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PROMOTING MURPHY AND ANDREWS
MUHPOT NORTH GABOUNA \.c -'-J'8T 25, 1M1
TWELVE PAGES THIS WEEK
People You Know
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Potter of
Paleigh were overnight guests of(
M? brother and sister-in-law, the :
Rev. and Mrs Robert Potter this |
week. Mr. Potter la a purchasing
agent for the N. C. State Highway
Mrs. Virginia Scroggs is in At
lanta, Ga., with her husband, Paul
B. Scroggs, who was operated on
Tuesday for a brain tumor at Pied
mont Hospital. Mr. Scroggs is re
ported to be improving.
George L. Williams, Sr., of Col
umbia, S. C. . and his son, George
L. Williams, Jr., of Atlanta, Ga.,
visited Mrs. Williams' Sr. broth:
er and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
S. S. Williams here last week. Mr.
Williams Jr. is employed with Mu
tual Life Insurance Co. of New
Miss 'Ella McCombs spent last
week with Mrs. NoNra Cobb Spen
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Gennette
have as their guest Mrs. Gennette's
sister, Mrs. Ethel Wolf of Knox
Mrs. Mack Patton and children
of Hendersonville spent several
days last week with Mrs. Patton's
mother, Mrs. Margie Withers poon.
Mrs Withers poon returned home
with them for a week's visit.
Patricia Ann and Wayne, Jr.
Gentry of Greensboro are visiting
their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
H. G. Elkins.
Miss Martha Hill, who is work-j
ing with the Credit Bureau In At- '
lanta, Ga.. spent the week end with
ker parent*, Mr. and Mrs. Guy
Mrs. Nora Smith of Loa Angeles,
Calif., is visiting her lister, Mr*.
R. A. Akin.
Mr. and KM. Dorset Bsm&gaa
'nd sons left last weak for Las
Jh am os, N. M after * month's
ty here at the home at Mrs. Dun
jLgwM'n parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Capt. and Mrs. A1 Swan and
daughters, Mary Elizabeth and
Caroline, spent several days of
this week here with their parents,
Capt. and Mrs. Frank Swan and
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Davis enroute
to their home In Washington, D. C..
after attending the wedding of
their brother. Whitaker Davis to
Miss Lucy W. Claytor held to
Charleston, S. C. Saturday. Mrs. H.
K. Davis also attended her son's
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Blckta and
children have recently returned to
Reading, Pa. after a period of six
months here with ? the Berkshire
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Chandler, Jr.,
and children, Bryoa in and Linda,
have returned after a 10 days stay
in Pompano Beach, and other
points in Florida.
Mr, and Mrs. Hubert Batson of
Brevard stopped for an overnight
visit with Supt. and Mrs. J. E.
Rufty Thursday enroute to Boone
and other points on their weeks
Mr. and Mr*. L. G. Payne of
Memphia, Tenn., are spending this
week with Mra. Payne'a parents,
Mr. and Mra. Cleve Almond. They
will be accompanied home by their
aoti, Gregg who haa (pent the
aummer vacation month* here with
Mrs San Clayton and sons of
Greensboro are spending several
weeks here with Mra. Clayton's
mother, Mra. Etta Beaton.
The Rev. and Mrs. John Neville
have as their guests this week Mr.
and Mrs. Charles K. Stone of
Birmingham. Ala. asd Miss BeOe
Crawford of Union. 8. C.
flor. and Mrs. John Neville, Jr.,
it Montreal stopped for aa over
night visit Wednesday with Ms
ifanwto, the Rev. end Mrs. John
C. Veviile enroute to Austin. Tans
where he wffl attend too Austin
Seminary for ? year of graduate
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Lafl and
Jiree children Lnaano, Jud J and
Kenny at Aiken, g. C? are guests
this week of Mr. Lall's parents,
MT. and Mrs. O. ft. LaU. They
plan to vtatt Mrs tail's parents
to Had Springs enroots to their
NEW POWER BOARD UNIFORMS
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A NEW LOOK came to employees of the Town of Murphy
Power Board hut week when they donned their new green uniforms.
Six of the employees are pictured above in the new suits and caps
which bear the red, white and black Power Board Insignia. The
uniforms were purchased after being authorised by the Power
Board members. The uniforms Include shirt, pants, cap and Jacket.
Standing in front, left to right, are Fred Derreberry, Jack Piercy,
and Giartie Baal. Back row, left to right, are Henry Reed, Carl
Bates, aad Sari diambers. Reed, Chambers and Beal are linemen ;
Bates is meter reader ; Piercy, meter reader and store room clerk ;
Derreberry, foreman. (Scout Photo)
Monroe Crisp, 42
Dies At Stecoah
Monroe Crisp. 42. died at 7 :30 a.
m. Friday, August 19, at bis home
Surviving are the wife, Mrs.
Pearl Lovln Crisp; the mother.
Mrr J. M. Criap, both of Stecoah;
six slaters, Mrs. I. W. Cook, High
Point; Mrs. Oscar Crisp, Whit
Mire, S. C. ; Mrs. Leonard Carring
er, Mrs. Eddlson Lakey and Mrs.
Henry Crisp of Stecoah and Mrs.
Lew Criap of Key West, Fla. Three
brothers, N. W. Crisp, Cleveland,
O.; Roosevelt Criap, Fort Worth,
Aex. ; and Hoover Crisp, Dearborn,
Funeral services were held at
Stecoah Bautist Church with Town
son Funeral Home In charge.
Choir Practice, Altar
Bays* Class Added
I Choir practice at 1 p. m. Satur
days and an altar boys' claaa on
Saturday at 10 a. m. have been add
'ed to the regular aervicea at the
Church at the Messiah, Episcopal,
Meanwhile the cottage prayer
meeting for tonight (Thursday),
Barbanaa Church will be held at
the home at Mrs. Jessie Colbert.
All other regular services will
continue at the three local Episco
Mrs. Runion 41
Dies In Hospital
Funeral services were held for
Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Hamby
Runion, 41, at the Batchmond Pres
byterlan Church, Farner, Tenn., on
Wednesday, Aug. 17.
Mrs. Runion, the daughter of the
late Stan and Pauline Hamby,
died In a Chattanooga, Tenn., hos
pital on Aug. IS. Burial was in Riv
er Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Runion was the wife of
Howard Baxter Runion (Buck),
who survives, along with three
sons of the home at Oak Ridge,
Tenn.; and one daughter, Mrs.
Zane Rice of Farner, Tenn. ; and
The Rev. Mr. Ferguson at the
First Baptist Church, 'Oopperhill,
officiates and Pack Funeral Home
was in charge.
Dick Richards Opens
New Office Here
Dick Richards this week opened
his new real estate office here for
business in the office formerly oc
cupied by the Peacock Insurance
Richards has been appointed a
justice of the peace and is also a
Integration Said Physically
Impossible Here At Present
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Health Officer Is
Named To District
Set Tomorrow At
An old time minstrel show will
be presented tomorrow night, Fri
day, at 8 in the Murphy School
The program, depicting Southern
Plantation Days, will include sing
ing. banjo picking, buck dancing,
spirituals, and comedy routines.
Glenn Ellis will be pianist and
James Evans will be master of cer
emonies and furnish guitar music.
Bill Corn well will be Uncle Joe.
The cast includes children from
Murphy, Hayesville, Liberty and
Marble. The children chose names
of the mammies their mothers and
fathers knew and loved.
Murphy children in the minstrel
are: Patsy Jones, Mammy Cloe;
Sara Alice Jeffries, Baby Snow
drop; Linda Schuyler, Prissy; Car
lene Bates, Adeline; Rosemary
Bates, Lizzie; Don Ramsey, Amos;
David Ramsey, Andy; Sheryl Ann
O'dell, Flossie ; and Peggy English,
Also, Dannie O'dell, Sambo;
Lamar Haggard, George Washing
ton Carver; Maxine O'dell, Holly
hock; Jimmy Kimsey, Henry;
Jimmy Timpson, Nicodemus! Steve
Howell, Epaninondus; WKay David
son, Liza Jane; Ann Gladson,
Jezlbell; Susie MUler, Melissy; and
Bessie Killian, Pansy.
Also Laura Hardin, Hannah; Im
ogene Voiles, Coonshtne; Clara
Hughes, Flossie Lee; Rosemary
Burgess, Beulah; Brenda Killian,
Janie Bell; Catherine Nix, Oriole;
Ramona Haggard, Peorie; Char
lene Davidson, Mi randy; Louis
Martin, Rochester; Mary Frances
Kephart, Till; Joan McDonald.
Aunt Jemimah; Annette White,
Petunia; Wanda West, HatUe;
Doris McCIure, Sal! and Rich
ard Akin, Lightning.
Hayesville children in the cast
are Butch Kahn, Maggie; Susan
Gray, Rosebud; Elizabeth Gar
rison. Stell; Donald Garrison, Mose
Bud Garrison, January; Sue Rog
ers, Ruby; Katie Powers, Sissy.
The Liberty participants are
Linda Boring, Julie; Evelyn Wil
son, Lilac; and Kenneth WlUon,
Children from Marble are Mil
dred Ruth Griggs, Myra Lunsford
Cleatus Lunsford, Mary Ruth
Luther, Jackie Raxter, Peggy
Thomjtoon, Cecil e Barton, Neil
Battle, Ronnie and Dannie K1I pat
rick, Sue King and Mary Lou
Yelton To Speak To Teachers
And State Employees On SS
Teachara and state employee*#
will meat- in the ma>n 1 1
I Murphy School Auditorium at ? p.
m. today (Thuraday ) to haar
Nathan Yelton of Raleigh apeak
oa taachara going under tha Social
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Mr. Telton to axacutiva aacra
tary at tha Taachara and Stata
Itiuplujiaaa Retirement Syatam.
Taachara and atata employees of
tha Murphy CSty mitt, Cherokee
County. Aadrewa Oty unit, Gra
ham. Clay, Maoon aad Swain dm
tiaa ara lnrited to attend tha
S .4-. ??..
I The Murphy Band Bouptaw CJub
will rae?t Monday, Aug. ?, at t p.
I m. In the bawl roam, Mrs. R. V.
I Wearer, praaident announced to
I The club wlO be meeting with the
(new band director, Jack Bull,
for the fl?t tin*, and * large at
tendance ta hoped.
I Anyone Interested ? p areata tai
frtenda ? are MM to attend to
fat the dub started tfl ea the right
1 toat lor fba new school yaw.
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Mra. Paulina Bauk, cmwariui in
lturphjr Hl*ii School, attaodad tha
State Cbunaalora' Omfaranca In
Man Hill on Au*uat IS and 14.
throuftiout North <
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? Dr. Robert R. King of Boone next
week will take up his duties here
'as the new district health officer
'/or Cherokee, Clay and Graham
i Dr. King will assume his duties
Sept. 1 with headquarters at the
new health center in Murphy.
Dr. King formerly served as a
medical missionary of the South
ern Presbyterian Missions Board
in the Belgian Congo from 1915 to
1931 and was engaged in public
health work in North Carolina
from 1931 until 1943.
He returned to the Belgian Congo
in 1944 and finished his missionary
work in 1954.
Dr. King is a native of Arkansas
and received his medical education
at the University of Arkansas.
Dr. Gray also did private medi
cal practice in Arkansas prior to
going to the mission field.
While in Africa he opened the
medical missionary station in Mut
oto. In 1931 he returned to the
States due to the illness of his wife
and remained here until 1943 in
public health work in Northwest
em North Carolina. During that
time his wife died.
On returning to the Congo? one
of the largest missio nfields of the
Presbyterian church ? Dr. Gray
worked at several stations, the last
of which was at Moma.
In 1950 he married Mrs. Eliza
beth Morton Granger of Louisburg,
N. C. They returned to the States
in the autumn last year when Dr.
Gray was retired from missionary
work. Since that time they have
lived in Boone.
Dr. Gray has five children,
among them a son who teaches in
the medical department of a school
in Puerto. Rico. Mrs. Gray has two
children by a forpier marriage.
The Grays will move here next
Wednesday and will make their
home on Peachtree 8t. where they
have rented the Edward Rey
nold's (Jane Hill) home.
Murphy To Play
The Murphy baseball team will
meet Blairsville, Ga.. Friday
night and Blue Ridge. Ga., Sat
urday night in home games to end
The two games last week end
through error were reported to be
the last home games of the season.
Actually the last home games will
be played this Friday and Satur
Joe Tipton will pitch for Murphy
On Saturday, a loaded Blue Ridge
squad with a hired riger pitcher
will try to make Murphy's last
game a loser.
Ed Anderson manager of the
Murphy team, said he plans to put
a charged up Murphy team on the
field Saturday night in an effort to
stop Blue Ridge.
Registration of students for the
Murphy School unit will be today
(Thursday) and Friday, H. Bueck,
Hours for registration are from
10 a. m. to noon and from 2 p. m.
to 4 p. m.
AU students who have not at'
tended the Murphy School befort
or who did not register for ^school
last year or any beginning student
who did not attend the pre-school
clinic must register today or to
morrow, Mr. Bueck said.
The regular hour for starting
the school day this year will be al
8:30 a. m. Mr. Bueck said.
O.E.S. TO MEET
Murphy Chapter No. 10 Order ot
the Eastern Star will meet tonight
(Thursday) at 7 :30 In the Masonic
Hall. Mrs. Bessie Bates, worth;
matron will preside. All member!
are urged to be present.
Cherokee County History
Almost Completed; Last
Call For Family Histories
Shot After Hunt
On Telico River
A bear that had killed two cows
on Tellieo River near the Chero
kee ? Graham line was shot after
a hunt wu organised to track down
Arnold Dalrymple, Cherokee
County game protector, and Jim
my Martin, Clay County game pro
tector, supervised the hunt.
The animal was shot last Thurs
day some SO minute* after dogs
were turned loose. Wood row Wal
ker of Telico Plains killed the bear
with one shot after the dogs picked
up its trail from a cow carcass,
Mr. Dalrymple said.
The bear was taken to the prison
camp to be used in the mess kitch
Men who participated in the hunt
for the bandit bear were Mr. Dal
rymple, Mr. Martin, Leonard
Walker. J. C. Walker, and Herbert
Loaf, an of Tennessee, Blake Lev
in of Graham County, and Robert
? 8yhrester of Cherokee County.
A series of revival meetings wffl
start the first Sunday of Septsm
? liar at the Brasrtm Church. The
i Rev. RUi Ooffey and Frod UM>
The history of Cherokee Count)
being compiled by Mrs. C. S. Freel
of Andrews is almost completed
according to announcement Mon
day at the quarterly meeting of th?
Cherokee County Historical Society
Mrs. Freel said that all chapten
except those on wars and on famil]
histories have been completed
Mrs. Freel announced that she hai
some SO family histories but then
are still several "fine pioneei
families" of the county whose his
tory she does not have.
Mrs. Freel said she is issuing he:
last call for family history mater
ial now. Anyone who wishes to con
tribute Information on their famil]
history is asked to contact Mrs
Meanwhile, at Monday's meeting
Mrs. J.'W. Davidson, president
appointed Jo* Ray and Frank For
syth and one other to be appointee
later, to work with Mrs. Freel or
the business end of the publishlni
and financing of the history.
Mrs. Lonso Shields, secretary
read several communication
which had come to the society.
The speaker was Mrs. Aim Ward
who spoke on her recent trip to Om
Two new members, Dr. Heiei
Weils Smith aa* Mr*. W. V. Cos
? -rne Murphy committee on Edu
cation-appointed by the Murphy
School Board to study integration
Monday night heard it is physically
1 impossible to take students from
Texana and Tomotla into the Mur
phy School unit at this time.
H. Bueck, superintendent of the
Murphy unit, told the committee
that integration was impossible at
present because of the lack of
space in the city unit.
The committee set up for imme
diate study the fact that Negro
high school students at Texana are
unable to graduate with state di
plomas because the school does
| not have at least four teachers.
I The state requires that a school
must have at least four teachers
I before a state diploma can be is
sued to graduating students.
' L. W. Hendrix, county school sup
erintendent, pointed out that some
| white students in the county are
faced with the same problem.
| Both the white and the Negro
students are forced to go to other
schools to get diplomas that will
allow them to enter college, Mr.
The committee on Education
made plans to investigate the pos
sibility of giving financial help to
those students who must leave the
county to get a state diploma.
The committee also voted to sup
port Governor Hodge's recently
stated efforts to preserve the
state's public school system.
i In a report to the committee, Mr.
Bueek gave the following overall
picture of Texana, Tomotla and
,j Number of students: Murphy.
I 1,510; Tomotla, 68; and Texana,
t 107; Classrooms; Murphy 45, To
[ motla, four, but two are being
. used as storage rooms; Texana,
. Cost of education of each stu
. dent per year; Murphy, $107; To
motla, $107; and Texana, $120.
Mr. Bueck pointed out that the
smaller the number of students in
a school the higher the amount
[ of money per student is spent,
t He said the rate at Tomotla is
, actually more than $107 but he had
r approximated that figure for his
The cost included teachers' sal
aries, Janitor service, fuel, in
structional supplies, maintenance
and operations of the buildings.
The next meeting of the commit
tee will be held tn the Citizens
Bank building Monday, Sept. IB,
Frank Forsyth. chairman of the
Meth. Youth Meet