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A town the size of Murphy, situated on a main tourist highway and
gaining aa much income as Murphy does from the tourist business
should have some attractions and plenty of service to offer its visitors.
The Scout still feels that an active Chamber of Commerce with a
paid secretary would answer many of Murphy's needs, especially those J
pertaining to the tourist business.
It is very difficult to make some merchants understand that all
businesses prosper when the tourist business is good. It is true that
motel ??< cafe owners get the immediate benefit, but that t ourist money
spreads rapidly through the community. Since that is true all businesses ?
should be interested in the tourist trade. And that works both ways; I
tourist courts, service stations and cafes should be interested in non- .
The whole system of cooperation for better tourist business can be
handled only one way ? through a Chamber of Commerce.
When Murphy town council members met last week with Mr. Wal
ter Arrants of the Tennessee Valley Authority concerning the opening
of a new street in East Murphy, another interesting discussion started
after the meeting was over.
Council members started quizzing Mr. Arrants about the possibility
of getting land from TVA for town sponsored recreation purposes. Some
members mentioned a public swimming pool and others mentioned a
municipal golf course as an asset to the town and a tourist attraction.
Mr. Arrants said some TVA property would be available to the town
for just such purposes and then asked about findings from the local
Planning Board. Of course, we do have a planning board but only one
man, a member of council knew such a board existed.
Mr. Arrants pointed out that TVA is interested in hearing findings
made by such a board before the Authority is ready to sell some of its ,
Council members started discussing different sites and different i
recreation plans and the need for a study by a planning board became ,
apparent immediately. ,
Acquiring property for a recreation park or using land now avail- ?
able to the town is a wonderful idea and the Scout hopes Council pushes (
Slow Down And Live
The State Highway Commission, in following out Governor Hodges'
current campaign to save lives on the North Carolina Highways, has
turned out some very interesting information concerning automobile
traffic and accidents.
The traffic safety campaign started Friday, May 27, and since that
date there is no telling how many thousands of words have been print
ed by Tar Heel newspapers in an effort to make the campaign a suc
Some information that the Department of Motor Vehicles sent out
in its composit accident picture of 1954 is worthy of study by every
Cherokee County automobile driver.
Here's the picture as painted by drivers last year:
81% of the FATALITIES AND FATAL ACCIDENTS occurred in
IN RURAL AREAS 40% of ALL ACCIDENTS occurred on U. S.
HIGHWAYS, 22%' on N. C. STATE numbered highways, 29% on UN
NUMBERED SURFACED roads and 9% on DIRT and GRAVEL
Your chances of being killed in a PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT is 1
out of 9.
23% of the FATAL ACCIDENTS involved PEDESTRIANS.
71% of the FATAL PEDESTRIAN accidents occurred in RURAL
14% of the PEDESTRIANS involved In FATAL ACCIDENTS had
In 80% of ALL ACCIDENTS at least one driver was IN VIOLATION.
33% of PEDESTRIANS FATALITIES were children under 10 years
991 FATALITIES in 1964 ( 1,118 fatalities in 1953) 11% decrease.
15,600 persons injured.
40,449 traffic accidents reported.
IN RURAL AREAS:
U. S. Highways carry 45% of traffic ? have 34% of FATAL ACCI
N. C. Highways carry 25% of traffic ? have 27% of FATAL ACCI
Un-numbered surfaced highways carry 20% of traffic ? have 33%
of FATAL ACCIDENTS.
Dirt and Gravel roads carry ?% of traffic ? have ?% of FATAL AC
U. 8. HIGHWAYS make up 7% of total system.
N. C. HIGHWAYS make up 10% of total system.
UN-NUMBERED SURFACED roads make up 31% of total system.
Dirt and GRAVEL roads make up 52% at total system. i
THE CHEROKEE SCOUT
Established July, 1M
Published every Thursday at MUrphy, Cherokee County, N. C.
' WILLIAM V. AMD HOLY P. COBTELLO? Publishers and Owners
WILLIAM V. OORBLO Editor
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WOO AND WIN
SO everyone knows John S.
Whoosit sells whatsit at 122 Main
Street? he's been there for years.
But John is reminded by the Na
tional Retail Grocers that out of
every 100 customers on the books
of any store In any one year, they'
ve lost 15 the next year, 28 at the
end of the second year, 89 in three
years, 49 in four years, 56 in five
At the end of the 10 years, only 19
of the original 100 customers re
main. If John S. hasn't wooed and
won more customers in the mean
time. he undoubtedly folded up be
fore he got down to the last 19.
The other 81, of course, are trad
ing with someone who gave them a
reason and Invited them in through
(Minidoka County, Idaho, News via,
Dalton, Ga., News)
ATTRACTION TO INDUSTRY
One thing every town, Governor
Hodges, and up-and-coming South
erners all want to know these days
is how to attract new industries
with good payrolls. And the appeals
are shaped in terms of sites, labor,
markets, taxes, etc.
Well, the other night a North
Carolinian traveling South struck
up a conversation with a gentle
man whom he learned was a part
ner in a company which has es
tablished a sizeable plant in a
North Carolina town such as San
ford for example. In the course of
the conversation, the North Caro
linian came around naturally to the
question as to what principle factor
led the company to establish its
plant in this town. And as one in
terested in the whole cause and
campaign of more industries for
North Carolina, he waited eagerly
for the answer.
"Well," said the Industrial gen
tleman, "my brother married a
girl from there so we established
the plant there."
This piece of useful information
should be carefully filed for future
reference. It is splendid to have the
young Jaycees active but clearly
the girls can sometimes be even
more effective. In the industrial
ization of the State their activity
could correspond to that old for
mula for success given a young
man: Marry the boss' daughter. If
the girls of North Carolina will just
marry more industries, we can for
get such minor details as sites,
labor, taxes, markets, etc.
To the altar tor industry, girls!
(Raleigh News and Observer via
Stanly News and Press)
WISE COUNSEL FROM
Most Bladen people will agree
with Governor Luther Hodges state
ment last week that "the majority
of our citizens - both races includ
ed - prefer to keep our schools sep
He then added: "This is a time
for calmness and courage. We need
wise counsel rather than inflam
Both races in Balden are proud
of their schools and their continued
growth and development. Atten
dance at school functions by each
race gives abundant proof that
each is proud of the accomplish
ments of their schools.
Integration of the public schools
has been ordered and a gradual ad
justment is desirable and neces
sary - the only question now is how
and when compliance can be im
plemented in the best interest of
the two races, the inndividual com
munities, and, last but not least,
the future of the children them
We strongly believe in the
thought injected by Governor
Hodges - that the overwhelming
majority prefer their own schools -
and in the light of the Supreme
court decision, should go about the
adjustment in a calm frame of
mind backed by the same courage
and fortitude that led our tore
fathers to come to America and
make it the country it is today.
(The Bladen Journal) '
A Backward Glance
30 YEAR8 AGO
Friday, July M, IMS
Miss Hattie Axley spent Monday
in Blue Ridge, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Beal spent last
week end in Knoxvllle, Tenn.
Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Sasser attend
ed services at the Andrews Baptist
church on last Thursday night.
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Dobbs spent
the week end at Lake Burton.'
Mrs. R. B. Slaughter of Rob
binsvllle was the guest Monday of
Mrs.,R. W. Gray.
Col. T. M. Jenkins of Robblns
vll^e was In town Thursday of this
N TEARS AGO
Miss Anna Townsoo has re
turned home after an extended vis
It with friends at Scotland Neck,
Mrs. Bessie Deweese returned
home Tuesday after a week's visit
with relatives at Ducktown, Tenn.
Ray Moors and Barton Lovta
godd Attended the ante raees held
In Atlanta, Ga, an the 4th. ,
Mr and Mrs. W. t. Forsyth and
10 TEAKS AGO
Thursday, July 12, IMS
The Rev. E. J. Harbison of Con
cord, former pastor of the First
Mel odist Church here, spent sev
eral days here last week as the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Dickey
and visited other friends in town.
Mrs. Garrison Maneval of Hen
dersonville is .visiting her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Axley, this
Welborn (Buff) Alexander, who
went to Raleigh last week to enter
the Navy, has been assigned to
Bain bridge, Maryland.
Dr. and Mrs. Harry MBIer and
daughter, Susie left tost week for
Ulster, Pa., to spend a vacation
with Mrs. Miller's parents, Mr. and
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Lee,*Mrs. O.
W. Candler and Mm. Jimmy Ward
spent last Wednesday and Thurs
day at Walasiya Inn at If eel's Gap.
S TEAM AGO
?n?ltoy, My U, US*
Mr. aad Mrs. Barry P. Cboper at
and Mrs. H. A. Mattoec and boys.
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TALK 0' THE TOWN
By Emily CosteUo
Hie benefit square dance tomorrow night at the gym should be a
classic In square dance circles ..... and I hope (or the sake of the
County Home Demonstration Council and their worthwhile projects that
the dance will be a huge success.
In the first place, PHILLIP MERRILL, who will call the dance, is
a nationally recognized figure in the country dance and music world
and in the second place, the HD council has two mighty fine projects
that will benefit from the dance proceeds.
One of the projects Is the transportation of Cherokee County
Four-H Club boys and girls to Raleigh where they will put on a
health pageant during Four-H club week the end of this month.
The pageant will be given in the gigantic Reynolds Coliseum in
Raleigh before an audience of over 1,000 people. This will be a highlight
In the lives of the Cherokee County youths who will present the pageant.
BANG? VP TIMK
FRANKIE MARTIN, the very able promotional secretary at the
Baptist Church, last week directed a bang? up Fourth of July banquet
for the Junior Sunday School Department at the church.
The girls ? most of them ? wore evening frocks ? and the boys
anything from Davy Crockett T-Shirts up.
Anyhow, the room was decorated with red, white and blue crepe
paper, giant red firecrackers, red and blue balloons, bubble gum pap
er sacks and anything else noisy. Fr ankle kept more or less order with
a cap pistol.
JOHNNY MARTIN blew the biggest bubble I've ever seen and was
acclaimed "Mr. Bubblegum", ANN GLADSON and SUE MILLER sang
a cute song and did a funny routine. BECKY HOOVER gave a very cute
response to the welcome.
Frankie was prepared with a busy evening-full of entertainment |
which the juniors (ages 9 to 12) thoroughly enjoyed. Among the cute
things Frankie told was the child's prayer, "God take care of mommy,
and God, take care of Daddy. And, Lord, take care of yourself, because
if you don't we're all sunk." j
The programs were shaped like the Liberty Bell.
MYRT and IRVIN GREENE will probably come up for a week end
some time soon. You can believe that if you want to. The Greenes lived
here about two years ago and he has been back for a brief visit but she
hasn't, so I'll belfeve they're coming when I see them. Of course we'll
all look forward to seeing their baby, Joey.
BELIEVE IT OR NOT
FROM THE HALLS
MCKINLEY JOHNSON, who graduated from Murphy High School |
this spring, is stationed with the Marines at Parris Island, S. C. I hear
he has signed up for (our years with the Marines.
IN A BIG WAY
Pour delightful Murphy ladles really did things up brown and in a(
big way Friday night at the Regal Hotel when they entertained at a
bridge dinner for some 16 tables for dinner and 13 tables for bridge.
EDWINA HAGAMAN, CLARA McCOMBS, SARAH PATTON and
EMILY SWORD were hostesses at the event. There were a thousand
prize winners at every table, I think, except No. 11 where I stayed the
But being stuck at the same table wasn't so bad since I had some
nice visits with good bridge players Just passing by on their way to high-!
MARTHA NELL THUSS was there ? looking splendid ? and I hate
to say it, since we miss her here, but it looks as if Florida agrees with
Also there was LOUCINE WELLS PERKINS, also from Florida,
who Is visiting here with relatives. So the Wells family is enjoying a sort
of reunion, I suppose.
MRS. LLOYD BLACK, a rather newcomer to Murphy, and a whiz of
a bridge player was there. She and her husband and her mother are
living in the house on .Hiwassee Lake which they purchased from Bud
I also enjoyed talking to and being dummy for a slam played by
JEAN MAUNEY GREEN, who I only met recently* She's really a beau
Talking with MARGUERITE BIDSTRUP In the lobby before the
party, I learned taht she and GEORG are taking their car when they
go to Europe next month.
Sounds as if taking the auto involves much red tape, but I know it
will be a pleasure to them when they arrive. They're going to spend
some time in Georg's native Denmark and take several motor trips
through the continent and down to Egypt, where a friend is president of
the University of Cairo.
Seeing HELEN PENNINGTON at the party reminded me to be sad
again. The nice Pennington couple and their three cute daughters will
be leaving Murphy soon.
Prise winners for the party were, MRS. R S. PARKER, high
MRS. T. A. CASE, second high, and MRS. WALTER PUETT, low.
Ten bingo prises were awarded.
The new Presbyterian minister, the REV. ROBERT A. POTTER,
MRS. POTTER and their two cute sons, ages about six and eight, were
officially welcomed to Murphy last Sunday night. y
Following the evening church services the Presbyterian ladles en
tertained at a reception in honor of their new first fmaily. A large
number of members of other churches in town dropped-in and wel
comed the Potters.
DUB SINGLETON headed the line, Mr. Potter was next, and MARY
FA YE BRUMBY was beside him and introduced folks to Mrs. Potter . .
... a very pretty lady with smooth, dark hair.
Mr. Potters slater, MRS. L. W. McCLANAHAN of Dallas. Tex
as, was also at the reception. She arrived here Friday from Indiana for
The tea table was centered with a spreading arrangement of whits
glads and magnolias cool and pretty. ,
It wu good to aee MRS. W. r. BLUOTT? who I ftlmpaed fllttlnc bj
and spoke with briefly at the reception. She ami the REV. MR. EL
LIOTT Just got back from about three week* in Rocky Mt? Charlotte,
and other points down State. Mr EOtett attended the annwal Methodist
Conference ia FaystterlUe, and they want an to the coast tor about
three days spent at Morshsad City.
EDMA and DUKE VHRUT and JAMEaad LYHN left Monk]
monitor tor poke's homeland dmra la the osatral and earteca parti a<
BY BOX OOflTELLO (
Cherokee County has got itself a
brand new fisherman and from the
way he started he will really pull
'em in the days to Come. RICH
ARD AIKEN, five-year-old aon of
Mr. and Mrs. BARTY AIKEN,
caught his first fish over the July
4 week end. It was a crappie and
he caught it with live bait
I hope RICHARD won't get as
bad about fishing aa EVERETT
ENGLISH, CHARLIE HYATT or
Speaking of Howard, I can see
his front porch from my office win
dow and it is good to catch a
glimpse of him right often sitting
out in the air and sun. That broken
hip has really given him a time of
it, but he is getting about some
now. He'll be on that lake the first
thing we know.
EDWARD TOWNSON won himself
a trip to Florida for a week but he
couldn't make it because he had
to help his father out during the
rush period. He won the expense
paid vacation for being a top Mer
cury salesman. Since he missed his
first trip I understand the Mer
cury people are giving him a trip
to Detroit. He and his wife left
Monday and will be gone a week.
Mr. and Mrs. LEE LANCE went
with them, I heard.
. . . H. A. Mftttoi ud friend
This column is making its ini
tial plunge Into the field of fashion
writing and the first item is Ber
muda shorts for men. The above
fashion picture shows two young
men-about-town, H. A. Mattox
and BUI Costello.
The shorts are mighty comfort
able and acceptable for evening or
afternoon wear. Although they are
relatively new to Cherokee County,
men in other parts of the nation
have taken to shorts in a big way.
The materials used in the shorts
shown above are dacron, rayon
and acetate. They sell for about
$4-95 a pair. The stockings shown
are made of the new one size
stretch material and can be match
ed or combined with the color of
There are aoout seven different
colors of shorts now being offered.
| Fashion says that long stocking"
j should be worn with oxford>' and
shorts and bare legs are the thing
if loafers and shorts are worn.
A gentleman who wean a coat
and tie and Bermuda shorts in the
evening is properly dressed for the
occasion. And far more comfort
able than the man who still strug
gles along on these summer days In
There are several men In |fur
phy who own pairs of the shorts
and who wear them arooad.the
house. What I would like to see is
a few brav? men wear them to
town during business boon so (hat
I can start wwh| nstoe to '