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VOLI'ME 54. ? No. 11
Mt'RPHY. NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY. OCTOBER 8. 1942
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HOME CLUBS WIN
HONORS AT FAIR
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Exhibits Attract Wide
i ie annual Cherokee County Fair,
this year called the "Victory Pair",
ujiened Tuesday with farm, home
and handicraft exhibits that have
iacted wide attention. The at
i-iulance lias been good, despite the
diificulties in traveling.
Judging of exhibits was com
pieted Wednesday by the Judges.
k.ij came from Swain and Clay
counties i nd Union county, Georgia.
Tli'.' Iiome demonstration c'ubs won
prize on the educational
otlis; the farm management, sec
,nd. and the 4-H clubs, third. Mr.
and Mrs. W. A. Puett of Marble,
Route 1. were winners for the gen
ual farm and victory garden booth
nd 'v!' . and Mrs. H B. McNabb
f Suit, took second honors. J. H.
Hampton won sweepstakes on corn,
,md Don Witherspoon sweepstakes
Bill Stiles, of Marble, was a con
sistent winner in the hog exhibit.
Jolin Shields, of Culberson, and H.
N Wells, dairymen, exhibited a nice
group of purebred Guernseys. Beef
bulls were outstanding, stated A. Q
Ketner, farm agent.
The home demonstration clubs,
winners of first prize for educational
booths, displayed the amount of
canned food needed by a person for
one year, along with products from
:iie victory garden. Patriotic colors
were used for decoration. Mrs. W
D King, home agent, supervised the
Outstanding in the exhibit booths
was the display of woodwork by J.
G Gibbs, amateur woodworker of
Murphy. Among the tables, book
ends, novelties and other items he
had made was a table containing
inlaid wood from 36 different coun
tries. A. L. Pancher, of Andrews,
also had a woodwork display. Be
sides woodwork, he showed hand
wrought cooking utensils
The following had booths for dis
maying their work and services:
John C. Campbell folk school, Nan
tahala library, and Murphy high
school science department.
Five Young Women
Of County Enter
Five young Cherokee county wo
men have completed NYA industrial
training in the NYA shops at
Greenville. N. C., and have entered
be NYA Induction Center at Reis
terstown, Maryland, to await place
ment in airplane plants. The young
women are: Miss Maud Plercy, of
Andrews, Miss Mary Nell George
and Miss Vadean Pair, of Topton.
v. ho will become connected with the
Fairchild Corporation, airplane man
ufacturers, Baltimore, Maryland:
and Miss Mary Lou Nance, of Mar
tle. and Miss Retheal Almond, of
Andrews, who go to the Glen L.
Martin Company, Baltimore
At Greenville, youths study air
Plane woodworking, machine shop,
and radio. They are taught by com
petent instructors, and live and work
in comfortable quarters.
The NYA representative in this
county can recommend girls for
training ait this center. For further
information write Youth Personnel
Officer. NYA Master Project. Green
ville, N. C.
OLD CANNONS AND
GUNS SCRAPPED TO
WIN PRESENT WAR
In conncction with tlir present
scrap metal salvage campaign,
with the approval of Mayor E.
L. Shields and the aldermen, E.
O. Christopher, city clerk, an- t
Bounces thai me old cannon in
front of the t4iwn hall and the
four machine tuns on the square
will be donated.
School children and other
citiiens on Wednesday collected
and placed on the square a large
quantity of scrap, and thousands
of pounds more will come in
this week, it is thought.
Navy Will Seek
On October 12
Chief William Baskervillc from
the Navy Recruiting Station in
Asheville, will bo in Murpliy October
12 at the county court house for the
puipose of enlisting applicants in
the Navy. The Navy Office announc
ed that men who have been classified
by selective service can volunteer
right up to the time of induction.
Call by this paper office and get
your copy of "What Kind of a Job
Can I Get In The Navy" or write to
the Navy Recruiting Station, Fed
eral Bldg.. Asheville. and one will
gladly be sent you.
Funeral Tuesday ,
Funeral services for Juanita Bur
rell, two-year-old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Wayne Burrell. were held
Tuesday at tlie Ledford cemetery at
Letitia, following her death at the
home o fher parents at 11 o'clock
Sunday. Rev. Tom Truett and Rev.
Surviving besides the parents are
two brothers, Larry and Johnny, and
two sisters, one a twin, Virginia and
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge
J. W. Miller and C. B. Mitchell,
who operated a piano store here
during the summer months, this
week are announcing a re-opening
at their old stand here. They state
that they are returning here to serve
the people before pianos are frozen,
which they expect within a short
Z. C. Ramsey Slain By Crazed
Negro Youth Friday Afternoon
Code For Display
Of Flag Discussed
By Boy Scouts
The Rev. Grant Folmsbee. Scout
master for the local troop, says:
Anvrtr>n cltl/on"! now ronsidw
lt a patriotic privilege and duty to
(li-play their country's flag. Those
people in Cherokee county who
would like to do so, and yet are not
sure that they know how to display
it properly will be interested in the
Flac Code worked out by patriotic
-^rrieties :?t the National Flag Con
ference. The Boy Scouts of Murphy
are interested In the proper ob
. orvancc of these rules, ar.d will be
glad to advise anyone about the
proper use of the flag, or assist in
giving it the proper care."
Appropriate portions of the Code
1 The flag should be displayed
n'.y from sunrise to sunset.
2 When tile flag is displayed from
a staff projecting horizontally or at
an angle from the window sill, bal
cony. or front of the building, the
union < field of stars) should go
clcar to the liead of the staff.
3. When the flag nf the United
States is displayed in a manner
ctlicr than by being flown from a
staff it should be displayed, either
horizontally or vertically against a
wall, with the union uppermost and
?o the observer's left.
4. The flag should never touch
the ground or the floor.
5 Old or wornout flags should
not be used, but be destroyed, priv
ately, preferably by burning: not by
any method lacking reverence and
respect due the emblem representing
Charlie Rogers Is In
Charlie Rogers, of Marble, train
ed in woodworking at the NYA res
ident center in Asheville. last week
was placed in a defense industry in
the Norfolk. Va., Navy Yards.
Cause Lack Of News
The paper this week is not up
to its usual standard of news.
Tt was necessary to omit much
of the copy which was intended
for publication because of me
chanical trouble that could not
be corrected before press time.
The staff regrets this but hopes
that it will not happen arain.
PUPPET SHOWS ARE!
STAC.Fn IN SCHOOLS!
The Division of Oral Hygiene of 1
the State Board of Health is con
ducting puppet shows this week in
three counties, Graham, Clay, and
Cherokee, visiting 13 schools. The
work is in interest of promoting
good health, witn special emphasis
on dcnwl work. Miss Katherine
Mallory and a Miss Sikes are in
charge of the shows.
Sale Quota Is
Over $3,000 Short
The September sales of War bonds
and stamps in Cherokee county fell
short $3,475 of reaching the county
quota, according to W. D. Whitaker,
o! Andrews, chairman of the Chero
kee County War Savings staff. The
total sales of bonds and stamps for
the month was $37,625, while the
quota for the county was $41,100.
USO Quota Is
Campaign committee members of
the USO drive in Cherokee count?
report that the county quota of
$1,000 had been exceeded by $151.62.
Of the total amount collected $726.03
was collected In Murphy and the
lower part of the county. At An
drews and vicinity $426.59 was col
lected. The USO received $1,036.46
of the total, while $115.16 was re
tained for local use.
County chairmen for tlie campaign
were P. B. Ferebee, of Andrews,
chairman for the county; Prank
Forsyth, for Murphy; and Wade
Reece for Andrews. Chairmen were
appointed for different sections of
the county and a number of workers
were active in the campaign.
TYPISTS TO BE
A limited number of typists an 1
?stenographers will be given ratings
in the United States Marine Corps,
| it was anounced today by Marine
I Corps Headquarters.
Stenographers enlisted will be
made sergeants at the completion of
their six-weeks basic training course.
Typists will be made corporals.
New Publishers Assume
Duties On The Scout
The new publishers of The Chero
kee Scout, B. Arp Lowrance, of
Charlotte, and Miss Addle Mae
Cooke, of Gatesville. arrived in Mur
phy during the week-end and took
over the work of the paper Monday. ;
Contract for the purchase of The |
Scout and Graham County News.
Robbinsville, from Mrs. Victor C.
Olmsted, effective October 1, was
.mr.ounced several weeks ago.
Miss Cooke will be manager and
editor of the paper. Mr. Lowrance
will not live here. The entire force
that has been with the papers will
continue as members of the staff,
rtoy A. Cooke, linotype operator and
foreman of the print shop, will be
production manager. A. N. Shamblln,
pi inter and news writer, will be as
sociate editor and assist with the
printing of the paper. Mrs. Olmsted
will be office assistant. Mrs. Ruby
Winchester will continue her duties
as society editor. Miss Edna
Jones will continue as editor of the
Graham County News, and Mrs. A.
B. Chandler. Sr.. will be the paper's
lepresentative in Andrews. Corres
pondents in various sections of the
county will continue to write as
heretofore. It is planned to add
some more workers to the print shop
and office soon.
At present the editor is living fct
Regal hotel and expects to occupy
the Ray Moore home when her
mother joins her here In November.
On Friday of this week the busi
ness office of The Scout will be
moved to the ground-floor office in
the corner of Regal Hotel, which
formerly was occupied by Cherokee
Bank A line of office supplies will
be carried there The printing plant
will remain in its present location.
The paper this week contains only
a few of the new features the pub
lisher-; intend to add to make the
paper more interesting and useful.
A welcome edition will be published
next week, and it Is planned to mall
a copy tc every home in the county.
Sheriff Townson Wounds
Negro After Being
Assailant Is Taken To
Asheville Jail For
Funeral services for Z. C. Ramsey,
59, prominent, business man of
Murphy, and deputy sheriff under
Sheriff J. C Townson. who was
killed last Friday afternoon, alleged
ly by Herman Wiley, Negro, were
held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clocX
at White church at lLiitgingdog.
with the Rev. A B Cash, pastor of
the First Baptist church, Murphy,
officiating. Tin- Masonic Order had
charge of services at the graveside
A tending was one of the largest
crowds ever present at a funeral
service in Cherokee county. It was
estimated that over 2.500 persons
were in attendance
Mr. Ramsey married Miss Lidia
Voiles in 1907. who died in 1917. To
this union were bom three sons,
Sheridan, of Baltimore: Ralph, of
Lenoir City, Tenn , and Oar land, of
Fort Jackson, S C.; and one
daughter. Mrs. Alice John* -l, of
Murphy. Later in life Mr. Ramsey
married Miss Bertie Sneed who sur
Also surviving are four brothers.
Reaffan, Wiley, Allen, and Marshall,
of Murphy, and two sisters, Mrs.
Nora Johnson of Athens. Tenn., and
Mrs. Hattie Anderson, of near Mor
gan ton: thiee half brothers, Bas
com Ramsey, of Akron, Olilo;
Hoiare Rim -?y, with the U. S
Ainiy somewhere in England: Har
ald Ramsey, of Florida: one half
sister. Miss Arietta Ramsey, of Mur
Mr. Ramsey was the son of the
late Will Ramsey. who served as
sheriff of Cherokee county for a
number of years. Mr. Ramsey serv
ed the county as sheriff from 1934
to 1936 and was held in high esteem
both in and out of office.
(Continued on back pace)
Stress Need For
Christmas parcels for members of
the Navy and Marine Corps abroad
must be m. tiled this month, officials
of the Sixth Naval district a?aln re
minded the public today.
"Mall Early for Christmas" has a
special significance this year because
of the wartime burden on the malls.
Although Christmas parcels may be
mailed as late as October 31, the
best way to guarantee arrival by
Christmas is to mail them early In
Packages labeled "Christmas Par
cel" will be expedited. They should
bt no larger than an ordinary shoe
box and weigh not more than si*
pounds. They should be packed In
substantial containers, covered by
strong wrapping, and tied or secured
so as to readily opened by censors.
Addresses should Include full name
and rank or rating of addressee, and
the name of his ship or unit, but the
location should never be Included.
Only two post office addresses may
be used, "Care of the Postmaster,
New York. N. Y..", and "Care of
the Postmaster, San Francisco. Cali
fornia." whichever Is nearer the ad