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VOL. 52.? NO. 46
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A Bclttr Murphy
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DRAFT CALL SET
FOR FRIDAY, 13th.
Passed Over 7th Time
Although Quota Is 31
Shy of Completion
Tnat ui-uiiiened "jinx slay," j
Jat! wwk threatened to take lot of
young men from Cherokee County
md put them in the Army on the
13th draft call, set for Friday the
13th has proved to t-3 a false alarm
?t> these parts.
Notice has just been recived by
Wayne Walker, of the County Draft
Board, that once more this section
v. :!! be passed by. Men probably will
t< taken from every other county in
Western North Carolina, but not one
will go from Cherokee.
No official reason was given for
ignoring Cherokee County again, and
Secretary Walker was unable to offer
nr.y explanation. This will make the
seventh time the authorities have
passed us by. No men were taken
from Cherokee on the fourth, eighth,
unth, tenth and twelfth calls, either.
When the draf first began to func
tion. Secretary Walker was notified
that Cherokee County would be ex
pected to supply 94 men by June 30.
Tnus far only 63 have been sent, and
whether there will be another call
between June 13th and the end of
the month is problematical. Recent
orders from Washington to increase
arm;.- housing facilities indicates that
the next call may be several weeks in
Meanwhile, a new draft registrat
ion period begins June 13th for all
those who have reached their 21st
year since the registration of last
October. It is improbable that any
effort will be made to check up on
County birth records to get the
names of those who should register,
Secretary Walker said. Instead, re
entering will be left as a matter of
honor. It is not believed that there
? as a single slacker in all Cherokee
County during the first registration.
Walker does not believe there will be
a slacker in the second listing either.
Just when these new draftees will
Continued on back page
Murphy Man Graduates
From Dented College
Berlon Lovingood, of Murphy, re
ceived his degree of Doctor of Dent
al Surgery at graduation exercises
01 'he Atlanta -Southern Dental col
lege, Atlanta, held Wednesday Juno
Lovingood is a graduate of Murphy
?ligh school. Later he attended Em
? o> University where he secured his
A B. degree. He graduated from
'he dental college in a class of 52.
Mrs. Lovingood went to Atlanta
- ^he commencement exercises, also
t, ,<,nd'nB the Alumni banquet and
Chas. Young Drowned
Near Dam When Boat
Capsizes In Storm
Caught in the storm as he fished
with his employer about a mile be
low Hiwassee Dam, Charles Young,
19 year old taxi driver for Clarence
Roberts was drowned shortly before
dak Thusday evening. As ihe Scoot
goes to press his body has not been
recovered. Roberts swam ivv yard?
The boat capsized when Roberts
started to the stern to shut off tbe
motor, whose fastenings had become
los&ened by the pitching of the craft
in the storm. Yoong, seated at the
wheel, was an expert swimmer, and
it is believed that after being thrown
into the water, he was struck on tbe
head when the boat overturned.
WANTED 2 YEARS,
IN MISSING CAR
Clyde Hampton Is Held
1 On Triple Charges; Had
Been Reported Dead
Search that began two years ago
ended Just across the Georgia line
Monday when Sheriff Carl Townson
arrested Clyde Hampton, of nearr
Ranger and brought him back to the
County Jail in Murphy to face a
morals charge, and also charges of
driving without a license and driving
The Sheriff had to ram Hampton's
car before he could make the arrest.
Hampton, with two friends who alsc
were locked up charged with beinp
drunk, was trying to escape '.n the
general direction of Atlanta.
Unul recently. Hampton was be
lieved here to be dead. He fled thu
section two years ago after jumping
bond on charges made by an ex
pVVMUlll UlUVtlCi f UilVi Oltvt kltj WiWi.
after Tom Evans on one of whose
farms Hampton had resided, receiv
ed a telegram from Bakersfield. Cal.
saying that he had been killed in an
automobile crash, and had tyten
Last Monday Wade Mull went tc
the Sheriff and told him to locate a
missing car driven by Hampton.
"Why, Clyde Hampton is supposed
to be dead and buried" said Town
"Maybe so" Mull replied, "but if
that's the case then his ghost is out
in my car. He borrowed it for about
twenty minutes ? and he's been gone
more than eight hours."
Investigating, Sheriff Townson
traced Hampton across the Georgia
line; and finally located his man
standing with two others outside of
a country store. Putting on speed the
Sheriff drove past without stopping,
and then turned. As he turned
Continued on back page
Farmer Hit on Head By Plane Propeller;
Blade Wrecked But He Escapes With Cut
Rulus Teem, a farmer of the Brass
tow A section had a miraculous escaps
from death near his home Wednes
day afternoon when be was struck
the head by the whiriling pro
wler of an airplane. Usually such
accidents result in the victim being
beheaded. Teem, however walked
trom a car into the Petrie hospital
in Murphy, had a dozen stiches taken
in his heard, and then went home.
The airplane propeller was broken
^5 the blow, but Teem escaped with
out even a concussion.
The accident happened after the
Plane, a small private machine driven
^ two South Carolina youths on
their way to Charlote was forced
flown by the storm. Landing In a
?**?t field, the flics waited tin til
the rain had stopped and the visi
bility had cleared. Then they start
ed off again.
The plane took off. but as it rose
it's wheels were caught in wheat and
it was pulled back to earth.
A group of residents ran out to
help. Teem among them. Despite
warnings by the fliers, the would be
helpers rushed up and attempted to
turn the plane around, and pull it
free from it's entanglements. The
propeller still was spinning, and
Teem walked directly into it.
The victim was knocked senseless,
and his friends were sure his skull
was fractured. He recovered consciou
sness. however, while he was being
rushed to the hospital.
%my Tel#?fcaae I# Tk? New Y?rk T1??M
?Bl DAPEST, May 12 'Our submarine* will *lnk <Am?rlran)
ttoop 1 1 an?f>or ts an<! bomb her war*hlpt and even America lltelr.
An>trUa It In a very Car gtri-ui position no*'."
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Ctrrta^oidtM Hay llrork
LET'S FACE ihf plain truth with old-fashioned American
hone*tT. And l?t'? think of our>?Kr? for a change: Ifl'i
think of the freedom *t've fought for *ince 1776.
We have ? fight on our hand*; a fight or freedom. There
ean be no honest denial of it. The truth i* that thin treedom in
?n real, immediate danger of disappearing. In another decade,
our American freedom, our rheriohed American ideai* of inde
pendent. may be an outdated a* last *far'? Almanac
Let** go! We Americans cannot *it back and. with our head*
in the *and?, pray that the triumphant, blood-spilling Nasi* will
get no closer to our rliore*.
We cannot *ay to other*. "Co to it! We'll hold your coat!"
We can*! do that, because unless we lend the atrength of our
arm to defeating thi* *worn enemy of what Americans hold to
be the Right* of Man. there** every likelihood the United State*
will forfeit those rights.
That i* the unvarnished truth. It is not pl^aunt to con
template. But we must and we ean face it with courage and
Let** go. (/. S. A.!
Today i* not one year ago? though many c-f us think *o.
In twelve month*, the war ha* come almost to our front door.
t*nle** we ac*. with utmost speed and decision, supported hy our
strong conviction* of right and wrong, that war may surge up
not onlv to our porche*. but overnight swirl around to our
Let us pause for a moment and. if you like, do a little
concentrated whittling. As n people *e have pronounced a
hearty "Aye** to "all steps short of war.** But what has happened
in four weeks? Hitler's I'-boat* isnd bomber* are sending
American war Mipplie*. including desperately needed food, to
Davy Jone*' locker.
As a nation, we are committing Miicide ? and n*it slow suicide
?by hoping again*! hope that Hitler can't torpedo many more
*hip4 lhal carry the weapon* of our sweat and toil, and of our
taxings invented in defense bonds. Why can't he?
Lei' t go, II. S. <4.!
To avoid the horrors of a ten year*" w?r. a twenty years* war.
or another Hundred Year** War. let** roll up our *Teeve* ?>"d
exterminate the creeping, filthy menace thai tl:r :,rn* the
freedom of ourselve*. our children and t V.'r children. To
safeguard our democracy and our free:' - in. wr have done it
every generation; since we mu?t. American*. of couragt and faith
ran do it again.
Let's go. |'. 5. .4..f
Bob Anderson Falls
From Front Porch
And Breaks Neck
R. L. 'Bob I Anderson, 70 year
old farmer of Brssstown fell from
the front porch of his home last Fri
day afternoon and broke his neck,
lie brought to hospital I
Friday evening, and despite his 70
years, and an injury which generally
is fatal, he still is battling gamely
for life, and may recover.
If he lives, he faces the prospect of
partial paralysis, although it was ex
plained at the hospital that this
condition might not be necessarily
be permanent. Just how long the pa
ralysis would continue. Dr. Hoover. |
in charge of the case, was unable 1
Mr. Anderson is believed to have |
fallen from his porch between four \
and five o'clock in the afternoon, j
Landing on his head, he was knock- j
ed unconscious, and lay on the j
ground more than an hour before he ;
Rushed to the hospital he recover
ed conscicousness shortly thereafter
but could not explain how he hap
pened to fall. His front pcrch is bet
ween four and five feet high, and
the victim evidently plunged head
Mr. Anderson is widely known
throughout the Brasstown section.
He and his wife have lived on their
farm for many years, and have raised
a large family, most of whom are
mnried. Mrs. Anderson was not at
home when her husband fell.
The Weather Vane
Max. Min. Max. Min.
84 56 84 54 j
92 62 82 47 j
92 58 87 52 j
91 61 87 64 '
89 63 90 64
88 65 91 64 (
88 63 92 61 j
Total for week
Total for June
Total for year
Seeks Police Data
i And Finds That He
Himself Is Wanted
W. G. Bell of Copperhll. who has
been coming to Murphy as an in
surance agent lor more than a year
walked up to Chief of Police, Fred
Johnson Tuesday and asked how to
find a local resident. Johnson furnis
hed the informantion. an then ask
ed "by the way, I've got a warrant
for you ? just issued about an hour
Bell was arrested on charges pre
ferred by F. M. Jordan, Deputy
State Insurance Commissionr who
had come to Murphy the day before,
on a trip of investigation. He if
charged with acting as an insurance
agent without a State license. The
State official also charged that the
Interstate Insurance Company, of
Chattanooga, which Bell is said to
have represented, also is without
license to do business in North Caro
Taken before Magistrate D. M.
Continued on back page
ALL CATCH LIMIT
AS 500 ANSWER
CALL OF STREAM
Big Mouth' Weighing 7
Pounds !s Landed At
Lake On Opening Day
Mnrr ilian SOO sportsmen. many
of them from other. and often far
diswnt states set off in boats, or
dotted the shores of Hiwassee Lake
and both th* Hiwassee and Valley
riven Tuesday, as the fishing season
t p? ni d with a hang In almost every
nslance. the anglers speedily caught
the legal limit of eight bass measur
ing 12 inches or more.
Also there were enormous catches
ol carp, some of them weighing
ten pounds or more. In nwst in
s-nances the carp, generally known
as "poor eating" were thrown back.
Big mouth bass are plentiful and
i v.df ntlv ravenous. They took just
atout any kind of bait offered, and
wasted no time in the taking. Pew
fishermen were out more than three
hours before catching tile limit and
it is whispered that some d.dn'; stop
at the limit. Fist and Game warden
LDeveraux Birchfield is looking intc
The b.ggest ba.v. is believed to
have been taken by one of a party of
four sportsmen who came here from
Fontain City, Tenn. Fishing in tiie
lake, about four miles from Murphy
one of them pulled out a whopper
i that tipped the scales a' a few ouncei
ever seven pounds. He took his catch
to Sheriff Cail Townson's ice plant
to be preserved. He said he planned
j to have it stuffed
The four Tennessee sportsmen
< ame over especially lor the first
fishing, and took out licenses for
only one day. Within two hours all
four had caught the limit, and the
i-port was so good they decided to
Continued on back pace
Rev. Grant Folmsbee .
To Conduct Services
At Church of Messiah
The Rev. Grant Folmsbee. young
graduate from the Berkeley Divinity
School of Yale University. New
Haven. Conn., arrived in Murphy last
week to f.ll the pulpit in the Episco
pal Church of the Mesiah. He an
nounced that there will be services
every Sunday at 1 1 o'clock and on
The Rev. Folmsbee is a candidate
for Holy orders of the Diocese of
Western North Carolina. Lust year
he was pastor in Boone.
This Sunday there will be Holy
Communion and the sermon at 11
o'clock with the Rev. Rufus Morgan
Joy Gone From Life of Bunt Alexander
As Wife Installs Telephone In Home
Ordinarily Mr. Bunt Alexander,
who operates a veneer plant at Regal
when his hunting and fishing per
mit, is a peaceful and kindly person.
But all this has changed.
Mr. Bunt Alexander's face now is
grim, and there is a dangerous look
in his eyes as he sits moodily in
Walt Mauney's drug store watching
his friends like a hawk to see if any
of them look guilty.
Believe it or not. the reason for
the strange change in the disposi
tion of Mr. Bunt Alexander is a
simple telephone ? and thereby hang? i
With most of their associates liv- !
ing in Murphy. Mrs. Alexander has :
wanted a phone in their home for
many, many moons: but Mr Bunt I
Alexander would have none of it. i
The latter likes to come to Murphy !
for evening conferences at the drug
store, which often last until the j
store closes. Nevertheless Mr. Bunt .
Alexander gels up early and some
times has even been known to work
all morning ? particularly if bad
weather makes hunting or fishinp
As a result, when afternoon comes,
Mr. Bunt Alexander is all tired out.
and need* .m afternoon nap. And if
a phone were installed in the house,
he explained to his wife, somebody
might call up and dlstrub hi.s slum
But. Mrs. Alexander persisted, and
as is usually the case with wives, she
finally got. her way. The phone was
installed last week.
Since then just about all the joy
has gone out of Mr Bunt Alexander'"
life. Not only does he get phone calls
every afternoon, but they come at
such frequent intervals that .sleep is
out of the question. Usually, too, the
caller uses an assumed \\jlce. refuses
to give his name, and only wants to
ask some fool question