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Vol. XLII.? No. 31.
Murphy, N. C., Friday, March 6th, 1931.
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Wintiow Mclver Chosen Commander
Of Legion Organization
A Mass meeting of the ex-service
men of Cherokee county and the
town of Murphy was held in the
county courthouse for the purpose of
reorganizing *he lorral legion post.
Joe Miller Elkins Post No. 96.
Colonel Harry P. Cooper, twen
tieth district commander, department
of North Carolina, presided over the
meeting and made a talk explaining
what the legion stands for, and what
it has been able to accomplish for
th- ex-service men.
F. O. Christopher, former post ad
jutant, also made an address stress
ing the importance of all men who
were in the service during the World
War being enrolled in the American
Colonel Cooper announced that
the election of officers to run the
local post for the ensuing year would
i?e in order, wherefore the following 1
officers were elected: Post com-1
man<ler, Winslow Mclver, of Murphy
post vice commander, Allan Hovin
go i. post adjutant, Marion Simonds
post crgeant-at-arniB, William Dock
ery. of Marble; post finance officer,'
Parot Odom; post historian, Mr. Far
mer. or Marble, and post chaplain,
K?'\. Howard P. Powell.
Meetings of the post will hereafter
be held every other Friday night.
Officers of the Legion, led by Col.
Harry P. Cooper, appeared before
the County commissioners Monday,
and received permission to use the
court room for their bi-monthly
meeting. Permission was alro grant
ed to use the office of the Solicitor,
temporarily, where an officer of the
leu ion will be on duty every day.
Martin's Creek Con
Hai Successful Term
The Martin's 'Greek Consolidated
Schools closed a successful term in
There were a number of .pupils
who made a record of one hundred
per cent, in attendance. The general
average for the year was one hund
red and sixteen.
The following pupils in the sixth
and seventh grades completed the
supplementary reading course of 8
book? as prescribed by the county
Lowell Ballew, Ty Rumette, Wil
mas Coleman, Pauline Dalrymple,
Thelma Elkins, Hazel Hatchett, An
nabel I Hatc'nett, Walter King, H. L.
Martin, Earl Martin, Millie Morris,
Oleta Martin, Paul Posey, Gladys
Price, Hamilton Stalcup, Frank Stal
cup, A. B. Stalcup, Parma Lee Stal
cup, Hoyt Waldroup.
The patrons and friends of the
school lack only four dollars having
paid for a piano witTiin the last year.
The school children and parents
have testified to their appreciation of
their new building anr opportunities
by their excellent records in attend
ance, splendid work, and general
We use this means of thanking
Ir. the school board election held
here Tuesday, Messrs. E. A. Wood,
D- H. Tillitt, and H. C. Whitaker
were elected to succeed Frank Bris
tol, Geo. Hoblitzell, and W. C. Mor
row. Other members of the board
whose terms did not expire this year i
are Roger Dewar and H. M. Whit
To Hold Meeting
At the Andrews Methodist church I
next Monday there will be held a I
meeting of the Methodist Ministers I
and their wives from all the territory |
west of and including Whittier. This
ftreo comprises ten charges.
The program will open at 10:30
and will consist of talks and address
es by various ministers in attendance
The Rev. C. M. Pickens, 'presiding
elder of the Waynesville district, will
?e present and will speak. Ministers
taking part in teh< discussions will be
the Rev. E. O. Jones of Bryson CHy, ?
the Rev. H. P. Powell of Murphy, and
the Rev. R. W. Prevost of the An
drews Baptist church.
The Cherokee County Ministerial
Association will meet with the Meth
odist ministers in lieu of their regu
lar meeting which was to have been
il Monday Andrews.
The ladies of the Methodist church
^11 serve lunch to the visitors.
MK5. DICKEY IS
URGED FOR POST
Recommended For Po*tal Office At
Murphy By Special Committee
At a meeting of the Republican
Executive committee of Cherokee ,
county, held at the courthouse, de
cision was reached to recommend ,
Mrs. Thelma Dickey for the position ,
of postmaster of Murphy, decision of
the Executive committee was unani
Mrs. Dickey was appointed acrng j
postmaster after the deatn of her
husband. Postmaster A. li. Dirkey,
Action on the part of the execu
tive committee was taken following
receipt of a letter by Fred Dickey,
chairman of the Republican execu
tive commit/tee, from George M.
i Pritchard, Congressman from the
tenth North Carolina District, in
which the congressman stated that
the three eligible* for the Murphy
postoffice are John Axley, Bascom
R. Carroll, and Mrs. Dickey. The let
ter requested Chairman Dickey to
call together the executive commit
tee and committee, besides Mrs.
Dickey the recommended one of the
three. The chairman, is composed of
J. W. Shackleford, Milt Payne, Poly
Collins, Fred Stiles, R. L. Keenuni,
and N. W. Abernathy.
We wish to commend the Chcro
kee Scout in behalf of all concerned
in our recent Bank of Murphy di
With unabating energy and readi
ness, the editor of the Scout did a
noteworthy part in making the facts
known to the people, and in helping
oil all the wheels in order to get
things going right again.
Let us ever stand by our unbiased
County organ ? it stands for the
welfare of our people.
An appreciative reader.
Methodist Ladies To
Have Church Market
v The ladies of the Methodist church
will have a "Church Market" for
Easier, April 3rd and 4th. Come and
buy your vegetables, chickens, eggs,
jellies, jams, preserves and colored
eggs for Easter, and delicious can
dies. Everything that is found at a
public market from potatoes to
cream puffs. Come one and all, old
and young. Buy at the "church mar
ket" for your Easter dinner.
Mrs. Virgil McClure and children
of Young Cane, Ga and Mrs. J. S.
Chastain spent Wednesday of last
week with Mrs. John E. Keener.
Mrs. Margaret Carringer enter
tained the young set with a tacky
Mr. Pearly Crisp who has been
teaching school out near Robbins
villPj t.he week end at hom#?
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.
Mlrs. Ken Stalcup visited her sister
Mrs. Herman King of Bellview Sun
day. Mrs. King has been very ill,
but is much improved at this writing
Mr. Billie Hughes was the Sunday
guest of Mr. A. R. Stalcup.
Mr. and Mrs. Harse Stalcup and
family spent 'Saturday night: with
Mr. J. L. Chastain and family.
Messrs. Will, Lee, and Georgo
Chastain made a business trip ,t?
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Mr. Bill Henson spent the week
end at Bellview with friends.
A number of young people attend
ed the prayer meeting at Mr. and
Mrs. Lon Stalcup'a Saturday night.
Mr. George Chastain visited his
bister, Mrs. Sheridan Martin of Ran
ger, last week.
Mr. Oscar West of Wehutty, and
Miss Elza Martin were happily mar
ried on February 16. Their many
friends wish for them a long and hap
py married life.
iMr. and Mi*. D. S. Russell and
daughter, Mrs. Edna Tatham, of An
drews, were visitors in town Mon
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dickey left
Tuesday for a visit to friends and
relatives at AsheviUe.
Mir. George Love of Morganton,
Ga., was a visitor in town Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Pentz of Har
risbuig, Pa., wish to announce the
manage of their daughter Miss Sara
Josephine Pentz to Dr. Robert Hyatt
b'rown of Andrews and Philadelphia,
Pa., which was solemnized in the
I V ir.-t Presbyterian church in Phila
j delphia Thursday evening, March the
fth. with Dr. Robert B. White per
l forming t"he impressive ring cere
Miss Pentz only attendant was her
I sister. Miss Lou 11a Pentz who acted
; as Maid of Honor.
i Dr. Charles Ferguson of Waynes- 1
ville was best man.
M rs. Brown is the elder daughter
J of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Pentz of Har
j risbuig, Pa., where Mr. Pentz is
Diiector of the Credentials Bureau
of the State of Pennsylvania. She
is a graduate of Buckncll Univers
ity, and did post-graduate work in J
Dr. Brown is the only son of Mr.
ar.d Mrs. C. A. Brown of Andrews,
j and is a grand-son of Mr. and Mrs.
R. H. Hyatt of Murphy. He receiv- .
ed his education in the Murphy High
School, Davidson College University
of North Carolina and Jefferson
College where he is serving as an
Dr. and Mrs. Brown left immedi
ately after the ceremony for a brief
trip and will be at home after Mar.
10th at U600 Chestnut St., Philadel
Mr. and Mrs. Noah Lovingood en
tertained with a six o'clock dinner
at their home on Sunday. Those
present were Mr. and Mrs. C. W.
Ballard of Andrews.
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Mrs. W. Christopher of Atlanta,
Ga., is visiting friends and relatives
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Miss Woodfin Posey celebrated
her birthday February 21st. Twelve
guests were present, among them i
was Miss Sara Ruth Posey of An- 1
drews. ? o ? |
j The Character Builders of the |
j Methodist Sunday .school will have a
benefit dinner in the Assembly Hall
of the Methodist church, Friday,
March 13th. The proceeds to go to
charity. Come and eat with them
and help someone in need. Start
serving at 5:00 P. M.
Miss Woodfin Posey spent the
week end with her cousin, Mrss Sara
Ruth Posey at Andrews.
Mrs. E. J. Darnell of Atlanta. C?a.
is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
C. M. Wofford.
Miss Ruby Hendricks of Ball
ground, Cia., spent the week end with
her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs.
i\ C. Hyatt.
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Mrs. T. S. Evans and daughter.
Miss Jaunita, spent Monday and
Tuesday in Asheville shopping.
Mrs. W. B. Fisher of Andrews at
tended the meeting of the County
Board of Education here Monday.
WOMANS AUXILIARY MEETS
The Womans Auxiliary of the
Presbyterian Chuich met at the
home of Mrs. Don Witherspoon in
East Murphy. Tuesday afternoon.
Our church year is nearing a close
and a final report of the year's work
was carefully filled out to send to
the Secretary of the Presbyterial.
Our work closes the year with splen
did reports; a larger attendance, a
greater spiritual alertness, together
ith a much more satisfactory fi
nancial report. This summary of the
achievements of this department
showed a decided improvement over
last year's work.
Plans were discussed for sending
a delegation to the Presbyterial that
meets in Waynesville next month.
The devotional was conducted by
our president, Mrs. C. W. Savage.
After a brief utudy of the Survey the
hostess, assisted by her daughters,
Misses Margaret and Mary Wither
spoon, served an attractive salad
(Additional Local News on page 8)
A TRIP TO PALESTINE
...... o r? ti ? n o ??
During our twelve days in Jerusa
lem we had some very interesting
experiences shopping. We were very
much impressed with the "high pow
ered salesmen" throughout the city.
They would employ every imaginable
attraction to get us into their places
of business and then show us every
courtesy and comfort to keep us as
long as possible. In many of the
stores they offered to serve hot or
cold drinks for our refreshment. It
was refreshing to see how courteous
they could be even when no purchas
es were made. They appeared just
as cordial as if we had been big cus
The bazaars of Jerusalem were
very interesting to us. Although
they were not to be compared with
those of Constantinople, Damascus,
and Cairo, they were those similar
to the ones visited by our Lord dur
ing his earthly ministiy. These ba
zaars are small shops numbering into
the hundreds along either side of the
narrow streets. In many places the
streets have the roof and are very
dark. "It is not uninteresting to
watch in the corn market the East
ern method of measuing grain; it
differs little from the custom of the
Bibical days. 'Give, and it shall be
given unto you; good measure, press-,
ed down, and shaken together, and i
running over.' The measure is still j
shaken, pressed down, and caused to
run over. Part of the vaulting of
the covered street is twelfth century
work. Medevial inscriptions, and the
marks of medevial masons, may be
seen on the walls, and from these
we learn that certain shops, or their
rents, belonged to institutions like
St. Anne's Abbey and the Knights
From these Bazaars one can pur
chase a great variety of foods and
other articles. We were advised
against eating anything that was not
sealed, which advice was well receiv
ed and heeded after passing through
these streets. The only reason, we
were told, why the Palestinians were
net all sick was because of the fact
that constant exposure to such con
ditions had built up immunization.
Our party was well guraded against
such exposure, but even then, many
of us were poisoned slightly. We
were able to find only one grocery
store in all Jerusalem that looked to
he clean and sanitary.
The most popular shops for the
tourists were those at which we
could by souvenirs. Such shops were
to be found in abundance in the
more modern part of the city. Many
of these shops had one man, or more
standing on the outside to get the
customers to come in. At first they
would price their articles higher than
they expected to sell them for, which
is sometimes the case in America.
During the transaction we could get
them for our own price. In many
cases we found that we were poor
j bargainers at that. The writer pur
I chased a robe at a shop near the
j Jaffa Gate, which was first priced
i at $7.00, American money, but was
! finally sold for $5.00 I^ater one of
the natives ottered to get one like
! it for $2.00. At another shop two
[ of us priced some bells which were
$1.00 each. We made an offer to
I take two for one dollar. The trade
I was closed, but as we walked through
i the streets his competitor offered to
i sell us as many as we would buy for
25c each. Labor in Palestine is very
cheap and therefore prices ar? low.
i Most of the articles on sale are made
j by boys and girls who work for ten
and fiteen cents a week in many
cases. Most everyone in Jerusalem
is trying to sell something, and the
| rest of them want to be your guide.
' One of the most amusing experi
j ences of the whole trip happened in
Jerusalem. The writer with a friend
went shopping one morning on one
of the lower streets of the city. We
had no particular thing in mind for
which we were looking. In America,
we wTould say we were "window
shopping:". After walking for some
time and creating more and moie
interest, we passed a place where
coffins and caskets were on display.
Just for our information we stopped
to get the prices to compare with
prices in America. It so happened,
as was often the case, the man could
not speak English, and we could not
speak Arabic. Seeing the embarras
sing situation, we tried to excuse
ourselves as courteously as possible.
However, this did not satisfy the
casket dealer. He brought in a num
I ber of boys from the street who
could speak a little English, but not
enough to understand our object of
inquiry. Well, one of the hardest
things we had to do during our stay
in Jerusalem was to get out of that
section of the city without buying
(To be continued)
The people of Murphy were much
pleased over the reopening of the
Bank of Murphy Monday morr.tng at
9 o'clock. They feel it will stimulate
business to a considerable extent.
The officers are: J. W. Lovingood
president : T. N. Bates, vice presi
dent; E. C. Moore, vice president; L.
E. Bay less, cashier; and Walter W.
Hyde, assistant cashier. The direct
ors are: J. W. Lovingood, E. C.
Moore. L. E. Bavless, Noah Lovin
good, M. W. Bell. \V. \V. Hyde. H. E.
Dickey, P3. P. Hawkins, J. E. Coburn,
T. N. Hates, and R. L. Anderson. M.
W. Bell is attorney.
Messrs. W. R. Ellerson, Lige Low
and J. B. Gray of Hayesville, N. C.,
and Mr. Frank S. Hill of Murphy,
stopped over in Andrews on Tuesday
of this week on their way to Brys-on
City, X. C.
Mrs. E. F. Troutman who has been
ill at her home in Andrews for seve
ral days was taken to Norburn hos
pital in Asheville on Monday of this
week. Mrs. Troutman had an oper
ation several weeks ago and had re
turned to her home where it was
thoucht she would bo all right. She
has had a bad heart for several years
! and this began to give her trouble.
Messrs. \V. I). Whitaker, Clyde H.
I Jarrett and John A. Tatham were
I business visitors in Asheville on Tucs
I day of this week.
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Mr. IV H. Tillitit was in Bryson
City on Tuesday of this week attend
in*: a hearing before Hon. F. W.
Thomas, Referee in Bankruptcy in
connection with Clay County Lumber
Mr. 1). S. Russell was in Muiphy
on M^ndry and Tuesday of this v>e*fc
attending the meeting of the County
Dr. S. C. Heighway, County cor
oner, was in Andrews the latter part
of last week on official business.
Mr. Woody Hampton was in Ashe
ville on Monday of this week where
he went to carry the Rev. E. Fa
Troutman's car. Mr. Troutman hav
ing gone in the ambulance with his
Mr. W. T. Latham who formerly
was located in Andrews and was with
the Andrews Manufacturing Com
pany, was a business visitor in An
drews the latter part of last week.
Mrs. A. B. Chandler and daughter,
Sarah Ruth, who have been ill are
now able to be up and out.
Mr. R. C. Moore of Topton, N. C.,
was a business visitor in Andrews on
I>r. L. B. Newman who has been
located in Andrews practicing medi
cine for several years left on Friday
of the past week for Hampton Roads
Va., where he will be located at the
soldiers home as on of the twelve
Mir. Henry Bellamy has uccepted
a position with the Junaluska Ter
Mrs. R. W. Prevost, wife of the
Baptist pastor, is ill at the Bapftist
parsonage with the flu.
Mr. and Mrs. Troy Parham and
sons, Troy Jr., and Billie, returned
to Andrews on last Sunday after hav
ing been away on a trip to Florida
for several days where they were
visiting Mrs. Parham's brother.
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Xkin returned
home Tuesday from a visit to their
son, Harvey, at Pensacola, Fla.
The many friends cf Miss Kath
leeen Axley will regret t- hear that
she has the flu.
AGED NEGRO MAN
DIES FEBRUARY 27
Edgar Abernathy, col&Ted, died at
his home in Murphy, February 27.
at the age of fifty-six years. He wat
born at Murphy August 24th\, 1875,
and worked for Mrs. Nettie Dickcy
for several years, also for Mr. and
Mrs. C. W. Savage at the Regal Ho
tel, and for Mr?. Rose Patten at the
Henry House. He leaves beside? his
son of Ohio, his mother, Rose Aber
nathy of Kentucky and ore sister
of Statesville. Funeral services were
conducthed by Rev. A. M. Wiley at
the Texana Baptist church, February