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The Cherokee Scout
Dedicated To Promoting Cherokee County
VOLUME 70 ? NUMBER 2 MURPK c THURSDAY, AUG. 11, 1960 12 PAGES THIS WEEK PUBLISHED WEEKLY
PROMOTED TO COMMANDER
The Navy hos announced the promotion of George G. Dunn to the rank of
Commonder, Supply Corps, U.S. Navy. Commander Dunn is the Administrative Ser
vices Officer for the Now Supply Corps School, Athens, Go. Captain W. A. Evans,
Commanding Officer, U.S. Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, Go., "pins on" Com
monder stripes for Commander G. G. Dunn. Mrs. Dunn assists, in a ceremony held
in the Commanding Officer's office during July, 1 960. Commander Dunn has serv
ed in the Navy for 16 years. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina
and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, Long Island, New York. Com
mander Dunn is married to the former Moureen Lovingood of Murphy, N.C., the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lovingood. The Dunns have two children, Kathy,
oged 10, and Bobby, aged 6. They reside at 154 Gilmore Circle, Athens, Go.
To Open Aug. 22
Cherokee County Schools will
open August 22 for the 1960-61
term, Lloyd W. Hendrix, super
intendent of Cherokee County
Schools system has announced.
Teachers will report to their
tchools for work Monday. August
22. Bus drivers will leave home
M the usual time Tuesday, August
O, and bring in students for regis
tration, assignment of textbooks
412, 402 Aid
Boy Scout Troop 412 and 402 of
Murphy have been working to
gether to get donations for the
amily of Ricky Hughes of Hayes
ille. Ricky has been ill for some
ime with Leukemia.
The Boy Scouts of these two
roops collected (75.00 from Mur
ihy and the surrounding com
nunity. The donation was given
o the Bud Hughes family Sunday
ifternoon and the gift was very
Sunny Gillespie and Mont
lagers are leaders of the two
Joy Scout Troops
A. A. To Hold
H* public Is invited to attend
in area meeting of Alcoholic
Inomymous at the Slagle Me
Borial Building in Franklin Sun
lay. August 14, at S p.m.
and other assignments. They will
leave for home before lunch
Students and teachers will report
for a full day's schedule Wednes
day. August 24.
Following is a list of the teach
ers for the coming year:
Ranger: Douglas H. Smith
principal; Mrs. Ruth D. Carroll
Mrs. Luella J. Newman. Mrs.
Osie S. Foster. Mrs. SaWe K.
White. Mrs. Evangeline S. John
son. Mrs. Ruby Kate Watson,
Mrs. Jean W. Alexander, Mrs.
Ruth H. Smith. Vincent W. Crisp
and James C. Moffitt.
Wolf Creek: J. Alden Cook, prin
cipal, and Mrs. Talitha M. Good
Hiwassee Dam: Ha rest E.
King, pincipal: Rev. H. Lester
Stowe, W. Grady Anderson. Paul
Ray Hawkins. James N. Hawkins,
Marvin Hawkins, Lvle B. Car
ringer, Mrs. Vesta R. King, Ed
win Hcndrix, J. Frank Walsh,
Miss Jewell E. Garrett. Mrs.
Edith M. Evans, Miss Bemice
Boring, Mrs. Ruby W. Wilcox,
Mrs. Thelma K. Kisselburg, Mrs.
Vesta T. Verner. Mrs. Beulah B.
Sales, Mrs. Lois H. McNabb, Mrs.
Annie Lou Rogers. Mrs. Edith
S. Anderson, James C. Evans
and Mrs. Anna Pearl Woodard.
Unaka: Mrs. Bertha S. Cham
bers. principal, and Mrs. Lucile
White Church: Mrs. Addilee B.
Brown, principal; Mrs. Vey A.
McDonald. Mrs. Florence W.
Gentry. Mrs. Nellie H. Morrow,
William N. Hughes, and John T.
Peach tree: Clarence Hendrix,
principal; Mrs. Tbelma P. Led
ford, Mrs. Irene Stowe. Miss
Dale Sudderth. Mrs. Marcella H.
Smith and Verlon Martin Jr.
Martins Creek: R. C. Pipes,
principal; Mrs. Bertha H. Car
ringer, Mrs. Ruby M. Hemphill,
Mrs. Darlene C. Lovingood, John
W. Hogan, Miss Geraldine R.
Smith, and Mrs. Mary Ruth L.
New Ag Teacher
RALPH D. ROBERTS
ANDREWS - Ralph D. Roberts
will take Mr. R. W. H. Ramsey's
place as Agriculture teacher at
Andrews High School this (all.
A native of Buncombe County and
? graduate of Clerason College.
Clemson. South Carolina, last
Year Mr. Roberts taught at Val
ley Springs High School in Bun
He it the son of Max Roberts
of Asheville. who la widely known
in the Western North Carolina
area for his work with the edu
cational department of the Farm
er* Federation for many years.
Mr. Roberta took over Us duties
as Tsftcher of Agriculture in And
rews on July 1.
Several churches of the Murphy
area are co-operating beginning
next Monday night in their an
nual observance of Christian
Young people, meeting under
the direction of adult leaders,
will talk of some phase of the
general theme: "Christian Youth's
Program and Christ's Answer.''
Planned procedure for the gather
ings is to have a brief introduc
tion of the theme by one of the
leaders; then group discussion:
and recreation and refreshments
The opening meeting of th ob
servance will be held at the
Episcopal Qturch of the Messiah
at 7:30 Monday evening; Tuesday
night the group meet at the First
Methodist Church; Thursday
evening, the Presbyterian; and
Friday at John C. Campbell Folk
Hold Open House
The staff and the campers of
the Buck Creek Christian Living
Camp will be the hosts to all their
friends and neighbors in Clay and
Cherokee Counties at an open
house celebration this Sunday,
August 14th from 2-5 p.m.
The Camp is now completing
its third year of operation. In
that time many improvements
have been made in the stately
lodge and the surrounding
grounds, without, however, dis
turbing the peaceful natural
beauty which makes Buck Creek
a favorite place for the residents
of this area.
Sunday would be a fine oppor
tunity for all those who lived and
worked at Buck Creek to renew
old memories. Refreshments will
4 County Men
Four area men were inducted
into the Army Monday at Knox
They were: Bobby Junior
Jones. Charles Edwin Patterson.
Gerald Claude Hiadman and
Johnnie Deloo Beaver.
Five registrants were forward
ed for physcial examination.
The Local Draft Board will be
closed from August IS through
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Federal Officials Balk
On Housing Application
May Go To NC
The Federal Public Housing Administration Is un
able to approve the organization of the Federal Housing
Authority (or Murphy. It was learned at the regular
meeting of the Murphy Town Board Monday night,
August 8 that doubts had arisen to the constitution
ality of an amendment to the North Carolina General
Statute under which Murphy sought to create a
The amendment to the general
statute in reference was intro
duced by Senator Frank Forsyth
of Murphy and was passed by the
General Assembly during the last
session. The original statute pro
THURSDAY, AUG. 11
Murphy Chapter No. 10 Order
of the Eastern Star will meet
in the Masonic Hall. At this
time the District Deputy Grand
matron and patron will pay their
Cherokee County Rescue Squad
will meet in the Murphy Powe'
; Board Building.
Veterans of Foreign Wars will
meet in the Murphy Power Board
SUNDAY, AUGUST 14
Queen Reunion will be held at
the Old John Queen Home Place
on Slow Creek. All relatives and
friends invited to attend.
Coleman Annual Reunion will
be held at the home of Charles
Coleman on Hlwassee St. All rel
atives and friends invited to at
SUNDAY, AUGUST 14
Service at First Methodist
Church. Rev. R. T. Houts will
The Rev. Alex Hanson will con
duct services at the Church of
Hie Rev. G.K.A. Haase will
conduct services at Free Meth
The Rev. Robert A. Potter will
conduct services at Presbyterian
Guest speaker of First Baptist
Church will be Rev. R: W. Pre
vost of Ooletwah. Tenn.
Union services of Presbyterian
and Methodists will be held at
The Training Union will have
an ice cream supper at First
MONDAY, AUGUST IS
Christian Education Committee
and Sunday School Council will
meet at the Presbyterian Church
The Rotary Club will meet at
the Family Restaurant on An
The Civitan Club will meet at
the New Regal Hotel. /
WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 17
Mid-Week services at Presby
Prayer Services at First Bap
Mid-Week services at First
Choir Practice at First Meth
Choir Practice at Presbyterian
Choir Practice at First Meth
vided that a city of 5,000 popula
tion or over could create a hous
Senator Forsyth's amendment
defined the word "city'' in terms
of 500 inhabitants in about 14
counties, including Cherokee.
After months of working with
the Public Housing Authority in
Atlanta and Washington, the Mur
phy application hit a snag when
tinal application was made. The
Federal officials took active part
in. and advised Sen. Forsyth in
the drafting of this bill.
Upon the motion of Francis
Bourne Jr.. and seconded by Dr.
Wm. R. Gossett. the city attor
neys were instructed to carry the
local housing question concerning
legality of the housing bill to the
North Carolina Supreme Court for
An alternative to the court act
ion would be the introduction of
a state wide bill covering the
point in question. It is question
able whether or not such a bill
would pass as a state wide mea
sure. llie present state law de
fines a city as having 5.000 or
The Federal authorities will not
consider the application from the
Housing Authority of Murphy until
a state wide measure is introduc
ed and passed or the North Caro
line State Supreme Court rules
that Senator Forsyth's amend
ment is constitutional.
Since the General Assembly
could act in spring of 1961 at the
earliest, the Supreme Court de
cision seems to be the most pract
ical and expeditious. This Dis
trict will be allowed hearings be
fore the high court in the early
A favorable ruling would prob
ably mean that Murphy would
receive authority to build at least
one half of the 125 houses applied
for. Each house would cost in the
neighborhood of $10,000.
Other business conducted by
the Board of Commissioners was
Upon the motion of John Jordan
and seconded by Francis Bourne
Jr., the following was unanimous
ly passed by those present. That
| the final estimate of R. D. Cole
in the amount of $829.50 and the
finai estimate of Hayes Block Co
in the amount of $1218.32 as ap
proved by W. K. Dickson and
Company, Inc., be paid to com
plete work on the Rimco Manu
facturing Co., 100,000 gal. steel
reservoir ana foundation.
Upon the motion of John Jordan
and seconded by Dr. Wm. R.
Gossett the following was unani
mously passed by those present.
That the street between the Peck
Hyatt and N. J. Babb property,
known as Bault Street, be widen
ed and a drain installed.
Upon the motion of Dr. Wm. R.
Gossett and seconded by doe
Moore the following was unani
mously passed by those present.
That the Cemetery Circle be re
surfaced at a cost of $322.20 and
that the new street in Sunset
Cemetery addition be graded and
Resurfacing and patching of the
city streets during the past few
weeks has amounted to over
Merle Davis met with the board
to request that a deed on the
Methodist Church property be
made legal. The original deed
issued in 1923 had not been prop
erly executed. The same was
turned over to L. L. Mason for
Upon the motion of John Jord
an and seconded by Francis
Bourne Jr., the following was
unanimously passed by those pre
sent. That the City Clerk Instruct
the police to enforce the Town
Ordinance covering the display
ing of merchandise on the city
sidewalks and streets Alio that
the city ordinance be published.
BARGAINS ARE A TRADITION IN MURPHY
To Give 1961 Ford Free
Murphy Merchants Stage
Back To School Week
For years Murphy has been be
coming the shopping center of
far-western North Carolina. And
this year, more than ever, the
stores in Murphy are proving the
tradition with bargains on every
thing wanted and needed for back
To prove this tradition, the pic
ture above shows a bargain that
was offered a few years ago.
As you can see, the sign offered
"Outing" priced at 3c a yard.
Also books of 50c value were of
fered at 19c. And just in case
you can't recognize the ones pic
tured. they are from left to right :
Clifton Dickey, of Copperhill.
Tenn.; Martha Candler Lee: Neal
Miss Evangeline Craig. Route
2, Box 165, Hayesville, N. C., is
among the 38 students who have
been accepted (or the September
fi class at Memorial Mission Hosp
ital School o( Nursing. Other Stud
ents will come from Tennessee.
Florida and all parts of N. C.
There are 3 young men and J3
During the first year they will
attend basic science classes at
Asheville-Biltmore College. Later
in the 3 year diploma course they
will be sent to Torrance State
Hospital. Torrance, Penn., for
training in psychiatric nursing.
Nurses are needed in N. C.. and
all over the U. S. The demand for
nurses is increasing each year
Health care of the nation greatly
depends on nursing education.
One more pre-entrance test will
be given for this class on Satur
day, August 20. High school grad
iiafoc fir* eli<rih!p_
The Rev. R. W. Prevost of
Ooltewas, Tennessee, former pas
tor of the First Baptist Church
of Andrews, will preach at both
services of the First Baptist
Church of Murphy next Sunday.
The Re* . Mr. Prevost with his
family moved from Andrews to
Knoxville. Tennessee, in 1935
when he became pastor of the
Smithwood Baptist Church. Dur
ing the war years he served as
an associate pastor of the First
Baptist Church of that city.
In 1945 he was called to the
pastorate of the First Baptist
Church of Ooitewah where he re
tired two years ago. The Pre
vost's have five children. Their
youngest, an unmarried daughter.
Martha, is doing summer mission
work in East Africa under the
sponsorship of the Baptist Student
Union of Tennessee and the For
eign Mission Board of the Sou
thern Baptist Convention. She will
return from Africa in September
in time to enter Carson-Newman
College at Jefferson City. Ten
nessee. where she is a senior.
Young Harris To Hold
YOUNG HARRIS - The Young
Harris College annual Homecom
ing and Alumni Day will be held
Saturday. August 13, on the
campus at Young Harris, Ga.
Registration for the alumni ac
tivities will begin at ? a.m. and
the annual business meeting of
the Alumni Association will be
held at 11: 30 a.m. John H. Davis
S. S. Williams
Mr. S. S. Williams suffered a
severe heart attack at 4:M p m
Tuesday afternoon. Doctors list
his condition as serious.
Mr. Williams is a vice-president
of the Citisens Bank k Trust Co.
s( Murphy and Andrew*.
Mr. William* was a*nltted to
the Providence Hospital
of Gainesville, president of (he
Alumni Association, will preside
at this meeting.
Dr. C. R Clegg, a member of
the class of *27. will deliver the
Homecoming address following
the business meeting. He is com
pleting his tenth year as presi
dent of Young Harris College.
All classes ending in "0" and
"T' will celebrate special an
niversary reunions at this year's
Homecoming. Members of these
classes will meet at J p.m. Other
special alumni group* that will
meet include the Young Harris
Alumni Athletic Association which
will get together at 1 p.m., and
the Spat Club Alumni who will
meet at 1 p.m.
Overnight accommodations aad
food service (or alomni aad
friends of the college will b?
available frtan Thursday. Auguat
U, ? San thy. Augurt It
Davidson. Noah Lovingood and
G. W. Candler.
Soon school will be in lull swing
again The weather will become
more crisp, and the leaves will
show their Autumn colorama.
And at this time of year the mer
chants are offering ridiculous
prices on almost anything imagi
nable. The back to school sale
offers Western Jeans at $1.98.
Car Coats at $9.95. Ladies Shoes
'at $4.98. And other items are
reduced as much at 30 per cent.
Furniture is certainly no excep
tion as one firm offers mattresses
at $39.i95. An electric lawn mow
er at $27.50. One store is giving
away two bicycles to school chil
dren. School shoes are offered
at $2.96 and dresses- at $1.00.
These are only a sample of the
tremendous bargains to be cap
tured in Murphy during the Back
to-School and end of summer bar
To Give 1*1 Fort
And to prove that the Mer
chants have their hearts in the
right place, they are giving away
a brand new 1961 Ford to some
lucky person on Saturday, De
cember 3rd. To enter your bid
for this car. hold your Red "M"
tickets that you get from the
Merchants in Murphy.
Watermelan S Being
A watermelon slicing will be
had on the square in Murphy on
Friday. August 12th and also on
Saturday. August 13th. So to add
a bit of luxury to the Back-to
Schooi celebration, the Murphy
Merchants Association invites you
to come on in and eat your fill
of watermelon with the rest of
the crowd. This should prove
fun as well as refre<ihing.
Dr. Paul Hill of Murphy won
$102 in Red M Murphy money
Monday afternoon. "Hie drawing
was held on the square in Mur
J one is sweat to me,
but I don't trust h?r.
She couldn't talk as
mean os she does about
everybody she . Igpi'W
and stHI skip me.