CHEROKEE COUNTY 18,813
COUNTY SEAT 2,500
CLOTHED IN NATURE S SCENIC
WONDERS IS AN IDEAL
VOLUME 59 ? NUMBER 5.
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, AUGUST IS. 11)48
TEN PAGES THIS WEEK
A GOOD job of constructive forestry was done when the trees in this
area were cut. Mature trees were cleared out, making room for natural
reproduction of new growth from seeds dropped by the seed trees left
standing. The tag on the tree in the foreground warns producers not to
cut the tree. Some states require that at least four healthy seed trees per
acre be left standing until the natural reproduction is at least IS feet high.
Peyton G. Ivie, merchant and ?
funeral director of Murphy, was
re-elected to fill his third term as
moderator of the Western North
Carolina Baptist association at the ,
second day's program of the annu
al meeting Wednesday, at Mt. Pis- j
gah Baptist church. The Rev. A. B. '
Lovcll was elected vice-moderator;
Frank Walsh, clerk-treasurer: Miss
Ruth Bagwell, associate clerk
treasurer: the Rev. *Algia West,
historian: Mrs. Clay Rogers. B.
T. L". director: Mrs. Clifford Had
ford. W. M. U. superintendent;
Mi>s Kate Robinson. Sunday School
superintendent; Miss Ruth Bagwell,
associational missionary: the Rev.
T Karl Ogg. Cyrus C. White, and
Miss \?die Mac Cooke, is$ocia
tional missions committee.
The association will hold its
next annual meeting at Hanging
do4 hurch the Tuesday and Wed
nesday before the fourth Sunday
in August. 1949. with the Rev. T. '
Earl Ogg as preacher.
The program committee com
posed of: Mr. Ogg. Mrs. Lloyd
Hendrix and A. L. Buchanan, was
Grape Creek Baptist church be
came affiliated with the associa
tion at this meeting.
Among the visiting speakers at
?he association were: The Rev. G.
W Bollard, superintendent of as
sociational missions. Raleigh; M.
A Higgins. general secretary. Bap
tist State Convention. Raleigh; Dr.
Zeno Wall, superintendent of the
Orphanage. Thomasville: President
Klliott of Gardner- Webb:
College Editor L. L. Carpenter of
th? biblical Recorder: Professor
Ea>!ey of Wake Forest College; Dr.
Hovt Black well, president of Mars
Hill College: Dr. J. C. Canipe.
Secretary of Evangelism: Dr. W.
K McGee. director Department of
Religion. Baptist hospital. Winston
Tuesday Mrs. J Winston Pearce
?f Durham, the former Miss Win
nie Rickett of Andrews, greeted '
her friends of this association.
Several ministers and leaders in
the association also were on pro
To Be Sept. 5
Members of the family of the
late A. J. Davis met recently to
Wake plans for the Davis reunion
to be held Sunday, September 5,
on the Masonic Home Grounds, in
The meeting was held at the
home of James A. Palmer. South
Vienna. Ohio. James A. Fair was
elected president; Mrs. Louella
Sehecrsohmidt. vice president;
. Margaret Da\'s. treasurer;
Mrs. Freda Whiitacre. secretary.
A pot-luck dinner will be serv
ed- ?ames will be played and con
torts held. Entertainment will be
Provided. Those who attend will
have the privilege of making a
tour of the beautiful Masonic
Plans are being made to make
the Davis Reunion an annual af
Sunday. August 22. Church
School at the First Methodist
church will open at 9:45 a. m.. with
V\ . I). King, general superinten
dent, in charge. This being the |
fourth Sunday, the Church School
offering will go to the cause of
At 11 o'clock the Rev. William
B. Penny will preach on the sub
ject. "How Much Is My Soul
The Youth Fellowship groups
will meet at V p. m.
The 8 p. m. service will be con
ducted by the Youth Choir of the
church, with C. R. Freed, direc
tor in charge.
'Rejoice In The
Lord" Is Topic
The Rev T G. Tate will preach
at the Presbyterian church Sun
day morning on the subject "Re
joice in the Lord". Sunday school
will meet at 10 o'clock and Young
Peoples' meeting will be held at
6:30 p. m
REVIVAL STARTS 22nd
The Rev. G. W. Stuart, pastor of
the Mt. Moriah Baptist church, has
announced a revival which will be
gin Sunday night. August 22 The
Rev. Stuart will be assisted in
these services by the Rev. Wal
[ lace Millsaps, from Epworth.
The revival meeting started at
Hiwassee Baptist church Saturday
wan? Bicvctrs ove?
st* err without rtoawo to ?uto$
RIDING CLO#f A NO PAHALLtV
to cuae ? kiip o&r or TAArfic
Starts August 30
Governor Cherry has outlined in ^
a proclamat:on the procedure for
registration in North Carolina 1 |
under the Selective Service Act of !
194b \n estimated 295.000 North i
Carolinians are required to regis- J
ter under the act. The proclama- j
tion made in response to a call by
the oresident, stated that all
youths between the ages of 18 and
26 should report for registration
beginning August 30.
The proclamation stated also that
all persons subject to the Selec
tive Service Act are required to
familiarize themselves with the
regulations covering registration,
and called upon all Federal, State,
and local agencies to give those
under their charge sufficient
time in which to comply with the
Dates for registration were fix
ed as follows:
1. Persons born in the year 1922
after August 30, 1922. shall be
registered on Monday, August 30.
2. Persons born in the year 1923
shall be registered on Tuesday.
August 31, or Wednesday. Septem
3 Persons born in the year 1924
shall be registered on Thursday.
September 2, or Friday, Septem
4. Persons born in the year 1925
shall be registered on Saturday.
September 4, or Tuesday. Septem
5. Persons born in the year 1926
shall be registered on Wednesday
September 8. or Thursday. Sep
6 Persons born in the year 1927
shall be registered on Friday.
September 10. or Saturday. Sep
7. Persons born in the year
1928 shall be registered on Mon
day. September 13. or Tuesday
o. Persons born in the year
1929 shall be registered on Wed
nesday. September 15. or Thurs
day. September 16.
9. Persons born in the year
1930 before September 19. 1930.
shall be registered on Friday.
September 17. or Saturday. Sep
10. Persons who were born on
or after September 19. 1930. shall
be registered on the day they be
come 18 or within five days there
Only those youths in the 18
through-25 age group who are at
present in* the armed forces, or
who are members of a reserve
component on extended active
duty, are exempt from registra
The Governor said information
and instructions relative to the
registration will be issued during
the two weeks remaining before
the start of registration, from the
office of General J. Van B Metts.
State Director of Selective Ser
Mrs. A. V. Radford
Taken At Age 83
Funeral services were held Sun
day afternoon at 2 o'clock at Unaka
Baptist church for Mrs. A. V. Rad
ford. 83, who died Wednesday at
the home of her daughter, Mrs.
M. N. Hembrce in Murphy. The
Rev. Weldon West officiated, and
burial was in the church cemetery
with Townson funeral home in ,
She is survived by one daughter.
Mrs. Hembree. four sons, Harve.
Ray and Curtis Radford of Unaka.
and G. L. Radford of Whitefield.
N. H . and a number of grandchild
Revival services were held re
cently at the Bellview and Ranger
churches, with t ho Rev. William
B. Penny. pastor of the First
Methodist church. Murphy, assist
ing the pastor of those churches. j
the Re\. W. A. Cook.
There will be a dry rally at
Unaka Baptist Church on August
22 at 2 p. m. The speaker will be
Attorney, J. B. Gray.
Any singers are invited.
Held At Peachtree
Evangelistic services are being
conducted this week at Peachtree
The Rev. William B Penny, pas
tor of First Methodist church
Murphy, is assisting the pastor of
the Peachtree church, the Rev. A1
The meeting began last Sunday
night and will continue through
Sunday night of this week, Aug
The hour for the worship ser
vice each night is 7:30 p. m.
Mrs. Sara Lloyd
In This Region
Mrs. Sara Lloyd, who has serv
ed as librarian of the Nantahala
Regional library since June. 1945.
has resigned, effective August 31.
to become librarian for the Floyd
County Bookmobile at Rome. Ga.
She states that she likes the work
in this region and regrets to leave,
but that in Rome she will be able
to place her son. Edward, in
Nursery school while she works,
a service not available to her here.
Floyd County Bookmobile was
started about two years ago. It is
a tyuge unit that serves the entire
county. Headquarters for the ser
vice is connected with the County
Board of Education.
Dr. W. M. Alston
The next speaker on the Presby
terian Hour will be the Dr. Wal
lace M. Alston, pastor of the j
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church
in Atlanta. Dr. Alston i> a native
of Decatur. Ga. He took his under
graduate work at Emory University
*nd his theology at Columbia
Seminary. He did post graduate
work at Chicago University and
at Union Seminary of New York
After serving pastorates in Georgia
and Kentucky, he became the
Director of Young People's Work
of the Presbyterian Church U. S.
He was then called to the First
Presbyterian Chun i of Charles
ton, W. Va . from which field he
came to his present pastorate. He
received the DD from Hampden
Sidney College in 1938. He is now
a trustee of Agnes Scott College,
a member of the Executive Com
mittee of Religious Education and
a member of the Joint Committee
on Student Work His topic will
be "Christ, the Only Answer and
The music on this program will
be supplied by the chorus at the
Young People s Training School in
Montreat, N. C.
This program may be heard over
stations WSB. and WNOX. Sunday
at. 8:30 A. M.
Funeral services for Mildred
Thomas. 4-yoar-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J M. Thomas of
Lewner, Ga . who died Aug. 10 in
a Murphy hospital after a few
days' illness were held at 11 a. m.
Friday at Oak Grove Baptist
chureh with the Rev. Clarence
Mitchell officiating. Burial was in
the church cemetery with Town
son funeral home in charge.
She is survived by the parents,
one brother. Furman. five sisters.
Mrs. C. .1 Odom. Sarean. Doris.
Barbara, and Wanda all of Lewner.
Coach John Dulin asks that all
football boys report for practice
on August 30. at 9 a. m.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Moore had
as guests last week Mrs. Moore's
j sister. Mrs. A. B. Horton and Mr
! Horton of Rossvillc. Ga.. Ralph
| Morton of Rossville, and Mr. and
Mrs. Jake Horton of Atlanta.
Funeral Is Held
Sunday For Mrs.
C. H. Townson
Mrs. C. H. Townson, 21, of Mur
phy. died at 1 o'clock Friday, Aug
13. at Petrie hospital after a brief
Funeral services were held Sun
day afternoon at 3 o'clock at Firsit
Baptist church with the pastor.
Rev. W. H. Hampton, pastor of the
the Rev. .1 Alton Morris, and the
Free Methodist church, officiating.
Burial was in Sunset cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Arnold Stiles.
Billy Wells, Cloe Moore, J. L
Shields, Emil Greene and Kimsey
She is survived by the husband:
two daughters, Vickie Lynn and
Elizabeth Nell; the parents. Mr.
and Mrs. W R. Martin of Suit,
five brothers. Kermit Martin of
Charlotte. Lee of Denver, Colo.
Walter Martin, Jr., of Birming
ham, Ala., Max and Frank of Suit;
four sisters, Mrs. Jesse Fisher of
Ridgeerest, Calif., Mrs. Charles
Woods of Roanoke, Va., Mrs. T.
B. Warwick of Pittsburgh. Pa., and
Miss Ganell Martin of the home.
Mrs. Townson, the former Miss
Frances Jo Martin, had been a
member of the Baptist church
since she was nine years of age.
Townson funeral home was as
sisted by Willis H. Gross of the
Dunn and Gross funeral home of
Asheville, in conducting the fu
Rites Held For
A graveside service for Mrs.
Fred O. Garrison. 31. of Newport
News, Va.. whose body was found
Monday of last week in Chatuge
lake near Hayesville, was held
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock in
Sunset cemetery here with the
Rev. Horace Dorsey officiating.
The body was buried Monday
night by Ivie funeral home but
no service was held at the time
Mrs. Garrison is survived by the
parents. Mr. and Mrs Ben E
Shuler of Bryson City: the hus
band of Newport News: one sis
ter. Mrs. Minnie West of Marble:
and six brothers. Lawson. Clint
and Frank, all of Bryson City.
Pcrcival of Florida. Jack of Hood
River. Ore., and Berlin of Newport
308 Lose Lives
In Six Months
HALEIGH ? Death was the trav
el companion for 308 persons on
North Carolina streets and high
ways during the first six months
of 1948. according to a traffic fata
lity report released today by the
Department of Motor Vehicles.
The Department reported that
even this large toll represented an
18 oer cent decrease in fatalities
over the same period last year,
when 377 persons died violently
During the first six months. 7.154
accidents were reported, with 279
of them fatal, causing 308 deaths;
2,118 were non-fatal accidents
resulting in severe injuries for
1.265 persons and slight injuries
for 2.047 others.
While fatalities dropped 18 per
cent, total accidents took a 37 per
cent climb, and personal injuries
increased 14 per cent over the
same period last year, when 5.229
accidents were reported, killing
377 and injuring 2.909 others.
The Department reported that
99 persons lost their lives and
1.898 were injured in motor ve
hicle collisions: 87 died and 857
were injured when their cars
overturned or ran off roadways:
79 pedestrians met their deaths
and 344 were injured when struck
by cars; 16 persons met death and
59 were injured while riding their
bicycles. Motor vehicle-train col
lisions claimed seven lives and in
jured 27. and other non-collision
accidents resulted* in death for 20
people and injuries for 127.
A disturbing factor in the re
port. the Department said, was the
23 per cent increase in bicycle
deaths, while one of the bright
spots was the 71 per cent drop in
' motor vehicle-train deaths.
(Continued on page 4)
Band Fund Now
The fund for a srho?' b""d
here next year now amounts to
51324 including this week s con
tribution; of $32
The new contributions include.
M. M7, KW $25.00
Lovineood 5 ##
Gay Davidson ?
Wm. J. Black
On Regal Hotel
William .1 Black who has been ,
with Andrew Johnson hotel !
Knoxville for the past two years ,
ha5 purchased the lease on the j
Kegal hotel here for a period of,
years, from the Rev. F. M. DW*
and took over the management of j
the hotel Monday Mrs Black will
assist her husband in the opera
Hon of the hotel.
Ml- Black is an experienced
hotel man. having been ma..ag(?r of
the O Henry hotel in Greensboro j
from 1934 to 1944: and manager,
of the Charlotte hotel in Charlotte
for two years The past two years
he was at the Andrew Jackson in
Mr and Mrs. Davis who have
operated the Regal hotel for the
past ten and a half months^left
Tuesday with their children. Char
lcnc. Richard and Carol Ann. for
a few weeks vacation in Tampa.
Kla Mr Davis plans to enter a
pastorate again. They will return
to Murphy for a short time before
Held On Friday
Columbus Burgess. GO. died
Wednesday at 1:45 p. m. at His
home at Unaka after a long .lines
Funeral services were held
L'naka Baptist church Friday morn
ing .it 10:30 o'clock with the Rev.
Johnny Moss and the Rev. Mr
Graham officiating. Burial wis in
the church cemetery with Townson
funeral home in charge
Surviving are the mother. .
Martha Burgess of Beaverdam: one
sister Mrs Mae Garrett of Hiwas
vee Dam. and a brother. Robert
Burgess of Tellieo Plains. Tenn.
Lionel McNan of Marble re
ceived his honorable discharge
from the U. S. Navy August 10
and is home with his wife. Mrs.
Bertha McHan. at Marble. He has
served six years with the navy
both in the Pacific and Atlantic
* The Murphy Schools will open
on Monday, September 6, at 9 a.
in., announces Supt. H. Bueck. The
lunchroom will open on Wednes
day, September 8. The prices will
be the same as last year, $3 per
month in advance.
Below is a list of the faculty
for the coming year:
Primary and Grammar School:
Miss Clara McCombs, Miss Franc
es Dickson, Mrs. Evelyn Patton,
Mrs. Dair Shields, Mrs. Marie Hen
drix. Miss Emily Sword, Mrs.
Christine Ingle, Mrs. Martha
Adams, Mrs. Lona Fox Davis, Miss
Kate Hayes. Mrs. J. W. Davidson,
John Jordon, Miss Ella McCombs,
Mrs. Annie Brandon, Mrs. Virginia
Gentry, Mrs. Ruth Walker, Thomas
C. Little. Miss Bertha Mayfield,
Miss Leila Hayes. Mrs. Willie Lou
Shields, Miss Helena Ryland, Miss
Addie Leatherwood, Miss Marie
Louise Travis, Mrs. Ella Beatty
Ragsdale, and Miss Elma Rai Den
High school: Miss Juliet Pegue?,
Miss Mary Sue Rule. C. N. Sand
ers, Walter Puett. C. D. Puett,
John Dulin, Mrs. John Dulin, Mrs.
Joe Ray, Lonzo Shields, Miss
Virginia Thomas, and Mrs. C. B.
Librarian: Miss Roberta Spiers.
Music: Miss Virginia Ruth Wolfe.
Agriculture: Glenn A. Patton.
Superintendent: H. Bueck.
Miss Bagwell Is
I New Missionary
I Miss Ruth Bagwell of Laurens,
S. C. has accepted the work as
associational missionary of the W.
N. C. Baptist association. She
succeeds Miss Mildred Whitfield
who resigned to teach at Norman
Park Junior college. Norman Park.
Miss Bagwell is a graduate of
Mars Hill college and Furman
University and has had one year's
teaching experience, at China
Grove. She did associational mis
sionary work the past summer.
Headquarters for the association
al missionary is Murphy, and she
will work with all the churches
of the association. Having arrived
only this week and being elected
by the association in session Tues
day and Wednesday at Mt. Pisgah,
i she is now open for engagements
I in the churches.
AT LIONS MEETING
Those from Murphy Lions club
who attended the Ladies' night
program of McCaysville. Ga.. Lions
club Tuesday evening were: Mr.
and Mrs. H G. Elkins, Mr. and
Mrs. Buel Adams, Mr. and Mrs.
John Davidson. Mr. and Mrs. H.
Bueck. Mr. and Mrs. Duke Whit
ley. R W Easley. and Miss Addie
H. G. Elkins was Tailtwister for
Open Sept. 1-6
The superintendent of county j
schools. Lloyd W. Hendrix, has j
announced the following schools
:o start on September 1; Maced
onia, Wolf Creek, Hiwassee I)am
Friendship, Buck Knob. Unaka.
Upper Beaverdam. Wolf Creek A.
and the following to start on
September 6: Ranger, Shields. '
Culberson, Johnson. White Church,
Peachtrec. Martin's Creek.
The following teachers have been
selected: Ranger: James P. Crisp,
Mrj. W C. Walker. Mrs. Osie
Smith Foster. Mrs. Ruth Dickey
Carroll. Macedonia: Mrs. Lena Lit
tle. Shields: Joe S. Myers, Mrs.
Edith Shields Anderson. Miss
Talitha Moore Culberson; Miss
Cora Nichols. Wolf Creek: J Alden
Cooke. John Hogan. Mrs. Myrtle
Moore. Johnson: Luella Jenkins,
vacancy. Wolf Creek A: Miss
Maude Collins. Hiwassee Dam:
James T. Osborne, Principal, va
cancy, Lester Stowe, vacancy, An
nie Lou Kccnum, Mrs. James C.
Evans, Mrs. Jamie A. Hankins,
Maggie Belle Kisselburg, James
j C Evans. H. L. Keenum, Walter
! Anderson, Mrs. Maude D. Radford,
Marion Louise Jones. Mrs. Bulah
Sales, Mrs. Lester Stowe. Mrs.
Kate Shields. Mrs. Vesta Stiles.
Friendship; Mrs Anna Pearl Wood
ard, Mrs. Lois H. MeNabb. Buck
Knob; Mrs. Vesta Timpson Ver
ner. Unaka: Mrs. Odessa Roberts.
Mrs. Bertha S. Chambers, vacancy.
Upper Beaverdam: vacancy. White
Church; Horest King. E. L. Arrant,
I Mr.'.. Vey McDonald, vacancy, ve
| cancy. Peachtrec; Clarence, Herd
j rix. Miss Dale Sudderth, Mrs.
Thelma Axley. Mrs. Vesta King,
Miss Bertha McGuire, Miss Katj
Robinson, Mrs. Rose Anderson
Barton. Martin's Creek; Douglas
Smith. Vovd Hogan, Mrs Ruby
Ni. Hemphill. Mrs. Edith Evars,
Howard Martin, Mrs. Bertha Hoga.i