FIKE PREVENTION WEEK
OCTOBER 3 - 9
ym l MK S!> - NUMBER 12.
Ml WHY, NOKT1I CAROLINA, THURSDAY'. OCT. 7, l'JIS
FIGHT PAGES THIS WEEK
Meeting- To Be Held
Tin* Tenth District Medical
a ill be held in Murphy
jH.\: \\\ dnesday, with an afternoon
s t at 3 o'clock in the school
D;v V H. Duckett of Canton is
president ol the association which
cevers all the territory this side of
The K? v .) Alton Morris will
give t!ie invocation, and the
aldi? welcome will be given
Ij- ( !?'. Hyde, with response by
l; Hugh Matthews of Canton.
An address by the president. Dr.
Duck.: will be followed by a
I cli:i: i>rosram. Speakers on this
pio.L. .. . will be Dr. W. A. Hoover
of Mm >? Dr. Stanley S. Atkins.
Dr Richard C. Xailling. and Dr.
Lil'.ic (' Walker all of Asheville.
At 7 o'clock in the evening,
iherc will be a banquet at Duke's
Lixlu- .it which Dr. David F.
j inn - <>t Emory University will
be truest speaker.
Election of officers will follow.
T':u \Iotor Vehicle Department 1
an:.< ?'*? that more cars had been 1
;l since the new vehicle
:n?pe< ' mi deadlines went into ef- !
feet (.mi ' y in July than were in-!
?<t during the entire first six '
months of the year.
I. ( Hosser, Motor Vehicle
Co ner, said the establish- !
deadlines for vehicles ac- !
| fording to year models had ac
i the inspection program
imiv 300 per cent, with 238.
640 v. passing the lanes in
!he la^t 1(1 weeks, as compared
? i i 227.720 in the entire six
ionth> preceding the new regula- !
It ' ? i < present rate of increase
c?ii!:nued, we anticipate we can
ike i-are of all uninspected ve
' I) the end of the year,"
| 1i0?h'!' I. adding that "with 40
iants no a in operation, and many
? working two shifts daily, it
| ii be possible to fulfill the pro
gram as directed by law. provided
I we continue to get the cooperation
i>f the car owners."
The Commissioner said his De
partment had numerous requests
from tlit public to set up dead
lines. since many motorists felt
there was no system of regularity
'bout the voluntary inspections. '
| The record of the first six months
| of the year indicated that without
systematic order of inspections
h' would hi- impossible to complete
I the job by the end of the year,
nee motorists were not bringing
'heir ears to the lanes, and the
inspectors consequently were idle
| much of the time.
Therefore. Rosser said, after
consultation with the Attorney
General, a method was devised to
facilitate acceleration of the pro
gram. with gratifying response on
the part of the majority of motor
The Attorney General advised
"la: ni his opinion the Department
the power to draw up the
deadline regulations and to enforce
'hem. The law. as passed by the
General Assembly, gave the
? lotor Vehicle Commissioner the
uthority to make necessary rules
nd regulations for the administra
tl0,i and enforcement of the Act
?"d to designate any period or
^nods of time during which own
,r- oi any vehicles must display
111 '' certificates of inspection and
? ^?Ssor said he was pleased to
0P?" that the deadline system
hoiking smoothly ? so smooth
at ,l? was getting only a few
a 'eied reports of inconvenience
Part 0f motorists.
,*** S(>h?ol will begin at 10
Epi-. Sunday morning at the
Moin ' 31 ^urch of the Messiah.
Wil1 be at 11
^struor k W ' 1 h confirmation
? Sister Virginia
The Rev. T. G. Tate will preaeh
I or. "The Man of Sorrows" Sunday
' mornigg at 1 1 o'clock at the Pres
i b.vterian church, and communion
I service will be held following the
Sunday school will convene at
10 o'clock and Youth Fellowship
j f.t 6:30 p. m.
| Speaking Contest
On "Land Use"
| To Be Conducted
The North Carolina agricultural
peaking contest for white high
school students, in which more
than 4.900 contestants in 82 coun
ties1 competed for $6,000 in prizes
last spring, will be held again in
194f. it has been announced by J.
Frank Doggett, Extension soil
conservationist at State College.
As in past years, the contest
wJi be sponsored by the North
; Carolina Bankers Association in
cooperation with all agricultural
The general subject will be
"Proper Land Use and Treatment
? Its Effects upon the Economy ol'
, North Carolina." Contestants may
; emphasize any one or any combina
j tion of several land use practices
; to show how production and income
may be increased to bring about
better living conditions for the
? entire population of the State.
| .Maximum tin * . . Lit I cac**
speech is 12 mini tcs. Each con
testant must atiend a supervised
j farm tour where good land use
.;nd treatment are being practic
The final contest will be held in
Kalcigh next March 25. School
contests are suggested for March
4, county contests for March 11.
subgroup contests for March 15.
I rnd group contests for March 18.
The counties of the state are divid
ed into 10 groups for the contest.
Wm. G. Aliens
To Make Home
In Nagova, Japan
FIFTH AIR FORCE HEAD
QUARTERS, NAGOYA, JAPAN?
Mrs. William G. Allen, daughter
(?f Mrs. Ethel Mincey of Dillsboro,
North Carolina, recently arrived in
Japah to join her husband who is
assigned to the Fifth Air Force
in Nagoya. Master Sergeant Allen,
formerly of Murphy. North Caro
lina. is chief clerk in the personnel
section at Fifth Air Force Head
Mrs. Allen, with her seven
months-old daughter. La Cretia,
arrived in Yokohama on Septem
ber IS aboard the U S. Army
Transport Shanks after an 11 -day
\oyage from Seattle. Sergeant
Allen was at the dock in Yokoha
ma when the Shanks came into
port, and they traveled the 200
miles from Yokohama to Nagoya
by train. i
The Aliens arc now living in the
Chiyoda Hotel in the center of the
city of Nagoya. awaiting the as
signment of a house in American
Village, the dependent housing
area for personnel at Nagoya Air
Nagoya, which will be home for
the Aliens for the next two years,
is one of Japan's leading manufac
turing cities, and during the war
it was the center of the Japanese
aircraft. Today the city is noted
for the manufacture of cloisonne
and china ware, and Mrs. Allen
| lecently visited the famous Nori
j take China Plant which produces
j Japan's best known bone china.
Mrs. Allen graduated from
| Swain high school in Bryson City,
and Sergeant Allen is a graduate
, of Murphy high school. Murphy.
} Y C.
Infr.icfe but Interesting
.. U RPB-MAAT4
Mastering the details of an 81 -mm. mortar is interesting study for
these soldiers at on Infantry Division post. Intent on becoming well-trained
for a profitable career in the U. S. Army, they pay strict attention to
To Be Here Saturday
The Group Conference of Dis-1
tiicl No. 3 of the Women of the
Presbyterian church will be held
at the Presbyterian church here
Saturday. The theme of the pro
gram is "Achievements to Which
the Church Looks Ffirward."
Registration begins at 9:30 o'clock. I
and the program starts at 10. Mrs.!
R. M. Foard, district chairman, will
The district is composed of the ;
Women of the church of Bryson
City. Franklin. Robbinsville. An- !
< .l.^vi sville did ' T? - ")liy. '
Following is the program:
Call to Order, Mrs. Foard: wor- 1
>!iip service. Murphy. Mrs. E. II
Brumby; welcome. Mrs. T. G. Tate:
response. Bryson City, Mrs. T. D
bryson, Sr. "This Program of I
Progress? What Is It'.' ?Mrs Roy I
Reed, presbyterial president;
achievements the first year: As- i
sembly-Wide, the Rev. Hoyt B
Evans, Franklin: "In My Church"
Auxiliary presidents: "Literature".
Mrs. Frank Battle; Solo. "The
Lord's Prayer". Malotte. C. R.
Freed; conference period: prayer,]
1 he Rev. T. G. Tate. Lunch
The afternoon session begins at I
J:30, with a hymn, following which
the order will be as follows:
Achievements expected during the]
second year; "Throughout the As
sembly". the Rev. J. C. Lime, An
drews; "In Our Presbytery." the
Rev. R. E. McClure. executive (
secretary. Asheville Presbytery; "In
My Church"-Evangelism. Mrs. J. J
Stone. Asheville: Church Attend
ance and Christian Growth. -Mrs.
,) J. Stone; chapels. Mrs .1 C
Lime, Andrews; stewardship. Mrs
S. D. Alexander; Religious Educa
tion. Mrs. A. B. Whitt; Home Mis
sions. Mrs. Tom Hay, Andrews:
Christian Education and Minis
terial Relief. Mrs. W. H. F. Millar;
Foreign Missions. Mrs. S. W. Black.
Bryson City: "Other Phases of
Christian Out Reach"-Mrs. Hoyt B.
Evans: Intercession: "Tarry Ye
Until Ye Receive Power" -Mrs.
Christine Smith. Hayesville: pray
er. the Rev. T G. Tate
The Rev. C. A. Smith, pastor,
announces the following services
in the Methodist churches listed:
First Sunday. 10 o'clock. Martins
Creek; 11 o'clock. Bellview: 7:30,
Peachtree; second Sunday. 11 o'
clock. Ranger: 7:30 Reeds Chapel;
third Sunday. 11 o'clock. Hampton
Memorial; 2 o'clock. Maggie's
Chapel; 7:30. Martins Creek: and
fourth Sunday. 11 o'clock. Tomotla:
j 7:30. Bellview.
I Mr. and Mrs. Peyton G Ivic
] went to Wake Forest last week,
I where Mr. Ivie attended a board
meeting. They also visited Mr
and Mrs. Kenneth Wright in Dur
j SPEAKS AT ANDREWS ? Joe
| Grier, Jr.. of Charlotte. North
Carolina Department Commander
i of the American Lesion, who will
be guest speaker al a banquet at
the youth buildirm in Andrews
Friday night at 7:30. when all
members of American Legion
posts in the 35th district are
invited. Dinner will be served by
the Eastern Star.
Grier, one of the most able
young attorneys of Charlotte, is a
'937 graduate of the University of
North Carolina. A former law
clerk to Senior Circuit Judge
John J. Parker of the Fourth
Circuit Court or Appeals. Grier
served four years in the Army
during War II.
He was decorated with the
Bronze Star medal for hcroic
action in the Luzon invasion.
Overseas 30 months, he also served
in the Solomons campaigns and
established A A defenses at Clark
Field in the Philippine
Grier. a deacon in the First
Fresbyterian Church of Charlotte,
has long been vigorously active in
civic and Legion affairs, serving
as Department delegate to the
1947 national convention, comman
der of the Independence Post of
Charlotte, chairman <?i the Depart
ment reburial committee. 1947
Fourth Division Commander and
is now a member of the National
Graves Registration committee.
During his administration as
commander of the Independence
Post, the unit sponsored construc
tion of 50 low-cost homes for
He is also tagged as one of the
most eligible bachelors in his
native Mecklenburg County
PREACHES M NO AY
| The Rev. Thomas Truett will
I preach at Shady Grove Baptisl
| churtfh on Sunday. October 10. al
! 2:30 p. m.
Homecoming day will be observ
ed at Ranger Baptist church or
Sunday, October 17. Dinner wil
be served at noon
Air Show To Feature
Band Fund Now
The Murphy school band fund
now totals $2, 172. and the follow
ing contributions have been made
sinee last week's paper:
Mi. and Mrs. E. A.
A Friend 5.00
Ann Phillips 5.00
Singing To Be
Held On Sunday
The semi-annual C h e r o k e c
County singing convention will be
held at Peachtree school auditor
ium on Sunday. October 10. There
will be singers from Canton:
Blairsville, Ga : Coppcrhill. Tenn :
Epworth. Ga : Blue Ridge. Ga.:
McCaysvillc. Ga.: Hiawassee. Ga.:
Maryville. Tenn.; Gastonia.
Cherokee. Haywood. Macon, and
Graham counties will be represent
At the Methodist conference in
Hi ;h Point last week, three1
minister- serving in this county
v ere re-assigned to their charges
The Rev. C C. Washam was
i eturncd to Andrews for his sixth
? ? . The .lev W B. nny wa
returned to Murphy for his
-econd year. The Rev. Alfred
Smith was appointed to have
barge of the Murphy circuit,
which was combined with Hiwassec
RALEIGH ? The North Carolina
Dairy Foundation, in its annual
session at N. C. State College
Saturday, re-elected George S.
Coble of Lexington as its president
and cited dairy farming and proces
sing as factors which will lift the
State's living standards.
Other officers who were named
to work with Coble in advancing
the Foundation's objectives are
Mose Kiser of Greensboro, vice
president: J. G. Yann of Raleigh,
treasurer; and R D. Beam of
Funeral services for Montgomery
Thomas. 45. who died Thursday at
his home at Ranger following an
illness of several weeks, was held
at \It. Zion Baptist church Satur
day at 2 p. m.. with the Rev. Cal
vin Thompson officiating Burial
was in the church cemetery with
Townson funeral home in charge.
Surviving are the parents. Mr.
and Mrs. W. 1 Thomas: five broth
trs. Carl. Harold and Clifton of
Ranger. John of Mineral Bluff.
Ca., and Burt of Gastonia; two
sisters. Mrs. Mary Thomas and
Mrs. Martha Stiles of Gastonia.
. The following Murphy Lions
fttended a cabinet meeting oi
District 31 -A in Black Mountair
Sunday: R. W. Easley. Mercer Fain
rnd H. G. Elkins. They were
' accompanied by Mrs. Fain anc
Rev. A. Rufus Morgan of
, Franklin, rector of the Episeopa
- 1 Church of the Messiah here, ii
i attending a meeting of the
I ; Southeast Synod of Churches ir
On Baptist Hour
"With Christ in Business" will
he the subject of "The Baptist
Hour" for October 10. with W.
Maxey Jarman ol' Nashville.
Tennessee as speaker, it is an
nounced by the Radio Commission
of the Southern
tion, Atlanta. S
F. Lowe. Direc
station WSB at
8:30 A. M EST.
The Baptist Hour
series, "Christ is
Layman's Day. in
cooperation with the Baptist
Brotherhood of the South; and a
million men and boys are expect
to be in the listening audience
preceding their attendance in
Bible school and church services.
M. Jarman. one of the South's
i lit standing laymen, is Chairman
(?f the deacons of the First Baptist
Church. Nashville, a Vice President
o! the Southern Baotist Conven
tion. and Chairman of the General
I Bright Raper
Taken By Death
William Bright Rape r. CD.
prominent Murphy citizen, died at
his home here at 9 n. m. Friday,
after an illness of several weeks.
About six weeks a 20 he suffered
i stroke from which he never re
Funeral services were held at
Maggie > Chapel at Little Brass
town at 2 o'clock Monday after
noon with the Rev. Alfred Smith
and the Rev. John Stransberry
officiating. Burial was in the
(hurch cemetery with Townson
funeral home in charge
Mr. Raper. son of the late Mr
and Mrs. Tom Raper. piioneer
lamily. was a large land owner,
and owned considerable property
in Murphy. He operated a small
Surviving are the widow. Mrs.
Verdie Stalcup Raper: one son.
Porter '"'Smilin' Red'*) Raper; six
brothers. Lon. Clifton, and Ernest
of Oak Park. Gano of Washington.
D. C.: Martin of Patrick, and
James of Murphy. Route 2: four
sisters. Mrs Mary C. Carroll ol
Viniata, Okla.; Mrs. Lizzie Reed
of Patrick. Mrs. Julia Runion ol
Turtletown. Tenn.. and Mrs Luis
Stiles of Oak Park, and one grand
son. Kdward Raper of Gardenia
Nephews were pallbearers, anc
nieces were flower girls.
Final Rites Held
For Mrs. Laney
Funeral services were held Mon
day at 2 p. m. at Little Brasstowi
church for Mrs. Verdie Louis*
Laney. 51 of Marble, who die<
Saturday at 5 p. m. at a Murph;
The Rev. A. B. Lovell officiate*
c?nd burial was in the church cenic
; tery with I vie funeral home ii
i She is survived by the husbanc
Will T Laney: five sons. Thac
? Gid. Fred. Hoy and Carl, all o
I Murphy: four daughters. Mrs. Le<
'or Newton, Mrs Lionel McHai
and Misses Alice and Myrtle Lane
I all of Marble: 11 grandchildrer
[ | four sisters. Mrs. Elsie Dale an
I I Mrs. Howard Van Maaren (
5 ' Orlando. Fla., Mrs. Minnie Leor
? j ard and Mrs. J. C. Denton <
i i Bristol. Va . and one brother. Frc
Bivens of Bristol, Tenn.
<?? ANDREWS ? The first annual
air show, to be held at the An
drews-Murphy Air Park on Sun
day. October 10, is scheduled to
I begin promptly at 1:30.
Twentieth Century Airlines, with
headquarters at the Charlotte,
I Municipal Airport, will be in
! charge of the major portion of the
show. Their personnel are profes
sional show pilots, and will pro
vide an abundance of thrills for
the spectators' enjoyment. Their
Douglas DC-3 airliner, a 20-pas
senger giant, has proved a major
passenger attraction in previous
Oscar Meyers, veteran instruc
tor of Hendersonville, is hilarious
in his characterization of a
beginner pilot. Meyers is highly
comical in acts that only an ex
pert could safely perform.
To 20th Century's Joe Gibson,
also of Charlotte, will fall the task
of landing his plane on top of a
speeding automobile This hazard
ous stunt is made more exciting
because the platform built atop
the auto is hardly larger than the
auto itself. Joe's take-off from
the automobile is another act of
In a specially equipped biplane.
Perry Jones of Hendersonville will
do precision acrobatic maneuvers
with a smoke screen to mark his
flight path, while J. D. Edwards,
of the 20th Century team, will fall
thousands of feet before opening
his parachute in a 10,000-ft. delay
By agreement with air show
personnel. October 10 has been
made a "weather date". If the
j weather is bad. the show will be
! held the following Sunday, and
tickets will be honored on that
natc. ?? 1
Ne: proceeds f. o.n L'c? ei.
will go into a fund for lighting the
, Andrews Athletic field. The air
; -how is the first in a series of com
i n'unity entertainments to be spon
j ?ored by Andrews civic groups in
a drive to raise enough money for
; ; n adequate lighting installation.
Sponsoring organizations include
the following civic clubs: Rotary
Club. Junior Woman's Club, Ameri
can Legion. Konnahecta Club.
Chamber of Commerce, and NCEA
: members of the Andrews Schools.
Representatives from the spon
soring organizations will have
charge of all ticket sales for the
1 ; hove described event An inten
: sive advance ticket sales campaign
: will be carried on throughout
| Cherokee and neighboring coun
ties. There are approximately
twenty-five ticket sellers.
A district teacher's meeting will
be held in Asheville at Lee Ed
; wards hi sih school on Friday,
beginning at 2:00 p m. A second
session will begin at 10:00 p. m.
All teachers from the Murphy
City Unit will attend. The Murphy
! X. C. E. A. will be represented by
ihe following: President, Miss
Mary S Rule: Miss Roberta
| Spires; Mrs. L. W. Hendrix;
superintendent. 11 Bueck.
Mr. Bueck says the schools in
I the Murphy unit will be closed on
Friday, and that the day lost will
| be made up in the spring.
FIRST TELEVISION IN
1 WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
tl The first Television Receiver in
Macon county was demonstrated
I by T. T. Freck of Asheville. This
I Television Receiver was set up at
the Jones Lodge on Wynah nioun
? tain near Franklin, a distance of
! I around 100 air miles from WSB
y ' Tv. the Atlanta station.
1; Those present for the demonstra
d j tion were: Bill Hamrick of WWNC:
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Martin, of
!? I Franklin: Ralph Owens of Ashe
ville; Bob Lewis of Highlands;
d Harry Robinson and T. T. Freck of