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Ml' It PHY, NORTH CAROLINA, TIH'RSDAY. MAY :!0, litis.
TWELVE PAGES THIS WEEK
GRADUATING CLASS OF Ml'RPHY HIGH
SCHOOL Pictured above are 28 girls and 1!'* boys
:u will be graduated from Murphy high school in
t \, n ises May 21 Mrs. Karl Weiss, Jr.. is faculty
Front row left to right are: Porter Griggs,
I . i < i yd Arrowood, Basil Clark. Sam Taylor, Hubert
Jenkins, Martin Dockery, J. B. Arms. Sherman
ll unpton, Howard Shields. Bill Fair, Donald Stiles.
\v J Taylor, and Herbert Sneed.
Second raw: James Evans. Mildred Hendrix.
li;irb.?ra Hall, Reba Beaver. Willie Owcnby, Jo Ma
Sybil Hughes. Doris Crisp. Jane Sneed. Joyce
Coleman. Elizabeth Elkin*. .lean Dell Dotson.
Annie Henson. Mary McDonald and Eldridgc*
Third row: Doris Given*, (ieraldine Thomas.
Alma Lovingood. Muriel Chasi.M:. Doris Abererom
bie, Roena Chastain. Velma Graves. Mae Crisp.
Jean Mills. Jean Reid. Dorothy Palmer. Mary Ax
ley, and Madge Hargpton.
Fourth row: Jack C*>lc. Carl Porter Meronej
James Hughes, Janell Davidson. Tom Lovingood.
Hob Fricks. Doyle Burch, Grace Taylor Keener.
Fred Brendle, Jr.. and Charles Knglish.
W. M. U. To Meet
Here On May 28
T? (let Underway
\ . it\ softball league was form
:>\ re this week with six teams
a\. to take part The opening
p: ? is scheduled to get under
v; Monday night at 8 o'clock :?t
lh< athletic field when the Lions
club a 1 1 1 tangle with the American
U*- mi team. A complete schedule
will be announced in the nev*
futuir. but one or two games a
week will 1h? played.
Teams already in the league are:
Lions Clubb. Murphy All Stars. V.
V u American Legion, and
ltackncy-Ragland. Other teams are
Welcome to enter the league but
should before the schedule is made
For Postal Jobs
Congressman Monroe M. Redden
Wednesday recommended to the
post office department the appoint
inen of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Nel
*on iH>stmistress at Topton. Oth
ers nominated were Mrs. Belle Q.
Cable at Fontana Dam. and Cecil
V Rice was recommended for a
permanent appointment as rural
Nail carrier at Robbinsville.
Memorial services will be held
*1 Hampton Memorial church Sun
day morning. May 23. and Sun
day afternoon at Maggie's Chapel.
Memorial services will be held at
romotla May 30.
WDHKWS Mrs. C T Almon-1
uprrintendeni of \V M I of
I hi ?1 N ( ' B 1 1 ?i i>: \ uocUt ion,
. nnoum-i's lh;il the association will
: ?? ?< i at First Baptist church in
Murphy on Friday. Ma\ 28. Mr<
Almond will preside ;it the all-dav
'-?ijon which will begin at 10. \
! A i.
Guest speakers will be Mrs.
| .John ? Wacaster. state representa
tive of the W M U.: Miss Willie
Kate Baldwin, a missionary ?f
Nigeria, Africa: Miss Mildred
Whitfield, associational worker:
Mrs. K. II Corpening. divisional
Reports for the year will be
made by Mrs John Conley. You in
j People's leader; Mrs L iv Smith.
? Stewardship chairman: Mrs. Bes
sie Dewesse Community Mission
chairman; Mrs Nora Ford. Mis
, sion Study chairman.
The ladies of the Murphy church
will have charge of the entertain
ment and serving lunch.
Other officers of the association i
arc: Mrs Alvin Buchanan, associ
ate superintendent, and Mrs. R.
I). Chandler, secretary.
SIXDAY S FRY ICES
Miss Mildred Whitfield, associi
i tional worker, will speak at First
| Baptist church Sunday morning at
! 11 o'clock and Jerry Hall, minis
j terial student who plans to enter
. Wake Forest College next fall, will
peak at the evening service at 8
o'clock. The Rev. J. Alton Morris,
pastor, is in Memphis attending the
Southern Baptist convention. Other
! regular serv ices will be held at
' the usual hours.
Mrs. Ben Yaught and children.
Carol Sue and Ben Jr.. left
Wednesday for a two weeks vaca
tion at St. Augustine. Fla.
Camporee Is Held
By Boy Scouts
Hi!' Boy scouts of the Nantahal*
'strict held a scout eamporee
ast week-end near Andrews. Mur
ly' Andrews and Hiwassee Dam
V e:,> represented.
Contests Were held in the terms
S'101^s anc* cleanliness of
c individual patrols. All the
pW"s lna<le a good showing, with
inj.w"' I)ewese Murphy winn
dov e prize the most physically
boy the can?P Rich
m inning this award won all
the running contests and many
other athletic contests.
There was a camp fire service
from 8:30 to 10:00.
The officals of the camp wcrt
Avery Means of Asheville and
James T. Osborne of IIiwass?e
Dam. John Jordan Murphy scout
master, was there part of the time
and Rev. W B. Penny, an offical
of the seouts of Murphy, was there.
Another camporee will be he'd
Mrs. Wilson Is
With The Local
Mrs Elizabeth Bailey Wilson has
ioincd the staff of Cherokee-Clay
Graham In alth department as pub
lit health nurse in Cherokee coun
ty She and her family moved here
recently from Kennett Square. I\?
i?nd are making their home in East
Murph\ Mrs. Wilson, the daugh
ter of Mr and Mrs .! W. Bailey
has had publbic health nurses
training al William and Mary Col
lege and had experience with the
Forsyth county health depart
Mr. Wilson is a mechanic hr
Adams Machine and Motor Com
The couple have two adopt mI
children: Kathleen. ."> and Ken
The Rev. W B. Penny, pastor <>f
the First Methodist church here,
will preach Sunday morning at 11
o'clock. Sunday school begins :it
A church fellowship supper will
be held Sunday evening at (> 30
This is a pot luck supper for tlu
entire church membership. It is
given in honor of the new memb
ers received into the church sin**e
the last annual conference. The
Youth Fellowship meets at 7:15
Fvening worship will begin at 8
o'clock. This service will be one
hour of informal worship with spe
cial music and devotional.
MEMORI AL SER\ K i s
Memorial services will be held
at the White church at (Irandview
May 30. The service is expected to
last all day. People who have
friends and relatives hen- are tsk
ed to bring a lunch.
Council Petitioned To Rescind
Plan For Parking Meters
Monday Meeting j
.Murphy's new town count' I
meeting Monday evening for i'?
first regular business session, and
finding that the finances in the
town's treasury are low, looked
about to find a solution to the pro
blem as to where more revenue |
can be secured. With this in mind,
they voted to install parking me1
ers in town.
As soon as the news of this ac
tion was made known, scores ol'
business firms in town signed t
petition requesting the council to
rescind the plan, because they be
lieved the meters would greatly
decrease the amount of business
secured from people in the trad
ing area. Laws relative to park
ing meters were pointed out in
the petitions and used as an argu
ment in requesting the council not
to pursue the action.
Several changes were made in
the staff of city officials by the
(' K. Hyde was appointed city
attorney to succeed O. L. And-*r
M>n and F O. Christopher John
II Bayless of Knoxville. formerly J
oi Murphy, was appointed eitv 1
clerk. K (?. Hughes was appoint
ed manager of the Electric d< purt
menl. W. \\ Rogers was rlected
chief of police to succeed Sherl
1 (I: 11 Stiles. Others on the force j
will l)? K\erette White, second!
shift: James Dock cry, third shii':!
and John !'? Smith, extra poll. j
Plans For Rally !
I)av In Julv
The Cherokee Count, \ Council oi
4-1! Clubs nu't Saturday. May 1?
i and made plans for 4-11 Club acti
vities for ti?e summer. The group ,
made plans for serving lunch to |
; 'hose attending the Murphy Guern- 1
j ey cattle sale on June and ap- 1
I proved a plan, suggested by Dev *
j re Martin, to hold a county-wide 1
J 4-H Club Rally Day in July. Dcve
ro Martin. Jerry Hall. Carolyn
Smith and Mary Farmer were ap
pointed t*> serve on >i committee ^
to make further plans and arrange
ments for Rally da\
Carolyn Smith, council seer ?- i
tary. was elected as delegate to I
report on the year's 4-H Club work
to the Federation ol Home Demon
stration clubs in Hayesville on
May 2(5 Mildred Hendrix and M iry
Farmer were elected to serve ??s
: pages at this meeting.
Plans for 4-H Club camp and
I for Short Course M State College
i The people of Peachtree com
j munity will meet at the Baptist
church Friday. Ma\ 21. to clean
' off the cemetarv Memorial Dav
will be observed Sutulay. M ty !>().
Starts May 27
Miss Josephine lleighway,
librarian of Murphy Carnegie
library, announces (hat the an
nual Vacation Reading sponsor
ed hy the library, will be organi
zed on Thursday. May 27, at
10 o'eloek for the coming sum
"Reading for Fun" is the
theme of the club for this year.
All school pupils from grades
two through seven are entitled
t< join, if they enroll on the
opening day. Those in grades
twe through four are required to
read 20 books during the vaca
tion. and those in urades five
through seven must read 10
The books that are counted
toward diplomas for the club
members are ones approved by
W. M. Davis H-'ads
Murphy C Of C
Murphy's Chambebr of Com ?
merce held a business meeting j
Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock in the [
courthouse W. Merle Davis v. a - '
clected president; Dr. B. W Whit- 1
l'ield. vice-president: and II (i j
Klkin treasurer. The matter of
electing a secretary and directo*'- I
was deferred until the next meet
ing which was set for Friday Mas
28. at 8 o'clock at the court hous" >
The meeting was presided o\ er
by (' H. Freed, who has served s
president of the past two year*
lie showed the members copies
High Tops, a magazine on the at
tractions of Western North Car * ,
i na. in which two page- tell th"
vtory of Murphy, that was publis!)
? (! recently
President Davis state.- that he 1
hopes all business and profession- ,
al people in Murphy will plan to
attend the meeting on the 28H> i
to assist in completing the organi
zation and making plans for pre j
mot ing Murphy '> various interev
To Be Held In
County In June
Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson and Mrs j
Mary Crawford of the local healt'?
department will conduct typhoid |
and general clinics in the count v |
Typhoid clinics are to be heel
?t Shoal Creek Mondays. June
14 and 21 at Allen Brendle's store1
at 9:00 a. m. Tuesdays June 1. 8. ,
and 15. at Hiwassee Dam school I
at 9:00 a m. and Culberson at.
1:00 p. m Wednesdays. June V
P. 16. 28 and 30: at the office :,i !
Murphy at 9:00 a. m ; Thursda;.
June 3. Hi and 17; Martins' Creek j
School at 9:00 a. m. and Andrew s I
at 1:00 p. m : Fridays. June 4. 11. j
and 19; Wolf Creek at Simond s '
store at 9:00 a. m. and Range* J
school at 1:00 p. m.
General clinics are held in An
drews Thursday afternoon and j
Murphy each Saturday morning
VALEDICTORIAN? Miss Jessie
Joe Quinn of Hiwassee Dam hi<?h
school who is valedictorian of her
CO-SALUTATORIAN ? Miss
Marie Williamson of Hiwassee Dam
high school who is co-saluUtorian
of her class.
CO-SALUTATORIAN ? Miss
Jean Kilpatrick of Hiwassee Dam
high school who is co-salutatorian
of her class.
19 To Graduate
At Hiwassee Dam
The annual commencement pro
gram of Hiwassee Dam high
school will be held on Frid'y
night, May 21, when 19 seniors
will rece ve diplomas.
Professor VV. E Rosensten-'.el ;>f
the Education Department, I :i
versity ol North C arolina, will b.>
uest speaker. T!i< invocation will
be given !>? S. r,\ "inson. Jessie j
Jo Quii n .. il Jer< v**i uio valcdi.
tory addr Mai e Williamson J
.?nd .lean Kilpatrick are co-saln
latorians. Principal Walter !'?
Thomas wi. present the diplomas!
? ml awards to the students.
Members ?i the senior class arc: I
Gwendvl Urown, William T
Brown. George Hamby, Jr. The!- j
ma Brendle. Hertha Cole, Pauline
c "*>I ? Nellie rowe. Montez Rap i \
\nn IJelle vcenun. .lean Payn". |
Jessie Jo Quinn. Vesta StPcv!
Eleanor West, Marie Williamson.
Jean Kilpatr ck. Harold Patterson,
nd Arvel Williamson. Jr.
New Annex To
Open On Sunday
The Rev T. G Tate announces
that the new Sunday school annex
te the Presbyterian church will be
cpen for use Sunday morning. A j
special program will be presented
; the Sunday school hour. 10 ??>'- >
clock, by the Sunday school. An
effort is being made to have all
adults in the church, as well as
children, attend and enroll in the
The Rev. R E. MeClure. execu
tive secretary of Asheville Pres- .
l.ytery. will praeh a 11 o'clock.
Spcial music will be given at each I
There will be a nursery to take 1
care of small children whose moth
ers want to attend the church ser
STATE OFFICIAL ? W D.
Townson of Murphy, who was elect
ed vice-president of the North
Carolina Funeral Directors and
Burial Association at the state
convention held recently in Ashe
ville Mr. Townson with the presi
dent. will attend the National con
vention in Detroit in October, and
during the summer months, with
the president, secretary and trea
surer. will visit all the district
funeral directors over the state.
The Cherokee County Crafters
t ntered several exhibits of their
handicrafts in the Southeastern
Women's Exposition which w is
held in the Municipal Auditorium,
Atlanta. Ga.. recently. Entries were
submitted from eight Southern
The following awards were made
to Cherokee county people: Mrs.
Jeff Dalrymple. Bellview. first
place on handwoven linen towel:
Mary Farmer. Tomotla. second
plaee on leather coin purse; Fran
ces Bai r. second plaee on hand
teniiled handkerchief: Mrs. B. E.
Warner. Martin's Creek, second
place on handwoven luncheon mat
and a Special prize on pewter was
awarded Mrs. Warner.
Must Meet The
The Sanitarians of the Western
North Carolina Public Health as
sociation at their semi -annual
meeting in Asheville May 14, dis
cussed the serving of food to the
public by Carnivals. It was agreed
that all Carnivals must meet t lie
minimum requirements of Cafe
regulations in order to serve food
to the public in the future.
To Meet May 26
Home Demonstration club wo ;
men from Cherokee. Clay and i
(Ira ham counties will hold their
spring Federation meeting at !
First Methodist Churcji in Hayes- j
ville on Wednesday, May 26. thi~ .
program starting promptly at 10 1
Mrs. Paul Suddcrth of Peach- I
tree, district president, will pre- ,
side One of the outstanding fea- 1
lures of the day will be the illus
t rated report of the convention in '
Holland of the Rural Country |
Women of The World by Mrs I
Walter Pike of Hendersonvtlle
who was the Western North Caro
Reports of Home Demonstrati >n
and 4-H club work in each county
will be given.
Other guests expected arc Mrs.
Pauline Hotchkiss, Western Dis
trict home agent: R. W. Shoffncr
Western District Farm Agent;
Miss Anna C. Howe, former West
ern District Agent and dub
women. 4-11 delegates and agents
from the three counties At noon
a covered dish lunch will be serv
Each county group will be
responsible for one exhibit illus
trating some phase of outstanding
home demonstration work in the