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THURSDAY, MARCH 14, UST
EIGHT P NanUhala Regional Library
Murphy Farmers Federation
Committee Re-Elected Here
The annual Cherokee County
Farmers Federation Stockholders
meeting was held at the Murphy
store, March 8 with James McC.
Clarke, Farmers Federation, pres
ident, acting as master of cere
Xb? Murphy atdre committee
WU igwitmmnly re-elected and
milaa 4. Wells, Route 1, Murphy
and C. P. Wells, Marble, were
made new committee members. In
addition, the stockholders re-nom
inated Clyde McNabb, Route 2,
Murphy, for a two-year term as
county director. His re-nomina
tion will be voted on at the annual
meeting of all stockholders to be
held in the Buncombe County
Courthouse on March 23 at 10 a.m.
President Clarke announced that
the 1956 Federation sales totaled
over $7,000,000 and that of this
amount nearly $6,000,00 was paid
back to farmers for poultry, eggs,
tobacco and other farm products.
Paul Nave, Cherokee County
farm agent, expressed the opinion
that farmers who "rode out the
storm" during the low price poul
try situation would eventually
make good money from chickens
and eggs. He encouraged Cherokee
County farmers to call on his of
fice whenever the extension ser
vice could be of help to them.
Robert Few, aromatic tobacco
fieldman, pointed out the possibil
ities of raising aromatic tobacco
as a good source of cash income
and asked all interested farmers
Murphy P-TA Has
The Murphy P-TA held its sixth
?nd final meeting of the year
Monday evening at the primary
Dick Howell, Treasurer, review
ed the work of the year and stated
that the main projects included
assistance to the TAC for the
seventh and eighth graders and
helping clothe needy children with
in the school.
New officers for the coming year
were elected, and they are as fol
lows: Mrs. W. T. Brown, presi
dent; Richard Howell, vice-presi
dent; Mrs. Howard Martin, treas
urer; and Mrs. Kenneth Davis,
Mrs. Harvey Wilson was in
chage of the program, the topic
being "Family Life." She stated
that responsibility lies chiefly with
the parents toward making a hap
py family life, and thaf children's
actions away from home very
much reflect the home atmos
phere. She also suggested ways to
improve family relations.
Others taking part in the pro
gram were Mrs. Harold Wells who
spoke on "Discipline." and Mrs.
W. A. Singleton, "Discipline for
Mrs. Bob Potter gave the de
To Be Sunday At
The regular third Sunday Sing
ing will be held at Harmony Bap
tist Church March 17 at 2 p. m.
Harmony Church is on highway
64 two miles from Murphy.
Everyone is invited to attend.
to contact him through the Farm- i
ers Federation store.
Additional speakers were Guy
. Sales, general manager; J. 11. I
Hampton, Route 2, Murphy; Phil
Burch, Hospital Care representa
tive; Don Ramsey, store manager;
Max Roberts, Educational Direc
tor; and Bob Beard, Farmers Fed
eration News Editor.
Entertainment was furnished by
the Farmers Federation string
band and Jerry Ruth Smith, Route
2 Murphy, and Monetta and Bobby
Odom, Route 2, Murphy.
Chick winners were Charles
Stiles, Rev. Fred Stiles, Mrs. Wade
Ashe, and Bart Winkler.
Awards Presented To Sixteen Boys
At Court Of Honor Meeting lWnnHav
Sixteen Nantahala District Boy
Scouts received awards at the Dis
trict Court of Honor held at the
Baptist Church in Andrews Mon
Tenderfoot awards were present
ed by Francis Pless, scout exec
utive, to the following boys:
Charles O. van Gorder, Tommy G.
Conley, David Higdon, Austen Ev
ans, Edwin Adams, Hubert Mag
ness, and Jerry C. Cox, from
Troop 1 Andrews, and to Louis
Enloe Jr., from Troop 4, Robbins
Second class awards were pre
sented to the following boys by
C. A. Bales: Louis Enloe Jr., Jim
Fraula, William Snider, all from
Troop 4, Robbinsville; also Terry
Powell and David Moore from
Troop 7, Hayesville.
First class awards were pre
sented by Ben Ragsdale to John
Van Horn from Troop 12, Murphy.
Merit badges presented by Capt.
Frank Swan to Tommy Jarrett,
Troop 12 Hayesville for the Bo
tany merit badge, Michael Sneed,
for public speaking, home repairs
To Be Featured
In Cherokee Scout
One hundred years progress In
education In Cherokee County will
be featured in an education edition
of The Scout April 25.
tories and pictures from all
schools in the county will b? in
The edition will be a part of the
North Carolina Kducation Associa
tion's and the National Education
Association's Centennial celebra
Scout publisher George N. Bunch
last Thursday met with a planning
committee from the three county
school units at the Murphy School
Persons attending the meeting
from the county unit were Supt.
Lloyd Hendrix, Mrs. Joe J. Pinson,
supervisor and Mrs. A1 Brown,
From Andrews, Supt- J. E. Rufty,
James Wood, NCEA president, Mrs.
Aileen Bristol, Miss Ruth Hamilton,
Mrs. Dave Bristol, and C. O. Fras
Murphy unit was represented by
Supt. H. Bueck, Mrs. Constance
West, NCEA president, Mrs. Tom
Case, Mrs. R. S- Bault, Mrs. H.
Bueck, Mrs. W. V. Costello and
Mrs. C. K. Olson, supervisor for
Murphy and Andrews elementary
A coordinating committee to pre
sent material for the editor is
made up of Mrs. Pinson, Mrs. Coe.
tello and Mr. Fraser.
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and firemanship from Troop 12
The next Court of Honor meeting
will be held in Robbinsville.
Mrs. Wood Chrm.
Of 1957 Andrews
Heart Fund Drive
Mrs. Edgar A. Wood Jr, chairman
of the Andrews Heart Fund for
1957 reports 36 pepole have con
tributed to the local drive, ywith a
total of $89.50 having been given.
Mrs. Wood jivishes to thank each
contributor not only for his or her
financial assistance; but also for
the interest shown in such a wor
The local heart fund drive is a
part of the annual drive of the
North Carolina Heart Association
and of the American Heart Assoc
The money contributed will be
used for research, education, and
community service. Contributipns
are still being received.
Week To Be Held
At First Baptist
"Alcohol Education Week" will
be held at the First Baptist Church
Monday through Thursday, March
18-21 beginning each evening at 7.
All interested persons are invited
to attend this study group.
Leader for the adult discussion
group will be the Rev. J. Alton
Morris, pastor; Miss Frankie Mar
tin, promotional secretary for the
young people and intermediate
group; and Mrs. W. T. Brown, Jr.
for the junior group.
On Monday evening all groups
will view the 30-minute film en
titled "With His Help and on Wed
nesday evening the film, "Far
From Alone" will be shown.
On Tuesday evening there will
be a panel discussion using dif
ferent personalities of our com
munity in discussing the subject,
"The Consequences of Drinking In
The following individuals will
have a part in the different dis
cussions during this week of al
cohol education: Mr. Herman Ed
wards, lawyer; Coach Ralph Mc
Connell; Charles White, Deputy
sheriff; Ralph Ensley and Ray
Hefner, highway patrolmen.
To Be Tuesday
The meeting of the afternoon
circle of the Women of the Presby
terian Church has been postponed
fro m Tuesday of this week until
Tuesday of next week. The meet
ing wll be held at the church at
Andrews March 19
Editor's Note: The following
appeal for blood donors was
received this week from Dr.
Charles O. van Gorder.
Editor Cherokee Scout
Murphy, N. C.
We would again like to use your
paper, as the best medium in
Cherokee County, to call to the
attention of the people of our area
the fact that the mobile unit of
the Asheville Blood Center will be
at the City Hall in Andrews on
Tuesday, March 19, for the pur
pose of collecting blood from us
during the hours between 12 noon
and S p.m.
We would like to again remind
the people that whole blood is a
very necessary commodity that
can only be obtained from the
Homo sapiens or human beings.
There will undoubtedly be many
people reading this letter who are
now alive or enjoying better health
because someone else was gener
ous and thoughful enough to leave
a pint of blood at the blood ba'nk
for them sometime in the past.
It is increasingly becoming more
difficult to obtain the blood that is
constantly being needed and I be
lieve the reason is that many of
us, who can, just do not realize
how important it might be to
someone else in an emergency or
during a serious operation. Fol
lowing an accident or during an
emergency, a doctor has so many
things to worry about that he
should not have to worry about
whether or not blood will be avail
able; that should be the respon
siblity and worry of every citizen
of our area. I know that many peo
ple feel that they do not have time
to go by the blood bank or decide
that they will wait until the next
time, but that does not help the
current shortage of blood avail
Last year in Andrews we used
387 pints of blood and each pint
given was absolutely necessary.
We only collected 212 pints. That
means just one thing and that be
ing that someone away from here
was kind enough to give blood for
I hope that everyone will think
it over and try to offer a pint
of blood on Tuesday, March 19.
Everyone presenting himself or
herself is carefully checked by a
doctor and-or a nurse to deter
mine whether or not he or she
is able to donate. Some of us have
given as many as 33 pints
and are feeling fine, but everyone
who can should give to such an
Charles O. van Gorder, M.D.
The Chnrch Of God
The Rev. Crotts, pastor of the
Church Of God in Beal Town ann
ounces the following worship ser
vices: Sunday School 10 a. m.,
Morning Worship 11 a. m. Sunday
night services 7 p. m. and Y. P. E.
Saturday night at 7.
Everyone is invited to attend
167 Persons Killed
Accidents In State
One hundred-sixty-seven persons
were killed In automobile accidents
on North Carolina highways
through March 4, according to the
State Motor Vehicles Department.
One hundred-sixty-five were kill
ed through the same period of time
1957 Red Cross Fund Drive 1
To Begin Here On Thursday
The annual Red Cross fund drive
gets underway here Thursday fac
ed with the possibility of losing the
Bloodmobile and the Murphy chalk
ier being disbanded.
P. J. Henn, local drive chairman,
said that unless the quota of $2643.
is reached that the Murphy Red
Cross Chapter will be disbanded
and the Bloodmobile lost.
He said that the local drive fell
short in 1955 and 1956 and that
$700 was borrowed to operate the
During this year's drive, one
person will be appointed in each
of the town's business houses to
solicit for that concern.
A $1.00 donation entitles the don
or to a Red Cross membership
card and concerns whose employ
ees contribute 100 percent will be
given window stickers. ?
Working with Mr. Henn on the
drive will be: Mrs. W. E. Howell,
Mrs. R. C. Mattox, Mrs. A. J.
Twenty-Seven Cases To Be Tried
In April Term Of Superior Court
One murder, one bigamy, and
two for arson will be among the
twenty -seven cases to be tried in
the April Term of Superior Court
at Cherokee County Courthouse be
ginning April 1.
Kenneth Crawford, 25, of And.
rews, is being tried for the shotgun
slaying of his father. Pearl Craw
ford. The shooting took place Mon
day December 31, around 5 a. m.
at the home of a brother, according
to County Sheriff Claude Ander
son. The shooting climaxed what
Sheriff Anderson called "a drun
ken party" in the one room home
of Lionel Crawford near Andrews.
A sixteen-year.old youth and
Garland Frankum, both of ?low
Creek, will be tried for arson and
four counts of larceny, when the
Peachtree School was broken into
and accidently set fire on Monday
Morning, February 11.
For March 29th
Plana are in progress for the an
nual Fashion Show sponsored by
the Murphy Woman's Club, which
will be staged March 29.
Mrs. Herman Edwards, chair
man of the Ways and Means Com
mittee, stated that her committee
is working toward making this one
of the best. The setting for the
modeling will be a Dude Ranch
and it will be held on the stage of
the High School auditorium.
Models will be members of the
Woman's Club and their children.
Tickets are now on sale for this
Proceeds will go toward the cur
rent projects of the Woman's club.
Committee chairmen have been
named for the Fashion Show, and
are as follows: Mrs. W. T. Brown,
Program Committee; Miss Maria
Travis, Decorating Committee;
Mrs. H. L. McKeever, Modeling
Committee; Mrs. George Bunch
Publicity Committee; Mrs. Bob
Weaver, Admission Committee;
Miss Jo Jo Moody, Concessions.
Fashions from Candler's, Tru
day's, Jabaley's, Lovingood's, Cow
ard's, Darnell's and other mer
chants will be shown.
The Peachtree Methodist Church
wiU have its quarterly conference
starting Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
The Rev. Frank Smathers, dis
trict superintendent, will preside
at the meeting.
Everyone is cordiaUy invited to
attend by the Rev. A1 Spiith, pas
Sterling Messer of Andrews, N.
C., will be tried for bigamy.
Other cases include two assaults;
thirteen cases drunk driving and
violating probation law; one reck
less driving; two larceny, two
manslaughters; one burglary and
one worthless check charge.
Judge P. C. Fromberger of Gas
tonia, N. C. will be the presiding
The list of jurors drawn for this
term of court are on an inside page
of this issue.
Resources Of County
25 County Teachers
A guide to field trips and re
source people in Cherokee County
has been compiled by twenty-five
Headed by Mrs. Kate Shields as
chairman, the group last week
completed the book. "Resources of
The book was presented as part
of the work in a Western Carolina
College extension course on Social
Studies in the School Program,
taught in Murphy by Dr. H. H.
The thirty-five page mimeo
giaphed booklet was typed by
Barbara Griffith, a Murphy High
School senior, and illustrated by
Mrs. Shields' eighth grade stu
Committees assisting were: his
tory, Mrs. J. Altcm Morris, chair
man, Mrs. Mary B. Jones, Miss
Eunice Shields and Mrs. Lena
Human resources, social and
cultural, Mrs. Leila van Gorder,
chairman, Mrs. Florence Gentry,
Mrs. Maude Gulledge, and Mrs.
Source people, Mrs. W. V. Cos
tello, chairman, Mrs. Frank For
sythe, Mrs. Ruby Hemphill, and
Mrs. Olive Williams.
Recreational, Mrs. Ruth Smith,
chairman, Mrs. Edwina Hagaman,
Miss Christine Ingle, and Mrs.
Natural resources, Mrs. Vesta
King, chairman, Mrs. Nellie Mor
row, Mrs. Ruby Wilcox, and Mrs.
Industry and business, Mr. J.
W. Davidson, chairman, Mrs. Ed
ith Evans, Mrs. Carrie Womack,
and Mrs. Frank Alexander.
Tennessee Copper Cq., Tyson
The ten weeks course in social
studies ended last Friday night.
Headrick, Mrs. John Carringer, *
Mrs. Hobart McKeever, Mrs. Char
lie Johnson, Mrs. R. C. Fuller,
Mrs. Olen McDonald, Mrs. W. A.
Singleton, Mrs. Albert A. Wallace.
Mrs. Charles Hyatt, Mrs. John
Jordan, Mrs. Ruth Walker, Mrs.
Francis Bourne Jr., Mrs. Francis .
Bourne Sr., Mrs. Cloe Moore, Mrs. !
H. E. Dickey, Mrs. Ruth English,
Mrs. U. Bueck, Mrs. J. A. Morris, 1
Mrs. Helen Moody, and Mrs. Arn
The Revs. Potter and Maxwell,
Francis Bourne Jr., H. E. Bishop,
Kiffin Craven, Bob Easley, W. A
Singleton, Boyd Davis, Don Ram
sey, C. E. Hyde, C. W. Arnold
John Gill, H. L. McKeever, Joe
Ray and Joe Moody.
Good Crop For
Cherokee farmers are missing: a
bet when they don't include turkish
tobacco among their money crops,
says R. P. Few of Farmer's Feder
The market is almost unlimited
and the tobacco is easy and Inex
pensive to grow, even in low fer
tility soil, he said.
There is a market for 70 million
pounds annually in this country
and 99% of that is now being im
Mr. Few . says that turkish to
bacco can be grown on land with
a clay subsoil that is of moderate
to low fertility and that fertilizer
cost will run "not more than $12
to $15 per acre."
Most of the work in producing
the crop is between July 15 and
September 1 and can be done by
children of school age during sum
Last year in Cherokee County
six, people sold $2011.29 worth of
turkish tobacco at an average
price of 94.6 cents per pound.
Mr. Few said that he would be
glad to visit any farmer who is in
terested in the crop and give him
instructions and crass supervision.
His address is: R. P. Few, P. O.
Box 121, Murphy, N. C.
Of J. L. Baugh
Two persons were injured when
the home of J. L. Baugh was de
stroyed by fire about 1 a.m. last
Injured was Roger Baugh, 16,
who cut his arm, requiring eight
stitches when he broke out a win
down to escape. Mr. Baugh was
overcome by smoke and is still in
the hospital suffering from shock.
Mrs. Baugh was out of town af
the time and a daughter was
spending the night with a girl
friend. Another child, Hubbie, was
in the house but was not injured.
The cause of the fire was un
known, but night Firechief Edwin
Cook, said it probably was caused
from defective wiring.
County Board Of Commissioners
Favor Bill Raising Teachers Pay
The Cherokee Board of Com
missioners went on record March
i as favoring the bill for increas
ing teacher's salaries* but were
opposed to local governments hav
ing to pay any part of the increase.
They ordered that County At
torney F. O. Christopher write the
Representatives in Legislature urg
ing them to support the bill but
to oppose any legislation designed
for local governments to pay any
part of the increase in salaries.
Elizabeth Gray presented a bill
of |12 for taking evidence at the
preliminary hearing in the case of
State vs. Kenneth Crawford. The
bill was ordered paid.
The Board also ordered that a
restroom far. colored women be
installed in the basement of the
Coutthouse, and that Lester Pow
ell be instructed to install same;
that the locks on the doors in the
Courthouse be repaired, and new
lights placed in the offices of the
Clerk of Superior Court, Register
of Deeds, and in the County A
Rev. Robert Potter
Sermon For Sunday
"Our Greatest Sin and How to
Overcome It" is the subject of
the Rev. Robert A. Potter's ser
mon for Sunday at 11 a.m. at the
This is the last in the series of
sermons on the Ten Command
ments that" Mr.> Potter has been
preaching each Sunday.
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Andrews Gets Water Main
ine town 01 Andrews receiveo
a deed for nearly 3000 feet of 6
inch water main a few days ago
free of charge.
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Monger pur
chased 63 acres of farm land just
acros the river from the ball park
late in 1955. They, sub-divided the
land into residential building lots
and requested the city to install
water mains on the property.
The town .agreed to install the
water mains and the' Ore plugs ;
provided the owners wookl pay
for all materials and at comple
tion of the job that Mr. and Mrs.
Monger deed the pipeline to the
town. To date there has been ma
terials installed on the property
that cost $5,627.33, and it is esti
mated that the" cost of installatioh
would not be over $200 as it was
installed by the regular town crew
in their 4pare time. ?
The town will receive $50 for
each water tap and the regular
montly water fee from eaeh con
sumer. To date, only two taps
have been made, but it & antici
pated that several will tap on this
summer, as several lots have al
ready been sold.
In addition to donating the water
main to the town, Mr. and Mrs.
Munger recently signed a right-of
way for a new bridge to be erected
near the State Highway garage
and a 60-foot right-of-way for a
new 'road running through tbeir
Bids To Be Let Ma
Gym To Be Erected
Plans have been drawn for a
new modern gym at Hayesville by
architect and engineer C. G. Har
rill of Andrews, and have been
approved by the Department of
Public Instruction in Raleigh. The
budding will be constructed on the
existing school site.
Mr. Harrill said the building will
be constructed with brick, steel
and concrete, therefore making it
With 13,500 square feet of floor
are*, the new building will con
tain a modern lobby, office and
storage rooms, public toileta, two
boys' locker rooms and showers,
and two girls' locker rooms and
showers. The playing area will be
of hardwood and the shower rooms
will be finished in glazed tile.
The estimated co?t at the build
tag, $102,000, will be secured from
the recent State Bead lam*.
Advertisements ft* Uds cm the
rch 28 For New
job will be opened March 28 at
3 p.m. at Mr. Hugh Scott Beat's
office al Hayesville.
Nets $670.22 i
Mrs. Charles Higdon, chairman
of the Andrews Polio M?e, says ?
that a total of $670.22 has been '1
collected for the polio drive to
date in Andrews. Mrs. Higdon
wishes to thank aB persons who _
participated in the drhre.
11m mothers collected |
on the Mother's March;
Scoots, bine crotch, $