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The Cherokee Scout
Dedicated To Promoting Cherokee County
VOLUME <8 NUMBER ? 32
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, MARCH I. lt? EIGHT
PAGES THIS WEEK PUBLISHED WEEKLY
A local citizcn approached Blaine
Stalcup Tuesday with a great deal
of indignation. "See here, "the cit
izen said, "I just saw a miscar
riage of justice. There was a mule
and wagon parked in a parking
spot on the wrong side of the
street and there was no time on
the parking meter and you walked
right past. Now, 1 looked all over
the mule and there was not a sign
of a parking ticket on him. Why
didn't you give him a ticket?"
Blaine looked at the disgrunted citi
zen for a moment and said with al
most hurt pride. "Well, I tried. I
went around and around that mule
and 1 couldn't find a license tag on
February and March are loaded
with Friday 13th this year. Some
people believe that this to a day
to stay in bed and avoid bad
luck. Felix Johnson of Mnrphy
cannot be grouped in this class. In
fact. Fell* believes in flying in
the face of providence, apparent
ly. On Friday 11 (February) in
1953. Felix was married and on
February 13 Ihis February, he
became the father of a bounc
ing baby boy. As yet, be doesn't
have anything planned for March,
Captain Frank Swan of Andrews
is convinccd that the Post Officc
really is trying to do a good job,
although at times the organization
manages to get mail mixed up or
lost. It seems that there is an
Andrews. S. C., and a great deal of
Capt. Swan's mail gets sent there
by mistake. In fact, so much of it
goes there, Capt. Swan vows that
post office workers there send him
a Christmas card each year. Right
now, Capt. Swan Is planning to
stop off at the Andrews, S. C.
post office as soon as he can get
there and visit with the toys.
One Murphy (reap to apparent
ly beaded for a degree of fame.
The North Carolina Sweethearts,
Mnrphjr Square Dance Team, will
appear Saaday tar the second time
on Fred Miller's "Stars of Tomor
row" shown over channel 11 in At.
lanta. The program can be seen
at 5:10 p.m. How well the kids
do tat the talent show depends on
how many telephone calls and let
ters are received at the station.
Mrs. Pete Stalcup, who to in
charge of the group, has gone
around telling all of her friends
that they are expected to send
telegrams. She might not be will
ing to split the expense, but the
Mis will be more than happy to
have you call or write the station
and tell officials that you enjoyed
Drive Starts Monday
The Cherokee County Society for
Cripple Children and Adults will
begin (heir drive to collect funds
Monday, March 9.
Easter seals will be mailed out
sometime during that week.
Last year, the society collected
approximately $2,292.89 during the
drive. A total of 60 per cent of this
remained in the county for aid on
a local level.
The money is used for clinics,
braces and special shoes for per
sons in the County.
Virgil O'Dell will be in charge of
raising money in Murphy and S.
J. Gernert is the Andrews Fund
* An easier seal sale will be con
* ducted Saturday before Easter in
? order to help raise money.
There will be an evangelistic
crusade rally of West Liberty and
Western N^th Carolina Baptist
Associations at Murphy First Bap
tist Church at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
The speaker for this meeting will
be the missionary of these two
associations. Rev. Joe G. Miller.
The three festival choirs? Junior,
intermediate, and adult-will furnish
The public Is invited to this ser
vice. This service Is being held in
connection with Baptist Churches
throughout the nation and Canada
which are engaged la revival ef
REV. T. L. SASSER
To Deliver Menage
G. B. TENNYSON
Ta Lead Music
Revival Services To Be Conducted At
First Baptist Church March 15-22
Revcval services will be conduct
ed at First Baptist Church March
15-22. Services will be held each
day at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Speaker for the revival will be
The Rev. T. L. Sasser.
Mr. Sasser was pastor of Mur
phy First Baptist Church from 1923
until 1928 and at Reidsville First
Baptist Church (rom 1928 until 1943.
From 1943 until 1957 Mr. Sasser had
a duel title: Associational Mission
ary and Superintendent of City
Missions in Greensboro and Hich
Point under the City Mission pro
gram of the Home Missions Board.
Music for the revival will be di
rected by G. B. Tennyson of Inman,
S. C. Mr. Tennyson is the father of
Mrs. Richard Goley of Murphy.
Mr. Tennyson has directed music
for Holston Creek Baptist Church
near Inman for several years.
All the church choirs will take
part in the services.
Murphy Seniors Working To Polish
Play To Be Presented March 13-14
Rehearsals fur the Murphy High
Senior class play. "Our Town," arc
now a daily affair.
Each night activity in the Ele
mentary School Auditorium is do tic -
able as l he cast and technical crew
enter the fifth week of rehearsal.
Lines have been memorized, places
set. lights mounted, and the young
actors strive to project their roles
to the as yet absent audience. On
Saturday an efficient technical crcw
?all seniors who are members of
the cast ? worked an day building
scenery and mounting lights which
win help work the magic that is
Grace Townson, cast as Emily,
first appears as a young girl; she
later marries George, played by
John Mulkey. She lives with her
father and mother. Mr. and Mrs.
Webb, played by James Maxey and
George's family consists of his
mother, Mrs. Gibbs (Jane Cook),
his father. Doc Gibbs (Jack Cole
man), and little sister Rebecca
Bobbie Morris plays the newsboy,
Joe Crow ell, while Bill Parker plays
the milkman, Howie Newsome. Sa
rah Lee Fleming portrays Mrs.
Soames: Carson Rogers, Constable
Warren. Harry Hughes is cast as
the undertaker, Joe Stoddard;
Charles White, as Sam Craig; and
Julius Hill as the choir director,
Bennie Jo Barton and Janice Crisp
play Mrs. Osborne and Mrs. Forbes,
respectively. Non-senior members
of the cast include Lynn Gault. stage
manager; John Jordan, Professor
Willard; and Tommy English, Wal
Director Lynn Gault is assisted
by Assistant Director Louise Corn,
Lighting Director Jimmy West,
Sound Director Eddie Wilson, Cos
tumer Bennie Jo Barton, and Pub
licity Director Jean Roberts. Mr.
Gault's many years of theatre ex
Red Cross Drive
Tbe Red Crow drive in the Mur
phy Business district will begin
Thursday with Paul Ridenhour ai
co-chairman in charge of thii
phase of the campaign.
Paul Nave, chairman of the Red
Cross drive for Murphy will an
nounce Hher plans fot the drive
Goal for the combiLSd Cherokee
County drive has been placed at
Those in charge of tbe Andrews
drive are the Rev. Gene Wltber
spoon and Tommy Fuller.
This goal must be reached. Mr.
Ridenhour Mid. to maintain the
bioodmobtis unit in thia araa.
perience as actor, playwright, de
signer, technical director, director,
and consultant helps the young ac
tors moki the play into a smooth
performance. Accustomed to work
ing with young people, be has di
rected many plays at the University
of North Carolina. As Technical Di
rector of the Carolina Playmakers
and as actor, he toured for several
weeks each year, playing jiigh
schools throughout North Carolina
and other southern states.
"Our Town" will be presented
March 13-14 at the Murphy Elemen
tary School Auditorium at eight o'
clock. Advance tickets will be avail
able from seniors beginning Mon
day, March 9, at fifty cents and $1.
Only Small Work
Force Needed At
New owners of the Hiwassee
Dam recreation area have begun
work on cottages and buildings
Bruce Young Jr., one of the
Chattanooga, Tenn., owners said
only a small work force is needed
"For the next few months." he
said "our employee requirements
will be small, mostly of a main
Mr. Young said that local per
sons wDI be used where possible.
He said it will take several months
to get their development program
All employment will be handled
through the Employment Security
Commission in Murphy, he said.
^JliincjS oCooLimj, Up
Dear Mi. Editor:
From the looks of things, Murphy k> on the way to being a teal
important point in Western North Carolina.
What with the Wagon Train, liiwassee Dam and all, this little
town could turn into a good size town over night. Seems that the new
department store we're getting will help some <00.
With all of these things, maybe Murphy can get a whole lot more
business traffic and do ah the merchant* some good. We are still
located in the middle of a great big spot that does not have a real
big shopping center such as Asheville or Atlanta and it seems to me
that Murphy should be able to nil this gap some.
There is no reason for a fefier to drive a hundred or so miles for
a pair of pants if be can find them in Murphy and drive a lot less to
boot. That is the way it would go, 1 believe. Why, on Saturday, you
you couldn't get in town or find a parking spot if we had everything
everybody wanted to buy.
Coarse, even now. its right hard to find a parking place on Sat
urday wKhout walking a mile or so after you found it. If the town
gets any bigger and we have a tot more customers and visitors, it
might not be a bad idea for the town to start thing about finding an
area that could be used on week-ends to take care of the extra load
of cars and suck like.
I. D. Clare
Woman Injured Seriously When Two Cars
tJjide Head-On On Valley River Avenue
Mrs. Louise Enloe Named Teacher Of
The Year" Of Andrews School Svstem
ANDREWS*? Mrs. Louise Porter
Enloe has been named "Teacher
of the Year" of the Andrews
School unit for 1953.
The citation was made recently
by the Konnaheeta Womans Club
and the Andrews Parent Teacher
Student Association of the Andrews
At a later date the "Oscar" award
will be made.
Mrs. Enloe. the former Louise
Porter, daughter of the late Jesse
Porter and Flora Roan Porter
graduated from Andrews High
School in 1915 and has been a teach
er in North Carolina for 31 years,
all of which were in Andrews ex
cept three years. During thirty
years teaching, she was absent only
Snc lias oeen a member of the
Andrews PTSA since its organiza
tion and has attended every meet
ing for eleven years without miss
ing a single meeting. She has been
secretary of the organization twice.
Mrs. Enloe iias also held office
in the Andrews unit of the N.C.E.A.
She has <been a member of the
Andrews Methodist Church for
fifty years and has taken an active
part in its program since child
hood. as a member of the choir,
Sunday School teacher, Bible
School teacher and organist. She
also served as secretary and treas
urer of the Sunday School for sev
eral years. At the present time
she is Chairman of Christian Ser
vice in the Wesleyan Service Guild
and has been president a number
Mrs. Enloe was a charter mem
ber of the Andrews Chapter No. 15
Order of the Eastern Star. She is
a past Matron and served for sever
al years as treasurer.
She was also an active member
of the Cherokee County Chapter of
the United Daughters of the Con
MRS. LOUISE ENLOE
Tcacher of The Year
fotlerar.v of Andrews and served as
secretary of the organization.
Mrs. Euloc has been an active
member o[ the Konnahecta Woman's
Clb program and served as treas
urer Tor five years.
Her hobbies arc arts 'and crafts,
stamp collecting and assembling
interesting material on the history
of North Carolina.
Known for her wit and keen
understanding of children she
brings to her job of teaching a
lively enthusiasm and conscientious
devotion to her duties.
The fpnloes live in Andrew*.
They have one daughter, jjlrs. El
gin White (Eleanor) of Tallahassee,
Fla., and two grand-daughters,
Elizageth and Melissa White.
As a tribute to Mrs. Enloe. J.
Rufty, Superintendent of the school
said "It ii. with distinct pleasure
that we recognize Mrs. Louise En
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Murphy Boys Lose To
Cullowhee In Finals
By JAY WILSON
In the finals of the Smoky Moun-I
tain Conference the Murphy boys
lost to Cullowhee. They were be
hind most of the game but threat
ened the Cullowhee team quite a
number of times.
in the lirsi quarter the Bulldogs
stayed about even with the Rebels
until the last few seconds when
Cullowhee scored four points and
the score at the end of the first per
iod was 19 to 15.
In the second period the Murphy
team fell behind at first but pulled
up with the Cullowhee team. With
about three minutes and a half to
go the score was 28 to 2S in favor
of Cullowhee but with five seconds
to go the score was 38 to 38. With
a quarter of a second left to play
Blaine Press ley shot two points to
give Cullowhee the lead with a score
of 40 to 38.
Cullowhee pulled out ahead in the
third period eight points but Mur
phy closed the gap to four points
at the end of the third period. The
score at the end of that period was
Cullowhee 59, Murphy 55. In the
fourth and final period Cullowhee
pulled out farther ahead and the
final scorc was Cullowhee 74, Mur
Top scorer for Murpliy was Jerry
Johnson with 17 points. Next were
Emanuel McDonald with 12 and
Tommy Arms with 10 points.
Blaine Pressley scored the most
for Cullowhee with 22 points.
In the girls game of the finals tile
Murphy girls aeat the Cullowhee
girls in the consolation game.
'1 hey were ahead all the way,
some limes as much as twenty
points. They played a good game
and they had the ball gamq pretty
well sewed up after the middle of
the second period. They led 17 to
16 at the end of the first, period and
they led 44 to 26 at the half.
The final score was Murphy 71,
Murphy's scorers were Jane Van
Horn with 35 paints , Margaret
Cole with 24, and Joan Morley with
Both teams have played a good
season. The toys had only one full
time player returning and they took
second plaee in the Western Divi
sion. The girls had two girls re
turning and they took fifth place
in the Western Division and third
place in the whole Smoky Moun
Both coaches, Chuck McConnell
and Gordon Isley, have done tre
mendous Jobs as have the players.
Both teams can look forward to a
very good season next year with the
boys losing only one boy, Bobby
Morris, and the girls losing Jane
Van Hon aad Jaaa Cook.
Not New Shop
To Opeo Thursday
The Not New Shop, to be spon
sored by I lie Youin Choir ol the
Episcopal Church, will open on
Thursday, March S.
The shop will be open only on
Thursdays from 1 until 5 p.m. and
will offer for sale used clothing
and other articles.
Mrs. Alex B. Hanson, choir spon
sor, is in charge of the project
and asks that anyone who is inter
ested in placing articles for sale
on a commission basis or donating
to the shop please contact her at
VE 7-2865. She says articles of any
type will be accepted "be it a
siring or an elephant."
Scouting is booming in Nantahala
District ? composed of Cherokee,
Graham and Clay counties ? and
with the completion at organiza
tions at Ranger and Hiwasrce Dam
now under way, there will be 22
units in all.
This compares with 13 units at
the beginning of last year, accord
ing to Francis Pless of Franklin,
district executive for Nantahala.
Currently being formed are new
troops and packs at Hiwassce Dam
and Ranger. Similar units are pro
jected this year for Martin's Creek,
Peachtree, Marble, White Church
and Unaka in Cherokee County.
Troops are proposed far Rntobina
ville, Fontana and Stecoah in Gra
ham county and at Tusquittee,
Shooting Creek and Warne in Clay
for this year also.
Likewise an explorer unit for old
er boys is a 1959 aim, Mr. Pless
Units organised in 1958 included
explorer post and cub pack in Tex
ana, and an explorer post in Mur
phy, Cherokee; cub pack, Robbins
ville, Graham; and cub pack, Hayes
The composition of the 22 units
is: Four explorer posts, for (rider
Scouts; 10 taroops; and eight cub
packs for younger boys.
Holland McSwain of Murphy is
district chairman for 1959; and
John Jordan of Murphy, commis
sioner. Vice chairmen are: Gra
ham ? R. D. Phillips, Robbinsville;
Cherokee ? W. A. Singleton, Mur
phy; and Clay? the Rev. Ben Steele,
Operation and planning commit
teemen include: organization and
extension ? Joe Ray; health and
safety. Dr. Paul Hill; finance, Ho
bart McKecvcr: camp and activi
ties, Gerard Jacques; leadership
training, the Rev. J. T. Houts Jr.;
advancement, Kenneth Davis; pub
lic relations. Robert A. Potter, and
explorer, Loren Davis, all of Mur
David A. Seabolt Being Held Pending
Outcome Of Mrs. Dockery's Injuries
A two car head-on collision Tuesday on Valley Kiver Avenue
in front of Free Methodist Church injured one pel son seriously.
Mrs. Roy Dockcry of Murphy was stfll in Providence Hospital
early Wednesday morning.
She was reported to be suffering
from severe cuts.
Murphy Police Chief Neil Sliced
reported that the accident happen
ed when a 1955 Chevrolet driven
by David Arnold Seabolt tried t<>
pass a car and collided head-on
with a 1948 Dodge driven by Mrs.
Mrs. Ed Dockery and her small
child were not seriously injured
in the wreck and were trea'ed and
dismissed from the hospital.
There was no other passenger in
Mr. Sneed said Seabolt attempt
ed to pass a car also going east
on Valley River Avenue and struck
Mrs. Dockery's car.
Seabolt has been charged with
reckless driving, passing on a curve
and crossing a double yellow line.
As yet, Mr. Sneed said, Seabolt
is being held without bond pending
the outcome of Mrs. Dockery's in
, juri'. v it*; n?i luminal officials
! immi lulu Wvjim' 1.1, v iriunuuv. inal
iu- would li.ti i iu ov-vvral
I.,, lit tin hu;.|Hl .fi .
iit. aiitl that j .til would probably
. in ait L'ii hi j bull sometime Wed
The aciideut oceuucd Tuesday
iwout 1- 45 p.m.
jUr. biiced saici be could not es
timate tin.* damage to ilic two cars
at present, he said he telt that he
itH8 Doage would be listed as a to
tal lo?s. Uaniagc to tne 1'Jju Chev
rolet was also severe.
This was the second accident in
the past ie\v days lor Seabolt,
Chief bneed said. .Sea bolt was in
volved in an accident last Friday
that damaged his car to a great
This accident, Mr. Sneed said,
was not Seabolt s fault. A woman
was reported to have backed into
Collins -Crain Scheduled
To Open Around May 1
Collins-Grain Department Store is to Murphy from the surrounding
scheduled to open in Murphy around areas that do not snop here no>\ . 1
May X, according to Wallace Wil
liams, Mm jiMiuaSwi '
Bids on remodeling the Evans
Building will be accepted Saturday,
Mr. Williams said.
The store will be remodeled com
pletely, he said. A new, modern
front will be installed along with
new lighting and beating systems.
The store also will be air condi
Mr. Williams said the store will
carry an inventory of approximate
ly $100,000 and will have the buying
pewer of a chain of stores.
Other Collins-Cram stores arc lo
cated in Inman, S.C. and Greer, S.C.
Plans at present, Mr. Williams
said, call for five women clerks
and one man. It is hoped, he con
tinued, that this sales force will be
It is possible, he said, that a
beauty salon will be added later,
but at present, plans call for a
complete department store carry
ing all the items found in larger
Mr. Williams said the store will
be equal to those found in a town
of 8,000 to 10,000 population.
The final lease was signed last
Wednesday. Mr. Williams said. This
assured the store coming to Murphy.
"Our idea to coming to Murphy
was not to hurt anyone's business,
Mr. Wilbams declared, "but to help i
the town. We hope to bring business I
Mr. Williams has operated a de
partment store in Lake City, S.C.,
lor five years.
Red Cross To Be
At PTSA Meeting
ANDREWS? The combination of
Cherokee County ft (HI Cross facili
ties including tnc Dlood bank will
ot discussed at a meeting of the
Andrews PTSA Tuesday at 7:30
p.m. at the high school auditorium.
Miss Mary Kuthcrinc Hrnscy,
Regional Field Representative ot
the Red Cross from Chattanooga,
will make the proposal.
At present, the various Red
Cross groups in the county are
Interested persons from Murphy
ana other sections of the county
are asnea to attend the meeting.
The Western Nqrth Carolina As
sociations) Sunday School meeting
will be held at Little Brasstown
Baptist Church Sunday March 8th,
The theme of the meeting will be
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