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VOL. 53 ? NO. 34
MURPHY. NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY. MARCH 19. 1942
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SECTION ESCAPES !
OF SPEED LAWS
No "Dangerous Curves"
Listed in Graham, or
Cherokee, or Clay
State highway signs designating
speed limits of 35 and 45 miles per
hour are being placed throughout
the State today, but not one ol the
counties in the extreme Western
section is affected. There will be no
change in the speed limits of Swain.
Graham. Cherokee or Clay Counties.
A total of 180 new zones has been
established .in 65 counties. In 155 of
the zones, the limit will be 35 miles
per hour In the remaining 25 zones
the limit will be 45 miles per hour.
A statement by Governor Brough
ton. explaining the course as neces
sary to cut down the increasing
number o ftiaffio accidents and
deaths calls upon all citizens to ob
serve the new limits. It adds state
Highway patrolmen, and all other
law enforcement officers have been
instructed to arrest all violators
"without fear or favor."
The signs being placed will show
the exact speed limits. Other signs
of warning will be placed well ahead
of all curves and dangerous intersec
tions. and congested stretches of
road. The zones were established
after s tudy by the State Engineering
Department, based on recommenda
tions by State Highway petroment.
It had been expected that sever. .1
curves in Graham, Cherokee and
Clay, and a few In Sawtm County
would be posted, but evidently all
were regarded as sufficiently safe
so as not to need any catting down
of the present driving limits.
Mrs. Virginia Ashley, 78,
Buried at Brasstown
After more than a year of suffer
ing, Mrs. Virginia Ashley. 78 years
eld, died at the home of her son.
Laikin, in the Brasstown section on
Monday. The aged widow was juried
Tuesday afte\ jervice:. in the Green
C.)ve chuioli. with rhe Rev. Cantrell
Oificiating. Intermen* was in U.e
c!:urch-yard cemetery, with Town
son Funeral Home in charge. j
I er husband died for many years,
Mr,. Ashley made her h.uie with her
son. She tiso is sur/lvcd by two
ever sons, ill ana Charlie, both of
the Brasstown section and by four
The daughters are: Mrs. Tillie
Prankum, of Brasstown; Mrs. Delzie
West, of Warne; Mrs. Maggie Buch
anan, of Marble, Rt. 1; and Mrs.
Sallie Frankum, of Knoxville.
NEW LENSFOR HENN
The management. Mr. P. J. Henn.
announces that he is installing a
new optical lens in the sound system
of the Hiwassee Dam Theatre and
will open Friday, March 2i)th, with
'Tittle Nellie Kelly" featuring Judy
Garland and George Murphy.
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Lions Club Forms
Defense Unit of 20;
Plans Stunt Night
Th< Murphy Lions club hi Id iu
I regular .supper meeting Tuesday
: overiinj at the hctr! \yiiii ? h#
| president. W A. Sherrill. presiding.
Discussion of a civilian defense
j organization resulted in the forma
tion of a unit of 20 members. This
I unit will serve, when needed, in ci
! vilian defense activities Giie 01 the ,
' first projects will be a county-wide j
i registration of all tires to prevent tire !
I I heft and to assist in apprehending;
! tire thieves.
Plans also were made for partici- I
pation in a stunt night program for !
the benefit of the Carnegie library.
Prank Ellis, Dale Snodgrass. and i
W. A. Sherrill comprise a committee 1
to sponsor troop No. 1. of the Boy
Scouts. The club sponsored ;he adult
membership drive for the western
district of the Boy Scouts. A consid
erable sum of money has been col
lected by various members up to this
Elects Officers At
Meeting In Murphy .
"We have been looking out for new
markets for farm products for years."
said James G. K. McClure. President
of the Farmers Federation, at the
annual meeting of the stockholders
of the Murphy Federation warehouse
last Friday "And now the markets
have crept right up to our door."
"Seven carloads of eggs are needed
every week at Fort Bragg. Can the
farmers of Cherokee county supply a
carload of eggs? Now is time for us
to get into the poultry business in
dead earnest and help our nation to
victory and at the same time build
up a permanent youltry industry In
Mr. McClure said that the Federa
tion was helping greatly to keep
down the prices of farm supplies in
Western North Carolina. He added
that this was particularly true in the
oase of lespedeza seed since the co
operative purchased 20 carloads of I
lespedeza seed in the fall of 1941
when the price was low. The Feder
tion's purchase of vegetable seeds by
I the carload also brings good savings
to the farmers of Western North '
Carolina, Mr. McClure declared.
The opening of the new Farmers
Federation training school was out
lined by Max M. Roberts, education
al director of the cooperative. He
stressed the importance of having
vigorous, religious farm boys in the
Rev. Dumont Clarke, director of
the Lord's Acre work, said that "the
churches of Cherokee county must
mobilize all their manpower in
Lord's Acre projects this year as
thoroughly as our army Is training
John Donley spoke briefly and
praised the various programs of the
Federation at work in Cherokee
D. Wltherspoon was renominated
by the stockholders for a two-year
term as a director of the Federation.
(Continued on back pace)
Miracle of Calvary To Be Re-enacted
Atop Burger Mountain On Easter Morn
Delegations from all MM -Western
ai>rj Southern States are expected at
the EJaster Dawn Pageantry and wor
ship this year on Burger Mountain,
near Hlawassee Dam. U. S. Highway
No. 294 goes right to the top of the
Worshippers gathering for the Ser
vice, will see. In the first faint light
of dawn, "Mary Magdalene and wo
men" stealthily approaching the
"empty tomb" with the "stone rolled
?way." The other women turn In dis
may, but "Maiy Magdalene" i elm as
to worship and weep.
"Mary" will see the vision of the
risen Lord .and "make haste" to Je
rusalem, some 700 feet from the Oar
den. She will tell "Peter." who wlil
run tc the tomb. As In the B.bllcal
narrative, tho "Apostie John" will
arrive behind him, and enter the
tomb, to "ftnrl the linen clothes
The scenes will be sf t off by Banter
The Tenner, ">e Gfaur'.nes of God
will direct the Program. The one hour
Pnrrsr.t em* "?! v!? ?? ?P5 ?tart at
6:00 A. M. C--?tr? Wartlmi.
i FIFTEEN LISTED
IN ARMY DRAFT
Three of Number From
Andrews, and Facing
| F. B. I. Prosecution
Covering a periuti ul Liiirc
or more the following names have
accumulated as draft delinquents in
Frank Charles Blackwell. Vests, N
C.; Jewell Dexter Burnett, Hiawas
see Dam. N. C.; Clarence Buck Car
land. Murphy. N. C.: Max Dame.
Cordell, Hickory, N. C . James Ed
ward Franklin. Marlboro. Mass.:
Kelley Willie Brown. Andrews. N. C.;
John Robert Voyles. Ranger, N. C..
Paul Clifton Best. Andrews. N. C.:
Poley Francis May. Murphy, N. C.:
James Edwin West, Topton. N. C.:
Joe Rose, Hickory. N C.; Jolin Clin
ton Bryson, Rt. No. 2. Murphy, N. C.;
Burl Wallace C has tain. Falmouth,
Va ; William David Smith. Andrews.
Any one knowing whereabouts of
these persons will please notify the
local draft board.
PRIMARIES NEAR; I
COUNTY OFFICES .
Carl Townson and John
Donley Will Refuse
To Run Is Report
For once in the history of Chero
kee County? and so far as is known,
for the first time- the offices seem
to be seeking the men instead of the
other way around. Reference Is
made to the primaries for County
posts, to be held within the next few
Candidates must be chosen for the
office of Register of Deeds, Clerk of
the Superior Court and for Sheriff.
Thus far B. L. Padgett, present Reg
ister of Deeds has been the only one
to announce himself as a candidate
None of the other officials now in
office are willing to be quoted as to
their intentions. Rumors are persist
ent that neither Sheriff Town
son. nor John Donley will make the
race again. Friends of both insist,
however, that both not only will run,
but will be reelected. Both are Re
The Democrats are said to be hav
ing trouble finding candidates for
either of these offices. Rumor has it
that Loster Mason .former Sheriff,
who was defeated by Carl Tovnson
in the last race, will run again. There
also is a report that Lee Shields may
be a candidate, for Sheriff, but Mr.
Shields says he will have to "change
his mind first." Friends of Walter
Mauney have asked him to make the
race for Sheriff, but to date he has
Should Sheriff Townson refuse to
OonUBned on tMk Pave
Sunday School Groups
To Meet At Peachtree
The Western North Carolina Bap
tist Sundaj School Convention will
meet with Peachtree Baptist Church
Sunday afternoon, March 22nd.
2:30 p. m. This Convention Includes
all the Baptist Sunday Schools of
Cherokee and Clay counties.
The program will Include:
Congregational Singing: devotional
by Lawson Lunsford: Roll Call of
Sunday Schools and Reports: Special
Special Feature by Young Peoples
Group of Peachtree Sunday School:
Congregational Singing :and an ad-,
dress on "The Sunday School as a
Church Teaching Agency," by the
Kev. Fred Stiles.
Murphy And Andrews
Join Forces To Form
f-y . I1T? 1 ni 1
Louniy wide tnamoer
NOAh LOVINGftOI) J
NAMED BY BOARD ,
AS "REAL" MAYOR |
Peyton G. Ivie Is Chosen
For Pro-Aem Post: ? \
Board One Man Shy j
Hardly liad tiic Seoul gone to press
( lust. ?wk i n r 1 hpfore >* hud reached
1 its readers, the Town Board of Mur
I phy met in called session and eleel
j od Mr Noah Lovingood as Mayor to
fill the unexpired term of the late
I Charles Mayfield.
! Board member Peyton G. Ivie was
elected Mayor Pro-Tern No mo was
elected to fill the vacancy c.u. .ed by
the resignation and elevation of
Mayor Lovingood, it being felt that
the tinio intervening before the reg
ular elections is too short to warrant
such a coourse.
Mr Lovingood had been function
ing as Mayor since Mr Mayfield's
I death, but it was pointed out to him
that this course was not proper. The
law required that a Mayor be regu
Mr. Lovingood therefore resigned
not only as Mayor-Protem, but also
as a member of the Board. His elec
tion followed a few moments later,
and was unanimous
It was not necessary for Mr. Ivie
to resign from the Board as he will
continue to function as a member
unless the new Mayor should be out
of town. His election as Mayor Pro
Tern also was unanimous.
Although the primary is only a few
weeks distant, no one has yet offered
himself as a candidate either for the
full term of Mayor, or for member
ship on thj Board. Whether Mr.
Lovingood will offer to succeed him
self is not known.
It has be(%i definitely stated by
some members of the Board, that
they do not wish to serve again.
Union Church Revival
For Next Few Weeks
Revival services which have been
held in the Union Church. Baptist.
Factorytown. will continue for the
next few weeks. Services will be
held each night at 7:30 and ounday i
at 11 a. m.
An added privilege will be to hear
tho Rev. M. C. Ballew. who will be
here March 27-29. Rev. Ballew Iras :
visited here before and the people of i
the church are looking forward to j
a stimulated meeting.
AX 1MB AXIS <
Starting Fund of $700
Pledged At Meeting
To Map Program
Definite steps toward formation of
;i Countv-Wtde Chamber of Com
merce were taken Tuesdaj night
?vlii'n tilt n . t nily t ltvted Board ol
Di eiU?r> o! tin Murphy Chamber
met w.th a dozen leading iet>ident?
of Andrews to discuss way.1 ami
The meeting was held m the
Court house in Murphy, and before
it hart ended the 34 men present hud
pledged themselves to raise $701) to
start a lund for the hiring of a full
time county-wide Secretary Tins
official would devote his entire ef
forts to the interests of the County
Those at the meeting agreed that
a treasury fund of at least $3,000
will be needed to sttart. The money
would eo for salary for the secretary,
lor office and travelling expenses,
and for advertising.
Although, at present, Andrews and
Murphy combined, are attempting to
underwrite the plan, the program is
intended to embrace every settlement
in the County, with members in every
locality. Jr ' ? embership would
make &ar erate that every
resid'nte^co-. rd to join. And
with every iuni y represented it flfc
believed that the County would
leally go places.
Acuiding to v. iati- plar .every
locality woulc. be entitled t<< at least
oi.e member .,f the Board of Dlcec
tors. Headqua- ?ers might bo either
in Murphy or Andrew-, or an office
n ight be :na.:uainecl in each town,
with the Secretary dividing his time
between :;.e two. U also has been
suggested that the offce be estab
lished at Marble, half way between
Murphy and Andrews, and just about
the center of the County.
The representatives from Andrews
will sound out sentiment in that
town. Suport by residents of the
smaller communities has long sincc
The County-wide idea is based on
the >ld .able of the bundle of twigs.
Take any one twig, and it is easily
broken, but gathered together in a
compact bundle those twigs have
plenty of strength.
There also is a growing realization,
now that the workers on the various
Cherokee projects are leaving, that
; something must be done And it ts
admitted that what helps any one
?ction of the county helps all.
Ciiaber, Directors of the Murphy
group have postponed steps toward
electing local officers, indefinitely.
The County-wide chamber would
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N. C. Farmers Warned To File Claims
For Triple A Payments Before March 31
Farmers who participated in the |
1941 Agricultural Adjustment Ad- !
ministration program must file ap- :
plication for conservation and parity i
payments by March 31. according to
E. Y. Floyd, state executive officer. J
More than 213.000 farm operators :
took part in the program last year. ,
and each of these must file an ap- ;
plication, he said. Payments will not <
be made on applications filed after ,
Mr. Floyd said applications should
bo signed at the Triple A offlcc in the
county in which the farm Is located 1
It was pointed out that farmers will j
not be required to come to the 1
county offces to receive their checks
this 7 ear. TJ. 8. Department of Ag- |
rtculturo officials havn announced
that checks will be mailed directly to
farmers in order to save time and
Estimated earnings of North Caro
lina farmers under the program last
year are approximately $14,287,267
in agricultural conservation pay
ments .and $7,100,000 In parity pay
ments. These parity payments In
clude $4,200,000 in tobacco payment^
$2,800,000 in cotton payments, and
$100,000 in wheat payments.
Mr. Floyd pointed out that parity
payments were necessary under ex
isting farm legislation to bring the
income received by farmers for then
product sto approximately 75 per
cent of parity.
Conservation payments were made
for planting within acreage allot
ments for special crops and carrying
OUl Hppruvru auii uujju'uw practtccs.