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VOLUME M NUMBER? -iS
PROMOTING MURPHY AND ANDREWS
MURPHY NORTH CAROLINA
THURSDAY, MAY It, IMS
TWELVE PAGES THIS
People You Know
Miss Hedy West, Miss Jo Gar
rett, Lowell Scruggs and Fred Van
Born accompanied by Mrs. Dewey
Carrett, left Murphy Saturday by
automobile (or Miami, Fla. They
expected to spend four days la
Mi&ma, attending the Southern
Baptist Convention and were to fly
to Cuba where they would spend
four days. They will return home
early next week.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Burgess re
turned home Monday after attend
ing the Kentucky Derby at Ctruro
hill Downs in Loulsvillej Ky.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Fuller, Mrs.
Quay Ketner and Miss Frances
Dickson attended the Mother's Day
program sponsored by the Mili
tary Department of Clemson Col
lege. Clemson, S. C. Sunday.
Mrs. John W. Brandon of Atlanta
?pent the week end here with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Ivie.
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Canata
and sons, Bill and Dennis of Chat
tanooga, spent Sunday here with
Mrs. Canata's parents, Mr. and
Mrs.R. D. Chandler.
Miss Carolyn Axelander, student
at the University of Georgia, Ath
ens, spent the Week end with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Alex
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. (Bud) Alex
ander and child ran have moved in
to their new home at Brasstown.
Miss Clarissa Ktwald of Rome,
Ga., spent the week and here wltb
her sister, Mrs. R. H. Foard.
Dr. and Mrs. Logan of Qntnaa
ville, Ga., spent the week end with
their son-in-law and daughter, Mr.
and Mrs. Harvey Wilson and fam
Miss Hazel Lou Fulmer of Sytva,
spent the week end with her grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Frank
lin. f .
Mr. and Mrs. W. k Taylor left
Monday for their home In Raleigh
after spending some time here and
in Andrews with Mrs. Taylor's
mother, Mrs. Bruce King.
K. H. Woosley of Atlanta spent
the week end with his cousin, Mrs.
C. W. Savage.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lovingood
made a business trip to Asheville
Mrs. G. C. Plott.of Waynesville
spent the Mother's Day holidays
here as house guest' of her son-in
law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs! Nathan Reynolds
of Wilmington spent the latter
part of the week here visiting re
Mr. and Mrs. David Winters and
son, Everett, and Mr. and Mrs.
Raymond B. Gandy of Knoxville,
Tenn., were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
A. B. Chandler Sr. over the week
Mrs. Gwyn Anderson of St. Pe
tersburg, Florida is spending sever
al weeks here with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Devereaux Birch
, 'w. C. Everett of Katonah, N. T.
has arrived for a months stay here
Mr. and Mrs. Zeb West have re
turned to Wilmington after a visit
here with relatives.
Misses Mabel and Margaret
Fisher spent Wednesday in Atlanta
Ga. where they purchased stock
tor Fishers Store.
Mr. Bill Gregory of Detroit, Mich
spent the week end hart with Ma
parents and family. ' I
Rev. and Mrs. John C. Corbitt
and children will leave Friday for
Miami, Fla., where they will at
tend the Southern Baptist conven
tion next week. They will be ae*|
companies by Mr. Corbitt * mother |
ol Anna, W
Mrs. Jack Herbert, Mm C. H.|
| Plans Started For New Murphy Watered ^em
Receive New I
Tourists In Murphy who happen
to over park in a metered space
starting next week will receive a
"hurry back" courtesy ticket.
The special courtesy ticket was
okeyed Monday night at a Town
| The ticket will thank visitors for
coming to Murphy, ask them to
! hurry back and remind them of the
'town's parking regulation.
iVBS Workers To
Have Clinic M
| A Clinic for Vacation Bible School
? workers will be held for the West
1 era North Carolina Baptist Asso
ciation Friday, May 13, at 4 p. m.
I at Peachtree Memorial Church.
' A morning and evening session
will be held. Persons attending are
asked to take sandwiches and the
host church will serve drinks.'
The Rev. Lester 8towe, host pas
tor, will open the meeting and Miss
( Dorothy Edwards will give a
.demonstration at Joint worship ser
(Vice, followed by discussion.
| The five departmental confer
ences will be held at S p. m. with
the following leaders : pastors,
| general superintendents, princi
pals and others, Miss Dorothy Ed
I wards; beginners, Mrs. Kenneth
jWoodard; primaries. Mrs. O. E.
Scruggs; juniors. Miss Hyma
S tames; intermediates, Miss Alma
Jolly; music director. Mlas Frank
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I At the evening service the Rev.
1 Johnnie Grant will have the open
ing devotional, followed by a gen
1 era] conference led by Miss Ed
j wards. The departmental confer
' ences will be resumed from the af
| ternoon with the same leaders.
Mrs. Singleton Is
?Pro-Tern Head Of
New Garden Gub
I Mrs. W. A. Singleton Tuesday
night was named president pro-tem
I of the new garden club now being
'organized in Murphy.
| At the p re-organization meet
Tuesday night some eight pros
Ipective members met with mem
tbcrs of the Murphy Garden Club
I to organize a new garden club in
Murphy. A prospective list of some
eight or ten other names was
presented for persons who were un
able to be present.
The organizational meeting for
. the new club will be held Tues
I day, May 31, at 8 p .m at the home
of Mrs. W. M. Lay.
j Mrs. 8. C. Burgess, president of
the Murphy Garden Club, presid
ed at the meet Tuesday and listed
the purpose of garden clubs as in
cluding conservation ' of natural
resources, beautification and study
of the "fine art of gardening."
Mrs. F. C. Boume, Jr. and Mrs.
Harry Bishop served refreshments
and arrangements of old fashioned
garden flowers were provided by
Mrs.' Prank Forsyth and Mrs. Jim
Anyone interested in belonging
to the new club Is Invited to at
I tend the meeting May SI at the'
home of Mrs. Lay.
Robert Horowitz Is
In Honorary Society
Robert H. Horowitz, too of Mr.
and Mr*. 8. P. Horowtt* of Mur
phy, thla week ?u accepted tnta
the Van Am Junior Service floe- 1
Mjr at Cbhunbla University in
New York City.
Horowita was one of only IS
membera of the fraahraan claaa of
aone *00 membera taken into the1
Murphy School Graduation
Speakers Announced Today
Andrews, Murphy FFA
Boys To Attend Meet
Winners- of 20 farm improve
ment contests will be named at
the Western North Carolina rally
Future Farmers of America " Fri
day and Saturday in the City Audi
torium in Asheville.
ANDREWS ? MURPHY BOYS
The Andrews Vocational Agricul
ture Department will be represent
ed by James Franklin, Federation
public speaking winner, and five
other delegates, Wayne Bailey,
John Carringer, Wayne Battle and
Monroe Trammell. I
The Murphy Vocational Agricul
ture Department will be represen
ted by its winning beef and dairy
teams, both of which will partici
pate in the district contests.
The dairy team is composed of
Pearl Johnson, Charles Phillips
and Bllfy Jones, with Leonard John
son, Clark Byer* and Ben Ashe,
with J. C. Owenby and Earl Queen
B. J. Comwell, tenth grade stu
dent, will also attend as a delegate. (
The boys will be accompanied by
their teachers, Dick Ramsey, Gene
Denning and Glenn Patton.
More than ^,000 FFA memtKHf
and their vocational agricultural
teachers from 25 mountain counties
. Some top events will be dairy cat
jtle judging at Biltmore Dairy
Farms at Biltmore, livestock judg
ing at Kerrygill Farms at Fletch
er, public speaking and parliamen
tary procedure contests in the City
Contest winners win be selected ,
in forestry, Junior corn growing,
barley tobacco, farm electric,
farm mechanics, farm safety, '
dairy Improvements, supervised
practices, livestock Improve
ments and the best FFA chapter.
Winners of the Carolina Farmer
and the American Farmer awards
will be announced.
The land Judging team from
Mills River School in Henderson
County, which won the state con
test in April, and competed in the
national contest in Oklahoma, will
Program speakers will include
J. Warren Smith, N. C. director
of vocational education; A. L
Teachey, N. C. supervisor of agri
cultural education; R. J. Peeler,
executive secretary of the North
Carolina Future Farmers of Ameri
Also, H. T. Gryder, district sup
ervisor of agricultural education,
and Billy Whi taker of Pilot Moun
tain, president of the North Caro
lina Future Farmers of America,
Vocational agriculture ts taught
in 95 high schools in Western North
Aj>proxlnm*% 5,r7a stodea* en
rolled ia Miad are laara
tag wood tarm 'prtMtlees, live
stock management, Asp pdac
' tices, and obtaining practical ex
perience that will enaMe them
to be good farmers, the district
Headquarters for the rally will
be the George Vanderbilt Hotel.
Program features will include
performances by a 40-piece brass
band composed of students from
various WNC schools, a 75-piece
male chorus, and a recognition
luncheon in the City Auditorium in
Asheville on Saturday.
> Mrs. Wlnnlfred Townson Wells, '
Wallace attorney and (laughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. T ovynson of
Murphy, will be the speaker at
the Murphy High School graduat
ion exercises Monday, May 23 at
8 p. m.
James Howard Cornwell, valed
ictorian and Grace Hedwig West,
salutatorian, will also speak.
Some 100 seniors will receive dip
The baccalaureate sermon will
be preached by the Rev. Mark Jen
kins, pastor of Calvary Episcopal
Church, Fletcher. Baccaleaureate
services will be held Sunday, May
22 at 11 :15 a. m.
Mrs. Edna Whitley is pianist for
the occasion. The invocation will
be by the Rev. Asmond Maxwell.
Father Joseph Dean will read the
scripture and the Rev. Rhett Y.
Winters will lead the prayer.
Marshalls are junior class girls
who hold the highest averages and
include Georgia Sampson, chief
marshal!, Judy Cook, Virginia
Fowler, Mary Ruth Logan and Sue
Merle Da via Tuesday night was
elected president of the Murphy
Other officers elected were J. H. ]
Duncan, first vice president; Cloe
Moore, sedond vice president, and
Arnold Beerldns, third vice presi
Also, Alden Coward, secretary;
Dr. Robert Bell, treasurer; Jack
Dickey, tail twister, and Roy Ful
ler, lion tamer.
Elected to the board of directors
were Mercer Fain, Harve Elkins, i
H. A. Mattox and A. Q. Ketner. [
A Talent Show will be staged to
morrow night, May 13, in the And
rews High School auditorium spon
sored by the Konnaheeta Club. |
ANDREWS SENIORS ON TOUR
ANDREWS HIGH SCHOOL seniors, above, are pictured with Sep. George A. Sbuford on what b prob
ably the moat photographed spot In tho country In the springtime, the lawh of the Capitol building. The
seniors returned last week after a tear of New York City and Washington, D. a
Front row, seated, left to right, are: David Saey, Dean Dockery, Gerald Wheeler, Johnny Baxter,
Jerry Gilbert, BIB Karr, Bobby Cooper, the bos driver, Todd Beece, Walter Baxter, David ToOf,
Bobby Gibson, T Sanaa Posted, Bay Adams and Larry West.
The middle roif, kneeling, are Patsy Derreberry, Anne Barker, Barbara Laughter and Dorcas Ann
McGulre. (Handing, bank row, Mr. Ford of the Southern Hallway System who made tho trip with tho
seniors, Lsls Biuiftin, TMmadtae Ihnial Gladys PuUhnn, Sue Crawford, Barbara Batten, Doris
Bolder, Btoiy Both Glbooo, Jim Wood, Mhn Joan Oristy, Bep. shuford, Jane Cruse, Bobbie Oonley,
Doris Tens, Mnxtee Mas an, >ss?ph|? Coffey, Jims Thompson, Bebecoa Babbtogten and Blrhard
To Alabama Mine
Eldrtffa Loodarmilk tw r?alfn
ed Ida position with the Hitchcock i
Oorpontfcm to kcoipt amptoymant I
as offioa miBiitr of Dlili Wiih,
"toe.. *t |balr opmt tOM In Ran
dolph and OaUWM OowMIm, Ate.
and Van Horn ot Jturpky
BAKE SALE TO
BE SAT. HERE
11m American Legion Auxiliary
will hold a bake sale Saturday at
? a. ?>. at Murphy Electrical
Cab Pack Be Talked
All parents Interested In CUb
Scouting u? Invited to attend an
organisational meeting tor a Cub
Scout pack tomorrow, Friday, at
?M p. m. In the assembly room
at the bank ker*.
Tom Speed, grout executive of
Mm will be Mn to aatt with
R. C. MATTOX
Roscoe C. Mattox, 75, died at
11:J0 a. m. Sunday, May 8, in his
home here after a brief illness.
Funeral services were held at
11 a. m. Tuesday in the First
Methodist Church. The Rev. As
mond Maxwell and the Rev. J, Al
ton Morris officiated and burial
was in Sunset Cemetery.
The body remained at I vie Fun
eral Home until 10 a. m. Tuesday,
when it was taken to the church to
lie in state one hour.
Pallbearers were: Dr. /. N. Hill,
D. V. Carringer, Roes Lovingood,
Edwin Hyde, Frank Forsyth, Har
ry Bishop, H E. Dickey and W. D.
Ragsdale. ... _ t
Mr.- Mattox t^ajf a member at the
First Baptist Chutch, and had ser
ved on the local school board, the
town council and the welfare
| He was a native of Comer, Ga.,
and attended Young Harris Col
I lege, Young Harris, Ga.
He was married to Miss Lena
Webb of Youg Harris, June 17, 1903
and moved to Murphy In 1906
where he had been associated
[with the Murphy Hardware Com
pany from that time. ,
1 Surviving are the widow; one j
son, H. A. Mattox of Murphy, two
daughters, Miss Martine Mattox of
Knoxville, Tenn., and Mrs. John
W. Campbell of Nashville, Tenn;
five grandchildren and three sis
ters, Mrs. Sallie Kidd, Mrs. Gus
j sie Crooks of Danielsville, Ga.,
and Mrs. Jessie Scarborough of J
To Mean Increase
In Town Taxes
Murphy Town Council Monday
night started the legal machinery
that can lead to a new town water
system after the board voted to ask
approval of a $840,000 bond issue.
The approval will first have to
come from the Local Government
Commission in Raleigh.
Then the voters of Murphy will
decide on the bond Issue at a
However, pundits expect no op
position tc the issuance of the
bonds from either the voting public
or from the Local Government
NO TAX INCREASE
The n6w bond will not mean a
raise in taxes, according to fig
ures worked out last week end by
the LGC and Murphy officials.
Mayor L. L. Mason, H. L. Mc
Keever, and Charlie Johnson, town
clerk, met with LGC officials and
brought back a schedule of propos
ed bond payments.
The proposal includes about
$190,000 worth of bonds for the wat
er system and 1150,00 worth of
bonds to pay off the town present
The $340,000 is to be be paid off
starting at $21,900 in 19G0-S' . That
year will see tbe highest amount
to be paid off in one year. After
that the yearly payment deer? ae
by a boot $330 a year.
The entire amount is to be paid
in 1988-89. At present the town is
paying $18,000 a year and wimld
pay off its present indebtedness tn
about 30 years.
The $130,000 the town now owes is
to be refunded or refinanced under
the proposed bond issuance.
With the first legal step already
taken Murphy voters should be
going to the polls in about four
months to decide whether or not
the town is to have a new water
Free Band Concert
Be Saturday Night
The Murphy School Rand will
hold a free open air concert start
ing at 8 p. m. Saturday, May 14 at
the ball park.
Ed Reynolds is band director.
The public is invited to attend
the concert which iq sponsored by
the Band Boosters Club.
Folk School Board
Has Annual Meet
| The board of directors of the
John C. Campbell Folk School at
| Brasstown last week end held their
| annual meeting at the school,
i Some eight board members were
| present including;: Miss Louise Pit
|man (chairman) of Asheville; Ric
hard B. Coolidge of Boston, Mass.;
Miss Lois Bacon of Alexandria,
Va. ; J. Edward Davis of Washing
ton, D, C.; Mrs. Marguerite Bid
strup and Fred L. Brownlee, Brass
town; Hobart L. McKeever, Mur
phy; Mrs, Opal Green Brendle,
Fontana Dam. Due to illness, Per
cy Ferebee of Andrews was un
able to attend.
Other guests who were present
for the occasion included Mrs. J.
I Edward Darts of Washington, D.
C., and Miss Edith Canterbury of
W. Roxbury, Mass., who at one
time was private secretary to Mr.
and Mr*. John C. Campbell. v
The meeting was held Saturday
and was followed by a buffet sup
per at which board members wen
entertained by former students
and other families who returned
for the occasion.
Most of the board members were
also present Friday night for the
weekly folk games.
ortsed tor the form, toe
ucation, it was said.
Some improvements will be
made immediately, the school'
said, and others must wait for
additional money from toc&l and
distant supporters of the school.
BE EIGHTH GRADE
Frank Forsyth will speak at the
Murphy School eighth grade grad
uation Friday, May 30 at 8 p. m.
Eighth graders on the program
are the following : Margaret Rich,
invocation; Lenna Ruth Ramsey,
welcome; Robart Xasoe, tramp*
solo; John Snesd. clan history;
June King, class trip; Billy Town
son, Cherokee County history; Ann
Also, Frame Dockery, declam
ation; Edith Fays Wilcox intro
duction of speaker; and Dorothy
Some 104 eighth graders will rr
ceive their certificates.
O. K. ft. TO MEET