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VOLUME M Nl'MHKR ? 39
DEDICATED TO PROMOTING CHEROKEE COUNTY
MURPHY, N. <* APRIL ZS, 1K7
2.0 PAGES THIS WEEK
? PUBLISHED WEEKLY
Schools Of Cherokee Saluted lu^*\ecial Edition
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Annual Senior Class Play
Scheduled Friday, Saturday
The seniors of Murphy High
School will stage a three-act co
medy play, "Archie Andrews"
Friday and Saturday night at the
school auditorium at 8:00 o'clock.
The au<}ience will quickly recog
nize the characters, "Jughead",
Betty, Veronica, Archie and others
from the familiar comic book ser
Miss Juliet Pegues and Mr. and
Mrs. Lynn Gault are directors for
the play in which, according to
Miss Pegues, approximately 15
seniors will participate.
The cast includes Bill Browning
as Archie, a good looking 16-year
old real American boy; Patty Wor
then as Martha, a big blustery
Swedish maid in her late thirties;
Sue Anderson will play the part
of Mon, fortyish, still attractive
and efficient; Dad, slighty grey
and slightly harassed will be the
part of Wayne Marshall.
Betty, a 16-year-old bloid, sweet,
clean, and like the girl next door
will be played by Judy Sneed; Ber
nice Timpson will play the part
of fiftyish, gabby, old gossip, vic
ious, overdressed and over made
up Mrs. Jenkins, Genevieve, Mrs.
Jenkin's, 15-year-old snobby little
brat, that wears pig-tails and
shows every promise of growing up
' to be as detestable as her mother,
will be the part of Barbara Grif
fith; Gene Allen Palmer will be
. Archie's' faithful deadpan stooge,
Jughead, who is 16 both gawky and
Love, Burnett Run
In Andrews May 7
The Democratic convention of
Andrews, was held in (be City Hall
The purpose of the meeting was
the electing of candidates for may
or and aldermen for the forthcom
L. L. Love and Ty Burnett were
elected candidates for mayor, with
Love 79 votes to Burnett's 61.
For Aldermen the following men
were elected as candidates: Mar
vin Pullium, 134; Luther Truett,
126; Richard Flowers, 101; and
Mark Elliott 107.
The election of these officers
will be held May 7.
Mrs. C. S. Freel
To Be Honored
At Autograph Tea
Mrs. Margaret Walker Freel oi
Andrews, author of the book, "Our
Heritage", a history of Cherokee
County, will be honored at an Aut
ograph Tea at 8 p. m. Thursday,
May 2, in the recreation room oi
the Murphy First Methodist Church
The tea will be sponsored by the
Cherokee County Historical f ciety.
J. C. Corbitt of the department
of History and Archives of Raleigh
will be the guest speaker. Books
will be on display.
Joe E. Ray is president of the
Cherokee County Historical Society.
At* a committee meeting Monday
night committees for the tea were
, Mrs. Dixie Palmer and Miss
Leila Hayes were appointed chair
men of the decorating committee;
Mrs. John ^tayless chairman of the
refreshment committee, and Miss
Marvie Walker chairman of Book
The public is invited to attend.
The Joe Miller Elkins Post 96 of
the Americap Legion will hold their
regular monthly meeting Friday
night at 7:30 at Duke's Lodge.
This will be a special meeting
and officers for the coming yeiur
will be elected.
All members are urged to at
silly, but lovable.
The 17-year-old lanky, indifferent
Western Union Messenger Boy
will be Kenneth Kephart; Veron
ica, 16, Archie's great passion, al
ways dressed to kill, brunette, a
little vamp, and with a phony
Southern drawl will be played by
Becky Rhodes; Benny Pipes, as 16
year-old Pinky, who is a short ea
ger beaver in horn-rimmed glasses
and something of a pest; the Ma
yor Higgins a small, mildlooking
man but busy and officious reg
arding the responsibilities of his
office fill be the part of Howard
Barton; Agatiia, a 16-year-old fe
male Jughcad, a goon girl, ugly
but lovable and always smiling,
will be played by Sarah English;
and 65-year-old Uncle Oscar, vigor
ous. active alert, rich and a solid
citizen will be played by Howard I
MIGHTY FINE FISHING ? These rainbow and brook trout ?
1,000 of them will make line fishing for local anglers. Here/ Arnold
Dalrymple, right and another employee of the State Wildlife Com
mission show the trout. Mr. Dalrymple said that the rainbow
trout were for Copper Creek and the brook trout for Davis and
Lions Clubs Invited To Take Part
On Program At Hot Swings Fridav
Representatives of 'Cherokeej
County's two Lions Clubs Andrews
and Murphy have been invited to
participate in the Charter Night
program for the newly organized
Hot Springs Lions Club to be held
there Friday night, April 26.
Among those invited to attend
are R. W. Easley Jr. of Murphy
deputy district governor of Region,
1, and W. Mike Brown of Robbin
sville, Zone 1 chairman.
The Marshall Club in Madison
County is sponsoring the Hot Spring
Club, the 36th club to be organized
The Hiwassee Dam senior play
"Nuts and Bolts" will be presented
next Tuesday night at 7:30 at the
Hiwassee Dam Gymnasium.
The three act comedy play will
feature fourteen seniors acting out
their various roles.
Mrs. Pope Singleton, senior spon
sor says, "Don't miss this comedy,
its just full of nuts."
1 U tf
in District 31-A which comprises
some 1,600 members in 12 western
Lions Club officials assisting in
the new club's organization incl
uded: District 31-A Governor W. E.
(Ed) Michael Jr. of West Asheville,
Norman Trueblood of Elizabeth
Ci|y, state secretary-treasurer;
Robert R. Barnes of Candler, inter
national counsellor; G. Henry
Ramsey of West Asheville, Zone
4 chairman; and George Shupe,
president of tie Marshall Lions
District 31-A Lions Club cabinet
officers plannng to attend are She
lby E. Horton Jr., of West Asheville
secretary-treasurer; Judge William
A. Hart of Weaverville, WNC dir
ector of White Cane Drive; Robert
S. Matthews Jr. of West Asheville,
director of public relations.
International counsellors expect
ed to participate include Wesley W
Brown and Hugh Monteith of Ashe
vlle, Jennings A. Bryson of Sylva,
Hferbert W. Sanders and Roy A.
Taylor of Black Mountain, Alston B
Broom of Hendersonville, Hierony
mus Bueck of Murphy and Lawre
nce B. Leatherwood of Waynesville.
Murphy Lions Club
New 1957 Officers
New Lions Club officers were
elected at the regular meeting of
the Lions Club Tuesday night at
the First Methodist Church.
New officers elected were Hob
ert McKeever, president; Jack
Dickey, first vice-president; C. E.
Hyde, second vice-president; As
mond Maxwell, third vice-presid
ent; Secretary, Merle Davis;
Treasurer, Charles Johnson; Tail
twister, Dave Moody, Lion Tamer,
John Savage and Directors, Joe
Ray, Charles Johnson, Harry Bish
op and Roscoe Wilkins.
Out-going officers were J. H.
Duncan, president; Roscoe Wilkins,
first vice-president; Asmond Max
well, second vice-president, As
Whitley, third vice-president; Sec
retary, Roy Fuller; Treasurer,
Charles Johnson; Tailtwister, Ar
vel Woods; Lion Tamer, W. A.
Singleton and directors, H. G. Elk
ins, W. M. Fain, C. E. Hyde and
The newly elected officers wiU
be installed at the fourth Tuesday
meeting in June.
North Carolina Shrine No. 1,
White Shrine of Jerusalem, held
public installation of 1957-58 officers
April 13th at the Masonic Hall
The Shrine room was arranged
in the form of a Latin Cross out
lined by a white floor runner.
Among the installing officers
for thi$ occasion was, Mrs. Maude
R. Johnson, incoming Worthy High
Priestess of Carolina Shrine. Mrs.
Johnson is a former resident of
At the close of the ceremonies
a reception was held in the banquet
room. A, gift table held many bea
utiful expressions of love and es
teem for the incoming officers.
Rev. R. A. Potter
The Rev. Robert A. Potter will
preach at 11 a. m. Sunday, the first
in a series of sermons on the Living
Christ. The topic wil be "The Liv
ing Christ in thte Heart".
Parament, communion table and
pulpit cloths will be presented to
the church by Mrs. E. H. Brumby
president of the Women of the chu
rch. W. A. Singleton will accept
them* as clerk of the Session.
The Rev. Potter will offer a pra
yer of dedication.
On Sunday afternoon, April 21,
Floyd Roberts was baptized in the
Bethel Unaka out post of the Pre
sbyterian Church during the Easter
service, and Harold Thompson re
cited the child's catechism and was
presented a New Testament atad
Protestant Churches Unite
In Holy Week Services
By The Rev. R. A. Potter
Protestant churches of Murphy
united in two impressive services i
during the Holy Week and Easter i
season-a union Good Friday ser- :
vice at First Methodist church, and
an early morning Easter worship
at Sunset cemetery.
Aided by representatives of the
Salvation Army, including students
from the Southeastern Training
College at Atlanta, the churches 1
conducted a meaningful worship
Friday afternoon at the time Christ i
was upon the cross. i
Some of the shops and offices of
the city were closed for the service. I
Seven ministers each gave a brief
meditation of one of the seven
words of Christ upon the cross.
The speakers and the words
treated were: Rev. A. L. Maxwell
of First Methodist church, "Father
forgive them, for they know not
what they do, the Ret. W. F.
Elliott, retired, "Today thou wilt
be with me in Paradise;"
Chaplain Hall of Salvation Army,
"Woman, behold thy son," "Be
hold, thy mother;" Brigadier
Powell of the Army, "My God, my
God, why hast thou forsaken me?
the Rev. Robert A. Potter, Pre
sbyterian church, "I thirst;" the
Rev. F. E. Norris, Free Method
lit, "It is finished;" and the Rev.
J. Alton Morris, First Baptist,
"Father, into thy hands I commjt
Vocal contributions were made
by Kay Davidson and Susan Max
well, "Father, forgive Them;"
Mrs. Robert M. White who gave
Rodney's "Calvary;" and the First
Baptist youth choir, "Into the
Woods My Master Went.
The congregation participated
in hymns, prayers, and periods
The early morning Resurrection
Day service was also well attend
The Rev. G.- E. Scruggs, Baptist
Associational missionary, brought
the message, and Murphy minis
ters and the Rev. J.< C. McDowell
of Taxana took part in the service.
Letter To The Editor
ANDREWS MEN URGE SUPPORT
OF CRIPPLED CHILDREN DRIVE
Editor's Note: The following letter, an appeal for funds for the
Crippled Children's Society, was received this week from W. D.
Whltaker and Dr. C. O. Van Gorder, of Andrews.
Murphy, N. C.
We are writing this letter to you in order that it m^y be read by
everyone in our community of Cherokee County.
We believe that If we are going to urge all citizens to support the
cause of crippled children by lending full support to the Easter cam
paign. now in progress, they should be aware of the many purposes
for which their contributions will be used. It might be mentioned
here that the Easter campaign is more than a fund-raising project;
it serves a dual purpose ? it focuses the attention of the public on
needs of the crippled and provides a broad basis for public sup
port of the program. In short, it is a program to open the eyes,
warm the hearts, and stimulate the minds of the public.
The campaign funds are used to help the crippled to help them
selves. Some of the money goes to buy medicines and to pay hospi
tal bills when needed. A part of the dollars raised goes to help boys
and girls with speech difficulties to overcome to a great extent
their speech deficiencies. The Crippled Children's Camp at South
Toe River for white children and at Swansboro for negro children
will be held this summer with special emphasis on rehabilitation. A
shorter camp for disabled adults at Toe River will enable these
people to associate with others of such afflicition and give their
families a chance to recover from the long years of waiting on them.
Recreation will be the primary purpose of this program, but thera
peutic results are expected. Some of the dollars pay for necessary
x-ray, medical and dental care, crutches, wheel chairs, and other
facilities that will assist the crippled.
A clinic is held in Andrews every month for crippled children
and adults of Graham, Cherokee, and Clay Counties. This is staffed
by well trained orthopedists, brace makers, nurses, and physical
therapists. All this is taken care of by your donations to the Easter
In addition to its major program of direct service, we know of no
volunteer health organization that has been able to give more sup
port to the public program or has done more to extend that program
than the North Carolina Society fof crippled children and adults for
special education in our state.
The best way we can help a crippled child or an adult is to give,
as we may be able, to the Easter Campaign Fund. Let us make
dollars, nickles, and pennies pour in and give a crippled child a
W. D. Whitaker, Andrews, N. C.
Member of the State Board of Directors
Crippled Children's Society
C. O. Van Gorder, M. D.
Co-chairman, Cherokee County Crippled Children's Society
Support Lagging In Cherokee County
Crinnled Children's Drive For Funds
? This is the final week of the
Crippled Children's Drive in And
rews and Murphy, so far neither
town has reached its quota and is
far behind the ? mount that they
had this time last year. ,
A number of various activities
have been sponsored in order to
raise funds for the drive. Last
Saturday Murphy girls were on the
Wins First Place
Murphy' Vocational Agricultural
Department dairy judging team
went to Clemson College last week
and placed first in the Nantahala
Accompanied by their instructor,
Glenn Patton, the Murphy team
members were Leonard Foster,
Arnold Clark, Bobby Joe Shields,
and Charles Mingus.
These students will compete next
at Asheville and Biltmore Farms,
May 18th where they will compete
for the F F A District Chmpionship
for the F F A District Champion
Charles Johnso^,/ Worshipful;
Master has announced a meeting
of Cherokee Lodge, 146 in the Lodge
Hall Monday, April 2$ at 7:30 p. m.
for second degree work.
All master masons are urged
to attend. >
street selling Easter Lilies which
brought a return of $59.14, and of
this amount Peggy English and
Kenny Jane Davis turned- in $30.00.
Mrs. Fuller would like to thank
all the girls who worked with the
Coffee Day was held Friday in
the following cafes, Cherokee,
Tracy's, People's, City, Smoky
Mountain Grill and the new Miami
Grill, which according to Everett
English, chairman of the "Coffee
Day" brought returns of $38.81.
Education in Cherokee County is
featured by the Scout this week
in connection with the North Car
olina Education Association's and
NEA Centennial Celebration.
The pupils, school plants and
school program of Cherokee Coun
ty's three school administrative
units ? Murphy, Andrews and
Cherokee County ? are included
it. the edition.
Cherokee County boasts some
4,829 school children ? 3,824 in
grade schools and 1,005 in high
schools. There are 13 elementary
schools in the county and three
high schools. Some 124 teachers in
struct in the grade schools and 39
i i high schools.
Information for this edition was
compiled and written by teachers,
administrators and supervisors ol
the schools. Photos are by the
Scout, Strawbridge of Durham anJ
Smiley's Studio of Andrews.
Begin At Marble
Baptist Church Sun.
A series of Revival services
will begin at the Marble Baptist
Church next Sunday morning with
services each evening at 7 through
May 5. *
The pastor, The Rev. Charles
Ginn, announces that the Rev. C.
M. Warren, from the First Baptist
Church of Port Wentworth Geor
gia. will bring the messages.
Evereyone is invited to attend
Cases Here Monday
Eleven cases were tried in Cher
okee County Recorder's Court held
Monday at the courthouse.
Five of these eleven were tried
A case of assault on a female
was tried and sentenced to six
months in prison.
Three cases of violation of pro
hibition law and keeping a disord
erly house was continued until
Other cases included one reck
less driving and one resisting an
officer at the time of arrest.
O. E. S. To Meet
Murphy Chapter No. 10 Order of
the Eastern Star will meet tonight.
(Thursday), at 7:30 p. m. in tb?'
Masonic Hall. ^
Mrs. Maude Duncan, worthy ma
tron will preside.
Representatives of World War I Vets
To Be At Murphy Courthouse Sunday
Representatives of the North
Carolina Department, Veterans of
World War 1 of the U. S. A. Inc,
will be 'at the Cherokee County
Courthouse, in Murphy, Sunday
afternoon, at 2:30 to explain the
principles and objectives of the
comparatively new organization
of aging veterans.
These representatives will deal
with pending pension Bills now
before the Congress concerning all
pension measures ibr World War
1 veterans. Several Bills have been
introduced and in the immediate
future the National Legislative
Committee of the WWI organiza
tion is expected to adopt one of
these Bills which will have the
support of the organization.
Others of importance is the Bills
offered in both houses of the Con
gress for a Congressional Charter
for the five year old organization
of aging veterans.
The Veterans of World War 1
throughout the country have made
excellent gains in its membership
program, there are more than
770 local Barracks in 45 states and
territories. North Carolina has in
| stituted 65 Barracks since the for
mation in March 1956.
E. G. Kittles of Charlotte, State
Commander- of the North Carolina
unit, stated today, that he was
highly gratified at the fast expan
sion of the World War I organiza
tion in this state. We propose to
continue our efforts until someth
ing is done for the "Fjrgotten gen
eration of aging veterans" Kitties
Our State is in fourth place from
the top in number of Barracks
formed and by August we hope to
see the completion of 100 Barracks
in North Carolina, Kittles said.
The Annual Cherokee County
singing convention will be held
Sunday April 29th., at IS a. m. at
the Peadhtrae School auditorium.
Everyone ia cordially invited V>
attend, especially all choir* and .