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The Cherokee Scout
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VOLUME 61 NUMBER ? U
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 1*. IMS
EIGHT PAGES THIS WEEK
Fifteen Cases Tried In
Recorders Court Nov. 30
Fifteen cases were tried In Re
corders Court on Nov. 30.
Bo1} Hedden pled guilty to the
violation o( probation law and pray
er for Judgment was con inued.
Aiiicr Henderson Taylor pled
guilty to the charge of allowing
t an unlicensed person to operate
his aut' mobile. He paid court
* L. J. Tcwnson pled guil y to the
chc ~ge of driving an automobile
while in'.oxirated and reckless driv
ing He paid $ 125 and cost of action.
Virgil Laney was charged with
timing an au omobile while in
toxicated. He , paid $100 and cost
Fred Howard was charged with
improper registration and no li
cense. He pled guilty and prayer
for judgment was continued.
Randell Towell Morgan was
charged with speeding 80 miles per
hour. He pled guilty and paid $50
snd court costs.
James Hayden Stiles was charged
with rpck'ess driving and disre
garding siren. He pled guilty and
paid $100 and court cos:s.
Golden Edward Brown was charg
ed with aiding and abetting and I
reckless driving. H? paid $75 and
Hobart Neil Mashburn pled guilty
to the charge of driving an auto
mobile while intoxicated. He paid
$?150 and court costs.
Chprles Fred Beavers was charg
ed with disregarding siren, driving
with ao license, no liability insur
ance, carrying blackjack, reckless
driving, speeding 70 miles per hour
?nd improper registra'ion. He pled
guilty and was fined $300 and court
Robert Harold Fox was charged
with violation of probation law. He
was Riled $25 aifrttourt costs. Also
Guy 'Fox was charged with vio
lation of probation law and w as
fined $25 and court costs.
Claude King Jr. pled guilty to
the charge o ( improper opera ors
license, no insurance and improper
registration. He paid 125 and court
James Graham was charged with
violation rf probation law. He paid
$15 and court costs.
Mclvin Billy Abcrnathy was
charged with having operators li
cense Prayer for judgment was
continued on paymen; of $5 of costs.
Lynn Gault, quauiy potter at
Brass, own and former professor of
dramatics at the University of
Nor.'h Carolina, will read Dickens'
Christmas Car:)! at the John C.
Campbell Folk School at 8 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 17.
Beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec.
18, there will be a special par y
of folk dancing and folk games
for all ages. An admission of 25
cents for children under 12 years
old and 50 cents for adults wUl
be charged. Refreshments will be
Hubert Sneed of Murphy, a stu
dent at King College. Bristol, Tenn.,
Is a member of the college Student
Government this fall, as a reprc
s.n ative from the Philothesmian
Mr, Sneed is a member of the
senior class arwwr aw i?"wm??
lag in psychology. %
He is the son of Mrs. Evelyn
Sneed of Murphy.
SCIENCE TEACHER DEMONSTRATES VARIOUS EQUIPMENT
Wayae E. BithMi WU1 Vtalt Murphy High School For Lector* . Demonstration!
Traveling Science Teacher' To Hold
Special Lecture-Demonstration Here
Wayne E. Robinson, "traveling
science t*a:tier" from Oak Ridge,
Tenn., visited Murphy High School
during the week of Dec. 7 to pre
sent a series of special iectuae
(kmonstrations on ? variety of
Mr. tRobinson is one of 29 science
teachers, trained in Oak Ridge dur
ing the past summer, bow touring
bigh schol i!>roughout the United
States. Including Hawaii and Puerto
during the 1959-60 academis
Sixteen ct the teachers r#p
ilel the Oak Ridge Institute
ae SuAes (OR1NS, which
?lie Oak Ridge Traveling
Demonstration Lecture P ro
under the Joint spotsorship
I National Science Founda
aad the United &*?Ha Atomic J
visk school in several states. Eleven
of the remaining teacher* have
been selected by department! of
education In the states In which
they teach, and will confine their
visits to schools within their home
state borders. The 12th and 13th
Uacbed were selected apd spon
sored by fri wfeii Kentucky State
College and Hareiwood School Dis
trict. St I/Mis, Mo., resgectivety;
like the other M. tliey wil visit
s . htols oaiy Id their home states.
M>. RrttasdH'ii missibVt it ' o
stimulate student Merest In science
and scientific careers. The "travel
ing teachef' wtl also be available
for discussion and consultation wi h
the science staff and oflpt faculty
members . IHjf- m$fk? of exrHntj ,
ing idea* *n& experiences He MD
his fellow traveling teachers built
tfcemdves this rammer In Oak
Ridge tram simple, inexpensive
components. Designed to present
scientific principles In a graphic,
meaningful manner, (he homemade
epptratus can be easily and inex
pensively duplicated toy students
and teachers r * A
The travelog Sctefye Demton
ttrAtlon Lecture Program is now in
1% fourth year.
(The cost of training and equip
ping die teachers In O ah Ridge
was assumed by the National
Science FouadaUoo *?" cooperation
wtili the United States Atomic
Energy Commit^ on. The program
is conducted by the University
miatlem Division of the Oak Ridge
Ins'ltute of Naplear Studies, which
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Bid For New Post Office Is Accepted
ARCHITECTS CONCEPTION OF NEW POST OFFICE TO BE BUILT HERE
Local CD Will Receive Federal Funds
Last Wednesday Cherokee County
qualified for money allocated by
tiie Federal Government for civH
defense purposes. This county is
the 41st county in North Carolina
to qualify for this aid.
In case of an at ack, citizens
of Murphy are in one of the safer
zones due to the mountains, ac
(ording to Jim Ed Hughes, Murphy
Civil Defense Director.
Mr. Hughes said that as far as
fallout is concerned the mountains
v/onld break up clouds.
- "Murphy is within ICO air miles
wow 1IUM !??? w*arfq tsvpt
a siigCit miscalculation in timing
cou'd result in a rocket armed
with a hydrogen war head land
ing right here in Murphy," Mr. |
In case of a national emergency
the local civil defense would act.
Fire whistles would be uesd to
warn forthcoming altacKs. All radio
and television stations would go
off the air and citizens would be
advised on conditions by use ot
CONELRAD? 640 or 1240. These
stations will broadcast points of
attack and follow fallout clouds
over dangerous areas so that peo
ple could either take shelter or
Cownty M a receptee
area for east Tennessee. The
county would toe required to take
care of at least 20.003 people and
keep traffic moving for at least
200,000 going to other receptive
areas. The traffic from east Ten
nessee would have to go through
Murphy to get receptive areas,
which are areas presumed safer
than areas from which evacuations
would come .Due to the flat coun
ry in east Tennessee, it would be
more dangerous than mountain 1
areas, Mr. Hughes added.
One of the biggest problems in
this area would be water. All open
water would be contaminated. The
best protection wculd be an under
Murphy Civitan Club held its an
nual ladies night meeting, Monday
evening, Dec. 7, at Duke's Lodge.
Atcut nine y Civitans, their wives
and special guests were present.
T*ie ladies were presented with a
Christmas corsage and a gift.
?Bud Brown, president, welcomed
all special guests and thanked the
various commit ees for a fine joj
'Of arranging the meeting.
Paul Ridenhour acted as master
of ceremonies introducing S. S.
Williams. Mr. Ridenhour next read
? letter he received from Ml*. Wil
liams during his stay in the hos
pital. Wayne E. Robinson, a travel
ing science teacher from the Oak
Ridge Institute of Nuclear Study,
gp.ve a demonstra'ion of science
'axysterics he plans to use in the
Mtar>hy High School this week. The
Clvitan Men's Chorus next sang
a Christmas song. John Jordan did
'hree skits ending with ? pantonine
of the late A1 Jolson. Ted Thomas
gave a pantomine of "Rock-a -bye
baby in the Tree Top." Bud Alver
rcn told of his life in Mississippi
relating some stories concerning his
neighbors. Doc Headrick also told
The entire group concluded the
pregra mby singing Christmas
Carols led by Rev. Tom Routs and
accompanied by Harry 'Brown at
The arrangement committee for
his -special meeting included Mr.
iad Mrs. Bod Brown, Mr. and Mrs.
JOm -Jordan. Mr: and Mrs. Kerf
rMk Davis. Mr. aa* *ft-s. Howard
Martin and Harry Brown Chester
Lcwaoa, Walter Puett and Paul
Ridenhour ware in charge of (he
ground shelter with at least three
feet of earth or sand above i .
Two feet of concrete will give the
same protection. An ordinary house
without basement would cut the
radiation in half, if occupants would
stay on the first floor near the
center of the house. Staying in a
house basement will reduce ex
posure to about one-tenth the out
side exposure. Sandbags placed in
the windows, would be a further
reduction. Large buildings give
good - protection. Their masonry or
concrete construction makes it
iwrtfrr to* radiation to c^-thr.-wfth
Basements, inside rooms/ or corri
dors are safest.
According to Wayne Robinson.
Traveling science teacher who is
in Murphy this week conducting
?ecturcs-dcmonstrations at the Mur
phy High School, if a bomi> like the
atomic bomb which was dropped
at' Nagasaki were dropped in the
heart of San Francisco at high
neon, approximately 96.000 people
would be killed. He added that if
a bomb were to be dropped any
where near fallout clouds could
possibly pass over Murphy. The
enly actual defense against radio
activity is distance.
Each citizen should determine
which is the safest area in his
home or place of business. Shel'er
areas should have enough space
to take care of a family far wo
necks including sleeping arrange
ments. A two- week's supply oT
water and precooked foods for a
family should also be placed in the
shelter. A battery operated radio
to receive official instructions
should be in the shelter along with
an extra supply of batteries. AIs"
needed is an elee ric lisht. battery
operated with extra batteries, a
first aid kit. blankets and beddin".
stove for heal and cooking and con
tainers for garbage and human
waste. These supplies and equip
ment should be stored in the shelter
are?. A 'hurried trip can be made
outside cf the shelter but it should
not be made unless it is absolute
Farmers have an ideal shelter in
Further information may be ob
tained from Mr. Hughes or at The
Fallout is tiny particles of dust
and debris, which are made radio
ret ive by nuclear explosions. When
a hydrogen bomb is exploded close
i to the ground, thousands of tons
of these particles of dust and debris
are sucked upward high into the
sir.' Tbey b?lp f?mv-the mushroom
cloud which is always seen with
one of these explosions. Some radio
cctive matter falls out of the cloud
near the explosion. Most of it is
carried by the wind for many miles.
Even'ually it settles to earth. It
is called fallout and continues to
give eff radioactivity until it de
Normal amounts of it are not
dangerous. Only when radioactivity
is present in large amounts does
it become dangerous. Hydrogen
bomb explosions create large
amcunts of radioactivity fallout. 1
From the center of a bomb, a
five m:le radius would be totally
ccstructed, a 15 mile radius would
be burned completely to the ground.
A 200 mile radius might be in
nanger of fallout. Should the fallout
clouds pass over anyone in the
open, they would be exposed to
nirre r3riia'ion than they could
stand. Anyone in the open within
a 50 mile area would stand little
hope of surviving.
Members of the local CD will
he supplied with radioactivity
<*clec'ors. They have two now ind
with the federal aid hope to have
100 to 150 within a year or less.
Crurses in the use of 'he detectors
will be given ti all science stu
dents at the high .schools in Ctiero
Key civil defense staffing of
Cherokee County Civil Defense are:
director, Capt. F. W. Swain of
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Completion Date Hoped i
To Be By Early April
Thr Pest Office Department has
ncejlcd the bid of Bruhson and
Wolfe, P. O. Box 472, Albemarle.
N. C? for 'he construction of a new
]io: .al facility at Murphy, N. 8.,
it has been announced by Post
master General Arthur E. Sum
News of the acceptance was con
Program To Be
The Sunday School of Che Messiah
Episcopal Church will present its
Chris ir as Program Friday at 7:30
Mrs. iBen Warner's class will pre
sent "Merry Christmas". Fred Van
Horn will be the reader and Pat
Ccle, Reba Alien and John Van
Horn will also participate.
Mrs. Paul L. Nave's class will
Rive "God's Candles. My Peace and
Merry Christmas". Members of the
class are John Smith, Kenneth
Howell, 'Hubert Bourne and Carle
ton Van Horn.
Mrs. Nick Howell's class will pre
sent "He Came to Save Us". Mem
bers of her class are Elizabeth
Bcirroe, Jimmy Murray and Mary
"Personal Gifts", will be given
by Mrs. John S. Smith's Class
Part'.:ipating in this part of the
program will be Sarah Alice Jef
fcries. Luke Nave, Botand Dreher,
Bobby HUUm, WH>ara Smith and
Money For Bonds
Must Be Received
By December 16
The Cherokee County Develop
ment Board is in the process of
completing fie raising of funds
from people who have subscribed
to bonds for ine new industry which
will operate in Murphy.
To date $115,350 has been col
lected. according to Herman Ed
wards, member of the Develop
ment Board. Mr. Edwards stressed
the importance of getiing the re
mainder of the money this week.
Said Mr. Edwards, "All money
must be in by Dec. 16."
IT any person who subscribed i'o
the bonds has not been reached
by some member of the Develop
ment Board they should contact
W. A. Singleton, C. L. Alverson.
Frank .Forsyth, Merle Davis or
A contract was signed between
Rlmco Manufacturing Co. and the
Cherokee County Developmen'
Board in November. Copies of !hc
contract will be marled to each
person who subscribed to the in
dustrial bonds sometime this week.
Grading and clearing have al
ready been started at the Rimco
Murphy High School Has Opened
It s 1959-60 Basketball Season
By JAY WILSON
The Mljrphy High Bulldogs open
ed the 1959-60 basketball season
in a big way last week, winning
four games on two consecu lve
nights. The girls and boys won
their opening games from Swain
High and Sylva High School.
The girls beat the Swain girls
8S to 81 in a thrilling last minute
win. The Murphy team had been
behind since the first quarter and
it looked like all was lost until the
fturth period when they star ed
The first quarter ended >7 to 34
la favor bf Swain and the lead
was- increased to 46 to >8 at t be
half but in We third pario* the
Murphy team picked tip six of the
lost poin's. In the fourth period
the lead changed bands many time*
and MUrpfcy once bad a six point
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lead but this was cut down by
foul shots and field goals. Wl.h
IS seconds to go in the ball game
and the score tied >1 to 81 Margaret
Cole 'hit (or two points and the
Mi.c.s Cole led the scoring for 'be
Murphy team, with 44 points. Linda
Jones scored 23, Joan Morley 11,
and Frank ie Beat S Murphy points
Linda Smith. Linda Totherow,
Phyllis Gillenwater, Gay Hatchet.
Virgina Wells and Maxne O'Oell
also played good Ml.
in the bays game Murphy took
the lead In the Hrat quarter and
led for the rest of the game. The
see re at Uie half was Murphy 84,
SWaia 16. In the last halt the two
teams stayed about the same and
the Ant scare iwaa Murphy 55,
Jerry Kephard was high WW
fair Murphy wit* M potato mt
V ? r-uv.iUw
Milliard (Long Tom) Laning and
Charles Lovlngood were next with
10 points each. Other ?carers and
players were Emanuel McDonald
'With 7, Jerry Johnson with 8, Tom
my Arms and Billy Carrlnger with
2 each and Roy Xshe.
In the Sytva games, fee Murphy
teapis romped to easy victories. In
4iie girls game Murphy took ike
lead in the first quart*- and the
score at the end ?< that period
was It to 5 la favor of Mi*phy
In the second quarter the Mmttf
team slowed down ? Nt and the
?core was Murphy a; gytva 14. (a
the third parted the iftrphy team
went wild and scored U poiata to
Sylva's 1. and Hhawtee ta fee foarth
quarter with itepiqr scoring II
tained in a release from the ?f
fice of W L. Crawford. RcgtOMt -
Operations Director, Atlanta, which ~
slated that the new quarter* would ?
be located on the soutti aide of T
lllawassee Street between Church ?
and Sycamore Streets. ~
It will be an air-eondltlone^ ?
building of modern construction Z.
with fluorescent lighting. There will' ?
be 4,247 square fee: of in'eriar. _
space. 215 square feet of platform
spare, plus 8,205 square feet of ?
The lease proposal is for a period?
of 10 years with two five-year re-"_
newal options. The estimated com
pletion date is April 1, 1960.
In connection with this announce
ment, the rciea^ pointed out that,
he Murf'iv post cfiice is one of
180 such projects in North Caro
lina which are now receiving at
tention either from the Postal la-.
spector-in-Charge or the Regional
Estate Manager or area real wail
ing departmental action.
It was explained that this does
not mean 180 new buildings since
many of the projects call tor en
largements. remodeling, lease re
newals, driveway paving, and the
installation of new equipment. AH
of these improvements are in line
Willi :he Postmaster General's
Postmaster Joe Ray announced
that the building will be construct
ed on a lot adjoining the present
Post Office. The house owned by
E. H. Brumby wiQ be torn town
to make way for (he new strue
"This building will be a
to the town." said the PosisrWwter,
"It wiH be the culmination of two
or three years' planning and vedb
We are very fortunate to he ski*
to get this building at thU time."
Mr. Ray declares that Murphy al
ready has on* of U14 best md
services of any community in the
State. The aew facility will help to
maintain the peik of efficient*, 4
Be stressed the impotm ice . of >
good mail service in attracting
new business and new industry.
7:30 p.m.? MLrphy
der of tl
G:30 p.m.? Regal
6:30 p.m.? Rotary
? R?h Bagwell
Parly in the
of the church. ^ ,
?Cherokee Uatt NCK V-?
win meet at the
7:00 p.m.? Business and
Christmas dinner mm -
party at the New Bi
7:10 p.m.? Business Women')
of the T kat