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wot ? o The Cherokee Scout Cherokee County's Oldest And Newest Newspaper Vftlume 71 -Number 43 Murphy, N. C., Thursday, May 25, 1961 10 Pages This Week Published Weekly MtKeever Heads Drive Te Save Battleship RALEIGH, N. C.-- Governor > Terry Sanford has announced the appointment of Hobart McKeever of Murphy to head the drive In Cherokee County to save the Battleship North Carolina. Mr. McKeever, who has been named along with 99 other county drive chairmen aa an "Admiral of the Fleet" in the North Carolina Navy, GOP To Hold District Meeting Here The May meeting of the 12th District Republicans will be held at the Family Res taurant In Mruphy at 7:30p.m. on Friday, May 26, 1961. Members of the General Assembly will be on hand to make reports of happenings in Raleigh. Scheduled to be present are the Hon. Herman West of Cherokee County, Hon. Wayne WestofClay.Hon.Mrs. Cook of Macon, and Hon. J. Randall of Henderson. Dan S, Judd of West Ashe ville. District Chairman, will preside, and arrangements in Murphy are under the direc tlon of Dallas Reese. Ivle Funeral Home Hires New Director James E. Pitman has assumed duties as an embalmer at the Ivle Fun eral Home in Murphy, Pey ton Ivle has announced. Mr. f ltman, 38, has had 14 years experience as a funeral director having been associat ed with the Overby Funeral Home in Smithfleld and Raleigh before coming to Murphy. Mr. Pitman said his wife. Patsy, and their three chil dren, Jimmy, 12, Vickie, 11, and Mark, 5, will move to Murphy as soon as school is out in Raleigh June S. i Mr. Pitman is a veteran of World War II having served ? two years with the infantry ( In Europe. He Is a native of Johnston County, N. C. Mrs. Pitman Js a licensed nurse and is working at the > Mary Elizabeth Hospital in Raleigh. Mr. Pitman said that she hopes to continue in t the nursing profession here in Murphy, The Pltmans are members of the Baptist Church. Mr. Pitman said he likes to fish and would like to try ' his luck If time oermits. will direct the Cherokee County effort to provide lta share of the *250,000 needed from public subscription to tow the giant ship from Bayonne, New Jersey, B> Wilmington, N. C? and esta bllah It as a permanent educational exhibit and memorial to men and women of all the U. S. Military ser vices In World War II. Completed In 1940 and com missioned In 1941, the U. S. S. North Carolina was affection ately nicknamed (he "show boat" by the Navy because she was the first warship id carry 16 - Inch guns along with modern anti-aircraft weapons. She served in the Pacific theatre for 40 months during World War 11, taking lart In virtually all major engage ments from Guadalcanal to Tokyo Bay. In all she earned 12 battle stars. The Navy originally planned to scrap the North Carolina, but efforts of residents of the state for which she was named have begun to save her. Wlih a successful campaing to raise the $250,000 necessary to preserve her, the U. S. S. North Carolina will become the only World War II battle ship In the nation to be open to the public. Mr. McKeever pointed out that any Cherokee County resident giving as much as $100 or any campaign worker who solicits $500 or more will be made an Admiral in the North Carolina Navy by Governor Sanford. The Admiral's name will be en scribed on a plaque aboard che ship. Anyone contributing |5 will receive five free admissions to visit the ship. Any school averaging 10? per pupil for 100 per cent parti cipation by the students will each be given a free admission. All contributions ?re tax deductible. John Savage Elected President Of Lions Club John Savage was elected president of the Murphy Lions Club at the regular meeting of the club Tuesday night. He will succeed Charlie Hughes. Other officers elected were John GUI-secretary; Doyle C. Burch - treasurer; Kenneth Godfrey-tail twister; Frank Mauney-Llon tamer; Robert Bruce - 1st vice-president; and Alden Coward -3rd vice president. Who IsThis? Here's the cudest picture we have had to date. This fine looking group posed for this picture back in 1931 shortly after the ceremony was performed. Nane the occasion for the picture and the people in the picture. The boys are cousins and their last name appears on several businesses in Murphy, namely the supply business, the oil business, and the auto business. Now with all these clues we will leave it up to you to name the girl. Her initials were "M. A." We made a mistake in announcing last week's winner. We had an earlier entry than the one that we announced. Mrs. Roy Williams, Box 456, Andrews, had the earliest correct answer. Both Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Whisenhunt will receive a six month's subscription. Wagon Train Group To Go To Raleigh To Soo Governor The 1961 Wagon TrainCom mittee headed by co-chairmen Holland MtSwaln and B-n Palmer will meet with Gov. Terry Sanford in Raleigh Wednesday, June 7, at 10 a.m. to officially Invite him to the Wagon Train celebration J uly 4th. If enough people are interested in making the trip, a chartered bus will carry the group to Raleigh. Plans are to leave Murphy on Tues day. The group will wear full Wagon Train attire at New Officers Are Elected S Randolph Cunningham was elected President of the student Body for 1961-62, and Billy Haney, Vice -President in an election held Friday, May 5, under the direction of RANDOLPH CUNNINGHAM (he Student Council. Their campaign managers were Bobby Weaver and John Snow The opposing candidates were Jerry Chambers for President and F rankle Beal for Vict BOX HANEY President. Jerry Henson and Dorothy Ann Mull were their campaign managers. In order to vote, the srjdents had to register in homerooms during the first of the week. The voting was done by secret just as in a regular Every candidate for these offices must maintain a B average. The President is chosen from the rising senior class and the Vice-President from the rising senior or junior class. Randolph Cunningham, a rising senior, was the Vice President of the Student Body this year. He was also on the Student Council his sopho more year. During his sopho more and freshman years, he was President of his class. He is on the football team. ! Billy Haney, a rising junior, was on the Student Council his freshman year. He was President of his freshman and sophomore class. He i* also on the football team. the meeting with the governor. The eroup will also visit the legislature and invite members of that body to attend the Wagon Train. Mrs. Sarah Patton, secretary of the com mittee. is in charge of reservations. American Legion Auxiliary Installs Officers Officers of the American Legion Auxiliary for the new year were installed Friday night by Mrs. C. A, Bales of Robbinsville. Mrs. T. A. (Kate) Mauney is the new President, and the other officers are as follows: Mrs. John Bayless, Vice-Presl dent; Mrs. Herman Edwards, secretary: Mrs. R. H. Foard, treasurer: Mrs. John A. Davidson, Chaplain: and Mrs. Ruth Cheney, sgt. at Arms. Miss Dorothy Hensley Is immediate past president. Plans were made for Poppy Day. May 28, when every person will be given a chance to participate in memoriam of the war dead and allegiance. Bertha Roberts Is Poppy Chairman. The Poppy booth will be near the square In Murphy. Mrs. Mauney was elected In Charlotte June 8-10. A membership drive was plan ned by the unit to renew and during the social hour, Mrs. Bales gave one of her. CORRECTION! The Scout erroneously sta in the article concerning the death of Marvin Beavers, victim in the school bus ac cident at Hiwassee Dam, that he was a former polio victim. Gas Can Explodes; 2 Fishermen Injured Coleman Lantern Ignites Gas Two fisherman were re ported to have narrowly es caped with their lives around midnight Saturday night when a gas can exploded in their boat near the mouth of Beaver dam Cove on Hiwassee Lake. The men were identified by Cassle Floyd, owner and operator of the Hiwassee Boat Dock, as Zeb H. Smith and his son-in-law, a Mr, Cash, both of Canton, N .C , The incident occuredwhile Mr. Smith and his son-in-law were refueling their motor from a gas can. A Coleman lantern was reported to have ignited the gasoline. The clothing of one of the men was afire when they leaped into the water. Mr. Smith was alleged to be a non-swimmer making it necessary for him to hold to the side of the burning boat. His son-in-law being a swimmer was able to stay some distance from the boat. Both men had life preservers In the boat but they were in flames along with other equip ment. Both men managed to stay afloat until three fish ermen in a nearby boat came to their rescue. The rescuers were Harold Capehart, Marvin Ridley, and Albert Arnold of Dalton, Ga. Seconds after the men were tAen trcm the water, the gas can exploded covering the water over a wide area with flames. The boat, a 15 foot Cedar Strip, and all its con tents were a complete loss estimated at $2,000. Mr. Floyd stated that he and two other fishermen no ticed the bright light being re flected from the fire and pro ceeded to investigate. When they reached the scene, the rescue had been completed. Mr. Smith and his son-in law received burns on their hands and Mr. Smith was treated for his injuries at a Murphy hospital. Cub Scout Pock Holds Picnic The annual picnic for Cub Scout Pack 405 was held Mon day at 6:30 p.m. Due to the weather, the g 1-014) met at the First Methodist Church. After supper awards were presented by the Cub Scout master Don Ramsey and Den Mothers Mrs. Harold Wells, Mrs. Ray Smith, Mrs. Olen McDonald, and Mrs. James B. Hall. Mrs. E.C. Moore Injured In Fall Mrs. E. C. Moore fell on the porch of the Moreland Heights Motor Court Sunday afternoon and broke her right leg. She was carried Monday to Mission Memorial Hospital in Ashevllle for treatment. Mr. and Mrs. Cloe Moore and Miss Marie Price accooi panled her to Ashevllle. t Folk School Sponsoring Literacy (.lasses r- Two of the Literacy Classes sponsored by the John > C. Campbell Folk School have been meeting two evenings k 1 week since Nov. f960 In the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tom ' Wright at Ranger. NjC. Raad r lng from left ?o right In the photo at laft above are: Mrs. Lexle Voyles, Mr. Grady King, Mr. Wright. Mrs. ViolaBea vers, Mrs. Wright, Miss Fan nie Mr-Lellan of the Folk School it the teacher. Mrs. Myrtle Corney, Miss Adella Meroney, from Murphy die Teacher, Mr. Sammy Green, Mr. Clinton Green are shown left to right In photo at right.. Three others In the Ranger group not persent who have been taking the work are Mrs. Hassle Frankum, Mrs. Zeb Davidson and Mr. ed. Young. The gi-0141 has been follow ing the Frank C. Laubachplan of study for reading andwrit lng and have made a great deal of improvement since be ginning. The Murphy Library has been very cooperative In helping to find supplementary reading material fro some of die student* who were able to use it. Seven pairs of glasses have been secured for me mbers of the classe. The need for Cherokee Co unty Is to get more classes organized with more voulantn teachers for there are many men and women In the County who are still unable to read and write. It. Is possible to follwo the early moraiaf classes when it is televised from W.R.G.P-TV in Chattano oga. However, it Is also possible to go more slowly without the television and meat at night when more people caa attend. Anyone knowing of either "learners" or "tea chers'" who would Ilka to work in a class beginning next September should call die Polk School atBrasstown. Material for both the student and the teacher can be obtained there. Mrs. Ruth Cheney, Miss Dot Hensley and Mrs. Anaold Style* of Murphy worked with several student* earlier lathe year. Miss Kate Hayee 1* available a* a volunteer tea char. Ob Tuesday, May 16, ?mm Literacy Classes had a picnic at the Folk School. Mrs. Velma Moore of HayeavUle and Mr*. Kata Mauney ot Murphy ? aerded. Former Resident Elected Engineer's Dream Girl Miss Jeanette Denny of the University of Tennessee's Student Chapter of the Ameri can Society of Civil Engineers was electedEngineer'sDream Girl at the Annual Engineers' Ball held recently at the University of Tennessee. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. K. Denny of Knox ville formerly of Murphy, and the granddaughter of Mrs. Leila Dickey of Murphy. Miss Denny won her title in com petition with 10 of U. T.'s loveliest beauties. In recognition of this honor she was awarded the biz loving cup she is shown holding above. In previous jousts on the field of beauty, she was chosen in 1958 as ACE Queen of Clubs and in 1959 as ACE Queen of Diamonds, and re cently as ACE Queen of Spades. She was the cover girl on the September 1959 issue of the Tennessee Valley Eng ineer. This is a unique honor for she is the only cover girl that magazine has ever had. Miss Denny is a senior in civil engineering and wherr she graduates next December will be the first girl to grad uate in that profession. She is now contemplating return ing to U. T. for a master's degree. She is a member of Phi Mu sorority. This year she was a nominee for Homecom ing Queen. Seniors to Receive Diplomas Friday One hundred thirty-three seniors, the largest graduat ing class in the history of Murphy High School, will receive diplomas F riday night. May 26, 1961, in the gym tori um. Thirty - five seniors in Miss Travis' fourth period English class wrote speeches on appropriate sub jects for graduation. On a competitive basis the top ten speeches were selected. These students then gave their s peaches baton two other senior English classes. By secret ballot the students themselves chose their com mencement speakers for speaking ability and the quality of their speeches. Anna Bruce, Phil Mattox, and Betty Sprung will deliver addresses which they wrote. Honor students for this year are valedictorian, Anna Bruce, and co-salutatorians, Betty Sprung and Eugenia ?avis. They were selected on the basis of academic achieve ment duri ng the las t four years of tdnol. ANNA BRUCE BETTY SPRUNG EUGENIA DAVIS PHIL MATTQX <k i j ? i" * wfilf 1 1 *lti ii -M- ? -*1 ' i Murphy Calendar THURSDAY, MAY 25 3:30 P.M. - The Murphy iarden Club will meet at the lome of Mrs. Hobart Mc Ceever with Mrs. Jim Gibbs is co-hostess. 1:30 P.M. - Ranger Home >emonstradon Club will meet it the home of Mrs. Charlie Cilpa trick. 3:00 PX - Jr. Choir at First Methodist Church. 3:30 P.M. - Concord Choir it First Baptist Church Murphy Garden Club will neet at the home of Mrs. hobart McKeever with Mrs. |im Gibbs as co-hostess. 4:15 P.M. - Pioneer-Senior neeting at Presbyterian Church. 7:30 P.M. -Murphy Chapter Mo. 10 Order of Eastern Star will meet in the Masonic Hall. Community Service at Free Methodist Church. FRIDAY, MAY 26 3:00 PM. - Junior Choir at First Methodist Church 3:30 P.M. - Concord Choir at First Baptist Church 4:15 P.M. -Senior-Pioneer at Presbyterian Church SATURDAY, MAY 27 ALL DAY - American Legion Auxiliary will sell poppies all day at their booth on the square. SUNDAY, MAY 28 6:00 P.M. - MYF meeting at First Methodist Church 6:30 P.M. - Training Union at First Baptist Church 8:00 P.M. - Seniors of Murphv High School who are members of First Methodist Church will be recognized at services. MONDAY. MAY 29 7:30 P.M. - Men's Chorus at First Baptist Church MONDAY. MAY 29 6:30 PX - Rotary Club to meet at the Family Res taurant . 7:30 P.M. - Men's Chorus at First Baptist Church TUESDAY, MAY 30 3:15 P.M. - Junior Fellow ship at Presbyterian Church 3:30 P.M. - Carol Choir at First Baptist Church Youth Choir atFlrstMetho dist Church WEDNESDAY, MAY 31 JUNE 2 - Western District Crafts for Home Demon stration club leaders will be held at CampSchaub, Waynes ville. 22 Crafts are scheduled to Lie taught and the instructors re well known craftsmen . roughout the area. 7:20 P.M. - Midweek ser vices atPresbyterianChurch 7:30 P.M. - Hour of Power at First Baptist Church Midweek services at First Methodist Church 8:00 P.M. -Choir rehearsal at Presbyterian Church 8:30 P.M. - Adult Choir at First Baptist Church Choir rehearsal ft First Methodist Church THURSDAY IUNE 1 3:30 P.M. - Concord Choir at First Baptist Church 4:00 P,M. - Senior-Pioneer meedng at Presbyterian Church Davit Promoted Dr. Claude J. Davis has been promoted to Director of (he Bureau for Government RMearch, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, according to a recent announcement by the Uni versity President, Clyde L. Col son. Dr. Davis is a native of Asheville and the son of Mrs. Ethel Davis and the late H. T. Davis of Robbinsville, N. C. He served on the (acuity of West Virginia Uni versity for four years prior to the appointment. Before going to West Vir ginia, Dr. Davis served in the Mpanments of Political Science at the University of Tennessee and the University of California at Los Angeles. He attended college atBrevard Junior College and Western Carolina College and received Ma Phi), from the University ?f Tennessee. Dr, Davis Is married to the farmer Miss Ludle Mulkeyof Andrew*, N. C. They have Mo children Terence, 5, and Murphy Win*

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