From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, July 3, 1941

Morris W. Wimpee, who has been with The Democrat for four years, left on Wednesday, June 25th for a year’s training with the United States Army. His home is in Gadsden and he is a graduate of the Alabama Trade School of that city. Wimpee joined William Jefferson Gilley, Ralph David Williams, Farris Clemns Holt, Edward Emerson Blythe, J.T. Wester, Percy Howard Hodnett, John Henry Baldwin, Lotha Willard Barber, Curtis James Holly, Herman Lecroy Blackwood, Curis Waldo Self, Cecil Orbin Watkins, Clyde Childers Freeman, Jr., Rufus Harrison Kornegay, and Orvil Uel Spradlin.

Editorial: All typographical errors should be overlooked this week. The editors at the keyboard of the ole linotype. When we are writing we feel like a good operator, and when we are operating we feel like a good editor. Uncle Sam decided he needed our linotype operator for a soldier. We are not beefing, as we took our fling at the Army in the mild little affair of ’17 to ’19. But this one is a little too hot for us to handle and we had rather furnish a hand as to try to make one.

-Rice M. Howard, Editor

Draftees will leave Monday

Another 38 Blount County men to report to Fort McClellan for year’s training in the Army on Monday, July 7. Board No. 1: Bernard Monroe Crow, August Wall, Nathan Howard Thompson, Huston Lee Grady Putman, Virgil Horace Ellis, Charlie Pleasant Bryan, Claudie Louis Lecroy, Aubrey Lee Eargle, Birl Sweat, and Wallace Grady Murphree, Oneonta; Willie Edward Posey, Benford William Pugh, and John Thomas Phillips, Remlap; James Wesley Nibblet, James Gillispie, Edward Dewey Thomas, John Bowens, and Wilson Wall, Bangor; Lester Harley Marsh, Jack Virgil Watson, and Herman Willis Rucks, Cleveland; and Albert Parker Reid, Hayden.

Board No. 2: Troy Blackmon, Johnnie Colquit Parker, and Robert Verbon Kilpatrick, Altoona; William Thomas Huffstutler and Early Allen Copeland, Oneonta; Euel Lee Burns, Warrior; Bert Mead, Frank Asbury Knops, Homer James Williams, Roland Arthur Warren, and Cleveland Brown, Blountsville; Nolen Gene Snead, Boaz; Eugene Haynes and Eldon Curtis Smith, Horton; and Ervil Doffas Strancener, Brooksville.