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VOLUME 65 -NUMBER ? 7 ..
PROMOTING MURPHY AND ANDREWS
MURPHY NORTH CAROLINA
' THURSDAY, SEPT. 1, IMS
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People You Know]
Mr*. Peyton O. Ivle, and child
ren, Susanne and Grier, left last
Thursday for Ridge Crest. They
were joined Saturday by Mr. Ivle
and all returned Wednesday. (
W. E. Davidson of Lake Placid,1
Fla., will arrive this week for a
visit with Mr. and Mrs. Edwin
Winchester, Miss EUa McComhs
and other relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. John Posey of
Waynesville were week end guests
of Mrs. Posey's mother, Mrs. B.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ferguson
and son Tommy of Sylva, spent
Sunday with Mrs. T S. Evans and
Miss Addie Mae Cooke left Mon
day after having spent several
days in Murphy.
Mrs. Joe Fulmer and daughters,
Jennie Lee and Hazel, spent sever
al days here last week with Mrs.
Fulmer's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Jim Franklin. Miss Grace Town
son returned with them to Sylva
for the week end.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Burrus visit
ed his mother in Canton last week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Agnew of
Summerville, Ga., are visiting their
son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and
Mrs. W. A. Singleton and family. |
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Winchester!
and sons, Gus and Tommy, were
in Atlanta Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Brittain and
sons, Johnny and Jerry have re
turned to Atlanta after a visit with
Mrs. Charles F. Stan berry and
daughter, Cynthia Ruth have re
turned to their home In Rutherford
ton after a two weeks' visit here
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.
Mrs, A. L. Maxwell, 3j., ?f ,
wman, Ga., has returned home
r a two weeks visit here. with'
son, the Rev. A. L. Maxwell
Mrs. Edwina Hagaman spent sev .
eral days in Atlanta last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ellis were
Atlanta visitors last week.
Mrs. V. A. Vuchetich and daugh- 1
tera, Angelle, Marcta and Margo
have returned to their home after
a 10 days visit here with Mrs.
Vuchetich'8 mother, Mr*. H. A.
Van Gorder. They were accomp
anied home by Mr. Vuchetich who
came up for the week end.
Mr. and Mrs. Troy Kilpatrlck of
Hampton, Va. were guests over the
week end of Mr. Kil Patrick's moth
er, Mrs. Vina Kilpatrlck. Other
guests of Mrs. Kilpatrlck on Sun
day were her sister and neice Mrs.
D. E. Fox of Bryaon City and Miss
Hermie Fox of New York City.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Humphrey
have returned to their home in
Tampa, Fla., after a weeks visit
here with Mr. 'Humphreys broth
er-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. j
Ber Wheeler. Other guests of the
Wheeler last week were: Mr. and
Mrs. K. M. Hays and son, Tom of
Knoxville, Tenn. (Mrs. Hay is the
former Miss Bee Newell and resid
ed here with her family for a num
ber of years); and Mr. and Mrs.
Clifford Newell of Baltimore. Md.
Mrs. R. L. What ley and daughter
Mary Ann, of Cincinnati, Ohio, are
spending this week with Mrs. What
leys sister, Mrs. Luke Ellis.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Delaney
and son, Charlie, and Mrs. Delan
ey 'a parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. P.
Grant spent Sunday in Franklin
with Or. and Mrs. Ben P. Grant.
Mrs. L. O. Caldwell has returned
after a weeks visit in Columbia. 8.
C. with her son-in-law and daugh
ter, Pfc. and Mrs. Harry Rogers.'
Rev. and Mrs. H. Faulkner and
children of Macon, Ga. spent the
week end here with Mr. and Mrs.
Dr. and Mrs. Jack Davis and
son. Karl of Waynesvllle spent the
Hr end here with Dr. Davis'
nts, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Davis.
' rs. Ruth Starr Pullium has re-,
-mod after spending the vacation
months in Fontana Dam. *
. The Rev. and Mrs. John Corbitt
and children, Nathan, Alsada and
Oretchen will leave tooiorrow( Fri
day) for Anna, 111. where they will
spend * two weeks vacation with
Mr. OorWtt's parents tad other
a. I jc
Murphy School Enrolls
1,692 In First 2 Days
Murphy Schools enrolled 1.892*
students in Its first two days of
school this week.
This total Is some 40 more than
were enrolled In two weeks of
school last year, Supt. H. Bueck
A breakdown of enrollment
shows: elementary, 909; Tomotla,
68; Murphy High School 809; and
Mr. Bueck said the enrollment |
this year will surpass last year!
by some 60 to 65 students.
Meanwhile two new primary'
classrooms have been formed in
the "janitor home" below the
school. The rooms have been fresh -
jly painted, have new linoleum, a
(drinking fountain, circulating oil
'heat, blackboards and mostly new
furniture. The children are using
the Murphy summer recreation
program playground equipment in
the kiddie park back of their class
Meanwhile, the fees for high
school students were outlined as
follows: book rental, $3.60, payable
on the day of registration to the
homeroom teacher. (The grammir
school supplemantary reader fee is
^65 to 85 cents.)
| Band fee is $4 per semester and
is used by the director to buy
music and repair school owned in
struments; home economics, S2 per
year; typing, $4 per semester;
damage fees are assessed on an i
Individual basis and cover any un- .
reasonable damage to books or.
other school property used by an
Insurance la provided all school .
children who wish It for $1.50 per J
year and covers any accident in-i
curred from the time the #hljd
leaves horae Wt school ft tlte" morn
ing unth he returns home 1n the
Fees and other information are
outlined in the new student hand
books which have been distributed
to all high school pupils. "Hie new
handbooks contain 24 pages and
are bound in black and gold? the
The Red Crow Bloodmoblle will
be at the Andrew* City Hall Tues
day, Sept. S from noon until S p.
The quota for the day la 100 pints. '
Office Ii Closed
The Cherokee County agent's of
fice was closed at 4 p. m. yester
day (Wednesday) after Asslstan:
Agent L. V. McMahan turned In
In his letter to the County Board
of Commissioners. Mr. McMahan
said resignation would be effective
September 1. He said he was re
signing to accept another position,
j He will go to Madison County as
an assistant agent working with the
farm and home development.
Mrs. Edythe Howard, stenogra
pher. closed the door to the office
at 4 p. m. yesterday.
The closing of the office came af
ter G. H. " Farley, former county
agent, was asked by the Commis
sioners to resign.
The Commissioners and the State
Extension Service so far have been
unable to agree on a new agent.
Mrs. Burris To Be
Installed Avx. Head
Mrs. Jack Burris will be install
ed president of the Murphy Amer
ican Legion Auxiliary tonight
(Thursday) at the meeting of the
group at 7:30 at the home of Mrs.
S. C. Burgess.
Mrs. L. L. Mason will install the
Miss Clara June Hughes, the aux
iliary's representative to Girls
State, will speak on her trip to the
Girls State meeting.
HEALTH DEFT. CLOSES MON.
The local Health department will
be closed Monday, Sept. 5, Labor
Kick Off Football
Season Tomorrow ;
The Andrews Wildcats will meet
the Murphy Bulldogs on the Mur
phy Athletic Field Friday night,
The kick-off time will be 8 p. m.
Both teams have been hard at
work for the P*?t two weeks get
ting for the opening of the 1955-56
The Bulldogs have 15 returning
lettermen: seniors, Hubert Sneed,
end; Burke Moore, halfback; Jack
Fleming, center; and Steve Hem
Others are juniors, Dave Owens,
end; Norris West, tackle; Joe
Swain, guard; Bill Jones, halfback;
Bobby O'Dell, fullback; Jim Kil
patrick, center; Jerry Palmer,
tackle; sophomores, Jimmy Cable,
guard; Jim Hendrix, end; John
Morris, halfback; Don Amos, tack
Outstanding freshmen coming up
were listed as Bobby Morris, line
and backs, Buck Hill, end, and
Jimmy Massey and Bob Hendrix.
Andrews School I
Enrollment Said |
About The Same
The Andrews School unit opened
August 25 with approximately the
same enrollment as last year ac
cording to Supt. J. E. Rufty.
A breakdown of departments
shows the louowmg figures: And
rews High School, 281; Andrews
Elementary, 856; Marble, 148 and
the Negro School, 10.
GOG Asks For Help
In Air Raid Alert
The Murphy Ground Observer
Corps this week sent out an urgent
call for volunteers to serve during
a 67 hour alert.
W. C. Messer, GOC supervisor,
and H. Bueck, head of the local
Civil Defense, said the Murphy
GOC will need every available
volunteer to help Murphy do its
part in the alert.
The alert will start at 8 a. m.
Tuesday, Sept. # and end at 5 p. m.,
Thursday, Sept. 8. -
The Murphy GOC will Join the
exercise that is being staged
throughout the 35th Air Division
area. Headquarters are in Knox
Murphy is looked on by defense
experts as a vital spotting station
because of its location to the
atomic plant at Oak Ridge, Tenn.,
and to the Lockheed plant at Mar
ietta, Ga. i
Civilian volunteers are asked to
'turn out for the alert to test Mur
phy's ability to help check possible
foreign attacks on those sites.
Volunteers are asked to contact
Merle Davis, chief observer; C. W.
Arnold, assistant observer; Ben
Ragsdale, Mr. Bueck or Mr. Mes
State 4-H Health Pageant !
Praised As "Best Ever" (
The health pageant presented by
Cherokee and Clay County 4-H
youths during: the State 4-H Club
week In Raleigh recently, has re
ceived rave notices throughout the
The pageant, "A Place In The
Sun", was written by Cherokee
County assistant home agent Mrs.
Frances W. Puett.
Garland Hendricks, editorial
writer for the Raleigh News and
Observer, called the pageant, "a
thrilling experience, an interpreta
tion of life which was a challenge
to everyone present".
Mr. Hendricks further said, the
"lighting was excellent and in
terpr'etative acting remarkably
The pageant was presented In the
huge Reynolds Coliseum on the N.
State College campus.
L. R. Harrfll, state 4-H club load
er said at the pageant, "In all of
the yean we have been staging
Health Pageant programs, we have
never witnessed one to equal the
one put on this year.
It a high tribute to your
(extension department personnel
In Cherokee and (3ay Counties) ef
forts, to the cooperation of the peo
ple tn the two counties, to the ac
1 tivities of the 4-H Club members
[ and to 4-H Club work Itself."
j Among otter persons congratu
i^Htur the puretnt were
I Extension Department
"AND HAN BECAME a tiller of the soil" ? this picture waa
made during the second scene of the Cherokee-day 4-H Health
Pageant presented at State 4-H week In Balelgh recently. The
?hove seen* presented the Importance of physical health and de
velop meat. Left to right are Jam^a C. Kilpatrlck, Jr. of Peach tree;
Joyce Waldroup, Little Brass town ; Bob Slagte, Andrew* (N. O. State
4-H health king); Adora McGlamery, Clay County; and Davtd Gib
lata 8. Virginia Wilson and Mary
E. Morgan who said "never hevi
we heard as many or such high
praises about any previous health
pageant? wnat a professional per
forming It was."
O ne national ?-H Club recreation
leader Mid she had sean "nothing
to equal It fa til ot the United
The pafeant personnel traveled!
to Raleigh by chartered bus. Dan- .
cers were coached by the John C.
Campbell Folk School. Music ac
companiment was by Mrs. John
Stanley, orguiat; and the Stat* 4-H
Andrews Will Get Parking
Meters On Main Street
County Asked To Help
Disaster Area Victims
Clubs Ask For
! Murphy's proposed Planning and
Development Board got two more
boosts recently when the Murphy
i Garden Club and the Murphy Civi
tan Club voted to petition Murphy
Town Council to establish the
The Civitan Club in a letter to
Mayor L L. Mason said the club
endorses the Planning and Develop
The Murphy Garden Club plana
to send members to a meeting of
Town Council to submit its resolu
Earlier, the Murphy Lions Club
voted to support the Planning
Board and asked Council in its re
solution to establish the board.
? Cherokee County residents this
week were called on to help out in!
the disaster affected areas of the
It was expected that funds in ex
cess of $8,000,000 would be needed
by the victims.
Cherokee County was assigned a
"rock bottom" quota of $200. Any
one who will contribute funds for
the emergency is asked to make
his donation immediately through
the bank. Bank vice president, W. I
Frank Forsyth will be in charge of
the collections. I
Each person contributing will be
given a receipt.
It was said that some 10,000 fam- 1
ilies are looking to the Red Cross
Calls have gone out throughout
the nation for assistance to the
k The Main Street of Andrews will
have regulated parking starting to
morrow ( Friday) after Andrews
Town Council voted to Install park
ing meters on both sides of Main
The meters will be put in from
Cherry St. to the alley on the east
side of the Lutheran parsonag3
and on Locust St. from Main St.
to First St. and from Main St. to
The new meters will take one
penny, five cents, 10 cents or 25
Murphy Cub Scouts
. Murphy Cub Scouts Friday night
| last week received their charter.
Jack Dickey, Scout representative
presented the charter which^was
1 received by Frank Forsyth. Cub
Scout institutional representative.
The Mens Bible Class of the
First Methodist Church is sponsor
for the Cubs.
Hugh Hensley and Bob Waggon
er are Cub masters. Pack commit
tees and parents attended the char
ter presentation program.
Hiwassee Lake Allowed To
Fill; Apalachia Drawn Down
To Be Closed For
AU state and federal offices, the
Town Hall, Courthouse, Citizens
Bank and Trust Co., the Cherokee
Scout, the Post Office and the
Draft Board office wiU be closed
on Monday, Sept. 5, to observe
The library and health depart
ment will also be closed.
All news and advert isment for
next weeks issue of the Scout
should be In by Friday afternoon,
1 The Scout office will close noon
Saturday, Sept. 3, and re-open 8 a.
m. Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Ramsey Is Speaker
At Loggers Meet
Dick Ramsey, agricultural teach
er at Andrewi City School, called
on the Old Time Loggers and Lum
bermen organization to give their
support to young students in Cher
okee County who are interested in
Mr. Ramsey was speaker at the
Loggers meeting Saturday morn
ing in the county Courthouse in
A. B. Chandler, Sr., president of
the organization, presided, and
Frank Swan was in charge of the
Mr. Ramsey, Jake Abemathev
and W. V. Costello were made hon
orary members of the organization.
I In his speech, Mr. Ramsey trac
ed the logging and lumber indus
try from the old water powered
saw mills to today's interest tn
New officers for the organizat
ion will be elected during the next
meeting to be held in Andrews Sat
urday, Sept. 24, Mr. Chandler
Korean Vets Can
Enroll in Training
All Korean veterans who wish to
enroll In farm training should
apply at the Agriculture Building
at the Andrews High School, it was
New trainees will be taken up
to Oct 1, 1955. This applies to
Cherokee, Clay and Graham Oount
A new law has been passed that
will allow Korean Trainees to draw
(Ull allowance for the tint year of
their training without any reduct
ion. However, if a Korean trainee
has ba^n In trainlag tor a* much
as a year this does not apply. It
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(Dies Here Friday
t Miss Carrie Eugenia Mallonee
| died in a Murphy hospital about
4 :30 p. m. Friday, Aug. 26, follow
ing a long illness.
She was a native of Macon Coun
ty, a daughter of the late C. B. and
Laura Reid Mallonee, and moved
to Cherokee County with her par
ents when she was a young girl.
Miss Mallonee was a member of
the First Methodist Church and
had taught school for a number of
Funeral services were held at
2:30 P. M. Sunday in the First
Methodist Church. The Rev. As
mond Maxwell, the Rev. W. F. El
liott and the Rev. J. Alton Morris
officiated and burial was in Sunset
Pallbearers were Claude King,
Allen Lovingood, Harvey Akin, J.
W. Davidson, Bob McCombs and
W. C. Kinney.
Surviving are three sisters, the
Misses Lyda and Bessie Mallonee
Mrs. J. G. (Lou) Green of Murphy;
a brother, J. Arthur Mallonee of
Murphy, Route 1, 10 nephews and
Out of town relatives who attend
ed the funeral of Miss Mallonee I
were, Robert Mallonee from Burl- 1
ington, N. J., and Mrs. Maida
Mallonee and son Elbert Mallonee
and family from Chattanooga.
Ivie Funeral Home was in
CHEROKEE LODGE MEET
The local Masonic Lodge will
hold a third degree at its meeting
Saturday at 7 :30 p. m. in the lodge
; TV A said today that all dis
charge of water from Hiwassee
Lake in western North Carolina has
been discontinued because of con
struction work which will t?ke until
about Oct 1 to complete.
At the same time TV A said it
was drawing- down the Apalachia
Lake, immediately below Hiwassee
Dam so that necessary mainten
ance work may fie undertaken.
When this planned operation first
was announced TV A anticipated
drawing Apalachia Lake down to
the 1257 feet above sea level Ele
vation. However, it said today, the
lake will be drawn an additional
five feet, to elevation 1292, so that
maintenance work on the tunnel,
not originally anticipated, may be
It is expected, TV A said, to lower
thi lake to elevation 12S2 by Sun
day, August is.
I The tunnel work probably will
require three to four weeks, TV A
said. As soon as it is completed
the lake will be filled to about ele
vation 1266, and later, when the Hi
wassee construction work is com
pleted, to normal operating level
of approximately 127S or 1278.
Methodist Choir To
Sing In Bine Ridge
The choir of the First Methodist
I Church will present a concert at
the First Methodist Church, Blue
I Ridge, Ga., Sunday at .7:30 p. m.
| The choir will be under the dir
ection of Walter Carringer, and
I Mrs. Duke Whitley will be organ
I The regular Sunday evening ser
I vices will not be held at the Mur
|phy Methodist Church.
Clears Caswell School
Caswell Training School has been
cleared of any mistreatment of In- '
mates through an investigation of;
the State Board of Control for men
tal Institutions, Robin Hood, pres
ident of the< North Carolina Assoc
iation of Parents and Friends of
Mentally Retarded Children, said.
Mr. Hood said he was informed
by John W. Umstead, Jr., chair
man of the board, that an investig
ation had been made and no basis
tor the attack on Caswell could be
The Investigation was made
after Walter R. Martin of Suit
alleged his son, Prank, was mis
treated at the school.
out *t the Cherokee Scout for
carrying the original story and
letter charging mistreatment. He
asserted the Scout made no effort
to print both sides of the story.
Actually, the Scout printed an
answer from Dr. Julian Lockey,
director of Caswell, which asserted
Prank's injuries were self inflict
Mr. Hood said he made a sur
prise visit to Caswell recently and
inspected some of the wards where
retarded children were kept.
He said none of the children
showed evidece of mle-trtat
ment and all seemed to It* happy
In UMir wards.