CHEROKEE COUNTY 18,8X3
CLOTHED IN NATURE'S SCENIC
WONDERS IS AN IDEAL
, ,n so _ NUMBER I.
Ml'RPIIV, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY. JULY 12. I#48.
TEN PAGES THIS WEEK
Dr. Helen Wells
Dr. Helen Wells ol' Murphy has?
become associated with Dr. W. A.
Hoover and Dr. George W. Plonk
in the general practice of medicine ;
at Peine hospital here.
Doctor Wells, the daughter of I
.Mr. and Mrs. Noland Wells of I
Murphy, took her undergraduate I
work at the Woman's college.
University of North Carolina, i
Greensboro, and received her M. i
I) degree at Bowman Gray School
ol Medicine of Wake Forest Col
lege. She did interne work at Hex
hospital and took further training
i\ North Carolina Baptist hospital.
Samuel Brae? Walker, R. F D.
No. 2. Savannah. Ga., has been ap
pointor1 as a midshipman at the
United States Naval Academy at
Mr Walker was enlisted in the
Regular Navy through the Savan
nah recruiting office on January
27. 19W. and is well remembered
by the local recruiting staff as
the only Navy applicant ever to
achieve a perfect score on the
His appointment to the Naval
Academy was made by Congress
man Prince II. Preston of the First
District of Georgia.
lie entered the Naval Academy
m June 23 and commenced clas
Walker con pleted the scientific
course at Savannah High school ?
jiid was graduated in June, 1947
; t the age of sixteen.
Prior to his enlistment he was
an active member of the Savan
na n Hi-Y. and a member of the |
Hull M o m o r i a 1 Presbyterian
Church of this city. He took part
? i man\ of the young people's
ictivitios of this church.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Gerald B. Walker, formerly of An
drews and is the grandson of Mrs.
Martha Kskridge and Mr. and Mrs.
W. c Kverett of Andrews.
ash * Elizabe,h Ann Elkins has
tf 'r Suest this week Miss Jeanet
u"*ey of Asheville.
John E. Ford
For WNC District
The Forestry Extension pro
gram in North Carolina has been
reorganized and a specialist has
been assigned to each of the five
Extension districts in the State,
ioports R W. Graeber. in charge
Forestry Extension at State Col
He said the specialists have been |
assigned as follows:
Northeastern District ? J. Carl-]
ton Jones. Windsor.
Southeastern District ? Ross R.
Nort h western District ? James
E. Hobba. State College. Raleigh.
Southwestern District ? George
W. Smith, c/o County Farm Agent.
Western District ? John E. Ford,|
( o Agricultural Extension Service.
The staff also includes John L.
Gray, assistant Extension Forester, (
located at State College.
Mr. Graeber said these men are i
row setting up their headquart- 1
Prs. They have been instructed to \
v>sit all the counties of their re- 1 ?
spective districts as rapidly as I j
Possible, to meet the farm agents.
Assistant agents, and Negro agents. |
2nd to discuss plans for an intensi
fied program of Forestry Exten- 1
sion. This program. Mr. Graeber
s'ated, will be built on an educa
tional and ^lemonstrational basis.
The educational program will
delude such activities as timber
thinning and stand improvement,
elective harvesting, pruning,
Management plans on demonstra
,ion farms. timber scaling, forest
??'anting for both timber and ero
S10n control, marketing. 4-H Club
and other types of contests, tours,
and Held days.
Persons whose last names begin
with either E, F. or G must get
their motor vehicle operator's
license between now and Decem
ber 31. Many C and D operators
waited until the last minute to get
their license, and some failed to
get them in proper time to avoid
License Examiner R. VV. Hector
says: 11' you wait until the last
minute as the others have done,
we will not be able to take care
of you. Now is the proper time
lor you to come in and get it
over with. There are no lines in
which to wait now. and the weather
is nice. We won't be able to give
any tests when bad weather be
"My schedule is as follows: Mon
day and Tuesday of each week I
am in Murphy from 8:30 a.m. until
4:30 p.m. On Wednesday I am in
Hayesville, Thursday in Andrews.
The first Friday of each month I
am at Fontana Dam. The remain
ing Fridays are spent in Uobbins
ville. and from 8:30 until noon
each Saturday I am in Andrews."
Designed To Help
Highway signs, traffic signals
and street markings are designed
io help facilitate the safe move
ment of traffic and thus help pre
sent accidents, declares the High
way Safety Division of the Motor
Vehicle Department, which is
?ooperating with the National
Safety Council in a nationwide
urogram emphasizing road signa
ls being "signs of life."
The Safety Division listed these
1 river suggestions:
1. Learn ? and obey ? the five
i?asic highway sign shapes: round
markers at approaches to rail
road grade crossings, oblong signs
lo state speed limits, no parking.
?t cetera: diamond shape to warn
jf danger ahead: eight-sided stop
signs: and square signs to advise
he motorist of conditions along
[?he roadway, such as men work
ing. Respect the familiar railroad
?rossbuck at grade crossings.
2. Give traffic control devices
the same respect as you do a
3. Make sure all tracks are clear
at railroad crossings.
4. Come to a complete halt at
STOP signs .
5. Stay in proper lane: don't
ltoss the painted line in no-pass
1. Obey pedestrian control
signals: use crosswalks.
2. On rural roads, walk to the
left, facing traffic.
To Be Made
The first half of the softball
sames has ended with Mountain
Valley on top. They have gone
through the half without a defeat.
The All-Stars were second with
five won and two lost.
The second half schedule will
be in this paper next week.
Three Men Are
Sworn Into Navy
The following men from Mur
phy were sworn into the regular
navy at Columbia. S. C.. on July
13: William B. Arrant, Waylon
M. Harper, and Hoover M. Mills.
Arrant, an ex-USNR man. has
been sent direct to the Receiving
Ship at Charleston, S. C. Harper
ind Mills are undergoing Recruit
Framing at San Diego. Calif.
Chief J. F. Bird of the traveling
Vavy Recruiter will return to
Murphy on July 27.
Reach $940 Mark
j Contributions to the Murphy
School band fund through this
week amounted to Wio. r, ports
the treasurer, Mrs. J. J. llainil
I his week's donations include:
Mr. and Mrs. II.
V Friend 25.00
A. \V. Mclver 10.00
? I. V. Williams 10.00
! Jule W. Hatchett
Is Appointed On
Appointment of Jule W. Hatch
ett, Route 2. Murphy, to a three
year term on the Farmers Home
Administration county committee
for Cherokee county has been an
nounced by J. B Slack, state direc
Mr. Hatchett succeeds Kirb
Ladd. Route 1. Marble, whose
term expired June 30. Also on the
committee are, Claude S. Day.
Marble, and Burton H. McNabb.
Suit. A Committee of three serves
in each agricultural county
throughout the Nation in which
'he agency makes farm ownership
and operating loans. Appointments
are scheduled so that a committee
always has two experienced mem
Km : i
The Cherokee county committee
h i - an important place in making
supervised credit available to lo
cal farmers, according to S. S.
Williams, county supervisor. Be
fore any money can be borrowed
?! rough the agency an applicant
nust have the approval of the
( Munty committee. In the case of
farm ownership loans, the farm to
he purchased, enlarged or improv
ed must also be approved by the
committee. 'The members know
agricultural conditions in the
county, and are often familiar
< ith the farm the applicant plans
to operate". Mr. Williams ex
In addition to approving loans
the committee cooperates with the
county supervisor in overall ad
ministration of the program in the
county. Periodically they review
the progress of borrowers to de
termine whether they have reach
ed a financial position that would
enable them to refinance their
loans through private lenders. A
farmer who is eligible for credit
from regular lending sources is
not eligible for a loan from the
Farmers Home Administration.
And Barkley For
Their Fall Ticket
In Philadelphia last week, the
Democrats of the nation chose
President Harry S. Truman to
head their ticket for President in
the fall election. Senator A. W.
Barkley of Kentucky was chosen
as his running mate.
The President's civil rights pro
gram was adopted in the plat
form. As a protest, southern
Democrats from several states
met in Birmingham Saturday and
nominated Gov. J. Strom Thur
mond of South Carolina for presi
dent and Gov. Fielding L. Wright
of Mississippi for vice-president.
At a meeting of North Carolina
Democrats, in Philadelphia. Joe
L. Blythe of Charlotte was re
elected national committeeman,
and Miss Beatrice Cobb of Mor
ganton was re-elected national
To Farmer Vets
W. F. Forsyth spoke Thursday
night to the Veterans Farm Train
ing program on the Profitable ,
Use of Farm Credit.
His subject was "The What of
Credit Use". "The Who of Credit
Use". "The When of Credit Use".
"The Where of Credit Use", and
"The How of Credit Use." He ex- 1
plained some responsibilities of'
the borrower and of the Lender.
King And Queen
.Jerry Reece and Carolyn Smith.
Andrews high school 4-11 Club
members, have been declared
County King and Queen of Health
and their records have been enter
ed in the State Contest.
?Jerry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wade
Reece of Andrews, is at present
a counselor at the Daniel Boone
Boy Scout Camp in Haywood
County. His best 4-H Club work
has been with dairy projects.
Carolyn has won numerous
awards and honors in 4-H Club
work. I?ast fall she was declared
National Winner in clothing pro
jects at National 4-H Club Cong
ress in Chicago. This summer she
was one of the two delegates
from North Carolina to National
4-H Club Camp in Washington. D.
The county health winners were
selected on the basis of physical
examinations which were given by
Dr. W. A. Hoover at no cost to
the 4-H Clubs.
To Be Held
On July 31
The annual Dress Revue for
Cherokee county 4-H Club mem
bers will be held on Saturday
morning. .July 31. at 10 o'clock,
in the home agent's office in the
court house. The classes for the
county contest will include first
and second places for Juniors
"Best Cotton School Dress" and
first and second places for Seni
or-. "Best School Outfit". "Bes*
Dress" and "Best Tailored Outfit".
Club members are asked 'o be
in the home agent's office by 9:L<0
so as to receive final instructions
(or modeling their dresses.
Tiie county winner will be s?.lec'
?d to represent Chcokee county
in the state contest < hich will be
held in the late fall.
Dr. Wm. Elliott
Di\ William M. Elliott. Jr., Pas
tor of the Highland Park Presby
terian Church of Dallas. Texas, iy
one of the best-known and most
successful of the radio preachers
in the South. He is a native ol
Indiana. He received his A. B
from Park College in Missouri,
and his B. D. from Louisville
Theological Seminary. He did post
graduate work at the University
of Edinburghg for which he receiv
ed the degree of Ph. I) Davidson
College conferred on him the D
D. Dr. Elliott has served as pastor
of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian
Church in Knoxville and the Druid
Hills Church in Atlanta He is an
author of note. Last winter with
Dr. C. Darby Fulton he visited
the Presbyterian mission fields in
the Orient. He is a member of tin
General Assembly's Foreign Mis
sion Committee. His topic will be
"Christ, the Only Answer to Man's
The music on this program will
be furnished by the choir of the
Highland Park Presbyterian
Church in Dallas of which Dr
Elliott is the pastor. The choir
director will be Mr. John M. Bum
This program will be heard
here over radio station WSB and
WNOX Sunday. July 1 8:30 A.M.
MORRIS ANNOI N< I s
The Rev. J. Alton Morris has i
chosen as his sermon topic. |
"Christianity's lull u e c e for |
Good," for Sunday morning. Sun
day School will begin at 9:45 and
Training Union at 7:00 Evening
worship is at 8:00.
"The Christian's Hope" is the
j subject announced b\ the Rev.
| T. G. Tate for his sermon Sunda\
i morning at the Presbyterian
Sunday School will meet at 10
' a.m. and Young Peoples' meeting
will be held at 6:30 p.m.
LION PRESIDENT ? R. W. Eas
ley. Jr., who was installed as presi
dent of .Murphy Lions club last
The banks of Murphy's lake
and rivers have been beautified
in recent weeks with white
cranes that seem to have come
to make their home here. A
novelty for Murphy people, they
have attracted much attention,
especially on the part of the
Those who have been enjoy
ing the birds have cautioned
the boys not to do anything to
frighten them away, so they will
really find a sanctuary here and |
remain in this city.
Of Kansas Is
Miss Bonnie Simmons of Elk
City. Kansas, has accept cd the
j.JR-i ion .is -asewarker for * v blind
in this five-county district which
comprises Cherokee. Graham; Ma
con. Clay and Swain counties. Her
headquarters is at the welfare of
fice in Murphy.
Miss Simmons, who did graduate
work at the University of North
Carolina, following her training
at Kansas State College, comes
here well recommended for her
position. She is living in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. E. .J Darnell.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Hall and
daughter. Mrs. Thelma Crawford,
attended the funeral of Mrs. Alice
Carroll at Madisonville. Tennes
see. Monday. July 19.
Mrs. Carroll was the aunt of
Mr. Hall. She was born in Chero
kee county but moved to Monroe
county in Tennessee about fif;y
years ago. She was nearing her
REVIVAL AT CALVARY
A revival will begin at Calvary
Baptist church Sunday night. July
25. Large attendance is expected.
CVCN ONe OR TWO DRINKS
MAV SLOV? DRIVING Rf ACTIONS
To Be July 26-29
To Sit As Board
The Board of County Commis
sioners of Cherokee county, will
sit as a Hoard of Equalization and
Review at its office in the Court
house in Murphy, for the purpose
of hearing any complaints or pro
tests as to over-valuation or under- j
valuation of real property begin
ning July 30.
Hearings will be had for Town
ships on the dates as follows:
Murphy Township. Friday, July
30; Shoal Creek Township, Mon
day, Aug. 2 Valleytown Town
s-hip, Tuesday. Aug. 3; Notla, Hot
house, and Beaverdam. Township.
Wednesday, Aug. 4.
If hearings as to any township
are not completed on the day
named above, they will be continu
ed on the following day listed,
and hearings will be continued
cach day until all complaints are
From Other States
North Carolina's Education Com
mission is receiving many requests
for information concerning its
survey of public opinion on the
public schools, according to Execu
tive Secretary. W. 11. Plemmons.
Some of the queries come from
other states which are considering
conducting similar studv
This State's survey included
three separate studies, including
questionnaires on organization,
administration and finance: in
structional personnel: and the
curriculum. The questionnaires
were sent to nearly 90.000 citizens
in the State, and replies were re
ceived from over half that num
ber. The purpose of the survey was
to find out the general trends ol'
thought among the public. Tabula
tions show that the public is gener
ally aware of problems in the
school, determined to solve them,
and willing to pay for improve
Requests for information have
come from the following: "School
rnd Society", New York: "Youth
Leaders", New York: a graduate
student in Omaha. Nebraska; a
University of South Carolina pro
fessor: the Los Angeles City
Board of Instruction: the Woman's
College of the University of North
Carolina: George Peabody College
in Nashville, Tennessee: Occidental
College in Los Angeles; "School j
Management". Inc.. New York: the
L*. S. Office of Education: Ohio
State University, the Norfolk.
?Virginia) High School, and oth
ers. Particular interest in the
questionnaires has been shown by
the University of Indiana. Dr.
Is Called Off
State Forester W. K Beichlcr
announces that because of the
Polio threat in North Carolina, the
annual forestry camp for farm
boys operated by the Division of
Forestry and Parks, has been call
ed off. Beichlcr said that Dr. Roy
Norton. State Health Officer, ad
vised him that it would be un
desirable to hold the camp this
voar in view of the fact 20 of the
70 boys were to come from other
The forestry camp was to be
held from Aug. 23 to Aug. 27. at
the Division's Singletary Lake
Group Camp. It was to be sponsor
ed by member mills of the South
fin Pulpwood Conservation As
sociation and the Seaboard Rail
road. The State Vocational Agri
culture Dept. and the Agricultural
Extension Service select the farm
boys each year for this camp.
All roads are leading in the
direction of the First Annual
Craftsman's Fair of the Southern
Highlands being held in Gatlin
burg, Tennessee July 26-29. 194?.
This is the first fair of this kind
over held in the Southern High
land Area and is sponsored joint
ly by the Southern Highland
Handicraft Guild and Southern
Highlanders. Several women from
this county are expecting to attend
One of the leading questions
asked these days of members of
the sponsoring groups is, "What
will I see IF 1 really go to that
FAIR?'' That question can best be
answered by taking you on a word
tour of the FAIR AREA.
To get to the Fair Grounds you
proceed along the Main Street of
Gatlinburg 'from either direction)
until you reach the approximate
center of town. There you will see
an area of green tents - yes! REAL
tents. The Main Entrance will be
flanked on either side by a genuine
rail fence. Buy yourself a ticket
and you are allowed to enter the
grounds. Just inside and to the
right you will see the Information
Tent. You will need plenty of
information before it is over - so
get its location well fixed in your
mind. Proceeding clockwise around
the circle of tents you will come
first to the Leather worker - cut
ting. tooling and finishing leather
articles: Spinning, Vegetable Dye
ing. Weaving of many types, and
the decorating of Textile by Silk
Screen Printing and Stencilling
will occupy the first large tent:
the Glass Blowers, which many of
us have long looked forward to
seeing, will be next; then comes
the Pottery and Ceramics - Did
you ever see a real potter throw
ing and building on the potters
wheel? an umbrella will shade
the basket makers and the broom
Now you will be diverted into
the spacious exhibit rooms inside
the School building where you will
see exhibited the very finest of
crafts available in the Area and
you will be able to visit the Sales
Rooms and buy some of the things
you've been wanting. Leaving the
Sales Rooms you will be torn be
tween wanting to see the folks
making things from acorns, honey
suckle vines and shucks, and the
Wrought Iron Worker with his
forge; In the little Craft Building
you can see Art Metal Work and
Jewelry being made right before
your eyes: Also in this building
i will be the furniture making and
I Woodturning and Carving; Tired?
stop at the next tent and buy
? yourself a coke or an ice cream
cone. You can take it to the Pro
| menade area in the center and
rest on a bench while you eat,
i drink and watch the Whittlers at
work under their umbrellas.
In the large recreational tent
you will want to see one of the
three daily shows of the finest
Mountain Folk Music and Dancing.
Th Children - and many of us
grown-ups, too - will want to be
sure to see one of the two daily
shows of puppets in the same
What! Here we are back at that
Information Tent. "Now what was
it 1 was going to ask the lady?
Guess I should have made a few
notes. And don't forget that there
is a First Aid tent with a Register
ed Nurse in charge. A pretty
complete FAIIt. isn't it?"
According to information releas
i ed by Ralph Shields, secretary,
Cherokee County A. C. A., all
| farmers who need lime, phosphate,
! crimson clover seed, ryegrass,
winter peas or pasture grass seed,
should contact the AAA office in
Murphy at once.
This includes any farmer who
took up all his minimum assistance
last spring and would like to sow
a clover crop or needs another
i load of lime.