This Week in History 11-24
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Cleveland residents enjoyed sports, outdoor activities like hunting, and several other events during Thanksgiving week of 1941.

Monday, Nov. 24, 1941

College to see many

activities Thanksgiving

Scores of visitors came to Bob Jones College to celebrate the biggest Thanksgiving season in its history on the campus.

R.K. Johnson, business manager, told of the plans to spread a feast that would serve 650 pounds of turkey and be long remembered.

After the noon dinner other events followed, including the deciding game of the intramural soccer season.

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 1941

Man kills 15-point buck

A hunting party including 12 Cleveland men brought in a 15-point buck from a deer hunt in the Ocoee Wild Life Management area.

The deer dressed 175 pounds and was shot near Sheeds creek by M.H. Blazer.

Those from Cleveland who took part in the hunt were Wallace Jacobs, O.L. McLain, William Rodgers, M.C. Thompson, Ed Lowe, D.S. Stuart, Joe McNabb, Robert Rymer, Bobby Card, L.L. Arthur, Frank Hardwick and B.L. Watson.

Chas. S. Mayfield to appear on program of

Tenn. Law Institute

Charles Mayfield was scheduled to appear on the program of the third annual Tennessee Law Institute held in Knoxville from Nov. 28-29 under the University of Tennessee College of Law.

More than 300 lawyers from all parts of Tennessee were expected to attend the meeting to discuss the topic, “Shall Tennessee Procedure Be Reformed?”

Local bowling league opens

The Woolen Mills Store 10-pin team, captained by Fletcher “Lindy” Cartwright, went down before Walter Randolph’s Store team, 3-1, as the newly opened City Bowling league got underway at the Cleveland Bowling Center.

The new bowling league, consisting of each teams of six men each, had a 28-week schedule.

Officers for the league were elected after a meeting between the team captains.

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1941

Bears face Polk Wildcats in

Home Coming Classic

It was anticipated that the Bradley Central Bears would take the field for their Thanksgiving homecoming game against Polk County High with their coach, Lee Pate, on the sidelines.

Coach Pate was confined to his bed with the flu and was expected to miss seeing his undefeated team perform in the last game of the season.

The Bears were to play under the leadership of assistant coaches Walter and Bill Napier.

Friday, Nov. 28, 1941

Farmers to vote

on cotton quotas

On Saturday, Dec. 13, farmers who grew cotton in 1941 had the opportunity to vote on whether they wanted marketing quotas for the 1942 crop.

A series of meetings were scheduled at the Cleveland Court House to discuss the cotton situations prior to the vote.

Every cotton farmer in the county was asked to attend one of the meetings to be more informed prior to casting their votes.

Deer hunter has

narrow escape

Clark Farmer narrowly escaped serious injury when charged by a wounded buck while he was hunting in the Tellico area.

Farmer was seated near a deer trail when a spike buck appeared. He shot without rising to his feet. The buck, wounded, charged the hunter and was four feet away before a second bullet from Farmer’s gun killed it.

Bears steamroll Polk County

Wildcats, 52-0

The Bradley Bears steamrolled the Polk County Wildcats, 52-0 at Jimmie Lovell field in the final game of the season.

Coach Lee Pate, who had been out with the flu, left his sick bed to sit on the bench and engineer his team as they completed the season undefeated and untied.

Saturday, Nov. 29, 1941

Planes buy gas in Cleveland

Mack Hall, local gasoline distributor, said that Lieut. Allen, a pilot of one of four Navy planes, contacted him following a forced landing in Squire J.W. Humberd’s alfalfa field in the Bucks Pocket community.

The following morning he filled the planes’ tanks with 200 gallons of high-test gas, and they took off.

There had been a misunderstanding that they bought their gasoline in Chattanooga.

Cherokee Beagle Club will hold first licensed trial

The banks of Chickamauga Lake near Birchwood resounded to the yelps of the little rabbit-chasing beagle hound as the club opened its first licensed beagle trial meet.

Dogs from all sections of the country arrived by truck and train and were kenneled in the Tyson building on North Lee highway before taking part in what club officials called one of the largest sporting events of the year.