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    The Cherokee Scout
Dedicated To Promoting Cherokee County
There is a new champion male
cake baker in Murphy. Dick Rich
ards took the crown from Police
Chief Neil Sneed in a hard fought
battle of the ovens last Friday. Mr.
Richards won the fur-lined flour
sifter with a coconut cake decorat
ed for Easter. The judges agreed
that Chief Sneed was a close sec
ond. Honorable mention for decora
tion was awarded to Hugh Hensley.
Hugh decorated his cake with ar
tifical grass and Easter eggs. In
all. there were six cakes entered in
th contest. There were several
stories of woe that arose out of
the contest. There were several
had to bake two cakes after the
first one failed a pass inspection.
Dr. Harry Dickey's entry arrived in
pieces after it tore up as he tried
to get it out of the pan. The men
will have an opportunity lo try their
skills again next year when the
champ has to defend his fur-lined
flour sifter.
The arrival of spring was al
ways celebrated with a flourish by
the pagans and some persons to
day feel that the rites should be
carried on. lake Steve Dickey.
4-year-old son of Dr. and Mrs.
Harry Dickey. It was a beautiful
day recently <<nd Steve was walk
ing in the field beside his home
when be spied a beautiful bunch
of blue flowers. Being a boy, he
had to investigate. Steve found
that the flowers looked good
enough to eat. So he ate them and
then his mother had lo give him
pink medicine o counteract the
stomach-ache caused by the blue
Two -waitresses bad a hot and
heavy argument in a local restau
rant recently. There was nothing
unusual in the argument. Not when
you consider the waitresses were
women and they were arguing over
who was the most attractive. Bob
bie Stalcup must have been declar
ed the winner because the other
waitress soon left the restaurant
for another jot.
It's a good thing that Hugh
Hensley is not casly discouraged.
Sunday was the first lime Hugh
had gone lo church in a year and
then he was accused of not con
ducting himself in a proper man
iner. Hugh dressed in his Easter
finery and braved Uie rainy
weather to attend church. When
he started to leave, he noticed
an umbrella which apparently had
been left behind. He asekd sever
al ladies If it belonged to them
and wh?n they said it did not. he
decided to turn H in as he left
U*e church. While walking up
the aisle, a lady approached him
and said, "Young man, do you
know whose umbrella you are
?wiping? It belongs to me. It's
bad enough that you come to
church only once a year and then
when you do. you try to swipe
someone's umbrella.''
Spring Is For Kids?
Jot Ra.v and Hugh Penland shov. that Ihe kids are not the only
ones who wear out their pants knees hy shooting marbles. The pair
ot adult marble suooiers are shown as lliev take a few minutes off
from getting the mail through for the joys of marble shooting in the
spring time. The game was loeated behind the Post Office.
Operation Bootstrap Calls For
3.000 Volunteers In Area
An appeal was made recently for
3.000 volunteers in the 12 western i
North Carolina counties to help with
"Operation Bootstrap" on May 1
and 2.
Individuals wanting to help with j
the region-wide project, which seeks
to raise $100,000 to promote new |
industry fer Western North C'aro- 1
lina, are asked to mail a postal card {
to "Operation Bootstrap", P. O. !
Box 140, Waynesvillc, N. C., or get
in touch with their county director. I
Counties participating in the ef
fort are Buncombe. Cherokee, Clay
Graham. Haywocd, Henderson,:
Jackson, Macon. Madison, Polk
Swain and Transylvania.
I The directors in Cherokee County
are N. H. Barnes and Dr. W. R.
Meanwhile, the presses are grind
ing out 75.000 booklets that tell
the story of "Operation Bootstrap",
its objectives and the roles Western
North Carolinians may play in mak
ing it a success.
These booklets will be distributed
over the 12 counties on April 24 by
school children.
Only a small sacrifice on the
part cf each person will assure the ?
success of "Operation Bootstrap".
The "heart" of the program is ask
ing each person to give up a pack
and a half of cigarettes or a carton
<il soft drinks and contributing thej
3S cents to the campaign. In this j
way. every mail, woman and child '
will be able to play a part in the;
overall development of Western
North Carolina as an "industrial
Recognizing that Western North
Carolina is losing most of its young
pecple to more heavily industrial
areas because of an inability to pro
vide jobs for them, the backcrs of
"Operation Bootstrap" pl^n to use
most of the $100,000 to equip a
traveling industrial exhibit contain
ing products cf the area. This trac
tor-trailer arrangement and a com
pctent director lo act as a "sales
man" for W. N. C., will be sent all
over the United States for a year,
showing industrial prospects what
the people of W. N. C. can do.
"Operation Bootstrap" volunteers
w ill be iis!<ed to conduct door-to-door
campaigns in their counties. Each
volunteer will be assigned a special
collection can, pre-numbered to
prevent loss. These cans also will
be located at strategic spots, like
county stores, etc., over the area
fjr the benefit of those the volun
teers do net contact.
Every Western North Carolinian
contributing to the fund, will be
given a small green and white
k:pel pin. signifying that he 'has
helped "Operation Bootstrap".
While "Operation Bootstrap" is
the brainchild of one individual, i
Waynesville industrialist Heinz Roll
man, its development for the past j
year has demanded the interest and |
efforts cf scores of individuals in !
each of the 12 counties participat
They all have, however, one thing
in common ? they recognize the
crying need for more industry to
keep the area's young people from
leaving for other sections of the
country to seek jobs.
"Operation Bootstrap" is adminis
tered by the W.N.C. Industrial De
velopment Corporation, a non-profit
organization. None of its officers re
ceive compensation of any kind.
The incorporators of the corpora
tion are Larry Cagte. of Clyde;
John R. Gove, of Hendersonville;
T. N. Massie and Woody Hampton
fo Sylva; J. P. Brady and Sam Gib
son of Franklin: Henry J. Truett
and J. C. Keeter of Bryson City;
Nod J. Tucker and Heinz Rollman,
of Waynesville: and J. D. Walker
of Hayesville.
In addition, the regular governing
board has directors from each of
the 12 counties, so each county has
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?Photo by Crisp Studio
APRIL 1959
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With A Mower From A
Selection Of All Types
From Posh Models To
Riding Mowers At
MISS SUE KlN<i. daughter of Mr. ind Mrs.
O. H. King, Route 4, Murphy.
County Grand Jury Calls Two School Buildings
Dangerous; Lunch Room Needs Replacing
Frank Maennle
Andrews High
Frank Mactinlc. the man whit dc- 1
veloped Andrews liu'h into the ;
state Class A football champs in
three years, will coach at Tryon
Mill this fall.
The hiring of Maennle as head
football and basketball coach at
Tryon was announced over the
week-end by W. S. Hamilton, super
intendent of rnyon schools. In mak- 1
ing the announcement, Hamilton
stated that Maennle had been high
ly recommeuoed as a teacher as
well as a coach and added that he {
felt Tryon extremely fortunate in
getting him to till the bill.
A native of Kearney. N. J.. Maen
nle holds a Class A teaching certifi
cate. He graduated from Eastern
Carolina College where he majorod
in physical education and history.
While at East Carolina he played
football. In football he played full
back and end and was named to
the North State Conference all-star
Upon graduation he served a
year as coach at Asheville-Biit
more Junior College. When Ashe
villc-Biltmore dropped football he
went to work as a salesman at
Swift and Company until lie accep
tted a teaching and coaching posi
tion at Andrews.
In three years at Andrews he
compiled a 25-6-3 record. In his
first season his football team had
a 7-2-1 mark. In 1957 it was 5-4-1
and during the past season the
Wild-cats posted a 13-0-1 record
in giving the Smoky Mountain Con
ference and Western North Carolina
its first state Class A football
A veteran of World War II. Maen
nle is married and has three child
ren. He and his family are expect
ed to move to Tryon shorty after
the end of the school term. He will j
direct and supervise a recreation
program at Harmon Field during
the summer.
Contacted in Andrews following
the announcement of his being ob
tained for the Tryon job, Maennle
expressed his appreciation to the
Andrews school officials, faculty
and residents for the fine support
tjiat they had given him and his
teams and stated that he felt the
Tryon position was a step up the
ladder in his coaching career.
Pictured is the Science Club oi Murphy Elementary School.
Tlir croup is one of the groups that will be shown on television dur
ing National Library Week using the school library. The Murphy
Elementary School library was one of the ten in the state itickad
to be shown on TV.
Ann Pullium
Jaywc Koad-E-0
ANDREWS ? The Andrews Jay
cces held their first Teen-age
Koad-e-o at the Berksliire Parking
Area Saturday March 28 at 1:30
Ann Pullium won first place. Sec
ond place -was won by Vicki Derre
lierry and Martha Derrcberfy won
third. Ted West had the high score
for the boys. Eight boys and girls
entered the hoad-e-o.
The cars were turnished by Dickey
Chevrolet Company and Reece
Motor Company. Members of the
N. C. State Highway Department
served as judges
Miss Pullium will represent the
Andrews Jaycees in the State Teen
age Road-e-o at High Point June 6.
There will be a called meeting
of Cherokee Lodge 146 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday for second degree work.
AU master Masons arc asked to
smv mmm
Sealed: Truett, Withers ponn, Trurlt
Standing: Freel, Buchanan, Sharp. Hawk, KnUer
Andrews Jaycess Installed At Banquet
Hear Speech By State President
ANDREWS ? Marvin B. Koonro
Jr. of Raleigh. State president of
North Carolina Jaycees, addressed
the Andrews Junior Chamber of
Commerce Saturday night March
28 in ceremonies at their Charter
Night meeting at the Marble
School cafeteria.
Introduced by Bill Morris, presi
dent of the Asheville Jaycees. Mr.
Koonce traced the progress of
Jaycees back to its beginning, 40
years ago in St. Louis, Mo., when
they exercised discretion In build
ing playgrounds, hospitals, and lay
ing the foundation for future acti
Id calling attention to the goals
of the Jaycees he said, "happiness,
freedom and peace of mind can
only be obtained by sharing with
others", that "heredity is great,
but trust is greater".
He pointed out that we look far
geniuses in science and religion In
other communities, that we should
also be mindful and emphasize the
talents we have at hand. He urged
the young men to work together to
understand the thoughts of otheri
and said, growing in the truest
sense is growin in grace."
He closed his talk by presenting
the two charters from both the U.S.
and the North Carolina Jaycees to
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Rules Announced
For Wagon
Train Celebration
Come June 1st, Murphy will look
like the Frontier Town of Tomb
There is alk of developing a
"Boot Hill' so they can lay out the
lossers in the street battles that
are expected to take place.
Murphy has voted to spend the
entire week prcceeding July 4th
behaving like a frontier town. All
of the men will have mustaches,
beards, or side burns and be wear
ing cowboy hats; the women will
be wearing cowboy hats, bonnets,
and complete Frontier Girl cos
Murphy expects from 15 to 20
thousand persons to visit its town
over July 4th, ail due to the Wagon
Train event.
After June 1st, 1959 the cow
boys will take over and Marshall
Law will be declared, all in jest, of
The Tellico to Murphy Wagon
Train Committee has released its
list of rules and regulations which
will be in effect after June 1st,
and these regulations are as fol
(1) All men must grow mus
taches, beards oi side burns. Those
who frown on such practice will be
allowed to buy a $5.00 shaving
license. Those who do not comply
will be confined in the American
Legion Stockade;
(2) During the week of July 4th
the men must wear cowboy hats,
and these will !ie on sale by the
Cherokee Garden Club;
(3) Women are required to
wear bonnets wriicn will be on sale
by the Murphy Business 4 Profes
sional Womens Club;
141 During the week of July
4th women will be required to
wear complete frontier costumes;
<51 A11 persons will be requir
ed to wear the official Wagon
Train "Button" which will be on
sale shortly by the Murphy Busi
ness & Professional Womens Club
at the price of 25 cents.
Kenneth Dockery
To New Battalion
Army Pvt. Kenneth M. Dockwy,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Dock
ery, Murphy, Route 3, recently was
assigned to the 91st Engineer Bat
talion at Fort Belvoir, Va.
Dockery. a driver in the batta
lion's Headquarters and Service
Battery entered the Army in Oc
tober 1958 and wis last stationed
at Fort Jackson. S.C.
The 22-year-old soldier attended
Murphy High School.
Grand Jury Reports That County Jail
Is In Very Bad Condition, Unsanitary
The Grand Jury called two school buildings dangerous and called
for replacing the school lunchroom in their March 30 report.
The Grand J\iry said the school administration building is in need
of repairs and that Texanua school is dangerous for children.
The report said that the adminis
tration building neeCs new plaster
and the floor needs replacing. The
columns are also in need of replac
It also listed the County jail as
in very bad condition. The Jail, the
report stated, is in need of new
matresses and blankets. Inmates are .
complaining of the food, it continu
The prison caiup. the report stated
is in "fine condition."
Sanitation at the County Jail is
very bad the report continued.
Waste water stands on the floors
and the drains arc stopped up, the
report stated.
The auditorium in the school ad
ministration building, is also in bad
condition. The ceiling is falling, the
?report said.
The old wooCen school building
at Andrews "is in bad condition,"
according to the report. It was term
ed a fire hazard and should be dis
posed of.
Following is the complete Grand
Jury report with J. A. Greene as
We the Grand Jury, do hereby
find the following:
Murphy School: Administration
Building needs new plaster, ceiling
very bad, floor needs replacing,
roof leaks, the auditorium has very
bad ceiling, the c?ittng falling, the
columns need replacing (danger
Lunchroom? Needs replacing.
County Jail: Needs cleaning up,
waste water stands on floor, as
drains stopped up. Windows are out,
needs new matresses and blankets.
Sanitation bad, no toilet paper,
drains stopped up. Inmates com
plaining of food, very bad.
Prison Camp: In fine condition.
Court House: Negro toilet needs
lights, cleaning and painted, and
plaster on ceiling falling.
Andrews School: The old wooden
building in bad condition ? it is a
bad fire hazard should be dis
posed of.
Texanna School: Middle section
rolling doors ready to fall, danger
ous for children. Needs new heater,
ccal buckets, and lock on back door.
Needs painting, door steps in very
bad condition. Roof leaks.
School buildings in other parts of
the county are new buildings.
Clerk Superior Court: Audit on all
Guardianships all right except one
? Ray Anderson. Guardian for
Margie Dean Dale and Ray Hardin.
Respectively submitted by the
Grand Jury, tms the 30th day of
March. 1959.
Andrews Girl
To Play
In Tournament
Madge Barton, a senior at An
drews High School, lias been select
ed to participate in the Naiional
Amateur Athletic Union Invita
tional Basketball Tournament being
held this week in St. Joseph, Mo.
Miss Barton is playing with the
Tom Boys of Atlanta. This organ
ization is not a professional team
but is a member of the National
Amateur Athletic Union whose mem
bers include the top amateur teams
cf the nation.
Participating in the tournament
are 40 teams. From these, the All
American girls basketball team is
Miss Barton was recommended to
the Tom Boys by Neal H. Barnes,
Executive Secretary of the Murphy
Chamber of Commerce. She had
been scouted throughout the past
high school season.
The Andrews High School girls'
basketball team has won the Smoky
Mountain Conference Championship
and the Smoky Mountain Tourna
, mem championship for the past five
Miss Barton was selected this year
as the Outstanding Player of the
SMC. During the regular season she
averaged 24 points per game.
Miss Barton will return home on
Saturday. She is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Barton of
To Consider
Building Addition
Murphy Presbyterians are to con
sider an addition to the education
al building at a meeting of the
congregation after morning worship
The congregation is also to act
upon the budget at this meeting.
"Abiding in Christ" is the theme
of the message of Robert A. Pot
ter. minister, at morning worship.
The church service is being broad
cast over WKRK during April.
Members of the sub-committee
that have worked on building plans
include: Elmer Kilgore. chairman.
Mrs. E. H. Brumby, Mrs. R. H.
Foard, Holland McSwain and W. A.
Weed Parking. -A.
I rea
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Dear Mr. Editor:
I'll bet a lot nl folks in Murphy saw the light last Saturday
and realized that we need an off street parking lot lo take care
of the people who come to town.
Why. it Jk'as all but impossible to find a parking spot. Now.
I know that iflwas an unusual day that don't come too often right
now but whag about this summer or next when we start getting
some tourist wade? It'll be awfully easy for a feller to drive on
through rather than park three or four blocks out of the way and
then walk back to town.
Then, too. What will we do for parking space when we get
the stores and factories we would like to have in. this area. Hack,
there won't be no place for customers to park and shop. Since
most ever body does drive cars these days. It seem* like the least
Murphy could do la provide parking space for these, cars. s
And once we get the stores here that will |R?vlda> the sur
rounding area with all the goods they want and a lot of fbtksstop
driving to Asheviile or Knoxvflle, we are going to hav* trigger and
bigger crowds to take care of. This will mean more business ' fo* .
everybody but * tot of these folks might get awfully
if they drive 30 or 30 miles to shop in Murphy and fU
can't get a parking (pot
I noticed lately, there are stil cars parked i
the street*. Wonder If the Town Board of
changed their miad about cars parking there?
t, <? I. D. CUM

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