CHEROKFE COUNTY 18.81J
COUNTY SEAT 2.50?
VOLUME 58 ? NUMBER 31.
MURPHY. NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19. 1948
JANUAtV 15- JO
FOUNDATION FOi INFANTILE PARALYSIS
TEN PAGES THIS WEEK
Planned By Local
Red Cross Chapter
The 1948 fund campaign to
secure contributions of $2,160
will be launched on Monday.
March 1, by the Cherokee County
chapter of the American Red
Cross, breakfast for the workers
at the Henry House at 8:30 a. m ,
announces the fund chairman,
Howard Adair. Last year this j
chapter was the first in the state i
to go over the top with its quota
Mr. Adair states that he hopes ;
the drive this year can be another
"whirlwind" event and that attain
ment of the goal can be announc
ed even on the first day of the
Following breakfast at 8:30 a
m., all workers will be asked to
start soliciting immediately and
make their reportrs to the chair
men of their divisions, with the
hope of all reports being in by
During the week of February
23. the advance gifts committee,
headed by Loren C. Davis, will
solicit. This committee's work is
to be completed before the main
Chairman Adair states that a
list of workers will be published
The Joe Miller Elkins Post of |
the American Legion will have a
dinner at People's Cafe Monday. '
February 23, at 7:30 p. m.
To End Friday
The "Fill a Ship with Friend
ship" drive, will be for clofhing
for overseas relief, concluded this
week, with the collection of all
the material that is to be given,
on Friday beginning at 2 p. m.
Final plans havs been completed
throughout the county and those
in charge of this undertaking are
hoping for a cooperative effort
on the part of the citizens of
The Rev. C. C. Washam of An
drews states that the drive has
been organized in Andrews, and
that he hopes for encouraging re
The Rev. William B. Penny of !
Murphy states that his associates
are cooperating to see that this
drive is a success.
Supt. Lloyd Hendrix is in
charge of the drive in the rural
sections of the county.
McCLURE TO PREACH
The Rev. R. E. McClure. execu
tive secretary of Asheville Pres
fcytery. will preach at the Pres- j
byterian church here Sunday
morning at 11 o'clock. Sunday
school will be held as usual at 1
In Many Activities
With interest focused the past '
few weeks on the collection of
clothing for overseas relief. Mur
phy Junior Woman's club has co
operated by filling a large duffle
baji with 39 pounds of clothing
and shiped it to the Church World
Service center in New Orleans.
The club members contributed the
articles for the bag. and Mrs. J
C. Penland was in charge of the
The club cooperated in the Jan
uary infantile paralysis drive and
Mrs. Myron Jensen was in charge
of receiving contributions at the
Another project on which the
dub is working is the develop
ment of a Girl Scout camp at
Persimmon Creek To raise funds
for this camp the club members
.sponsored a rolling store a few
week# ago Business firms and
club members donated supplies
for the store, and ;i profit of $125
was realized This is to be applied
to the ramp. Promises of labor
and lumber have been made The
store committee was composed of:
Miss Mary Corn well. Mrs Don
Gentry. Mrs Robert Weaver, and
Mrs Harold Wells.
At the last meeting of the club
it was voted to donate $25 for
school lunches This will provide
lunches for two children the last
four months of school. Mrs. Bob
White, secretary to Supt. !!
Bueck. who has taken the leader
ship in securing donors for free
lunches t o indigent children
throughout the school year with
excellent results, was appointed to
make a selection of pupils to re
ceive the club's free lunches.
Sunday At First
At 11:00 a. m. Sunday, Lay
men's Day will bo observed at
First Methodist church. VV. Merle
Davis, chairman of the Hoard of
Stewards, will be in charge and
preside over the program. Ten
minule talks will be made by the
following: J. H. Hampton on.
Learning Religion In The i
Home"; D E. Sigmon on, "Learn
ing Religion In The Community"; |
and Dale Lee on, "Learning |
Religion In The Church."
The music will be under the
direction of C. R. Freed.
At 7:30 p. m. the minister of
the church, the Rev. Wm. B.
Fenny, will preach on. "The
At the Fellowship hour. Wed
nesday evening, February 25, the
pastor will speak on, "Control of
the Tongue" from James 3:1-12.
The Cherokee Count ry club
held a Valentine dinner dance at
Duke's Lodge Saturday evening,
for the purpose of inviting new
members into the club Mrs. Clyde
Snoed served as mistress of cere
monies and introduced the guests.
The president, Bob White, told
of the purpose and plans of the
club. He stated that it is the pur
pose of the club to enlarge its
membership and cooperate with
I other civic groups in providing a
i recreation center and golf course,
to increase Murphy's appeal to
tourists and visitors. The Valen
tine motif was used in the decora
tions. valentines being used as
Invited guests were: Misses
j Flizabeth Gray. Jane Knowles. and
Addie Mae Cooke; Mrs Sheridan
Dftflkcy Mn Robert M, Paul
' Davis, Bob Failing. Walter Whit
aker and Edgar Wood. Jr.. of An
drews. Bob Cheney, Paul Padgett.
Mr and Mrs. Edwin Hyde. Mr
and Mrs. Hugh Hensley. Mr. and
Mrs Bob Easlcy. Jr.. Mr and Mrs.
Dick Yow. Mr. and Mrs Roscoe
Wilkms. Mr and |frt T \ Case.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Stiles. Mr.
j and Mrs. Ed Studstill. Mr and
I Mrs Frank Dreher, and Mr and
j Mrs Duke Whitley.
The regular meeting of the club
! was held Tuesday evening pre
| sided over by the president. Bob
| White. Miss Fannie Deweese and
| P. J. Henn were elected directors |
' oi the club
Hiwassee Dam, Cullowhee And
Sylva Are Tournament Winners
The Western North Carolina*
lonferenee cage tournament fin
ds held in Murphy High gymn I
last Friday produeed three of the
most thrilling games in this city |
in many a moon as Hiwassee Dam
won the girls' for the second
straight year, beating Hayesville
21 to 15 in a thriller: the Cullo
whee boys coming from behind to
top a favored Hiwassee Dam quin
tet 28 to 25 in the class B boys'
division, and the Sylva Hurricanes
outlasting Swain High of Bryson
City for a 32 to 22 victory. Each
winner and the runnerup will rep
resent this conference in the Dis
trict State tournament at Cullo
The four-day event brought
many thrilling clashes and the old
applecart was upset in many ins
tances. The three top-seeded
teams were eliminated in the first
or either the second round and
the race was thrown wide open.
The final official scores of the
games are as follows: Nantahala
boys 39. Stecoah 15: Hiwassee
Dam girls 21. Sylva 19; Robbins
ville boys 23. Cullowhee 25; Rob
binsville girls 26. Hiwassee Dam j
28; Murphy girls 23. Cherokee
38; Cherokee boys 34, Andrews .
33; Murphy girls 17, Nantahala
15; Swain boys 29, Murphy 28; .
HayeaviUe girU 24; Cullowhee 14; |
Sylva boys 31, Franklin 26; Cul
lowhce boys 35. Cherokee 30. An
drews girls 34. Swain 23; Hiwas
see Dam boys 27. Havesville 17:
Hiwassee Dam girls 29. Andrews
25; Hiwassee Dam boys 28. Nanta
hala 18. Hiwassee girls 21. Hayes
ville 15: Cullowhee boys 28. Ili
! \sassee 25; and Sylva boys 32.
Trophies were presented by the
conference to the winners and the
runnerups. and individual troph
[ ies were presented by business
men of Murphy to: the most
valuable girl-Brakens. Hayesville;
most valuable boy-Smith. Chero
kee; girls' team showing best
sportmanship. Hiwassee Dam:
boys' team showing most sport
The all-tournament teams as
picked by coaches arc:
Girls. Brikens. Hayesville;
Dockery, Hiwassee Dam; Taylor.
| Murphy: Holloway. Andrews: L.
, Davis. Robbinsville; C). Davis.
J Robbinsville: O. Stiles. Hiwassee
Dam: Bryson. Sylva; Hall. Mur
phy; Buchanan. Swain; Tubby.
Cherokee: Walker. Kobbinsville.
Boys. Smith. Cherokee; Patter
son. Hiwassee Dam; Cunningham.
Sylva; Norton. Cullowhee; Tilley.
Cullowhee; Hughes, Murphy;
Stevenson. Swain, Batepian. Nan
tahala: Norton, Franllin; and
; Murphy Cafe has been purchas
ed by Mrs. Rosa Price and Mr.
and Mrs. Vaughn Hemphill, who I
took over the management last j
Saturday. The new owners an
nounce that they will not sell j
beer The interior is being paint-)
ed and re-decorated.
TO SPONSOR Rt'MMAC.E
The Junior class of Murphy
high school will sponsor a rum
mage sale Saturdays from 1:00
p. m. until 5:00 p. m at the Road
j side Market
The students will take orders
for cakes, candy, pies, and chick
The proceeds from these sales
will be used for the annual Junior
MOORF AT HOT SPRINGS
E. C. Moore is spending some
time in Hot Springs. Ark., for
his health He was accompanied
there by his son, Rae, who has
returned home. Mrs. E. C. Moore
and Cloe Moore are now visiting
SPEAKS ON MARRIAGE?
"Marriages Are Made" is the sub
ject of "The Baptist Hour" for
February 22nd. with Dr. T. F.
Adams of Richmond. Virginia as
speaker, it was announced today
by the Radio Commission of the
Southern Baptist Convention.
Atlanta. S. F. Lowe. Director
Heard over Station WSB at 8:30
EST. "The Baptist Hour" 3eries,
"Divine Light For Daily Living.'
considers one of the most vital
problems of our day. the home, in
the last two Sundays of February
Dr. Adams, who will be heard
both weeks, is pastor of the First
Baptist Church. Richmond, and
ene of the most popular speakers
ever to appear on "The Baptist
Hour," having spoken in 1942 Ho
is an expert in the field of mar
riage and the home His subject
for February 29 will be "A House
With a Home Inside."
Featured on the February 21!
program, will be the sixth favorite
hymn, determined by a poll
among interested listeners, in
cluding six and a half million
Must Be Secured i
Those persons who are planning
to burn brush, ditch banks or
fields must secure a burning per
mit as required by law. The law
states that a permit is required
before ignitinu any material that
is within 500 feet of woodlands
or over 500 feet away from a
dwelling house, between the dates
of February 1 and June 1. and
October 1 and November 30 The
cotlnty forest warden reminds
people with permits that th?> are
responsible for their fires and
have available help to control any
burning that is done They are
<?sked never to leave a fire until
it is e<wnpletel\ out
The warden asks that every
body read all instructions and
limitations on the back side of
the permit All burning should be
clone when fire is easily controll
ed. pcrferably after 5 p. m . when
the wind is not blowing and on
days when the woods are not dry.
CLI P. PLAN BOX
SCPPEP FOP 27th
The Murphy Baseball Club held
its first meeting Tuesday niyhf.
at Johnson's Market
The board of directors made
plans for a box supper and cake
walk to be held at Murphy gym
nasium on February 27 at " 30
p. m. The proceeds will go to the
W. D. King is manager and .1
N. Boling. secretary -treasurer of
HOME EC. TEACHER
Miss Nell McLcndon of Atlanta
has arrived here and assumed her
c'uties as home economics teacher
in Murphy high school.
Rat-Free Houses Can Save
Cherokee Folks $100,000
To Be Observed
Founder's Day will be celebrat
ed by the Murphy Pa rent -Teach
ers' association at the regular
monthly meeting to be held on
Monday evening, Feb. 23, at 7:30
p. m. in Murphy school auditor
ium. Mi's. W. M. Davis is in
charge of the program, announces
Mrs. W. A. Hoover, president.
Cannery For Two
Organization of a community
cannery for Cherokee and Clay
I counties will be discussed at a
meeting to be held on Saturday
evening, Feb 28, at John C.
Campbell folk school. The pro
ject is to be sponsered by the
Clayokee Coop., assisted by the
farm and home agents of both
Is To Be Sunday
Reports To Be In
Victor Raxter. Chairman of the
Cherokee County Committee,
states that an extension of time
for the filing of Perfonnan Re
ports under the Agricultui Con
servation Program has been re
ceived. Instead of February 15 as
a closing date, farmers in the
county now have until February
28 in which to file a report on tin
practices carried out last year.
Only about 90 pexcent of tin
farmers in the county have filed
Performance Reports to date,
whereas Mr Raxter states that
probably 95 'i of the farmers have
t .irticipated in the 1947 Progra*n
either by carrying out some of the
practices or through the use of
conservation materials. This ex
tension of time will give these
farmers a chance to come to the
county office and complete their;
report on 1947 practices.
Geo. M. Evans
Is Taken By
Death At Age 82
George Marion Evans. 82. died
I at 3 o'clock Thursday morning at
I the home of his daughter. Mrs.
I F. I. Shields of Murphy, follow -
I ing an illness of several weeks.
Funeral services were held Fri
1 '.ay afternoon at 2 o'clock at
Shady Grove Baptist church, with
| the Rev J. Alton Morris officiat
I ing. Burial was in the church
| cemetery, with lvie funeral home
j m charge Masons conducted
I graveside rites and served as pall
Mr. Evans was a member of
! Fairview Methodist church and
secretary ot the Sunday school far
.? number of years He had been
i member of Montgomery Masonic
lodge. No 420. for over 40 years.
? vas Cherokee county coronor for
j 10 years, and was active in civic
I rnd political affairs.
Surviving are three daughters.
| Mrs F. L. Shields, with whom he
made h's home, and Mrs. Pearl
Beaver, both of Murphy, and Mrs
1 Wanna Ross of Oak Ridge. Tenn :
three m>ii>. Carl W. Evans of Oak
Rid. -v. Floyd and Verlin Evans of
Ranger: One brother Samuel Ev
i ans ot Seviervidlle Tenn. 12
, grandchildren, and five great
To Be On March 16
The North Carolina Symphony
Society's orchestra will give its
annual concert in Andrews school
auditorium on Tuesday, March 16.
il has been announced.
School children will hear the
orchestra in a free day concert,
the hour to be announced later,
and school buses will be used to
transport pupils from other
schools, to Andrews.
The evening concert will be for
adults holding mcmocrsnipi or
purchasing tickets and children
who purchase regular children's
While the goal of $750 from
this county has not yet been
reached, sufficient funds are in
hand at present to assure the
concerts. The chairman of the
county campaign. Miss Margaret
Fisher, states that she expects the
full quota to be in soon.
> Loster L Mason, 50, prominent
Cherokee county business man
and politician, died in an Atlanta
hospital at 2:15 a. m. today
'Thursday) after an illness of
more than a year He 'iad been in
Atlanta lor more tha.i a week.
Funeral services will be held
Sunday afternoon at L*:30 o'clock,
i at Maggie's Chapel a Brasstown,
with the pastor, the Rov. Alfred
Smith, the Rev. Har.i Coffey, the
Rev. Robert Barker i^nd the Rev.
W. B. Fenny officiating. Burial
will be in the church cemetery
with Ivie funeral home in charge
Active pallbearers will be Dr
Harry Miller. Sheridan Dickey.
Abe Hembree. Lewis King. Luth
tr Carringer. Harvey Akin. W. M |
Fain and J W Franklin
Honorary pallbearers, among |
whom are a number of state and j
county officials, prominent busi- j
nets men and close friends, are |
too numeruus to mention.
Mr. Mason was active in civic
work and local and state political
affairs, having been sheriff of
Cherokee county for three terms,
was a large land owner and farm
er. and the largest stock dealer
in Western North Carolina He
v as a member of Maggie's Chapel
Methodist church, and of the ?
Masonic Lodge of Brasstown
Survivors include the widou J
Mrs Mab Brendle Mason: one
daughter. Mrs. Wilda Sanford of
Washington. D. C . two sons. John i
Henry Mason of Tuscaloosa. Ala . 1
and L L. Mason. Jr . of Murphy
his mother. Mrs. John R Mason,
two brothers. Clayton and John
Loft in Mason, all of Brasstown:
five sisters. Mrs. C. C Hemphill.
Mrs. A. H Hatchett. Mrs J C
Evans. Miss Flossie and Miss Ver
di e Mason, all of Cherokee county.
A campaign to deal the rati of
Cherokee County a death blow
is being planned for the firs* part
ol March. This campaign is being
sponsored by the County Agents
and AAA in cooperation with the
U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Hats each year cost the people
ol Cherokee County as estimated
$100,000. This is in addition to the
deadly diseases which they spread
and the annoyance of having these
pests on premises.
Fortified Red Aquill, the poison
which will be used, is harmless to
people and domestic animals, but
has proven deadly effective on
rats in the control campaigns
which have been conducted by the
U S. Fish and Wildlife Service
for a number of years. The bai*
will be prepared and put up in
three-pound packages, which is
the amount needed to bait the
average farm. Complete instruc
tions for using the bait will be
furnished with each package. The
cost will be $1.10, considered
small price to pay for the relief
that will be obtained.
In order to get the proper
amount of bait the agents must
know in advance the number of
people that wish to participate.
If you wish to take an active part
in getting rid of these harmful
pests, the order along with the
$1.10. should be sent, to the Coun
ty Agents of AAA office, before
Bait will be bought only for
those who send in orders by that
date. You will be notified by mail
exactly when and where to obtain
Rats travel from farm to farm
;?nd house to house and the spon
sors are urging that every body
cooperate, to make the campaign
To encourage interest in the
Red Cross on the part of school
children. Davis' Jewelers is
sponsoring an essav contes* in
v.hicli they will give away two
1 1 ? ? school students in Mur
phy and Hiwassee Dam schools
are eligible to enter. The title of
lhx> essay is. "Why We Should
Support the American R*?d Cross".
JN.'\vs are limited to 500 woris.
. nd all entries murt b? in by
February 20 Winners will be an
nounced next week.
The first prize is a Parker,
seven- jewel watch, and second
j prize is a Sheaffer pen and pencil
To Be Sponsored
Bv Woman's Club
Aluipliy Woman's club voted at
the meeting held Tuesda> ewning
in tie First Mehodist church
dining room to sponsor a garden
contest this year, emphasizing the
hcautification of the lawns and
flower gardens in Murphy. The
contest will be open to all resi
dents of Murpln who wish to en
ter Rules and committees will be
iuuiouiuvd at a later date.
W. J Anderson of Hayesville.
state highway patrolman who is
stationed in Hendersonville. was
the principal speaker on the citi
zenship program. He was present
ed by Mrs. Thos. S Evans, and
I spoke on the N C Motor Vehicle
j Inspeetion laws He stated that
, H5 per cent of the accidents on
j highways are caused from faulty
equipment and that the inspec
tions which are now required by
I I law will decrease such accidents
He pointed out that regular in
i spections will increase the re-salc
value of automobiles, will de
1 crease thefts, improve the quality
of workmanship at some garages,
and give the driver an opportunity
to know in which condition his
v u \~i.tage of the
; a\v is that the people will become
better acquainted with officers
and learn that they are their
''rion:' working for their protec
lion, he said.
Prior to Mr Anderson's ad
! dress. Mrs. R W. White sang.
. Sylvia by Oley Speaks and
Memoric by Kahn. accompani
ed by Mi- J. W. Davidson at the
It was voted to close the recrea
' tion hall in the library building
except when adult supervision is
available and for the key to be
kept by Mrs C. W. Savage, mem
ber of the club This action was
taken when it was reported to the
club that some young people who
have been using the building have
been guilty of vandalism.
Mrs. E H. Brumby, president,
who presided over the business
session, appointed the following
nominating committee to report at
| the next meeting: Mrs. H. W.
| Easley. Jr., Mrs. J. W. Davidson,
, I and Miss Emily Sword.
I Mrs. Hugh Roberta of Marietta,
i Ga., was a guest ol Mra. Brumby.