmU|?
I have examined over a thous
and men as tlvey were getting
ready to be sent to tl\e Army and
Navy, and have had on opportun
ity to see how willing tlvey were
to do the job that the rest of us
can't do while wie stay at home
in complete safety and think we
are making a giieat sacrifice by
getting along with one spoonful of
sugar in our coffee and investing
so?n? of our spare money in War
Bonds that yield us a good nate
of interest. But, by watching, I
can teH that therje is a kit going
on inside of those young fellows
that (hey don't talk much about.
It is not a light thing for a
young 'tan to leave his tionve and
his parents and a young wife and
nerhaps a child, nof knowing whe
ther he wilt i-ser s tee them again,
or perhaps never see face of
his child not yet bom as istrue
in the case of many of them- I
can jell you that if every one of
us sold onr last milk cow and the
shoes off oor feiet and went bare
fated in the frost untH fhe was
is over, we would not be yiving
up half as mufli as many of these
young feWows aire.
The more bonds we buy the
more and better material they will
have to fight with, and the more
and better materia) f hey havie,
the sooner they'll be back. And
ev^ery day that one of them stays
there shortens his chance to re
Now let's gej out that old sock
that we hav,e got stuck in under
he mattress and send it fo tfye
W, A. ROGERS,
Examiner for Draft Board.
From Chm'n Cmlwn D*f?oM
"The Thisd War Loan drive
which begins on September 9 is
both a challenge and an opportun
ity to every man, woman lid child
of our county. By investing in
War Bonds and Stamps ea<h of
us may make a concrete contribu
tion towrd eat*y victory.
Over el thousand of our boys
have offered their Vrves toward the
protection of our civilization. We
who remain at Diome far from the
battle line are called upon to
LENT) our money. We cannot and
wiH not fail to meet our challenge
to uphoM those who are serving
G. L. HOUK.
"I have bought .every kid I have
two bonds each and I expect to
buv all I can titt the bov? come
A. K. Htc.now
OwHwmd Qa Pffi III
To Buy Bonds
War Tougher From Now,
Until Berlin And Tokyo
The thrilling news of the un
conditional surrender of Italy to
the Allied Getieral I>wigiht D.
Eis,enhowe*r on Wednesday, Sep
tember 8, has given tremendous
impetus to the 3rd War Loan
Drive. Every newspaper in North
Carolina received a telegram from
I he Director of Promotion of rtve
War Finance committee, Norris
Hattaway, urging tlhem to put out
extras with the slogan, "Italy's
Out Of The War, Buy That Extra
War Bond!" Tl\ere is no doubt
that this news wiM quicken enthu
siasm and step up sal>es.
However, President Roosevelt
warned in a radio talk Wednesday
night that the time has not come
for celebration, that the war will
become bigger and tougher. Th*
ultimate objectives in the war, the
chvef executive said, continue to
be Berlin and Tokyo.
"tl ask you;* he said, "to bear
these objectives in mind ? and do
not forget that we still 'have a
long way o go ... we must put
money into war bonds which we
would not normally save . . . The
monkey Americans lend the govern
ment and pay in taxes buys* tfiat
death -dealing, life-saving power we
ne/ed for victory."
Secretary of the Treasury
"Before due last shot is fired,
a lot of Kves are going to be lost
and a lot of billions spent." Morgen
thas d^eolared. "The more Amer
ican dollars go into superior equip
ment, the less American blood is
going to redden foreign soil.
Macon County's war finance
committee is a fighting unit of
the state's organization. They are
starting out today to sett bond*
under the leadership of the cen
tral commit tee composed of Hc?ry
W. Cabe, permanent war loan
chairman, Gilmer A. Jones, 3rd
War Loan chairman, Mrs. John
Ardher, chairman of the Woman's
division, Charles Anderson, choir
man for Highlands, Miss Rutii
Carter, Highlands Woman's divi
The women of FrcuiloUtv wiH be
gin the door-to-door canvass today.
The full committers appointed at
the meeting Wednesday are :
Mrs. J. E. S. Thorpe, Mrs. Allan.
Brooks, Mrs. John Alsop and .Mrs.
E. J. Carpienter, Red Cross Mrs.
Lester Oonley, Mrs. J. W. C.
Johnson and Mrs. Lon Campbell,
U. D. C; Mrs. A. R. Higdon, Mrs.
H. E. Church, Mrs. Frank Mur
ray. Mrs. W. H. Sellers, Mrs. W.
A. Rogers, Miss Lassie Kelly and
Mrsv R. M. Rimmer, Eastern
Star; Mrs. Carl Cabe, Mrs. Hun
ter Calloway, Mrs. W. A. Hall,
Mrs. H. A. Wilhide and Mrs.
Grover Jamison Jr., Methodist Ser
Mrs. W. A. Rogers, Mrs. Roy
G. Beshears and Mrs. L. H. Page,
Methodist Bible Class; Mrs. Ma
rie Dean Burros, Mrs. Frank I Von
and Miss Edythe Poindexter, Bap
tist YWA; Mrs. J. ' Ward Long,
Mrs. BiH Swann, Mrs. John B11I
uin and Miss ANc,c Steele, Pres
byterian Business orran's Circle ;
Mrs. W. H. Sellers and .Mrs. Allan
Brooks, Fjpiscopal Woman's Auxili
Mrs. Frank Higdon. Mrs. T. W.
Angel Jr., and Mrs. W. C. Penn,
Garden CHtb ; 'Mrs. Gi'mcr \.
Jones, Legwn Auxiliary : Mrs Her
bert McGlamerv, Baptist H- me
Mission Classes Mrs. Ritftn Cnn
nincham, Junior Commandos' M rs.
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