Cherokee scout. volume (Murphy, N.C.) 188?-1961, January 10, 1946, Image 1
fill! IIT infantile nun I PARALYSIS JOIN THE MARCH OF DIMES Wit 14-31 ? Consolidated with GRAHAM COUNTY NEWS 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 Bill Matthews 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 ported. 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, oificiating. ! Pallbearers were: Ernest Raxter, Frank Wilson. Wilburn O'venby, 1 Clarence Rogers, Kirb J^add, and I Wiley King. 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 sister. lvie funeral home had charge of arrangements. Decrease Over 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 IraLoudermilk 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 hood. Town son funeral home was In ' charge I 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 Texana. 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- > rnent. t Mrs. Poindexter 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 ments. < 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 in charge. 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 Buried Monday 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 ilarston Bingham. 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." Finance Company 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 county. 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 its quota. 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 Will Accept Clothes For Refugees 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 tion. 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 desparately. 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 me". Three Dairies 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 lows: 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 this county. SERMON SUBJECTS The Rev. T. G. Tate has an nounced the following subjects for his sermons at the Presbyterian church Sunday: At the 11 o'clock service, "Co operation", and at the vesper ser vice at 5 o'clock, "Overcoming Evil With Good." 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 pearance. 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 matter. The new type's sharpness of line and contrast of black and white areas make for easy read ing . 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 Scout." 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. District Health Board Elected 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. Mrs. Bidstrup 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 nounced. ? 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 last July. 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 new location. 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 Buick dealership. 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 Assistance Checks 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 Freeman, superintendent. 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 | stitution. 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. * J.J.Clinton Is Discharged 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 Navy. 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 ten.