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VOLUME 18 NUMBER? 35 MURPHY, NORTH CAROLi X, THURSDAY, MARCH Mi 1S69 EIGHT PAGES THIS WEEK
Dedicated To Promt^ herokee County
The time has come. It is too late
for anyone to change their mind.
The die is cast. Th? cake contest
will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at
the Scout office. The public is in
vited to attend. Neal Barnes and
Bob Bault, who will Judge the con
test, request that the cakes be
turned in by 3 p.m. According to
Chief Sneeds request, the cakes will
be Judged by numbers rather than
names. The cakes will be sold at
auction Saturday morning at 9:30
at the Rotary Club's cake sale on
the Square. Tom Houts has agreed
Co auction the cakes to the highest
bidder. The process will be turned
over to the Crippled Children's So
ciety. Those taking part in the con
test are Chief Sneed, Dick Rich
ards, Red Schuyler, Hugh Hensley
and Dr. Harry Dickey. The Ramb
ler is still trying to find a fur lined
fhmr sifter to be awarded to the
winner. Don't miss this opportunity
to have a cake cooked by some of
Murphy's best male cake bakers.
Attend the auction Saturday morn
ing and even if you can't eat the
1 cakes, the money will go for a
Murphy, some people believe, is
' heated off the beaten path and
outside of this general are* few
people know about it. But, this
has proved not to be the case, at
least as far as the high school is
concerned. Two letters were re
ceived this week by the Scout con
cerning newspaper items about
Murphy High School. One came
from California and the other
frroi Turkey. The items were
about the five married girls who
we now members of the senior
class. Recently, Principal Walter
PaeU reported that the five girts'
records had unproved since they
were married, in both grades and
< attendance. Papers throughout the
country picked up the item and
reprinted it. Mr. Puctt is still con
vinced that the girls arc doing
all right in school, even if they
Bilia Jean Carroll is mad. Mad
as a wet hen. Mrs. Carroll was
walking along Tennessee Street re
cently when she missed a step-up
and fell Oat on her? well, she fell
anyhow. And, of course, there were
people around to see the fall and
some of them thought it was right
funny. "Bey. it wasn't funny as far
'as I am concerned. It hurt and II
still hurts. I can't understand how
anybody can laugh when they see
someone fall, even if they do look
funny," Mrs. Carroll said.
The ladies at the Regal Club
'meeting recently got a shock.
Tbey thought Bob Bault wanted to
join the all-woman chib when he
came into their meeting at the
Henry House. That really wasn't
what Bob was after at all. He bad
forgotten his key aad was locked
oat of his home. He had to invade
the Regal Club meeting to get a
key from his mother-in-law.
Mrs. John Smith
Mrs. John Smith was installed |
as president of the Murphy Gard
en Club at a luncheon meeting on
Saturday. March 21. at the home
of Mrs. W. A. Hoover with Mrs.
Ed Brumby as co-hostess.
Mrs. S. C. Burgess, Awards J
Chaiman of District One of The]
Garden Club of North Carolina, in
stalled the new officers.
Ovriag the business session. pre-|
sided over by Mrs. Hobert McKeev
?r, Mrs. B. W. Whitfield, chairman
of beautlflcation. announced that
tbe Blue Star Memorial Marker,
formerly located near HayesviUe,
lMs been moved to a roadside area
on U. S. Highway 64. several miles
West of Murphy. The marker will
be beautified and maintained by
4be Murphy Garden Cub.
Mrs. H. A. Mattox, Flower Show
chairman, distributed flower show
?elMdules and urged members to
?ncotirage arrangement and hor.
^cultural entries among interested
people la Murphy.
Ouacts at the meeting were Mrs.
Joffre W. Strdtbor of Morganton, I
Clarence G. Butler of Gaines
I Local Airman
Airman Marvin E. Jordan, son of
I Mr. and Mrs. Victor B. Jordan of
Brasstcwn, has completed his init
ial course of Air Force basic mili
tary training at Lackland AFB in
Texas. He has been selected to at
tend the technical training school
for Morse Intercept Operators at
Keesler AFB. Miss.
Airman Jordan is a graduate of
Hayesville High School.
Basic airmen at Lackland are
selected for specialized training at
technical schools on the basis of
their interests and aptitudes. They
arc reassigned to the school after
four weeks of basic, and are given
additional military basic training
along with Ihe technical subjects.
The following Holy Week Services
will be celebrated at St. William's |
Catholic Chapel on Andrew's Road
in East Murphy.
The Thursday of the Lord's
Supper shall begin at 7 p. m. with
a special Mass earlier at 5 a. m.
at Providence Hospital Convent
Chapel for those who cannot attend
the more solemn rites.
On Friday the afternoon Liturgy
of the Passion and Death of Christ
has been delayed until 6 p. m. to
enable as many workers as possible
The Easter Vigil Service shall
begin 7:30 p. m. Saturday night,
early enough for parents with small
children to attend.
Easter Sunday services are the
same as usual, with Holy Mass
offered in St. William's Chapel 8
a. m. and Holy Redeemer Chapel
at Andrews at 10 a. m.
ANDREWS - Dr. Fred L. Brown
lee of "Orchard House" Brasstown
was the guest speaker Thursday
night at the dinner meeting of the
Konnaheeta Woman's Club.
Introduced by Mrs. F. E. Blalock. i
Dr . Brownlcc. an author in his own i
right, with his recent book "Con- !
temporary Antiquities" just off the I
Press, discussed Boris Pasternak's i
1 P?"5 winning book "Dr I
Zhivago ' ]
Dr. Brownlee pointed out the fact !
that many people believe this much
Publicized book Is- an aotobwgraphy
of the writer since the tnain char
?eter, the Russian doctor's constant
search to understand the problems
of the world greatly recembied the i
views of the author.
Mrs. Ruth 8. Pullium announced
Plans for the talent show to be
staged in Ajril. the date to be an
Reports were heard and plans dis
cussed for awarding the annual os- '
car for "teacher of the year." i
The program was presented by
the literature department with Miss
Elizabeth Kilpatrick. chairman, Mra.
L. B. Womack. co-chairman, and
Miss Frances McPherson.
Hoitesaes were: Mrs. oien Strat
um. Mrs. C. O. Frazier. Mrs Ftar
Mrs, J. Etfvu, Car
Talk On Birds
ANDREWS ? Miss Fanny Mc
Clelland of Brasstown, an instructor
at the John C. Campbell Folk School
gave a talk on "Birds" at the meet
ing of the Valley River Garden Club
Thursday at the home of Mrs. John
Whisenhunt. Mrs. L. O. Caldwell
was associate Itostess.
Miss McClelland gave as the first
requisite for bird watching was a
good pair of binoculars and classi
fied the birds into four groups: per
manent, such as the blue jays, rob
ins. Carolina wren and titmouse;
ones that are here in the summer;
birds we have in winter time and
the transients, who do not stay long.
She pointed out that birds already
have started to migrate with April
as the month for height of migra
tion. She gave an account of the i
habits of birds gleaned from person
al observation and illustrated her
talk with excerpts from Peterson's 1
"Field Guide to the Birds" and Au
dobon Book of Birds".
During the business period. Mrs.
Albert Brown, Sr., was installed as
president and Mrs. Paul Jordan,
vicc president. Mrs. W. T. Holland
was installing officer.
Mrs. Luther Nicholson, chairman
of "Thrift Sale" announced the var
At the conclusion of the program
the hostesses served refreshments
to the sixteen members. The April
meeting will be held at the home
of Mrs. Marion Ennis.
STORE TO OPEN
Margaret Studios, manufacturers
of wooden products will open a fac
tory store The opening is planned
The store, to be located at the
factory on Tennessee Street, will
retail products made at the plant.
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"*r billed When His
To Stage Safe
ANDREWS ? Andrews Jaycees
Safe Driving Road K-O will be held
Saturday at 1:30 p. m. at Berkshire
parking area adjacent to Wie Ber
shire Knitting Mills.
There will be nine entries who will
take part in the Rod-e-o They are
Madge Barton. Pitt Walker, Butch
Love, Johnny Anderson, Vicki
Derreberry, Anita Luther, Martha
Derreberry, Ted West and Ann
The Winner will be eligible to go
to High Point June fi-7 to enter the
North Carolina Jaycees Safe Dri
The public is invite! to coma out
and watch the beys and girls as
they match thiir driving skills
againsl each other.
The Jaycees will parade through
the town of Andrews Saturday
Grange To Hold
Easier Egg Hunt
The Martins Creek Grange will
sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt Sun
day at 2 p. m. at Martins Creek
The public is invited to attend.
Prizes will be given.
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Several Businesses To Close For Good
Friday Services Planned At First Baptist
Union Good Friday and early
Easter services are being held by
evangelical churches of Murphy.
The Good Friday assembly will
be held at First Baptist church
from 1 p. m. until 2; and the
Easter gathering at the eastern end
of Sunset Cemetery at 7:30 Sunday
Murphy milliters choirs and
officers and students from the Sal
vation Army college at Atlanta
unite in leading the service comm
emorating the crucifixion of Christ
and the seven last words upon the
Many Murphy business houses
are. according to custom, closing
for the Good Friday worship. The
offering for the day will go to the
church charity fund for the needy.
Speakers for the Good Friday
service are: William T. Powell.
Salvation Army. "Father Forgive,
Them;" W. P. Rembert. Church of
God,. "This day shalt Ihou be with
me;" Robert A. Potter. "Behold
thy son. Behold thy mother;" J.
Alton Morris. "My God. My God.
why hast Thou forsaken Me?" R. T.
Houts, "I thirst; W. T. Haselden,
"II is Finished;" Alex B. Hanson.
"Into thy hands I commit My
The combined choirs of Murphy (
churches arc to sing Stainer's God
So Loved the World" the women's
choirs of the Salvation Army give J
"Jesus, Keep Mc Near the Cross,"
while the Salvation Army band will
render sacred music prior to the
servicc beginning at 12:45.
Mrs. John Stanley is organist for
the service; and Mr. Houts. the
song leader. The congregation will
unite in singing hymns of the cross
At the early morning Resurrec
tion Day scrvice the speaker is the
Rev. Vitold Gobins. minister of the
Lutheran Church at Andrews. Oth
ers taking part include Harvey
Kincaid of Texana Baptist church,
lo read the Scripture lesson: Mr.
Rembert. offering the prayer;
Mr. Houts, Mr. Morris, and Mr.
The Easter morning congegalion
will sing hymns of the living Christ,
and unite in affirming their faith
and praying the prayer the Saviour
gave His followers.
Dear Mr. Editor:
A good thine is a good thing, but it can he run in the ground i(
you ain't careful. I'm talking about so many of these drives (o
make up money for worthy causes.
The fact that most, if not all, of them are worthy makes it
worse. Ever tune you turn around, seems there's somebody asking
for a donation to this, that or the other and after a white it gets so
you are tired of giving and giving.
All these drives seem to come at the same time which is an
other bad thing about them. In the past month or so there has
been the Heart Fund, The Crippled Children's Society and the Red
Cross and probably more that I can't even remember Just off hand.
It appears to me that the one that gets off first is the one that
gets the most money and the last one gets the least. Heck, a feller's
only got so much to give, regardless of how worthy the cause may
What all this boils down to is I think it might not be such a
bad idea to have a United Fund or a Community Chest or what
ever you might want to call it. Then, all this giving would be
over at one time. And all the organiiations could share equally
in the results of the drive.
It would take a lot of bother off them that's got to lead these
individual drives the way they are now, don't you think. I guess it
gets; to be a bother for the person who has to lead two or three
drivies a year.
This might be a project for the Junior Chamber of Commerce
to work on, if a chapter Is ever organized in Murphy.
L p. Oar*
For Andrews Area
The Annual Easter Sunrise Ser
vice for the Andrews area will be
held at the chapel of Andrews
Cemetery at 6 p. m. Sunday. The
Rev. Eugene Witherspoon, pastor
of the Presbyterian Church will
deliver the sermon.
The Invocation will be given by
Rev. If. C. Ledford of Andrews
Church of God: the Scripture will
be read, by Rev. Vitolds Gobins of
St. Andrews Lutheran Church; the
benediction by Rev. T. C. Christ
inas of A nc. lew s First Baptist
Church; Rev. J. Edwin Carter of
First Methodist Church will pre
Weather permitting the service
will be held nut-of-doors.
Music will be furnished by a
loci l Men's Chorus and a Choir from
the Andrews High School Student
Two services of Holy Communion
will be held during the Easter
Season .it Andrews .Methodist Chur
ch. They are Thursday evening at
7:30. and Easter Sunday Morning
from 9 to 9:30.
Members of the Pastor's Mem
bership Training Class following
their Baptism united with the An
drews Methodist Church on Palm
They were: Johnny Brown, Billy
Wyke.^fiobert Hogsed, Su&ai Ulm,
Freda Rogers, Helen Berrey, anc
This service was preceded by a
7-weeks period of study and ac
tivities on the theme "What it
Means to be a Christian and A Me
mber of the Church."
The free Western World will reach
a historic milestone on April 4
when the North Atlantic Treaty Or
ganization observes the tenth anni
versary cf its founding throughout
the IS member nations.
In our nation's capital this decade
ot progress in peace will be observed
by a meeting of the foreign minis
ters of the North Atlantic Council,
NATO's top governing body. Other
ceremonies commemorating this
event also will be held.
This experiment in mutual sup
port and collective defense has paid
North Americans and our European
allies dividends in its 10 year his
tory of working toward a common
Most pronounced of these has been
NATO's fulfillment of its primary
objective: Peace has been reserved
and the security of its member
states has been assured. The Soviet
Union's expansion westward, which
was proceeding at an alarming
rate during the years following the
Sci iRd World War. has been halt
ed. Not one inch of territory in Eu
rope has fallen under Soviet domi
nation since the signature of the
Treaty on April 4, 1949 in Wash
ington. D. C.
Savings Bond sales in North Car
olina totaled $4,330,101 far the month
of February. W. D. Whitaker. vol
unteer County Chairman, announced
In comparison with February, 1958
sales were off t2S,000, which (s ap
proximately one-half of 1 per cent.
For the first two months of this
year, E and H sales amounted to
$9,037,748. This represents 17.7 per
cent of the State's annual goal of
Cherokee County sales for Febru
ary were *33,086.65. The County's
cumulative sales for this year were
187.380.06. 33.4 per ccat ? Mb MM
Annual Easter Pagent To Be Presented
At Fields Of The Wood Ceremony
Fields of the Wood will furnish
the setting for the annual drama
tization of events which occurred
during the last week of Christ's
Members and ministers of the
Church of God of Prophecy, with
world headquarters in Cleveland,
Tennessee, will take leading roles
in this open-air portrayal which
will begin at 4 a.m. Easter Sunday,
following an all-night service in
This annual pageant draws spec
tators from surrounding states with
a recent presentation showing more
than 8,000 in attendance. Many oth
ers Journey to Fields of the Wood
during the day for family reunions,
picnics and sessions of private wor
ship in the 120-acre religious park.
Just prior to the drama, M. S.
Curry. Overseer of Florida, will
lead congregational singing from the
open-air pavilion. Then the Gen
eral Overseer, M. A. Tomlinson
will read from 1 Corinthians 15:12
24. R. Clement Lynch. Overseer of
North Carolina will offer prayer.
Members of the cast will include:
Billy Riggs as Christ. Marjori?
Hopkins as an angel; Harry Lee
Moore as Peter: Robert Pruitt as
ludas; John Walters as John; R.
It. Stockdale as Nicodcinut.; E. L.
iigdon as Joaeph of Arimathaea, T.
>. Hardin as Governor Pilate; A.
r. Wagar as the High Priest; Virdel
Washington as Simon; Miehele Gyer
as Peter's accuser; Peggy Jane
Bell as Mary Magdalene; Sylvia
Hardin as the mother of Jesus; Max
'ne Duncan as Salome. Guards will
3e Buel Sallee, Wayne Wyatt and
Soldiers will be Gene Worley,
^awrence Oppert, Tommy Barlow
ind David Blackman. Disciples en
route to Emmaus will be E. H.
Griffith and Hugh Edwards. Other
disciples will be played by Johnny
Rhodes. Homer Rye, Frank How
ard, Gene Carver, J. E. Lamb, Hu
bert R. Smith, Daniel Abrego. Oth
2r women will be portrayed by Jan
et Hobbs. Ellen Cassidy. June Ol
son, Martha Cassidy, Margie Hobbs,
Dorcas Lovill, Evelyn Wilson, Jo
anne Eller, Shelly Eller, Martha
Lewis, Betty Stockdale, Thelma
The two thieves will be portrayed
by Richard Carter and Glendale
The pageant direclo- is G. A.
Wilson, General Secretary for the
C.P.M.A. His assistant is Jess F.
Pruitt, Foreign Language Secre
tary. Narrator will be Robert F.
Wright, Sunday School editor. Light
ing effects and scenery will be ar
ranged by J. W. McDill. manager
of Fields of the Wood. Charles Kin
der will follow the action of the
play by use of powerful spotlights,
and the sound system will be con
trolled by Thomas Duncan and Ger-J
Background music will be pre- ;
sented by Marquerite Wright at the
organ. Salvation Quartet, the Voice |
of Salvation Choir and others.
The all-night service will feature i
a number of special speakers and
special singers. Among the minis
ters to be heard will be W. Cobb j
Dennard, D. H. Queener, R. H.
Phipps, A. 'i . Griffin and, Buford
M. Johnson. Singers will include a
trio from Anniston. Ala., a trio from
Bessemer. Ala., and a number of
singing groups from the Cleveland, :
Vets May Now
More than 28K0M)' veterans whose
claims for compensation or pen
sion had previously been denied
by the Veterans Administration
will now have their claims review
ed, according to summer G. Whitti
er. Administrator of Veterans
These veterans are those whose
claims were disallowed by VA after
World War II and prior lo 1955 for
the reason that their claimed di
sabilities were not shown at the
time of their last examination.
The VA for the post several years
has been conducting a review for
errors in compensation and pension
claims allowed after World War 11,
and veteran organizations had re
quested a similar review of dis
Consequently, a pilot study was
ordered in March, 1958 by Mr.
Whittier to determine whether a
broadened review or disallowed
A Cherokee County man was killed
Tuesday when I lie tractor he was
driving went out o( control, turned
over and crushed him.
Dead is Burton McNabl), 63, of
The tractor went out of control
while he was working in a garden.
The machine went over an embank
ment and into a road.
Sheriff Claude Anderson said Mr.
McNabb was pinned under the trac
tor when it crashed into the road,
llis chest was cmslied.
Mr. Anderson said Mr. MiNabb
was working in a garden al the
home of Frank Ware when tin ac
He had luTn running a harrow
and was ;ln i . ? i! ' i ;lie
tract. ir went en :? t' ? ";'nL
The acetden: ?..? ; ? ,? ; I by
Coroner .f. C. 'I. .1 ah n with
Sheriff Aiule; on
said an inquest . il ia
Mr. McNabb was <i i ? > lie
rokee County and w.- . ?' ihe
Icte David T ami nice
McNabb. He was a "... n er,
was active in the i"i ' ul
tural Stabilization at. : ?' ?' t >n
oigani/.aHon, was a director <>. tlio
Friendship Baptist Churi h and was
a member of the Montgomery Ma
Surviving are the widow. Irs.
Nora Hickey McNabb; a son. Tru
man L. McNabb, of Murphy, Route
4: two grandsons; n brother, H. L.
of Gastonia. N. C. : and two sisters,
Mrs. Orah Sparks of Murphy. Route
4 and Mrs. Lora Johnson of Mc
Funerai services will be conduct
ed Thursday at 3 p.m. at Friend
ship Baptist Church.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge
claims was in order. The pilot study
was carried on in seven regional
offices in widely seperated sections
of the nation.
By far the largest source of the
comparatively few errors discover
ed was the category "disability not
shown at the time of last examin
ation." A full review is being order
ed of the more thau 280,000 disal
lowed claims in this category.
"Although I was most gratified
to learn from the pilot study that
the overwhelming majority of
cases had been properly indicat
ed," Mr. Whittier said. "I feel that
a broadened review is in order as
a matter of equity and complete
fairness to the veterans involved."
m Day of Greet Joy
THE CHEROKEE SCOUT