football Game , Murphy vs. Sylva, Friday Night 8 p.m.
CHEROKEE COUNTY 18,813
COUNTY SEAT 2,500
CLOTHED IN NATURE'S SCENIC
WONDERS IS AN IDEAL
Wl.l Ml 59 - NUMBER 10.
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, SEPT. 23, 1948
EIGHT PAGES THIS WEEK
County Fair To Be Held All Next Week
|)r. R. A. Dyer
Speaks On His
Japan During War
Dr. Robert A. Dyer who was a
missionary in Japan from 1940 to
]945 and in a concentration camp
?hree years of that time, spoke at
First Baptist church Tuesday eve
ning. Representatives of approxi
mately 20 churches in this associa
tion heard his address.
The Rev. J. C. Pipes of Asheville
arranged for the meeting, especial
ly inviting the Sunday School
superintendents and pastors of the
churches to attend. Ladies of the
church served supper.
Dr. Dyer told of life in Japan
prior to the war, when he ^aid,
there was not enough food to go
around and even then there was
starvation and not enough fuel for J
heat He said that while in the
concentration camp he learned to
lind out how life is "from down
under". It looks different from
what one experiences in America.
He said that the people of Japan
rre anxious to learn the truth, and
:hat personal evangelism is the
most effective way to reach them.
He said that Japan is a ' man's
world" and that the women do
Referring to unsanitary condi
:.oiis ait of every four men called
t > >er\ ice in Japan during the war
was a tubercular patient.
He t??ld of how he learned in the
i CMP that all men
ire a fee -that ' h*y will rpveTt to
"he plane of the cannibal when !
force' to it. "When men are
eireumrt incw, they will
st range things to hold on J
lo l:t. ho said.
In this marvelous thing we call
i . nity there is no place for
hatred, ignorance and
on The grace of God
p from ttnn conditions*"
lie con -hided.
Funeral Held For
L I). Kimbrough
services wen held Sun
noon at 2 o'clock at
Baptist church for Law
It imbrough, First Lt. in
?rps Whose body was re
?CM The Rev Algia
ated and burial wsi In
pmctcry with full military
and liisonfcr rites. Townaon
tome bed charge of funer
Lt Kimbrough was with the
rier ( Jomnnnd when he
i 1 'in a routine flight on
He ( iU *ed service in 1943, t rain- ,
..1 Maxwell Field. Ala., and
toon Park, Fia. lie completed
and received his com
i at \ aldosta, Ga.
He is survived by his father,
! " S Kimbrough of Marble:
rs, Misses .June and Nell
r OUgh Atlanta. Oft., and
Ir John I. Wilson of Andrews:
u"? brothers, Wayne, with the U.
s N?v> in Maryland, and Walter
A revival will begin Sunday I
S pU mbvr 26. in the gospel
!l located on the corner of Wil
and Church streets. Services
*iti begin each evening at 7:45.
Ifhore will be special singing
*a(h evening and preaching by the
* H. Nunnery of High j
^ Dinners announced
(rV T liroc^ an(^ Eloise Dock
et ?f doul>les tennis tourna
Ciub ? the Two l^akes Recreation
,y i f Dam held recent
^kerv Francls and Walter
^ Jr., were runners-up.
A homecoming will be hejd at
Calvary Baptist church in North
Murphy on Sunday, September 26.
Among the speakers of the day
are: Attorneys J. B. Gray and C.
I E. Hyde.
To Be Held Bv
I The Rev. T. G. Tate will preach
on "The Christian's Standing" at
?he Presbyterian church at 11 o'
clock Sunday morning. Rally Day
will be observed at 10 o'clock in
the Sunday school. All adults as
well as children of the church have
been urged to attend and make the
day successful. Presbyterian
Youth Fellowship will meet at 6:30
The minister reminded members
to observe "Church Loyalty Sea
son'' which began Sunday. Sept.
19. and will extend through Novem
I tr 7.
The Woman's auxiliary of the
church will hold a rummage sale
Saturday on the street between
the Regal hotel and People's
1 urniturc company.
Meets Oct, 1-2
The ninety-seventh session of the
West Liberty Baptist Association
*\ ill meet with Friendship Baptist
Church at Suit on October 1 and
The program begins at 9 a. m.
on Friday with Rev. J. C. Thomp- 1
.-on in charge of the devotional
Others on the program include:
The Rev. W. B. Hankins. who will
preach the annual sermon: the
Rev. Hm itch, the R?v w T.
Truett, the Rev. Grady Chastain.
and the Rev. Jess Bellew.
On Saturday the devotional will
be conducted at 9 a m. by the Rev.
Drew Lunsford. Others taking
part on the program include: Mrs
.1 M. Patterson, the Rev. P. H.
Chastain. J. \V. Keenum. the Rev.
Rdd Cheatham, and ihe Rev. Fred
Held For Sergeant
Marvin J. Ross
The body of Sgt. Marvin J. Moss,
who was killed on October 13.
1944. in France at the age of 20.
arrived in Murphy Tuesday. The
son of Richard 11 . and Alice Moss,
of Shooting Creek, he was a mem
ber of the Second Cavalry. His
mother was accidentally killed
rear her home in a truck accident.
,.la\ 18, 194.1
Full military funeral services
will be held at Old Shooting Creek
Baptist church Sunday at 2 p. m.
with the Rev. Andy Cloer and the
Rev. Boyd Ilogsed officiating.
Burial will be in the church cemo
?ery with Ivie funeral home in
He is survived by the father, five
brothers. W. T. Hyman. Elbert and
James Alvin all of Shooting Creek.
?nd Ray of Chattanooga; five sis
ters, Mrs. Veltha Hooper. Misses
Blanch. Belva and Jean Moss of
Shooting Creek, and Mrs. Eula
Mae Hooper of Carrol ton. Ohio.
The body will remain at Ivie
funeral home until the time of the
Calvary To Have
Revival services will be held at
Calvary Baptist church, beginning
Sunday, October 10, at 2 p. m. The
Rev. L. B. Meadows will be the
People, Spots In The News
CAT ON THE COB is Buttons,
[pet kitten of Merrick. New York.
Buttons spurns fish for five ears
of raw corn daily, and (it says
here) picks them himself.
.SIXTY KII.I.KKS .ire piled
lip for burning in dramatic
Chicago auto safety cam
paign. Each of junked ja
lopies was involved in
[fatal or serious accidents.
I.IFK BF.< IN ? AT XX l.n top rural artist Urandm.i Mn.v sue
cuts her birthday take with illustrator Norman Kockwrll. who
designed /-osting portraying one of Grandma's Hallmark
To Hold Service
In Memory Of
World Wide Communion and
Memorial service will be hold at
First Methodist church Sunday
evening at 7:30 o'clock, announces
Hie pastor, the Rev. Wm. B. Penny.
Members of the church who have
died during the church year will
be honored. They include Mrs.
J. A. Richardson. John W Axley.
Hubert Wells, Clyde Townson. Mrs
R. B. Ferguson, and Boyd Aberna
The pastor will preach Sunday
morning at 11 o'clock.
To Hold Meeting
'"The Fall meeting of the West
ern Carolina Safety Council will
to held in the High School Foot
ball Stadium. Waynesville. on Tues
day. September 28. at 7;30 p. m
This meeting will be jointly
sponsored by Dayton Rubber
Manufacturing Company and Royle
and Pilkington Company of Hazel
"The program will feature an
Industrial Fire Brigade in action:
demonstrating the latest methods
and equipment in fire protection
nnd fire prevention. Members of
Industrial and Municipal fire de
partments. and others interested
ia fire protection will want to
j witness this demonstration.
"In case of inclement weather
the meeting will be held in the
High School Auditorium with a
modification of the same program.
"The purpose of the Council is
to promote Industrial, Highway
. and Public Safety in Western
i North Carolina. Representatives
j from all industrial plants and in
terested organizations in the area
are invited to attend this meeting."
Club Boys And
Win Free Trip
Some 4-H Club boy and girl
from Cherokee County will win an
expense paid trip to Raleigh this
fall. More than 100 club mem
bers are enrolled in the Electric
Better Methods project, the County
Winners of which will get the
All 4-H Club members participat
ing in this project must have
ihcir Better Method record books
in the County Agent's office by
'K'tober 1. if they are to be eligi
hie to win the prize. According
to Assistant County Agent M. S.
Pal ton. the judging committee will
start checking the record books
on October 1 to select the winners.
The trip to Raleigh awarded to
:he County winners i> sponsored
by the Nantahala Power and Light
Company, which also gives a $100
college scholarship :id a gold
watch to winners in the five
county area which they serve.
Winners in the State Contest re
ceive a trip to National 4-H Club
Congress with all expenses paid.
The season of prayer for State
Missions was observed Monday
afternoon at First Baptist church.
j??d an offering for state missions
was taken. Miss Ruth Bagwell,
.'ssociational missionary, presented
the program. Several members of
.he W. M S. were present.
The Swain County Singing will
he held in the Bryson City Court
house September 26th.
Mrs. H. T. Hunter
To Speak Monday
At Murphv P. T. A,
The Murphy P. T. A. will hold i
its first meeting of the fall term i
of school on Monday night. Sep- 1
tember 27. at 7:30 in the school |
auditorium. Mrs. H. T. Hunter of j
Cullowhee will be guest speaker, i
Mrs. Wade Massey, chairman of
the hospitality committee, will be
in charge of the program. Miss
Jean Penny will sing a solo.
A social will follow the business
part of the meeting. I
Bishop M. G. Henry
To Preach Here
On November 2
The Rev. Matthew George
Henry, elected Bishop of the
Diocese of Western North Caro
lina at the Diocesan Convention
liejd on May 14th in Trinity
Church, Ashe vi lie, will be conse
crated Wednesday. September 29.
at 11:00 A. M. in the church where
he wps elected. Each parish and
mission of the diocese will be en
titled to have only two representa
tives in attendance at the service
of consecration due to limitc i
seating. Local persons wishing to
attend should see Sister V. Hether
ington for cards of admittance.
The Bishop-elect, who before his
c lection was Rector of Christ
Church, Charlotte, has already
?no ed his ' fe and three children
to their new residence on Macon
\ venue in the Grove Park section
The new bishop will be among
the youngest in the church. He
was born at Chapel Hill. October
25. 1910. He was graduated from
the University, where he was a
member of Phi Beta Kappa. Later,
he entered Virginia Theological
Seminary, graduating in 1935.
One of Bishop Henry's first of
ficial acts will be the consecration
ot the new Chapel of St. Francis
of Assisi on the Cherokee Indian
On November 2. Bishop Henry
will visit Murphy and will be
ready to confer the Apostolic rite
of Confirmation or Laying on of
Hands. Those desiring to receive
it should inform either the Rever
( nd Rufus Morgan or Sister Vir
ginia Hetherington of their inten
tion as soon as possible in order
that they may be prepared for it.
( 'lasses of instruction have already
l.ecn started for candidates.
On Sunday. September 26. Mr.
Morgan will celebrate Holy Com
munion at 11:00 A. M. in the
Church of The Messiah.
Sunday School will be held at
10:00 A. M.
Blair Is With
Tom Blair, formerly of Murphy,
who has been connected with the
Put man County Herald Cookeville.
| Tonn.. has joined the staff of the
I Transylvania Times Brevard, and
, has assumed his duties as lino
i ypc operator.
? Mr. Blair is married and has
one child. He and his family re
i side in the Maple apartments on
Fast Main Street in Brevard.
He attended the Southern
| School of Printing. Nashville.
Tonn., where he received linotype
! training. Mrs. Blair is from
To Elect Pastor
A conference meeting will be
1 held at Hiwassee Baptist church
1 Saturday night. September 25. at
j 7.30 for the purpose of electing a
i pastor for the coming year, and
| delegates to the meeting of the
West Liberty association.
Band Funds Goes
Over $2000 Mark
Murphy School band commit
tee reports this week that the
$2,000 mark has been passed in
donations to the band for this
year. Contributions of $75
this week added to the $1,928
reported through last week
makes a total of $2,003.
This week's contributions in
J. 11. Duncan $25.00
I). II. Moody 10.00
Sam Harding 10.00
Cyrus White 10.00
Evelyn Kadford 5.00
Dr. Helen Wells 5.00
Lay and Co. 5.00
Mrs. Williams Is
Taken At Age 80
Funeral services for Mrs. Callie
Bates Williams. 80. who died at
the home of her son. Arthur
Thompson. Murphy. Route 2.
Wednesday were held Thursday at
leid's chapel, near Hiwassee Dam.
with the Rev. W. T. Smith and the
Rev. Fred Stiles officiating Burial
followed in the ehurch cemetery
villi Townson funeral home in
Surviving are the son: one
daughter. Mrs Jennie Roberson of
Athens. Tenn . and a brother, E.
W. Bates of Unaka.
Rodolfo Yussem. director of San
Luis Forest Experiment Station.
San Luis Argentina, who is mak
ing a tour of the forest resources
in the United States, visited Mur
phy Tuesday and Wednesday or
la.it week, and Andrews Thursday
:md Friday as guest of the United
States Forrest Service here.
A runion of the Lovingood
frmily will be held at the
Ilangingdog church the first
Sunday in October from 10 a. m.
*0 :? p. m. |
Dr. Newton Heads
ATLANTA ? Dr. Louie D. New
| ton, well - known Baptist church
man, has been appointed chairman
, of a Southern Advisory committee
for the Christian Rural Overseas
program (CROP). The committee,
composed of 26 outstanding busi
ness, agricultural, and church
leaders, will assist in the planning
of state food trains for overseas
i relief. **
CROP has established regional
| headquarters here, under the direc
tion of Thomas F. Byrd. State or
ganizations will be set up soon
j and it is cxpected that food trains
i will be assembled around Thanks
giving time. Farm commodities
especially needed are seed cotton,
I rice, peanuts, corn, soy beans, and
I All major church and farm or
ganizations will cooperate in this
To Be Outstanding
At This Fair
The Cherokee County Fair to
| be held throughout the week of
! September 27 through October 2,
Monday through Saturday, promds
^ to be one of the best fairs ever
held in Murphy. The very liberal
premiums to be awarded compiare
favorably with the N. C. State Fair.
As in the past a special section
will be devoted to exhibits of 4-H
Club projects. These exhibits
will be judged in competition be
tween 4-H Club members only.
A department which will draw
considerable interest is the general
farm exhibit for which $125.00 in
prize money has been set up. This
exhibit is designed to show com
plete and balanced farming pro
All exhibits are to be made on
Monday, and judging will be done
Tuesday. Livestock exhibits will
be judged Thursday.
Friday, Oct. 1, will be school
day, when all school children will
he admitted free.
The fair is sponsored by the
Cherokee County Mutual Fair
Association. Inc., an organization
of farmers of the county. Competi
tion for the prizes is open to
l esidents of Cherokee, Clay, Gra
ham, Union and Towns counties.
Lawson Lunsford is chairman of
the fair association; Mrs. J. W.
Dyer, vice-chairman; Harold Wells,
secretary and treasurer; W. D.
Townson. and W. S. Dickey, com
Depart ment superintendents
arc: Field crops, Vv>t.or Ellis;
Horticulture. J. H Hampton;
Dairy Cattle. H. N. Wells; Beef
Cattie. W D. Townson: Sheep,
Carroll Brown: Hogs. G. G. Stiles;
Poultry. Wayne Abernathy; Flow
< rs. Mrs. B. W. Whitfield; Home
Products, Mrs. J. H. Hampton;
"an try Supplies. Mrs. J. L. Hall;
Home Furnishings and Clothing.
Mrs. Paul Sudderth; Handicrafts,
Mrs. Ben Warner; Natural Re
sources. Joe Bailey; Education,
Mrs. Lonzo Shields: and Girls and
Boys' 4-H club. Mrs. Kate Shields.
The county agents are assisting
the fair committee with the ar
rangments and exhibits.
Murphy Lions club will have
charge of ticket sales in the eve
nings. Gates will open each day
at 9:00 a. m. The exhibit hall
will be open to the public begin
ning Tuesday at 3 p. m.
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Field At Andrews
\ mass meeting of 60 people was
held in Andrews town hall Tuesday
night for the purpose of finding
ways and means of securing light
in equipment for the Andrews
. thletic field Mayor Arnold
Uerreberry and Sam W. Jones,
secretary of the Chamber of Com
merce. reported on a meeting held
with John Archer of the Nantahala
Power and Light Co. in Franklin
in which Archer stated that the
cost would be approximately
As a means of raising this money,
; u airshow at Andrews air parte
Kar been proposed for Sunday,
October 10. It is thought that this
show will cost approximately
<?800. The interested citizens
hope that this cost will be under
written by the Andrews Rotary
club, American Legion post,
Junior Woman's club and Konna
Wide publicity will be given to
tihe show in case it is definitely
decided to hold it.
The motor vehicle mechanical
inspection lane will be in Murphy
again November 6-10, officials an
Hundreds of cars were inspected
during the past week here and in