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PROMOTING MURPHY AND ANDREWS
VOLUME M NUMBER? 47
MURPHY NORTH CAROLINA
THURSDAY, JUNE #, IMS
People You Know'
Mrs. George W. Byrum left laat
week for her home in Edenton, Aft
er a visit here with her niece, Mrs.
W. D. Townson, Jr. and family.
She was accompanied by Barbara
Townson, and they went by Ath
ens, Ga. for a visit with Mrs.
Townson's brother, Murray Which- j
ard and family there.
Mr. and Mrs. John Jordan and
three sons fetumed this week after J
a visit of two weeks with Mrs. Jor- 1
dan's family in Brooklyn, N. Y. "j
Jack Barnett will leave today
< Thursday) for Nashville, Tenn., '
where he will be in summer school
at George Peabody College for
Teachers 10 begin work on a doc
torate in business education. He
has been here for 10 days visiting
his mother, Mrs. L. E. Barnett.
Mrs. L. E. Barnett will go to
Marietta, Ga., today for a visit of
some weeks with friends.
Mrs. Johnsie Nunn returned Sat
urday night front a meeting of
County Superintendents of . Welfare
in Raleigh, and a week end visit
with relatives and friends in White
ville and New Berne.
Mrs. H. G. McBrayer of Ander
son, S. C. will arrive Sunday to
spent two weeks with her mother,
Mrs. G. W. Candler.
Mrs. Willard Cooper has return
ed from a week's visit with her
son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and
Mrs. P. F. Wood ard and son, Mi
chael In Covington, Ky.
Mr. and Mrs. Garrison Maneval
and son, David of Enka, came laat
week end for a visit with Mr. and
Mis. Glenn Bates and Mr. and
Mrs. John A. Davidson and family.
Mr. Maneval went to Moorlstown.
Tenn. froro here, but Mrs. Maneval
and David are spending the we?*'.:i
Mr. and Mrs. SQl Bayne an4 chi!
dren. Billy and Mary Lou of Lenoir
City, Tenn. were week end guests
of Mrs. Bayne's grandmother.
Mrs. G. W Candler. Mr. Bayne Is
owner and publisher of the Lenoir
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Painter of
Gastonia spent the week end here
with his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Moffit and
daughter, Bobbie Deen, of Shelby
viile, Ky., spent the week end here
with Mrs. Motfits parents, kr. and
Mrs. Richard Harding. En route
home the Moftits visited Mrs. Mof
fit's sister, Mrs. Boyd Jones and
family in Blairsville, Ga., Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jenkins and
son, Randy and Jerry Anderson of
Birmingham, Ala., were guests of
Mr. Jenkins' sister, Mrs. W. T.
Holland Saturday. The Jenkins are
spending a vacation at Smoke
Mrs. Clay Rogers of Whittier
spent the week end here with her
aunt, Mrs. Clara Sherrill at the
Valleytown Motor Court.
Mrs. Billy Hoblitzell and sons,
Butch and Kenny of Ann la ton, Ala.,
spent several days of last week
here as guests of Dr. and Mrs.
Charles O. Van Gorder.
Miss Judy Bristol has returned
home after completing her spring
semester with the Junior class in
Fleldaon Ethical Church and Cul
tural school in New York City.
While in New York Judy was guest
of her aunt and uncle, Mr. and
Mrs. J. J. Doyle and studied piano
under Miss Elnora Beck, concert
pianist. She plans to finish with her
class in the Andrews High School
in her senior year.
Mrs. Bruce Bristol and her sis
, of Atlanta, Ga., attended the.
graduation of Mrs. Bristol's daugh
t?r, Anne, in ceremonies at the
College at the University
Summer Recreation Program Starts Monday
Andrews Hospital Bids Are
Approved By State;Building
Starts On Washington O.K.
Bid* tor the construction of the
District Memorial Hospital of
Southwestern North Carolina at
| Andrews have been approved by
| the State Medical Care Commis
Prompt approval is expected in
i Washington, P. B. Fere bee, chair
| man of the hospital committee told
| the Scout yesterday. Construction
will begi* as soon as the approval
from Washington is cleared, Mr.
1 Ferebee said. ,
| Or. John A. Ferrell, executive
| secretary of the N. C. State Medi- ,
cal Care Commission, advised the
hospital committee that the com
mission has approved the bids.
They have been forwarded to the
U. S. Department of Health, Edu
cation and Welfare in Washington,
Mr. Ferebee said.
Meanwhile the bids received in
Andrews last Friday went as fol
The Hickory Construction Comp
any was successful bidder for the
general construction contract with
a bid of $211,238.
Southern Piping and Engineer
ing Company of Charlotte was low
bidder for the heating and c?itll
iting contract with a bid ot $34,480.
Other successful bidders were
Hickory Plumbing and Heating
Company, plumbing, 124,900; and
Lunsford Electric Co., Asheville,
electrical contract, $22,850.
The 30- bed hospital will serve
Clay and Graham counties and
Valleytown Township of Cherokee
Dr. John A. Ferrell, executive
secretary of the Medical Care As
sociation, said approximately
$345,000 has been allocated for the
The bids were opened in the An
drews City Hall. P. B. Ferebee,
chairman of the board of trustees
of the hospital, presided.
Charles Templeton and Bruce K.
Jones, architect, represented the
Medical Care Commission.
They said contracts will be
awarded subject to concurrence by
the commission and the U. S. Pub
lic Health Service within 30 days.
Joy Hay, representing the Hick
ory Construction, said construction
will start immediately after the
contract is received.
The movable equipment contract
amounting to $36,000 will be receiv
ed later, it was announced.
J ? .
Progress Being Made
Oh New Marble School
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; The new building project for the
Marble Elementary School is mak
ing progress, John E. Rufty, sup
A new well has been drilled and
will be completed as the source of
water supply when contractors are
ready to begin work, he said.
| Mr. Rufty said Lindsey Madison
Gudger, architect for the project,
reported that drawings and speci
t fi cations for the building have been
L. W. Arp, 63, of Culberson, ,
Route 2, died at 4 a. m. Monday,
June 6, in his home of what Chero
kee County Coroner J. C. Town son
described as a self-inflicted gun
shot wound in the head.
Townson said Mrs. Arp heard a
shot and- found her husband in the
bathroom and that he had been
shot in the head with a 18 gauge
Arp, a steel rigger and a farmer,
had been in a nervous condition for
some time, Townson said.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs.
Hattle Golden Arp; six daughters,
Mrs. W. E. Prince of Isabella,
Tenn., Mrs. Lonzo Curtis of Oliver
Springs, Tenn., Mrs. Ray Simonds
of Blue Ridge, Ga., Mrs. Frank
Crowe of Creed, Colo., Mrs. George
Anderson of Jersy City, N. J., and
Mrs. Bobby Standridge, of Mariet
ta, Ga., four sons, Denver of Wil
li amston, N. J., Herbert and Hur
dis of Chicago, HI., and Hubert of
Detroit, Mich., 18 grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren.
Also four sisters, Mrs. Marion
Gaddis and Mrs. Tom Gad dig of
G&stonla, Mrs. John Loving of
?ucktown, Tenn., and Mrs. Pat1
Loving of Blue Ridge, Ga.; two
brothers, John Arp of Isabella, and
Pearl Arp of Detroit, Mich.
Arp was a member of Mt. Mor
iah Baptist Church and a member
of the Sweetgum, Ga. Masonic
Funeral services will be held tn
Shady Grove Baptist Church bat
the date has not Man Mt. pending
the arrival of relatives.
Officiating minister* fin ha the
Rev. Glover P. Ledford. the Rot.
Gilbert Oarren and the Rev. Ran
dall Garren and the Iter. Thomas
Walter Carringer, tenor of Mur
phy and New York City, will pre
sent a religious concert in the
First Baptist Church, Andrews Sun
day at 8:00 p. m. June 12.
His program will include: "Tu^n
Thee to Me", "God is My Shep
herd" and "I Will Sing New Songs
of Gladness" a group of Biblical
songs by Dvorak, a group of spir
ituals, "I Wonder as I Wander"
and "There is a Balm in Gilead";
also a group of familiar hymns In
cluding "Sound an Alarm", by Han
del and "With honor Let Desert be
Crowned". He will fcloae with "The
Lord's Prayer" by Malotte.
Carringer is at home for three
weeks visiting his mother, Mrs.
Ruth Carringer, of Murphy, beforf
going to Transylvania Music Camj
Carringer is a nephew of Mark
Elliott and a brother of Mrs. R. L.
Blake both of Andrews.
The public is invited to attend.
R. A. Dcwar Resigns Post
As County Accountant; Myers
Appointed By Commissioners
Here Next Week J
WM. L RUSSELL
Vujpm Libarre Ru*s*\), newly
appointed minister for the local
Episcopal churches, will move to
Murphy next week with his Wife
and three children.
They will be at home at the
Episcopal rectory in East Murphy.
Mr. Russell will be ordained a
deacon by the Rev. M. George Hen
ry, bishop of the Diocese of West
ern North Carolina at Trinity
Church Asheville, on Tuesday.
June 14 at 10:30 a. m.
Mr. Russell graduated this week
from Berkeley Divinity School,
New Haven, Conn. He is also a
graduate of Candler High School
and Lehigh University, Bethlehem,
Wants Berry Pickers
The Murphy office of the State
i Employment Commission is inter
ested in hiring contract berry pick
, ers. Jack Burrus, office manager,
! The office wants people who are
1 interested in picking large qu^nti
: ties of black berries, he said. Any
one interested in the work can con
tact the office before next Wednes
Head Jr. Woman's Club
At Rutgers For
W. Frank Forsyth, executive vice
president of the Citizens Bank and
Trust Co., is a member of the class
of bank officers who will enter the]
graduate school of banking at its
annual summer session this
| The session will be held at Rut
fgers University, New Brunswick,
N. J., June 13-25.
Forsyth is one of over 1,050 bank
ers who will attend the two weeks
session of the school which Is spon
sored by the American Bankers
The student body from 42 states,
the District of Columbia, Puerto
Rico, China and Cuba, represents
The graduate school was founded
in 1935 to provide an opportunity to
experienced bankers for advanced
studies in banking and related
studies. ? -
To qualify 4or graduation M>\
Forysth mustV^ttend similar sum
mer sessions again lit 1056 and
tn addition he must complete two
years of extension work at home
and will be required to wrUe a
thesis based on original research
in some phase of finance.
J. H. Abernathy
Rites Held Wed.
Funeral services for Jacob Hen
ry Abernathy, 69, of Andrews, who
died Monday night at 11 o'clock, in
an Andrews hospital after a brief
illness was held at the Andrews
First Baptist Church Wednesday
at 3:00 p. m.
The Rev. John C. Corbitt, pastor
of the church, and the Rev. Nane
Starnes pastor of the West Ashe
ville Baptist church officiated.
Burial was in the Valleytown ceme
The body remained at the I vie
Funeral Home until 30 minutes
prior to the funeral.
Mr. Abernathy was a member of
the First Baptist Church of And
rews, a former superintendent of
the Sunday School and also served
as teacher of the Baraca class oi
the Sunday school for a number ol
years. In early manhood he taught
school in Cherokee county. He was
with the bank in Andrews and Mut
phy from 1911 to 1930.
He was a member of prominent
old Cherokee family, the son of the
jlates Miles and Tabitha Palmei
, Abernathy of the Hanging Dog sec
tion of the County.
Surviving are the widow, th?
former Miss Sallie Bell Meroney
four daughter^ Mrs. Harden E
Ross Jr., of Forth Worth, Texas;
Mrs. Lloyd F. Spaulding. of Marl
boro, Maws.; Mrs. Carol Ledford
of San Bernardino, Calif. ; and Mrs
Harold H. Hall of AsheviUe; one
son, Miles Henry of Long Branch,
Also three sisters, Mrs. Tavie
O'DeU, Rt. 3, Murphy; Mrs. Tina
Lovingood, AsheviUe; and Mrs.
Ora Reece, Bryaon City.
Active pallbearers were; Jack
Ledford, R. W. H. Ramsey, Grady
Garrett, Ben Mints, Jr., Jack
Mints, Dr. Gerald Almond, Burke
Wood, and Edgar Wood.
Honorary pallbearers were; H.
| M. Whitaker, W. W. Ashe, Glenn
McGuire, John H. Christy, W. D.
Whitaker. C. A. Brown, H. E. Dav
is, Zala Adams, W. T. Forsyth,
Lush Ledford, William P. Walker.
Joe Hamilton, Weymer Oonley, Dr.
R. A. Dewar resigned this week
as Cherokee County acSountant
and tax collector.
The County Commissioners ap
pointed Joe Myers to take over the
Mr. Dewar handed in his resigna
tion during a meeting of the com
missioners last Monday. According
to the minutes of the meeting, Mr.
Dewar's resignation was accepted
Monday and is to go into effect
Mr. Dewar said he resigned to
take up employment he had plan
ned to enter before he was offered
the county post.
He is staying in the office until
| the middle of this month to help
S Mr. Myers learn the routine, Mr
Mr. Dewar was campaign mana
ger during the last general electiof
when county Republicans swep
into all offices.
' Mr. Myers has served as secre
1 tary-treasurer of the Cheroke<
County Republican Party.
Fir*t Aid, Water
Safety Meet* Set
David Cash of Chariot tee, Rec
i Cross first aid and water safetj
I representative, will be in Murphj
| Jure IS and 18.
Mr. Cash will hold a refresher
class in first aid Wednesday night,
June 15, at the school for all per
sons interested in renewing their
first aid certificates.
On Thursday morning, June If,
Mr. Cash will meet with holders of
. life saving and instructors' certifi
cates who wish to renew their cer
Thursday afternoon, Mr. Cash
will complete his stay here after
'meeting with the Murphy Summer
J GILLESPIE GRADUATES
I Amos Lafayette Gillespie, Jr.,
son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Gillespie
of Murphy, was graduated from
Tennessee Military Institute at the
| recent graduation exercises. He
(had attended Tennessee Military
Institute for four years.
John Jordan Is -
t # '
The Murphy Summer Recreation
Program will get underway Mon
day, June 13 at 1 p. m. at the ball
field, with John Jordan as director
Games, contests and refresh
ments furnished by Ooble Daries
will feature the afternoon. All chil
dren are invited to participate.
A special new park for the nur
sery age has been built and will be
equipped with wading pool, swings
and sandpile. Mrs. Ruth Cheney
will be in charge of the tots.
Mr. Jordan, who directed the
summer recreation program here
last summer, will have an assist
ant and supervised play will be
maintained at the ball park daily,
Monday through Saturday, from
8:30-11 a. m. and 3-6 p. m.
This year the recreation commit
1 tee is sponsoring the American
1 Legion Junior League baseball.
- Two teams (a Junior and Little
League) have already been organ
' ized. One team saw action Tuesday
> against Ducktown, Tenn.
1 The recreation committee is _
headed by Hobart L. Mckeever,
- chairman and includes Merle
! Davis, Joe Ray^ Arnold Beerkens
and J. H. Dwtcan. ' - -
Activities tor the summer will
include, in addition to baseball and
other field sports, swimming,
camping picnics and games.
The Murphy Baseball Club will
play two games this week end.
Saturday night they will tqeet
the Copper Basin team at 8 and
another game is scheduled Sunday
at 3 p. m.
Last week end the locals dropped
two games ? one to Falling Water,
1 3-2; and the second to Tennessee
Wesleyan College, 14-6.
The season record for the Mur
phy team is eight wins, three loss
O. E. 8. TO MEET
Murphy Chapter No. 10 Order of
the Eastern Star will meet tonight,
| Thursday in the Masonic Hall at
^ 7:30. Mrs. Bessie Bates, worthy
matron will preside. All members
I are urged to be present.
Kiwanians To Sponsor
Rehearsals have started for the |
Murphy Kiwanis Club musical com ?
edy to be presented Thursday and
Friday, June 16-17 in the Murphy
School auditorium at 8 p. m.
The musical? "Holiday Ahoy" ?
is being directed by Mrs. Rachel
P. Dann of Valley Stream, Long
Island. Mrs. Dann, who hold a de
gree in music and dramatics from
Oberlin College, has had exper
I1 ience in radio, TV and little theatre
Walter Carringer will be a guest
artist on the program.
Tlte cast la made up of some 75
to 100 local people whi will imper
sonate famous TV, radio and mov
ie celebrites, as well as take the
parts of sailors, cowboys, Indians,
la native tribe on one of the Fiji
[islands, mythically called Okel
Ed Reynolds is cast as Captain
Chris Carver? commamhr o t the
3. 8. Holiday, luxury liner. Dr.
iOeorfe Size will Impersonate Dave
| Mrs. BUI Corn well will take the
part of Jane From an . sod Mrs.
Jack Booook and Mrs. W. ?. Q?
telto will alao be In the
Mldren under six years, will be
eld in connection with the m tri
ll. ConteetanU ?bo are taking:
irt to the contest are pictured to
le window at Trudy
The proce?*ioti of tNe kinf aad
wen, prince and pcinoeaa and