CHEROKEE COUNTY 18,813
COUNTY SEAT 2,500
VOI.lTlE 58 ? NUMBER 40.
CLOTHED IN NATURE'S SCENIC
WONDERS IS AN IDEAL
MI'RPHY, NOKTII CAROLINA. THl'RSDAV, APRIL 2:>. 1918.
TEN PAOES Tills WEEK
To Be Next Week
i herokee county has been as-*
a quota of $800 in the
incer drive which will be con
ducted here next week. Miss .
? /.ibeth Gray and Miss Tommy ,
s!.>\ton are eo-chairmen for the
The following have been ap
pointed to assist with the cam- j
un: Mrs. Jean White. Miss Lona .
Davis, Murphy schools; Miss Ruth |
Dockery. Marble; Mrs. Wayne Hoi- |
nd. Hrasstown; Mrs. Henry Trot
t- Andrews and Topton; and
James Osborne, Hiwassee Dam.
The Murphy committee is com
?sed of: Miss Fannie Deweese.
Gertrude Worthen, Mrs. Neil
- .. ed. Paul Padgett, Merle Davis,
: .ward Adair. Hugh Penland.
vl Gladys McCleskey, Louis
H i|?er, Mrs. Ann Philips, Bob
White. Hubert Williams, Bob
i 1 11 It . Jack Barton Akin. Bob
K.i-ley, Mrs. Louise Schuyler, and
,\i Frances Jones.
Visit In Murphy
and four professors from the Uni
vi -:ty of Wisconsin and the Uni
v? ;ty of Tennessee under the
riii ecf ion of Dr Paris B. Stockdale.
hra<l of the Geology and Gcogra
department of the University
Tennessee, were over-night
is in Murphy Tuesday night
were on a five-day geologic
?\ ursion through the Southern
Appalachians. They visited the
mine here, and went on from
<? through the copper basin, en
route to Dayton, Tenn.
Teachers in the party included:
I>. Stockdale. Dr. Harry J. Klep
< and Dr. Fr nk fin der all of
t hi* department ?>f Geology. Uni
vitsiiv of Tennessee, and Dr.
'a vis ('line, department of Geo
L'niversity of Wisconsin.
Work is progressing rapidly on
i: new educational annex to the
I' < shyterian church, which is ex
pected to be completed early in
The building is 34 by 38 feet
with an assembly room 23 by 25
lect. lour class rooms. 12 by 12
let. a kitchen and two rest rooms.
?h< building was begun March
28. and will be completed early in
M; There is an outside entrance
to the building and one directly
into the church.
Have Meeting I
By ROSE AXI.F.Y
('?ii ! Scout troop No. 7 met at j
f.he recreation hall April 19. with
M Fred Swaim.
Members of the troop arc: Rose j
Axley. Josephine Garrett. Barbara |
Swaim. Oma Ledford, Elizabeth !
franklin. Sue Beth Rolland, Nancy
Mcroney and Edna Ann Palmer.
The Lily of the Valley assistant ,
Patrol leader is Josephine Garrett, j
and the patrol leader is Nancy j
Mt roney. The assistant leader of
the Hose patrol is Rose Axley; the
patrol leader is Sue Beth Rolland. j
The troops jumped ropes and i
folk-danced for recreation.
They made Girl Scout note I
ANDREWS? S. Salman. New
^?rk, N y. one of the partners
"l Ihr Andrews Tanning Company,
'ffently arrived in Andrews for
?he purpose of starting operation
?t the plant again. It will be some
' : !>1t' before the plant will be
'c?<ly for operation but prepara
?ry work is progressing satis
For May 29
The Cherokee county Board of
Elections, composed of: Abe Hem
brec . chairman: O. L. Anderson,
and James Bryson. announces the
following list of registrars and
judge?, for the May 29 primary in
Murphy, south ward: L. VV.
Shields, registrar: E. Winchest
er. Charles S Mull, judges: Mur
phy. north ward: VV. \V. Rogers,
registrar. H. Leatherwood, J. W.
Peachtree: Frank Abernathy.
registrar: Morris Moore, Milt
Brasstown: Horac e Stalcup.
registrar: A. G. Stalcup. Sam Car
Burnt Meeting House: S. A.
Hughes, registrar: J. L. King.
Alvin Kaper. judges.
Walker School House: Charlie
Kilpatrick. registrar: Homer
Davidson. Beecher Luther, judges
Culberson: Randolph Shields,
iegistrar; .1 A. Cook. Ira Owenby.
Liberty: W. F Hill, registrar:
Leonard Jones. Leonard Brown,
Shoal Creek: Mrs. Edgar Tay
lor. registrar: Frank Sparks. Bur
ton McNabb. judges.
Vests: George Quinn. registrar;
Mrs. Brock. Clifton Raper. judges
I?ng Ridge W D. Graham
registrar: Fred Graves, Lester
Unakn: George Crawford, regis
trar: Charlie Bates, Jr., Herman
Jones, judges v
Upper Beaverdam: Lawrence
ekery. regist ar, Mr*. 1 wretJl
Dockery, Goley Dockery. judges.
Hot House Jack Westmoreland,
registrar: Karl Payne. Lester Cole,
Boiling Springs: W. J. Mintz
registrar: James Mintz. Baxter
Hanging Dog: R A Hensley.
registrar: Able Palmer. John
Ebenezer: Noah McDonald,
registrar: Butler Carter. Bob Grav
Ogreeta: Fred Martin, registrar;
Allem Chambers. John Taylor,
Grape Creek: George Rogers,
registrar: Everett Martin. Sam i
Tomotla: Collie Wells, registrar;
Bert Shields. Edgar Price, judges.
Marble: J. 11 Bryson. Sr.. regis
trar: Carl Bryson. J. M Moss,
Andrews, north ward: Mrs.
Cleve Almond, registrar; Fred
Parker. B. Hamilton, judges; An
drews. south ward: Bertha Mc
Guirc. registrar: Charlie Jones.
Rufus Reese, judges.
Topton: Nell B. Riddle, regis
trar: Frank Conley, 1). B. Wright,
Drink Of Water
Gives Fire Scare
W. \I Pain of Murphy was in
Atlanta on the 15th and was in the
midst of the confusion related be
"A misdirected drink of water
brought every piece of firefight
ing equipment in downtown Atlan
ta last night, and threw almost
everyone in a dither at mammoth
Grady hospital. Investigation re
vealed that an ambulance driver,
bending over a drinking fountain,
got his drink in the eye instead of
his mouth, reached for a towel,
but pulled a fire alarm box in
The Rev. W. B Penny will fill
his pulpit at First Methodist
church at both the morning and
evening services Sunday.
People in the Murphy school
district who are interested in hav
ing a band at the school next year '
have been invited to attend a
meeting at 7:30 o'clock tonight I
(Thurs.) in the school auditorium.
CAUGHT IN HIWASSEE ? John
Kebak. Jr.. Naval Ordance rep- '
resentative, lliwassee Dam, is
shown holding the 11-pound large
mouth bass he caught in lliwassee
lake. Murphy on April 15. This'
i i-^ thought to be the largest bass
j t # be taken from the lake thus far.
but Cherokee eounty fishermen
? re hoping to take others of equal
I size this spring. This prize fish
was caught by easting with a plug
Redden To Speak
At Andrews VFW
Memorial Day 29th
Shop In Murphy
Week To Be Held
Here May 1-8
Preparations are being mad*
by .Murphy Merchants to put on
a "Shop in Murphy" week May
1-8, when .they will offer to the
people of this trade area such
outstanding values they feel
that thousands will come here to
participate in the savings.
The stores will list in next
week's SC'OI'T many of the
bargains and attractive buys
they are offering for this week,
and readers are invited to watch
for these advertisements.
Speak At Finals
Local ministers will il?? the ,
speaking at the Murphy school
commencement exercises, which
are to be held the third week in
May. according to announcement
by Supt. H. Bueck.
On Sunday. May 1(>. at 1 1 a m
the Rev. J. Alton Morris will de
liver the baccalaureate sermon, i 11
the school auditorium. On Friday.
May 21. at 8 p. m . the Re\ W B
Penny will deliver the commence
ment address at gradual in exer
Other features of the school fin
als include: Jui.ior-senior b.mquet
on May 4 at 6:30 p m senior
play. "Star Crazy ", May li at 8
p. m . in school auditorium: and
May festival by Grades 1 to 12.
Wednesday. May 19. at 2 p in .. on
I he school campus.
Those attending the N. C\ E. A.
meeting in Asheville last week
were: From Murphy: Mr. and
Mrs. Lloyd Hendrix. Mr and Mrs.
H. Bueck, Portor Raper, Walter
Puett: from Hiwassee Dam: Walter
B. Thomas. James T Osborne.
Walter Carpenter. Miss Marie
I Gregory; Miss Thelma Mac Keen
um, Mrs. Hosa Anderson Barton.
Miss Maggie Bell Kisselburg. Miss
| Estella Icard. Miss Anna Lou
Keenum, James C. Evans, R L.
Keenum. Miss Louise Jones, and
I Mrs. Maude Radford, from Martins
Creek. Mrs. James C. Evans.
" \N DREWS -Boone Bryson Post
J Xo. 7999 Veterans of Foreign Wars
in Andrews is preparing for a gali
: ('ay on April 29. The day bus been
| (ieclareil a "Memoria. in
I iionor of the men of Andrews and
l \ ieinity who made the supreme
sacrifice for their country in the
I war. Flags in town will be display
ed at half-mast throughout the
'the business district on that day.
! In the evening at 7 o'clock a free
dinner will be held at the Youth
I'uilding to which all overseas
veterans will be invited. Represen
| tative Monroe Redden will come
here from Washington. D C.. to
address the gathering. Also high
\ F. W officers will attend the
meeting, including Department
Commander C E Sneed of Wil
mington. and district Commander
Allen Brown of Hendersonvillc.
, Veterans are being asked when
practical to do so to attend the
dinner in uniform Facilities for
serving the dinner arc somewhat
limited, and prefer nee will be
given to the first 150 men notify -
) ing either Fred Mashburn at the
| Rhodda-Van Gorder hospital or
I Paul Rickett at the Citizens Bank
j by Monday. April 2(>
A warm invitation i> being ex
I tended to all veterans of foreign
| wars of either War 1 or War II.
Dr. Charles () Van Gorder is
| post commander here and W. 1)
| Whitaker is senior \i< < comman
t ? .
D. H. Moody, who has lived in
Weldon for the past several years,
has assumed the position as senior,
sanitarian for the Cherokee-Clay- 1
I Graham health department. He
j had 15 years experience as sani- J
j tarian in Halifax county In recent ;
I \ cars he has been with the FCX.
Joe Higdon. junior sanitarian
for the department, and Mr. Moody
will work together in the three
j Mr Moody is living at Regal
All leaders and Council Memb
ers of the Girl Scouts are asked
to go to Kannapolis. for training
May 6-8 The Council and troop
<-ommittee members will meet
Thursday. May 6. and the leaders
will meet Friday and Saturday.
May 7 and 8.
Holland Baptist Secretary
To Preach Here Sunday
Thad A. Eure
That! A. Eure, Secretary of State
of North Carolina, was a visitor in
Murphy and Cherokee county on
Monday of this week. He is seek
ing renomination for the office he
has held for the past several
Although from the East, he Is
well acquainted with people in
this section and greeted many old
friends while here.
Arden Davis Is
Mayor Of Murphy
Murphy's town election will be
held on Tuesday. May 4. and the
deadline for candidates to file for
office is Saturday of this week.
Arden Davis, Republican, this
week announced his candidacy for
mayor, opposing the incumbent.
Neil Sneed, who announced a few
Candidates for council men on a
ticket with Davis are: Dr. J. N.
Hill. E. L. Townson, Joe Ray. J
W. Franklin, Ricchard Howell, and
The following letter from C\ W.
Sa/age recvnt!\ . . Reared in the
Atlanta Journal, in interest of
directing traffic from Atlanta
over the through highways via
Murphy to points in Western
The highway from Atlanta j
through Marietta. Canton. Tate.
Jasper. Nelson. Ballground. Elli
jay and Blue Ridge to Murphy. N
C., sections of which were under
construction all through 1946 and
a part of 1947. is now completed
iind open for travel, it has been
announced This is the shortest
route from Murphy to Atlanta
end is the route traveled by the
buses from Asheville to Atlanta.
It is a good hard-surfaced road all |
This highway having been block
ed all last winter and spring Flor
ida tourists going north were rout
ed over other roads rather than
through Murphy, through the fam
ous Nantahala Gorge, to Fontana j
Dam. through the Great Smoky |
Mountains National Park and the
Cherokee Indian Reservation to |
Murphy and Cherokee county I
residents as well as those of other |
western North Carolina counties
do a great deal of their shopping |
in Atlanta, and travel over the
above named road, going and com- 1
Murphy people and others
this section, feel that you should 1
give us publicity that would reach
the Florida tourists and bring j
them through our Western North i
Carolina Mountains on their re
turn north Route people over the
four lane highway out of Atlanta !
to Marietta, then take No. 5 from
Marietta to Blue Ridge, then No
60 from Blue Ridge to the junc
tion of Nos. HO and 64. following 64
"On This Roek 1 Will Build My
Church" is the subject announced
by the Rev T (I Tate for his
sermon Sunday morning at 11 o'
clock at the Presbyterian church
There will be no evening service.
Sunday school will meet at 10
a. m. with J. B Gray, superinten
DAVIS TO SPEAK
W. Merle Davis will be the
speaker at the meeting of Murphy
Parent-Teachers association Mon
day evening at 7:30 o'clock, in the
FINALS SPEAKER Dr W E '
Phifer, Jr. of Nashville. Tenn . ,
who will preach in a series of |
services at the Andrews Presby- 1
terian church the week of May 17 I
and deliver the Commei ement
address for the Andrews school j
finals on May 21
Not only do local people en- J
joy the dailv brroadcasts on the
chimes at first Methodist
church, hut the following letter i
Irom a man of Oroville, Califor
nia. indicates that visitors also
enjoy them: "To the Church with
the Bells". Murph\. \. C.: As a
tourist I happened to he passing >
I through your little city at noon I
April 13. May I express my ap- '
preciation of the fine music you
broadcast. It seemed to spread
a benediction and peace over *
the entire town and was the
most impressive thing I have
eneountered in my 2.500 mile
trip. William I). Young."
To Have Meeting
A M McAfee of Blairsville G, 1
president of the Tri-state Fox- j
hunters' association has announced
that the semi-annual meeting ol
I the association will he Ivk! on j
\p.il 28 at Blairsville
j The association is composed of I
fox hunters of North Carolina. !
Geo rr i a and Tennessee The as- \
sociation recently has b.?en ae
cepted as a member of the Natioi
al Foxhunters' association with '
headquarters in Lexington. Ky.
A number of prominent speak
ers will be heard at the meeting
beginning at 3 o'clock in the after
noon. Among them will be Herman
Talmadgc. This will be followed
by the Bench Show at 7:30 p. m.
Ci R Patterson of Maryville.
I Tenn . will be judge of the Bench
The place of the races will bo
announced at the Bench show, and
judges of the show will be an- j
nou need later.
Dr. Teije Jansma of Haarlem.
Holland, secretary of Holland
Baptists, will speak in this area
several times during the coming
week He will be guest minister
al First Baptist church. Murphy,
Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, and
Sunday afternoon at 2 30 he will
speak at the Western North Caro
lina Baptist assoeiational Sunday
School convention at Peachtree
On Thursday evening of this
week he i> speaking at Copper
hill. Tenn . Baptist church, and
Friday evening at 7:30 at an as
soeiational meeting at Liberty
Baptist church. On Sunday eve
ning at 7:30 he will preach at
flayesville Baptist church, and on
Tuesday in Sylva. From there he
will go to Bristol. Va.. and thence
to Memphis. Tenn., to speak at
the Southern Baptist convention
which meets May 19-23
While in this vicinity. Dr Jans
ma will be a guest in the home of
the Rev. and Mrs. J Alton Morris.
He and Mr. Morris became friends
in Holland last summer, when the
latter was en route to the Baptist
Dr Jansma was born on April
SO. 1 909. in Oostellingwerf. Hol
land. He was educated in the pub
lic schools of Holland, and at the
Baptist Theological Seminary in
Hamburg. Germany. He entered
the ministry in 1933 For ten years
he was pastor of a rural church in
northeastern Holland In 1943 he
became pastor of the Baptist
Church in Haarlem. Holland
1'nder his leadership the church
-jrew in numbers and in influence.
Baptists are growing so rapidly
.i' Holland that in 1946 they chose
i general secretary Dr. Jansma
was chosen for this position, in
which he is now serving.
The :*iv.?t need of the Baptists
el Holland u a theological semi
nary A small beginning has been
made in l/trecht. where a building
has been acquired for Baptist
ministerial students attending the
Dr Jansma is touring the United
States at the invitation of Ameri
can Baptist friends. It is a good
will tour, the purpose of which is
to cement ties of friendship be
tween the Baptists of this country
..nd Holland Among the churches
included in his tour are those of
I)i Edwin Dahlberg. president of
Hie Northern Baptist Convention.
Dr I.ouie I) Newton, president of
the Southern Baptist Convention.
; nd Dr C. Oscar Johnson, presi
dent of the Baptist World Alli
Michael Sneed. son of Mr. and
Mrs. Clyde Sneed. of Murphy was
thrown from a car near Ellijay.
Ga . Sunday when he opened the
car door and was forced out by
the wind He fell behind the car.
His parents rushed him to Petrie
Hospital here There were no seri
ous injuries Only a few scratches
F or Representative
Walter R. Voyles of Murphy has .
til pel as candidate for represents- 1
tive of Cherokee county on the j
A native of Cherokee county.
Mi Voyles is a graduate of Wake
Forest College and was admitted
to the bar in North Carolina and
practiced law a short time in Mur
phy He served as private secretary I
to the late Congressman James J 1
Britt. He did war work in Wash
ington during World War 11.
Mr. Voyles has a son. Walter R |
Voyles. Jr.. who is a student at the i
University of Tennessee Medical
school in Memphis, Tenn.
Filing date for county and dis
trlct officers was last Saturday.
Following are candidates who
will appear on the tickets in the
May 29 primary:
L. B. Nichols, state senator for
33rd district; J. H. Duncan <D) and
W R. Voyles <R). representatives:
Noah Hembree, Lawson Lunsford.
B B. Palmer. W A. Puett, all
Democrats, for county board of
education; I) M. Reese (R). justice
of peace. Murphy township; W. J.
Helton (R), justice of peace. Hot
House township; Fred Taylor <R),
constable. Murphy township; F. A.
('Toby" Fain <D), constable. Mur
phy township; and Curtis Radford
I <R>. constable Beaverdam town