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yOU'MF. mix NUMBER 18. MURPHY, NORTH OA
Carolina, Set-ring a large and Potential! y Rich Territory in this state
ROLINA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1927.
5c COPY? $1.50 PER YEAR
OF XMAS GOODS
ladicaSona Point to He?ty Salea
Uurinf The Next Two
From the looks of the shopping
counters and display windows and
from conversations with merchants,
one easily gathers the information
that there is a large assortment of
Christ-nas and holiday goods on sale
in the various stores this year thnn
there has ever been before. Not
only is there a greater quanity, but
the variety is much greater, and
[hoppers will have an opportunity to
select their Christmas goods from
w unusually large array.
Merchant* in all clause* of crnnil?
?re expecting the next two weeks to
eclipc-e all previous holiday sales re
cords. The Christmas spirit is now
in the air and buying in earnest is
expected to begin within the next few
days and continue until after the
holidays. Preparations have been
made by the merchants this year to
handle an unusually large volume ot
business, due to the good road? that
enter the city, bringing people from
distances of many miles that now
only mean a few hours ride. Goods
ire being displayed in attractive
fashion and extra clerical help is be
ing put on to accomodate the cus
Honor Roll Marble
School, Fourth Month
1st. Grade: Maude Davis, Billie
Jackson, Max Smith. Miss Osie
2nd Grade: Gertrude Palmar, Kate
Coffey, Ma* Ladd, and Gertrude
Garrett. Mis? Whitakcr, teacher.
3rd. Grade: Pauline Kilpatrlck,
Dorothy Mae Edwards, Ruth Bar
ton, Edna Chambers, and Verdum
Davis. Miss Whitaker, teacher.
4th. Grade: Delia Huskins, Medal
Huskins, and Bonnie Cale. Mr. J.
M. Lovingood, teacher.
5th. Grade: Lawrence Kimbrouuh.
Mr. Johnson, teacher.
6th. Grade: James Bryson and
Edg-ar Palmer. Mr. W. K. Johnson,
7th. Grade: Leora Crain, Elsie
Huskin?. R. L. Keenum, teacher, and
R. L. KEENUM, Principal.
) Mr. P. B. Ferebee while on a trip
the latter part of last week and on
the Weaverville road, had the mis
fortune to get run into and his car
badly damaged. Neither Mr. Fere
bee nor the other ocupant of the car
?ith him were hurt.
Mr. T. N. Bates of Murphy was a
business visitor in Andrews Satur
day of last week.
Rev. W. H. Ford, pastor of the
Baptist church here, returned on last
Friday after having been examined
by specialists in Atlanta. Rev. Ford
reports that they told him that soon
be ;vould have to have his appendix
removed. He is now preparing him
?elf for an operation sometime the
first of the year.
Mrs. G. T. Posey and little daugh
ter, Sarah Ruth, made a trip to At
lanta. Ga., the last of the past week
fcr. Posey is there in the hospital
?nd they went for the purpose of
Mr. D. S. Russel and W. T. Hol
^nd have been in Murohy on Mon
nd Tuesday of this week at
knding meetines of the Cherokee
County Road Commissioin and the
??ard of County Commissioners, re
The Parent-Teacher's Association
Andrews gave a reception last
Jjiesday night in the school audi
?"riuni. a prize was offered to the
frade who would have the most par
*** out ? fifth grrade A won the
Wze which was a book.
TO ANOTHER SEC.'
Mrs. Hoover's section of the sixth
Trade won the attendance banner for
the third month of school over Mrs.
Bell's section of the third grade by
less than a third of a point, thus tak
ing it from Miss Triplet'. 's section
of the fifth-sixth grade. which hMd
it during the month of October. The
competition for this attendance ban
ner was confined to the grammar
chool, and most of the grades in
fhis divisioin made pood attendance
records, raging in percents from
sliehtly more than ninety-two to
above ninety-six and a half percent.
One section of the 8th grade, which
however, was not in competition for
'he banner, had a record of 98.78
r?ei* cent, the 11th grade of 98.15
and the 10th grade* which led the
entire school, of 98.90 per cent.
The third monthly reports recent
ly filed showed the enrollment thus
"ar this year to be 577, the enroll
ment for the month however v*as
only 535. The average attendance
was 507.41, while the percent of at
tendance was 94.84 per cent.
The Parent-Teacher's Association
at its last meeting Friday sponsored
a movement for the collection of
books for the school library, and
authorized the offering of a prize to
the grade which secured the most
books. The campaign will be begun
next week, the children first going
to their own homes and then to the
homes of others, from which no child
comes to the grammar school. Par
ents are asked to cooperate with the
children in this campaign, sending
particularly readers, histories, novels
and books of narrative character.
However, other old text books will be
acceptable if not needed at home.
CARD OF THANKS
We want to thunk all of our
friends for all they have done for
us in every way in help, love, sym
pathy and the beautiful flowers, in
the sickness and death of a dear wife
Our hearts will ever have a ten
der and kind feeling for you all.
? J. T. Hayes and family.
Removal of Singer Store
I want to announce that The Sing
er Sewing Machine Co., has moved
their store from Andrews to Murphy,
102 Hiawassee Street, in the Candler
Building. Your patronage will be
appreciated. If your old machine
is not giving you good service call
phone 176 and we will call and see
if we can't help you with it.
SINGER SEWING MACHINE CO.
(18-4t-s) O. K. Kirby, Mgr.
Mr. Bob Hall, Conductor on the
Graham County Railroad, was a
visitor in Andrews on Monday of this
Messrs P. B. Ferebee and D. H.
Tillitt made a business trip to Rob
binsville on Monday of this week.
Mr. J. R. Leach of Wesser, N. C.,
was a visitor in Andrews on Wed
nesday of this week.
Work on the Valley River South
ern Railway is progressing rapidly
and soon they will be running trains
between Andrews and Hayesville. It
is understood that they are going to
make arrangements with the South
ern Railway to bring their trains to
the Southern depot here in Andrews
and thus avoid any transfer of
freight from one line to- the other.
Mr. J. B. Sessoms is doing con
siderable repair work on his garage
building preparatory to his taking
over the agency for the sale of
Buick autos. When completed, Mr.
Sessom will have a very attractive
and inviting looking show room with
other improvements which will add
materially to his place of business.
Andrews basketball teams both of
girls and boys went to Sylva and
played their teams on last Friday.
The girls won but the Andrews boys
From Old Santa,
The Scoot is ia receipt of the
following lettor f.'om *U Santa
Clause, to the boys and firli of
Cherokee County, with the re
quest that it be published this
North Pole, Dec. 1, 1927.
Dear Boys and Girls:
It is not long until I am due
to make my annual visit into
your town and community, and
so many of you have been cuch
trood little boys and girls dming
1927, that I would like to know
what you want for Christmas.
I have so many little boys and
girls to remember th*t it is a
big job, and io'n?*im*? I forge*
and leave Hinsont sst. 1 do
not like to da this, aad I want
yon to write us o?rly this yaar
?? ! ess g-t jv^r Sot car be
fere I start Ssatk. Pleas* write
your letter and mail not later
tkan Tuesday, December 13th,
aad address it ts at the
North Pole, care Tke Ckerekaa
Scent. It will be printed and a
cepy forwarded te me.
Hoping to see you soon,
As ever yanr friend,
P. S. 1 have plenty ef toys
and nice things, and will try to
remember you all.
DIED SUN. AT
Prominent and Beloved Woman Suc
cumbs to Illness of More Than
Mrs. Amanda C. Hayes, 67 years
old, wife of Mr. J. T. Hayes, died at
her home in Tomotla Sunday; morn
ing about 5 o'clock, after an illness
of more than a year's duration. Mrs.
Hayes had always been very active
in the social and religious life of her
community and county, and some
thing like a year ago her condition
became such that she had to give
up this work.
She had beep a member of; -the
Episcopal church since a girl, hut
most of her life's work in the realm
of religion was spent in the Metho
dist church at Tomotla, where' she
served as Sunda^' school teacher and
Superintendent for many years, and
it was not until ill health confined
her to her bed that she gave this
She was a member of one of the
most prominent families in Western
North Carolina, beloved by all who
knew her, and will be missed by the
people whom she worked with and
served so long, but her influence and
the shining light of her memory will
be felt by future generations.
Funeral services were conducted
from the residence at 1 o'clock Mon
day afternoon by Rev. H. P. Powell
pastor of the Murphy Methodist
church, assisted by Rev. T. L. Sasser
of the Baptist church and Rev. D. V.
Howell, of Bryson City, former pas
tor and a very dear friend of -the
family. Interment was at the To
The large number of sorrowing
friends who gathered to pay their
last respects and the many beauti
ful floral offerings were glowing
tributes to the love and high esteem
in which Mrs. Hayes was held.
6he is survived by her husband,
and four children, Hugh W. Hayes,
of Asheville; Mrs. Glenn Farmer, of
Elack Mountain; and Misses Kate
and Leila Hayes of Tomotla; two
brothers, Messrs R. R. and L. F.
Beal, and one sister. Miss Mary Beal,
all of Murphy.
MEETING OF WOMAN'S CLUB
The Woman's Club will have their
regular monthly meeting on Wednes
day afternoon, December 14th, at
two thirty o'clock.
WHAT PROMINENT RESIDENTS
THINK OF THE TUBERCULOSIS I
CHRISTMAS SEAL CAMPAIGN
"Please paste your Christmas Seals
on the back of your letters instead
of the front", requested Mr. A. B.
Dickey postmaster at Murphy, N. C.
"Christmas Seal the back of your
mail", he urged. The seals make a
beautiful decoration. They also |
cairy a valuable health message that
is read daily, where ever seals arc- '
"The fight against tuberculosis |
has been most effective", say Mr. A.
A. Fain, mayor 01 Aiurphy. "Dur
ing the last twenty years the death
rate has been cut in half. We are
most heartily in sympathy with the
Tuberculosis Christmas Seal " Cam
paign. The funds are used to re
duce the death rate from tubercu
losis. Wc urge every citizen in our
community to buy generously."
Dr. J. N. Hill said yesterday:
"Public health work at the present
time is the responsibility of every
fine man and woman. The work of
the North Carolina Tuberculosis As
sociation appeals to me especiall. It
promotes types of health work that
are gradually conqu'ering tubercu
losis. Lets every body buy seals."
"It will be in keeping willi Ine i
true Christmas Spirit to give most
freely to support the tuberculosis |
campaign," says Mrs. E. B. Norvell, i
president of the Murphy Woman's I
club. "There is no place where
money can do greater good."
"Last year the purchase of Tuber- '
culosi-, Christmas Seals aided the
children in our community", said
Mrs. R. C. Mattox, president of the
Murphy Parent-teacher's Associa
tion. "I am particularly interested
in the 1927 program because of the
children who were made happy and
healthy last year by the Seal Sale."
"The purchase of the Tubercu- 1
losis Christmas Seals is a weapon
that aids many thousands of children
to conquer tuberculosis", said Col.
D .Witherspoon, prominent attorney
of Murphy, N. C. The seal fund
promotes health by educating the
^public that tuberculosis is prevent
able and curable.
"He<h education is necessary to
a well-rounded life'.', says Mr. B. W. j
Sipe, superintendent of the Murphy
schools. "The .Christmas Tubercu
losis Seal is tiny, but it helps to edu- j
cat? fhe community how to prevent
and .to conquer tuberculosis. The
Tuberculosis Seal drive is a National ;
event, that helps to protect the I
health of citizens in our city by les
ening the deaths from tuberculosis.
I earnestly urge our citizens to buy
| Col. M. W. Bell, useful citizen of
j Murphy said yesterday, "I think the
J value of the work accomplished
! through the sale of the Christmas
Seals is tremendous. The work is
increasing every year and the citi
zens of our community are respond
ing nobly to the purchase of seals.
Every seal bought is a weapon
The officials of the Tuberculosis
Christmas Seal Sale deserve the sup
port of every one in their praise
worthy efforts to make this annual
event a success. The funds derived
from the sale of seals go to a cause
that no one can deny. I think the ,
Seal Sale deserves the support of
every good citizen.
"Christmas Seals save the taxpay
er money", declares Dr. E. E. Adams.
"More than 5000 children have been
saved from tuberculosis in the past
year. Trie Tuberculosis Christmas
Seal funds were used for food, care
and instruction of these children.
This was done at no extra tax ex
pense to the public."
According to Mrs. Edw. E. Adams,
! Seal Sale Chairman, if advance re
| ports are indicative of the campaign,
BIBLE CLASS IN
The Methodist Men's Bible Class
held thi ir annual banouet and get
tegether meeting last Friday night in
the recreation parlors of the Metho
dist church, at which about seventy
1 : vo members, and their gues'ts were
The banquet was a sumptuous
three-course affair, prepared and
served by the Ladies of the Mission
ary Society, all circles participating.
Dr. J. A. Sharp, President of
Young Harris College, as has been
customary for the past several years,
was the main speaker of the occas
ion. Other speakers included Rev.
T. L. Sasser, of the Baptist church;
Rev. Howard P. Powell, of the Meth
odist Church; Mr. R. R. Beal, teacher
of the class; Mr. J. H. Hampton, a
past president of the class; Mr. B.
W. Sipe, Superintendent of Schools;
and others. Dr. H. N. Wells, presi
dent of the class, was toastmaster.
The occasion was a very enjoy
able affair, and the witicisms inter
spersing the speeches were a source
of much laughter and applause. An
unusual spirit of good fellowship
pervaded the gathering.
Dr. Sharp was accompanied by
Proi. Butt, cr.e of the teachers of
The officers of this live-wire or
eranir.at'- n are Dr. H. N. Wells, Pres
ident; Mr. Geo. Abbott, Secretary,
and Mr. R. R. Beal, teacher.
UN^'HRSAL BIBLE SUNDAY
OBSERVED AT METHODIST
CHURCH LAST SUN. NICHT
The service at the Methodist
Church Sunday night was very inter
esting and helpful. The service was
an observing of Universal Bible Sun
day. The people were asked in ad
vance to bring their Bibles and a new
Bible was offered as a jcirl! to the
person bringing the oldest Bible.
Following the sermon by the pas
tor oil "The Bible and the Home,"
the Bibles uere displayed. Following
is a list cf those bring old Bibles and
the age of their Bibles: Mrs. W. H.
Griffiths, 115; Mrs. W. M. West 107;
Mrs. Willard Axley, 101; Mrs. Vien
na Steward, 86; Mrs. E. B. Norvell,
75;" Mr. J. A. Richardson, 61); Mrs.
P. C. Gentry, 69; Mr. R. A. Akin,
69; Mrs. Clara Sherrill, 57 ; Mr. P.
C. Hyatt, 55.
Mrs. W. H. Griffiths is to receive
the new Bible for bringing the old
est Bible, which was 115 years old.
ORDERED BY THE BOARD OF
That no purchase of any supplies
for the County be made by any of
ficer or agent of the County, unless
such purchase be approved by the
County Auditor and a purchase or
der be secured from him for such
All persons are notified that no
such bills for supplies will be paid
unless such requirements are com
This 6th day of December, 1927.
T. W. AXLEY,
^airman Board County Com.
Ex-Offico Clerk Board County Com.
the Christmas Seals will be used more
generally than in the past nineteen
The most effective organized bat
tle against tuberculosis is being con
ducted, as for nineteen years past,
by vountary associations getting
support for their constant and wide
spread activities from sales of
Christmas Seals for use during the
holiday season. Their cost to the
individual is a mere trifle. The total
proceeds from their sale go an in
calculable distance in educating the
public to conquer tuberculosis.
No one is so poor that ho cannot
help a little, and every little helps,
' when all joiri in. This is the season.