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PROMOTING MURPHY AND ANDREWS
VOLUME U?NUMBEB S MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, JULY M, 1IU TRW PAr.KS this
Murphy Merchants Will Plan Two Trade Weeks
Dance Concert Here Brings
Cast From "Unto These Hills
11 Member Troop
A six member dance team, i
sisted by three musicians, a cos
turner and stage manager, all now
performing in the Cherokee drama
"Unto These Hills", will be pres
ented in a dance concert here in
the school auditorium Monday,
August 3 at 8 p. m.
The dance concert is sponsored
by the Regal Club and admission,
open to anyone, is 50 cents for ad
ults and 25 cents for children.
Bill Hooks, choreographer and
director of the group, did the cho
reography in "Unto These Hills"
for the colorful Eagle Dance and
the ritualiatci Green Corn, or Har
Hooks is a native North Caro
linian of Whitesville, and his
work Is attracting particluar at
tention in the East, where he has
a dance company of his own
hat performs in New York, New
Jersey, Jacob's Pillow and on
He attended the University of
North Carolina where he received
(his B. A. and Master's degrees in
dramatic arts and history, respect
ively. He taught history and dance
at Hampton Institute, Va.
He has studied modern dance
Dancers who will perform
with Charles Weidman, Doris Hu
mphrey Hanya Holm and Anna
Sokolov; AfroCuban and primitive
dances with Ella Dagonova. Char
eographically, he has been active
in the choreographers workshop
and has been resident choreogra
pher for the New Jersey Opera
Guild for the past two years. There
he directed dances and musical
ensembles for Finian's Rainbow,
Bloomer Girl, Best Foot Forward,
Brigadoon, Kiss Me Kate, and High
The troop Mr. Hooks will bring
here next Monday evening.
to Murphy includes dancers Bo
bbie Chifos, Gloria Chavlis, Re
nee Streim, Marvin Gordon. Dav
id Wynne, and Bill Hooks. Ann
ette Haven, a graduate of Wes
tminister Choir College, singer
Wesley Jones, guitarist singer;
Fred Haley, pianist; Howard
Sible, Costumer; ad Jean Min-.
nis Smith, stage manager.
The varied program will include
Modern dance in many realms
from native to American folk nu
Murphy Soap Box Derby Date
Set; 25 Sponsors Now Filed
The annual Murphy Soap Box I
Derby will roll again here August
10, when young Murphy auto
buiders vie for the four trophies
and $100 War Bond to be awarded
Twenty-five sponsors have al
ready filed for the event and
sponsorship is open until August 8,
chairman Hobart L. McKeever an
Others on the committee for the
event are Mrs. Avis Hoover, Joe
Ray, Jim Ed Hughes, and Arnold
The site for the race has not been
determined, but selection will be
made of one of three locations.
The Allison and Duncan of
Waynesville?sponsored soap box
racer, which won first place in
Waynesville race, placed to the
Asheville race and competed in
the National Soap Box Derby to
Akron, Ohio, will probably be on
exhibit at the local derby.
First place winner will receive
a trophy and a $100 War Bond.
Trophies will also be given sec
ond and third place winners, and
the best designed racer, Mr. Mc
The 25 sponsors already filed
for the event are: Walter Cote-'
man's Appliance Store; Sheriff M.
G. Crawford, Palmer's Sinclair;'
Swain's Skating Rink; FHrnkUn'
Motors; Kaye's Auto Parts; S. &1
W. Grocery; Burch Motors; The!
Cherokee Scout; and Murphy
Also Shields Earn Service Ste
fan; Post Office; Dickey-Davie;
Cltlsene Bank and That Co.;
Brumby-Porayth Textile MM!;
Western Auto Aaaodhte Store;
Boy Scouts; Dickey Chevrolet and
Brendle Feed Co.
Aleo Oibba Hardware, AHieon
nd Duncan The Co.; Oommon
Lumber Corp.; W. D. J
Lutheran Minister To Be
Installed In Andrews
The Rev. Vitolds Gob ins will be
installed as pastor of St. Andrews's
Ev. Luheran Church, Andrews,
Sunday, August 2, ait 11 a. m.
The Rev. F. L. Canard, the
President of the United Evangeli
cal Lutheran Synod of North Car
olina, will officiate in the Order
for the Installation and will also
deliver the sermon.
The subject of the sermon is?
Welcome is extended to every
one who wishes to worship Sunday
at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church.
Taylor Makes Farm From 60 A. Backwoods
AND m WnXAKD TATLOK AND FAMILY
U(l to rigto. Bntoa Kay, 14 i
6 Local Polio
Cases Are Told
Cherokee County polio cases
now number six, with four Unaka
children, one Murphy child and
one child from Midway having
contracted the Illness.
Reports, according to the local
Health Department, show that one
child has retumd home from the
Orthopedic Hospital in Asheville,
while the Remaining five are still
The local Child who was in a re
spirator, is said to be out of the
iron lung and hopes are good for
him. Another of the children is re
ported to have paralysis in both
Two of the Cherokee County
cases are in the same family.
The Unaka cases, except for
the children in the same family,
have not played together, drunk
the same water nor been in the
some dwelling, it was reported.
, Pointers given as action against
polio list by the National Found
ation for Infantile Paralysis the
Do allow children to play with
friends they have been with right
along. Keep them away from new
people especially in the close
daily living of a home.
Do wash hands carefully before
eating and always after using the
toilet?especially important when
polio is arond. Aso keep food
clean and covered.
Do watch for signs of sickness,
such as headache, fever, sore
throat, upset stamach, sore mus
cles, stiff neck or back, extreme
tiredness or nervousness, troulbe
in breathing or swallowing.
Do put a sick person to bed at
once, away from others, and call
-the doctor. Quick action may les
Don't get over-tired by hard play
exeriise work or trouble. This
means men, women and children.
Don't get chilled. Don't bathe
or swm long in cold water, or
sit around in wet clothes.
Don't have mouth or throat op
erations during a polio outbreak.
Don't use another person's tow
els, dishes, tableware or the like.
Don't take children to places
where there is polio.
Don't take your child out of
camp or playground, where there
is good health supervision.
Grange Master To
Speak At M. Creek
Harry B. Caldwell, Master oi the >
North Carolina <Bt?te Grange, will |
speak at Martin's Creek School
Wednesday, August 5 at 8 p. m.
Considering a leading North
Carolina agriculturalist, Caldwell
is a member of the 14 man advi
sory commission to the Secretary
Mr. Caldwell has just returned
from Europe where he spent the
month of June as a delegate to the
International Federation of Agri
cultural Producers Assembly at
He and his family also toured
many countries of western Europe,
Including Switzerland, Holland and
the British Isles.
All Granges in Cherokee County
and surrounding counties are in
vited to hear Mr. Caldwell.
At Fed. Warehouse
Farmers Federation common
stockholders can pick up their div
idends mow at the federation ware
house here, Donald Ramsey, mana
ger, announced today.
Preferred stockholders will re
ceive their dividends through the
mail, it was said.
This is the 34th semi-annual div
idend to stockholders . Through
June 15, gross sales of the Farm
ers Federation totaled 7,000,000,
excluding income from the tobacco
Fall And Christmas
Rites Set Today
Funeral services for Margaret
Gayle West, 15, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Herman West of Marble,
who died Tuesday at 8:30 a. m? in
a Murphy hospital following a long
ijlness, will be held todap at 2 p.
m. in Marble Baptist Church.
The Rev. A. B. Lovell and the
Rev. J. Alton Morris will officiate
and burial will be in Marble
The body will lie in state at the
church for one hour preceding the
Pallbearers will be Bobby Wake
field, Willis Anderson, James Led
ford, David Hogsed, Bill Carver
and Harold Welch.
Schoolmates will be flower bear
She attended the Marble and
Andrews Schools and was a mem
ber of Marble Baptist Church.
Surviving, in addition to the
parents, are five brothers, Maurice
\Marlin, Wallace, Robert and Roger
of the home; and the paternal
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce
West of Andrews.
Townson Funeral Home is in
Murphy businessmen will start
the ground work for two gigantic
Murphy Trade-Weeks when they
meet at 1:30 p. m. Tuesday, Aug.
4, in the Courtroom, a Chamber of
Commerce spokesman said..
A large attendance is expected
at the meeting after a successful
Trade Week was held here last
year just before Christmas.
The special shopping periods to
be discussed are a Fall Trade
Week and the coming Christmas
It was decided to start discus
sion on the Christmas Trade Week
early so .that problems faced last
year can be done away with this
The planned Fall Trade Week
will be a new addition to Murphy
business and it expected to be
backed by all Murphy merchants.
Last year's Christmas Trade
Week was 'the first venture of its
kind here. And almost all mer
chants gave their backing.
The same businessmen plus sev
eral newcomers are expected at
the Court House meeting .
Fluoride In Water
Cuts Tooth Decay
(This is the first in a series of
articles on fluoridation of water,
a measure proved to reduce den
tal decay among children..)
Murphy children today could
have the privilege of having
straighter, stronger, better-looking
teeth than their parents have had
of having two thirds fewer cavities
and extractions than their parents
have had, by a simple preventive
measure? fluoridation of Mur
phy's water supply.
According to dental experts in
North Carolina and in the nation,
fluoridation of community water
supplies is one of the truly impor
tant developments in the field of
To rain the full benefits of
fluoridated water, authorities
say, children must drink It dur
ing the period their teeth are
forming, or from birth to about
are 8. The protection obtained
by children continues throng h
Dispite the fact that moot of the
water distributed by a community
watershed goes for industrial, san
itary, and other purposes and the
people drink only a small fraction,
fluoride, introduced to the entire
waiter supply costs only between
5 and 14 cents a year, per person.
One authority says that 18 cents
a year spent for fluoride win
erase the need for wending 88
or 78 times that amount on fill
ings, extractions and replace
Fluoride is introduced into the
water by mechanical feeders, of
the same type used for feeding
lime qpd other chemicals in water
treatment and industrial plants.
Murphy and other small towns
would most successfully use this
The cost of solution feeders var
ies between $325 and $1,500, de
pending on capacities, installation
Charges, and auxiliary equipment.
The addition of fluoride to
drinking waiter does not add taste,
color, odor, or hardness.
The Astwvllle Group of Alcohol
ics Anonymous will ham an open
meeting here Thunday, August 8.
at 8 p. m. In th
Sixty acres of Letitia backwoods,
eroded hillside, broomstraw and
swamp, today have become refor
ested woodlands, rich pastureland,
and the borne of some 3,000 broil
ers and seven heeds of live-stock?
all because in 1949 Wiliard Tay
lor decided he wanted to term.
Taylor purchased the SO isolated
acres from his father four years
ago. and enrolled in the Vocational
Agricuttcre Department at Mur
phy School under the Veterans
Farm Training Program.
Right away, with the help of his
lints mha Bert Smith, Taylor be
gan to reclaim the land and see
ed grass end clover, acgi planned
construction of s house.
The house plans were made and
a class of 25 veteran term train
ees, under the supervMon of
Douglas Hall, shop tastructor b
pan the construction of the boos
The house was completed in the
The next building for the term
and can house, built the si
A year later. Smith
Taylor to go toto poultry, but be
fore the veteran w
pouixry pians procwaea.
A broiler house was construct
ed in 1951 and Taylor grew off
2,000 broilers. An addition was
made to the house, giving room
for 3,000 birds.
In the meantime, Hall had re
commended that Willard have at
least one brood sow, enough cows
for milk, ample pasture and cross
The pasture land, reclaimed
from swamp and growth required
some 800 feet of tile for dainage.
The nine acres in pasture contain
1,280 rods of fencing, with all lo
cust stakes. The brood sow was
fenced in 40 rods of wire in the
After this, Willard'e knowledge
of farm record keeping showed be
realized a fair profit. On this small
farm Willard has continued to im
prove. This year he pur chat d a
of getting to
Thirty yaw ?M Taylor. Us wife,
(the former Onde Stiles) sod <
two daughters Blaine, 6 and 1
da Kay, 14 months, now enjoy
and running water In
pmtty fine room green
underground, concrete can house
almost filled with foods canned
There are 3,000 broilers almost
ready to market, 500 laying hens,
20 acres sowed in corn, half an
acre in potatoes, a fine garden,
two nice calves, two cows, two
mules, a seven months old pig, a
mother dog and her litter and a
yellow cat, making up the farm.
The woodlands are reforested in
white pine seedlings.
Since June 1951, WUlard has
put 26,000 broiler* of top qual
ity on the market, in addition to
500 12 weeks old pullets which
he sold to another trainee.
Hall says that the Taylor farm
uhows "more improvement than
any other lend in Cherokee Coun
But Taylor admits there's work
In it He attributes much at
nieces* to "hard work, careful
[danadng. flood management prac
tice and proper tnatructi
Immediate future plans Taylor
?M, are construction of a <
tdock haulier house for 8,000 t
WUlard completed hie rooetlonal
agriculture training the 14th of
this month. The Vocational Api
culture Department of the i
Is under the