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Mil I ME 59 ? NUMBER 4.
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 1!. I'll*.
TWELVE PAGES THIS WEEK
STATE WINNERS ? Shown above are Dorothy Shields, left, and
Mary Farmer, right, Murphy 4-H club girls who last week were an
nounced as winners of the State 4-H club dairy team demonstration.
In the picture they are demonstrating the steps in the subject they
chose. "A Simple Dessert for Every Day s Use". Each girl will receive
a 17- jewel wrist watch as an award for winning the state honors.
New registration of voters in ;
Cherokee county is now being I
made, and registrars are on the '
job at all the precincts. Those ex- j
pecting to vote in the August 31 i
beer and wine election must regis- j
tor before the closing of the books
on August 21.
The books ar open at poling
places on Sati. ays. and registr- i
ars :iiso will accept registrations j
at their homes during the other ;
days of the week.
The registrars are as follows:
David Shields I
In Message Center
In Tokyo, Japan
W; h the Eighth army in Tokyo,
Japan. Technician Fifth j
Grade David E. Shields, son of i
M and Mrs. D. Shields. 525 j
Hiauassee Street. Murphy, has
been assigned to the message cen
ter oi the Eighth Engineer Syuad
Corporal Shields, who just re- !
turned from Eighth Army, will |
handle all correspondence to and j
front the First Cavalry Division J
Headquarters in Camp Drake.
He is a graduate of the Murphy
High School and before joining
the Army was the Manager of the
Shields Service Station in Murphy.
Mr>. W. M. Fain recently re- 1
turned from a 15-day tour to .
Michigan, Niagra Falls, and j
Canada. She was accompanied by i
her lister. Miss Ressie Mount of
Knoxville and some friends from j
Topton. Mrs. Nell B. Riddle; An
drews, north ward, Mrs. Cleve
Almond; south ward. Jess Collett;
Marble. J. H. Bryson; Tomotla.
Collie Wells: Murphy, north ward.
Mrs. Ray Millsaps; south ward.
Mrs. ?T. Nr. Moody; Peaehtree.
Frank Abernathy: Brasstown
Horace Staleup; Burnt Meeting.
House, S. A. Hughes; Culberson |
Randolph Shields: Liberty. W. F
Hill; Shoal Creek. Mrs. Edgar
Vest, G. G. Quinn: Walker
School House, Charlie Kil patrick
Grape Creek, G. W. Rogers;
Og recta, Fred Martin; Unaka.
George Crawford; Long Ridge, Wi -
lard Graham; Upper Beaverdatn.
C'!if*ord Rus'" Bbenezer. >'oah
McDonald; Hanging Dog, Ross
Hensley: Boiling Springs, W. .1.
Mintz; Hot House. .lack Westmore
Ruling Of Utilities Commission
On Southern Trains Is Appealed
An appeal from a State Utili
ties commission decision approv- j
tog t he Southern Railway's pro- j
Posal to abandon passenger trains
17 and 18 between Asheville and I
Murphy has been filed in Hay
Wood county superior court.
The appeal brought by the
Town of Murphy and the Waynes
v'llo. Uazelwood and Lake Juna
luska Chambers of Commerce will i
be heard at the September term
of superior court in Waynesville.
Attorney for the Waynesville
Chamber of Commerce, said that
the appeal was made on the
grounds that any loss incurred
by the railroad on the passenger
line was more than offset by
freight profits and that the sub
stantial loss to the public is far
greater than that of the railroad.
Appointment of a new Cherokee
County Selective Service board (
?'as been announced. The follow
*ng ^ree men have been selected
to serve on this board: Ben Palmer,
chairman; John C. O'Dell. both of
?Murphy and Arnold Bryson of
Miss Ruth Dockery. daughter of
Dockery of Marble, has
*cn elected to serve as stenogra
^ 01 Her hours will be from 9
^ 1 o clock Monday through Fri- j
y- and salary was set at $1200. j
Miss Dockery has had two years'
college work at W. C. T. C . Cullo
Bids on three offices have been
submitted to state headquarters,
and the board expects to learn
soon which of the three was select
This board has been designated
as Local Board No. 20.
Ben Palmer is a veteran of
World War II and John O'Dell and
Arnold Bryson are veterans of
World War 1.
One Case Polio
Band Fund Nears
The I'll iuI fur a school band
here next year has now reached
a total of $1292, of which $75
was contributed since last week's
The new contributions include:
Cherokee Lumber Corp. $50.00
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Brumby 25.00
Taken By Death
On Friday Night
Clyde H. Townson, 32, died at
his home here Friday night, Aug
ust 6, at 10 o'clock, following a
Funeral services were held Sun
day afternoon at 3.30 o'clock at
the First Methodist church, of
which he was a member, with the
pastor, the Rev. W. B. Penny, and
the Re\. W. H. Hampton, pastor
of the Free Methodist church of
ficiating. Burial was in Sunset
Pallbearers were Robert Wea
ver. James Parker, Charlie John
son. Frank Crawford, Frank Hens
ley. John Posey. Jr., Hadley Diek
ev. Cecil Roberts, J. L. Shields
and O. L. Anderson.
Honorary pallbearers were, Dr.
W. A. Hoover, Dr. Harry Miller.
Dr. B. W. Whitfield. Dr. Helen
Wells. Dr R. S. Parker. Dr J. X. I
Hill. Dr. F. V. Taylor, and Dr. W. I
Surviving are the widow. Mrs.
Virginia Dickey Townson: one
son, Richard: the parents. Mr. and
Mrs. W. D. Townson of Murphy:
one sister. Mrs. D. L. Wells, Jr., j
of Wallace and a brother. W. D. j
Townson. Jr., of Murphy.
Mr. Townson was associated in j
business here with his father, j
prominent lumber manufacturer ,
and funeral director.
Among the out of town friends
attending the funeral were:
Jack Hinshaw of the Atlanta '
Casket company. Atlanta. Ga.; H. |
H. Wilkerson of Wilkerson and
Wilkerson, Knoxville, Tenn.: Mr.
and Mrs. S. J. Westmoreland of
Westmoreland - Hawkins funeral
home. Marion. X. C.: Mr. and t
Mrs. J. M. Wells, Canton: J. M. I
Akin and Pat Akin of Townson
funeral home. Blairsville. Ga.: Mr.
and Mrs. Willis H. Gross of Dunn '
and Gross funeral home. Ashe
ville; Ralph Crawford and Howell
Crawford of Crawford funeral
Townson funeral home was as
sisted by Dunn and Gross funeral
home of Asheville, and Crawford
funeral home of Waynesville in
conducting the funeral.
Given Pvt. Chas.
Funeral services weiv held
Wednesday afternoon at o'clock
at Unaka Baptist church i'or Pvt.
Charles R. Radford who was I
wounded July 11 and ci ed July
17, 1944. in France. He was 23
years of age. and was a member of
the 47th infantry. The Rev.
Johnny Moss and the Rev. Mr.
Graham officiated. Buria! was in
the church cemetery with full
military honors by the Joe Miller
Elkins post of the American Le
gion. The body was brought to
Murphy Monday to Townson funer- 1
He is survived by the widow. 1
Mrs. Stella Mae Radford: one son. :
Virgil: his parents. Mr and Mrs. 1
Curtis Radford: three brothers.
Lloyd. Hoyt and Don and two
sifters, Mrs. Inez Beaver and Mrs.
Gardnell Garrett, all of Unaka.
Bob Benton of Cornelia, Ga..
visited his sister, Mrs. C. E. Hyde
and Mr. Hyde last week.
Cherokee county's first reported
polio case occurred last Friday,
when the illness ol" Loretta Hin
ton, 7, granddaughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Hinton of Murphy,
was diagnosed by Dr. W. A.
Hoover as polio. The child was
taken to the Asheville Orthope
dic home for treatment.
The local health department re
leased the following statement re
garding the case and precautions
to be taken against the disease:
"There is now one case of
Poliomyelitis in Cherokee county.
It came late in the season and
should not be cause for alarm,
but it impresses the reality of
the fact that we can have that
dreaded disease in this community
and we should take precautions
against its spread.
"First, the children who came
in personal contact with the af
Uicted child are now in quaran
tine. We are not quarantining
other children but are requesting
parents to keep their children
away from public gatherings or
piaces wnere mey wouia come in
contact with people outside the
family. Members of the Health
Department are on the alert to
give advice or render any service
possible to the public.
"The North Carolina State Board
of Health has issued a bulletin.
What Are The Symptoms, from
which we quote: The onset is
usually abrupt, with fever, often
times with nausea and vomiting,
drowsiness, irritability, stiffness
of the neck, and occasionally pain
and tenderness of the extremities.
These symptoms are usually pres
ent for three or four days before
any signs of paralysis d velop
The paralysis involves more com
monly the legs and arms, < . d l<?ss 1
commonly the muscles of respira
tion and the muscles of the face
and eyes. In the milder cases
there may be no permanent paraly
sis but merely some loss ol
muscular function. When there is
paralysis it may remain stationary
for a matter of weeks during 1
convalescence, and then may be |
followed by rapid improvement." i
The sanitarians of the health de- 1
partment are making surveys of
the sanitary conditions in back
alleys and around homes. In this
connection we are asking all
people to give their back yards
and other premises a thorough
cleaning. Remove and haul away
all trash, tin cans or rubbish of
any kind and if the ground is damp
apply chlorinated lime. B. K. or
any other chlorine product avai
able at local stores.
Hamilton Bros. Livestock Mark
tt, which was burned several |
months ago, is being rebuilt at ;
the former location near An
drews, and the owners expect to
be open by the first of September.
MODERATOR? Peyton G. Ivie,
moderator of the Western North
Carolina Baptist association, who
will preside at the meeting of the
association to be held at Mt. Pis
gah Baptist church next Tuesday
The body of a woman found
floating in Chatugc lake the Shoot
ing Creek section Monday was
indentified Tuesday by relatives as
that of Mrs. Fred Garrison. 30. oi
Newport News, Va., formerly of
Bryson City, it was announced by
Sheriff Glenn Swanson of Clay
The identification was made from
rings and articles of clothing by
Mrs. B. E. Shuler, mother of Mrs.
j Garrison, and Frank Shuler, a
brother, both of Bryson City. The
deceased was the former Miss
The body was brought to Ivie
funeral home in Murphy and was
buried in Sunset cemetery Mon
' Sheriff Swanson said no evidence
of foul play had yet been found.
Dr. L. R. Staton. Clay county coro
ner. had said earlier that the body
was so badly decomposed it could
not be determined whether it had
been struck a blow or otherwise
carried evidence of foul play.
Mrs. Garrison came to Western
North Carolina two weeks ago
from Newport News. She was last
seen August 3 in Clay county. Her
husband arrived here this week
and planned to have the body
moved to Bryson City. The couple
formerly lived in Hayesville.
Patrolman L. J. Lance stated
that it was learned that a Hayes
ville taxicab carried Mrs. Garrison
from Murphy to Hayesville when
she went from Bryson City to
Hayesville for a visit with the
family of Arb Ashe.
The body was found Monday '
by Charlie Beadles, rural mail
The Tl\ird Sunday afternoon j
singing will be held at Grape
Creek Baptist church, beginning
at 2 o'clock.
NEW CHl'RCH On Sunday. August 29. a homecoming will be
held at the new Tu<qiiitee Baptist church in Clay county, shown above.
Hon. Paul M of Odessa. Texas, an attorney and author, and Dr.
Fred A. Moss of Wellington. I). C.. a physician and scientist, who
have made it po-- .!>!?? financially for the new native stone church to ho
built, will make addresses at the service at 11 and 11:30 a. m. Jane
Withers, movie actress, who married Bill Moss, son of Paul Moss,
also is expected to be present. The Rev. L. P. Smith of Hayesvillc is
pastor of the church.
WNC Baptist Meet
August 17-18 At
Mt. Pisgah Church
Fair To Be Held
Sept, 27-Oct. 2
Dates for the 21st annual
Cherokee County Agricultural
fair have been set by the fair
committee for September 27
Fair committees and premium
lists will be published at an
Town To Employ
Among the matters of business
transacted at the meeting of the
town council Monday night was
the passing of an ordinance pho
hibiting boys from shinging shoes
on the streets. Complaint had
been made that there was so many
of them that they had become a
nuisance. However, they are al
lowed to place their chairs be
tween buildings, in barber shops,
and inside buildings where the
owners will allow it
It was voted to employ a full
time man to care for the ceme
Morris To Fill
The Rev. J. Alton Morris will
fill his puipit at First Baptist
church at both services Sunday. He
lias been conducting revivals in I
Ifaitwell. Ga.. and Greenville. S.
C . the past two weeks .but will j
return home Saturday.
Other services at the church'
will b eheld at the usual hours
Sunday School starts at 9:4."). morn
ing worship at 11. Training Union
at. 7:00 and evening worship at 8.
OMITTED BY ERROR
Inadvertently omitted from the
list of names of the Dress Revue
winners announced last week
were: Junior group, Darlene
Chastain. Martins Creek, first;
Shirley Carver. Andrews, second.
ZONE CHAIRMAN? H. G. Elk
ins of Murphy who has boon ap
pointed by District Governor D
J. Whitener of Boone as chairman
of Zone one of District 31-A of
Hundreds of Baptists of the
! Western North Carolina assoeia
I tion will assemble Tuesday and
I Wednesday of next week at Mt.
I Pisgah Baptist church for its
sixty-fourth annual session. Pey
lon G. I vie of Murphy, modera
tor. will preside. The theme will
be. "Christ is the Answer".
Among those coming from out
side the association to speak on
the program are: M. A. Huggins,
executive secretary, Baptist State
Convention; Rev. G. W. Bullard,
superintendent of Missions, Bap
tist State Convention, both of
Raleigh: Dr. Hoyt Blackwell, presi
dent of Mars Hill college; Dr. W.
K. McGee, director of Depart
ment of Religion at Baptist Hos
pital, Winston-Salem: and Dr. J.
C. Canipe, secretary of Evange
lism of the Convention.
The Tuesday morning session
will open at 9:30 with prayer and
praise by the Rev. Weldon West,
followed by the welcome by the
Rev. J. E. Cable, to which the
Rev. L. P. Smith will respond.
Following introductions and ap
pointments of committees, "As
sociational Missions" will be dis
cussed. Miss Mildred Whitfield
will make a report, and the Rev.
G. W. Bullard will speak on the
subject. Dr. A. J. Headrick of
Murnhv will make a reDort on
the orphanage. Following special
music by the First Baptist church,
Murphy, the Rev. A. B. Lovell
will preach the annual sermon.
The afternoon session will be
gin at 1:30. with the Rev. Calvin
Thompson leading the praise ser
vice. The following reports will
be given: Foreign Missions, Mrs.
J. \V. Stanley; Home Missions,
Frank Walsh; State Missions.
Miss Addie Mae Cooke th?e
Rev. J. Alton Morris will bring
a message on Missions. Special
music will be rendered by . Mur
phy church. A report on the
Cooperative Program will be given
by Mrs. Amos Harris, following
which M. A. lluggins will speak
on. "Cooperative Program and
The Rev. Jack Palmer will open
the Wednesday morning session at
9:30 with a praise service. The
following reports will be given.
W. M. U . Mrs. C. T. Almond;
Sunday School. Miss Kate Robin
son: Training Union. Mrs. Clay
Rogers; and Doctrinal Message,
Rev. Algia West. Election of of
ficers will then be held, and a
digest of the church letters heard.
The Rev. Robert Barker will give
the Social Service Report, and
Peachtree Baptist church will give
special music. The Rev. T. Earl
Ogg will make a report on Evange
lism. and Dr. J. C. Canipe will
speak on the subject.
The Rev. W P. Elliott will lead
the praise service Wednesday after
noon. The following reports will
be made: Christian Schools. Mrs.
T. Karl Ogg: Christian Literature,
Mrs. Clarence Hendrix; Christian
Education. Dr. Hoyt Blackwell;
Minister's retirement, Mrs. John
Savage: Hospital. P. A. Arrowood.
"Highlights of Hospital" will be
discussed by Dr. W. K. McGee.
H. L. Mulkey will present the
The program committee is com
posed of The Rev. T. Earl Ogg,
Mrs. Lloyd Hendrix, and A. L.
TV A Sprays Lake
Borders With DDT
This week the TVA gave a
liberal application of DDT dust to
borders of Hiwassee lake around
Murphy They promise to repeat
the DDT applications at frequent
intervals in order to control
mosquitoes and flies and any other
insects that might originate in
connection with the lake.
D H. Moody, sanitarian of the
health department, says, "TVA
cannot apply dust to our own
back alleys and yards, therefore,
each individual must do this for
himself. Do not let mosquitoes
hatch out in your own tin cans or
unused tubs and blame the lake
for them. We frequently find that
to be the case.
"Remove filth and destroy breed
ing places. If you must leave stand
ing water on your premises be
sure to stop mosquito breeding
by applying a film of oil. Use
kerosene or used motor oil or any
other kind of oil available."