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VOLUME XXXVIL No. 21
MURPHY SHIVERED UNDER
CRIP OF TERRIBLE WAVE
OF ZERO WEATHER
Water fipM, Radiators, Fruit Jars
Burst ? Hiawassee and Valley
Rivers Frozen Over
Ona of the coldest waves of zero
weather in history held Murphy in
its grip Sunday night, Monday and
Monday night of this week. The
thermometer suddenly dropped to
aero, some report one below, eoroe
two above, but perhaps the most accurate
one Is that of Col. Don Witherspoon,
which is certified to be correct.
Mr. Witherspoon says it registered
It waa one of the coldest waves in
the history of the town, perhaps the
coldest experienced in December
within thirty years. The Hiawassee
and Valley Rivers were frozen over, |
a solid sheet of Ice stretching from
bank to hank. It is reported that
in some places the ice was strong
enough to support the weight of n
The plumbers of the city had to
work overtime. Water pipes froze
and bursted in all sections of town,
and a number of hot water coils in
stove backs are reported to have bursted
after fires had been started,
but fortunately no one has been
hurt. Automobile radiators froze, in
fact everything containing water
Jars of canned fruit, the result of
hours of steaming work on the part
! of house wives last summer, want the
way of canned fruit when it freezes.
It is reported that the thermometer
dropped to 28 degrees below zero
at Tupper Lake, N. Y., and that all
over the country, especially in th?
north and northwestern sections, it
dropped many degrees below zero,
and scores of deaths have resulted
from the severe coldness of the
HONOR ROLL OF MARBLE
SCHOOL FOR DECEMBER
Following is the honor roll of Marble
School for December:
Sixth Grade Glenn A. Hambree,
Sidney Forster, Robert Brewer, Jack
W. K. Johnson Principal.
HEW ICE PLANT UNDER
CONSTRUCTION TO DOUBLE
CAPACITY OF OLD ONE
The Murphy Ice and Coal Com
puny, owned and operated by J. C.
and G. W. Townson, is erecting modern
brick building beside the old
plant across Hiawassee River, to
bouse the new plant which will be installed.
The new plant will be of
twenty ton capacity, or double the
capacity of the old plant. The
approximate cost of the new plant
when completed will be $15,000, and
will be completed sometime next
The old plant is being moved to
Blue Ridge, Ga., where it will be
operated by the Messrs. Townson.
SIX O'CLOCK DINNER
AT LA CABANA
Mr. Toby Pain was host Tuesday
night at a beautiful six o'clock
dinner at his bungalow, La Cabana,
on Fains Mountain. Lovely Christmas
decorations were used through-1
out the house. In the center of the!
daintily appointed table was a raina-j
ture Christmas tree. Those enjoying
the sumptuous feast were: Miss
Fleta Christopher, Mr. and Mrs.
Spurge Christopher, and little Miss
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Johnson entertained
with a card party at their
Home Id East Murphy Tuesday night.
The house was beautiful in Christmas
decorations of holly and mistletoe.
Refreshments consisted of
bonbons, hot chocolate and cake.
These present besides the host and
hostess were Mr. and Mrs. C. K.
Hoover, Mr. and Mrs. Spurge Christopher,
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Phaup,
and Misses Ella and Bettie Kate
The novel of the future will end
tifae this: "Then they were divorced
and hoth lived happily ever after
Murphy and Cher ok ei
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Misses Bettie Kate and Ella
MrCoraba are spending several days
this week with relatives and friends
at Marietta, Ga.
Miss Emily Sword, teacher in the
schoool at Wehutty, spent the Christ
mas holidays with home folks.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Spencer entertained
with a bountiful dinner
Christmas day at their home on
Hiawassee River above Murphy.
Among those enjoying their hospitality
were Mr. and Mrs. Walter W.
Hyde, Mrs. Esther C. Freas, son and
daughter, Miss McRaye,
and Mr. W. C. Boyce.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Mauney,
ofl Gainesville, Ga. spent several
days the past week at their residence
known as the "Imp's Nest," and
visited home folks while here.
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Pope and
children of Knoxville, spent the holidays
here with their parents, Mr.
and Mrs. L. E. Mauney.
Mrs. Paul Sneed and little daughter,
Ruth, spenti the past week end
in Atlanta with Mrs. Sneed's mother.
Mr. R. L. Harris returned Wednesday
from Birmingham, Ala., and
Atlanta, Ga., where he spent the
holidays with relatives and friends.
Rev. C. H. Dickey, of LaGrange,
Ga., Spent severay days this week
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.
K. Dickey, and other relatives.
Dr. E. E. Smith, returned the
latter part of last week from
Elberfield, Ind., where he spent
sometime with his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Sid Pendley announce
the birth of a daughter on Dec. 24.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Alston and
baby of Marietta, Ga., spent
Christmas with Mr. Alson's mother
and other relatives.
FOR SALE?Fine kindling wood for
parting fires at $1.00 per load. Mrs.
Nettie Dickey, City. (lt-d)
Miaa Ghlea Barton of Ashe rill e
spdet several days with her sister
'" v *. \I. .vtatoads last week.
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Mr. and Mr*. F. C. Hall and children
returned from Waynesville
Tuesday where they spent the holidays
with Mr. Hall's parents.
Mr. Leon Howell, of Baliground,
Ga., was a Murphy visitor one day
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cooper and
daughter, of Tampa, Fla., spent
several days during Christmas with
M.\ Cooper's Mother, Mrs. Grace
C. Cooper, and Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Mrs. Edythe Clark and daughter,
Miss Edythe Clarke,of Asheville spent
the holidays with the former's mother
Mrs. Nettie Dickey Miss Clarke is
Dean of Lucy Cobb College, at
Miss Ella McCombs, who is teaching
in the Andrews Schools, spent
the holidays with her parents.
Mrs. Fred HaM of Murphy and
Miss Dorothy Jones of Chattanooga
have returned from Oxford, N. C.
where they have been visiting the
Inters brother and sisters who are
in the Oxford Orphanage there.
Miss Annie Sword who is teaching
at Owl Creek spent the Holidays
with her parents Mr. and Mrs. P.
Mrs. Mills who has been spending
the Holidays with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. L. Stiles will return to
her home at Cartersville, Ga. the
first of the week.
Miss Flora Stephens spent the
Holidays with her parents at Blairsville,
Mr. J. W. Ferguson manager of
the Murphy Plant of the CarolinaTennessee
Power company, spent
several day* during the Christmas
season with his parnets at Wayneeville.
Mr*. J. B. Seasoms, of Andrews,
entertained at a beautiful holiday
party Tdesday from 2 to 5 at the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.
N. Moody on Blumenthal Street. The
roome were artistically decorated, the
Chriatmas color scheme of red and
green being carried oat. Seled and
ice cenraea were Pr Among
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Mrs. Giles Cover, Mr*. T. M. Worth- ^
ey, Mr*. Spears, Mrs. Wayne Walker, <j
and Miss Mary Swann, of Andrews; tl
Mrs. Roy Campbell, of Newport,
Tenn.; Miss Elisabeth Brittain, Miss ^
Carcie Ferguson, Mrs. R. S. Parker,
Mrs. Edw. E. Adams, Mrs. Spurge
Christopher, and Mr*. Willard Cooper
Mrs. Ralph Moody came in for 1
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Sessoms of An- s
drews spent the holidays with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Moody. <
Mr. Howard Moody will return the
latter part of this week to Chapel Hill ^
to resume his studies in the law de- '
partment of the University. *
j Mrs. G. W. Candler entertained at 1
j her home Monday evening with a six
o'clock dinner party complimenting ^
her daughter, Miss Martha Candler, *
who is at home for the holidays from
Newport, Tenn. The entire house *
was artistically decorated with the 1
Yulitlde decorations. A four course J
. dinner was served and covers were
llaid for the following guests: Misses ^
i Catherine Thompson, Elizabeth Brit- 1
lain, Nan Dixon, Eva Nell Mauney.
Martha Candler, and Mis. R. T. Camp- <
bell, of Newport, Tenn., and Mrs. G.
W. Candler; Messrs. Dale Lee, of
Hornbeak, Tenn., ^3 C. Arbogast Jr.,
and J. W. Ferguson Jr. -i
Miss Catherine Thompson and Mr. jt
James Ferguson attended the New(J
Year's dance in Copperhill Thursday, t
Misses Elizabeth Brittain, Nan Dix- >
on and Martha Candler attended a j r
New Years dance at Dr; and Mrs. W. n
S. Davis in Andrews Thursday night. S
Mr. Dale Lee, of Hornbeak, Tenn., B
spent the first of the week here. He f
is a member of the II- S ii
Survey that was encamped here last
Miss Elisabeth Brittain and Mrs. t
Roy T. Campbell and son, Albert, are <j
spending the holidays with their parents,
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Brittain. t
" Miss Helen Free* who has been a
teaching in Macon County, and Eld- \
ward Freaa, a student at Christ
School near Asheville, spent the I
Christmas holidays here with their
mother, Mrs. Hester Frees, at Miss
Mc y Beat a,
Mrs. Lizzie Mauney and Mrs. Alice i
Moss i&m in Murphy Sunday to meet 1
her daughter who was returning i
home from Cleveland, T<rn., to
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AMPTON KILLED IN
IN GRAHAM COUNTY
'cnkJi Superintendent of CLampion
Fibre Company Lose a Life Survived
by Wife end Four daughters
T. W. Hampton, 50, woods supintendant
of the Champion Fibre
ompany, at Smokemont, in Graam
county, was killed in a railay
accident at 12 o'clock Dec. 23.
ay, according to word reaching
le city last night.
Mr. Hamnfnn it i?
iding the workmen in switching a
ain at Smokemont, preparatory
> quitting at 12 o'clock in order
lat ail might go ?home for the
alidays, when the accident occurred
he superintendent's foot slipped,
le report says, and he fell in front
f the train, which ran over a leg.
le bled to death, all efforts of the
orkmen to aid him being fruitless.
The deceased made his home at
mokemont. He was considered an
nusually fine type of man, of
>lendid personality and character
ad, in his loss, the fibre company
?st one of its most valuable employes.
Mr. Hampton was born in Madison
aunty, but moved to Graham when
child. He is survived by his wile
nd four daughters: Gladys, Elizaeth,
Helen and Eloiae; several
roth era, and one Slsiter. Mrs. John
. Leach, of Wesser Creek.
Funeral arrangements have not
Mr. Hampton was well known here,
nd was formerly foreman of the
Vhiting Lumber Co., now The
Iherokee Company. The news of
is tragic death is received with
leep sorrow by his many friends
hroughout this section.
r. N. BATES "TIES-UP"
IN ONE DAY
a er chants and newspapers to everyK>dy
to "Shop early," the marriage
narket waited until the day before
Christmas to make the annual rush,
ind Mr. T. N. Bates' services as a
'tier of knots" were greatly in
lemand. Mr. Bates married three
:ouples on Dec. 26th, as follows:
rhomas Moody, and Miss Mary
dardin; Homer May and Miss Cintha
Birch; Arnold Gregory and Miss
2ullie Ensley. On the 18th, Mr.
Bates Married Grady 1 Duvall and
diss Donnie Cothran.
On the 23rd, Jesse Horton and
diss Dulsia Allen were married by
itev. J. H. Hampton.
On the 26th, marriage licenses
vere issued by Register of Deeds
\. M. Simonds to Lon Wood and
Hiss Celia Reese.
On the 26th, Daniel Perry and
Birdy Wiley, colored, were married
>y M. D. Wiley, M. G.
:iVIL SERVICE EXAM. FOR
CLERK AT LOCAL OFFICE
An open competitive examination
inder the rules of the U. S. Civil
ervice commission is announced for
he position of Post Office clerk in
durphy, N; C. Receipt of applic^.
ions will close Jan. 6, 1926.
Applications for the examination
oust bs made on the prescribed form,
vhich,' with necessary instructions,
nany be obtained from the comnission's
local representative, Local
Secretary, Board of Civil Service
Examiners, at the post office st
durphy, N. C. or from the Secretary
ourth Civil Service District Washington,
All persons wishing to take this
examination should secure blanks
ind file their applications prior to
he hour of closing business on the
late above specified.
The date for assembling of comap?
will Ka a i a/1 in tlia
id miss ion cards mailed applicants
ifter the close of receipt of applications.
EVERY USER OF POWER
PLACED ON METERS
The Carol in a-Tennessee Power
Company completed this week the
nstaUatien of some eighty meters
a the residences and places of boanees
osiag electric power. This now
every consumer on a meter
' p < '"X.w# at the company stated
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NEW YEAR USHERED IN
WITH MUCH NOISE BY
PEOPLE OF MURPHY
Historic Liberty Ball Brooks Silomco
Of Ninotjr Yasr* Hoard
The New Year was ushered in at
Murphy by the ringing of church bells,
cow bells, beating of tin pans, shooting
fire creek era, small arms and
shot guns?and someone turned on
the fire siren, which resounded for
miles around. Verily, the New Year
received a royal welcome by Murphy.
The old yeeer slipped out qutotly,
but not unnoticed carrying with it
memories, broken dreams and dreams
realized?memories of disappointments
for some, and gladness and
rejoicing for others?and juat as It
passed over the threshhold of Time,
a voluminous roar of clanging bells,
the pop. pop, pop of fire drackers
and firearms sounded the death knell
of 1925. and the advent of 1926.
A number of local radio fans were
listening-in for the ring of Libert/
Bell, which was rung at midnight
Thursday for the first time in ninety
years. Microphones, radio amplifiers
and broadcasting stations carried
the tones throughout the United
The bell was struck by a gold ham.
mer in the hands of Mrs. W. Freeland
Kendrick, wife of the Mayor of
Philadelphia, and announced the beginning
of the New Year and Philadelphia'^
It is said the reverberations were
plainly audible to the crowds on
the streets several blocks away. The
tolling was heard plainly here by
some, and, others report that static
was so bad, the tones were only
JOCO "SCOPES" MAKES DEBIT!
AT THE DICKEY HOUSE
j A number of the traveling men
! who have been stopping at The
! Dickey House, presented Mrs. Nettie
Dickey, its founder and proprietor,
with a monkey as a Christmas present.
The Monkey's name is Joco
"Scopes", after the exponent of the
theory of man's descent fro a
monkey in the famous Dayton, Tenn.
Joco "Scopes" is to have a select
berth in the Dickey House menagerie.
Mrs. Dickey says he has already
shown a dislike for ladies, as
Mrs. Griffiths will attest.
B. GIBSON ACCIDENTALLY
SHOT BY SMALL SON
ON CHRISTMAS DAY
Buster Gibson, about 40 years
old, was accidentally shot to death
by his small son on Christmas day
about noon at his home in Suit,
according to word reaching here this
Mr. Gibson and several others
were sitting around the fire, it is
I said, and his four or five year old
son somehow gob hold of the shot
gun and pulled the trigger. The
I gun was loaded and the muzzle was
| just a few feet away. The shot
entered the lower portion of the
back, severing the spinal column.
Mr. Gibson uttered a cry and fell,
dying in just a few minutes.
He is survived by his wife and
small son. He was a native of New
York and it is understood that the
body was carried there for burial
N. C. SCHOOLS TO DEBATE
iw PROPERTY TAX LEVY
Chapel Hill?The query to be dia|
cussed in the contest of the High
School Debating Union of North
Carolina this year was announced
I last week by E. R. Rankin, secretary
of the union, as follows: "Resolvel,
That North Carolina should levy e
state tax on property to aid la the
support of an eight-months school
The question waa decided upon
the central committee, Mr. Rankin,
stated, after it had received a large
plurality of the votes which were
east on a list of thirteenauggested
queries by 814 high schools of the
Sttte. Tkt result of thlo boUotis*
by the high school* o> the It* ef
inmM gueriee, total ?? It* hjgb
tduwtc fling votes for the tnc
iion (elected. J'*' 1?'UO
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