CHEROKEE COUNTY 18,813
COUNTY SEAT 2.500
CLOTHED IN NATURE S SCENIC
WONDERS IS AN IDEAL
V()l I 'ME i8 ? NUMBER 47.
MURPHY. NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY. JUNE ]?, 1918.
TWELVE PAGES THIS WEEK
Gets Under Way
The Murphy School Music asso
ciation which was recently organiz
ed for the purpose of assisting in
supporting a band for Murphy high
M-hool, on Friday of this week will
l.iunch a campaign for $3,500.
A thermometer on a background
of white has been painted on a
large white board and erected in
tlit" bull moose pen. will show the
daily progress of the drive. Charles
Shy tie, vice-president, did the
painting, and he and David Sig
iTHin president, will have charge
of making the changes in the
-mercury" as contributions are re
Various committees, who already
have contacted local people for
pledges for the band, will make
their solitication for funds beginn
Contributors will be listed in
this newspaper weekly, unless the
donor prefers to remain anomym
To Meet June 17-19
At Fontana Village
The North Carolina Press asso
ciation will hold its annual sum
mer convention at Fontana June
17-19 The program will open on
Thursday evening, witli represen
tatives of TVA. Aluminum Con.
pan> ot Vmerica, and Government
Servnv- Inc. taking part on the
On Friday morning business ses
sions of the daily and weekly
.roup* will be held At noon the
deli., i will be guests of the
Alum :.un' CoiU|V?y of A:r ric't
- ? , T o'V ' "
I Frid.i> aft. moon will In* given over
I to :> tour < t the power house and
('.m a? ! t i na On Friday e\v
r.n.. a dinner meeting with a
speak !? of note will be held
Saturday morning's program will
nclude an address by the presi
dent rl ret ion of officers, reports
oi committees, and memorials. Th"
convention will adjourn at noon.
Boat trips on the lake are plann
ed for those who stay over Satur
day afternoon and night.
A1 Rcm h of Siler City, president
of the Press association. Mrs.
Resch. Miss Beatrice Cobb of
Morganton. secretary-treasurer of
the associatioon, and Miss Addie
Mae Cooke spent Saturday night
?? Fontana making preparations
tor the convention Mr. and Mrs.
Kesch and Miss Cobb were dinner
quests of Miss Cooke in Murphy
?r F Bird. Navy recruiter, his
announced that two boys from
Andrews. Gilbert H. Patterson.
13 and Kenneth E. Nichols. 17
?"re aerepted at the Naval station.
Columbia. S. C., on May 19. for
a Period of three years. Patterson
ail(l Ni hols are now on their way
'? 'he Training Center in San
Davis Bodv Is
I Returned Home
The body of Pvt. Joseph Wilburn
I Davis who was killed in France
I .'line 22. 1944, arrived in Murphy
| Funeral services were held at
Unaka Baptist church Sunday
morning at 11 o'clock with the Rev
Drew Lunsford and the Rev. J. B.
Moss officiating. Burial was in the
church cemetery with military
honors conducted by the Joe Mil
ler Elkins Post, No 96. of the
The son of Mrs. J. M Davis, he
was a member of the 116th in
fantry and was 33 years of age at ?
the time of his death.
Surviving are a son. Buel. the
mother. Mrs. Rosana Davis; seven
brothers. Gerdie and Henry of -
Hickory. Marion. Luther. Garland.
Richard, and Oscar of Unaka: four
sisters. Mrs. Ida Mae Bell of
Turtlctown. Tenn. Mrs. Lillie -
Chambers and Mrs. Cora Brown ci
Unaka. and Mrs. Beulah Younq
c f Lenoir City. Tenn. 1
Townson funeral home had 1
charge of arrangements.
101 Boys And i
In Reading flub
Miss Josephine Heighway. 1i- ,
brarian of Murphy Carnegie 'i- (
brary. states that U? boys and s
-n.i have eni'wfc.u t? F?e Vacation (
Reading club. July 1 is the dead- x
line for en roll in? for the current ,
When a member has read as
many as five books, he receives a
cowboy for the bulletin board.
When he has read six books, he
a sombrco: seven, a necker
'?hief: 10, a lasso, to complete the
diplomas will be awarded at
the end of the season to the boys ^
and ['iris in school grades one Jo ^
foil i who have read a*; many as 20 ^
approved books, and those in
grades above the fourth, who have ^
read 10 approved books.
Sunday Services ,
The Rev. T G. Tate will preach ,
Sunday morning at 11 o'clock at j
the Presbyterian church on the
subject. "Christ First". t
Sunday school will meet at 10 ^
o'clock and Youth Fellowship at .
7 o'clock in the evening. Report.?
from delegates to Camp Hope. g
pioneer camp near Canton, will be ^
given. There will be a nursery tc (
take care of children for mothers (
who want to attend church.
VAN HORNS MOVE
Mr. and Mrs. E C Van Horn
moved Monday to Asheville where
thej will make their home.
Lions To Sponsor
Murphy Lions club will sponsor .
a street carnival on the Square, I
,p*xt to Regal hotel, on Friday and
Saturday, June 18-19. President
H G Elkins states that Murphy
town council has granted permis
sion for the use of the street.
| Wen Davis is chairman of the
carnival, and H. A. Mattox co
' following committees have j
appointed: Bingo. R. S. Bault.
Airman: .loo Ray. Bob Whito
" W. Has Icy. Merle Davis, and h.
1'enny board: E. H. Brumby,
^airman; A. Q. Ketncr. Dr. J. R
r" Dr. Harry Diekey.
Hayride: Harry Bishop, chair
man; Buel Adams, Dr. Geo. W.
Plonk, Duke Whitley. s
Milk bottles: Joe Hami'ton. i
chairman; Alden Coward. John ]
Davidson. C. E. Hyde, and P. G
Cigarette maehine: W. A. Sher- I
rill, ehoirman: Glenn Patton. Frank
Forsyth. Frank Crawford. Cloe ?
Moore, and J. B. Gray.
Lunch stand: Doyle Bureh. chair- i
man: Howard Adair, and VV. D.
Fortune telling: W. M. Fain,
chairman: R V. Weaver. T. A
Clock: Mack Patton. chairman.
Popcorn and peanut stand: P
J. Henn, chairman; H: Bueck, C
R. Freed. Dale Lee, W. M. Maun
TRAVEL DELUXE ON 'THE ROCK'
( Official Navy Photograph )
From Ship to Shay ? American sailors from the giant aircraft carriei
USS Midway on shore leave in Gibraltar see the local sights in the
famed British bastion from a native horse-drawn carriage. Great
Britian's formidable stronghold was one of many ports of call the
Midway crew members visited in a tour of the Mediterranean.
The work that has been aecom
>lishcd by Murphy Lions club
hiring the past year was reviewed
'? ? the meeting held Tuesday eve
iin4 in the Methodist church,
'rogram Chairman VV. M. Davis
id asked the chairmen of the
< mmittces to summarize the work
: tie and present to this meeting,
he last one to be held before the
nnual state convention.
Dr. W. A Hoover Chairman >f
ht committee on sight conserva
. ?n. reported the following blind
iclivities: The club appropriated
"00 toward having a fu'l time
"isc worker. Miss M'TJ.ed Alticc
?as caseworker for July and i
uigu: ! of 1947. but the position
1 1. not been filled since he** j
The club spent $814.45 for blind !
linics. One hundred eighty-two
i.'ople were examined, and glass
's were fitted for a total of 14;
>eoplc. Surgery was advised tin
even, aid to blind was granted
n four, and repair of frames on
hree people. These clinics were
?eld on August 25-26. and Noven.
ser 4-5. 1947. through the co
operation of the State Commissi i
or the Blind and the local Health
ind Welfare Departments.
A total of SI 38 was raised and
>aid by the members of the club
n the White Cane drive.
In the annual dime board drive
>etween December 13 and 23. a
otal of $373.76 was raised for
>lind work by the club.
In order that he might attend
he Blind School in Raleigh, a S-^0
>urchase of clothing was made for
On March 22. the club voted to
end $10 cach month to the \>he
rille Eye Clinic until a per capita
tuota is set up for the various
?lubs of Western North Carolina.
The State Commission for Blind
vas paid $5 to purchase glas-es
or a local patient in an Ashev'llc
hospital, on March 26. The blind
people of this section were provid
ed free medical examinations
All blind stands in the county
ire supervised by the Blind Com
mittee and help given to blind
merchants in the way of financial
aid. book-keepjng and advice
All school teachers were con
tacted, being asked to check all
r-chool children who where hav
ing difficulty reading, as far as
A total of $1,057.45 was spent
for blind work from July 1. 1947.
through March 2fi. 1948.
Reports from other committees
rhowed that the club has assisted
in securing two new factories,
organized and supported sports,
been active in trying to keep
important highways coming
through the business district of
Murphy, cooperated in getting a
truant officer for the county, re
quested Forest Service to establish
picnic areas in this vicinity: spon
sored Boy Scout work, 4-H call
projects, had tonsil operations per
formed for three persons, bougM
clothing and food for indigent
piovided hot lunches for several
children at Murphy school, secur
ed considerable publicity throu Ji
various mediums. !
President H. G. Elkins announc
ed that the directors had voted tc !
have a street carnival on Friday
muI Saturday, June 18-19. Dr. G
W. Plonk reported that the Lions
club has an outstanding soft ha!! '
'iam and that four more game: I
will be played during the fir!
hill of the season.
It was announced th'it several
members will attend the state con
vention to be held in ifft ?
Secretary R. VV. Easley. Jr.
presented perfect attendance b'lt
K ns to the following: Buel Adams
R S Bault. Dr. J R Bell. I! ,
Rueck. T. A. Case. Alden Coward
Loren Davis. Merle Davis. John
Davidson. R. W. Easley, 11 G
Elkins. W. M. Fain. Dr. W. A |
Hoover. A. Q Ketner. H A. Ma'
tox. Mack Patton. Dr. (I W. Plonk
and Dr. B. W. Whitfield.
At a recent meeting of the
Chamber of Commerce of Murphy
the following mem! < rs of the
board of directors were elected
For three year terms: W. D. Town
son. Frank Forsyth. ( R. Freed
and Edward Brumb> . for twc
years: Arthur Heinrich. Dr. W. A
Hoover. Noah . Hembree. and
Sheridan Dickey: and for one yea":
>1. A. Mattox. Dr. J R Bell. R S.
Bault. and C. L. Alverson. The
latter three already were mem
bers of the board from the old
W. M. Davis is president of the
Chamber; Dr. B. W Whitfield,
vice-president; and H. G. Elkins. j
treasurer. A secretary has not i
| been elected.
Face Oak Ridge
The Murphy Mountaineers will
| play host to the Oak Ridge All
Stars here in a two game series
I Saturday night and Sunday. Mana
ger David King will probably call
on big Jim Cunningham to face
the visitors Saturday night with
Hemphill or Beavers getting the
The Murphy nine play host to
Jasper. (la., here tonight with
Hunt on the mound.
Jl'NK 1J* IS DEADLINE
June 19 is the deadline for
applications for enrollment in the
i Veteran Farmer Training pro
gram. announces Glenn Patton.
! E. B. King of Andrews was in
Murphy Monday on business.
Motor Vehicle Inspection
Lane To Open Here Monday
State Workers To Conduct
BTU Enlargement Program
M i > > Mildred Whitfield, assotia
tional missionary, announces that
a Training Union Enlargement
Campaign in the churches of the
Western North Carolina Baptist
Association will begin Sunday
night and will close Friday night
with a mass meeting at the First
Baptist Church of Murphy at ft
o'clock. On Tuesday afternoon at
3 o'clock each church will make
j report of the campaign.
The Rev. L. J. Newton, state
Training Union Young People's
leader, will head the campaign
assisted by 15 state workers. He
and Mrs. Newton will work in the
Andrews Baptist church; other
churches will have the following
workers: Hayesville, Misses Martha
Jane Jfitchell and Elaine Saund
ers: Little Brasstown, Misses Mary
Bargeron and Kate Baucom:
Yalleytown. Fred Johnson and
Miss Evelyn West; Marble Springs, i
Albert Ambrose and Billy Simpson. I
Pleasant Valley. Miss Jane Nance; j
Murphy First. Misses Ruth Miller J
nd Betty Brooks; Liberty, Miss
Btity Jean Hefner: Unaka. Miss
Classes will be held Monday j
h rough Thursday night begin- j
ning at 7:30.
SPEAKS 16th ? Mrs Virginia S
Swain, family life specialist with
State College Extension service,
who will give a lecture at the
Episcopal Church of the Messiah
cn Wednesday. Juno 1(J. at 8 p. m
For J. I Hayes
Funeral services for Jefferson T
Hayes. 87. who died at his home
ut To mot la Thursday, were held
Saturday afternoon at TomotU
Methodist ehureh with the Rev.
" A. Smith and the Rev. Jack
The following great nephews
served as active pallbearers: R H.
Leatherwood. Bill Leatherwood.
Hugh Brittain, Guy Britta?n.
Herschel Keener. Hugh Keener, j
Fred Keener. Frank Hayes. Frank ,
Hall, John Swan. Joe Wiggins.
Pearl Swaim. Guy Barton and
Honorary pallbearers were: B?n
Harbin. Sheridan Dickey. M. M
Rogers, John Rogers. J. B. Shields j
Collie Wells. N. F. Harper, H. G. ,
Harper. B. C. Deweese. Will Sneed.
Henry Hyatt. Paul Hyatt. Neil
Davidson. Winslow Mclver. Dr. 1?
S Parker, and Dr. B. W. Whitfield.
Ivie Funeral home was in charge !
Surviving are one son. Hugh W.
Hayes of Greensboro; two daugh
ters, Kate and Leila, and two
grandchildren. Kenneth and Mav>
Farmer of Tomotla.
It was said that the church would
not hold one fourth of the people
who attended the funeral.
Among out-of-town relatives and
friends who attended were: Miss
Helen Hayes of Columbia. Tenn..
John Leatherwood of Washington. ]
D. C. Mr. and Mrs. George Leather- !
wood, and Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton '
Leatherwood of Arlington, Va.. |
Miss Edna Hayes of Waynesville. i
Mrs. Felix Alley, Waynesville
Mrs. Mary Williams, and Mrs. Nora
Pirrish <>f WhiUier, Will Wiggins
of Bryson City. W. B. Wiggins and
family of Robbinsville. Mrs. A. L.
Duckett of Asheville, Mr. and Mrs.
Herschel Keener. Mr. and Mr;
Hugh Keener of Canton. Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Hall of Sylva. Mr. and
Mrs J C. Hayes of WhiUier. Frank
Hayes of Asheville, Mr. and Mrs
J. B. Storey of Asheville. Mr. and
Mrs. Earl Padgett of Sylva. and a
large number from Murphv ar.d
A.MJKKWS (apt I W Swan
of Andrews has announced that he
. a candidal .1 for department com
mander of the American Legior
Department of North Carol in;:.
The Andrews service man has the i
rctivc endorsement of the \meri- 1
tin Legion posts of the 35th disi
Capt. Swan is well known
throughout Legion circles in
North Carolina He has been active
ly associated with the organization
'rince 1923 when he becam ? a
me'nbcr of the Kiffin Rockwell
Po?-t in Asheville. He has been an
adjutant and service officer for
lie past 20 years, also district ser
vice officer for the 35th district 1
His- home post is the Leslie Still- .
man Post No. 97 of which he has j
reived as post commander. The
ormer army officer has several j
terms been district commander oi j
the old 20th district, and one term '
as department vice-commander. 1
In announcing his candidacy |
Capt. Swan says that he has served 1
in all ranks in the army from a
"buck' private to Captain with
the exception of missing the rank
of 2nd lieutentant.
Capt. Swan has long interestei
himself in the American Legioi .
and with the problems of veterans
of both wars. He has personally
aided hundreds in filing claim?
I for compensation, or their widows
and orphans .Capt. Swan is a
disabled veteran himself.
For the oast several years he has '
been home service chairman of the
Red Cross, which during the war
I period brought him in contact
I with many veterans.
NO COl'RT IX JUXE
The June term of Superior |
Court will not be held because of j
the small number of cases on the I
i> A safety inspection lane will
open in Murphy, Monday. June 14,
on one side of Peachtree street
near the Courthouse, according to
an announcement by C. P Sawyer,
Monday will be set aside for
the inspection of state, county, and
town vehicles, and school busses
The lane will be open June 15-21,
for general inspections. All ve
hicle operators must present their
pocket cards and drivers' license.
There will be a fee of SI for each
vehicle inspected. All trailers
weighing less than 2.500 pounds
will be inspected free.
All motor vehicles will be in
spected for licenses, horn, mirror,
windshield wiper, windshield, rear
side glass, steering alignment,
rteering assembly, rear wheel
alignment, exhaust system, tires,
turn signals, tail lights, stop lights,
parking lights, passing lights,
auxiliary lights, headlights, cleat -
ance lights, reflex-reflectors,
switches and wiring, braking effort,
brake equalization, brake pedal
and hand brake.
The stretch of U. S. highway
\o. 64 from the Tennessee stats
1 le near Ducktoun Tenn.. to
Ranger is now open to the public
i.fter having been under construc
tion for about two years. This ia
conceded to be one of the best
roads the state has built in West
ern North Carolina. It opens a
truck line road from the East to
the Southwest, and should bo a
great benefit to the people >f
Truett To Preach
On His 36 Years
In The Ministry
W. T. Truett will preach a'
Ranger Baptist church Sunday
morning using the subject. "Who
Knoweth." A baptizing service will
be observed Sunday afternoon at
2:30 at the Little Lake. Sunday
evening at 8 p. m., Mr. Truett
will preach at Shady Grove, on
the topic "Thirty-six Years in the
At the meeting of the county
board of Commissioners on Mon
day the county board of education
aws given authority to employ a
truant officer for the county for
the 1948-49 term of school.
Miss Hattie Palmer was appoint
ed assistant tax collector of Chero
Paul Padgett, who acted as
clerk to the board, and E. A. Wood,
chairman of the county board of
comissioncrs. state that the above
actions will not be official until
the next first Monday, however,
as the minutes must be corrected
and approved by the board before
the actions of the board become
Gives Family Life
Lecture On 16th
Mrs. Virginia S Swain, family'
life specialist of the State College
extension service, will give a lec
ture on "Family Life" on Wednes
day evening, June 16. at 8 o'clock
in the Episcopal Church of the
The Methodist choir will furnisri
music for the occasion.
Sister Virginia Hetherington an
I nounces that all the churches in
? town have been invited to attend
| this lecture. Ministers of the other
churches will have a part on the