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DEDICATED TO PROMOTING CHEROKEE COUNTY
Don't Turn Yi
ful With Brush Fires
VOLUME ?7 NUMBER? 7
THUKSDAY, SEPT. 12, 1957
EIGHT PAGES THIS WEEK
1,194 Enrolled In
ANDREWS? Enrollment in the*
Andrews School Unit this year has
Supt. J. E. Rufty gave the follow
ing breakdown of the figure: high
school, 300; Andrews Elementary,
744; Marble, 140, #nd Andrews
Elementary No. 1, 10
Mr. Rufty said improvements
are being made at the athletic
field. He said school officials how
ever, were very much disappointed
when lights were checked before
the football season opened and 42
of the units were out.
Costs of replacing the units ran
ipproximately $200. He said there
was no indication that the lights
were storm danaged.
The superintendent said all
schools ,in the Andrews unit have
gotten off to a good start. He said
they are looking forward to a very
Mr. Rufty asserted that it is
difficult for any organization to
function successfully without the
full cooperation of all concerned.
"We would like to take this op
portunity to invite the parents to
visit the schools and if you have
questions concerning the schools
and their operation we will be hap
py to discuss it with you", he stat
He added- "We know that the
. parents are interested In the wel
fare of the children. Teachers are
' also interested in the progress and
success of every child in school.
This success can best be accmplish
ed by the whole-hearted coopera
tion of students, parents and teach
County To Sell
Used Radio Unit
County Board of Commissioner
in session last week agreed to sell
for $500 the county's second hand
mobile radio unit.
In other business, Commissioners
voted to pay for grading and
cleaning the playground on a tract
of land recently purchased for the
Hothouse School building. Work
was estimated to cost approxi
The Board also voted to ask the
State Highway and Public Works ]
Commission to take over two roads
for maintenance. These are the old ;
Penland Road and Pleasant Val
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sherrill left
here Saturday for Jacksonville, Fla.
where Mr. Sherrill will be associa
ted with Prudential Insurance Co.
Mr. Sherrill is a son of Mrs.
Flonnie Sherrill of Murphy and the
lato W. A. Sherill
Majoring in personnel admini
stration, Mr. Sherill graduated Aug.
31 from the University of North
Carolina. He is a 1051 graduate
of Murphy High Sshool.
Mr. Sherill married the former
Miss Sara Posey, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. E. Posey of Waynes- '
ville, formerly of Murphy.
Mr. and Mrs. Sherrill visited
their parents here and in Waynes
ville for several days before going
The Catholic ladies of St. Wil
liams parish will sponsor a Hum
mage Sale again this Saturday
from 8 a. m. to 12, at the former
location of Trudy's Department
This sale will be held especially
for the school children and teen
agers. A new selection of clothes
has arrived, according to Father
Wilmes, and includes a large num
ber of dresses and skirts as well as
some boy's jackets.' "These clothes
are very neat and some have just
returned from the cleaners", he
For This Fall
Dr. Samuel Robinson of Ashe
ville, commissioner for the Daniel
Boone Council, Inc., Boy Scouts of
America, has announced that a
Baden-Powell Round-Up will be
conducted this fall In all 14 counties
of the council area.
The Round-Up, designed to offer
the Scouting program to many ad
ditional boys in Western North Car
olina, will be conducted under the
personal leadership of the 7 dis
trict commissioners and will be
held in connection with Baden
Powell Round-Ups in the other 36
Boy Scout Councils in Region 6.
Region 6 includes the states of
North and South Carolina, Georgia,
Studies made throughout Ameri
ca indicate that most boys join
Scouting through invitation of boys
who are already members. With
this fact in mind, each Cub, Boy
Scout, and Explorer will be asked
to invite his "buddy" to join. A
wards will be made to boys and
Scout units meeting their objec
The Round-Up will also honor the
memory and thoughtful planning of
Robert Baden^Puweil who was born
100 years ago. Baden-Powell was
the originator of the Boy Scout pro
gram in England. The movement
was started 50 years ago and has
since spread to all corners* of the
Dr. Robinson urges that all
Scout units, their leaders, and the
district leaders participate to the
fullest in this big activity.
Nantahala Power Co.
Hold Aanaal Picnic
The employees of the Nantahala
Power and Light Company held
their annual picnic at the picnic
grounds at Nantahala Plant Sun
Approximately 150 employees
and their friends attended. Despite
showers which began about the
time lunch was served a good time
wan had by all.
The first annual picnic was held
in 1942 and has been held every
second Sunday in September since
except one which was cancelled
some years ago due to the polio
epidemic at that time.
Rainfall Sunday cancelled the
usual activities, soft ball, basket
ball, etc. In the afternoon. This
being the first time in 15 year*
that rain has interfered with the
picnic or it's activities.
IMPROVEMENTS CARRIED OUT
AT FOREST CREEK
WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA
An Improvement program la
under way; at Forest Creek WHd
! life Management Area In nearby
ji Clay County.
V. 8. Ranger Bunch Nugent aaid
the approach and departure road
to the checking station is being
widened to facilitate two lanee of
traffic. Work la being done on apr
proximately 1,800 feet of the road.
A retage manager's home has
already been erected in the area
and a new checking station will go
up before hunting starts there in
The season opens an deer and
wild hogs for two weeks during
The are* contains 11,900 acres
and is used annually by approxi
mately 1,500 hunter*, fishermen,
pcnickers and other*.
The Improvement work Is being
done through the cooperate of the
V. & Forestry Senrloe and the N.
a WIldHfe Resource TTnmmhmn
LET'S EAT ? Glen Beaver of Murphy (right) caught this 28-pound
catfish recently at Lover's Leap on Hiawassee River. Hugh
Roberts of Asheville Is shown in/ the photo with Mr. Beaver. Mr.
Beaver said he hooked the big one on a trotline using carp for bait.
The fish measured 39<4 inches in length and 26 inches in girth
It has been entered in the fishing contest sponsored by Claude
Tones. Mr. Beaver has caught catfish weighing as much as 46
Lights Going Up
At Football Field
Deposits Wednesday morning had<5
reached $2,423 in the campaign
here to raise funds for lights for
Murphy High School football field.
Another $500 in pledges were re
ported but had not yet been turn
ed in- Approximately $4,500 is
needed for the project
Meanwhile, work has started on
erecting the poles and lights and
this is expected to be completed by
the first home game Sept. 20.
The Lights Committee released
the following list of latest contribu
tors: W. C. Messer, Virgil O'Dell,
Calvin Stiles, Vincent Stiles, Rev.
J. Alton Morris, Rev. Robert Pot
ter, W. P. Odom, Dave Moody,
Loren C. Davis, Burch Motors,
Elmer Kilgore, Robert Rogers,
Snider Jones and W. S. Dickey.
Mr. Day Returns
School of Banking
Tom Day, asistajit cashier, of the
Citizens Bank and Trust Company
in Andrews, has returned from
attending a two-week residence ses
sion at the School of Banking at
the University of Wisconsin.
This was the second year of at
tendance at the School for Mr. Day,
which requires residence attend
ance for two weeks each year for
three years in order to graduate
from the School.
Attendance at the School of
Banking enabled Mr. Day not only
to meet a large number of bankers
from all over the country, but he
had the opportunity to listen to
many of the more than 100 dis
tinguished lecturers who are recog
nized authorities in banking, eco
nomics, law and Industrial, agri
cultural and financial problems.
Yonng Adult Meet
Set For Friday
A meeting of the Young Adults
will be held Friday September 13
at the First Methodist Church, An.
The Rev. George Rudisell, secre
tary of Adult work of the Western
North Carolina Conference of the
Methodist Church, will be the guest
A pot-luck supper at .6:90 fol
lowed by slides showing young
adult workers in various churches
with an answer and question period
will conclude the meeting.
Leaves For College
BUI Browning, son of Mr. and
lira. E. A-' Browning, of Murphy
will leave Sunday for the Univer
sity of North Carolina, 0?pel Hill
He will go to Camp New Hope
Monday, a camp for freshmen
entering the University and then
win ?o ea to Chapel HUi Thursday.
City Board of Commissioners
have hired part-time City Police
man Blain Stalcup as a full-time
parking meter attendant.
The Board also named Glenn
Bates to succeed Officer Stalcup
as a part-time policeman. Mr.
Bates is a former city policeman.
Meeting Monday night at City
Hall, the Board . authorized con
struction of a sidewalk from Coun
ty Curt House to the City Hall
building. Work on this project is
expected to start this week.
Work has been completed on
sidewalks approved by the Board
in the vicinity of the Murphy Ele
In other action, the Board okayed
black topping approvimately 400
feet of Boulevard Street from Proc
tor to Van Horn.
The Board met in special session
Tuesday afternoon with a repre
sentative of the Chan Brothers and
Pan American Shows playing this
week of the County Fair.
The representative was instruct
ed to operate a respectable mid
way or suffer police action.
H. A. Matt ox
H. A. Mattox, member of the
North Carolina's Citizens' Commit
tee for better schools, attended a
luncheon meeting of the committee
last Friday in Chapel Hill. A dis
cussion of state-wide plans for im
proving schools of North Carolina
was held. Governor Hodges was
the princpil speaker at the meet
Mr. Mattox was accompanied by
Holland McSwain, superintendent
of Murphy City Schools.
To Teach At
Hiss Howard 6. Hanson, daugh
ter of the Rev. and Mrs. Alex B.
Hanson of Murphy, will leave the
AM of next week to take up resi
dence at Young Harris College,
where the will teach this year.
Mist Hanson took her doctorate
from VanderbOt University in com
Bay Sims left last weak for Mara
wm College to attend HyH
Murphy Bulldogs Score 7-0
V lciu.'y Over Andrews
Approximately 200 turned out last
week for the annual Barnett Fam
ily reunion in the Peachtree Com
Relatives were present from sev
eral southeastern states. Next
year the reunion will be held in
World War I Vets
To Hold Meeting
Barracks No. 905, Veterans of
World War I, will meet Monday
night at 7:30 at the Courthouse.
The Rev. E. H. Baker of Rob
binsville, a former Chaplain, will
b? the guest speaker and a special
invitation is extended to the ladies.
Barracks No. 905 will be in
charge of a Memorial service to
be held November 10, at 2 p.m. at
Murphy School auditorium.
ROBERT EASLEY III
Robert Easley ID
Eagle Award Here
Robert Walter (Bob) Easley III,
17, received scouting highest a
ward, the Eagle Award, Mnday
nigth at a Court of Honor here.
Eagle Sgout Easley is a son' of
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Easley Jr. of
Murphy. The presentation of the
Eagle Award was made by young
Bob joined the scouts in August
of 1950. He is a senipr patrol leader
of Troop 2, sponsored by the Mur
phy Lions Club.
' To achieve the rank of Eagle a
scout must have 21 merit badges
Scout Easley was instrumental
last year in keeping organized Tr
oop 2 when the scout master reaig
ned. He and Troop Committe me.
mbers were in charge until Scout
Master Mont Rogers took office.
Bob will be a freshman this year
at the University of North Carolina.
He graduated the past spring
from Murphy High School.
In July of this year, Bob atten.
ded the National Boy Scout Jam
boree at Valley Forge.
Young Easley says scouting has
played a big part in his life and
has been a wonderful experience
He is the eight scout to receive
the Eeagle Award in this district
(Cherokee-Clay and Graham coun
ties) in the past 5 years.
Bob gives his father and memb
ers of the Troop Committee, Loren
Davis and John 8avage, much
credit for helping him acheive the
top award. The elder Mr. Easley is
treasurer of the Committee.
Ben Ragadale, district commiss
ioner of the Nantahala District,
opened the Court.
Te Be Sniay At .
Owl Creek Clnfth
A homecoming service will be
held at the Owl Creek Baptist
. ?_ i, ??i , f a. ? -H-, M
svir/uu u invitea to attend,
Can Get Scout
At Special Rate
Spccial subscription rates for
college students are being of
fered again this year by The
Students who have already
left for college or plan to leave
in the next several days may
subscribe for $2 for the 9
month school period. '
Parents may stop by The
Scout Office and start the pap
er for those already in coUege
or planning to attend. If sub
scriptions are maUed in, a
check for $2 should be enclos
ed. (Federal Postal regulations
prohibit unpaid subscriptions
The regular annual subscript
ion rates are $2.50 inside
Cherokee County and $3 outside
Start your coUege subscript
ions immediately so you will
not miss a single issue of your
home town paper.
The Cherokee Couaty ASC Elec
tion Board has designated the poll
ing places and the community elec
t'on bcr-rds ts hold the ASC com
munity election Oct. 8.
The polls will be open from 8 a.
m- until 1 p. m. to aU farmers who
wish to vote. Farmers living in
Murphy township will vote in the
ASC office in the Courthouse. Val
leytown township, will vote in the
city hall in Andrews. Beaverdam
township will vote at John Mor
ley's store in Unaka. Shoal Creek
township, at Sam Robinson's store
at new Hiwassee Dam school, Hot
house township, at Charlie McGill's
on No. 64. Notla township, at Bat
cliff's store at the junction of No.
64 and No. 129.
Newly elected County and Com
munity committeemen will begin
serving Nov. 1. N o m i n e e s se
lected by the Community election
board will be announced by Sept.
17. The final date for receipt of
community election board of nomi
nating petitions is Sept. 20th. This
petition must be signed by ten
or more eligice farmers in the
community in which ihe/ resiue.
To Be Held At
The regular third Sunday sing
ing will be held at Ranger Baptist
Church at 2 p.m.
Everyone is cordially invited to
By BOB POTTER
A touchdown pass snatched by
Back John Morris of Murphy High
plus a heroic goal-line stand by the
Bulldoys spelled a 7-0 victory for
Murphy High over the Andrews
Wildcats Friday night.
Murphy will travel to Sylva Fri
day night for their second game
while Andrews will be host to the
Murphy's win was a fortunate
one for the Bulldogs, for the Wild
cats outgained on the ground and
strikingly dominated the last half
From the 6 yard line where Ter
ry Postell had made a first down,
Andrews backs struck four times at
the goal? to be thrust back. Don
Amos and Billy Lovingood threw a
Wildcat runner for a loss, and
while Terry Postell lunged to in
side the 2 yard marker the Wild
cats could not make the goal. Bob
by Morris Murphy back who bad
led in staving off a game-closing
Andrews rally in the season's open
er the year before, spear-headed
the defense, with Bob Hendrix,
John Morris and Carl Radford join
Murphy will need to strengthen
its attack, and show a more rugged
defense in its second game against
a strong Sylva team, victorious
over Hayesville last week 32-0. An
drews, again playing at home,
meets Robbinsville, 28 to 6 winner
Last week's game ? played before
several hundred rabid Cherokee
County fans? opened with a rush.
John Morris carried Higdon's kick
off to his own 44; and, with Bobby
Morris and Birchfield, slashed
through for two consecutive first
Here the Wildcats dug in, how
ever, and after a fumble Birchfield
on fourth down threw to J. Morris
for the game's lone touchdown.
Morris also ran the extra point.
The Bulldogs uncorked another
drive during the quarter but Joe
Jones recovered a fumble for the
Wildcats on their 45 yard line.
Gains by Olin and Terry Postell
took the ball to Murphy's 20 yard
line but a penalty and a tightening
Bulldog defense enabled Coach
Church McConnell's team to take
Penalties were occuring fre
( Continued on back page)
To Give Program
In Andrews Church
Mr. Walter Carringer, tenor of
Murphy and New York, will present
a program of sacred music Sunday,
at 7 :30 p.m., at the Andrews First
Methodist church. He will be ac.
companied at the piano by Mrs.
Jerry Davidson of Murphy.
Following the program a coffee
hour will be held In the recreation
room of the church.
The public is invited to attend
according to an announcement by
' the pastor, the Rev. Edwin Carter.
Forsyth, Hatehett Co-Chairmen
WNC Fire Prevention Conference Set
For September 26 in Asheville
Two Cherokee County men have
been named local co-chairmen for
the Western North Carolina Forest
Fire Prevention Conference In
Asheville this month.
More than 1,000 rural community
leaders from 20 mountain counties
are expected to turn out for the
conference Sept. 36.
Frank Forsyth, executive vice,
president of the Citizens Bank and
Trust Co., and County Forest Rang*
er Harold Hatchett are co-chair
man for Cherokee County and will
handle local arrangements.
The conference la sponsored by
the Asheville Agricultural Develop
ment Council, the Western North
Carolina Associated Communities,
the Appalachian Lumbermen's
Club and the Furniture Veneer
and Plywood Council of the North
Carolina Fmeelij Association. The
gathering is pot at i ooooerted
XiSLs ?JfeuS : .L'Siiii-;
est wildfires estimated to be cost
ing the 16 southern states nearly a
quarter of a billion of dollars per
Governor Hodges has said that
North Carolina bums up SB million
Theme of this luncheon meeting,
which starts at 10 am. and runs
till mid-afternoon, will be "Rural
community action can stop forest
fires." Ten prominent men repre
senting industry, education, and
government will speak on the for
est fire problem from the view>
point of the lumberman, file pulp
and wood industry, the farmer,
businessman, banker, lawyer, the
schools and the wildlife causer wu