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WUMBB-W MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY^Li>* I Of EIGHT PAGES THIS WEEK PUBLISHED WEEKLY
The picture the Scout carried last
of Postmaster Joe Ray and
Penland on thetr knees 1h
the dirt playing marbles has given
foe more and more confidence. The
figures if he looks that good shoot
ing, be really must be a good
barbie shooter. To show that he
believes in himself. Joe has chal
lenged anyone over 30-yoars-old to
tlrop to their knees and have it out
with him over ? game of marbles.
Joe refused to enter the cake con
test the Rambler staged, so maybe
a marble contest can be arranged
Occasionally, there are happe*
tagm that shake even men of the
goapel. Such an event happened
to Tom Houts, pastor of First
Methodist Church. "There I was,"
be said, "addressing a group of
almost to persons and most of
them women when a wasp flew
np my pants leg. I didn't know
what to da, bat I knew I couldn't
take my trousers off." What did
he do? He simply shook his
britches leg uatil the wasp flew
out of its own accord and then
Mr. Houts went right on with his
Some people have trouble teach
ing tbeir children the value of the
dollar and how to be thrifty. But,
Alden Coward Is having the oppo
site trouble. Two of his children
are so tight they squeek when they
walk. Brian. 6, and Susan ne, 7,
won't even trust the bank with their
money. Recently Mr. Coward trad
ed for a new oar and the other
ntornlng he told the children they
Would have to chip in on the cost.
Su&anne agreed. ?o did Brace, who
la the family (tee spender, but
Brian decided that be would rather
have the old car back than part
with his money. Mr. Coward col
lected Brace's and Susanne's money
and deposited it in the bank for
them. "I guess I'll have to get
(Brian a rust-proof box so be can
bury his in the back yard," Mr.
Ralph Rhodes has a question.
Recently Mr. Rhodes caught a
pound pike, 29 laches long
In Chutugc Lake. The fish isn't
very large as pike's ga, bat still
it Is a respectable sine fish. What
Mr. Rhodes Is watering is if
anyone else has caoght a pike hi
Chatuge. "As I understand It."
he said, "there waa an effort to
get pike to live in the lake some
time ago bat It didnt pan out."
So, if yoa ever caught a pike ia
Chatuge drop the Rambler or
A tour of Murphy's libraries Is
planned for Tuesday, April 14. from
7:30-9:30 p-m. This is one of the
planned observances for National
Library Week, April 12-18.
A suggested route is for visitors
to go first to tbe Murpby itigh School
library on Andrews Road where
Mrs. Martha Axley Palmer, librar
ian, will be hostess.
The next stop will be the Murphy
Elementary School Library with
Mrs. Emily C. Davidson, librarian,
in charge. At this stop guests will
also visit tbe Nantahala Regional
Library headquarters at the rock
building on the second campus where
Mrs. Molly Stanley and Other reg
ional library workers will be host
The final stop will be the Murphy
Carnegie Library on Peachtne
Street where refreshments will he
served with Miss Josephine Heigb
y, librarian, qs hostess. ,
i special exhibit at the Murphy
Carnegie Library. ?t> Tuesday n?
ing and the entire woek win fee
ai amateur collection of shells M
tive to the west coast of Florid*.
These shells were collected Cram
Treasure Island to Sanibel Island is
1168-1960 by Margaret and WUHs
Batter of Murphy under the regu
Mons of the Florida Shell Club.
Abo en display will ho now hooks
The public Is tavttad to attead
sad to* e* the
Pre-School Clinic Plans
Announced By John Jordan
John Jordan, principal of Murphy
Elementary Sckool had announced
that a pre-school olinlc (or children
who will be tlx yean old on ?r be
fore October IS. I960, will be held
at the Primary Building of the
Murphy school Tuesday and Wed
nesday. April 14 and IS from ?
a.m. to noon and 1 pjn. to > p.m.
He also states that the doctors
from Murphy and the Cherokee
County Health Nurses will be pres
ent to exam nine the children. No
immunizations wic be given at
Mr, Jordan recommended that
parents sae family doctors or go
to the health department and have
the required shots given before
school begins next fall.
This is required by law and no
child will be allowed to enroll next
year who hasn't had all the shots.
Diptheria, whooping cough, small
pox, tetanus and polio are the re
quired shots. This is the first year
that the polio shot has been requir
ed. This was just passed by a recent
act of our current legislature.
We would like for you to bring
your child's birth certificate and
? record of all shots if they were
given some place other than the
Health Department. This will be
necessary in order for us to com
plete our records, said the school
This is the important step in
your child's life. The part you play
la helping him like the idea of
going to school and becoming more
Independent is also important, be
Mrs. Katherinc Wells, president
of the Murphy PTA said that a
number of mothers from this organ
ization will be on hand these two
days of the clinic to assist the
school officials with registering,
entertaining, examining and provid
ing refreshments for the children.
The Health Nurses urge you to
bring your child and follow him
through the clinic so that you can
get the information as to what your
child needs in order to be physical
ly fit to enter school next year.
Mr. Jordan concludes that the
school is eagerly looking forward
to seeing you at this clinic and
hopes there will be a good turn out.
Spring visit of the bloodmobilc
at Murphy is to be made Thurs
day, April 16. with the Murphy
Power Board Building as the bank
center, according to Robert Weav
er, Red Cross chairman.
The bloodraobile will be at the
center from 1 until 6 the afternoon
o^ April 16. y
Two Mea Escape
la Track Wreck
MARBLE? Two men ? a truck
driver and his relief ? escaped
serious injury last Wednesday morn
ing when their tractor-trailer rig
left the highway about one mile
west of Marble and plunged Into
Rufus Byron Lupo, 32, of Char
lotte, N. C., who was deeping in
the sleeper of the truck at the
time of the crash, led James Bryce
Stower, 45, of Concord, N. C., from
the rig through a bole that was
knocked in the trailer. He first had
to free him from the submerged
According to the State Highway
Patrol, Lupo was awakened as the
heavy rig ran off the left shoulder
of the road before the tractor hit
Cub Scoot officials of the Nanathala
District will meet Friday at 7 p.m.
at the Murphy Power Board.
The Andrews Methodist Men's
Club at their supper meeting last
Thursday in the Church dining
room had as guest speaker. Clif
ford Huls, assistant Superinten
dent of Berkshire Knitting Mills of
The subject of his talk was his
trip to the Berkshire Home Office
in Reading. Penn..
Mr. Huls described his experienc
es while on this visit and his tan
pressions of the Reading Plantain
comparison to the new plant in
Andrews. He stated that, while in
some respects Andrews is running
second to the home plant, in others
it is in advance of tbem. "All-in
all," said Mr. Huls, "it was a
great- experience and opportunity
for me, and it made me apprecia
tive of Berkshire Knitting Millsi
and of our expanding plant here in
Jay Gernert, program Chairman
of the Club, and Superintendent of
Berkshire Knitting Mills of And
rews presented the speaker. Club
President, Dan Hawk, was in
charge of the meeting.
Family Folk Dance nights will
begin for the spring and summer
season Friday at the John C. Camp
bell Folk School att Brasslown.
There will be special instruction
for children through the age of 12
from 7:30 p.m. until 8:15.
t>aaclng for those persons over
12 will be conducted after 8:15 p.m.
Children under 12 must be accom
panied by an adult
King Colleges Symphonic ChoirTo Be
Heard In Concert At First Methodist
King College's DO voice symphon
ic choir is to be heard at S p.m.
Friday in as acred concert at First
All people of the community are
invited to hear the Bristol. Tenn.,
chorus. - -? ? -?
Sponsored by the Murphy Pres
byterlan church, the eboir is being
entertained at dinner Friday even
ing at Andrews Presbyterian's new
new fellowship hall and cared for
overnight by Murphy Presbyter
The choir Is directed by Dr. C.
C. Loomii, Westminster Choir
School graduate and for 25 years a
member of the ^ing faculty,. The
singers ?re; to give three sacred
concerts Sunday In Atlanta on this
' V. n v / ?
| , Numbers to be sung by the -choir
Inolude: "O Sacrtd Head." by Has*
sler; "Qo Tell It on the Mountains/'
iMarryotti; and "Raise Mow en
High," (Saint leans). Misa Caiyys
Temple, contralto, and Misa EUa
' Howe, metxo-aopraao, wili render
??Me; a*d Dr. Ueuia aad Was
worship: Prayer, frank Carttledge;
Scripture. Prank Weir; A Choral
Invocation (Cleweli); Holy Lord
God. of Hosts (Jolley); O Sacred
Head (Haasler); The Creation
(Ritcher); The Choir; Vocal
solo:. Beside SOU. Waters (Ham
folem) Miss Carolyn Temple; Organ
ado: Toccata In D ?Bacb) Miss
Joan Anderson; Voeal solo: O
Divine Redeemer 'Gounod) Miss
Ella Baste Laudamus Te (Muel
ler); To Thee We ttag (Tkack);
Go TaU It on the Mwmtalw (Mar
ryatt>; Tm la Hto Care (Ware);
Raiae Now ou High (Salnt-Saeos)
<? the Choir; Benediction, Robert A.
Potter. - ?
' The cfcotr is composed of 16 so
pranos. M altos. 13 ttnbrs and 14
baaaes. Women of the Church' of
Murphy PhesByterian church with
Mrs. Evelyn Sneed aa president,
had Men ' of the -ClhiMh. ' Klffin
Craven, president, are joining in
ptttnMJlie the VWt Of the Choir.
Mr. Potter. Presbyterian pastor,
bespoke the appreciation of the
Murphy church, at the aid given by
the Andrews Presbyterians and
Murphy Methodists. Earlier tour*
of Ike choir ham Included visits
Percy B. Ferebee Files For Office Of Mayor
In Andrews Election Along With Six Aldermen
Tommy (Amateur Kadio Operator K5SAF) Matthews of Houston,
Tex., shows the equipment whicM he used to speed help to accident
victims in far-off Pennsylvania. One day after school, 14-year-old
Tommy picked up an emergency call from a radio-telephone to a
car on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Tommy immediately placed a long
distance call to Pennsylvania police and notified them of the acci
dent. Thanks to the hero ham, help was soon on the way.
Traveling Trailer Filled With N. C.
Products To Be Heart 01 Project '
I A traveling trailer truck exhibit,
filled with products of Western
North Carolina, is the "heart" of
the 12-county industrial promotion
al project. "Operation Bootstrap",
set for May 1-2.
If "Operation Bootstrap's" goal
of raising $100,000 is reached, this
traveling exhibit will be built im
mediately and as soon as complet
ed will depart on a "selling tour"
over the United States.
Staffed by a competent director,
whose salesmanship will be visual
ly assisted by the many products
of Western North Carolina labor,
the trailer exhibit will literally
stop at the "front door" of indus
tries planning to move South. '
Management will be invited to
visit the trailer, where the direc
tor will be able to quote facts and
figures on the entire area, as well
as show the industrialists what
can be accomplished here.
"It's like the old story of mov
ing the mountain to Mohammed."
explains "Operation Bootstrap's"
publicity charman. J. P. Brady, of
Franklin. "With this trailer filled
with products indigenous to our
area, supplemented with labor facts
and figures, we'll take Western
North Carolina to the industrialist
interested in making a change."
' Brady emphasized that the truck's
' tour would not be a "wild goose
chase" kind of thing.
"Through our contacts with in
dustry, we'll visit only those plan
niug to move South," he said.
"Operation Bootstrap" is being
sponsored by the W.N.C. Indus
trial Development Corporation, a
12-county group organized to pub
licize Western North Carolina and
its industrial and tourist potential.
One side of the traveling truck
exhibit will promote the area as
"Industrial Paradise, U.S.A.". The
other side will call attention to the
Cherokee Countay Sheriff Claude
Anderson desuuyea a small still in
the Andrews area near Beaver
Creek March 28, and destroyed
about 40 gallons of mash.
Approximately 2',i gallons of
whisky was found in the area the
night before the still was located.
This is the fourth still destroyed
in this area in recent months.
De?r Me. Editor : . .
1 see where (he Grand Jury had a few unpleasant things
to say about some of the schools and the county jail.
These schools! the report said, are "dangerous." You don't
lik? to think much about your children going to a school that
ha* been termed dangerous but- sometimes it cant be helped much
if tbe county ain't got the money to build a /new building.
*' The auditorium at Murphy Elementary is considered in pretty
foul shape, according to the report and from what I hear it has
been that way for quite a spell. Wonder why there vh not an
auditorium built at the new high school. Seems to me it would >?
hate, been cheaper to go ahead and feuild one while they were
building the high school since everybody knew tbe old one was
in such bad condition.
Righ aow. thete tin t no. place high school kids. or adult citi>
*en? cm hold anything of any size except at 'the auditorium or
maybe the Rock Gym and it ain't fit for plays and such like,
jyfaybe It would be possible to build ao auditorium at the high
school that tculd be used by both high school students and adults
and ^elementary students if need be. - r
* The "fcpty* also said the jail was ip pretty bad condition.
What with water standi ng'ln the floor and all that. Now, I've sever
been unfortunate e nought to visit the inskle of a Jail in any capacity
other than Just a visitor, but it look to me like that tbe sheriff could
get the prisoners to clean up around the place a little.
? I. D. Clare
ANDREWS ? National Library
Week will be observed in Andrews
during the week of April 12-18, ac
cording to Mrs. Marion Ennis. chair
man of the committee on arrange
The Andrews Carnegie Library
will be open every day, Monday
through Saturday, from. 9:00 untl
12:00 and from 2:00 until 5:00.
Hostesses will be on hand each day
to assist the librarian ia checking
out books to both children and
Students at the Andrews Elemen
tary School will visit the Carnegie
Library in supervised groups to
see special book displays.
At the school, -the event is being
publicized through bulletin board
displays. On Tuesday, April 14, the
sixth grades, under the direction of
Mrs. Louise Enloe, Mrs. Gertrude
Walsh, and Mrs. Louise Rector, will
present an assembly program to
help emphasize the theme of the
week? "Wake Up and Read." Spec
ial activities are also being planned
for the Andrews Elementary School
Library by Mrs. Leila G. Van Gor
der, librarian, and her student as
Book reviews will be presented
at the regiwdr meetings of the var
ious civic . clubs of the town, and
the Garden Club is preparing a dis
play of books About gardening lor
the Carnegi* Library.
IV. C. Radio Group
For Two Stations
A North Carolina radio interest
has submitted applications for two
radio stations, one in Florida and
one in Tennessee.
The Childress Radio Enterprises
of Sylva, N. C., announed this week
that an application has been sub
mitted to the FCC for a station in
The application was filed jointly
by James B. Childress and Carlton
W. Elkins. Childress has interest
in WMSJ, Sylva, WKRK, Murphy,
and WKSK West Jefferson. Elkins
is program advisor for the Childress
stations and program director for
Elkins ?U serve the Blountstown
station as general manager. The ap
plication calls for 1370 KC with
1000 watts power, daytime opera
tion. Childress and James Reed,
Sylva furniture dealer have applied
for a station in Clinton, Tenn.
The station will operate on 1460
KC with 500 watts power, daytime.
Childress also announced that ap
plication has been filed to increase
the power of WKRK in Murphy to
5000 watte and that WKSK in West
Jefferson is scheduled to go on the
air May 15th. WKSK will operate
on 1600 KC with 1000 watts power,
daytime. Walter "Wally" Luce of
Chicago has been named general
To Drew la
Murphy Garden club members
will dress in costumes of foreign
countries for their flower show
"Around the World in ? Days"
to be held on Friday April 17,
Ike basement of the mat Methodist
The show will he apea trmm 3:30
until 5:30 p.m. Mm 7:30 until ?
pjn. and all amateur gardMaTa
aad flower antttfva an M?ed to
exhibit. MO admission wffl be charg
ed but a sfMr uOwtog ?V be
No Republicans File For Primary
Set Tuesday For Andrews Offices
Percy B. Ferebee was the only person to file to be a candidate
for the office of mayor of Andrews.
Pinal filing date was Tuesday afternoon.
Miss Ida Brwnby
Miss Ida Brumby, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Brumby
Jr. of Murphy, has been elected
president of the Y cabinet at
Brfenau College for next year.
SfiH "Bmmbf. ?te^wesMent of
Zete Tan Alpha sorority, is also
secretary of ZeU Phi Eta. drama
tics fraternity, editor of the . "Al
chemist" "and secretary of tbe
Cushman Club, a member of the
Executive Council, Nominating
Committee and Pan-Hellenic Coun
A "live" store window display
will be featured, in Murphy Monday
of National Library Week, when
children from the Murphy Elemen
tary School will be in Trudy's win
dow from 1-4:30 p.m.
These living models. depicting
the citizens of tomorrow, will be
seen reading? emphasizing the
National Library Week slogan
"Wake Up and Read!" Different
children will be seen each half
Six men announced they would
be candidates on the Democratic
ticket for aldermen.
There were no Republicans file
The primary, which will deter
mine who will enter which office,
will be held Tuesday.
The main election will be held
Those filing for the office of al
dermen are J. Luther Truett, Ga
lushia Pullium, Zeb Conley, A. B.
Chandler Sr., Lawin Truett and
Of this number four will be elect
This is the first year lhat And
rews has used the primary system
of determining candidates. In the
post, the Democrats and the Re
publicans held conventions.
A law passed in the legislature
this year changed the system to
that of a primary.
Present mayor of Andrews is L.
L. (Chunk) Love.
Mr. Fcrebee is president and
major stockholder in the Citizen
Bank and Trust Company. He has
been a trustee of the University of
North Carolina and held the office
of State Highway Commissioner,
Mr. Fere bee has also been a repre
sentative to the State Legislature.
He is also a former mayor of
For Hayes ville
A revival will be conducted at
Hayesville First Methodist Church
from April 12 through 17.
Visiting minister will be Dr. Ken
neth Good son, pastor of the First
Methodist Church of Charlotte. N. C.
Special music will be furnished
each evening by the church choir.
Services will be conducted each
evening at 7 p.m.
The regular meeting of the Regal
Club to have been held Friday night,
April 10th at the home of Mrs. T.
S. Evans has been postponed on ac
count of the Kingston Choir concert
to be held Friday night at the
First Methodist church. The meeting
will be held at a Urfar <Mfc
Rumors And Facts Will Fly As Soon As
National Sport Really Get Underway
Any baseball fan can tell you
the number of home runs Mickey
Mantle belted last year or the sal
ary of Ted Williams. But can he
tell you who wore the first base
ball glove? Or what player was the
first to catch a ball dropped from
the Washington Monument?
Statistics will be flying thick and
fast now that the baseball season
is here. But for those who really
want to impress their wives or
girl friends, here are some base
ball firsts, compiled by the re
search department of The World
The lint dash between a play
er and his archenemy ? the umpire
? occurred June 1#. IMS, when the
Knickerbocker Club of New York
played the New ??* Baseball Club
at Etysiao Fields to Hoboken, N. J.
A player oaMed Davis was fined
six cents for tnwtog. The umpire
Wig Alexander Cartwright. a lead
ing player wr m Knicks, who had
cjtoiea to jntrtfiii
That game waa also the first to
stance' oi toapi ' .NmS:' ?? we
know It. T1m Mnr York club wm
? to i after fo? tooings. > : .
made A1 Reach the first paid ball
player. In 1864, it was considered
unethical for a player to "jump"
from one team to another. Reach,
however, deserted the Brooklyn
Atlantics when he was offered mon
ey by the Philadelphia Athletics.
Five years later, the Cincinnati
Red Stockings turned professional
and became the first salaried team.
Id those days, baseball was far
from the gentlemanly game the
Knickerbockers had played. A play
er might leave the field bleeding or
unconscious after stopping a fast
ball, but be refused to baby him
self bgr wearing pwtwUw equip
In 1875, however, Charles Waite,
flrat b? nan for Boston, put on a
glove ? flesh -colored, so t)M fans
wouldn't notice it A. O. Spalding
finally wore a dark brow* (love,
adding stuffing to it a Httta at a