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Oar Aim: ? /\ dciici Murphy A Finer County +?????????????????? U/iu miuun> ST THE LEADING WEEKLY NEWSPAPER IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA. COVERING A Dedicated T o Service For Progress 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 ABOVE MURPHY SAYS TVA REPORT. Rumors Are Groundless According to General Manager Clapp 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 ts rs. 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 i.his section." 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 Brastsown area. "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 Volunteer Corps 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 nouncej today. 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 Cquntv, today. 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 high school. o TERRACES 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 law. Licenses Revoked 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\ Democrat Convention ? ho i : k?-. County 1> moc ratio I :> art ?: . annua: convene ?? last lions... 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 Tomotla Sunday 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 I o'clock. Each Sunday Sr hooi 11 ? Assoc i j alion is - ? c: t M nci .? :?u*pf del* nation. The Following Program will be given: Congregational Sing.ng. Devotional V. M. West. Roll Ca:; of Sunday Schools and Reports. Special Music. Round Table Discussion on Vaca tion Bible Schools. Special Music. Talk? Rev. Robert Barker. Song. Adjournment. o Murphy Schools Get New Equipment 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 ed today. 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 0 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 ing. Surviving are his widow and one so". Harold, both of Postell. The Ivic Funeral Home of Murphy was In charge of funeral arrange ments. o 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 DRAFTEES FROM COUNTY GO TO FORT JACKSON 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 Anderson, :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, Murphy. Breedlove, Troy Elnn-r, R! No. 1, | Murphy ( Morrow. Clt-.renee David. Hiwussee j Dam. N. C. Pullium, Richard Lee. Andrews, Rt. No. 1. Sudderth. Ralph. Rt. No. 1. Mur phy. L^dford. Arnold David, Andrews. Garrett, Prank Lewis, Grandview, Roberson. Kenneth Emaujel, Ranger. 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. o South Leads Nation In Reforestation 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. SUET 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 Service.