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THE CHEBOKEE SCOUT
Etfabliihed July. Ml
Publiihed every Thundny at Murphy. Cherokee Counly, N. C
, JERUE BABB. Publuber
PHYLLIS B. BABB Erftar
In Cherokee County One Y nr. ?.?; Six Month*.
II 50. Outaide Cherokee County: One Yonr, *S80;
Six MaMha. *175.
Second Oan Postage
I Murphy. N. C.
117 Hickory St. |
Began As Dream
'Editor's note: The Scout will publish a series of guest
editorials written by leading citizens from Western North Car
? olina and Eastern Tennessee The theme of the editorials will
be The Real Meaning of Wagon Train." The first is written by
Senator W. Frank Forsyth, executive vice president of the
Citizens Bank & Trust Co.. Murphy, N. C. I
The Real Meaning Of Wagon Tram
By W. FRANK FORSYTH
In the Fall and Winter months of 1957. a small group tf civic
minded people from Tellico Plains, Tennessee were working andi
planning a scenic route from their community to Murphy. To pro
mote such a project they conceived the idea of the "Wagon Train."
This long range highway building project which started as a
dream has now reached proportions that are really fantastic. The
advertising value to Southwestern North Carolina and Eastern
Tennessee is now valued in the hundreds of thousands ?f dollars.
This unspoiled scenic wonderland is open, fresh, anxious to be
developed, and will, when completed, be unsurpassed in scenic
? beauty any where in the United States.
This great spectacular '"The Wagon Train" is more or less
, taken for granted by many of our citizens, as is the fast growing
' tourist industry. Most of these things have come to us without
? organized effort on our part. Now is the time to take stock, to
1 examine ourselves in order to make this area a better place to
; live and a more prosperous section in which to rear our children
We are now short on industry and short on many, many tther
? things in which most sections take pride. We are not short on tli
? mate, high mountains, deep valleys, clear water streams, and per
> haps the most picturesque section in the United States. We are
just two days travel from every metropolitan area in Eastern
2 America. Folks who have already seen the Smokies are now look
> ing for other places to go and personally, I do not believe the
' Smokies have wilderness area or scenery comparable to this West
. ern North Carolina - Eastern Tennessee area.
? We now have a grand opportunity, working together, to pro
mote and enlarge a project that has meant much to us and could
? be worth much more in the years to come. May I say, in all lin
> cerety, that it will take work on the part of everyone and it will
? take some money: but work and cooperation is the mainstay ?f
J this "Wagon Train" project.
; The real success of the "Wagon Train" is the participants.
These people who have a rich heritage in this mountain region
and who still possess that hardy pioneer spirit. Our genuine ap
? preciation is extended to each and everyone of the people who were I
. in the "Wagon Train."
'. Roads are built with gasoline tax money, so roads built in '
? Western North Carolina to make accessible tourists from the West, j
? Middle West and East, would in reality be an investment for North !
Ca-olina. A large expenditure, yes; but the money would come
back to North Carolina in the form of gasoline purchased the '
taxes from which would pay the bill in the years to come. Roads. 1
of course, would bring a tremendous influx of tourist travel to this
. area. A prosperous section helps a growing and progressive state. <
The time is now for the folks of Southwestern North Carolina <
and Eastern Tennessee ? working together for better living. 1
- - ? I
Your Chamber Of Commerce
Needs Your Help & Support
The support of everyone in Murphy is needed by your Chamber
of Commerce. Some of the important accomplishments of the group
that effect the whole community are the location of industry and
new businesses in this area. An example of this has been the lo
cation of Margaret Studios and Rimco Mfg. Co. To continue this
work the Chamber of Commerce must have your support.
With the help of Dick Mauney down in Raleigh, the Chamber
of Commerce has been highly successful in locating reputable In
dustries in this area. The trend toward industrialization of Far
Western North Carolina has just started. To keep the ball rolling,
the whole hearted support of your Chamber of Commerce is needed.
This business of locating an industry in our home town is as
competitive a business as can be found nowadays.
When the Industrial committee, gets a lead please don't think
that Murphy is the only community that has a chance. Not only
is the competition keen among cities, counties and areas of a state
but states maintain groups such as the Conservation and Develop
ment Department of North Carolina.
To get into this business of industry hunting, it takes backing.
And we don't just mean financial backing. The housewife, the
waitress, the clerk can help. How? Its easy.
The other day a group of officials of a prospective new industry
for Murphy were looking the town over. Getting the feel ?f things
down here. They walked the streets of Murphy. Did they lee
happy, friendly people? Let's hope so. Did they see well kept lawns
and clean streets that indicate a strong sense of community pride?
Let's hope so. Did they hear on the street corner rumbling if iis
content? Let's hope not.
Let's hope they saw a community that has community spirit
and pride. One that is progressive in its thinking. One that wants
I The report from Mr. Townson's committee indicated (hat Is
exactly what was seen and the folks who saw it liked what they
saw. It will pay off in the long run.
We were lucky of course. But a hardy Congratu
lations Is In order to all the folks of this area In the
fine record Cherokee County compiled over the Fourth
of July week-end. While the rest of the country com
plied staggering new records for accidents and deaths
on the highways over the Fourth of July week-end,
Cherokee County reported no deaths from highway
accidents or from water sports.
Outside of two automobile accidents reported no
other accidents involving Injury or death were re
ported. Two persons were Injured Sunday, July 3 in
a three car collision near Topton. Another automobile
accident occurred on the Joe Brown Highway Monday,
July 4. No one was Injured in this accident.
The North Carolina Highway Patrol did an out
standing job In handling the traffic In and around
Murphy during the Wagon Train. 8gt Sandlln out of
the District Highway office In Sylva had nine patrol
men stationed In this county to handle the traffic.
By routing through traffic around Murphy by way of
Marble-Peachtree-Murphy, tourists were able to main
tain schedules and avoid that old stigma of the high
ways ? being delayed and speeding up to make up for
During a conversation with Patrolman R. H. Ens
ley of Murphy, he said, "I want to extend my con
gratulations to all for making July 4, 1060 a safe and
Wagon Train - More Than A Fourth Of July Celebration
INTO FALL . . . Now we have
jassed the longest days of the
iummer, most offices here are
jnderstaffed. and 60 days from
now we will be well into another
For many a politico, it has
been. is. and will be a long
and hazardous summer.
Despite the fact that most State
juarters here are fully air
conditioned, there is just a whole
ot of sweating going on these
lays. It isn't all because of
He who lives by the sword'
nust die by the sword . . . and
io amount of machine cooling
?an completely eliminate that
nlitical disease known hereabout
is the Quadrennial Sweat.
This time 12 years ago ? that
vould be 1948 ? that sweat
:ame on around here iK. Scott
>ad just been nominated gover
ior' and lasted for months. Some
>f the victims never recovered.
Seriously, if you think there
sn't a lot of suffering ? the
leep. dark mental type of
suffering ? going on around
mow Raliegh. then you just don't
(now Raliegh Only Dr. Sanford
:arries the cure.
STARTING EARLY . . . Speak
ng of football, signs point to the
argest crowds ever this fall at
the Big Four games. This is
partly due to the balanced
strength of the four teams. Also,
each school is going after the
trig attendance ? starting early
with various promotions. Duke is
offering family plans at greatly
reduced rates. Write Duke
Athletic Office early if interested.
One of the first games of the
season will be between Clemson
and Wake Forest at Winston
Salem. The score last year was
33-31. Coach Frank Howard of
Clemson has said he could fill
every seat at Bowman Gray
Stadium with Clemson College
alumni clamoring to see this one.
AD of which is to say you
should begin making definite
plans now ? including purchase
of tickets ? for the eames you
plan to see this autumn.
POPULAR . . . Know the most
popular speaker in North Caro
lina? You are right, Terry
Even folks who voted ? yea.
worked ? against him now want
to clasp him to their bosoms.
It comes to us on good
authority that Governor Sanford
has received enough speaking in
vitations to run him through hog
killing time and smack dab into
Christmas if he were able U
accept all of voem.
So . . . don 'tf rush . . . Terry
Sanford is voung. he has a lo!
of speaking to do for the pari
in September and October, and
it looks as if he Is going U
be around for a good long while.
DTD YOU KNOW ... Now
that the shooting Is over, the
captains and the Ungs have
departed <to California', let'i
indulge in a bit of midnimmei
musing on some facts that ma>
surprise you as they did us al
Georgia is the largest state east
of the Mississippi River. Chicago
is the same distance north as
Rome, Italy. Four countries in
the world ? Brazil. Soviet Union,
Canada, China ? are larger than
the United States. London. Eng
land, is farther north than any
point in the United States. New
York City has a larger population
than all of Australia. Japan has
80 million people, but is smaller
in area than California. Tampa,
Fla., is west of the entire con
tinent of South America. Ninety
five per cent of the people of
the world live north of the
equator. Moscow is closer to New
York than is Buenos Aries, Argen
FATHER'S DAY ... A friend
of ours here received a $50 check
from his son in the service in
Dallas. Texas, as a Father's
Day present. He was deeply
pleased ? not that he needed
the money so much, but that
his son had at least come of
age and recognized the value of
money around the old home.
Three days later he got a wire
from his son asking him to rush
him $50.00 by wire to make the
check good, be had overspent.
My friend wired the money.
All told, the Father's Day pre
sent cost him about $4.00
"Looking back on it now", he
told me yesterday. "I'd much pre
ferred my boy had just written
me a letter."
NOTES . . . This is written
on Sunday, July 10. and we don't
know definitely whom the Demo
crats will nominate in California.
As of this date, it looks definitely
like Kennedy. Our prediction is
that anybody nominated will de
feat the Republican nominee in
November . . .
1 We don't know whether it's
their blond full head of hair or
their just . washed - look of
solid honesty ? but Terry Sanford
and John F. Kennedy could pass
for members of the same family
? not brothers, but perhaps first
cousins. Not that we agreed with
him, but our opinion is that
Sanford did the right thing in
coming out flat - footedly for Ken
nedy in p re-convention conversat
ion. He followed his conscience
? and neither he nor N. Carolina
will regret it ? in time to come. .
A passing thought: not since
J. M. Broughton succeeded Clyde
R. Hoey as Governor in 1941 has
been much deeper love between
outgoing and incoming administ
rations here: the Gregg Cherry
leaders cared not much for the
Broughton boys in 1955 . . .and
Keer Scott went in with a show
of his own in 1949. William B.
Umstead forces had defeated the
Scott administration's Hubert
Olive . ..Luther Hodges steered
clear of Umstead's inner guard . .
and Sanford's tub stands on its
Letter To The Editor
Purpose Of Wagon Train ,
To Promote Modern Highway
The Wagon Train Executive Committee wishes to take this op
portunity to express its appreciation for the splendid publicity re
ceived from the CHEROKEE SCOUT, the local radio stations, WCVP
and WKRK covering the Wagon Train.
We also wish to convey a great big THANK YOU to the many
committees who labored many hours in making the July fourth
celebration the tremendous success it was. Too, our appreciation
goes to the following who worked on the bridge on the route, and
constructed the platform at the fairgrounds without remuneration.
Ronnie Killian, Harry Killian, Ben Killian, Maynard Killian.
Lewis Mulkey, W. S. Dickey. Abe Gentry. Hal Gentry. Cecil
Gentry, Dickey Davis, Jim Hughes. Paul Ledford, Red Schuyl
er. Charles Johnson, Bob Penland. Will Rogers. Billy Odell,
Don Carter. Holland McSwain and Kenneth Davis.
The committee would also like to thank P. J. Henn for the we
the sound system used at the fairgrounds.
We must also state that we are deeply grateful to the Executive
Committee from TeHico Plains composed of Charlie Hall, Sam
Williams, James Hooper. Harold Rice and Ray Frye. They really
did an amazing amount of planning and work for the Wagon Train
trek acroas the mountains, and they are (Wfinitely masters at plan
ning such an event.
We sincerely appreciate all the hoars the people mentioned
above gave toward the celebration. As everybody knows, the pur
pose of the occasion is to promote a modern highway from Tetlico
Plains, Tennessee, to Murphy, which will pass through some of the
most beautiful mountain land In the Nantahala and Cherokee Nat
ional Forests. We feel that a step forward toward securing that
road has been made possible through the untiring efforts of ill these
WAGON TRAIN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
By LOREN DAVIS
Two Will Attend Farm Home
Week Meeting In Raleigh
By THELMA WHEELER
Hmk Dcmonstrattai Ageat
Mrs. B. M. Gibbs of the
Valley town home demonstration
club and Miss, Tbelma M. Whee
ler, home economics agent, will
spend this week at State College,
Raleigh, attending the 52nd An
nnual meeting of Farm Home
Mrs, Gibbs will represent Cher
okee County as their voting dele
the home de
m o n s t ration
Some of the
highlights of the
program will be
ed in the follow
"Frame yourP i c t u r e s ?
Frame them Right", Miss Pau
line Gordon, specialist in housing
and house furnishings. N. C. State
Tour of John Harris' garden,
John H. Harris, extension horti
culturist, State College.
"The Art of the Potter ", Mrs.
Slater E. Newman. Raleigh.
"The Nervous Woman", Dr.
Hugh A. Matthews, Midway Med
ical Center, Canton, N. C.
"The Hope of Research in Can
cer and what we can do about
it' , Dr. H. Max Schiebel, Watts
Hospital, Durham, N. C.
"The Wonder World of Moden
Fabrics", William R. Martin, Jr.
head of applied chemical re
search, School of Textile*, N. C
State College. "Understanding
among Family Members", Dr
Albert Edwands, pastor, Firs
Presbyterian Church, Raleigh
"A World of Good Eating"
Nancy Carter, director of bon*
economics, Colonial Stores, Inc.
And so ? the agenda goes 01
and on! Tbere are tours and teai
arranged and group singing con
ducted by Dr. Arnold E. Hoffman
State Supervisor of Music Educa
tion. Department of public in
July Jury List
Clerk Of Court
Following is tlx Hat 4 pan
drawn t* ten* on the Jury U
the om week criminal
Cent, July *?
Murphy. N. C, Kirt Udd,
bie N. C? Dillard Griffith. '
I. Murphy, N. C. Gaorgt W.
toa Root* 1. Murphy, N. C.f ,
& Palmar, Marble, N C.. B
). m W.
N. C.. Frank
id), J. E. i
Andrew*, N. C.. J. H
Route S. Murphy, N. C.. I
all Payne, Route 1,
R L Craig, Route 4. Latitia, N,
C., Kenneth Deris, Murphy, JB
C., L. A. McChire, Route 4, Mar;
phy, N. C.. Fred W. Kilpotrick
Route f, Murphy, N. C.. Gane wj
TrammeU, Andrews, N. C. Gra.
dy Garrett, Andrewa, N. C.|
George Washington Ruskina.
Marble, N. C? Garland Hogair
Andrews, N. C., Lawrence Deri*
Marble, N. C. ?
Alao Otis Mcdaan. Topton, If*
C., S. L. Hatchatt, Route 1. Mur
phy. N. C., Tommy Wright. Rout/
4. Murphy, N. C.. W. A. Boyd1
Route 1, Murphy, N. C.. J. Mh
Donley, Route 1, Marble, N. C?
Lloyd Jamas Gregory, Andrews
N. C.. Charlie C Morris. Boutil
1, Murphy. N. C., J. R. KlW
ensmith, Andrews N. C.. Roberf
Arthur Wilson, Marbia. N. C.r
W. H. Montgomery, Route #
Murphy, N. C. Fred McDonald.
Route J, Murphy, N. C. Weslef
Keenum, Route 4, Murphy, N. el
and Kay Jump, Route J, Murphv?
N. C. f
sirucuon, Kajeign ana recreaua
under the direction of tfa* N. C
COUNTY GRAFTS WORKSHOP
Lender* of their reapectiv
home demanj (ration dub
throughout Cherokee County ?
tended the county workshop o
Friday. July S at Murphy Powe
Although "Flower Arrangi
ment" is not classified as a era]
this was scheduled in order t
i get this information to du
' members weU in advance of th
county fair in September.
Mrs. A. B. Chandler, Sr., <
the Valleytown Home Demons tri
tion Club graciously shared he
talents for flower arrangemei
> with dub members.
? She pitched her demonstrate
- at the level of one who has ha
? little or no instruction in thi
Her simple flower arrangf
1 ments and visual aids made tfv
? demonstration appear so simpl
, Bed and interesting that ther
3 was no hesitancy in each or
, trying her hand at one or moi
t At the conclusion of the wort
I shop all arrangements wer
- studied and evaluated.
Mr*. Chandler also discuss*
-arrangements lui table ft1
Infant Cherokee County
Rescue Squad Proves Wortl
The newly formed Cherokee County Rescue Squad proved It
worth and reason for being Monday night, July 11, In the recover
of the drowned man in Appalachia Lake.
Our local squad and the Cleveland, Tenn., Rescue Squad war
called into action late Monday night. Hie Cherokee County Squa
located the body of the drowned man early Tuesday morning.
This group of volunteers calling themselves the Cherokee Cc
unty Rescue Squad has for the second time la as many weak
proved the need for such an organization.
The appeal for funds to support this group week before hi
fell way short of the bare minimum needed to operate. Groups i
this type exist for the public good and need the pubbc'i nippocl
Answer the appeal next time and support the Cherokee Count
Rescue Squad. _
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