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VOL I' M E 57 ? NUMBER 25.
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY. JANUARY 10, 1946.
EIGHT PAGES THIS WEEK
HEADS POLIO DRIVE ? Dr.
\V, A. Hoover, who is directing the
! 946 polio drive in Cherokee eoun
Killed By Auto
News has been received here
that Bill Matthews, son of Mr. and
.Mrs William E. Matthews of Wash
ington, D. C., formerly of Murphy,
was killed in an automobile acci
dent in Washington on Christmas
eve. No details of the accident
have been learned here. He was
in the army medical corps, and
was home on furlough, it was re
Mrs. Rowland Dies
At Age Of 64
Funeral services for Mrs. Ollie
Rowland, 64, who died Sunday at
9:45 p. m. at her home on Ven
geance Creek, were held Tuesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock at Rowland
cemetery, Marble, Route 1, with
the Rev. Jim Truett of Andrews,
Pallbearers were: Ernest Raxter,
Frank Wilson. Wilburn O'venby, 1
Clarence Rogers, Kirb J^add, and I
Survivors are: the husband, Nick i
Rowland, one daughter. Mrs. Jessie
Hibberts of Suit, two sons, Arnold
F Rowland, and Charles Rowland
of Crescent City, Fla., 10 grand- j
children, three brothers and one
lvie funeral home had charge of
A Year Ago
At the end of the first month
of 1946 automobile license sales in
Cherokee county, records of the
Carolina Motor Club show a de
crease of 94 over the same period
of tag sales last year.
According to Wilson Palmer,
manager of the club's branch here,
the sale of North Carolina auto
mobile license plates from the
motor club office in Murphy totals
875 over a period from December
1. when tags first went on sale, to
January 1. This compares with the
sale of 969 tags during the same
period last year. There are still
some 625 plates on hand to be sold
to motorists, said Mr. Palmer.
Funeral Held For 1
Ira J. Loudermilk, 45, of Mur- t
phy. Route 2, died at his home i
January 6 after an illness of sever- i
al months. Funeral was conducted i
at Macedonia Baptist church, near i
Culberson, January 8, at 11 o'clock i
a. m? with the Rev. Colvin Thomp- i
son in charge. Burial was in the i
church cemetery. I
Mr Loudermilk was born and
reared in Cherokee county, the '
son of the late J. C. and Nannie :
Loudermilk. His grandfather was I
one of the first settlers in Chero
kee county, on Notla River.
He is survived by his wife; one
sen, Eldridge; two sisters, Mrs. I
Hassie Long of Los Angeles, Calif.; 1
Mrs. May Brown of Cramerton; i
and three brothers, A. L. of Mur- 1
Phy; W. H. of Isabella, Tenn., and I
Luther, of Taft, Calif. '
He had been a member of Mace- 1
donla Baptist church since boy
Town son funeral home was In '
Drive To Raise $980
To Fight Paralysis Is
Launched In County
Dr. W. A. Hoover has been re- 4
appointed director of the drive |
against infantile paralysis in this
county, to conduct the 1946 cam
paign. Appointment was announc
ed last week by Dr. Ralph Mc
Donald, state chairman.
Cherokee county's quota this
year is $980, a slight increase above
last year's quota of $964.
Dr. Hoover has announced the
following committees to assist in
the drive: H. S. Bault and Mrs.
George Atkinson, co-chairmen for
Murphy, to be assisted by: Frank
Forsyth, publicity; Edwin Hyde,
H A. Mattox and Dr. J. R. Bell,
committee from the Lions club;
Miss Jean Christy and Rev. C. C.
Washam, co-chairmen for Andrews;
W. B. Thomas and J. P. Sellers, co
chairmen for Hiwassee Dam; Mrs.
George Bidstrup, Brasstown; and
the following for the schools: Lloyd
Hendrix, county; I. B. Hudson, An
drerws, and H. Bueck, Murphy. i
Two Aged Negroes
Burned To Death
Aunt Adeline Whitaker, 97-year
old colored woman, was found
burned to death at her home in
Texana, about 4 o'clock on the
morning of Dec. 28. The origin
of the fire is not known, but she
had a lamp in her hand and it is
thought that her clothing caught
fire from that. She was buried at
On Friday, Jan. 4. Mary Patrick
was burned to death when her
home in Texana was burned. She
was the only one in the house at
the time, and her body was found
burned to a crisp. The remains (
were taken to Tate, Ga., for inter- >
Taken By Death
At Age Of 92
Amanda Poindexter. age 92, died
Saturday morning, Dec. 29, at i
Cramerton after an extended ill- 1
ness. She was a native of Chero
kee county, the wife of the late !
Claborn Poindexter. .
She is survived by her daughter- I
in-law, Mrs. Etna Poindexter. and '
three grandchildren, Blueford and 1
Wayne Poindexter of Cramerton. '
?tnd Mrs. Frank Hembree of Mur
phy; ten great grandchildren and (
one great great grandchild. 1
Funeral services were conduct- j >
ed at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon (
with burial at Sunset cemetery | i
nea. Cramerton with Cruther I
Brothers in charge of arrange- j i
Mrs. Phillips Is
Taken By Death
Funeral services were held Sun
day afternoon at 2 o'clock at Tus
quittee Baptist church for Mrs.
Minerva Phillips. 50, who died Jan.
2 at a Murphy hospital. The Rev.
Mr. Alderman of Hayesville offi
ciated. Burial was in the church
cemetery with Ivie funeral home
Surviving are the husband, Fred
Phillips, three sons, and three
daughters, Gerald and Joan of
Hayesville, Louise of Atlanta, Mrs.
Alice Stover of Blairsville, Sgt. Ed
ward Phillips of Newark, N. J., and
Pfc. Leonard Phillips, recently re
turned from the army in France.
Nephews served as pallbearers.
Skylor Hickey, 74, died Satur- \
lay, Jan. 5, at 5:45 p. m. at the j
lome of his daughter. Mrs. Claude
Picklesimer, near Culberson.
Funeral services were held Mon
lay afternoon at 1 o'clock at Ivie
uneral chapel, with the Rev. J. O.
tinkler of Murphy and the Rev.
* T Chastain of Culberson offi
?iating. Interment was in the old
baptist cemetery in Murphy.
Pallbearers were: Mr. Rich.
)utch Moore, Lee Morrow. Clar
>nce Roberts, William Stiles and j
FREE METHOHIST SERVICES ;
The sermon subject for the Sun- 1
lay morning worship at 11 a. m . I
vill be, "Love Never Faileth" and j
he Sunday evening revival mess- !
ige at 7:30 P. M. will be, "The
doming Famine." The evening
nessage will be a continuation of a
eries of sermons on Bible prop
lecy dealing with signs of the
imes and age-end events." With
vorld conditions as they are every
Christian should give a renewed
tudy to the prophetic scriptures
o learn what God's program is
luring the days to come", states the
*ev. L E. Latham, pastor. "A cor
lial welcome to everybody."
Is Formed Here
Murphy Finance company, with
E. Hyde, manager, and other
ocal stockholders, whose names
?verc not revealed, has been open
ed in the office of Attorney Hyde
11 the Townson Building.
The new firm is a corporation,
md it will specialize on personaliz
ed credit service.
Lions Will Sponsor
County Fair This Fall
"Man and the Soil" was the sub
ject of J. H. Hampton, guest speak
er at the meeting of Murphy Lions
club Tuesday evening at the Metho
dist church. Tracing the part that
soil plays in all human activities
and the history of people's use of
it, he stated that there are three
roads open in the future in regard
to use of the soil: serfdom, re
gimentation, or soil conservation.
'It is up to us to improve the soil.
One cannot be called a good citi
ren unless he leaves soil as good
as he found it."
Mr. Hampton was presented by
Lion President Harry Bishop.
The club voted to again spon
sor a Cherokee county agricultural
fair this year, the dates being set
[or September 23-28. H. G. El
Ivjns and W. M. Fain reported that
* carnival which will be a great
improvement over the one secured
last year ,is available for the fair.
Dr. W. A. Hoover and C. R.
Freed announced that on January
22 a joint dinner meeting of the
Jons club and Business Men's
dub is being planned, and several
extension workers, milk producers
and others from this and surround
ing counties will be invited to hear
the prominent speakers who have
been secured to attend. Special em
phasis will be placed on dairying,
soil conservation and pasturing.
Accepting a mat ion of Frank
Forsyth, the club voted to assist
in the Infantile Parafysis campaign
this month, to rasie $980 in this
President Bishop announced the
Melvin Jones birthday program to
odd six new members. With re
turning service men and members
recently added, this club has met
H. A. Mattox announced that ap
proximately $200 was realized from
the operation of the dime board,
to raise money for the blind and
needy at Christmas.
John Ivie was a guest of his
brother, P. G. Ivie. W. D. King,
secretary of the Business Men's
club, was a guest of C. R. Freed. I
Rev. L.E. Latham
In Europe the poorest pair of
shoes sells for $60 and the besl
for $120 a pair. A used suit or |
overcoat sells for from $200 to
$300, dresses from $50 to $100, and
^11 other used clothing in propor
These are not black market j
prices. They are regular com- !
mercial rates, and in many sections
there is no clothing to be bought
at any price. The prices are out
of reach of thousands of suffer
ing refugees who need clothing
Those who have some used cloth
ing and would like to give it to
be distributed free to these unfor
tunate masses may do so by call
ing Rev. L. E. Latham, Phone
311-J. "Inasmuch as ye have done
it unto one of the least of these
my brethren, ye have done it unto
Are Grade A
H. S. Webster, sanitarian of the
district health department, an
nounces the grades of dairies sell
ing milk to the retail trade in
Cherokee county, for the period
beginning with January, as fol
Edwood dairy, Andrews, Grade
A; Mountain Valley Creamery,
Brasstown, Grade A; and Notla
farms, Culberson, Grade A. All
other dairies selling milk in the
county to the retail trade are desig
nated as Grade C, as of the be
ginning of this grading period,
stated Mr. Webster.
Publication of the milk grades is
required in Section 7 of the Stand
ard Milk ordinance in effect in
The Rev. T. G. Tate has an
nounced the following subjects for
his sermons at the Presbyterian
At the 11 o'clock service, "Co
operation", and at the vesper ser
vice at 5 o'clock, "Overcoming Evil
The Young Peoples' meeting will
follow the vesper service.
BAPTIST HOUR SPEAKER ?
Pastor of the First Baptist Church
cl Owensboro. Kentucky, for eigh- \
teen years. Di. Robert E. Humph
reys, the Baptist Hour speaker for
next Sunday. January 13, is a most
effective preacher, as announced I
by the Radio Committee of t lie
Southern Baptist Convention. S. F.
Lowe, Director, Atlanta, Georgia.
The Kentucky pastor is recog
nized for his insight into the Scrip
tures and his grip on the spiritual
needs of men everywhere. He is
thus eminently qualified to discuss
his subject. "The Source of Peace",
according to Mr. Lowe.
The programs of the Baptist
Hour originate from Atlanta again
this year, and the broadcasts cover
the territory from the nation's
capitol to the Gulf and westward to
include Texas, New Mexico, Okla
homa and Missouri.
The program can be heard in
North Carolina over Radio Sta
tions WWNC, Asheville, WPTF,
Raleigh and WSJS, Winston-Salem.
P:30 A. M.
Cherokee Scout Moves
Into Its New Building
HIGH-RANKING NAVY MAN VISITS ALMA MATER ? Capt.
William W. Studdert of New Bern, left, naval engineering officer who
supervised a substantial portion of the sea service's mammoth con
struction program in the South and Central Pacific, is pictured as he
discussed his experiences with Chancellor J. W. Harrelson of N. C.
State College, Raleigh, Captain Studdert's alma mater. The State
College alumnus, who directed the work of 6.600 officers and men
in the building of Navy bases in the Pacific, plans to open a profession
al engineering office in New Bern soon.
Scout Has New Face
Of Type This Week
Simultaneously with the occu
pation of its new building, THE
CHEROKEE SCOUT this week
has a new "face". A new font
of Corona body type for f?*e lino
type has been purchased tu make
the paper cleaner and more easi
ly read. Also, a bold face, from
which this story is set, was add
ed. Comparing this week's issue
with former ones, the reader can
readily see the difference in ap
The new Corona type is Mer
genthaler Linotype Company's
latest addition to the Linotype
legibility group of newspaper
body faces. It was designed to
meet modern newspaper print
ing conditions and has the desir
able characteristics of improv
ed legibility ? readability ? to
help "eye-condition" printed
The new type's sharpness of
line and contrast of black and
white areas make for easy read
Changing to this new font of
Corona is just another of the
Cherokee Scout's endeavors to
provide a readable, interesting
paper for its subscribers.
C. C. Rhame, manager of Mer
genthaler Linotype Company,
acknowledging the order for the
new body type, wrote: "We feel
sure that this splendid newspap
er body face will more than
fully meet your expectations and
that it will be appreciated by
your subscribers. Its adoption
will be a milestone in the pro
gressive history of The Cherokee
Mrs. Morgan Is
Taken By Death
Mrs. Sarah Morgan, 65. passed
away at a local hospital on Janu
ary 1 after an illness of some
weeks. Funeral was held at Cal
vary Baptist church January 3 at
2 p. m. The Rev. Oscar Winkler j
officiated. Burial was in Tomotla
cemetery, with Townson funeral
home in charge.
She is survived by one adopted
daughter, Mrs. Jessie Green of
Murphy: one sister, Mrs. J. P.
Cable of Murphy; and one brother.
Joe Green of Copperhill, Tenn.
Mrs. Morgan had been a member
of Calvary Baptist church for the j
past five years.
At a meeting in the office of J.
B. Gray in Murphy Saturday mem
bers of the Cherokee-Clay-Gra
ham health district board were
elected. They are: E. A. Wood of
Andrews, T. C. Gray of Hayesville,
Floyd S. Griffin of Robbinsville,
Dr. J. J. Arrendale of Hayesville.
Dr. J. R. Bell of Murphy. Walter M.
Mauney of Murphy, and M. T.
Drake of Fontana Dam.
SUBJECT FOR SUNDAY
The Rev. Ralph Taylor, pastor,
plans to preach at both the 11 and
7:30 o'clock services Sunday at
cirst Methodist church.
The sermon subject for the 11
o'clock service will be, "A Must
for Every Happy Home."
Graves To Parade
In New York 12th
Cpl. Burton H. Graves, son of
Mi. and Mrs. J. Ed Graves, was
among the men in the battle-wise
"All-American" 82nd airborne di
vision returning to the States on
January 3. aboard the Queen Mary,
ready to march up Fifth avenue
January 12 in the greatest victory
parade of the war. Carrying rifles
and helmets, the 8.800 smartly-uni
formed members of the renowned
airborne division will fulfill a
"battle-field dream" when they
parade up Fifth avenue, their com
maning general said.
Corporal Graves, a 160-pound
parachuting artilleryman from
Murphy, has been halfback on the
82nd's football team which played
every Saturday in Hitler's once
proud Olympic stadium against the
best soldier teams in Europe, and
he also served as a member of the
honor guard for General Eisenhow
er and Marshals Montgomery and
Zhukov when the Interallied Con
trol council was in session.
Is Club Speaker
Mrs. George Bidstrup of the
John C. Campbell Folk school,
Brasstown. will present the pro
gram on "Arts and Crafts in the
Home", at the Woman's club meet
ing which will be held Wednesday
afternoon at 1:35 o'clock in the
home economics room, Mrs. B. W.
Whitfield, chairman of the Ameri
can Home department has an
? THE CHEROKEE SCOUT is
now located in the new rock build
j ing on Hickory street, which has
i been under construction for the
past several months. The War
i roduction Board last April grant
ed Miss Addie Mae Cooke, owner,
authority to construct the building.
Contract was given to C. W. Witt
Both the offices and the print
ing plant have been moved to the
new building, and this week's paper
was edited, set and printed at the
The new building, constructed
with flag stone quarried by E. M.
Davis near Andrews, with inner
walls of field stone and concrete,
is a one-story structure, 26 by 75
feet. The front office contains a
marble floor, in which marble from
Columbia Marble company in this
county was used.
The new home of the SCOUT
joins the property of Wofford Oil
company on one side and the
C ooke apartments on the other, and
is across the street from the pro
posed Smoky Mountain bus station,
??nd the bus garage which is now
being constructed. The new home
of Imperial Laundry and Cleaners
also is on the same block, and just
back of that Hadley Dickey is con
structing a new building for the
Miss Cooke announces that an
enlarged line of office supplies and
a book store will be added to the
sales room of the SCOUT. Books
of all descriptions, for adults and
children, will be kept in stock.
239 Get Old Age
ijTV-? Dfc,. ember report of the
Cherorkee County Welfare de
partment shows 164 office inter
views and 73 home visits relative
to assistance and service cases, ac
cording to statement of Mrs. Laura
Service cases included 14 adult
parole supervision interviews, four
investigations of prisoners, seven
family adjustment cases, 18 voca
tional rehabilitation services, three
adult mental problem services, 11
medical and health cases, and 61
services to individual children.
Services to individual children
include: five labor certificates is
sued to minors, three children in
State School for Deaf, three chil
c'.rcn in State School for Blind, one
(hild in State School for mentally
defective, two children in boarding
homes, three children in correc
tional institutions. 18 crippled chil
dren's services. 15 cases of child
placement and supervision, three
medical and health care services,
seven cases of probation from
juvenile court or correctional in
I Old Age Assistance checks were
I issued to 239 recipients. Aid to
[ Dependent children checks to 70
j families, representing 198 children.
Aid to Blind checks went to 12
| Mind persons and county aid
, checks to eight persons. *
John J. Clinton MM 2/C, age
. 24, of Unaka, was decently dis
charged at the U. S. Naval Sepa
| ration center. Charleston, S. C.,
after serving 37 months in the
He participated in Salerno Land
ings. Anzio and Elbe operations, in
vasion of Normandy, and invasion
of Southern France. Clinton holds
the following medals: Good Con
duct, European-African - Middle
Eastern, American Theater, Asi
atic-Pacific, and Victory Medal.
Gray To Review
"This Maft Truman"
"This Man Truman" by Frank
McNaughton will be reviewed by
J. B. Gray at the Murphy Carnegie
library on Thuriday evening, Janu
ary 17, at 7:30 o'clock, announce*
Mitt Josephine Helghway, librar
ian. She invite* the public to at