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VOLUME 65 NUMBER ? S
MURPHY NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, AUGU8T 4, IMS
TWELVE PAOE8 THIS WEEK
People You Know
David H. Cook and friend, Miss
Virginia Tudor of Cleveland, Ohio,
have been the guests of his par
ents, Mr and Mrs Ed Cook of Cul
berson, and his sister, Mrs. Dovle
Nelson and family of Murphy and
Miss Mildred Nelson is spending
this week with her cousin, Miss
Betty Smith in Marietta, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Knoop, Jr.,
and children, Jane and John, have
returned to their home in South
Williamsport, Pa., after a week's
visit with Mrs. Knoop's father.
Harry M Searaon.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Cooke of
Elizabethton, Tenn , were the week
end guests of Mr. and Mrs. H L.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Matlock
and children. Lillie, Grace and
Gene of Marietta, Ga. were week
end guests of Mrs. Matlock's sis
ter, Mrs E. H Brumby and fam
Mr. and Mrs. Harry S. Seamon
spent the week end at Dalton, Ga.
and Chattanooga, Tenn. on busi
Mrs. Lovey Baker of Norfolk, Va.
has returned to her home after a
visit with her sister, Mrs. Harry
Mrs. J. W. Thompson had as her
guests last week, her sister, Mrs.
J. E. Snow of Athens, Tenn., and
Mrs McConkey of Etowah.
Richard Mauney and daughter,
Kathy of Raleigh, spent last week
here with his mother, Mrs. Tom
Mr. and Mrs. Sam L. Davidson
had as guests last week, Mrs. OUie
Sanders and daughter, Mrs. Mil
dred Ridout and her daughter,
Cheryl Ann, and Walter Keddy of
Akron, Ohio. Mrs. Sanders Is Mrs.
Davidson's stepmother, and Mrs.
''Mout la her slater.
, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brandon of
Atlanta spent the week end with
their parents here.
Fred Allen Alexander, former
mayor of Statesville, and Mrs
Alexander, spent several davs la.it
week with Mr. Alexander's broth
er, R. G. Alexander and family.
* Mr and Mrs. Fred Hill spent the
week end in Knoxville with their
daughter, Miss Peggy Hill and
son-ln-lawk and daughter, Mr.
and Mrs. Wayne England.
Mrs. Clyde Jarrett, Jr. and two
sons, Hank and Frank of Charlotte
a?e spending several days of this
wedji here with Mrs. Clyde H. Jar
Mrs. James Ibberson left last
week for Lyons, France where she
was called due to the critical ill
ness of her mother.
Mrs. John Roper of Philadelphia,
Pa., is the guest of her sister. Miss
Bertha McGuire and her brother,
Gerald McGuire for a months stay.
Mrs. Walter Brown and Mrs.
Walter Brown and Mrs. Grady Gar
ner attended a Methodist Work
shop held at Lake Junaluska Thurs
The following boys who left Mon
day to spend this week at the Jun
ior Camp at George W. Truett
Camp are: Chucky Van Gorder,
Richard Pullium, Billy Thomasson,
Edwin Barlow, Wendell Barlow
Clyde Rector Jr., and Jerry Neal.
Mrs. Tom Neal and daughter
Brownie of Kansas City, Kan., are
spending several weeks here with
Mrs. Neal's mother, Mrs. J. W.
Peter Fox of Wyomissing, Pa.,
is the house guest of Peter Ger
nert this week. He will be accomp
anied on the return trip home by
Peter who will spend some time
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Willlford
spent the week end In Andrew*
with friends. Mr. Willlford ha# ac
cepted a position with the Republic
Oil Co., at Columbus, Ga.
Mr. an4 Mrs. J. E. Rufty have re
turned after- a visit with relative*
In Brevard and Statesville. While
<r&y the Ruftyi spent some time
,4(r and Mrs. James Gregory of
Charleston .8 .C.. spent the week
end here with Mrs. Lyman Dills.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Willlford left
last week for Columbus, Ga.,
where Mr. WllHford Has accepted a
* position with the Republic Oil
Blowing Rock and Boone.
County Taxes Increased 22 Cents For 1955-56
Murphy School Opens Aug.29;
Registration, Faculty Announced
Murphy School will open 8 :30 a |
m. Monday, August 29, H. Bueck
superintendent, announced today.
Mr. Bueck said that registration
for pupils who have not attended
Murphy School before will be held
August 25-26 from 10 a m. until 4
Primary and grammar grades
' pupils will register in the high
school library and high school pu
pils will register in the foyer of
i the new high school building.
Assisting Mrs. Bob Bault and
Mrs. C. K. Olson with registration
will be members of the student
Parents of all children who
will become six years old on or
before Oct. 15, 1955, and who
did not attend the pre school
clinic are requested to bring
those children for registration
on August 25.
According to the North Carolina
Public School law, children must
j be six years old on or before Oct.
15 of the year in whiclTthey enroll,
and must enroll during the first
month of the school year.
i'arents were also reminded by
the school, that children entering
school for the first time are re
quired to be vaccinated against
diptheria, smallpox and whooping
cough. These Immunizations may
be had at the health department or
from the family physician.
Jack Shuler, new band instruc
tor, haj reqo?at?d that all mem
ber* of the band meet him in the
band room Monday, August 22, at
10 a. m. and be prepared to prac
tice each day thereafter until
FACTLTY MEMBERS <
The faculty for the 1955-56 school
year is as follows: Murphy Ele
mentary School ? Miss Frances
Dickson, Miss Clara McCombs,
Mrs. Bernice C. Brown, Mrs. Dair
Shields, Mrs Mabel C. West, Mrs.
Christine Ingle, Miss Ella Mc
Combs, Mrs. livelyn R. Patton,
Mrs. Martha B. Dreher, Mrs. Ed
wina Hagaman, Mrs. Ruby M Hill,
Miss Leila Hayes. Mrs. Margaret
Rhodes, Miss Emily Sword. Miss
Wilma Tate, Mrs. Margaret Gibbs,
Miss Kate Hayes. Mrs. Marie M.
Hendrix, Mrs. Ottilie de Calongne.
Mrs. Mary B. Jones, John Jordan,
Mrs. Ruth L. Wilson, Mrs. Maude
Gulledge, Miss Addie Leatherwood,
James Hawkins, Billy McFalls,
Alvin Russell, Mrs. Kate Shields,
Mrs. Emily C. Davidson, Mrs.
Edna P. Whitley, C. K. Olson and
Mrs. Hilda T. Olson, supervisor.
Tomotla School? Mrs. Annie
Sword Brandon and Mrs. Willie L.
Texana Elementary School? Miss
Elma Rai Dennis, Mrs. Ella B.
Ragsdale and Mrs. Gertrude Pear
Texana High School ? Charles H.
Murphy High School? Mrs. Paul
ine B. Bault, Mrs. Fannie Mit Case,
Robert T. Cobb, G. E. Denrting,
Mrs. Barbara MeConnell, Ralph W.
McConnell, Mrs. Geraldine T
Meadows, White Mease, Miss Lu
cille Watson, Mrs. Emily C. Miller,
G. A. Patton, Miss Juliet Pegues.
a D. Pu?tt, Walter Pustt, Mrs
Frances W. Ray, Jack Shuler, Mrs.
Dollie M Smart, John A. Thomp
son. Miss Maria Travis, Albert
Wallace and Mrs. Anne Ward.
Martin's Injuries At
Caswell Were Self
Inflicted, Doctor Says
Frank Martin of Suit, alleged by
! his father Walter R. Martin of
, Suit, to have been mistreated at
Caswell Training School, struck
himself and caused bruises and
abrasions upon the arms and
legs," Dr. Julian L. Lokey, super
intendent of the school, said in a
report sent to the Cherokee Scout.
' Mr. Martin had alleged that a
male attendant at the school as
serted other inmates at the school
had bit his son.
Dr. Lokey said adjustment for
Frank at Caswell was very diffi- J
Cult He said the youth went
through a period- of extreme agita
tion and despondency. It was dur
ing that time, the superintendent
said. Frank struck himself.
Dr. Lokey said Frank "openly
resisted" help from employees of
the school "to the point of becom
ing combative." j
"Frank Martin throughout his
time In this institution would be
considered a most difficult case,"
Dr. Lokey wrote.
The doctor asserted that the par
ents of the inmate were "impatient
and unreceptive totally of institu
tional care for their son." He said
explanations offered them about
their son never were accepted by
them. , *
Frank's case is not alone in the
way of agitation and despondency,
Dr. Lokey pointed out. He said
there are others who become dis
turbed and afflict injury to them
He said that the bruises and ab
rasions "upon the body of Frank
Martin were the product of self in
fliction, resulting' from despond
ency and agitation, arising to some
extent from a changed enviroment
from his home to the institution "
Bobby Morris Promoted
To Eagle Scout Tuesday
Bobby Morris, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Glenn Morris of Murphy,
Tuesday night was awarded the
rank of Eagle Scout at the court
of honor held at the First Baptist
Morris, a member of Troop Two,
is the third Murphy boy to reach
the Eagle rank. Other Eagles are
Fred Van Horn and Hubert Sneed.
Meanwhile, Tnndijr night,
some M other boys received
badges and other awards. A
fter the honor court a slide
film program was preaeated
oa the trip to Boy Scout camp
la New Mexico made by Ed
Olbts sad Tommy Moore.
Boys getting promotions and bad
gas, wars: tenderfoot, Rudsll Pal
mar, Augustus B. Chandler,' Troop
Ope, Andrews; Birt Burchfield
Charlton H. Holder, Harley Ed
Gibson, Troop Two, Murphy; Dan
ny Moore, Jerry Lyon, ?hamp
Wimpey, Troop Seven, Hayesville;
and David Alverson, Troop 12,
Second Class: Howard Gibson,
Donnie Greer, Abner Moore, Troop i
First class, Gene Long, Max Cun
ningham. Troop Seven, Hayesville;
Virgil Decker, Troop 12, lifurphy.
Merit badges, William K. Haw
kins, scholarship, Bobby Weaver,
fishing, Troop Two, Murphy; Ed- '
ward Zimmerman, gardening, Ar
thur Jones, hiking, coin collecting, ,
Troop Seven, Hayesville
CONTINUED ON PAGE IS ,
Opening Set For
Thursday Aug. 25
Tentative opening dates of
schools in the Andrews City School
Unit is scheduled for Thursday,
The schedule as outlined includes
two days for Thanksgiving holi
days for November 24 and 25 with
the closing of school for Christmas ^
holidays December 16 and opening j
date January 2, according to John
E. Rufty, superintendent.
The vocational agriculture and
home economics building will be
ready for occupancy on the open
ing date. Open house will be obser
ved prior to the opening date.
DRAFT BOARD BE CLOSED I
The local draft board will be clos
ed Wednesday, Thursday and Fri
day, August S, 4, and 8.
Town Council Will Appoint
Planning, Development Bd
Founds Is New
Free Meth. Pastor
The Rev. A. C. Pounds, Jr., for-,
merly of the Gainesville Ga., Free
Methodist Church. this week be
came the newly appointed pastor
of the Murphy Free Methodist
Mr. Pounds has held pastorates
both in Georgia and Kentucky. He !
is a graduate of Asbury College, j
During the two years he was
pastor in Gainesville he became
widely known in this section
through his radio ministry over
The Murphy church has given a
warm welcome to the new pastor
his wife and their three children.
During August the new minister
has announced that he will preach
on the petitions of the Lord s Pray
In addition to trie regular Sunday
and Wednesday services, the WMS
prayer meeting is held each Thurs
day at 2 p. m. at the church.
Committee To Study
Hold 1 st Meet Today
A flv?rfyraon pommittee, appoint
ed by H, A. Mattox, chairman of
the Murphy School Board, to study
integration, will hold its organiz
ational meeting at 7 :30 p. m. to
The meeting will be held in the
Citizens Baak and Trust Company
building. A chairman will be elect
Members of the committee are
Judd Stiles, Fred Martin, Frank
Forsyth, Merle Davis, Frank Sud
derth Jr., Mrs. Francis Bourne,
jjr., and Mrs. Robert Weaver.
The committee will work witt
the Murphy City schools to studj
and advise on steps to take aboul
integration in the schools.
The group was appointed aftei
the U. S. Supreme Court ruled tha'
segregation in public schools is un
The Murphy group will also worl
i with the North Carolina Committee
on Education, recently appointee
by Governor Hodges.
? Murphy Town Council will ap
point a City Planning and Develop
ment Board .following a discussion
of the proposed board at the Coun
cil's regular meeting Monday
night. Mayor L. L. Mason said.
Mayor Mason's statement came
at the end of a special board meet
ing called Tuesday morning when
W. J Arrants, assistant manager
of propefties for TVA, and A. J.
Gray, planning expert for TVA,
and Thomas Willis of the State
Planning and Development Board
I met with Council.
The special meeting was called
to discuss, with the experts, the
possibility of establishing of a plan
ning board for Murphy.
All three visitors told the Mur
phy officials that the town must
have a planning board if it expect
ed to grow and prosper.
Representatives of several local
civic clubs and private citizens at
tended the meeting in the Citizens
Bank and Trust Company building.
Excavation began last week or
the grounds for the new Marble
' Elementary school building now
under construction, according tc
an announcement by John E. Ruf
ty, superintendent of the Andrews
He stated it is expected tha'
pouring of concrete will begin thii
, Jerry Liner of Lake Junaluska ii
t the general contractor for th<
; LOCAL GOC BE
The local Ground Observer's
t Corps will be alerted next Sunday
! August 7 from 9 a. m. until 9 p. m.
1 GOC chairman W. C. Messer saic
Construction Of New Allison
Duncan Plant Nears Finish
Construction of a new bulk plant
and large warehouse by Allison
and Duncan Oil Co., distributors
for Phillips Oil Co. products, is
nearing completion, J. H. Duncan,
The modern facilities are adjoin
ing the properties of W. D. Town
son Lumber Co., and Dr. A. J.
Headrick's Animal Hospital on
[ Four storage tanks of 80,000 gal
lons capacity have been erected
on the site along with up-to-date
pumping and meter equipment.
The warehouse and office are also
located on the site.
Allison and Duncan, operating
here and in Hazelwood, are this
month observing their 20th anni
versary in the oil business. .
They were recently named dis
tributors of Phillips Petroleum Co. ,
Products. The distributor eompany i
serves seven counties in Western
North Carolina, four in Georgia
and one in Tennessee.
Mr. Duncan, manager of the Mur
phy area, said plans for five new
service stations have been com
pleted and construction will start
in the near future. Three of the
new stations will be built in the
,The Murphy plant at this time
serves 25 outlets. The Hazelwood
plant serves 23. Mr. Duncan said.
He staffed that all the stations
selling Phillips 60 products will be
re-painted In a light tan and trim
med In maroon within the next few
In addition to the service sta- ]
Hons, the pliuit here will handle
heattnf ofla, diesel oil, fuel oil and I
kerosene aa has 1m?b the policy of i
? V * I '-1 h Wii la
the Allison and I/uncan Oil firm In
the past, Mr. Duncan asserted.
| The firm will operate four trucks
from the Murphy plant and four
from the Waynesville plant.
Sam W. Allison Is president of
the firm. J. H. ("Dunk") Duncan
is vice president, and Robert E.
Alvin L. Buchanan, Lutner Bur
gess, both of Murphy, and Clyde
Dayton of Hayesville are the route
salesmen. Willard Allen of Murphy
is the equipment maintenance me
The Phillips Petroleum Co. came
into North Carolina about a year
ago. The company said this week
that there are now more than 400
service stations marketing Phil
lips 66 products in the area.
The Phillips Company, incor
porated in 1917, has assets of more
than $1 billion and employs ap
proximately 24,000 people.
In 1953 the company became the
30th corporation in American In
dustry to reach the $1 billion mark
in total assets.
Georgia Man Named
New Band Instructor
jacK anuier 01 Aiiania, ua., win
be Murphy's new band instructor,
H. Bueck, school superintendent an
nounced this week.
For the past five years Shuler
has held band positions with Geor
gia high schools. Last year he was
band Insructor at Swains bo ro, Ga.
Previously he had been at Jackson
High School and Cedartown High
He is a graduate of Spalding
High School and the University of
Georgia and did graduate study at
Julliard School of Music in New
Shuler will replace Edward Rey
nolds as band instructor here. Rey
nolds resigned here to take up a ?
position In a south Georgia school.
Members of the Murphy Band
tMtTe been asked to meet with the ,
new instructor In the Mad room on
Monday, Aufyit >3, and b? ready
to rthten* dally until tchool op
The county-wide tax rate for
Cherokee County in the proposed
budget for 1955-56 is increased from
$1.82 to $2,044? a hike of 22 4/10
cents, C. E. Hyde, county attorney,
said this week.
Townships that will see an in
crease in tax rates are Valley
town from $2 to $2.07; and Notla
from $2.02 to $2.12.
But three lownsnips will get a
decrease in tax rates under the
new budget : They are Shoal Creek,
from $2.42 to $2.12; Beaverdam,
from $2.42 to $2.12, and Hothouse,
from $2 32 to $2.12.
The Murphy Township tax rate
will stay the same, Mr. Hyde said.
The total estimated expenditures
for the county during the coming
year were listed as $356,680.42
Mr. Hyde explained that Beaver
dam, Notla, Shoal Creek and Hot
house Townships were getting a
rate decrease because TVA money
paid to the county will be applied
to those sections' taxes.
He said that TVA is paying the
county the money because the Au
thority took taxable lands off the
y books when the dam was built.
' "It is only fair," he said, "that
I people in those sections be allowed
' to use part of that money toward
Only $2,600 of the TVA and For
est Service money paid to the
1 county will be used to relieve the
tax rate in those townships, Mr.
' Hyde asserted.
Taxes in other parts of the
' county are going up, Mr. Hyde
5 said, because of Increases in ex
penditures of the county.
? He said the total estimated ex
|penditure? for the county's debt
service will be $86,028.73 in the
coming year. Last year it was
$46, 218. 97.
Mr. Hyde said all taxes collected
' for the debt service fund will be
? placed in that fund and will not be
? used for the general running of the
Other Increases in the budget
are Welfare Department, last
year, $28,374.53; this year,
$37,733.17: Health Department,
was $10,839.78; this year, $16,669.51
Mr. Hyde said the health depart
ment appropriation is higher be
cause a health doctor is expected
to oe appointed to the county.
Cost of listing taxes last year
was $6,098.84; this year, $6,075.00;
Other budget items are Court
House and grounds, last year,
$4 , 990.77; this year, $4,695.00;
county accountant, last year,
$10,608.56; this year, $9,295,00:
Register of deeds, last year.
$6,633.97; this year, $6,575.00;
Clerk of court, last year, $17,886.41;
this year, $18,545.00: jailer, last
year, $4,161.78; this year, $4,366.00'
sheriff, last year, $12,017.34; next
year, $12,687.50: farm and home
agents, last year, $8,423.44; this
Schools in Cherokee County will
spend an estimated $98,333.13, Mr.
Hyde said. The split up will be ,
County Unit, $39,489.86; Murphy
Unit, $32,855.47, and Andrews Unit,
Mr. Hyde pointed out that the
increase in funds put Into the Coun
ty Welfare Department will mean
a large increase from federal
sources for the department.
He said the federal government
spends about $9 in the Cherokee
County Welfare Department for
every $1 the county spends.
Dr. Helen Well.
Opens Private Practice
Dr. Helen Well* of Murphy thia
week opened her office far gener
al medical practice with office* tn
the Parker Building, formerly oc
cupied by the Health Department.
Dr. Wells will hare offloe boon
from a a. m. until tmm Monday
through Saturday tM # to 10 a m