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VOLUME M NlMBEK-ll , MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER ZS, IMS SIX PAGES THIS WEEK ? ? ?^?TTTT
NO SERIOUS INJURIES AS CAR AND MILK TRUCK COLLIDE
Three Wrecks Occur In County
During Twelve Hour Period Saturday
Three persons were injur.xl, none
believed seriously, in a car-truck
collision on Highway 64 a mile and
a half east of Murphy Saturday
miming at 11.
Russell Dean Freeman, 21, driv
er ot tlv automobile, of 3rd Radio
Relay Unit at Shaw Air Force Base,
S. C., and Finley Lake, N. Y? re
ceivej facial injuries.
?His wife, Katie Freeman. 29, a
passenger iu tfr.? automobile re
ceived cuts about the chin and a
six inch cut across the forehead.
She also received a slight con
The couplc's six month old
daughter. Mary Lynn Avis Fre.'
mau, was not injured in the acci
dent. The infant was in a bassineti
on the ba?k seat and was partially
covered with a pillow. The child's
mother believes that this k??pt Mary
Lynn from being thrown out of
'William C. Gray, 54. of Andrews,
an<! driver of the Scaliest Milk
trirrk received minor injuries and
v. nt to the Andrews Hospital for
examination and possible treat
The Chevrolet, which was pull
ing a hauling trailer, skidded 45
feet in tlie left lane before IK? point
of impart. Freeman believes that
the trailer jack-knifed and Uipt he
w?s ??xceeding a safe speed.
Damage to the milk truck, owned
?nd operated by Mr. Williams, i-,
estimated at $750. The 1954 Chevro
let is said to be a complete loss.
The Frcemans, on 30-day leave
from Shaw, were in route to Nash
ville when the accident occurred.
After being discharged from tho
hospital Monday afternoon, IN:
family left for Pennsylvania with
Accordinj to Patrolman Ra>
Hetfner. Freeman was charged
with reckless driving and illegal
possession of tax paid liqubr and
p'.raded guilty in court Monday.
Freeman posted a $300 bond for
his appearance in Recorder's Court
in January. Prayer for judgment
continued until that time.
Samuel Parker. 21, of 112 Colonial
Circle. Marietta. Ga., and Marble,
N'. C., was charfod with driving
on the left side of the road not
in passing. Parker, at the Shoal
Creek Bridge intersection, hit a
gravel road and went into a skid.
Hubert H. Taylor
Hubert H. Taylor, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Taylor, Route 1.
has enrolled in the Mechanical
Engineering course for the Fall
quarter at the Milwaukee School
A 1954 graduate of the Murphy
Hign School, Taylor is a veteran
of four years service with the U. 6.
A total of 418 students have
?vgistrred frr the first time, bring
in? the h'tal Fall Quarter enroll
ment lo 1.410 students.
I An estimated $1200 damage was
; dor.; to the 1958 Edsel which was
I driven by Parker. The accident
rccured about 11:15 Saturday night.
A 195b' Chevrolet station wagon
met a Buick traveling on the wrong
side of Highway 19. The station
\>agon was operated by Joe B.
Jones, 19. of Andrews and the Buick
was operated by Hubert Neil Mash
burn, 20, of Murphy. Mashbum was
charged with driving under tiie
iu.'ii.ncc and is under $150 bond.
No personal injuries resulted
from the accident. Approximately
?300, damage was done to Jhe sta
tion wagon and $150 to tlM Buick.
To Be Continued
The third and fourth sessions
of ttv Girl Scout Leadership course
will be held 'Dec. 2-3 at the Power
Training in these two classes will
include Girl Scout ceremonies, in
ternational friendship, arts and
crafts, music and dancing and a
gcr.-ral review of the fundamentals
of Girl Scouting.
Mrs. Heinz >Rollman will conduct
the training sessions which will
begin at 10 a.m. and continue until
Those attending are asked to
bring a bag lunch.
Murphy High Bulldogs End
Season With 9-2 Record
By JAY WILSON
The MJrphy High Buildups cnle-l
the 19j9 football season Friiay
night with a 9-2 record, having 10M
only to Sylva and Boone and wav
ing won the Srr ky Mountain Con
ference and having gone to ihe
state AA playoffs.
Tl.< playoif game was played at
Memorial Stadium in Asheville with
Appalachian High School of Boone,
The Blue Devih slipped by the
Bulldogs 7-6, having been out pass
ed and out rushed the whole gam.:
The Bulldogs played one of their
be?t games of the season but two
pass interceptions by 0. M. Hamp
ton of the B!u; Devils at the last
of the game ('octroyed the Bull
dogs chances of winning the game.
Thr Bulliofs scored in the first
quarter after a fifty yard drive on
a run by Bud K Milan from th; three.
The drive was started when Wll
lard Smith inte rcepted a Boone pass
on the 50 yard line. The try for
extra point was no good.
Late in the second quarter Ap
plachlan scored after taking over
on Uie 35 yard tine of Murphy on
a blocked punt. O. M Hampton
made the touchdown with Tim i
Bryant making the winning extra '
The Bulldogs played tetter bill
ir the sccond half than In the first
but toey wore unable to score. The
Blue DeviJs drove down to the
Murphy seven yard line in the
fourth quarter, but the Bulldogs
held and Murphy drove to the Boone
If yard line, when 0. M. Hampton
intercepted a pass In the end tone
to put the ball on the 20 yard line.
Murphy again held and took over
en the fifty and started another
drive, this time down to the 11
yard line where, with 12 seconds
'? malning in the game. Emanuel
McDonald passed, intending the
ball for David Thompson, but
Hampton snatche^ithe ball, ending
Murphy's I topes for a state champ
ionship this year.
The Bulldogs have played fine
ball this season and have proved
to have the best team in this sec
tion of the state. The offense *nd
the defenr.? have been exceptional
end the Bulldogs didn't let down
once during the season. The Bull
dog* km six men this y**r, in
thq fcackfield Emanuel McDonald
and Bill RhotVs, and on the line.
Virgil Decker, Johnny Hartness,
It. G. Hembree and Willard Smith.
The }uniors returning next year
who were on the starting team this
j? at are: Jack Lemmons, Hubert
Hinton and Roy Morris on the line
and Frank Hill, Bud Killian and
David Thompson in the backfield.
A tot of the credK for the team
this year goes to the coaching staff
of Murphy High. Mead coach Chuck
McConnell and coaches Gordon
IsVjy ani Dave Bristol spent many
a tiresome hour at the high school
'Whipping the boys into shape and
working out plays to outfox
Murphy's bitterest rivals.
The Bulldogs exhibited sports
manship befitting a championship
team this year. No players wwre
thrown out of games for unsports
manlike conduct and when Murphy
lost, they took it like men. con
gratulating the opposing teams.
All in all, this years team was
probatly the test Murphy has ever
had. end beyond a doubt, they have
worked harder far what they got
than sujy other Murphy team.
Training School For Industry
Starts Plant Wheels Rolling
Murphy High Honor Roll
Is Announced By Faculty
Hnnnp Rnll ?i* l no enAniH civ , r? /~?_i . I i _ n
weeks grading period has been an
nounced by the faculty of Murphy
Members of the Alpha Honor Roll
are: seniors. Paul 'Barker, WalVr
Owenby. Willard Smith and Jay
Wilson; juniors, Eugenia Davis,
Anna Bruce, Grace Elizabeth
Sprung; sophomore, Wanda Trmp
son and freshmen, Billy Ray Pal
mer and Linda Smith.
Beta Honor Roll members are:
seniors, Sharon Brysan, Nola Mino
Collins, Annie Ruth Garrett, Joan
Graves, Linda Houts. Betty Hyatt,
Bessie Killian, Mildred Nelson.
Joyce Radford, Lavonne Thompson
and Margaret Ann Wilcox; juniors,
Frankie Cornwell, Louise Crisp,
Kenneth Doctory, Kay Davidson,
Ftheiene Farmer, Shelby Garrett,
Ann? Hall. Kenneth Hawkins,
Ernest Jones. Judy Kephart. Jackie
Lemons, Sandra Lepsr.-r, Mary
Ann Rogers, Joyce Sneed, Paul
Srr ith, Fred Taylor and Helen
Sophomores: Frankie Beal, Pat
Brown. Ralph Carder, Jerry Cham
m.j a, .uaigdici v. u , uieiiua r aim
t(, Eddie Ferguson. Becky Hoover,
Elizabeth Johnson, Mary Sue
James, Barbara Lanning. Kenneth
McDonald, John Gordon Moore,
'Dorothy Ann Mull, Sue Rose.
Joanne Snc.'d, Doris Stiles. Linda
Totherow, Mabel Woriey and Kay
F reshmen : Harold Beavers.
Larry David Burrell, Larry Clonts.
Iluth Crisp. Barbara Cunningham.
Kay Coleman, Carolyn Dockery,
Bill Haney, Cecil Hampton, Doris
Harper. Joyce H.jmbree, Lana Sue
Henson, Larry Hughes, Harold
Houston Johnson. Rosalind John
son. Brenda Little. E<tward Mc
Afee, Margie Morris, Howard Mar
cus. Carolyn O w e n b y, Lynda
Schuyler. Sarah Singleton. Charles
Smith, Lester Stowe, Alice Fayo
Taylor, Ernestine Thomas and John
In order to be on the Alpha
Honor Roll, a student must have
p straight "A" in all subjects and
conduct. In order to be on the
Beta Honor Roll, a stwVnt must
have no grade lower than "B" in
i it her subjects or conduct.
Meets Here To .
State Highway Commissioner
Robert Benall of A&heville was re
cently in Murphy to look over the
bridge situation according to Stat.?
Senator Frank Forsyth.
Mr. Benall met with Senator
'Forsyth and H. A. Mattox, chair
man of the North Carolina Asso
ciated Communities to discuss the
Senator Forsyth considered the
Coaches To Be
The annual special service in
recognition for Hie Murphy High
School football team and coaches
will be held at Uv* First Baptist
Church Sunday, Nov. 29. at 7:30
Immediately after the service
there will be a reception for the
team, coaches and high school stu
dents in tlv social hall of the |
church. A special program is plan
ned for this time.
Local Company Is
Commonwealth Lumber Corpora
tion has been awarded the con
tract by the .Town of MXiiphy for
the timber harvesting operation of
the Mamb'o Creek Water Shpd
located approximately five miles
north of Murphy.
The lumber company purchased
the timber /or $26,496.37 which was
the highest sealed bid offered.
Ttw Town of Murphy employed
Commercial Foresters, Inc.. of
lAsheville as consultants. The State
of North Carolina Conservation and
Development, the Forestery division
cf the TVA and the 8taV> Board of
Health advised that 1,006,061 board
feet of timber be marked for sale.
The timber will be removed In
compliance with tte forest and
wMer abed management practices
approved by the State Board of
Health. There Is 745 acres <of timber
Meeting To Be Held
Western North Carolina Associa
tions! Sunday School will meet Nov.
29 at 2:30 p.m. at P>2achtree
Memorial Baptist Church.
The Rev. T. C. Christmas will
To Be Sponsored
By Garden Club
The Cherokee Rose Garten Club
v iH hold their Christmas Bazaar
Dec. S in the parish house of the
It will begin 'at 10 a.m. and con
tinue until 4 p.m.
Among items offered for safe are
decorations from the home, Christ
mas tree decoration, jewelry, hand
work, sewing, cakes, candies, other
holiday clolicasies and doll clothes.
Orders for doll clothes can be
placed with Miss Clara McCombs.
The North Carolina Department
of Motor Vehicles fatal traffic
accident summary from 10 &.m.
Monday, Nov. 23, 1959: kiHed to
date 1027; killed to date last year
James Hawkins, Box 93, won
first place in last week's Sc out |
lootjall contcst. H.? had nine out
of 12 Games answered correctly.
Mrs. Jerry Davidson of 109 Camp
bell Street and Miss Marilyn Bev
rong of Route 2, Hayesville tied for
Blain Stalcup of Bluminthal Str.-et
came in Wiird place.
Those who had eigijt out of 12
right were: Maxine Kirkland of
Grant Street. Geneva Phillips of
Andrews. Miss Jo Jo Moody and
Ricky Ellis of Box 192, Andrews.
MUrphy Women's Club received
;cknoA lodgement Nov. 20 from
Washington. D. C., of its official
entry in the 1959-60 Community
Achievement Contest, co-sponsored
by the General Federation of
Wonvm's Clubs and The Searrs
Roebuck Foundation, according to
Mrs. P. J. Henn. president.
The club will compete with other
federated women's clubs through
out the country for $35,000 in prtaes.
including a top national prize of /
$10,000. All cash awards won by
clubs must be srent for the bene
fit of the community, according
to contest rules.
The contest is an incentive for
all GFWC clubs to provide leader
ship in meeting community needs.
It places emphasis on working with
the community, through cooperation
witty local civic, governmental and
social groups in ali phases of plan
ning and executing community pro
In the last contest, completed in
June, 1958. 5.500 women's clubs re
ported successful action to meet
local community needs, with
achievements including improved
education, health and recreation
facilities, formation of community
councils, and many others.
As the basis for judging, every
club must submit a written report
by March 1, 1960. detailing its com
munity achievement between the
dates of June 1, 1958, and June 1,
Mrs. Kenneth 'iodfrev, newly ap
pointed Community Achievement
Contest Chairman for the Afurphy
Women's Club, reports thfct the
idea for an electric scoreboard was
conceived by a group of members,
and brought to vote at the Septem
ber. 1958, meeting of ??????????
ELEMENTARY STUDENTS PRESENT CINDERELLA
Principal character* la Uw play, Cinderella, wklck waa wawM Friday ??????? at the Efe
mcatary Sehaal Audltarlam arc: (tod to rt?M> Rabart WaaUa. Laaric Sprvaf. Llada Canal,
Carotya Laytacaad. Sheila Aw Wtanpcy, Gail Haaaaa, Daryl CimW SaMMi UM ?t Jkuqr
Uraei. jaaa Baaaak aad Jna MM an >ml^ to IN* * Mm pwp.
Classes Have Been In
Session For Four Weeks
Rimeo Manufacturing Corp. ha- |
br. n conducting a training schotl
to- its ncA' employees for Hie pas!
t'hrce weeks. The classes began a:
S a.m. on Nov. 4.
Classes began with only (our
people. Each thi.'e weeks groups of
12 will be added to the classes until
approximately 30 people are being
Within probably two months
wctnen will be added to the train
ing school, according to a spokes
man for tha company.
He added that eventually as
n;any women as men will be train
ed for jobs at the textile plant.
The spokesman said that the
school has two instructors at this
time. The-v have been provided
by the parent company. Now that
the machinery has arrived here in
Murphy, people being trained for
jobs will receive classroom in
structions at the Murphy KVment
ary School and practical training
Rev. G. E. Scruggs
At Lenoir Church
The Rev. G. E. Scruggs, pastor
of Peachtree Memorial Baptist
Church, resigned his church last
Sunday to become pastor of the
North Catawba Baptist Church in
CaldweU Baptist Association near
Lenoir, N. C.
Mr. Scruggs came to this section
in June, 1953, and was missionary
of the Western North Carolina Bap
tist Association for four and one
half years prior to his becoming
ipastor of fhe 'Peachtree Church.
One year of this time, he was also
Associational Missionary of West
Liberty Baptist Association.
Mfr. Scruggs is a graduate of |
Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute.
Both he and 'his wife are natives
of Haywood County.
Mr. and Mrs. Scruggs have two
chUdren. Their son. Lowell, is at
present working in Alaska, but will
return in the near future to re
sume his studies at the University
of Tennessee in Memphis where
he is enrolled as a pne-med stu
His daughter. Carolyn, is a stu
dent in the school of nursing at
Grady Memorial Hospital in At
Mr. Scruggs will assume his new
responsibility the first of January.
a! (he old trailu-ays garage where
iJlt machinery is located.
Tlio industry spokesman said that
tin- 1 1 rot (raining machine!) arrived
hire hi Murphy on Nov. 17. Six
large machines were brought here
i.v lar^c trucks.
The plant sp?kesu>aii said that _
it III. - been tlK-ir aim to give first
choice for jojs to residence o t ~
Classes for employees of the new ?
ndustry are from 8 a.m.. to o p.m. ~
five days a week.
C. L. Alverson. chairman of the
Cherokee County Development. -
Corp., said that the property oa
which the new industry will bi?_
huilt was recently purchased by
the Development Corp. and given
Rimco spoke man continued that
the plant property .will occupy ap
proximately 14 acres. Plans have
ali.adv been completed tor th?
plant bu.ldtng but the Rimco
spokesman would not release Uie
name of the architect.
The industry spokesman said
that they hapt to.JlaVe t!ic lirst -
machines moved into Ifo new' plant
around March 1. Equipment will
arrive immediately alter the build
ing is compleicd. The first buildikg
will have approximately 26,000
square feet. The addition, expected
to be under construction within tlie
next one to four year, will have
an estimated 40,000. When the addi
tion is completed Rimco Corp will
. mploy about 300 people, said tile
The Rimco spokesman declined
to release the name for the local
manager but said that he is a high
ly qualified and experienced in the
field of textiles.
To Be Held At
Smoky Ml Track
A Thanksgiving Day race will be
run at Smoky Mountain Speedway
Nov. 2S. Time trials will tvgin at
1:30 p.m. and raceing wiH begin
at 2 p.m.
A trophy will be awarded to the
winner of the main feature.
Among the drivers will be Robert
Lowe, CharV?s I .owe, Frank D. Led
ford. Carl Davis. Bobby Chutman
all of WaynesviUe, Roger EnsJey.
Marvin LedTord of Clyde, Homer
Hannah. Amos Hannah, Forest
Messer of Canton, Barney Brook*.
'Bill Bartlctt, Trigger Digger of
Aslvville, Ray Morrow Jr. and Jack
Freeman from HendersonviUe.
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