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VOLUME m WMWU-* MURPHY. NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY. APRIL M. IMS EIGHT PACES THIS WEEK PUBLISHED WEEKLY
Ed Brumby is not at all happy
about spring. Is Hwlfe likes to work
la a gaaden and the also like* for
Mr. Brumby to help tar-. He was
complaining recent tly thatt be waa
ruined him. "She asked me to help
her (or a lttle bit and I ended up
working for two straight hours.
That'a more work thaa I've done
la five years," Mr. Brumby said.
"But," he said, "I've leaned my
lesson. I won't go Into that garden
agaia. If she bad let me work for
30 minutes aad then stopped, I may
have helped another day. but aow,
I know better."
The ether gay several urss?
were kidding A 1 4 e a Coward
aboat the aew dupartmciat stare
spaalag fat Murphy. They, thought
that Mr. Coward might he worry
lag ah sat competkioa. Mr. Cow
ard said ae. he waaa't aaiitod.
Jut then Mr. Coward whirled
aad palled eat his lighter la light
a piec of chewing gam Bobby
Staleap waa pattiag lata her
meath. New everyeae, latin Jag
Mr. Casraca. la tryteg la daeMe M
he waa wanted or just being a
All the beards that are being
grown for the Wagon Train celebra
tion are having a profound effect
on the younger set. Take Steve
Dickey, son of Dr. and Mrs. Harry
Dickey. Steve looked over all of his
uncles and the men on the street
and then went neat door to talk to
a neighbor. "You know,'; he said,
"all my uncles are growing a beard
for tthe Wagon Train and my daddy
is too. Why, his beard is growing
right up Into his hair." And now,,
four-year-old Steve is trying his
best to cultivate himself a beard.
His. only worry is that Ms parents
will cut K off.
it da aay
. , right, tt >l||Hli I* be
me ef these days recently for
Wally Williams of Peachtree
Street. Mr. Williams and some
trie ads were dririag to Copper
HO tor play go If whea they had a
flat tire. They wen Just a few
?die* out of Murphy aad decid
ed that what they should do was
telle aa Esse ilattsa aad have
them fix the flat. Mr. Williams
6 rest up to a house aad knocked
.aa the daor aad explained that be
lud a flat tire aad waaied to call
a Murphy Eaao statkw to fix tt
The ladies looked at him a liUle
Siraagely aad said "hot. my has
band is the Pure Oil Distributor.
Cherokee County 4-H'ers will bold
their' Second Annual Rally bay
program Saturday at S a.m. at tbe
Murphy elementary school auditor
This is one of the biggest events
daring the year for 4-H club mem
bers. Same of the activities plan
ned for the day. are: group singing,
talent numbers, movies and a par
The parade will feature one float
for the Rally pay Royalty. The
qyeea and king will be selected
fiyen the club with the. highest
Every 4H-'er, parents, adult lead
ers and friends of 4-H are urged to
attend this evtnt.
The Rev. R. T. Houts gave a Ufit
?0 "Family Relstionshps" at. ft
meeting of tbe Murphy Woman's
Club oa Thursday evening, April
19. ta the Power Board building,
tasses far the evening were
Robert Weaver. Mrs. Robert
, aad kin. Constance Went,
la the abwnee of the preside*
Mrs. <J, L. AtVeraoa presided at
tte bustaess session. Ike club dia
ctssod the Wagon Train, tte mla
Approximately ISO can* have bees
piac*d at ? tores and businesses ar
ound the county to collect fund* (or
Bootstrap officials are urging
everyone to donate 3$ cents to the
operation. Th* money will be used
to attempt to secure industry far
Western North Carattaa.
A doer to door solicitation will
be made Friday and Saturday.
Elementary school students along
with high School (enters will take
part In the drive.
Official* say that H will be im
possible to reach everyone at their
hemes. This Is the reaaoon the cans
have been placed around the coun
In Sub Exercise
Reservists from 13 Naval Air
Reserve stations are taking part in
an Atlantic Fleet Antisubmarine
warfare exercise, it was announced
this week by Admiral Jerauld Wrig
ht, USN, Commander in Chief of
the U. S. Atlantic Fleet.
"Integration of the Reserve un
its into this fleet exercise marks a
major step in the increasingly im
portant role of the Naval Air Res
erve in the Navy's antisubmarine
'warfare plans," Admiral Wright
The two-week long exercise, an
advanced braining operation in
volving air, surface and suixparine
units of the Atlantic Fleet, is being
conducted off the east coast of the
United States and directed by Vice
Admiral William G. Copper. USN,
Commander of the Atlantic Anti
submarine Defease Force. Rear
Admiral tester K. Rice, USN.
Commander Fleet Air Quooset is
operational commander f tor <pte
' The. "Weekend Warriors" of the
Naval Air Reserve are flying around
the clock surveillance and search
missions during the exercise from
bases at Brunswick. Me., Quonset
Points, R. I., and Lakehurat, N. J.
Rear Admiral Allen Smith, Jr.
USN Chief of Naval Air Reserve
Training, with headquarters at
Glenview, Illinois, said that the
exercise is the largest in which
reserve airmen have taken part in
advanced ASW Fleet training on a
fully integrated basis.
Plants In Area
TVA said recently that a survey
which it recently completed indicat
es that close to 100 new industrial
plants located in the Tennessee Val
ley region during 1958; in the same
year more than 230 existing plants
announced plaps 'for expansion.
These new plants and expansions
represent an investment estimated
at about 1300.000.000, TVA said.
This investment includes about
$00,000,000 in electric generating,
transmission and distribution facil
ities completed during thp year by
TVA aad the distributors of TVA
This survey is made each year
primarily to enable TVA to obtaia
reliable estimates of industrial p ew
er requirement: Mr the region* la
formation to obtained toon state
aad local development agencies,
from various TVA field units, aad
from local sad aatkmai publica
tions. Its# arts o? electric power re
quirements were available from
about half of the new and expanded
Wants and estimates were made. for
the remainder, but t wis made
to exclude reports of the rumor
? Employment figures were report
ed hr T7 per cent of the plants, In
dicating aboutt Vm WW jobs.
Estimates for other plants brought
the total potential new empfcyuwiit
dtcatlng about 17JK> aew Jobs,
thnitlft of tddfld employment in
clwfe ISO jobs in tva's power pro
gram aad in the argaatoatioaa of
lie dtotrifaatar* ol TVA pama.
Television's XizM Bond Invited
To "Master "Murphy's Wagon Train
Neal Barnes Listed As
In "Good To Fair" Shape
Neal Barnes is in "fair to good
condition at Providence Hospital af
ter being beaten last Saturday on
Valley River Avenue.
Lloyd Ramsey was arrested and
charged with assault with a deadly
weapon with intent to kill in con
nection with the fight.
, Mr. Ramsey was released on
Chief NaU Sneed, who signed the
warrant, Mid Mr. Ramsey had told
a police officer before the fight
that he planned to "whip" Mr.
The fight. Mr. Sneed said, grew
out of a tax matter. Mr. Barnes
had been employed by the county
as a tax accessor. Mr. Sneed said
Mr. Ramsey approached Glenn
Bates, police officer, and asked for
a match, ihen, Mr. Sneed said.
Mr. Ramsey told Mr. Bates that
he planned to whip Mr. Barnes and
not to use his blackjack when he
came to arrest him.
Mr. Bates did not take the matter
seriously. Mr. Sneed said.
The fight took place about 11:45
a.m. in front of Tracy's Restau
A physician said Mr. Barnes suf
fered cuts, bruises, a broken nose
and a brain concussion.
JOHN VAN HORN
John Van Horn, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Earl Van Horn, was named
district winner in Beekeeping Sat
urday at the 4-H District Demon
tration Day held at the Clyde A.
Erwin high school in AsheviHe.
John is president of the Murphy
intermediate 4-H county council.
He will represnt tlve Western Dis
trict in the state finals to be held
in Raleigh during 4-H club week in
'July. This trip U his reward
being a district winner.
The Murphy Garden Club met on
Thursday afternoon, April 23 at the
Murphy Elementary Library.
Reports were heard from the
flower show committees and com
ments of the judges were reviewed
by members of the judges commit
tee, Mrs. Ed Brumby and Mrs.
John Smith. The flower show,
"Around the World in Eighty
Days," was held on Friday, April
17, in the basement of the First
Mrs. Smith, newly installed
club president, presided at the
Several Murphy residents were in
Raleigh recently to promote the
Wagon Train scheduled for July 4.
They were dressed in old style cos
tumes and drove a covered wagon
in a parade.
The parade wa6 held to promote
"See North Carolina Month."
The visitors were met by sena
tors and representatives from their
countles^#od attended . a session of
the House of Representatives for
official recognition by Speaker Ad
Among those attending the gath
ering were: Mrs. Bess Alverson,
Mrs. Kate Mauney. Don Sweeting,
Mrs. Kate Shields, Mrs. Glenda
Brandon, Harry Seamon and Loren
Davis of Murphy.
They were met by Sen. Frank
Forsyth and Representative Mrs.
G. W. Cover.
Among The Sick
Admitted last week to Providcnce
Hospital: Mrs. O. Ui, Anderson,
Murphy; Neil Barnes. Murpby; Ed
Crisp, Culberson Route 1; Mrs.
Truett Elier, Hiawassee, Ga.; Mrs.
Ethel Guthrie. Murphy Route 4;
Lewis Howard Martin. Murphy
Route 2; Mrs. U. L. Thrasher,
Last Minute Preparations In Making
For "Bootstrap" Kick Off Friday
Volunteers all over Western North
Carolina are making last minute
preparations to kick off an area
wide project Friday and Saturday
that could well have some of the
answers to economic problems.
School children last week took
copies of "Operation Bootstrap"
booklets into the homes; volunteers
in the 12-county area have organ
ized house-to-house collection routes
abd special road Mocks; radio sta
tions and newspapers are throw
ing their wholehearted support be
hind the effort; and the sponsoring
organisation. Western North Caro
lina Industrial Development Cor
poration, has Its "lingers crossed."
The goal of "Operation Boot
strap" is 9100,000 to help publicise
Western North Carolina as an indus
A 33 -cent contribution from every
maa, woman and child in the area
4a the "heart beat" of the project,
la this way. everyone will have a
band its attempting to raise the
standard of living and provide more
jobs lor ilia young people who are
now forced to. leave, the mountains
to find suitable work.
i lSWr ""Will the motiey be used?
rill be usad for a traveling
trick exhibit of products
manufactured la Western North
Carolina, by mountain Jabor.
If fjtrtfttrii to fbftt# products, tbs
<M0* vS oatfata
(acts about labor and natural re
A director, will present these pro
ducts. It will be his job to turn
himself into a "salesman" of
Western North Carolina.
County 4-H Club members are shown as they received baby chicks as
part ol their chick chain recently. The club members will raise the chicks
and sell them in the (all. Pictured are (left to right) Sue Waldroop, Merle
McRay, Ronnie Chambers, Alving Rowland, Burl Chastain, Jane Carver
and Brenda Greene.
Denies Dope Rumors
nay mcnoison, superinienaeni 01
Education for Towns County, Ga.,
denied rumors that Hiawassee High
School had been closed because ol
the presence of dope among the
He said that Federal Narcotic
agents had been called Into the
school to search for dope and fail
ed to find anything.
The agents, he said, were callec
in by the chairman of the Count)
of Educatian titer ??
got out that (he school hadllMM
closed and that students were Wa|
"It may have been possible thai
some of the children brought narca
tics from home that was used by
the parents," Mr. Nicholson said.
Mr. Nicholson said the Federal
Agents had checked the school and
: even searcnea tne locKers, Dut tau
, ed to find anything.
i "We want to get to the bottom of
! this thing," Mr. Nicholson said.
"We want the agents to find any
thing there is to find or to give
. us a clean bin of health."
> Walter Puett, principal of Mur
. phy HigA School said Thursday that
there had veen rumors of dope in
I the school here, but he said it was
r only rumors. ,
r began wmo one boy vlayed a joke
t m. two others. ~
t' v ?
,"I don't believe tthat ? dope ped
t dler would be interested, in a school
? this size where only one or two
' students could afford to buy the
drugs," he said.
I He called the entire matter pre
Records kept by Cherokee Coun
ty farm families using FHA Credit
during 1958 show substantial gains
in value of productive livestock,
value of workstock and equipment,
net worth, gross cash farm income
and net cash farm income.
Farm families receiving some
types of credit assistance from
the Farmers Home Administration
are required to keep farm records.
A study of their records help these
farm families to determine their
strong and weak points so they can
plan their operations for the next
During the year their gross cash
farm income increased from an
average of $6624 in 1957 to $8131 in
Dear Mr. Editor:
Ji just beard about this thing that happened to Neal Barnes last
Saturday. Now, I want to tell you that it's getting prely bad when
a teller can't walk along the street without getting beat up so bad
he lands in the hospital.
What I can't understand Is what a person expects to gain by beat
ing on another. Seems to me that fighting in most cases only make
matters a whole lot worse. Violene ain't never solved nothing that
I can remember except maybe a war and ain't that a whole lot of
I hear that the flight started over taxes. Now, there will be gripes
and more gripes about taxes, but beating up somebody about them
ain't going to help matters a bit. Mr. Barnes was Just hired to do a
Job with the tax commission. 11 somebody don't like their tax raes,
then the commission la holding meetings to get this strighten out.
Maybe, H the law sees that who ever la guilty in this case gets a
mental examination of a good long strecth on the rock pile to con
sider what he did we won't bear about such a thing again for a
Whatever the outcome of this unfortunate event, it should to prow
one thing: that is Just how many friends Mr. Barnes has. Since
he was Injured, there has been little else talked about in Murphy.
SINCERELY, L D. CLARE
The Scout last week announced
that a Boy and Cub Scout rally
would be held in Murphy on May
S. This date is not correct. The
rally will be staged on May 9. The
Scout regrets this error.
1958. Their cash farm operation ex
penses rose from an average of
15354 in 1957 to 16159 in 1958. Their
cash family living expenses (food,
clothing, medical expenses) dropp
ed from an average of $1085 in
1957 to $944 in 1958.
Their net cash farm income
(when family living expenses are
not included) increased from an
average of $2170 in 1957 to $1972 in
1958. However, during the year (be
average family spent $2406 for ad
ditional necessary capital goods
with which to operate their farm.
Their average value of their produc
tive livestock arose from $2453 in
1957 to $2871 in 1958 and the aver
age value of works tock aad equip
ment arose from an average of
$2646 in 1967 to $3096 in 195*. The
number of crop acres aroae from
an average of 46 in 1167 to 5S in
1968. Those farmers operating
dairies increased average ??"??
production per eoer (ma 8944
pounds in 1967 to MM pons* ia
1168. ? ~ ^
During the year these farm
families who kept farm records re
paid the FHA aa average el $1211
which waa $162 more than was toe.
At the same time Uwr paW u **?
age of $M on debts ether then
owed to FHA. 1 . v.'
During the caieadar year 1IM the
Farmers Home A tkn induration
loaned farmers ia Chetphhe Coualy
$107,000 for ejll types qf loams. The
moaey wis used, for ounM oper
ating expenses, purchases of seed
ed farm equipment aad livestock,
purchase of farms tapevremtor el
farms aad niMlnulHii of aaaentlsl
Robert Horton Asked To "Scout" Other
Notables Also Invited For Celebration
Ward Bond, famous Wagon Master Seth Adams on the equally famous
and popular TV Sbow "Wagon Train." has been invited to be "Honorary
Wagon Master" and lead the Wagon Train planned for July 4th
He was invited by Holland McSwain. General Chairman of the Tenn
essee-to North Carolina Wagon Train.
In addition, Robert Horton, who
plays the part of Flint McCulloch.
? Scout for Bond's TV Wagon Train,
has also been Invited and asked to
serve as "Honorary Scout" for the
This is the second year for the
unusual pilgrimage. Last year some
50 wagons and 200 horsemen made
the 21 mile trip across the Moun
tains from Tennessee to North Car
olina. and this year for the July
4th trek it is expected that ISO
wagons and approximately 400
riders will make the crossing all
dressed as forntiersmen.
Last year 10,00 peopple came to
Murphy oh July 4tn to witness the
Wagon Train's arrival and the cele
This year the committee is esti
mating a crowd of 20.000.
Twenty-three committees weree
announced recently by Mr. Mc
Swain. Mr. McSwain was quoted as
saying that these committees will
make the now-celebrated Tellico
to Murphy Wagon Train a tremen
Chairmen and Committee mem
bers for the July 4th event are as
FINANCE: J. H. Duncan, Chair
man; Joe S. Ray, Ben Palmer, Ed
Hyde, Herman Wtest. Plul Riden
hour. DECORATING THE TOWN:
P. J. Henn, Chairman; Red Schroe
der, Ray Joseph, Bess Alverson,
Juanita Weaver, Buster Bay! ess.
DECORATING THE OLD GYM:
W. A. Singleton, Chairman; Mar
garet Schroeder, Bertha Bates, Don
carter, Alden Coward, Louise Bay
less. Gertrude Worthen. WAGONS
Ic HORSEBACK RIDERS: Loren
Davis, Chairman; Claude Angel,
Charles Higdon. Frank Swan, Jim
Hughes, Paul Ledford, Jerry Hatch
ett, Hugh Hensley.
WAGONMASTER & SCOUTS:
Frank Swan, Wagonmaster, Scouts
to be selected. WATER SPORTS:
George Dyer, Chairman. Bill Gos
sett, Elmer Taylor. Wilson Radford.
WAGON ROUTE & CAMP SITE;
Bob White. Chairman; Charles Cole
man. Harold Wells, Harry Dickey,
Charles Hyatt, Boyd Davis, Jim Ed
ruBLduiTY: HOMrt McKeever,
Chairman; Paul Ridenhour. Richard
Goley, Bob Easley, Liz Gray, S. S.
Williams. Ronald R ess ell, W. D.
Whitaker. Pete Stalcup. RECEP
TION COMMITTEE: L. L. Mason,
Chairman; . A. Mattox, Ed Brum
by, Percy Ferebe*. Lillie Mae Cov
er, Gordon Butler. CHAPLAIN;; R.
T. Houts, Jr.
ENTERTAINMENT; Bud Alver
son. Chairman. BEAUTY CON
TEST: Opal Davis. Chairman;
Ruth Forsyth. Evelyn Heaton. PA
RADE: John Jordan, Chairman;
Ed Reynolds. Catherine Wells, Hel
en Dickey. Martha ' Davis. John
Smith. ATHLETIC CONNTESTS:
Chuck McConoell, Chairman, Gor
don Isiey, John Thompson.
FOOD FOR SPECIAL GUESTS:
Paul Nave, Chairman; Duke Whit
ley, Wayne HoUud. A. G. Quinn.
CHILDREN'S SPORTS: Miriam
Moore. Chairman: Ruth Cheney.
HORSE SHOW: Neal Barnes. Chair
man: Charles Higdon. DANCE
COMMITTEE: Dot Mason. Chair
man; Rosalind Burgess, Bill Hodg
es, Rosemond Mattox. Jean Reich
FAIRGROUNDS: Doyle Burch,
Chairman; Bob Baultt. Richard
Howell. O. P. McKeever. COS
TUMES: Dollie Smart. Chairman;
Ollie McSwain, Vera Hill.
LIVESTOCK: Glenn Patton,
Chairman; W. D. Townson, Bud
Brown. A. J. Headrick, Virgil O'
Dell. PROGRAM: Merle Davis.
Chairman: Wanda Edwards, Dottsie
Carringer, Joe Hamilton, Lena
Lovingood, Blanche Smith. Jim
Green, Dick Ramsey, Herman
Brauer, Luke Ellis, Teddy Nichols.
CLEAN-UP: Cloe Moore, Chair
man; John Savage and Mont Rog
The livestock committee has re
quested that at least 500 bales of
hay be donated to feed the animals
that will be used in connection with
Last year, the committee painted
oat, there was not nearly emogh
food for the animals.
To donate hay, contact members
of the livestock committee or leave
the hay at Jasper Sneed at the fair
The Ladies Auxilary of the
Episcopal Church will hold a bar
becue supper May 15 from 6:30 to
8 p. m. at the old rock gym.
Tickets may be purchased from
members of the auxilary or from
Frank Sudderth Jr.. Texana Scout
Master, has won the W. H. Mc
Keever Memorial Trophy, given
each year to the adult Scouter who
has contributed most to Boy Scout
ing in Cherokeee County.
The award was made by Joe E.
Ray, on behalf of the Nantahala
District of the Boy Scouts of Amer
ica at a Court of Honor held in the
Texana School bouse on Friday,
April 24 1959.
The Court of Honor presented
several Scouts with- advancement
awards, including there Tenderfoot
awards, two-Second Class awards,
and two First CUss awards.
Mr. Sudderth is ? community
leader and for some years has hee?
employed by Providence Hospital.