Cherokee scout. volume (Murphy, N.C.) 188?-1961, July 14, 1955, Page 2, Image 2
Tourist Season 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- . tourist firms. The whole system of cooperation for better tourist business can be handled only one way ? through a Chamber of Commerce. City Recreation 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 , land. 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 ( it further. I I I 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 cessful one. 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 RURAL areas. 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 ROADS. 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 areas. 14% of the PEDESTRIANS involved In FATAL ACCIDENTS had been drinking. In 80% of ALL ACCIDENTS at least one driver was IN VIOLATION. 33% of PEDESTRIANS FATALITIES were children under 10 years of age. 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 DENTS. N. C. Highways carry 25% of traffic ? have 27% of FATAL ACCI DENTS. Un-numbered surfaced highways carry 20% of traffic ? have 33% of FATAL ACCIDENTS. Dirt and Gravel roads carry ?% of traffic ? have ?% of FATAL AC CIDENTS. ~y.' 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 Ik ChsrofcM Coonty : One Y ear, 0.50; Six Months, ?L? Ou?1 1 Cherekee Coonty: One Tear *.?; Ms Months, ?LW FORESTRY -U.S.A. M ? ? - fti i"> / to bag. -. lb PROMCI BCTTIR PMf TU03, AKYWOOUlC NKDLE FIL ISO Win MUfN FROM A SELtCTCD 'fAmK TUB IS IMJtCTFD WTO VK BA6<OVflK0 FLOWERS Of> AN OUTSTANDING 'MOTNK' TRtt. footers, public m> private auks, arc working id breed faster cncwrMe, BSTTBHiuujnr, oatAX-usisr/uiT trees tor quicker, more PROFITABLE HARVESTS. TKSf SUPERIOR TREES MAY UE1P INCREASE IKVSlP ON MANY MRTIAUY PRODUCTIVE WRIST ACRES. REPORTS FROM Other Editors ? __________ ? ? ? i YOU HAVE TO 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 years. 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 advertising. (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 GOVERNOR HODGES 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 arate." He then added: "This is a time for calmness and courage. We need wise counsel rather than inflam matory headlines". 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 selves. 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 week. N TEARS AGO Miss Anna Townsoo has re turned home after an extended vis It with friends at Scotland Neck, H. C. 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 week. 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 Mrs. Campbell. 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. Tt, I VW.Lt. ? II I lll?l Mil aft On 111 (horn* tot a vUL 1 , It's tbe 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 entire evening. 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-! er tables. 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 her. 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 Alverson. 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 tiful girl. 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. HOWDY, POTTERS 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 a visit The tea table was centered with a spreading arrangement of whits glads and magnolias cool and pretty. , BACK HOME 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. DOWXBAST EDMA and DUKE VHRUT and JAMEaad LYHN left Monk] monitor tor poke's homeland dmra la the osatral and earteca parti a< ! Cherokee Chatter 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 HOWARD MOODY. GETTING ABOUT 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. WINS TRIP 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. Fashion Parade . . . H. A. Mftttoi ud friend I 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 the shorts. 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. EVENING WEAR 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 long trousers. 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 ' GOUT ?I The ?'which .v. '