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VOLUME M NUMBER ? 39
PROMOTING MURPHY AND ANDREWS
MURPHY NORTH CAROLINA
THURSDAY, APRIL 14^ 1KU
"?CLVE PAGES THIS
People You Know
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Merke will
spend the week end In Chicka
mauga, Tenn. with friends.
Mi . and Mrs. J. H. Hampton had
as Easter guests, the latter's aunt,
Mrs. Jessie Cole of Edinboro, Pa. !
and her son, Harold Cole and sons, '
James and Max of Titusville, Pa., I
and her son-in-law and daughter, '
'Mr. and Mrs. Willard Smeltzer of '
Cambridge, Pa., who were en route1
home from Orlando, Fla. where
thye had spent the winter
Mrs. ijon Witiverspoon returned
home Monday from Hendersonville
where she has spent the past ten
days with her daughter, Mrs. Mack
Patton while Mr. Patton was in
Mrs. George F. Size and Tommy J
Dr. , and Mrs. George Size.
William H. Roberts of Memphis,
Tenn , spent Easter week end with
are spending the week in Memphis,
Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Estes had as |
holidays guests their daughters and
and sons-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Olen
Myers and son Michael of Greens
boro, and Mr. and Mrs. llugh Wor
sham and daughter, Sharon of De
Mr. and Mrs. jarrett Thompson
of Hayes ville spent Sunday with
their son John A, Thompson and
family. >ir. Thoinpson has been 111
for several days.
Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Hinshaw and
daughter, Roxie, spent the week
end in Atlanta.
The Rev. and Mrs. W. F. Elliott
returned Tuesday from a visit with
relatives in High Point, Charlotte
Mrs. C. B. Smith of Cleveland,
Miss, is visiting her sister. Miss
Juliet Pegues at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. E. J Darnell.
Mr. and Mrs. Cloe Moore" and
ins, Burke and Tommy, and Mrs.
J B. Gray and Miss Elizabeth
ay. spent Easter witl} Cpl. and
Mrs. Bud Brown and baby at Ft.
McPher.son, Ga. Mrs. Moore re- .
mained for a week.
Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Caldwell and
family of San Diego, California are
spending a two weeks vacation at
the home of Mrs. Caldwell's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Lum Cfteen
Mr. and Mrs James Roper have
returned to Morganton after a
weeks stay here with relatives. |
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Lail Jr. and
children. Lu Ann and Kenny and
Judy of Aiken, S. C. spent the Eas
ter holidays as guests of Mr. Lail's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Lail.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Clayton and
sons, Steve and Doug, have return
ed to their home In Greensboro af
ter spending the Easter holidays
with Mrs. Clayton's mother, Mrs. '
.Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Freel had as
their guests for the Easter holi
days their son, Charles Freel of
Marietta, Ga. and Mrs. Freel's sis
ter, Mrs. Ethel W. Slagle of Or
Mrs. C. L. Johnson has returned
after a visit ' In Daytona Beach,
Wlllard Green of Gastonia spent
the week end with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Lum Green. J
Cpl. David Bristol returned to
his home here Saturday from
Sendai, Japan ajtter a tour of duty
for a number of months with the'
U. S. Army. Ik left this week for
Columbia, S. C., where he will re
ceive his discharge Thursday (to
Mrs. Bruce King had as her guests ,
over the Easter holidays her son
in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
W. H. Taylor of Raleigh, also her
son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. Vernon King and their chil
dren at RaMgh. >
Sgt. Frank Reagan of Fort Bmgg
. \ tpanrftnt tt days here at the
f raf of his mother, Mrs. P. M.
teagan. ggt Reagan win than f !
t?rt to Camp KUmer, N. J. for ov
erseas* duty In the Sifroyaan
Mr. and Mra. 5f, R. Knnla o I Er
wta. and Mrs. Gertrude Jennings
WW* house gueal* tt
?. Marion Eanie wd
Mra. O. W. Covfcr tor the Baatar
X-Ray Survey Goes Over Goalj
The mobile cheat X-ray unit will
wind up its two weeks stay in
Cherokee, Clay, and Graham coun
ties this week end. The unit will
make X-rays in Hayesville and
Robbinsville Friday and Saturday.
Some 4,220 X-rays were made in'
Cherokee County and it is believed
that the survey will go well over j
its goal of 7,000 X-rays for this trl- J
A breakdown shows that some
204 X-rays were made at Ranger;
208 at Hiwassee Dam ; 266 at Mar- :
tin's Creek; 1,435 at Marble and
Andrews; and 2,035 in Murphy. I
During the two weeks visit of
the unit as many X-rays were '
made as were made sevefal y6ars
ago when the unit was in the coyn
ty for one month.
A Red Cross course on "Home
Care of the Sick" will be taught
at the John C. Campbell Folk
School April 21 and 22, and April
25 , 26, and 27.
The course will be sponsored by
the Cherokee and Clay Counties
Home Demonstration Councils.
Instructor for the course will be
Mrs. Margaret Fisher, a public
Health nurse from Hendersonville.
The full adult course offered in
home nursing instruction is de
signed to equip the homemaker to
meet the everyday emergencies of
family health, it was announced.
Persons interested in the course
can contact one of the Red Cross
Committee members: Mrs. Brue |
Gordon, chairman, Mrs. Roy Ful
ler, Mrs. F. V. Taylor or the home
The Home Demonstration office
pointed out that, "There is a criti
cal need for home nursing lnft ruc
tion We have sickness and aging
people in the homes who need care.
Also in the event of a disaster in a
community it is very important
that someone can be reached who
has some knowledge of home nurs
THE MAYOR SETS a good example by showing up eariy for his ;
chest X-ray. Public health nurses Mrs. Alice Swain, left, and Miss j
Willie Lovingood welcome Major L. L. Mason to the mobile unit.
Some 4,220 X-rays were made in Cherokee County. The unit will
wind up Its trl-county survey by being In Hayesvllle and Robbins
ville this week end. (Scout Photo) |
Deadline For Co.
Is Set April 15
A final plea for information for
the Cherokee County History now
being compiled was sent out to
The deadline for information is
tomorrow, Friday, April 15. Mrs.
C. S. Freel of Andrews is writing
the history for the Cherokee Coun
ty Historical Society.
Mrs. Freel said that a number
of persons have responded on in
formation about early county fami
lies, but that the Information has
been too short and sketchy. She
said she needs more facts a)jout
early families of Cherokee Qounty
as well as Clay and (^ra^am fami
Mrs. Freel would also like to bor
row pictures of the fountain as it
was on the Murphy square; pictur- 1
es of former court houses; and a
picture of the late Spence Perry.
She said the pictures will be re
Drive Passes Goal
The current drive for the Crip- 1
pled Children's Society has already
gone over last year's figures since
some $1,307.34 was reported turned
in this week.
W. D. Whi taker of Andrews was
chairman for the drive and Mrs.
Roy V. Lovingood headed the drive
Some $600.90 was raised in And
rews and an incomplete figure
showed Murphy area collections at
l3uring the lily sale in Murphy
last week end, headed up by Becky
Hoover, $57 was collected.
A break-down of other donations
shows the following : Boiling
Springs Church; $11; Peachtree
School, $5.96; Hanging Dog School,
$80; Martin's Creek' School, $73.57;
coin containers, $19.31; rabbit
cards, $10.59; Junior Woman's
Club, $20.15; Murphy School, $23.43.
Mrs. Lovtngood asked all Dersons |
who have not turned' in money col-,
lected from the drive to do so as
soon as possible.
Harding* Celebrate j
Silver Anniversary * I
Mr. and Mr*. L. R. Harding cele |
brated their 35th wedding annlver-i
sary Friday evening at a dinner!
party at the Sahara Restaurant, j
The table was centered with a
wedding cake flanked with white
candles in silver holders en
twined with silvered ivy.
The coupU was presented with
? silver covered vegetable dish.
The guest list inducted Mr. and
Mrs. Jack McGuire, Mr and Mrs.
A. L. Buchanan. Mr. and Mrs.
Hadley Dickey, Rev. and Mrs. j.
Alton Morris, Mr. and Mrs. Owe*
McDonaM, Mr. and Mrs. 3. L.
Savage. Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Hoover
and Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Arnold ajat
tad 1 tn. Harry Brown of
jemha mm a-: Jt&mt ^
Regal Club Plans
Special "Clean Up"
The Regal Club of Murphy will
sponsor a "Clean-Up Week" In
Murphy from April 25 through
It Is expected that Town Coun
ell will vote to have a special
stand-by garbage truck available,
to pick up trash during that week. I
The club is asking residents to
make a special effort *c clean up
paper and other trash around their
homes during that week.
Mrs. Hooper, 81,
Dies After Illness
Mrs. Lillie Htfoper, 81. died Sat
urday, April 9, at 2 p. m. in her
home near Robbinsville after a
She was a native of Haywood
County, ' daughter of the late Mr.
and Mrs. Taylor Alexander, and
had resided in Graham Count, 87
| Funeral services were held Sun
day at 3 :30 p. m. In Old Mother
Church with burial In the church
Surviving are four daughters,
Mrs. Walter Evans and Mrs. Carl
Cook, of Robbinsville, Mrs. W. T.
Moore of Andrews and Mrs. Lonia
Clark ot Maryville, Tenn ; three
sons O. W. and Paul of Robbins
ville and Leonard of Eldorado.
A series of revival services will
begin at 7:30 p. m., Aprif 18, at
the First Baptist Church, Andrews
with the Rev. Marshall Weaver,
pastor of the Kelly Baptist Church
in the Eastern part o? the state as
Services will' also be held daily
at 10 a. m. and continue through
Prayer meetings for the revival
are being held, this week as fol
lows: Monday evening, April 11
sponsored by the B. T. U. at the
church; Tuesday evening, adult
Training Union, home of W. C.
Gray, led by Mrs. James F. Glenn;
Young Adult, home of Mrs. Mabel
Rayburn, Mrs. Ruth Starr Pullium,
l?#der; Young People, - U.
Miss Sallie Buchanan, led by Miss
Gladys Pullium; Intermedaties,
home of Mrs. Glenn McGuire, led by
Mrs. Norma Lunsford; juniors at
the home of Mrs. Carl West, led
by Mrs. Bruce Battle.
Wednesday, sponsored by the
Sunday School at church; Thurs
day (tonight) prayer meetings will
be held with Group one at home of
Mrs. H. L. Mulkey with Mrs. Geor
ge Hicks leader; Group two home
of Mrs. Vaughn Neal, H. L. Mulkey
leader; Group Three home of Mrs.
Fred Patterson, Mrs. Mabel Ray- 1
burn leader; and Group Four with .
Mrs. Richard Conley at Nantahala,
Mrs. Amos Harris leader.
Friday (tomorrow! prayer ser
vices will be held at the home of
Mrs. A. B. Chandler Jr. at 7:30 p.
Saturday the association will
sponsor a street service at 10 a. m.
with the Rev. A. B. Lovell pastor
of the Marble Baptist church ,
Is House Page
JLJ ? rn>y 1 LI nm. I . ?
Lonnle Hoover, 14 year old aon of ,
Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Hoover of Mur- 1
phy, la In Raleigh yerving an a page
in the N. C. House of Represents- 1
Lonnle received hia appointment
last week and Mr*. Hoover took,
her mm to the capital Monday. She
? etui ned home Wedneeday.
Afetr spending Caster week end
at home, Lonnle has returned to
RaMgfc He Is In the eighth grade]
*2aa??. . . .? - J
Adams Gets 27 To 30 Years;
Court Ends Here Monday
A. B. Chandler, Ji . Thursday I
was nominated for mayor of the |
Town of Andrews at a meeting of
the municioal Democratic Conven
tion. The election will be held May
Nominated to the four member
board of aldermen for two year
terms were Hoy Williams, Ty Bur-j
nett, Marvin Pullium and Edgar
Wood declined the nomination
and fifth high in the nominations,
J. L. Truett will take his place on |
Mrs. Carl A. Plonk of AsheviUe, |
state president of the American '
Association of University Women,
was guest at a supper meeting of |
the Cherokee County Branch of i
AAUW Thursday at the home of
Mrs. George Birstrup at Brass
Mrs. Plonk was accompanied by
Mrs. Clasz, also of Asheville, sec
retary of the state AAUW. i
Othei- special guests were Mrs.'
H. L,. Bacon of Bryson City, state
membership vice-president, and
Wef SC&ry Jenklnson, also o? the
Bryson City Branch of AAUW. |
Mrs. Plonk spoke on flie history
of AAUW and announced the state I
convention to be held this month in
Some 24 persons attended the
visiting here from Mississippi with
Other guests were Mrs. Smith, ?
her daughter. Miss Juliet Pegues; J
and prospective members, Mrs.
Bill Miller of Brasstown and Mrs.
C. H. Townson of Murphy.
Revival Begins Sun.
At Harris Chapel
A revival series will begin at Har I
ris Chapel Church of God Sunday
night, Ap. 17 with the Rev. Bob j
Jackson of Lee College, Cleveland,
Every jne Is Invited to attend the
Bueck To Speak
To Jr. Women 1
H. Bueck will be the speaker for
the education program of the Mur- '
phy Junior Woman's Club Thurs
day, April 21. The meeting will be
held in the primary school audi
torium ^t 7 :30 p. m. '
By School Board
J. E. Rufty was re-elected sup
erintendent of schools for a two
year term during a recent meeting
of the Andrews Board of Education,
the board announced this week.
A survey of all teachers in the
school unit, made on the day the
board met, gave Mr. Rufty an
overwhelming vote of confidence,
the board said.
The survey was called by the
Each of the teachers in the four
schools which make up the school
unit was given a questionnaire, the
The questionnaire listed traits of
personality, character, leadership
and professional ability.
The teachers were asked to check
the questionnaire without consult
ing anyone else. No names were
signed to the completed question
The survey results showed, the
board said, that more than 90 per
cent of the answers checked on
the questionnaire were favorable
to Mr. Rufty.
Merle Davis Is
Heard By Kiwanis
The Kiwanis Club of Murphy
heard Merle Davis speak on the in
dustrial development of the south
At their regular meeting: last Tuesd
Dr. F. V. Taylor, vice president,
Mr. Davis pointed out that Mur
phy is strategically located for in
dustrial development, being locat
ed between Charlotte and Atlanta.
He said Murphy needs to expand
with small industries rather than
large ones because of the over
crowding that could arise from a
large plant having to import a
large percentage of skilled and
Lee S'.iorty of the Kiwanis Club
of Asheville was a guest.
Episcopal Group At
Five Episcopal young people, ac
companied by their Minister, will
attend the annual youth convention1
of the diocese this week end in
The Rev. Rhett Y. Winters, Jane
and Fred Van Horn, Nettie Sue
and Bettie Lou Dockery and Ann
Maynor will represent the Murphy
Episcopal church at the meeting.
The convention will start with
supper Friday and will end with
lunch Saturday. Grace Episcopal
Church, Morganton is the host
Murphy Girl Scouts To Have
Reorganization Under JWC
Jim Johnson, 94,
Dies At Tomotla
Jim Johnaon, M, a retired farm
er of Tomotla. died at 2:80 p. m.
Thursday, April 7, In hia home af
ter a long Illness.
Funeral services were held at
2:80 p. m. Saturday In Tomotla
Baptist Church, with the Rev.
Leonard McClure and the Rev. Al
vin Dockery officiating. Burial waa
In the church cemetery.
He is survived by two daughters,
Mrs. Jim Craig of Tomotla, tad
Mrs. Lush Pace of Lenoir City,
Tenn. ; four sons, Frank of -Qaa
tonia, Sheridan of Murphy, and
BUI and K}lhu of Victoria, Va. 2?
grandchildren, and ?i ight gt?at
Towwon Funeral Home waj In
chug* of ttrMtWHot*
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* The Murphy Girl Scouts, under
their new sponsors, the Junior
Woman's Club, will have a reor
ganizations! meeting next Thurs
day, April 21, immediately after
school In the primary auditorium.
, Mrs. Harvey Hinshaw* is chair
man of the troop committee and
others on the committee are Mrs.
H. L. McKeever, Mrs. Charles Hy
att, Mrs. John Carringer, Mrs
Mrs., George Size Is Beaut leader
until September and die Is assist
ed by Mrs. Rhett T. Winters and
Mrs. Bobby Cobb.
Mr*. Maude Claxton, registrar of
the district council will be present
at the reorganisation. A field rep
! ressntatlve of the Red Oom will
| also be present from Atlanta W
outline the comlag courses to
swimming and Ufa saving.
AS girts 19 throogh 14 are Ul'iH?|
? Fred Adams was sentenced to 27
to 30 years and some 38 other cases
were handled in the final days of
the just ended term of Superior
Adams pleaded guilty to second
degree murder Monday in a new
trial in the slaying of Luther Car
ringer, a neighbor last Sept. 6.
Adams was sentenced to life im
prisonment last Nov. II after he
was convicted of first degree mur
der in Carringer's death.
The State Supreme Court grant
ed the new trial after ruling that
the charge to the Jury by Judge
Walter K. Johnston of Winston-Sa
lem was defective.
Judge Dan K. Moore handed
down the 27 to 30 year sentence in
the new trial April 11.
Court adjourned Monday after
noon after some 112 criminal cases
and some 12 civil cases were dis
Other cases included: J. D. Tay
lor. resisting arrest, six months
sentence suspended for three years.
Jack D. Stone, drunk and reck
less driving, called and failed,
Fred Ledford, Jr., Lloyd Twiggs,
breaking and entering, continued.
Homer Taylor, Pearl Taylor, as
sault with a deadly weapon with in- "
tent to kill, continued bill for two
years, nol proas ed with leave.
Mote Anderson, assault with a
deadly weapon with Intent to kill,
continued bill for two terms, nol
prossed with leave.
Leonard Clonts, assault with a
deadly weapon, continued.
^ Bobert Hartness, tw&lnrrXenutto
deer, jury trial, "found not guilty.
Fletcher Graves, taking female
deer, jury trial, found not guilty.
Glenn H. Person, spe?ding 80
tsen Beavers, assault with a
deadly weapon, continued.
Rhoda Ledford, violation of pro
hibition law, continued. x
| Will ft; Ledford, violation of pro
hibition law, continued.
Lawrence Mash burn, larceny of
Gearge Hannah, driving under
the influence, continued.
Thomas A. Evans, driving under
the influence, speeding 80 mph. and
expired license, continued for de
Waldon Hatchett, assault with a
deadly weapon, pleaded guilty,
prayer for Judgment to be contin
ued on payment of costs.
I Roy Forrester, violation of the
prohibition law, 60 days county
jail with road work.
Prank Beavers, violation prohibi
tion law, nol pressed with leave.
Clinton Henry Roberaon who was
( on suspended sentence from 1952
has his prison sentence of six
j/nonths put into effect after ho
I was found guilty of breaking the
terms of suspension.
John Lawton Turner, driving un
der the. influence, $150 fine and
costs. \ "
Bryan Corn well, on probation for
I three years for breaking and enter
ing and larceny had his prison
?sentence of 18 to M months put into
effect after he was feund guilty of
| The following cases were called
and failed to appear and judgment
absolute on bond was rendered:
Wayne Trull, drunk driving.
Glen T. West, drank driving.
Young Caylor, driving under the
Robert Parker, driving under the
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Hall, driving under the