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VOL. M ? ^ * MI'RPHY. NORTH CAROLINA 1 III K>1>.\ V, >HTf MIlMt 3. 191: COM I1.M PKK TEAR
Dr. E. L. Holt Drowns In Hiwassee Lake
TWO MEN FATALLY
INJURED BY ROCK
CUR!? 1 *T TiiMvri
Miur, i ii lunntL
Other Workers Injured
When Rocks Tumble
Two carpenters were Ruled and
several other workmen were injured
a; Apalachia Dam at 4 p.m. Tues
day when rock, which had previously
born reportedly shattered Irom a
dynamite blast, fell, crushing Lyman
H: don. 20. of Franklin, and James
P. Holdcn. 35. of near Copperhill.
Young Higdon died 30 minutes after
rescuers extracted him from beneath
the pile of rock. He was the only
son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Higdon.
Sr.. of Franklin. He was said to have
planned quitting his work this week
to enter the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Higdon
had been employed by TVA for the
past two and a half months.
The tody of Holden was taken to
Copperhill where funeral was held.
He was killed instantly by the fall
Officials of the TVA have not
given out any details as to the cause
of the accident.
The Rev. Grant Folmsbee. B. D.
vicar of the Episcopal church of the
Messiah, Murphy, was advanced to
the priesthood by the Rt. Rev. Rob
ert E. Gribbin, of Asheville, bishop
of the diocese of Western North
Carolina, at Grace Episcopal church
Waynesville in a service Sunday
morning at 11 o'clock.
Mr. Folmsbee was presented by the
Rev. Raymond MacBain, rector of
Grace Episcopal church. The bis
hop's chaplain was the Rev. West
wall Greenwood, rector of St. James
church. Black Mountain.
The sermon was preached by the
Rev. A. Rufus Morgan, of Franklin.
His text was taken from second
Timothy, 1-7: 'For God hath not
given us the spirit of fear; but of
power, and of love, and of a sound
mind." The processional was led
by the choir of Grace church.
At the beginning of the service,
Mr. Folmsbee wa srobed in the tra
ditional white which deacons wear.
Alter he was ordained, the chasuble,
priest's robe, was put upon him. The
Bible was delivered to him signifying
his authority to preach. The chalice
and pater were given as a symbol
of the administering of the secra
A number of Murphy persons at
tended the service. They were en
tertained in the homes of members
of the Waynesville church.
Migs Parks Attends
Library Meeting In
Greensboro, Aug. 22
Dora Ruth Parks, second vice
president of the North Carolina Li
brary Association, attended a meet- ?
ing of the executive committee of I
the Association In Greensboro, Aug. ?
22. Hoyt Calvin, Director of the j
Charlotte Public Library was ap- ;
Pointed to fill the unexpired term
of the presidency. The vacancy was
rause by leave of absence of Guy R.
Lyle, Librarian, Woman's College of
the University of North Carolina.
Mr. Lyle goes to University of Illi
nois for a year to teach In the school
of Library Science.
QUOTA SET AT 3
7 OK CHEROKEE
North Carolina's September tire .
ami tube quotas for .ill counties 1
showed a marked reduction from
the August levels, according to an
nouncement by the OPA.
The state mil get a total ol 900
new tires. 7,793 recaps, and 5.490 j
tubes for passenger vehicles. A total j
of 1.849 tirade 11 passenger tires will'
to available only for war workers
who qualify under a special provis
ion in the regulations.
E. H. Schcllenberg. state tire ra
tioning specialist, warned that with
a material reduction over August
nuotu-s there was "no relief in hight"
and that It means "more than ever
tires should go to top essentials
Tile official quotas for Cherokee
Passenger: New tires, 3. Grade II
tires 25: Recap tires, 37: Tubes, 28.
Truck: New tires 37; Recap tires,
30; Tubes, 30.
TO HOME AGENT
Miss Mary Myrtle Cornwell of
Hartsville, Tenn., has arrived in
Murphy to take up her duties as as
sistant to Mrs. W. D. King, Chero
kee county home demonstration
agent. Her duties will be working
primarily in individual houses of,
demonstration farmers, in connec
tion with the farm demonstration
Citizens in the Bellview section are
working on a workshop, sponsored
by the Farm Security administra
tion board. The old school building
will be used and the home demon
stration club women will have a club
room in the building.
North Murphy Church
To Hold Meeting
A revival meeting will be held at
the North Murphy Baptist church,
beginning Sunday night, September
20, with the Rev. Thomas Truett do
ing the preaching.
Schedule is Given For
Red ( toss Workroom
The Murphy chapter of the Amer
ican Red Crass announces that,
urgical dressing material has ar
. ived and that the workroom will
be open six time . a week. The chap
ter has a quota of some 30.000
sponge- 'n make for September, and
i i ? at. a ..? that a targe numocr
of the v> omen of the town and
county volunteer to gather at the
workroom to mm this emergency
I war need.
j The workroom is on the first
I floor of the Library building.
The following is the schedule at
present for the workroom and the
supervisors ni charge:
Monday afternoon: 2:30 to a p.m.
Supervisors: Mrs. C. W. Savage,
Mis. Frank Ellis. Mrs. VV. A. Hoover
Mrs. Prank Justice.
Tuesday morning: 9:30 to 12:00:
Supervisors: Mrs. F. A. Patton, Mrs.
Maxine Robinson. Mrs. W. H. Grif
fith, Mrs. Fred Dickey.
Tuesday evening: 7:00 to 9:30.
Supervisors: Mrs. J. W. Davidson,
M'S. A. B. Cash. Mrs. J. W Thomp
son. Mrs. J. H. Hampton.
Thursday afternoon, 2:30 to 5:00.
Supervisors: Mrs. T. J. Mauney,
Mrs. M W. Bell. Mrs. H. A. Mattox.
Mrs. A. J Bumes.
Thursday evening: 7:00 to 9:30.
Supervisors: Mrs. J. H. Wilson,
Mrs. Frank Forsythe, Mrs. W. P.
Odom, Mrs. George Vestal.
Friday morning, 9:30 to 12:00.
Supervisors: Mrs. R. S Parker,
Mrs. Don Witherspoon, Mrs. W. M
Red Cross Nutrition
Meeting Monday Night
Ladies of Murphy and Cherokee
county interested in taking nutrition
instruction given through the Mur
| phy chapter of the American Red
| Cross are urged to attend the meet
. ing Monday night at 7:30 at the
school building, as plans for these
classes will be made at this time,
j The meeting will be held in the
' home economics building.
Here's How To Send Christmas
Packages To Men In Service
Santa Claus and Uncle Sam are
already making plans for a happy
Christmas for the boys in the armed
services of the United States all over
This was disclosed in a post office
bulletin setting forth rules and regu
lations governing the sending of
cards and packages to soldiers in the
armed services. Boiled down to a
minimum of words here are the in
1. Time: All cards and pacakcs
for soldiers outside the United States
should be mailed between October
1 and November 1.
2. Size: It is urged that all pack
ages be limited to the s'ze of a shoe
box and a weight of not over six
pounds. The limit, however, is 11
pounds in weight. 18 Inches in
length or 42 inches in length and
3. Preparation : Because of the
long distances such packages must
travel they should be packed in se
cure containers and wrapped so
they will stand plenty of handling
and pressure from the weight of
. Contents: No perishable mat
ter should be included tn any pack
ages, nor should matches, lighter
| fluid, intoxicants, or poisons or any
i substance that might be inflam
I mable or might lead to damage of
other packages be included. The
men have plenty of food and cloth
ing, so it Is suggested that no at
tempt be made to send these items.
5. Rate: The postal rate charged
on packages over eight ounces is the
fourth class zone rate to the post
office in care of which the package
6. Greetings: Simple phrases like
"Merry Christmas." "Please do not
Open Until Christmas," "Happy
New Year" and "With Best Wishes"
may be placed on the cover in a
manner not to Interfere with the ad
dress. or on a card enclosed with the
package. Simple dedicatory in
scriptions may be written on the fly
leaves of books, but nothing in the
nature of personal correspondence.
Money: It is suggested in every
case that postal money orders be
used. In some locations the use of
U. S. money is not permitted and
it could not be sent even if received.
The money orders can be cashed at
A. P. O's wherever they are located,
and arc paid in local foreign cur
rency art prevailing exchange rates.
PLEASURE BOATING PARTY OF HIGH I
HAS TRAGIC ENDING AS TWO LOSE
LIVES WHEN MOTORBOAT IS CAPSIZED
Removal of TVA Houses
Here Are Completed
. Work of removing the build in:
erected here b> the TVA hab - been
completed i?, has been announced by
the information bureau of TVA
I Also included in this work was sev- i
\ eral house at Hayesville. These
portable buildings were moved by
truck to Pontana to be used for the
housing of workers on the huge gov
ernment project now in progress
U. S. S. ASHEVILLE
Men from all over Western North
Carolina will be honored on Labor
Day, when a mass enlistment cere
mony will be iieid in the Asheviiie
City Auditorium to replace the crew
of the U. S. S. Ssheville, sunk in
the Java Sea. March 3. 1942.
These men are volunteers from
ever/ community in Western North
Carolina. They will be sworn in by
Lt. Charles B. Neely, Officer-in
charge of Navy Recruiting for North
Carolina, and wiil be sent immedi
ately to their training station to be
cobe the future guardians of the sea.
Over 160 men are needed in this
mas senlistment. All men in this
district are urged to come at once
to the Navy Recruiting office in the
basement of the Post Office build
ing in Asheviiie and find out the in- j
teresting facts about service with i
Brasstown Hatcher yman
Returns From State
College At Raleigh
Gwen Comwell, manager of the
Brasstown Hatchery, has returned
from Stale College, Raleigh, where
he has been attending a short course
for the hatcherymen of North Caro
The purpose of this course was to
discuss the different ways in which
the poultry industry can help sup
ply the much needed food for war;
also the latest developments in the
hatchery and poultry business. The
speakers nicluded such outstanding
inen as Dr. Dearstyne. Head Poultry
Science. C. F. Parrish. Extension
Poultr.vman. and many others.
Farm And Home Agents
A. Q. Ketner, Carl Whiteside. Mrs.
W. D. King and Miss Mary Corn
well. Cherokee county farm and
home agents, attended the Western
District Conference for Extension
Workers at the 4-H club camp in
Swannanoa last week.
I. O. Schaub. dircetor of the North
Carolina Extension Departments led
the group discussion on community
organization. He pointed out the
need for active community leaders
to help with the present war emer
gency programs in our all out for
Application* For Haytwrfllr
Postmastership To Me Received
The Civil Service commission has
announced It would receive applica
tions until close of business Septem
ber 11 for postmaster-ship at Hayes
Body of Miss Collins Is
Sent To Cleveland
S'ark tarkiriy rod* the murky
w a < i s of Hiwassei I ;?< Tut'xl.iy
right resulting in the drowning of
Ur. Elmer I.. Holt. 44, prominent
Murphy dentist, and Miss Inea
Collins, of Cleveland, TVnn.. a
nurse in Murphy General hospital,
who were amonti a parly of eight on
a boating trip on the lake.
The boatint! pally included Mr.
and Mrs. Porter Mason. Miss Clara
Dale, nurse in Murphy General hos
pital: David Jennings, Medical Aide
at Fontana Dam: Miss Cleo Harper,
of Blue Ridge, Ga.: Hazel Lowe
nurse at Petrie hospitai: Miss Col
lins and Dr. Holt.
The body of Miss Collins was
taken from the lake waters by a
parly of sesurchers around 4.30
Wednesday morning, and that of
Dr. Holt was not recovered until 8
o'clock, both bodies being recovered
within 50 feet of the place where
one of the two motorboats used by
the party, capsized. The bodiet. of
Miss Collins and Dr. Holt were re
moved to Townson Funeral Home.
Other members of the party were
taken to local hospitals for treat
ment for near -drowning and shock,
jail later being released.
The scene of the drownings was
just below the L. and N. railway
bridge and back of the H T. Hack
ney Wholesale Grocery company.
Four members of the party were
in one boat and four were in another
boat. In the boat with Dr. Holt and
Miss Collins were Miss Dale and Miss
In an attempt to make a turn in
the lake, the boal in which Dr. Holt
and party were riding overturned
and all occupants were thrown into
the water. It has been surmised that
the boat struck a submerged log and
that this was the cause of the over
turn. Tlie boat was of the outboard
Two of the occupants of the over
turned boat, reached the other boat
and in attempting to get into it. it
too. was overturned and all eight
persons were struggling in the water
in the middle of the lake. All but
Dr. Holt and Miss Collins were
rescued within a short time by sev
eral persons who had been attracted
by their cries for help.
Dr. Holt had been practicing
dentistry in Murphy for the past
17 years, having offices in the Hill
building until recently when ho
moved his offices to the Murphy
General hospital. Dr. Holt had an
extensive clientele in Cherokee and
neighboring counties and took an
active part in civic affairs of the
town and county.
Dr. Holt, was graduated from
Princeton high school. Princcton, N.
C.. and received his preliminary
education at Mars Hill College,
with two years schooling which pre
pared him for Southern Dental Col
lege. from which he was graduated
in 1923. He practiced dentistry in
Atlanta for some time before open
ing offices in Murphy.
Dr. Holt is survived by his widow,
the former Miss Neva Ward, of
Andrews, and three children, Johnny,
ICwIM back pace)