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VOLUME XXXVIII. NUMBER 38
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA FRIDAY. APRIL 29, 1927.
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'BECAUSE I LOVE |
YOU' PROVES A
Play Sponsored by Local Lion Or
ganization Enjoyed by Large
and Well Pleased Audience
The Comedy-Drama, "Because I
Love You", sponsored by the local
Lion organization, and given by lo
cal talent on the evening of April
22, was a great success, according to
all reports heard on every side, Many
were the favorably comments, and
scarce were the criticisms. Accord
ing to several spectators, each player
seemed to f t his part admirably.
The leading roles were played by |
Mrs. E. C. Mallonee and Mr. W. C.
Boyce, who have played together in
j,reviou: entertainments, and whose
performance was even better than
their former standard of excellence.
Mr. Boyce, as Horace Verner, gave
an ev client performance of the usual
idea of the temperamental, moody I
arti making his audience live with
him his many trials leading up to the
<!' ? overy of his true identity. Mrs.
lonee, as Imogene Courtle.gh, gave
iod version of the beautiful, wilful
and aristocratic souther Girl. They
were well supported by an excellent
Mrs. Edward Adams as Ginger, !
the Gypsy waiy, delighted the I
audience with her fortune telling:
ability, and with her courtship with 1
Mr. C. lv.. Hoover, as Pink I'otts,
gentleman loafer and friend of Hor
ace Verner. Mrs. Harbison, as Ptu-i
d> nc<? Freeheart, an elderly maiden
in search of romance, convulsed the '
audience with her ardent love making
to the Major, Mr. Mark West. The |
latter seemed determined that he
would not he won, but he was. Mr. j
Harve Elkins, as Ira Courtleigh, made |
a good villian as he strove through
out the play to force Imogene into a
marriage with him, or otherwise get
1 ossession of her fortune. Mrs. Hol
ocmbe, as Nancy, spouse of the old
(iyrsy tinker, Buck Tyson, portrayed
in excellent style by Dr. Edw. E. Ad
am?, was very "rasperatin" at times,
according to Buck, and demonstrated,
among other things, that women could
"tai\e a sip, or a swaller", and smoke
pipe as well as any man. Buck was
typical Gypsy tramp, with a ten
dency toward "pickin' up things",
and one who found the world exceed-!
ingiy lasperatin'. He had a feel-ot-o- j
>h> all his own. Mr. John Davidson, i
as !/ge, gave his usual excellen ,
trayal of the "cullud help." \Y(. have
:yet . him in tl?is role before anu he
is always good. C. W. 1 'alley doubl
ed n the i lay. first appearing as a
Virginia landlord cf ti e old days, and
'second as the Englishman, Van Sit
?'tert, whose "bloomin' eyeglav.ss was
I always being blawsccu".
i . " s a whoje, mai.y though; that the
I performance was one of the best seen
li n ihe local stage in some time. The
ll. inns have 1 ad many requests to give j
ltlie plaj again in the near future, by
*ome wishing to see it aga'n, aiid by
4oive who missed it. Whether this j
lilt be done or not is undecided, but '
Vie play will probably be given in one
\ mere of the nearby towns.
iMrs. Nettie Dickey has recently
nulde an addition to the aming room
of Lhe Dickey Hotel, the space being
27 \ 18 feet. The addition is built
of Ajck, and gives the D.ckey Hoivi
a spacious dining room ndeed. The
dining? -oom will now accomodate 14
tables, Twith six places at each table,
or 84 people, and in case of emer
gency more than 100 people can be
accomodated. New tables and chairs
have been added, and the white cur
tains with rose dot and ruffle give
the place a r?al attractive and homely
appearance. Mrs. Dickey is also pre
pared to sprea/J her tables in her usual
sumptuous manner. Ye scribe was
given a peek in one corner of the
commissary and beheld a thousand
dollars worth of ham ? real ham ? all
in one glance. This was as much as
we were allowed to see at once, but
it was enough. li the ociier xour j
Twenty-five years ago President:
Roosevelt called Oliver Wendell
Holmes, then 61, to the United
States Supreme Court bench. Now
at S6 he is still as active as any
of the nine justices. "Work is the
secret," he says, "and 1 will never
Aslieville C verland-Knight Companv
Demonstrates Speed alld Econo
^ny of The Whippett
A record run from Asheville to
I Murphy was made last Friday mom
I int? by the Asheville Overland- Knight
I Company In co-operation with E. C.
Moore, local Overland-Knight dealer,
when a stock four cylinder Whippett
made the distance of 126.5 miles in
two hours and 39 minutes, or 47 3-4
miles per hour. The car was driven
by Howard Justice, with J. M. Male as
assistmnt driver, both being mechan
ics of the Ashevillc Overland-Knight
The time was officially checked,
the car leaving Asheville at 5:07 in
the morning, and checked in at Mur
phy at 7:46, eastern time*. The run
was officially checked by Commission
er of Public Safety, Asheville; A. H.
Nowell, manager Postal Telegraph
Cc .. Asheville; Major E. F. Jones, of
T ( itizen, Asheville; M. E. Henry,
<>i Tina Times, Asheville; and Mayor j
S. Hill, ot Murphy; and H. (\
fCc Manager of the Western !
i. :'io* Telegraph Co., Murphy.
On the return trip to Ashev lie an J
official test was made on gas con- 1
'notion, rr.ik ; hoi made on
1! 3--1 ?r 33 1-? miles per
. lilon. The tank was sealed at ? iur
hy to i: . n c rjzi. nst any beiag put;
in on ihe way.
Ti.'s i* ouite a record for this class ,
? k :tr, "rrHT ;?!: r apeiit ve makes arc \
challenged ty. the dealers in th's sec
t'o? to e?i;v 1 i -. The Whippett was
i: p:._h ueir : 11 the way.
Featir.c-s < f the car given as con
tributing factors to the record run
aie four wheel brakes, forced feed
hihrcation, Timken bearings and
CANDLER TO ERECT
The ground wrs broken this week
?i*. excavating for the foundation of
the new store building to lie erected
by Mr. G. W .Candler on his property
on Valley River Avenue, between
Evan's Gaiage and the Davidson and
The new building will be brick, two
stories, with a basement. It will be
steam heated and be modernly equip
ped in every way for the business for
which it is being built. When com
pleted, Mr. Candler will move his de
partment store into it, which is now
occupying1 part of the ground floor
of the Regal Hotel.
coiners lad been revealed, perhaps
? who knows ? we might not have
written these lines.
TO BE HELD ON
MAY THE THIRD
Two Tickets in Field, Headed by Two
Fains, and Each Confident of
Being The Winner
The election for may< r and town
Council will be held cn Tu- -day. May
?rd, with the promise <?!' - ins some
thing more than a luke warm affair,
as supporters of both : okets are
grooming themselves for victory.
The two tickets are headed by two
Fains. A. A. Fain heads the first,
known as "citizen's ticket", while W.
M. Fain is the standar hearer of the
second, known .as thi "progressive
conservative ticket." th are well
known and prominent nu: , and are
optimistic and confident being the
The official ballot as:
A. A. Fain.
F. O. Christopher.
J. W. McMillan.
?\. M. S'monds.
W. I*. Payne.
i W. M. Fain.
Harve K Ik ins.
K. P. Hawkins.
J. W. Thompson.
E. E. Adams.
C. K. Hoover.
THE PASSING OF MRS. J. J. SIMS
On the 22nd <!ay of April 1 J?27,
cur Lord in his infinity Wisdom sum
moned Mrs. J. J. Sin - to ?. :<?. liangc her
cross for a crown to lay aside the
cares and troubles of this eaithly lif"
and put on the glorious vesture of
I immortality, to receive her well earn
| ed reward of ? ternal bliss in the land
where there is 110 night, no darkness,
Mrs. Sims was s'ck about six weeks,
but she enduicd ! er suffering patient
ly and cheerfully unto the end.
She w?s a strong Baptist and firm
believer in the old time religion,
nothing could shake her faith in her
As a wife and mother she was kind
and affectionate, a neighbor, sympa
thetic and true.
The last sad rites were :eri*ormed
j b> l: pastoi >t the Toccoa Baptist
I Chin -b, Rev. . I'. Aaron, v. ere she
| had been . n. er for a n ::.ii>er of
Interim:. t \ made "n iie old
! l-iirving v nr t Tcccoa. "i ir Mill
era! niuff, c
A. A. FA IN REFUTES REPORTS !
THAT HE FAVORS "SUNDAY
Mur; N. C., Apr I l:>27.
Mr. < . w. i .
Editor Cher- Scout,
Murphy, N. Car.
Dear Sir: ?
A great many of my friends have
spoken to duiing the last few
days concerning rumors and reports
that had reached them to the effect
that, if elected Mayor of Murphy, I
would be in favor of closing restau
rants, drug stores and filling stations
on Sundays. I do not know why such
reports have been circulated as I have
given no reason to believe that I
should favor such action. In the first
place the Mayor of our municipality
would have no voice in passing reso
lutions or ordinances concerning
"Sunday closing," except in case of a
tie vote, but this would be a matter
entirely for the Board of Commission
ers. However, I do not mind stat
ing that the present Sunday Ordin
ance, so far as I am concerned, seems
I shall appreciate your giving this
letter publicity in the columns of your
Yours very truly,
(lt-pd.) A. A. FAIN |
Cat to King
_ ? . .m> v.i nciu ? nu-catier.
Today worth $10,000,000 and an Oil
King: Such is the story of Robert
F. Garland, 36 years old, native of
Ohio, who brought in "Discovery
Well," first of the Seminole (Okla.)
field which is already producing 10
per cent of tho total output of
crude oil in the United St;?tes, ac
cording to oil journals.
Intresting Developments Come Up
The Local Lion Organization held
the r regular meeting in the parlors
of the -Methodist Chur.h last Tuesday
evening, with a record attendance. It
is a gratifying fact that durinjr the
last few months, since the Lions he
gran to function on a real civic organ
ization, and began to be "pushers" as
a whole, the members are becoming
more and more interested. It takes
illness, <?r something as unavoidable,
to keep a Lion away from a regular
meeting now. He knows that at each
meeting something interesting will bo
brought up, discussed, pfassed upon,
and indorsed if it is worth while. The
Club then gets busy and pushes, col
lectively and individually.
At the meeting Tuesday night the
Lions gave a vote cf appreciation and
thanks to the members of the cast of
"Because 1 Love You", and to those
who aided : getiiivj. u;) the piay. and
in producing it. The Club by un
animo:ir , expressed its gratitude
to Mrs. E. C. Mallonee, Mrs. S.
Hok-ombe. Mrs. E. G. White, Mrs. Car
ric Moo i; . Al.-s. .1. \V. Daviu-un, '.r...
?5!a::vl" ward, ..?!?? Nettie Hous
o:- Dick .Messrs. \V. C. I Joyce,
Mark V. . .Jol-n Davids -m, .Jeity
Davidson and C. L. Dobbs. To Liones
s-. : E. K. \ .i;hs, E. .1. Harbison, H.
G. Flk'ns. and to the Lion :s
oi the v The stc.vtary was in
-tructed t" address a letter o: thanks
to each of the above parties who are
Loot Lio"- or l.ionesses.
i asi 'i aesday night was the regular
meeting for Ladies Night, but this
pleasure was postponed at the request
of the ladies who entertained, due
to the fact that the revival meeting
running at the Methodist Church did
not allow sufficient time to prepare
for it. This was acceptable to the
Lions also, because the brevity of
time prevented them arranging for
the entertainment they proposed giv
ing for the benefit of the ladies.
The Slogans for the Lions Club,
advertised for some time ago, were
read by Lion H. G. Elkins, committee
man. These will be voted upon and
accepted at the next regular meet
ing. At that time the winner of the
contest, as well as the second and
Lion Ernest Hawkins, committee
man in charge of the Lions Easter
Egg Hunt, made his report. He stat
ed that there were some four or five
hundred children present, that there
were enough eggs for all. and that a
goc.d time was had by all. It was a
beautiful s'ght to see several hundred
children scattered over the hillside
M. E. CHURCH
Rev. Harbison, the Pastor, Is Doing
The Preaching Song Service a
Thc rev va! m rvices which began
a* the Methodist Church lalfc Sunday
evening, arc being well attended by
the Chiist'jins of all denominations of
the community, and interest in the
revival is gaining momentum with
Rt\. E. J. Harbison, the pastor,
who recently came t > the church is
doing the preaching', and his messages
are soul ?tirring in their appeal. A
feaure of the services is thfc singing
ot the old time hymns preceding the
even me.- ? igcs. The already ex
?clknt choir is supplemented by voices
from ti e other cht.irs of the Kt own.
The services are being conducted
at 7 o'clock each evening, and will
continue for a period of two weeks,
or m??r . it interest continues to
I ?.r to the beginning of the ser
vice a s.-iies of prayer meetings were
?ondiu-ted i:i different sections of thc
;<?v\n to pray f< r the success of thc
iiieciing, and it is felt that a great
nood will be accomplished before the
RED CROSS ASKS
FOR RELIEF FUND
The following telegrams have been
received from Keel Cross headquarters
at Washington, C., in behalf of the
flood suffers in the Mississippi flood
district. ?? y
April 22nd, 1927.
J. B. Storey, Chmn. County Chapter
American Red Cross,
Murphy, N. C.
President Coolidge has issued pro
climation calling upon the people to
give quickly and generously to lied
Cross Mississippi Flood Relief Fund.
Emergency situation extremely
grave with seventy four thousand
homeless, ncedin. emergency care.
Relic: probably acute as number flood
refugees increase every hour. Im
rarative large relief fund be raised
immediately to lv.^et mounting needs.
Kvery Red Cr?.s.-- C! apter must do its
:>aii in nation:;! .*! if met. Wire
vac probably am? tit we may expect
| your territory.
t : i e- 1 ? '? . Aulhur Jeffeis.
Washington, I>. C.
April 2;'., 1U27.
I. II. Storey. . iui ay, X. C.
Central i imitt.ee in joint con
"ereme with Cabinet officers named
by President Coolidge to assist Red
Cross, estimate minimum four million
dollars required Red Cross relief in
National campaign being launched
immediate y. Your quota two hun
dred and fifty dollars.
Need most urgent as hundred thous
and lefuees look to us lor emergency
care in greatest flood this country's
history. Confident your people will
respond quickly, generously. Suggest
?special campaign with widest possible
publicity. Use raido appeal if pos
sible. lmpractable accept local do
nations clothing or supplies. Can we
count on you raising quota?
(Signed) Jas. L. Fieser,
Mr. Storey requests that those who
wish to make donations to this relief
would please hand same to him or
Mr .Hyde at the Bank of Murphy.
A little more than $100.00 has al
rtady been raised.
eagerly hunting for the Easter Bun
-.y s colored g fts.