Plane Carrying Two Murphy Men Is Missing
Red Cross Campaigns To Start In County March 1st
Must Raise $2;160
Howard Adair, fund chairman
of the 1948 Red Cross drive here,
announces that a large number of
workers have been appointed, so
that a plan started last year for
a whirlwind drive can be con
ducted again, necessitating only
a few hours' work on the part of
The advance gifts committee is
making its solicitation this week
and is expected to make a report
Posters and other advertising
materials are being distributed
this week by Boy Scouts, Bob
Failing. Miss Addie Mae Cooke,
publicity and chapter chairman,
and Mr. Adair. Special window
displays will be given over to
Red Cross at Candler's, Coward's, !
and Davis' Jewelers.
Churches in the chapter juris
diction are being requested to
emphasize the Red Cross program
on February 29. which has been
designated by American Red Cross
as "Red Cross Sunday ".
A kick-off breakfast for work
ers will be held on Monday. March
1. at 8:30 a. m. at Henry House,
following which workers will
solicit in their territory and make
reports to the fund chairman as
early as possible. This chapter
was the first in the state last year
to reach its goal, and the commit
tees this year are anxious to
maintain that record
The workers appointed to as
\??h this vrar's campaign are:
Advan<*e f Loren Davis,
cr.aiiivtan. Frank Forsyth. Walt
Mauney. II A. Mattox. Ben Vaught.
Harry Bishop. Joe Ray. J. W
Franklin. Bob Easley. Bob White.
W \ Shrrnll, C. W. Arnold. Mi
Business district: Roy Styles,
chairman, Tom Evans. Neil Sneed,
John Posey. Bob Bault. 1! Bueck.
Mercer Fain. J. W. Davidson, W.
D. King. Ben Palmer. Dale Lee.
Mrs. Roy Lovingood. Ed Brumby.
Sam Davidson. Noah Hembree.
Richard Howell. P. G. Ivie. Joe
Hamilton. H. G. Elkins. Alden
Coward. Duke Whitley, Miss Glad
ys McCleskey. Rae Moore. Allen
Lovingood. J. C. English, and
Mills and factories: Karl Weiss,
chairman. C. R Freed. Mss Emma
Lou Baity. Mrs R H Foard. C.
W. Arnold. Joe Bailey. William
Townson, Bob Easley. L. M.
Shields. Hugh Roberts. Sam
Arenson, Ed Brumby, Kenneth
Davis. B B Cornwell, Jr.
City schools: Walter Puett.
County schools: Lloyd Hendrix
and Rev. Robt. Barker, co-chair
Hiwassee Dam: Jack Skinner,
chairman. James Osborne, and Lt.
Chas. C. Price.
Brasstown and Folk School:
Mrs. Georg Bidstrup, chairman.
Murphy post office and D. A.
V.: Hugh Penland, chairman.
Continued on page four
To Have Bleachers
The Board of Directors of Mur
phy base ball elub met last week,
and announced thai new bleachers
along the ri^h* field fence will be
erected in the near future. This
is bring the seating capacity of
the field to approximately 1.000.
Grover Mauney and W. A. Shcrrill
were appointed to the Board of
Directors for the coming season.
Contracts were mailed to 15
players to head the Semi-pro club
in what Manager W. D. King de
scribes as a fast club playing a
fast brand of ball. Among the
players that will be held over
from last year's roster are: Fowl
er, Cole. Cornelius, Crawford.
Hemphill, all infieldcrs, and the
ace of last year's mound staff.
The season will open about the
20tb of April and close with Labor
Is Fund Chairman
ANDREWS ? The executive com-'
mittee of the Andrews Chapter
of the American Red Cross meet
ing at chapter headquarters here
February 17, heard letters of re
signation read from both chapter
chairman, W. A. Reece, and home
service chairman. Capt. Frank W.
Swan. The executive committee
prevailed upon Capt. Swan to
rescind his resignation, and ex
pressed satisfaction with the at
tention and manner in which he
has discharged his duties as home
service chairman. Mr. Reece
agreed to withhold his resignation
until after the annual roll call
| and fund raising campaign is
over at the end of March.
The committee unaminously
selected as finance chairman for
the ensuing year. Walter Whitak
cr. has already entered upon his
Stiles' Body Is
Murphy By Local
Funeral services for Pfc. Ray
Stiles, who was killed in action
fir-no, July 12 1944, were
held in the Robbinsville high
school auditorium Saturday after
noon at 2 o'clock, with the Rev.
\V. A. Rogers and the Rev Ronald
Holland officiating. Members of
the American Legion Post were
in charge of military rites at the
i graveside in Old Mother church
The body arrived in Murphy
Thursday over the Southern Rail
road It was met l?y members of
the Joe Miller Klkins Post of the
American Legion, was escorted
through town by this group while
the chimes at the Methodist
church rang, and was taken to the
home in Robbinsville by Townson
Young Stiles, a graduate of
Robbinsville high sehool in the
class of 1941. was employed by
the Aluminum Company of Ameri
ca at Calderwood. Tenn . when he
went into service. He went over
seas in February of 1944 with the
:*0th division, 120th infantry.
Surviving are the parents, Mr
;ind Mrs. C. W. Stiles; two broth
ers. Ralph and Johnny.: two sis
ters. Mrs. Carl Shuler and Mrs.
Dale Walker, all of Robbinsville.
Mrs. Arrowood Is
Taken At Age 83
Mrs. Sara Elizabeth Arrowood.
83. died at her home in Marble
at 5 a. m. Tuesday.
Funeral services were held at
2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at
; Marble Springs Baptist church
j with the Rev. Algia West officiat
I ing. Burial was in Moss cemetery,
with Ivie funeral home in charge.
Pallbearers were grandsons and
I llower girls were granddaughters.
? Surviving are: six sons. James.
? Pearlie and William of Marble.
! Ross of Albany. Ga . Allen of
' Kannapolis. and Leslie of Akron.
1 Ohio: one daughter. Mrs. Hattie
I Parker of Marble; two brothers.
1 John Marshall of Young Harris.
' and Rufus of Sweetwater, Tenn.
The Wolf Creek 4-H club held
( its regular meeting on February
12. The president. Mary Jeanne
McAllister, presided, and the
seventh grade gave a choral
Mack Patton showed two mov
ies about gardening and Oscar
! Phillips talked on the value of 4-H
At Murphy PTA
Founder's Day was observed at
the PTA meeting which was held
Monday evening at the school
Mrs. W. A. Hoover, president,
presided. The Rev. J. Alton Mor
ris gave the devotional.
Mrs. H. G. Elkins reported ap
proximately $176 in the treasury.
The following committee for a
student banking system was ap
pointed: Miss Sara Sword, chair
man; Mrs. Merle Davis, Mrs. Char
les Worthen, Mrs. W. B. Penny, H.
Bueck and Frank Forsyth.
Mrs. Ray Paul Jones, chairman
of Ways and Means committee,
announced that the P.-T. A. will
sponsor a brush demonstration at
the school auditorium at 3 p m.
Wednesday. March 10.
Mrs. Merle Davis told of the
founding of the Parent-Teacher
association, and Mrs. Boyd Davis
presented her sixth grade in a
program on Founder's Day.
There were 140 present at this
meeting. Mrs. Boyd Davis' room
of sixth grade girls won the treat
for having the most parents pres- 1
( LI ? M Ml IH l l
Tuesday. March 2. Brass town, j
with Hit Ed WaMitrtip, 1:90 .
clock; Wednesday, Match 3. Pos
tell, with Mrs. G. W. Young. 1:30 I
o'clock; Thursday, March 4. Peach- j
tree, with Mrs. Lawson Lunst'ord. j
1:30 o'clock: Friday. March 5.1
Violet. "Place to be announced,
The demonstration for the ]
March meetings will be "Making |
A Rayon Dress".
ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENTS !
The Rev. W. T. Truett will
preach at Hangingdog church Sun- 1
day morning at 11 a. m.. and at (
Upper Peachtree. Sunday evening j
at 2:30 p. m.
Quota Is $1,254
ANDREWS? Walter Whitaker. j
l'und campaign chairman of the
Andrews chapter of the Red Cross,
has announced that the chapter
quota for this year is $1,254. The
drive for funds will open March
1 Andrews for the past several
years has been prompt in raising
Mr. Whitaker is selecting a com
mittee from the chapter territory
to assist him in the collection of
funds. Workers named for the
various sections in town are: Mrs
A. B. Chandler, Mrs. Ruthie Bris
tol. Miss Gladys Christy, Mrs
Julia Bradley, Mrs. B. B. Robin
son, Mrs. Hazel Abernathy, Miss
Daisy Battle, Miss Polly Hicks.
Miss Ruth Barnard, Mrs. L. B
Nichols, Miss Gene Matheson.
Miss Helen McPherson, Mrs. Ruth
S. Pullium, Miss Ruth Hamilton,
Miss Elizabeth Troxler, Mrs. Emo
gene Ledford, Miss Frances Mc
pherson. Grady Anderson, and
Mrs. Mary Nelson. Topton; and J.
Frank Walsh, Marble.
The Rev. J. Alton Morris, pas
tor of the First Baptist church,
will preach Sunday morning at
11:00 on "What are you Reading?"
and Sunday evening at 7:30 on.
"A Foolish Woman " Sunday
School begins ? 10:00 r. m nd
Training Union at 6:30 p m
An all day prayer service will
be held Tuesday beginning at 10:
oo a. m.. in connection with the
Home Mission week of prayer.
In a membership contest which
was staged some time ago by the
Joe Miller Elkins Post of the
American Legion, the members
were divided into the "Reds ' and
' Whites". The "Whites' won the
contest and were entertained by
the "Reds" at dinner at People's
Cafe Monday night.
Talks were made by Command
er John O Dell. Jim Franklin and
Adjutant David Sigmon Approxi
mately 50 members were present.
Ladies' night was observed by^
Murphy Lions club with a banquet
at Duke's Lodge Tuesday evening. I
Lionesses and several other per
sons were guests of the Lions.
The dining room and tables
were decorated with flowers,
candles and evergreens, and gift
packages wrapped with gold paper
and tied with purple ribbon (Lions
colors are gold and purple) were
at the places of the ladies which
were marked with place cards
bearing the Lions emblem. The
Lionesses received Lions emblem
pins, and other ladies received
spoon pins. Place mats and nap
kins were printed with the Lions
President H. G. Elkins was
toastmaster. J. B. Gray gave '.he
address of welcome, to which Mrs.
R. W. Easley. Jr., responded. A
program of entertainment was pre
sented by Dale Lee, C. R. Freed,
John A. Davidson. R. W. White,
and W. A. Sherrill.
Miss Jean Penny, presented by
Dale Lee. sang, "Lovlpr Come
Hack To Me". "Don't Go In the
Lions Cage Tonight." and "Lilac
Tree". The Minstrel girls, Misses
Toots Cook. Mary Sue Brandon
and Maudie B. Witt, and Mrs.
Charles Shytle. sang a group ot
spirituals. A Lions quartet com
posed of Kdwin Hyde. C. K. Freed
Howard Adair, and W D King,
sang a group of songs. All were
accompanied by Mrs. Duke Whit
Mclvin Jones birthday member
ship awards were presented to the
| following: Duke Whitley Merle
I Davis. Mack Patton, Walt Mauncy.
| R. S Hault. John Davidson" J D.
1 lUnvh. and II G. Klkins
The club gave a vote of ap
I pre eiation to Duke Whitley for
i opening the lodge to provide a
place for the Ladies' night pro
The fifth Sunday singing will
he held at Macedonia Baptist
; ( huu h at Culberson Sunday after
noon at 2 o'clock
Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Williams
spent last week-end in Asheville
WNCAC Meeting In Andrews
To Sponsor Indian Drama
ANDREWS ? Seventy persons |
met here Tuesday at a 12:30 lun
eheon at the Terrace hotel in a
meeting sponsored by the Western
North Carolina Associated Com
munities. In addition to the as
sociation's membership, there were
representatives from the chambers'
of commerce of the area, repre
sentatives of the T. V. A . the
North Carolina department of
Archives and history, the Chero
kee Indian Reservation, the Pisgah
and Nantahala national forests,
superintendents of schools from
Robbinsville. Murphy and An
drews. and Fontana Village.
Preceding the luncheon a meet
ing of the executive committee
was held at the Town Hall begin
ning at 10:30 o'clock, where an
agenda for the afternoon meeting
was agreed upon.
Perhaps the most important
item of the afternoon session was
the question of support and spon
| sorship of the Cherokee drama
! which it is proposed to give on a
j basis of a show of the size and
i general design of the Lost Colony
' at Manteo. The matter was pre
sented in considerable detail by
George M Stephens and Frances
J. Heazel both of Asheville. The
outlay of $65,000 which the pro
ject calls for was unanimously
approved. For the plan to go
through with performances as
sured for the summer it will be
i ecessary to have 25 percent of
the funds in hand by March 5.
it was stated.
Addie Mae Cooke, editor of the
Cherokee Scout, reported the pro
spective visit of 500 members of
the National Editorial Association
for a three days' visit in May. to
the area. The NEA member? will
visit points in the greater part of
the area. The chambers 01 com
merce West of the Balsams agreed
to supply a luncheon to the edi
tors at a point in the Smoky
Mountains national park the day
this is visited The Waynesville
chamber of commerce will be
host the evening of that day.
M iss Ruth Dallwig reported on
the proposition of Art Colonies,
and it was agreed that more would
be heard on this topic at the next
Jim Kilpatrick and Richard
Queen of Waynesville reported on
a project to send the Soco Dance
team to eleven selected cities in
Florida. The project was approv
ed. and the communities other
than Waynesville will be called
upon to raise $1,000 as expense
money. Much publicity will be
given western North Carolina by
the dance team Slides and other
visual material will be shown
'where the dances are held. The'
| irip will be non-profit to the dance
Charles K Hay of Waynesville
reported on a 12 page folder to
| be illustrated and printed in
| colors descriptive of the entire
| area. The printing of 30,000 copies
. at an approximate cost of SI. 900
i was approved.
Walter W. Thomer, executive \
vice-president of the Asheville
i Industrial promotion council, ac
quainted the gathering with the
j work of his organization.
Frances J. Heazel. who presided
in the afternoon session, told of
j the work done in Washington and I
I on the home front, in efforts to I
I promote the Great Smoky National |
I Park. i
Carl G. Kruger of the Pisgah ;
i National forest reported that 1,
) 300.000 persons visited thtat area
last year. Paul II. Russell of the
! Nantahala National forest rc
j ported 600.000 visitors in that
R. B. Slaughter of Robbinsvillc i
! proposed that the body approve a '
I bond issue on the part of the state I
j to improve rural roads. The mat
ter was approved by a voice vote.
An invitation by C. M. Douglas,
secretary-treasurer of the organi- 1
zation, to hold the April meeting |
at Brevard college, was accepted.
$200 Is Taken
From The Marble
Thieves broke into the post of
fice at Marble Monday morning
around 2 o'clock and took the
sum of approximately $200 from
the safe which they demolished,
according to Sheriff Frank Craw
The postmaster of the office is
Kenneth Brown of Asheville,
post office inspector, is here work
ing with Sheriff Crawford to lo
cate the robbers. No arrests had
been made Wednesday.
Taken By Death
In New York City
While on a business trip to New
York, Otto Heinrich. age 59. pass
ed away Sunday night. February
J. and was found Monday morn
ing in his bed by his relations
with whom he lodged during his
stay in New York. Death came as
a surprise to his family, and the
many friends he had.
He was just about to finish his
plans for his trip this summer to
Europe where he and Mrs. Hein
rich wanted to visit their daughter.
Edith, and get acquainted with
their new grandaughter. Paola. in
Milano. Italy, and his plans for
the spring were to visit his daugh
ter. Vcrica. in Portland. Oregon.
Otto Heinrich. after receiving a
thorough education in European
colleges, devoted himself to the
lumber business in his youth and
stayed with it all his life. He was
owner and part-owner of several
l?rge enterprizes in Europe, in
all of which he was the general
manager His concern covered
various production branches, such
?io iiihui i ujn luuuna. >u? iiiuiiii^.
manufacture of veneers and ply
wood and the production of cross
tics, all in Yugoslavia where his
headquarters and his home were
in Zagreb. He was outstanding
in all those lines and was called
tfic "Cross Tic King of Yugo
When conditions in Europe
made it impossible for him to
continue in his business activities
lie came to this country and settl
ed in Crossville, Tenn.. where he
engaged in hardwood lumber
production under the name of the
Travel's Lumber Corporation, of
which he was president. He chose
the name "Travers" which stands |
for "Crossties" in French because
his European cross tic business
carried that name and was his j
' pet child" among his cnterprizes.
Continued on page 8
Frank Taylor To
Frank Taylor, who operates the
candy and drink stand next door
to the courthouse, on Thursday
will go to Mission Hospital where
he will undergo an eye operation.
He is hoping the operation will
make it possible for him to have
vision in his eye that is now total
The North Carolina Commission
"for the Blind, which receives the
support of Lions clubs of the
state, is making provision for the
Mr?. Mattie A. Taylor will leave
Thursday for Guild, Tenn., where
| she will visit Mr. and Mrs. R. M.
Ruffner while her son is in the
Fails To Reach
By Wells, Dreher
Planes are reported based at
Chattanooga, Atlanta and Mem
phis, waiting for better weather
to begin a search for a converted
AT6 carrying two Murphy men,
Hubert Wells and Frank Dreher,
which is feared to have crashed
on a flight from Hot Springs,
Ark., to the Andrews-Murphy air
It is reported that the two men
left Hot Springs Sunday around
1:30 p. m., having flown B. G.
Brumby. Jr.. there last week The
return trip had been delayed on
account of weather conditions. The
plane belonged to Mr. Brumby
and was piloted by Mr. Wells.
Mr. Dreher, son-in-law of Mr.
Brumby, accompanied them on the
The army has reported that the
pair left Hoe Springs without
making an official flight plan.
However, Hoy Wells, father of
the pilot, said that the plane was
reported over Memphis on the re
Edgar A. Wood. Jr.. manager of
Andrews-Murphy airport, flew one
of his craft to Chattanooga Tues
day in search of the missing plane.
He sent another plane over Snow
bird Mountain range in Graham
Dreher. a veteran of World War
II. the husband of the former
Miss Martha Brumby, recently
completed the pre- medical course
at Clemson college.
f And I). Urged
To Get Licenses
Persons with surnames begin
ning with C or D were urged
today by officials of the Motor
Vehicles Department to get their
new driving licenses as soon as
It is estimated that there are
around 150.000 drivers in North
Carolina with surnames beginning
with C or D. and since their per
iod for re-issuance got underway
on January 1. only 18.000 C's and
P's have been re-licensed.
"This leaves a long way to go,"
the Department pointed out, add
ing that "if persons with last nam
es beginning with C or D want to
avoid long lines, they should get
their new licenses right away."
The law provides that any C
and 1) caught driving on an old
license after June 30 will be guil
ty of a misdemeanor and will be
punished by a fine of not less
The license re-examination pro
mam is a part of the State's new
l Highway Safety Act. passed by
the last Legislature. Since the
le-issuance program got underway
July 1. 171.000 new licenses have
! been issued, around 153.000 of
them going to drivers with last
names beginning with A and B.
The A and B period lasted from
last July 1 through December
Motor Vehicles officials urged
C and D drivers to report at once
to their license examining stations
and not to wait until the end of
the period ? .June 30 ? when a last
minute rush will probably develop.
The license examination consists
of four parts: a highway sign test,
a rules of the road test, a visual
test, and an actual road or driving
Rev. Mcrvin Russell, Regional
Director of the Young People's
| organization, will be guest speak
| er at the Free Methodist church
Saturday night through Sunday.
The evening services will begin
at 7:30 Sunday School at 10 a. m.
and morning worship at 11 *, m.