Couple credits effort to help Dog No. 207
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Letter to the Editor:

We want to commend all those on city employ, those in private practice and those volunteers who gave so much of their time, effort and money for Dog No. 207, aka “Buckshot Girl” and aka as “Chance.”

We of course refer to the Cleveland Daily Banner article [Sunday] titled, “City pulls together to save unwanted animal.”

We ask all those in Bradley County that read the article, with tears in their eyes, to donate something to the Cleveland Animal Shelter, to an animal rescue group, to a spay/neuter fund or to the Cleveland For a No Kill City group. To those in the county that read the article without emotion ... we hope you don’t own a dog or a cat.

It is truly amazing what a few dedicated and caring people can accomplish when they put their hearts and minds full toward the goal. Also, the notion of Cleveland being a “No Kill” city is long overdue, and the effort should be accelerated and fully supported by all.

— Nancy and

Richard Hughes


In late October 1952, Cleveland residents were learning Morse Code, praying Bradley Central would beat the Purple Pounders, buying movie tickets for a big prize, and attending co-ed outings through the YMCA.

A glimpse 60 years ago:

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1952

200 attend meet of FFA

Two hundred boys and girls — Cherokee Subdistrict FFA and FHA delegates — participated in the annual fall get-together at Bradley Central High School. Newly elected officers of the Cherokee Subdistrict of the East Tennessee District FFA included: Robert Boyd of Polk County, president; Mack Shultz, Bradley, vice president; and Jim Runyon, Charleston, sentinel. Elected to Cherokee Subdistrict FHA officers included: Shirley McCulley, Polk, secretary; Judy Sorrells, Charleston, reporter; and Billie Copeland, Polk, treasurer.

Thursday, Oct. 23, 1950

Cleveland Soldier

Off to Alaska

SFC Charles E. McAmis made the long overland trip to Alaska to take part in Exercise Warm Wind, a joint Army-Air Force Arctic maneuver. He left Ft. Campbell with approximately 200 other Army paratroopers of the 503rd Airborne Regimental Combat Team. They traveled through Canada by rail and by truck up the Alcan Highway to Alaska. Exercise Warm Win was designed to give troops experience in the defense of Alaska. It was climaxed by a battalion-size paradrop.

Morse Code Classes

New classes in the study of the Morse Code and of navigation began Tuesday night at the Cleveland Civil Air Patrol’s regular meeting. Plans were made for a wiener roast Friday at the Municipal Airport.

Co-Ed Club Outing

YMCA Co-ed Club planned a gala event with a wiener roast and a program of country squares, stunts, games and more at Camp Ocoee. Bernice Cunnyngham, Effie McReynolds and Libby McKinney took charge of the food. The cost of supper was 50 cents per person. Sam Cannon, John DeWeese, Rosalind Dooley and Anne Dykes of the “Y” staff were in charge of entertainment, program arrangements and more.

Pounders rated

second in state

Bradley Central’s undefeated record was set to go on the block Friday, Oct. 24, against the big, purple Purple Pounder squad at Chamberlain Field in Chattanooga. The Pounders were rated second in the state as of Thursday, Oct. 23, 1952. According to reports, the Pounders were considered by most to be at least a two-touchdown favorite. Bradley was rated 11th in the same poll.

Farrell Fisher was a third high scorer in tri-state competition with a 90-point total at the time of the game. James Kimsey played offensive tackle alongside Bobby Ervin in the same Pounders game.

Friday, Oct. 24, 1952

Ring Giveaway

The Cleveland Drive-In Theater promised to give a diamond ring to their 500,000 patrons in 1952. At the time of the promise, less than 2,000 more tickets needed to be sold. The ring was obtained from Pinion Jewelry Co. G.B. Odlum, theater manager, said 10 valuable consolation prizes would be given away as well.

Local Bear Hunters

Bob Card, Glenn Abel, Frank Hardwick, Lee Kirby, Dashiell Long and Ernest Bryant were the six members of a Cleveland Bear party who set a record for this area in 1952. The men killed a total of six black bears in one day. The bears were shot on the first day of a two-day hunt along the Tellico and Bald rivers, near Tellico Plains. The hunt continued into the second day, but regulations forbid the killing of any more bears. Additional Clevelanders in the hunt included: Leroy Rymer (Master of the Hunt), Harry Dethero, Bill Watson, Ed McLain, Col. James F. Corn, Hallman Bell, Jimmie Corn Jr., Roger Park, Billie McGee Jr., Jewell Epperson, Dr. Madison Trewhitt, Grover C. Brown, John Milne Jr., W.W. Jacobs, Frank Miles, Flavis Casson, Dr. R. S. Hines and Bobby Rymer.