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Murphy ' s\Planning And Development
Board heeds help From Civic Clubs
It comes as no surprise that the Murphy Lioni
Club during its last meeting went on record request
ing that the Murphy Town Council establish a plann
ing and development board.
The Lions Club was the first civic club to meet
after a special meeting was called recently in the
Citizens Bank Building. During that special gather
ing, local citizens heard planning experts from the
State and from TV A tell Town Council that Murphy
can not hope to continue to grow without a local
planning and development board.
Lions Club members were at that meeting, and
the request fro in that club followed immediately.
There were also members from the Civitan Club,
the Kiwanis Club, the Junior Worn ana Club, the
Garden Club, and the Regal Club. Those clubs have
not met yet but we believe most of them will want to
voice an opinion about the establishment of a plann
ing and development board.
The Scout has been asking for such a board for
over two years and the people of Murphy have not
been exactly idle during that entire time. Actually,
Murphy has been strolling toward such a board for
But the strolling time is over. Murphy's Town
Council needs a good hard shove from the civic
clubs before they will act.
We believe the clubs listed above can give such
Governor Luther Hodges gave the people o f
North Carolina two alternatives regarding the ques
tion of segregation in our public schools in his Mon
day night address. Mr. Hodges was not threatening
anyone nor was he appeasing anyone. He tried to
make it quite clear that the only way at the present
time to handle segregation is on a voluntary basis.
If this should not work then there arises the possibil
ity that the public school system would be abolished
We believe in Governor Hodges' plan and agree
with him that if the people, both white and Negro,
will earnestly try and will cooperate there will be no
danger of the state's abolishing our school system.
According to reports from the Governor's secre
tary there is a large number of people throughout
the state who, after hearing Mr. Hodges, have sent
him letters, telegrams and called saying they favor
ed his plan. Undoubtedly many more citizens will
think about this plan and the consequences should it
not be accepted.
Realizing the tremendous impact of this question
on the future expansion of public education in North
Carolina the Governor told the people that "North
Carolina stands now at the crossroads! Our choice
of which road we shall follow will involve all that has
been accomplished in the past through the determin
ed efforts of our forefathers to provide us with a
good system of public schools; but will also involve
the future of our children ? and our children's child
The Governor did not threaten the people with
actions that could be taken but rather told them that
unless such a program as he suggested be inaugurat
ed there is a possibility within the future that the
state would be faced with deciding whether it shall
have intergrated schools or do away with our public
We feel as do the majority of North Carolinians
ae well as the Governor that to do away with the pub
lie school system would be to set back both the white
and Negro people. Our public school system has
made wonderful progress through the years as the
Governor pointed out, and the many trials and tri
bulations faced have been overcome by expanding
our system of education into one that is envied by
many states. He correctly stated that if the public
schools are ever abolished that generations of both
races will suffer and it is likely that the Negro citi
zens would suffer most Mr. Hodges is interested in
the continuation of greater educational opportunities
for both white and Negro people and he, through his
influence as Governor of this state, will exert every
effort possible to successfully bring about a satisfat
tory solution to the question. He has made a tremen- ?
dous start by asking the people to accept his plan j
AH of the statements made by Mr. Hodges are 1 1
important, but none seems, to us more important or
lold more food for thought than the possibility if his
plan of voluntary segregation is not accepted, in the
future of the abolishing of public education. As we in
tcrpret his remarks, this cf course would be a last
ditch effort to continue complete segregation. As we
see it from the time-studied statements of our Gover
nor. the one and only choice we have at the present |
time is wholeheartedly try his plan of voluntary
segregation and make it work.
The Observer & News-Enterprise :
It was a wonderful home coming announcement
hat Paul Owenby of the Owenby Manufacturing Co.
>f Marietta, Ga. , made last week.
The dress plant that will go into operation in
Andrews will mean much to that town and Cherokee \
County. And it is good to get a former Cherokee I
County man back. I
Mr. Owenby is remembered by many people in
Cherokee County. For almost 20 years he lived In
Murphy and operated a textile plant here. Now he
has returned to the county and he brings an industry
back with him !
Welcome Home, Mr. Owenby!
There is probably nothing that can start a meal
off as wrong as a salt shaker that will not shake
salt. And folks in these parts are having their share
of trouble in that department these days.
Our afternoon rains cool off the night and make
our section one that can boast of its climate.
But the dampness does work havoc with the
salt sellars '
There are several brands of salt on the market
that guarantee their's will pour in rainy weather. We
could easily get our money back on several brands!
Spooning up lumpy salt is not the way to season
food. You always get too much in one spot and not
enough in others.
But taken all together, we'll put up with the wet
salt just so we continue to get cool nights.
BENEFITS MORE THAN
THE FARMER ALONE
We commonly think ot farm
mechanization in the light of the
revolution it has brought about in
the life and work of the farmer
and the farm family. It has trans
formed that life, making possible
maximum production at the mini
mum cost in time and human ef
That does not end the story. For
farm mechanization has been a
major force in the development
and expansion of industry as wetl
and in lifting the living standards
of the people in the towns and ci
ties along with those on the farms.
Here's what has happened. A
century ago, 85 per cent of our
population was needed to produce
the country's food and fiber. 80 a
mere IS per cent was left to pro
duce everything else we needed or
wanted. This meant, obviously,
tfcat moat people didn't have much
above the bare necessities.
Today leas than V per cent of
the population can produce all the
products are require,
In every field of endeavor, and
those who remember the days of
(The Observer & News-Enterprise)
NEW GADGETS ON OUR AUTOS
The day may not be too far dis
tant, when the automobiles we
drive will be equipped with safety
belts, and also with telephones.
Placing the safety belts in auto
mobiles they say will insure great
er safety as is the case in airplanes
and they bid to become a part of
the automobile's gadgets in the
early future, in the safety cam
paign which has been underway for
some time. |
It is generally believed that saf
ety belts in automobiles will tre
mendously reduce injuries and
seriousness of injuries, especially
when such injuries are the result of
sudden stops when cars are travel
ling at high speed. On the other
hand, these belts could result In
greater injury when a car over
turns or burns and the passenger
unconscious, or so injured he can
not release the strap.
Telephones on cars do not seem
so nsw at hand, and are not con
sidered as an improvement from a
safety standpoint, but for the con
At preesnt there are some doc
tors and some Industrialists who
have phone* Installed in their can.
but the coat is prohibitive for the
Forgetful people might like weD
to have a tslsphoni la the car. so
they can refresh their mmIn
upon need? othesa, perhaps would
Mm to get completely away from
tWy start oat on a trip.
?oth are tvHnaaas at the great
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to toe Books of the Bible.
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BY BILL OOSTELLO
Now if I can just get up enough
lerve to do it, I know how I can |
arn myself a year's free member- 1
hip in the Methodist Church.
PREACHER MAXWELL was I
own town repently in Bermuda
horts and tried to claim a year's
ree subscription to the Scout. But ;
pointed out to him thai Uie offer j
eld only to the man who went to
ork in Bermuda shorts.
I told the Preacher that I'll see '
e gets a free subscription if he'll 1
fear his shorts to church Sunday. '
"hen he told me he'd give me a '
ear's free membership in his i
hurch if I would wear my shorts j
o work. ' i'
From the looks of Roy Parker's
column in the Gates County Index,
'm soon going to have to wear
nine to work and be out of a hat in
I said I'd give Mr. Parker a hat 1
f he would wear shorts to work af
er he belittled the wearing of
ihorts in hi* coluntn a feit weeks
>ack. I added that I would not onlv
send him a hat but that I would
urear my shorts to work if he would ,
lend me picture proof that he wore
Wrote Mr. Parker in his latest I
"DO NOT THINK THAT this'
Challenge will remain unanswered. (
: have recently been hobnobbing
with a group of fashionable collitch
boys to whom Bermuda shorts arc
THE THING. I have Jost my In
hibitions ? I will not lose this col
Speaking about preachers, I be
lieve there is one man in this coun
ty who likes to fish more than
EVERETT ENGLISH and CHAR
LIE HYATT. I do believe he catch
es more fish than the above two
Anyway. BROTHER ALTON
MORRIS should get some kind of
prize because he would really
'rather fish than eat."
I remember his telling me sever
al weeks ago that he puts a hand
ful of reducing pills in his pocket
before he goes out on the lake. It
seems that his wife started using
the pills and they are the kind
that fill your stomach up and take
away your appetite. She quit using
them so Brother Morris takes 'em
fishing, so he won't have to come
in to eat !
C. R. FREED, JIM ED HUGHES
and JERRY DAVIDSON are a
mong the winners so far In the
tournament. Jerry has played two
matches and Freed and Jiffi Ed
AMONG THE VANQUISHED
Those who join me among the
defeated are TOM CASE, FRANK
MAUNEY, BILL HOOVER and
Jerry Davidson beat Dr. Size and
me in that order. "Doc" Hoover
was defeated by J. C. Blair; Tom
Case lost to G. G. Koop and Frank
Mauney to W. Whitfield.
A Backward Glance
so YEARS AGO
Friday, Angnst XI, 1 MS
R. V. Lovtngood of Grandvlew
ras a business visitor here Tues
Mrs. Jim Evans of Ranger was a
?istor in Town Friday.
Mrs. G. W. Candler and daugh
er. Mrs. H. G. McBrayer, spent
"lies rt ay in Andrews with Mrs. Q.
M; ->s Eva Neil Mauney will leave
Mo ? 'ay for Knoxville to spend a
vacation of two weeks.
Miss Mabel Fisher of Andrews'
?ad her tonsils removed at the lo
al hospital one day this week.
N TEAKS AGO
Thursday, August is, IMS
Mrs. J. E. Stephens of Nash rill*,
"?ma., is visiting Mrs. Nettle Dock
?ry this week.
Mrs. Gladys Brugin and daogh
-r, Betty, of Waynesville, were
he guests of Mr*. H. G. Elklns last
Mlsam Ernestine Sips and
Dorete Crutsher of Nashville,
Fenn., after spending the past
?reek as >UMts of Mr. aad Mrs.
W. H. Murray, have le lamed home
Miss Grace Parker who baa been
visiting relatives aad friends is
tor put of the week.
Dr. aad Mrs. D. B. Kendrlcks.
Dr. aad Mrs. Ward of GalusofPs,
M TEAM AM
I ting her sister, Mrs. Bill Scott In
Mrs. W. H. Forrester of Tampa,
Fla., was the guest ot Mr. and Mrs.
Marshall Ramsey and Mrs. Flor
ence Moore the past 10 days. Mrs.
Forrester is the former Miss Anne
Mrs. J. H. Wilson spent last
week in Chattanooga with her
daughters and families.
Miss Ruth Maples of Gatllnburg,
Tenn., is visiting Miss Mary Porter
Fain this week.
Charles Roach of Atlanta, Ga.,
spent the week end with J. L> Had
Jr. Roach and Hall were In Ger
many together several months,
and came home and were dis
5 YEARS AGO
Thursday, August 11, 1MW
Mrs. Glenn Bates and Mia* Adel
la Meroney are visiting Mr. and
Mrs. Jimmy Weir in Atlanta this
Alfred Mayer of 'Atlanta, Ga., is
visiting his sister, Mrs. Henry Har
shaw and Mr. Hanhaw at Harshaw
Farms this week.
Bod Williams of Norfolk, Va.,
| and Tommy. Fergueun at Sytvs
spent a tew days last w4k la the
home of Mrs. T. 8. Bvans.
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Odom spent
tba week sad tat Jefferson, Ga.,
with Mrs. Odom's brother- In-law
and sister, Mr. and Mrs. 3. L.
Mrs. Dennis IftMjr of Atlanta,
Ga^ spent a tew days thla week ai
the goeat of tar ant, Mrs. 3. C
TALK 0' THE TOWN
By Emily CosUUo
....MISSES KATE and LEILA HATES entertained last Friday night at J
a reception for their nephew, KENNETH BEAL FARMER and hli bride '
of August 6. And it was a real pleasure for us to meet the nice couple
because we were meeting Kenneth for the first time as well as his nice
She's a South Carolina girl, (from Marion, S. C.) and naturally that
puts her up toward the top in my book. And she is a phys ed teacher
in the Spartanburg, S. C. city schools. Kenneth is an industrial arts
teacher in Spartanburg ? so you can see how the two got together.
At the drop-In Friday Evelyn was wearing her wedding dreas
a beautiful ooe of lace with fitted bodice and full skirt. Awl instead
of her bridal *iel she wore some fascinating Urge white lacy ear
rings pretty against her short dark hair.
The colors used for the "bride's table" were pink and white? with
pink-iced cakes, cherry punch and pink and white mints. Pink rosebuds
were used as floral appointments in the two silver epergnes holding
I KNOW A SECRET
The punch was just wonderful and Miss Kate confided its ingredients
to me when I inquired about the cherry ice cubes which I saw her
dumping into the punchbowl. The ice cub?s were just frozen cherry Kool
Aid and the other ingredients were pineapple juice, orange juice and
party punch ? a wonderful concoction.
The hostesses wore floor length dinnergowns (I suspect the same
frocks they wore for the wedding), Miss Leila in blue and Miss Kate in
mauve. And the sister of the bridegroom, MARY FARMER, now of
Asheville, who was assisting in entertaining, wore a strapless evening
frock in shades of shrimp and cerise.
MISS ADDIE LEATHERWOOD, wearing a black lace, was pouring
punch when we arrived and EMILY DAVIDSON ? in white and light
blue, was providing piano music.
Over 100 guests called between the "at home" hours from 8-10 :S0 p.
MRS. HARVE ELKINS, MRS. MARGIE WITHERSPOON and
MRS. F. C. BOURNE, SR., were hostesses to about 60 local ladies Fri
day at noon-thirty at a bridge luncheon at the Regal Hotel.
And everybody looked so pretty! You know, as much as I dislike to
wear a hat, I'll have to admit that we all looked pretty nice with our
hats and gloves Friday. (I own two hats ? one's black, one's brown. I
them when I flave to.) But I'm glad that we've had an "unwritten rule"
this summer not to wear hats to afternoon bridge parties. But I do like
hats for luncheon wear.
I don't remember all the prize winners except I know 8KEETER
BOCOOK won high and MARY NELL RE ID (Mrs. H. L. ) won low.
A big bowl of crape myrtle was on the table at the entrance. The
crape myrtle this year is prettier than usual ? or maybe I've Just
noticed it more. It was used at our church Sunday morning, too.
OPIE and HOBART McKEEVER left Atlanta Monday morning by
plane for Mexico to spend 10 exciting days. They left Murphy Sunday
and went by Gainesville to deposit little Bill with his grandmother, MRS.
CLARENCE BUTLER, for the duration of their vacation. Mrs. Butler
will probably come up to Murphy, and bring Bill toward the latter part
of the week.
I believe MARTHA DREHER gave the McKeevers a little 'going a
way party Saturday night at her home.
We ran into DR. and MRS. W. A. HOOVER and BECKY and their
guests last Wednesday night at Duke's where they were eating a late
dinner. Their guests were DR. and MRS. GEORGE PLONK and
two of their five children, of Raleigh, formerly of Murphy; and MR.
| and MRS. YAU of Georgia, also formerly of Murphy. Both couples were
on an overnight visit in Murphy.
ODDS AND ENDS
MR. WILLARD AXLEY has presented me with two fragrant tube
roses on two early mornings this week. If you'll notice, he usually has a
posie of some kind In his lapel.
MARION OOLEE (Mrs. Bill) is in Alabama with her family due to
the illness of her brother. She has been in Alithsms off and on for the
past several months because of his illness and her mother has also
not been well. I'll bet she'd appreciate hearing from some of her Mur
phy friends. You can write her in care of W. E. Pharr, Thomas ton. Ala.
TOOTS COOK ? One of fee bee* drapers I know ? ted ea a dar
ling gray cotton frock with crisp white collar Sunday, set off by a
broad brimmed white sailor hat.
BILL RHODES has enjoyed a busy summer with relatives in Mis
sissippi and Texas. He'll probably come home this week end. His moth
er, MARGARET RHODES (Mrs. Ralph) has been attending summer
school at Cullowhee. So Becky and Ralph have been taking care of the
GLENDA (Ivte) and BILL BRANDON are settled In Atlanta In a
nice apartment and Bill Is working In Atlanta ? sorry don't know
JOYCE JENKINS, who has been working at Parker's Drug Store
this summer will soon be getting ready to leave for college. She'll enter
Truett-McConnell, a Baptist college in Georgia, on Sept (.
SALLY MORRIS is spending this month at home resting up for the
new school term next month. She'll be a Junior at Carson Newman Col
lege in Tenn. come fait She sang a solo "He Holds The Whole World In
His Hands" Sunday. A lovely voice ? and a lovely song-thought.
BILLIE JAN* RUSH win leave stood* Sept. U for Richmond,
Va., where she win eater a school lor interior defeo raters. When I
get rich IH let her decorate my boose, If she's not tee old to get
about byfthat time.
JOANN ADAMS end her cousin GLENDA MTU* returned Monday
of last week from Alabama where they had spent a week. A bus-car
wreck around Ocoee lake provided excitement and no serious injury .on
the return trip. Joaim will leave soon for Washington, D. C., where sb?
will work for the FBI, I believe.
Pretty BARBARA RHOAD8 was home- for a week recently. She's
completed two of her three years e t uuisse training at a <****? hoapt
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