CHEROKEE COUNTY 18.813
COUNTY SEAT 7.500
CLOTHED IN NATURE'S SCENIC
WONDERS IS AN IDEAL
58 ? NUMBER 49.
MURPIIY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JUNE >4, litis
TWELVE PAGES THIS WEEK
Children s Crusade
The Crusade for Children cam*
;?ai?i. sponsored by Murphy
junior Woman's club, under the
jhairmanslrp of Mrs. Harold Wells,
;i begin in the county June 28
The quota set for the county is
51 .148 The churches are asked to
emphasize this program through
.jieit bulletins Sunday. The ad
vance gifts committee is to make
?jj solicitation this week and have
a report by Saturday. The public
ity chairman is Miss Addie Mac
Cooke Other committees are as
Advance Gifts committee: Mrs.
gob White, chairman: Mrs. Arden
Davi- Miss Thomasine Slayton.
Mrs Glenn Bates, Mrs. Howard
Moo<!> Mrs. George Plonk.
Business district committee: Miss
Oladvs McCIesky, chairman: Mrs.
Merit Davis. Mrs. Ruth Nichols.
Mrs Frank Crawford, Mrs. Bud
Alverson. Mrs. Walter Coleman.
Mrs. Hoy Lovingood. Miss Adella
Mills and factories: Mrs. Robert
Weaver, chairman; Mrs. Boyd
Davis Miss Elizabeth Gray. Mrs.
Ann Phillips, Mrs. Ray Paul Jones
Residential sections: Bealtown:
Mrs Alline King, chairman: Mrs.
R C Mattox, Mrs. Calvin Stiles,
Jlrs Tom Evans.
Regal hotel section: Mrs. James
Haggard, chairman: Mrs. Peyton
I vie. Mrs T. A. Case. Mrs. F. Mc
Conncl Davis. Mrs. J. W. Savage.
Mrs T *G Tate.
Hospital Hill section: Mrs. S. P.
Horowitz chairman: Miss Addie
Leatherwoof* Miss Emily Sword.
.Miss Sara Sword. Mrs. F. V. Tay
Jo. Mis John Posey.
Murphy school section Mrs Bes
f.e Dt* r?'se. chairman; Mrs. Loren
Davis Mrs. H. Bueck. Mrs. J W.
ia'.k! n Mrs. L. A. Frasch. Mrs.
Eiwina Hagaman. Mrs. Harry Mil
ler. Mrs R II. Foard.
Moo> Mard Heights: V J'i.n
Vlanthtn chairman: Mrs. R G.
Alexander Mrs. J. B Gray, Mrs.
Hie Moore, Mrs. Walter Witt, Miss
Rut section: Mary Cornwell.
rhairman: Mrs. Sara Lloyd.
Dick(> hotel section: Mrs. Neil
s iecd chairman; Mrs. Bill Gentry.
Mrs Don Gentry. Mrs. R. S. Bault.
Mr* Harve Elkins. Mrs. D. D
East Murphy: Mrs. Bryan Whit
Md. Mrs Joe Ray. Mrs. Mary
Catherine Atkinson. Mrs. Cloe
Moon Mrs. Willard Axley. Mrs.
J D Burch, Mrs. W. M. Fain.
Mrs. .lini Franklin. Mrs. Tom Maun
dy Mrs Cyrus White.
?Newtown: Mrs. Clyde Sneed,
?Mrs Dave Sigmon. Mrs. Laura
freeman. Miss Toots Cook.
Courthouse section: Mrs. Ed
| Brumby. Mrs. Howard Adair. Mrs.
Maurice Gentry. Mrs. Charles
H.vatt. Mrs. Willard Cooper. Mrs.
Hamilton. Mrs. Dixie Palmer.
Mrs i h palmer.
At The Age Of 80
Funeral services were held Mon
day afternoon at 1 o'clock at
Liberty church for Reubin E.
! Verner. 80. who died at his home
at Turtletown, Route 1, Saturday
at 8 a m. The Rev. S. M Wolfe
I officiated, and burial was in the
ehurch cemeter with Ivie funeral
home in charge. Mr. Verner was
J member of the church at Wehut
He is survived by the widow,
Mis Sara Verner; six sons, Jim
6nd Sherman of Turtletown,
Leonard and Taylor of Epworth.
Ga.. Patton of Isabella, Tenn., and
Luther of Oak Ridge, Tenn.
SHPWC Asks Bids
On Road Project
Bids on the road project in
jthorokee county will be opened
(Tuesday, June 29. at 10 a. m. by
*he State Highway and Public
Work commission in Raleigh. J. C.
Walker, division engineer in Ashe
v'Hc, announced yesterday.
Work on the project calls for
Srading. structures, and asphalt
'surfacing of 5.4 miles running from
Murphy to Ranger on route 64.
Services Held For
John Rattler, one of the few full
blood Indians in this section, died
June 14 at the age of 62 years and
months. He was born Decem
ber 14. 1885 in Graham county. He
had lived in Tomotla on the Chero
kee reservation since he was 11
years old. He was married on
March 27. 1907. Surviving are his
wife. Emeline Coonsilk Rattler.
4 wo daughters. Mrs. Lucy Smoker,
of Robbinsville, Mrs. Roxie Davis
of Tomotla; five sons, J. W. of
Robbinsville. Joseph. Pfc. of the
Marines, Wilson of Cherokee, who
is Connected with the craft work
there, and Willie and Mike of
Tomotla; eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Fri
day at the Tomotla Baptist church
with the pastor. Jack Palmer, of
ficiating. assisted by a preacher
from Cherokee who spoke in the
Indian language. A quartette,
made up of two Indian men and a
girl and another man. sang several
selections. Moody Funeral Home of
Bryson City was in charge of ar
Held At Gastonia
Funeral services for Pfc. Floyd
Howard Bill* Stiles, former em
ployee of Fire Stone Textiles. Inc
who was killed in France on June
12. 1944. were held at Beech
Avenue Baptist church June 10 ai
4 p. m. in Gastonia. eon iucted by
the pastor. :?!. P. KntiieJ* Burial
was in Hollywood cemetery. Full
military rites were carried out at
the grave side. He was 23 years
of age at the time of his death.
He had lived in Gastonia seven
*'ears prior to entering the Army.
He was born in Cherokee county
Stiles was inducted into the Army
in September 1942. at Camp Croft.
S. C . being transferred to Georgia
and later to Fort I)ix. N. J. He was
assigned to Company E, 175th
Infantry. 29th Division. His outfit
landed in Scotland, moved to
Fngland. and then took part in the
invasion of France on D" Day."
Survivors include his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. George Dewey Stiles,
seven brothers and three sisters.
Ford-Riddle Funeral Home had
charge of arrangements.
I The bodies of Charles R. Rad
I ford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis
Radford of Unaka. and of Dillard
Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs Hen
derson I. Taylor of Ranger have
been returned from the European
area, and will arrive here in
about three weeks, for burial.
The Boy Scouts of Murphy
Troop 2 held an overnight camp
out Friday night of last week at
Persimmon Lake Those attending
| were: Gordon Darnell, Tommy
Gentry. Billy Penny. Bobby Penny.
. Bill Brandon. Richard Deweese.
Jack Deweese. Howard Garrett.
Robert Bingham. Charles* Brooks.
?">nd Kenneth Hgrtness. Scoutmas
ter John Jordan also attended.
Billy Penny and Richard De
weese passed their swimming
The Scouts are planning another
campout at Persimmon Friday of
I this week.
RANGER? The W S ('. S. met
with Mrs. C. M. Sliced Thursday
afternoon with several members
present. The program consisted of
a temperance lesson. "I Am My
Brother's Keeper." After the pro
gram. a social hour was held. Mrs.
F. M. Sneed assisted in serving
HIWASSEF LAKE BEAUTIFUL AGAIN? Hiwas
see Lake is now only five feet from the top water
level, higher than it has been in many months. The
high level is expected to be maintained during the
summer, with slight draw-downs when necessary
for use at the hydro-electric plant at Hiwassee.
Fishing has been good on the lake all spring.
For School Band
Murphy School Music associa
tion has started a drive to secure
funds for a band director for
Murphy school this fall. Contribu
tions thus far total ?276, and were
contributed by the following:
Mi. and Mrs. P. G. Ivie $100.00
Murphy P.-T. A. 100.00
Dr. J. K. Bell 50.00
Dale Lee 25.00
Murphy Supply Co. 25.00
Davis. Jewelers 25.00
Fvan* Auto Co. 25.00
A. \Y. Loving ood 5.00
Chastain Shoe Shop 5.00
C. N. Sales 5.00
A Friend 5.00
B. J. Fi?h 1.00
Virgil Kephart 1.00
(?iven Arrowood 1.00
Hazel Johnson 1.00
J. B. Ilall 1.00
Troy S. Fleming 1.00
Other contributions will be list- 1
ed weekly as they are received. !
Is failed Off
The 4-11 Hub encampment
which was scheduled to be held
at Swannanoa next nek. with
clubsters from four counties. |
including Cherokee, attending
together, has been callrd off.
announce Mack Patton and Miss
Mary Corn well, who were to be
in charge of the local group.
The reason for cancellation of
the plans is the polio epidemic
which is spreading through the
state. The decision was made
after consultation with state
health authorities, local health
department and local physicians.
News was received here Mon
day of the death of M E. Stewart
in Frost Proof. Fla. Mrs Stewart
and daughter. Rachel, arc summer
residents of this county, having
a home at Ranger.
BODY RETURNED ? Pfc Floyd
Howard ' Hill > Stiles, who was kill
ed in France on June 12. 1944.
and whose body was returned to
the States where burial services
were held at CJastonia on June 10.
He was born in Cherokee county.
Miss Hicks Is
I Miss Patricia Hicks of Mobile, j
j Ala . has been employed as educa
l tional director for First Baptist
j church for the summer months
She arrived here Wednesday and
already has started her work with
the church. She is living in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Dar
1 Miss Hicks will be a senior at
I blue Mountain College in Missi?
| > ppi next term, and therefore will
be with the local church only
during these summer months, she
has had four years" experience'*! 11
high school band playing the
French horn and serving as stud
Hit conductor for two years She
has served as pianist tor church
services and worked in choirs since
she was 13 years old. She has had
business training and will assist j
with the secretarial work of the
church, as well as music, recrea
tion and educational work
At Blue Mountain ( ? liege she
sings in the chorus and glee club,
taking private voice lesions, also.
Last summer she worked with the
Mlwiwippi Baptist Convention, but
is not continuing that this summer
because of the death f Luther
Harrison under whose direction
she was working.
Funeral services for James Riley
Allen, 74. who died at lii > home nl
Patrick at 2 o'clock Tuesday after- 1
noon, were held at Snow Hill '
Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock,
v/ith the Rev. S. M Wolf< officia
ting. Burial was in the church
cemetery with I vie funeral home in
Mr. Allen was a farmer and had .
lived in the Patrick community for
about ten years.
Surviving are the widov. Mrs
Viola Allen; Six sons. Klden
l.uther, Wilford. and .1 1) Allen of
Patrick. Marshall of Lenoir Cit\.
Tenn.. and Grady of Murphy: four
daughters. Mrs. Oscar Griffith of I
Ducktown. Tenn.. Mrs Dolphus
Towe. Mrs. Ona B. Towe of Puck
town. and Mrs. Glen llamby of
Patrick: two brothers. Henry of
Patrick, and Houston of Texas:
four sisters. Mrs. George (in inn of
Oklahoma. Mrs. Bert Reed of Vest,
Mrs. John McDonald of Unaka,
and Mrs. Fulbcr Nelson of Hiwas
Holy Communion will be observ
ed at 8:45 at the Kpiscopal church
Sunday morning Sister llerthering
ton has announced Sunday School
will be at 10 o'clock, followed by
Itoptisim and morning prayer ser
i inon at 11 o'clock. \ business
j meeting will be held Satuixlay
In Unique Home
Hearing an unusual noise while
cooking dinner Sunday. Mrs. C.
M. Sneed and Mrs. Fred Sneed
of Ranger hurried out of the
house to find a swarm of bees
going over. Gathering up some
old pans, they began beating on
them and soon the bees were
settled in an apple tree.
No one in the community seem
ed to have an available bee
gun. so Fat Hughes and Ed For
rister improvised a nail keg and
succeeded in hiving the swarm
Mrs. Axlev In
The Smoky Mountain Trail ways
bus on route from Chattanooga
to Murphy last Friday afternoon
skidded and ran into an enbank
ment. near Duektown Mrs. \V. M.
Ax ley of Murphy was a passenger
in the bus at the time and sustain
ed several bruises and abrasion.
Mrs. James Cassons of Cleveland.
Tenn.. and S. C. Gregg of Shef
field. Ala , received treatment for
bruises and abrasion a t Petrie
hospital here. Others were given
first aid at Duektown.
It was understood that no one
was critically injured
I Church School
The Vacation Church School will
present its commencement exercis
es Sunday morning at 9:45 in the
auditorium of the First Methodist
I church, announces the pastor, the
I Rev Wm B. Penny . A special of
| fering will be taken for the inter
| mediate camp for boys and girls
located near Lenoir to be complet
1 ed next spring.
The morning worship service
! will be at 11 o'clock and the pastor
| will speak on "The Christian's
j Right Use of His Obligations." The
j M. Y. F. will meet at 7 p. m.. fol
| lowed by the regular night ser
AWARDED DEGREE? .lack H
| Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. II K
Davis of Andrews, who was award
id the M. D. degree at Harvard
' University on June 10.
To Be Saturday
The Rev. .1 Alton Morris will
preach Sunday morning at 11 o'
clock at First Baptist church on,
"They Will Call Christians First";
and Sunday evening at 8 o'clock
on, "Christ Is All and In All".
Other services and meetings will
he held on regular schedule.
Mrs. Harold Wells
Is Guest Speaker
At Lions Club
Mrs. Harold Wells was guest
speaker a t Murphy Lions club
Tuesday evening. She is chairman
of the Murphy Crusade for Child
ren which begins this week, in
cooperation with a nation-wide ef
fort. Cherokee county's quota is
$1148. Lions were asked to share
when called upon for a contribu
tion in this campaign.
Vice-President W. M. Davis pre
sided, in the absence of President
If. G. Elkins who was attending
the Lions convention in Greens
boro. Mr. and Mrs. H. Bueck, R.
W. Easley, Mrs. Elkins. and Miss
Elizabeth Ann Elkins also attend
ed the convention.
Lion Davis announced that ap
proximately $300 was realized on J
the carnival held last Friday and
Saturday. Dr. (I W. Plonk an
nounced that more Lions are need
ed to play soft ball.
K C. Wright of Durham, a for
mer member of Murphy Lions
club, was a guest of Dr. B. W.
Bible School At
Church To Begin
The Rev. T. G. Tate has an- i
nou need as his sermon topic Sun- 1
day morning at 11 o'clock at the
Presbyterian church. Righteous
ness Exalteth a Nation". Sunday
school will meet at 10 a m., and
the Young People will meet at
< 30 p. m.
Daily Vacation Bible school will j
begin Monday morning at 9 o'clock, j
with classes for beginners, pri- 1
maries, juniors and intermediates.
Miss Marth Smith of Jellico.
Tenn . a graduate of Flora Mc
Donald college. Red Springs, who
i> the Daily Vacation Bible School
worker for Asheville Presbytery
this summer, will be director.
Beginners will be taught by Mrs.
R If. Foard. Miss Eloise Sneed and
.Miss Mary Lou Gordon. Miss Smith
will have charge of the primaries:
Miss Jane Hill will be superinten
dent of the junior department and
Mrs. Harry Miller superintendent
of the intermediates. Any child
ren of other churches or any who
are not attending Bible school are
invited to attend. The school will
continue for two weeks.
In Summer School
MARS HILL ? Mary Nell Hawk
ins of Suit and Catherine Hudson
1 of Andrews are enrolled for the
| summer term at Mars Hill college
which opened June 8.
i This summer 232 are enrolled
, at the college. These come from
' 56 counties of North Carolina. 9
states, Hawaii and Honduras.
The swimming class Friday will
le?\e the court house at 3:30.
Classes are being held for begin
ners and swimmers, children and
The Girl Scout swimming pool
i* being used every day by various
groups. About 30 people were in
swimming there Sunday.
? Cherokee county election offi
cials are preparing themselves for
the second Democratic primary of
j the year to be held Saturday with
I the same officials at the polls as
' in the last primary except that both
judges at the various precincts
will be Democrats. There are no
.Republican candidates in this elec
For the second time in four
weeks, North Carolina Democrats
will vote Saturday on a nominee
They will choose between the
two survivors of a six-man field
that went before the voters May 29
in a first primary.
The polls will open at the hour
prescribed by law, 6:30 a. m., Satur
day, and will close at 6:30 p. m.
In the run-off contest are State
Treasurer Charles M. Johnson, who
led the field in the first vote, and
W. Kerr Scott, former state Com
missioner of Agriculture. Scott,
who trailed Johnson by 8.848 votes,
made the call for the run-off.
Through Wednesday morning,
]11 pupils had been enrolled in
the Vacation Bible school at First
Baptist church. Classes are being
held daily from 9 through 11:30
The principal of the school is
the pastor. Rev. J. Alton Morris.
Mrs. Morris is general pianist, and
Miss Peggy Savage, general secre
tary. Miss Patricia Hicks is music
? director, and Miss Jean Reid. pian
The faculties include: Interme
diate department: Cyrus C. White,
superintendent; Mrs. J. L. Savage,
helper: Miss Sally Barton, secre
tary: and John Jordan, hand work.
Junior department: Miss Mary
Frances Dalrymple, superinten
dent: Mrs. Clyde Gladson, story
telling, hand work; Mrs. Jewell
Miller, hand work: Mrs. F. Mc
C onnell Davis, story telling: Miss
Ellen Jane McDonald, secretary.'
Primary department: Mrs. B. L.
Fox. superintendent: Mrs. Marvin
Hampton, secretary-; Mrs. J. B.
Hall, hand work; Mrs. Dewey Gar
rett. story telling: and Mrs. Roy
A. Cook, hand work.
Beginner department: Mrs. Ben
Palmer, superintendent; Miss Bar
bara Arnold, co-superintendent,
1 hand work: Mrs. Winston Craig,
! story telling; Miss Dorothy Pal
mer. secretary: Miss Charlene
Davis, hand work; Miss Juanita
Chambers, hand work; and Mrs.
J. H. Duncan, recreation.
To Re Held At
Hiwassee Dam ^
General clinies are to be held
each Friday from 12:30 to 3 p. m.
in the administration building at
Hiwassee Dam sponsored by the
1 district Health Department at Mur
phy. and conducted by Mrs. Eliza
beth Wilson, public health nurse.
| Immunization will be given to all
| ages for communicable diseases,
i Mothers and babies and expectant
mothers are invited to come for
consultation and advice. Blood for
tests will be taken and reports
given on same.
Penny Speaks To
The Wesleyan Service Guild met
at the home of Mrs. Wade Massey
1 with Mrs. Tom Mauney and Miss
Gladys McCleskey as hostesses.
The president. Miss Adella Mer
oney, opened the program with
prayer. After the business session
and committee report, the presi
dent presented the speaker of the
evening, the Rev. W. B. Penny.
His subject was "Methodism."
Following the program, the
I hostesses served cake and coffee
to 19 members and one visitor.