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The Cherokee scout and Clay County progress. (Murphy, N.C.) 1961-1980, October 01, 1964, SECTION A, Image 1

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1889 75th Anniversary Edition The Cherokee Scout Volume 75 - Number 10 Murphy, North Carolina October 1, 1964 32 Pages This Week SECOND CLASS POSTAGE PAID AT MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA Anniversary Edition Photos by Scout Studios Fred Davis Photographer ******************** McKeever? Edwards Appointed To Defend Gibson MURPHY- The law firm of McKeever and Edwards has been appointed by Judge Will iam K. McLean to defend Seth Gibson, Jr., in the November tern of Superior Court here in Murphy. The Order of Appoint ment of Counsel by J udge Mc Lean was delivered to the off ice of McKeever and Edwards by S.B.I. Agent M. G. Craw tord. Gibson is charged in two warrants for the capital crime of rape and one warrant for the felony of an assault with intent to commit rape. The warrants were issued by Lloyd Ramsey, a Justice of the Peace in Cherokee County. Gibson is now being held in Cherokee County jail awaiting a preliminary hearing. Date for the hearing has not yet been set. Murphy Native Drowns At Dalton MURPHY- Samuel Homer Sneed, Jr., 4, drowned about 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 23, in a lake near the home in Dalton, Georgia. Samuel, a native of Murphy who had been living in Dalton for one month, was playing with a boat in the company of a friend when the accident occ ured. Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Sneed, two sisters, Maxine and Merr is Ami, of the home; and the paternal grandparents ,Mr. and Mrs. Will Sneed of Murphy. Services were held at 2 p.m. at the Snow HillBaptist Church, Murphy. The Rev. Calvin Thompson officiated, and burial was in the church cemetery. Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Dairy Meeting Set For Oct. 6 MURPHY- There will be a special meeting for Dairymen from Cherokee and Clay Coun ties at the Murphy Power Board Building, Tuesday, October 6, at 7:30 p.m. Guy Parsons will betheguest speaker. His topic will be "Feeding and Housing of Dairy Cattle." Rev. Roland J. Whitmore, Jr. Episcopal Preaching Mission Begins October 4 MURPHY- A preaching mis sion will begin Sunday .October 4, at the Murphy Episcopal Church in Murphy with Rev. Roland J. Whitmire, Jr., of Shelby, N. C. as visiting priest. Rev. Whitmire is a graduate of Clemson College and St. Luke's Hall, University of the South. He has served as Rector of the Church of the Redeemer in Shelby, N. C. for the past ten years. Previously, he ser ved as Priest in charge of St. Francis', Cherokee, St. Johns', Sylva and Chaplain to the Epis copal students at Western Car olina College, Cullowhee. The public is cordially in vited to hear this preaching mission. Services will be held nightly at 7:30 p.m. and will continue through Thursday, October 8. Rainfall Welcome To Area Farmeis Needed moisture descended on the tri-state area this week bringing relief to crop and grass lands. Up until 7 o'clock Tuesday morning .30 inches had been recorded in Murphy Monday night and early Tuesday morn ing. After dawn however, rain fell harder and precipitation had mounted considerably by noon-day Tuesday(press-time.) To the east the fall was greater, with Hayesville re porting an inch-and-a -quarter and Titus, Georgia, beyondHia wassee, being pounded with a four-and-one-half inch assault. Rainfall in the area will be beneficial for grasslands, and notably those on which fert ilizer has been laid, according to James Stewart, Cherokee County Agent. Precipitation would also be helpful, he said, for late trell ised tomatoes, newly-seeded ground, cover crops, and for further plowing. Mr. Stewart thought it was the first siza ble rain the area for about six weeks. IMIn Allc? Davis, daughter of Mr*. Edd Davl* OCTOBER aa mm m m m m w 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Keep Hot Water At Your Fingertips En|oy the convenience of hot water whenever you want it with lowcott LP got. We deliver everywhere. Coll ut now. SMOKY MOUNTAIN GAS, INC. Phone 837-2111 Murphy, N. C. Cherokee Co. History Visited In Scout Anniversary Edition M In the southwestern corner of the state of North Carolina the Cherokee Lands secured by the New Echota treaty were organized into Cherokee Coun ty by an act of the North Car olina Legislature in 1839. From the time of the treaty until the formation of Cherokee County', this territory had re mained under the jurisdiction of Macon County. The pioneers who settled the mountains of this state were men of character and courage, and women of faith and cul ture, amid the hardships and hazards of an untamed wilder ness. Their lives were shap ed by the rough environment in which they lived. The men were strong of muscle, good hunters, and bold Indian fight ers. Brave women shared their hard lot, kept house in the cabins, made the clothing for the family, reared their child ren to carry on the fight against the wilderness. In 1540, Desota and his men supposedly used an old Indian Trail to pass through our county and prospect for gold enroute. One of our townships called Tomotla, is the locat ion of an old mining shaft from which were recovered ancient tools, a cannon barrel and coin molds of Spanish make. Upon reaching Cherokee County you will be near the southern end of the Great Smoky New Junaluska Highway To Be Dedicated October 6 ANDREWS- Mayor P. B. Ferebee invites the public to the dedication and ribbon cutt ing for the opening of new Junaluska Highway on Tuesday, October 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the entrance of the new road at J unaluska. Honorable Melvin Broughton, Jr., former Chairman of State Highway Commission and pre Gun Shot Fractures Shoulder Of Woman MURPHY- Mrs. Lloyd Ram sey was admitted to Providence Hospital at 4:45 a.m. Sunday morning sufiering a gun-shot wound of the left shoulder. The bullet, believed to be a 38 caliber, fractured the shoulder bone. Mrs. Ramsey was trans ferred to Kennesaw Hospital in Marietta, Georgia at 4:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Her condition was listed as good. Wildcat Ciub Holds Membership Drive ANDREWS- The Wildcat Club, organized for the speci fic purpose of supporting And rews High School athletics, is conducting its annual member ship drive this week. Membership dues are $5.00. The club meets the second Mon day of each month at the Town Hall. Members enjoy watching films of games, hearing coa ches comments and occasion ally have a guest speaker. One of the top efforts of the club this year will be to assist in raising funds for seats for the new gymnasium which is now nearing completion. If not contacted, those desir ing membership are asked to see Cliff Huls, membership chairman, or John Slagle, club president. sently chairman of State Dem ocratic Executive Committee will attend along with State Chairman of Highway Division, Merrill Evans, Chief State Highway Engineer Cameron Lee and Director of Highway, William Babcock, all of Ral eigh. Highway Commissioner Ted Jordan of Robbinsville, Highway Engineers and employees of this immediate area will also be present. These guests will fly to And rews airport, arriving at 10:00 a.m. and leave Tuesday after noon following the ceremony. In addition to the above guests, Mayor Ferebee states that State Senator Frank For syth, State Representative Her man West and other local state officers and candidates to state offices have been invited. The committees in charge of the program are: Arrange ments, W. D. Whitaker, chair man, Jeff Brooks and John Boring, Entertainment, Lee Nichols, chairman, S. J. Ger nert and Joe Elkhouri. F inal inspection and accept ance of this road was made on September 21. Canton Youth Fatally Hurt Near Warne HAYESVILLE- A Canton youth visiting his uncle was fatally injured Saturday after noon near here when a farm tractor overturned on him. David Reid Green,15, son of Mrs. Ocie Gregg Green of Canton, was pronounced dead on arrival at a Hiwassee.Ga., hospital. State Highway Patrolman Don Reavis, who investigated, said the youth was riding the tractor along a rural paved road about a fourth of a mile from Warne when the tractor went off the road and over turned crushing him. Death was attributed to a broken neck and internal in juries. The youth had gone to Mur phy Thursday night to attend a football game between Canton and Murphy teams. He had remained with his unclejohn ny Lewis of Warne, and was planning to spend the night Saturday. Surviving in addition to the mother are two brothers, Mi chael of the U. S. Navy^an Diego, Claif., and Stephen of the home; and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Allen Grege of Canton. Methodist District Workshop To Be Oct. 6 ANDREWS- A District Mis sion Workshop for Methodist Churches of Clay, Cherokee and Graham Counties will be held Tuesday evening, October 6, from 7:30 to 9:30 at die First Methodist Church in And rews. Teachers and leaders for each of the age gr oups should attend the class they will teach In the church-wide School of Missions. Mountains, as our county is Carolina's southwestern en trance to the world famous Great Smoky Mountains Park. If you enter the county from the east you will pass through the Nantahala Gorge, with Its roaring Nantahala River and rugged mountains. The Cher okee Indian Reservation of Qualla Is just to the north and the Indians hold several thousand acres of land in Cher okee County. Many full-blood ed Cherokees and other natives of varying percentages of Ind ian blood live in our county. Murphy is the county seat of Cherokee County, land of rich and fertile valleys with well-kept farms, beautiful gar dens, waving meadows, and mo dern homes. Murphy, which is the county seat of Cherokee County, is at the confluence of the clear .blue Hiwassee and Valley rivers, and its elevation is approximately 1,600 feet. The town is one of the oldest settlements in the extreme western section of the state. The center of the town Is crossed by three federal high ways. U. S. 64 east and west, and U. S. 19 and 129 north and south. When first established in 1838, as an Indian trading post, the settlement was known as Huntersville for the founder, Col. A.R.S. Hunter from Vir ginia. The town later was re named in honor of Archibald D. Murphey, statesman and champion of popular education. The difierence in spelling is the result of a typographical error. Archibald DeBow Murphey was born in Caswell County, N. C. in 1777 and died Feb. 1, 1832. A jurist and pioneer in social and economic reforms, a REPORT ON EDUCATION to the General Assembly of North THE NEW SCOUT OFFICE, above, located on Church Street in Murphy, was occupied January 16th of this year. The new building has 5,000 square feet of floor space and houses The Cherokee Scout and Clay County Progress Newspaper, a modern offset commercial printing plant and Scout Studio, a commercial photography addition. Carolina in 1817, written by him, was the first definite plan for public education submitted in the state. One of Murphey's outstand ing accomplishments was his securing for the University of North Carolina in 1822, titles to lands in the State of Tenn essee claimed by the Univer sity. It was fitting, therefore, that CONTINUED PAGE 22 Hiowassee Watershed Development Association To Meet October 8 MURPHY- The Upper Hia wassee Watershed Development Association will sponsor a meeting Thursday, October 8, at the Blue Ridge Electric Association, Young Harris, Georgia, W. Merle Davis, chairman of the association announced today. Expected to take part in the meeting are: J. W. Fanning, Director, Institute of Comm unity and Area Development, University of Georgia; Dr. Hugh Masters, Director, Cen ter for Continuing Education, University of Georgia; Oliver Terriberry, Director, Georgia Mountain Planning and Devel opment Commission; Richard Kilbourne, Director, Office of Tributary Area Development, Tennessee Valley Authority. The purpose of this meet ing is to. discuss the Trust ees of the Upper Hiawassee Watershed Development Assoc iation the role these agencies and groups can play in help ing accelerate the economic progress of the Upper Hiawa ssee area. Also, methods will be explored of how these ag encies and groups can work together. The function of the Institute of Community and Area Dev elopment of the University of Georgia, in general, is to pro mote and assist In the organ ization of area development and License School Begins October 21 A Provisional License School will begin Wednesday, October 21 at the Power Board Build ing here In Murphy. Hours will be from 4 .00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Classes will run consec utively each Wednesday for four weeks. The school Is a driver ed ucation program offered by the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles. Minimum age for the course Is IS years plus 9 months. planning commissions, to help get a program started, and to help arrange for contracts for specific studies. One of these commissions is the Georgia Mountain of which Towns and Union Counties are included. The Office of Tributary Area Development of TVA works with organized watershed groups on the whole range of development opportunities available in each area. The Upper Hiawassee Water shed Development Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the fur ther development of the natural and human resources of the five-county area of Fannin, Towns, and Union Counties in Georgia, and Cherokee and Clay Counties in North Carolina. Present trustees are Merle Davis, Murphy, N. C.; Phillip Howell, Hayesville, N. C.;H.J. Spence, Blue Ridge, Ga.;Claude Kimsey, Hiawassee, Ga.; and T. E. Swartz, Blairsville, Ga. For almost a year the assoc iation with assistance from TVA and other agencies, has concen trated on making an exhaust ive inventory study of the area's resources. Surveys are Hear ing completion on human re sources, business and indust ry, recreation, forestry, min erals, water, agriculture, and governmental services and fin ances. Mr. Davis said many local citizens have worked on the inventory, which should be published early next year. It will provide the information necessary to make sound de cisions leading to specific plans and programs for economic progress. Mr. Davis said all community, Industrial, agricul tural, and civic groups will benefit from the results of the study and the programs to fid low. He has asked that all these groups, as well as city and county officials, utility groups and citizens, attend the October 8 meeting and ioin in this com mon effort to help take advan tage of some of the opportun ities this area of>ers for econ omic progress. Our 75th Anniversary The history of a town or country, state or nation can be found recorded as spot news in the files of the newspaper serving that area. The files of this newspaper, founded in July 1889 as the Cherokee Scout are filled with spot news reports of the events which have influenced the growth of Murphy, Cherokee County, and Wes tern North Carolina. This week as this newspaper observes the anniversary of over 75 years of continuous pub lishing, The Scout brings to you spot news stories of the last 75 years reproduced exactly as they were published years ago by this newspaper. By way of explanation, you may find some of the pages smudged in places and on other occasions the type small, faded and difficult to reod. This is particularly true of the pages reproduced from papers published before 1900. This is no fault of The Scout's modern offset printing methods ond equipment, Rather it is a reflection of the inad equacies of early printing methods and the mellow ing with age of many of these old pages. Your Anniversary Edition pages have been reproduced through the photo-offset process, the best known method for exact reproduction of copy. We especially wish to recognize Mrs. Ann Ward, Miss Addie May Cook and Mrs. Tom Mauney for their cooperation in making available to us documents to aid us in our history. Also we would like to thank Miss Hattie Palmer Mrs. D. Witherspoon, Fred Scroggs, Mrs. Homer Davidson, Mrs. W.M. Fain and Mrs. Louise Bayless for their cooperation in connection with this edition. We also wish to recognize the large number of businesses participating in this edition. Many of these firms have records of long years of service to the people of Murphy, Cherokee County, and this section. We of The Scout staff have enftyed our trip into the past in preparing this edition. We hop* that you enjoy yours as you read, as did your par ents and grandparents, history as reporttd to them as spot news. Murphy Midgets Swamp Blairsville Fleven 38-7 - MURPHY- Last Thursday night, the Murphy Midgets Football Team rolled over the Blairsville Eleven by the lop-sided score 38*7. This was the first game for both teams, and the first game played in recent years between the Murphy Team and a team from out of State. Wayne Holland, right end, David Cole, right tackle, and Harry Little, Center, were standouts for Murphy. Doug Stevens, who ran the offence for the entire game at quar terback, scored three times od long runs and threw touch down passes to Benny Scon, left end, and Holland. Co-Captaina for were Randy Thompaan Harry Little. The Murphy RobblnsvUle in prior to the JV day (tonight) October 1 p.m. Marble PTA To Hold Harvest The Marble Para Association will I Sale at thai School Saturday at 7t00 p.m. .i. m

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