The Cherokee scout and Clay County progress. (Murphy, N.C.) 1961-1980, March 19, 1964, Image 1
Editor's flote-Kook Look for at least one more short cold blast, but Spring has arrived already, and all the signs point to mostly good weather from here on. TR Word on the new furniture plant at Andrews is that only the green light from the gov ernment (through ARA which is financing SS per cent of build costs) is holding up the official announcement. The local share of $135,000 is pledged, plus some, and spokesmen say the plant is assured, with the final go - ahead expected any day. TR Government budget cuts have brought on a six per cent cut in the local ACP allotment, according to word picked up this week. TR A hot session is expected at the Planning Board meet ing In Murphy tonight (Thurs day) when the public is invit ed to discuss the sub-division regulation proposal. TR The Andrews Elementary pre-school clinic is set for Mar. 20 in die Primary build ing there from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. TR Plans are complete for the Union Good Friday service here Feb. 27, and for the Easter Sunrise Service. The complete details will be car ried next week. TR Several county teachers plan to attend the North Carolina Education Associa tion's three-day 80th annual convention which begins today (Thursday) in Raleigh. TR The first distribution of free surplus food to low in come families in the county i a scheduled for next Tuesday, Mar. 24. TR Tax listing in the county ended last Saturday, and tax office personnel reported that most people made their list ings before the deadline, but that a good number of Valley town Township taxpayers fail ed to list in time to avoid the penalty for late listing. TR Don't forget that the County Board of Equllization and Re view meets next Wednesday, Mar. 25. TR James R. Kimsey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Kimsey of Murphy, has been elected chaplain of Phi Kappa Tau, social fraternity at East Carolina College, Greenville. West Co. Contracts Indiana Job MURPHY - Herman H. West and Company has been awarded a contract In the amount of $717, 600.00 for the clearing of Monroe Reservoir near Bloomlngton, Indiana, by the U. S. Army Corps of Engi neers. The corporation, headed by Herman H. West, President, who is also present Repre sentative to the North Car olina General Assembly from ? Cherokee County, has been en gaged in land clearing busi ness exclusively since 1947. Home office of the firm is ' in the Professional Building in Murphy, with clearing ope rations across the nation. Recent projects have been completed In Tennessee, Utah, Kentucky, Georgia, and Alabama. Heavy Rain Diving Weekend Saturates County MURPHT - One of the hea viest rains in recent years saturated the area during the day Saturday and into the night. Constant precipitation, at times falling quite heavily, sent the total at Murphy to 3;M inches ? a hundreth of an inch for each day of the year, on an average -- and pushed the Hlwassee out of banks in the lowlands by day light Sunday. Some trouble was reported by West co Telephone Co. through water Infiltration of a cable in the Peachtreearea. Sunny skies early in the weak reduced possible flooding hasards. Srout Studio IF YOU DOUBT THAT SPRING is here, just take notice of pretty Miss Connie Farmer of Murphy who was out last Tuesday looking over the first blooms of spring. Friday is officially the first day of Spring, but with a lovely lass like this illustrating the point, who wants to look at a calendar. Cats Win District 8 Crown ?; '< ? :-r_ .... . I Andrews Basketball Team In Durham For State Class A Tournament Play , Before Rural Renewal Assistance Is Available County Planning Board Advised To Seek Aid On Proposals From Existing Agencies ANDREWS - At a meeting in Andrews Monday night, the Cherokee County Planning Board was told that before the county could apply for specific projects aided by the Federal Rural Renewal Pro gram, the resources and aid of all existing agencies should be exhausted. Chairman S. J. Gernert re ported to the Board that he had received this word from Mel vin H. Hearr, of Raleigh, Chairman of the State Tech nical Action Panel. The Planning Board re cently submitted a revised Overall Economic Develop mem Plan, asking for aid on specific projects in the county, along with a request for aid from the Rural Renewal Program. In his letter to the County Planning Board, Mr. Hearn explained that the State Tech nical Action Panel met Feb. 28 and noted that many of the projects proposed by the County Planning Board could be met by existing agencies. He sent letters to the var ious agencies where the agen cies had agreed to work with the County Planning Board on the proposed projects. The Board also took note at the meeting Monday that many of the proposed pro jects in the revised OEDP would be handled by in dividuals who were willing to undertake them, and that they were working only to make the aid possible, and not for any particular individual. Anyone in the county who comes up with a plan to be gin a business that might be eligible for Federal Aid would be eligible for any aid secured through the work of the County Planning Board. Some of the projects pro posed by the County Planning Board and the agencies they District School Board Assoc. ! To Meet In Murphy March 26 MURPHY - The annual meeting of the District 18 School Boards Association will be held in Murphy at the High School Thursday, Mar. 26, with registration begin ning at 4:00 p.m. It will nark the first time the District meeting has been held in Murphy. School units included in I District 18 include Andrews, I Murphy, Cherokee County, Clay County, Graham County, I Swain County, Macon County, | and Jackson County. Attending from school units In the six counties will be i school board members, dis trict school committeemen and school administrators. The theme for this year's gathering is 'Progress Re port.' Following registration and a brief general meeting, the afternoon program will con sist of several group discus sions centered around 'New Programs, improved Person nel, and Additional Funds.' Prominent lay and profes sional educators from the dis trict will lead the discussion. Dr. W. Amos Abrams, Edi tor of N. C. Education maga zine, will be the principal speaker for the evening ses sion. His address will follow a banquet in the High School Cafeteria at 6:15 p.m. Noah Hembree, a member of the Cherokee County Board of Education is currently serving as District President, and Lloyd W. Hendrix, Super intendent of the Cherokee County is District Secretary. Mr. Hembree will preside over the general meeting and present the president's greet ing. Holland McSwain, Super intendent of Murphy City Schools, will present the wel come. At 4:60 p.m., Max Abbot, Executive Secretary of the State School Board As sociation, Inc., will present a challenge to the work groups which will meet following his talk. Leaders for the work group meetings are Harry Corbin, Kenneth Barker and C. C. Wright, Sr. Business to be conducted after the banquet include the selection of the site for the 1966 meeting, recognition of special guests, group reports and announcements. H. Bueck, Superintendent of Macon County Schools, will introduce the speaker. Mr. Bueck is a former superin tendent of the Murphy City Schools. Some 18 area conferences of the N. C. State School Boards Association annually attract over 3,000 educators. The State Association was organized in 1937, and through its history has been dedicated to seeking improvements In North Carolina public educat ion. From its offices in Chapel Hill, the Association works with school board members and school committeemen at the local level. Professor Guy B. Phil lips of Chapel Hill, the prin cipal organizer of the As sociation, currently serves as its Consultant. Girls Scouts Visit Folk School MURPHY- Mrs. Francis B0 urne, Jr., Mrs. Claude Wilks, Mrs. Jim Sprung, and Mrs. Larry Black, troop leader of the Girl Scouts accompnied the Cadets and Senior Scouts to the Folk School on Mon day afternoon, Mrs. Bidstrup gave an interesting program for the members and also served refreshments. were referred to for aid in clude: 1. A complete soil survey for the county, and assistance in developing Peachtree, Val ley River and Little Brass town watershed programs were referred to the Soil Con servation Service. John Nel son of the county SCS of fie was at the meeting Monday to explain what aid his agency might offer. 2. The Board proposed to shift 5,000 acres of idle farm land in the county to forestry, pasture and recreational pur poses. This proposal was re ferred to the ASCS through ACP funds, and Bass Hyatt of the county ASCS office was at the meeting to represent his agency. 3. The Board requested con sideration for an egg - grading station, an experimental plot for fruits, vegetables and shrubbery and expansion of the community development program. These proposals were referred to the Agri cultural Extension Service, and County Extension Chair man Jim Stewart will follow up on these subjects. 4. Projects which might get aid from the U. S. Forest Service included establish ment of a charcoal kiln tu utilize hard woods, conver sion of idle land to forestry, and further development of recreational facilities in Na tional Forest lands in the area. District Ranger Bunch Nugent attended the meeting and explained the Forest Ser vice Program. 5. One item proposed by the County Planning Boardwas the establishment of a modern restaurant in Andrews. The County Technical Actional Panel Chairman, Robert Bruce, who was at the meet ing Monday, was advised to determine if a site is avail able for a restaurant, whe ther a local development cor poration or an individual would be interested in aid on the financing, and the estimated cost. The Planning Boardwas ad vised that the State Panel would make 'every effort* to see that adequate credit is provided from 'some source* if an individual or corporation desires to build a restaurant. The Board noted that anyone in the county could apply for this aid. 6. The Board also proposed housing for elderly persons, and this was referred toFHA, for the possibility of credit from that agency; and to the Small Business Administra tion and Community Facilities Administration. Board members at the meeting Monday included the Chairman, S. J. Gernert, Merle Davis of Murphy, John Gill of Murphy, Dr. C. O. Van Gorder and Jim Baker of Andrews. One member, Wayne Holland ofMurphy.was absent. THE DISTRICT 8 Class A trophy presentation at Erwin High gym in Asheville last Friday night was made by Ashe ville Citizen Sports Writer A1 Geremonte. Co-captains Terry Winfrey (24) and Thomas Brooks (22) accepted the trophy for Andrews. Rotary Exchange Student To Speak Here March 24 MURPHY - Hans Tholander, ?n exchange student at West ern Carolina College from Borlange, Sweden, will speak to a joint meeting of the And rews and Murphy Rotary Cliiis Tuesday night. Mar. 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Family Restaurant here. Mr. Tholander is studying at WOC on the Rotary Chan Gordon Memorial Scholar ship. He entered school in the fall quarter of 1963, after arriving in the U. S. in Aug ust. Before coming to the U. S. Mr. Tholander completed two years of Junior college in Sweden, and is presently a third quarter Junior student. He is majoring in business administration, and is es pecially interested In the school s automatic and elec tronic data processing cour ses. Mr. Tholander said this week he hopes to be able to stay at WCC another year in order to graduate. He visited in New York for eight days when he first arrived, and hopes to visit Miami, Flo rida later this year. Mr. Tholander said he has been very impressed with Western Carolina College, es pecially the friendly atmos phere among the students and professors. Weather Date High Low Prec. 14 65 47 1.98 Forecast: Thursday, part ly cloudy, rain Ttiuraday night. 11 64 31 12 65 29 13 65 22 0 0 0 15 57 16 65 17 65 54 1.75 23 0 26 0 ANDREWS - The Andrews High School boys basketball team is in Durham this week to go for the state Class A Championship, in a tourna ment that involves winners from eight districts in N. C. and runs Wednesday through Saturday. Andrews' cagers gained a berth in the tournament by beating Mars Hill High 62 52 for the District 8 crown last Friday night at the Erwin Hlgn gym in AsheviUe. Andrews lads were sche duled to take on Pinehurst Wednesday night in the tour ney s opening game. Both teams are undefeat ed, Andrews sporting a 27-0 record and Pinehurst, the District 4 champ, boasting 35 straight wins. If Andrews won their open ing tournament game Wed nesday, the team will play in the 7:15 semi-final game Fri day night, meeting the winner of a second game Wednesday night between Red Oak, Dis trict 3 champ, and District five s Farmer. Whether Andrews wins or loses Friday night, the Wild cats will play Saturday, if they make it to Friday night and win, the Wildcats play for the Championship Satur day night. Should they make it to Friday's game and lose, the Wildcats would appear in a consolation game Saturday. Two games will be played each night of the tourney, at 7:15 and 9:00 p.m. The other four teams invol ved in the tourney include Salem of District 6 and Bethel of District 1 who meet Thurs day night; and East Surrey of District 7 and Midway of District 2, who also play on Thursday night. The Andrews team left town Tuesday morning, planning to travel as far as Burlington, spend the night there, then go on into Durham Wednesday morning. Accompanying the team were Coach Cecil Mashburn and AHS Athletic Director Hugh Hamilton. The team will stay in the Holiday in, Motel in Durham. Coach Mashburn said thia week he hoped to find a gym in Durham where the boys could work out and limber lb Wednesday. Competing teama are now allowed to work out In the gym where the tourney will be played until la mlnu tes before game time. The team and coaches made the trip in private cars. The North Carolina High School Athletic Association takes care of all team expenses Wednesday through Saturday, but because It is almost 350 miles from Andrews to Durham, school officials de cided to send the team on Tuesday, and take care of Tuesday expenses themsel ves. In the District 8 champion ship game last Friday, the Andrews lads had a rough time of handling Mars Hill for three quarters, leading 41-40 going into the final period, but the Wildcats tough defense, good rebounding and fast-break ability enabled them to pull away for a 10 point victory in the last quar ter. Both teams were 'tight* dur ing thefirst period, which end ed with Mars Hill ahead 8-5. A pair of free throws by Andrews John Gernert with 5:25 remaining in the first half tied the score for the first time 13-13. At halftime, the teams were deadlocked 22-22. Both teams found the range in the third period, and matched point for point, with the action fast and furious. Butch Sursavage was And rews big gun during the third period, hitting for nine points. With 1:42 left In the final period and Andrews leading 53-48, Terry Winfrey hit on two free shots, and Andrews ranged the court from there on, increasing their lead un til the final buzzer. Gernert took top scoring honors with 20 points. Win frey and Sursavage added 17 and 14 respectively, Thomas Brooks hit for 6 and Larry Owenby for 5. Andrews' five starters played the whole game. Fouls by Mars Hill cagers kept Andrews in the game for three periods, as the Wild cats hit on 18 of 33 free throws, while Mars Hill only accounted for 6 of 11 chances at the foul line. A number of Andrews fans are expected to follow the team to Durham, and If the Wildcats make it to the Fri day and Saturday games, many more fans will follow the team to Durham. Julian S. Suggs Resigns At First Baptist Church MURPHY " On Sunday, March 8, during the evening worship service, Julian S. Suggs submitted his resig nation as Minister of Music and Education at the First Baptist Church of Murphy ef fective April 12, 1964. He has accepted a position as Minister of Music and Edu Mr. Sugg* cation at the First Baptist Church of Lenoir City, Tenn., beginning April 15, 1964. Mr. Suggs began his dut ies in Murphy December 1, 1961. During this time the music program of the church has grown to six graded choirs with a total enrollment of 170 members. IXiring the recent Choir Festival held in Febr uary, the Junior, Intermediate and Youth Choirs each re ceived an A- or Excellent rat ing. Since moving to Murphy, Mr. Suggs has held various positions In the Western North Carolina Baptist Association and is presently serving as Associatlonal Vacation Bible School Superintendent. He Is also a Regional Training Union officer. He has represented the State Baptist Convention aa Re gional Music Director for 3 years and Is to serve as a Southern Baptist Convention worker in an As soclational School of Music this fall. He (Com. on back page) MURPHY - Local veterans who are out of work, or who must change jobs or want to move to another town where employment prospects are better, may not know It, but there's help available for them. It's to be found at the Em ployment Security Commis sion office in Murphy in the person of John Ellis, Of fice manager. There's a wide variety of help avallableto veterans, Mr. Ellis said. Among them are those listed, plus a large listing of opportunities In all occupations, whether they be professional, clerical, skil led, semi -skilled, apprentic able trades, entry or produc tion Jobs, or something else. The ESC matches quali fications and skills of' the veteran to requirements of specific Jobs through the use of up-to-date interviewing and selection techniques. In ad dition, some veterans, whose Jobs may be lost because of automation, or change in tech nique, can take aptitude tests to find out whether they are fitted for some type of work other than that which they've been doing, Mr. Ellis said. To, there Is an inter - area recruitment system, by which a worker possessing needed skills, but is out of work, can be referred to his type of job in another area, he said. While most veterans know they can look for a job through ESC, many don't realize that the office provides these other services, he added. Veterans who would like to know more about the range of services may contact Mr. Ellis at the Murphy ESC office. Meeting Set Today On County Goals For Coming Year MURPHY - Goals for Cherokee County for the com ing year will be discussed st a meeting Thursday (today) at lOtOO a.m. in the Murphy Power Board Building. One of the major problems to be discussed Is the need for improvement in living conditions in the county. The 1960 census showed that 80.7 per cent of the homes in the county are without runnlry water and bathroom facili ties.