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vol 51 ? No. 3
Return To Army
Center This Week
Men Accepted July 25
Return For Active
Twenty-seven men who were sent
to Fort Jackson. S. C.. on July 25,
and who were accepted and given a
two weeks' furlough in which to re
turn hranc before taking up active
military duty, were returned to the
arm;, center at Fort Jackson first
of this week.
The following men left Murphy
early Tuesday morning by special
Acting Corporal Homer C. Hughes.
Privates Jan.rs E. Pullium, James
V. Palmer. Floyd Adams. Gain
Coffey, Eugene E. Lovingood, Harold
J. Mason. Clyde W. Gladson. Charles
A. Frankum. Joseph E. Cathey,
Charlie L. Luther. Boone Bryson.
Chess Bell. Bill F. Walls, Avery M.
Totherow. George W. Huskins. Troy
L. Ledford, Clarence B Green. Giles
V. Luther. Eugene C. Hickey, John
H. .Anderson, Sylvester Woody, Bass
Stiles and Henry W. Miller.
The following left Murphy for
Fort Jackson Wednesday morning:
Acting Corporal Mark H. Elliott;
Pvt. Robert H. Garrett, and Pvt.
Homer H. LunsTord
Ten Cherokee County
Boys Enlist In Navy
Enlistments in the United States
Navy for the state of North Carolina
during the month of July were
greater than ever in history, it was
Cherokee County definitely con
tributed to this great record break
ing event. Chief W. S. Baskerville,
Jr., of the Asheville recruiting office,
Chief Baskerville stated that the
following men were among those ac
cepted by the Asheville office last
month: Quenin V. Lovingood, son
of John Lovingood, Grandview;
Howard Luther Taylor, of Letitia;
James Howard Herbert, son of Will
jam M. Herbert. Murphy: Ben Henry
Robinson, son of Jim Robinson, of
Andrews: Seth Junior Gibson, son
of Seth Washington Gibson, of An
drews: William Ray Martin, son of
Weldon R. Martin, of Andrews: Wil
burn Waldon Piercy. son of Sidney
Piercy, of Andrews: Fred Olen Pal
mer, son of William Thomas Palmer,
of Andrews: Jewell James Taylor,
son of John Oscar Patton Taylor, of
Letitia: and Marvin William Ram
sey. son of John Martin Ramsey, of
Winfred Mashburn Dies
From Injuries In Fall
From Auto Sunday
Winfred Mashburn. 16. son of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Mashburn, of the
Culberson section, died Sunday
night in Petrie Hospital of a frac
tured skull sustained when he fell
off the running board of an auto
mobile driven by Roy Raper, of
Murphy. The accident happened
around 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
Funeral services were held Tues
day morning at 10 o'clock, at Mt.
Carmel Baptist church in Oak Park,
?with the Rev. Fred Stiles officiating.
Interment was in the church yard
Pallbearers were : Tom Raper,
Wayne Robinson. Porter Lloyd, Mc
Clure Ray Hyatt. Hird Bevens.
Ho is survived by his parents, five
brothers. Fred, Claude. Jack. Ed and
Floyd: three sisters. Jessie. Lethia
i-n<1 Myrtle Mashburn.
Ivie Funeral Home had charge of
At Daytona Beach
New: was, received in Murpliy
early Wednesday that Mrs Neva
Holt, who is now m Daytona Beach.
Florida, must undergo an operation
( lor appendicitis in an acute form
j The Scout was unable to get any
I further details oeyond the fact that
line operation was to be in tne> |
' Florida city.
Mayor Urges Support
For Scrap Drive In
| Cherokee County
| Urging even? man. womun and
? child in Murphy to hasten the day
I of victory by salvaging needed scrap
I materials. Mayor F. L. Shields today
pledged fuli support to the local sal
"By turning over to the Salvage
Committee- of Murphy every avail
able pound of old materials we all
can make a direct and helplul con
tribution to our national victory ef
"Evc-y 50 pounds of steel means
another 105 mm. shell: a d iscarded
doomot will help make dozens of
cartridge cases; 25 tons of steel will
make anothe rtank
"I call upon every resident to
search his home carefully from cel
lar to attic, looking for scrap iron
and steel, brass, zinc, aluminum,
rubber, rope, burlap. Every one of
these materials is needed today toy
American industry for manufacture
into weapons and equipment for oar
"There are many tons of valuable
scrap in Murphy. We must collect
every pound of it and see that it
gets into America's war plants. Our
steel mills .tank factories, shipyards,
airplane plants and other war in
dustries are already exceeding their
former production records. We can
help them attain even higher pro
duction by sending them all' the
scrap materials we can find.
"As you search for scrap in your
own home, remember that the scrap
you are looking for will give our
armed forces more weapons to win
a quicker victory," Mayor Shields
County Schools Set
To Open August 27
Announcement was made this
week by Lloyd Hendrix. county
superintendent of schools, that all
schools in the Cherokee county unit
will open for the fall session on
Mr. Hendrix stated that there are
still a number of vacancies existing
on the faculty but it was thought
that most of these would be filled
before the opening date.
Sixty-two teachers have been al
lotted. with one additional teacher
for the Hiwassee Dam high school,
making a total of five teachers for
this school. Grades one through 12
will be taught in the Hiwassee Dam
school, which wn recently placed
upon the accredited list.
Moss And Cagle Given
10 To 15 Years For
Robbing Marble Woman
A case in which much interest
was manifest was tried in Superior
Court here Tuesday. The case was
that involving Esco Moss. 38, and
Bobby Cagle. 23. both of Marble,
who were convicted of armed rob
bery and sentenced by Judge Don
Phillips to serve not less than ten
nor more than 15 years in the State
The two men were charged with
entering the home of Mrs. LiHJe
Wiggins of Marble, and robbing the
woman of a small sum of mosey
early In July.
Here Is How You Can1
Help Win The War
What Tti Save And Give
Sirup Metal, such as Md strves
r.idiaiors, ? ool.s , to:;s. iti-tal bads. '
? cooking utensils. Lire drains, rods, j
j battrries furnacc grates, pipes of i
lall kinds lighting fixJures. irons,
lucill cluht bautf. "nf
bulks, e.'ectric cores, vacuum
cluaner parts a-iything metal,
j B.igs. Manila Rope, Burlap
i Bups c?st-oir clotting, jnder- j
wear. stockings, dust clotln wool- !
ens draperies. bed Jinens. mat- !
t rases rugs, carpets etc Manila
rope regardless of -condition and
ohi buribp bag&
C ld Rubber o.' all sorte Take
another look arouirt the place
and pick it up aloni; the side ol
the road That old tire \uu are
usiirg for .i swing fut the kids
ll?w Tu Turn In Your 3unk
j Tkke your scrips uf all sorts to
the nearest filling station. If
' then ar? picccs coo he a* y to
move -ask your nearest filling
! station for help- tne.se boys are
doing a gnat work. They'll help
If you wish to sell instead of
contribute, take your strap ti the
nearest junk dealer.
NOT NEEDED- Waste paper,
razor blades. Put your tin cant in
For further information caJl
Hrwassee Dam High
School Is Given
Class A Rating
B. R. Carroll, principal of the
Hiwassee Dam high school, has an
nounced that the school has been
placed upon the acredited list in
Group II. Class A.
Mr. Carroll is due much credit for
the new rating for the school, as in
one year's time he brought the
school from a non-rated high school
to the accredited list in a very high
bracket. Mr. Carroll has received a
letter from J. Henry Highsmith. Di
rector Division of Instructional
Service, congratulating him on his
work. A copy of Mr. Highsmith's
State of North Carolina
Superintendent of Public
July 28. 1942.
Principal B. R. Carroll
Hiwassee Dam High School
Hiwassee Dam. N. C.
Dear Mr. Carroll:
The report of the Hiwassee Dam
High School for the session of 1941
1942 lias been checked and I find
that the requirements for accredit
ment. have been met. I take pleasure
in informing you, therefore, that
>our high school has been placed
upon the accredited list in Group II.
I wish to congratulate you upon I
this achievement and to commend j
every person who had any part in I
this enterprise. It means a more
adequate educational opportunity
for the boys and girls in your com
With all good wishes. I am
J. Henry Highsmith. Director
Division of Instructional
Local Postoffice Secures
V-Mail Stationery For
Writing Service Men
The Murphy post office has re
ceived a limited supply of V-Mail
Stationery, according to Postmaster
Howard Moody. This stationery has
been designed especially by the Post
Office Department and the Army to
te used for writing service men, who
are in service outside at the con
tinental United States.
Bond Sales For Murphy
Total $13,500 For July
Sale o- War Bonds in Murphy
reached a totaJ ol SI 3.500 lor th?
month of July. Postmaster Harold
Moody of the Murphy office, an
nounced here Wednesday. This was |
a substantia) ;ncr? as* over the June j
sales whirl* f ntvd tc *9.^5C.
Blackouts Are Termed
Satisfactory By Air
Raid Wardens Here
The terror of the blackout is be
ginning tc lose its hold on the citi
| zcnry o! Murphy as has been demon- !
; st rated till past week. Tile city had |
| it* secomi blackout last Friday
night, and was almost 100 per cent
i effective according to air raid war
I dens, onb a leu lights showing in ;
! various places immediately after the ;
?warning s.gnals were given. These |
j lights were quickly extinguished
? when attention was called to them.,
On Monday night the city of
Murphy ar*d Cherokee county parti
i cipated in' the blackout test of the
effectiveness of the civilian defense
oiganizations throughout the 19
counties in the Western North Caro
iina air raid district. Tne rapidity
with which lights were extinguished
when the signals were gnen proved
highly gratifying, officials reported.
Civilian defense workers, augment
ted by the lt?cal Boy Sccnit Troop,
cooperated in a splendid manner,
"every man was at his post" air raid
Counties participating in the t*?st
Monday night were: Watauga. Mc
Dowell. Polk. Mitchell. Henderson.
Haywood. Transylvania. Jackson.
Buncombe. Macon. Madison. Swain.
Yancey, Graham. Clay Cherokee,
and parts of Caldwell, Burke and
Allotted Four New
Tires For Month
North Carolina's tire arid tube
quotas has been announced by the
The state will get a total of 2.624
new tires. 8.493 recaps, and 5.939
new tubes for passenger vehicles.
Trucks, buses, farm equipment and
such will receive 8.708 new tires.
10 76ft rpr-aps and 10 072 new tljhec
As a whole. North Carolina receiv
ed a larger quota in all classifica
tions for August than July.
The quotas for Cherokee county,
as released by OPA follows:
Passenger cars: New tires. 4: re
capped tires. 23: new tubes, 17.
Trucks, busses, farm tractors, etc.:
New tires 35: recapped tires. 44: new
Wage Earners May
File Claims With
S. S. Board August 19
A representative of the Asheville
field office of the Social Security
Board will be at the Post Office. An
drews. on Wednesday. August 19. at
9:00 A M. E. W. T.: Court Room,
City Hall. Murphy, on Wednesday.
August 19. at 3:00 P. M. E. W. T.
Wage earners who have worked in
a job covered by the Social Security
Act since December 31, 1936, and
have attained age 65. may be eligible
to file claim for themselves, their
wives, or minor children, whether
they have an account number or not.
Surviving relatives of deceased
workers, such as widows, children, or
parents, or if none of the above,
persons who have paid funeral ex
penses. may be eligible to file claim.
In addition, persons who have
need of social security accojrit num
bers or other information pertaining
to the Act are invited to meet this
representative at the time and place
Drown In Kiver
Runs Into River After
Wrecks Car Found
lshum E Baugh. 21 of Englewood,
T< nn *iu- drowned jn Hiwassee
r;w : n<- : Shields Service Station at
Id 20 Tuesday night. The tragedy
'?ecurred aft er Police Officer Frank
Crawford, who was driving aiong the
road, carre upon ine Baug auto
overturned ne.ir 'he service station.
Officer Crawford stopped and got
out to make an investigation when
Baugh was obesrved running aw-.iy
from the scene of the overturned
ear. Officer Crawford c.illed to the
fleeing man to wait as he wanted to
<iuestion him about the cause of the
wreck The man did not heed the
I call but continued to run and -with
in a very short time his cries for
help were heard from midstream of
Hiwassee river, but as no boat was
l.,\ndy the yountr man had disap
lK-ared from sight w'rn he finally
found help After several hours of
search by boat and dragnet the body
was recovered from the nver by
TV A Policemen from Hiwassee Dam
about 1 o'clock.
Officers were said to have ar
rested Baugh on the night of July 10
for drunken driving and bound to
the August term of court. His case
was called up for trial Monday but
he failed to appear.
"ITie car he was said to have been
driving was reported as stolen.
The body was taken to Townson
Funeral Home where it was prepared
for transfer to Madison ville. Tenn..
where funeral services will be held.
Baugh is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Will Baugh. of Englewood, Tenn.,
and was employed with TV A at the
Pamer. Tenn.. project.
William B. Sneed, 85
Succumbs At Tomotla
Funeral services for William Ben
ton Sneed. 85. were held Saturday
morning at the Tomotla Methodist,
church, with the Rev. C. B Newton,
pastor of the Murphy Methodist
clmrch officiating, sssistsd by Rev .
Mr Sneed died Thursday after
noon. August f>. following a stroke of
apoplexy which he suffered a few
Mr Sneed was bom Nov. 21. 1856,
the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Henry
Sneed. of Pcachtree. Mr. Sneed was
prominent in the social and civic
life of his community. He tauph:
school for over fifty years, his first,
school being taught at Tomotla at.
the age of 18. in an old one-room log
school house. He taught his last
school at Tomotla in 1P27. retiring
at the age of 70.
Surviving is the widow: five
daughters. Mrs. W. G Holland. An
drews. Mrs. W. Ft Dockery. Marble.
Mrs. T. C. McDonald. Murphy. Mrs.
B C. Dcweese. Miami. Fla , Mrs. Si
Birchfield. Tomotla. and one son. W.
B Sneed. Jr.. Miami. Fla.. one bro
ther. Fred Sneed. Prachtree, 21
grand children, and two frreat grand
Pallbearers were grand sons. Way
ne Holland. Glen Holland. Warren
McDonald. Robert Benton McDon
ald. Harold Sneed. Hobert Lovin
good. Haven Martin and Cecil Tip
Flower girls were grand daugh
ters: Mrs. Hpven Martin. Mrs. Cecil
Tipton. Margaret Holland. Ann
Holland. Mae Holland. Mrs. Hobert.
Lovingood, Mary Louise McDonald.
Francis Dockery , Ruth Dockery and
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