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FIVE CLIMB WAY
TO FREEDOM IN
NEW JAIL BREAK
Two Recaptured After
Battling With CoM
Two potential killers, who escaped
?nee and have since been in the
eounty Jail, cscapcd again early
Thursday monrinc. with them went
They are Burt Fit asley and Clar
ence Cnrnwcll. both c'narerd w.th
midnight burglary. carried the death
IV ashy is an escaped '"OliVict from
Oe'j!|/ia, Cornweil ; s a ic.i'-. crimi
These two bad men" weie recap
tpmonn by Sheriff Townson and
State Highway patrolman Smith.
They were clad in overalls ind with
??Jt coats, said they were nearly
ft-. m. and were slaJ to 7e- back, to
t;-!.- warmth of the ail. Both insisted
that they knew nothin ? of the
whereabouts of the other three es
capees who are still at large
Tl.ree other pr'-x-ners also escaped
Ine:* are charged -v. LI. lesser criires.
They are Homer Cheatham. J. T.
Beasley and Pass Davis.
As the Scout goes to press, none
have been recaptured, but Jailer.
Ritton Coleman expressed the belief
that at least four would be in cus
tody before Monday.
?Ris escape ?.tis effected thhreugh
a ventilation flue.
The flight was discovered when
the other prisoners were served break
fast at 7 a. m.jand it was discovered
the rope to the dumb waiter was
The two Resale? boys, J. T. and
Bart, were caaght as the 8c??t was
Mar put to pro.
Need Special Care,
Rural electricity has brought,
among other things, the washing
machine to the farm. It has made
She old iron wash pot a fit item for
the Scrap Metal Collection campaign.
"But" says Miss Ruth Current, State
home demonstration agent, "The
washing machine must be taken care
of and used wisely. Production of
guns, tanks and other Implements of
war has cut down the supply."
Miss Current makes the following
suggestions for prolonging the life of
the washing machine, and for pro
Use no more water In your ma
ehne than the water line Indicates.
Wash clothes at the temperature
best suited for the kind of clothes
you place in the machine. For in
stance. very hot water cannot be
used for white clothes. In washing
colored clothes .it is safe to use water
that Is comfortably hot to your
hand. Water should be lukewarm
for wools, silks, and clothes of rayon
or other syntretlc fibers.
Soap is a do-not-waste item, but is
necessary for snow-white wash. Be
rareful how you use it. About two
inches of suds are needed In your
Most important of all is: Do not
overload your machine. The amount
of clothing it will handle depends, of
course, upon Its sta?.
For the average machine, six to
eight pounds of dry clothes is a cafe
summary of 1M1 poultry records
for Mitchell County shows that Mrs.
C. S. Dale of Spruce Ptne, Route I,
bad the highest return per bird af
ter feed costs had been paid, <3.36.
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AX S3 AX 28
I Murphy Youth Chosen
To Represent W. C\ T.C
Seeking New Students
John Jordan, son o: Mr. and Mrs
J. A Jordan of Murphy has been
? selected tv Western Carolina *?each
j ers College to visit Murphy Hmh j
School on Monday. Marcu 9 to c.?^
: t-iet senior.: v:Yi*y may be interested I
t in attending W. C. T. C.
The College is attempting to work
out a plan by which high school !
j seniors may attend summer .schools, j
'? win their degrees in three years in- I
j stead of the usual fou This may en
able many boys to finish college be- j
fore they .?rc eligible to draft. i
Jordan is an outstanding student
at Cullowhcc. and his name i* on the
i national list of "Who's Who In Col- I
NEW FARM CO-OP
BY I). S. AGENCY
F.S.A.Backs Plan to Get
Wholesale Prices By
The Farm Security Agency in
Cherokee County Is forming a "Pur
i chasing and Make ting" organization
! which will enable farmers to buy
j livestock, feet#;, fertilizers and
equipment at wholesade rates, and
also will enable them to stll farm
produce at better prices.
The orennizatkH! 1? largely t.he re
sult of a recent report from Raleigh
stating that hundreds of farm fami
li< s ??re without cows, hogs or chick
A similar organization may be
formed in Graham County, if the F.
S. A. finds a sufficient number of
The organization in Cherokee
! County now has more than 40 mem
! bers. A total of at least 100 are need
| ed. according to F. 8. A. * Agent
! Franklin, in order to function with
i efficiency. The more the members,
I the greater the power of the group,
i Farmers must pay $1 to join the
organization, but that ie all they ever
; will be asked to contribute. The
: membership fees will be expended
I fo rpostage and office expenses,
j There will be no salaries: the cost of
' management being borne by the
Under the proposed plan, a farm
family without a cow. or hog, would
be loaned the money by the F. S. A.
to buy one. Instead of making an in
! dividual buy however, purchases for
all families needing cows would oe
' made at the same time, thus getting
a far better price. Also, Government
1 supervision would see to it that the
I quallity of the animals was up to
The same system would be follow
ed in purchase of feeds, fertilizers
and farm equipment.
Grouping of needs would make it
possible to buy at wholesale. Cash
for tr.ich purchases could be bor
' rowed from the F. S. A.
In the marketing end, a represen
tative for the group would locate the
best offer, and sell in quantities. As
At present, farmers selling individ
ually are often forced to take what
ever is offered.
The County Farm agent would
cooperate with the group offering
advice on kind Improvement and de
velopment, and on marketing.
The movement started in Perqul
nwis County, with organization of a
"Family Cow Cooperative." for the
purpose of purchasing 1,000 milk
Paper bags will apparently come |
Into wide use as containers for fer
tilizer and other supplies as the bur
lap situation becomes one of agri
culture's immediate problems.
WANT ADS PAY
WOMEN TO PLAN
TO AID DEF ENSE
County Clubs To Study
By "Making Over"
Clothing needs in keepin? with D - ?
fcn.sr will be taken up at every Home
Demonstration CI lb meeting held
durins March, according to Mrs A!- j
I lin. K:nfr. County Home Agent. Suit
I able clothes for different occasions' '
i specially triune for work ind on the
farjn will be discussed.
I Tlie meeting also will considei con
servation of clothing and every wo- j
man and girl in the county, whether ,
belonging to a Home Demonst ration
' club or not, is urged by Mrs. King to
the rr.c; tins 7iw?r- -l JK51 "i,inr j
Krpl? ning the need of t*.e p.ogrili j
M:s. King has issued a statement, as j
' For months we have heard onlw
' the cry. food for Defenst " While
we surely feel that this is r.ll impor- '
tant and cannot be over empliasizod.
at the same time clothing for defense I
plays a part It is necessary to have I
proper clothing in order to keep up
our morale. i
Due to the shortage in several ma- :
terials such as wool, elastic, hose,
rayon, and even in underwear it will ]
be more important to plan our cloth- |
ing carefully, to rework, make over j
and use everything on hand that is
It will take more time to plan our
clothing both because of the shortages
and because of rise in prices.
It is advisable to cut the clothing
budget rather than the food budget.
However, it is important to plan our
clothing so as to be as well dressed as
"Dressing well" does not mean buy
ing expensive clothes or "keeping up
with the Jones's." It means planning
more wardrobes around one basis
color and including onlw those gar
ments that are necessary to be dress
ed comfortable, and in keeping with
various occasions. A few articles of
clothing, well chosen are ol much
more value than clothes that are ill
The schedule for the month fol
Tuesday, March 10: Marble School.
Continued on back Page
Rites Held Monday
For Mrs. Lovingood
Dead At Age of 89 |
Death took one of the oldest and
best loved women in the County Sun
day when Mrs. Julia Lovingood. aged
89, passed on at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. George Htjnbrce.
Murphy. Route 3. The end camc as a
result of a complication ot ailments
incident to her great age
Funenl services -vire heid Monii?v
?afternoon at the Ebcrnezer Baptist
Church, with the Rev. A. B. Cash, of
Murphy, officiating, and with Ivie
Funeral Home in charge of arrange
ments. For many years, until his
death a few months ago. Mrs. Lov
iingood made her home with her son.
Will. Then she went to live with her
Nine chidren survive: three sons
and six da'ighters. One of her sons Is
Noah Lovingood, of Murphy, civic
and business le'-ier. The other two
are B. W and Allen, both also of
Murphy, and widely known
The daughters are: Mrs. George
Hembree, Mrs. Jake Kephart and
Mrs. Jack Dockery. all of Murphy,
Route 3: Mrs. Charles Hembree .of
Delano. Tenn.: Mrs. Ballne Panther,
of Opportunity. Wash.: and Mrs. C.
H. Peoples, of Traveler's Rest. S. C.
Grandsons of the aged woman
acted as jm2 bearers: Ross and Vlr?:i
Lovingood. Bill and Jim Hembree
and Roy ?"?' ^rrv nrptrari.
Nearly Half Populat'io
On Farms of Section
Less Than 21 Years Oij
Nearly half the total population of
the ijiree "farthesi West" counties ?
Graham. Ciier *?.. t ndClav are u: -
der 21 years of ago. according to
tab*., based on tin t\ s Census
1940. A very la; *e proportion cm iir .
"iU lx" niwiiii draft .ige ?it * iioir n*
Graham has the largest percent
of the three Of the total 4 144 fa
population lifted, more th n half.
51.1 per cent- have not. readied voto
age." Only eight count ic ?; in th< S\
a higher ratio.
Clay and Cheroket are nee tac.
having 48.8 per cent of their far
resident* under 21. Clay has a totai
farm population of 5.414 Th.it ot
Cherokee is 11.853.
BRIDGE BLOWN UP
NEAR MURPHY TO
Army Men Blast Steel
And Concrete Span
Testing a new and secret, i-xplosiv
believed to be far more powi
than TNT. a group of army of
blew up a bridge across the Hi
see River, just outside Hiawi.
Ga.. on Wednesday.
Apparently the test was most Ml
isfaetoiy. Only live cam of iiic uew
explosive ? each can about the size of
a waste-basket ? were needed " de
molish the steel-reinforce*1 ?" te
project that was built in 1938, at a
cost of many thousands of dollars.
The bridge hid become useless,
however, because It crosses the river
at a point that will be flooded by wa
ters from the Chatuge Dam.
Army photographers recorded
every step of the destruction with
moving picture cameras. These films
will be studied by army engineers,
and used in teaching the gentle art
of destroying bridges quickly and
with comparatively little explosives
Camera men from two big compa
nies also were on hand to take pic
tures which later will be shown in the
news-reels throughout the nation.
The blasting had been set for Mon
day. but was postponed because
of the weather.
Wednesday the army engineers
set up a special apparatus that func
tioned like x glorified gimlet, and
oans laden with the new explosive
bored holes, about two feet in diam
eter. near the supports at both ends
of the bridge, and in the center. The
cans laden with the new explosive
were placed in these holes, and then
covered. Wires from them extended
to a group o fsmall containers, about
the size of tin mustard boxes, and
another wire led from these small
boxes to a place of safety.
At a given signal, there was a
crashing boom, and the supports of
the bridge crumbled.
Army officers refused to divulge
any information about the explosive;
but one of the news reel men. who
had seen other bridges destroyed
with both dynamite and with TNT.
declared the new fonnuli "takes less
arid docs a lot more".
"Buddy" Dickey Wins
Promotion In Marines
'.Buddy" Dickcy. who recently
enlisted In the Marines. h<ts already
won promotion, according to word
received by his motl.er, Mrs. Leila
Dickey, from Parts Island, where
Buddy is stationed.
Young Dickey's "outfit" has de
parted. under secret orders, for
somewhere "over there." but the
Murphy boy did not go with them
Instead hp was ordered to Temain at
Paris Island .as a drill Instructor.
AX nir Ajus
TAKEN liV DEATH;
C.D. IViayfield Succumbs
After 1 S Day Battle;
Had Notable Career
C1.4rics D Muyfir Id Mayor of
"urpliy .intl one of Iht leading bitsi
men nf tills . t uori <Iicd at Pe
hospital fiv< minutes before
u 1! Tu< sday The 60 year old
. U;;..i:s and political !<ad-i
? a \ ;i lun of a blood riot on lilt*
ain uiiici: at'.ackcd liim .it his
I i.onu eighteen days ago.
Funeral services were 1 el lor 11
o'clock Thursday morning. at the
Methodic, eliurch with I vie Funeral
nome in charre. Every business
m Mu.puy iiMnnMl to close during
I he services.
Mayor Mayfield v. s stricken wth
. >i i ; warning as lie rniered the dininf
room of his home to eat breakfast
1'hu latai attack was tiie result of a
high blood pressure condition which
I n< r he nor any of his family had
e ispected. Lapsing into tincon
?SS, he was taken to the hos
?iere, for a time he seemed to
his sons had been summoned
bedside. but hLs condition
so improved that Ben. a sol
di' lioncd at CVimp Jackson, re
tun j his duties. Prank, a mem
ber r .re Forest Service, in the Oz
arks ? Arkansas, remained
1 The dead Mayor was born, and
lived all his life in Murphy, his fath
er being: the late Dr. Benjamin May -
field, and hLs mother the former
Miss Elizabeth Abemathy After
completion of Ills schooling he en
tered the lumt"r business. in which
he "soon bccatfc prominent, and fi
nally became one of the largest
wholesale dealers in this section.
Mayor Mayfield is survived by bis
widow, the former Miss .Sara Bam
bro. of Barnesville, Qa.. und three
children; Martha <Mrs. Buei Adams)
Ben, and Prank.
He also survived by four sisters.
| all of Murphy : Miss Bertha May
| field; Mrs. Julia Maitin. Mrs. Bessie
May Dickson, and Mrs. Ellr. Brlttaiu.
Active Pallbearers wera: E. C.
1 Moore. E. Christopher. Free'. Johnson,
i Walter Mauney. Lee Shields and
I Mercer Pain.
Honorary guard lncludid; J. D
| MaUonee. R. S. Parker, Fred Chils
| topher, W. W. Hyde. Arthur Akin. E
j B. Norvel, Neil Davidson. Pnul Hyatt.
I Henry Hyatt, Noah Lovingood and
| Frank Crawford.
Final Tributes Paid
' Mrs. Samantha King,
I As 5 Children Mourn
Born atvi living her ent ro life in
CVrokee County. Mrs. S imantha
IK ins. 73 :.fars. six rronths and 13
lays ol !. r.'ed at he home- In Bell
lew Mr.nda>. and nss bur'.eJ lled
resday r>~m the Mnrfns' Cw Bap
* ist chire!-. ?! wh'ch she hi.1 been s
trrmbe; lor more t .r 50 rear-. The
Revs John Green and Jesse Robin
Besides her husband, J L. Kinn.
! the deceased leaves two sons, three
| daughters. 25 grandchildren .and 18
The sons are Lee. of Athens. Tenn..
tnd Burl, of Calvin. Okla. Dnugh
Iters are Mrs. Bessie Hall, and Mrs
i Lassie Hughes, both of Murphy, and
Mrs. Julia Standrldge. of Etowah.
.Pall bearers were: Elbert Reed. Ouy
Henderson. Wade Anderson. Willis
Loudermllk. and Jeff and Arnold
Dfilrymple. Ivle Funeral Home was
in charge of arrangements.
A surrey of Implement dealers In
Halifax County revealed that tba
most acute shortage at the present
time Is In plow points and repair
parts for disc hasans.