Cherokee scout. volume (Murphy, N.C.) 188?-1961, March 23, 1961, Image 1
"Cherokee County's Oldest and Newest ^paper" The Cherokee/", jout Dedicated To Promoting Far Wesft^jSj _ arolina Volume 71 - Number 34 Murphy, N. C., Thuredo, *arch 23, 1961 8 Pages Thi? Week Published Weekly Annual PTA Talent Show Participants Lots of fun, lots of songs, dances, highlight show. Andrews Chamber of Commerce Reorganizes, Elects Officers Thirty-five citizens of And rews, Marble, and Top ton met Friday, March 17, at the And rews Town Hall to reorganize and elect officers of the And rews Chamber of Commerce. The group elected A. B. Chandler, Jr., president; Joe El-Khouri, Vice - president; Sam Jones, nerr^'ary; and Ty Burnetts, treasurer. The Andrews Chamber of Commerce was first organ ized in 1950. Although the organization has been inactive for seven years, over $10,957 Is in the treasury. The meeting brought for ward several suggested pro jects and goals for the newly reorganized chamber. It was suggested that a paid secre tary be employed to actively head the group. This idea was put aside when It was learned that the charter calls for only $10 per month to be used for this purpose. E. A. Munger of Top ton told the grotp that recently two men had bought property In this area and that they ex pressed interest in a golf course being built around here. Munger also added that he plans to add Improvements to the Andrews Riding Mgn so as to attract more young peo ple. Directors named wereE.U. Burch, Dr. F. E. Blalock, Dr. Charles Van Gorder, Robert Heaton, Sam Hartman, E. A. Munger, and Herman H. West. A golf course has long been a dream in Cherokee County. Bill Sets Salaries Cherokee County Rep. Herman H. West introduced legislation Tuesday to set the pay of four county jobs and the fees paid jurors and wit nesses in Cherokee Superior Court. The bill fixes the pay of clerk of Superior Court at $5,000 a year; the deputy clerk at $2,400; the register of deeds, $4,000, and the clerk in the office of the register of deeds, $2,400. The salaries would become effective as of April 1. Jurors, under the bill, would receive $7 per day for each day required to be In attendance and witnesses would get $3 per day. These rates would become effective upon ratification of the bill. Brasstown Group Attends Bercc College Conference The regular annual meet ing of the Southern Highlands Handcraft Guild met in the college at Berea, Ky? March 17-19. Those attending from Brasstown were Mr. andMrs. George Bidstrif), Miss Eva Hensley, and Mrs. Murrial Martin. Mrs. Betty DeNash, formerly of Brasstown, now from Asheville, represented The Cherokee Crafters. This is the Guild which sponsors the two Craftsman's Fairs. In July 17-21, in Ashe ville ? In October 24-28 In Gadlnburg. Many of our local crafters are members of the Guild, and have exhibits In both the summer and fall fairs. Brasstown Native Promoted ELGIN AFB. . .Newly promoted Senior Mister Sergeant Vaughn A. Rogers, receives a set of his new seven-striped chevrons from Air Proving Ground Center Commander Major General Robert H. Terrlll. This 11-year Air Force veteran is Non Commissioned Officer In charge of the Communication Electronic Facilities Branch at this northwest Florida research center. SMSgt. Rogers, a native of Brasstown, North Carolina, Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Rogers. (U, S. Air Force Photo.) 22 Cherokeeans Attend School Meeting At Franklin Some 200 persons from Western North Carolina, In cluding twenty - two from Cherokee County, gathered in Franklin on Tuesday night, March 20, to attend the Dis trict 8 School Board Meeting. Discussion groins met, start ing at 4:30 p.m. with a banquet at 6:30. Speakers for this meeting of educators and local school hoard members were Senator W. Frank Forsyth, 33rd Dis trict, and Representative J*ck Felmet, Haywood County. The two legislators explained the I school program of Gov. Terry < Sanford and the proposed met- 1 hods of financing the program, j School board members, ! school district committee- t men. school principals, and c superintendents from the t counties of Haywood, J ackson, c Macon, Swain, Graham. Clay, < aad Cherokee were among the 5 200 present. L The group enthusiastically endorsed the governor's pro gram Including his proposals for financing. New officers elected were: Hugh McCracken, chairman of the Haywood County Board of Education, president; Noah Hembree, chairman of the Cherokee County Board of Education, vice - president; and Lawrence Leatherwood, Superintendent of Haywood County Schools, secretary. ' AAAT Watershed Projoct Mootiog Sdoddod At Poodrtroo School Arrangements have been made to hold a meeting at Peachtree School next Thurs day night, March 28, 1961, to discuss theposslbllltyof mak ing ^plication to the Federal Government for assistance In establishing a Small Water - shad Project on Peachtree and Slow Creak watersheds. The Federal Government Is authorized under Public Law 566 to asslat landowners to carry out conservation work which will greatly reduce the j danger of flooding from heavy 3 rains such has been ex 3 perlenced in recent weeks. > Mr. Jim Lankford, Work > Unit Conservationist with die 1 Soil Conaervadon Service la j Hlawaasee. Ga? will be pre | sent to show pictures at work , which has Just been completed , la High tower Creek Water - i abed ita Towaa awl Union I Countlea in Georgia. KENNETH BEAM Kenaeth Beam Named Wildlife Protector For Cherokee Couity Kenneth Beam, 27, Korean war veteran and a recent trainee in the Ninth District Law Enforcement division of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, has been named Wildlife Protector of Cherokee County. Beam replaces the late Arnold Dalrymple, who died suddenly Tuesday, March 14. Beam is a native of Gas tonia. His promotion was an nounced by Bob Hazel, Chief of Law Enforcement Division In Raleigh. Beam is married and is presently residing in And rews, but expects to move to Murphy shortly. Murphy PTA Elects Merle Davis President Merle Davis, Murphy mer chant, was elected president of the Murphy PTA for the 1961-62 Term at the March meeting of the organization Monday night. Other officers selected were: Mrs. John Carrlnger, vice-president; Mrs. A. Breece Breland, secretary, and E. B. Armstrong, treas urer. More than $175 was rea lized from the PTA from the ticket sale of the talent show last week, Mr. Armstrong, who was in charge of the event, reported. The paper sale --- another money-making project ? Is to be staged Thursday, April 6. Those wishing to help are requested to bring newspapers and magazines to one of the schools that day. Members attending enjoyed vocal numbers rendered by the eighth grade chorus, directed by Mrs. J, W. Davidson. Yooag Ropoblicaas To Hold Mootiog The Cherokee County Young Repbullcan Club has an annowced a meeting a beheld Friday, March 24, at 8:00p.m. In the CourthouM In Murphy. Officers will be elected at this meeting and organization plana will be dlscuaaed. "It 1* Important that all part* of Cherokee County be repre sented and Young Republicans at ibe county are urged to at tend," aald B liner Taylor, acting chairman. ( U. S. Highway 64 Improvements Sought Survey Of Route To Be First Step Charles C. Potter, Mayor of Highlands, has announced plans for a meeting to be held Saturday, March 25, at 2 p.m. In the GalaxTheatre in Highlands for the purpose of organizing and promoting the need of improving U. S. Highway 64 from Murphy to Morganton. ; ? Organization ot an associa tion id push for improve ment, relocating and widening of U. S. 64 between Morganton and Murphy was discussed Tuesday morning, March 14, at a meeting of 11 WNC mem bers of theGeneral Assembly. The legislative group met at the request of the town of Highlands. Mayors, chairmen of boards of county commissioners, chamber of commerce rep re sentadves, western legis lators, and other officials are invited id the meeting. One of the first associadon objectives Is expected to be a survey of the entire route by the State Highway Com mission. This step would be ?ecessary before any actual instruction program. According to Rep. Jack H. 'otts of Brevard, who called lie meedng Tuesday, the 'roup will seek an improved two-lane highway. He said the organization is not now pres sing for a four-lane route. The group will probably tie its drive for improvement of U. S. 64 to Gov. Terry San ford's avowed theme of open ing Western North Carolina through i construction of a better east-west artery. San ford has said on several oc . (-.Minna he warts such a -o?'1 to penetrate into the farwest ern end of the state. Attending Tuesday morn ing's conference in addition to Potts were Sens . W . F rank Forsyth, representing Chero kee, Clay, Graham, Macon, and Swain counties; Boyce A. Whltmire and Tom L. Clayton who represented Henderson, Jackson, Haywood, Trans ylvania, and Polk counties; Reps. Hollls M. Owens, Jr., of Rutherford, Dan R. Simp son of Burke, Lacy H. Thorn burg of Jackson, Mrs. W. N. Cook of Macon, Herman H. West of Cherokee and Wayne G. West of Clay. Methodist Pastors To Exchange Pulpits For Holy Week The Methodist Church of the area will have special Holy Week services beginning on Sunday night, March 26, and continuing through Thursday night, March 30. The ser vices will be at 7:30 p.m. each evening. The schedule of services Is as follows. First Methodist Church of Murphy -Sunday evening, Rev. C. A. Smith; Monday evening, Rev. D.P.Smotherman; Tues day evening. Rev. C.A.Smith; Wednesday evening. Rev. F. M. Orr; Thursday evening. Rev. R. T. Houts. Reed's Chapel - Sunday evening. Rev. R. T. Houts; Monday evening. Rev. C. A. Smith; Tuesday evening, Rev. D. P. S motherman; Wednes day evening. Rev. D. P. Smo therman; Thursday evening, Rev. C. A. Smith. Belvlew - Sunday Evening, RevJD. P. Smotherman; Mon day evening, Rev. R.T. Houts, Tuesday evening. Rev. F. M. Orr; Wednesday evening, Rev. R. T. Houts; Thursday even ing, Rev, W. F. Elliott and Rev. FX. Orr. First Methodist Church of Andrews - Sunday evening. Rev. C. W. Sartln; Monday evening, Rev. F. M. Orr; on Tuesday evening. Rev. R. T. Houts; Wednesday evening, C. A. Smith; Thursday, Rev. D. P . Smotherman. The public Is cordially In vited to services In each of the communities. 5 Year Old Lad Kills Rattler Waynesboro, Ga. - Five year Tom Palmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Palmer, for merly of Murphy, killed a rattlesnake with three rattles. The fiuke had crawled up and colled in Tom's toy ear. Needless to say. Mama went quits limp when her son yelled, "Mama. I killed a tftf snake!" Moral of the story: Be sure your children look before they alt la their toysi Young Tom Palmer Is ? nephew of the Tom Palmer In Murphy. Murphy Calendar THURSDAY, MARCH 23 10:30 a.m. Circle No. 4 of First Methodist Church will meet at the home of Mrs. George Size. 1:30 p.m. Ranger Home De monstration Club will meet at the home of Mrs. J. V. 1 lemon. 3:30 p.m. Junior Choir will meet at First Methodist Church. Concord Choir atFirstBap tist Church. 7:30 p.m. Murphy Chapter No. 10 OES will meet in the Masonic Hall for regular meeting and installation of officers for year 1961-62. Rescue Squad will meet in the Murphy Power Board Building. FRIDAY, MARCH 24 10:00 a.m. County Fair Board meeting at County Agent's office Court house. 7:30 p.m. Martha Chapter No. 246 OES will meet in the Masonic Hall at Ranger for installation of officers. Notla Chapter OES meets at Dooly Lodge Hall. SATURDAY, MARCH 25 12:30 p.m. Murphy Garden Club will meet at the home of Mrs. W. A. Hoover ior a cov ered dish luncheon. Co-hostess will be Mrs. Emily Davidson. SUNDAY, MARCH 26 5:30 p.m. MYF will meet at First Methodist Church. 6:30 p.m. Training Union at First Baptist Church. MONDAY , MARCH 27 7:30 a.m. Holy WeekServices at Presbyterian Church. 6:30 p.m. Rotary Club to meet at Family Restaurant. 7:30 p.m. Men's Choir Practice at First Baptist Church. TUESDAY, MARCH 28 11:00 a.m. The Woman's Society of ChristianServlce of MurphyMethodistChurch will meet at the church. Circle 2 will be hostess. The Murphy Home Demon stration Club will meet at the home of Mrs. R. D. Chandler. 2:30 p.m. Lottie Moon Circle of First Baptist Church will meet at the home of Mrs. W. H. Murray. The Mae Perry Circle of First Baptist Church will meet at the home of Mrs. J. M. Ramsey. 3:15 p.m. Pre-Easter Com munitlve class at Presby terian Church. 3:30 p.m. Carol Choir at First Baptist Church. Youth Choir At First Methodist Church. 4:15 p.m. Cherub Choir at First Baptist Church. 6:30 p.m. Unit Test Demon stration meeting at Murphy Power Board Building. Lions Club meet at First Methodist Church. Murphy Garden Club will meet at Power Board Bldg. for a pot luck supper. Mrs. Nell Sneed and Mrs. Glenn Bates as co-hostesses. 8:00 p.m. Alcoholics Anon ymous to meet atNew Regal Hotel. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29 2:00 p.m. Valley town Home Demons tradon Club to meet at the home of Mrs . T. C. Christinas. 3:30 p.m. Chapel Choir at First Baptist Church. 6:15 p.m. Family gathering at Presbyterian Church. 7:15 p.m. Holy Services at Presbyterian Church. 7:30 p.m. Hour of Power at First Baptist Church. Midweek services at First Methodist Church. 8:15 p.m. Choir rehearsal at Presbyterian Church. 8:30 p.m. Choir rehearsal at First Baptist Church. Choir rehearsal at First ? Methodist Church. APRIL U - 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Don't Forged The Blood mo bUe will be at Murphy Power Board Building. Area ooit course Topic For Andrew* Meeting A meeting will be held it the Andrew! Town Hall on Thursday night, March 23. at fcOO pjn. bo dlicuM the bond ing of a fol( courae In the Andrew* - Murphy area. All La Tea tad pereona are la viced to attend. Receives Easter Lily Corsage Little Miss Karen Wright, one time Cherokee County letter girl, is presented a Easter Lily corsage by W. D. Whitaker of Andrews, County Chairman of the Crippled Children's Society and Vice-president of the N. C. Society for Crippled Children. The 1961 Crippled Children's Society Campaign is now underway. Donations to this drive buy braces, crutches, and special shoes such as those Karen is wearing. During the past year, over $700 was spent for braces and shoes for children and adults in Graham, Clay, and Cherokee Counties. Murphy Protestant Churches Plan Good Friday Service Protestant Churches of Murphy are to unite in a Good Friday service from 1 until 2 o'clock, Friday afternoon, March 31, which is the day that marks the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ. The Good Friday worship will be held at First Baptist Church. Murphy merchants are being requested to close their stores as has been done in re cent years, during the hour of service. The ministers of Murphy churches, along with other in vited guests, are to give short meditations on the Seven Words of Christ from the Cross. There will be appro priate congregational singing and special music. The speakers for the differ ent words are: "Father, for give them, for they know not what they do," by Rev. W. J. Thompson, First Baptist Church: "Today thou will be with me in Paradise," Rev. W. T. King, guest minister, Presbyterian Church; "Be hold thy son" and "Behold thy mother," Rev. R. T. Houts, First Methodist Church; "My God, my God why hast thou forsaken me?"Rev.G.T. A. Haase, Pree Methodist Church; "1 thirst," Rev. J. Elmer Green, Baptist assocl adonal missionary; "It Is finished," Robert A. Potter, Presbyterian Church; "Fat her, into thy hands, I commit my spirit," Rev. AlexB. Han son, Episcopal Church of the Messiah. Offering at the service will be for the ? Inter -Church Charity Fund. U. S. Forest Planting $95,000 Seedlings The U. S. Forest Service is now planting 95,000 tree seed - lings in Cherokee and Clay Counties. Fifty thousand white pine are being planted in the Pan ther Top, Beech Creek, Per simmon Creek areas on national forest land. This area suffered severe damage from the Ice storm of a year ago. The damaged timber has been largely salvaged and unstock ed areas are now being plant ed. An additional 20,000 white pines will be planted in Clay County on old fields or poor hardwood stands on Huskins Branch of Fires Creek and Muskrat Branch of Shooting Creek. Twenty-five thousand lob lolly pines are now being planted on old fields near Lake Chatuge. Planting is being done under the sig>ervtslon of Forester Gerard E. Jacques. Kathy Dvaa Wiis Sipvrior Ratiig At Mask Festival A total of 120 young musicians throughout Georgia competed for honor* Saturday, March 11, In the annual state music festival at the Uni versity of Georgia chapel. Miss Kathy Dunn, 10, daugh ter of Cdr. and Mn. George Dunn of Athens and grand daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lovlagood of Murphy, was one of the nine winners from At hens. She won a rating of siyertor and an Invitation to plsy st the State Music Club Comnaadoa at Callaway Gar dsns April 11-1S. Kathy will play Haydn's "Sevan Vi ra tions" and Scarlett's "So nata." Capital Clipboard As of March 20 ? a scant six weeks alter convening of the Legislature ? there were five different Plans in the hopper for getting taxes to keep the Ship of State movln in the next two years. Only one Plan ? that of the Governor's ? would put a tax on food. The original Plan- -theone left by the Hodges Adminis tration ? would have no new axes at all, of any importance, and little new progress . . . .either. The three other Plans are combinations of tobacco taxes, alcohol, soft drinks, and beer and wine. Various combi nations ? and sometimes called packages. These three packages and the one left by the previous administration have three things in common: 1. They were designed by good, honest, sincere men. 2. They avoid a tax on food. 3. Not one of them --unless a miracle occurs - - will do the Job Terry Sanford was elected to do. I don't m much adraata?< In bela' a woman yet. ncn that ? man oa't tay jnt vh? ha thinka without |fmn' kit faca amaahad. ? .