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Cherokee scout. volume (Murphy, N.C.) 188?-1961, September 12, 1957, Image 1

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rJ* Support Your J; School -Football Team vft v S* V V > V v DEDICATED TO PROMOTING CHEROKEE COUNTY Don't Turn Yi Woodlands into Wastelands-Be Care ful With Brush Fires VOLUME ?7 NUMBER? 7 THUKSDAY, SEPT. 12, 1957 EIGHT PAGES THIS WEEK PUBLISHED WEEKLY 1,194 Enrolled In Andrews Schools ANDREWS? Enrollment in the* Andrews School Unit this year has reached 1,194. 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 successful year. 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 ed. 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 ers". 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 mately $100. 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 ley Road. William Sherrill Joins Insurance Firm Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sherrill left here Saturday for Jacksonville, Fla. where Mr. Sherrill will be associa ted with Prudential Insurance Co. of America. 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 o Jacksonville. Catholic Ladies Sponsor Rummage Sale 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 Store. 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 said. Scout Round-Up Slated 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, and Florida. 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 tives. 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 globe. 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 day. 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 November. The season opens an deer and wild hogs for two weeks during November. / 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 pounds. 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 From 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. drewsJ. The Rev. George Rudisell, secre tary of Adult work of the Western North Carolina Conference of the Methodist Church, will be the guest speaker. 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. BUI Browning 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. Stalcup Named Attendant For Parking Meters 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 mentary School. 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 Attends Committee Meet 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 ing. Mr. Mattox was accompanied by Holland McSwain, superintendent of Murphy City Schools. Miss Hanson To Teach At Young Harris 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 parative literature. Bay Sims left last weak for Mara wm College to attend HyH there. Murphy Bulldogs Score 7-0 V lciu.'y Over Andrews Harnett Family Holds Family Reunion Approximately 200 turned out last week for the annual Barnett Fam ily reunion in the Peachtree Com munity. Relatives were present from sev eral southeastern states. Next year the reunion will be held in .Snglewood, Tenn. 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 Receives 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 Easley's father. 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 to qualify. 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 for him. 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. HeneeemlMg Service Te Be Sniay At . Owl Creek Clnfth A homecoming service will be held at the Owl Creek Baptist Church Sunday. . ?_ i, ??i , f a. ? -H-, M svir/uu u invitea to attend, College Students Can Get Scout At Special Rate Spccial subscription rates for college students are being of fered again this year by The Scout. 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 being mailed). The regular annual subscript ion rates are $2.50 inside Cherokee County and $3 outside the county. Start your coUege subscript ions immediately so you will not miss a single issue of your home town paper. Polling Places Named For ASC Election 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. Regular Singing To Be Held At Ranger Church The regular third Sunday sing ing will be held at Ranger Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to attend. 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 Robbinsville eleven. Murphy's win was a fortunate one for the Bulldogs, for the Wild cats outgained on the ground and strikingly dominated the last half of play. 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 ing in. 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 against Cherokee. 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 downs. 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 over. Penalties were occuring fre ( Continued on back page) Walter Carringer 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 year. Governor Hodges has said that North Carolina bums up SB million dollars annually. 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

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