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Ml KPIIY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1!)48
TEN PAGES THIS WEEK
Red Cross Blood
The Cherokee County Chapter!
(ij the American Red Cross held
.si annual meeting Tuesday eve
ning at First Methodist church,
when the principal subject for dis
cussion was the Blood Program
that will be initiated for Western
North Carolina with a center in
Asheville early next year. Partici
pating in the discussion were: Dr.
Charles Van Gorder and Dr. J. F.
McGimpsey of Andrews; Dr. B.
W. Whitfield. Dr. Marvin Nathan,
Dr. Helen Wells. Dr. F. V. Taylor,
and Mrs Marjie Witherspoon of
The following officers were re
elected to serve the chapter anoth
er year: Miss Addie Mae Cooke,
chairman; Mrs. T. A. Case, vice
chairman; Mrs. C. W. Savage,
secretary; and W. M. Davis, treas
urer. These oifficers were nominat
ed by a committee composed of:
H Bueck. chairman; Sister Virginia
Hetherington. and Mrs. H. G. El
New by-laws. suggested by
American Red Cross, were adopt
ed by the chapter.
Mrs. H. G. Elkins. home service
chairman, reported that during the
past fiscal year the home service
office rendered the following ser
vices Number of cases: 401; of
which 214 were for men in ser
vice 193 for veterans, and 23 for
civilians; financial assistance and
referral service; helping in filling
out applications for family allow
ance and other government bene
fits assisting with communications
between servicemen and family
when other means are not avail
able. or at times when n^imil
means are not ^'ccessful; assist
ing serv icemen and their depend
ents by providing military and
naval authorities with social
historic* required for medical and
psychicatrie treatments and mak
ing report on home conditions.
Treasurer W M Davis reported
:.V following expenditures from i
Oct 1 1 947. through June 30. 1948: !
Horn* service, including salaries,
loans ( lvilian assistance, telephone
and telegraph and office supplies.
S1.83t; 76; water safety. $11; hospi
tal and recreation. $81.95; disaster l
relief S15; campaign expense, ;
$80.70. stationery. $9.8(i; confer- j
tnce>. $51.13; and remitted to
National headquarters as its part
of fund campaign receipts. $576.93.
making a grand total of expendi
The report of the Junior chair
man. Mrs. H. Bueck. was read by
Mrs c W. Savage. The Junior
Red Cross reported collections of
$44.35 in the 1948 enrollment. It
Plans to make a contribution of
S25 to Veterans Hospitals at Oteen
and Swannanoa for Christmas; and
??fter the holidays several grades
Plan to pack boxes for shipment to j
school children in occupied Ger- j
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The Smoky Mountain Home
Economics association met recent
ly in Murphy with the local home
economists as hostess. The dinner
v.as prepared and served by the
advanced Food Class under the
<upervision of Mrs. H. Bueck.
Miss Gertrude Flanagan, Chero
kee Indian School and Chairman
of the group, presided. Miss
Virginia Kight of Hayesvile was
elected to fill the vancy of secre
tary for the coming year.
Reports were heard from Mrs
H. Bueck. Miss Velma Beam and
Miss Meredith Whitaker on the
recent State Home Economics
<onvention held in Asheville on
November 5 and 6th.
Members present included: Miss
Gertrude Flanagan. Miss Ethel
Garnett, Cherokee: Miss Pansy
Deal. Mrs Philip Britinall. Mrs.
Jane Light. Bryson City: Miss
Carolyn Corry. Miss Frances Barr,
Franklin: Miss Velma Beam. Miss
Virginia Kight. Hayesville: Miss
Nellie .lo Carter. Mrs. Inez Mar
tin. Robbinsville. Miss Meredith
Whitaker. Mrs. Lillian Ashe. An
drews: Miss Mary Cornwell. Miss
Louise Matthews, and Mrs. II
Bueck. Murphy; Mrs Marion
Jones Wilson. Hi was see Dam
The group accepted the invita
tion of Swain County home
economists to meet in Bryson City
on the 3rd week in Januan
Win Debate At
Misses Dorothy Palmer and Sara
King students at Young Harris
C ollege. and members of t he Susan J
B Literary Society, were two ot j
the three girls selected to complete
against three older members of
the Society last Wednesday night
in the first debate of the Society I
this year. Following the decision!
of the judges they recieved the
honors and congratulations of the!
To Meet Parents
A W. Allen, executive of Daniel
Boone Council of Boy Scouts in
Western North Carolina, is coming
from Asheville to meet with Mur
phy parents of boys of Cub age
lor an organization meeting. The
meeting will be in the Recreation
Koom of the Library at (5:45 on
Wednesday. December 8
E, F And G Drivers Must Be
Re-Licensed By December 31
If your last name is either Ed
vards. Fuller, Green, or anything
('.so beginning with E. F. or G,
.vou'd better visit your nearest ,
driving license examiner right
You have only until midnight oi
December 31 to take a new driv- 1
Jnn examination according to the j
Motor Vehicle Department, and j
if you don't get it now. along with ;
your Christmas shopping, you may j
->nd that the lines get awfully'
long near the end of December. j
That was the word of warning ;
l"day from Motor Vehicle Commis
sioner I,, c. Rosser. who said the
E. F. and G group of drivers had
1 >en slow to report to the examin- 1
stations. This group began i
taking their examinations on July j
1 and .will be given through I
After that date, if any E. F. or j
(l driver is caught driving on an
?'d license, he will be found guilty
a misdemeanor and will be
>ned n0t tjlan 525, or im
JJ^ned for 30 days. or both, at |
? e discretion of the court.
Commissioner Rosser said that
the examining stations would be
closed two or three days around
Christmas, and urged motorists to
gel their licenses now. while the
examiners are not rushed. He
said at the end of each of the
previous examining periods, long
lines had formed and motorists
bemoaned the fact that they had
not visited the license examiner
The schedule of R W. Rector,
local examiner, is as follows Mon
day and Tuesday. Murphy: Thurs
day and Friday. Andrews.
Beginning on January 1 and
continuing through June 30. 1949.
the H. I, J. and K drivers will be
relieensed. Other examining
L and M ? July 1 through
December 31. 1949
N. (). p. and Q ? January 1
through June 30, 1950
R. S. and T ? July 1 through
December 31. 1950
U. V. W. X. Y. and 7 ? Janu
ary 1 through June 30. 1951.
Mrs. (1. W. Cover
Is Speaker At
Mrs. C. W. Cover of Andrews
was among the speakers in a pub- 1
iic welfare forum of the Western '
District at George Vanderbilt hotel I
in Asheville Tuesday. Attending
from this county besides Mrs j
Cover were: Mrs. Laura Freeman, I
welfare superintendent, of Murphy. |
and Mrs. Lucy Laughter of An- j
Mrs. E. L. McKee
Taken By Death
Mrs. E L McKee, state senator
from her district, died unexpected
ly Saturday at her home in Sylva.
Funeral services were held Monday
afternoon from the Sylva Metho
dist church and burial was in
Keener cemetery. Mrs. McKee
was well known here and had many
friends in this county.
Because of the heavy rain
Saturday night and Sunday, riv
ers in Cherokee county were
swollen Sunday afternoon and I
night, making some highways
impassable. No. 19 between j
Murphy and Marble was blocked
because of high water from Val
ley River, near Marble, and traf
fic travelled by Peachtree, en
countering high water at numer
ous points on that road?
At other places in the county
traveling was hazardous. By
Monday morning the water had
receded and traffic resumed.
Toys Should Be
Left At Library
Scoutmaster Hobart MeKeever
requests that people who have old
tcya to contribute to the Boy
Scouts for repairing and using for
Christmas gifts to underprivileged
children, leave them at Murphy
Mobile Post Office
The Rev. J. Alton Morris, pastor
?f First Baptist church, will preach
Minday morning at 11 o'clock on.
Jesus, the Man", and Sunday eve
ning at 7:30 o'clock on. "Jesus, the
Sunday School starts at 9:45 o'
clock Training Union at 6:30
Sunday, and mid-week Hour of
Power service at 7:30 Wednesday.
Preview of Sunday School lesson
is at 6:45 Wednesday, when the
youth and cherub choirs also
practice. Adult choir practice
follows the Hour of Power service
Campers and hunters were the
biggest single cause of forest
fires in North Carolina during
October. According '<> figures re
leased by the N C. Forest Ser
vice. campers and hunters started
34 of the 80 forest fires occurring
on State-protected land Smokers
were responsible for 17 other fires.
More than 10.000 acres of forest
land were burned over during the
month, resulting in an estimated
damage of $10,426. District Fores
ter Charles C. Pel tit. I of Dis
trict Nine, points out. however,
this figure does not take into con
sideration the damage done to wild
game within this forest area Co
Forest Warden Burnett urges all
hunters to use extreme care this
season while in the woods If
everyone will do his part to pre
vent forest fires by breaking all
matches before throwing them
away, crushing cigarette stubs, and
making sure camp fires are dead
t ut. this careless destruction of
wild game and the forest cover
can be avoided
To Attend Rally
Many Methodist younu people
from Murphy and this vicinity will
attend the Conference rally of three
districts in Ashcville Monday eve
ning at 7:30 o'clock. Rupert
Hoover, national youth leader, is
to be speaker and Bob Christy of
Andrews will conduct the worship.
Joins TTC Staff
I Major Vension G. Pullium.
! veteran of 9 years service, has
I been assigned to the S-l Section
of the Transportation Training
The highway post office which
v. as recently secured for Western
North Carolina, began operation
between Asheville and Blue Ridge.
The first trip was devoted to
handling "first-day covelrs'" for
I stamp collecting enthusiasts, and
regular mail service began on
The highway post offices have
built-in facilities sorting and
handling mail and will operate
much in the same manner as rail
way post offices.
The schedule from Asheville to
blue Ridge is a> follows: leave
Asheville. 5:15 a n arrive Enka.
5:34; Candler. ?"? 4ti. Canton. 6:07:
Clyde. 6:25: Lake .lunaluska. 6:40:
Waynesville. 7-02: Hazel wood. 7:10:
Balaam, 7:25; Sylva 7:52; Dills
boro. 7 58: Whiniei 8:23; Bryson
City. 8:41: Lauaila. 8:56: VVesser.
9:11: Xantahala. 9:32; Toptcm.
9:46: Andrews 10:06: Marble.
10:19: Tomotla. 1<>:29: Murphy.
1 0:23: Ranger 10:58: Culberson.
11:07: Mineral Blui'l. Ga.. 11:26:
and Blue Rid;.- Ga.. 1 1 40
From Blue R i < I -i t ' back to Ashe
ville. the highway post office will
leave Blue Rid-:-' at 12:30 p. m .
?nd will have the following sced
ule: Mineral Bluff 12:51: Culber
son. 1:10: Ranker. 1:19: Murphy.
1:36: Tomotla. 1 48: Marble. 1:58:
j Andrews. 2:13: Topton. 2:31: Nan
j Jahala. 2:45; Wesser. 3:06: Lauada.
| 8:33: Bryson City. 3:38; Whittier.
3 55 Dillsboro 4 20; Sylva. 4:27:
, Balsam. 4:52: Hazel wood. 5:08;
Waynesville. 5:21. Lake .luna
luska. 5:38: Clyde. 5:53: Canton.
6:12; Candler. 6:33: Enka. 6:45;
1 and arrive Asheville post office
J 7 p. m.
Wolf Creek PTA
Has Pie Supper
The Parent-Teacher association
) of Wolf Creek school held a pie
supper last Friday night and made
I a sum ol $27 for the school lunch
room. reports Mrs. Myrtle Moore.
Walter Mull was selected as the
ugliest man and Misses Barbara
Curtis and Helen Ledford. the
i Howse In Charge
Jimmie Howse is now in charge
ol the ticket office of the Smoky
Mountain bus station in Murphy,
succeeding Roy Styles, who has
accepted another position with the
company, in Chattanooga. Mr.
Howse also operates the cafe in
the bus station
Mr. and Mrs. Hight Moore Prof
fit and three children Evanston
Wyoming, en route from a visit tf
parents in Wilkes, were guests
here of Mr. and Mrs Lloyd Hen
New School Building Opens;
Prof. H. Bueck Speaks
Andrews Team On
On a beautiful Thanksgiving
clay, the Murphy Bulldogs tamed *
the Andrews Wildcats to a quiet 1
purr by a score of 13 to 0.
Fumble held back the over
anxious Bulldogs the first half but 1
they eame back in the second half
to push Andrews all over the i
Andrews came close to scoring
in the second quarter when, after
ecovering a Bulldog fumble, '
Butler caught a pass on the Mur- 1
phy 35 and traveled to the three J
1 efore he was tackled. There the
Bulldogs held the Wildcats four
straight down. That was the only
threat the Wildcats gave the
The second half was different j
altogether. After a sustain drive
from the Murphy 30, Carl Mero
ney did what Andrews' Butler
didn't do. he went over after
catching a pass on the Andrews'
twenty-yard line, for the first Bull
dogs score. Arrowood drove off j
tackle for the conversion giving i
Murphy a 7 point lead.
In the closing minutes of the ;
game Alexander took a short pass
from Thompson and lugged the
P'gskin 20 yards to the three
There on the second play he went
over for the Bulldogs second tally
The final score was Murphy 13
and Andrews 0.
Net Lions Club
Sum Of $1011
Murphy Lions duo announces
hat a total of $1011 10 has been
contributed to the Blind seal
fund as a result of letters and
eals sent to many Cherokee
tounty people President R. W
Kaslev states that because of
everal different groups working
on the list of names, there have
been some duplications, and a feu
people have received more than
(?ne letter He states that he
regret this error: it was not in
l ended that any individual receive
more than one letter Contribu
tions are still being received
Contributions since the listing
last week are:
S2-". Commonwealth Lumber Corp.
$10. H. F Bishop. Dr. W A
Hoover. Mr .and Mrs, S. Horowitz.
$5. C. E. Weir. Dr. Harry Dickey.
( V Rotfe. .h Mrs. Ruth R
Carroll. S X Bobo Sr . T A
S3. Dr. J. R Bell. Mr. and Mrs.
\. G. Brown. Anthony Fisher.
S2. Mr. and Mrs. Fred McGuire.
H !\i Harbin. Greene Grocery
Store. G YV. Harper. Fulton
Thomasson. Miss Marvie Walker.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hendrix.
S L Kisselburg. Standard Oil
Co.. J. H. Monteith. Mrs. Wanda
Patton McDonald. A Q Ketner.
Cherokee Cafe. Dr. and Mrs. W H
Scruggs. Howard Adair.
Si. Beit Whwter, tn Bert
Wheeler. Sam Williams. Mrs. R. 1
S Eskridge. Dr. Marvin Nathan. [
Guy W McNabb. Lon Raper. Mr. ;
.slid Mrs. W. P. Guyton. Miss j
Laura Nell Sherrill. Sidney Pierce. '
Mrs. J. 11 Hampton. Sidney Rad- j
ford. O B Ellis. Murphy Sanitary
Market. Floyd Oliver. Robert
Barker. Rev .1 Alton Morris. Fd
Waldroup. John A. Davidson. Mrs.
Ben L. Ray. Mr. Ben L Ray.
Joe F Ray. Pure Oil Service Sta .
A & P Tea Company. Herbert
Hatchett. Paul Rickett. Mrs. Paul
(Continued on pase 8)
: MFPPY CHPIVTMAS
Buy Christmas Seals
Ray To Be New
It has been unofficially reported
hat at the resignation of Howard
iV. Moody as postmaster of the
Murphy office, to take a rural mail 1
route, Joe E Ray will become j
Ylurphy's postmaster. Official an
nouncement is expected to be j
People are flocking to the
Mobile X-Ray unit of the State
Board of Health that is now in
the county making free X-Rays
to check for tuberculosis, states
Dr. Marvin Nathan, health offi
cer. At Robbinsville Tuesday,
between 275 and 300 people were
X-Ray; in Andrews Wednesday,
more than 350 were X-Ray and
many had to be turned away.
The lTnit will be in Murphy
Thursday and Friday and in
The Methodist College founda
tion of North Carolina of which
several from this eounty are
members, will meet in Winston
Salem Saturday. Among those
from here who will attend are:
The Rev \\\ B Pei.u> and Miss
Jeanne Penny. Others from the
county on the Foundation are: Bob
Christy. John Christy. John H.
Christy. Mrs Zeb Conley. An
drews: and Mrs T. A. Case. Mur
Miss Meredith Whitaker of An 1
drews will be one of the speakers (
at the Western district meeting of
the North Carolina Nutrition com
mittee at Battery Park hotel in |
A s-heville Saturday at 10 o'clock a |
m Dr Roy Norton, state health |
officer, will be the principal speak- (
Is For Needv
The Andrews American Legion
Post 97 and Brvson City All-Stars
will clash in a football game at
Murphy on Saturday night at 7:30.
The proceeds of this game will go
for the benefit of needy children
Supt H. Bueck was speaker at
the meeting of Murphy Parent
Teacher association Monday eve
ning. when the new school build
ing which is housing the primary
grades was first opened to the
public The Pa rent -Teachers' as
sociation, with several guests, met
in the assembly room of the new
building. Prior to the program,
those attending visited the various
class rooms. Ben Palmer, a mem
ber of the School Board, Mrs.
Palmer. Mrs. Peyton G. Ivie. and
the faculty assisted in showing the
visitors through the building.
With P.-T. A. Vice-President W
M. Davis presiding, the program
was opened by the singing of
Thanksgiving Prayer", "Lone
some Valley" and "America the
Beautiful" by the faculty chorus
and the devotional by D. F. Folger
of the Folk School. It was an
nounced that Mrs. Evelyn Patton's
room was winner of attendance
banner for having the most par
Mr. Bueck outlined the progress
of the school for the past 16 years.
He said that during that time
there has been a lethargy regard
ing schools; that in the first eight
years people were too busy trying
to make a living to take much
interest ,and that in the last eight
years people were too busy mak
ing money He said there is now
an awakening of interest, nation
wide as well as local. Stating that
the school population here has
more than doubled since 1932, he
told of the entirely inadequate
buildings and plant facilities that
The school is housed in one
building constructed in 1910 which
has 10 rooms that arc too small,
with poor lighting, and poor toilet
facilities and ha? a 'eaking rool':
one buiit in 1920 with 11 rooms,
in which practically the same
conditions exist; and the home
economics building constructed in
1938 which has three rooms,
showers and book storage. The
playground is too small for the
number of school pupils. At the
beginning of the year, before the
new building was ready for occu
pancy. the school had 35 teachers
with 24 classrooms. The superin
tendent stated that next year the
school will have four or five more
teachers and there will be no
classrooms lor them.
Mr. Bueck stated that the school
long ago reached the minimum
requirements for accreditment.
and that he never has to apologize
for his faculty. They have certifi
cate ratings that are above aver
age. he said.
Because of the efficient work of
the attendance officer and visiting
teacher, a project started last year
by the Parent -Teachers' associa
tion Mr. Bueck said that all the
children of school age are now
| enrolled in school
Following the program, the food
[ classes under the direction of their
teacher. Mrs H. Bueck. served
Development Of Hiwassee
State Park To Be Pushed
Western North Carolina As
sociated Communities, meeting in
( herokee Tuesdav voted to have
a special committee to appeal to
state officials in interest of further
development of Hiwassee State
Park at Hiwassce Dam and Mt
Mitchell State Park.
Promotion of tourist bureau
project, road and park improve
ments in Western North Carolina
a n d production of Cherokee
drama during summer were en
dorsed by the association
The group approved the proposal
of projects committee, headed by
Francis .1 lleazel of Asheville. that
tourist bureau project be pushed
to completion during the coming
This project contemplates the
c jtablishment of standards for
tourist accommodations and mak
ing available information where
ruch accommodations are located
Tlie WNCAC also voted to par
ticipate in requesting the resump
tion of road improvement work in
the national forests in Western
Necessary plans were formulated
for producing the Cherokee drama
during the coming season. Majority
of funds pledged during 1948 was
reported collected WNCAC mem
bers present said they were rea
sonably sure of completing the
collection of all pledges by Febru
Harry Davis, assistant director of
the Carolina Playmakers, was re
tained during the past summer as
director of the drama project, and
spent several weeks making detail
ed plans. Kermit Hunter of the
faculty of the University of North
Carolina has completed the
Harry E. Buchanan of Hender
sonvillc. president of the Chero
kee Historical Association, ex
plained the association is governed
ny a 21 -member board of trustees,
including representatives from 11
Western North Carolina Counties.
Governor Gregg R Cherry and
Samuel Selden. head of the Caro
lina Playmakers at Chapel Hill,
other sections of the State
(Continued on page 8)