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PROMOTING MURPHY AND ANDREWS
VOLUME M NUMBER? 6S
MURPHY NOBTB CAROLINA THURSDAY, JULY 14. IMS
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Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Mulkey and
daughter Debbie, have returned to
their home in Baltimore, Md., aft
er a visit here with Mr. Mulkey 's
parent), Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Mul
key and his sister, Mrs. Winston
Craig and family.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Palmer and
children, Phyllis, Linda and Judy
of Akron, Ohio, are visiting Mrs.
Palmer's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.
L. Hall and other relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Peyton G. Ivie left
Wednesday for High Point to at
tend the Furniture Market.
Mrs. W. M. Fain left by plane
from Knoxville Tuesday for Gar
land, Texas to visit Mr. and Mrs.
A. B. Owens and meet her new
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Wallace and
sons, Donald and Carey of Oak
Ridge, Tenn., are visiting Mrs.
Wallace's mother, Mrs. R. A. Akin.
Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Alexander
and family had as recent visitors,
Mrs. Alexander's mother and bro
ther, Mrs. A. E. Welborn of States
ville, and A. W. Welborn of Way
nesboro, Ga., and Mr. Alexander's
sisters, Miss Sadie Alexander and
Mrs. C. E. FraJey and son, Sonny
Miss Carolyn Alexander visited
her friend, Miss Leslie Bouck, a
schoolmate at the University of
Georgia in Atlanta last week.
Mrs. William F. Wholtjeft Satur
urday for her home in Houston,
Texas after a week's visit here
with her mother, Mrs. J. B. Gray.
She was accompanied home by her
mother and sister, Mrs. Cloe
Mrs. W. L. McClanahan of Dal
las, Texas, is visiting her brother,
the Rev. R A. Potter and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Art Lttahaw and
f | hildren. John fTflap Phillip and
Avid are vtiJtiHg Mrs. Lafshaw's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fox at
Mrs. W. A. Caihey and son, Dan,
left Sunday for Sanston, Va. where
she will be assistant superinten
dent of the Terrace Nursing Home.
She was accompanied by her son,
James Cathey and his wife of Rich
mond, Va. who spent the week end
Mrs. James Glenn and Mrs. Min
nie Tatham have returned after a
six weeks stay in California where
they visited Mrs. Glenn'* son,
James, and his family and Mrs.
Tatham 's son, Lt. Roy Tatham and
Mrs. Lyman Dills had as guests
last week her son-in-law and daugh
ter, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. McCanless
and their children of AsheviUe; her
sister-in-law, Mrs. Mack Miles and
her daughter, Charlotte, of Chat
tanooga, Tenn; and her son. Pvt.
Don Dills of Albany, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey Dunagan.
and sons, Stephen, Joe, Phillip'
and Gary of Oak Ridge, Tenn. are
spending two weeks here with Mrs.
Dunagan's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Patterson enroute to Los
Alamos, New Mexico where Mr.
Dunagan has been transferred.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Weeks and
children of Chicago, 111. have ar
rived for a visit with Mrs. Week's
mother, Mrs. R. W. Rector. Mr.
Weeks will return and his family
will remain for a longer visit.
M/8gt. Robert Caldwell and
family of Olean, N. T. are spend
ing a two weeks stay in Andrews
with Sgt. Caldwell's mother, Mrs.
L. O. Caldwell and with Mrs. Cald
well's parents In Brevard.
Mrs. Fred Mosteller of Detroit,
Mich, has arrived for a two weeks
stay with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Lawson Trantham
Mm Batty Heaton tu returned f
to her home after 4 months stay
with her hrother-tn-law and sister,
Mr. Anil Mrs. Sam Clayton, 'in
GraaaaboM and with friends In
'?Mgt| and Burlinfton. While a
ty Idas Heaton sang in two wed
o f bar former classmates
Rev John C. Corbitt attended
the Christian Life Commissi on con
ference held in Ridrscraat Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. James Pickett of
Drayton Plains. Mich, are spend
ing two waaka bare with Mm. Pick
ett's mutter. Mm. ABoa Barnard.
them after a visit of
Council Asks OK Of $190,000 W ' ^r Bonds
Child Killed, 4 Injured When
Car Hits Tomotla Bridge
Two year old Judy Whitener of*
Rt. S Murphy yesterday became
Cherokee County's second 1955
And her father, Jewell Whitener
was listed in critical condition
Wednesday morning at Petrie
Whitener and his wife, Birdean,
- both 25 of Rt. 3, Murphy, and their ,
three children, Mildred, Edward j
and Judy were traveling toward !
Murphy yesterday (Wednesday)
when their 1947 Chevrolet sedan j
ran head-on into the side of the ,
bridge on the Marble side of To
motla. The accident occurred a
round 6 a.m.
Judy was killed instantly and
Whitener is a patient at Petrie
Hospital where he was still un- '
conscious when the Scout went to
press yesterday. He is suffering
head injuries and breaks In both ,
' Mildred and X??ward were ad- 1
mitted to Murphy General Hospital '
and were said to be resting well
yesterday. Mildred, it was report- i
ed was not seriously injured while ,
Edward received injuries about
the head. I
Whitener la the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Whitener of Rt. S, Mur
phy and Mr*. Whitener is the form
er Miss Birdean Hlgdon, daughter
of Mrs. Delia Hlgdon, also of Mur
phy, Rt. 3.
Sheriff Claude Anderson said' the
car was completely demolished
i and the gear* and other parts of
Itb* auto were wrenched out when
the motor was knocked straight
Patrolman R. H. Ensley of Hay
esville was investigating the acci
dent. He said there were no marks
on the highway to Indicate the
speed of the vehicle.
A brother of Whitener said the '
family were returning from Thom- '
asville. N. C? where Jewell had 1
been on a business trip. 1
Officers said first investigations
i Indicated Whetener went to sleep 1
'at the wheel. t
Judy Whitener, after being pro- (
nounced dead on arrival at a Mur
phy hospital, was taken to Ivie
Funeral Home. ]
Funeral services will be held to- t
day (Thursday) at 2:30 p. m. in (
the New Hope Holiness Church c
with the Rev. L. B. Comett offic
iating. Burial will be in the Og
Cherokee County's first 1955 traf- 1
fic fatality was Samuel Wlllard i
CornweU of Rt. 3, Murphy who was 1
killed around the middle of March.
New City Street
Set For Murphy
A new city street, designed to
open desirable building lots in East
Murphy, will be built in about two
months if the Tennessee Valley
Authority gives a go-ahead.
Walter Arrants of the TV A prop
erty supervision department told
town council In a special meeting
that the property will probably be
put on sale for a street easement
after council asked for the land.
He explained that TV A must put
the land up for public auction. But
since it will be sold for a street
easement only, no one but the town
would be Interested in bidding
tor the property.
The new street will start across
Valley River Avenue from the ball
part, follow the river and come out I
or the Murphy side of Kaye's Auto
The town will not have to draw
on it* general fund to build the
street since MUrphy Power Board
money can be used on construction
of streets. I
Mr. AJrants Mid It will take
about six weeks to make the laad|
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Davidson Promoted To
Air Force General
SPECIAL TO CHEROKEE SCOUT
Hensley Field, Tex., ? Jerry W.
Davidson, 39, a native of Murphy,
has been promoted to the rank of
brigadier general of the United
States Air Force, 14th Air Force
headquarters at Robins Air Force
Base, Ga., disclosed this week.
General Davidson is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Davidson of 109
Davidson, one of the youngest
generals in the USAF, is com
mander of the 448th Fighter Bomb
er Wing at Hensley Air Reserve
Flying Center In Grand Prairie.
His promotion was made at the di
rection of President Eisenhower
and confirmed by the U. S. Senate
effective June 29.
A resident of Fort Worth, Gener
al Davidson has been commander
Df the reserve wing at Hensley
Field since the inception of the
904th Reserve Training Wing In
June, 1951. A year later, the wing
was redesignated the 8708th Pilot
Under the general's command,
the mission of the 8708th was to
train itself to train cadets in the
event of an emergency. But l*?t
May It, the mission and desig
nation of the wing was again chang
The 448th has been assigned a
mission of aerial defense of the
area within a 300-mile radius of
Dallas and Forth Worth.
General Davidson, in civilian life
an engineering flight test pilot for
the Civil- Aeronautics In Fort
Continued on paxe I
Cherokee/ Clay 4-H Youths To
Present State Health Pageant
Some 35 Cherokee and Clay
bounty 4-H members will this
month present the annual N. C.
State 4-H Health pageant during
the 4-H Club week in Raleigh.
The pageant is a highlight In the
itate 4-H calendar and this is the
irat time 4-H'ers from the Western
District have had the opportunity
;o present the pageant.
The pageant will be staged in the
Reynolds ' Coliseum on a giant
hree-stage area to an audience of
lome 1,200 from all parts of the
Cherokee and Clay County farm
ind home agents have been work
ng on the drama for several
nonths, with the John C. Campbell
rolk School coaching the dancers.
The pageant will be presented
In song, dance, action and nar
ration and the acript was writ
ten by Mr*. Frances Puett, as
sistant Cherokee County Home
' The pageant is "an attempt to in
terpret the World Health Organi
zation's definition of health as it
relates to the life of a 4-H club
member; ' Health is a state of
complete well-being ? physical,
mental, and social ? not merely
the absence of disease or infirm
ity.' The spiritual development of
people is also recognized and each
of the six scenes opens with a
The pageant will be presented
in honor of the county kings
and queens of health and will
be climaxed with the crowning
of the state king and queen of
Inspired by the song, "A place in
the Sun", written by Fred Waring
for 4-H club members, the pageant
carries the same name as the 1
The six scenes are: t. "There
went up a mist from the earth" ?
the creation; 2. "And man be- !
came a tiller of the soil" ? de
pendence on the soil as source of
life, growth, etc. 3. "And dark
ness fell upon the earth" ? men- 1
tal and emotional growth; 4. "And
light shone in the darkness" ? us- !
ing truth and knowledge ; 5. "That
we might have life" ? service to'
others, social health; 6. "A place
in the sun" ? vision of the future,
recognizing health goes beyond
the individual and is a community
TWO WALKED AWAY
TWO LUCKY CHEROKEE County youths were thrown from this
convertible receiving only slight injuries Saturday night about
a mile from Nottely Dam. The hood oi the car, foreground, was
torn off in the car's plunge straight down into a pasture. (Scout
STARTS SOON ON
Highway Commissioner H. E.
Buchanan of Hendersonville last
week put the proposed bridge to
the new Murphy City School site on
the top of the construction list.
In a letter to H. Bueck, superin
tendent of City Schools, Mr. Buch
anan said he asked G. G. Page, di
vision engineer, to start -work on
the bridge as soon as possible.
MISS SOUTHWESTERN N. C . CONTEST WINNERS
Maa Southwestern N. C.
Mlmm Andrews Banner-Up
MIm Murphy Banner-Up
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Two Cherokee County youths es
caped serious injury Saturday
night when their Buick convertible
left the highway and plunged down
a 29 foot embankment.
The car went off the road, flew
down a straight drop of some 29
feet, jumped a fence and crashed
upside down in a pasture about a
mile this side of Nottely Dam.
The two boys. Bob and Hilliard
Hedden, first cousins, of Rt. 2,
Murphy, were thrown from the
car, a 1948 red Buick convertible
with the top down when the acci
dent occurred around 7:30 p. m.
The TV A watchman of Nottely
Dam said the car sped across the
dam at about 70 miles per hour,
headed toward Blairsvllle highway,
shortly before the wreck happened.
Hilliard was treated for lacera
tions at a Murphy hospital, but was
not admitted to the hospital.
Bob was treated for bruises a
bout the chest at a Young Harris,
clinic and was released without be
ing admitted to the hospital.
An eye witness said that Bob
Hedden was pinned under the car ?
with the top of the seat of the auto
mobile resting on his chest.
The Young Harris doctor who
treated Bob for Injuries said he
was shaken up and bruised but he
found nothing of a serious nature.
.w Bonds Not '
To Mean Tax
Murphy Town Council this week
asked the Local Government Com
mission in Raleigh to approve the
issuance of $190,000 in bonds to
finance the town's proposed water
There was no doubt that the
Commission would approve the re
Officials from Murphy were in
Raleigh several weeks ago and
met with the Commission to
study the town's tax structure
and financial standing. The lo
cal officials were told then
that a request to issue the
bonds would probably be grant
The town's move for a better wa
ter system came after an official
of the State Health Commission
termed Murphy's water "unfit to
NO TAX INCREASE
Town officials were quick to
point out this week that the new
bonds would not mean an increase
in taxes. Auditors for the town and
state and the Local Government
Commission said the new bonds
could be paid off without an In
crease in town taxes.
Some much-needed improve
ments planned for the water sys
tem include a new storage plant,
new filter beds, reworking of sup
ply pipes for stronger pressure and
other furnishings and equipment.
A bond election to decide on th?
issuance will be called later this
Old FF Warehouse
Being Torn Down
Construction of the new brick
and cement block Farmers Feder
ation warehouse will start about
July 5. Don Ramsey, local ware
house manager, said.
Meanwhile the old warehouse is
being torn down and moved off the
property. The new building will be
erected where the old building
The new structure will be 46
feet wide and 145 feet long with a
28 foot by 50 foot wing.
The Farmers Federation ware
house will carry on business in the
Old Brendle Feed location while
the new building is being construct
J. M. Hughes and Son of Murphy
was awarded the general contract.
Picnic Set Sat.
More group singing, better en
tertainment, practical talks on
farming and the best free lemon
ade and watermelon available are
promised for the annual County
Farmers Federation picnic to be
held Saturday, July 16 at Peachtree
School beginning at 10 a. m., the
Federation said today.
James G. K. McClure, president
of the Farmers Federation which Is
observing its 35th Anniversary this
summer, has announced that a
special $10 prize for the best local
act will be awarded at the picnic.
James McClure Clarke, execut
ive vice president, will be master
All musicians, dancers, singers,
choirs and quartets are especially
Invited to attend.
Panhandle Pete and his one man
band act will be on hand again as
well aa the Mimosa Boys from
Morganton featuring Joe Frank
lin and his guitar and Darryl Pet
ty and his dynamic piano playing.
Alex Houston, popular ventriloqu
1st, is expected to perform at mdat
of the picnics.
STORY HOUR TODAY
Mrs. Marie Davis will Ml the
?toriaa at the children's story hour
the library today (Thursday) at
to a. m .
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