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VOL. LXII? NO. 9
FRANKLIN, N. C., THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 1947
$2.00 PER YEAR
RED CROSS DRIVE
FOR $2,410 WILL
BEGIN SATURDAY
r Final Fiaiu Are Made
At Dinner Meeting
Of Workers
Final plans for 1 the 1947
American Red Cross fund drive
were made by the local chapter
at a dinner held at Lucille s
cunning room Tuesday night.
March 1 was set as the date to
begin the drive.
The Rev. Charles E. Parker,
fund campaign chairman, point
ed out that this year's quota
of $2,410 is $1,040 less than last
v year's goal. Mr. Parker explain
ed that 60 per cent of the
money raised will remain in the
county, with 40 per cent being
sent to the national organiza
tion.
The Rev. W. Jackson Huney
cutt, Macon County chapter .
chairman, was the principal
speaker for the evening. i
Mr. Huneycutt in a short talk
urged that every worker do his
utmost to give every person an i
opportunity to contribute to the i
Red Cross, an organization :
which he declared "worthy of ' i
our best."
In stressing the need for the i
continuance of Red Cross work,
the chapter chairman said that i
the organization must continue
to carry on the overseas work
and placed special emphasis on
the disaster preparedness pro
gram. In stressing this phase of
Red Cross activity, Mr. Huney
cutt cited the case of the Wine
coff Hotel fire and the excel
lent work done there by the
Atlanta chapter of the Red
Cross.
In a brief talk, the Rev. A.
Rufus Morgan remarked that
two peacetime phases of the
Ued Cross program could be
greatly expanded In this coun
ty. These are the nutrition pro
gram and the first aid cam
paign.
Other local persons who will
serve as workers in the coming
campaign, attending the dinner,
were: Frank Browning, George 1
H. Hill. J. Horner Stockton, Mrs. J
Stockton, BUI Sloan, Bob Sloan,
Weimar Jones, W. C. Katen
brink, the Rev. G. E. Scruggs,
Mrs. John Archer, Mrs. Fred
Morrison, Mrs. John Bulgin,
Mrs. James McCollum, Mrs. J.
Ward Long, Mrs. Bob Sloan,
Mrs. Hunter Calloway, and Mrs.
Martin Angel. 1
Van Raalte Official
Inspects Plant Hers
E. Carlson, of Buffalo, N. Y.,
assistant to the vice-president of
the Van Raalte company, was
here Wednesday and Thursday
inspecting the Van Raalte plant
being built in East Franklin.
He was accompanied to Frank
lin and Bryson City by E. W.
M; ebert, who will be manager
of th? firm's plants here and at
Bryson City, as well as of that
at Blue Ridge, Oa.
50 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK " 1 <
Dr. Brabson's old horse. Alec, <
Is 28 years old now and now on >
the superanuate list. The Dr. 1
has rode him for 25 years in his *
practice. <
The Ashevllle Citizen says I
there will be new depots at
Dills boro and Sylva soon.
Tracks of the Blind Tiger
were plainly discernible on our
street last Saturday evening. j
25 YEARS AGO I
Col. and Mrs. F. S. Johnston ]
left last week for Plant City, (
Fla., to spend several weeks with ]
their sons, Jack and F. 8., Jr. '
Mr. Johnston has been In poor I
health since suffering a stroke
several weeks ago and he Is I
making a trip to Florida In the i
hope that the change of climate I
may Improve his condition. They
were accompanied by Dr. S. H.
Lyle.
I#- YEARS AGO
Blackburn W. Johnson, pub
lisher and editor of The Frank
lin Press for the past six years,
has accepted a position as editor
Of the Farmers Federation News.
Price quotations from Farm*
ers Federation Market:
Chickens, heavy Dreed, hens,
lSe. Eggs doz., 18c. Potatoes,
No. 1, llifl.
5,000 Are Without Jobs
In 4-County Local Area,
Employment Service Says
Five thousand persons, able
and available (or work, are at
present unemployed in Macon,
Jackson, Swain, and Graham
counties, according to Simon P.
Davis, manager of the N. C.
Employment service oifice at
Bryson City, which serves the
four-county area.
And for at least 4,000 of
them, there Is "absolutely no
prospect within the foreseeable
future" of placing them in job*
In this area, Mr. Davis added.
Ninety per cent of the sur
plus is "good competent labor,
approximately 75 per cent be
ing male, practically all native
born", he said. -
The information is contained
in the first issue of the Bryson
City office's monthly publica
tion, "Labor Market Digest',
Just published.
The unemployment situation
exists, says Mr. Davis through
the Digest, "in spite of the fact
that most all existing employ
ers have normal crews and re
cent new employers have ab
sorbed an additional 500 per
sons.
"A recent study of one dozen
selected employers in this area
indicates that they will employ
an additional 200 persons with
in the next four months. In ad
dition to this figure, an estimat
ed 500 persons who are not
farmers, will be forced to en
gage in such work, in the ab
sence of anything else to do.
"Of the estimated 5,000 avail
able persons, approximately one
third are World War II veterans
presently filing claims for un
employment compensation or re
adjustment allowances. An ad
ditional 225 have completely ex
hausted their credits for such
claims. Entering into the total
is an approximate 1,200 females,
some few being in the skilled
group but most of whom are
semiskilled or completely un
skilled Around 600 of the total
are non-white.
"A survey of our labor sup
ply which has just been com
pleted indicates that the total
Falls roughly into the following
classifications by per cents:
Professional and managerial,
5.3; clerical and sales, 6.0; serv- '
ce occupations, 10.4; agriculture,
forestry, etc., 2.0; skilled 17.3;
semi-skilled, 32.4; and unskilled,
18.6 per cent."
Macon Folk Put
$40,362 In U. S.
Bonds In Month
Macon County business
bouses and individuals in
vested $40,36250 in U. S.
Savings bonds in January,
according to H. W. Cabe,
county chairman.
This .was more than three
times the total for either
November or December.
Bonds bought in this county
in November amounted to
$12,190, and the figure for
December was $11,694.
Of the total for January,
$35,362.50 was in "E" bonds,
and $5,006 in "G" bonds.
Fish Rearing
Station Will
Be Operated
Negotiation* are nearlng com
jletion for the division of game
tnd inland fisheries, State De
jartment of Conservation and
development, to take over su
jervlslon of the Arrowood fish
-earing station in the Nanta
lala forest's Wayah Bald Wild
lfe rearing station, it was
earned Thursday from Raleigh,
rhe station has not been In op
iratlon since before the war
In this station, in the Wayah
laid Wildlife Management area
>f the Nantahala National for
sst, trout will be reared for re
ease In streams of the Nanta
lala forest. The fish will be ob
.alned from the federal hatch
:ry at Walhalla. Arrowood will
:ontinue to be maintained by
,he U. S. Forest service, which
>wns the station, but the pools
vlll be operated by the state.
Harley Martin, of Cherokee
:ounty, recently became state
warden on Wayah area, suc
:eedlng C. M. Caldwell, who was
iropped from the state pay roll
ibout two weeks ago, but it is
lot known whether Mr. Mar
In or someone else will be in
:harge of the rearing station.
3abe Named Head
.Of Bryant Mutual
Burial Association
H. W. Cabe was elected presl
ient of the Bryant Mutual Bur
al association at a meeting of
the board of directors Tuesday.
He succeeds Lawrence Liner.
Charles M. Rogers and Mrs.
Hermle B. Bryant were named
irlce-presldent and secretary
treasurer, respectively.
The board session followed
the annual meeting of the
itockholders, held at the Bryant
tuneral home February 18, at
which Mr. Cabe, Mr Liner, Mr.
Rogers, A B. Slagle, Charles
Henderson, E. O. Rlckman, and
Carl D. Morgan were reelected
directors, and Walter Dean,
James L. Hauser, and W. C.
fiewton were added to the
board.
rOSTTOIffi MUSIC CLUB MEET
The meeting of the Franklin
Junior Music club which was
scheduled for Saturday has been
postponed for one week, to Sat
urday, March I.
WORK TO BEGIN
ON POWER DAM
Queen'* Creek Project
Of Nantahala Firm
Given Approval
Construction of the Nantahala
Power and Light company's pro- i
posed hydro-electric project on '
Queen's Creek will begin as soon 1
as materials can be assembled, '
J. E. S. Thorpe, president of I
the company, said this week. <
His announcement followed 1
the Federal Power commission's 1
approval Monday of the Nanta- (
hala firm's application, which 1
was filed several weeks ago. <
The project, which will be '
one of the highest head units
in Eastern America, will be in I
the Winding Stair section of -
this county, about 17 miles west i
of Franklin.
The dam across Queen's
Creek, a tributary of the Nan
tahala river, will be 65 feet
high and 405 feet in length, and
will be constructed of rock and
earth. It will create a lake
slightly more than a mile long.
It will be situated at a point
about 800 feet upstream from
the Queen's Creek falls.
The one-unit power house, to
be built at Beechertown on the
Nantahala river, will consist of
a Pelton wheel, directly con
nected to an alternating cur
rent generator of 2,000 kva.
capacity. A 24" steel pipe will
convey the water from the res
ervoir to the Pelton wheel
The water in the reservoir
will be 1,005 feet higher than
the center line of the Pelton
wheel, making it one of the
highest head units in the East.
The output of this hydro
electric unit will be used to sup
plement the supply of electric
energy to the Nantahala com
pany's system, which has en- (
joyed considerable growth dur- i
ing the past year, Mr. Thorpe i
said. , |
Dixon
Re signs As Assistant
County Agent
G. B. Dixon, assistant county
agent here, has resigned, ef
fective February 28.
Mr. Dixon, who has held his
position in I.iaco.i County ior
about 11 months, indicates
that he will return to his home_
near Kings Mountain, where he"
will farm.
No successor has yet been
chosen, S. W. Mendenhall,
county agent, said.
Penland Wins In
District Public
Speaking Contest
Lewis Penland, tenth grade
student at the Franklin High
school, won first place at a pub
lic speaking contest held last
Wednesday in Waynesville by
the western district of the Fu
ture Farmers of America. There
were six other contestants In
the event.
The young local Future Farm
er member chose &s his topic,
"It Takes Farm Minded People
to Make a Sucoess of Farming."
The Weather
High Low Prec.
February 20 45 34 1.11
February 21 40 22 T*
February 22 ..... 45 21
February 23 42 22 .12
February 24 30 10
February 25 35 18 T*
February 26 35 18
* Trace
Rainfall (or month to date,
1.90 inches.
For year to date, 13.04.
SEES NO BASIS
FOR SOVIET-U. S.
UNDERSTANDING
Godshall F avors Long
Japan Occupation,
Aid To Chink
There can be no compromise
? there is no real basis for co
operation?between Soviet Rus
sia and the United States, the
only two great powers in the
world today.
The sole hope for a peace
ful Japan in the future is for
United States troops to occupy
the islands until today's Japa
nese children, educated under
American supervision, become
the majority in Japan.
It will make all the differ
ence to America, and to the
world, whether China, on the
way to becoming a great power,
becomes so through the sup
port of the United States or
through the backing of Soviet
Russia.
Thos# were the three major
points made by Dr. W. Leon
Qodshall in his address at the
Methodist church here last Fri
day night. Dr. Godshall, head
3f the department of interna
tional relations at Lehigh uni
versity, spoke on "Getting To
gether in, the Orient". The see
jnd of four speakers being
Drought here by the Franklin
Rotary club to discuss the gen
eral topic of international un
derstanding, he addressed an
ittenthre audience of high school
itudents Friday afternoon.
While some of the questions
isked at the close of his ad
Coers, Next Speaker,
Will Be Heard Friday
Morris H. Goers, lecturer
odist church here Friday in
and traveler of Indianapolis,
Ind., will speak at the Meth
odist chnrch here Friday in
the third of t|he series of
Rotary lectures. He will ad
dress high school students
at 12:50 p. m., and an adult
audience at 7:30 Friday
night. Tickets may be ob
tained from any member of
the Rotary club.
Mr. Coers, former chap
lain of the Indiana Boys'
school and a former state
legislator, served overseas as
% Red Cross field director
during World War 2. He has
traveled extensively, in
Europe, the Near East, and
North Africa.
His topic will be "UN, Ve
hicle of World Coopera
tion?"
iress indicated that some in
the audience disagreed with his
opinions, there was general
igreement that his talk, which
was definitely pessimistic, pro
voked his hearers to think.
Quoting Lenin, patron saint of
communism, that the ends of
:ommunism should be attained
'by use of any ruse, conceit,
sunning, evasion, or trickery"
necessary, Dr. Oodshall indicat
ed doubt of the sincerity of
3talln when he said recently
that Russia and western de
mocracy can live side by side
In frlndship. The speaker added
that there is no possibility of
compromising with communism,
because the communists are In
spired by "a missionary zeal to
K invert the world to commun
m, by force If necessary."
Japan, he said, is "defeated
but unchastened". He declared
that today there is little human
material available upon which
to build a nation with which
the rest of the world can live
at peace,- since the Japanese,
too, believe It their religious
duty to spread a Japanese "roof"
over the whole world. Should
America withdraw and "let the
Japanese work It out" It would
be worked out the wrong way,
he declared.
The speaker was Introduced
by O. L. Houk, chairman of the
Rotary club's committee on In
ternational affairs.
Bill Would Extend
Highlands' Limits
McGlamery Measure Would Fix Corporate Limits
ll/z Miles From Center Of Town; Three
Other Bills Offered
A bill to extend the corporate limites of the town of High
lands is one of four local measures introduced in the general
assembly today (Thursday) by Representative Herbert A. Mc
Glamery.
The other three bills would increase the salary of the Macon
County juvenile court judge (the clerk of superior caurti, permit
the Highlands town board to levy special assessments for street
and sidewalk improvements, and authorize the recording of a
copy of the original survey of the town of Highlands.
HiahlonHc 1
*4<Bio??uu CAltHOlUU Ilica- I
sure was introduced by Mr. Mc
Glamery at the request of the
Highlands town board, chamber
.of commerce, and Rotary club
The bill would set the cor
porate limits of Highlands a
mile and a half, north, east,
south, and west, from the in
tersection of Main and Fourth
streets. The present limits are
three-quarters of a mile, in each
of the four directions, from
Main and Fourth.
Would Create 3-Mile Square
The town at present is a
square measuring one and a
half miles on each side, and
thus containing two and a half
square miles. Mr. McGlamery's
bill would create a town square
measuring three miles on each
of its four sides, and contain
ing nine square miles
If the bill is enacted, it not
only will multiply by four the
area within the town limits,
but will greatly increase the
taxable valuation of town prop
erty and Highlands' total popu
lation.
Town officials, who remarked
that the entire town is behind
the proposal, explained that
most persons living outside the
corporate limits are now re
ceiving many municipal serv
ices without paying taxes to the
town. Some of the services, it
was said, extend as much as i
seven miles from the center of j
Highlands.
Text Of Bill
The text of Mr. McGlamery's
extension measure follows:
"Section 1. That the corporate
limits and boundaries of the
Town of Highlands, a municipal
corporation located in Macon
County, North Carolina, shall be
as follows:
"BEGINNING at a stake one
and one-half (V/2) miles North
from the crossing of Main and
Fourth Streets, and running
thence East one and one-half
(V/2) miles; thence South three
(3) miles; thence West three (3)
miles; thence North three (3)
miles; thence East one and one
half (l'/i) miles to the point
of BEGINNING.
"Sec. 2. That all laws and
clauses of laws applicable to the
Town of Highlands according to
the corporate limits as hereto
fore existing and defined,
shall be applicable to the Town
of Highlands according to the
limits and boundaries as set
forth in Section 1 hereof as
fully as if the said limits and
boundaries in said Section 1
hereof had been set forth in the
original charter of said munici
pal corporation, and each
Amendment thereto, and each
re-enactment of said charter.
"Sec. 3. That the property in
cluded within the extended cor
porate limits of the Town of
Highlands, above described, shall
be subject to taxation as other
property in the Town of High
lands for the year 1947, and
thereafter; and the citizens re
siding in said extended territory
shall be entitled to all the priv
ileges of other citizens of said
town.
"Sec. 4. That all laws and
clauses of laws in conflict with
this Act are hereby repealed.
"Sec. 5. That this Act shall be
in full force and effect from
and after Its ratification."
Fixes Salary At $900
The second of Mr. McGlam
ery's bills would fix the salary
of the clerk of superior court
for his duties as juvenile court
judge at $900 per year. The
present salary is $90 per year.
The clerk is ex officio juve
nile court judge. For his duties
as clerk, he receives no salary,
his remuneration being paid in
fees.
The bill would make the sal
ary Increase retroactive to Jan
uary 1, 1M7.
The Highlands assessment
measure authorizes the town
board to levy special assess
ments against property owners
for street and sidewalk Improve
ments, with the proviso that
the requirement that the prop
erty owners petition tor such
the improvements and assess
ments shall not apply to cer
tain sections of certain streets
as follows:
Main street from First to
Fifth street; First street from
Oak to Spring; Second from
Oak to Spring; Third from Oak
to Spring; Fourth from Pine to
Spring; and Fifth from Pine
to Church.
May Assess Total Cost
"The board of commissioners
shall have power", the bill
reads, "to make such improve
ments in and along said streets,
as above defined, either upon
its own initiative and without
petition or upon petition .
In cases where special ' assess
ments for street or side wa' it
improvements are to be levied
by said board without petition,
in and along said streets as
above defined, the board of
commissioners may assess the
total cost of the improvements,
exclusive of so much of said
cost as is incurred at street
intersections, against the lots
and parcels of land abutting on
said improvement, according to
their respective frontages there
on, by an equal rate per foot
of such frontage".
Original Survey Last
The original survey of the
town of Highlands, made by S.
T. Kelsey in 1878, is not of rec
ord in Macon County, and is
not now available for recorda
tion (it is said to have been
lost for many years), it is set
forth in the bill relating to the
survey of Highlands.
Plan Eight-Town
Baseball League;
Meeting Called
A meeting to organize an
eight-team baseball league has
been called by the Andrews
chamber of commerce for 7 p.
m. March 3 in Andrews, ac
cording to Ralph Womack, who
has received an invitation to
attend.
Towns invited to send repre
sentatives are Franklin, Sylva,
Bryson City, Murphy, Robbins
ville, Hayesville, Copper Hill,
Tenn., and Young Harris, Ga.
Methodists Plan
'Covered Dish'
Meet Friday At 6
The second in a series of
congregational dinner meetings
will be held at the Methodist
church tomorrow (Friday) eve
ning at 6 p. m. Like the pre
vious gathering, it will be a
"covered dish" affair, each fam
ily bringing one or more dishes
for the common meal.
Everyone is asked to be on
time, so that the program can
be completed prior to the Ro
tary lecture at the church at
7:30.
Dismantling Of Scout
House Gets Under Way
Dismantling of the Scout
house, just back of the Masonic
temple, was begun Wednesday.
The materials are being con
tributed by the Rotary club for
use in constructing the care
taker's house at the Slagle me
morial. Plans for the Boy and
Olrl Scout meetings, pending
completion of the memorial,
are incomplete.
Baptist Ministers Will
Meet Here Next Monday
The Macon County Baptist
Ministers association will meet
at the Franklin church Monday
at 10 a. m. The Rev. C. E.
Parker will lead a discussion of
associatlonal work. The devo
tional will be conducted by the
Rev. N. E. Holden.
CUBS TO MEET
The Cub Scout Pack will meet
at the Methodist church Sun
day afternoon at 4:30 o'clock.
Mrs W. A Rogers, who has
been 111 at Angel hospital tor
the past two weeks, is much
Improved, and was able to re
turn to her home Thursday.
    

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