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ighway No. 60
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II T. Hamptn of Mineral Bluff.
, ivprcsen ative in the Oeor
i Suite legislature from Fannin
limy. waj> in Murphy M nday
d called en C. W. Savage to te'l
Ti cf the progress bens made
completing Highway No. 60
?m the North Carolina State line
ar Culberson, thr ugh M.neial
uff to the junction of Georgia
phway No. 2 which leads from
ue Ridge to Blairsville. There
atout eight miles of this un
ved road whch is a very import
it link since all buses passing
r ugh Murphy to Atlanta and
hrr heavy traffic travel this
Mr. Hampton stated that Gov
nor Ellis Arnall was invited by
i Kiwanis club of Blue Ridge
bout three weeks ago to come
nd tell them what progress is
ping made in completing this im
rLant highway. The governor
lid that Oils link has been con
acted, and is the first project to
p built in the state of Georgia
nd that it will be paved this com
>K summer "if he and R. T.
lampton had to do it with pick
The occasion was ladies' nigh;
lith the Kiwanis club and 110
kere present, Mr. Hampton said.
I funeral Held
For Mrs, Hayes
Mrs. Ma'ti? Hayes. 43. died at
rer home. Murphy, Route 3, Satur
Funeral services were held ai
10 o'clock Sunday morning at
Etenezer church. Burial was In
;lie church cemetery. Tin Rev. J.
O Winkler had charge of the ser
Surviving are the husband, Dol
phus J. Hayes, and four children,
Wynetta, Hershal, Leonard, and
Ivie funeral home was in charge
Mrs. Ledford Is
Taken By Death
Funeral services for Mrs. L. B.
Ledford. 54. who died at the home
of her son, O. C. Ledford at At
hens, Term., were held at 11 o'
clock Wednesday morning at Mag
gie's chapel, with the Rev. Blainr
L,\iford officiating. Burial wa^ in
the church cemetery.
A member of the Baptist church,
Mrs. Ledford was active in church
work until her health failed. She
was the daughter ot Jeff Daye.
Surviving are her husband, L. B.
Ledford; five cuughters. Mr?.
Pearl Jackson, Mrs. Leslie Shore
cf Athens, Tenn.. Mi's. N Truley
Odom of Turtletown, Tenn., Mis.
Haz 'l Townson of Blairsvilie, Ga?
and Mrs. Gra^y Postell of Murphy:
two sons. O. C. Ledfsrd of Athens,
Tenn., and Pfc. Lake R. Ledford of
Sheppari Field. Texas, 37 grand
children and 11 great-grandchil
Ivie funeral home was in charjje
Will Be Done At
E winning January 1 consumers,
industrial and institutional users
of sugar in North Carolina will ap
ply to the OPA District in Ral
eigh for their allotments, L. W.
Driscoll, District Director an
Likewise, l-eplacement of ration
frjoks, and new rattan books for
babies and returning veterans will
be made by th" Raleigh District
Office, Mr. Driscoll said. Appli
cants may eitiher write or call in
person for such blanks at that of
Although Price Control Boards
will no longer iaxue any ration
books or rationed commodity, a
few application blanks will be plac
ed U each board for the conven
ience of coiisunten, Mr. Driscoll
To Held Sunday
Vespeer seivlce will bi' held at
: he Presbj ,?rian cliurch Sunday
| afternoon at 5 o'clock instead of
the 7:30 o'clock service that has
been held heretofore. The Rev.
T. G. Tate, pastor, announces his
i cubject, "Tli? Soul's Supreme
N\ cd", for this service. The
Y ung People's society will meet
immediately following the church
M . Tate will preach at Hayes
ville Presbyterian church at 11
j o'clock, followed by the sa.rament
| of the Lord's Supper.
John Ivie Joins
R G. Ivie In His
John Ivie, wh3 recently return
ed from 22 months overseas, has
received his discharge, and will
t-3 associated with his brother. Pey
ton G. Ivie. here in the Ivie fu
neral home. He is a graduate of
the Cincinnati College of of Em
balming. Mr. and Mrs. Ivie will
live at the funeral home.
To Meet Monday
The Baptist Minister's confer
ence will convene January 7 at
10 o'clock at the First Baptist
The devotional will be given by
the Rev. T. Earl Ogg of Andrews
Baptist church. "The Bible Doc
trine of Sanctification" will be the
topic of the Rev. L. P. Smith of
The benediction will be by the
Rev. W. T. Truett of Culberson.
Miss Cooke Is
Ejected Head WNC
Miss Addie Mae Cooke, publisher
of the Cherokee Scout, was elect
ed president of the Western North
Carolina Weekly Press association,
at a meeting Saturday evening at
S. and W cafeteria in Asheville.
Walter A. Ward of the Wst Ashe
ville News, was elected vice-presi
dent, and Ira Aimfield of the
Transylvania Times, Brevard, sec
Ed M. Anderson of Brevard gave
a resume of the activities of the
I.eiwspaper Industry advisory com
mittee of the War Production
boai-d, being presented by Clar
ence Griffin, program chairman.
Mr. Andei-son was the only weekly
published on the Newspaper In
dustry Advisory committee of the
James M. Beaver
Taken Bv Death
Funeral services for James M.
Beaver of Murphy were conducted
Thursday. January 3. at 11:30 a.
m. at Peachtree Chapel, Atlanta.
Ga., with the Rev. J. Milton Rich
ardson officiating. Interment was
in the West View cemetery.
Mr. Beaver owned and operated
the Cherokee Cafe in Murphy for
the past six months.
Glad To Sav
Chei-okee county was glad to
say "Ooodlby" to the month of
Do member which was the mast dis
agrreabls in this section for a
number of years. There were
four light snows from one to three
inches, and a groat deal of rain.
While Murphy did not have icy
streets, buses weie held up, and all
traffic* out of Murphy in every di
rection was delayed on account of
?he dangerous condition of the
roads. Mail ltandled by trucks
?was delayed for. days.
The lowest temperature reading
wu variously reported to be one,
two and three degres above zero;
on a number of days thermometers
registered from 8 to 30 degrees.
CRIMES COURT SETS HOMMA TRIAL FOR JAN. 3
AS HIS PLEA FOR A DELAY was turned down, Lt. Gen. Masaharu Homma (arrow) stands before members ot
a U. S. Military commission in Manila and reads, in English, a request for one additional defense counsel.
Directly charged with 80,735 slayings and torturings, with the infamous Bataan death march high on th?
list, Homma's trial fras been set for Jan. 3. U. S Army Signal Corps Radiophoto. ( International )
Family Life Needs
Will Be Emphasized
North Carolina rural families are <
spending too much time making a I
living and too little time living, I
says the Family Life Committee j
of home demonstration agents in 1
the S ate College Extension Ser
vice. working under the supeivis
icn of Mis. Virginia S. Swain, staff
"The unity of family life needs
t'i be strengthened, and character
education neeos to be emphasiz
ed." tile committee explains in its
official report. "When a group of
people meet together and pool their
ideas and experiences concerning
everyday matters, they gain cour
age, help, and inspiiatioti ?oi meet
"Feople should be made mare
community conscious, thinking be
yond their own home and family.
In addition, that family will be
happier, if all family members un
derstand each other better."
Plans are being made for inte
grating the family life program |
with home demonstration and 4-H |
activities, with the whole plan
having a family approach. It is 1
suggested that all church, school. I
civic, social .and ccunty organisa
tions Work together in making the
family life program a success. The |
committee also suggests that the:
rural church be made the center i
of community life.
The Family Life C mmittee of
the Extension Service is composed
of the home demonstration agents
of Pitt, Rowan, McDowell. Chat
ham. Hoke, Watauga, and Clay
counties and the assistant agents
of Beaufort and Surry counties.
Mrs. Swain is the specialist and
Is Coming Home
Pearl Harbor, T. H. ? Luther ]
H. Taylor, AM2c. USNR, son of I
Edgar Taylor, of Letitia, N. C., is
on h s way home.
Taylor is one of 1.865 high-point
Navy veterans whom the "Magic
Carpet' is bringing back to the
States aboard the U. S. S. Darke.
The U. S. S. Darke ? one of
more than 250 carriers, battleships,
cruisers, aid attp.'l traasports in
the Navy's famed "Magic Carpet"
fleet ? left Pearl HaiiJor. Decem
ber 9. and is scheduled to arrive in
San Diego about December 15.
Passengers will go directly to the
Fcpa.a.ion Centers nearest their
hemes to complete the formalities
of obtaining their discharges be
fore returning to civilian life.
Jas. C. Simonds
Base M, San Fernando, La Un
ion, Luzcn, P. I. ? Private First
Class James C. Simonds, Jr., hus
band of Mi s. Ardie G. Simonds, i
and son of J. C. Simonds, Sr., of
Culberson, N. C., has been relieved
from duty with the 285th M. P.
Company at Base M in northern
Luzon, and soon will be on his way
to the Un ted States for discharge.
In the Army since February
1943, Pfc. Simonds has been over
seas since January 1944.
Thought To Be
First 1946 Baby
Sarah Pauline Bault, daughter
ol -Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Bault
apparently is winner of the $100
V'ctory bond to be given by the
Murphy cafe. C. L. Alveraon, own
el-. for the First baby bom in
Murphy in 1946. Little Miss Bault
v.as born at 8:20 o'clock this morn
ing 'Thursday) Jan. 3. at Petrie
hospital, and weighs 7Vb pounds.
Home On Tryon
Pearl Harbor. T ,H. ? Howard
V. Martin, Sic. USNR, husband of
Miv. RiitU of Murphy, N.
C.. is on his w ay home.
Martin is one of 1 .000 high-point
Army and Navy veterans whom
the "Mai:c Carnet" is bringing
back to the States aboard the U.
S. S. Tryon.
The U. S. S. Tryon ? one of
nioie than 300 carriers, battleships,
cruisers, and attack transports in
the Navy's famed "Maine Carpet"
fleet ? left Tokyo Bay. December
9. and is scheduled to arrive in San
Francisco about December 22.
Passengers will go directly to
the Separation Centers nearest
their homes to complete the forma
lities of obtaining their distfiai-ges
tefore returning to civilian life.
AUXILIARY TO MEET
Tile Woman's auxiliary of the
Presbyterian church will meet next
Tuesday. January 8, with Mrs.
Leon Fi-asch. The topic for study
will be, "The Heart of Africa."
Dr. A. J. Headrick spent the
Christmas holidays with his moth
er in Miami. Fla.
NAVY'S NEW PATROL PLANE IS 'FAST ON DRAW'
DESIGNED AND (QUIPPED for the humdrum peacetime job of law-and-order patrolling over S.SOO to 8.000
miles of m, this newest Navy policeman of the akin can get tough an short notice and go Into action with
bombs, rockrts, torpedoes or depth charges. In addition to six 20-mm. cannon in the nose and twin-mount M
caL machine guns In the top turret and power tall turret. A veritable flying arsenal known as the P2V and
powered at MO BWh. by two angina* of latest design. It U a Lockheed from Burbank, CaL (International)
Cherokee Exceeds Its
Victory Loan Quota
Dr. W. B. West
To Preach At
D;-. W. B. West, district super
intendent, of Waynesville, will
preach at the Piist Methodist
church Sunday morning at 11
o'clock. Arthur Heinri.h will be
guest organist, and the choir will
sing, "How Beautiful Upon the
Mountains". The offertory solo.
"The Lord's Prayer", will be sung
by C. R. Freed. The Rev. Ralph
Taylor, who has been sick for the
past two weeks, will preside over
Quarterly conferenc will to held
at the close of the service.
In the evening at 7:30 o'clock a
play entitled. "The Church", will
be presented by the following mem
bers of the W. S. C. S.: Mesdames
Tom Axley, T. A. Case, Neil Sr.eed,
Jack Hennessee, and Richard
Mauney, and Miss Ann Taylor.
Following the play the pastor will
install officers of the Woman's
Society of Christian Service.
Midweek prayer service will be
held at 7 :30 Wednesday evening.
Inactive Stat? >
Major Hcighton D. James who
has been stationed at Wright
Field, Dayton, Ohio, has received
his separation from the A. A. F.
and is new on terminal leave. He
will be on Inactive Status with the
Army Reserve Corps. Major
James with his wife and small son,
Patrick Heighten, have been visit
ing Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Hoffman
at the HarsU<t,w Apts. for the
Christmas holidays and are en
loute to Los Angeles, Calif., where
they expect to make their home.
Major James is the son of Mrs. W.
To Meet Jan. 14
The Western North Carolina
Baptist ministers' conference will
be held at Cullowhee Baptist
church on January 14, beginning
ai 10:30 a. m., according to an
nouncement by the Rev. C. M.
Warren of Sylva. The meeting
date has been changed from the
6th to the 14th.
Seymour Johnson Field, N. C?
Dec. 15 ? Private Hoberu Pickle
simer, son of Mrs. Rosana Pickle
simer, Patrick, North Carolina, was
separated from the Amy Air Forces
Private Picklesimer was a Ma
chinist with the Clinton Engineer
Plant at Oak Ridge, Tenn. prior to
coming in the Army in November,
1944 at Fi>rt Bragg, North Caro
lina. He completed his Basic Train
ing with the Infantry at Camp
Wheeler and was sent right across
to Italy and placed in a Replace
ment Depot where he served for 5
months. He wears the European
Theatre Ribbon, The American
Theatre Ribbon, Good Conduct
and the Victory Ribbon. He has
cne brother that served with the
Field Artillery who recently re-en
Iisted. On returning to the States,
Picklesimer was assigned to the
Air Corps and was recently station
ed at Spence Field, Moultrie, Geor
He is returning to his home
where he owns and operated a
faim in Cherokee County, near
James Gi'ant, Jr., re enlisted in
the Corps of Military Police on
the 15th of December 1945. He
is from Hayesville and is the son
of Mrs. Gertrude Grant.
Miss Mary Cornwell spent the
Christmas holidays at her home
in Hartsville, Tenn.
Cherokee county exceeded both
| its over-all and its E bond quotas
in the Victory loan conducted in
November and December, accord
ing to Percy B. Feretoce, counly
I chaiiman. Tliis gives the county a
! record of going over the top in all
the special drives conducted be
cause of the war.
The exact figuies for final sales
were not available, but when the
general drive ended December 8,
the county was over the top in the
over-all quota with sales of $225,
962.50. Sale of E bonds continued
through December 31, and the
county surpassed its goal in this
Murphy school children sold
$18,575 worth of bonds in the Vic
tory Loan drive, enough to provide
six hospital beds, with $575 over,
for Moore General hospital, accord
ing to announceimnt by Mrs. J.
W. Davidson, chairman of the
Schools at Work program in the
local schools. The goal for Mur
phy schools was four beds.
Of the amount sold, $15,045 was
by the elementary grades, and $3,
530 by the high school.
Davis Firm Buys
Veneer Plant Of
Late Sam Coffin
The Davis Millwork Co of For
ty Port, Pa., manufacturers at
"Tops All" kitchen cabinets, has
purchased the Samuel B. Coffin
Veneer plant just outside of Mur
The Company plans to start op
erations in the near future and
will employ local men. They will
manufacture veneer, and saw logs
?which will be shipped to their
Pennsylvania factory to be used
fca makir>sj "T-/>-. Ail" cabinet.
Private First Class Herman L.
Octom of Unaka, North Carolina
lias teen promoted to the rank of
Technician Fifth Grade in the
392nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Bat
talion in the Hawaiian Islands.
Ttc. 5 Odom was inducted into
the Army in May of 1943 at Camp
Cratt, S. C. He has served one
year in the Pacific and wears the
American Theater, Asiatic-Pacific
and World War II Victory Ribbons.
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Odom reside in Unaka, North
Watson Is On
His Way Home
Pearl Harbor, T. H. ? William
S. Watson, CM2c, son of Mrs. Al
bert Watson, of Culberson, N. C.,
is on his way home.
Watson is on? of more than
2,000 high-point Navy and Marine
veterans whom the "Magic Carpet"
is bringing back to the States a
board the U. S. S. Oconto.
The U. S. S. Oconto ? one of
more than 250 carriers, battleships,
cruisers, and attack transports in
the Navy's famed "Magic Carpet"
fleet ? left Okinawa. December 3,
and is scheduled to arrive in San
Pedro about December 16.
Passengers will go directly to the
Separation Centers nearest their
homes to complete the formalities
of obtaining their discharges before
returning to civilian life.
H. L. Hagaman
H. L. Hagaman has been dis
charged from the navy and ar
rived hoime in time for the Christ
mas holidays. He served with the
amphibious forces of the Navy and
wears four battle stars and one
bronze star. He served on both
I wo Jima and Ouam.
Mr. and Mrs. Duke Whitley
and small daughter, Lyn. are
spending ten days with Mr. Whit
ley's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L
Whitley at Clayton.