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Red Cross Answers
Need For Relief To
The \ mi- ri can Red Cross has ?
. ; propriated $1,000,000 for the re
i of disaster victims through
, the Midwest and South, who
i\i' suffered from a series oi
? -tractive tornadoes and floods
tiring the month of March.
Within the past 10 days twen
ties of tornadoes ? one on March !
22. the other on March 26. Good *
I i iday night? cut a swath of de
traction across the country, to
i ring the national disaster death '
toll for this period to 80 persons.
Southern states hit in the Easter
eek-end storms were Alabama.
Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi,
Red Cross chapters throughout
the nation, busy with the annual
Fund campaign, interrupted their
work on the drive to assist disaster
victims. Emergency care for the
injured, and food, shelter and
clothing, were provided. Already
lied Cross workers are taking ap
plications for rehabilitation assist
ance from victims of the most rc
Before the Easter week-end
i! Masters, the Red Cross had esti
inated the 17-state destruction as
dead. 613 injured. 536 homes
octroyed, and thousands of others
damaged. More than 25.000 per
>ons were reported to be severely
allected in the series of March
tornadoes and floods.
The additional storms of the
pa>' week end resulted in a re
?< tried 27 more deaths, 70 in
juria a serious nature, and un
told property damage.
In the Southeast. Aliceville.
-\!a was hardest hit in the Eas
ier u k-end tornadoes. According
I to R?*d Cross volunteers of the
??outh Picki . " Count v Chapter
nd Southeaster!! Area disaster
aff workers. 3 persons were kill
(I. 25 were injured. 20 homes
ere destroyed, 8 were damaged.
7 other buildings were destroy
d Approximately 35 families
ere affected by the disaster.
The local Red Cross chapter
listed with the setting up of a
list aid station immediately aft
r the devastating winds struck
I he chapter's volunteers also
found temporary shelter for vic
jiims in private homes and issued
mergeney food and clothing ord
r>\ Within three hours after the
biow. Southeastern Area Red
Cross disaster staff workers arriv
ed to assist the chapter.
A* OpelUca. Ala., also on (k>od
Friday night, the Lee County Red
l loss Chapter reported 3 injured.
13 houses destroyed, 18 homes
'amaged. and heavy damage in
he business section. Chapter vol
inteers found shelter for homc
c*ss victims in private homes.
I'wo persons were reported in
jured near Anniston, Ala., during
|he March 26 storm, and 4 homes.
p11 the Piedmont community, 25
lies fix>m Anniston. were damag
d For the second time within a
/eek. the Calhoun County Red
Chapter gave emergency as
sistance to tornado sufferers. The
first storm occurred on March 22.
tlie Coldwater community near
mniston, when one person was
ijured and 11 homes were badly
A storm during the past week
lnd damaged 4 homes in Chero
lee Co*? Ala., but no injuries
Also during the past week end.
Faraday, Louisiana, 2 deaths
1(l 9 injuries were reported, and
homes were destroyed in a
lesm ruraI section. The Concor
' ,>arish Red Cross Chapter met
Mergeney needs of shelter, food.
After a survey of damage at
Jitersville. Ga., on the night of
irch 26. the Bartow Co. Chapter
[Ported 4 injuries. 8 homes de
J'oytnl. 9 damaged, and 8 other
[^dings destroyed or damaged.
.l0 iniui*ies and heavy industri
amage resulted from the tor
0 wh*ch hit Columbia, Tenn.,
t arch 26. Emergency needs
?r< met by the Maury County
' ( 1 Seventeen families were
LhrC< caunties in Mississippi
suffered tornado damage on
Continued on page 8
As Murphy's Mayor
Neil Snood who has served a^ I
mayor of .Murphy for the pas* J
two years, on Wednesday filed his
candidacy for re-election to that
office. He was the first candidate
to file for any town office.
Final Rites Held
For J. S. Palmer
John S. Palmer. 81. of Marble
died Tuesday at an Andrews hos
He was a former member of the
Cherokee county board of educa
tion and was one of the county's
oldest Masons, having been a
member of the order 52 years. He
had been a member of the Marble
Baptist church 50 years.
Funeral services were held this
afternoon Thursday) at 2 o'clock
at Marble Baptist church, with the
Rev. Algia West officiating. Burial
will be in Moss cemetery. Masons
will conduct graveside rites.
Surviving are the widow. Mrs
Maggie Lovingood Palmer: four
sons, Ernest. Fred. Glenn and
Robert, all of Marble: one brother
B. B. Palmer of Marble: two sis
ters, Mrs. Polly Kephart and Mrs
Lucinda Kephart, both of Grand
Townaon funeral home is in
charge of arrangements.
Parsonage To lie
Built Soon At
Plans have been drawn for a
$10,000 brick veneer Methodist
parsonage at Young Harris, as an
nounced by the Rev. Dow Kirk
The project got underway offi
cially at a recent call session of
the quarterly conference. District
Superintendent Mcl^owery El rod
presided and the Rev. kirkpatrick
pastor read the resolution for
S. L. Adams of Young Harris
will contribute the land across
from the present parsonage as a
construction site. The present
plans are for the college to pur
chase the old parsonage.
This resolution will go before
the executive committee of the
board of trustees after receiving
the unanimous approval of the
conference. If it passes the board
of trustees it will come before the
board of education of the Metho
dist church for action.
Rev. Kirkpatrick pointed out
that the present parsonage is ina
Attend Funeral Of
Friends from Murpny who at
tended the ffuneral of Mrs. Mil
dred Hampton Powell at Blue
Kidge Monday were:
Mrs. Cecil Monteith, Mrs. J. B
(J ray, Mrs. H. C. Forrester, Mrs I
Harve Carringer, Mrs. W. A.
Cook and daughter. Miss Toots
Cook. Mrs. J. H. Hampton and
daughter. Mrs. Lucius Lochaby.
and Mrs. J. B. Mulkey and daugh
ter, Mrs. Winston Craig.
The home demonstration club
schedule for next week is: Tues
day, April 6. Brasstown. with Mrs.
Guy Anderson; Wednesday. April
7. Postell, with Mrs. J. A. Allen.
Holy Communion will be held
at the 11 a. m. service at First
Methodist church Sunday. The
Rev. W. B. Penny will preach a
Post-Resurrection sermon at 7:30
Army Technicians Keep Pace With Medical Progress
A soldier-technicion at the Brooke Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston,
Texas, gives instruction in blood chemistry to two soldier-students. This par
ticular field is but one part of the Medical Laboratory Technician Course
offered enterprising young men joining the U. S. Army or U* S. Air Force j
who are interested in science and medicine.
At Baptist Church
Monday April 12
Revival services will start at
First Baptist church on Monday.
April 12. wit!i two services daily
for a period of a week or more
announces the Rev J. Alton Mor
ris. pastor. The Rev. Paul Meigs,
pastor of Jefferson Avenue Baptist
church in Atlanta will da the
preaching, and the Rev F. M.
Davis of Murphy will lead the
Mr Meigs, a cvlassmat#? of Mr
Morris a! Southern Baptist Theo
logical seminary in Louisville, is
:? member of the Southwide Home
Mission board, is a graduate of
University of Alabama and the
seminary. He was pastor of Cen
tral Baptist church in Atlanta
several years and went from
there to Jefferson Ave. church,
where he has served for two
years. He has had around 500 ad
ditions to the church during this
Men At State
RALEIGH ? N C. State Col
lego's winter term enrollment in
cludes seven students from Chero
kee county, a survey of the institu
tion's registration figures indicat
The school now has a total en
rollment of 5.151. including 5.093
men and 58 women. Veterans of
World War II now enrolled in
the college number 3.884
The College's School of Engine
ering attracted the largest num
ber of students, with 2.922 report
ing for classes, and the School of
Agriculture drew 1 036 The
School of Textiles was third, with
820. and the Division of Teacher
Education registered 307 There
are 66 unclassified special stud
The following students from
Cherokee County are enrolled at
Howard W. Alexander. Murphy;
John H. Axley. Andrews: George
W. Clayton. Jr. Andrews: Joseph
F. Clayton, Andrews; John H.
Davis. Andrews: David R Kep
hart. Murphy; and Edward H Mc
Hogsed To Leave
oon For Japan
C-pl. Willard II. Hogsed who has
-pent the past eight months
t'oing office work in the war col
lege at Fort Leavenworth. Kansas.
spending a 15-day le ve with his
parents. Mr. and \ i- Evertt
j Hogsed. Murphy. Rt. 2, before
leaving for Japan. He expects to
leave about April 15 for Tokyo,
where he will be employed as a
Walkers, watch your steps
whether you walk in the ctiy or in
Pedestrians accounted for over
I 27 per cent of all North Carolina
j traffic fatalities last year, the
j Highway Safety Division of the
| Motor Vehicle Department re
Of the 227 pedestrians killed in
j North Carolina last year. 78 were
! struck down while walking within
city limits, and 149 were fatally
I hit on rural roads.
In the country, drivers must
i watch continually for children on
i their way to and from school,
j farmers going to and from fields
( and barns, persons going to their
mailboxes, transients going from
' cne community to another, hitch
( hikers seeking rides, and fellow
motorists who may be stalled and
' waiting for aid.
Of last year's pedestrian fatali
| ties. 17 were children playing in
roadways; four persons were kill
ed while working in roadways,
and five were struck while actual
ly lying in roadways.
In the city, motorists must be on
guard for unexpected actions on
the part of pedestrians. School and
hospital zones, intersections, and
driveways need particular atten
Donkey Basketball Circus
To Be Held Here April 8
A donkey basketball eireus will
be held in the Murphy gymnasium
on Thursday. April 8, at 8:00 p.
m. This lively entertainment, the
same as was held in Andrews a
few weeks ago. provides an eve
ning full of laughs.
The players must be mounted
on donkeys when attempting to
score, although they may dis
mount to pick up the ball. Well
known men and women of Murphy
and Cherokee county will play and
try to stay on these bucking,
braying, balking donkeys.
The game is being sponsored by
the 4-H Clubs of Cherokee county.
Teams that will take part in the
games are: Murphy Lions vs
Murphy Chamber of Commerce;
Murphy High girls vs Junior Wo
man's club: Murphy High boys vs
All Stars; and Hiwassee Dam vs
Nationally Known Lecturer
To Speak Here April 12th
On Home Appreciation
Singing To Be
The Tri-State Singing Conven
4 on will be held as usual in the
Murphy school auditorium Satur
day night. April 3. All singers
from Cherokee and surrounding
counties are invited to attend.
Queeter Loudermilk is in charge
of this month s meeting
Fifty bushels of stratifield black
walnuts have just been received
for distribution by the North Caro
lina Division of Forestry and
Parks from the American Walnut
Manufacture; association. These
walnuts are ready for immediate
planting, and the Division is offer
ing them to any person at the
cost of $100 for a ten pound pack
age of an average of 125 black
The Division points out that nut
planting is cheaper than seedlings,
and the results are better. Nuts
planted this spring will produce
>eedlings 14 inches high by mid
summer. Complete planting in
structions will accompany each
shipment. The black walnuts can
be obtained by writing to Fred
Claridge. Assistant Forester. Divi
1 -ion of Forestry and Parks Hal
1,-igh. V C.
Mrs. Clara Kilby
Kites Held Sunday
Mrs. Clara Brannon Kilby. 53.
suffered a heart attack about noon
Friday. March 26, and died about
7 p. m. that evening at her home
Funeral services were held Sun
day afternoon at 2 o'clock at White
church, with the Rev. Wcldon
West officiating. Burial was in the
church cemetery with Townson
funeral home in charge.
Music was furnished by the
Murphy male quartet Flower
girls were: Mrs. Mae Rich. Mrs.
Clyde Fowler. Mrs Frank Palmer.
Miss Mary Jo Dockerv. Miss
Pauline Carroll and Miss Virginia
She is survived by her hus
band. Cleve Kilby; one son. Anil
Kilby of Murphy, three daughters,
Mrs. Harold Allison of Old Fort.
Mrs. Ernie Clark. Athens. Tenn..
and Cora Lee Kilby of Murphy:
two sisters. Mrs. George Morrow
ol Murphy and Mrs. Jim Smith of
Hiawatha. Va . and one brother.
Clyde Brannon of Murphy.
Mrs. (risp laken
At Age Of 72
Mrs. Mary Adams Crisp. 72. of
Martin's Creek, died at 1:30 o'
clock Friday afternoon. March 2(i
at a local hospital.
Funeral services were conduct
ed Monday morning at 11 o'clock
at the new Martin's Creek Baptist
church, with the Rev. Carl Cun
ningham officiating. Burial was in
the church cemetery with Ivie
funeral home in charge.
Mrs. Martin had been a member j
of the Martin's Creek Baptist
church for more than 60 years
She was a member of the Order of
She is survived by three sons.
Grant. Pcarlie and Wayne Crisp
of Murphy; six daughters. Mrs.
Austin Hughes. Ht. 2. Murphy.
Mrs. Mark Postell. Pittsburgh. Pa.,
Mrs. Ellen Collins, Marietta. Ga..
Mrs. Ed Collins, and Mrs. Odis
Orr, Robbinsvillc and Mrs. Dillard
Pecks of York. S. C.; one sister,
Mrs. J. W. Stewart, Robbinsville,
and two brothers. Will Adams and
Ed Adams, of BLairsville. a num
ber of grand children and great
Snow And Wind
Fail To Halt
Several hundred people brav
ed the ie.v winds of early Easter
morning Sunday to attend the
pre-dawn services at Fields of
the Wood. The resurrection
scene was re-enacted by mem
bers ot the Church of God.
In Murphy a group of people
from all denominations gather
ed on the lawn of Petrie hospital
and stood outside as snow fell
and the winds blew, while a
sunrise service was carried out.
Church services were well at
tended throughout the day. and
on Sunday evening First Baptist
church was filled to capacity
for the cantata presented under
the direction of the Rev. F. M.
Davis and by the choirs of the
Methodist, Presbyterian and
Kerr Scott Gives
Address Here On
In a speech before a representa
tive audience at the court house
here Monday night W Kerr Scott
candidate for governor of North
Carolina stressed the importance!
of rural development, especially I
secondary roads, better schools j
and better living conditions for I
rural people. ?
"The prosperity of the towns is
in direct proportion to the pros
perity of the rural areas", said
The extreme western counties,
in his opinion have been the neg
lected section of North Carolina.
Mr. Scott stressed the import- ,
once of developing the natural
.sources, in which he declared the
mountain section is especially
rich Mr Scott stated that he was
a farmer himself, lived on a dirt
road, and was familiar with the
problems of rural people.
Diesat Age Of 24
Funeral services for Mrs. Mil j
ci reel Hampton Powell of Blue
Ridge. Ga , were held Monday
afternoon at 2 o'clock at Harmony
Baptist church about one miU
north of Blue Ridge on the Blue j
Ridge-Murphy highway. The Rev !
Mr. Walden. pastor of the Blu?
Ridge Methodist church, officiat
ed. Burial was in the church !
Mrs. Powell who was 24 years '
of age. died in an Atlanta hospital j
Saturday morning at 10:45 o'clock. j
following an illness of seven j
weeks. She was born and reared !
in Murphy and lived here until a |
few years ago. She and her hus- j
hand operated a jewelry and
watch repair shop in Blue Ridge '
She is survived by her hus- 1
band. R. E. Powell, a seven
months-old daughter. Joyce Aug
usta: her mother. Mrs. J. T. Phil
lips of Maitland. Fla . her father.
W. A. Hampton of Blue Ridge;
one sister. Mrs. P. R. Collins of
Ashcville; and three brothers.
Leslie of Blue Ridge, and Troy
and Lake, both of Culberson.
The Protestant Episcopal
Church of the Messiah will have
Morning worship at 11:00 a. m.
Sunday. Church school will begin
at 10:00. Fellowship supper will
be held at 6:30 p. m. and evening
worship at 7:30.
The Woman's Auxiliary Corpor
ate Communion and United Thank
Offering presentation will be held
Monday, April 5, at 3:15 p. m.
David C. Mobley. lecturer on
The Art of Living and a specialist
in homes for bettor living, will
give his More Livable Homes
uimonstration talks throughout
North Carolina duiing the month
of April. Mr. Mobley's tour of
North Carolina is made possible
through the cooperation of the
State Extension Service. He will
speak at the Courthouse in Mur
j.hy on Monday afternoon. April
12. the hour to be announced
The More Livable Home demon
strations consist of a wealth of
illustrative material on practical
?fashions for the home" and
demonstrated with actual proced
ures for improving home sur
As an authority on his subject
Mr. Mobley does not term his
work interior decoration but rath
er Home Appreciation. The more
livable home is simply the expres
sion of the human love for color
and comfort, an unaffected and
sincere answer to that desire for
pleasant surroundings in daily life.
?Where and how we live has much
to do with the development of our
mental, physical and moral fibre
for we are unconsciously affected
by our home surroundings." he
During the past fifteen years,
Mr Mobley has conducted home
furnishings institutes from coast
to coast and some of the universi
ties where he has given his gradu
ate courses are: The University of
Chicago. New York University.
Syracuse University. University of
Vermont and University of Utah.
"Every home. " says Mr. Mobley.
? must be made a place for mental
..ml physical comfort, a plare
v here modern youtii is contented
to shape its future".
Mr Mobley looks upon the
home as "a garden with parents
as gardeners But he believes
that in many homes "the weed.*
have been permitted to crowd out
the -.re i'n grass and the beautiful
plants" and that the homemakers
have the job of weeding out clut
tered furnishings and discordant
. nd inharmonious colors and the
cultivation of a taste for peaceful
surroundings in daily life."
The Art of Living." according
to Mr Mobley. "is merely a study
!u qualify the homemakers to be
artists of homes, to fit them to
make their life and the lives of
their family more beautiful. That
to order a home beautifully, needs
;.rt and artists Furthermore, that
the life of the individual will be
complete in its efficiency and hap
piness only insofar as it is regulat
ed by the principles of arti^ic
ethics and that men and women
can be and should be in their own
lives, artists "
"All home furnishings should
>atisfy the two main requisties of
life, utillity. and beauty. We
? him Id consider home furnishings
first for their usefulness, second
for their interest and attractive
ness For art is. in its most essen
tial characteristic, an appreciation
of correctly related objects." he
Calf Presented To
A purebred Guernsey heifer
ealf has been given to 4-H club
member. Mynard Stiles, son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Stiles of the
Wehutty section by the Murphy
Lions club. This calf was awarded
through a contest conducted by
the County Agents, in the Hiwas
see Dam 4-H club.
The selection was made on the
basis of interest, need, a good
home for the calf and an essay.
Approximately twenty 4-H dut>
members entered the contest.
The Senior Class of Murpfty
high school has started rehearsals
on their class play, "Star Crazy"..
John Jordan, dramatics teacher,
and Mrs. Maureeen Weiss, senior
sponsor, are directing the play.
The date of presentation wtH be