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MI KPIIY. NORTH CAROLINA
TIH RSDAY. MAY 14. IM;.
:?? ( OPY? 51 I'FK YEAK
Dies In Atlanta, Ga.
Passes After Extended
Illness of Peculiar
Funeral services lor Norman O.
Kilpntrick of Murphy Rt. 2. who
died in an AilJJita hospital Saturday,
?rre held Monday afternoon at 2
o clock al the Marbl< Baptist church.
The Rev. Paul Lovingoon, Rev. N.
L. StansOerry, of Bryson City, Rvy.
Frt<i Stiles. of Murphy, Rev. E. F.
Bilker, of Andrews, Rev. Mr. Mar
row. and Rev. Aigia West of Marble,
took part in th? services.
Mr- Kilpatrick had been ill m a
local hospital for two weeks with a
peculiar heart disease aud was taken
to Atlanta for treatment by special
He was a prominent citizen of the
county, having been a Baptist min
ister and a teacher in the county
schools for 20 years. He was a mem
ber of the Baptist church for 25
years, and was president cf the
Webster Baptist association.
Burial was in Marble cemetery
with Masonic honors. The Townson
Funeral Home was in charge of ar
Surviving are the widow, Mrs
Etna Stalcup Kilpatrick; one son,
Johnny; one daughter, Mamilei ; his
mother, four brothers, Frank of
Marble. Troy and Ralph of Newport
News, Va? and Fred of Hampton,
Va : Three sisters. Miss Elizabeth
Kilpatrick of Marble; Mrs. W. V.
Ivi-ster, of Canton, and Mrs. Edward
Null, of Concord.
Pallbearers were: Neil Davidson,
"Vinson Hall, Fulton Thomasson, p.
A. Mauney, James Evans, Frank
Flower bearers were; Miss Annie
Lou Keei'ani, Miss Pauline Kissel
bur^, Miss Frilby Glenn, Mrs. How
ard Hickey, Mrs. Paul iovlngood,
Mrs. Edith Evans, Mrs. Alice Dock
er?'. Mrs. Ben Mintz, Mrs. Iduma
Baity and Mrs. P. A. Arrowood.
Navy To Interview
Chief Signalman c. J. Rhinehardt
??"d Yoeman W. W. Blanton of the
U. S. Navy Recruiting service, will
again be in this section next week
ior tha purpose of interview pros
pective applicants for the u. S. Navy,
Navy Reserve, Navy Air Corps, and
Navy Construction companies.
The stations to be set up by the
recruiters include Murphy at the
Court House on May 18 and 19.
Rhinehardt has announced that
(hero are many openings for men
from all walks of life at the present
?me in the Navy. There are still
Mme openings for men in rated posi
tions and young men are desired to
start their 'raining as Apprentice
Seamen either in the regular Navy
or in the Navy Reserve. However,
the age limits for enlistment in the
avy are from 17 to 49 years, and
harried men are acceptable for en
listment If their wife grants consent.
This enables many men heretofore
?"eligible to enlist now. I
p.^ Navy's training of men.
Winehartt announces, Is broad, cov
ering many specialized trades and
" There ve no finer schools
tha maintained by
m'^J'avy fOT ?> training of Its
embers. Aii persons interested In
wen-rou?<k i, expensive training
a*- to sce recruiter! at
weir temporary stations.
Rptfist ration For
Held This Week
I Ti^iy fiud.- lilt* raiivizmt;
ov<t 17 Eastern slates and the Dis
trict of Columbia going into effect.
Also affected ;s the city of Bristol
Tennessee through whose main
street the line dividing Virginia and
Registration for Cherokee Coun
ty w?-re conducted in the various
elementary schools throughout the
j county. Several of the local teach
ers and townspeople gave their ser
vices as registrars.
According to word received from
th estate administrator, those per
sons in this vicinity who now hold a
B-3 card which they b< lieve will give
them an insufficient amount of iras
i oline for their needs may apply at
! the county administrator's office .'or
. Form OP A R-512. When this form
is filled out. the county a.'jar.inLstra
tor will give another card which
will provide for additional gasoline
if the administrator finds the appii
! cant is justified in asking fo raddi
tional gasoline, a special call to
Raleigh brought this information on
Wednesday after many people who
fall in this group received their
cards. Those who are classed in this
group consist for the most part of
car owners who use their automo
biles in transporting fellow workers
from home to work and back.
Appeal Made to Take
First Aid Instructions
Mr. Earnest Nutting, Chairman of
thu Murphy Red Cross, is making an
earnest appeal to the men a?d wom
en in Cherokee County to ti<ke the
instructions now being given in first
j The importance of these class' s,
i Mr. Nutting pleads, cannot be stress
ed too strongly as the possibility of
| an emergency may face us any mom
i e"t and every effort should be made
| now to meet these needs in order
| that we may be prepared.
I Classes are held at (light for men.
under the leadership of Alden Cook.
I in the school building, afternoon
! classes under leadership of Miss
i Dora Ruth Parks and Mrs. Julian
1 Fitzer.' and Mrs. T. A. Case instructs
; ;n the afternoons at the club rooms.
Workers are urged to register for
, these classes with Miss Hattie Pal
mer at the Town Hall.
Sunday School Rooms
Being Built At Marble
The basement of the Marble Bap
' tist Church is being made into Sun
day school rooms, and a concrete
floor is being put down.
This was necessary to take care of
a growing Sunday School, and was
made possible by a cash gift from
the local Home Demonstration Club
of more'than One Hundred Dollars.
The Stone for the concrete work
i was donated, and the use of the Con
crete Mixer was also donated. Much
free labor is also being used In the
Improvements being made.
When completed the addition will
trive adequate class rooms for the
present needs of the Sunda7 School.
The Concrete work is under the
Supervision of W. R. Dockery, of
COUNTY - WIDE
BOND DRIVE IS
Quota of $29,100 Set
For Crmnty: Forsvth.
Whitaker in Charge
i ~ drive to wl! w?r
j o nd: and war savings stamps which
I smarted ihrou^-hout the County last
. Monday will continue for several
\ day.-, or until "S.ile- reach th? top**.
A..i: u ^oai of approximately
$30,000 sought lor this period ? very
j *??>_?- ?rar^er in n* Coum? ?, il ?*?
| seen personally, if humanLv possible.
Prank Forsyth, .7 Murphy 1.- in
charge of the drive Ui the lower cad
of the County. Bill Whitaker. o!
! Andrews, is in charge of the upper
j end Both arp aided by a score or
1 more of lieutenants, both men and
Mr. Whitaker. reports his lieuten
ants have exceeded their quota and
are still going strong. The response
from this end of the County is anti
cipated to meet with the same en
Signing of pledge cards is purely
voluntary, and the amount pledged
will be kept confidential.
Approximately fifty volunteer
minute men are canvassing th"
The campaign is based on faith in
America ? faith that our citizens are
eager for a chance to help defend
our freedom and confidence and
faith that they will win Everyone
agrees that 110 persona' need or want
must interfere with victory: that all
Americans must pitch in to help in
every way they can. Buying defense
fconds and stamps is the one way in
which each of us can do our p.;rt.
Let us all have a pari in 'his crive!
Mr. Forsyth says, as the Scout
goes to press that he has no compil
ed returns to report, but that he wil1
b<< in a position to give results in
detail possibly next week.
Let's all work for this noble cause!
Three Men Held On
Three men wl-.o :>aid they were
from Tulsa, Okla.. and who gave
! their names as Charlie Rust. Ray
I mond Cates, and Orel Thornton are
being held in connection with the
j alleged robbery of a cigarette-vend
I ing machine in the Murphy cafe
Monday night between U and 12
| Murphy police officers said the
I three men went tj the cafe, unlock -
j(d the vending m:irh ne , nd 'ook
i about $12 from it and left the place
bcfoie they were noticed in time fo.'
someone to attempt tc stop them
Mrs. Harold Hatcliett. wife of th-i
operator of the cafe, ran after the
men, officers said, grabbed one.
j Rust, and held him untj a policeman
Cates and Thornton, police said,
got in a car and went, to Andrews
where Frank Cntivfoid, a Murphv
policeman, who chased them, placed
them under arrest and brought them
back to Murphy.
At a preliminary hearing Tuesday
afternoon before Mayor E. L. Shields,
the three men were bound over to
the next term of superior court here j
and bond placed at $1,000 each. They j
had not post"d bond Tuesday.
Roadside Market Is
Operated in Cherokee
The roadside market, which was
operated by the home demonstra
tion club women of Cherokee county
last summer, was opened during the I
month of April with success. The I
market opens every Saturday morn- |
ing at 9 o'clock and remains open
until 2 o'clock. Sales during April
amounted to 129.08.
Victor C. Olmsted,
Publisher Ot Scout,
Died Saturday A. M.
Available to Men
In Armed Forces
I rtj 'iiiaiiiied vours m tne Army.
' Navy, Marines or other branches of
j Uncle Sam's (illume forces wishing
i to vntr In t h< coming primarv. May
30. must apply for Absentee ballot.
Mr. A. W Mclver. Chairman of th?'
Board cf EUcctior-s says. To comply
with 1U41 law it is necessary that
those wishing to vote shosild apply
to Mr. Mclver immediately. Just
address him Murphy and you will re
ceive the n?c<-ssary application and
Following i- Mr. Mclver's offical
Under the Primary Absentee Bal
lot Law of 1941. any person who is
a registered qualified voter, serving
in the United States military, naval
? other aimed forces may vote in
the primary. May 30th.
Application may be made any time
befor>' the primary, and must be
mad'- in writing, and may be made
on a form supplied by the Chairman
of the County Board of Elections.
Applications must be made by the
voter himself, or can be mad'' and
signed for. by any member of his
immediate family? (wife. parent,
brother, sister or child). The appli
; cation must be delivered to the
Chairman of the Boiird of Elections,
upon receipt of which the Chairman
mails the proper ballots with in
structions to the voter.
League Opens Sunday
The recently formed Smoky
| Mountain Baseball League opens its
, 1942 season Sunday with three
1 doublehca'ders for the fans, one each
:i Isabella. Haysville and Flank -
? 1 in. Murphy travels to Isabella, Bry
?on Ci'.y to Iiaytsvllle. and Chero
kee's Braves invade Franklin. Sec
ond round games on the following
Sundi'.v will find Franklin at Mur
I :..?Lc;:a al Brysen City, and
! H.iy sville at Cherokee.
T1-.'- league will have a sp'.it sea
: son with the first half ending on
| June 14 and the second half on July
j 26. The winners will then clash in a
? itle s rie.- with a cash j>: l/.e going
j to the series' victor.
I The Murphy nine will suifer from i
| a lack of practice in its initial en- ;
j counter against the defending chain- ]
; pions of Isabella. Only three prac - 1
i i ice sessions have been held and
j som<' of tho boys have been hand.-;
rapped by working hours. However,
| the locals should be in fair shape for
. the home opener ou May 24 when
! he Franklin nine comes to town. |
Several new faces will show be
fore the local fans this set son along'
with a few familiar ones. Return
ing from last year's team are ?itzer,
Crawford. Wells, Townson. ana Mc
lver. and possibly Harley Btrton
who is now working at Fontana *>ut
who may be able to play. New fates
include Palmer, a catcher. Ruel
PaSrker. Roy Tatham, and Donald
Anderson of Andrews, and "Bear"
Palmer of Murphy, an infielder. Ef
forts are being made to contact
Candler Nations, a winning pitchcr
of two seasons back who Is reported
to be working near Hayeaville. Leon
McDonald will probably join the
hurling staff when school is out at
Mars Hill College.
Last Rites Held From
Episcopal Church In
V iv i or C Olmsted. .">3. veteran
I newspax>ermai of Mu?phv i))m| . .n~
ly Sana day morning it? P*?tric hos
pital here following an illness of
several days due to pneumonia.
Mi'- OiITiatrd A t wv bom ic WiteiiiUlK
to?. D. C . a?d was educated at the
Tennesse* Military mstitut' the
Blackstone Military academy iu
Pennsylvania, and Cornell univer
He engaged in newspaper work. 32
years holding positions in Washing
ton. Philadelphia, New York, and
Bought Paper In 1939
He purchased The Cherokee Scout
weekly newspaper here, from L. A.
L?'e in 1939. He edited and publish
ed The Scout until his last illness.
Mr. Olmsted served in the intel
ligence department in World War
No. 1. He was a Mason and a mem
ber of the chamber of commerce.
In 193C Mr. Olmsted was marrie t
I to Miss Nesfield Holmes, of Wilm
ington. N. C. Surviving ar? the
j widow and thre. children by a form
er marriage : Mrs. Virginia Athey,
Hugo and Flueraoy Olmsted. Also
surviving are one sister, Mrs Myrtle
Olmsted McMa.ion. of Clarendon.
Va.: two aunts. Mrs. Bir?i Adims. of
Brrsstown, and Mrs. Mary Hicks, of
Sweetwater, Tenn.. and several
He was the grandson of Dr. John
W. Pat ton native of Murphy.
I Funeral services were held Sun
Iday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the
Episcopal Church of the Messiah
| with the Rev. Grant Folmsbee offi
! dating. Burial was in the old
Methodist cemetery with the Town
j son funeral home in charge.
List Of Pailbearers
, Active pallbearers were: Roy Cook,
Dr. M. P. Whichard. Walter Mauney,
Frederick Adams. Percy B Ferebee,
Fred Christopher. R. G. Alexander,
II. G Elkins. and Frank Forsyth.
Honorarj pallbearers were: Dr.
: B W. Whitfield. I>: B B Meroney,
| Leonard West. E O Christopher, J.
j W. Franklin Joe E. Ray. Winslow
| Mclver. D. M. Ret se. Puller Cole
j man. J. C. Townson. L. L. Mason,
C. L. Alverson. J. B Gray. Dr F. V.
Taylor. Carl Stansill. Burton Corn
well. Perley Mauney, the Rev. A. B.
Cash, the Rev. C B Newton, b. G.
i Brumby. T J. Mauney. Dr. S. C.
' Heigh way. Julia Pitzer. Paul Owen
by. Richard Meroney and Duke
L. Donaldson Former
Cherokee Man Killed
Lester Donaldson, former Chero
kee County man was killed In Cro
wn. Texas, last week when a cy
elone swept the town, only fraga
ments of his home and other tall
buildings were left.
Mr. Donaldson, was 62 years of
age. son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip
Donaldson, of near Andrews, was
born and reared in Western North
Whe" a young man he moved to
Crowell. Texas, there he met and
marri' d Miss Cora Russell.
Surviving the widow, Mrs. Cora
Russell Donaldson. Pour children.
Mrs. Virgil Ferguson. Mrs. Mildred,
Mrs. Johnny Dressback. and Lola
Mae Donaldson all of Texas. One
sister. Mrs. Ada Martin, of Murphy,
Two brothers. Will Donaldson ' of
Andrews. John Donaldson of Doyles