VOLUME 58 ? NUMBER 30.
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 12, 1948.
FOUNDATION FOR INFANTILE PARALYSIS
EIGHT PAGES THIS WEEK
Boy Scout Week
In connection with Boy Scout
week. Murphy Lions club, meet
ing Tuesday evening at Henry
House, heard a discussion of local
Scout work by Dale Lee. troop
committeeman. He announced that
Murphy and community has been
asked for $500 in the adult mem
bership drive that is to be con
ducted this month.
I)r. George Plonk announced
that a total of $1,240 has been
raised in Murphy in the Infantile
Howard Adair, chairman of the
1948 fund campaign of the Chero
kee county chapter of the Ameri
can Red Cross, announced that
the drive will start here March 1
and that the quota is $2,160. He
urged the cooperation of the
Members of the club made con
tributions totalling $115 for the
treasury of the local Boy Scouts.
The following men were intro
duced: Felix Inglis, scoutmaster of
the local troop, guest of Frank
Forsyth; Hugh Roberts, guest of
Kdward Brumby; and Steve Carly- 1
le. guest of John Davidson.
The Home Demonstration club
schedule for February 10? -26 is
Tuesday. February 10. Bellview. :
.Mrs. Willie Givins, 1:00 o'clock:
Wednesday. February 11. Posted. 1
Mrs. G. W. Young. 1:30 o'clock;1
Thursday. February 12. Slow |
Creek. Mrs Jim Donley. 1:30 o'- 1
clock: Friday. February 13. Sunny t
Point. Mrs. J M. Payne. 1:30 o'
clock; Tuesdav February 17^!T^
per Peaehtree, Mrs. Dewell Curtis. |
Wednesday. February 18.
Lnaka. Mrs. U. S. G. Phillips. 1:30 |
o'clock; Thursday. February 19.
Tomotla, ?to be announced), 2:00 j
o'clock; Friday. February 20. Mur
phy, Mrs. Carrie Davis. 2:00 o'- '
clock; Tuesday. February' 24. Mar- !
tin's Creek. School Building. 1:30 j
o'c lock; Wednesday. February 25. !
Valley town. Mrs. Marion Early. |
2:00 o'clock: Thursday. February
2(>. Hanger. Mrs. Hampton Mon- |
teith. 1:30 o'clock.
State Of Repair
Farm property in Cherokee
county is now worth more than
$3,825,000. and rural homes here
;.nd throughout the state are in
the best condition in history, ac
| cording to a report just released
i by the Tile Council of America.
More than 75 per cent of farm
I dwellings in North Carolina and
I the South are in excellent condi
I tion or need only such minor re
pairs as painting or general main
tenance. the report revealed. Only
61.1 per cent were in good repair
in 1940. The report was based on ;
I Bureau of the Census surveys.
"The rise in farm incomes and
property values since 1940 has
been accompanied by a great in
crease in the number of rural
homes equipped with such mod
ern conveniences as electric lights,
tiled baths and showers and runn
ing water," said F. B. Ortman.
chairmen of the Council's residen
tial construction committee.
Electricity, for instance, has
gone into hundreds of thousands
of the nation's rural dwellings
since 1940. Ortman noted. More
than 59 per cent of all farm
homes now have electric lights,
in contrast to 31.3 per cent in I
More than 32 per cent of rural
dwellings in the United States to
day have running water, and 20.1
per cent have private baths, ac
i cording to the Tile Council re
I?ort. In 1940. 17.7 per cent had
running water and only 10.6 per
cent private baths.
B, D. Swanson
Funeral services for B. D. Swan
son. age 72. were held at Swan
son Baptist Cliurth Thursday.
February 5. at 2 o'clock. Rev. W.
B tiankins officiated. Burial was
in the church cemetery with Pack
and Brewer funeral home in
Bill Bayless of Asheville spent
several days here last week with
I his parents. Mr. and Mrs. L. E
Andrews To Be Host
The Western North Carolina As- j
sociated Communities, of which i
Percy B. Ferebee, is president, !
v.ill hold its quarterly meeting i
on Tuesday, February 24. at Ter- j
race Hotel. Andrews, beginning !
with luncheon at 12:30 p. m.
Among the matters to be dis- J
cussed at this meeting will be:
The Industrial Survey which has ?
been printed and is now ready
for distribution: the Pageant at
Cherokee Indian Reservation, an
Advertising Booklet for counties
represented in the WNCAC. a
Music Festival, and W. N. C. Fair.
Representatives of Chambers of
Commerce of all counties in West
ern North Carolina are expected
Scout Adult Membership Drive
Quota Set At $1,685 In District
I The adult membership drive j
I for the Boy Scouts of America
? gets into full swing in Cherokee ;
I county and all over the nation j
I th? \Uh of Pebrouy Contrite? 1
tions made toward this drive help j
bring Scouting to more boys in
the Nantahala District of the Dan
it 1 Boone Council. The quota for
the Nantahala District is $1. 685.
This sum has been proportionately
divided among the towns of the
three counties Cherokee. Clay,
and Graham, comprising this dis
Much prominence has been
*iven to the Boy Scouts of Amen
ta in recent days, James Osborne,
chairman of this district, says:
' That is as it should be. The Boys
deserve much credit for the work
that they have done and will con
tinue to do. They need more than
our good wishes. The boys that
?'ie to be the Citizens of Tomor
row need the "boosts" that we as
adulti can give them through our
fiood turns toward them and With
the financial assistance that is
derived from the Adult Member
It is fitting at this time that
it word of tribute should go to
some of those men in the three
counties who have given much of
their time and energy to the pro
motion and leadership of the Boy
Scouts not only in their home
communities, but in the district
at large over a period of years."
These among men who have
been loyal to Scouting with no
compensation for their time or
energy, for manv years are: Clar
ence Bales and Kelly Underwood
of Graham county; Gordon But
ler, Frank Swan. Teddy Nichols,
"POP" Osborne, Dale Lee. and
Joe Ray. W. F. Forsyth. H. E.
Bishop. W. A. Sherrill of Chero
kee county; and Guy Padgett, Har
ry Bradshaw, and Tom Gray of
Hayesville in Clay county. The
local troop committees and troop
leaders have done much and are
planning to accomplish much
more in their Scouting programs.
SHOES THAT FIT are something new to these Greek boys
Though American gifts these necessities have arrived. The overseas
relief drive held in Cherokee County on Feb. 15-22 will make possible
scenes like this in Europe and Asia.
Tourney Finals Slated
For Friday Night
Favorites in all divisions ad- *
\ anced in the first round of play
in the Western North Carolina j
basketball tournament here Tues- j
day except for one big upset when j
the Cullowhee boys bowled over
a favored Kobbinsville five by the
count of 25 to 21.
In another hotly contested
game the top-seeded Cherokee
Indians took the Andrews boys
into camp 34 to 33.
In the other boys' game Nanta
ha la beat Stecoah 39 to 17.
In girls games everything went
according to pre-tourney predic
tions with Swain high of Bryson
City topping Stecoah 21 to 10.
Murphy nosing out Cherokee 24
t c ? 18. Cullowhee beating Franklin
21 to 10, and Hiwassee Dam beat
ing Sylva 21 to 19.
Wednesday, the second round of
the Western Carolina cage tour
ney produced one of the wildest
nights of basketball seen in many
a moon at the Murphy high school
court before a jammed and over
flowing house which saw a whole
batch of upsets and thrilling ball
In the wildest clash of the eve
ning it took an overtime period
for the Swain high school bas
keteers of Bryson City to defeat
Murphy high boys 29 to 28. Ed
Watson of Swain high took the
-coring honors with 13 points. For
the favored Murphy quint Brendle
with 11 markers was high
In the other games the Hiwas
see Dam girls defeated Kobbins
ville 28 to 26 in an upset The
Murphy girls edged the Nantahala
lassies 17 to 15. also a thrilling
upset The Hayesville girls whipp
ed the Cullowhee ladies 24 to 14
in a hard fought ball game The!
Frankklin high school boys took
a 31-26 defeat from a high flying]
Sylva quint. The underdog Cul
lowhee high boys upset the Chero
kee high Indians 35 to 30 in
another thriller of the evening.
The Andrews high lassies over
whelmed the Swain high girls
34 to 23. while in the last clash
ol the evening the Hiwassee Dam
boys roared over the Hayesville
high quint 27 to 17 in a b'tterlyl
liiuiMiav niyiu 1 1 uiiigiH \\iii
mark the semi-final pairings
which are as follows: Al 7:00 o'
clock the liiwassee Dam girls
will tangle with the Andrews las
sies; the Murphy girls will square
off against the highly touted
H&yesville girls at eight o'clock,
and at nine o'clock the Nantahala
high boys will stack up against
the Hiwassee Dam boys.
Finals will be played Friday
There are a million more pas
senger cars. 1.633,000 more trucks
and 38.600 more busses on the
road today than in 1941. The
volume of travel has increased
considerably ? roughly twelve to
fifteen per cent.
The Third Sunday singing will
be held Sunday afternoon at 2
o'clock at Maltby Baptist church,
announces John Donley, chairman.
HEADS CAMPAIGN? Howard
Adair, member of the jewelry
f.rm. Davis* .Jewelers, has been
appointed chairman of the 1948
Hind campaign of the Cherokee
county chapter of the American
Red Cross. Appointment was made
recently by the chapter chairman.
Miss Addie Mae Cooke The cam
paign starts March 1. with the
advance gifts committee working
the last week in February The
chapter's quota this year is $2,160
ON BAPTIST HOUR "Youth's
Great Investment" is the subject i
of "The Baptist Hour" for Febru- !
ary 15. with Charles Wellborn of
For! Worth. Texas as speaker, it I
was announced today by the Radio
Commission of the Southern Bap
tist Convention. Atlanta. ?. F.
Lowe, Director Heard over Sta
tion WSB at 8:30 A. M. "The Bap
tist Hour" is considering "Church.
Youth and the Home" in Febru
ary. under the general theme J
'Divine Light For Daily Living."
Mr. Wellborn, a first year stud
ent at Southwestern Baptist Semi
nary. Fort Worth, was formerly a
teacher of Political Science at
Baylor University. Waco, Texas,
and has been with the Depart
ment of Student Work in Texas
Youth Revivals the past two years.
A feature of the February 15
program will be the seventh favor
ite hymn, as determined by ? poll
among six and a half million
Southern Baptists, and other in
Judge Alley Retires And Is
Succeeded By Dan K. Moore;
Baxter C. Jones Is Solicitor
To File Returns
The following is the schedule
which has been set up for the
deputy collectors who will assist
taxpayers to file their 1947 in
come tax returns:
Murphy. Court House. February
19 and 20:
Hayesville. Post Office. Febru
Andrews. Post Office, February
Robbinsville. Court House. Feb
The hours to be observed will
be from 9 00 a. m. to 5:00 p. nr.
subject to weather conditions.
Miss Crayne Is
Found Dead In
Funeral services were held
Monday at 10:30 a. m at Old
Mother church in Robbinsville for
Miss Birdelle Crayne who was
lound dead in her room in a
boarding house in Augusta. Ga..
Friday apparently overcome by
fumes from a gas heater, accord
ing to reports from that city. The
Rev. Ronald Holland officiated
i'nd burial was in the Old Mother
church cemetery with Townson
funeral home in charge
Survivors include tne mother. I
\Iiv Nettie Crayne; three sisters.
Mrs Rosie Gregory. Mrs. Pansy I
Gregory, and Mrs Lilly Boring. |
Miss Crayne. who was 29 years i
old. was working as a waitress in ;
| an Augusta cafe. Her dead body !
and that of her roommate. Mrs 1
Margaret Virginia Dodson Slight
of Duncan. S. C . were discovered
when the operator of the rooming
house snu lied gas and broke into
the room about 11:30 a. m. Fri
day Both were in street clothes.
One was across a bed and the oth
er on th floor as if she had tumb
led from a chair. An unfinished
personal letter lay on a dresser.
Program To Be
Given At Club
The February dinner meeting of
the Murphy Woman's club will be
held Tuesday evening at 6:30 o'
clock in the basement of the
The program will be presented
by the department of A met lean
Citizenship with Mrs T S. Evans, i
chairman. Mrs. Robert Bault. 1
Mrs S 1\ Horowitz and Miss
Kate Hayes, members of the com
Patrolman Charles Galloway !
will talk on the North Carolina
i Motor Vehicle Inspection pro- j
l gram, and Porter Raper will sing
JUDGE FELIX ALLEY
The Rev. W. B Penny, pastor
of the First Methodist church,
will preach Sunday morning at
11:00 on "Such As 1 Have, Give
I Thee" and Sunday evening at
7:30 on "The Trial of John Mark."
Sunday school will begin at 9:45
a. nr. and Methodist Youth Fel
lowship will meet at 6:30 p. m.
At both services Sunday the
congregation will be given the op
portunity to sign pledges, thus,
committing themselves to the
practice of total abstinance from
the use of all alcoholic beverages
on a Derma ncnt basis.
Wednesday. February 18, the
Youth Choir practice will be held
at 6:30 i). m. and the Fellowship
Hour at 7:30 At this hour chapter
three of the book of James will be
discussed The Adult Choir prac
tice will follow immediately at
8:30 p. m.
Mrs. Candler And
Mrs. Lee To Go
To Buenos Aires
Mrs. (J W. Candler and Mrs.
Dale Lee will leave Friday for a
\isit with Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy
Ward in Buenos Aires, Argentina
They will leave Atlanta over East
ern Air lines for Miami. Fla
where they will spi^nd two days,
leaving there Sunday will stop
at San Juan. Puerto Rico lor a
short time, then to Rio dc Janeiro
for where they will spend *two
days sight-seeing, and will arrive
in Buenos Aires Thursday. Mrs.
Lee plans to spend two months
then and Mrs. Candler possibly
will remain there till July.
TOI L AVOIDED
The proposal to impose 3 25c
per day 'SI per season) toll on the
Blue Ridge Parkway has been
abandoned, at least temporarily,
after many protests from Virginia
and North Carolina
Judge Felix E Alley of Waynes
wile retired Tuesday as^a regular
Superior cour judge after 15
years' service. In a special cere
mony in the office of Governor
Cherry Tuesday, he was sworn in
as an emergency judge. Dan K.
Moore of Sylva, who has served
the district as solicitor during
the present term, was sworn in
as judge of the 20th judicial
district to succeed Judge Alley.
Baxter C. Jones of Bryson City
was sworn in as solicitor to fill
Both Judge Moore and Solicitor
Jones immediately filed for re
election. Their appointment can
not extend beyond the general
Judge Alley was born in Jack
son county, July 5, 1873, the son
of Col John H. Alley, a Mexican
War veteran, and Mary Norton
Alley, early settlers in Whiteside
cove, near Whiteside mountain.
He was their tenth child and was
an invalid until he was 16, having
suffered with asthma, which he
says was cured by a case of
In 1904 he was elected to the
state legislature from Jackson
county. In 1910 he was elected
solicitor of the 20th judicial dis
trict and served for four years.
Three years later he moved his
family from Webster to Waynes
ville. where he has continued to
make his home.
He served as presidential elec
tor for Wood row Wilson in 1916
and for James M Cox in 1920. In
1926 he was the unsuccessful
candidate for congress against
Zebulon Weaver, but when de
feated he turned his talents to the
campaign in behalf of his foryrr
opponent In 1932 he was a dele
gate to the National Democratic
convention in Chicago and in the
following campaign delivered 34
speeches. He began his judgeship
on Jan. 26. 1933, when he was
appointed by Governor Ehring
haus to fill the vacancy caused by
the death of Judge Walter Moore.
The next year he was elected to an
eight year term and has served
until his retirement.
The judge has been a student
since early ehildhood. He is the
author of two widely read books.
Random Thoughts and Musings
o' a Mountaineer" and "What
Think Y< of Christ?"
Services To Be
Services will be held at the
Fresbyterian church Sunday
morning at 11 o'clock by a stud
en* from Columbia Seminary.
A congregational meeting has
been called at the close of the
service for the purpose of trans
act ins matters of business, and all
members are urged to be present.
A foreign mission offering will be
taken at this service.
Mrs W Christopher is visiting
h< r son. Spurge Christopher, and
Mrs. Christopher in Atlanta this
"Fill A Ship With Friendship"
Drive Starts Here Next Monday
A prc-drive meeting was called
by Rev. W. B. Penny Tuesday
night for the making of final ar
rangements for the coming "Fill
| A Ship with Friendship" drive
? week of February 15-22.
Transportation Chairman W. M.
' Fain reported that arrangements
iwere being made for prompt
shipment of material collected in
j the drive to port of embarkation.
Mayor Neil Sneed, chairman of
the collecting committee, reported
that solicitation of needed materi
als would start promptly Monday,
February 15. It was suggested that
e\eryone should start gathering
up all materials Monday and place
them in cardboard boxes if avi
able and if not. wrap in heavy
wrapping paper to insure their
being shipped undamaged. Friday
afternoon. February 20. at 2:00 P.
M actual picking up of materials
will began and material should be
placed on the front porch not
j later than 1:00 o'clock to insure
the Boy Scouts pick up committee
The actual benefit derived
: from materials shipped overseas
by the "Fill A Ship with Friend
ship" drives conducted in other
towns was proven by the reading
of several letters written by over
seas organizations receiving ship
I ments in Siane and other places.
! Items on the list of needed
. materials are: clothing of all kind
| and for all ages, bedding, shoes
I (tied in pairs), children's books.
Bibles. toys, games, dolls, school
! supplies, seeds, cotton seed bags,
tableware but no china, kitchen
' utensils, linens, candles and stubs,
I stockings and socks, felt hats,
soap, sewing supplies, overshoes,
farm tools and harness, and hand
Representatives present for this
meeting were: Rev. W. B. Penny,
Dale Lee, W. D. King, Mayor Neil
Sneed. J. B. Gray, W. M. Fain, D.
D. Whitley, Harve Elkins, Felix
B. Inglis, Sister Virginia Heather
ington, and Mrs. R. H. Foard.