Please note: this was transcribed as best as I could. There were places where the paper had crumbled, making it unreadable. The spelling and grammar is as exactly as it was published.
BLAIRSVILLE – THE CITY OF
Every Thursday for Everybody
$1.00 Per Year in Advance
WITH OUR SOLDIER BOYS
These are YOUR columns, Soldier Boys.
WE WANT YOU TO USE THEM
Pfc. Gamblin Enroute Home
With the 28th Infantry Division in Assembly Command
Lewis G. Gamblin
in enroute home from the European Theater
Operations with the veteran “Bloody Bucket” Division, which in eight
vicious combat from
is a son of Mrs. Hattie Gamblin, of Suches,
[The above Release reached The News too late for last week’s publication – Editor]
The following was among the “holes” in the newspaper and I could only figure out most of it. Perhaps some of the Haralson descendants can identify the son featured below:
……… pt. Haralson Promoted
………news to the many friends here of Capt. ………to know that he has been promoted to the………and has received his commission as such.
………the son of Col. And Mrs. Pat Haralson, of Blairsville, and one of Union County’s volunteers in the present war.
Congratulations, Major Haralson.
(The following are
letters sent to the editor of the North Georgia
News, Ira Butt. One of
Dear Mr. Butt:
Here’s a few lines to say hello to you and everybody back home, also to let you know I am receiving The News and enjoying it. It gives me ALL the home news.
hope everything in old
Sylvan R. Owenby, S. 2/c, 93467 28
Fleet Post Office,
Son of Zack and Cordie Owenby of Gum Log.
Have got a few spare minutes and will give you a line or two. I haven’t been receiving my paper here of late and am getting behind on the home news. Maybe they’ll finally catch up with me for I’m sure you’re starting them over here. And here’s hoping for there is nothing like The News to give us the news.
Let me say hello to everybody in this one letter.
Pfc. Ray Towery, Anti-Tank Co., 383rd Inft
APO 96, Care of Post Master,
[Ray, I am sending you by First-Class Mail a few back copies of the paper to kinder get you up-to-date on home news. Let me know if you get them. – Ira]
Son of Mark and Lula Belle Towery of Lower Young Cane.
Somewhere In The Phillippines, July 19
Hello Mr. Butt:
will let you know I have safely
landed overseas. How is everything in
wish to say hello to all my
If the American people who are striking for higher wages today would just stop and think of their comforts at home as compared with that of the soldiers who are fighting day and night, facing death on battlefields for $50 a month, I believe they would realize they are well paid and should be content and happy. They should go on their knees and thank God for their many blessings.
When you are three thousand miles out on the ocean it is a comfort to know God is with you. Let me urge that you pray and give thanks to God for your many blessings.
I will appreciate letters from any who will write me. And Editor, please send paper to the address below.
APO 703 Care of Post Master
Son of Berney
I guess it’s about time I was letting you hear from me. I am getting the paper ok now and sure am enjoying each copy. It lets me hear from SO many of the boys and where they are and also “keeps me up to snuff” on home news. I want to thank you for what you are doing for us soldier boys. It means more than I can tell you. Keep it coming.
closing, let me say hello to all
Ralph C. Brooks, S. 2/c USNR
1st Division, USS Samaritan
Care of Fleet Post Office,
Does anyone know who this soldier is the son of?
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Butts:
A few lines to let you know I am still “around” and in the best of health. I am getting the paper ok and enjoying it 100 percent, and I want to thank you both for your kindness to us soldier boys, for the home news is something we sure enjoy.
I have completed my three year term and still making the roll toward Victory. We work 12 hour shifts and never know when Sunday co(mes) unless someone happens to tell us.
Allow me t………Dad and my son, Odis.
This is one of the spots on the newspaper that was crumbled and is unreadable. I could not see who the writer was. Perhaps someone out there knows who this might be…if so, please let us know!
A Poem From
If only we’d move a little ways,
We’d be in
But as things stand to this late date,
All we can do is sit and wait.
I sleep ‘til I can sleep no more;
I read ‘til it is just a chore.
I talk and walk ‘til there’s no enjoyment,
Just waiting here for redeployment.
Pfc Eugene F. Nix, Co. B. 310th Inft.
APO 78, Care of Post Master,
There are many
Nix families in
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY
IRA BUTT, Editor & Publisher
Subscription $1.00 Per Year
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As Second Class Matter under Act of
OVER THE COUNTY
AS TOLD BY NEWS SCRIBES
Vivian Akins was Wednesday night visitor of Mr. & Mrs. John Hughes.
and Billy Lewis, of
Maxine Kelley was Saturday night guest of Ruby Rogers.
number from here attended singing at
Pleasant View News
We regret to report the continued illness of Aunt Josie Plott.
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Stroud and Velt Smith and children, of Blairsville, and Wiley Stroud, of Monks Corner, were Sunday guests of Mr. & Mrs. Mart Stroud.
Stroud, Lois Plott
and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Henderson, who have employment in
Mrs. Louise Martin was Sunday guest of Aunt Nancy Thomas.
Miss Geraldine Plott was Sunday visitor of Miss Dorothy Owenby.
Mrs. Boyd Carringer was called to Ellijay Saturday on account of the illness of the infant son of her sister.
extend our sincerest condolence to the would
Paul Hickman is visiting Jasper and Ellijay friends this week.
a man loves his country, he must
love his community first, and work for the betterment of it. So why don’t we all try to make
Little Linwood Carringer spent Sunday night with Miss Inez Lee.
James and J. W. were all grins Sunday. Now, what’s up?
[Sure, come in and see the old editor. He’s in the very best of humor and almost Methodist enough to shout. – Editor]
The three soldier sons, Charlie, Bartley and Everett, of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Winn, are home on furloughs.
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Reid were Sunday visitors of his sister, Mrs. Jeff Nix.
Mrs. W. E. Ash, of Clermont, has been visiting Choestoe relatives.
and Mrs. Tom Self, of
Augusta Self, of
Mrs. Lorena Berry was Sunday visitor of Mrs. Claud Rawlins.
James R. M. Ash, of the Navy, is spending some days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ash.
week: Rev. ………-notWhitmore
Saturday night guest in the home of Velt Smith were Mr. & Mrs. Mark Stroud and C. J. Thomas.
Miss Ruth Thomas was Monday night visitor of her sister, Mrs. Brown King.
Mrs. Toy Kirby spent the weekend here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. K. Jarrett.
Walter Lovell and family were weekend visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Verdie Lovell.
Mrs. Thelma Smith was Friday visitor of her mother, Mrs. Leila Lovell.
Mrs. Woodrow Wilson was a Sunday visitor of Mr. and Mrs. Ford Wilson.
Sunday visitors in the home of Hulet Carpenter were Misses Mary and Ruth Colwell, Betty & Margaret Kelley and Frances Hughes.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Kelley were Sunday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Huges.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Towery, of the Pleasant Grove community, are spending a few days with their son, Mark, and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Rich were Thursday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Ketron Colwell.
Ivy Log Roundup
and Mrs. C. G. Kuykendoll
and daughter, Miss Louelle, and Mr. W. V. Poteete were Sunday visitors of Mr. Poteet’s
After almost three years of oversea service, Sgt. Henry C. Owenby has received an honorable discharge from the Army and returned to his home here.
Dwight Owenby and family were weekend visitors of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Owenby.
Cora Lee Potts was Sunday visitor of Mrs. Wade Leonard.
Protracted services are being conducted by Revs. Cochran and Conley at Ivy Log church this week. You are urged to attend.
Misses Kathleen and Wilma Kuykendoll were Sunday guests of Miss Thelma Twiggs.
a few days visit to home folks
here, Staff Sgt. And Mrs. Dale Elliott have returned to his Army post
will leave Friday for a visit of some days to Mrs.
C. E. Coats, of
Lula Woody and children, of
Mrs. Lovell Owenby spent the weekend with Mrs. Ed Morgan.
Robert Corn was Sunday visitor of Carl Tow.
T. White, of
Miss Idell Nelson is visiting Ivy Log relatives.
W. D. Fortenberry
was a weekend visitor of Mrs. George Bowers, of
and Mrs. Loyd
Lower Young Cane
Revival in progress
Pvt. Beecher McGlamery, of a Florida Army Camp, is with his family, on account of the illness of his son.
Mr. and Mrs. Nulion Jackson were Sunday visitors of his sister, Mrs. Bonnie Rich.
Dorothy and Maggie Sullivan were weekend guests of Daisy and Lexie Emerson.
Mrs. Knox Walker was Friday visitor of her daughter, Mrs. Edith Holbrooks.
Hello and best wishes to James Huggins in the South Pacific.
Mr. and Mrs. Mitch Ingram were Sunday visitors in the home of Clink Henderson.
Mrs. Joe Phillips was Sunday visitor of her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Griggs announc………a son, August………
Reviv………at Smyr………additions to the church.
Reported on the sick list this week are Wm. Henderson, Mrs. Elbert Griggs and Mrs. Carl Gilbert.
Gurley Mashburn was Sunday night visitor of his brother, John.
Upper Choestoe News
Genelle Ballew spent Saturday night with Betty Spiva.
Velma Spiva was Saturday night guest of Edith Sullivan.
Mercer Shuler and Everett Winn were Sunday night visitors in the home of B. H. Spiva.
of Ray Sullivan, of the Navy,
will be interested to know he has been promoted to Fireman First Class. His wife has returned from a visit to him in
Gum Log Gleanings
Rev. Fred Weaver was Saturday visitor of Buford Long.
Will King and family were Sunday visitors in the home of his father.
Misses Lennie Belle Long and Gertrude Dye were Friday visitors of Mrs. Lester Dockery.
Mravin Weaver, of the Ivy Log community, was Thursday visitor of Marion Gilbert.
J. C. Long was Saturday visitor of Bobby Huges.
Pleasant Grove News
Married Sunday, August 5, at the home of Rev. J. C. Wade, Mr. Ferrell Penland and Miss Grapelle Davis, Rev. Wade officiating.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Millsap are here this week visiting his sister, Mrs. W. B. Potts.
Wade and son, Doyle, are home
Demas Mason and Jasper Kelley, of our Armed Forces, are visiting homefolks here. Sgt. Mason has a discharge. Welcome home, soldier boys.
The revival at Pleasant Grove closed with three additions to the church and a good church revival.
Mrs. Margie Jackson is visiting in Lower Young Cane this week.
Married last Sunday afternoon by Rev. John Wade, Mr. Harold Humphre and Miss Loraine Wickirle, both of Murphy, NC.
Reba Prince has gone to
Elbert Hutson was Sunday visitor guest of Rev. Wade and family.
Barney Brown and family were Sunday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Mason.
“Pleasant Grove Reporters”
Lower Gum Log
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Owens and daughter were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Myers.
Allen Coffey, Jeanette and Eloise Ivester, Mrs. Dorothy McClure, Glenn Payne and Clay Ivester were Saturday visitors in Murphy.
Evelyn Miller and Alice Reece were Saturday night guests of Mrs. Frank Broels.
Mrs. Wilma Reece and Miss Lessie and Mildred Reece are visitors in our midst.
Mrs. Fannie Ivester was Tuesday visitor of Mrs. Elmer Miller.
Revival meeting in progress at Pine Log this week.
and Glenn are still hanging
for the 1945-46 term of
All students who do not ride a school bus will register Thursday, August 23, between the hours of and
All students who ride a school bus will register Friday, August 24. All busses will run on that day. Registration will start as the busses arrive.
The school term for the High School and Grammar School at Blairsville will begin Monday, August 27, at
J. H. COOLEY, Supt.
PURELY LOCAL (local news)
Look for the big “x” on your paper or wrapper. It means your subscription has expired and your paper will stop.
Mark Burnette, of Copperhill, was shaking hands with Blairsville friends Monday.
and Mrs. Jay Duckworth announce
the birth of a daughter at
and Mrs. J. C. Hemphill and son,
LOST – On
D. C. Owenby, Rt. E
or the News Editor
and Mrs. Walter Breeden, of
and Mrs. Link ……… of
Rt. 2 have had with them for
a few days their daughter, Miss Mae, who has employment in
enjoyed past weekend callers at
the News office were Mr. Emmen Kincaid, of
LOST – In Blairsville, one billfold, containing Gas books A & C, Social Security card, drivers license and $2. Finder notify:
Naman Thomas, Rt. 2
or the News Editor
Virginia Davenport, of
and Mrs. Manly Hamby, Jr. and two
sons of Waverly,
A brief, but most appreciated Tuesday caller at The News office was our life long friend, Joe L. Reid, formerly of Young Cane, now of Marietta.
Monday callers at The News office included Messrs. K. J. Coker, a former Union County citizen, now of Adairsville; Dew and Frank Reid, of Choestoe; A. F. Cook, of Arkaquah and Floyd Burnett, of Coosa.
Rev. W. D. Mathews
(enquire at News Office)
THE NEWS HONOR ROLL
For the week:
J. H. Cooley, City (Blairsville)
J. B. Brookshire, Margaret
W. B. Watkins, Culberson route
Pfc. Fred Chastain, Overseas soldier (by sister, Mrs. C. C. Hughes)
Laura Owenby, Rt. 3
Fran……… Rt. 2
Jerry D. Chambers, U. S. Navy (by mother)
Nathan Dyer, Young
Ray Dyer, Overseas soldier (by father-in-law)
Bright Deaton, Rt. 4
W. L. King,
Mrs. H. P. Browning, Rt. 2
Miss Geldie Collins,
and Mrs. John Condrec,
Josephine Atkins, who has
J. S. Nix, of
of Aleghaney Lodge No. 114,
will be held in its
John Rosier Fellowcraft
All qualified brethren are urged to attend. Visiting brothers are cordially invited to be with us.
By order of
O. F. Wellborn, W.M.
C. C. Ernest, secty
Claude Christopher and family, of
Mrs. Sarah Dyer Dies
Mrs. Sarah L. Dyer, 66, wife of Mr. Samuel R. Dyer, died at her Choestoe home Thursday of last week.
Surviving her are her husband, three daughters, seven sons, seven brothers, three sisters and forty-one grandchildren.
Funeral service, conducted by Rev. J. J. Hood, was at Pine Top Friday afternoon.
Marvin Akins, representing Vickers & Edwards, funeral directors, in charge.
W. M. U.
The Blairsville Baptist W. M. U. meets Thursday afternoon of this week with Mrs. Louise Butt.
Mrs. Grady Cook, Pub. Chm.
by The Tattler
has returned from a week’s meeting at
About the best news we have to report this week is the absence of the Tattler.
And the worst news is that the editor invaded our district again Sunday.
Davenport and family,
Rev. Voyles and John Odom were in Blairsville Monday.
Fine rains in our section and crops looking prosperous.
Stanley Lance is said to have the largest hog in the community.
Pair of 1,200 pound 8 year old mares. Well fitted for logging and farm work.
Rev. V. W. McClure
Blairsville, Route 4
(The following are local advertisements)
I Carry A full Line
Of Staple & Fancy Groceries, Clean & Fresh
Also Feeds of all kinds so far as
Possible under present
Will Meet All Legitimate Prices
I will appreciate your trade
C. J. ODOM
of Blairsville on
Get Your Permanent
AT these LOW Prices
Regular $5 Oil Croquignole
Complete, $4 NOW
Other All over Waves $4
Shampoos and Sets 75 cts.
Call or write for appointment
CANDLER’S BEAUTY SHOP
(Candler’s Store, Phone 53W)
Murphy, N. C.
One 70 acre farm in
Upper Coosa, near
Blairsville, Rt. 1
(enquire at The News office)
One Trailer - $10
N. D. Brewer,
The Notla Ri………will be held with New Union, 10 mil………Blue Ridge Highway, on August 16 & 17………we urge every church to be represented.
Due to an unfortunate circumstance, we failed to have minutes printed for 1944-45. We assure a bigger and even better minutes for 1945-46. The circumstances of not having minutes printed were beyond our control.
C. A. VOYLES, Clerk
C. C. BOYNTON, Moderator
This page is mostly advertisements, some from the more commercial stores. The following are the local merchants and their advertisements:
To Our Customers:
We are carrying in Stock as complete a stock of merchandise as can be bought on the market today under existing conditions. This stock consists of: boy’s & men’s suits, men’s and boy’s dress & work shirts, overalls, summer underwear, odd pants, men’s & boy’s slack suits, hats, ties, dress and work shoes, hose, bath robes.
Ladies’ ready-to-wear, short coats, coat suits, skirts, slacks & slack suits, undergarments, blouses, ladies’ & children’s shoes (all sizes), children’s dresses (all sizes), towels, hose, lingerie, un-rationed shoes, hand bags, toilet articles.
New Stocks Arriving As Fast As Possible
QUICK AMBULANCE SERVICE
Phone Baldview No. 2
Funeral Director and Embalmer
You furnish the woman – We’ll furnish the home
She trusted you – so will we
The newspaper also had two editorial type cartoons urging folks to buy U. S. War Bonds.
cMartha Clayton Clement, 2005
cMartha Clayton Clement, 2005