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Cherokee scout. volume (Murphy, N.C.) 188?-1961, July 14, 1955, Image 1

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Death Drives DANGEROUSLY r> Dont Crowd Him cm it i PROMOTING MURPHY AND ANDREWS TRADE AT HOME; IT PAYS VOLUME M NUMBER? 6S MURPHY NOBTB CAROLINA THURSDAY, JULY 14. IMS TRM Pion ' Peopl MURPHY 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 granddaughter. 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 of Statesville. 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 Moore. 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 Raagwr. ANDREWS | 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 here. 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 his family. 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 traffic fatality. And her father, Jewell Whitener was listed in critical condition Wednesday morning at Petrie Hospital. 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 , arms. l ' 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 back. 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 1 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 reeta Cemetery. { 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 Parts building. 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| , . ( 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 Campbell St. 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 Training Wing. 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 GENERAL DAVIDSON nation of the wing was again chang ed. 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 itate. DANCERS 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 agent. ' 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 Scripture passage. 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 health. 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 song. SIX SCENES 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 affair. 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 Photo.) CONSTRUCTION STARTS SOON ON SCHOOL BRIDGE 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 MISS MIMET Maa Southwestern N. C. MIBS MoGUIKE Mlmm Andrews Banner-Up MISS DAVIS Mm Mtu-phy WKMMmmw MISS ENGLISH MIm Murphy Banner-Up ' .??*! v.. Youths Escape Serious Injury 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. Saturday. 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 Increase 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 system improvements. There was no doubt that the Commission would approve the re quest. 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 ed. 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 drink." 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 summer. 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 stood. 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 ed. J. M. Hughes and Son of Murphy was awarded the general contract. Farmers Federation 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 of ceremonies. 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 . - >- ' ' i

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