Cherokee scout. volume (Murphy, N.C.) 188?-1961, November 21, 1957, Image 1
THURSDAY lad FRIDAY Fllr SATURDAY and SUNDAY Poaaible Rein DmmH Turn Yi Woodflwurfi luff Wmst^lmtuu-Be C* ful With Brush Fires VOLUME 91 NUMBER ? 17 DEDICATED- TO PROMOTING CHEROKEE COUNTY MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER tl, 1961 ?Ibrary a .GES THIS WEEK PUBLISHED WEEKLY JUST TOLERABLE By GENE PABKEB The birds and squirrels got the last laugh on Roy Lovingood who came back empty-handed last week from a hunting trip. To make sure there was something on his farm to hunt, Mr. Lovingood ven tured out one day without his gun just to investi gate- He spotted two squirrels and a c o v y of birds- Satisfied there was game to be bad, he re turned the next day with his shooting iron but squirrels and birds didnT make an appearance. * * * * Peyton G. Ivie, a Chamber of Commerce man all the way, de clares the new doors that have been installed at his store are to accomodate the heavy stream of customers rushing in ? ? ? ? Subscriptions to The Scout come in from far away places from time to time and the most recent sub scriber hails from Tehran, Iran. The letter from Sim jian And Comp any said: "Dear Sirs: We shall be very much obliged to you if you subscribe us for one year to Cher okee Scout and send us three cop ies of every issue . . . Faithfully Yours, Simjian". ? ? ? ? A Murphy man who asked his name be withheld reports that his wife's sense of humor almost got the best of him the other day. The couple had just parked behind a Murphy patrol car when the wife asked her husband the location of "Permanent, N. C," He claimed he had never heard of the place but quickly saw he was the victim of a joke when, with tongue in cheek, she said the car ahead was from Permanent. 'That's what it says on the tag, the 'permanent* tag on the city car". u ? * ? ? County Agent Paul Nave is back in circulation after what he calls a siege of "Arizona flu". What's the difference in that and the Asian type? Mr. Nave explained that the Asian bug makes you sore from head to toe. The Arizona flu, he said, makes you ache from head to toe butsalso makes the hair on your head sore. ? ? ? ? Mrs. J. A. Caldwell of Brass town is after the culprit who walk ed off with 30 silver dollars from her home about two weeks ago. She asked The Scout to tell local merchants to be on the lookout for anyone spending silver dollars by the handful. A $5 reward is wait ing for the person who puts the finger on the thief, Mrs. Caldwell said. Many Absent From Texana School Colds and flu had all but closed the Texana School this week Only 23 pupils out of an enroll ment of 80 were present Tuesday Jordan To Preach] At Methodist i Revival Services : Dr. G. Ray Jordan of Emory University will be guest minister at the revival services next we?k at the First Methodist Church here Dr. Jordan is widely known as a preacher, teacher and lecturer. For several years he was a pas tor of churches in North Carolina^ having served as minister of Cen- ; tennary Methodist Church in Win- j ston-Salem and First Methodist Church in Charlotte He is also widely known as an author. Seven of his last books have been listed as selections by the Pulpit Book Club. Dr- Jordan has been a delegate to several regional, national and international conferences of the Methodist Church- He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Scaritt College, Nashville and of High ] Point College. High Point, N. C. He has been speaker at various colleges and universities, churches t and summer assemblies and has traveled both in this hemisphere j and abroad. In 1951, he led a spec- ' ial study tour to the Middle East. Dr. Jordan will preach for the | 11 o'clock service Sunday morn ing, Nov. 24 and each night at 7:30 through Nov. 29. ( Special music will be presented i each evening under the direction 1 of Mrs- Glenn Bates- >. A cordial invitation is extended to the people of the community to ] participate in these services- I Singleton, Burgess Get Pointers On License ? Requirements i W. A. Singleton and Harry Bur- j gess of the local Carolina Motor Club office recently attended a , license meeting in Asheville. , The meeting was conducted by ( the Carolina Motor Club and the ? N. C. Department of Motor Vehic les to familiarize license distri- : butors with the latest license re- ( quirements and the new Finan cial Responsibility Act License renewal cards will be maUed from the Department of ( Motor Vehicles on Dec- 20 and 23. Upon receipt of the renewal card, each person should open it im mediately and read carefully the message that will be included. The principal changes that af fect motor vehicle owners are: 1- When you apply for license plates you must specify the county ' in which your vehicle is subject to property tax- This must be en tered in the space provided on the "Tax Lister's Copy", the first sec tion of the renewal card. < 2- There will be a $1 additional charge on all license plates cost- i ing $10 or more- This is known a3 The Driver Education Fee and i will be used for Driver Education i (Continued on back page) LOCAL PTA OPPOSES CHANGES IN NATIONAL EDUCATION FUNDS Murphy Parent-Teachers Asso ciation Monday night lashed out at a proposal to divert national edu cational funds toward scientific study. Supt. Holland McSwaln of the City Schools told the group he was concerned over statements by high government officials who have sug gested certain educational fundi be eliminated- He said it has been proposed to use the funds for scientific study This, the superintendent went on to say, would cot into the na tional school lunch program. If this fund is eliminated lunches would probably cost school child ren about 35 cents each meal, he ?aid. Mr. McSwain declared that only five to six per cent of our national is earmarked for education is spending from 10 men and senators be informed of the local group's sentiments on the matter. The Association, on motion of Mrs. Robert Bault, went on rec ord as opposing the withdrawal of the funds- A letter will be for warded to congressmen and sena a tors Mrs. Paul Nave told PTA mem bers the Harvest Sale last Satur day raised 1306. This fund will be -used in financing an improvement program at the old high school building now being used by a num ber of elementary grades Merle Davis reported on a recent meeting with County Commission ers and pointed out that Commis sioners were very receptive to the PTA plan to make Improvements at the school. He said Commlsa ers pledged to do What they could. Mr- Davis also Mated that the DR. JORDAN Guest Minister I < ( 1-Year-Old Girl Chokes To Death i On Frankfurter ( A 4-year-old Graham County girl i choked to death Tuesday afternoon near Robbinsville, apparently on a frankfurter, an attending physician i said- i A Robbinsville doctor said Linda Kay Cody was dead on arrival at 1 the clinic there. The child was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Cody of Tuskeegee. It was reported the family had stopped in Robbinsville for lunch ( and the girl was eating a hot dog ' and drinking a soft drink while en route back to their home The parents noticed the child ! choking and gagging and immed iately drove back into Robbinsville | to the clinic. She was dead on ar- ' rival. 1 The physician who saw the girl said no autopsy was performed but death apparently was caused from | the food lodging in the child's throat. The funeral will be held at 3 p. ? m. Thursday at the Tuskeegee Bap tist Church with the Rev. James Patton officiating. Burial will be in the Gunter Cemetery. She is survived by her parents, one sister, Sandra; her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Cable and her paternal grandmother, Mrs Josie Cody. Townson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Earnest Greer Wins Football Contest Two contestants picked 16 corr ect winners in last week's Football Contest while 13 had 15 right. First place and $5 went to Earn est Greer of Murphy. He came within 13 points of the tie-breaker score to nose out Paul Brittian of 517 Valley River Avenue Mr. Greer guessed the tie-break er 14-12 favoring Duke over Clem ( Continued on back page) Murphy Garden Club Plan Holiday House Plans for the annual Holiday House were made at the meeting if the Murphy Garden Club Thurs iay. The club met at the home of Mrs. Ed Brumby with Mrs* Fran sis Bourne Jr. and Mrs- Martha Dreher co-hostesses. The lovely new Brumby home irill be the scene of Holiday House Dec- 8. Slides of the previous Holiday flouse were shown. The club invites the public to the Holiday House. No invitations will je mailed Citizens Bank Here, Andrews Distribute 550,000 Savings Citizens Bank and Trust Co. here ind in Andrews last week paid off Christmas Club savings accounts totaling approximately $50,000. This amount was distributed to about 300 members in both com munities with an average of $166 in savings going to each. Those who had $10 per week accounts irew $500 for the 50 week program. Some had $1 per week savings and got $50. Bank officials said the new club is now under way and those plann ing to participate are asked to register by Dec. 1. Officials stressed the importance of saving a few dollars each week to insure a better Christmas in 1958. Regular Christmas Club sav ings book are issued to each mem ber. Participants may designate $1, (2, $3, $5,, $10 or any combination they wish to put into the club each week. There is no charge for. the service. Glenn Patton Named County Chairman Of Farm-City Week Glenn Patton of Murphy has been named as Cherokee County chairman for 1957 Farm-City Week, it has been announced by N- C. Commissioner of Agricul ture L- Y. BallenGne, state chair man. This special week is scheduled for November 22-28 Mr. Patton said that the purpose of Farm-City Week is to bring a bout better understanding between the rural and urban segments of our society- He said that we are all "partners in progress", and that town people need a better un derstanding of our farm economy and that rural people need to know more about town and city prob lems- This way we will all have a better understanding of what the "other fellow" does and why. More than ISO major farm organ izations, industries, educational in stitutions and church groups have joined forces to sponsor Farm-City (Con tin tied On Back Pace) /HEYfOOWN THERE I 28 0AY8 LEFT FOR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING SHOP EARLY Santa Claus To Visit Here Saturday, November 30 To Start Holiday Events ? Santa Plana will Mma to Murnhw To Play Andrews Friday Night MURPHY BULLDOGS FALL BEFORE STRONG CANTON HIGH BEARS 34-13 By BOB POTTER Victory Trail? which soon or late terminates for all who traverse it j ? came to an abrupt end for Mur phy High School's Bulldogs against Canton last Friday night in West ern Carolina Stadium at Cullowhee. In the play-off between two dis trict champions contending for the State Western AA title, the Can tonese soundly defeated Murphy's fine team 34 to 13. The Black Bears, champions of 1956, clearly earned the victory, dis playing marked superiority in the bruising encounter, with heads-up football all the way. Their line mowed aside the Murphy defend ers; and their backs led by elusive, nimble-footed Mike Clark, swept relentlessly for long and short gains But the Bulldogs? not so sharp as in some other encounters and carrying onto the field 'flu" after maths?had periods of fine play, as when at the beginning of the (Continued on back page) Zed L. Whitaker Claimed By Death ANDREWS ? Zed L. Whitaker,? 78, a prominent retired Andrews merchant died at 3 p. m. Tuesday in an Andrews hospital after an ill ness of three years. He was a native and lifelong resi dent of Andrews, a son of the late Thomas Jefferson and Quincy Jose phine Fair Whitaker, pioneer And rews residents. He was in the mer cantile business with the Whitaker Brothers firm for 42 years until he retired in 1955. He was a charter member of the Andrews Rotary Club, had served several times on the Andrews town council and was a member of the board of directors of Citizens Bank and Trust Co. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m- Thursday at the First Baptist Church here. The Rev. Thomas Christmas, the pastor, the Rev. E- S. Baker and the Rev. J. Edwin Carter will of ficiate, and burial will be ip Val ley River Cemetery. His body will remain at Ivie Funeral Chapel here until 2 p. m- when it will be placed in the church. Pallbearers will be Arthur Wat kins, Frank Forsyth, A. B. Chandler Jr., John Ellis, Tom Day, Jack Mintz and Jeff Brooks Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Andrews Rotary and Lions Clubs, businessmen of Andrews, and officers and em ployees of Citizens Bank and Trust Co. Mr. Whitaker is survived by two brothers, Harve M. and William D Whitaker of Andrews; a niece, Miss Meredith Whitaker of And rews; and two nephews, Edwin B. Whitaker of Bryson City, and Wal ter Whitaker of Oak Ridge, Tenn. Evangelism Clinic To Be Held At Baptist Church The Baptist churches of the Wes tern North Carolina Association will conduct a clinic on evangelism at the First Baptist Church here Tuesday from 3 to 9 p- m. The pastors and steering commit tee will meet at 3 for an afternoon session Supper will be served in the din ing room of the church for pastors and members of the committee. (continued on back page) Scout Ta Publish One Day Earlier Dr. G. Ray Jordan To Address County Ministers Dr. G. Ray Jordan will address the Ministerial Association of Cherokee County here Monday. This meeting will be the regular monthly meeting of the Associa tion- The luncheon will be held at 12:30 at the Henry House. A cordial invitation is extended to all ministers of the county to be present. Murphy Youth Injured In Auto Accident Moses Hickman, 19, of Murphy received a broken leg in an auto mobile accident here Monday night about 10. He was admitted to the Provi dence Hospital where his condition was reported good Wednesday morning Two other youths, Verlin Swan son, 18, son of Mr- and Mrs. Wil liam Swanson of Murphy and driv er of the 53 Chevrolet pick-up, and another youth, whose identity was not known, were treated for minor injures and released Hickman, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Swanson, said that fire was shooting from the gas pedal of the truck and when Swanson looked down to investigate, the truck ran out of the road and turned over twice down an embankment. They were driving toward And rews and overturned between the Free Methodist Church and the Valley River bridge. Saturday, Nov. 30, to start the Holi day Festival Promotion (or this area. This year, old Saint Nick will welcome all the children and pass out goodies from his throne on the city square. It's going to be a big event when the white-whiskered old gent comes to town that morning about 10. He will receive visitors until noon, take time out for lunch, then be back on the job from 12:30 until 5. This is just one of several e'vents planned for the Holiday season by Merchants' Committee- Holiday Festival banners will be hung over streets to add to the colorful de corations that will soon be erected. Santa's headquarters will be in the parking area on the square near Mauney's Drug Store- He will have his own little "igloo house" and will perch on an elevated throne for all to see and talk with So mark the date, Saturday, Nov. 30- He will return for another vis it the two following Saturdays, Dec- 7 and 14 and will be in town again Dec. 18 through Dec. 21 (Wednesday through Saturday). After resting up Sunday, he will again be on hand to greet you Mon day and Tuesday, Dec. 23-24 The Merchants' Committee last week agreed to sponsor Santa's visits and voted to have a station ary headquarters instead of letting him walk through the town Last year, many were deprived of seeing Santa because he was continually on the move The area near Mauney's Drug was selected because of its many advantages- Committe members ruled out the spot near Regal Hotel because the area is shady in the afternoons and they want to keep Saint Nick in the warm sunshine. The corner near Jabaley's De partment Store was not available because it serves as an entrance to Davis Esso Servicenter and a taxi cab lot. The other area, near Soss amon Furniture Co., is used fre quently as a loading area for near by stores. W. A. Singleton, chairman of the committee, also heads the public ity committee along with Gene Parker. Alden Coward and Richard Howell are in charge of the Santa Claus event. Bud Alverson and Neal Barnes, executive secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, were also present at the meeting and are working on the event. Help Fight TB Buy Christmas Seals SEALS MAILED: TB Christmas Seals km been mailed in Mmr phy sod recipients ai* asked to bay and use the seals to snppoct the Tnbercnlosis Association's year-ronnd fight against the fidrews Churches Unite In Annual [hanksgiving Service Wednesday The Andrews Community annual Thanksgiving Service will be held Wednesday at 7:30 p. m. in the First Baptist Church. A union adult choir wSl Jead congregational singing. A combined children's choir will render the seasonal Anthem, "Praise at Nature". The sermon will be delivered by tin Rev. Engene Wltherspoon, pastor of the Andrews Presbyter ian Church.