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11961 North Carolina (General Assembly
Leonard . LiovJ
Of Graham Ceunr>
(Repre>enta3*e Lioydis :he
ISeruor Repreaenian v* m d e
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THE CHEROKEE SCOUT
N.jER E PAhB f aWisher PHYLLIS B. B ABB, EdJ rer
Pubfi she*.: 'PP. P'-JsJav Set ond Class Postage P aid a*
U? Htck ry Scree:. Murphy, C herokee Counc>, North Carolina.
Mi ng address in Cherokee, Clay and wrahim Counties, N, C.;
To* nb. ^nion and h annjn i. ounces , Ga., and PoJ k Counrv, Term.
Mear *3.00 r. Mo a. $1.?5
Outside o! Retail Trading Area Mr J5.0C ; iK Mos Ji.00
ma^or problems facinf me
cop v,enera Aaiembu
COui J Dc Ils'.ed as foi.crws:
Firs:. and this is true wirt\
mn? g! as. where will *11 tr. c
? one, co'i ?r ' roer :o opcr# c
re b a t ?'Kl g:?e The people
jic additional services ?huh
aie demanOed? Taxe^ <re <i
v*i?a unpopula: and vet to pay
for better schools, bettei
tuaos. and the otrver things we
desire. someone must pay the
tail It is on. y natural that
rav h of us wouiJ J lite to see
t r.e other fellow pay the Ml!
?so any additional tax.es would
be a major problem as 10
wNere :hey would be levied,
* ho wouid pa ??
Second, and connected w;th
re first. 1 s the expanding edu
dtiona. program which Gov
t-rnor Sanlord ;s pushing.
Nortf C aroitna is down a: the
iottotn ot the (is : as com pared
?< other stales m the educacio
al field. V^e need 3, "*29 addl
nonal jssrooms NOW ;o take
ait- o! excess enrollment
rrently housed' n non publ c
>wned buildings. In lmpro
v sed quarters, in ' double
Lshlft" operations and :n
erossJv overt rowded class
rooms *e are '?? e.: with the
problem oi loosing our pro
essional school personnel
sjch as 'eachers, print. pals,
and supervisors, to other
business fields, because ot the
law salaries as compared to
o:k er fields in business.
Here :r. our far Western
Area, and other parts of N'ortn
, arolina, we find a srea: deal
at disagreement wit?-, the pre
sent sever nan State Highway
c ommisjlof. and iheComm.j
sions' lack of attention co the
pressing higtiw#. n eeds of our
fa r Vfcesiem CounQes, as well
as. other areas in the State.
Lei me sa? that 1 am sure
tltc General Asserr.biv will
have opportunity to consider
lnc r eas i ng ir e Hlghwas C om
miss'.on to fourteen (14)
.?nei'iDcrs and a c r.i rman* th
more authority to act on our
hjghwa% needs in our area.
As a result o/ the I960
census. North Carolina wtli
lose one of Its 12 Congres
sional Distrlccs *e will only
have eleven Congressmen
come 1^62. The General As
semblv will ha>e to set Lip
the eleven districts tor North
i. arollna, and stnce we in the
12th District having the smal
lest population, we rna> well be
fa^ed with a koss mCorigress.
Also the < ,eneral Assembi y
w li be cal.ed on co reappor
Qon the North Carolina House
artd Sena:e. T>e ar^er count
ies woaiJ -s rand to gaJn addl
conaJ membership bv such
ai t Ion.
New * elf are 1 1 rograns w .11
be offered that would require
addidonal state ?nd county
funds to meet federal con
Salety programs will be
presented that would require
mechanical inspection of
motor vehicles: after the Sta
tes first experience w.th such
a prog ram, many have opposed
Inspection In any form The
drunken drivers blood test
also presents another section
of the safety program, aJso
restrKnons on driving privi
leges in severe terms may
we*, be presented
A growing demand b> the
puDAlc for Court Reform la
North v arollna will again oc
? mt)or Issue In the Genera.
Assembly Many believe chat
North Carolina should ha*c ?
caufonn court sva icm fro rr. cop
to bottom, which would include
reworking of the Justice o *
A larpe nunber of re
q^rsts will come 'ror*i the
Scale a^tnues for salary
inv. reives, expanding srr ?
vacs, additional personnel.
anJ other alleged needs. All
or these it^juests add 141 to the
nee 1 of ?? ore money , who could
no: use ri ore but were do
?r >>?: 'he f jfids? The ai.
portanc question of whether *c
are willing to pay n:ore taies
for these things and when . r
omes 10 additional taxt^,
people begin to ?i*e more
thou^f ' to :hc requests an !L
feci tf d " t ?. "iei a* Assj-t bi*
* : do the san. 1 .
^ meinbei o' the eneral
Assembly needs the support of
h.s or her people, their net* '.s
s.'.ould fx -i.ade known
L' e things that would bring
greater benefits to Che
vountrv, ? o -r an an do all b?
hirrsel' vs ? 4^ rne*rbers ??'
the '.9*1 North Carolina 1 -en
eral Assembly needs the sup
port, jndcrs tandinp. advice,
arid counseling of the peop.e
we are privileged to serve.
Old Salem offers the sfi
dent and tourist a rich sour
ce o< historical research and
A STATEMENT FROM DUKE POWER COMPANY
A meeting of representatives of towns and counties in the Nantalahala service area was
held in Bryson City on the evening of January 17th At the request of this group, repre
sentatives of Duke Power were present Certain information was presented at this meeting
and much has been said since about the pending transfer of Nantahala Power and Light
Company's distribution system to Duke Power Company In order that Duke Power's
position may be understood we want you to have the following information from us
ORIGINAL DUKE PROPOSAL
Our original proposal was to file with the North Carolina
Utilities Commission an application of trcnsfe' requesting author
ity to piace m effect the lower of Nantohalo s or Duke's rates
until such time as Duke might apply for a general revision of its
rates, with Duke's rates applying to new customers We are still
willing to do this
THREE-YEAR RATE PROPOSAL
A suggestion wo; made to us 'hot the application should
request oufiontv tr :ecve r effect the Nantahala rotes for three
years We agreed to accept this suggestion if it was preferred
and supported bv the rcwns and counties of the area New cus
tomers would be placed . r Duke rotes We understand that some
have quest'cned the voi dity of such an arrangement We would
not accept the suggestion umess we considered it sound
The -ates that would apply a*tef 'he th ree-vear period would
be settled by application to the Jtilities Commission ot that hme
Duke's rotes are samp throughout tts entire service arec
and ult marei'v w uld expect to serve the Nantohala area on
these system wide rates 'Cur present residential rates are 20 ?n
be lew the notional overage Duke rates were applied to the
bills of Nantahala c .stomers for 1959, more than 54 ?o would
get a reduction ana ct least 6 ?r more would hove about the same
FORM OF APPLICATION
lr -rner for everyone to understand the application that
would De filed with the Commission proposing to leave Nantahola
rates in effect for three years for Nantahalo customers, Duke and
Nantahola cgreed to prepare the application ond submit it to the
towns and counties for their approval This hos been done
NANTAHALA RATE CASE
Nantaholo has agreed that if this application is filed with
the support of the towns ond counties, it will request the Utilities
^Commission tc suspend the hearing on the rote case until the
hearing on the transfer can be held Commission approval of the
tronsfer would end the rote case
NANTAHALA POWER PLANTS
A question hos been raised about Duke's purchose of only
the distribution system ond not the generoting plants on Nonta
halo Duke does not wont the Nantohalo hydro-electric plants
We hove contracted to purchase three of the small hvdro plcnts
only because they connct be economically separated from the dis
CONTRACT TO BUY
Duke Power Company made a firm controct with Nontahala
to buy its distribution system We will abide by our agreement
end proceed with the steps necessary to perform t
A WORD ABOUT DUKE POWER SERVICE
You may be nteres'ed in some of our activities m promot
ing electric heotmg rurci electrification, ond industnol develop
ment Duke Power first offered a house heating rate in October
1958. is now serving more than 4,000 house heating customers,
ond ot the end of I960 was adding new heotmg customers at bet
ter than 280 a month About one out of three of our residenticl
customers is rural and our rates are the same for rural os for ur
ban customers Some 20,000 pola-mounted outdoor lights hove
been installed, principally in rural areas, since we first offered
this service on a new low rote in 1958 You will see in leading
mogcrines now on the newsstands Duke Power advertisements
which focus national attention to industrial opportunities m the
Duke service area We have 12 men engaged in industrial sales
and promotion, of which three devote their full time to solicitation
of new industry
We feel sure you will agree that our Company has hod a
substantial part in the growth and development of our service
arte We believe that the Nonfahalo service area has a wonder
ful future and look forward to having o part in Its development
DUKE POWER CO.
B ? Man .e Kuf.
Mr. and Mrs. J? k MaUlln
from Si*. and, N. C . were
weekend guests o! ner parents
hare. Mi and Mrs. Jake
v. apiain L>a?is, his wile and
lirde >0!.. r.is sister. and a
f r lend from C lean holm. N.L .
were touring tr>roug*i NUr?)ic
Sunday afternoon, en route tu
Mr and Mrs. KdOy Roper
and son from Mi.un county
were Sjnday dinner guests of
Re* an J Mrs. A r v i ] s w aff o rd .
Mr. and Mr*s K. r. Phillips
o' Robbtns^.lle *ere "e
Soil lav J inner guest* or Mr.
and Mr *. j ake Ja* ! *> .
The Kev J. Alton Morris of
Andrews, was tht gue*!
speaker a H*atts C rt-e*
' jr '? b jr..ta> nigf : .
rhe Kt*v Ikie a k^on and
h. 'i. ' rorr bnowijird, ?rrc
guest singers ar our WKKK
} rogram last Saturday.
Rev. Homer \MJson. bllas
W l i t>o r: and ArchleClbtry made
? business trip to Cleveland,
Tenn. last Monday.
Mr Howard C unr;ingharr. of
Hiwassee. f.a. a business
Victor in our section las:
T jes da v .
Mrs. India Barron visited
N4r**; Mimif Hieh fa*H i uesq*
Mrs. Mamie Rich Tnesdav.
Marble W^M.IJ. ladies met
at the home o' Mrs. Mae Han
nah last Wednesda\ afternoon
for their monthly meeting.
Those present and taking part
were: Mrs. Ldra tdwards,
Mrs. Lordle Hall. Mrs. Alice
West, Mrs. Mamie Rich, Mrs.
India Barton, Mrs. Lena Wil
liams, Mrs. Mildred Raxter,
Mrs. Kate Mann. Mrs. La jra
Swafford, Mrs. Mae Hannah,
Mrs. Letha Hall and Miss
Wllla Belle Moss.
Mr. and Mrs. Lonnle Glbby
and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Larl C?ihby and family, and
Mr. and Mrs. Sheridan Gfbbv
and family of Cleveland, Tenn.
were Sundav guests o ;
relatives In Marble.
J SAYS ?>
* AJshlNC. TLKN - Fr?iJ?nt
kenned'.'s State of tfce Union
Message *as well phrased,
well deliver ed. and by all
standards a n excellent
address. I hive noted ? re
rnarkabie improvement m his
speaking ability during the
last 'our ?e*rs His almost
r urcht. i Ian .anguage <*hl r.
It ^iSfil both in the Ina-gura.
Address and his first State
o' the Lnlor Message was
lastU: "Only wren oar arms
ait- sufficient beyond doubt
dp we be vcr :a.n beyonddoubt
?at they will never be em
ployed.' ! : was impressive
to me, as a member of the
Senate Armed Services Com
? rtee, that the President also
?>ta:ed c at he has taken prompt
a . aon. m three areas which are
clearly needed: First, to
increase our airlift capacity;
second, :o step jp our Polaris
submar.ne program and
third, to accelerate ourentire
missile program. 1 favor these
steps which are In the best
interests of national defense.
Service F amilies Overseas,
President Kennedy's order
permitting servicemen's fam
ilies overseas with t h e
servicemen, I am sure, will
bring glad tidings to our armed
forces and Its families. I feel
that the order o( President
F:senhower should not have
been entered. There a re many
other wavs to stop the flow
o ' gold from th:s country
>* thout placing the bjrden on
service per some].
DEDICATION J was pleased
:o wear The President call
upon ' every man and woman
w.o works ir. an> area of our
National (lovernment, in any
branch. at any level, (to) be
able 10 say with pride and
honor tn' the future yMn;
'1 served the L.S. Government
In that hour o I our Nation's
need.'" These ?rt more than
idle words when you obeerve
how wel! the President his
been able to arc ail by end
lar^e men and women of
uriusuai ability into '.he gov
ernment service of the ne*
administration. His challenge
should greatly benefit the
country by inspiring lmdadvt, *
responsjbtllr . and eneryv tn r
\ h e service of che public
B? Wlsel Biy A
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