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VOL. 53. ? No. 43.
Ml'KPHY. NOKTII CAROLINA
LARVAE AND POTENTIALLY RICH TERRITORY
III! RS|>AY. >I\Y SI, 19?.
5c C OPY? $1.50 PER YKAH
NO MOKE DAMS
SAYS TVA REPORT.
Rumors Are Groundless
According to General
B. MSi-: >wn. May 18 ?pociaI>. ?
A.iihe'nic word from TVA Hoad
iias U- ? : . recived h* re til at
there will be no mor* ci.tir.- con
structed . " the Hiw.ssee River
r. v?- the Hi'.vass- ?. Dam. nr.- word
lomi's d'spitc pci'Mstcnt demoralis
ing rumor* to the effect that a dam
pro-spcci at one of two likely
ruts b? twevii Murphy and Brass
! vn. many of the rumors allegedly
on word from official quar
T.se Brass town Blotter, periodica!
I ;olished by the Campbell Folk
sssssi her", that il has re
cently received from the General
Manager of the Authority, Mr. Gor
don R. Clapp. information vital to
the people of this section to be fea
tured in the coming June Blotter.
Mr. Clapp writes in answer to a
letter from Harry Cary, Blotter edi
tor, in which Cary said "word from
TVA headquarters is needed to
counteract demoralizing rumors re
garding a dam which many here are
still i umoring will surely drown out
Mr. Clapp says: "We are sorry to
hear that rumors have again arisen
that TVA will construct a dam above
Murphy, N. C., which will flood the
"We can only reassure you, as we
did in our letters of May 19, 1941,
and September 26. 1941, to Mrs.
Campbell (Director of the Polk
School), tha tthe Authority plans no
dam above Murphy and that the
rumors are without foundation. Per
haps it would be of assistance in dis
pelling the rumors if we pointed out
that the construction of Chatuge
Dam, on the Hiwassee River above
Brass town, and of Nottely Dam. on
the Nottely River, have provided all
the storage capacity practicable for
the development of power on the
Hiwassee River system at Hiwassee
Dam and above.
"Thank you for sending us the
copy of the Brass town Blotter. We
trust that with the above informa
tion you will be able to set the minds
of your readers at rest concerning
the rumors of a new dam. Please
let us know if we can be of further
assistance ? May 9, 1942."
Navy Now Organizing
A Volunteer Navy Recruiter Corps,
composed entirely of patriotic civil
ians, is being organized throughout
North Carolina, Lit. Charles B.
Neely, officer-in-charge of Navy re- ]
cruiting for North Carolina, an-j
The VNR Corp3 is designed to j
bring the attention of qualified men j
and youths to the completely volun- i
tary program of the Navy and the j
opportunities the Navy offers them j
lor serving their country.
Civic clubs, othei^ organized !
groups and individual citizens desir- i
ing to render a real service to their j
country are being contacted as lead- I
ers of the VNRC In their communl- 1
ties. To each member will be issued j
an attractive honorary J avy Re
cruiter Certificate. Also. e\ery mem- !
ber will be furnished with a brief
statement of Navy recrui' ng policy
and a pamphlet iescribin thj var
ious tyseppes of vocations training
that are available.
Applications for membership
should be addressed to Lt. Charier.
B. Neely, Navy Recruiting Station.
Raleigh, N. C. When applying,
each person should give his name,
mailing address and the county In
which he lives. Membership Is open
to both men and women.
Peopfe, Spots in Ti-<o N*ws
si.AP DOWN i A ?* ? Members of a US.
Navy anti-aircraft machine gun battery
are shown still at battle stations after
repelling Jap bomber which attempted
suicide plunge into their warship, (of
ficial U. S. Navy Photo.)
NAMED QUEEN? Here
is Miss Lois James, who
was chosen as "Miss
ForeignTrade," in prep
aration for celebration
of Foreign Trade Week
which starts at Los An
geles. May 17. ?
ROUNDUP NEEDED? This young mountain of scrap rubber at
B. F. Goodrich plant in Akron may look big, but John L. Collyer,
company president, warned that total scrap receipts first two
months of 1942 amounted to only 50 per cent ol industry's reclaim
ing cap?cltir,jujd said a "rubber roundup" in every community it
Brother of Mrs. Gray
Passes in Asheville
After an illness of several months
Mr. T. A. May, brother of Mrs. J. B.
Gray died in St. Joseph's Hospital
Wednesday, in Asheville.
Mrs. Gray was called to her broth
er's bedside Tuesday morning and
remained with him until the end.
Mr. Miay is survived by. besides his
sister, Mrs. Gray: his widow, who be
fore her marriage was Miss Nora
Hurst, of Franklin; one daughter,
Emma Jane: one son, J. w ; and
three other sisters.
Funeral services will be held at his
home at 3 P. M. in Flats, Macon
Miss Posey Receives
Degree in Education
Mist Sara Ruth rose;.', daughter
of Mrs. Willabelle Posey, was amotif
80 who received diplomas at Ashe
ville College Wednesday morning.
Miss Posey received the degree of
Bachelor of Science in Eudcation.
Miss Posey was employed in the
Citizen's Bank and Trust Company
at Murphy for a number of years af
ter completing three years of her
college course. Last fall She return
ed to Asheville College to complete
the work for her degree.
Miss Posey plans to attend summer
school in order to qualify for a cer
tificate in commercial work in the
Approximately 15.3 miles of ter
races were staked for Edgecombe
Count;- farmers In the fal lof 1JH1
and the spring of 1942. says J. C.
Powell, count7 farm agent.
Hooper Pleads Guilty
To Starting Fire
On May 2, 1942, officials of the
N'auuhaia National Forest charged
Wood row Hooper, in Justice of Peace t
W. J. Winchester's Court at Hayes
vi!l<\ N. C.. with bei"E the cause of a
forest fire which broke out in the
Shooting Creek section of Clay
County on April 30. This fire, ac
! cording to the charge, was started
by Hooper in his field. The fire got
beyond his control, burned over other
private interests, burned into lands
of the Andrews Hardwood Company
now optioned to the United States,
ind wa.i slopped late in the night by
r. local crew at Government expense.
Wcodrow Hooper pie.vd cuilty to
i'lcgally starting s fire o'- his lands
*;r'.i3u: a permit r.tid to ai .owing this
fire to get beyond his control.
Justice Winchester ruled the de
fendant guilty of violation of Forest
Fire Laws of North Carolina (Section
4311 and 4311al. The defendant was
fined $10.00 plus $2.50 court costs.
Justice Winchester warned the de
fendant that his court held no sym
pathy for careless violators of the
The Safety Division of the North
Carolina Highway Patrol announces
the revocation of several operator's
licenses in and around Cherokee
County. All of the revocations are
for diunken driving.
The following were among those
listed fo rthe state : Frank KUpa trick
of Marble: Lee H. Morlson of Cop
perhill. Tenn .: Em est Anson Qulnn
of Murphy: Tom Swinbum of And
rews: Waytir Wilson of Aquone.
Officers Renamed n\
? ho i : k?-. County 1> moc ratio
I :> art ?: . annua: convene ?? last
A; ; >ame lino ! ,? Executive '
( inni.t <? : t:i?- party mi; .,nd re
H A. Ma; tox continues as
K" ? Mi Mr.- C. \V Cov."
^ ? ? Andrews *tv Vice-Cn tirmftn
P' irlv Armnrnnn - - m . .
Baptist S. S. Meet
To Be Held At
Tho Wewem North Carolina Bap
I list Sunday School Convention will
| m* <n wu:. Tomt'tJa Bap: at Church
I Sunday May 24th 2:30
Each Sunday Sr hooi 11 ? Assoc i
j alion is - ? c: t M nci .? :?u*pf del*
The Following Program will be
Devotional V. M. West.
Roll Ca:; of Sunday Schools and
Round Table Discussion on Vaca
tion Bible Schools.
Talk? Rev. Robert Barker.
Murphy Schools Get
The regional office of the Federal
Works Agency has approved the a
ward of four contracts for classroom
equipment costing $1,998 for schools
at Murphy in Cherokee County, N.
C.. C. L. Vickers, regional engineer of
the Federal Works Agency, announc
Firms receiving contracts were :
Universal School Equipment Com
pany, Raleigh, N. C.. chairs and
tables. $605: Southeastern Equip
ment Company. Siler City. N. C..
desks, folding chairs, stool, kitchen
and cafeteria tables. $1,266.98; Atlas
Supply Company, Winston Salem. N.
C.. wall fountains, $93.44; West Dur
ham Lumber Company, Durham, N,
C.. wall board. $32.93.
The influx of workers employed in
the construction of four hydroelect
ric power dams in the vicinity of
Murphy has brought a large increase
in the public scliool enrollment, and '
additional equipment was needed to j
accomodate the pupils. The cost will |
be met by a Federal grant of $2,000. j
Charlie Morrow of
PosteJI Dies Sunday
Charlie Carpenter Morrow of Pos
tell died Sunday at his home after a
lingering illness of many months.
Tho funeral was held Monday at
3 o?<"'iek at the Three Witt Ceme
tery near Turtletown. Tonn , with
the Reverend Tom Truett officiat
Surviving are his widow and one
so". Harold, both of Postell.
The Ivic Funeral Home of Murphy
was In charge of funeral arrange
Soldier Son's Plans
Include His Father
Lewin Little, who enlisted in the
U. S. Navy two years ago. Culberson,
Rt. 1. writes his father E. L. Little,
that he is well and enjoyed seeing
the outside world.
Lcwln urges his father to keep
well as he wants to have him visit
him in New York this summer and
tells him he thinks he -will find the
way people live in New York Is some
what different from In Cherokee
COUNTY GO TO
Farewell Parly Plans
Withdrawn Because of
Mlvnn Cm C_L. I--1
- ? ? f . ? ? wuvuuir
Murphy uiifl tlio
Irev ii , plan
lor 'i ? men
uii1 to a mlsun
1 ' '''i1 iiiy and
' louiiif the
TCHW tin- men
:er developed. ihi \ were
th Asroville which put
:k ? ? U'.e rouse, Su: not
ia:. farewell te th eboys.
Tin follo-.vini. men left by ,-pcial bus
at ":00 A. M. for Fori Jackson, s. c.:
B'.vttnl. Rii >' Culberson.
K:.. ,?n. Lomni Lester. Murphy
| JuiiiiMiii, Andrew Jackson. Hi No.
: - Murphy.
Coleman. William .Stanley, Unaka.
Stil'i s. Ralph. Ri No. 3. Murphy.
Elliott. Samuel Carl, Rt. No. 2,
Breedlove, Troy Elnn-r, R! No. 1,
( Morrow. Clt-.renee David. Hiwussee
j Dam. N. C.
Pullium, Richard Lee. Andrews,
Rt. No. 1.
Sudderth. Ralph. Rt. No. 1. Mur
L^dford. Arnold David, Andrews.
Garrett, Prank Lewis, Grandview,
Roberson. Kenneth Emaujel,
i Bruce. Marion Garfield. Culberson.
Suit. John Rastus, Murphy.
Bobo. Silas Newell. Jr., Murpihy.
Cole Leonard Edward. Una lea.
Gladson, Carl Eniory. Culberson.
Brannon, Andrew Jack. Unaka.
Conley. John Edgar. Andrews.
Carroll. Howard Talc, Murphy
Tatham, Henry Edward, Andrews.
Gibby. Boyd, Andrews.
Harper, John Arvel, Tomotla.
Kirkland, Tom. Murphy.
Rogers. Andy. Murphy.
Abernathy Jacob Luther. Murphy.
Garren. Fred Lee. Murphy.
Brown, Clyde Lee, Murphy.
South Leads Nation
In 1941. the Southern States
planted 52 Vi million young pines
and hardwoods to reforest denuded
privately owned lands. This is near
ly 54 percent of the total number so
utilized in the entire country. Geor
gia led all the States with nearly
10 4 million , Mississippi was second
with 9.8 million, and South Carolina
wa sthird with nearly 9.7 million.
The above figures include only dis
tribution by the States in coopera
tion with the federal government, un
der the provisions of the Clarke-Mc
Nary and Norris-Doxe.v Acts. Many
millions of young trees were also
planted in the South by such federal
agencies as the u. S. Forest Service,
the Coil Conservation Service, and
the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Over half the land of the South
has been found by farmers to be
better suited to tree crops than to
other crops. Fortunately, trees grow
faster in the South than in any
equally large area elsewhere in the
United States. Given protection
from forest fires an dprovided plenty
of seed trees are left. Southern wood
lands will restock to young trees
without much help from man. Mean
while. planting would bo required
only on woodland areas already
stripped of desirable trees.
Five 4-H Club sheep projects have
been started in Greene County, re
ports J. W. Grant, assistant farm
agent of the State College Rjctcrwlon