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THE CHEROKEE SCOUT
Established My. MM
i Published ever; Thursday at Murphy. Cherokee County, N. C.
JERUE BABfi. Publisher
PHYUJS B BABB Editor
? In Cherokee County: Om Year. *2K; Su Month*.
z 11 M- Outside Cherokaa County One Year. ??;
Second CUas Pontage
Murphy, N. C.
117 Hickory St.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Thta to Mm third to a aerie* tt pnt
rditartak writtea tar pohlkettaa la the M by leadlag c*l
f araa Iraai WNC. The theme *< Ik* edUarUb if "The Real
.Vleaalaa ai Wages Trala". The third article la writtta by Mr.
Joe E. Ray, PoUmaalrr Murphy. N-C. aid a partk-lpaai la
this year's Wafaa Trala Irak.) \
The Wafaa Trala aad Ha Vahw ta
Murphy Aad Cherokee C'eaaty
Ry JOE E. RAY
Having been raised on a farm, bones and wagons mean ? tot
more to me than present day mechanical equipment For this
reason. 1 might lean too far to the left when 1 attempt to express
my- feelings In regard to the Wagon Train
v Ever since the beginning of this annual event. I had wanted
to take a part, and by taking a part. 1 mean riding a horse ?r
driving a wagon and team from across the mountain into Murphy.
I was never able to do this until this year when my friends got
together enough stock and equipment for me to make the trip I
was riding a horse which belongs to Allen Howell and the bridle
aflti saddle were the property of patrolman Hooper. The gun and
twister I was wearing belonged to Hobert McKeever and the ?ig
hat belonged to Ed Gibbs. The only thing that was almost mine
was the big piece of foam rubber that was in the seat of my
saddle, and this I had borrowed from my wife. To them I ami
thankful, for I have not spent such an enjoyable day in years.
I left Murphy on Sunday afternoon. July 3. with Mr Bruce In
his truck and rod* to the Camp Ground at the Teltlco River Ford
After we arrived at the camp, I spent the balance exercising lur I
horses and giving them a bath in the Tellico River. After eating!
supper which had been prepared by Bob Bruce and Ted Howell,
we had watermelon for desert which had been cooled In the Tellico
River. After supper. I enjoyed a short walk down to the Tennessee
line with John Smith and Claude Monteith. where we bought milk I
and orange juice from some of the stands which bad been set ap ,
to sell food.
All along the road and in every open place were horseback ,
riders and men with wagons and teams feeding and watering
their horses and getting ready to bed down for the night. Later ,
we returned to our camp where I went to bed under a wagon ,
and slept until about 4:00 o'clock the next morning when f was
awakened by the wagons and horses and the shouts of the irivers
aa they were fording the river and starting out on the last leg <
at the trip to Murphy. As for my experiences along the road ?n ,
this trip. I will have to give you these in a future article. (
Tellico Plains and Murphy, in my opinion, can justly be called
tMfe Wagon Train Capitals of the World. I do not think I have ?ver ,
experienced anything quite so thrilling and overpowering as riding
into Murphy as part of the Wagon Train.
What is needed, in my opinion, if we expect to keep the Wagon
Train coming to Murphy each year is more interest ind partici
pation from the people of this area and especially Murphy.
Why not arrange some excursions from Murphy to Tellico |
by bus and to the camp ground by wagons and trucks? There
are many things each of us can do to make this celebration big
ger and assure its continuance for years to come, . regardless if |
when the new road is completed. I
Another way would be to have plenty of feed on hand for the I
horses when they arrive and give this feed to anyone who partici- I
pates in the Wagon Train. (
Everyone I have talked with is in favor of the Wagon Train t
and would like to see it grow and continue year after year. My I
personal opinion ia that the Wagon Train is worth more to this '
county in advertisement than all the money that has been (pent I
in various other ways to advertise in the past twenty-five years, i
Send your suggestions in regard to the Wagon Train to the Chero
kee Scout and be sure and make your plans to participate ?thp
in time and money next year. |!
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Go To Church Sunday
TtlC Dishonor Roll by Jerry Marcus
nir* ma* a tAa to mam tmnr
VI* Tuffai Jo My SirWd
Driven under 25 ymrt of age w?r? involved in
a/mott 29% of the hrUrl oec *?#??, In ?M?.
IroMfht T? You As A Public Swrk* By
H A. SIN6LET0R
"Yottr I ndependtnt I not ranee Aqen*"
To Romind You That The Life You
Sivo May Bo Your Own
FORDING THE TELLICO RIVER
NEVER WORSE . . .With all
this wild talk about a Republican
upsurge in North Carolina come
:he general elections about three
months hence, it is interesting to!
lote that the GOP never did!
*orse in off - years runs thanj
he last time they went to bat
Out of 50 members in the 1959
State Senate, the Republican had
line (IK Weli. now you can't do
much worse than that.
Of the 120 representatives over1
in the House, the Republicans
had four Not even in the
greatest days of FDR did they do
worse You can see what a
change the State will have to
undergo on its political outlook
for it to go Republican this fall.
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THE SIX . . Now it is no
^articular news that Bob Gavin,
he man who is to oppose Good
Democrat Terry Sanford this fall
las been contacted by "six out
standing Democrats" pledging
heir support, etc. in November.
For 25 years now we have had
'outstanding Democrats" voting
lie Republican ticket on the nat
onal level. State level, or both.
But even in 1928 when the State
vent Republican Presidentially. O.
Hax Gardner whipped H. F.
Seawell 'father of Chub of Cart
iage and now regarded as a Rep-;
lblican - turned - Democrat ' by I
72,594 votes. Of course, that year
there was no Primary Democrat
ic squabble since Gardner had no
In 1932. the Democrats couldn't
pronounce J. C. B Ehringhaus'
name, but he beat one Clifford
Frazier by 28S.096 votes. In 1A3?.'
the Democrats went through a bit
ter pill in the McDonald-Hoey
smell, but lloey took Gilliam
Grissom, a truly outstanding
man, by 271,296 votes. J. M.j
Broughton beat Bob McNeil in
1940 by 413,342 votes. Gregg
[Cherry defeatetd Frank Pa' ton,
364.829 rates. Bill Umstead in
j 1952 downed H. F. <Chub> Seawefl,
;Jr. by 412,977 ballots.
It is interesting to note that
the Republican cast more votes
<383.3291 in 1952 than the Demo
crats did in 1928 ( 362.0091. But
the Democrats in 1952 cast their
largest vote of the century for
Umstead ? 796,306 votes. In 1952,
also, with the nation swinging
strongly Republican. N. C. voters
for the first time cast over one
Luther Hodges defeated Kyle
Hayes, nephew of Johnson J.
Hayes, now a retired Federa!
Court judge, in 19S6 by 385.101
votes. Again the two" parties'
voters cast over a million votes.
SANFORD FIGURE . Terry
By JOHN S. SMITH
The application for assistance!
Tom the Federal Government on
:he Little Brasstown Creek Water
shed has been completed and
lent to Raleigh along with the
ipplication . from Clay County on
Sig Brasstown Creek. The State
soil Conservation Committee will
meet early in August and at that
time should take action on these
applications. If approved in Ral
sigh, the applications will be sent
on to Washington for final action.
These small watershed projects,
which are authorized by a bill
tnown as Public Law 566. are
teing planned and carried out
in partically every state in the
Union. Georgia leads the natiion
in the number of such project!
authorized and North Carolina;
is second. Several projects hi this
state and several in Georgia are
well on the way to completion.
Work in the Hightower creek
project just over the state line in
Towns and Union Counties, Geor
gia Is progressing rapidly.
The June Issue of Land and
Water Conservation, a magazine
ievoted to the interests of con
servation contractors, Soil Con
servation and Watershed District
chairman and supervisors, has a
picture iriridi very forcefully
shows the effects ef a watershed
project on the flooding which
may occur before and after com
pletion of engineering works in
the wstershed. The picture shows
a portion of the Bur Creek Water
shed in northwest Washington
State This creek flows north out
of Washington into the Canadian.
Province of British Columbia. AIT
of the stream channels on the
Washington side of the line have
been deepened, widened and strai
ghtened. No work has been done
on the Candian side of the line. I
During the heaviest rain which
has occurcd in this area in the
last twentjr six years, the chan
nels on the Washington side car
ried the flood waters without any
topping of the stream banks.
However, the unimproved chan
nels on the Canadian side were
not able to carry the flood
waters and as a result, hundreds
of acres on the Canadian side
are shown covered with flood
The Saar Creek Watershed in
Washington and the Little Brass
town Creek Watershed in Chero
kee County have approximately
the same amount of stream chan
nel work to be carried out, each
about thirteen miles. Although the
costs are determined by the work
done in each individual project
it might be interesting to know
the costs of the Sarr Creek pro
ject. The total cost of the Saar
Creek Protect was m.OWOO.
divided as follows: Federal Gov
ernment - *59.968 00. County
government ? tUJSOOO; Drain
age Improvement District ? 16, -
964.00; State Department of Con
servation ? M.1S7 00 I point this
out to show that although the
Federal Government stands tor
the majority of the cost of a
watershed project, the State, the
County, and the fanners invol
ved will have a fairly large bill
to pav as well. The landowners
in addition are responsible for
the maintenance costs after the
completion of a project
Sanford's work is, as they say.
cut out for him.
Democratic candidates for Gov
ernor of North Carolina in the
past eight ?lections (1928 through
1956) have beaten their Republican
opponents by an average of 313,
904 ? and our largest Demo
cratic votes have come when the
nation (and states all around us
in the South > were voting thet na
tional Republican ticket .
So if Eisenhower did not hurt
us in 19S3 and in 1956. can Nixon
be expected to in 1960? We are
referring now to our gubernatorial
Now if Sanford can beat out
Savin in November by more than
413,343 votes, then he will better
the modem record set by J. M.
Broughton in 1940. He must win
by 313.904 votes to be regarded as
an "average" vote-getter, for
that is the average victory mar
gin over 32 years.
He will not be satisfied with
less than that. His margin ? if
statistics hold ? should be in
the neighborhood of 400,000 votes,
or somewhere between those of
Luther Hodges and William B.
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THE LAST TIME . . Never
theless. the last time the Demo
cratic had a Catholic as Presi
dential candidate. N. C. elected
a Democratic Governor by only
72.594 votes. In that year ('28.
of course) Prohibition was a fac
tr: integration was not. The
reverse is true this time. So, it's
hard to tell ? .
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JUST TOO MUCH . . I really
don't believe we could live through I
another on* just like that
one. I'm referring now to
that great exciting debate of sev
eral weeks ago between Terry
Sanford and Dr. I. Beverly Lake
What prompts the impromptu
bringing up of the matter once
again was a headline we saw
last week reading something like
this: "Kennedy Eager For De
bates". Frankly, friends, it left
Jim Reid of radio and televis
ion fame, who was master of
ceremonies and referee on the
Sanford - Lake debate, came dir
ectly from that stormy event to
a meeting in Raleigh, arriving.,
Square ? jawed Ted Davis.
Employment Security Commission
publicist, was presiding and crack
ed nary a smile as he said
"Glad to see Jim made it.
He looks all tuckered out
after holding those tigers a
part over in Charlotte last even
So if the debates Kennedy has
in mind bear any relationship
to the one engaged in by him
and Lyndon Johnson during the
convention or is a distant cousin
to that one in Charlotte, then a
long, hard drink of lukewarm
water would prove more exciting.
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THE ANSWERS . . There is
an elderly minister in Raleigh
who usually asks the children he
meets ? and gives candy to ?
the same questions over and
over and always in the same or
der: "What's your name? Ho?
This certain young mother
wanted to make a good impres
sion on the preacher . . .a nd so to
make him feel good, she rehear
sed her six-year-old son for sever
al days. But when the minister
met him out in front of the church
a couple of Sundays later, the
NEW STEEL FOR SALE!
Steel Truck Floor Plate
Rtplocc Rotten Wooden Truck Bed*
With Steel Floor Plates From K eye's
Angle And Channel Iron
Fainted Black Or White
New DuPont Color Mixer
We Con Match Alt Car And Truck Colors
In Enamel Or Lacquer.
Alto Refrigerators And Stores.
WE HAVK ON HAND
1949-19S7 Ford and 1949-1953 Chevrolet
Rebuilt Standard Transmissions
Auto Glass Installed
KAYE'S AUTO PARTS
VI 7-2172 43
MURPHY, N. C.
(Ma* by Crta? iMkl
little fellow rushed to him, reached
up, shook his hand, and beat him
to the punch by ratttling off:
"Dickie Johnson, six- yes, go to
P. S. We never heard whether
he got the candy.
Circle No. 1 of the First Meth
odist Church held their annual
picnic at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Hugh Howard on HiwasaM i
Lake. Monday evening, July 39.
Approximately 40 attended. ,
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hoare mm MiM by aaadke
light service at Km tow <*
Kiww Ub and UUa Hijxi at
Following buatneu wwrion fee
newly elected officer atood la
(root of fee worabip aaMr te ha
Mr* ?Wij>w Houta.
tenting their office* were tabled
by Mr*. Mwtaa Btaatton. praai
la*; Mr* Louiaa Uyleaa. vioa
rifwHiii Mita iiUU Wlur
prpowv, MR mow IMHwr
wood, aecratary; Ur*. Margaret
ttlia. tNWR! awl Mrs. tally
Davidaqp, minaalbg oammit
Aftar prayer ?f dedtcaUoa by
Mri Hauls. a aeoial haw was
enjoyed and refreafameata were
served to ?' members present
VI T-2110 Mmphy, H. C.
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