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PROMOTING MURPHY AND ANDREWS
VOLUME 65 NUMBER ? 1
MURPHY NORTH CAROLINA
THURSDAY, JULY tl, IMS
FOUfc. ,N PAGE8 THIS WEEK
People You Know
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Williamson
and children, Susie and Lynn, have
returned to their home in Raleigh
after a two week's visit with Mrs.
Williamson's mother, Mrs. Tom
Edgar Harshaw of Richmond,
Va., is spending several weeks
here with his sister, Miss Ada Har
Mrs. Jack Wallace of Tampa,
Fla., is visiting her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Howard Moody.
Mrs. Loren Davis, Mrs. W. T.
Truett, Miss Judy Davis, Dickey
Davis, Miss Nancy Mills and Miss
Linda English have returned from
a week's vacation spent at Ida
Cason Gardens, Chipley, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Burrus and
family in taking their vacation,
spent several days in Atlanta. Fon
tana Dam. Canton and various
points of interest around ^furphy.
Miss Bertha Mayfield, Mrs. Bes
sie Dickson and Miss Frances
Dickson are house guests of the
Frank Mayfields this week in Hel
fin, Ala. Frank Mayfield who was
a high school graduate of Murphy
a few years ago, is now employed
in government work in Alabama.
He is giving a series of lectures at
Jacksonville State College this
week and is expected to visit Mur
phy and Bedford, Ohio, August 20.
Mayfield is a nephew of Miss May
field and Mrs. Dickson, son of the
late Charlie Mayfield of Murphy.
The Rev. and Mrs. A. R. Bell are
making a business trip to Raleigh
Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Cantrell
and children, Edward and Judy
Fisher and Mrs. Virgjl Johnson
spent the week end at Parrts
Island with McKinley Johnson.
Among the girls going to Q. A.
imp this week are Dottle JorjUn,
atty Brown, Maxlne Holland,
Brenda Stover and Brenda Weav
The Rev. J. P. Hornbuckle, pas
tor of the First Methodist Church.
Andrews will leave Sunday after
noon for Fort Bragg to attend a
two weeks tour of duty.
Mr. Hornbuckle is a Lt. Col. in
the U. S. Army reserve chaplain's
In the absence of Mr. Hornbuck
le Gerould Ward, student from
Duke Divinity school who is assist
ant to the pastor during the sum
mer months, will fill the pulpit.
' Mr. and Mrs. James Baer and
children, Nancy ?and Janet, and
Mr. Baer's mother, Mrs. Clara
Baer of Reading, Pa., have return
ed after a two weeks stay In Pom
pano Beach, Fla., near Miami.
Mr. Bear landed a seven foot
one inch sallfish which weighed 50
pounds on one of his fishing trips
The Youth Fellowship Group of
the Methodist clAirch will have a
program and picnic at the Joyce
Kilmer Forest Thursday evening
The group will meet at the church
prior to leaving for Robbinsville.
The Rev. and Mrs. J. P. Horn
buckle had as their guests over the
week end Mr. and Mrs. Reld Eller
be, Mrs. D. D. Brinkley and da ugh
ter Brenda Brinkley, all of Lexing
The Rev. J. P. Hornbuckle pas
tor of the First Methodist church,
Mrs. Hornbuckle and their chil
dren, Jimmy and Ann White spent
last week In Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Petty and
children are visiting: relatives in
Mrs. L. E. Laughter has return
ed from Charlotte where she
spent a week with her son,' Kent,
and .Mr. Laughter who are both
employed with a construction com
MC. and Mrs. Woody Ledbetter
and-famlly and Mr. and Mrs. Fred
8taten of Asheville hate recently
novsd to Andrews from Asheville.
^ Mr. and Mrs. Jamas Cathey et
.(.Ichmond, Va. an spending this
weak hare with Mrs. Cathey 's par
wits, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Flow
ers. Mr. Cathey will leave shortly
for the U.- 8. Army,- -
Mr. and Mrs Bobby MM of
Greensboro spot the week and
here with the latfeM uncle and
aunt, nr. and Mrs. Jobs Watkins.
Murphy J r. 'League Basebal 1
Team Has 6-4 Season; Meets
Ducktown Here Next Tues. '
Murphy's Junior League base-*
ball team will meet Ducktown
here Tuesday, July 26, at 5 p. m.
The two teams are tied up with
Murphy marking up an early sea
son win against Ducktown and the
Ducktown team rallying back re
cently with a win over the locals.
All games are free of admission
charge and the public is invited.
The Murphy team has six wins,
four losses season to date, John
Jordan, director of the Murphy
summer recreation program said.
Hubert Sneed serves as manager
of the team and players are Bill
Browning, Lonnie Hoover, John
Morris, Bobby Morris, Howard
Hembree, John Sneed, Burt Birch
field, Sonny Gibson, David Guisler.
Adan Sutton, Don Amos and Tom
The local boys started out the
season with four straight wins, as
follows: 14-9, home, Ducktown;
7-2, home. Blue Ridge; 13-0, away,
Morganton, Ga.; 12-9, away, Cop
Murphy met two defeats against
Epworth, Ga., first by a 3-6 loss
and second by a 5-10 loss, both on
the Epworth diamond.
The locals racked up two more
wins, one over Blue Ridge, 23-2,
away; and another over Morgan
ton, Ga., away, 11-2.
They lost one to Copperhill, 9-17,
home; and one to Ducktown, 8-9,:
Meanwhile the little league has
played several games with John
Sneed and Adam Sutton as team (
managers. They have played sev- 1
eral games with the Peachtree"
team brought down by Father
In addition to the baseball and
Softball teams camping and swim- 1
mlng have been popular with the
summer recreation participants, '
Mr. Jordan said.
NOT AS HOT
AS IT SEEMS
It's not as hot as it seems accor
ding to the local weather authority
In spite of the sticky heat, the
temperature this week hasn't gone
above the 90 degree \nark. Last
year this time the temperatures
were 97, 92, 94 the entire month.
The temperature Sunday reached
a high of only 88 degrees while
Monday the mercury climbed to
90. The seeming heat is really
caused by the high humidity,
Chester Lawson of TVA said.
During June the average tem
perature ran about five de
grees below average for the
month, while the July read
ings are still something below
normal for this section.
Rainfall has been about average
this month although it has seemed
far above that, Mr. Lawson said.
Thus far, for 19 days in July some
3.58 inches of rainfall has been
The rainfall has seemed es
pecially heavy this year since
we have gotten a little rain al
most each day.
The hottest day of the year so
far here was July 4 with a 93 de-'
Murphy Garden Club i
Meet* Next Week
The Murphy Garden Club will
meet next Thursday, July 28, at
3:30 p. m. at the home of Mrs.
Francis Bourne, Jr. Mrs. S. P.
Horowitz will be co-hostess.
Mrs. John S. Smith is in charge
of the program.
Plans for the new club year and
special projects will be discussed.
4-H'ers Leave Monday
For Raleigh Pageant
A chartered busload of Cherokee
and Clay County 4-H Club mem
bers will leave Monday for Ral
eigh where the group will present
the health pageant during State
4-H Club week.
The pageant, a highlight of the
week, will be presented Thursday
night, July 28, in the huge Rey
nolds Coliseum on the State Col
The pageant will honor the
kings and queens of health
from all counties of the state.
During the evening the state
king and queen of health will
Dr. J. P. Rousseau of Winston
Salem, president of the Medical
Society of N. C., will be in charge
of the coronation. Hi raids will be
Roberta Cherry and Frankie Eck
hard of Clay County.
Mrs. Molly Stanley will be organ
ist for the pageant. Home and farm
agents from Cherokee and Clay
Counties have prepared the page
ant, with the John C. Campbell
Polk School eoaching the 4-H'ers in
the special dancing parts.
The dancers, largely from
Clay County, Include Kay Par
mer, Dickie Beese, Phil Hamil
ton, Jimmy Armstrong, W. A.
Jones, Jr., Billy Tipton, Jo an
Anderson, Patsy Smith. Mar
garet White, Beth Jarrett, .
Judy Phillips, and Sara Jarrett. |
Kay Parmer and Dickie Reeaei
will present an interpretive dance.
Other dances will be The Weavers
Dance and the Durham Real, Hie
Sword Dance, G is burn Procession
al and CSreaaalon Circle, with the
entire pageant cast in the latter.
The cast includes Phil Hamilton.
Billy Tipton, J. C. Kllpatrick, Dav
id Gibson, Kay, Parnjer, Margaret
White, Mary Roth Logan, Joyce
Yvonne Walker, Chart* Reese. W.
WaMroUp, Adora McOlamery,
A. Jones, Jr., Be* Slagle, Joan An
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derson, Beth Jarrett, Virginia i<
Moss, Betty Stalcup, Robert Bead
lers, Dickie Reese, Jimmy Arm
strong, Jimmy Kilpatrick, Bobby
Hendrix, Pete Gernert, Patsy
Smith, Judy Phillips, Sara Jarrett,
Betty Postell, Joan Crawford and
There are It action parts, and
two narrators, the Rev. John
Miller pastor of the HayesvlUe
Methodist Church and Mis*
Velma B. Moore, Clay County
The 4-H chorus will be directed,
by N. C. Lindsey of Canada. Mrs. .
Frances W. Puett, Cherokee Coun
ty assistant home agent, wrote the |
script entitled. " A Place. In. The
H. J. Rosenkranz, Jr., assist
ant Clay County agent waa ar
tist for the backdrop.
Committee heads are: Roy M.
Richie, property and service; Miss
Edna Bishop, scene supervision;
Janet Cochran, costume and make
up; Edwin Coates, light and
sound; Hal Reynolds, staging.
Cherokee County king and queen
are Bob Slagle of Andrews and
Virginia Moss of Martin's Creek.
Clay Couny queen Is Adora Mc
The youths will return Saturday
12 Boy Scouts At
Camp Daniel Boone
Twelve Murphy Boy Scouts from
Troop U are this week attending
Boy Scout Camp Daniel Boone
The boys were taken down to the .
camp early this weak by their par
ents. They include : Walter Bailey. J
David Hilton. Jack Hilton , Frank
Hill, Harry Hughes, Butch ltensley
Billy Decker, Virgil Decker. Doug
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Speaks Here Sun. ,
Dr. Hoyt Blackwell, president of
Mars Hill College, will speak at '
both services Sunday, Juyy 24, at
the First Baptist Church here.
Dr. Blackwell, a native of Lan
caster Co., S. C., his lived in this
state since 1919.
He is a graduate of Mars Hill
College, Wake Forest College and
has graduate degrees from the
Southern Baptist Theological Sem
inary; Wake Forest College; Ujiion
Theological Seminary; the Uni
versity of N. C.; Yale University;
and the University of Edinburgh.
Before becoming president of
Mars Hill College in 1938 he served
several Baptist churches in N. C.
as pastor and then was a teacher
at Mars Hill from 1928-38. I
He is listed in Who's Who In
T wilighters To Sing
At Meth. Church Sun
"The Twilighters". radio and
television starlets, will appear In
person with Alfred B. Boyle*, na
tional director of programs for
hoapltalieed veterans, at the First
Methodist Church here Sunday,
July 34, at U a. m.
"The Twilighters" have appear
ed over the CBS network and have
been guests on a number of radio
and TV programs.
The singing group la a quartet of
Christian young ladies, sing* tn VA
hospitals representing protestant
and' evangelical churches. The
girls began their musical careers
ringing in church choirs. During
the war they made many personal
appearances at Army and Wavy
The public la Invited to attend
the program which to sponsored
by the church and ProfraaU far
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SWi'i -j ' niifftfofa'nS i t ' fcr ? k. .
A FATHER AND two year old daughter were killed when their
1947 Chevrolet, above, crashed Into a bridge at Tomotla last week.
Jewell Whltener, 25, and Judy Ann Whitener were the victims. The
mother and two otlier children were also injured in the wreck. The
family were just eight miles from home after an all-night drive,
when the accident occured. Investigating officers said Whitener ap
parently fell asleep at the wheel. (Cherokee Scout Photo)
3 TAKE RABIES |
SHOTS AFTER BITE
FROM MAD CAT
Mrs. E. C. Moore and Terrell j
Puett are taking the series of anti-,
rabies shots after being bitten by
a mad cat last week.
The cat belonged to the Puetts
find was pronounced rabid after ex
Terry Puett, the little son of Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Puett is also tak
ing the shots since he had also
been playing with the cat.
Meanwhile the dog tax for the
county will probably go into effect
j around Oct. 1, County Attorney C.
E. Hyde said and a dog warden
I system will be set up.
Bake Sale will be held at Ivie's
Furniture Store next Saturday.
July 22, beginning at 9 a. m. Cakes,
pies, candies, cookies, and good
home baked foods will be on sale. |
Rites Held For
| Joint funeral services were held
j Friday at 2 p. m. for Jewell White
ner, and his two-year-old daughter.
Judy Ann, who were fatally injur
ed in an automobile accident at
Tomotla last week.
The child died instantly at the
crash and Whitener lived for some
12 hours in a Murphy hospital.
Others in the accident were the
wife and mother, Birdean, who is
reported in good condition at a hos
pital here, and two other chil
dren, also not injured seriously.
Funeral services were held in the
New Hope Holiness Church with
the Rev. L. B. Cornett officiating.
Burial was In OgTeeta Cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home was in
Surviving Whitener are his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Whitener of
Rt. 3, Murphy; the widow; a son,
Edward; a daughter, Mildred, all
of the home; five brothers, James
W., Robert E.; Dennis. Ervin and
Willard and the mother-in-law,
Mrs. Nora Dockery, all of Rt. 3.
Cobb Clinic Doctor
Be Gone 3 Weeks
Dr. I. M. Weir of Cobb Clinic
left Tuesday for California where
! he went to get his wife and two
i Dr. Weir will be gone for three
| Mrs. Evelyn Sneed, leader of the
Young People of the Preshyterian
Church, left Tuesday for Montreat
to attend the annual 10-day sum
mer school for leaders, as a dele
gate from the Women of the
Church. A number of prominent
speakers will be heard during the
State Architect Looks
Over New School Plans
UTILITIES POST !
Assistant N. C. Attorney General
Ralph Moody last week was named
the State's new utilities commis
Governor Hodges announced the
appointment last week.
The Utilities Commission has
five members, but up to last week
only (our of the seats were oc- !
The commission is headed by
Stanley Winborne as chairman and
.other members are Harry T. West
| cott, E. M. McMahan and Former
Pitt Co. representative, Sam O.
The agency has authority over
every phase of public utility oper
ations. It sets rates of everything
from railroads and telephone com
panies to small suburban water
It also holds the power to say
i when railroads may reduce ser
Jvice, where gas companies may
lay pipe lines and what schedules
bus lines must maintain between
Moody is a native of Cherokee
County, born here August 12, 1899,
the son of Mrs. Josephine Moody
and the late J. N. Moody. His
mother now lives in Tampa, Fla.
He is a graduate of the Univer
sity of N. C., and began practicing
law following his graduation In
1922, with his father in Murphy. He
has been an attorney for the State
in various capacities since Novem
ber, 1937, and became an assist
ant attorney general in 1945.
He is married to the former
Carrie Payne of Cherokee County
and they make their home in Ral
eigh at the Boylan Apartments.
He will take up his new ^duties
Meets Monday Night
The Busines Womens' Federa
tion of Western North Carolina will
meet Monday, July 25 at 7 :30 p. m.
at the Iotla Baptist Church in the
The guest speaker will be Mrs.
J. A. Ha user, a Japanese from Hai
waii who married an American
serviceman. Mr. Hauser is educa
tional director at the First Bap
tist Church, Lenoir, Tenn.
Mrs. John C. Oorbitt, program
chairman is asking a good atten
I Cherokee Rose Club
j Meets Next Tuesday
I The Cherokee Rose Garden Club
j will meet Tuesday, July 26, at the
, home of Miss Clara McCombs.
j Mrs. J. T. Cobb will be in charge
of the program on dividing iris.
1 An architect from the N. C. State
Department of Education was here
yesterday to go oyer plans for the
buildings on the new Murphy
[ The location for the bridge and
1 buildings was decided on at a
recent local board of education
Immediate construction on the
site calls for a combination build
ing of gym, classrooms and cafe
teria plus a long wing of class
rooms and a boiler room building.
C. G. Harrill of Andrews is arch
itect for the new building.
Garden Club To
Have Garden Tour
The Valley River Garden Club
will sponsor a Garden Tour prior
to the regular meeting on Thurs
day afternoon July 28.
j The tour will begin at the home
'of Mrs. Jack Herbert promptly at
3 p. m.
I Other gardens to be included on
the tour are: Mrs. Zala Adams.
Mrs. W. T. Forsyth, Mrs. H. E.
Davis, Mrs. S. E. Cover and Miss
Frances Cover, Mrs. R. A. Dewar,
, Mrs. John Rodda, Mrs. Charles O.
Van Gorder and Mrs. Joe Sursav
The tour will conclude at the
'home of Mrs. Wade Reece with
! Mrs. Edgar Wood as associate
hostess for the regular meeting. If
' anyone needs transportation please
I call Mrs. F. E. Blaylock, program
, Coffeys Attending
Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. Coffey sail
ed for Europe last Thursday as
delegates to the International se
| ries of conventions sponsored by
Fred is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Coffey of Brass town and
graduate of Hayesville High
, School. For many years he has
lived and operated a jewelry store
at McDonough, Ga.
They left Quebec City, Canada
on the ship - Arosa Kulm and ex
pect to arrive in England July 22.
| In Europe they will visit London,
Paris, Rome, and Nuremberg
( where assemblies will be held.
Special travel arrangements have
been made by the world headquar
ters staff of Jehovah's witnesses in
New York for over 4,500 persons
from the United States and Canad.
Many delegates will stay in the
homes of Jehovah's witnesses and
their friends in the countries they
visit as part of the program of
Christian unity being conducted by
They are planning to visit the
mountains in Switzerland, The
Austrian Alps and some of the
Swiss watch industries.
Hiwassee Lake Being Lowered
For New Generator Installation
TV A announced today that a
gradual drawdown of the Hlwassee
reservoir now is under way in pre
paration (or removal of a coffer
dam at Hiwassee Dam, and for
maintenance work at the Apala
chia Dam. downstream.
TV A U installing * second gen
erating unit at the Hiwassee Dam.
The unit, the largest of Its type in
this country, will also serve as a
pump in off-peak houta to pump
water from below the dam, back
into the Hiwassee reservoir.
A cofferdam built in connection
with this work soon must be re
moved. Water cannot be discharg
ed through the dam while the re
moval is underway and therefore
must be stored.
I In a parallel operation, Apala
chla reservoir will be drawn down
It is expected that 'if normal rain
fall and runoff occur, Hlwassee
reservoir will continue to fall grad
ually until August 22 to about ele
vation 14M or somewhat lower.
Above normal rainfall might re
sult in a slightly higher level on
that date, and below normal rain
fall will probably cause a lower
On or about August >2, all dis
charge will be shut off at Hlwassee
Dam and the reservoir win be al
lowed to fill until the work is com
pleted about the first of October.
In case of heavy rainfall tad high
runoff during this peroid, some wa
ter may have to be discharged
temporarily to provide storage
?pace for mm untfl the will la
Apalachla reservoir will also be
drawn down to about elevation
1257. and held low until about Oc- v
tober 1. It Is expected that the
drawdown will begin about or
shortly after August IS and con
tinue until August 22.
Between August 22 and October
1 the reservoir level will be held at
elevation 1257 part of the time anfl
at elevation 1266 part of the time
as wort may require.
As soon as the maintenance work
at Apalachla Dam and the coffer
dam removal work at Hlwaasm1
Dam are finished, probably about
October 1, Apalachla r? rvoir win
be refilled as rapidly as practi
cable to Its normal level at about
elevation 1378 to ISTt, and Hsu