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' VOLUME M NUMBER ? 37
. THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1957
10 PAGES THIS WEEK
CANAL DRAINS FARMLAND FOB CULTIVATION ? Ed Wood,
Andrews termer, built this HW toot drainage ditch recently and
drained ISO acres of land for cultivation. Scout Photo
Andrews Farmer Successfully Reclaims
150 Acres of Farmland For Row Crops
one uneroKee farmer Has sue
cesssfully reclaimed 150 acres of
land for row crop cultivation that
before was under water or only
good for pasture.
Ed Wood of Andrews, by build
ing a drainage ditch, has drained
and has ready for cultivation ISO
acres of farm land.
With the n3lp of John Smith,
Cherokee Soil Conservationist and
technicians from the Federal ?oil
Conservation Service, Mr. Wood
dug a 1750 foot canal with a drag
line and has 1300 feet of tile runn
ing into it.
At present, the ditch which is
three feet wide at the bottom has
about three inches of water in it.
Mr. Wood said that he was amaz
ed at the amount of water being
drained off the land and that he
considered the canal "well worth
the money I spent on it."
His farm is near the Andrews
There's an amazing amount of
farmland in Cherokee County that,
County NCEA Units
At Marble School
Andrews NCEA will be host to
Murphy and Cherokee County Units
Thursday night Wttll a birth
day dinner at the Marble Elemen
Teachers of the three local
schools units will celebrate the
100th. anniversary of the Nation
al Education Association and the
50th. anniversary of the NCEA.
A three-tiered cake, with a lay
er representing the local, state and
national Education Association
groups will be cut.
Highlighting the program will be
singing and folk games led by Mr.
and Mrs. Lynn Gault.
Mr. James E. Wood, president of
th? Andrews Unit NCEA will pre
like Mr. Wood s land, is either too
wet to produce row crops or can
not be cultivated at all, according
to Mr. Smith.
He said that it would be a wise
investment for many Cherokee
farmers to consider a drainage
ditch such as the one built by Mr.
Mr. Smith, whose offise is in the
Cherokee Courthouse, said that he
would be happy to help any inter
ested farmer plan such a project.
Hold Open House
Cherokee - County Crafters wili
have open house at Bellview com
munity center on April 13 begin
ning at 9:45 a. m. and lasting
throughout the day.
If you are interested in crafts
this is your chance to learn. These
crafts will be taught: (1) copper
enameling, (2) copper tooling (3) a)
uminum etching (4) weaving and
(5) "quickie" crafts including clay
molding. The "quickie" crafts are
planned specifically for teachers
participating in Vacation Bible
Bring a covered dish for noon
luncheon. The Bellview Home Dem
onstration club members will pro
vide coffee and other beverages.
Farm Bureau Meet
Set For Thursday
There will be a Farm Bureau
meeting Thursday night at 7:30 in
the County Agent's office in Mur
Mr. Judd Stiles, president of the
Cherokee County Farm Bureau
said that Mr. O. L. Yates, Field
j representative for the Farm Bu
reau will be present.
Final Lion's Club Talent Show
Saturday Features Weekly Winners
The last of a series of Lions Club
sponsored Talent Shows, with pro
ceeds going to the swimming poo)
fund, will be held Saturday night at
8 o'clock at the Murphy Gymna
Winners from the four preceding
shows will compete Saturday night
for the grand prize of $50.
Carl Truelove and his Peachtree
Valley Boys, Bobby Martin of
Andrews, vocalist, nine-year old
Bobby Odom, of Murphy, vocalist,
Mrs. Constance West's second
grade square dance team of Mur
phy, Glenn Ellis and his band, of
Murphy, Waoe Morrow and his
Blue Mountain Boys of Ducktown
the Roberts sisters, vocalists of
Court Of Honor
The Court of Honor for the
Scouts of the Nantahala District
will be held Monday evening at
7 30 at the Robbinsville School
All Scouts and their parents are
requested to attend this meeting
whether the Scouts are to be ad
vanced or not.
District 31-A Lions Plan State
Convention At Cullowhee Sundav
Plans for state convention in
Asheville June 9-11 . will com
pleted at the spring quarterly meet
ing of the District 31-A Lions Club
cabinet Sunday, April 7 at 12:15 p.
m. in the Western Carolina College
cafeteria in Cullowhee.
Governor W. E. (Ed) Michael
Jr., of West Asheville will preside
at the session devoted to a review
of progress reports on blind aid
programs on the club, zone and
district level for 35 Lions Clubs
with some 1,600 members in 12
western mountain counties.
Three deputy district governors
will participate in the discussions.
Rabies Clinics ^
Held In County
Dr. Bobert R. King, District
Health Officer annoaocee the ser
ies of Rabies Clinics throughout
Cherokee County. Hie cttnics wH
he held on Saturday starting April
II and continuing through Sat
urday, May lith.
Dr. A. J. Headriek, Veterinarian,
administer the three year ye
and wiD ha assisted bar the
, County Dog
They are R. W. Easley Jr., of Mur- 1
phy, Region 1; F. E. Shull of Can-!
ton Region 2; and Eugene M.
Jones of Tryon, Region 3.
Activities reports will be pre
sented bv 'hese six zore chairmen;
W. Mike Bn>wi> of Robbinsville,
Zone 11; Joe U. Crum of Cullo
whee, Zone 2; A. Roland Leather
wood of Clyde, Zone 3; G. Henry
Ramsey of West Asheville, Zone 4;
T. Kendall O'Barr of Asheville,
Zone 5; and Edwin C. Leland of
Saluda, Zone 6.
Nine past District 31-A Gover
nors who are now serving as inter
national - counsellors will partici
pate. They include Wesley W.
Brown and Hugh Monteith of Ashe
ville, Jennings A. Bryson of Sylva,
Herbert W. Sanders and Roy A.
Taylor of Black Mountain, Hlerony
mus Brack of Murphy, Robbert R.
Barnes of Candler, Alston B.
Broom of Henderson ville and Law
rence B. Leatherwood of Waynes
Others planning to attend are
Shelby E. Horton Jr., of West
Asheville, cabinet secretary-treas
urer; Judge William T. Hart of
Weaverville, WNC director of
White Cane Drive; Robert S.
ttrtHct director of public relations
Matthews Jr., of Wert O^erflU
and Alan A. Taylor of Hwdarsoo
viDe, member of state- wide pro
Unaka, 7-year-old Leroy Adams ol
Copperhill, vocalist, Bernice Rap
er, of Blairsville, vocalist, and
Tommy (Elvis) Moore of Murphy.
There will also be square danc
ing after the show.
To Serve As
Pastor At Andrews
Dr. Roy R. McCulloch," retired
minister of Asheville has been call
ed as interim pastor of the First
Baptist Church, Andrews and will
serve until a regular pastor is call
Dr. and Mrs. McCulloch will
arrive this week and he will as
sume his pastorate next Sunday
April 7 at both services.
To Be Held Tuesday
The Spring meeting of the Ashe
ville Presbytery will be held next
Tuesday, April 9, in the Brevard
Davidson River Church at Brevard.
The Rev. Robert A. Potter and
C. W. Barrett are scheduled to at
tend. J. Franklin Smith has been
named as alternate.
St. Williams Ladies
The Ladies of St. Williams
Church will conduct a rummage
sale Saturday from 9 a. m. until
2 p. m. in Trudy's Old Building.
Kenneth Crawford Gets 20-25 Years
For Shotgun Slaying Of Father
"MISS VEY" AND HER*CHILDKEN ? These
are but a few of the hundreds of children that
have been taught by Mrs. McDonald of the White
Church School. Left to right front row, Annie
Rhodes, Frances Mintz, Frances Graves and
Joyce Kephart. Second row, Jennifer Dockery,
Dale Dockery, Alice Gayle Dockery, Elaine Mintz,
Frances Alien, Carlitta Davis and Mrs. McDonald.
REV, WAYNE SLATON
Rev. Wayne Slaton
The Rev. Wayne Slaton, paste*
of the First Baptist Church, Bry
son City, N. C. will conduct
revival services at the First Baptist
Church in Murphy, beginning Mon
day, April 8th.
The Rev. Slaton is a graduate of
Wake Forest College and Southern
Theological Seminary, Louisville,
He was pastor of the Central
Baptist Church, Spruce Pine, N.
C., before coming to Bryson City.
Mrs. Vey A. McDonald Marks 25th
Year As Cherokee County Teacher
Mrs. Vey A. McDonald, most
commonly known as "Mis* Vey",
has been teaching school for twen
ty-five years, twenty-two of them at
White Church School.
Before the White Church School
was consolidated, Mrs. McDonald
taught first, second, and third
grades. Since then she has had
only the first grade until this year;
however, because of the increase
of enrollment she has the first and
part of the second grade this year.
Mrs. McDonald, can fully appre
ciate the modern conveniences of
today, since the first school she
taught in had very few books, a
wood stove for heat, and outside
toilets. Many of her former stu
dents now hold responsible posi
tions. She said she was proud of all
her students, but especially proud
of Ralph Kephart, teacher of Indus
trial Art and Woodcraft, in Wadcs
boro, N. C-; Homer Brockman,
who is with a chemistry depart
ment in Texas; Joanne Adams, a
niece, formerly of Murphy, now
working in Washington, D. C.
"Miss Vey" is the daughter of the '
late W. A. and Celia White Adams,
a prominent Cherokee County fam
ily. Teaching seems to be a tradi
tion in Mrs. McDonald's family;
her great-great grandmother, Mrs.
Washington Lovingood, taught her
own children, and neighbor's child
ren in her home; her great grand- .
mother, Mrs. Caroline Deweese, j
W ?D, Townson New Head
Of Chamber Of Commerce
W. D. Townson was named Pres
ident of the Murphy Chamber of
Commerce at a meeting of the
Board of Directors Tuesday night.
Other new officers for the year
are: Peyton Ivie, vice-president;
Kenneth Davis, treasurer; and C
R. Freed, executive secretary.
Mr. Townson said that he weald
submit a list of mggested commit
tee heada this week for the approv
al al the Board of Directors. The
committees are agricultural, civic
and professional, industrial, tourist,
and merchants. 1
Out-going officers are : W. L
"Bud" Alveraon, president; W. D.
Townson, vice-president; and Jack
Dick*?, treasurer. Mr. Freed was
re sleeted to the executive aecre
Mr. Freed said that eleven of
die twelve ?ben at the Board
at Directors were present at the I
Hie Senior Youth Fellowship of
the Presbyterian Church will con
duct the evening, services at the
church next Sunday at 7:30.
The theme of the service will cen
ter around "Your Christian Voca
Hubert Sneed will deliver the
message on "Consider Your Call".
Others taking part will be Jay Wil
son, Judy and John Sneed, Shirley
Smith, Joyce Fain, Jim Parker,
Barbara Griffith and Jimmy Fain.
Special music will be given by
Ronnie Britain, XamonT Haggard,
taught the Blue Back Speller to
children' iff her r Sunday Scftool"
In her twenty-five years with
children, "Miss Vey" has blown
many a nose, kept sick children on
her lap all day, doctored many
skinned knees and stumped toes,
and has even sewn up tears in lit
tle boys' pants, while they had
Mrs. McDonald is quick to give
the credit of the advancement of
the school to the parents and teach
ers of the community and said "It's
a great payday for me to see child
ren that I have tuaght go out into
the world and make good of them
selves". Being justly proud of the
White Church school's becoming
accredited. Mrs. McDonald says
that the parents of the community
have helped in every way possi
ble, because they want their chil
dren to have the advantages that
they were not fortunate enough to
Mrs. McDonald, lives with her
husband, Charlie, and son Eman
uel, a freshman in High School
near the school. A member of the
Hanging dog Baptist Church, she
teaches a Sunday School class and
plays the piano for the church ser
vices. A homemaker, as well as a
teacher, she enjoys canning, croch
eting, reading and is an ardent
To Meet Friday
Worshipful Master Charles John
son announces a called meeting of
Cherokee Lodge 146 on Friday
night at 7:30 p. m. for the first de
Kenneth Crawfoid 25, of Ano
rews was sentenced to 20-25 years
in the State Prison for the January
7 shot-gun slaying of his father
Pearl Crawford, 60. Crawford's
trial headed the list of twenty
three cases tried in the Superior
Court here this week.
Crawford pleaded guilty to sec
ond-degree murder and Judge P
C. Froneberger, presiding judge,
ordered the 20-25 year term.
Crawford had told officers he
killed his father by mistake while
shooting at another man. The
shooting climaxed a party in a one
room home owned by Lionel Craw
ford another son of the victim.
Garland Frankum, of the Slow
Creek Secton, pleaded not guilty,
but found guilty, to being with the
16-year-old youth when the Peach
tree School was burglarized and set
on fire February 11; he was sen
tenced from 5-8 years in the State
Prison. The youth paid the
cost of the case and was turned
over to the probation officers for a
period of time.
Ella Hyatt Hawkins, of Murphy,
pleaded guilty to violating proba
tion law; she paid $100 fine and
cost and was j>ut under suspended
sentence for a period of three
Ollie Mae Crawford, of Andrews,
also pleaded guilty to violating
probation law, and was put under
a suspended sentence for a period
of five years.
Another case of violating pro
bation law was - Walter Hicks, of
Andrews, who pleaded guilty and
.was sentenced to eight months in
prison; however it was called to
the attention of the Court that
Hicks has an active case of tuber
culosis and it was recommended
that the prison authorities have an
examination of the defendant and
proper action be taken.
Other cases tried in the court
session were eight drunk driving
cases, one forgery, two larceny,
three violating probation law, and
one reckless driving.
To Install Officers
Andrews Chapter No. 15, Order
of the Eastern Star will have a
public installation of officers Sat
urday, April 6 at 7:30 p. m.
Mary Etta Day will be installed
as worthy matron. Other elective
officers are: Worthy patron, Thom
as Day; associate matron, Daisy
Seay; associate patron, Richard
Conley; conductress, Sara Pullium,
associate conductress, Bernice
Rogers; secretary, Louise Rector;
treasurer, Norma Herbert.
Also appointive officers are:
chaplain, Hassie Butler, marshal,.
Barbara Leming, Organist, .Sallie
Buchanan; Adah, Kate Coiley;
Ruth, Louise Zimmerman; Esther,
Pauline Matheson; Martha Carrie
Womack; Electa, Lenore Mc
Mahont Warder, and Maxine Rufty,
The following will serve as instal
ling officers; Hassie Butler, instal
ling officer; Norma Herbert, in
stalling marshal; Elizabeth Kil
patrick, installing secretary and
Louise Rogers, installing organist.
PRE SCHOOL CLINIC SCHEDULED
AT MURPHY SCHOOL APRIL 11-12
All children who will be six
years of age on or before October
15, 1957 and plan to enter Murphy
School this fall are requested to at
tend the pre-sebool clinic Thursday
and Friday, April 11 and 12th,
from 9 to 12 o'clock or 1 to S
The County Health Doctor aafc
Nurses will be promt to ghre the
children a physical wmhiati?
and the immnnixatioas which an
required by Ned* Carolina PahUc
Health Laws. These immunisations
lfymrcMM has had Us tm
cinatioa (Mm yom family doctor
bring a certificate at faamimi?wtru.
to the pre-scbool clinic with you.
Children win sot be aBowed to
remain In the fest grwftn mrtfl