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VOl* M. ? N*. ? WWW. NORTH CAROLINA rHVUHMl B I ITEMBER 17. 1942 ?< ( OPY- *1.50 TKK VK.UI
JUNIOR RED CROSS
First Aid Certificates
Issued To Junior
Red Cross j
Or Tuesday morning. September'
15. the Murphy Elementary and I
High School joined with the thous
"" ?' Junj?' Cross Ciiapters
over our nation in celebrS
r r ?"f ^ of the found!
mf.?* ',he Jun,or Red Cross, in the
midst of the first World War p-i
dent WiLson called upon the' sdml
cMldren of America u> rally t^j '
e great cause of human liberty to I
which the nation had pledged it
This 25th <umiveJS ,n?
many of the original members fi^f
th? ? on every ?3S?
front, and the present members too
young to do any fighting themselves
have the responsibility of heloino-'
t< fight it on the home front
Six members of the first grade
were on the stand to hold the ^d
Cros, Flag and the Nation's flag
They were Glenda Ivie. Judy NichoL
und Susie Miller as Red Cross nurses
k C1*rk ^P'er, Kenneth Hart
?rui Charles Culver as a soldi
.sailor sjid marine.
, ,3jhe frosram was opened by an in
troductteD and a short history of
the Junior Red Cross by Mrs T *
Case She spoke of the division' of
Junior Red Cress; the Home
" the Home Nursing, the Nu
t- 'tion ?ind the First Aid. She con
pratulated the students on the Z6
Sf completed ^
^ntyJWUrs of First Aid training
udZ WCre ^eir cera
ftcaus. sne spoke ?r Ule totivitim
of the many Junior Red Cross mem
be.s m the nation since December
*'U f? r the aimed forces, the mat
Jrfh V 500 000 K^nnents; the con
tabutwn of more than a half mill
ion dollars to war funds; the large
^ ^yed by members In collect
ing books for the camps and their
?assistance in the salvage drive. They
are continuing also their peacetime
*nd the poor, international corres
pondence with other Junior Red
oss members around the world
aid to blind children.
Mrs^ Bueck, as Chairman of the
Murphy Junior Red Cross presented
p following program
?s isr?" - ? ??
Devotional-Parable of the Good
?on n 'ln<i prayer~ Rev. New
to ^e Flag ? lead by Ken
neth Parmer. Car] Meroney.
Junior Red Cross Pledge? lead bv
Doris Mclver. Mary Frances Shields.
Reading of the proclamation or
csiclent Wilson creating the Jua
El'ia. CrCSS ~ Jacqueline Cash.
E'lAibetli Ann Elkins.
behoof "Remember Pearl Harbor"?
Announcement of plans for the
Cr?SS r?U caU-Novem
Misa Mary Lee Felmet-in charge
of enrollment campaign.
^"hoof ~ ??d 31688 America" ?
Red Cross First Aid Certificates
were awarded to the following:
Katherine Pipes. Althea Price,
Christine Townson, Maudto Witt,
Annie Amos, Prances Capps, Doro
thy Carpenter. Geneva Carter. Edna
Clayton, Helen Ford, Ruby Comwell.
Ruth Gibson, Leona Hardin. Ruth
Hedden, Sybil Hembrce. Eunice
Bushes. Carrie K^phart Willie Tjov
'n*ood. Orace McClure. Sarah Mc
Clure, Margaret 8ue Moore. Marie
Morphy, Boise Odell. HMen Peek.
kudOe Ottre. iraoe Phillips. OohBe
Snaed. Roth Wells. With Arrowood.
(CnW?ift tm tack pace)
Victory I*air Premium
List Is Off The Press
The premium list lor the Chero
kee County Victory Fair is now cdt
the press read? (or distribution of
ficials of the fair association an
nounced here this week. The dates
of the fair will be the week of Octo
ber 6-10 inclusive, and will feature
live slock .md victory garden produce
uom au over the county, with 4-H
clubs and home demonstration clubs
to have large exhibits.
Copies of the premium list may
be obtained at the county agents of
fice in the courthouse.
Reid Burnett, 61, Dies
After Long liiness
Funeral services for L. Reid
Burnett, 61, of the Bellview section,
who died in a local hospital early
Friday morning, following an illness
of several months, were held Satur
day morning at 10 o'clock from the
Ivy Log Baptist church of which he
was a member and a deacon, with
the Rev. Lum Conley of Blairsville,
and the Rev. John Greene of Warne,
officiating. Burial was in the church
cemetery with Ivie Funeral Home in
charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were, Lawrence Byers,
Vaughn Collins. Boyd Ledford, Floyd
Ledford. Fred Weaver and Wayland
Surviving are the widow, and one
daughter. Miss Arlene Burnett. Pour
brothers and one sister also survive.
Of Episcopal Churches
The Rev. Grant Folmsbee has re
turned from Black Mountain, where
he attended the Asheville Convoca
tion of Episcopal churches. It was
tJtg f?ll confcrcncc of wdvcincc v/orh .
and preparation for personal evan
gelism. As part of the program on
Wednesday, Mr. Folmsbee discussed
the new book "Prayer", by Buttrick.
before the asembled clergymen and
Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday
of this week are celebrated In the
Christian calendar as Ember Days,
which come four times a year at the
change of seasons. They are .ap
propriate times for asking God's
special blessing on our dally lives:
and for the increase of the ministry.
At the Church of the Messial. Friday
will be marked by early morning
Commmion at 7:30.
Austrian Winter Peas
Now Available For
Austrian winter peas and crimson
clover for use as a winter legume arc
; now available and can be secured at
the Cherokee County AAA office, ac
cording to Lois M. Davis, Chief Clerk
of the County AAA Office.
These seed may be obtained as a
grant-of-aid material without an i
outlay of cash, and costs of seed and ?
freight are deducted from any pay
ments clue the farmer under the
Agricultural Conservation Program.
"Seeding of Austrian winter peas,
and crimson clover is doubly import- J
ant to farmers of Cherokee county I
this year", the chief clerk said, i
"Shortages of commercial nitrates !
will make it necessary for farmers
to store as much natural nitrogen in
their soil as possible through use of
legume crops. We are engaged in
our biggest agricultural production
program, and we must keep our sodl
in condition to produce as much food
and fiber as the nation needs as long
She also urged farmers to take
advantage of the offer of Austrian
winter peas and crimson clover In
view of the fact that other legume
crop seed may not be available this
Further details on prices and plac
ing orders. She said, may be obtained
a tthe county AAA office.
ISSUE IN STATE
W. A. Lucas, chairman of the
state board of elections has issued u
statement regarding the misunder
standing of many local boards of
elections caused by tin* recently en
acted federal law concerning absen
I tpp Kal Intx
In a win to A. W Mclvei. chair
man o( the Cherokee county board
ol elections, Mr. Lucas stated that
from the tenor of numerous inquir
ies there is probably general misun
derstanding concerning Che absen
tee ballots. Mr. Lucas stated that
there has been no change in the
North Carolina ballot law for gen
eral elections, and that the state
board of elections lias nothing to do
with the federal law just passed.
Mr. Lucas further advised that ap
plications must be filed by the voter
personally and delivered to the
chairman of the county board not
? more than thirty days before elec
tion. and that delivery of applica
tions must be in person by the voter
or a member of his immediate family
or by mail. Ballots and supplies
must be delivered to voter personally
or to a member of his immediate
family or mailed to him. and under
no circumstances oun ballots be de
livered to a third person as agent.
Al! records reports must be
kept and made and that records are
public and open to public inspection.
The custody of all supplies and the
responsibility for proper adminis
tration of the North Carolina law is
on county chariman. Mr. Lucas stat
ed. and asks that strict observance of
all legal requirements be made so
that such ballots as are issued and
voted may be legal and freed from
being invalidated and not counted.
i aAivau uiuuou j i ivrr
Under War Regulations
A general order placing the entire
taxicab industry in the United States
under strict regulations was issued
by Joseph B. Baitman, Director of
the Office of Defense Transportation
on August 29th, 1942. It became ef
fective September 1st. 1942, and pro
vides as follows:
1. That on and after September
1st no person not now having au
thority to operate a taxicab or not
now operating a taxicab in a com
munity where no such authority is
required may place such a vehicle
' in operation, -and no person now op
erating a taxicab service may in
crease the number of vehicles oper
2. That no person shall drive or
operate a taxicab <a> for any social
or recreational purpose of the driver
! or operator, <b> at moe than the
I prescribed speed limit, c> for the
[ purpose of making commercial de
| liveries of property. <i > more than
| ten miles beyond the corporate limits
: of the muncipality in which the trip
i originated, (e> for the purpose of
i picking up passengers by cruising.
; 'f> more than twenty-five miles
1 from the point of origin to the point
of destination, (g) nor shall any
person operate a taxicab without
j distinctly markinc the vehicle to ln
| dicate that it is a taxicab.
! The order also provides that no
? person shall operate a taxicab in any
muncipality or other governmental
subdivision in which a group riding
! plan for taxicabs is lawfully In effect
unless such person participates in
the plan wherever practicable.
The order does not apply to: (1)
Persons carrying passengers to or
from burial. (2) the transportation
of passengers to and from work "by
a person driving an automobile be
tween his or her home and place of
work." (3) the transportation of
passengers in connection with "em
ergencies arising from an accident,
sickness, death, buplic calamity, or
military eceKity." provided an ex
planation In writing is submtited to
the ODT within forty-eight hours.
Every person engaged in taxi ser
Mrs. Nesfield Olmsted
Sells Cherokee Scout,
Finds Victory Spider
Among Flower Plants
Mrs. W. Christopher reports that
she hay no doubt ol the final out
come of the war. She has found a
mony her flowers a very peculiar
spider. It has markings unlike any '
-spider known to this section and of
more particular interest, is the fact I
| that the body is divided into a per
Holds Meeting Tuesday
First meeting of the Murphy Unit
of the North Carolina. Education As
sociation was held Tuesday night in
the music studio of the elementary
Following the business session a
very interesting program was given.
Mrs. John Thuss sane "Shortnin
Bread". "Gypsy Love Song" and "The
Like Tree". Miss Folly Neal gave
p talk on "School Health Program
in National Defense". Walter Car
ringer sang. "The Lord's Prayer"
and "Oh Sweet Mystery at Life".
Due to the fact that MpJot George
H. Van Kirk, medical officer. Lieut.
L. E. Chaiken. and Sgts. McBride
and Webster of the Army rscniitlss
service are in Greenville. S. C., for
several days. Staff Sgt. Ted R.
Blackwell of the recruiting staff will
be unable to meet his schedule of
appearances In RobbinsviUe, An
drews. Murphy and Hayesville, this
also has been found necesary to
pc Tone the aviation cadet exami
ru ans that had ben scheduled for
Ai. ^rews October 2, It has been an
Under a revised schedule, Sgt.
Blackwell will be in Andrews Sept.
22. RobbinsviUe Sept. 23. HayesvlUe
Sept. 24, and Murphy September 25.
.1. \V. BRYANT MURPHY VISITOR
J. W. Bryant, of MaryvllJe. Tenn.,
was a business visitor in Murphy
this week. Mr. Bryant, was born and
reared in tliis county but for the past
thirty years has made his home in
Maryville. While in Murphy Mr.
I Bryant was a pleasant callcr at The
| Scout office.
, Hayesville Service Man
Is Reported As Missing
Samuel Johnston Birsiol. Jr.. l'4.
son of Mr. and Mr.- S.imuel John
ston Bristol, ol Hayesville. is miss
ins after action", the parents were
notified by tin navy department
Bristol, a ship fitter, first class, hail
been in the service for seven years.
He was a graduate of Hayesville
No other details are available at
the present time, but when they are
: available the parents will be notified.
vice shall keep a dally record of the
number of miles and hours each
taxicab used In such service 1s op
erated. the number of passengers
carried, and the gallons of fuel
transferred to Its fuel tank, and
shall keep such other records and
make such reports as may b ercqulr
ed by the office of Defense Trans
portation. Such records shall be a
vailable for inspection by airthortaed
representatives of the Office of De
fense Transportation at all times.
B. Arp Lowrance, Char
lotte Publisher, Miss
Addie Mae Cook Will
Take Over Papers On
Mrs. Nesfield Olmsted, owner and
pubXsheT of The Cherokee Scout
? nd th?- Graham County News, an
nounces the sale of these newspap
ers together with all printing equip
ment and good will to B. Arp Low
rance of Charlotte and Miss Addie
Mar Cook of Gatesville. the sale to
become effective October I.
Mr. and Mrs Victor Olmsted
bought tile Cherokee Printing Com
pany and the two newspap?rs in
1939 and Mr Olmsted was publisher
of the papers until his death last
May. Mrs. Olmsted has been pub
lishing the papers since that time.
Miss Addie Mae Cook for the past
ten years has been half owner and
editor and manager of the Gates
County Index in Eastern North
Carolina and has been a. sMGCttfifuJ
newspaper publisher during that
period. Her paper was a part of the
group of newspapers owned and
published by Parker Brothers. Inc.,
Miss Cook will he editor and man
age of tbe Cherokee Scout and will
move to Murphy on October 1.
B. Arp Lowrance Is owner and
publisher of The Mecklenburg
Times, of Charlotte, The Mt. Holly
News. Mt. Holly, and the Belmont
Rnwrmr Bftlwwmt Me hwn in
the newspaper business for approx
imately 30 years, liaving served as
service editor for Western Newspap
er Union and a number of other
newspaper connections in the state.
He will spend a part of his time in
The new publishers are making
plans to add a number of high class
ed newspaper features to the Mur
phy .uid Robbinsville newspapers
and will make them two of the out
standing weekly newspapers In
North Carolina.. They will announce
these features and such other
changes as might be made when they
take over the paper in the next few
weeks. It is their intention to keep
the present staff and mechanical em
| "Boy Of The Month"
Will Be Guests Of
Andrews Rotary Club
| The Andrewt. hish s-c.hoo] will
nave a boy of the month" selected
! : nr end ol each calendar month
espo<- iv*-I.v from the ,itin;or and sen
? :? classc These two "boys of the
month" will be guests of the Andrews
Rotary club ,! ; it~s weekly luncheor:
| meetings for the ensuing month.
There are no fixed requirements
i for the boy of the month". How
! ever, the following traits will likely
j be (riven consideration by the high
i school faculty members who will do
the selecting of the boys to be thus
lionored: scholarship, industry, ini
tiative. courtesy, citizenship, neat
ness. and school spirit.
Quite a rood deal of Interest has
been aroused In the local Rotary
club In this coming event. Also the
school authorities look with (treat
favor upon the movement, believing:
that it will be a great Incentive
the boys of the upper high school
grades. The students have also ex
pressed much interest in the move,
and doubtless will eagwly await
each month's announcement of the
"boys of the month" for the Andrews
The first announcement will be
made October t.