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The Cherokee Scout
I ? Dedicated Tn Promoting Cherokee County
VOLUME 70 ? NUMBER 1 MURPHY, N. C THUR.JAY, AUG. 4, 1960 8 PAGES THIS WEEK PUBLISHED WEEKLY
ANDREWS SQUARE DANCE TEAMS
ANDREWS ? Pictured abovetare the second and third grade square dance
teams who appeared on the Fontana Talent Show Tuesday night, July 26, under the
direction of Mrs. Howard Ford. These children were first place winners in the local
talent show, sponsored by the Konneheeta Club in May. They will appear Satur
day night, Aug. 6, on the Mountain Dance ond Folk Festival, directed by Bascom
Lamar Lunsford and sponsored by Asheville Chamber of Commerce. The dancers
are, Chuckie Frazier and Elaine Heaton, Jackie Ledford and Sandra Brackett, Mike
Huls and Willa Mae Guffey, Mitchell Shields and Florence Gale Ferebee, Teddy
Nichols and Debbie Crawford, George El Khouri and Elizabeth Brooks, Joe Wheel
er and Carolyn Cochran, Lynn Watson and Breeze Thompson.
Two NC Counties Aid
Local Polio Victim j1
Hospital bills for a Cherokee
County polio victim have been
paid by the Rutherford County
and Transylvania County Chap
ters of the National Foundation.
John Jordan, Cherokee Chapter
Chairman, announced today that
chapter officers in Rutherfordton
and Pisgah Forest volunteered to
pay for $972.62 worth of hospital
care which was given in 1959 to a
polio victim from Cherokee Coun
ty at the Asheville Orthopedic
"This kind of co-operation has
always existed between Founda
tion chapters." Mr. Jordan said,
"tlie Cherokee Chapter has re
ceived over $10,000 in advances'
from other chapters in the past'
to cover the cost of care it was
unable to provide. We, however,
paid back part of this amount in
past years and our chapter lias
spent locally a percentage of the
March of Dimes proceeds only
slightly greater than the national,
average for Foundation chap-1
The western North Carolina rep
resentative of the National Foun
dation refetrred to this transfer
of funds "a splendid humanitar
ian gesture." John Dickinson, of
the Foundation office in Char
lotte, commented that "this is in
keeping with the finest traditions
of the National Foundation."
The local chapter also has pro-,
vided braces, phsical therapy and!
other services for needy polio I
victims. Other Foundation chap-i
ters have already embarked on
a patient aid program which in
cludes aid to victims for other
crippling diseases tackled by the
national organization? until de
fects and arthritis.
Paraiytie polio was on the up-'
swing during 1958 and 1959 due to
the public neglect of the Salk
vaccine. "There is a definite
limit to how much our chapter
can do this year." local chairman
Jordan stated. "Everyone should
be sure to get the protection that
Salk vaccine offers." Four prop
erly spaced injections are rec
ommended. Vaccine is available
from private physicians and from
local health departments.
Vandals in the downtown sec
tion of Murphy burned the Mur
phy Retail Merchants Associa- 1
tions' Bed M ticket cage, and
damaged the covered wagon
parked on one of the islands on 1
(be square, late Sunday night,
Tha Town of Murphy officer on
duty discovered the fire after re
turning to the downtown section
from making his rounds.
The Murphy Retail Merchants
Association is offering a $25 re
ward for information leading to
the conviction of the person or
persons responsible for the burn
ing of the cage.
CELEBRATE GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY
Mr. and Mrs. Bascomb B. Lunsford of Andrews, (
celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, July
31 at an outdoor dinner at their home. Members of (
the family and a few friends were present. The three
tier wedding coke was tfimmed with gold. The Luns
fords are lifelong residents of Andrews. They hove
eight children, Lloyd Lunsford, Andrews; Home of Lex
ington, Mrs. Lena Ladd, Marble; Mrs. Zenna Brady, ,
Wilson, N.Y.; Bruce Lunsford, Marble; Mrs. Alma j
Tatham, Orville, Calif.; Mrs. Bill Bryovich, Bokersville,
Calif., ond Mrs. Kate Polmer of Andr*ws. Mrs. Brady,
Mrs. Tatham and Mrs BiVovich were unable to attend, i
They have 17 grandchildren ond three greot-grand- \
THURSDAY. FRIDAY AND
SATURDAY ALL DAY.
Chest X-Rav across from the!
Murphy Court House.
THURSDAY. AUG. 4
7:30 P. M.
Choir Practice at First Metho
FRIDAY, AUGUST S
* M. j
Alcoholic Anonymous will be
hekl at the New Regal Hotel.
8 P. M.
The regular program vrilt be
held at the John C. Campbell
SUNDAY. AUGUST 7
II A. M.
Service at First Methodist
Church, guest speaker. Dr. L. B.
The Rev. Alex Hanson will con
duct services at the Church of
The Rev. G. K. A. Hase will i
conduct service at Free Metho
Guest speaker at the First Bap
tist Church, will be Rev. Johnny
Communion Services at Presby.
terian Church. Rev. Robert A.
Potter will conduct the service.
MONDAY. AUG. 8
S:30 P. M.
The Rotary Club will meet at
the Family Restaurant on An
7:30 P. M.
Ruth Bagwell Circle of First
Baptist Church will meet at the
home of Mrs. W. C. Kinney Jr.
TUESDAY, AUG. #
J:M P. M.
The Afternoon Circle of Presby
terian Church will meet at the
Church. Mrs. John Thompson as
S:30 P. M.
The Ruth Swann Circle of First
Baptist Church will have a pot
luck supper at the home of Mrs.i
7:M P. M.
The Frankie Martin Circle of
the First Baptist Church will
meet at the home of Mrs. Joe
7:? P. M.
The Elizabeth Hale Circle of
First Baptist Church will meet
at the home of Mrs. Harry Lov
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10
6:30 P. M.
Brotherhood Supper will be
held at the First Baptitt Church.
7:3? P. M.
Med-week services at Pre^iyter
Prayer serv ices at First Baptist
No Prayer Service at First
Choir Practice at First Metho
S P. M.
Choir practice at First Baptist
Choir practice at Presbyterian
THURSDAY, AUG. U
U P. M.
Bloodmoblle will be here at
the Murphy Power Board Build
4 P. 1*.
Hie district meeting of the 31th
Masonic District will be held in
the Masonic Hall at Andrews
a n d Jury Urges Work
At Three County Schools
Truman Cole, 39, of Fain Moun
tain section, was convicted of
manslaughter in the April 27
lmife slaying of 65 year old
Boson H. Hickey, also of Fain's
Mountain. Cole, who said he acted
in self defense, pleaded not guilty
to a murder charge in Cherokee
County Superior Court here last
Wednesday. A sentence of not
less than eight and not more than
twelve years was imposed and he
was assigned to work under the
supervision of the State Prison
?ludge W. K. McLean of Ashe
ville presided over the court. Glen
Brown of Wayuesville was the
Other cases tried by Superior
Court were: State vs. James C.
Roberts, Escaped 2nd offense, de
fendent tenders a plea of guilty
of escape, and was given a sen
tence of six months.
State vs. Floyd Gray ?
assault ? Jury trial verdict of
! State vs. Ai Long ? Larceny
? Jury trial At close of States
evidence, the solicitor for the
State takes nol pros with leave.
State vs. F. L. Davis ? Tres
pass and damage to real property.
Jury trial and verdict of not
; State vs. Hadeti Johnson ?
?larceny of Automobile. Defend
ant waives finding of the bill of in
dictment of tempory larceny of
automobile and tenders a plea of
guilty of tempory larceny and was
sentenced to 18 months and no
I more than 24 months. Sentence
was suspended and dciendent
i placed on probation for five years
| on conditions.
I State re. Wilson Allen Long ?
iLarceny and breaking and enter-'
ing and receiving. Solictor tor
| state by reason of lack of evi-:
idence at this time sufficient toj
I go to the jury will take a nol pros I
Hold Regular Meeting
! During a regular meeting held
i Monday, August 1. the Cherokee!
County Board of Commissioners
| discussed the total cost of welfare J
[to this county. ,
Welfare in Cherokee County for
the fiscal year 1960-61 totaled
$75,877. This money went to four
different groups? Old Age Assist
ance, Total and Permanent Dis
abled, Dependent Children, and
Assistance to the Blind.
Other breakdown of County ex
penditure shows that Cherokee
County spent $2,750.40 for Fire
Prevention, $15,926 Health De
partment, $10,805.20 ? Farm and
Home Agents, $5,682.77? Library,
$103,816.59 ? Schools, $54,997.24 ?
County wide debt service, $23,
742.50 ? Township debt service.!
The total all County expenses was
set at $396,834.30.
During the past year the com
missioners have retired old town
Opens In Murphy
W. B. Dillard of Sylva announ
ced the opening of a new Heady
Mixed Concrete Co. to serve
Murphy and surrounding towns.
The plant is located at the for
mer site of King Lumber Co.,
and went into operation August
Ready-Mix trucks will be avail
able to serve Andrews, Haves
ville. Young Harris, Blarisville
and Hiawassee as well as Murphy.
Dillard has operated a ready
mix concrete plant in Sylva for
several years and is familiar with
ail phases of concrete work.
The pi ant is modern in every
respect and represents an invest
ment of $60,000.
Looks For Man
Hie Local Selective Service
Board office is trying to locate
Melvyn Ralph Radford. He is sus
pected of delinquency. Unless
such delinquency Is cleared, a
registrant is forwarded for im
mediate induction, therefore,
anyone knowing the address of
Melvyn Ralph Radford is urged
to contact the local board office,
or have him do so Immediately.
For Fast Action
Use the Want Ads
Dial VE 7-2222
ship bonds to the tune of S1GO.OOO.
These bonds tfere c. ' 40 to 30
years old. This leaves a balance
of *92,000. This goal of the com
missioners is to retire the whole
Other business included a mo
tion by W. T. Moore and seconded
by W. S. Dickey to pay C. H.
Holder $238 for repairs to the
stoker and boiler in the court
house. This would include labor
A motion was made by W. B. ;
Dockey and seconded by W. S.i
Dickey that the guards used in|
the transfer of prisoners be paid |
$1 per hour not to exceed $20.00
per trip plus two meals to be
paid by the county.
Court officers will receive $60
for six days of court. Jail fees
were $301 for July, 1960.
KING SIZE TURNIP
This is a turnip? Mr. Glover
P. Ledford of Shooting Creek
(Hayesville) is shows holding
his 10*t lb. prize which was
planted last fall. When prepar
ing his garden this spring, Mr.
Ledford noticed that a couple
of turnips had survived the hit
ter winter and decided to let
them grow thinking he might
"use the greens." One day last
week he observed that the
leaves had withered and making
closer inspection, found that two
giant turnips had developed.
Mr. Ledford, who lives on his
farm during the summer
months, says he plans to dis
play the turnip at the fair this
1 ANDREWS ? Workers of tiie
Berkshire Knitting Mill became
interested in the plight of the
Bud Hughes family in Hayesville
when they read in the paper about
young son Ricky having Leuke
They procured an outdoor
gym, an outfit to fulfill a wish of
the stricken boy and collected
$350 besides a large supply of
groceries. Several members ol
the group met Sheriff Kitchens in
jlfayesviile Saturday who directed
tiiem to the home.
The Cherokee County Grand Jury, in its final pre
sentment of the July term of Superior Court, called
for extensive repairs in thiee of the county's schools.
Murphy School, Peachtree School and Hiawassee
Dam schools all are in need of repair, according to
the Grand Jury. Conditions of other county schools
were rated from fair to excellent.
Un the older nana, conaiuons
in the county jail, courthouse and 1
prison camp were described as;
"The prison camp is in excel-1
lent condition, in tact cleaner .
than most ot your homes," the
Grand Jury went so far as to say.
Here is a rundown of the report
as it applies to Murphy, Peach
it ree ami Hiwassec.Dam schools:;
Muiyhy School ? The adminis- !
tralion building is in very bad
need of plastering in some of the |
rooms. The grammar building J
needs plastering in some of the <
rooms. The floor is in a danger-;
lous condition, having fallen three
inches in one room. The outside
wall m one end of the building
has a large crack in it and there
| is no fire escape to the building.
Hiawassec Dam School ? The
1 roof of the gym leaks and the
bleating system does not function
I properly. There are no shelves, i
i cloak rooms or storage spaces in!
the classrooms. The shop build-!
;ing is unfinished due to a lack'
?f funds. There are no screens
<>n lunchroom windows. A drive
way is needed to the shop.
Peachtree School ? llie win
dow* are in terrible condition.
Many of them have been broken,,
some of them recently.
While considering the condition !
' of the Andrews School "fair," the
| Grand Jury did point out several
undesirable conditions which ex
! ist in the high school.
There is hanging plaster in the
; library which the superintendent
; says will be repaired before
school opens. There are four
! class rooms, library and balcony
on the second floor without an
outside fire escapes and the old
wooden vocational building is in
It was also recommended that
new steps be constructed on the!
' south side of the building.
August is Chest X-ray month in
Cherokee, Clay and Graham
counties. Begin ning Monday .
August 1, three X-ray units were
stationed throughout the county
for the purpose of taking chest
Hie Chest X-ray survey is spon
sored by the Cherokee, Graham
and Clay District Health Depart
ment. All X-rays are FREE.
X-ray unit No. 1 was stationed
at the Berkshire Mill in Andrews
for two days, starting Monday
August 1 and 2. X-ray unit No. 2
will be in the business distric:
[ Andrews from Monday, Augutt
1 1, through Wednesday, August 10
X-ray unit No. 1 moved to
Marble on Wednesday, August 3.
for a stay through Saturda> .
Unit No. 3 ?111 be stationed on
Peachtree Street in Murphy start
ing Monday, August 1, through
Saturday, August 27.
If X-ray finds tuberculosis
earlj% there's a good chance for
early, complete recovery.
A Chest X-ray is a picture of
your chest You need an up-to
Stock Corporation Formed
Cloy County Starts Move
To Land New Plant
The Clay County Industrial
Development Council, Inc. has
made public plans that may bring
a new textile plant to Clay County.
The Council held an open meet
ing Monday night. August 1, at
the Masonic Building in Hayes
ville to discuss the formation of a
new stock corporation that would
build a building to bouse the tex
tile plant and the ways and means
of raising the money. It is pro
posed that shares of stock be
j sold for $100 per share.
Twenty prominent business and
civic leaders attended the meet
ing and over $15,000 was pledged.
As soon as half of the required
sum is pledged, contracts for the
building will be let.
The building will cost $45,000
| to build. The plant would require
1 12,000 square feet of floor space,
land would employ between 150
200 employees. Mostly female em
ployees would be utilized.
Officials of the Clay County
Industrial Development Council.
Inc. are Tom Day, president, Fred
Moore, vice-president, and Rufus
The textile firm is reported
to be very' anxious to come to
Hayesville. A building is available
now for the training of pew em
The council has been very
Wreck Kills Two
BOONE, N. C. ? A dump
truck loaded with gravel, went
out of control on a mountain high
way and struck an auto, killing a
middle-aged couple Tuesday morn
ing 18 mile* east e I here. IV
truck driver was injured critical- '
active in the preliminao' work of
contacting firms, interested in
moving to Far WNC. The Council
is also reponsible for removal
of the arbitarv or penalty imposed
on all interstate truck shipments
to and from Hayesville. The
freight rate to Hayesville is now
the same as to Murphy. Blue
Ridge Motor Lines and Atlanta
, Motor Lines cooperated in this
Several building sites have been 1
selected. However, the stockhold
ers Hill decide on the final choice. ,
1 The building will be metal fab
ricated, insulated with concrete j
Jim may be smart,
but nobody's opinions
impress me much any
more. If you know what
their interests are, you
know what their opin
ions are goin' to be.
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