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THURSDAY, MARCH ?. IM7
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Murphy Spring Carnival Sale Slattu Next Week
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Hundred of bargain hunters are
expected in Mi^rphy for the we^k
long Murphy Spring Carnival sale.
The Chamber of Commerce
sponsored sale, which is being pub
licised through an eight-page ad
vertising section in this issue of
The Scout, will begin Monday and
continue through Saturday, April
Sixteen merchants are represent
ed in the circular and 5,000 have
been mailed to residents of the
Murphy trading area.
Special events scheduled in
The Woman's Club will present
a Dude Ranch Fashion Show with
the latest spring styles for men,
women, boys and girls, at the High
School Auditorium, on Friday,
March 29 at 8 p. m. All styles
shown will be furnished by local
The ffturth in a series of ama
teur talent shows will be presented
by the Murphy Lions Club Satur
day night March 30 at the Murphy
High School gymnasium. A square
dance will follow the show and all
proceeds will go to the swimming
The fifth and final show will be
held Saturday night, April 6th.
The Coca-Cola Carousel will give
free rides to the kiddies in down
town Murphy, all next week.
The Kern's Bread Carousel, al
so with free rides, will be in town
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs
zOn Saturday April 6, clowns will
be among the shopping crowds
and they'll be looking for the kid
dies with their families.
Tiie merchants committee of the
chamber of commerce, welcomes
you to this special event.
SPRINGTIME BRINGS PRETTY FASHIONS ? These tour love.
Ilea will enhance the Woman'* Club Fashion Show Friday night.
They are left to right Linda English, wearing a coca two piece
cotton; Betty Weaver in blue Bermuda shorts and striped blouse;
Judy Davis In Mack and white striped two-piece middy, and
Ann Parker wearing Mack toreador pants and matching Mouse.
Murphy Woman's Club To Present
Spring Fashion Show Here Friday
The Bar Tac Dude Ranch will be
the scene of the spring Fashion
Show sponsored annually by the
Murphy Woman's Club. The affair
will be held at the High School aud
itorium Friday evening at 8.
Amid a background of cactus
plants and white plank fences,
styles for every occasion will be
modeled as the audience is taken
for a week-end visit to the dude
ranch in Las Vegas. Party dress
es, casuals, sport clothes, formals
and lounging attire as well as lug
gage and jewelry will be shown by
models selected by the Woman's
Door prizes contributed by local
merchants will be awarded.
Fashions and accessories from
Jabaley's, Lovingood's, Candler's,
Darnell's, Coward's, Davis Jewel
Andrews Rotary And Konnaheeta Club
Snonsor Annual Ranmipf March 1Qth
Joe Hicks, coach of Cullowhee
High School, Cullowhee, recently
voted the outstanidng coach of the
Smoky Mountain Conference for
1957, was the guest speaker at the
annual banquet sponsored jpintly
by the Andrews- Rotary and Kon
naheeta club to honor the Wildcat
Football squad and the girls bask
etball team, winners of the Smoky
Mountain Tournament. Approximat
ely 100 persons ettended.
The affair was held in the school
cafeteria March 19. Gordon L. But
ler acted as toastmaster. Jeff
Brooks, president of the Rotary
club,. Mrs. Ruth Pullium pres. of
Konnaheeta club welcomed the
guest and the response was givep
by Carolyn West. The Invocation
was given by the Rev. Edwin Car
ter, pastor of the First Methodist
Mr. Hicks, who was introduced
by Charles O. Frazier, principal of
the Elementary school, listed the
Slated April 13th
The American Legion Auxiliary
of Murphy will be hostess to the
20th. District Meeting, at the First
Methodist Church in Murphy,, on
Saturday April 13th, at 10 a. m.
The Districts which include units
from Sylva, Franklin and Robbins
ville, the North Carolina state ppes
ident and other state officers will
be at this meeting.
* The Auxiliary would like to have
as many as' possible "Gold Star
Mothers" in Cherokee County pres
ent as their guests and for lunch
which will follow. This blanket in
vitation is being extended to all of
our Gold Star Mothers and it is
hoped that many will be able to at
Please call the Auxiliary presi
dent, Mrs. Herman Edwards,
phone VE 7-2497 or Mrs. L. L.
Mason VE 7-2907 in Murphy, if you
are able to attctod so reservations
for lunch may be made Saturday
In the Andrews area, please con
tact Capt Frank W. Swan for
attributes of a good player as hav
ing not or*-* fe desire to want to
play and tire love to play, but to
have keen competitive spirit and
the use of psyschology in playing
He also gave the various phases of
the responsibility of a coach.
Frank Maenlee, Andrews coacb
presented letter awards to six boys
Kent Laughter, Jerry Pullium,
Bergen Tatham, Wayne Mintz, Bob
Nichols and Pete Gernert.
Miss Ruth Hamilton, girl's coach,
presented awards to fifteen girls:
Carolyn West, captain, Mattie An
gel, co-captain, Katherine Sursav
age, Madge Barton, Gail Anderson,
Wanda Moose, Vicki Derreberry,
Melba West, Ruthi^ Almond, Mar
tha Derreberry, Terry Slagle, Car
ole Dyer, Carolyn Evans, Sandra
Phillips and Sue Nichols. Gifts
were presented to the managers,
Hugh Rayburn and Paul Brooks.
Mention was made that the girls
team had been winners for three 1
years out of the past five, in the
Smoky Mountain finals five years,
and winners in the Western Divis
ion for the five past years. Miss
Hamilton has been named coach of
the year twice.*
J. E. Rufty, superintendent gave
the closing talk
Girls of the Home Economics de
partment under the supervision
Miss Meredith Whitaker, served a
four course dinner: 1st. quarter,
dribble juice; 2nd. quarter, Offr
clal ham with whistle sauce, free
shot green beans, half time baked
potatoes; 3rd. quarter, charging
salad, conference relish plate, time
out rolls with foul butter, and 4th.
quarter, tie-up pie with jump ice
cream, backboard milk and goal
The Willow and F
To Be Presented
At Yonng Harris
The Sudan B. and Young Harris
Societies will present a three-act
romantic drama, "The Willow and
I", Friday, March 29 at 8 p. m.
in the Susan B. Harris Chapel,
Young Harris, Ga.
There will be an admission fee of
50c per person.
er's, Moore's Jeweler's and Mur
phy Electrical Shop are to be pre
Mrs. W. T. Brown will be com
mentator for the event, and Mrs.
Emily Davidson will play the
Tickets may be secured from
members of the Woman's Club or
at the door.
Heart Fund Drive
Dr. Helen Wells, chairman of the
Murphy Heart Fund Drive, reports
that contributions totaling $154.50
have been turned into Her for the
drive, and contributions are still
Dr. Wells urges those who have
not contributed to please do so and
mail their contributions to Sam L.
Davidson, Ben Pamer or P. J-.
Henn in Murphy.
Revival Services Set
At First Baptist
Revival services will oegin at the
First Baptist Church April 8 and
continue through the 14th. There
will be two services daily.
The Rev. Wayne Slaton, pastor
of the First Baptist Church in Bry
son City, N. C. will conduct the
services, Monday through Thurs
day; the Evangelistic Team of
i Carson Newman Baptist College
will conduct the services Friday
through Sunday. ,
Cullowhee Baptist Choir, under
the direction of Mr. Jack Barnett,
will give a sacred music Concert,
Sunday night, April 7.
Red Cross Blood
To Reach Quota
Mr. Hugh Howard, Chairman of
of the Red Cross Bloodmobile,
states that only 65% of our quota
was received . in blood donations
last Thursday. A quota of 125 pints
was the goal for the visit.
Chairman Howard, wishes to ex
press appreciation to all the doc
tors, nurses, those who had charge
of registrations, the ladies of the
Episcopal Church, who had charge
of the canteen, and to all blood
donors for their time and effort in
helping with the Bloodmobile.
' The Red Cross Headquarters has
stressed the necessity of those who
receive blood transfusions to make
every effort possible to secure
pledges to replace this blood to the
Center. Although several pledged
at the last Bloodmobile, we are
still several pints behind on re
placements. He urges that every
one be thinking about the next
Bloodmobile which will be in Mur
phy on June 6. Notice of this will
be given in advance so that every
one may know of t.
Three donors will receive their
one-gallon pin ? Bill Gulley, Joe
Hamilton and Randolph Cright.
Pins are being secured and as
soon as they are received these
three will receive their one-gallon
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Lay Speakers For
Lay speakers for Sunday of the
various churches are the following
speakers: Mr. Bunch Nugent, U.
S. District Forest Ranger, irom
the First Methodist Church will
speak at the First Baptist at the
eleven o'clock service; Mr. Ralph
Rhodes, with the TVA and of the
First Baptist will go to the First
Methodist Church; W. A. Single
ton, with the Western Auto Store,
and a Presbyterian, will speak at
the Episcopal; and Mr. Harry
Seamon, manager of the New Regal
Hotel, _and a member of the Episco
pal Church, will speak at the Pres
Meets On Monday
The Providence Hospital Auxil
iary held its regular meeting Mon
day in the hospital dining room.
The newly elected officers are,
Pres. Mrs. Anton Schmitt, Vice
Pres. Mrs. Cloe Moore, Recording
Sec. Mrs. Arnold Beerkens, Corres
ponding Sec. Mrs. C. L. Alverson,
Treasurer, Mrs. Robert Weaver.
The Constitutional and By-Laws
tncroKee ueaths and Funerals
Donald Edgar Phillips Killed Saturday
In Railroad Accident At Andrews
JJonala Edgar F/iiliips, 40, of
Andrews, was killed when struck
by a Southern Railway locomotive
at 9:30 p. m. Saturday March 23,
between the depot and the ball
park crossing, in the town of And
rews, J. C. Townson, ? Cherokee
County coroner said.
Phillips was sitting on the track
when he was hit, Vaugh Neal,
brakeman on the train said. Train
men were unable to stop the loco
motive in time to avoid hitting
Phillips, Neal said.
Townson ruled the death acci
aHe was the son of Mrs. Katie
Phillips and the late Hardy Phil
lips and was a lifelong resident ol
Funeral services were held Mon
day at 2 p. m. in the Valley River
Baptist Church of which he was a
The Rev. RobeA Barker and the
Rev. T. D. Denny officiated and
burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Lewis and Day
id Hyde, Bruce Smith, Billy West
and Carl and Clyde Derreberry.
Surviving, in addition to the mo
ther are the wife, Mrs. Mae Der
reberry Phillips; a daughter, Wan
da; two sons, Darrell and Lane, all
of the home; two sisters, Mrs.
J<-"n Womack of Asheville and
Mrs. Walter Ensley of Andrews;
and four brothers, Grant and Gor
don of Andrews, Quentin of Char
lotte and Odis of Canton, Ga.
Ivie Funeral Home was in
Bertha J. McGwire
Miss Bertha Jane McGuire, 57,
of Andrews died in an Asheville
hospital Sunday, March 24, at 9:15
a.m. after a brief illness. .
A lifelong resident of Andrews,
she was the daughter of the late
Wiliam Henry and Helen Arrowood
Continued Oh Back Page
Mrs. Harry Bishop
To Garden Club
The Murphy Garden Club will
meet at the home of Mrs. Harry
Bishop with Mrs. T. A. Case, co
hostess Thursday (Today) after
noon at 3:30.
Mrs. Ben Carr of the Blairsville
Club will be guest speaker, seh will
talk on spring planting.
All members are urged to at
tend this meeting.
New Chamber Of Commerce
Directors Elected Monday
Four new directors were elected
Monday night at the annual meet
ing of the Chamber of Commerce
in the primary auditorium.
Richard K. Degenhardt, execu
tive vice-president of the Asheville
Chamber of Commerce, was the
Merle Davis, W. A. Singleton. W.
T. Brown and Dr. William Gossett
were elected to the Board of Di
rectors to serve for three years.
Mr. Degenhardt congratulated
the local Chamber on its accomp
lishments during the past year and
warned them not to become dis
couraged. He said that sometimes
it takes years to secure new in
"There is a definite need in this
whole mountain area to cooperate
and advance," Mr. Degenhardt
said, pointing to the low per capita
income and the highway situation
in Western North Carolina.
Money for road building is al
located equally in the various are
as of the state, he stated, and the
cost of building mountain roads is
three or four times that of roads,
on more level terrain.
He said that only through an or
ganization such as the Chamber of
Commerce can the allocations be
The Asheville Chamber is work
ing toward the development of all
Western North Carolina with the
belief that "if you prosper, we
will," Mr. Degenhardt said.
He said that the Asheville group
had a $70,000 budget for advertis
ing this year and most of it would
be used in metropolitan newspap
ers to attract tourists to this area.
Morris L. McGough, executive
vice-president of the Agricultural
Development Council, told the
The Crippled Children's Drive
conducted through the Easter Seal
Sale will begin in Murphy and And
drews April 1st, and continue
through May 1st.
The local clinic serving three
counties, Cherokee, Graham and
Clay is located over the bank
building in Andrews and is held
every month on Friday before the
third Saturday. Fifty-five percent
of the Easter Seal Fund stays in
our county. Last year a total of 323
persons received treatment at the
Volunteer workers for Andrews
are the following: Chairman for
County and Andrews, Mr. W. D.
Whitaker; Secretary and Treas.
Mrs. Mildred Qay; Campaign
Chairman, S. J. Gernert; Special
solicitation chairman Mrs. Jack
Ledford; special events chairman,
Mrs. Margaret C. Waldrup; Lily
parade, chairman, Mrs. James W.
Baer; school appeal chairmans,
Charles O. Frazier and Frank
Walsh; and mail campaign chair
, man, Mrs". Mildred Ray.
i Workers for Murphy are: Ben
Palmer, solicitor for the service
stations; Lonzo Shields, tourist
I courts; Mrs. H. A. Mattox, Chair
man of the mailing committee;
Miss Dot Hensley, chairman of the
businesses; Mrs. Ruth Chaney,
Mrs. L. D. Schuyler, Mrs. Bill
Waggnor and Mrs. W. M. Lay will
also be on the business committee;
and Everett English will be chair
man of the coffee day.
Mrs. R. C. Fuller, chairman of
the Murphy Drive says "Easter
Seals are being mailed out the first
of April. I am sure many many in
terested persons are not on our
mailing List. If you fail to rcceive
seals and are interested in helping
the crippled chldren of Cherokee
County, please mail your contribu
The Women of the Presbyterian
Church held their general meeting
at the church Monday night at 7:45
o'clock, with the president, Mrs.
E. H. Brumby presiding over the
Mrs. Brumby announced the Dis
trict Meeting at the Women of
Asheville Presbytery which will be
held in Andrews, April 13. She also
read a note from Loretta Hall, the
orphan at the Mountain Orphanage
at Swannanoa whom the Murphy
women have adopted to clothe and
a note of appreciation from Mrs.
Barkley, superintendent of the Or
Mrs. Gibba presented the pro
gram on Evangelism.
tions to Mrs. R. C. Fuller, Murphy,
N. C.; or to Juanita Weaver at the
Mrs. Fuller says that personal
letters with "Share in the Future
of the Crippled" will be mailed to
all Murphy and surrounding indus
The Murphy business houses will
be contacted by interested volun
teer workers. Please give them a
welcome and have a contribution.
A Talent Show, featuring Bill
? Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys,
along with Carl Story and the Blue
Grass Quartet, will take place at
the Peachtree School Thursday
(Today) at 8 p. m.
All local talent is invited to
participate in the show, and the top
winner will appear on the Bill Mon
roe TV show. ?
A small adipission fee will be
charged and all proceeds will go
to the Peachtree PTA.
Mrs. Jerry Davidson
About Old Schools
Mrs. Jerry Davidson asks that
anyone having any information on
subscription schools, to please
contact her. She would like infor
mation on Mt. Pleasant Academy,
that was located where the Petrie
Hospital is now; and Old Log
School. Any information on pupils,
teachers, and history of the school
will be appreciated.
local Chamber that they should
realize the importance of agricul
ture in Cherokee County and work
with the rural people to increase
He said that the hatching egg,
dairying and forestry were three of
the most important Industries in
Mr. McGough praised the Rural
Development Program as one Dt
the 'most promising frontiers in
agriculture." He said that through
it rural people could find "ways
and means of increasing income."
Paul Nave, County Agent, said
that the ham project started last
year by the Chamber was the first
of its kind in the State of North
Within a few years, he said 15,
000 hams a year should be pro
duced in Cherokee County and that
plans should be made for a large
smoke and curing bouse so that
they could be produced on a com
C. L. "Bud" Alverson, retiring
president, thanked Chamber mem
bers for their cooperation during
the past year and said that a new
president would be elected at the
next meeting of the Board of Di
Ferrel Tate and R. W. Claxton,
president and vice-president of the
Cherokee Chamber of Commerce
were guests at the meeting.
Rev. Charles Ginn
Revival services for the Peach
tree Memorial Baptist Church will
begin Sunday at the 11 o'clock ser
vice. ^ *
The Rev. Charles Ginn, pastor of
the Marble Baptist Church will be
the speaker, the services will be
gin each evening at 7:30.
Miss Dale Sudderth, of Peach -
tree, will be in charge of the mus
ic, and Miss Naomi Lunsford and
Miss Margaret Hendrix will be the
The Rev. Lester Stowe, pastor,
cordially invites the public.
Lt. Roy Vinson Hall
Has Dinner kWfth
Lt. j. g. Roy Vinson Han,, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Vinson Hall of Marb
I le, is an Officer on the Guided Mis
sile Cruiser U.S.S. Canberra, CAG,
2, which recently carried President
Eisenhower from Norfolk to Ber
Roy writes that on St. Patrick's
Day, he and another Officer frbm
the ship had dinner with President
Eisenhower. Besides the President
Mr. Jim Hagerty, and Dr. Snyder
were also there. Roy says be had
a wonderful time, and never dream
ed that he would ever eat with a
Large Crowd Attends Talent Show
At Murphy High Gymnasium Saturday
More than two hundred persons
attended the third of ? series of tal
ent Shows at the Murphy Gym Sat
These shows are held at the gym
each Saturday night and sponsored
by the Murphy Lions Club and all
proceeds go to the Swimming
During the past three shows " a
number of talents have been a
warded prizes and will compete for
the grand prize of $50.00. on the
First week prize for the best tal
ent went to Cart Truelove and His
Peachtree Valley Boys; second
week firt prize talent wos Bob
by Martin, of Andrews, who imper
sonated Elvis Pressley with one of
his popular songs, second prize
went to little nine-year-old Bobbie
Odom, of Murphy, and third prise,
Mrs. . Constance West's second
graae. i>ast Saturday night winners
were Glenn Ellis and his bud,
first prize; second -prize went' to
Wade Morrow and His Blue Moun
tain Boys of Ducktown; third prise
winners were the popular Roberts
sisters from Unaka. '
Calvin Smart, director of the tal
ent show says that more good tal
ent is scheduled for the two remain
ing shows; and also that there wfll .
be square dancing until mid-night
following each show.
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Volley RHw Gmn leu
Clmb To Meet Titers.
Mrs. Frank Swan wOl be hot?a
to the Valley Biver Garden Club at
her home in VaJWytowtt Thursday
(today) at S:30 p. m. March M.
Miss Frances Corer wfll discuss j