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VOLUME M NUMBER ? 43
MURPHY, N. C. ? MURPHY, f" "
MAY 23, 1957
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County s Schools Hold Commencement Exercises
GRADUATION CLOSING LONG
CAREER FOR SCHOOLS HEAD
The high school graduation exercises at Murphy's
new gym Thursday night will be old stuff to at least one
man there. It will be his 25th such ceremony ? and also
II. Bueck, who for the past 2? years has been sup
erintendent of Murphy city school, announced his resign
ation a few weeks ago. He has accepted a position in
The fact that it will mark the end of his service
here no doubt will be foremost in the mind of Mr. Bueck
as well as many of the other people during the graduation
ceremonies. For he will be missed in Murphy.
The schools will feel the loss of Mr. Bueck because
?he is a fine educator and the teachers because he is an out
standing leader. He will be missed by the community
because of his civic work and by the people because he has
been a good neighbor
But these things, by comparison, are trivial. The
greatest loss will be to the children who will not have had
the opportunity to learn under this outstanding man. There
is no way to measure that loss.
500 ATTEND DEDICATION OF NEW
MURPHY HIGH SCHOOL HERE SUNDAY
Over 500 persons attended the
dedication of the new Murphy Higf
School Sunday afternoon in the
It is Murphy's first new school
on a new site in SO years, accord
ing to H. A. Mattox, who made the
George M. Patton, North Caro
lina Attorney General, was the
principal speaker at the ceremony.
Linking the state's ecenomy with
it's educational system, Mr. Pat
ton said that North Carolina is edu
cating it's young people only to
have them leave the state for
He said that the state's economy
must be improved to "such an ex
tent that our young people will
want to remain in North Carolina."
ftiree things are essential to a
"well-rounded individual", he
said. They are the physical, men
tal, and spiritual training of the
Of these, the spiritual is most
important and is begun in the
home and church before schooling
With this pre-school spiritual
training, good schools, and a good
core of teachers paid in keeping
with their efforts, public schools
Wins In County
Zelma Clark of Andrews was
first place winner in school driv
ers' Road-e-o held May 15 at the
Murphy High field.
R. L. Brannon of Murphy won
second place and Robert Easley
of Murphy took third.
Nine high school seniors from
Murphy and Andrews High schools
competed in the event, according
to Joe Sherrill of Bryson City, a
representative of the N. C. Dept. of
Clark, who won a $100 war bond
as first prize in the Road-e-o, Will
also compete in the District con
test which will be held June 3.
Brannon and Easley were award
ed $50 bonds.
Other seniors competing in the
Road-e-o were Clyde Ware, Jim
my Ledford, James Hog an, and
Doyle Barker of Murphy, Marvin
Green and Bin George of Andrews.
Bonds for the winners were do
nated by Franklin Motor Co.,
Dickey Chevrolet, Brumby Textil
es, Evans Auto Co., Citizen's
Bank in Murphy, and Reece Mo
tors and Dickey Chevrolet in And
in this state will turn out "well
rounded individuals," Mr. Patton
C. G. Harrill, engineer-architect
for the new school, said that it
had been built at a remarkably
low cost compared with other
schools of similar construction.
He estimated that the $259,143
building had been constructed at a
savings of $150,000.
H. Bueck said that the builders
had filled every specification of
their contracts and had, in many
instances, used better material
than the plans specified. This was
done, he added, "at no extra cost."
Miss Gladys Painter, 18-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude
Painter of Murphy, was awarded a
$100.00 scholarship in nursing last
The scholarship is presented an
nually by Dr. Helen Wells Smith,
of Murphy to a senior high school
student, who is planning to enter
the nursing career.
Gladys plans to enter the Grad>;
Hospital School of Nursing in At
lanta this fall and is to take the
entrance examination soon.
Dorothy Foster, who received
the scholarship in her senior year
will graduate this year from the
Grady Hospital School of Nursing
and Edna Ann Palmer, is in her
second year of training.
Gladys, better known as "Rov
er", to her classmates has played
on the Murphy basketball team for
four years, member of the Annual
Staff, Student Council and' Library
Other than basketball her favor
ite sports are tennis and swimm
ing; however, she says she enjoys
all outdoor sports.
Graduation Exercises Set Thursday
For 106 Murphy High School Seniors
Graduation exercises for 106
Murphy High School seniors will be
held tonight at 8 in the new high
Baccalaureate services for this
year's class were held Sunday at
11:15 a. m. at the school auditor
The sermon was delivered by the
Rev. Alton J. Morris, pastor of the
First Baptist Church. His subject
was, "Christ and a Changing
Mary Frances Hazelman, the
former Mary Frances Bell and
valedictorian of the Murphy High
School class of 1939, will be prin
cipal speaker at the graduation
Mrs. Hazelman is an English
teacher at Linoiey Junior High
School in Greensboro, N. C. She is
the daughter of Mrs. M. W. Bell oi
Greensboro, and the late Mr. M.
W. Bell, former residents of Mur
Laura Bailey will make the val
edictory address and Linda Palmei .
Diplomas will be awarded by H
A. Mattox, chairman of the Murphy
Unit Board of Education.
Marshalls for the graduation ex
ercises are Betty Weaver, Ramona
Haggard, Gloria Bowman, Lois Al
lison, and Christine Gladson.
Hiwassee Dam Hi
Graduation exercises at Hiwas
see Dam High School will be held
Friday evening at 7:30 at the school
Gymtorium with William B. Har
rill, dean of Western Carolina Col
lege as guest speaker.
The Baccalaureate service was
held Sunday at the Gymtorium and
the Rev. Robert Barker delivered
(Honor students who will speak
at the commencement ceremony
are the valedictorian, Helen Rob
erson, and the salutatorian, Annet
Miss Roberson is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Roberson of
Murphy, Route 4 and Miss West
is the daughter of Mrs. Elza West
of Turtletown, Route 1.
Mrs. Grace T. Carringer, Mar
tha Sue Hawkins, Quinn Hamby,
and Melvin Payne are marshalls
for both the baccalaureate and
Graduating seniors are: Bett\
Lou Baine, Claud Edward Craig,
Gene Paul Rye, Ruth Jones Ham
To Visit Andrews
The Blood Bank Mobile Unit will
be at the Andrews City Hall in
Andrews June 3 from noon to 5 p.
m. for the purpose of receiving
Please contact Tom Day, phone
71 for information.
Dy, marvm rteai niwiins, uar>
Philip Kilpatrick, Carol Louder
milk, Shirley Anne Morrow, Johri
Milton Rice, Helen Arlene Hober
son, Billy Edward Stiles, Annette
West, and Warren Monroe Wil
96 Pupils Graduate
Ninety-six students received cer
tificates of promotion at the eighth
grade commencement exercises
held at the Andrews Elementary
School on Monday morning.
It was the largest class to be pro
moted into high school in the past
six years in the Andrews School
according to Charles O. Frazier,
The Rev. Vitolds Gobins, pastor
of the Andrews Lutheran Church,
delivered the commencement ad
L. B. Nichols presented the Fan
nie Sue Hoblitzell Scholarship
Medal to Ann Pullium, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Galusha Pullium,
whose scholastic average in ele
mentary school was 96.5 per cent
Others appearing on the program
were J. E. Rufty and the ftev.
Charles Ginn, pastor of the Marble
Certificates were presented by
Mr. Frazier, and honor students
were announced as follows:
Ann Pullium, Linda Ellis, Judy
May, Steven George, Imogene
Dockery, Jan Hogan, Joyce Brad
ley, Neil Battle, Erla Creasman,
Claudia Curtis, Kenneth Bradley
Lois Ann Gibby, Mescal Rose, Irir
West, Iris Brown, Paulette Day.
Wendell Barlow, Phyllis Sandidge
Brenda Stalcup, Maybelle Dock
ery, Buddy Holland, and Janice
Thirty-nine students will receive
their diplomas from the eighth
grade of Martins Creek School
Wednesday night, tonight, at 7:30
at the school.
The Rev. Robert Barker will be
the principal speaker for the even
Processional will be given by
Miss Jerry Ruth Smith. Others
taking part on the program wilJ
be Lorraine Martin who will de
liver the Salutatory address and
Ann Hall the Valedictory address
The Class Will will be by Patsy
Coleman and the Prophecy by Joe
Presentation of awards and di
plomas wiM be made by R. C
Pipes, principal and Voyd Hogan,
chairman of the District Schoo!
The class motto is, "Setting Sai!
for New Horizons" and class col
ors are pink and white.
The class song along with other?
will be sung by the group, and
Joyce Waldroup will sing a solo.
HONOR STUDENTS ? These students of the
graduating class of Andrews High School each
has a four year academic average differing from
any of the other three by such an extra-ordinarily
small fraction of one percent that the task of
eliminating two of them seemed not only unfair
but impossible. Equal recognition was accord
ed each of them. Reading (left to right) Jerry
Pullium, Ardith Hay, Wanda West and Wayne
Laura Bailey, Linda Palmer Honor
Students of Murphy's 1957 Class
Laura Lillian Bailey has been
named the Valedictorian and Linde
Louise Palmer Salutatorian for the
1957 Class of Murphy High School
Miss Bailey is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bailey, Route 2,
Murphy, and Miss Palmer is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Pal
mer of 108 Sales Street, Murphy.
Both girls are eighteen years old.
An active member of the Episco
pal Church, Laura, has played on
the Murphy basketball team during
her four years of high school. A
member of the French Club, she
has served two years on the Stu
dent Council and is president of the
organization this year. She was
also president of the class in her
Linda, is an active member of
the First Baptist Church and was
awarded the senior math medal
for this year. She would like to
teach math and has substituted in
the absence of math teachers this
year. Linda, was also a member ol
the school band two years.
Both girls have taken their col
lege entrance examinations and
have been accepted at the Wo
man's College, University of North
Four Cherokee Men
Wanted By Local
Anyone knowing the address of
any of the men listed below is
asked to notify the Local Selective
Service Board No. 20, Cherokee
County, Murphy, N. C., or have
them do so. James Lewis Jones,
Max Vernon Williams, Roger Lin
son Carter, Arthur Lewis Dockery
Legion Auxiliary will Sell
Memorial Poppies Saturday
Members of the American Legion
Auxiliaries will sell their memorial
poppies on the streets of Murphy
Saturday May 25th.
The poppies sold by the Auxiliary
will go to help finance their work
among the disabled veterans.
Headquarters for replenishing
the supply of poppies will be near
the Parker Drug Company.
Poppy Day was proclaimed for
Saturday by Mayor L. L. Mason
"Whereas, Three times in the
past 39 years, the young men of
our town have been called upon to
help turn back a threat to Ameri
ca on foreign battlefields;
"Whereas, Our young men ans
wered this call with high courage
and patriotism some of the finest
of them laying down their lives in
the nation's defense;
"Whereas, The memories of these
men and their sacrifices should
live forever in our hearts;
"Whereas, Our memories for our
dead, and the honor in which we
hold them, is individually expres
sed by the afanual wearing of the
"Now, therefore, I, L. L. Mason,
Mayor of the Town, of Murphy
North Carolina, do hereby pro
claim Saturday, May 25th, to be
Poppy Day in the Town of Mur
phy and Cherokee County and do
urge all citizens to observe this
day by wearing the memorial pop
L. L. Mason, Mayor
Town of Murphy
To Be Held At
Moult Nebo Church
A series of revival services will
begin at Mount Nebo Baptist
Church Sunday, May 26.
Special prayer services will be
held each evening at 7:90 p. m.
with the regular service following
at 8 o'clock.
The Rev. Graver Moss, pastor,
will be assisted by the Rev. Gear
ley Stewart of Robbinsville, North
LAURA LILIAN BAILEY
LINDA LOUISE PALMER
Sunday May 26th
Several Cherokee and Clay Coun
ty Churches will hold their annua
memorial services Sunday May 26
The various churches and theit
programs are the following:
Hampton Memorial Church? Dec
oration and homecoming with Sun
day School at 10 o'clock and wor
ship service at 11 o'clock, followed
by a basket lunch at noon.
Peachtree Baptist Church? An
nual decoration services with the
Rev. Albert Studdard, pastor ofMt
Zion Baptist Church, bringing the
11 o'clock sermon and the Rev.
Robert Barker, pastor of the Valley
River Baptist Church, delivering
the Sunday night sermon.
Old Martin's Creek? Annual dec
Union Hill Church (Clay County)
?Annual decoration and homecom
To Appear on TV
Six couples of the second grade
dance team, chosen and directed by
their teacher, Mrs. Constance West,
will appear on WDEF TV, Channel
12 in Chattanooga Tenn. on the
Chickaroonie Program, Saturday,
May 25th. at 10 a. m.
The children with their respec
tive partners are Ronnie Killian
and Karol Kaye; Frank Dickey
and Jennifer Hannah; Elbert To
therow and Charlotte Stalcup; Bill
Cheney and Dianne Wilkins, Donny
Stiles and Carla Beth Stiles and
Rocky Craven and Irene Warner.
Miss Wanda West will accomp
any the group at the piano.
Mrs. Edward Dickey and Mrs.
Robert Cheney made the necessary
arrangements for the appearance.
This group previously appeared
in the Mountain Youth Jamboree
held in Asheville, winning a first
place, also, a $50.00 first prize in
the Lion's Club sponsored talent
show held in Murphy and a $5.00
first prize in an Andrews Talent'
American Legion ?
To Install New
j The newly elected officers of the
Joe Miller Elkins Post 96 of the
American Legion will be installed
at a meeting Friday, May 24 at
7:30 p. m. at the Court House.
Officers will be installed by Mr.
j Bill Tyndall, of Steve Youngdeer
Post 143 of Cherokee.
Included in several matl?r= of
business to be discussed at the
meeting Will be plans for starting
a new permanent home for the
Legion in Cherokee County.
Hugh Penland, commander, urg
es all members to attend this meet
ing and states that a dutch supper
at Duke's Lodge will be held after
the meeting tor those who wish to
Meet To Be Held
For little League
An organizational meeting to
establish Little League base
ball in Murphy win be held
Friday afternoon at ? at the
B o y i, aged nine through
twelve, who would like to try
out for a Little Leajaaa team
are asked to attend.
Also, any adaKa Interested
in sponsoring a team or help
ing in any other way are re- \ .