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Cherokee scout. volume (Murphy, N.C.) 188?-1961, August 04, 1960, Image 1

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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 Hospital. "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 ters." 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 Burn Ticket Cage, Reward Set 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, July 31. 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- \ children. Murphy Calendar 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 dist Church. 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 Folk School SUNDAY. AUGUST 7 II A. M. Service at First Methodist Church, guest speaker. Dr. L. B. Hayes. The Rev. Alex Hanson will con duct services at the Church of Messiah. The Rev. G. K. A. Hase will i conduct service at Free Metho dist Church. Guest speaker at the First Bap tist Church, will be Rev. Johnny Gibson . 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 drews Road. 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 hostess. S:30 P. M. The Ruth Swann Circle of First Baptist Church will have a pot luck supper at the home of Mrs.i Harry Dickev. 7:M P. M. The Frankie Martin Circle of the First Baptist Church will meet at the home of Mrs. Joe Hamilton. 7:? P. M. The Elizabeth Hale Circle of First Baptist Church will meet at the home of Mrs. Harry Lov ingood. 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 ian Church. Prayer serv ices at First Baptist Church. No Prayer Service at First Methodist Church. Choir Practice at First Metho dist Church. S P. M. Choir practice at First Baptist Church. Choir practice at Presbyterian Churdi. THURSDAY, AUG. U U P. M. Bloodmoblle will be here at the Murphy Power Board Build ing. 4 P. 1*. Hie district meeting of the 31th Masonic District will be held in the Masonic Hall at Andrews II ? a n d Jury Urges Work . - At Three County Schools Cole Convicted Of Manslaughter 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 Department. ?ludge W. K. McLean of Ashe ville presided over the court. Glen Brown of Wayuesville was the solicitor. 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 moi guilty. ! 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 'guilty. ; 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 with leave. County Commissioners 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 I 1 New Ready-Mix Concrete Plant 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 1st. 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. Local Selective Service Looks For Man i 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 lot. 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 and parts. 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 Fall. Berkshire Mill r Employes Aid Ricky Hughes 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 mia. 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. Repairs Needed, Presentment Says 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; "excellent." "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 bad shape. It was also recommended that new steps be constructed on the! ' south side of the building. Chest X-Ray Units Begin Survey 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 X-rays. 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> . August 6. 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 date one. AOMT HET 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 Vick, secretary-treasurer. The textile firm is reported to be very' anxious to come to Hayesville. A building is available now for the training of pew em ployees. The council has been very Freak Mountain 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 project. 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 (floors. 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. AUGUST I960 S M I W T t S ? I 2 3 4 S * 7 a 9 10 II 12 13 14 IS M 17 It 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 2* 29 30 31 - - - SHOP US FOR . . . The Best Selection of Fine Home Furnishings SOSSANON FURNITURE CO. Murphy. N. G. ? photo by Smltay't Studio Andrews ... W !i- ? ~ii' ittmm MIL NOCAMO SMITH to Of M?. mmi Mn. Ma fcn<m toM j jivJ&MEJfex^gj.'SsssieA

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