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VOLUME ?7 NUMBER ? 11 THURSDAY, OCT. 10, 1957 TEN PAGES Tins WEEK PUBLISHED WEEKLT
23 From Murphy
Twenty-three Murphy area per-?
sons were among the 1,000 West
ern North Carolinians who attend
ed the forest fire prevention con
ference in Asheville Sept. 26.
The purpose of this conference
was discussing how to backfire for
est and woodland blazes that an
nually drain millions of dollars
from the economy of the state.
Those attending were: L. F.
Lochaby, Mack Ilowell, Fred Mar
tin, George Bidstrup, Arnold Beer
kins, Arnold Dalryample, A. J.
Martin, James Bryson, Charlie
Clonts, Don Peterson, Bunch
Nugent, Luke Ellis, L. L. Kissel
burg, Dick Richards, Frank For
sythe, Harold Hatchett, Glen Rob
erts, Hob Whitner, Allen Brendle
and Paul Nave.
One of the principal speakers at
this convention was Frank Forsy
the. His talk was based on "Forest
Fire Prevention Offers Financial
Mr. Forsythe stressed the fact
that ever since the first Settlement
was fjunded in America most peo
ple have taken their trees and for
ests for granted. This has been
even more pronounced in re
gard to water and soil fertility, he
added- Yet it is recognized that
there is a dependence between
trees and the water table; trees
and wild life; trees and fertility;
trees and climate; trees and bank
He said, "In this mountain area
seventy-seven per cent of the land
is under forest cover- Lumbering
and forest products have always
played an important part in the
economic life of Western North
Carolina and so we must continue
to stress the importance of recog
nizing that trees are one of the few
renewable basic resources; that
the forest of this vast area are bas
ic to its economy; and that the
small land owner, as well as the
large, can improve his lands and
his economy through good forest
"We must become acquainted
with the work that needs to be
done in integrating public thinking
on the vital importance of trees,
and thus assist in preserving our
timberlands and developing them
to their fullest usefulness", he said.
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For Superior Court
Eighteen criminal cases are on
the docket for a two-week term of
Superior Court that convenes here
Monday, Nov. 4.
A number of civil cases will also
Clerk of Court Kellis Radford
this week announced the rosters of
Jurors for the November session.
Jurors to serve the first week
are: P. J. Henn, Richard Howell,
Boyd Davis, Lewis Mulkey, Gus
Rogers, W. M. Fain, J. J. Mc
Guire, and C. L. Alverson of Mur
phy; Claude Barnett, Ernest O'
Dell and W. E. Moore of Route 1,
Murphy; Robert J. Davidson, L.
M. Beavers, and J. E. Henson of
Route 2, Murphy; Ralph W. HaU,
Clyde Dockery, Sr., M. M. McLey
more and George Patterson of
Route 3, Murphy; B. H- Clonts of
Route 4, Murphy; Harold Shields
and C. W. Gibson of Andrews; J.
M. Hyde, of Routg 1, Andrews; C
P. Wells, Charley Hancock, D. M
Birchfield of Route 1, Marble; J.
A. Martin, Lee Anderson, Ira
Sneed and V. L. Kisselburg of
Culberson and H. L. Verner of
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C of C Post
The resignation of C. R- Freed,
executive secretary of the Murphy
Chamber of Commerce, has been
Mr. Freed's resignation was ef
fective Oct. 1. He resigned his post
because of ill Health.
Mr. Freed, formerly employed
with Coble Dairy in Murphy for 11
years, became executive secretary
of the local Chamber in February
of 1956 when the C of C was re
He and Mrs. Freed left Murphy
last Thursday for North Wilkesboro
where Mr. Freed will be distributor
for Biltmore Dairy.
Mrs. L. F. Lochaby will manage
the office here for the present.
FIRST PRIZE IN FOOTBALL
CONTEST WON BY BILL CRAIN
Bill Crain of North Church Street
became the "expert of the week"
in the Scout's second weekly Foot
ball Contest -
He picked 17 out of 20 winners
to cop first place and the $5 prize.
The only games Mr- Crain miss
ed were Navy versus North Caro
lina, Villanova versus Florida
State and Yale versus Brown.
Nine contestants gave Mr. Crain
a close run for his money, picking
16 correct teams. Again, the all im
portant tie-breaker score decided
Of these nine locked up, only
three favored the South Carolina
Gamecocks over Texas. (S. C. de
feated Texas 27-21).
Hugh E. Hensley Jr. of 211V4
Hiawasse Street and Robert John
son of Murphy Route 2 tied at
guessing the closest tie-breaker
score and split second and third
prize receiving $2.50 each.
Others guessing 16 correct but
missing out on the tie-breaker
were: Jimmy Hendrix of Murphy,
Earnest Greer of Channel's Radia
tor Shop, Wanda Phillips of And
rews, Route 1, Paul Brittain of 617
Valley River Avenue, W. A. Single
ton of Murphy, Mrs. Jerry David
son of Murphy, J. W. Davidson of
One contestant last week con
fused the addresses on the Citizens
Bank and Trust Co. advertisement
with the college -game listed. She
picked "Murphy" over "Andrews".
The game in that block was Vill
anova versus Florida State.
North Carolina's upset victory
over Navy (13-7) fooled most of
the armchair experts in last week's
contest. Only six contestants cir
cled the Tar Heels as favorites
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CHEEK LEADERS OF MURPHY HIGH ? This photo shows the
eight Murphy High cheer leaders who help boost the Bulldogs to
victory each Friday night. First row left to right are: Jane Cook,
Alice Jean Palmer, co-captain; Helen Stiles, captain and Shirley
Stiles. Second row, left to right: Pat Postell, Callie Hedricks, Ruth
Bates, Betty Postell and Linda Greene.
Green Asserts World Today
Frightening But Fascinating
"Frightening but fascinating, ?
progressive but confused".
These were the words of Dr. C.
Sylvester Green as he painted the
situation of the Twentieth Century
world in an address here Monday
Speaking before more than 200
gathered for the Murphy Rotary
Club Charter Night, Dr. Green
said: "The emerging world of this
mid-Twentieth Century sorely
needs the philosophy of service as
espounded by Rotary".
The speaker, vice-president of
Wake Forest College, said we are
living in an incomparable era of
world history- He told the ladies'
night session that unless the forces
of right and good are phalanxed,
the cumulative source might as
easily become destructive as con
"Therein is the task of this gen
eration. The task to which we majv
apply the idea of fellowship and
understanding out of which growth
and good may come.
"This is an emerging world of
science. It is pointed in the Rus
sian satellite? the great question
mark of the hour. It is pointed in
medical progress, both knowledge
of therapy and the drugs that have
meant so much. It is pointed in in
ventions, especially electronics and
Dr. Green went on to say that
this is an emerging world of econ
omics. He asserted that inflation
will continue and become normal.
"The spiral of prices and earnings
and living standards will continue
up", he stated.
The speaker described this as an
emerging world of personal rela
tions. The oldest task of all, he
said, is living peaceably and prof
itably with our neighbors every
where. This he pointed out, is our
number one job.
Dr. Green told the group that
Rotary works at this and makes
an emerging world better through
its demonstrations of service,
through its individual members
standing for and working for a
better local, national and inter
Holland McSwain, president of
the Murphy Rotary Club, intro
duced the speaker.
Presentation of the charter was
made by Dr. Green to the club
president. The local club was spon
sored by the Andrews Club.
Teddy Nichols of the Andrews
Club, on behalf of the latter, pre
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VIRGIL M. JOHNSON
Virgil M. Johnson
Army Base Radio
Cpl. Virgil M. Johnson, Jr., son
of Mrs. V. M. Johnosn of Murphy,
was recently auditioned and accept
ed as a volunteer announcer on
Armed Forces Radio Taiwan. Af
ter a three-weeks training period,
Cpl- Johnson has his own daily disc
jockey show entitled "Cowboy
Although Cpl. Johnson is using
the professional name of "Bill
McKinley", on Cowboy Caravan he
is heard as a comical character,
by the name of "Cousin Virge."
This work is voluntary and is
in addition to Cpl. Johnson's regu
lar duties. At present, he is sta
tioned at the American Embassy
in Taiuai, Taiwan, where he is a
Marine Security Guard.
Upon completion of his duty with
the Marine Corps., Cpl. Johnson
plans to attend the University of
Georgia where he will major in
Radio and Television.
Red Cross Panel
Discussion To Be
Held In Andrews
Residents of Cherokee, Clay and
Graham counties interested in the
Red Cross program are urged to
attend a Red Cross panel discus
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Heinz RollmtK Seeks
The American Legion Auxiliary
will meet Thursday night at the
home of Mrs. Tom Mauney with
Mrs. Dot Mason as co-hostess.
All members are urged to at
Rev. Alton Morris
The Rev. J. Alton Morris, pastor
of the First Baptist Church, is tak
ing part in revival services this
week in the Riverside Baptist
Church of Asheville.
There will be a Laymen's pro
gram Sunday morning at the local
church, and the Rev. G. E.
Scruggs, Associational Missionary,
will be in charge of the Sunday
The Rev. Morris is expected to
return to Murphy Monday.
ANDREWS? Plans have been
completed and committees are
busy with last minute details for
the annual Andrews PTSA Harvest
Sale which will be held Saturday
October 12 at 7 p. m. in the High
Prizes of $5 will be awarded
again this year to the grades in
high school, and elementary school
with the largest amount of produce
etc-, also a prize of $5 for the
Mrs. James Baer and her com
mittees will be at the school Sat
urday from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m- to
receive cakes, candies, pies, chick
ens and pets, including cats, dogs
Other staple articles other than
perishables, will be brought to the
school Friday during school hours
A canvass of articles to expect
include home made articles of
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Spend Week Here
A Minot, N. D., couple winners
of a free vacation trip, were guests
of the Murphy Chamber of Com
merce from Sept. 25-Oct. 1.
Winners were Mr. and Mrs. M.
E. Hoffman. The contest was spon
sored by Colgate Palm olive and the
Western Norm Carolina Highlands
Free Vacation Program.
They visited points of interests
in and around Murphy during their
stay. Mrs. Roy Lovingood and Mrs.
Mabel Massey presented the couple
a carved door stop of native talc.
Percy B. Ferebee
North Carolina's bankers, who
have led the nation for 13 straight
years in farm financial service,
have announced plans for another
year of expanded farm activities.
In Whiteville, the president of
the North Carolina Bankers Assoc
iation has announced the appoint
ment of Percy B. Ferebee, presi
dent of Citizens Bank and Trust
Cmpany, Andrews, as "County Key
Banker" for Cherokee County for
the next 12 months.
, NCBA President C- Lacy Tate
said that this committee of 100
top-flight bankers, representing
each of the State's 100 counties,
will coordinate banker-farmer
activities "to work for a better
balance between agriculture and
other segments of the State's
Tate, himself a farmer, is presi
dent of Waccamaw Bank and Trust
Company, Whiteville. He paid trib
ute to his appointee as County Key
benker in this count. "Mr. Fere
bee,' Tate said, "is a banker who
has a deep interest in the farmers
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First To Announce
In Coming Primary
Heinz Rollman, industrialist of
Waynesville, has announced his
candidacy (or nomination to repre
sent the 12th District in Congress
on the Democratic ticket in the
Mr. Rollman in a formal state
ment today said: "I realize that
by the standards of political tradi
tion, it is early to announce in
October that one is a candidate for
May Primary, but I have a reason
? I want time to cover every foot
of territory in the District ? talk to
the people, get their views on mat
ters, and express mine for helping
make a peaceful world, and a
more prosperous North Carolina."
Mr. Rollman is president of Well
co Shoe Corporation and of Ro
Search Inc., also with headquarters
in Waynesville. Ro-Search is the
"twin" corporation of Wellco that
deals diectly with the more than 60
foreign firms that derive all their
technical manufacturing knowledge
and knowhow that has been pio
neered and developed for various
processes of footwear manufacture
by the firm. Mr. Rollman is tak
ing a leave of absence from his
business to devote his full time to
"The idea is not new? I promis
ed my Maker, as I was terribly a
bused and beaten up by Hitler's
brutal 'goons' in March, 1933, that
if my life was spared, and if I
could get out ol O-rmany alive, I
would devote my life towards try
ing to make this a peaceful and
better world. Daily I have lived and
worked towards that goal. Now
I have a deep, and consecreated
feeling that I can best carry on the
program I promised my Maker by
being a member of Congress,
where I can be in official contact
with those who make and decide
many world policies.
"It is not for personal financial
gain that I seek a seat in Congress
?in fact, it will mean a financial
loss. I know something can be done
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WILDCATS MAKE IT 3 IN A ROW
DEFEATING CHEROKEE 39-25
ANDREWS-The Andrews Wild
eats tamed the Cherokee Braves
here Saturday night 39-25 for their
third consecutive win of the sea
son. The Wildcats have dropped
only two games this year.
Andrews' opening kick-off was
returned by Lawrence Johnson to
the visitors' 39. On their first play
from scrimage, the Braves fumb
led with the Wildcats recovering.
Andrews scored in three plays.
Hubert Myers took a pitch-out on
the 12, picked up his convoy of
blockers and romped into the end
zone for the first tally.
Receiving the Andrews kick-off,
Cherokee failed to move for a first
over the strong Andrews line and
booted on fourth down.
The flashy little Andrews back,
Terry Postell, set up the Wildcats'
second TD with a 41-yard sprint
that ended on the Cherokee 9. On
the next play, Back Hubert Meyers
made a wide end sweep around end
to add the second score.
Myers scored his third touch
down after the Wildcats had driv
en to the Braves 14-yard marker.
He bulled his way around end for
Andrews uncorked another TD
Terry Postell scored from the 2
yard line. Jim Bristol added the
point. Andrews led at the half by
Taking the second half kick-off,
Wildcat Archie Myers returned it
to the Cherokee 31. On the first
play, Terry Postell knifed off tack
le and went the distance for the
score. Postell also added the point.
In the same quarter, Sonny Bush
passed to Archie Myers for another
score wth Olin Postell making the
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John Morris Sets Record as Murphy Downs Swain
Climaxing Murphy's 14-0 win
over Swain High Maroon Devils
Friday night was Halfback John
Morris' 96-yard record-breaking
The Bulldog back brought rain
soaked Murphy High rooters to
their feet as he nailed down the
contest with the second tally. It
came on an end around play that
With precision blocking, Morris
swivel-hipped the distance in a
a moat spectacular run. It is be
lieved to be the longest touchdown
trot in the history of the Bulldogs.
Hie record-breaker came early in
the third quarter one play after
Murphy had drawn a 15-yard clip
ping penalty that pat the Bulldogs
?fall,,, i i i ? ? -
on their own 4. Penalties and fum
bles were costly for Murphy.
Friday night's win? the fifth of
the season? leaves the local eleven
in the number one spot in the
Smoky Mountain Conference. This
week the Bulldogs will hit the road
to lock horns with the Hayes ville
Morris set up the first rally when
he intercepted an aerial tossed by
QB Phillip Brintnall of Swain High.
This was mid-way the first quarter
and gave Murphy the ball on the
Swainmen's 19 where Morris was
On the next play, QB Burt Burch
field rolls out on an option signal,
sweeps hit own left end and goes
over for the score. Morris bulled
his way over for the extra point
giving the Bulldogs a 7-0 lead. The
half ended with this score standing.
Taking the opening kick-off, Mur
phy High made a sustained drive
to the Maroon Devils' 23 yard mar
ker. A wet ball ended this threat
when Swainsmen pounced on a
Murphy fumble on the visitors' 21.
It was three plays later that Mor
ris intercepted Brintnal's pass.
Fast charging Bulldogs linesmen
partially blocked QB L< D. Hyde's
punt late in the first period and
Murphy started another threat
from the Swainsmen's 42.
FB Bu ck Hill, HB Bobby Morris
and HB John Morris alternated In
lugging die leather to Swain's 23.
From that point, J. Morris took a
pitch-out and drove to the visitors'
5 but an off-sides penalty nulified
In four plays, J. Morris and B.
Morris had plowed their way to
the Devils' 9 for a first down from
that point. A wet gridiron plus a
stubborn Swain line haulted the
threat and Bulldogs gave up the
pigskin on down on the visitors' 12.
Swain High ran two plays then
quick-kicked out-of-bounds on the
The Bulldogs turned on steam,
rolling up three first downs to the
Swain 28 yard line. Another fumb
le ended this drive. Swain moved
the ball up field to its own 44
where they gave it up after four
After Morris' long TD jaunt, the
Swain eleven settled down to pose
their closest threat of the game.
RHB Jackie Corbin and QB Brint
nall sparked a drive that carried
to the Murphy 7. A Brintnall to
LHB James Sossman pass from the
Bulldogs' 32 to the Murphy 9 high
lighted the march.
Bobby Hendrix, Don Amos, Billy
Lovingood, Carl Radford and others
of the Murphy forward wall beat
down the attack. The Bulldogs took
over a a their own 14.
The locals went for a first down
on the Murphy 30 but again a
fumble coat them possession of the
ball. From the Bulldogs' 43, Corbin
ripped to the 27.
viciout cnirgmg oy oturpny
racked up losses or no gains for
the visitors on each of the next
three plays. Hyde's punt on the
fourth down went out-of-bounds on
the Murphy 21.
From here, another Bulldog drive
got under way with Murphy backs
chopping out five and six-yard
gains each try. With a first down
on the Swain 27, Buchfield took
off on a left end sweep to get with
in 23 yards of another tally
A clipping penalty put the boste
team back near the visitors' 40.
On the next three plays, Murphy
recovered As owe fumble, 1. Mor
ris went off right tackle to Svafa's
M and the same back failed to *la
15 yards and they punted from the
49. Swain Back Corbin fumbled the
punt and J- Morris pounced on it
on the visitors' IS.
Murphy got oil one more play
but failed to gait as the final gun
The Bulldogs rolled up U first
downs to the Swainamen si*.
Other statistics are:
Bushing yardage 301 M
Passing yardage o is