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VOLUE 66 NUMBER ? 37
THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1?57
S PAGES THIS WEEK
Murphy Board Okays
Murphy City Board in a busy ses
sion Monday night approved im
provements on several city streets,
proclaimed April IS to 30, Clean-up
Week, and voted to cooperate with
the Recreation Committee in con
structing another tennis court at
location of present one.
Mayor L. L. Mason, declared
the last two weeks in April "Mur
phy Clean-up Week", and urged
the cooperation of residents.
He said that anyone accumulat
ing trash or garbage during the
campaign could have it picked up
immediately by calling the City
Charlie Johnson, city clerk, was
instructed to straighten up bank of
Church Street, and grass same
from the Telephone Company of
fice to Sycamore Street.
The Board also approved the ex
tension of Glenwood Cliff Radford)
subdivision to accommodate open
ing of building lots, and the possi
bility of grading and graveling
A committee was appointed to in
vestigate condition of Parker
Board heard a request from a
Texana committee requesting it's
cooperation in helping to stop dump
ing of trash in the vicinity of the
For 1957 Term
Committees of Murphy Chamber
of Commerce were appointed by
President W. D. Townson and ap
proved by the Board of Directors
at a meeting Tuesday night.
The committees and their chair
Industrial committee, P, J, Henn,
chairman, and Frank Forsyth,
vice-chairman; Agricultural com
mittee, W. T. Brown, chairman and
A. G. Quinn, vice-chairman; Tour
ist committee, Ben Palmer, chair
man, and Lonzo Shields, vice
Civic & Professional committee,
Merle Davis, chairman and Dr.
William Gossett, vice-chairman;
Highway committee: J. H. Dun
can, chairman and H. A. Mattox,
Merchants committee: W. A.
Singleton, chairman; Membership
committee, Peyton Ivie, chairman.
P. J. Henn and C. L. Alverson
were appointed directors of the
The possibility of incorporating
lexana into Murphy and furnishing
it with city water was also dis
Fire Chief, W. S. Dickey/ pre
sented the Volunteer Fireman's list
which was approved, and the Board
commended the firemen for their
"fine service" during the past
Building permits were granted to
Ralph Rhodes for a building on
BoSlevard, Ed Brumby on Moore
land Heights, Henry Hyatt on
Spruce and Bault, and Ed King on
Andrews Woman's History Of County
To Come Off Presses This Month
"Our Heritage, The People of
Cherokee County", written by
Margaret Walker Freel, of And
rews was released this week and
is now on sale.
The book is a history of Chero
kee County, covering every phase
of its growth, social, economic,
cultural, and religious.
County resources are manifold,
minerals, rivers, and mountains,
but most of all, its people. Char
acter and courage are the goodly
heritage .... a lamp unto my
feet, and a light unto my path.
The story is given of the great
and the small, a memorial to those
who have gone, a guide for the liv
ing, and a vision for those yet un
born for a greater life.
The hook contains a total of 49'!
pages of which 422 are text, and
72 pages with 200 illustrations.
The genealogy section has more
than a hundred family histories.
The appendix contains valuable
data, troop rosters,, slave and In
dian census, land grants and ceme
Margaret Walker Freel is the
great-granddaughter of Major John
Scott, cousin of General Winfield
Scott, and granddaughter of Wil
liam Walker, owner of Walker Inn
and first postmaster of Old Valley
She is the grand-daughter of John
Barker, first treasurer of Graham
County, and daughter of Senator
George Walker of Andrews. She at
tended Peace College, graduate
work Columbia University, taught
school, and served as District Dir
ector and vice-president of North
Carolina Congress of Parent ane'
Teachers. Organized and was the
Murphy Regal Club
The meeting of the Murphy Reg
al Club which was scheduled to be
held Friday night with Mrs. Tom
Evans has been postponed until
a later date.
An announcement will be ihade
of the next meeting.
Annual N. C. Lions Club Convention
To Be Held At Asheville June 9 - 11
State and international officers
will attend the annual North Carol!
na Lions Club convention in Ashe
ville June 9-11.
This was announced at the spring
quarterly meeting of the District
31-A Lions Club Cabinet held
Sunday, April 7, in the Western
Carolina College cafeteria in
Norman Trueblood of Elizabeth
City, secretary of the State Lions
Club Council of Multiple District
31, will attend the three-day
, sessions which will open with the
Flag of Nations Ceremonies and
memorial services for members
who have died during the past
John L. (Jack) Stickely of Char
lotte, president of Lions Internat
ional, will participate in the busin
ess discussions and Herbert C. Pe
try Jr. of Carrizo, Spring, Texas
last international president, will
deliver the keynote address.
Some 2,500 members, are expec
ted to attend from the nine Lions
Club dMricts throughout the state.
Delegations will be led by these
district governors: W. E. (Ed)
Michael, Jr., of West AsheviDe.
31-A, and chairman of State Uoos
Club Council; Fred L. Barkley of
Newton, 31-B; Voris A. Sandlin of
Wrifhttvflle Beech, Sl-H; and Ben
W. Allen of Greensboro, SM>.
Also Boy Chrlstenbarjr of Coo
cord, 31-E; Koy L. Dawkins of
Rockingham, 31-F; Lloyd M. Senter
of Carrboro, 31-G; Roy A. Sandlin
of Wrightsville Beach, 31-H; and
Marvin E. Evans of Wilson, 31-J.
Governor Michael of 31-A presid
ed as the session here devoted to
review of progress reports 01
blind aid programs on the club
zone and district levels for 35 Lions
Clubs with some 1,600 members n
112 western mountain countes.
Talent Show At
The annual talent show sponsor
ed by the Konnaheeta club will be
held Friday evening, April 12 at
Andrews school at 7:30.
A full evening of entertainment
is scheduled and Dr. Gerald Al
mond will be the master of cere
Included on the program are par
ticipants from Hayesville, Murphy
and other neighboring towns as
well as Andrews.
Numbers will include panto
mimes, tap dancing, ballet, instru
mental music, folk dances, solos,
square dancing, with entertain
ment varying .from rock and roll
to opera, according to
MARGARET WALKER FREEL ]
first librarian of Canton library.'
She is the wife of Clyde S. Freel,
retired furniture dealer of Canton
and has two children. Mr. and Mrs.
Freel reside in Valleytown.
The book is on sale at the Cher
okee County Courthouse,, Murph/
City Hall, Andrews City Hall, and
the Freel residence.
Night To Be
The Western North Carolina As
sociational Baptist Youth Night
will be held at the First Baptist
Church, on Saturday evening, Ap
ril 13, 7:30 p. m.
This meeting will be in connec
t on with the revival which is in
progress at the First Baptist Chur
ch this weefc and everyone is in
vited to this meeting with special
emphasis upon the youth of our
An Evangelistic team from Car
son-Newman College, Jefferson
?.'ity, Tennessee, will conduct ser
vices at the church on Friday even
in?, take charge of the yojth nert
ing on Saturday evening. And be
in charge of the services on Sun
cay, April 14.
Mrs. C. S. Freel
The Konnaheeta Club and the
board of the Andrews Carnegie
library will honor Mrs. C. S. Freel
with a tea Saturday April 27
from 3 to 5.
Mrs. Freel's book "Our Heritage
The History of Cherokee County"
is off the press.
Flatts Creek Baptist
Tom Harris was elected Sunday
School Superintendent of Flatts
Creek Baptist church which was
re-organized Sunday April 7, ac
cording to an announcement.
The Oak Grove Baptist church
is sponsoring the re-organiz#ion ot
the services which will Ve held
every Sunday afternoon at 2 o'
CHEROKEE TEACHERS CELEBRATE
NCEA CENTENNIAL AT MARBLE
cneroKee bounty s some 160
school teachers and administrators
last Thursday celebrated the 100th
birthday of the North Carolina Ed
ucation Association and the Na
tional Education Association.
The Andrews NCEA Unit were
hosts at the birthday dinner which
was held at Marble School.
Jim Wood, Andrews NCEA head,
presided. Others on the program
were C. K. Olson, Supt. J. E. Ruf
ty, Mrs. Addilee Brown, Cherokee
County Unit President; Murphy
NCEA head, Mrs. Constance West,
and Marble Principal Frank
Supt. Lloyd Hendrix reviewed
the history of the county's schools
and Charles O. Frazier gave birth
day highlights. He pointed out that
the NCEA is the largest organ
izatlon of its kind in the weld,
having over 613,000 members.
Murphy and Andrews element
ary supervisor Mrs. C. K. Olson
was in charge of the lighting of
Murphy City School
H. Bueck, superintendent of Mur
phy City Unit ww reelected la*t
week at the regular meeting of
the achool board.
This is Mr. Boeck's 25th. year
ap wjirXipiiBt in Murphy. . v
tbe birthday cake when 24 Chero
kee County teachers with 25 years
or more of service were honored.
Following the program, Mr. anu
Mrs. Lynn Gault led in folk danc
An Easter motif was used in t*
ble decorations which featured
Easter bonnets, spring flowers and
baay chicks. A large three-tiered
cake was the central decoration.
Cancer Fund Drive
In Cherokee County
Cherokee County is being organ
ized for the Cancer Drive for the
month of April. You are urged to
join the fight against cancer with
a check-up and a check. A check
up to protect you and your family.
A check, to help others.
These persons are helping with
the drive.- Mrs. Starr Pullium, Mr.
Mark Elliott and Mr. Jake Buch
anan, Andrews and Miss Fannie
1 McLellan, Brasstown.
I Forty percent of the money
I raised will remain in Cherokee
County for use with indigent can
[ cer patients. The rest goes into re
1 searcn and administration.
Great progress is being made ir
the attack on cancer. In the last
twenty years, more progress has
been made in the understanding of
the disease than in all the history
While more people die of cancer
each year, more are being saved
from the disease. Until the spring
of 1956, statisticians estimated
that only one in four who had can
cer was being cured. At the third
National Cancer Conference in
June 1956, it was announced that
one in three was being caved.
Prom one in four to one in three
means that about 30,000 Uvea are
being saved which would have been
lost a decade ago to cancer. TMs
is encouraging but phfriciatas agree
that one in two ? half of those who
develop cancer ? could today be
saved by earlier diagnosis and
prompt treatment of tbe 250,000
who die annually, many thousands
could be saved. Join fee fight
NEW TRAFFIC CAMERA ? Patrolman Ray
Heffner, seated, Inspects the timing mechanism
on tiie Abel Traffic Camera ? the South Carolina
Highway Patrol's latest aid to traffic law en
New ratrol Camera Kecords
Highway Traffic Violations
EVIDENCE OF VIOLATION ? This copy of a picture made by the
camera indentifies the offending car with the surrounding scenery
and timer in upper right hanc corner, records speed, exact time,
date, and speed in feet per second.
f wo Murphy Homes Damaged Monday
'Vhen Lightning Strikes T. V. Sets
Two homes were considerably
damaged early Monday morning
due to lightning striking television
The Murphy Fire Department
was called to the home of Jac .
Crawford around 6:30 a. m. when
lightning had struck their televi
sion set. The set was completely
burned out and Venetian blinds,
cornice boards and a chair and
rugs were damaged due to the
The Chamber of Commerce
membership drive kick-off
dinner will be held Tuesday
evening at 7 in the Regal hotel.
Guest speaekrs win be
Fleming Talman, president
aad Richard Degenhardt,, vice
president, of the AshevUle
Chamber of Commerce.
C. R. Freed, Chamber secre
tary, said that all civic organ
isations, members and pros
pective members af the Cham
ber had been invited.
pe said that the speakers
woald discus, "haw la make
Mvphy a better placate which
to live," aad "nspwsHmg with
About an hour later the fire
Department was called to the
home of W. T. Brown in East
urphy for the same reason. W. S.
Dickey, fire chief, said the Brown's
were asleep and did not discover
the fire for some time. Mr. Dick
ey estimated the damage cost ac
$5,000. The Brown's home is a six
room brick with a basement.
Murphy Fire Department was
'ailed to three other fires last
week; a car owned by Claude Car
roll caught on fire Saturday due
to a short in the electrical system,
all the wiring was burned out of
the car, another fire at Providence
Hospital, when a blanket caught or.
fire in a car, Charles Johnson,
said it was probably due to a cig
arette; also Thad Stiles' barn on
Martins Creek was completely de
Mr. Brown praised the Murphy
Fire Department for their efforts
during the fire at his home Mon
day and requested that the follow
ing letter be published.
April 8, 1957
Mr. Claude McEver,
Murphy, N. C.
T/ear Mr. McEver:
I am sending Oils letter to you
Loping that you win publish It In
tie CfM'i'nirwi Scoot.
My wouttUhe U
un uns duu <k uprNnc wr
It's easy to get into the movies
these days and particularly so for
unwary motorists on Cherokee
The photographers are Highway
Patrolmen Ray Hefner and Walter
Leming and the device, the Abell
Traffic Camera, is the latest traf
fic enforcement weapon in the
hands of the Patrol. N
The camera shoots! 16 pictures a
second and records, in addition
to the traffic violator and sur
rounding scenery, the exact time,
speed, day, month and even year
It also records the license plate
of the vehicle being tracked, mak
ing positive identification of own
Thus, any offender caught by
the camera is linked with the
violation, the time of day, the day
of the week, the month and year,
and the background scenery ? in
such a manner as to make defense
The speedometer in the camera
is connected with the speedometer
on the patrol car and is calibrated
for accuracy. In addition, an od
ometer in the camera records the
distance traveled by the offending
vehicle in tenths of miles in much
the same manner as the standard
auto mileage gauge. This enables
the patrol to produce filmed evi
dence of not only how fast the of
fending vehicle is going in miles
per hour, but also in feet per sec
It is also possible to take a pic
ture of an oncoming car guilty of
a traffic violation by triggering
the fingertip control mounted on
the steering column.
Patrolman Hefner said the cam
era would be used to record good
driving practices as well as bad.
When a person is filmed while
engaged in careful driving, he will
be sent a copy of the photograph
and a letter of appreciation from
the Highway Patrol. ,
Patrolmen Hefner and Leming
will alternate driving the car in
this area and it may be inspected
by the public.
Thursday and Friday
The pre school clinic for Murphy
will be held Thursday and Friday
from 9 to 12 o'clock and 1 to 3
p.m. All children who plan to
enter Murphy school this fall are
requested to attend.
If your child has 'been vaccinat
ed hy yonr family doctor, bring
a certificate at immonfcatian with