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The Cherokee scout and Clay County progress. (Murphy, N.C.) 1961-1980, March 12, 1964, Image 1

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Volume 74 . Numbtr 33 and Clay County Progress Murphy, North Carolina, Thursday, March 12, 1964 14 Po9e? Tlii* Weak Publish od Wookly SCC ONO CUM ^OlTA?| PAID AT MUNPHV. NORTH CAROLINA I ALL THESE SHOPPERS were crowded outside the Farmer's Federation Store here Tues day, watting in the cold to get in and take advantage of the store's bankruptcy sale. I Federation Store Scene of 'Scramblin' Bankruptcy Sale MURPHY - The Farmers i Federation Store here was the scene of a wild scramble 1 for bargains here Tuesday i t morning as the store's doors were opened to shoppers for a bankruptcy sale. , The Federation was declar ? ed bankrupt on Feb. 15, 1963, i and had been locked since then, with all the goods on hand at that time still in the store. zs&sessssesgse- -isssss Editor 's . fiotc-ftook ' aassssssssssssssssss^ Thus far in the month, ? March has roared in like a lion with plenty of wind, but ? the warm days that have pro , duced tempeartures as high as TO have brought on fits of '' Spring Fever. TR Another Friday the 13th is ? upon us. so watch those black ? cats, broken mirrors and propped ladders. TR Murphy is advertising for sealed bids on the new sew age disposal plant and system improvements, as well as die improvements to the water system and a new reservoir. TR Trout fishermen are look ing forward to April 4 which marks the opening day of the season. Wildlife Commission stocking trucks have been out this week releasing trout in country streams. TR Word came in this week that Dr. Harry Miller of Pine hurst, formerly of Murphy, recently fell and suffered a fractured kneecap. He is a patient at Moore Memorial Hospital, Room 225, in Pine hurst, where he will be laid up' for three weeks. TR A session of jury trials is coming up next Monday at Cherokee County Recorder's Court. TR Better check that list of jurors picked for the Mar. 30 term of Superior Court In Cherokee County and see If your name's Included. ' Notice that jurors are listed for two weeks. TR Cherokee County Symphony Society Charlman John Gill reported this week that this year's concert finally made it into the black, financially, with enough memberships sold to take care of the costs of the Little Symphony's appear ance here. TR Mrs. Pete (Barbara) Stal cup of Murphy has been named as Dan Moore's Young Voters Program Chairman in the county. TR The regular Friday night folk dancing at the Folk School will begin this week, and the public is Invited. TR Little Paul Roberson, IS month old son of Mrs. Quen tin Roberson of Hlwassee St., in Murphy, swallowed an open ed safely pin Sunday afternoon, but luckily the pin lodged in the child's throat and a quick trip to the hospital prevented what could have been big trouble for the young man. Dr. George Slae extracted the pin from the child's throat. TR Last week the bankruptcy court ordered a sale on the entire stock of merchandise, and advertised that the sale would begin Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. and continue daily until all the stock had been sold, with reductions of up to 50 per cent in prices on the store's goods. When the time arrived on Tuesday to begin the sale, bargain hunters were lined up around the store, and with only a limited crew here to conduct the sale, only a part of the crowd was admitted into the store at one time. Those who didn't get in during the first "push* voiced complaints as they waited out side in the cold, but a look inside showed that two check out counters were swamped with customers. Inside, the shoppers found that the reduced prices were not marked on the goods, and most people just gathered up what they wanted and head ed for the check-out stand, not knowing what the price of the articles was until their bill was figured. . .but most seemed happy with their buys and headed for home. Joseph Hlgdon, Jr., of Asheviile, Field Supervisor for the Trustees of the Farm ers Federation is in charge of the bankruptcy sale which is continuing through this week. Attorney H. Kenneth Lee of Asheviile is in charge of the bankruptcy proceedings for the Federation. Whether the Federation's stockholders will receive much benefit from the pro ceeds of the sale is still in known. Items stocked by the store included feeds, seeds, ferti lizer, small hardware, tires, paint, groceries, household items and a hundred other items. Some shoppers who made it inside Tuesday were loaded down with many carts and bags full of goods of all descript ions as they waited to check out and settle up. The sale was advertised as 'Cash and Carry, No Ex changes, No Refunds, All Sales Final.' James David Cobb, 88, Baseball Great's Uncle, Celebrates Birthday Here Mr. Cobb MURPHY- James David Cobb, a native of Bell view Comm unity in CHherokee County and an uncle of famed base* ball great Ty Cobb, celeb rated Ms 88th birthday here Monday at the Henry House, where he now makes his home along with his son, Parcifal Cobb. Mr. Cobb's late sister, Mrs. Nora Cobb Spencer, taught school in and around Cherokee County for some 40 years through the early 1940 s. He Is a retired employee of the Internal Revenue Dept. who served many years in the Atlanta Revenue Office. He continued to do private tax consultation until be was 83. Mr. Cobb w?s born at the old Cobb homeplace In the Bell view community .where he and his brother .William Her schel Cobb, father of Ty Cobb, grew up. His older brother, John Marshall Cobb, was at one time the youngest N. C. Rep resentative at the age of 26. William Herschel CoblfTy's father) later moved to Geo rgia and gained fame as a publisher in Royston, and served as a school comm issioner and state senator. On his 88th birthday, Mr. Cobb attributed his good health to his practice of walking every day. While living in Atlanta, he said he walked four to five miles every day, and he said he forecast 25 years ago that heart trouble resulting fnxn everyone rid ing Instead of walking would be die biggest future health problem of the nation. He Is a great admirer of the ancient Greek philosophy and reads his Bible daily. His wife, the former Daisy Stegall of Marble Hill, Ga. died several years ago. Her grandfather was credited with the discovery of the marble vein in Georgia. Mr. Cobb has two sons, Parclfal, who lives with him at the Henry House here is a professional aerial photo grapher who is a pioneer In his work. He is also an ar tist. He has worked in Mia mi, Chicago, and Atlanta. Mr. Cobb's other son .Dar win R. Cobb, lives in States - vllle where he works with an encyclopedia company. Town Board Renews Planning Contract MURPHY - At the monhtly meeting of the Murphy Board of Aldermen here Monday, the Board members voted to re new the town's contract for community planning with the Western North Carolina Re gional Planning Commission. The contract covers a two year period at a cost of $6,000. A grant from the Fed eral government covers 94,000 of this expense. In connection with the con tract with the WNCRPC, a full time community planner works with the town. In other business at the meeting, the Murphy Police Chief was instructed to notify all taxi drivers by letter that violation of the laws prohibit ing taxis to park on the streets to solicit business will result in criminal action against of fenders. The Board also heard a report that the 64 Truck Stop in West Murphy was becoming a nuisance to police, with many disturbances there, and the Police Chief was instructed to tell the restaurant's owner that he must close at 12:00 midnight. Bishop Henry To Preach Here Sunday MURPHY - The Rt. Rev. M. George Henry, Bishop of the Diocese ofWNCofthe Episcopal Church , will preach at the 11:00 a.m. services on Sunday, March 16 at Church of the Messiah, Murphy. At the same service the Bishop will confirm as mem bers Don Hughes, Dale Hugh es, Richard Hughes, and David Mashburn. Following the service there will be a luncheon and meeting of the Episcopal Churches of the Franklin Deanery which includes Murphy, Hayesville, Franklin and Highlands. Host pastor, the Rev. Ham ilton Winer stated that visi tors will be welcome to attend the services. Bishop Henry will preach Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd at Hayesville at 6:30 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church in Murphy. Hlt-And-Run Forces Gas Truck Off Highway MURPHY - A tractor-trail er tanker loaded with gas headed for Murphy Tuesday morning was forced off the road when it was side-swiped by a hit-and-run driver on N. C. Highway 60 about 10 miles Southwest of Murphy. The driver of the tractor trailer, Calvin David Ramp ley, 39, of Rome, Ga., was slightly injured, according to Patrolman Don Reavis. Reavis said that the patrol is still investigating the wreck and looking for the hit and-run driver, who was driv ing a small flat bed truck. The accident occurred about 8:00 a.m. Reavis said that the tractor trailer driver was unable to see what make the other truck , was, the color, or the tag. I Damage to the tractor - trailer was estimated at $300. Two wreckers worked some two hours to get the rig back on the road. Young Democrats To Meet Mar, 16 MURPHY- A meeting of the Young Democrat Club will be held at the Murphy Elemen tary School Library Monday night, Mar. 16 at 7:30 p.m. for reorgalnizlng the club. Anyone interested in taking part in the club is invited to attend. Elections of of leers for 1964 will also be held. 98 Named For Jury Duty MURPHT - A list of 98 jurors ni drawn here Mon day, March 3, for the term of Cherokee County Superior Court which convenes here March 30. The number of jurors pick ed for duty la the largest In some dine, but Clerk of Court Donald W. Ramsey explained this week that ther* li a heavy docket for this term of court and a Grand Jury must be cho sen to serve for the coming year in the county. The March 30 term of Sup erior Court la scheduled for ? two -week session. Jurors chosen for the first week include: From Murphy: H. C. For rester, Clyde Glads on, Lewis Emerson, Ralph Klilian, Ralph Farmer, Robert E. Thompson, Mrs. Ellsa Raper, F. L. Tea gue, M. C. Brlckey, Wade Decker, C. J. Schoeder, Roes Price Ledford, Edwin Man chester, Leonard Phillips, Coil is Roberts, E. C. Van Hern, Roy Fulton, H. A. Mat tox, William King, R. L. Ab ernathy, Carl C. Ledford, W. G. Darnell, Otis Mason, Mrs. W.'A. Sherrill, Mrs. Mar garet Patton, Howard Carroll, Charley Davis, carter Wor ley, Harvey Stalcup, John H. Brendle, Loy Painter and Mark Fanner. From Andrews: Claude An gel, Alex Holland, Sam Pos tell, Floyd Gibson, Arnold Reichman, Cross Pulllum, J. W. Stewart, Kellls Rad ford, Walter Ellis, Jeff Brooks, L. B. Blaylock, Gal* (Cont'd On Back Page) Dr. J. N. Hill appeared be fore the Board and presented a petition requesting the town to accept the J. N. Hill Sub division as it was shown on a map attached to the peition. The Board voted to let the street committee study the petition and plat, and to reach a final decision on the matter. Bass Hyatt New ASCS Manager MURPHY - Bass Hyatt has been employed as Office Man ager for the Cherokee County ASCS Office, to replace Lloyd Kisselburg, who has returned to his farming operations. Mr. Kisselburg has served the county in this position for a number of years and has devoted considerable time and attention to farm problems in the county. Mr. Hyatt is a native of Brasstown. He graduated from N. C. State in 1959, served with the Extension Service in Cleveland County for two years and has recently been employed with the North Car olina ASCS in the Office Man ager Trainee Program. Mr. Gee Mack Gee New Building Inspector MURPHY - Mack Gee, a retired U. S. Forest Service employee who has lived here j for a number of years, has been employed by the town as Inspector for the town's Build ing, Plumbing and Housing Codes. Mr. Gee will also handle the enforcement of present and future subdivision and zoning ordinances. Mr. Gee is also a part time employee at Burch Motors in Murphy. Mr. Gee's employment was begun on March 2, and he is presently making inspections of houses and buildings in the town and carrying out the other duties of his office. ( Scout Photo By Slmonds ) ANDREWS AND HAYESVILLE met in semi-final Class A Western Division District 8 playoffs last Thursday with the Wildcats winning 68-38. Andrews Thomas Brooks (22) scoot ed by Hayesville's Wade Patterson (35) and Brace Davenport for a layup good for two points in the third period as teammate Butch Sursavage (52) awaited the rebound. Murphy, Hayes ville Bow Out Andrews Meets Mars Hill Friday For Berth In State A Tourney ANDREWS - The Andrews High Boys basketball team will meet the Mars Hill High Cagers Friday night at 7:30 in the Erwin High Gym in Asheville for the District 8 Class A Championship and the right to advance to Durham for the State Class A Tournament. Some confusion on the site for the State Class A tourna ment resulted in an earlier an nouncement that it would be played In Winston-Salem, but final word this week from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association cleared the air, and said the Class A State Championship tourney would be played at Durham Wednesday through Saturday of next week, Mar. 18-21. Andrews reached the Dis trict 8 finals by defeating Rob binsville 75-55 Tuesday night at Sylva-Webster to win the Don Carter President Of Murphy Rotary Club MURPHY - Don Carter was elected President of the Mur phy Rotary Club at the club's regular meeting here Thurs day, Mar. 5. The election marks Mr. Carter's second term as President of the Club. He served one year as Presi dent in 1959-60. Other officers elected in cluded Douglas Smith, Secre tary and Treasurer; and PJ. Henn, Harest King and J. M. Hughes, Directors. The new officers will be installed July 1 of this year. The current President, Vir gil O'Dell will become vice president of the club when the new officers are installed. At the Rotary Club's meet ing Thursday(tonight) a dec ision will be made about changing the meeting time to noon on Mondays. Mr. O'Dell has urged all members to be present to join in the discussion. The Club held a trial Mon day meeting this week and SJ. Gernert, a member of the Andrews Rotary Club, presented a talk on the "mea ning of Rotary', explaining to new members and prosp ective members the Rotary philosophy. Dates Set For Hearings On Subdivision Proposal MURPHY - The Murphy Planning Board has announced that a public hearing will be held in conjunction with the Board's March 19 meeting to give interested parties a chance to discuss the proposed subdivision regulations for the town. The Planning Board ap proved a final draft of the proposed regulations for fut ure subdivisions in Murphy, and following the Mar. 19 hearing, the proposal will be submitted to the Town Board for adoption. The Town Board will also hold a public meeting on Mar. 31, when the Board meets to decide on adoption of the regu lations. Both these meetings will be held at the Power Board Build ing at 7:30 p.m. Along with the subdivision regulations proposal, the Planning Board has worked out ? future land use plan, but this plan will not be pre sented to the Town Board to be voted In as an ordinance, but will be presented as a gen eral guide, with no legal ef fect. A Planning Board official has explained that "the easy part has now been accomplish ed, that is for the Planning Board to reach agreement on a subdivision regulation pro posal, but the important job is to convince the people that these regulations are desir able and needed in Murphy now." "The procedures for pro cessing the subdivision plats need to be understood and the administrative machinery set up to handle the multitude of questions that will be asked," he added. The responsibility for re viewing the subdivision plats and coordinating the aAnlnls tratlon of these matters will be in the hands of the Planning Board. The March meeting of the Planning Board will also fea ture a written report along with the presentation of ? Land Use map for Murphy by Charles Cunningham, com munity planner assigned to the town by the Western North Carolina Regional Planning Commission. Some of the rules In the proposed subdivision regulat ion stipulate than Grading, s taking or laying out of lots will be begun until the Planning Board approves the preliminary plat for the subdivision. No subdlvider can sell lots with reference to a plat, get a building permit for the lots, and have the sale recorded unless the Planning Board ap proves the final plat. Nor shall streets within a subdivision be accepted or maintained by the town unless the final plat is approved, and sewer and water connections will not be made unless this plat Is approved. A minimum of 35 feet front age for each lot on a public street is required. These plat requirements call for a sketch plan, a pre liminary plat and a final plat. The regulation also Includes an article giving subdivision design standards, which re quires that subdivisions con form to maps, plans and streets in and for the town. Week's Weather Date High Low Prec. 4 76 46 0.08 6 74 99 0.80 ? 86 20 0.00 7 87 37 0.10 8 73 41 0.00 ? 71 60 0.06 10 70 80 Ml Forecast: Thursday , chance of light ralnj Friday, scatter ed to brokn cloudiness j Sat urday and Sunday, occasional rain. District 8 single A Western Division honors. Last Thursday Andrews beat Hayes ville 68-33, eli minating the Clay County entry from the tourney, and advancing the Wildcats to the Western Division District Finals. Murphy High's boys basket ball team was eliminated from the Class AA state playoffs by a loss to Franklin, 78-64, Wednesday, Mar. 4, at Chero kee. Andrews win over Robbins ville Tuesday marked the 26th victory in a row for the Wild cats this season. They are the only undefeated boys basket ball team in WNC. In the Andrews win over Robbinsville Tuesday, Butch Sursavage led the Wildcats with 22 points. Thomas Brooks scored 17, Terry Winfrey 14, John Gernert 9, and Larry Owenby 7. Andrews starter John Ger nert was out of the game for the last half except for three minutes in the final period, after committing four fouls in the first half. Alternates Jerry Thompson and David Slagle also saw action in the game. Fouls hurt Robbinsville in the game, as Andrews marks men showed good accuracy at the free throw line. Sursavage hit 8 for 12, Gernert 5 for 6 and Brooks 5 for 6. Robbinsville held the lead for six minutes in the first period, but Andrews moved a head at that point and held the lead the rest of the game. In the Andrews -Hayes ville clash, the Yellowjackets' top scorer, Bill Gray was out sick, and the game was a near run away. Bruce Davenport led the Hayesville scoring with 18 points and Ralph Ledford ad ded 10. Larry Owenby was high for Andrews with 16. Gernert hit for 13, Brooks 14, Sursavage 11 and Winfrey 10. Andrews played 12 men In the game. Murphy's lots to Franklin was a disappointment to the team's followers since the Bulldogs had defeated -the Panthers once in the regular SMC season, and km one to the Macon County lads. Murphy's Don Morris took high scoring honors for the night, hitting from every spot on the floor for 26 points. BUI Graves tddad U and Robert Smith U. Franklin was eliminated from the tourney on Friday night by a Ion to Bethel. A Urge contingent of Andrews followers and fans are expected in Asherille Fri day (tomorrow) night when the mm MMtrfNt-Mi District A Crown. J

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