CHEROKEE COUNT* 18.813
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CLOTHED IN NATURE'S SCENIC
WONDERS IS AN IDEAL
vol I ME 59 ? NUMBER 2.
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY. JULY VK 15J4X
FIGHT PAGES THIS WEEK
Murphy Lions club had Ladies 1
xiijiht Tuesday when they enter- 1
tamed at a banquet honoring the
Lionesses and other guests, in the
dining room of the Methodist
church The program opened with
a group of songs led by C. R
| >\i!h Mrs Duke Whitley at (
the piano. Dale Lee welcomed the
guescts. to which Mrs. Howard
Adair responded. President R*. VV
Easley. Jr., presided.
The Lions quartet composed of
Howard Adair. C. R. Freed. W. D
King and Edwin Hyde, sang a
welcome to the Lionesses and other
II. Bueck led a continued story,
jn which several Lions and guests
Miss Frances Dixon was asked
by Program Chairman Mack Fat
toon to give a demonstration of
teaching a group of Lions, accord
ing to the things she has learned
at the Folk School summer session
the past few weeks.
A quiz program was conducted
bv XTiss Addie Mae Cooke.
The tables were decorated with
summer flowers. Dinner was serv
ed by ladies of the Methodist
The ladies were presented plas
tic refrigerator dishes.
The Rev. H. W Hampton ol
Atlanta. Ga. .is the new pastor of
the Free Methodist Church in
Murphy The Rev. F. R Norton
the former pastor .has moved to
The Rev VV. T. Truett announc
es his sermon subject at Ranger
H.iptist Church Sunday, at 11 o'
clock. to be "The Bruised Reed".
Commencement exercises for the
Bible School at Second Baptist
Church will be held Friday. July
inning at 7:30 p.m.
Rev. J. W. Melton
Next Sunday over the Presby
terian Hour will be heard the Rev.
John W. Melton. Jr., pastor of
the First Presbyterian Church of
Baton Rouge, La. He is a native
of Alabama and was educated in
Davidson College and Union Theo
logical Seminary of Virginia. Mr
Melton was ordained by East Han
over Presbytery and after a short
pastorate became a chaplain in the
U S. Army. He is a recognized
leader of young people. In addi
tion to the duties of a large church,
he is rendering a fine service to
the students on the campus of
Louisiana State University. He is
one of the trustees of the Presby
terian Foundation. Inc., and is a
member of the Assembly's Execu
tive Committee of Home Mission
His topic will be "Christ, the Only
Answer to Man's Quest for Secur
For the second time in this
?eries the music will be supplied
by the Southwestern Singers of
Memphis. Tenn . under the dire< -
tion of Dr. Burnet C. Tuthill.
This program will be heard in
this territory over Radio Stations
WSB, Atlanta, and WNOX, Knox
MlU . Aug. 1. at 8 N A M
The Rev. William B. Penny has
chosen as his sermon topic, for
Sunday. August 1 at 11 o'clock
The Comforter is here". The
church school is at 9:45 i m . and
Youth Fellowship is at 7 p.m and
the evening worship is at 8 p.m
Mr. Penny is the guest minister
in a revival beginning at Belle
view Methodist on Sunday night.
August 1 and ending Sunday night
August 8 He is to assist the Rev.
\V A. Cook, pastor of the church
Drivers' Disregard For Traffic Signals
Increases Staggering Annual Death Toll
K> J. ANTHONY CARROTHERS
Traffic Enfineer. National
Only a fleeing eriminal is like
jy !o be reekless enough to disre
gard a highway patrolman's howl
ing siren or a traffic policeman's
whistle. Yet an appallingly large
number of otherwise law-abiding
motorists habitually drive through
red lights, exceed posted speed
limits and disobey other traffic
control devices * whenever they
think they can get away with it.
About 24 percent of all fatal
incidents happen at intersections,
another 12 percent on curves.
More than half of the drivers kill
ed in grade-crossing accidents last
year were disregarding warning
signs and signals placed there to
The functions of traffic control
devices are identical with those of
enforcement officers ? to regulate,
warn and guide traffic ? except
that they cannot make arrests.
Control devices can be very effec
tive in reducing accidents, provid
ed they are properly placed, prop
erly designed ? and properly obey
Traffic control devices which
regulate traffic are the strongest
aids of authorities in their efforts
to reduce accidents and increase
the safety and convenience of
drivers and pedestrians alike. The
? top sign, the traffic light, the
Parking sign, the "no turn" sign
and the speed limit sign arc all
regulatory devices. Violators of
*he directions given by these de
vices are punishable by fine in
traffic court; they may also be
Punished far more terribly by in
jur) or death.
Devices that warn motorists are
designed to call attention to a
special hazard or condition where
<xtra caution and alertness is
necessary. Devices that have this
warning function include the flash
ing yellow traffic lig>ht, the curve
sign, the crossroads sign, the paint
eci centcr line of no-passing zones,
and pavement messages in advanee
of points of hazard.
Devices that guide motorists in
clude "destination" signs for
motorists traveling between cities,
signs giving specific directions for
vehicles in complex intersections,
and lane and turn-control pave
It is important that traffic con
trol devices conform to nationally
recognized standards so that they
can be understood at a glance by
motorists and pedestrians. Consi
derable progress has been made
in this during the past ten years.
The recommended shape, color
and size for the various types of
Regulatory signs ? white verti
cal rectangle with black lettering:
Warning signs? diamond - shap
ed, yellow with black lettering
Singled out for special treat
ment are "stop" signs and railroad
advance warning signs. Both are
yellow with black lettering, but
the stop sign is six-sided, and the
railroad warning sign is round.
Guide and information signs ?
horizontal rectangles with black
Obviously it is important to
have enough signs, signals and
markers, strategically placed at
the needed spots. Every citizen
can help by seeing that the traffic
authorities are given adequate
budgets to install and maintain
proper systems of traffic control
Our street systems of the future
will all have separate intersec
tions. smoothly curved highways
and depressed parkways which
will make many of our present
day traffic controls unnecessary.
Some of us may live to see that
day. Certainly more of us will if.
in the meantime ? as motorists and
pedestrians ? we treat each sign
and signal with as much respect
as though it were the law itself.
Because it is!
Mostering Automotive Science
It's not enough that o soldier merely know how to operote an Army
vehicle. He must also know what makes it go. So, these mechanically minded
soldiers are getting expert instruction on the internal operation ot an auto
motive engine at one of the many Army Field Forces training schools.
Today, thousands of young men are receiving technical training in the
U. S. Army by way of preparation for a profitable military career.
Jury For August
Following is the list of jurors|
drawn by the board of Cherokee |
county commissioners for the ]
August term of court which begins
Monday. Aug. 9. with Judge II
iloyle Sink of Lexington, presiding
First week: R. A. Wilson. Mar j
ble: J W Donley. Murphy; Char- j '
lie Hevis. Marble; Albert Kilbv
I'naka: Howard Taylor. Suit; R
(V Mann. Murphy; J. E. Posey. Jr.
Murphy; Lovell Little. Culberson
Route 2: .1 Wilbur McCombs, Mur
phy, Route 1; Tom Palmer, Mur
phy. Truman McNabb. Suit: J M.
Kephart. Murphy; Ernest O. Frank
lin. Andrews; O. C. Shields, Mur
Grady II Farmer, Marble: W ,
R Matheson. Andrews: J. P. Rax- '
ter. Andrews. Rt. 1 Arnold West. 1
\ndrews; A. R. Stalcup. Murphy: *
Charlie McDonald. Murphy: N. R
Hughes. Murphy. Rt 2: Neil Luns
ford. Andrews: L. C. Hawkins. Suit;
o Unity, Murphy; E. \
Drowning. Murphy: N. W. Aber
nathy. Marble: W. M. Lunsford.
Sr.. Murphy T. .1 Roberts, Jr.
Muphy. .1 R Moore. Murphy: j '
Charlie II Wilson. Andrews. Wal- 1
ter II McHan. Culberson. Rt. 2;
J II Brown. Andrews; John Coop
er. Andrews; Charlie Clark. An- '
drews: llarley Broekman, Ranger: 1
Garlee Rich. Culberson: Byers 1
Truett. Culberson: Albert Crain.
Murphy. Rt 3; E. E. Stiles. Mur
phy; Fred Palmer. Marble: Clyde 1
Dockery. Murphv Charlie Kilpat
Second week ? Gilbert C. Stil
es. Murphy: X T Penland. Mur
phy: A. H Hatchett. Murphy. Rt
2; F. W. Kilpatrick. Murphy Rt
2; J W. Bailey. Murphy: Glenn
Jones. Suit; X. E McDonald. Suit:
Frank Coleman. Murphy: W. G.
MeKeldry. Andrews: Willis Jones.
Andrews: Frank Coffey, Marble
Horace F. Rector Andrews: A. Q
Ketner. Murphy: William Graham
L'naka: B. B. Lunsford. Andrews.
Rt. 1: B. P. Grant. Andrews; B
L. Luther. Culberson: John C.
O'Dell. Murphy; John W. Hogan
Murphy: J. V. Little, Culberson.
Rt. 1; Wayne Abernathj Murphy:
Posey Crisp, Murphy. V. X. Led
ford. Suit; Allen Brendle, Turtle
town. Tenn.. Rt 1.
J. R. Berrong
Funeral services for Sgt. John
R. Berrong. who was killed in
action in Italy Feb 5, 1944. were!
held Sunday afternoon at 2 o - '
clock at Old Shooting Creek Bap
tist church with the Rev. A. J.
Cloer and the Rev Boyd Hogscd
Burial was in the church ceme
tery with Ivie funeral home in
charge. Bob Roach post. Ameri
can Legion had charge of grave
Sgt. Berrong enlisted in the
army Nov. 23. 194:< He was a mem
ber of the 30th Infantry attached
to the 5th Army. He participated
in three major invasions ? North
Africa. Sicily and Italy, and was
killed as the army broke through
at Casino, at the age of 21. He was
a native of the Elf community,
and attended Hayesville high
Surviving are the parents. Mr.
and Mrs. J. H. Berrong; two sis
ters, Mrs. Clyde Ashe and Mrs.
Beverly Blankenship of Elf .and
one brother. Eulis G. Berrong of
1)1 B. W. Whitfield has leased
Murphy General hospital from Dr
(?'. V. Taylor and has moved his
tospital and clinic to that build
ng. from the Maunev building in
vhich he has been operating his
The interior of the building has
>een redecorated. A few changes
lave been made, including the use
f one of the rooms on the second
loor for a sitting room for pati
Fruits Are On
Southern menus during Xug'is'
houldn't lark for a variety of
vegetables and fruits, the I . S
Department of X^nculture saiu in
releasing Its monthly list of plcnti
I ul foods.
In the fresh vegetable 'inc.
Irish ootatoes. cabbage, ceie.y. and
lomatoes hold top rank on USDA's
August plentiful foods list Pota
locs are listed a> an especially
good buy with markets being well
Plentiful fruits for August :?re
iranges and lemons. In addition,
iiomc-makcrs can find an array of
canned fruits and vegetable* on
retail markets, including canned
peas, tomato products, prunes, ap
ple products, and citrus juices and
Such food items as honey. |>ca
nut butter, fresh and frozen fish,
eggs, and fruit spreads also are
on the plentiful list for August.
Frank Mouney left Monday foi
Washington and New nan, Ga.. on
oerv 9i6nai?- stop.ioc*
A NO UfTC" <*?** C9OTMN0
Mrs. Palmer Has
The prize tomato that this of
fiee has seen this year is one
that was crown by Mrs. Dixie
Palmer, and is on display at
the SCOTT offiee. This tomato
weighs one and a half pounds.
It grew in the shape of a U.
For Band Fund
Contributions to the Murphy
School Hand through this week
amounted to $1097. says the
treasurer, Mrs. J. L. Hamilton.
This week's donations of $167
imperial Laundry and
Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Mr .and Mrs. Loyd
Mr. and Mrs. Loren C.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Kaye
Gulf Service Station
J. L. Hall
1 A. Fain
J. K Hobinson. forester for the
TV A and F W. Led better of the
r.'orth Carolina Forest Service, met
recently with the county farm
cgent. A. Q. Ketner, and District
I'orestcr C. C Pettit of the North
Carolina Forest Service to discuss
l'ie reforestation program in
( herokec County. The reforesta
lon program for the planting
1V49 season is being increased by
I'Oth the TV A and State Forest
Services. Mr. Ketner was inform
ed Cherokee county would be al
l?tcd 5.000 white pine; 75.000
'hortleat pine; 19.000 loblolly; 3,
H?o black locust; 1.000 red cedar.
total of 103.000 forest seedlings
lor next planting season.
Anyone interested in planting
forest seedlings may contact Mr
Ketner or a representative of the
North Carolina Forest Service to
cbtain application blanks for the
During 1947 there were more
than 4.000 manufaeturing plants in
X. C. that deoended on the forest
for their raw products, and a
large nortion of the necessary
trees had to be brought in from
out of the state.
Last year uncontrolled forest
tires in X. C. destroyed over 60
million board feet of lumber or
area enough to build four thous
and five-room houses. Those fire's
were caused by human careless
ness. That is the reason the fores
try derailments of N. C. and the
TVA are striving to protect the j
state and county from forest fires |
and get more foreset seedlings)
planted in order to supply the
growing needs of forest products.
Construction of an administra
tion building on the campus of
Young Harris College will beg'n.
the first of August, as announced
by President Walter Downs.
This structure will be located
near the entrance to the college
campus and will house the oft:ces
of President, Business Manager,
and the Deans. The contract has
been awarded to Floyd Ensley of
The college has under option ail
property adjacent to the site of
the proposed administration build
ing This includes the College
Inn Cafe and the old U. S. Post
Office as well as several lots be
hind these buildings, according to
ADDS 1000 VOIJ MES
The Towns-Union Regional Li
brary. housed at Young Harris
College, has added almost 1000
volumes to its shelves within the
past year .according to the annual
report of Miss Roxanna Austin,
Speaks To Legion
To Be Presented
At Church Sunday
The Rev J. Alton Morris has
chosen as his sermon topic, for
Sunday morning at 11 a.m., "Chris
tianity Still Has Power To Change
The World." Sunday School will
be at 9:45 a.m. and Training Union
al 7 p.m.
At 8pm Sunday. Augugst 1.
there will be a musical program
under the direction of Miss Patri
cia Hicks It is arranged as fol
Organ Prelude and Meditation:
hymn. "There's Within My Heart";
Cherub Choir, "The Babe Who
Brought Peace" and^ "Where is
the Church"; Junior Choir, "I
Heard the Voice of Jesus Say";
Responsive Reading: No. 505 -
"Praise": Cherub Choir. "In My
Father's House" and "Jesus Loves
Me"; Adult Choir, "Peace Be
Still": Junior Choir. "Make Me a
Blessing"; hymn. "Stand Up. Stand
Up for Jesus"; Tithes and Offer
ings, Adult Choir. "Near the
Cross": Brief Meditation, Jerry
Hall: hymn. He Lcadeth Me":
Adult Choir. (tlorious is Thy
Name": prayer: hymn. "He Lead
eth Me" Adult Choir. "Glorious
is Thy Name . prayer; hymn.
"God Be With You".
Mr. Morris will be in Revival
Services at Cross Roads Baptist
Church. Hartwell, Ga . August 1 -
8 His sermons will be broadcast
ed Wednesday and Friday at 10:15
a.m., over WKLY. 850 on the
Rush To Sell
Tempted to unload their tim
ber stock while prices are high
many Tar Heel farmers not only
are ruining their future timber
crop but are also losing money by
rushing to sell at the first oppor
tunity. believes John L. Gray, as
sistant Extension forester at Stale
As an example, mi*. i?ra\ says
many farmers agree to sell every
tree above a eertain size, often
specifying a 10-inch stump diame
ter limit or even smaller. In most
cases, he points out, this is equ.nl
to setting no limit at all since most
trees below this size will not make
one 14- or tti-foot sawlog large
enough to saw out a clean 2x4.
According to Mr. Gray, two
Ldgccombe County farmers. Har
\ey and Porter McNair of Tarboro.
nave found by experience that
selective marking and cutting oi
'.'.'cos improves their timber stand
tor future use and also enables
them to obtain maximum income
rrom their sales. Using the selec
tive method, the McNairs were
,.ble to determine which trees
should e cut and how much tim
ber they had for sale.
Assisted by Mr. Gray, the farm
ers checked their entire 100 acres
of timberland. Each tree to be
old was marked with two spots of
>ellow paint, one at the stump
1 .ne for checking purposes and
i he other about shoulder high on
the trunk for the convenience of
the cutters. A record was kept of
the board-feed content of each
The McNairs invited all buyers
ti make offers, and the best one
was accepted. Terms of the sale
were covered in a written contract
which protected the unmarked
trees by placing a double price
Now. even though one good sale
has been made. fine, straight,
thrifty trees still cover the woods
to grow to premium size and to
| seed the openings in with young
to coxnrcT school
Mrs. Colvin Thompson will con
duct a Bible School at Snow Hill
; Baptist Church beginning next
I Monday, August 2.
* Wiley M. Pickens, executive
I vice commander The American
j Legion. Department of North Caro
lina. will be guest speaker and In
| stall new officers for the Joe Mil
j ler Elkins Post of the American
Legion on Thursday evening,
| August 5. at 8 o'clock, in the
recreation hall of the library
D. E. Sigmon. in announcing
his coming, states that this is the
first time the post has been visit
ed by the executive vice comman
der. He states that the public, as
well as all Legionnaires, is invit
ed to this program.
A movie on the 1947 New York
National convention will be shown.
Walter Coleman, electrical ap
pliance dealer, is announcing the
opening of his new store building
on Peachtree Street, between his
old location and the courthouse.
Formal opening will be held on
Thursday, August 5, from 8 a.m.
to 7 p.m. Factory representatives
of many of the appliances he sells
will be present on the opening
The two-story building is of
modern structure, with an attrac
tive front and display rooms. Back
of the display space are offices,
and back of them service depart
ment. Storage space is on second
floor. The floor is of asphalt tile.
Assisting Mr. Coleman in the
operation of the business are:
Wayne Matheson, radio service
man; Olen Taylor, refrigerator
service man; and Paul Owenby,
Hiawassec. Ga., and Clyde Col
vard, Robbinsville, salesmen.
Mr. Coleman is the oldest ap
p'iance dealer in tlte county, hav
ing established his business, on
Peachtree Street, in 1929. He has
been a Frigidaire dealer 19 years
and has a five-county area for
sale of Frigidaire products: Chero
kee. Clay. Graham. Towns and
D. E. Sigmon of the N. C. Vete
rans Commission, says Veterans
are getting dangerously close to
three important deadlines. One of
these come the last day of July.
The third arrives August 31. The
July deadlines have to do with
insurance. The other is the dead
line for applying for terminal
Those veterans who were dis
charged before August 31. 1946,
i he date the Armed Forces Leave
Act became law. must apply for
.heir terminal leave pay before
midnight August 31. or they will
never get it. Those discharged after
that time automatically get theirs.
The insurance deadline is im
portant to ex-servicers. who have
allowed their NSLI to lapse, no
matter where they may have been.
After the deadline 'July 31) it
, v\ ill be more than twice as hard
| If a veteran's term insurance is
not. in force, if he quit paying
' premiums a year ago. or three
' vear- ago. he can reinstate simp
1. Signing a statement that
health is as good as it was when
2. Paying two months premiums
at the same rate when insurance
Mr. Sigmon has the forms for
terminal leave pay, and insurance
forms. He says he will complete
these forms for a veteran.
Reunion Is 8th
The seventh annual Derreberry
re-union will be at the home of
W. K. Derreberry on Sunday,
Only one singing class has
promised to come, but other such
leatures will be welcome.