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DEDICATED TO PROMOTING CHEROKEE COUNTY
, THURSDAY, JAN. 1ft,
TEN PAGES THIS WEEK
Fund Is Growing
The Pool Committee hu $13,800 1
In cash and pledges, about 40%'
o t the (90,000 required to build
Murphy's new swimming pool.
Joe E. Ray, chairman of the com
mittee, said that the contract for
the pool will be let during the
month of February, provided the
goal is reached by that date.
The pool will be heated and the
water filtered with a wading pool
for the smaller children. Dressing
rooms and toilet facilities will also
be Included in the plans.
"All persons solicited have re
sponded well," Mr. Ray said,
"but there are many more to be
Largest contributors to the pro
ject thus far are : Peyton G.. Ivie,
$300; Harry Bishop, 3200; O. E.
Hyde, $200; Arbor Autel, $250; and
Junior Woman's Club, $300.
Anyone desiring to contribute to
Nantahala Power Co.
First Safety Record
Employees of the Nantahala Pow
er and Light Company have Just
completed the first year in the
Company's history without a disab
ling work injury, according to J.
M. Archer, President of the Comp
Prom January 1, 1956 to January
1, 1987 the 140 Company employees
worked a total of nearly 300,000
man hours without a lost time in
jury and only had eleven minor in.
juries that required medical atten
tion. During the previous five years
an average of 3.4 disabling injur
ies and 4.3 minor injuries were
caused by work accidents each
year, said Mr. Archer.
Mr. Archer stated that the Com
pany is continually trying to elim
inate accident hazards and to en
courage all employees to consider
safety as the first reaulsite of per
forming a job. This program of in
spections and safety education has
helped to eliminate needless in
iniuries. but most of the credit for
this record must eo to the employe
es for their excellent cooperation in
makincr the safety program effect
ive, he said.
Carl Story Presents
Carl Story and his Rambling
Mountaineers will appear in per
son Tuesday night, January 15 at|
the Unaka School Auditorium at,
A talent contest made up of local
talent will be held and -the winners
will be taken by Carl Story to ap
pear on his radio and television
programs WIVK and WATE. All
singers, quartets, musicians, string
bands, etc. are invited t* enter.
No. 146 To Hold
Charles E. Johnson, Worshipful
Master, has called a meeting of
Cherokee Lodge No. 1M, AF and
AM for Friday night at 7:30 p. m.
for First Degree work.
the Pool Fund may mall their can 1
trlbution to Joe E. Ray, H. L. Mc
Keever, or C. I. Hyde.
Detailed architect's plans are
being readied (or February 1, he
N. C. Industrial
Report For 1956
Preliminary figures for 1956 show
there were 147 new manufacturing
plants announced for North Caro
lina as compared with 122 for 1665.
The new firms have announced in.
vestments of $50,364,000 compared
with $48,808,000 in 1955. Plant ex
pansions totaling 154 announced in
1956 represent investments of $97, ?
$65,500 against $66,512,000 announc
ed for 207 expansions during 1955.
Total investments for the 301 new
plants and expansions in 1956 were
$148, 229,500 against $115,320,000 for
329 new plants and expansions an
nounced in 1955.
The new plants announced in
1956 are expected to provide 9,804
new jobs, with an estimated annual
payroll of $25,455,000. The expan
sions in 1956 are slated to provide
6,107 new Jobs, with the estimated
annual payroll being $18,907,300.
New plants announced in I960 pro
vided a potential of 8,691 new Jobs,
with an estimated annual payroll ol
$24,199,000, while the expansion!
provided 10,657 new Jobs, with ar
annual payroll of $27,742,000.
The 14? new and proposed indus
tries for 1956 are distributed over
North Carolina as follows: Pied
mont? 84; Costal Plain? -37; and
( Mountains? 26. By industries tex
tiles led in the Mountains and
Piedmont areas with ten new firms
being added in this classification in
the Mountains and 17 in the Pied
mont. Also announced for the
Piedmont section were 13 new ne
talworking firms and nine new
chemical firms. In the Coastal
Plain, food and kindred products
were first in the number of new
concerns with nine, followed by ap
parel and lumber plants with six
Tear-end predictions by out-stand
tag industrialist and economists
clearly indicate a big majority
have an optimistic view for busi
ness development in 1957. The U. S.
Chamber of Commerce, for exam
ple, surveyed a number of firms
throughout the nation as to their
1957 plans and of those questioned
92 percent replied they had ex
pansion plans for 1957. Industries
listed for sizable expansions in 1957
include chemicals, metal working,
food products, textiles, automobiles
and aircraft manufactures.
N. C. Traffic Deaths
Total 1096 In 1956
Injuries Over 17,000
Tit Heel traffic deaths last year
came to a tentative figure of 10M
Motor Vehicle Department official*
said today. Injuries exceeded 17,
Last year's highway death toll
was well under the near record
breaking toll for IMS, officials
pointed out. Mishaps that year kill
ed 1165 persons, the second blood
iest year in state motoring history.
Delayed deaths-persons injured
in 1AM and who die this year? must
be included in the year's tot4l, of
icials said. This will boost the
final death toll upward somewhat.
They estimated perhaps eight or
en additional fatality reports be
ore the final figure goes into the
Assistant Motor Vehicles Com
missioner Joe W. Garrett termed
the year "not too disappointing."
He called attention to increases of
three per cent in licensed drivrs,
five per cent in vehicle registra
tions. and^a jump of ip per cent in
vehicle travel mileage.
"Considering these facts," Gar
rett said, "we are probably for
tunate not to have had any more
fatalities than we did. Still, the
slaughter of this many people in a
single year is a shameful record
we're Certainly not satisfied with".
In looking forward to 1967 Gar
rett said he was hopeful that life
saving proposals to be presented to
the forthcoming General Assembly
! would be approved.
' Heading the vehicle agency's list
of safety recommendations are the
establishment of chemcial tests for
' intoxication, a "commonsense"
mechanical inspection act, the re
turn of unmarked patrol cars to the
1 highways, and making highway rac
1 Ing a felony instead of a misde
meanor as it now is.
Department statisticians noted
that the last $ear road deaths fell
below 1000 was in 1954. the first full
' year of scientific traffic enforce
ment techniques introduced by
Motor Vehicles Commissioner Ed
Scheldt Prior to that fatalities had
topped 1000 every year since 1950.
1 Garrett said that normal admin
istrative work would delay the pub
lication of final year end accident.
Injury and death figures for about
30 days. Individual county fatali
ties will be made known at the
same time, he saia.
Ordinarily, traffic accidents pro
duce about 15,000 injuries annually
with an average of 40,000 to 45,000
vehicle mishaps reported.
Martins Creek To
Martins Creek Subordinate grange
No. 1159 will call a special meet
ing Saturday evening, January 12,
This meeting is being called to
give the people a last opportunity
to attain the Blue Cross and Blue
Shield group insurance.
? The meeting will be an open
meeting, and everyone is invited
to come and get information on
District Health Officer Urges
Wider Use Of Polio Vaccin?
- By AN'NETTA BUNCH
Now la the time to nave your
family protected against the ever
present polio vlru?. This year hun
dreds of people will be struck down
by polio because they failed to re
ceive Inoculations. The Salk vac
cine is available. It is our duty to
ourselves and our neighbors to
take advantage of it.
Dr. , Robert R. king. District
Health Officer,* mtllfc*4hi* week
letters to yrfefttl -* 'at tcbodi chll
dren in Cherokee, CSay and On>
ham Counties urging them to start
nation program can eliminate epi
demic polio from the scene.
The local helath department has
vaccine available for those up to
30 years ot age and for all pregnant
women, which represents the most
susceptible group. It is recommend
ed that those up to 40 years ot age
receive the vaccine through the
family doctor. "
Dr. mng stated that only appnsd
Matsly 30% of the children in this
dfaftrlct have been completely Im
munised.' Some have had one shot
ot the isSrits and Mm* two, but pro
tectiaar Is ftot' complete unless three
According to a report from the
Horth Carolina Stale Board of
Health, than wars ? reported
j cases of polio oil record from the
first of January through October
1856 in North Carolina. Of these
cases 83.6% had no vaccine
Of this 83.6% more than half were
who had at least one doee the per
centage was 14.4%, and only one
at the paralytic type. Among those
fourth of these had paralysis; and
a half as many cases had only one
doae as thoae who had two doses. ,
None of these receiving three
doses had paralytic polio!
Therefore, the time to act Is turn.
Even now la lata to start protect
ion for the approaching polio sea
son. m recommended schedule is
two shots given two to ifac weeks
apart with. the Mrd ghfsn al Ifast
seven months after the second.
Kenneth Crawford Confesses
To Shotgun SlayingY* Father
Kenneth Crawford, 25, of Andrews,
confessed early Tuesday to firing
the shotgun blast that killed his
father Pearl Crawford, 60 around
S a. m. Monday at the home of a
brother, according to Cherokee
County Sheriff Claude Anderson.
He said that*he was shooting at
another man but hit his father in
The shooting climaxed what
Sheriff Anderson called "a drunken
party," in the one-room home of
Lionel Crawford near Andrews.
Four other persons being held
for bond and as witnesses are Lion
el Crawford, 27, a son of the victim
at whose home the shooting occur
ed, Mrs. Mary Stewart, 23, who is
separated from her husband; Bob
White, 23, and Walter Hicks all of
the Andrews area.
Kenneth Crawford is being held
in the county jail in Murphy on a
first degree murder charge without
bond. The four others who were at
the party are being held without
charge for a recorders court ses
sion Monday morning.
Crawford, according to Sheriff
Anderson, had thrust a shotgun |
through the window and fired at'
White. The charge hit Crawford's
father, who was putting wood in
the stove about four or five feet
from a sofa where White was sit
Crawford was reported to have
left the party about 4 a. m. to get j
his gun to kill White because he was |
angered over White's attentions to'
Mary Stewart. i
The body is at Townson Funeral
Home and funeral arrangements
Two whiskey stills were found
near Topton on December 23, one
a 40 gallon still and the other about
a 20 gallon. The stills were not in
operation at the time, however
there was around 100 gallons of
beer and seven gallons of whiskey
found in the vicinity. Officers find
ing these stills were Charles
White, Jack McMillian and Law
Also, another 35 gallon still was
found on Martins Creek. These
stills have been taken to the county
jail where they will later be chop
ped upand put out of operating or
der and then sold for scrap.
What's new in fiction? One of the .
lewest books is the new novel, just
published by Vantage Press, New
Tork City, by Gene D. Robinson of
Robbinsville, N. C.
This is Mr. Robinsons first pub
lished tfovel ; the first he has writ
ten. He has a second novel com
pleted and is writing a third.
Tlie author publishes the Graham
Star, Robbinsville, N. C., and the
Clay County Progress, Hayesville,
N. C. For twenty five years he
has been publishing weekly papers.
Previous to entering the weekly
Held he worked on daily papers in
Ban An tenia, New Orleans, Jack
sonville, Cleveland, Knoxvllle
Asheville and other cities.
The title, "The Adventures at
Nobody ever accused Ciemmy of
overworking, brft neither was ha
rrar accused at bataf ? fool. Hb
Motto for womrtn* was. "never
worry until ft kHPM! t>en it la
toe late to worty "
BENNY PIPE8 AND ALVIN CRISP
Meat Cutting Demonstration Given
At Cherokee County Fair Grounds
On Friday, December 14, Mr.
John Christian, Extension Animal
Husbandry Specialist from State
College gave a meat cutting de
monstration in conjunction with
the Cherokee County ham project
which was started this year, with
12 Yorkshire and one Hampshire
pigs which were placed with 4-H
and FFA boys and girs.
The hogs were slaughtered on
December 13, and the boys and
girls brought the carcasses into
the Cherokee County Fairgrounds
where the demonstration was held.
Mr. Christian gave each boy the
opportunity to cut one-half of his I
hog and ask questions about the
cutting and trimming of each car- [
cass. It was a very interesting
thing to see boys 10 and 12 years
old cutting up these hogs.
The following boys and girls
participated in this project: Harold
Johnson, Murphy, Rt. 2; Lyle
Martin, Murphy, Rt. 3; Mike
Abernathy, Murphy, Rt. 3; Kenneth
Radford, Murphy, Rt. 3; Lavonne
Thompson, Culberson, Rt. 1; Alvin
Crisp, Murphy, Rt. 2; Robert
Eugene Pullium, Andrews; Harold
Murphy, Andrews; Edward Bryson,
Andrews; T. J. Logan, Jr. Murphy
Rt. 2; Jimmy Carringer, Murphy,
Rt.2; Benny Pipes, Marble, Rt. 1;
and Ronnie and Jerry Chambers,
Murphy Rt 3.
Regular PT.\ Meet
Be Held January 14
The Murphy PTA will hold its
regular monthly meeting Monday,
January 14 at 7:30 p. m.
Mrs. W. T. Brown will be in
charge of a panel discussion. The
topic will be, "What Is a Father's
Responsibility To His Children?" I
They received these pigs app
roximately the middle of June
and the project will be completed
after the ham exhibit and sale
which will be held the early part
of the summer.
The hams are being cured in a
smokehouse furnished by Mr. Bill
Stiles and will be smoked with
hickory wood. After the hams
have been smoked, they will be
hung in cotton bags to age in
preparation for the exhibit and
Ranger Grange To
Hear ?. R. Freed
At Special Meet
Monday night, the Ranger
Grange held its first meeting of the
new year, when ten new members
were taken in.
Plans were discussed and fur
thered on the campaign now in
progress to build a new Grange
Hall for that vicinity.
It was also announced that C.
R. Freed, secretary of the Cham
ber of Commerce will speak to the
members at a call meeting on
Monday, January 14 at 7:30 p. m.
He will propose a plan that will be
of interest to all the people.
The Grange will hold its regular
meetings every first and third
Mondays of each month.
Sermon Topics Given;
Ry Rev. R. A. Potter
"Idols Along the Way" is the sec
ond in the series of sermon topics
from the Ten Commandments an
nounced by the Rev. Robert A
Potter for his sermon next Sunday.
The session of the church will
meet Friday night to receive mem-i
GU&iokee Giumly rfodu
By Annetta Bunch
A native Cherokee Countian,
Mark Elliott was born hi the old
William's Hotel In Andrews, where
i modern Texaco station now.
stands, across from the Citizens
Bank & Trust Company.
Mr. Elliott owns and manages
Slliott's Hardware Store on Main
Street In Andrews. A civic-minded
:itizen, he can be counted on to
support any progressive movement
n his town or community. He is
I past president of the Andrew*
Mark is married ant! has one
itep-son, Jake Abernathy. Mrs.
Elliott teaches In the Andrews Ele
They are members at the First
baptist Church, where Mark Is a
?egular member of the choir. (It is
nte resting tip know that Mark is
he uncle of Walter Ctefringw. a
irell-known tenor who is now on ?
sonoert tour through the southern
? OUMoor sports tn tnterwt&g to
Plans for the midwinter con
vention of Western North Carolina
LionsClubs in Charlotte on January
26 were completed at the winter
quarterly meeting of the District
31-A Lions Club cabinet on Sunday
January 6, in the home of W. Mike
Brown, Zone 1 Chairman, in Robb
Three deputy district govemoi-s
presenting reports included: R.
W. Easley Jr. of Murphy, Region
1; F. E. Shull of Canton, Region
2; and Eugene M. Jones of Tryon,
Cabinet officers representing
35 Lions Clubs with some 1,500
members in 12 western mountain
counties also discussed plans for
the 1957 state Lions Club con
vention to be held in Asheville
W. E. (Ed) Michael Jr. of West
Asheville, District 31-A Governor,
>resided at the session devoted
to a review of progress reports
on blind aid programs on the state,
county, and district levels.
Activities reports were sub
mitted by thefce five zones
chairman: Joe U. Crum of Cullo
whee, Zone 2; A. Roland Leather
wood of Clyde, Zone 3; O. Henry
Ramsey of West Asheville, Zone
4; T. Kendall O* Barr of Asheville;
Zone 5; and Edwin C. Eeland of
Jaluda, Zone 6.
Judge William A. Hart of
Weaverville, WNC director of the
White Cane drive, gave a report.
Alan A. Taylor of Hendersonville
reported for the state-wide pro
Nine past District 31-A Governors
now serving as international coun
sellors participated in the dis
cussions. They are Wesley W.
Brown and Hugh Monteith of
Asheville; Jennings A. Bryson of
Sylva, Herbert W. Sanders and
toy A. 'Taylor of Black Mountain,
Hieronymus Bueck of Murphy,
Robert R. Barnes at Candler,
Alston B. Broom of Hendersonville
and Lawrence B. Leatherwood of
Local Ladies To ?
Attend UN Tour
Mrs. Paschal Hughes, Rar.
and Mrs. Carl West, Andrews,
/eave Friday for Raleigh to
delegates from other counti
throughout the state for New YorV
where they will take part in (fct
fourth annual North Carolina Horn
Demonstration United Nations tour
Miss Thelma Wheeler, home dem
onstration agent announced.
The purpose of the tour is to
the UN in action and study
pose, organization and policies
hand. The tour is designed to
home demonstration club
about the United Nations
they may help others to
actively interested in supporting t
and to help build strong,
formed citizens in their
In addition to the UN sec
the agenda includes dining in
sign restaurants, seeing
the broadway plays, a
to the statue of liberty.
Highlights of the UN
frill Include speech* br
3 rah am, member of
ihtp council of the U. N..
Eleanor Roosevelt, a