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?OLUME XXXIX. NUMBER 28.
AIL'RPHY, NORTH CAROLINA. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1U28.
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)EAL 'EM OVER'
fO BE PRESENTED
Comedy in Three Acts Prom- j
ptes to be Laugh-Provoking
Features Between Acts
fhf Murphy Lions Club will pre- ]
ht "Deal 'Km Over," a farce com
in three acts, at the igh school
|ditorium Friday night, February
at 7:30. with special f ture at
kctions between acts by * tal
(The play is full of excitin and
igh-provoking scenes, and . said
the publishers. Walter H oaker
? Co., to be the# funniest play on the
?The theme of the p'ay is woven
pund the finding of an Aztec mum
the Princess Soco-Popayan, and
^aluablo collection of emeralds, by
nuel Fowler, who has a hobby for
khering things of antiquity. When
find- the mummy he has it ship
to his home in New York State.
|buneh of crooks attempt to steal
mummy and emeralds, and the
kited States Secret Service is tip
\ off that the find is very valuable
the duty amounts to a prohibit*
sum. whereupon agents are sent
| investigate the matter. The po
of New York are also interest
J? and so is the police at Fairfield,
|/pon his arrival. Fowler discovers
the mummy case has been tarn
fd with, the U. S. Secret Service
s having substituted a fake
ny for the real one ir, ar a*
t-? find the emeralds, which
:ng and no one seems to ?^e
i ! them* Hie entire house*
*" tive i, ? . e crooks etc..
cv: vy'i. ! - - the "Snoop'n"
r, e : c^ly tlv butler, v. ho
> the emeraMs and hides them
.1 in t e Horr 1 "n The situation
turn . explanations and idenit
|-er-m?' x ? ii;ht . ? < . linir that pratf
Illy ev< ry pei m connected with
? plot i^ parading under an assumed
Ve, the crooks are caught, and
1 "niftiest chief of the U- S. Secret
jvice" has a new assistant.
From the title of the play, one
?Id believe that cards were played
j?er profusely, but not a single
is used, the general idea being
; there has been a "mis-deal" in
I entire p'ot, denoting the title,
al 'Em Over."
I*he play is so ful! of funny and
th provoking scenes and incident
the players, chough they have
tn going through the acts every
ht for the past two weeks, find
lifficult to play it without burst
forth in laughter. A number
Itimes the whole cast has roared
such laughter, that the act or
e had to be halted and a new be
ting made or, in the words of the
1 "Deal 'Em Over/*
>ULTRY CAR RUNS
? DNESDAY, FEB. 22
he Poultry Car running on the
phy Branch, leading poultry in
Cherokee, Graham, Swaim, Ma
I and Jackson Counties runs next
loads al day in Murphy, Tues
February 21, Wednesday, 22,
k up at Topton and loads in Bry
?City Wednesday fatemoon, all
^lursday in Sylva. The stop at
|>n has not been made this year
e, but since there are a lot of
fy in Graham County that
Id reach this car, also poultry in
?okee County that is a long ways
Murphy, and poultry in Macon
(ty that can be delivered to Top
better than Franklin.
prices are as follows:
When Alexander Dumas wrote his
delightful novel of seventeenth cen
tury France, "Thee Three Muske
teers." he gave the world a never-to
he-forgotten picture of the doughty,
tray, gallant spirit of the cavalier.
The three popi'ar singers who
compose the musical company which
joint ? here Friday evening, Febru
ary 24 on the Lyceum course, are
called The Musketeers because of a
certain joyous, care-free air reminis
cent of the characters Dumas so
kill fully drew They give to their
: erforfftance a swaggerish touch that
makes their entertainment highly in
dividual and unique.
In addition to the cycle of songs
related to the "Musketeer" days, a
group of Scotch songs is presented
"n costume, also a group of modern
English and American songs.
Inimitable humorous readings and
imrersonations are a very popular
M ?. mil Mr- '?*' Williamson ? = f
Ashcville, wer: vic tors to Murphy
th wv'.'k. Air. \V;!!:.inisr n is with
the Wac iov!a Hank & Trust Com
pany of A.-hcviU?.
Rev. II. I'. Powell will po to an At
lar.t ho* tal next week for trcat
nu'P.i, h< announced at the mid
wee*; pra v service.
.V * ?:?? ? . Henry Axley an- ;
n< ? the ' irth of a daughter on !
re! ? >* 1 I, who has been i.:.vn the
1 little infant of Mr. and A
II. I.vnthcrwr.-d died T t y |
? . . ; \Vf?'nf lay. Ii wr. -
Mr. i-.nd AY P. B^al have re-'
rer.tly ? 1 ' their home ? ? >n i!t?al
town to Mr. Hadley Dic'iey. It is
understood that they will not vacate
the house until sometime next fall.
Sometime apo .Air. Beal purchased a
farm in the Bellview section just
across the state line in Georgia, but
undecided whether they wil' move
there next fall.
Mr. and Mrs. Connie Holder mov
ed last week into the residence next
to the Burns store of Payne & Wof
ford on Hiawassee street.
The Woman's Club met in a regu
I lar business session Wednesday af
ternoon in the club room of the Li
brary building Th* meeting was
presided over l?y the president, Mrs.
E. B. Norvell, following which Mrs.
I'!, (i White gave a reading. The
rssemb'y hall of the library, where
the Cherokee C ounty Superior Court
was held during the tiiTi.j that the
new court house was under
course of construction, has been re
calcimined and repainted by the
county commissioners and the Club
decided to hold their meetings in
that room in the future. New shades
have- been placcd on the windows,
and it is the plan of the Club to put
curtains up as soon as possible.
Mr. R. C- Tarkington, of Andrews,
representative of the Standard Oil
Company, was a business visitor here
Mrs. Price Charters, of Gaines
ville, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
Harry P. Cooper this week
Misg Elizabeth Smith, County Wtf
fare Superintendent, returned Thurs
day from Cincinnati, Ohio, where
she addressed the Church Mission of
Help, Institute on Social Work and
the Rural Field, which met there
February 14, 15 and 16. Miss Smith
addressed the gathering on the 15th,
her theme being "Developing Rural
P. T. A. MET
The? F'arent-Teacher association
meeting heia on the first Friday af
ternoon of this month was the best
attended and in many way.? was one
of the best meetings held Besides
the entertainment program by some
of the school children, Mrs. E. C.
Mallonee recited and Miss Elizabeth
r.m'.th read a paper on inheritance
and its relation to the home.
When the mothers of the children
in the various grades were counted
it was found that Miss McConihs*
ection of the Fourth grade had the
greatest percent of mothers present,
about 26 percent, and this grade
was accordingly awarded the prize.
Each month a prize will be awarded
to the grade having the greatest per
cent of the mothers of the children
present The grade mothers arc ex
pected to secure lists of the parents
(?f c hildren in their respective rooms
and make a special effort to have as
many of them present at the meet
ings as possible.
The next meeting will be he'd on
Friday night, March 2nd, at 7:30
o'clock and it is to be known as
" TWddy's night.'* A special effort
will be had to have the fathers of
the children present at this meeting.
The program will be largely enter
taining in nature.
Mr. ernest Allen who h:is boon at
Ducktown, Tonn . for the past week 1
hn-- relumed to Postell.
Mr. John Swanson spent Wednes
f>:.v niirht with Mr. F. II. .Jom* and
i h. v. hool at fiavk School
do Tuesday after a sua
.. m 'inr taught by Mr- Karl (">. v>
ford of Hayesvilie. X. C., and Mis ? !
Li Hie a i ? and Mr. ? ' i
? S t nt Monday afternoon at
rt:\< McDoi:.: ! is very si,l:
'.v ;h measles.
1 'i . ' r.nie Stilts and ehvdren
| visited Mrs. Ella Teague Saturday
Miss Emma Jones and Miss Lexie i
Allen visited Miss Hazel Allen Fri- j
Mr. W. M. Crowder and family of
F'lue Ridge. Ga., visited Mr. Crow
der's father, Mr T. W. Crowder,
Mr. Clate Brown returned from
Gastonia Friday to Postell.
Misses Vernie and Tempa Jones
spent Saturday night with Miss Ber
Messrs. Dewey and Noah Stives
made a business trip to Ducktown
Mr Will Allen from Oak Park., N.
C., visited his son, Mr. Lon Allen last
Messrs. Fred and Marion Jones
who have been working at Blue
Ridge, Ga., spent Saturday night
and Sunday night with home folks
on upper Shoal Creek
Mr. Laldes Quinn made a business
trip on upper Shoal Creek Tuesday.
Mr. Willis Allen spent Saturday
night with his sister, Mrs- Ella Tea
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hughes spent
Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs. G.
Mrs. Ollie Harris and children vis
aed Mrs. Harris* sister-in-law, Mrs.
S. A. Stiles, Monday afternoon.
Mr- Wi'lis Allen spent Thursday
night with Mr. E. Montgomery
Mr. Jack Teague has been on the
Mr and Mrs. J. W. Bailey and
paity of Hendersonville, were here
one day this week enroute to Hen
dersonville from Atlanta, where they
had bee*, visiting. Mr. Bailey was
formerly with the Murphy branch of
the L. & N. Railroad.
Mrs. G. C- Conley, of Marion, is
the guest this week of her daughter,
Mrs. C. K. Hoover.
HOW LEGION MEN
Who are members of the Ameri
can Legion? What arc they doing
in civilian life.? Do thy retain the
wanderlust engendered l?y their
years of service at home and abroad,
?>r have they settled down in homes!
of their own?
These questions are answered by
statistics tabulated by the American
The figures show that the Legion
naire has settled into the life of the
nation in a manner fortunate for the
Farmers, Ranchers and
S.f esmen and Agents 49,470
Laborers 47,152 i
Mechanics 44,390 ]
Doctors and Surgeons 27,035
Contractors and Builders
Actors and Musicians .
::.r. 12 :
7.1 r. 5
?s -r-.u 2
-?? c rs and Surveyor 1 1.06f?5
T. ! .. ne Operators 2,.^ !" |
I)on;?'stic Servant 425
Almost three-fourths of the Le
gion members are married, the per
cent being 73.4. Of this number a
goodly portion own thein own homes
and 393.633 of these veterans own
What kind of picture does the
mighty army of this list giv^? you?
Surely not one of class organiza
tion. It spells success by veterans
since they left the service. It means
a self-contained family which could
take care of itse'f in all the essen
tials of civilized life.
Rev. Sibbald Smith and his young
'bride returned Saturday afternoon
from Cherokee, N. C., where they
spent the week visiting friends of
Mr. M* C. Deaver of Ducktown,
Tenn., spent Monday with his fath
er and mother. Mr. and Mrs. J R.
Deaver. Mr Deaver has been very
ill but is improving.
Our Sunday School keeps growing
and we hope to be able to make ours
one of the A1 schod's of N. C.
Our pastor gave the congregation
a short but impressive message using
for his text the 11th chapter of Mat
thew, 3rd verse. Theme "The Dan- |
ger of forgetting Christ after com
ing into personal contact with Him.
Our pastor and wife with our pas
tor's two little girls joined Mr. Wiley
Hamby and wifle in a pleasant visit
to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kennon
Everybod is invited to visit us and
especially on Sundays, if you will
come and help us build a better Sun
The wedding bells are ringing of
ten about Pleasant H?l. Mr. Greely
Murphy and Miss Vesta Williamson
were married by Rev. Dan Moses
last Saturday afternoon.
MEN OF THE
Rev. T. L- Sass?*r Host at Banquet
Last Thursday Night ? Seventy
The men of the Baptist Church
were feted at a suftiptous banquet
last Thursday night by the pastor.
Rev. T. L. Sasser, at which seventy
four were present, including Rev
Howard P Powell, pastor of
the Methodist Church, and Rev. J.
P. Anderson, pastor of the Presby
terian Church, and several visitors
The banquet was prepared and
I served by the Womans Missionary
1 Society in the ladies parlor of the
The meeting was a sort of get-to
gether affair, at which discussions of
the financial status of the church
were entered, the reports and speech
making being interspersed with sing
ing of the old gospel hymns. Mr.
Sasser acted as toast master, and
short talks were made by Rev. An
derson, Rev. Powe'l, and others
One feature of the meeting was
the report of the building committee
on ihe status of finances of the
church and many questions and
much discussion was had relative to
th<* report. The building has cost
to the present stage of construction
$35,000, according to the report.
More than 318,000 has been raised
from free will offerings, approxi
i mately two thousand of which hr.s
been ??iven by V. ? W .man's Miss' -n
ary Society, while about $15,000 has
been raised from bonds sold and i*:
sued by the church.
The pastor, in h!j address, .-tres
sed the point that the church needed
ihe building i' ni-' !. and that nlans
for continuing ;!? ? were being
It was also , u-<! I hat the church
approximately :;wv> on and do]-*
' .!?>, of which :i large mi is cover
ed by notes heli: l?y t'r. ? e mmittee
from a number of individuals a'i of
which are now due.
Some discussion was had on or
ganizing a service club for the men
of the church which met with favor
able comment, and it is expected
I that this organization will take place
at a future meeting.
The occasion was an enjoyable af
fair, the spirit of goodfellowship
and co-operation prevailed through
out and it is expected that much
good will come of the meeting, and
that more such gatherings wjll be
held in the future.
It seems that ? as reported from
I here vast week, that Mr. J. R. Hyatt
had pone to Atlanta, for an opera
tion ? a mistake was made, as he has
returned home without doing so. We
regret this error.
Mir. Bill Stuart, son of Dave Stu
art, brought the remains of his wife
from Madisonville, Tenn, and laid
her to rest in the cemetery at Mace
donia church Monday. She leaves
a husband and one child about one
year old and a host of friends to
mourn. She had measles with a com
plication of pneumonia.
It is reported that Mr. Tom Han
cock, who was operated on last week
for appendicitis, is making a nive re
covery. I am sure his many friends
rejoice with his family in this.
Mr W. L. Garren and son, Her
bert, left here Friday morning of
last week to attend a church confer
ence at Ooltewah, Tenn. They re
turned home Monday and report a
pleasant trip with some splendid
The general health of our people
seems to hove improved in the last
Mr. A. J. Simonds is erecting a
nice new barn