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VOLUME 69 ? NUMBER 49 ' MURPHY, N. C., THURSDAY, JULY 7, 1960 8 PAGES THIS WEEK PUBLISHED WEEKLY
SUNDAY, JULY 1*
Joint Services of First Metho
dist Church and Presbyterian
will he held at First Methodist
MONDAY. JULY 11
CM P. M.
Rotary Club will meet at the
Family Restaurant on Andrews
7:M P. M.
Hie Ruth Bagwell Circle ol
First Baptist Church will meet
?t the home of Mrs. J. B. Fish.
TUESDAY, JULY 11
4:M P. M.
Youth Fellowship will meet at
the Prtsbyterian Church.
?:? P. M.
Murphy Lions club will meet at
the recreation hall of First Meth
7 P. M.
Senior Pioneer Youth Fellow
ship will meet at the Presbyter
7-.M P. M.
Use Frankie Martin Circle o(
the First Baptist Church will
meet at the home of Mrs. Ruby
7:J? P. M.
"Hie Elizabeth Hale Circle of
the First Baptist Church will
have their annual picnic at the
home of Mrs. Claude Monteith
8 P. M.
TV Ruth Swan Circle of First
Baptist Church wilt meet at the
home of Mrs. Loren Davis.
S P. M.
Circle No. 2 of the First Metho
dist Church will meet with Mrs.
W. S. Cann at the home of Mrs
WEDNESDAY, JULY 1J
r.t* p. m.
Mid-week services at Presby
7:M P. M.
Prayer Sen-ice at First Baptist
7:? P. M.
Mid-weelr service at First
? P. M.
Choir Practice at First Baptist
? P. M.
Choir Practice at Presbyterian
Choir Practice at First Metho
dist Church. ,
Wagon Train Largest In History
Rev. Elmer Greene, New
Baptist WNC Missionary
Rev. Elmer Greene, who has
recently been called as Asaoci
ational Missionary of Western
North Carolina and West Liberty
Baptist Associations, arrived July
1 at the Truett Home near Hayes
REV. ELMER GREENE
ville where he will reside and
maintain the associational office.
Mr. Greene is scheduled to de
liver the sermon as guest speaker
at the First Baptist Church in
Murphy next Sunday, July 9.
Accompanying him was his
family, which includes his wife,
Lena and their daughter, Kathy,
age 7. Their son. Dwight. age 18.
will join them later after serving
on the staff at the Ridgecrest
Baptist Assembly during the sum
Mr. Greene, a native of Jack
son County. North Carolina, at
tended Mars Hill College, and re
ceived his B.A. degree from Car
son Newman College, Jefferson
City. Tennessee. He has also
completed some work at the
Southern Baptist Theological
Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky,
Mrs. Greene has attended classes
at Mars Hill College and The Car
ver School of Missions and Social
After completing military ser
vice in 1946, Mr. Greene was or
dained in the ministry by the
Allen's Creek Baptist Church.
Wawnesville, North Carolina. His
pastoral experience includes the
Woodland Baptist Church, Clyde,
North Carolina, the Ratcliff Cove
Baptist Church, Waynesville,
North Carolina, the North Cum
berland Baptist Church. Lafol
lette, Tennessee, the Evergreen
and Red Oak Baptist Churches.
Appomattox. Virginia, and the
Black Walnut Baptist Church.
Cluster Springs, Virginia. He also
j served as Associational Mission
I arv for the Haywood Baptist As
'sociation from 1930 through 1956.
1 In addition to maintaining the
associational office at Hayesville.
where he will be available for
conferences. Mr. Greene will also
be available, as his time and
! schedule permits, for counsel and
j assistance to any of the churches j
1 in the Western North Carolina
.and West Liberty Baptist Associ
ations upon their invitation.
Fred Honeycutt's Body
Found In Hiwassee Lake
The body of Fred Shelby
Honeycutt. 40, of BurnsviUe. who
disappeared June 15 while fishing
in Hiawassee Lake was discovered
Sunday at 2:45 p.m.
The body was discovered be
tween Points 5 and 6 by T. E.
Hiberts and Wendell T. Patter
son of Suit, who were in a boat.
They were not searching for the
body when it was found. The
i body had surfaced about 80 feet
; from the bank, and about 600
yards from the site where Honey
cutt had been camping with com
panions from Burnsville when he
A coroner's jury ruled that
Honeycutt had died by acciden
Chicks Stun Cubs; Braves
And Bombers Win By One
The Chicks of the National
league scored easily throughout
the game, last week in beating
the Cubs 14 to S. The winning
pitcher for the Chicks was H. Tip
ton. Tipton also scored three
rum. Losing pitcher was Morris.
Others in the lineup for the Chicks
were Holland. If; Hogan, lb; Tip
ton, rf; Hatchett, 3b; Barnett, c;
Watson, ss; Carringer, cf: and
Lassiah. 2b. Hatchett scored
three times while Lassiah scored
In the lineup for the Cubs? Hill,
cf; Timpson, 3; Cooke, lb; Ken
hart, ss; White. 2b; Beavers. If;
Crawford, c; Chambers, rf. Kep
hart relieved Morris as pitcher.
The Chicks took another game
from the Pirates to move into un
disputed possession of first place
in die National League. The
score in <ive game was 7 to 3.
The Chicks are undefeated. Las
siah. E. Tipton, and Carringer
carried the big sticks, scoring
three runs apiece. Barnett scored
the other run. In the Pirate line
up. Radcliff, Wayne Palmer, and
Wagner scored one run apiece.
Others in the lineup for the Pi
rates were Fox. cf: Reed. 3b;
Farmer, ss; Radcliff, c; Wayne
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Palmer, p; Wagner, lb; Penland.
2b; Linsey, If; and Davis, cf.
This was an American League
The Bombers o I the Pony
League played nip and tuck with
the Lions and finally won out 4
In other National play, the
Braves won over the Giants, 2
to 1. Bill Cheney was the winning
pitcher; Stiles the loser. The
Giants only run was scored by
Dockery. Others in the Giant
lineup are Baker, ss; Jordan,
Smith, Stiles, Potter, Sutton,
Dockery, and Swansoo. For the
winners. Hensley at shortstop;
Dickey, lb; Akin. 2b; Cheney, p;
Alexander, c; Little, 3b; Smith,
i If; Craig, of; and English, rf.
GAMES NEXT WEEK
Thursday, July 7
] Cubs-White Sox.
Friday, July 8
Monday, July 11
Tuesday . July 12
There were 105 wagons in all in this yeor's Telli- i
co Ploins to Murphy Woaon Train. On* of the wag
ons was drawn by oxen. The vost majority of the wag
on* participating were from Tennessee. Andrews, N.
C., supplied most of the wogons from North Carolina
in this year's train. Three teams were forced to drop
out before the train reached Murphy
MISS WAGON TRAIN 1960 AND COURT
Pretty Miss Jeonette Johnson of Murphy, second from left, wos crowned Miss i
Wagon Tro in 1960 by Miss Charlene Davidson, Miss Wagon Train 1959 (far
right). Others shown, left to right, are Miss Jane Wear, Mi^s Tellico Plains and <
runnerup in the Miss Wagon Train Contest, Miss Johnson, Miss Donna Sue Holt,
Junior Miss Wogon Train runnerup from Tellico Plains, Tenn., Miss Kenny Jone <
Dovis, Miss Junior Wagon Train, and Miss Davidson. I
Four awards of scholarships for
nursing education, totaling $1,000.
leave more than four-fifths of
Asheville-WNC nursing scholar
ship funds still unclaimed for the
1%0-61 nursing school year, it
was announced at the office of
Health Careers for Western North
Two awards announced today j
are the annua! $300 grants of
Olin Mathieson Chemical Cor
poration and two are grants from
the James G. K. McClure Educat
ional and Development Fund.
Other sources include Asheville
and other community civic aclubs.
county medical societies and
their auxiliaries, additional indust
ries, nurses association at district
levels and national, federal and
state agencies. Their apportion-'
ments exceed $3,000 available in
Asheville and the WNC area.
Application forms for scholar
ship aid are available at hospital
schools of nursing and at the
office of Health Careers for West
ern North Carolina. Parkway Of
fice Building. Acceptance for
training at the school of the stud
ent's choice generally precedes
application for scholarship assist
Miss Barbara Schmidt, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Sch
midt of Brevard, and Miss Linda
McCrary, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Gene McCrary of RFD 1,
Horse Shoe, are the winners of
the Olin Mathieson grants for this
year Miss Schmidt will study
at Memorial Mission Hospital
School of Nursing and Miss Mc
Crary will study at Greenville
General Hospital. Greenville, S.D.
General Hospital, Greenville, S.
C. Their awards will be renewed
annually for the three years of
Alternates are Miss Barbara
June Neal and Miss Frances
The James G. K. McClure
Educational and Development
Fund has apportioned $1000 for
nurang scholarships this year.
The first two of these at $200
each are awarded to Miss Ruth
Evangeline Craig, daughter of
Mrs. George Marion Fleming of
RFD 2. Hayesville, and Miss
Glenda Lee Ear ley. daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Grayson
Earley of 324 Rutherford Road,
Marion. Fund officers announced
I aC.'-S ? ff^
i recKon ail ut ub
thought her hat looked
owful but when a
friend has bought
, something, you're duty
bound to help her be
satisfied with it
The streets were jammed packed with people
waiting to view the Wagon Train. These girls attrac
ted a lot of attention with brief demonstrations of
mountain folk dancing. Shown are Rebecca Farmer,
Connie Farmer, and Wanda McDonald, all of Murphy.
The best beard contest was won by Tom Carver
of Englewood, Tenn. Tom is no stranger to these ports.
Folks up at Andrews will remember him from the
Horse Swapper's Convention. Other contestants were
Bass Dockery, and Hollis D. Hyde of Murphy.
WINNERS IN COSTUME EVENT
Do these costumes toke you woy back? These
three were chosen as the best Shown left to right,
Mrs. Arnold Dolrymple, Murphy, third place; Mrs.
Bass Dockery, Tellico Plains, second place; and Miss
Lavone Thompson of Culberson, N.C., first place.
Gets Top Crown
A crowd of more than 25,000 persons jammed into
kiurphy Monday to witness the largest Wagon Train
:ver to roll into this mountain community.
A total of 105 wagons, surries and oxcarts ? lead
>y some 400 horesbaclc riders ? arrived here at 4:03
Monday afternoon. The occasion was marked by pa
?ades, dancing in the streets, a beauty contest, and fun
n era noral ?
One of the highlights of the
lay came when pretty Jeaneue
Johnson of Murphy Route 1 was
crowned as "Miss Wagon Train
of 1960. She is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Sheridan Johnson
and is a high school student.
Named "Miss Junior Wagon
Train" was Kenny Jane Davis,'
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ken
neth Davis of Murphy.
The Wagon Train made the 30
mile trek from Tellico Plains,
renn., to Murphy across the Uni-i
coi Mountains. The event origi
nally was designed to point out ' <
the need for taking advantage of
the tourist potential for the area 1
and to encourage development
along this line.
Newly elected Rep. Roy Taylor I
of Black Mountain was on hand
lor the occasion. In saluting the i
undertaking, he declared: "You
have turned back the pages of 1
history to the covered wagon and
the hardy American pioneer who I
braved the dangers of the wilder- I
ness, who climbed the mountain
sides, forged swift ? running 1
waters, crept painfully througn
rocky gorges and ground his teeth
upon the bitter dust of the des
His audience was the thousands
who planned months for thisj
event, dressed in the costumes of
In other contests, S. 0. Allen,
sheriff of Loudon County, Tenn.,;
was judged winner for the best!
30-day beard. Runner-up was
Billy Joe Gray of Ft. Loudon.
Top honors for the best "full
growth" beard went to Tom Car
ver of Englewood, Tenn. Runner
up in this contest was Bass Dock
ery of Tellico Plains.
Lavone Thompson of Culberson,
won the top honors for having
the best ladies' Costume. Mrs.
Bass Dockery placed second and
Mrs. Arnold Dalrymple of Mur
phy was third.
After the round of contests and
speech - making a square dance
was held in the old Rock Gym.
Democratic Gubernatorial Nom
inee Terry Sanford, unable to at
tend the event, sent as his repre- ,
tentative Dr. Wallace Hyde of
the North Carolina Motor Club.
In speaking for Sanford, be told
the giant crowd: "Terry is not
going to forget his friends."
The Wagon Train went far be
yond expectations as far as size
was concerned. There were
horseback riders from as far
away as Chattanooga and Char
Taylor summed up the occasion
when he told the crowd:
"You have turned the national
spotlight upon our mountains and
their rugged beauty, and the need
of this section for further develop
"You have demonstrated in
dramatic fashion the ability ot
neighbors living in two adjoining
counties in adjoining states to pull
together for a common cause."
Two picnic tables placed in
Cherokee County by the North
Carolina Stale Highway Commis
sion have been reported stoUn
E. J. Coggins, Landscape Super
visor for this district said that
the tables were cut loose from
the foundation with hack saws.
The tables were located west
of Murphy, one three miles out,
the other six miles from down
This is the second incident of
the misuse or abuse of the picnic
tables in Cherokee County in the
past few months. Another inci
dent was reported about a picnic
table being used as a famiiv
garbage dump. As a result of
pictures and an article carried
in the Scout showing the mess at
the table, Mr. Coggins reports
the Ranger picnic table to be one
of the cleaner and better kept
tables in the area.
The complete disregard of pub
lic property is inexcusable. Any
one having information concern
ing the two picnic tables that
were stolen, contact the Sheriff's
Our 4-H'ers did an excellent job
in representing Cherokee County
at the district demonstration day
in Asheville on June 30.
Honors went to the following
4-H'ers: John Van Horn was nam
ed district winner in beekeeping
and will represent the district at
State 4-H Club Week in Raleigh
during July 2J-30: Jerry Henson
was named district historian in
the district officers ; Br en da
Quinn placed in the blue ribbon
group in the sewing demonstra
tion: Deborah Anderson received
a blue ribbon in the individual
dairy foods demonstration and was
also named alternate in the dress
revue; and Joyce Waldroup plac
ed in the blue ribbon group in the
talent show with vocal solo.
Linda Smith attended as Chero
kee County's voting delegate in
the election of district officers.
Our hats are off to these boys
and girls for the fine job they
WantTo Win $5? Enter The
Wagon Train Photo Contest
All the shutter bugs who snapped 1
several thousand pictures of the (
Wagon Train this year, here's i
your chance to win a contest. |
Loren Dans, chairman of the
Wagon Train committee, has an- .
nounced that the Wagon Train I
committee will sponsor a photo :
contest for the "best" photograph ;
of the i960 Wagon Train.
The photographs chosen will be
used by the committee to pub
licize tb* Wagon Train and the
Cherokee County area.
Prizes will be for first place,
$3; second place. 13: and for
third place. 13. The Cherokee
Scout will give in addition to the
monetary prizes a year's rab
scription to the Scout to the first j
place winner: six months free ,
subscription to the second place .
winner: and three months sub
scription to the third place win- (
In judging the photos, the do- j
cision of the Judges will be final. |
Judges will be members of this <
year's Wagon Train Committee j
Negatives must be available of ?
all winning photograph*.
Mail all photographs to "Photo I
Contest," Box in. Murphy. N. C.h
Photos will be returned upon re
juest. Enclose a self-addressed,
stamped envelope for this pur
Contest closes midnight Friday.
July 22. 1980. The contest i^Spen
:o all. young and old. Hurry !wid
your pictures today. Who know?
you may win five backs.
Here's How 1