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County Granges Show Interest
In Proposed P&D Board
The three Granges of Cherokee County
could give the proposed Murphy planning and
development board one of its strongest boosts af
ter unofficial inquiries into the board were di
directed by the Cherokee Pemona Grange.
Mr. Forrest Johnson, head of the Pomona
Grange, has said that his organization instructed
him to investigate the proposed planning board
and report back at the next meeting of the
The Scout believes that is good news for the
proposed board. We believe that the Grange will
discover the board will work toward something
the Grange strongly believes in ? the betterment
Df the community. W hen the Grange finishes its
investigation of the proposed board, the Scout
hopes it can see its way clear to pass a resolution
Predicted This Fall
Western North Carolina can stake its claim
to beauty any time of the year. But at no season
are we more aware of the natural loveliness of our
section than in the autumn when nature's paint
brush provides a riot of color in the ^flanging
This year autumn visitors to Western North
Carolina can expect an unusually colorful season,
predictions say. Since the last killing frost in the
spring growing conditions have been excellent ?
with plenty of rain in spring and early summer.
All of this goes to make up the fall picture later
Last year some disappointment was register
ed in the lack of color in the leaf changing. The
lack of color was attributable to the extremely
dry season which had preceeded the fall.
Top color is usually seen in this section a
round the middle of October ? or earlier or later
depending on the altitude. But already the coo!
nights have caused^ a tinge of red in some early
Actually the cool nights, football season,
back to school, and felt bonnets have brought an
early feeling of fall, but officially the season
came in last week ? to pin it down, autumn was
ushered in on September 23 at 2.42 p. m. Eastern
Standard Time. (Five hours and 46 minutes lat
er than last year.)
But no matter the exact birthday of the sea
son, we can still look forward to the panorama of
color to come within the next few weeks. From
Murphy a week end drive, a day long drive, an
hour's ride, or maybe, just a look out the window
can help us store up enough beauty to last
through the winter season ahead.
Students Lose Money
if They Quit School
The Belmont Banner in a- recent editorial
pointed out that "Students who quit school are
throwing away ,future earnings." The editorial
said that teenagers who have quit should return
to school because in the long run it will mean
thousands of dollars to them.
The interesting facts the Banner brings out
from the 1950 census about education and earn
ing powers should be of vital interest in young
Said the Banner:
"One of the findings of the 1950 census was
that men over 24 who had completed eight years
of grade school received an average annual in
come of $2,533. Those who had graduated from
high school, however, averaged $3,285 a year, an
increase of over $700.
"Moreover, the same study showed that
those who had four years of college received an
average annual wage of $4,407. This is an in
crease' of about $1,500 over the average annual
earnings of men over 24, who only had eight
yean of , grade school.
"it was also pointed out that the cash value
of finishing the last year of high* school, mea
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sored over a period of 40 working years, resulted
in earnings 6f about $1 5,000 for men and $20,000
supporting the board and advising the Murphy
Town Council of that resolution. After the
Grange learns the facts, we believe it will pass
such a resolution.
Just because the proposed planning and de
velopment board is to be set up by the Town of
Murphy officials, it does not necessarily follow
that the board will function only for the good of
Murphy. As we understand it, this Murphy board
is just the first step toward a county-wide plann
ing and develoment organization that can be es-,
tablished in the future.
The Grange, with its reputation for commun
ity betterment, can do much to influence Town
Council's decision to establish a planning and de- I
velopment board. We hope they use it.
"It would appear, therefore the youngster
who has quit school, or adults who never finished
high school, should make every effort to return
to high school, or go to college, if possible. When :
one thinks of this school training in terms of a T
portable 10, 20, 30 or 40 thousand dollars, the
Argument to return to school seems pretty con
"We are all too familiar with the success
stories of many business men who did not finish
school. Their achievements are remarkable, and .
these men are sometimes the community's leading
businessmen and best citizens. However, these
are the exception rather than the rule. They do '
not change statistics.
THE CHANGE PROVES CONFUSING
For some reason it has become popular for mar
ried women to use their maiden given name in
stead of that of their husbands, especially those who
hold positions of importance. And, to be honest a
bout it, we don't think too much of the tendency in
The reason we don't like it is because in all too
many instances few people would know who Mrs.
Sylvania Doe is, while practically everybody would
know her if she listed her name as Mrs. John Doe.
Recently we read a list of public school teachers,
many of who mare married women. In every case
the married teachers were listed with theih maiden j
given names. And in checking the list we knew only
a few of the teachers as listed. Had the given names
or initials of their husbands been used, then we
would have known practically all of them.
The same trouble often results in the write-ups j
of deaths and funerals appearing in the newspapers
when the maiden given name of the deceased is list
ed instead of that of the husband. Not long ago we
heard of one person who failed to get to a funeral
because the story of the death and funeral carried
the given name of the wife of a friend. He did not
connect the two from reading the story. Let's get
back to tiie old style of listing Mrs. Sylvania Doe
as Mrs. John Doe, If John is living.
JOBS FOR THE HANDICAPPED
A Presidential committee urges that five per
cent of the labor force of business as a whole be
made up of handicapped workers. If this goal is
reached, the 2,000,000 who are disabled at the pres
ent time would be given jobs, and so would the
250,000 who become disabled each year. Of last
year's rehabilitated disabled, jobs were found for
Hiring the handicapped is good business too.
A Bureau of Labor Statistics study found that hand
icapped workers have tower accident rates, lower
absentee rates, five to nine times less turnover, and
a better production record than others.
Every business, large or small, should do what
?t can to help this nation reach that fhre per cant
(The McDowell News)
BY BILL COSTELLO
Now that football season Is here
some Murphy folks are making
their get-a-way each week end to
follow their favorite teams. I hope
I can make a few games myself.
For the season's opener, several
cars went to Atlanta from here to
see Tech-Miami in the afternoon
and Georgia-Ole Miss that night.
And BILL HOOVER was looking
for someone to go with him last
week end for the Wake Forest
South Carolina game and the
North Carolina game that night.
"Doc" is on the board of trustees
at Wake Forest and I think he had
to be at the school for a meeting.
X wish I could have gone with him.
I know he enjoyed that Wake For
I saw HERMAN EDWARDS eat
ing Sunday dinner alone downtown
and he said WANDA and that new
baby girl is doing just fine. I for.
got to ask him what the girl's
name is and he forgot to give me
a cigar. I'll collect both the next
time I see him.
A TRl7E ATHEIST
Talking about football. ARNOLD
BEERKENS told me about the de
finition of an atheist he recent
ly heard. It is a man who does not
care how the Notre Dame-SMU
game came out. Them's true
H. Bueck is a right busy man
these days getting committees
lined up for this White House con
ference on Public Education
Bueck and Murphy received quite
an honor to my way of thinking
when he was appointed to Cover
nor Hodges' state committee.
Bueck is one of only 34 North
Carolinians on the Tar Heel Com
mittee that will go to Washington
in November. , .. ,
This week's Scout marks the
first issue to be published using,
two Linotype machines. Final ad
justments were made on the sec.
ond machine Monday morning and
it was put into full operation.
By operating two machines, the
Scout will be able to put out a
better paper and do away with
that hard, last minute grind Tues
day afternoon and Wednesday
'T'HE Gospels give us much evi
I dence of the prayers and peti
tions that were in every sense ?
J way of life ' - Jesus.
Jesus pr ior Peter, that his
faith shou foil. He prayed
for the flio.-i 1 disciples, that God
the Father would give them a
Comforter who would abide with
Jesus prayed for the disciples,
not that they should be taken
out of the world, but that they
should be kept from the world's
evil and sanctified through the
truth, which is the word of pod.1
And in that same prayer He
x prayed for all who should believe
through them, that they all might
united in spirit, even as He
and the Father were one.
The ministry of Jeeus began in
prayer, for He prayed at His bap
tism, and He prayed near the end
of Via Ressurrection ministry, in
the agonizing prayer in Gethsem
ane, that the cup might pass. He
prayed in the hour of Calvary
for the forgiveness of those who
, And if the cry of His suffering,
"My God, My God, why hast
Thou forsaken Me?" was a
prayer, ? prayer also was the
prayer of submission to the -di
vine will: "Father, into Thy
hands I commend My spirit," in
fulfillment of the prayer in Geth
semane, "not My will, but TU^'
Thus it was that Jesus prayed.'
He told us how to pray, not only
in the words of what we call;
"The Lord's Prayer* but tat the
example of a life of continuous'
By Emily Costello
Men have no comprehension In the world of how a woman think* In
fact, there is nothing more confusing than a man's reasoning on a wo- ,
Take, for instance, one man I know pretty well, on the subject of
new permanents. Now anybody knows a right new permanent doesn't
look good in anybody's book. And women realize this. So when they com
ment, they almost always say it'll look good In a coupla weeks.
But, this man says women rave over another woman's new per- 1
manent knowing all the time her hair looks like a straw pile. They do
this, he says, so that the woman with the new permanent will think
she's beautiful and will go on losing like a straw pile. And, the woman
who compliments the permanent will th^n be assured that her own hair
will always look better than the friend's.
Now, if that's not mixed-up thinking I don't know what is.
But speaking of permanents reminds me of a quip I read in Rear
er's Digest about beauty parlors that said, "A beauty parlor is a place |
where the talk alone is enough to curl your hair."
Well, the W. D. TOWNSON'S, JR have bought color television and I
think half the town is planning to go by and see it. But, Pearl was tell
ing me the other day that so far no good. The new set makes the black
and white programs turn greenish purple while on color programs all
they get is different color dots. They were planning to have a techni
cian out to look at it, but I think they said the main trouble will be to
get rid of all the snow because the reception must be perfect for color
JEAN and OMAR GREEN and little Omar left Monday for Arkan- j
sas to make their home. Jean and little Omar have been here for the ;
past five months with her parents the WALT MAUNEYs. Arkansas is |
Omar's home state, but the Greens have made their home in Washing
ton. D. C. for the past several years. I saw the Greens for the last time I
last week at the Toastmaster's Club ladies pight when they were guests |
of- the DR GEORGE SIZES.
The Toastmasters had their second ladies night last week. (Not for
their second ladies, but the second time they had honored their wives at
a ladies night.) And it was a nice event with pretty carnation corsages
| for the ladies. And we paid for the corsages by sitting through speech
es made by various toastmasters members. .
But, I'm just teasing about the speeches. They were really very,
! very good and entertaining. And I was surprised at the talent display
: ed. I especially enjoyed JACK BOCOOK'S witty talk on "A Good Man
| Is Hard To Find". Jack said he was taking advantage of the rare op
portunity of lecturing for five uninterrupted minutes tojiis wife (ani
other wives present) on what a wonderful animal a husband is.
' I was also amazed at DICK FORREST'S fine speech on "The Idol J
in the Living Room" in which he gave a dramatic breakdown of the in
telligence-insulting programs on television.
Of course preachers are supposed to know how to make interesting
speeches, although there are occasions when they don't. But, still it was
a pleasure to hear FATHER JOSEPH DEAN of the Catholic Church in a
positive and inspiring talk on "Grumbles and Grouches" with tha
theme "It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness".
CHESTER LAWSON presented a mighty well-organized speech on|
"Men and Motives" in which he called for action motivated by good.
There were other talks ? impromptu and all were evaluated in a
very interesting way. HELEN BEERKENS (Mrs. Arnold) was in charge
of the flowers for the tables and they were really beautiful ? mostly
goldenrod and other wild flowers and marigolds. SKEETER BOCOOK
assisted Helen in the arrangements. |
I went on a wild pig chase with FRAN PUETT the other afternoon.
Actually her heart was right when she invited me along and she didn't
know how our trip would turn out when we started. But she had asked
me to go with her out to Culberson to make a picture of a nice litter at
pigs a Four-H Club pig chain pig had. But, I enjoyed the visit with
MRS. RALPH THOMPSON and little sons, and daughter, LAVONNE
(the Four-H'er who owns the mamma pig).
I've seen lovely pictures of Four-H Club members and their pigs
and their pigs' pigs, but somehow "Penny Lee" and her brood wouldn't
cooperate and although we chased around the pig lot for some time
we never got a picture.
But you can take my word for it "Penny Lee" does have a nice big
litter of 12 little Yorkshires. Lavonne is an active Four-H girl. She is a
pretty 12 year old in the eighth grade at Ranger School and has particL
pated in the poultry chain, ,pig chain, canning, cooking, sewing, dress
revue and other Four H- projects. Her father, Ralph Thompson, was
. one of the county unit test farmers.
PRETTY PINK HOUSE
On our way home Fran and I drove on around the Snow Hill Road
just to see GERALDINE and D. L. MEADOWS' new home. It's awfully
iretty and is in a nice prove setting. The house is pink and is moderr
in design. I don't know what the ii.oide is like, but y?u can be* wil' N
lovely time Ceraldine finshes decorating it.
THE CHEROKEE SCOUT
' EcUblUbed July, 1880
PublUhed every Thureday at Murphy, Cherokee County, H. C.
WILLIAM V. AND KIOLT P. COSTELLO? PubUabers and Owner*
WIIXJAMV. COSTELiO Editor
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Carolina, aa aecond daee ???**? ? * ?
of March a, 1ST*.
6 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Oct. 5, I860
Miss Mary Corn well of Waynes
ville was the week end guest of
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Donley.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Scrogga, Jr.
and two daughters, Jackie and
Fredda, of Rome, Ga., visited Mr.
[and Mrs. Fred Scroggs, Sr. and
Anna Ruth of Tomotla over the
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Townson, Jr.
and children, Billy, Barbara, and
Jerry, are spending some time in
West Palm Beach, Fla.
Weldon Helton purchased a bull
dozer in Athens. Tenn., recently.
Mr. and Mrs. Nat Penland of the
Midway section visited in the Pen
land Cove Sunday. \
10 YEAR8 AGO
Thursday, Oct. 4, 1943
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Dalrymple
of Fontana Dam are visiting
friends and relatives here this
Mr. and Mm. Cordon Wilson of
Tacoma. Wash., visited their
niece, Miss Marie Price here last
Dale Lee is in Hombeak, Tenn.,
this week visiting his mother, Mrs.
Homer Moultrie and Mr. Moultrie.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Cole and
Mrs. Sherman Cole of 8huler
Creek made a business trip to Cop.
Mrs. J. H. Brendle was in Atlan
ta last wee kfor an interview with
tho Red Cross.
30 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Oct. S, 1935
L. L. Mason, former Cherokee
County sheriff, has announced that
he will be in Murphy Friday and
Saturday to buy all kinds of cattle.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sneed and
daughter, Miss Ruth, of Copperhill,
were visitors here last Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Long will
spend Friday In Andrews.
Dr. and Mrs. J. N. Hill had as
their dinner guests Saturday Dr.
and Mrs. M. C. S. Noble, Jr.. and
son, Billy of Raleigh.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Mauney wilt
I attend the Cherokee Fair on Fri
M YEARS AGO
Friday. Sept. 45. 1?M
There will be a horse swappers'
convention at Culberson on Octo
ber 1, 2. and 3. according to an
nouncement the other day by L. M.
Shields, president, J. W. Woody,
secretary; and W. A. Nichols, di
Mrs. Grace Freeman who is
teaching at Cuuberson was In Mur
phy last Saturday on business.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Gartrell and
Ben Jr. spent last Sunday In Blue
W. H. Herbert of Wame was ?
business visitor here Monday.
a closed bar and helped himself
to a few drinks "because I was
thirsty.'* He's now in, instead of
at, the Jug.
? ? ?
Bookmaker, in London, Eng
land, has learfied never to bet on
? a filly. Winked at a pretty girl
who promised him a date and
i kept it by bailing him into court
for illegal book making. She was
a policewoman. '
STRICTLY FRESH 1
? * ? , :
/"?ITY fathers of Bellaire, Minn.,
have put the community Jail
up for sale, stating that "it might
make a good zoo." Local shady
characters apparently think oth
erwise, as there's been no mon
keying around to necessitate
maintaining a pokey.
? ? ?
Pranksters in Huy, E.lgium,
switched road' route signs,
ing majority of a group of
racing fans to wind up in one
way streets and muddy fields.
Local traffic experts, take note.
? ? ?
Fellow in Detroit, Mich., has
had his thirst slaked for from
three to IS yean. Threw a chunk
I of coacrete through trindow of