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Murphy Water Bond
The Scout Is one hundred per cent behind the Murphy Town Council
reaoultion asking (or $190,000 water bonds. And we believe all the think
ing people of Murphy will be behind it also. We further believe that there
are enough thinking people in Murphy to vote in the bond when the
election comes up later this summer.
Some people ? those in Murphy who always oppose ANY progress
will make a big noise over Section 4 of Council's ordinance authorizing
the issuance of the water bonds.
That section stipulates that a tax sufficient to pay off the bonds will
will be levied. But such a section is included in any bond ordinance. It is
necessary to include Section four to interest a company in Murphy's
water bonds and the law requires that such a section be included.
The bonds will be paid off at around $23,000 a year and auditors in
Raleigh and the Local Government Commission have said that Murphy's
tax structure can pay off such an amount without an increase.
That's one reason the Scout is in favor of the bonds. But the main
reason is that our water systen^ needs reworking to such an extent that
one health official has termed the water "unfit to drink."
More Parking Meters
There can't be a doubt in anyone's mind now that parking meters
for Murphy was the right move. It took a lot of mulling over and a
polling of merchants befort Town Council finally decided to have the
meters installed on a trial basis.
Metered parking is working out far better than- any exponent of the
plan expected. And it looks as though the meters were laid our properly
except on one street.
Merchants on both sides of Tennessee Street below the last meter
on that street are hard .hit for customer parking spaces. In any town
where there are parking meters it is natural that the unmetered spaces
will be filled up first. And people who want to park all day will seek out
those unmetered places first.
That is exactly what is happening to those merchants on Tennessee
Street It seems that it would be to their advantage to meet with the
Town Council and ask for metered parking.
Of course, it is doubtful that the board can take immediate action
on such a request. The present meters were planned and installed after
a survey was made of the main streets in Murphy.
Those merchants who are lacking in customer parking space would
be wise to put their bids in for meters immediately.
Newspaper Tops The List
Alfred G. Peterson, who is president of the National Savings and
Loan League, has this to say about advertising; "I feel that advertising
is a very profitable investment. But we should not buy advertising
blindly. We should give carefly consideration both to the appeals and the
media we use.
"The medium which tops the list is the medium that reaches the
greatest number of people at the lowest cost. It is my opinion the news
paper is that medium. I place the newspaper at the top of the list be
cause it reaches the local market. All of us are really condutcing local
businesses. We may be bound together into a national industry, but our
spheres of influence are entirely local.
"The newspaper reaches precisely the people we want to reach."
Well spoken, Mr. Peterson!
THE CHEROKEE SCOUT
Established July, 188#
Published every Thursday at Murphy, Cherokee County. N. C.
WILLIAM V. AND EMILY P. COBTELLO? Publishers and Owners
WILLIAM V. COBTELLO ? Editor
Ik Cherokee County: One Tear, *2.50; 8fac Months, $LS0
| OuMe Cherokee County: Cm Tear |S.00; Six Months, (LIS
RUSSIAN SPY GETS LAURELS
WHILE GI GETS PRISON TERM
Two headlines in a daily news
paper last week captured our at
tention: "Radio Reporter Testi
fies to Espionage For Soviets" ana
"Korean Veteran Gets Long
The radio reporter, one Winston
M. Burdee, now a highly paid
United Nations reporter for the Co
lumbia Broadcasting System, ad
mitted to being a communist spy
in Europe in the early 1940'a.
The Korean veteran. Corporal
Harold M. Dunn, was sentenced to
eight years at hard labor for aid
ing the enemy while a prisoner of
war in Korea. ?
The difference in the two men
was that the radio reporter was
well educated, and was being laud
ed for his dramatic story; the sol
dier took his sentence with the sim
ple words, "It was a tragic mis
take for which I am sorry". But
the radio reporter never said he
The reporter went over to the
Reds for espionage on his own free
will and accord. The soldier went
against his will. The reporter had.
to Korea, we suspect, much
the comforts communist money
supplied. The GI found only com
munist terror and "brainwashing."
We cannot condone betrayal of
country by anyone, anytime or at
any place but by the same token
we suspect the soldier aided and
abetted the enemy as a means of
self-survival while the reporter
with criminal intent and while a
citizen of the United States joined
the communists with malice in his
heart and destruction of American
freedoms in his heart.
It is a sorry thought: here we
send Young Americans to grim
battlefields to protect our Main
Streets and. after welcoming them
home, slap them in the face with a
prison sentence while wining and
dining another who rejected once
the American way of life to be
come a paid hireling of the Rus
sians. It Just does not make sense.
(The Bladen Journal)
DOES NT SEEM RIGHT
What we object to about these
new stretch seamless nylons 1s
that we may nevermore see a las
sie shoving her stocking seam this
way and that. This public operation j
is always amusing. somehow,
whether she is the furtive type that
seeks to make adjustments with
out alerting innocent bystanders,
or whether she's an extrovert who
practically asks for applause. And
frequently the calisthenics requir
ed by a young lady in straighten
ing her seams while passing a
show window can be quite divert
We know full well. of course, i
that this protest will not stall j
Progress in her tracks; and that;
we are for all our courage in bring
ing the matter up ? not stemming
the flood, as did the Dutch boy with
his finger in the dyke. But, in this
world of cold wars, domestic dis
sensions and economic stress, we
hate to see even such an in
nocuous type of entertainment slip
ping into limbo.
But. we doubt that stocking- with
seams will become an election is
sue of 1956.
(The News of Orange County) |
A Backward Glance
SO TEARS AGO
Friday, July 17, 1925
Miss Marie Bass of Copperhill is
visiting the Misses Martin this
Miss Callie Brown returned last
Wednesday from a 10 day visit to
Winston-Salem, Thomas ville and
Mrs. W. H. Griffith who is under
going treatment at the Wesley
Memorial Hospital in Atlanta is
imj?oving rapidly and expects to
be able to return home within the
next few days
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Ellis and
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Dobbs expect to
spend another week camping at
20 YEARS AGO
Thursday, July 18, 1985
Master Bobby Barclay of Cop
perhill, Tenn., is visiting his grand
parents, Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Thomp
Miss Leila Posey spent the week
end with friends in Greenville, S.
S., and Asheville.
Miss Ann Candler and Ray
Moore motored to Gainesville and
Atlanta, Ga., Sunday. They were
accompanied home by Miss Jane
McBrayer who will spend this week
with Miss Candler.
Wade Massey and Luke Ellis
spent Sunday at Santeetlah Lake.
Miss Lena B. Madry who has
been the attractive guest of Miss
Ann Townson, will return to her
home at Scotland Neck, N. C.,
10 YEARS AGO
Thursday, July 19, 1?45
Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Alexander,
Frank and Carolyn Alexander, ac
companied Welborn (Bud) Alexan
der to Asheville Thursday. From I
there he went to Raleigh to report
to the navy for duty, having en
listed a short time ago.
Sgt. and Mrs. Joe Ray who are
spending a few days with Mrs.
Ray's mother, Mrs. Cora Watkins
in Andrews, spent a short time in
Murphy Friday. They are expect
ing to be transferred from Fort
[ Jackson soon.
Miss June McDaniel ot Atlanta
is spending the week here with her
cousin. Miss Nancy Wells.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Hall, Mr. and
Mrs. Dale Irvin Hall and Mr. and |
Mrs. J. A. Timpson attended the [
funeral of James A. Carroll at Bell
town, Tenn., June 27th.
Mrs. Eddie Linberg of- Atlanta
spent last week here with her sis
ter, Mrs. J. N. Hill, Jr.
5 YEARS AGO
Thursday, July 20, 1080
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Darnell, Mr.
and Mrs. Oscar Hendrix, Mr. and
Mrs. P. C. Hyutt. Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Hyatt and daughter, Mary
Linda, psnet last Sunday with Dr.
and Mrs. M. G. Hendrix at Ball
Mrs. B. G. Brumby, Sr., of Mar
ietta, Ga., is visiting her son, E.
H. Brumby, and family.
Mrs. William B. Logan and chil
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BY BILL COSTELLO
My good friend, J. A. GRAY,
editor-publisher of the Sylva Her
ald, haa been elected to the board
of directors of the North Carolina
He is a brother-in-law to MRS.
J. B. GRAY and he is well known
in Cherokee and Clay Counties.
MR. and MRS. J. J. PINSON
were mighty proud folks the other
day when I saw them down town
with that new boy of theirs. But I
believe that Jack was Just the least
bit prouder when he had that young
'un in his arms.
TOMMY MOORE, son of MR.
and MRS. CLOE MOORE, and ED
GIBBS, son of MR. and MRS. JIM
GIBBS, are probably on their way
back to Murphy after spending
about a week in New Mexico. They
were at Philmont Ranch, a Boy
Scout camp in Cimmaron, N. M.
BETTY JEAN and BUD
And speaking of a MOORE, BET
TY JEAN and BUD BOWN and
baby are in Germany and seemed
to be settled down. I'm going to
write Betty Jean and ask her to do
a few stories for the Scout about
her trip and some of her exper
ience while in Germany. I hope she
will find the time to do it ? it will
make good reading I'm sure. You
probably remember thath she used
to do a Column for the Scout when
she was in high school.
For those of you who would like
to write them the address is SFC
and Mrs. Bud L. Brown. H Co.,
11th Inf., 5 Inf. Div.. APO 112,
New York, N. Y.
BACK TO SCHOOL
"IKE OLSON" this week started
back to school. He is taking a
summer course at Western Caro
lina College. He will make it home
every week end but said It will
surely cut down on his golf playing.
That's why he is not entering the
But the reason . PREACHER
MAXWELL is not entering the
1 tournament is entirely different.
I He knows he couldn't get past the
first flight. You never heard such
ranting and raving as BOB BAULT
has been doing since I wrote that
I could beat him at golf. It seems
that everybody knows I can beat
him except him. I shouud have
gone one and pointed out that Bab
can beat Preacher Maxwell.
Those who watjt to enter the
tournament have less than a week
to send in their qualifying scores. J
BY ROBERT SCHMIDT
Raspberries and dewberries have
just about completed bearing for
this season In eastern and central
North Carolina and now is the time
to prune them. To understand why
we prune them at this time we
should kno wsomethlng about the
growth and fruiting habits of these
crops. Raspberries and dewber
ries bear most of their crop on new
Bhoota that come out of canes of
last season's wood. Each season
after bearing a crop the last season
canes will die and their plants. The
old canes therefore should be re
moved as soon as the crop is har
vested. This practice will give
more room for the new canes to de
velop as well as to get rid of dis
eased plant materials. ?
In eastern North Carolina a \
slightly procedure is used for dew
berries. As soon as the crop is har
vested all canes, both old and
young, are removed at the ground
Then the land is cultivated and ai
top dressing of nitrate of soda is
given the plants. In a few days the
new shoots will appear and will
make sufficient growth during the
rest of the season to produce a good
crop the next year. This new
growth is allowed to run along the
ground and is not tied up to stakes
until next spring. This practice as
outlined above gives a fair con
trol of anthrancnose disease of
dewberries. The plant growth that
is cut off at the ground should be
destroyed by burning in order to
get rid of all disease. In the moun
Coi. tinned Ob Page ?
dren. Billy and Susan, at Colum
bus, Ohlo,( art visiting her broth
er-in-Iaw and sister, Mr. and Mr*.
Bob Bault and her mother, Mrs. W.
Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Hlnton
and family spent Thursday tn
Brevard with Mrs. A. N Hlnton.
Hubert, Jr. and Lavean remained
tor a few days' visit with their
Charges Darnell at Macon, CtaL,
was an ?*?rnlghtgiMat last week of
his parents, Mr. aad'Mts. K. J.
TALK O'THF TOWN
By Emily Costello
BRIDES AWAY ! v
MRS. FRED MARTIN of Rt. S was telling me last week that her
son, DEVERO'a bride, will be Joining him In Germany most any time
now. Devero's a lieutenant serving in the Army there.
SKEETER and JACK BOCOOK and JAN and JAY went to Ashevtlle
last week entd to the tune of "Here Comes the Bride". Jack was in his
brother's wedding on Saturday at a Methodist Church in Aahevllle. And
Skeeter helped at the wedding reception.
The newlyweds are a very cute couple, I've heard, and we hope
they'll come to see us some time.
MR. and MRS. J. D. PALMER (she's the former Marcelle Hall) and
three daughters. PHYLLIS, JUDY and LINDA of Akron, O., are Just
ending up the second of a two weeks vacation with relatives here
They've been houseguests of her parents, MR. and MRS. J. L. HALL at
1 BEACHING IT
OPAL DAVIS (Mrs. Loren) and daughter, JUDY, and son, DICKIE,
NANCY MILLS and LINDA ENGLISH returned home over the week end
from Chipley Beach. Ga. I'm not sure about the spelling of that beach,
but Opal was telling me some time ago that it's a wonderful place. It's
actually an inland lake, bordered with lots and lots of very white sand.
A real good bean stringing was taking place one late afternoon last
week on CARRIE and KENNETH DAVIS' front porch. I think their
garden, like most everybody else's has soniQ beautiful beans this year.
That's one good thing we can say for all this rain we've had.
In iact, beans have been so pentiful I heard of onecase where beans
were selling for as low as 85 cents a bushel ! This would be a good time
for somebody to come out with some new recipes ? like 101 ways to serve
About 10 "stouthearted men" from this area left last week end for
six months on a construction job in Iceland. They will be working on the
re-building of an air strip there and will be employed by the NeUo L.
Teer Construction Co.
These men. and I believe there are a few others from Hiwassee Dam
whose names I don't have, flew to Iceland from Durham after passing
some rather rigid physical and other types of examinations.
I eot onto this -bit of news at my Circle meeting ? one of my
favorite news sources ? last week when the girls were dlscosatng
the venture. None of the wives or sweethearts of these men will be
going, along so the local Post Office and telephone company can
expect a rush business, I hope.
Among the men who are on the new Job are BLAINE DONLEY,
| GRADY ALLEN, JACK THOMPSON, LLOYD KING, BILL GULLEY.
HAL BRYSON, RANDALL COOK, ROY RAPER, EARL TABOR ? all
of Murphy, and CLYDE WILSON of Hayesville.
OLEN McDONALD left last week for northwest Nevada and north
east California for three months on a surveying Job for the army.
WANDA and the two children are staying here in their new home In
, East Murphy. However, Wanda may go out for a visit later on.
HERE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW
I had no sooner got to know pretty MARGARET WARNER (Mrs.
Ben E., Jr.) than I hear she's up and gone. Ben came for his wife and
i little daughter, Irene, last week and took them with him out to Whittier,
California, where he's doing some geological work at Hell's Canyon.
That makes three items in a row about people who, it looks like, are
| trying to get as far away from Murphy as possible, but we'll look for
them all back some time.
jj Letters To The Editor
July 11, 1955
The Cherokee Scout
Murphy, N. C.
Mrs. Johnsie R. Nunn has given
me her permission to have the let
ter she wrote to Dr. Lokey print
ed In your paper.
The letter follows.
Yours very truly,
Walter R. Martin
June 9, 1955
Dr. Julian L. Lokey,
The Caswell Training School
Kinston, N. C.
Dear Dr. Lokey:
Last weex, 1 had a letter from
?Mr. Walter Martin telling me that
' Frank was at home and asking me
to come to see him as soon as Ii
could. I visited the home on June
7th and was very much surprised
to hear Mr. Martin's many expres
sions of dissatisfaction relative to
the way Frank was cared for while
with you. Mr. Martin showed me
Frank's arms and hands which had
many ugly sores on them and he
told me that some official there
had told him that Frank had been
bitten by some of the forty-seven
inmates who were in the ward with
him. Mr. Martin also showed me
some ugly scars on Frank's shoul
ders and he said there were some
ugly gashes on his legs and other
This is the first complaint I have
eve r had about the treatment of
anyone while in your Institution. I
am sure that your burden* are
people. However, In this particular
ward, I do think that those respon
sible for the care of the inmates
need special Investigation - some
ane has made a failure of his or
ler job and no patient should go
)Ut from that institution in the con
dition in which Frank Martin was
when he left there
Frank does not have any interest
in anything and appears to be a
terribly subjected person. He is
thin, his color is bad, and his men
tal condition is much worse ? just
lies there on the cot with his eyes
closed and absolutely pays no at
tention to anyone or anything. Mr.
and Mrs. Martin are terribly dis
turbed about his condition and are
not planning to ever send him back
to Caswell Training School.
Before Frank went to you, I en
couraged Frank's parents to send
him there and assured them that
you had the best care 'to offer one
of Frank's type. I was very honest
in everything I told him and I have
never had any complaint of this
sort before. I realise that Frank
was a difficult patient, but I am
terribly disappointed with the
treatment he has received and X
hope that you win be able to put
your hands on those responsible for
the mistreatment of Frank Martin
and that they will never be allow
ed to mistreat anyone else. |
Thank you, Dr. Lokey, for ac
cepting Frank and thank you In ad
vance Cor dealing wttfc those re
sponsible for Ida pus wit coodHfrw