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PROMOTING MURPHY AND ANDREWS
MUKPHX NOBTH CAROLINA
THURSDAY, SEPT. S, 1965
T?* *AUE8 THIS WKKK
People You Know
Mr. ad Mrs. T. A. Case spent
the week end with Mr. and Mrs.
A. C. Huber in Athens, Tenn.
Mrs. R. H. Foard had as week
end fuests. her sister. Miss Clar
issa. Kin caid of Rome, Ga., and her
nephew. Bill Inscoe, of Newton.
Mr. and Mrs. M. 8. Denning of
Richmond, Va., are visiting their
son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. Gene Denning and Steve.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Davidson left
Tuesday for Miami, Fla., after a
visit with his brother, J. W. David
son and Mrs. Davidson.
Mr. and Mrs. Davidson will have
as guests next week end, Mr. and
Mrs. and Mrs. William Hargadine
of Philadelphia. Mrs. Hargadine
is the former Mis* Isabel Ferguson
? cousin of Mrs. Davidson.
Miss Josephine Helghway had as
week end guests, Mr. and Mrs. E.
S. Holcomb of Asheville and Mrs.
Eugenia Neven, daughter of Mr.
Holcomb, of Cartersville. Ga. The
Holcombs are former residents of
Miss Phyllis Snyder had as week
end guests , Miss Evelyn Mullins
of Montgomery, Ala., library con
sultant. and Miss Mary Jenkins of
Bryson City, Fontana Regional Lib
Mrs. Sherman Hampton and son,
Gerald, have returned from a 10
day visit with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. A. R. Thomas of Cameron.
H. G. McBrayer of Anderson, S.
C., spent Monday night here with
Mrs. G. W. Candler.
Mr. and Mrs. Breece Breland
have returned from a 10 day visit
with friends in Michigan. While
there, they visited Fair Grove,
Saginaw, Bay City. Detroit and
Frwnkenmuth, a German City.
Perry AbenuUhy of Boiling
Springs, now employed in Atlanta,
Ga., spent the Labor Day week
end at home.
Mr. and Mrs. George Handura
and daughters, Elaine and Lynn,
ho have been spending the month
August at their summer cot
.ge here left last week for their
tame In Clewwater, Fla. ..
lira. Clement Eyler and daugh
ter, Anne, were over night guests
of Mrs. Eyler'a brother-in-law, and
sister, Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Nich
ols Thursday enroute to their home
in Bristol, Va., after a visit of sev
eral weeks with her parents in
Villa Rica, Ga.
Mrs. Clara Sherrill left Monday
for a weeks visit with friends in
Asheville and before returning
home will spend several days with
her sister. Mrs. James Roper, in
, Miss Jeannette Weiss of Phil
adelphia, Pa., has returned home
after a weeks visit here with her
brother and his family, Mr. and
Mrs. P. L. Weiss.
Miss Lena Tniett has returned to
Oak Ridge after spending the Lab
or Day week end here with her
father, J. L. Truett.
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Dewar left
Tuesday morning for a weeks stay
with friends at Virginia Beach.
They win be joined it} Asheville
by Mrs. Dewar's cousin, Mrs. Mc
Cleod Patton, who will accompany
them on the trip. Enroute they
will visit friends in Charlotte, With
an overnight stay in Southern
Mr. and Mrs. -EMtofi Bradley of
Knoxville, Tenn., spent the Labor
Day holidays here at their home.
Mr. and Mrs. Whitaker Davis
left Saturday for the -University at
Chapel Hill where he will enter
Medical school; after a Week visit
here with his parents. Mr. and
Mrs. H. E. Davis.
Miss Adella Meroney (Shug) of
Murphy is visiting her sister, Mrs.
J. H. Abernalhy, -at bar home here.
A/lc Don Dills of Albany Air
Force Base spent the Labor Day
holidays here at the home of his
mother, MM. Lyman DiQa.
ttrday tar RaMgtr where she wfll
teach tt the city school system.
Jack Hftillir wfll leave Satur
day tor MM am where to wfll
enter the QMvmfty at Worth Or.
Utap. Jack is * graduate of Man
9 OoBage ??dlm rirw^roei
) ted ? tear year tear at My
Jtk the T7. ?. Wavy.
Second Salk Polio Shot Is
Given Co. Children This Week
Cherokee County children, who*
last spring received their first
S&lk polio vaccine shot, this week
are receiving their second vaccin.
ation, the Health Department an
All second and third graders
(last spring*! first and second
graders) who received the first
shot of the polio vaccine should re
turn for the second shot in order
to receive the greatest possible Im
munization, Dr. Robert R. King,
new health officer, said.
Under the public health service,
the shots are being given this
week in Andrews, Murphy, Peach
tree and Ranger schools. Children
from Hiwassee Dam and Wolf
Creek will join the Ranger stud
ents at the Ranger School for
White Church, Martin's Creek
and Unaka children received both
their first and second shots last
Wreck Victim Is
Buried In County
Cherokee County escaped serious
highway accidents during the Lab
or Day week end. But shades of
holiday tragedy fell across the
upper end of the county when fun
eral rites were held at Long
Ridge for Horace Ray Hamilton,
32, of Atlanta, Ga.
Hamilton was killed Sunday in
an automobile accident near Bry
son City. Funeral services were
held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at Poln
dexter Presbyterian Church in the
Long Ridge section of Cherokee
The Rev. Bill Dalton and the
Rev. Garfield Morrow officiated
and burial was In the Morrow fam
Surviving are the widow, Mrs.
Colleen* Smith Hamilton of Atlan
ta, and one daughter Rebecca of
the home; the mother, Mr*. Bird
Morrow Hamilton of Detroit,
ch? the father, W. A. Hamilton
of Clinton, S. C.
Also two staters, Mrs. Onlbe
Klam and Mr*. Fay* Pricrulowskl
of Detroit, Mich., four half broth
ers,* Arthur Hamilton, Jr., Kenn
eth, Alexander and Jack Hamil
ton, and two half-sisters, the
Misses Georgia Mae and Eliza
beth, all of Clinton, 8. C., and the
maternal grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. M. H. Morrow of Cherokee I
He waa a veteran of World War
n, and was wounded in action in
the Battle of the Bulge.
Townaon Funeral Home was in
chage of arrangements.
Meanwhile the three other oc
cupants of the car were reported
improving by attendants at a
Bryson City1 hospital.
They are: Carl S. Lawrence, 35,
of Atlanta, a business associate
who, with Hamilton, was on a trip
to Elizabethton, Tenn., when the
accident occurred. Lawrence re
ceived facial lacerations and multi
. Miss Gladys McDeshen, Rt. 4,
Franklin, who suffered a fractured
neck, scalp lacerations, body con
tusions and rib fractures; and
George Edward Mason, 27, of
Franklin, Rt. 4, who suffered fra
ctured ribs and internal injuries.
Miss McDeshen and Mason had
accepted a ride in the Hamilton
auto when their car broke down on
F. O. Christopher and Herman
Edwards, partners in the Christo
pher and Edwards Law Firm, Sept.
1 dissolved their partnership h*r*.
L The attorneys have been hi part
nership Mr some two years. Tfcey
wffl continue their M| tent* pract
Dist Veterans I
Set Up Here
A district Veterans Commission
office was set up in Murphy this
week with John A. Dayidson as
The district office here was auth
orized by J. M. Caldwell, director
of the N. C. Veterans Commission,
who announced its opening.
The district includes Cherokee,
Swain, Graham, Clay, Jackson,
and Macon Counties.
The office is located on the sec
ond floor of the Hill-Parker Build
ing between the offices occupied by
Dr. J. N. Hill, dentist, and L. L.
Office hours are s a. m.-5 p. m.
Monday through ? Friday. Mrs.
Edythe Howard is secretary in the
Valleytown HO Club
Has Picnic -
A picnic featured the meeting, of
the Valeytown Home Demonstrat
ion Club Wednesday afternoon at
the home of Mrs. Frank Wilhide.
Miss Edna Bishop, Cherokee Co
unty home agent, showed a film,
"Miss Hattie," and announced the
leadership meetings. Mrs. David
Swan, president, presided.
JKUly Forsyth l<
Billy Forsyth, nine-year-old son
of Mr. and Mri. Prank Forsyth of
Murphy, was reported in good con
dition thla week at the Asheville
Billy was taken to the Asheville
hospital last week after it was dis
covered he had polio.
Although his condition was re
ported as good and he has been
moved out of the isolation ward,
there is stiffness in his neck and
back and in both legs, Mr. Forsyth
However, the doctors have not
found any indication of paralysis at
this time, Mr. Forsyth reported,
and they think the treatment he
will receive will restore the use
of his muscles and coordination.
Mr. Forsyth said he and Mrs.
Forsyth are very grateful for the
concern and interest shown in their
son at this time.
By Van Gorders
Member* of the Andrews Wild
cat football squad were honored
Friday evening following the An
drews-Murphy game at the home
of Dr .and Mrs. Charles O. Van
Gorder with a barbecue dinner
Assiting In serving were Mr. and
Mrs. Tibbitts and members of the
Approximately 50 attended.
The dinner was served on long
tables placed on the lawn.
N. C Motorists Are Hot
Rodding To The Poorhouse
Tar Heel motorists are Hot - Rod
din' to the Poorhouse if current
estimates of dollars losses from
traffic accidents are any indica
Through mid-year highway mis
hap* had poked a 47 million dollar
hole in Tar Heel pockets, with up
to date losses skirting 83 million.
" The accident dollars went for
lawsuits, property damage, ion
of income, insurance claims, hos
pitals and funeral expenses. With
the current upward trend in road
fatalities, another 40 million or so
is expected to be drained away by
In 1984 the Tar Heel economy
was whacked for a 94 million dollar
loss, or enough cash to buy a med
ium priced new car for every citi
zen in Wilmington.
Safety officials use a simple for
mula to establish the economic loss
from traffic accidents. Its death
Vehicles Department statistician
They multiply the number
traffic fatalities by $95,000 ? a
figure worked out by the National
Safety Council ? which reflects a
fairly accurate picture of the lost
In North Carolina where traffic,
claims 900 - 1,000 persons annually,
it means charting economic losses
close to 100 million dollars ? year in
and year out.
Based on the economic loss al
ready incurred during the first half
of the year, an anonymous Motor
has figured the sum would:
Put a Television receiver in
Pay .someone's rent (at $75 per
month) for 626,1)66 months
Buy everyone in North Carolina
a pair of new shoes
Pay for a half-billion local tele
A/id, according to travel experts
of the Carolina Motor Club, the
mishap money would finance quite
a nice flying trip around the world
for every person in Gastonia.
Health Officer ,
Dr. Robert R. King, above
last week moved to Murphy to
make his home and take up his
duties as the new district
health officer for Cherokee,
Clay and Graham Counties.
Dr. King, a former missionary
to Africa for the Presbyterian
Church, is making his home
here with Mrs. King on Peach
Custodians of Andrews High
School attended a workshop for
custodians at the Hazelwood El
ementary School on Tuesday, Sept.
The workshop was conducted by
representatives from the State De
partment of Education in Raleigh.
Peachtree G A Meets
With Nelda Barton
The Girls Auxiliary of Peach
tree Baptist Church met Sept. 1
at the home of Nelda Barton.
The program was on missionary
work in Thailand. Mrs. Lester
Stowe was in charge of the group
and Mrs. Paul Sudderth was nam
ed the new leader for the Junior
The Intermediate and Junior G.
A. will have separate meetinys for
forwsn^ steps study Imd will Rave
Joint meetings for the program.
Margaret Hendrix is president of
the intermediates and Kay Zim
merman Is president of the Juniors.
Feted At Sapper
H. C. Bueck entertained inform
ally Monday night with an outdoor
hamburger fry at his home, honor
ing Harry Webb Mattox who left
Tuesday for Chapel Hill to enter
the University of North Carolina.
Guests invited, in addition to the
honoree, were, Judy Cook, Joan
Schmitt, Ed Gibbs. Walter Maun
ey, Burke Moore, Nancy Sales,
Ann Parker, Judy Nichols, Steve]
Crawford, Mary Lepscier, Bill
Inscoe of Newton. Jimmy Mc
I Combs, Ida Brumby and Jimmy
' Belamy of Charlotte.
Andrews Wildcats Take Season
Opener from Murphy Bulldogs I
BY IDA BRUMBY
The favored Andrews Wildcats
clawed thetrway to a 14 ? 6 finish
in the season's pigskin opener over
the Murphy Bulldogs here Friday
night in a conference game.
Both Andrews and Murphy had
a number of breaks during the
game and were able to take ad
vantage of several of them.
To start the game Andrews kick
ed off to Murphy. Burke Moore,
captain, took the ball and picked
up 17 yards. Then a 15 yard pen
alty was called on Andrews. Moore
again drove for five yards.
A penalty was then called on
I Murphy anfl Bobby O'Dell was tor
? ced to kick. Burke Moore recov
ered the ball for the Bulldogs. With
one down to go O'Dell swept seven
yards for the first down.
In the next play Billy Jones
swept around and to go eight
yard* to a Bulldog touchdown. The
fertra point ?m not completed.
Murphy* Don Amos than kicked
to Andrew* and Stave Hembree
brought Wildcat Jim Holland
down-bat not WO Holland had
racked up a flrat down tqr And
In the next four plays Andrews
made two more first downs. At
the beginning of the second quart
er Andrews fumbled on the 12 yard
line with Jerry Palmer recover
ing for Murphy.
In the next play Burke Moore
drove four yards; Andrews was
penalized five yards for being off
sides; Moore went for nine more
yards; and Bill Jones picked up
six more yards.
At the en? of tne first quarter
Murphy led six to nothing.
In the third quarter Andrews
put on a sustained drive with Jim
Holland and Willis Anderson doing
the heavy tell carrying. Center
Wright and Pullium made some
beautiful blocks to let Holland go
nine yards standing up for the
Holland then oonwted en an*|
other plunge as Andrews took
In the final quarter,
o t Jot Swain,
| al plays, completed a 20 yard punt
and was able to make way for a
seven yard run over the line by
The extra point was compWed
by David Hogsed who ran the point
The score ended with Andrews on
the long end of a 14 ? six count.
Both teams played exceptionally
well for the first game of the
season. Murphy will seek revenge
In a non-conference tilt November
4 when they will again clash with
the Wildcats on the Wildcats grid
Tdi. gain. rush. 187 148
Paaaes att. * 1
Pass, compl. 3 1
Yds. gain, put 18 IS
Pan. int. by 0 0
Tdi. gala, tat 0 tt
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0, 0 .9
? Murphy ? Bill
BoBttl (two), PAT,
Set 10 Game Season
SAy? ABOUT HALF
OFF LABOR DAY
Tourists poured through Cher
okee County In a heavy stream the
first days of the long week end.
But ity Monday, the traffic had
slowed down to about half strength,
it waa. reported here this week.
Tourist courts felt an unusually
heavy, business only the first two
days of the week end, according
to one report.
A highway patrolman said the
traffic Monday was about half as
heavj* tas was expected.
However, the summer season as
a whole was a good one ? better
than last summer's season, one
source said. But still 1952 seems
to hold the record for a bang-up
summer long tourist season.
Fishing seemed to draw numbers
of tourists and local folks to
nearby lakes over Labor Day.
Set s Dinner Meet
The initial fall meeting of the
Konnaheeta Club will be held at
the Nantahala Inn Thursday, Sept.
15, at 7 p. m.
Guest speakers will be Mrs. Ben
E. Warner of Murphy and Mrs.
Clyde McNabb of Suit. The speak
ers will present various phases of
crafts, as hobby, as a vocation and i
as a therapy.
Hostesses are: Mrs. Galusha!
Pullium, Mrs. Edgar Wood. Mrs. |
Ruth Starr Pullium, Mrs. Arthur I
Watkins, Mrs. Joe Sursavage and
Mrs. Luke Ellis.
AAIJW Meets With
The Cherokee County Branch of
the American Association of Un
iversity Women will hold its first
meeting of the new year tonight
(fhmfc;) at~T:80 at ti?e heme of'
Mrs. John H. Baughman, presid
The program will be "Reflections
of Summer Reading" with each
member participating in a discuss
ion of her recent reading. Mrs.
for the discussion.
George F. Siie will be moderator
The new yearbooks will be dis
OES MEETS TONIGHT
Murphy Chapter No. 10, Order of
the Eastern Star, will meet tonight
(Thursday) at 7:30 in the Masonic
The Andrews Wildcats and the'
Murphy Bulldogs will each play a
10-game season ? seven of them
The Wildcats last week r&ckoil
up their first conference win over
Murphy on the Murphy field. Their
complete schedule follows:
Oct. 28- Robbinsville- Away
The Murphy Bulldog schedule in
Sept. 23- Bethel-Home
Oct. 7-Bryson City-Home
Oct. 21-Cherokee- Away
Admission to the games is $1 for
adults and SO cents for students.
Meet At Maase
The evening circle of the Women
of the Presbyterian Church held its
meeting Monday night with Mrs.
Robert A. Potter at the manse.
Mrs. J. Franklin Smith, chair
man, presided, and Mrs. .Ann Phil
lips gave the Bible study from
Mrs. Evelyn Sneed read an ar
ticle on "The Golden Tears" from
the Presbyterian Survey.
Mrs. Potter served refreshments
to 10 merbers present, who Includ
ed Mrs. Smith. Mrs. Sneed, Mrs.
[rtimtps. Ml*. Pot tier, Mrs. E. H.
Brumby, Mrs. L. D. Rchuyler, Km.
Kitten Craven, Miss Hattie Palmer,
Mrs. R. H. Foard and Mrs. W. M.
Mrs. Snrsavage Has
Mrs. Edwin Bristol had chargc
of the program at the meeting of
the Women of the Presbyterian
Church held at the home of Mrs.
Joe Sursavage Thursday evening.
Mrs. John Slagle presented the
devotional lesson. Mrs. Sursavage
presided. During the social hour
the hostess served refreshments.
NOT WORTH THE WRECKER BILL