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VOLUME 69 ? NUMBER 52 MURPHY, N. C , THURSDAY, JULY 28, 1960 8 PAGES THIS WEEK PUBLISHED WEEKLY
TOUBSDAY, JULY ?
730 P.M. - Murphy Chapter No
M Order o f Eastern SUr will
meet la the Masonic Hall.
Community prayer service at
Free Methodist Church.
? P.M. ? Cherokee County Res
cue Squad will meet in the
Murphy Power Board Build
FRIDAY, JULY ?
7PM ? Sub District meeting
for the men will be held at
Andrews with a fish fry at the
picnic grounds of Berskire
t P.M. ? ne Alcoholics Anony
mous will be held at the New
7:30 P.M. ? The Regular program
will be held at the John C.
Campbell folk School
SUNDAY, JULY 11
11 A.M. - The Rev. H. F.
Elliott will conduct morning
services at First Methodist
The Bev. Alex Hanson will
caodoct services at the Church
Rev. Baxter Leigh of Shelby
ville will be guest speaker
at First baptist Church.
Hubert Sneed will conduct ser.
vices at Presbvterisn Church.
I P.M. ? Union service of Presby
terian Church and First Meth
odist Church will be held at
Rev. Baster Leigh will con
duct services at First Baptist
ALL DAY ? The Annual Penland
family reunion will be held at
the Truett Memorial Camp at
MONDAY, August 1
< 30 P.M. ? The Rotary Club
will meet at the Family Rest
uaraant on Andrews Rid.
The Civitan Club will meet
at the New Regal Hotel.
7:30 P.M. ? Cherokee Lodge No.
146 AF It AM will meet in
the Masonic Hall.
The Evening Circle of Presby
terian Church will meet at the
home of Mrs. R. H. Foard.
Business Women Circle of
meet at the home of Mrs.
TUESDAY. AUGUST t
7:30 P.M. ? The Regular meeting
of Murphy Fire Department
will be held in the Murphy
Power Board Board Building !
WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 3
7:30 P.M. ? Mid-week service
at Presbyterian Church.
0:10 P.M. ? Sunday School Coun
cil of First Baptist Church
will meet at the Church.
7:30 P.M. ? Prayer services at
First Baptist Church.
Prayer Service and Official
board meeting at Free Metho
No Prayer service at First
Choir practice at First Meth
1:00 P.M. ? Choir practice at
First Baptist Church.
Choir Practice at Presbyter
60 Gallon Still
A sixty gallon still was destroy
ed along with 30 gallons of whisky
and 450 gallons of mash early
Sunday morning, July 24 by Sher
iff Claude Anderson and deputies.
The still m located in the
Beech Creek and Sandy Gap
community. The two operators
were apprehended and have been
released on bond.
Accompaning Sheriff Anderson
on the raid was Lloyd Ramsey,
and three ATU officers. The raid
took place at 4:30 a.m.
Atnrr het I
A woman'* yonity al
ways overcomes her
brains. Her brains may
tell her she's ugly but
?he stUI believes a man
when he tells ner she's
SAFETY AWARD PRESENTED TO MAYOR
By NED COMAR
"Now give me all the organ's
got on the finale", was the final
instructions given by Walter Car
ringer to the Organist, Mrs. R. T.
Houts, last Sunday morning as
she left to begin the morning ser
Music is the order of the day
around at First Methodist Church.
The choir, during the summer is
Mr. and Mrs. J. Doyle Burch,
of Murphy, are in Chicago this
week, attending the Republican
National Convention. Mr. Burch
is a member of the North Caro
lina delegation. He was selected as
one of the two delegates from the
12th congressional district.
Sheriff Paul Hill, of Henderson
County, is the other delegate
from this District. Max Wilson,
of Asheville. and Tilman Powell,
of Waynesville. are the alternates.
under the direction of Walter Car
ringer, who is a singer of great
acclaim, and whose ability to
teach others to perform seems
to be another talent which makes
him almost indispensable
around at First Methodist.
Sometime in August., Mr. Car
ringer. and the senior choir of
First Methodist are rehearsing for
a Sacred classical program. The
program is not available at this
time, but it is believed that some
of the music to be given is "The
150th Psalm," "Jesus, Joy of
Man's Desiring," "There is a
Balm in Gilead," and others.
During the greater part of the
year, the Methodist choir is under
the direction and tutoring of Rev.
R. T. Houts, also an accomplish
ed Master of Music, and singer
of almost unbelievable range. Mr.
Houts also should be commended
for keeping the choir together dur
ing th summer months when it
seems that everyone is off vaca
tioning. And while we are speak
ing of vacations, Mr. Houts and
family are themselves off for ten
days visiting and studying.
The annual Penland Family Re
union will be held on Sunday.
July 31, at the Truett Memorial
Camp at Hayesville. All relatives
are urged to attend.
The Penlands are a Western
North Carolina Pioneer family of
Scottish descent. Four brothers
came to America from the Pen
land Hills of Scotland. They first
stopped in Pennsylvania. Then one
Adir Aronson. formerly of Mur
phy, has obtained majority inter
est in Herman's Inc.. Men and
Boys Apparel, in Atlanta and has
been elected President of the firm.
Mr. Aronson's wife, Hanna Rae.
I has been elected vice-president.
of the brothers migrated into Can
ada. The other three (William.
Robert and George ) came to
North Carolina and settled on Ca
noe Creek, near Morganton in
what is now Burke County. They
are listed among the Revolutionary
Capt. Wm. Moore was the first
white man to settle west of the
French Broad River. Three of
his daughters married Pen land
brothers. From Buncombe Coun
ty these and their descendants
migrated into other western coun
Clay County (where the reun
ion is to be held) was organized
in 1861. Even before it was made
a county. Harvey Penland had
built a home there in the year
1836. This house, although 104
years old, is still in good condi
tion and is being used by a
37 Attend Craftman's Fair
A chartered Smokey Mountain
Trailways bus left the Court
House at t:00 a.m. on July 19
bound for the Craftsman's Fair
Thirty seven passengers report
ed an interesting and rewarding 1
We had an opportunity to study
?t close range the fine quality
most craftsmen at work.
A highlight of this year's Tab
was the exhibit from India. These
items were selected from the
World's Fair which was held hi
New Delhi lest year and was made
possible through the efforts of Mr.
Although few if any of us
could fully appreciate the signi
ficance at this exhibit because
we're not sufficiently familiar
vith the cultwe and religion of
the people which obviously played
a great part in this collection.
We saw gorgeous silks which
the two young Indian women with
the exhibit were wearing.
It is not possible to do an adequ- ,
ate job of reporting on thii trip, i
One has to see Craftsman's Fair j
and catch the spirit of the Crafts
man to fully appreiciate this
Each year the Fair has a new
appeal and undoubtedly each ob
server comes away with a grea
ter appreciation of the Craftsman
who dies his work well because
he loves it and wants to share.
Those of us who have attended
this event year after year know
that it is possible for anyone of
us to learn at least some of these
crafts if we are sufficiently in
terested certainly there should be
sufflcieat interest to preserve the
beautiful crafts that are so closely
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YOUNG DEMO CANDIDATE
RALEIGH . . SAMUEL H.
JOHNSON, Raleigh Attorney, has
announced hs candidacy for Presi
dent of the Young Democratic
Clubs of North Carolina for the
year 1961. Election for this office
will take place at the October
Convention of the Young Demo
ANDREWS - The residents of
Andrews enjoyed a square dance
Saturday night at the Berkshire
parking lot. Approximately 500
people attended. Music was fur
nished by County Mountain Bosy
of RobbinsviHe. Mr. Bruce Snider
was master of ceremonies and
played with musicians.
Another dance will be sponsored
by Andrews Business and Pro
fessional men's group on Satur
day July 30 at 8 p.m. at the new
A&P parking lot. Oran Luther,
committeeman is in charge of
ANDREWS ? Frank Cooper ha!
been informed that his son, Bryai
Cooper, has been awarded a sec
ond Fullbright Scholarship to tlx
University of Glasgow. Scotland
and will receive his PHD dunnf
the coming year. Daughter. Claire
Cooper is also enterin the Univer
sity of Glasgow in October thii
year and will complete one yeai
of study abroad. Mr. Cooper plant
to join his son and daughter in
France next spring for a vaca
tion trip through France and Italy.
Power Board Post
Mrs. Beryl Fulton. Murphy
Electric Power Board office man
ager for several years, hat
been named to bead the advertis
ing and promotional work of tin
Power Board effective July 1.
The Power Board maintains i
year - round advertising prograrr
through radio and newspaper it
an effort to build public confi
dence and create better under
standing among the general pub Ik
of electric services sad uses.
Pedestrian Safety Award
Presented To Murphy
Killed Or Hurt
Murphy has received the Sec
Mid Place award for its activities
?n behalf of pedestrian safety in
traffic in the 1959 Carolina Motor
Club Pedestrian Safety Program.
The Second Place plaque was
presented to Mayor L. L. Mason
and the citizens of Murphy yes
terday by W. A. Singleton, Club
representative for the Murphy
area, in a brief ceremony at the
In making the award. Mr. Sin
gleton said. "It was a case of a
Sock of zeroes really amounting
to something ? zero pedestrians
killed in traffic, zero pedestrians
injured, zero persons killed in
traffic, and only six persons in
jured in traffic accidents.
"In addition, the gospel of traf
fic safety was spread throughout
your community thoroughly and
effectively under the leadership of
Mayor L. L. Mason and City Clerk
C. E. Johnson.
"And certainly they must have
had the wholehearted support of
your taw enforcement officers,
school officials, communications
media, and the citizens of this
Similar pedestrian safety pro
grams have been conducted in
cities of 5,000 population and ever
throughout the United States since
1937. Mr. Singleton pointed out.
and today almost 1,000 cities are
participating in the national pro
gram. Since this program was
started pedestrian fatalities have
dropped from 15,500 in 1937 to
7,750 in 1959 ? a decrease of
50 per cent, despite the fact that
the pedestrian's exposure to mo
tor vehicles has increased about
three times during that period.
It was in 1948, Mr. Singleton
said, that the Carolina Motor Club
inaugurated its pedestrian safety
program for cities in the Caro
linas under 5,000 population, in
the belief that smaller cities also
have pedestrian safety problems
and that a year-round program
might save lives or prevent in
"Activity such as yours, he
said, "is the brightest spot in the
grim report of traffic safety dur
ing 1959. Such effort is chiefly re
sponsible for the steady decline
of pedestrian fatalities through
out the country."
Area Men Fight
ATLANTA, Ga. - Twenty ex- i
gerienced forest fire fighting ex- 1
jftrts left Atlanta Friday morning '
by jet airplane to relieve and as- ]
sist the weary men who have been i
fighting for control of' the disas
trous fires now burning in Cali- '?
Those from this area are L. C. I
Loudermild of Marble; Donald i
Peterson and Bunch A. Nugent of 1
Murphy; and Ralph H Gurganus
U. S. Forest "Service officials in
several western National Forests
have appealed for help. They de
clare it to be the worst fire sit
uation in 20 to 30 years and can
see no immediate relief for the
Nine of the twenty men have ]
been chosen from the Sumter and ;
Francis Marion National Forests
in South Carolina. Another nine
experienced men come from the ,
Pisgah, Nantahala and Croatan ,
National Forests in North Caro
In briefing the Southern forest
ers on fire conditions in the West.
Del Thorsen. Assistant Chief of
the Fire Control Division in the
Atlanta Regional Office of the U.
S. Forest Service, cautioned that
the steep canyons and sharp rid
ges make the job tricky in the
? The men will arrive Friday af
- ternoon in Los Angeles and will '
be assigned to supervisory posi
tions as Division or Sector Bos
ses on the fire line. Five large
[ires are now burning on the An
geles National Forest just outside
nf Los Angeles. They are being
attacked by butfdozers, tankers,
helicopters and airplane water
Another group of twenty Forest
Service men from the National
Forests in Georgia and Tennessee
liave been alerted for duty on fires
in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and
The George W. Truett Baptist
Camp of Hayesville, North Caro
lina. completed Its third week with
a very successful week of camp
with Intermediate G.A.'s from
Region 10. Twenty - four girls
attended the camp with seven
Munselors. The Camp Director
was Mrs. Patricia Hudspeth of
Hayesville. The Camp Pastor was
Rev. Clyde Collins of Cowee Bapt
ist Church of Franklin. The Mis
sions Study Leader was Mrs. Rob
ert Standley o ( Franklin. The
counselors were Mary Frances
Ammons, Elizabeth Ammoos.
luanita Johnson, and Baxter
The girls present from the West
ern North Carolina Association
were Betty McDonald, Barbara
Crisp, Mary Frances Gibby, and
Andrews Artist Sends
Picture To President
! ANDREWS - Artist Edward
J Gibbon and wife Pearl pose with
(pictures similar to one he sent
|tp President Eisenhower. T h e|
pictures whirh depict the Royal]
Gorge and the world's highest!
Artist Edward Gibbon And Wife
bridge span and a scene of the
Balsam Mountains are created
from superimposed slabs of rock
textured clay. A similar picture
was sent to Arthur Godfrey and
featured his telecast, while still
another was presented to the Roy
al Gorge Post of the Veterans
of Foreign Wars.
With meodern artists outbidding
one another in the rush for new
creative materials, local artiat
Gibbon, presently living at Top
ton. indicated recently that he
was not to be outdone. His work
is done with day. The clay is
of a reddish hue and has been
textured to simulate stone
The pictures are mounted in gilt
frames and vary in surface thick
ness from about one eights Inches
to about one quarter inches. The
bridge span to outlined in a fine
web of thicktoh white paint.
Gibbon has done ? number af
other pictures in the same me
dium Whether your ideas are
conservative or exploratory you
would probably tee something ai
interest in Gibbon's work
His craft? Mp to good and
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MISS NORTH CAROLINA AND RUNNERUP ?
All smiles are Ann Farrlngton Herring, 18, of Win
ston-Salem, with crown, who was chosen Miss
North Carolina at Charlotte Saturday night, and
the runnerup, Carol Ann Williams of Raleigh. Miss
Herring, a brunette, 35-23-35 and five feet six, is a
sophomore at Wake Forest College in Winston
Salem, where her father Is professor of religion.
She won on his birthday.
ANDREWS - The Cherokee- j
Clay-Graham Sub-District of the'
Methodist Youth Fellowship will
meet at Fontana Lake, today.
July 28. There will be a swim
ming parly in the afternoon fol
lowed by a weiner roast. The
evening worship service will in
clude the installation of officers
elected at the June meeting in
Andrews. Officers elected were:
President, Tommy Alexander,
H a y e s v i 1 1 e; Vice-President,
Charles Stanley, Robbinsville;
Secretary-Treasurer, Linda Ellis,
Andrews; Program Area Chair
men: Faith, Sally BauM. Mur
phy; Citizenship. David Moore.
Hayesville; Witness. Tracy Nu
gent; Murphy; Fellowship, An
nette Moore. Hayesville; Out
reach. Mary Jo Battle. Andrews:
Adult Counselor, Miss Vera
Moore of Andrews.
The Youth of the Andrews
Methodist Church will meet at
the Church Thursday at 1:00 p.m.
to go to Fontana.
Ladd To Head
Glan Ladd. advertising manager
for Radio Station WCVP. has been
appointed manager of Station
WEMB in Erwin. Tennessee. Max
Blakemore. manager of the Mur
phy Station, announced.
Judge W. K. McLean of Ashe
ville, judge of the twenty-eighth
Judicial District is presiding over
the criminal term of Superior
Court which convened here Mon
day. July 25. 17 cases are on the
Most of the afternoon Tuesday
was spent in drawing a jury for
the trial of Truman Cole, charged
with murder in the knife slaying
of 65 year old Boson H. Hickey
on April 27.
The first Western North Caro
lina Cattlemen's Field Day will
be held on Tuesday, August 2 at
the Livestock Pavilion, Enka,
N. C., according to an announce
ment by Paul Nave, chairman
of the Cherokee County Attend
ance and Transportation Com
mittee for the Field Day which is
expected to draw a crowd of over
500 persons from 23 WNC coun
Assisting Mr. Nave will be
Gene Clayton and H. E. Bishop.
The Rev. G. K. A. Hassse is the
newly appointed minister to the
Murphy Free Methodist Church.
' Rev. Haase is a graduate of Mc
Kendree College. Lebanon, 111.
and Chesbrough Methodist Sem
; inary. North Chili, New York.
For a number of years prior to
his appointment here Rev. Haase
has been guest speaker in
churches of many denominations.
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