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VOL. XLV.?No. 26
BANK OFFSET i
BY HIGH COURT
Prison Sentences Against Davidsons
and Storey Upheld in Decision
Hand Down Wednesday
Sale of claims against closed banks
is illegal in North Carolina, the state
supreme- court ruled yesterday in
holding the Sullivan law enacted by
the 19.33 legislature was unconstitutional,
according to Association Press'
dispatches from Raleigh. I
Three of t?ie 40 defendar.-ts of the
court touched -upon the statute which
authorized the sale ana transfer ot
deposits in closed oanks in b4 counties
of tne state.
Two atiirn.-ed ,he lower courts in
holding the law was invalid thi' tnird
reversed Judge Michael be he nek,
wvio held it was consticuti-nal in ueciding
a iCutheri jru county bans
'ihe Sullivan law, sponsored by
Repiesentaiive W. A. Sullivan, ol
Buncombe county, was rulto invalid
on the grounds tnat "i\ is clearly in
contravention ' of section seven,
article one cf the state consitution,
whicn holds that no one is entitled
to special privileges from a community
except in consideration of public
Judge Schenck had ruled that Commissioner
of Banks Gurney P. Hood
should accept deposits in tne Kutnerford
County bank ana irust company,
of Rifoierfordton, whi.h G. E.
Moigan had purchased and offered in
settlement of notes ne neiu in tne
The two other cases involving the
Sullivan bill come Irom Buncombe
and Pasquotank counties.
Prison sentences were upheld for
three Cherokee county bankers, oflicers
in the Cherokee bank, of Murphy,
who were convicted cf lending
money -to J. W. Davidson, son of t?;e
president and a director of the bank,
in violation of the state banking laws.
E. A. Davidson, the president, and
J.| W. Davidson, face five to eight
years in pr^on and J. B. Storey,
cashier of -iae bank, was sentenced
to three to live years.?A&heville
Must Re-register Again
By February 1st
U. S. Department of Labor
United States Employment Service
National Reemployment Service
Murphy, N. C. I
January 22, 1934.
All person who have registered at
4he Reemployment office at Mm-phy |
before Jan.l. 1934. arp reouirwl I
call and have tieir cards re-newed if
they are still unemployed and wish to
have their cards remain in file for
employment. This must be done before
February 1, 1934.
All persons who) have registered
and since found other employment
are requested to report such fact to
the Reemployment office.
All persons who have been employed
through this office, need not
apply for re-registration, until the
job they are on is completed. All
persons who have been employed
through this office, and have completed
that job, must re-register for
The following men are requested
to call at the Re-employment office
before Feb. 1, 1934.
Winkler, J. L.
Dockery, Eli F.
Baker, W. L.
Ware, C. ,H.
Morgan, M. W.
Forrister, J. D.
Fortner, F. D.
There will be no registrations in
the afternoon from now to Feb. 1st.
IRA BUTT, Mgr.
Messrs Carl and S. B. Smallen of
Lenoir City, Tenn. spent the week
end with their aunt, Mrs. S. M. Hineham.
Mrs. Mary Hicks of Sweetwater,
Tenn. is visiting her sister. Mrs. N.
E. Olmsted at the Dickey House.
v-... Western Nort
Murphey, N. C,
FOR W. F. BRUCE
Funeral services for William Lafayette
Bruce, prominent Cherckee
County farmer of Culberson wa*
held Wednesday morning: at 11 o'oclock
at Me Mt. Zion church by the
Rev. Wiley Graham.
Mr. Bruce had been ill only a short
I with pneumonia and died Sunday
i evening; at 8 p. m. He was a memJ
ber of :he Mt. Z.cn chuich. He is survived
ty his widow, two sons, Clifton.
;f I exas and A'ay land cf Colorado;
i on& daughter. Mrs. J. C. T aw .-.son oi
Muri.;y; on* sister, Mrs. D^viu Litj
tie of West Plains, Mo..
Mr. B.u.e served Cherokee county
six years as member of th? Board o.
Commissioners, was several times
elected member of the BoarH of
Township Highway Commission.
| Funeral Services For J.
R. Stand ridge Monday
Funcial services for J. R. Stand
j ridge, 56, of Turtletown, Tenn. were
held Monday at 2:00 p. m. at the
Brasstown Baptist church. Rsv. Carl
L. Sentelle of Greenville, Tenn. and
Rev. S. M. Wolfe of Farner, Tenn.
Pev. Howard Hall, pastor of the
Br3S5town Baptist c..urch officiated.
Mr Stsndridge died Saturday night
at 2:00 a. m. He had been in poet
health for some time but death came
He was a member of the Masonic
Lodge and Masons took charge of the
luneral services. He was also a member
of the Presbyterian church of
The deceased is survived by his
widow and 5 children, Mrs. Nina
Rogers, Roy, Jim, Jean and John.
Also 2 grand children, LeRoy and
Mack Rogers. He s also surwed by
5 brothers and 4 ssters. Dr. C. C.
Standrdge, Ada Okla.; E. H. Standrdge,
-Allen, Okla.; Ed Standrdge,
Blairsvilie, Ga,; Julius Standridge,
Etowah, Tenn. J. H. Standrdge,
Knoxvlle, Tenn. Mrs. Oscar Penland,
B'raistown, N. C.; Mrs. Lzze Carringer,
Maryville, Tenn.; Mrs. M&ttie
King, Citra, Okla.
Mr. Standridg? moved to Turtletown,
Tenn from Brasstown, N. C.
15 years ago and had been in the
mercantile business there since that
Funeral Service* For
Mrs. Anderson. Wed.
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret
Anderson, 62 who died Tuesday morn
ing av her home in Ranger seven
mileswest of Murphy were conducted
Wednesday afternoon at the Ranger
Baptist church by the Rev. Wiley
Graham, pastor of the c.iurch. Interment
was in the Ranger cemetery.
Mrs. Anderson is survived by three
children; ?two sons, Pearly and A. D.
Anderson of Ranger and one daughter,
Miss Lena Anderson of Ranger;
j one sister. Mrs. Sally Kincaid of
Etowah, Tenn. one brother, M. R.
! Mull of Persimmon Creek.
Mr?. Jo.?ie Shields, wife of Arthur
Shields aged 49 died at 5 p. m. Jan.
21st. Interment was in the Mt. Fleasant
cemetery. She leaves her husband
a number of children to mourn her
going. She was a faithful member -f
the church, and loved by all who knew
Iowa Gelveston Andrerson, 68 died
January 9th, at the home of her son
at 227 D. St., Taft, Cal. Born Nov.
7th, 1865 at Culberson! N. C. Her
parents were M. B. and Sarah Stalcup
Hyatt. She was the widow of
John Anderson, and had resided in
Taft for the past 15 ysais.
She leaves two sons, John R. Anderson
of Taft and Oscar G. Anderson
rf Culberson; Two daughters; Mrs.
Vera G. Rodger* of Taft, Cal and
Mrs. U. S. Nichols, of Rome, Ga and
Interment seas in the Wert Side |
cemetery Taft, CaL
h Carolina, Covering a Large and
., Friday, January 26, 19
TTH GRADE MAKES FINE RECORD
In a New Standford Acheivcment
l est given by Miss Hall to members |
of her class recently a fine record was
made by the cla&s as a whole. Sixteen
c ut of *wenty-nine members ranked
above the average for 7th grade. The
score of the remaining fourteen showed
they were average of 7th grade.
The teets were given en the following
subjects? "Word Meaning," average
reading" "language usage' literature"
"history and civics" "geograp
Joe Miller Elkins led the class
witti an I. Q. of 129. Five others whe
followed him in a class race were:
Billie Jackscn, Richard Mclver, Mildred
Hill, F.ances Calhoun, Sarah
MURPHY SPLITS DOUBLE HEADER
The Murphy Hi basket ball teams
divided a twin game with Almond
t.ieie Friday, Jar.. 19. Ihe girls won
by a scant niirg:n of 9-8, while the
more unfortunate boys lost by a .cors
The "basketeer-" of Mur;.y won
both games cf a . oubl:-header from
Iliawassee, Saturday, Jan. 20, on the
local court. The more experienced
Murphy gbls took their half of the
twin-game affair by a large -core of
4S-F?, while the boys took theirs by a
scoTe of 28-15.
HAYESVILLE PLAYS MURPHY
The Hayesville basketball players
will play Murphy on the local cou*t
x-iiuay ?ian. zo.
REV. J. H. CARPER ATTENDS
HIGH SCHOOL CHAPEL
The Rev. J. H. Carper attended
the high school chapel cn Tuesday of
this week apd gave an scrip-iur? reading
and a short lecture to the school.
Mr. Bueck attended the P. T. A.
meeting at Bates Creek last Friday
James Moore, a senior in high
school of Hot House returned to
school Monday, Jan. 22 after having
been absent for 10 days with measles.
MISS MOSER UNDER GOES OPERATION
Miss Pauline Moser teacher in Murphy
High school underwent a tonsil
operation Friday at the Petrie Hospital.
She was able to return to school
MUSIC APPRECIATION TO BE
GIVEN IN ELEMENTARY
A course in music apreciation is
being given in the elemetary school.
The course consists of 20 compositions.
Mrs. Davidson is in charge.
JUNIOR CLASS SPONSORS STUNT
On Thursdav. Januarv 25, the
Junior class sponsored a "Stunt
Night," the proceeds of which will go
for the financing of the Junior-Senior
Those who took part in the "stunt"
wil be seected from students ranging
from the fifth through the eeventh
The program wi be as shown by the
1. Barrels of Fun?Anna Ruth
Stacup, Ruth Deweese, Grace Teague
and Winfred Townson.
2. The Story Book Ball?Mrs.
Case and Miss LeatherwooJ's fifth
Hall's seventh grade.
3. At the Railroad Station?Miss
4. The Carolina Tar Babies?Mrs.
Axley's sixth grade.
5. Alphabet Soap?Miss LeMay's
6. Animated Cartoons?Miss Latham's
7. The Hill Billy Band?Mr. Carroll's
8. A Dance?Odean Styles.
9. A dialogue?"Poor Mehita.be]"
Miss Hathcock's ninth grade boys.
10. Mr. Cutemupskys Free Clinic?
Miss Courtney's .eoth grade.
11. The Manicurist (Katharine
Colemen) ?Miss Padgett's ninth
'12. A Fashion Show?Miss LeMay's
ninth grade girls.
13. The Educated Doer?BattleAxe?Mr.
Wright's eight grade
14. The Wedding of Miss Agie
Culture and Mr- Homer Economics?
Miss Holahouser Home Economic
-16. The Old Maida Convention?
Potentially Rich Territory in Thin Su
Funeral Services Held 1
Sunday For Mrs.
Sarah Coleman Crowder, wife oi
T. W. Crowder paired away at hei a
heme on Shoal Creek Saturday nigh h
January l3t.h, ape 6'J. Funcrul servic g
es were held at the Swanson grave ;
yard Sunday aftsrn on, at 3:3d o
clc k, conducted by Rev. Womac. F
She leave. to mourn her death t
her husband, two sons, and foui ?
daughters who were a her bsdsid' b
it the time of her death.
No mmeory is so sacied where ever
we roam i:
As f.he memories of Mother so gentle
Her heart full of love that God ir (
His Grace e
Gave this wonderful Mother for us. c
Let v show her each day in some v
kindly way, i
Th:> wonderful Mother so dear, j 3
We hottor and live h?r deep dowr ; 1
in our hearts, j 1
As lift- swe .:. st memo.ie we bler.d [a
May on.- words ar.d our deeds bo a?
i: Motl. were here.
a frie>:d c
We wi.i to th .nk our f:iends loi i i
the:r kind expression f sympathy j I
dur:ng the illness of our wife an | 5
T. W. CROWD R an. !
16. Closing Hims?Elizabeth .
Franklin, Martha Akin, Ivatherint \
Coleman and Lauise Axliy.
FAMOUS MAGICIAN TO PER- _
i FORM IN MURPHY SCHOOL f
AUDITORIUM JAN. 30
Edward \V. Reno, famous magi- ;
cian, will present a magi.al periorm-1 j
ance in the Murphy school auditor-1 L
ium, Jan. 30, at th? regular chapel'
I per; d.
The high school will receive one- s
! third of the proceeds to be used for|>
j the ber.efitcf Vie Boy Scout organi-1 c
I zaticn in the school. Adnii sion .vill 11
bs 10c for all school children and ;
25c for adults. 0
SIXTH AND SEVENTH GRADES ^
COMPETE IN PICTURE MEM
Since the sixth and seventh grades
are the only pupils of the grammar ,
school who are eligible for the con- j-1
test, they will make an inteensivc jj
study of a colltceion of fifty-three c
art pictures throughout the year. Af- ^
ter studying the pictures, the pupil 0
will take an examination at the close ^
of school and if their work merits it, 0
they will be sent to Raleigh for a fin- c
nal test. j,
The Woman's Club and the P. T. q
A. bought the pictures from BrownR/wl
are fifty-two small pictures, ranging I
in size from 7 1-2 by 11 in., 11 by
14 in. There is one large picture,
"Whistler's Mother", 24 by 30 in.,
tcie model of which was a native ^
North Carolinan from Clarkston .;
(Bladen County). The latter is framed
and will be hung in the building.
These pictures were secured thru the <]
aid of the Arrington Picture Fund.
STUDENTS TAKE PART IN DRA- *
Members -of the local dramatic
club will present three short plays in
the Murphy Grammar school building
on February 16. ,
Characters of "Alice Blue Gown" ^
Alice?Essie Ledford. <j
Mies Prescott?Ruta Akin. 5
Lola?Esther Warner. )
Dizzy?Jennie Lee Spivia. c
Cleste?Beatrice Howard. a
Jane?Elizabeth Gray. c
Dodo?-Catherine Coleman. ^
Character of "The Minute" are:
The Marquid?Glen Enloe.
The Marchioness?Grace Teague. i g
The Goaler?Junior Posey. T
'Character of "The Ghost Story"
George?Zane Davis 1
Anna?Mary King Mfellonee t
Grace?Winfred Townson. t
Mary?Catherine Johnson. 1
Lennie?Prace Parker. i
Lynr.?Harry Fain. 1
Fred?Pruden Davidson. i
Housemaid?Aileen Hampton. 3
MURPHY GIRLS DEFEAT CHERb
OKEE ALL-STARS 5S-9 ]
The Murphy girls won over the vis- s
iting Cherokee All-Stars, Tuesday, ]
Jan. 23, in a one sided contest, by a
core of 68-9.
The local team played offensively
M OO YEAR?5c COPY
Prices on he new 1934 "kneection"
Chervolet were announced
e:. this week by WilCam E. Holler,
eneral sales manager of the coman>.
P.ices on the new line of cars are:
"ive-window voupe, $565; sport
ou^e with rumble seat. $605; coach,
$585; sedan, $645; own-sedan with
uilt-in trunk, $615; spo.t roadster
.*:th rumble set-v, $545, and cabrio&l
with rumble seat, $665.
These prices epre nt an average
nciease cf ?"<0 in list price ever the
>t prices i the 1933 Vhevrolet line.
Ha d ley Dickey, manager of the local
Chevrolet Company, said his company
xpecttd to have one oi the new
r.evrolets on display her* Saturday.
This ir.crei.~e is directly in line
t--. the recent prediction of Alfred
. Sloan, Jr., president of General
Iotors, that automibile prices for
iU34 would advance approximately
5 per cent; however, due to coopertion
betwee n Chevrolet an J its 10,dialer-,
the actual increase in the
est to the r uichas'.r is only 8 per
Actually, Mr. Holler points out in
lis t- atenieiu, Chevrolet's delivered
nicts throughout th United States
Generally, would ;?~.ow an average lore
as e oi only 8 per cent over the deivered
p.ices which prevailed in
033. Tnis made possible by the
1'hevrole. dealer organization's adorable
cooperation w.th the factory
I- .soaring \v.,n uu- factory reducion
"deliver.d prices,' saidMr.Holler,
ire what the public is interested in
iccause it represents the cost of an
uiomobile standing in front of the
di\. a. er's home. List, or advertised
jrice^, are the prices f. o. b. the
"it is particularly fitting at this
ime, when the buying public is contantly
being reminced to carefully
?cigh values before making any purhase,
to emphasize delivered rather
han li t orices. Naturally, delivered
rices will vSryin the various parts
i the country, due to i*ie difference
n freight cnaryes alone, but the
verage delivered price will show an
acr ease of approximately 8 per
Citing the decided increases in madial
and labor costs during the past
cA months, together with the long
Lt of improvements on the 1934
ars, as factors necessfcatng the price
ncrease, Mr. Holler said: "I cannot
.nphasize too strcngly the appreciaion
of Chevrolet official^ toward
ur 10,000 dealers for their splendid
oopeiation in making possible the
jw delivered prices of the new 1934.
Mr. C. E. Hyde of An'drews, has
een attending Court in Murphy all
'Messre. E. A. Wood a.id D. H.
ihllitt were business visitors in Lexngton
and Charlotte on Monday of
Mr. Woody Hampton was a visitor
n Asbeville on this past Sunday.
Messrs. S. E. Cover, J. H. Aberlithy,
Lee 'Watkins, T. J. Bristol,
Irs. D. A. Williams and Mrs. T. J.
Bristol are among those from AnIrews
who are attending the term of
Juperior Court in Murphy this week.
The members of the Board of Deaons
of Andrews Baptist church had
i supper in the basement of the
hurch on Wednesday night of this
The Andrews Methodist church beran
a two weeks revival on Tuesday
light of this week.
The School Master's Club of Cherokee,
Graham and 'Clay counties held
heir meeting on Thursray night of
his week at the Hut in Andrews. Dr.
I. T. Hunter of Cullowhee was the
The Dramatic club of Andrews
High school gave a play in the school
luditorium on last Friday night?the
proceeds to go to the Athletic club.
Miss Winnie Herbert who is employed
at Cove Creek, Tenn. was
home for the week end visiting her
parents, Dr. and Mrs. F. L. Herbert.
during the entire garme and goals
were shot at will by the Murphy forwards.