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MARCH OF DIMES
VOLUME 64 NUMBER ? 26
MOT1NG MURPHY AND ANDREWS
MI UPHY NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, JANUARY IS, 1955
BGHT PAGES THIS
People You Know
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Rector left
last week for Chattanooga to make
their home. Mr. Rector having
been transferred there by the TV A.
Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Hoover, Lon- j
nie and Beck were dinner guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Aberntthy
at Young Harris, Ga. Friday night.
While in Young Harris they called (
on Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clegg j
and Mr. and Mrs. John Banner. j
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hardin and
children, Laurie and Bill of Pa- j
ducah, Ky., spent last week here j
with Mrs. Hardin's sisters, Mrs.
E. C. Winchester and Miss Ella
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Duncan and |
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Allison of Sylva (
are spending a 10-day vacation in
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Palmer (
were in Atlanta on business last
Mrs. Will Ledford of Hayesville
is the guest of Mrs. J. B. Gray
SFC. and Mrs. Bud Brown and
baby, Deborah Joyce of Ft. Mc
pherson, Ga.. spent several days
here last week with Mr. and Mrs.
Cloe Moore and Mr. and Mrs. Ben
H. Brown at Peachtree.
Miss Rachel Stewart of Frost
proof, Fla. and her niece. r#s.
Roderick Streetran and baby Val
erie, came up last week to spend
some time here.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry McBrayer
of Anderson, S. C. spent several
days last week with Mrs. G. W.
Mrs. J. W. Thompson is spend
ing this week in Atlanta with her
son, Dr. J. W. Thompson, Mrs.
Thompson and children. She was
accompanied by Mrs. Harry Bish
op wha has returned.
Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Wilkins j
are in Cleveland, Ohio, attending
a marble convention.
R. C. Fuller and Bob Giieney are
in Conneant. Ohio, visiting rel-l
atives of Mr. Cheney.
Mr. and Mrs. Doug Simpson and .
family of Franklin spent the week
enfl with Mrs. Simpson's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Franklin.
Mrs. W. T. Hoblitzell and sons,
Butch and Kenny have moved to
Birmingham, Ala., where they will
make their home with Mrs. Hoblit- (
Mr. and Mrs. Terefenko are oc
cupying the Hoblitzell home here
on Cherry St.
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent West had I
as their guests last week Mrs.
West's mother, Mrs. Nora Ford of
Washington, D. C., her brother,
Fred Ford, Mrs. Ford and their
children, John and Glenn of Bos
ton. Mass., her brotherinlaw. Capt.
Kenneth West his wife and their
daughters, Marilyn and Kenpa Lea
of Fort Hood, Texas.
Rev. and Mrs. James Hornbuck
le had as their guests over the
week end Mrs. Hornbuckle's sisters
the Misses Ruth and Thelma
White, her brother, Ralph White,
and her brother-in-law, James
Blackwood all of Newton.
Mr. and Mrs. John Christy and
Miss Gladys Christy are spending
this week with their sister, Mrs. K
M. Peters In Wintson-Salem and
with Rev. John Christy, Jr. at |
Mr. Maurice West arrived this
week for a visit here with his wife
and young son. Maurice Jr. and
with his parents. Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. L. B. Nichols returned Sun
day after a two weeks stay In Vil
la Rica, Ga., with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. B. Chandler who ac
companied Mr*. Nichols home and
will remain for a visit with the
Mrs. Edgar Daufhtery and Mrs.
Dual Wilson of Kaoxville, Tenn.
have returned after a visit here
with thrfr father, Mr. Avery Pul
Uum and their brotters, Marvin -
ud Lm PoUhnn. ' A
i Vrt. Laura Constant of AahevHie
> AM ?owt tki?
Hyde , and her br*
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Butch Love of Andrews is In
Raleigh serving as page In the
General Assembly. He was ap
|>ointed by Senator H. M. Moore
of the 33rd Senatorial District.
Dan Cathey, 14-year-old son of
Mrs. W. A. Cathey, is serving as
pane In the 1953 General Assem
bly in Raleigh. He was appoint
ed Marcellus Buchanan, III
Democrat representative from
T own Ordinance Sets Up
Murphy Parking Meters
The Murphy Town Council this
week passed an ordinance setting
up parking meters for the four
main streets leading from the
Square and for Church St.
The ordintnce, with 14 sections,
sets up Peachtree, Tennessee, Hia
wassee and Church Streets and
Valley River Ave. as streets with
parking meter zones.
Fine for over parking will be $1.
Installation of the meters has
been held up for some two weeks
because of a delay in shipment of
posts for the heads.
Work is expected to start on in
stallation at the end of this week
or early next week.
Murphy Lions Give
120 Food Baskets ,
The Murphy Lions Club distri
buted 120 food baskets to the blinri
j and needy this Christmas. Glenr
Patton, club president and chair
man of the project, said.
The baskets had a retail value
j of approximately $15 each, he
| said, and several donations helped
make the baskets possible.
The club's Dime Board netted
$240.80 this Christmas and the
the money was applied on the pur
chase of the Christmas baskets,
Mr. Patton explained.
County Wide Meeting Set
Jan. 20 For Poultrymen
The North Carolina Agricultural a
Extension Service will hold a
county-wide poultry meeting start- 1
ing at 9:30 a. m. Thursday, Jan.
20, in the Courtroom in Murphy, i
G. H. Farley, county agent, said
The poultry industry is recogniz-t
ed as one of the major sources of ,
income to farmers of this county,
Mr. Farley pointed out.
A team of specialists and repre
sentatives of the poultry industry
will be on hand to answer ques
tions for poultrymen relatives to
the future of the industry, he said.
The program will include : Out
look and lowering of poultry mor
tality, C. F. Parrish, in charge of
poultry extension; respiratory dis- i
eases and their control, Mr. Cliff
W. Barber; producing good pullets.
W. C. Mills, Jr.; and production
and care of hatching eggs, W. G.
A question and answer period
will follow the program.
Mr. Farley said poultry dealers
in the county are asking their
flock owners to attend the meeting.
Door prizes, including 100 baby
chicks, poultry feed and other
items, will be given, Mr. Farley
Bake Sale Set i
Sat. By AAUW I
The Cherokee County Chapter of ,
the American Association of Uni
versity Women will sponsor a bake |
sale Saturday at Murphy Electri- '
cal Shop. Homemade foods will be
on sale from 9 a. m. until noon.
The committee in charge Includ
es Mrs. George Size, chairman,
Mrs. Ottilie DeCalongne, Mrs.
John Smith and Mrs. Constance
Andrew* Vocational I
Ag . Dept. Shows Film
The Vocational Agriculture De
partment In Andrews win show a
prise- winning film entitled "Amer- (
lean Parmer" Jan. 10, at the new
There will be two showings be
ginning at S:SS a. m. and $:K a. m.
The it' mm sound -color motion
picture, produced by Ford Motor
Jump?y. Illautratee the change*
n American turn lit* wrought |
THIRD SUNDAY SING
The regular Third Sunday Gos
pel Singing will be held at Rogers
Chapel Baptist Church below Mur
phy. beginning at 2 p. m.
Officers of the singing said in
terest is low at present but they
expect it to increase as the spring
Turkish Tobacco Andrews March Of Dimes Has
Response Termed . . .
'Encouragin s,,,? M"""" -Orr Meet At Berkshire
Response to the pi C. State Library
lah tobacco program 1U1 V41C1UAVV |
and Clay Counties has been very,
encouraging, according J. H.
Hampton and Sherman Hampton.
These two local men, who have
been employed to work with this
program in the two counties, have
been making contacts with farm
ers for the past two weeks.
J. S. Wilkins of the Aromatic j
Tobacco Corp. and R. H. Crouse, '
extension agronomy specialist, will
give a thorough explanation of the
culture of this crop to all interest- 1
ed farmers at a meeting in the
Court House at 9:30 a. m. Tuesday,
A creative arts exhibit, with
items made by members of the or
ganization, was the feature of the
Cherokee County Branch of the
American Association of Univer
sity Women here Thursday.
The meeting was held in the
high school library with Mrs.
George L. Size and Miss Juliet Pe
gues as program chairmen and
The exhibit included crafts,
needlework, canning and sketch
ing,, with each member present
A film on Grandma Moses was
also shown. Refreshments of to
mato juice, open face cheese sand
wiches and potato chips were ser
Baptist Plan Study;
Rev. G. E. Scruggs of Murphy
1 Assoriaticnal Missionary .will teach
the book. "Studies in Hebrews",
each night this week, Monday
through Friday at 7 p. m. at the
Andrews First Baptist Church.
I Thursday at 5 p. m. the Baptist
Pastors Conference for the West
ern Carolina Association will be
held at the church followed by a
supper meeting for Pastors and
Deacons of this Association, at 7
Horace Easoni, State Brother
hood Representative will speak
following the conference. The pub
lie is invited.
? ? ? onal meeting for?>
the March of Dimes drive was
held Monday evening in the con
ference room of the Berkshire
Knitting Mills Plant.
Mrs. Edgar Wood and Mrs. Ruth
Starr Pullium, Co-chairmen for
the drive in Andrews presented
the various plans proposed to fol
low during the drive and gave a re
port of the meeting held recently
in Murphy for committee chair
The Andrews committee chair
men and workers announced are:
W. D. Whitaker, Chairman. Mrs.
Luke Ellis. Mrs. Wade Reese, Mrs.
L. B. Nichols, S. J. Gernert, Ty
Burnett and Mark Elliott, special
gifts which includes business and
industry; J. E. Rufty, Robert A.
Williford, Charles O. Frazier and
Frank Walsh of Marble, schools;
Mark Elliott, chairman coin col
lections. Percy B. Ferebee, town
of Andrews; The Rev. James
Hornbuckle, the house to house so
licitation and will head the minis
terial group; Mrs. A. B. Chandler
Sr. and Mrs. Ruth Sursavage, pub
Also S. J .Gernert, president of
the Rotary club. A. B. Chandler.
Jr., president of Lions club; Mrs.
Sam Jones, president of Junior
Womans club with Mrs. Jack Led
ford co-chairman; Harold Gee,
American Legion; Marvin Pullium
and Luke Ellis, co-chairmen, Wild
life; Mrs. Jimmy Baer, Girl
Scouts; Rev. John Neville and Joe
McKeldrey, Boy Scouts; Mrs. Ruth
Starr Pullium, president of Kon
naheeta club with Mrs. Edgar
Dr. Charles O. Von Gorder chair
I man Medical committee and Mrs.
Brysor McDonald negro school.
) Mrs. Pullium stated that a con
; certed effort will be made to put
i the drive "Over the Top" and
! listed the various projects to be
? lannched during ."anuary. A Dime
Board will be placed on Main!
| Street and "Fighter Balloons and
Blue Crutches'' wiil feature tag.
Day Saturday, January 22. Various
' organizations will sponsor special
events to be announced at a later
| Marble Committee Co-chairman:
' Mrs. Herman West and Mrs. Fred
i Barton. Topton Committee Co
I Chairman : Mrs. Mary Nelson and ?
'Mrs. Hub Reighard. Eastern Star
.Chairman, Mrs. Luke Ellis.
March Of Dimes Opens With
Special Gifts Solicited
Tho Ceorhkee County March ol
Dimes got underway here this
week with solicitation ol special
Boo Bault, county chairman,
said chairmen for the drive are
working on plans for making the
drive successful. Last year the
county record-breaking campaign
raised some $6,000 for the fight
Mrs. S. C. Burgess, chairman for
the Mothers March on polio said
her march will be held Friday,
Jan. 21 from 6 to 8 p. m.
She said everyone is asked tc
give something. A lighted porch
light will be the signal for the
mothers to stop by for a donation.
The town fire whistle will blow at
the beginning of the march, Mrs.
Five Members Join
Andrews Girl Scouts
Five girls were Invested into
Troop 14 of Andrews at their meet
ing last week.
They were Carolyn Wyke, Ann
Pullium, Mary Hope Day, Patsy
Brown and Joyce Purser.
Proficiency badges were award
ed to Terry Slsgle tor cooking
and (arm safety; and Betsy Battle
was awarded a badge for "my
Mrs James Baer la scoot leader.
A midnight singing will be held
at Hewitt Baptist Church. one mfle
east of Nantahala, Saturday, Jan.
18, starting at T:J0 p. m.
AD singer* and the public are
Loss Of Practice Costs
Murphy Squads 2 Games ;
1 1 Loss of practice and a shade off<
i condition cost both of Murphy's j
. basketball squads losses to Hia
wassee. Ga., and Blairsville, Ga.,i
last Tuesday and Wednesday |
Blairsville girls took a 41 to 28 1
win over the Murphy girls and '
(Hiawassee girls won 51 to 32. |
1 Murphy boys lost to the Blalrs- j
ville boys 69 to 44 and the Hiawas- 1
1 see boys won 57 to 41.
High scorer in the girls game in i
Blairsville was Laura Bailey with
13 points. Betty Palmer and Kat
rene Gentry both got four points. (
In the boys game Birder Coffey
was high scorer with 20 points.
Second high was Hoyt Zimmerman
| with nine. Jimmy McOomba grot
seven and Bobby Stiles, five, and
Bobby Phillips, four.
| High scorer (or the girls same
iwlth Hiawassee was Laura Bailey
with 14 points. Second high was
Jo Garrett with seven. Batty Palm .?
er and Alice Lovingood got four]
and Katrene Gentry, three.
i Birder Coffey lad the boy* gain* ,
.with IS while Jimmy KcCombs
I was second with 13. Austin CMfey I
, got six and Ray Kephart lour.
| Bobby Stiles and Bobby Phillips
| got two each.
Twenty-two registrants won
?sat to KnoxvUle, Tenn., lor physi
cal examinations Monday, the
' Murphy Draft Board said.
John Logan Kephart, 68, a re
tired farmer, Route 3. Murphy,
died suddenly at 11 :30 a. m. Satur- 1
day, Jan. 8 in an Andrews hospital. |
He had been in declining health'
for a number of years.
He was a native and lifelong re
sident of Cherokee County, son of
the late James and Luclnda Dock
Funeral services were held at 11
a.'m. Monday in Ebenezer Baptist
Church. The Rev. Weldon West
officiated and burial was tn the
church cemetery. I
Pallbearers were Ray, Robert,'
Raymond and Lowen Kepfeart, '
Bonce and Harry McRae.
Surviving an the widow, Mr*. :
Julia Bryson Kephart; a son, Dee; I
a daughter, Mrs. Clyde Dockery of
Murphy, Route 8; eight grand
children; a brother, Harve of ,
Murphy, Route S, and four sisters, ,
Mrs. Sara Jane King of Belmont, !
Mrs. Mary Ann McRae of Murphy, J
Route S, Mrs. LueeDa Price of ,
Waynaavllle, and Mrs. LUlIe Hen- (
deraoo of Oaatonla.
Mr. and Mrs. Kmest R. Swain celebrated their 50th Wedding an
niversary Christmas Day at Greenville, Tenn., where they are re
cuperating from an automobile accident. Friends called on Christ
mas Day from 7 to 8 p. m. at the home of their son, i. M. Swain.
Their children are Mrs. A. D. McKee, and J. M. Swain, both of
Greenville, Tenn., and C. L. Swain of Suit.
Citizens Bank Ends '54
With Record Resources
The Citizens Bank and Trus. ?
Company, with offices in Andrews, i
Murphy, Robbinsville, and Hayes- ,
ville, closed the 1954 year with to- 1
tal resources of $6,918,004.69, Per
cy B. Ferebee, president, said |
Thia figure, the highest ever at- 1 ?
tained in the 31 year history of the 1
bank, is an increase of $794,581.64 J
over the same date the year pre- ?
Deposit totals aggregated $6,397,- ' 1
363.39. which represents a gain of j
$769, 733.10 over the 1953 year end , c
figure of $5,627,630.20. Mr. Ferebee ^ ?
pointed out. |c
The permanent surplus was in- 1,
creased from $101,000.00 to $150,- ,
000.00 when the Board of Directors J
at the end of the year transferred
to permanent surplus $49,000 from
the undivided profit account.
The bank now has capital of
$200,000.00, surplus of $150,000.00.
undivided profit of $78,779.38, and
reserve for losses of $46, 862.35.
making a total capital fund of
Loans and discounts at the end'
of the year were $1,709,885.40, an-l
increase of $161,129.71 over the
$1,548,155.69 at the close of the
Four men interested in Boy
Scouting in this section attended a
scout %-s -meeting in Asheville Mon
They were K. S. Clem and Mrs.
Clem of P.obbinsviile, S. J. Gar
nert and Mrs. Gernert of Andrews,
C. A. Bales of Robbinsville and B.
M. Ragsdale of Murphy.
At His Home
Riley Ervin Dockery, 78, a re
tired farmer, died at 1 a. m. Man
day, Jan. 10 in his home Route S,
Murphy after a three years' ill
ness. He naa lived his entire life
in the home in which he died.
Funeral services were held at 3
p. m. Tuesday in White Church of
which he waa a member, with tlx
Rev. Thomas Truett officiating. (
Burial was In the ehurch ceme-'t
Nephews were pallbearers.
Surviving are tbe widow, lfra.:
mnie Dockery; two daaghters,
Mrs. Julia Radford and Mrs. Artie
Radford, Route S, Murphy;
brother, Jack at Gastonia. and
hilf-brether, William of Marble c
utd seven grandchildren. I J
I vie F??ral Rome was
The Murphy and Andrews bask
etball squads will meet in the
Hurphy gym tomorrow night, Jan.
The Murphy boys conference re
ord is six wins and no losses. An
Irews boys stand at Ave wins and
The Andrews girls go undefeated
n the conference while Murphy
jirls have five losses, one win and.
Take 2 Games
The Andrews High School bask
etball teams took a twin bill from
Nantahala last Friday night at
Nantahala with the girls winning
57-32 and the boys 43-37.
High Scorer for the girls was
Spe Crawford with 39 points. Boys'
high man was Bob Cooper with
Will Be Hostess
The Cherokee County Home
Demonstration Council will be
hostess to the District One Home
Demonstration Federation Train
ing and Planning School on Tues
day. Jan. 18 at 10 a. m.
Miss Vema Stanton, assistant
state home agent, Raleigh ,wlll
conduct the training school for of
ficers tn the morning srsslm
IB the afternoon session, the
.w.nnMi session, the
District Federation meeting under
the supervision of lOsi Nell Ken
lett, district home agent, Raleigh,
will be planned.
Mrs. B. E. Warner, Route a,
kfurphy, district federation chair
nan, will preside.
According to Hone Agent, Edna
Uahopt Ma HeBle Jo Carter and
Cra. VatnutB. Mom, home agents
n Graham and CWy Owtlts, are
to attend with *
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