C HEROKEE COUNTY 18.813
CLOTHED IN NATURE'S SCENIC
WONDERS IS AN IDEAL
, >1K ,8 _ NUMBER 50.
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY. JULY 1, 1948.
EIGHT PAGES THIS WEEK
Lions Win Trophy
For Blind Work
.Murphy Lions club was the win
rer of the Blind Trophy for Med
jiim sized clubbs in District 31 -A
,? the state convention in Greens
Doro la- 1 week. This trophy has
been won by the Alurphy club
, i .1 : years for outstanding work
jor the blind. It was presented at
the convention to President H. C,
president Elkins reported that
the Greensboro convention was one
ol the best ever held in the state,
with an excellent program and
much attention to the blind pro
jects throughout the state.
King, Queen Of
Crowned July 10
On July 10. at 9:30 o'clock in
ine Asheville city auditorium, the
Kinu and Queen of the Mythical
Kingdom of Rhododendron will be
downed. This impressive cere
mony is the highlight of the annual
coronation ball, traditionally held
lu open the summer social season !
1 1 Western North Carolina. There
will bo six ladies-in-waiting to the
eueen. selected from Buncombe
count v The men of the court will
bt- the Knight of Laurel and offi
u-rs and Man of the Royal Brigade
<?' Guards. Immediately following
:(.p (pronation. 18 young ladies
representing the 18 counties of
Western North Carolina will be
i .-t'M nted at court. Each of the
?jKMiMir* will be escourted by two
Th< Royal Brigade of Guards
!! entertain at a reception anil
i':nne; in honor of the King and
?Jut-en i nd the Western Carolina
?ponNu:< proceeding the corona
W'n. The wives of the Brigade q(
!;ters will entertain the sponsors
> :'.d their mothers at a tea at
i !tm??re country club at 4 p. m.
flu eornation exercises will be
> v:\ to the public. Tickets for
fptvt.it ors and dancers are avail
-t and may be purchased in
at the Village librarv.
Park place or at the audi
torium before the ball. A large
<: \ul from Western North Caro
}.na is expected to witness the
teromon\ and to dance to the music
t! (.' irol Henry and the Buccaneers
With their instruments under
heir .u rns and a song upon their
ip> hundreds of persons from thi?.
md surrounding counties will head
" Farmers Federation picnic
> b< held in the Murphy high
chool building. Saturday. July 10.
There will be all kinds of music,
?nginu and contests for the many
Jhts< ii. who attend the annual
ent of the Farmers Federation,
^rize- will be given for the child
who win the athletic contests
^ games to be held on the school j
?ounds during lunch time, and j
rt'e watermelon and lemonade will
served to all. ,
All choirs and quartets are invit- |
d to attend the all-day picnic and I
ompete for prizes given for the
Performers such as Red Raper. j
*11 known ballad singer, Alex
'oust on. young ventriloquist of
Henderson ville, Ed Bowers, rope
"tist from Andrews, Panhandle
the one man band, and many
'hers are expected to be on hand
'0 perform at this year's picnic,
hich is expected to be the best
V(>1' held in this county.
The Farmers Federation string
Eand. led by Johnny Rhymer, with
*rs Rhymer to present her many
allads and the well-known banjo
r,i>i Gait her Robinson, will be in
ln? form for this year's perfor
All persons, young and old. have
?en extended an invitation to at
l?ihLflrS' SaturdaV ni^ht singing
>e held in the Murphy school
| 1 oriu m Saturday night as usu
" starts at 8 o'clock.
To ( lose July 5
\I<>Mt of Murphy's business hous
es and public offices will be closed
on Monday. July 5. in celebration
i Independence Day.
Citizens Bank and Trust Com
pany will be closed all day. Public
olfices also will be closed. The
local post office will be closed
except for 30 minutes sometime
during the day to distribute gener
al delivery mail.
Among the retail stores that plan
to close are: Cherokee Furniture
Co., Bower's Weiss'. Green's, Man
Fhop, Murphy Market. V. If.
Johnson, Coward's. Morris' Market.
Howell's, Carringer's. Murphy Sup
ply. Davis' Jewelers, Candler's.
Ivie Furniture Co., Townson Bros.
Firestone Co.. Murphy Hardware
Co., Western Auto, Walter Coleman
A & P. Fowler Electric Shop.
Murphy Electrical shop. Acme
Hardware, Ethel's Shop. Roy V.
Lovingood. Five Point Grocery.,
Cherokee Farmers' Corp.. Gar
rett's. and others.
Martin Winner In
Devcro Martin, a member of the
(Irape Creek 4-H Club, was declar
ed winner of the 4-II Club and FFA
Lioup in a judging contest at
Circle M Ranch at Salisbury last
week. Young Martin attended a
Field Day and Shorthorn Type
Demonstration along with Yenson
West, a Shorthorn breeder of
Marble, and M. S. Patton. Assistant
A breeder of Sh^-M: -?-ns from
West Virginia donated $23 stipulat
ing that it be given to the 4-11
Club member or FFA member
whose judging score was highest
Devcro Martin, high scorer anions
these boys and girls, won the $25
At Marble For
Mrs. Georgia Nix
Funeral services were held Mon
day afternoon June 28 at 2 o'clock
; t Marble Baptist church for Mrs.
Georgia Joyce Nix. 71. who died
June 26. The Rev. Algia West and
the Rev. Clearence Adams officiat
ed. Burial was in the Tomotla
cemetery with Townson funeral
home in charge.
A native of Gordon county. Ga .
she had lived in this county for 41
vears. She was a member of the
Marble church and had been a de
voted Christian since the age of 13
She is survived by the husband.
Lon Nix: and the following child
ren: Mrs. Lou Howard of Grand
view. Mrs. Herschel Stiles and Miss
Jewel Nix of Marble. Mrs. Howard
West and Garnie Nix of Murphy,
i One daughter. Mrs. Ina Hawkins
has passed away. Also surviving
?re 20 grandchildren, and eight
great-grandchildren: one sister.
Airs. Emma Isham of Gastonia, and
a brother, John Joyce of Copper
hill. Tenn. She has reared 11 step
Leon A. West
CHANUTE AIR FORCE BASE.
ICantoul, Illinois ? Brig. Gen. Fay
k. Upthegrove. commanding gener
al of Chanute air base, announced
today that Sgt. Leon A. West ha?
successfully completed the sixteen
week Aircraft Welding Specialist
Son of Mrs. Harley West. RFD 1.
Murphy, North Carolina. Sgt. West
v ill depart from Chanute air base
soon for an assignment at Grenier
Air Force Base. New Hampshire.
At this station, he will take his
place among the skilled technicians
who are essential in maintaining a
firstline air force.
CONDUCTS COURSE? Ellis D
Fysal, field representative of Saf
ety Services for Southeastern Area
American Bed Cross, who will con
duct a water safety instructor
tiainintf course in Bryson City
July 5-1 0 for people in this area.
A thirty-hour water safety in
structor training course for Swain.
Macon, Graham and Cherokee i
county chapters of the American
Red Cross will be conducted the
week of July 5-16 at the pool at
Frymont Inn and Fonlana lake.
Bryson City, by Ellis I). Fysal, of
the Southeastern Area.
No previous training is required,
but candidates should be as much
as 19 years old and be strong
swimmers. Instructors may review
their training by participating in
the last half of the course.
Those in the above chapter areas
are invited to participate in the
Mr. Fysal. field representative
of Safety Services for Southeastern
\rea of the American Red Cross,
.?*?(! former North Carolina gridi
ion star and football coach has
served the Rod Cross since 1927.
and in World War 11 spent eight
months overseas in Hawaii and
Okinawa training members of the
armed forces in water safety and
Mr Fy*al joined the organiza
tion as a iife saving examiner.
When in high school, however, he
had already gained valuable ex
l?erience as junior director at
Camp Leach. M S A . near Wash
ington. N C. Later, attending the
University of North Carolina he
was a member of the university
life saving corps organized by the
Oiange County Chapter of the Red
Cross. He served as instructor at
the Red Cross National Aquatic
School at Brevard. N. C.. for three
years, and taught Red Cross first
aid at Elon College. N C Foi
several summers he trained state
personnel at Myrtle Beach S (' .
After receiving his A B degree
from the University of North Caro
lina. he did graduate work and
attended law school. He was stud
ent football coach at the University
ol North Carolina, assistant loot
ball coach at Elon College and
Wake Forest College, and head
boxing and wrestling coach at
The Rev. Thomas Truett has an
nounced that his Sunday sermon
subject at Hanger Baptist church
will be Being Called Into Lib
Dick Yow has resigned as coach
and principal of Murphy high
school effective June 29 He and
his family expect to be here sever
al weeks before leaving for his
home in Georgia.
Mrs. R. D. Chandler is visiting
relatives in Athens. Ga
Over Johnson In
Kerr Scott received the Demo
cratic nomination for Governor of
North Carolina in the second pri
mary held in the state Saturday.
He, piled up a big majority over
hi>* opponent. State Treasurer
Charles Johnson. Scott had more
than 36,000 majority over Johnson.
Votes were counted quickly
throughout the state Saturday
night, and about nine o'clock
Johnson went to Scott's headquart
ers conceding defeat and con
gratulating Scott on his vvietory.
George M. Pritehard of Ashe
ville is the Republican candidate
for Governor, but unless the half
century tradition of having Demo
cratic governors in North Carolina
is broken. Scott will be the next
chief executive of the state.
In Cherokee county's second
primary Saturday. Johnson was
given a majority of more than 350
votes over Scott. He received 1,
408 to Scott's 1.055.
To School Band
Murphy School Music associa
tion announces that total con
tributions for the band fund
through Wednesday morning
amounted to $702, of which $326
was contributed since last week's
The following donations were
reported this week:
Dr. and Mrs. W. A.
Hoove i $200.00
Mrs. Hade Maury 25.00
\\ \ sherrill SI M
A Friend 15.00
John Davidson 15.00
Tracy Oelkers 10.00 |
Mrs. and Mrs. C'has.
Wort lien 10.00 |
W illiam T. Wells 10.00 j
Mr. and Mrs. Neil
I . M. Shields & Co. 5.00
O. V Sneed 5.00
l\ W. I'orrester 1.00
Mrs. Nora Jones ol Cleveland.
T? nil . will show the picture of
the Shady Grove dedic * ion service
.:t Shady Grove chun-h Saturday
night at 8 p. ni . a series ot pictur
taken at the Anderson reunion
ill also be shown
Misses Elizabeth Klkins Joyce
Coleman, and Mary Frances Axley
attended a conference at Lake
Junaluska last week
MAKING Ltrr TURN BY
Ouwk.wioc 9wtr?o ntom
G I VI NO NO NAMO SM?AL
GRADUALLY MOVN# TO LfrT
UJINQ HAND 5ICHALS-MAWMO
Turn At CrriTfp of intw
SCCTIOM V^HCN CLEAR
W. KERR SCOTT
Dewey And Warren
As Running Mates
The Republican party in its
convention in Philadelphia last
week nominated New York's gover
nor. Thomas E. Dewey, as the
presidential standard bearer, with
California's governor, Earl Warren
as his running mate, for vice-presi
The convention adjourned at
noon on Friday. Dr. and Mrs. W.
A. Hoover of Murphy, who attend
ed. returned home Sunday.
In choosing a Dewey-Warren
ticket the delegates picked two
men who's careers show many
parallels Both are governors of
big and powerful states. Both have
j treat vote-getting record.
Dewey was elected to a second
term in 1946 with a majority of
more than 700.000, the greatest
ever given a governor.
In the last California guberna
torial primaries Warren, first elect -
??(! in 1942. was nominated by both
Democrats and Republicans
The Vacation Bible School of the
Firstt Baptist Church of Murph>
n Ml present its Commencement
Kxcreises on Sunday. July 4. at
0:45 a. m. The program will be as j
follows: Processional: Song "God
of our Fathers": Quiet Music
Greetings, Answer and Call to
Worship: Song: "All Things Bright
Mid Beautiful;" Motto. Prayer.
Offering. Salutes and Pledges to
Flags and Bible: Quiet Music. Song
"The Whole Wide World for
Jesus"; Anthem: "Lift up Your
Heads"; Character story Depart
mental demonstrations; and Reces
sional to departments.
The subjects for the pastor's
messages are: "A Pilgrimage" on
Sunday morning at 11 00 and "The
Unchangeable Record" on Sunday
night at 8:00. Training L'niori will
meet at 7:00 p. m. and the Hour
of Power at 7:30 p. m. on Wednes
Dick Yow has announced the fol
? lowing football schedule for the
j Bulldogs for the fall:
September 10. Franklin here:
September 17. to be filled: Septem
! ber 24. Sylva here.
October 1, Ducktown there:
' October 8. to be filled: October
i 15. to be filled: October 22. Hayes
ville there: October 29. Andrews
November 5. Robbinsville here;
; November 12. Bryson City there;
I November 19. Hayesville here:
November 20. Andrews here.
Baseball Games, Horse Show To
Feature Andrews Celebration
Andrews is making bi prepara
tions for a celebration on Monday,
July 5. when a horse show and
two baseball games will be featur
The day's events, which will be
held at the ball park, are being
; sponsored by tin* Andrews Athle
More than 30 horses, three and
five-?aitod. and ponic* from all
over the western section of the
state, will be in Andrews for the
horse show, which starts at 4 o -
dock p. m.
Two baseball games, both with
Tellico Plains and Andrews, will
be played, one at 10 a. 111 and one
, it 1:30 p. m.
Liberal prizes will be awarded
i the winners in the horse show.
Election On Wine
And Beer To Be
Held August 31
Here Next Week
The First Baptist Church will
conduct its annual religious survey
in Murphy next week, beginning
Wednesday afternoon at 6 o'clock j
and ending with complete reports
on Sunday, announces Rev. J. Alton
Morris, Pastor The people of the
community are asked to help by
giving complete information asked
for on the cards. When the work
is fully completed and the results
tabulated, each church in this com
munity will be given the names of
members and prospects for that
The 1948 summer -t ries of the
PRESBYTERIAN HOI K will be
on the air during the months of
July and August The programs j
will be directed particularly to ;
young people Some of the out
handing leader- of youth groups;
will speak. The mu*ic will be large- j
'y furnished by college choirs and
The first speaker in the s>eries j
come* from the campus of one of 1
our great universities Rev. Ilarr> j
M Moffett i> the pastor of the
I'ni.ersity Presbyterian Church
which serves the students of the J
1' ?iiver>. ly of Texas in \u*tin Mr 1
Moffett waN born in the manse in]
Fredericksburg. Va . and was edu- j
cnted in Davidson College and
I'nion Theological Seminary in |
Richmond. Va lie was ordained in !
llolston Presbytcr> and served pas
t orates in Jefferson City. Tenn .
Lilx rty and Columbus. Mo. lie i*
in great demand as a speaker to
young people. His topic will be
Christ, the Only Answer for |
The guest choir on this program
will he the student acapella choir
from Austin College in Sherman, j
Texas, under the direction of Mr (
Robert W. Bedford
This program may be heard in J
this section over Radio Station ?
WSB and WNOX Saturday. July 4 j
at 8:30 A M.
Return From Trip
R. L. Padgett. Paul Padgett and
Larry Posey returned last Wednes
day from a two weeks' trip to
Washington. I). C . and Upper
Marlboro. Md.. where they visited
with Mr. Padgett's son. B L. Pad
gett, Jr., and family and his
daughter. Mrs. I) A. Wakefield
Paul also visited with friends in
Williamsburg, Y o r k t o w n. Rich
mond and Gloucester. Ya . and was
guest of E. F. Carpenter. Ill of
Lansdowne, Pa. for two days. Ho
also spent three days in Jersey
City. X. J . and Xew York City.
En route, he visited the naval
bases at Yorktown. Ya.. St. Albans.
X. Y . Indian Head. Md . and
They were accompanied home
by Mr. Padgett's grandson. Gerald
Padgett, who plans to visit in
Murphy for a month.
Hostess To Masons
The Eastern Star ladies will be
hostesses at a chicken supper at
the Masonic hall Monday. July 5
r.t <5:30 to 7 p. m. for Masons and
Eastern Star members and theii
?> Jn the 1944 general election for
' governor 5,157 people voted in
Cherokee county. In order for this
election be called. 15 per cent of
that number, or 774 people had to
sign a petition. The petition was
signed by 849 qualified voters and
was filed according to the statute.
A. J. Hembree, chairman of
| Cherokee County Board of Elec
tions, announces that an election
to determine whether or not beer
and wine shall be legally sold in
Cherokee county will be held in the
several voting precincts of the
county on August 31, for the pur
pose of submitting to the qualified
voters the question of the legal
sale of both wine and beer.
The registration books for this
election will be open at the sever
al precincts at the usual polling
places on Saturday, August 7. 14,
and 21, from 9 a. m. until sunset,
during the registration period,
and all other week days the regis
tration books will be available for
registering persons during the
same hours at the homes or places
of business of the registrars.
Challenges will be received at
the polling place on Saturday,
August 28. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
If a majority of the votes in the
election are against the sale of
wine and beer, then after the ex
piration of sixty days from the day
on which the election is held it
will be unlawful to sell or possess
for the purpose of sale in the
county wine and beer. If the
majority of votes cast in the elec
tion uill be for the legal sale of
wine and beer, then the sale of
same will he legal f
The election will be held and
the votes cast, canvassed, certified
and declared under the same rules
and regulations governing the
holding of general election as now
provided by law, except that no
absentee votes will be received
and counted in said election.
A new county-wide registration
will be called when the registra
tion books are open for the beer
and wine election.
47 Enrolled In
A total of 47 had been enrolled
Tuesday in the Daily Vacation
Bible school at the Presbyterian
church, according to announcement
by the Rev. T. G. Tate, pastor.
Beginners are being taught by
Mrs R 11 Foard. Miss Mary Lou
Gordon, and Miss Eloise Sneed.
Miss Martha Smith of Jellico,
Tenn . superintendent of the
school, and Mrs. Jim Gibbs are in
charge of the primary department.
Juniors are being taught by Miss
Jane Hill and Mrs. Anderson.
Mrs Harry Miller has charge of
the intermediates. The school will
continue through next week.
There will be no church service
Sunday at the Presbyterian church,
'his being Mr. Tate's regular ap
pointment at the Hayes ville Prcs
hytcrian church where he will
preach Sunday morning. At 3 o'
clock in the afternoon he will
preach at Union Hill.
J. E. Reynolds
Funeral services for Joseph Es
| coo Reynolds, 65, who died at his
home near Havesville Friday morn
ing at 2:30 o'clock, were held
Saturday at 2:30 p. m. at Ledford's
chapel with the Rev. F. R Davis
Burial was in the church ceme
tery with Ivie funeral home in
He is survived by the widow.
, Mrs. Mat Me Nelson Reynolds: three
daughters. Mrs Hill ey Swain, and
Misses Mae and Georgia Reynolds:
I one son. Kenneth, all of Hayes
. villc. Route 3; and a brother Sam
Reynolds of Shooting Creek.