From the Archives

The Southern Democrat September 27, 1945

Blount County Men Appeal for Drive Wounded service men of Blount County, at Northington General Hospital, joined today in issuing their own appeal to friends and neighbors in this county to help carry on the work of the USO for one more year through contributions to the fourth and final Alabama War Chest campaign which begins October 9th. Wounded veterans of this County at Northington Hospital who have joined in this appeal are: Pvt. Ralph E. Blackwood, Cleveland; Pfc. Waid Harris, Remlap; Pfc. Oscar C. Holt, Bangor; and Pfc. Roy G. Morris, Blountsville.

O.H. Martin Injured When Truck Overturns O.H. Martin, of Oneonta, was injured when the gasoline truck he was driving overturned in a ditch between Remlap and Village Springs, about 11 a.m. Monday. A passenger car was passing Mr. Martin, who was going South. He saw another car, meeting the one that was passing him. To prevent the two cars colliding, he pulled into the ditch and lost control of his truck,

which overturned. The truck was loaded with 800 gallons of gas. Joe Murray, a Negro soldier home on furlough, saw the accident. He ran to help and saw the gas pouring out, the driver apparently unconscious, lying with one arm pinned under the truck. He cut off the ignition, freed the arm, and pulled Mr. Martin out. He then stopped a passing car and sent him to the doctor.

Blount High To Play Mortimer-Jordan Here The Blount County “Redskins” play hosts to the Mortimer-Jordan High “Blues” in a football game at Bankhead Stadium this Friday night at 7:45. Blount’s team has been hampered by recurring injuries suffered in the earlier part of the season. Logan has a troublesome Charley-horse. So does Moody. “Biddie” Miller has a bruised back. Herman McCay and Phillip Kanter have about recovered from earlier injuries. Mortimer-Jordan will have a more experienced team and reports drifting out of Jefferson County indicate that the “Blues” are out for blood.