CHEROKEE COUNTY 18,813
CLOTHED IN NATURE'S SCENIC
WONDERS IS AN IDEAL
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY. JULY 15 1?48.
Passenger Trains Are Discontinued Effective Today
Lions Club Install
New officers were installed at ?
the meeting of Murphy Lions club !
Tuesday evening at the Methodist I
church. H W. Easley was installed 1
a; president; W. M. Davis, first
vice-president; G. W. Plonk, sec
end vice-president; W. A. Sher
i-ill, third vice-president; John
Davidson, secretary; Mack Patton.
tail twister; and Buel Adams.
Lion lamer; T. A. Case, W. A.
Hoover, and H. Bueck, directors.
C. K Hyde was elected and instal
led as treasurer, when W F For
svth stated that he could not serve
in this office to which he was
elected recently. H. G. Elkins is
immediate past president and will
serve as a member of the execu
R S Bault was appointed chair
man of the White Cane drive which
will take place in September.
The club voted to have Ladies'
night at the next meeting, on Tues
day. July 27.
Mrs Edna Keeler of Asheville,
supervisor of casework for the
blind, and Miss Bonnie Simmons,
new Cherokee county caseworker
for the blind, were guests of the
The following committees were
appointed by President Easley:
Attendance: H. E. Bishop, chair
man. Loren Davis, B. W. Whitfield.
Constitution and By Laws: S.
N Hobo, chairman, W. D. King.
B E. Yaught.
Convention: If. G. Elkins, chair
man. W A. Sherrill, H. Bueck.
Finance: C. E. Hyde, chairman,
Harry Bishop, W. F. Forsyth.
Lions Education: J. B. Gray,
chairman, Cloe Moure! i\ *G. Ivie.
Membership: H. A. Mattox,
chairman. H. G. Elkins, Joe E.
Program and Entertainment: M.
S. Pat ton. chairman, H. Bueck.
C. R Freed.
Publicity: G. A. Patton, chair
man. K S. Bault, A. M. Cooke.
Industrial: Joe E. Ray. chair
man \V M. Fain, P. J. llenn.
Boy.s and Girls' Work: Dale Lee.
chairman, Buel Adams, J. D.
Burch. Howard Adair.
Citizenship and Patriotism: R.
S. Bault, chairman, R. V. Weaver,
J H. Duncan, Frank C. Crawford.
Civic Improvement: W. M. Davis,
chairman, Howard Adair, A. Q.
Kct"or. W. A. Sherrill.
Community Betterment: T. A.
Case, chairman. Joe Hamilton,
Harry Dickey. Wm. B. Penny.
Education: E. H. Brumby,
chairman. Peyton G. Ivie, Duke
D Whitley, C. E. Hyde.
Health and Welfare: G. W.
Plonk, chairman, Alden Coward,
W. M. Mauney, B. W. Whitfield.
Safety: R. M. White, chairman,
J R. Bell. Wm. B. Penny, Loren
Sight Conversation and Blind:
W- A. Hoover, chairman, W. F.
Forsyth. J. B. Gray, Harry Dickey.
REV. JOHN GREEN
ASSISTS in revival
The Rev. John Green of Wake
forest .will assist the Rev. W. T.
ruett in the revival beginning
Ju'y 18. at Ranger Baptist Church. ?
Home Demonstration schedule
lor next week is as follows: Tues
day. July 20, Upper Peachtree,
Mrs. Pearl Moore. 1:30 o'clock;
Wednesday, July 21, Valleytown.
Mrs. Luke Carver, 2:00 o'clock;
Thursday, July 22. Ranger, Mrs.
Paschel Hughes, 1:30 o'clock; Fri
day, July 23, Murphy club. Home
Economics building, Mrs. Verlin
Jones, hostess, 7:30 o'clock.
Mrs. Farmer Is
Taken Bv Death
Mrs. M. F. Farmer, age 63, of
Murphy died in Petrie Hospital
July 12 from a sudden illness.
Mrs. Farmer started from her
home to attend church but upon
arrival, she was unable to get out
of the car. She was rushed im
mediately to Petrie Hospital
where she died after a few hours
of an illness.
Funeral services were held at
Unaka Baptist Church 011 July 14.
with the Rev. Carl Cunningham of
ficiating. Burial was in the church
cementery, with Townson funeral
home in charge.
Survivors include three broth
ers, Greely. Gay. and Lee of Mur
phy; also two sisters. Mrs. Inez
Morrow ?hd Mrs. Lily A!! en of
The Rev. Wm. B. Penny an
nounces the following services for
First Methodist church Sunday:
Church school. 9:45 a.m.: morning
worship. 11 a.m.. sermon topic:
"What Must 1 Do to be Saved?"
by pastor: Methodist Youth fellow
ship. 7 p.m.: evening worship, 8
p.m., church school of mission,
message. "One World ? One Lord."
A sound picture, entitled. "My
Name Is Han", on Methodist mis
sions at work in China will be
Commencement exercises of the
Vacation Bible school will be Fri
day night at Culberson Baptist
Church, beginning at 7:30 o'
clock. Preaching will begin at 8:15
A picnic will be held for the
Doctor Harry Miller of Murphy
is attending the Southeastern
Pediatric Conference at Saluda.
The discussions on Thursday and
Friday are to be on polio.
Feature Peachtree Picnic
The setting for the annual
Peachtree home demonstration
dub picnic last Thursday evening
was the beautiful lawn at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Sud
tierth. The members, husbands,
children and friends gathered
there about sunset to enjoy the
lovely scenery and partake of the
The guests were welcomed by
Mrs Brown Caldwell, president of
the club Miss Mary Cornwell,
home demonstration agent, pre
sented .John Wrinn, new assistant
county agent who arrived here last
week from his home in Westminis
*er. S. C. to accept the position. He
made a few remarks. Misses Mary
Farmer and Dorothy Shields also
were presented by Miss Cornwell.
They gave a demonstration on. "A
Simple Dessert for Every Day's
Use", using dairy products.
The Upper Peachtree quartet,
composed of Vernon Thomasson.
Math Leathcrwood. Bill Barnett,
and Miss Robbie Barton, sang
Mack Patton showed the safety
picture, "The Miracle in Paradise
Valley", produced by the U. S.
Dept. of Agriculture and Sinclair
Oil Company. It shows the hazard*
that exist on the farm and in the
home, and encourages those who
see it to use care in all activities
to prevent accidents.
Learning the Ropes
Today, the bosic training course for soldiers in the Infantry is not com
plete without instruction in knot-tying and the use of the block and tackle.
Here a small group of U. S. Army trainees is learning how to master the
science which will allow them to perform Herculean tasks with the greatest
of ease. Four war-tested Infantry divisions in the United States are now
?chooling men to be well-trained soldier-specialists.
J Franklin Smith's
Is High Cow
Franklin Smith's cow, a register- 1
ed Guernsey named Dimple Beau
1y of Rosewood Farm, produced !
1509 lbs. of milk testing 4.2% 1
containing (>3.4 lbs. of fat during I
June. A close second to Dimple
was Notla Mary of Randolph Shi- j
elds' herd, also a purebred Guern- 1
ley Mary produced 1475) lbs. ofl
milk containing 57.7 lbs. ofl
(it, reports Whl P. Walker, tester. I
Both of these cows are on Ad-j
vance Register or Official Test
and their names, along with their
owners names, go in the honor roll,
composed of cows making over
50 lbs. of fat in one month, which
is published by State College.
A. B. Stalcup, who started test
ing this month, was first in herd
average for both milk and fat
pioduction. The Shields herd was
second in milk and the Folk
School herd was second in fat
High cow in milk and fat for
er.ch herd was as follows:
J. F. Smith, Dimple. 50.3 pounds
milk daily, 1.509 pounds milk per
month. 4.2 per cent fat, 63.4
pounds fat per month.
Randolph Shields, Mary, 49.3
pounds milk daily. 1479 pounds
milk per month. 3.9 per cent fat,
57.7 pounds per month.
E. A. Wood, Soupy. 43.1 pounds
milk daily. 1293 pounds milk per
i month, 4.7 pc/r cent fat, 60.8
pounds per fhonth.
A. Q. Ketner. Minnie. 34.9
pounds milk daily. 1047 pounds
milk per month. 5.2 per cent fat.
54.4 pounds per month.
Folk School, G. Flower. 33.7 ,
pounds milk daily. 1011 pounds
milk per month, 4.5 per cent fat. j
45.5 pounds per month.
A. B. Stalcup, Jane. 24.3 pounds j
milk daily. 729 pound- milk per
month. 6.3 per cent fat, 45.9
pounds per month.
Herd averages for milk and fat
were as follows:
A. B. Stalcup. Jerseys. 4 cows,
629 pounds milk. 5.9 per cent fat,
' 37.1 pounds per month
Randolph Shields. Guernseys',
I 58 cows, 577 pounds milk. 4.2 per
I cent* fat, 24.2 pounds per month.
J. F. Smith. Guernseys' 27 cows,
550 pounds milk. 4.8 per cent fat.
26.7 pounds per month.
E. A. Wood. Jersey's. 67 cows.
543 pounds milk. 4.8 per cent fat.
26.4 pounds per month.
Folk School. Jersey's. 36 cows.
539 pounds milk. 4.9 per cent fat.
27.4 pounds per month.
A. Q. Ketner, Guernsey's, 6 cows.
538 pounds milk, 4.4 per cent fat.
23.8 pounds per month.
The Life Saving: and Swim
ming classes scheduled to be
conducted this week under the
sponsorship of the Cherokee
county Chapter of the American j
Red Cross, with Kill Mr Dor. ' |
as instructor, were called off |
Tuesday on the advice of local j
physicians because of the threat |
of infantile paralysis. There is !
110 case of polio in this county
as yet. officially reported, but
local people have been advised
to take precautions against the
disease that is spreading rapid- ,
l.v through the state.
Last week one child from j
1'naka was thought to have
polio, but upon being taken to
Asheville for -xamination, it
was found that he was not a
victim of that disease.
The water safety demonstra- j
tion to be held at Cain Creek j
Wednesday afternoon was call- j
ed off, also.
Final Rites Held
For S. Sgt. Woods
Funeral services were held j
Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock ;
at Grape Creek Baptist church for'
Staff Sgt. Clyde Wood, who was I
killed May 27. 1944. on Beiak
Island. *The Rev. Weldon West of ;
Andrews officiated. Burial was in
ihe church cemetery with full j
military rites by the Joe Miller i
Elkins Post. No. 9(>. American |
Sgt. Wood was 27 years of age |
at the time of his death. He was i
first buried in New Guinea and
later in Manila. The body arrived *
in Murphy Wednesday escorted
by Sgt. William II McClung of
I Atlanta, and was met at the train j
i by the local American Legion j
j Post. He volunteered and served j
I more than three and a half years
in the army, landing first in Aus- j
tralia. He was a young man who
| was well liked in his community ,
I and had many friends.
Surviving arc the parents. Mr. .
j and Mrs. W. F. Wood: two sisters, j
i Mrs. Callie Whitener of Smyrna, j
| Ga.. Mrs Elsie Taylor of Murphy.
I Route 3. and a brother, Arvil
' Wood. Murphy. Route 3
Ivie funeral home had charge of
I arrangement >.
GIRL scons TO Br
TAIGIIT H WDIC RAI TS
A Girl Scout course in handi
crafts will begin at the Recreation
i Hall on July 19 at 10 A.M. All
! kinds of handicrafts will be taught,
j There will be no charge except for
Changes In Mail
Southern Railway passenger
trains 17 and 18 which have been
serving the Murphy branch, were
discontinued as of today 'Thurs
day*. Permission to stop this ser
vice was granted by the State
Utilities Commission in an order
written on July 8, which required
five days notice. The railway com
pany petitioned the Utilities Com
mission last year for*" permission
to take these two trains off. and
a hearing on the matter was held
before Robt. Grady Johnson,
member of the commission, in
Asheville August 13, 1947, when
cities along the route entered
Murphy is the only town on
the route, west of Asheville, af
fected by the discontinuance,
which has any other passenger
train service. The Louisville and
Nashville railway also serves
Murphy. Except for emergencies
when it was necessary to tempor
arily discontinue it, this will be
the first time in around 50 years
this section has been without pas- .
Chambers of Commerce have
protested the ruling of the Utili
ties Commission, and special re
quest has been made to the Feder
al Government for two armored
mail cars to service the area affect
ed by the trains' discontinuance.
It is thought that an appeal will be
taken by organized groups, to seek
to have the trains restored.
The official order of the Utili
ties Commission was signed by
Stanley Winborne, chairman, and
Fred C. Hunter, commissioner. R.
G. Johnson, the other commission
er. dissented, settin forth reasons
why he bt 'K * ine rain - should
be kept in operation. He is the
member of the commission who
heard the evidence presented
August 13. He stated. "It is the
view of the majority that the loss
sustained from the operation of
the trains herein considered is out
of proportion to the public inter
est involved. With that view 1 do
not agree .... According to the
evidence, the only passenger train
serving this area is the one round
trip per day which the applicant
proposes to discontinue. It has
been rendering passenger service
over this road for decades and for
many years served with sufficient
schedules, and enjoyed a very fine
business without competition. The
equipment being used in the
operation of this train is old, worn
out and antiquated; the engines
now being used were built in 1911;
the passenger cars used are old
and. according to the evidene of
fered. dirty and in no way compar
es with the modern equipment
used on other sections of the
Southern Railway System. When
the Southern entered this terri
tory and enjoyed the franchise is
sued by the State of North Caro
lina then it became obligated to
furnish whatever service was nec
essary for the area. It has, and !
is now enjoying, probably more
freight business per mile than !
over any other section of road in
like length which it serves "I
The following will be mail j
schedules for Murphy following !
the discontinuance of the trains:
Outgoing. 7 a.m. to Gainesville: I
10 a.m. to Blue Ridge; 11 a.m. to
Asheville by motor vehicle: 3:30
p.m. to Cleveland. Tenn.: 3:40 p.m.
to Bryson City: and 3:45 p.m. to
Gainesville: incoming: 10 a.m.
from Cleveland: 10:30 a.m. from
Gainesville: 3:30 p.m.. from Blue
Ridge: 4:30 p.m. from Asheville:
7:30 p.m.. from Bryson City: and
8 p.m . from Gainesville.
Coming to Murphy for one night
only. Saturday, July 17. Bible
Bros, circus will exhibit their
;<crialists, equillibrists. gymnast ,
acrobats, contortionists, clowns,
rd u ca ted dogs ponies and horses
with the giant monkeys, and top
I ping the evening's performance I
j with Hoy Bible's Feorcious fight
I in:; Nubian Lions in the* 45-foot
Arden Davis Heads
Rand Fund Goes
To Total Of $850
The Murphy high school band |
fund has now reached a total I
of $850. Listed last week was a
contribution of $10 from a
friend. That should have been
$25, but the total was correct.
New contributions this week
Citizens Hank and Trust
iMurphy Laundry 25.00
Mrs. Fred Christopher 10.00
A Friend LOO
Dr. V. S. Broyles
The Presbyterian hour next
Sunday will present over the inde
pendent network of the Southern
Religious Radio Conference the
Rev. Dr. Vernon S. Broyles. Jr..
pastor of the North Avenue Pres
byterian Church in Atlanta. Ga.
He is a native Tennessean, educat
ed in Davidson College and Union
Theological Seminary of Rich
mond. Va. He did post-graduate
work at the University of Teubing
en in Germany. He was ordained
by Meridian Presbytery and serv
ed pastorates in Virginia and
Mississippi. Dr. Broyles is chair
man of the War Relief Committee
of the General Assembly and
represents the Presbyterian
rhurch in the U. S. in Church
Moiid Service. His topic .vill be
"Christ, the Only Answer to our
Music on this program will tea- 1
ture the choir of Presbyterian j
College in Clinton. S. C., under !
the direction of Prof. Edward Pate.
This program may be heard in
this community over Radio Sta
tion VVSB and VVNOX Sunday.
July 18. at 8:30 A.M.
"The Heavenly Race" is the sub
ject announced by the Rev. T. G
Tate for his sermon at 11 o'clock t
Sunday morning at the Presbyter
ian church. Sunday school will j
meet at 10 a.m. and Youth Fellow- ,
ship at 6:30 p.m.
$ The Cherokee County Forces
I lor Temperance and Law Enforce
ment organized at a meeting at
First Baptist church Sunday after
noon, when representatives from
.ill sections of the county attend
Arden Davis was elected presi
dent; the Rev. J. Alton Morris,
vice-president; and Miss Addie
Mae Cooke, secretary-treasurer.
The following compose the steer
ing committee: Pearlie Matheson,
Andrews: Clarence Hendrix,
Peachtree: Rev. Algie West,
Marble; W. F. Hill, Liberty; Her
man Jones, Unaka; Clyde McNabb,
Bell view; Joe Myers. Brasstown;
R. L. Keenum, Hiwassee Dam: and
S. D. Akin. Ranger.
This committee held a meeting
on Wednesday afternoon and
selected precinct committeemen.
The Rev. C. C. Washam, pastor
of Andrews Methodist church,
brought a message on, "What Do
Ye More Than These?"
Palmer Are New
Murphy town councilmen met
Monday evening and all the mem
bers were present. They elected
two new membrs, Lonzo Shilds
?nd Tom Palmer, to fill vacancies.
They discussed street regula
tions and made a no-parking zone
up hill from Murphy General
Hospital. They decided to do every
possible thing to keep the passen
ger train from Murphy to Ashe
They appointed J. N. Smith and
E. M. English, extra polieemcn.
The general discussion of the
meeting was of street conditions
and recommendations for improve
BACK IS BROKEN
Charlie Wise, whose back was
broken and legs paralyzed when
he fell from the bridge under
construction at the junction of
Hiwassee and Valley Rivers last
week, was taken to a Knoxville
THIRD SUNDAY SINGING
The Third Sunday afternoon
ringing will be held at Unaka Bap
I tist Church, beginning at 2 o'clock
i Sunday. It is open to the public.
New Regulations On Motor
Vehicle Inspection Given
RALEIGH? The Motor Vehicle
Department today issued a new
set of rules and regulations design
ed to speed up the Mechanical
Inspection Program of vehicles.
The regulations set five dead
lines during the remainder of 1948
for various model vehicles to be
presented for inspection.
Arthur T. Moore, Director oi
t h e Department's Mechanical
Inspection Division, said the neces
sity for the new regulations was
made evident by the fact that at
the end of June only 250.185 of
the State's 862.252 registered ve
hicles had been inspected.
The new requirements, which go
into effect immediately, stipulate
1. All motor vehicles of year
models up to and including 1936
and vehicles of year models 1947
and 1948 must be inspected by
2. Year models 1937 and 1946
must be inspected by September
3. Models 1938. 1939. 1943. 1944.
and 1945 must be inspected by
4. Models 1940 and 1942 must
be inspected by November 30.
5. Models 1941 and 1949 must
be checked by December 31.
The Mechanical Inspection Law
passed by the 1947 General As
sembly requires that all vehicles
must be inspected once during
1948 and twice a year thereafter.
The Commissioner of Motor Ve
hicles is given power under the
Act to promulgate such rules and
regulations as he deems neces
sary to the administration of the
By setting up the various dead
lines, Moore said the Department
could be assurred that by the end
of 1948 all registered vehicles
will have paid a visit to one of the
State's 36 mechanical inspection
lanes. "In this way,,v he added,
"the lanes will not have to under
go such a tremendous rush at the
end of the year."
The regulations state that dur
ing 1948 any vehicle may be pre
sented for inspection at any time
prior to the expiration of its time
limit. For instance, if the owner
of a 1941 model vehicle wants to
l have it inspected during July ?
I that's perfectly all right, even
though the actual deadline for
inspection of 1941 models runs
through December 31.
The operation of any motor ve
hicle after the time limit set for
inspection without displaying the
olficial seal of approval will be a
violation of the Motor Vehicle
Laws of 1947, according to the
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