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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY U, 1M7
TEN PAGES THIS WEEK
Annette West Named Homemaker Of
Tomorrow at Hiwassee Dam School
Annette West, of Hiwasse Dam
has been .named the "Betty Crock
er Homemaker of Tomorrow" in
H wassee Dam Hihg School.
Annette competed with tae other
members of the senior class of the
school in a written examination
on homemaking knowledge and
atitudes given by the Home Ec
For her achievement, she re
ceived an award pin designed by
Trifari of New York.
The examination was sponsored
by General Mills and Annette's
examination paper will be entered
in competition to name this state's
candidate for the title of All-Amer
ican Homemaker of Tomorrow and
will also be considered for the
runner-up award in the state.
Jewell Garrett, Home Econom
ics teacher said, "Annette is very
active in the church and social
life of her community."
She is an active member of the
Liberty Baptist Church being as
sistant secretary and treasurer of
Sunday School and the secretary
Founder's Day was celebrated at
the meeting of the Murphy PTA
Monday evening in the primary
Mrs. Asmond Maxwell was re
sponsible for the program which
included the history of the PTA
and the reason for Founder's Day.
Richard Howell told the group
that "Mrs. Theodore Birmey and
Mrs. George Hearst were the or
iginators of the PTA movement in
1897 at Chautauga, N. Y. It was
then known as the National Con
gress of Parents qnd Teachers. It
received its first ctLarter-ia-^flOfc.
Mrs. David Means originated the
idea of Founder's Day and made
the observance a tradition.
Others appearing on the pro
gram were Mrs. John S. Smith
who related the purpose of the
Founder's Day birthday gift offer
ing, and Mrs. Kenneth Davis, who
told of the aims and work of the
One of the ' highlights of the
program was a skit presented by
members of Mrs. Kate Shields'
eighth grade. The characters por
trayed humorously the attitudes
of some fathers toward PTA and
how they later changed. Those
taking part were Kenneth Hawk
ins,- Calvin Roberts, Willis Patton,
Joe Craig, Herman Stewart and
Kenneth Dockery. Stage and prop
erties were Douglas Bowman and
Hilliard I inning.
Rev. Asmond Maxwell gave the
devotional, his topic being "A Do
It- Yourself Religion Kit."
Mrs. Merle Davis, president,
presided during the business ses
sion, and a nominating committee
for new officers was named. Dr.
A. J. Headrick la chairman. Oth
ers were Mrs. Harry Dickey and
Mrs. Harvey Wilson.
At the conclusion of the meet
ing a Founder's Day Birthday
gift offering was taken, and
refreshments were served In the
Lay Leaders Speak
Andrews lay leaders will make
ten-minute talks stressing the im
portance of church attendance at
the 11 o'clock services in all An
drews churches Sunday morning.
Speaking on the topic, "What
My Church Means To Me," will
be: from the Presbyterian Church,
L. B. Nichols will speak at the
First 8|ptist and Charles Delaney
at the Lutheran Church; from the
First ?%ptist, Harve L. Mulkey
twill sptak at the Free Methodist
and Mrs. C. T. Almond at the
First Methodist. ,
From the First Methodist, Cecil
Mashburn will talk at the Luther
an Church, Marion Ennis will talk
at the Free Methodist and L. M.
Gilbertson will address the Pres
From the Free Methodist, Miss
Marjorie Batcheldor will go to
the Prtsbyterian and Carl Led
ford will speak at the First Meth
and Treasurer of the B. T. 0. '
In 1956 she was a marshall at
graduation and won the citizen
ship medal from the school. Being
an "A" student in her school sub
jects she is an active charter
member and secretary of the Beta
Her favorite sport is basketball,
and she has played on the team
for four years and is captain this
She enjoys out-of-doors sports
and homemaking duties and is
very proud of- her Betty Crocker
16 -Year- Old Arrested In Robbery,
Fire At Peachtree School Monday
C of C DIRECTORS
The annual Director's meeting ol
the Murphy Chamber of Com
merce will be held Friday after
noon at 2 in the Chamber office.
C. R. Freed, secrretary, said
that four new directors would be
nominated for three-year terms
and that he would also make his
annual report at the meeting.
He urged that all directors at
At High School
A Valentine Dance will be held
Saturday night from 9 to 1 at the
Murphy High School gym.
Music for the Quarterback Club
sponsored affair will be furnished
by the Mark VI Combo.
Admission is $1.00 each and the
public is invited to attend.
Door-to-Door Canvass For The March
Of Dimes Monday Night Totals $382.80
The door-to-door canvass of the .
Mothers March on Polio was held
Monday night from 7 to 9. Each
lady was assigned a street to work,
l)y the Mothers March Chairman,
Mrs. Mariam Moore.
After the march the ladies met
at Tracy's Cafe to give the money
they had collected to Mrs. Moore.
A total of $382.80 was collected.
Mrs. Tannie Blackwell collected
$8.61 in the Texana section.
The fallowing ladies participated
in the march:
Mrs. W. R. Gossett, Mrs. George
Dyer, Mrs. S. N. Bo bo, Mrs. John
Jordan, Mrs. Arden Davis, Mrs
Jack Roberts, Mrs. Jewell Miller,
Mrs. Edward Dickey, Mrs. Bob
White, Mrs. Margaret Rose Farm
er, Mrs. Stanley Green, Mrs. Olen
McDonald, Mrs. Clyde Gladson.
Mrs. Alvin Buchanan, Mrs. J. H.
Duncan, Mrs. W. A. Singleton,
Mrs. John Thompson, Mrs. W. T.
Brown, Mrs. J. C Townson, Mrs.
Ruth Cheney, Mrs. Arnold Beer
kins, Mrs. Jimmle Hilton, Mrs.
Charles Hyatt, Mrs. Louise Mc
Guire, Mrs. Leon Klmsey, Mrs.
W. D. Townson Jr., Mrs. Herman
Edwards, Mrs. A. J. Headrick and
the chairman Mrs. Cloe Moore.
Miss Toots Cook, Miss Patsy
Kaylor, Miss Anne Carringer, and
Miss Dorothy Hensley.
Mrs. A. B. Chandler Jr. has been
named Mothers March chairman
for Andrews, and plans are under
way for the Mothers March, which
will be held Monday night Febru
ary 25 in Andrews.
Hugh Brittain, chairman of the
1957 March of Dimes says that
minature iron lungs have been
placed in the business places in
town and asks everyone to give
generously to them.
FLOOD DAMAGE ON BROWN FARM. Shown
above the Brown Farm at Route 1 , Andrews.
Jake Brown points out the considerable damage
the flood waters did to a once fertile field. Story
ir detail on back of this issue.
(Cherokee Scout f ho to)
Mars Hill College
Walter Carringer gifted young
tenor of Murphy and New York
City, son of Mrs. Ruth Carringer
of Murphy, was soloist with the
North Carolina Little Symphony
Orchestra at its concert at Mars
Hill College Saturday night.
Dr. Benjamin Swalin conducted
Carringer's four solo numbers to
orchestral accompaniment opened
the second part of ibe program.
His numbers were "Preach Me
Not Your Musty Rules" from the
Masque Comus, Arne, "If With
All Your Hearts You Truly Seek
Me" from Mendelssohn's Oratorio,
Elijah; "Ah, Moon of my Delight",
Lehman; and "Recondita Armonia'
from Puccini's opera, Tosca.
Carringer was again soloist with
the Little Symphony Orchestra at
Appalachian State Teachers College
Boone Monday night at 8 o'clock.
He gave the same program that
he gave at Mars Hill College.
Murphy City Board Passes
New Parking Ordinance
Murphy City Board passed a new
parking ordinance Monday night
designed to give the city power
to prosecute parking meter violat
ors and instructed the city clerk
to require insurance certificates
from all licensed taxi operators.
The ordinance Was passed unan
imously at the regular meeting at
City Hall after Hobart McKeever
City Attorney, told the Board that
the present ordinance is "defective
and cannot be enforced."
To the average citizen, McKeev
er said, parking regulations will
be the same. i
However, the new ordinance
which goes into effect immediately
provides for a maximum fine of
$50 or imprisonment for 30 days
for repeated parking violations.
Charlie Johnson, city clerk, told
the Board that applicants lor taxi
licenses were required to prove
that they bad adequate insurance
at the time be issued licenses. He
said, however, that there was no
way of telling if the insurance was
allowed to lapse.
Mayor L. L. Mason said that
passengers had a right to assume
that taxis were adequately insured
and instructed Johnson to require
certificates from the insuring com
panies whereby the insurance
company assumes the responsibil
ity of notifying the city when a
policy expires or is dropped.
At the suggestion of McKeever,
Mayor Mason appointed two Board
members to work with the city
attorney on ironing out other traf
fic problems, mainly tnat of pro
longed parking of trucks in the
center of the city's main streets.
Other business discussed or dis
posed of by the city included:
Heard a request by Allen Ramsey
for the city's help with some cul
verts on a road he is building off
Peachtree Street. Ramsey told the
Board that he owned 12 houses in
the section, nine of them occupied,
and that unless he could complete
the road city's trucks could not
get to the houses to pick up gar
bage. The Street Committee was
instructed to look into the city's
responsibility in the matter.
Received application from Char
les K. Stiles of Peachtree for job
as filter plant operator. The Board
questioned Stiles and agreed to
take the application for considera
tion. - - '
C. R. Freed, Chamber of Com
merce secretary, requested that
the city send a representative to
Atlanta Monday to attend the U.S.
Chamber's Congressional Issues
Clinic being held there. He told
the Board that national figures
would discuss bills coming before
Congress this session.
Board agreed that it would be
wise, to have the city represented
and tentatively appointed W. A.
Singleton to attend the one-day
Read and approved a letter re
questing a donation for the Legis
lative Committee of the League
Discussed an easement from
Southern Railway granting the city
permission to install an 8-inch
waterline under the railway. The
easement stipulated that Murphy
assume responsibility for personal
or property damage on the rail
road where the waterline is to be
located. The Board instructed Mc
Keever to check into the legal as
pects of the matter.
The Board also instructed Mc
Keever to see Bud Alverson about
purchasing a 150-foot right of way
through his property near the bulk
plant for building a road.
Charlie Johnson requested a rul
ing from the Board on his, deci
sion to send the city fire truck to
Peachtree schodf Monday. John
son felt that tha $100,000 buildii*
would have been completely de
stroyed without the help of the
Murphy Fire Department.
There is a possibility, Johnson
said, of another fire while the
truck is outside the city limits and
suggested that auxiliary fire fight
ing equipment might be needed.
The Board endorsed Johnson's
decision in the Peachtree school
case and agreed that the problem
should be taken up at another
Murphy Closes Cage Season Friday
With Double Win Over Robbinsville
In the last week of the regular
basketball season Murphy's cage
quintet downed Robbinsville 67-48
on the Murphy court February 8,
and Andrews 82-49 February 5 at
Andrews. The girls defeated Rob
binsville 59-47 and lost to Andrews^
66-73. ? ?
Robbinsville gave Murphy's out
standing qunitet a rough time.
Murphy led 10-9 at the end of the
first quarter. Robbinsville pulled
ahead to 22-20 at half-time. In the
third quarter the Murphy boys hit
their usual stride and took a 37-33
lead. They finished 67-48 Murphy's
Don Amos made the high score
of 20 points. Burt Birchfield con
tributed 13, Hoyt Zimmerman 9,
John Morris 8, Ed Gibbs 6, Eman
uel McDonald 5, and Austen Coffey
Charles Lovingood and Roy Dock
ery 2 each.
Starting the game were Zimmer
man, Coffey, Gibbs, Amos and
Birchfield. Subs, wore Morris, Car
ringer, Lovingood, McDonald and
The boys made 17 fouls to Rob
bins vl lie's 22. The Murphy team hit
57% of their free throws to th? op.
GIRLS 59 ? 17
The Murphy girls trailed 1J-16 in
the first quarter, 23-29 at the half.
In the third quarter they polled to
40-39, then increased their lead for
a final score of 59-47.
Laura Bailey was high scorer
with 29 points. Shirley Stiles made
21 and Shirley Allen added 9.
Starting were Bailey, Stiles, Al
len, Painter, Wilson and Moore.
Subs, were B. Postell, English,
Cook and Taylor.
Murphy made J9% of their free
throws to Robbinsville's *1%. The
home sextettes made 17 foals to the
MURPHY? ANDREWS 83 ? 49
The Murphy boys team defeated
the Andrews qunitet 82-49. Score by
quarters was 23-9, 48-22, 66-39, and
82-49 Murphy leading all the way.
High scorer was Don Amos with
29 points. Austen Coffey scored 21,
Hoyt Zimmerman made 9, Ed Gib
bs 8, Burt Birchfleld 7, Emanuel
McDonald 3, Charles ' Smith and
Roy Dockery 2 each and Jimmy
Auxiliary , ?
T? N?ei Thursday
There will be a meeting of the 1
American Legion Auxiliary Thurs
day at 8 p.m. at the home of Mrs.
Plans will be made for the enter
tainment of the 20th District meet
ing which will be held here in Ap
ril. At this meeting all state of
ficers from Raleigh will be pres
Zimmerman, Coffey, Gibbs,
Amos, ar.d Birchfield started.
Subs, were J. Morris, Kilpatrick,
Carringer, B. Morris, Smith, Mc
Donald, Moore. Dockery and Dun
Murphy nit 45 7b or free throws to
Andrews 61%. Murphy made 22
fouls to Andrews 25.
Murphy's cage sextette held its
own with the powerful And
rews team. Score by quarters was
16-17, 35-39, 49-68, and 66-73, And
Laura Bailey was high scorer
with 39 points. Shirley Stiles added
16, 8hirley Allen 8, and Betty Pos
Opening the game were Bailey,
Moore, Stiles, Allen, Painter, Wil
son and Moore. Subs, were: Pos
tell, Cooke and Bowman.
The Murphy team scored 66% of
the attempted free throws to the
opponents 60%. The girls made 21
fouls to Andrews 26.
Five Cherokee Men
Inducted Into Army
Six Cherokee men were forward
ed to Knoxville Induction Center
Monday morning, five for induc
tion and one for physical examina
The five going for induction were
Harold Thomas Martin, Clyde Ed
ward Tuluer, John Benjamin Gen
try, James Kenneth Cook and
Ralph Bobby Swanson.
From Knoxville, they will be
.sent to an Army camp for basic
A 16-year-old youth has been ar
rested and charged with robbery
and arson in the burning of Peach
tree school early Monday morning.
The fire was discovered about
S:30 Monday morning by Charlie
Morris, janitor, when he came to
Sheriff Anderson said that the
fire was set accidentally by the
youth, who was striking matches in
order to see after breaking into the
The youth has confessed to the
robbery Monday and to two other
robberies of Peachtree school since
Christmas, the Sheriff said. About
$10 in money was taken and some
chewing gum during the robbery
He will be tried in Recorder's
An estimated $1,000 in damage
was caused by the fire, mostly
around the door to the ladies
The $100,000 school building was
completed in 1949. It was built af
ter the old school was destroyed
by fire in 1947.
School was conducted at Peach
tree church while waiting for the
completion of the new building.
Lloyd Hendrix, county school
superintendent, said that if the
janitor had not discovered the fire
"it probably would have complete
llnaka Sisters Win
TV Talent Program
Kathleen and Peggy Roberts of
Unaka were winners on a TV tal
ent show in Greenville, S. C., last
The two Murphy High students
will appear on a, Spartanburg, S. C.
show in March, and if they win
there will go to Ted Mack show
in New York.
. Kathleen, xv, and Peggy, 14,
are the daughters of Mr. and Mrs.
Pearl Roberts of Unaka.
The sisters sang "You're the
Reason I'm in Love," on the Gree
nville T V talent show, "Screen
They have entertained locally
several times and have been on
television shows in Knoxville and
Ranger P.T.A. To
And Queen Contest
A Valentine King and. Queen and'
Prince and Princess, contest will
be held Thursday, February 14,
at 7.30 p.m. at Ranger School.
The King aod Queen will be sel
ected from grades five through
eight. A Prince and Princess will
be from grades one through four.
Twenty-two Boy Scouts Win Awards
At The Nantahala Court Of Honor
Twenty-two boys won awards at
tthe meeting of the Nantahala Dis
trict Court of Honor of the Boy
Scouts of America, which was held
at the First Methodist Church in
Murphy Monday night at 7:30.
Districts taking part in the pro.
gra mwere Andrews, Robbinsville,
Hayesville and Murphy. Awards
were made to the various troops
of the districts.
Tenderfoot awards were present
ed by Bob Weaver to the follow
ing boys: Arvil Dickey Head and
Thomas R. Messer of Andrews
Troop One. Jerry Chance, Jerry
Dickey, Bobby Reid, Terry Smith,
Sammy Duncan and Morris Hugh
es of Murphy Troop Two were also
presented awards. The boys from ,
Troop Four in Robbinsville were
James J? Carver and Edwin K.
The Second Class awards were ]
presented to tbe following boys by i
Ben M. Ragsdale. William P. Wal
ker, Richard Pullium and Jerry
Neal received awards for Troop
One in Andrews. Troop Four Rob
binsville boys were Billy Moody
and Jimmy Carver. Hayesville
Troop Seven; James Smark and
First class awards were present
ed by Herman Thondtaig, Scout
master of Troop Sevrt la Hayvs
ville The boys receiving awards
in this troop are David Ray and
Dbnald Brads haw.
Bob Eaaley Jr., presented the
merit badges which ware given
to the following boys: Mitchell
Powell of Troop Seven, Merit
award for public health. Frhb
Troop 13 in Murphy, Hugh Baa
iley Jr., waa awarded the badge
for Citizenship in the home; and
John Van Horn far fafldng. Ben
Ragsdale said that young Van
Horn hiked 20 ate to win his