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MURPHY, .NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY. JANUARY 17. m?
FIGHT PAGES THIS WEEK
Warlick To Preside
Over Civil Court
Judge Wilson Warlick of New
t0? will preside ovc, the January
of C herokee county Superior
Court which convenes Monday for
thc t.iai of civil cases only. Cases
?n thc calendar follow.
Emma l'assmore Kitrell vs. Eu
gene Kittrell. Richard Pickens vs
Kittle Mae I'ickens; Estelle Stegall
vs Otis Stegall; T. A Belcher vs.
Mamii- Belcher; Dewey Lunsford
? Bollie Mae Vasscr Lunsford,,
Willie Marie Curtis vs. Carvis Cur- j
t,s llarley Joe Kincaid vs. Louise .
Jackson Kincaid. Robert E Ashe
vs .lanie Harris Ashe; Homer
Crca?man vs. Linda D Creasman;
Edna Ballew Bailey vs, Julius H.
Bailey; Lula Belle Mills Ramsey
vs Garland Ramsey; Ruby Robert
son vs. Arnold Robertson; Brown
Duncan vs. Irene Duncan; W. G.
Stopp vs. Aline Lovingood Stepp;
Clarence E. Carver vs. Pauline
Wyke Carver; Iowa Chambers vs.
William E. Chambers; Juanita
Kcarley vs. Marshall W. Kearley;
Lydia Chambers Rose vs. Kenneth
Edward Rose; Homer H. Lunsford
vs. Dortha Hogsed Lunsford, Ver
lin T Roberson vs. Myrtle Rober- 1
son. Cherokee county vs. J. E.
Posey et als ; Fred Moore & Co.
vs. Maude Dickey; Fred Moore &
Co. vs. Maude Dickey, Admrx.
Hood, Comr. of Banks vs. Nanta
hala Gorge Properties; Myers vs.
Myers; Town of Murphy vs O. L
Tilson Graves vs. Carroll; Kissel
burg vs. Owenby.
Following is the list of jurors
drawn by the board of county com
First week: J. H. Kephart, Mur
phy, Rt. 3; S. D. Jones, Suit; Frank
11. Hughes, Murphy Rt. 2; R. T.
Ecll, Culberson; W. V. Allen, Suit;
Jap Warren. Murphy; Bill Pullium,
Andrews; Theodore Anderson, Cul
berson. Rt. 1; G. A. Purser, An
drews; N. A. McDonald., !?urr#hy.
Rt 3; G. M. Reeee, Vests; Wayne
Crisp, Murphy, Rt. 2; J. O. Rice,
Farner, Tenn.; Rush Wright, Top
ton; S. W. Kephart, Murphy, Rt.
3: Ernest Graham, Letitia; J. S.
Akin. Ranger; G. F. Lovingood. ,
Murphy. Rt. 3; W. B. Dockery, Hi
wassee Dam; J. B. Moore, Murphy; I
Forest Cruze, Andrews; Ralph
larmer, Grandview; Carl Allen,
Suit; Lee Godfrey, Letitia.
Second week; W. B. Mason, Cul
berson; Aster Hampton, Murphy;
Harold Emmett Hatchett, Murphy;
Hcdden Stiles, Turtletown, Tenn.;
C. L. Radford, Grandview; B. II.
Clonts, Letitia: Clayton Brown,
Turtletown. Tenn.; D. P. Crawford,
Andrews; H. A. Barton, Murphy;
II A. Mattox, Murphy; C. C. King,
Murphy; Herman Beaver. Murphy;
W L. Whitaker. Andrews; Ivan
Harris, Culberson; J. A. Martin,
Culberson: C. C. Robinson, An
drews; Lon Rapei , Oak Park;
Howard Martin, Murphy, Rt. 2;
Lawrence B. Anderson. Valley
town; Kellis Radford. Andrews,
Rt. 1; Carl Bryson, Marble; D. B.
Wright, Topton; B. A. Breedlove,
Murphy; S. E. Clonts, Culberson.
W. D. Dibrell, of Atlanta, field
representative of northwestern
North Carolina area of the Ameri
can Red Cross was in Murphy
Monday to meet members of the
board of directors of the Cherokee
county chapter and discuss plans
for the 1946 campaign.
U. S. Naval Air Station. Jackson
ville, Fla. ? David Ralph Kephart,
19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey
Kephart, Murphy, N. C., recently
passed examinations on this sta
tion and was authorized to change
his petty officer rating from fire
man first class to motor machin
ist's mate third class, it was an
Kephart works in the boat house
here. He enlisted in the Navy Feb
ruary 12, 1944.
Fire broke out about 10 o'clock
Tuesday morning at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Smith in Factory
Town, and completely destroyed
their household goods.
Mrs. Smith and their three chil
dren were in the yard and the in
terior of the four room house was
all in flames when she discovered
| the fire. It is believed to have
caught from a stove.
The volunteer fire department
uas on the scene in a short time
and had the fire out in a few min
utes, but everything in the house
was completely destroyed, and the
house which was owned by J. B.
Mulkey and W. S. Dickey was dam
aged beyond repair. There was no
insurance on the house or the con
tents. Mr. Smith was at work at
Townson's mill on the opposite side
of town when the fire occurred.
Jack Wesley Barnett, Y 1/c, 24,
Murphy, was honorably discharged
Saturday. January 12, at Chareston.
S C., after 40 months in the Navy.
He participated in the following
eperations while serving with the
Fleet Hospital unit: Philippine
Islands. Dec., '41, May. '42: Asiatic
Pacific raids. 1944.
Barnett holds the Good Conduct
medal, the Asiatic-Pacific ribbon
and the Philippines Liberation rib
John B. Moore
Sgt. John B. Moore of Murphy
has received his honorable dis
charge after serving five and a half
years in the Army. He served in
New Guinea, the Philippines, and
parts of Japan.
He was in three major battles
and participated in the Luzon
beachhead. He was awarded the
Sgt. Moore is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. John B .Moore of Mur
phy and husband of the former
Miss Christine Hardage of Thomas
Ernie Trantham of Marble re
turned to Chattanooga Monday
where he is attending the Stamps
Baxter Music school after spending
the week-end at home.
Mr. Trantham says there are rep
resentations attending the school
from fifteen states, the fartherest
away being from the state of Wash
North Carolina is loading in the
number of students attending.
There is one student attending
the school who can produce abso
lute pitch. It is said there is about
fourteen in the United States that
can accomplish this fete, which is
a ratio of about one in ten million.
Moore and Carver
On Way Home
Naval Staging Center. Pearl Har
bor. T. H. ? Hilet C. Moore, avia
tion, electrician's mate, second
class, of Robbinsville. N. C., and
Claude M. Carver, aviation or
dnanceman. second class, of Rob
binsville. N. C. are getting ready
to rejoin the ranks of civilians,
together with thousands of others
going through this Naval demobili
zation center headed for the
At this staging center, the pros
pective dischargees are grouped
according to what separation center
they will report to for their final
papers. They are placed aboard
cargo ships headed for the States
as soon as shipping space is avail
NEW DAIRY SPECIALISTS ? Joseph N. Hopkins, left, and E
P. Valaer are two of three new specialists which have been employed
to broaden the activities of the Dairy Division in the State Agriculture
Department The other is J. V. Whitaker of Asheville, who comes with
the department from the N. C. Milk Producers Association.
Hopkins, who will be in charge of the new $15,000 dairy produc
tion control laboratory, received his Master's degree from Ohio State
in 1936, and has just returned to the United States after serving in the
Army as Captain of Armored Infantry for three years.
Valaer. a native of Winston-Salem, graduated at N. C. State College
in 1941, and for four years was a Captain in the Army. He will be in
charge of butterfat chock testing in Western North Carolina and will
be stationed at Statesville.
No Food Shortage
Seenj For FSA Folk
The outlook during the next few
months in regard to the food situ
ation may not be too bright for
some people. For the families on
the Farm Security Program who
have looked forward, planned and
worked their plans, there should
be no food shortage. The Farm
Security families in Cherokee coun
ty have made a good record ac
cording to Miss Susan J. Beck,
Jjome Supervisor For Farm Secur
ity Administration. They have
canned 80,308 quarts of fruits and
vegetables and 3,580 quarts of
Most of the women have increas
ed the number of quarts of food
canned and have canned a greater
variety of food. 36 women have
pressure canners, several of which
have been able to buy new ones
this year. Miss Beck gave demon
strations on the use and care of the
pressure canner, also on canning
in the canner. Since V-J Day
some of the women have been able
to buy new cooking and canning
Sometimes it is difficult to use a j
lot of canned food without getting |
tired of it. Miss Beck has given ,
a great deal of help both individual- j
ly and in groups on variety of ?
ways to use canned food and on
meal preparation. In connection
with the use of food, several Ameri
can Cheese making demonstrations
have been given.
These families on the FSA pro
gram have saved a lot of food other
than by canning. They ha\'e stored
4,255 bushels of fruits a. id vege
tables and dried 1,598 bt.shels of
fruits and vegetables, c
The shortage in meats and fats
caused a lot of people to be almost
without at times. FSA families
from now on should have plenty
because they killed 302 hogs and
16 families killed a beef
At butchering tmie there are
scraps of meat and dirty fat which
cr.nnot be used for food. A thrifty
person wastes nothing. FSA wom
en have been making soap out of
these parts of butchering remnants
; which would otherwise be thrown j
Home Economists See
Mrs. Beula Harris, of the elec
trical engineering department of
T. V. A., Chattanooga, conducted
a demonstration on good lighting
i-.t a meeting of the Smoky Moun
tain Home Economists association
at Dickey hotel dining room Wed
nesday evening. She discussed |
quantity, quality, direction and dis
tribution of lighting, and showed
pictures to illustrate her points.
"Vision is a partnership formed
between eyes and light." she said.
' At birth all except one or three
out of 100 have a perfect pair of
I eyes, but by the time the children
| finish grade school one out of five
have defects ? college, two out of
I five. It is through our eyes we
j obtain 87% of our knowledge."
Miss Helen Boyd, home econom
! ics interne, assisted Mrs. Harris
I with the demonstration.
Miss Mary Cornwell, Miss Susan
Beck, and Mrs. Ruth F. Bristol
hostesses for planning the meeting.
Miss Helen Higdon, president, of
Bryson City, presided. She an
nounced that the next meeting will
be held in Sylva. the third Wed
nesday in March.
Those present were: Mrs. Har
ris. Miss Boyd. Miss Cornwell, Miss
Beck, Mrs. Bristol. Miss Higdon;
Mr. and Mrs. Roald Hedden. Miss
Velma Beam, and R G. Vick.
Hayesville: Mr. and Mrs. E. C.
Nicholson. Young Harris; Miss Ger
trude C. Flanagan, Miss Alice M.
Seaver, Miss Ethel Garnett, and
Miss Clara Marshall, Cherokee;
Mrs. Leroy Sossamon, Miss Pansie
Deal, and Miss Jewell Garrett,
Bryson City; Miss Marion L. Jones.
Hiwassee Dam, Miss Meredith
Whitaker, Andrews; Don Allison,
Miss Jane Hill, Miss Addie Mae
Cooke, Mrs. VV D. King, and Mrs
I Verlin Jones, Murphy.
Is Speaker At
Miss Mary Cornwell, home j
cU monstration agent of Cherokee
county. left Thursday for Mem
phis. Tenn., where on Friday she
will speak on "Home Development i
en the Unit Test Demonstration |
Farm", based upon the program
that is being carried on by the Ten
nessee Valley authority in the val
ley counties of North Carolina, at
the annual meeting of the Tennes
see Extension service. She will
speak at 3 o'clock Friday. The
meeting is being held at Peabody ?
hotel and has been in progress all j
this week. Miss Cornwell is the
only North Carolinian on the pro- I
Hovt Paul Mull
Hoyt Paul Mull, F 2/c, Culber- 1
son, Rt. 2, received his discharge
Saturday. January 12, after 19
months of service in the Navy. I
He holds the American theater,
Asiatic - Pacific, Philippines Lib
Mull plans to work in the copper
mines at Copperhill, Tenn.
Greater Production Of Milk Is
To Be Stressed At January 22
Meeting; Schaub Is To Speak
Grades For Hotels
As required under the Hotel and
Restaurant laws of North Carolina.
H. S. Webster. Sanitarian for the
District Health Department, an
nounces grades of Hotels and Res
taurants according to the records
as of January 1, 1946.
Food Places: Hayesville Phar- 1
macy, 93.5; Terrace Hotel, 91; An- j
drews Cafe. 90.5; Parkers Drug
Store, 87.5; Cherokee "Cafe, 84;
Regal Hotel Dining Room. 81; City
Cafe, Hayesville, 78.5; Dickey Hotel
Dining Room, 77.5; Peoples Cafe.
74; South End Cafe, 72.5; Henry
House Dining Room, 70; Mauney's
Drug Store, 70.
Hotels and Tourist Camps: Cher
okee Hotel, 98.5; Terrace Hotel.
97: Hiawassee Motor Court, 94; j
Mooreland Heights, 91.5; Henry ,
House, 86; Regal Hotel. 81.5; Dickey i
The following places do not
have grades posted due to changes
that have recently been made 1
making former postings obsolete:
City Cafe, Andrews; Charles j
Cafe. Andrews; Murphy Cafe, Mur
phy; Smoky Mountain Cafe. Mur
phy; Ed's Place. Murphy.
Tom Evans who spent three
years with the Coast Guard at
San Francisco, received an honor
able discharge at Charleston. S. C.,
on December 24 and is now at
home in Murphy, where he will
be operatoi of the Evans Auto
Company, agents for Ford cars.
Mr. Evans succeeds his father, the
late Thomas S .Evans, who was
Ford distributor here for more
than 31 years.
Willie E. Stiles of Murphy, has ,
purchased the equipment of the '
Cherokee cafe from Mrs. J. M i
Deaver of Atlanta, and will con
tinue to operate the cafe which
for some time was operated by the
late J. M. Beaver.
He opened for business, last
Sunday, January 13.
HOME ON FURLOUGH
Pvt. R. L. Taylor is spending a
12-day furlough with his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Rollin Taylor. He
will return to camp next week
v. here he expects to be sent over
Soothes Manila GIs
TROUBLED by loldler demonstra
tions against demobilization delays,
Lt Gen. W D. Styer (above) coun
seled a Sve-man committee of en
listed men against a scheduled mats
meeting in Manila, saying that the
"changing international situation"
forbade sending all eligible men
home at once. (International)
DR. / O. SCH/fUB
GUEST SPEAKER ? I. O. <
Schaub, director of North Carolina I
Extension service, who will address c
Murphy Business Men's club and (
Murphy Lions club and their guests c
at a joint meeting to be held Tues- i
day. January 22. at 7 p. m. in the t
dining room of the Methodist *
Folio Drive Is
At a meeting of infantile paraly- .
sis committees from the Lions (
club and the Junior Woman's club
held at the Henry House Tuesday
night, plans were made for launch
ing the drive in Murphy. ,
It was decided to put on a Roose- ?
velt Birthday ball at the school
lunch room on Saturday night, ,
January 26. The Junior club and
the Lions club will sell tickets at
$1.00 each, and Senior Woman's
club will furnish refreshments.
Members of the Junior club
will operate the dime board from
1he 19th to the 26th.
The local theatres will cooperate
in the drive from the 24th to the
31st. It is planned to have con
tainers in which coins may be drop
ped placed at different places over
Dr. W. A. Hoover is chairman of
the drive. Those appointed to as
I sist are: R. S. Bault and Mrs.
George Atkinson, co-chairmen for
Murphy, assisted by Frank Forsyth,
j publicity: Edwin Hyde, H. A. Mat
j tox and Dr. J. R .Bell, committee
, from the Lions club.
Plans from the committees at
Andrews. Hiwassee Dam and Brass
town have not been announced.
Miss Addie Mae Cooke attended
a meeting of the general board of
the Baptist State convention, in
haleigh, Monday and Tuesday, af
ter spending Sunday night as the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. G. Harold
Myrick in Tarboro.
Miss Cooke was elected secretary |
of the Committee on Training Ac- 1
tivities, and w?s appointed on a
committee of five to make a study
of salary schedules for advance in I
pay for the personnel employed by I
I. B. Hudson of Andrews, new
member of the board, attend for j
the first time. He was assigned to j
the Committee on Training Activi
"The Cost of Discipleship" is the j
subject announced by the Rev. T.
G. Tate for his sermon at 11 o'clock
Sunday morning at the Presbyter
ian church. The subject for the
vesper service at 5 o'clock is "The
Love Test". The Young People's
meeting will be at 5:45.
Mr. Tate will preach at Hayes- 1
ville at 7 o'clock in the evening.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Duncan are
visiting various points in Florida.
I. O. Sehaub. director of North
Carolina Extension service will ad
dress Murphy Business Men's club
?nd Murphy Lions club and their
quests at a joint meeting to be
heid Tuesday, January 22. at 7 p.
m. in the basement of the Metho
dist church. The purpose of this
meeting is to promote interest in
[he dairy developments in the Mur
phy milk shed area.
Other guest speakers at the meet
ng include: F. R. Farnham, Dairy
"ecialist. and J. A. Arey, in charge
)f dairying, both of North Caro
ir.a State college. Raleigh; F. W.
Fitch, dairy specialist, and C. W.
IVheeler. livestock specialist, both
)f Georgia State college, and H. H.
Powers, TV A Agriculture Relations
Other out of town guests invited
ire, George Coble. Gaylord Han
cock, Ray Coltrane, and B. B.
?roomo from Coble Dairy Products
ompany and representatives from
Graham. Clay. Macon and Cherokee
counties. N. C . and Union, Towns,
Hid Fannin counties, Ga.. the coun
ies comprising the Murphy milk
Coble Dairy Products has made
r.any improvements in their plant
":ere by enlarging the plant and
idding new machinery. At present
t is far below maximum operation,
^though the company is buying
.11 the raw milk available in this
erritory. If the milk were avail
able. this company would pay farm
?rs in this area thousands of dollars
additional money, and it is the de
sire of the local clubs to stimulate
in interest in increasing the pro
duction of raw milk in all the
above mentioned counties.
Milk production is becoming one
Df the leading industries, and the
business men of Mur^h^ are eager
to aid in furthering the develop
ment of dairying in this section.
From time to time, members of
both these organizations have as
sisted the dairy program as boost
ers and as financiers, and they
hope to be able to become more
closely associated in the dairy de
velopment in this section.
Conditions in the area surround
ing Murphy are ideal for produc
ing a quality milk economically,
according to data available through
the agricultural leaders of both
Georgia and North Carolina State
Not too far in the future, a regu
lar income such as dairying af
fords. may be appreciated, and the
civic clubs are striving to secure
industries that will afford regular
pay rolls for both rural and urban
Agricultural leaders recommend
returning veterans to consider
dairying as an occupation.
Dies Saturday *
Miss Viola Alillan Smith, 23,
died at a local hospital Saturday
morning at 10:05 o'clock.
Funeral services were held
Monday morning at 11 o'clock at
Tomotla Baptist church with the
Rev. Jack Palmer officiating. Burial
was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were S. E. Leather
wood, Bill Palmer, Lem Smith,
Charlie Smith. Frank Swanson and
Surviving are the parents, Mr.
and Mrs. William D. Smith, and
one sister. Miss Lola Smith, all of
Ivie funeral home had charge
Murphy Chapter, No. 10, Order
of the Eastern Star, held its regu
lar business meeting Thursday eve
ning in the Masonic Hall. Eleven
members and two visitors were
The 3rd Sunday Singing will
meet with the Calvary Baptist
church, Sunday at 2 o'clock. The
public is invited.