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Vol. I1L.?No. 16.
Dr. R. W. Pet
Tuesday In Op
Double Tragedy Occurs |
With Death Of Mrs.
FUNERAL IS HELD
Hospital had Become;
Famous After Opening ;
Three Years Ago
Dr. Robert W. Pctrie, 00, prominent
physician and owner of the
Pe: ie hospital in Murphy, died suddenly
of a heart attack in his hos;
it.li at 3:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon
Dr. Pctrie, an eye, ear, nose, and
throat, specialist, had gone into the
operating room to examine a patient,
Mrs. J. C. Abernathy, 20. of
Young Harris, Ga.. who had been admitted
to the hospital a few minutes
before. As he entered the operat
mg room ne sunered the heart attack.
Dr L. U. Lumpkin, chief physician
of the hospital, who was attending
Mi*s. Abernathy, took Dr. Petrie
to a room across the hall where he
died within a few minutes.
Twenty minutes later Mrs. Abernathy
died on the operating table.
Opened Hospital In 1934
Dr Petrie, originally from Lincolnton,
came to Murphy three years ago
from Iainoir where he operated a
hospital in partnership with Dr.
Crowell. He opened the Petrie hospital
in February, 1934, and became'
widely known and respected in this
section. He was first vice president
of the Murphy Lions clubs and a
member of the Lutheran church of
Andrews. Four weeks ago the Petrie
hospital was accredited by the America
college of surgeons and last year
the hospital was placed on the Duke
endowment fund list.
Dr. Petrie is survived by his widow,
one son, William, of Murphy, and
two daughters, "Miss Mary Wilkie
Petrie. of Murphy, and Mrs. Helen
Ilollifield, of Lumberton
Body At Lincolnton
The body was conveyed to Lincolnton
Wednesday morninc bv Funeral
Director Peyton G. Ivie where funeral
arrangements were to be made
by a sister of Dr. Petrie. Members
of the family accompanied the body.
Mrs. Abernathy, who passed away
shortly alter Dr. Petrie and was his
last patient, is survived by her husband;
her parents, Mr. and Mrs j
Horace C. Dills, of Young Harris, j
Ga.; two sisters, Thelma and Willie,'
and four brothers, Ed, Clane, Clyde. I
and Clint, all of Young Harris.
Mrs. Abernathy's body was taken j
to the W. D. Townson funeral home i
Burial was at the Mt. Zion church in
Cherokee county Wednesday afternoon.
'BAD MAN' FIGHTS W
Luther Barton, 31. who is said to
be wanted in several states on serious
charges, slugged the jailor when
arrested here Saturday evening and
escaped the iaw carrying the keys
to the jail cells with him.
Sunday he sent them back, but officers
could not find his trail this
Barton was arrested Saturday evening
on a charge of highway robbery
by Chief of Police Fred Johnson and
Sheriff Zack Ramsey and brought to
the Murphy jail. Placed in charge
of jailer W- A. Cooke, Barton is said
to have hit him and choked him when
he had his back turned. Following
a 15-minute struggle, he grabbed the
jailer's keys and run from the building.
In front of E. C. Moore's garage
he jumped in the car of J. A. Richardson
and threatened to harm him
if Mr. Rirhardmn did not drive him
out of town. Mr Richardson, howfrustrated
the attempt and
Barton jumped out of the car and
sped through the garage.
Going down a back alley to the
5 (Peeldy i\ew?p*p*r m (F euerm Nc
rie, 60, Noted
Mayor Issues Red
Mayor J- B. Gray issued the following
proclamation tftis week :n
regard to the Reil Cross Roll Call:
"Workers who helped in the
roll call last year will come to us
soon with another appeal for membership
dues that will finance the
work of another year. Since our
Red Cross asks so little from the
community. and contributes so
!_ if . **
mucn lisen 10 me general welfare,
I hope and urge those who arc
asked for the relatively small participation
of paying the annual
membership fee will respond
promptly again this year.
"The relief program of the Red
Cross is recognized by city officials
as a potent factor in meeting
present needs, and as an
agency of incalculable value in
the event of possible emergency.
"I, therefore, as Mayor of Murphy
hereby set aside the designated
period as the time when all
past members will be asked to renew
their membership and those
who have not enrolled before to
add their names to the ranks of
Red Cross members in Murphy."
Cattle Show Is
Cherokee county distinguished it
self as a cattle raising area Wednes
day when $03. of $400 were won bj
local 4-H club boys in competitior
with cattle raisers from 17 Westeri
North Carolina counties at the Ashe\ille
Fat Calf show This amoun:
represented 12 prizes.
For a group of five calves, Chero
ivfcw muiiij iamtu setujiu emung tne
county groups competing.
While competition was open to al
cattle raisers only 4-H club boy:
competed from Cherokee which
speaks well for A. Q. Ketner, county
agent, and his assistant, R. B. Wooten.
A detailed statement of theii
profits will be computed by Ketnei
Two of the prize five calves were
purchased by local markets and wil
be sold here soon
Prize winners and the amount:
collected were: C. H. Townson, $45
J. C. Townson, dr., $28; Earl Martin
$9, and Perry Kephart $11.
L. L. Mason, prominent cattle
buyer, has announced that he will be
in Murphy, N. C , on Monday, Nov,
23 at Frank Dickey's Scales to buj
? rNin * * ?w
AI UU 1 UI* JAIL,
Y-SENDS KEYS BACK
Dickey Chevrolet company he tried
to hire an employee to drive him oui
of town. This was refused and he
caught a ride with an unidentified
It is said he headed out toward the
lower end of the county and is believed
to have threatened and mistreated
others in making his getaway.
Scout To Be One Day
Earlier Next Week
The Scout will appear on Wednesday
morning of next week?one day
earlier than its usual publication
This is being arranged so that all
subscribers will receive their paper
the day before Thanksgiving. No
mail is delivered on that date and if
the paper were not published one
day earlier it would not appear until
Correspondents and advertisers are
requested to note this fact and let
us have their material earlier than
usual so there will be no delay in
putting out the regular issue.
irth Carolina. Covering a La/ cr and
by, N. C. Thurs., Nov.
TO CENTRAL HI
Boomers Have Plenty Of
Fighting Spirit As They
Bow 51 to 0
By Hubert Adams. Jr.
f !t was the old story of a small
! school tackling a larccr school which j
j had plenty of reserve strength Friday 1
when Kn<>\\ ill* Central beat Mur-J
phy 51 to 0
Murphy hold their larger opponent j
to only 6 points in the f rst quarter. |
a feat that no other high school that
played Central High th. year can
i boast. Central alternat^p with the
first and s-. * 1 team against Murphy
all day; <-r wearing Murphy's
boys out while the other one did the
! scoring. If Murphy had had the r?
? serve power that Central High hail.
i1 the story might have been very different.
iviurpny s player- are to he congratulated
that they never ceased
fighting, although they were trailing
in the score they never gave up, and
fought for every yard that Central
gained. That is what we iike to see
about our local team, it nevei gives
Every one of the boys who played
last Friday gave everything they had
for Murphy and they played a
splendid game. The town of Murphy
is not ashamed because of the
defeat of the local team, but they
are proud of the pluck and grit that
every boy showed before such overI
* Thanksgiving day, the local team
goes to Andrews, N. C., to meet a
. team they would rather defeat than
- all the teams on their hard schedule.
r These teams arc evenly matched in
l weight and size, and everyone who
i goes to see the game will see a game
worth seeing. A large crowd from
t Murphy are going to Andrews to
cheer the local team and hope to
come back with them in victory
i Andrews has a large line and a
flashy back field and have been point1
ing for Murphy all year. Andrews
s will be out to beat Murphy by as
\ large a score as they can to help aj
venge last year's defeat by the hands
of the local team.
Up Locally As
There was plenty of T-models
steaming Monday morning?for the
night before the temperature drop?
ped to 20 degrees.
f Freezing temperatures ha\o slipped
up on Murphy several times so
far this month, however, as figures
provided by James Smallshaw, area
engineer of the Area Investigations
unit, with the TVA in Murphy, reveal.
It seems so far that although many
' have predicted a harder winter this
year than last, November has been a
little easier on empty coal bins. The
lowest lemperaiure 111 Aovemoer,
1935, was on the 24th, and during
that month there were ten days with
ibelow freezing temperatures, Mr.
Smallshaw's report shows.
Following are maximum and
minimum temperatures so far this
Date Maximum Minimum
1 <54 46
2 7G 51
3 75 56
4 71 39
5 62 31
6 " 72 35
7 68 50
8 64 57
10 64 32
11 58 28 |
12 65 42
17 [1 18
Potentially Kich Temtc-r* tn This Sta
19, 19o6. $1
Of Vast Change
Began There Si
Leading Citizens Pay f
Tribute To Dr. PetricLeading
citizens of Murphy
Wednesday paid triKuie to the
esteemed Dr. R. W. Petrie, 60, p
who died here Tuesday.
Some individual expressions .
DK R. S. PARKER. Druggist:
j "The shock of Dr. Petr:e's death
will be long felt. Wc can not
j grasp and fully realize the fsr.e
| and noble deeds of a man of the t
| character of Dr. Prltie".
I MAYOR J. B. GRAY, Attorney:
, "in the oarainr of Dr- Pelrie nut I 1
! orly has this section lost one of \
the ablest and most esteemed ^
physicians and surgeons but one i
! of the most splendid citizens?a 1
man who look an active part in '
supporting any movement for the
| betterment of his fellow men."
' MR. C. W. SAVAGE, Hotel Owner: t
"The death of Dr. Pctrie is a
terrible blow. His goodness, his i
kindness and his charity work ?
which amounted to thousands of t
dollars is a fine an unforgettable 1
tribute to his character as a great '
and wonderful man."
(Continued on page five) i
Ladies Clubs To
| Canvass Town
For Red Cross
m Members of three
f <4 local women's civic
preparing to car.vass
latter part of this
j Cross subscriptions
as the <lriv'' p"
? fcr^ under way They I
are the Woman's club and the |
Mrs. C. W. Savage, roll call chair i
? Minaancir j
would be made this week-end ar.<i |
that although the campaign canvass j
would last, only several days, subscriptions
wouui be acceptable until
The regular annual enroling nt fee
of $1 \v ill be in effect, she said, and '
' fifty cents of every dollar will be
kept locally to be applied this yeai
to an undernourished school child
All donations made over the subscription
price will also be kept loi
cally for the fund, Mrs. Savage addj
! POST OFFICE HERE SI
First forms required for adminis:
tration of the Social Security act
were distributed by the Murphy post
office Monday as the work of setting
up the old age benefit accounts for
thousands of employes began. All
of the 45,000 post offices of the
nation were engaged in the same
work Monday, the first forms going ;
to all concerns and business and 1
professional people who employ one I i
or more persons. j ]
The blanks must be correctly filled j
Detour Remains Open .
The detour on highway No. 10 be- *
tween Topton and Wesser is still im
passable to traffic and will remain 1
so until regrading and relocating of <
the highway is finished some time I
about the first of the year. Roy *
Plemmons. highway engineer station- 2
ed at Andrews, said Wednesday. *
Traffic is still being routed o\eT a
the regular highway detour -via Robbinsviile
and Stecoah. The detour is t
in good shape, Plemmons said.
^ 16 PAGES
I iff T?DAY
Lil X And4 Pa8es
.50 YE. R?5c COPY
Site Is Scene
is Since Work
x Months Ago
>reliminary Projects Being
Pressed By 500 Men
tOADS ARE BUILT
Yctual Work On Dam
Expected To Begin
Early Next Spring
A I ttl?> more : a:- x month.- ;sfer
v irk h:i : .r:.:i . v the IIi;nvasV
hanges hav< taken j hat < veil ;
he V :i :? - hi:: _ : ' had J
? ji familiar v. :h :N w!
- aid hardly c or.ceive.
-i . lilt
Into !he site of th $!!>.( 00,"
I". A !! :. : elhe
river; 1 : Br1*' ' <n
lean I when i n 1 1937 Am* rican j
own will be built ; a huge bridge j
capable of supporting many to has
teen erected across the river; 1 ??<?! i
muses, sheds and emergency hospi- 1
als have been established, and where,
heretofore, an occasional squirrel or
near hunter went to seek his prey,
men now work 24 hours a day building
roads, running transmission lines,
carpentering or drilling the mountain
Altogether it. is unofficially estimated
that approximately i(*0 men
are used on both the TV A <!;.'?? and
the principal access road projects.
The principal access road extends
about 12 miles into the dam she from
Turtle town, Tenn. Building of the
road and its subsequent paving is under
contract to the Codell I ?> traction
company, of Lynchburg Kyj
Last work of building and g?adin||
the road being done and pavir|
has been started. It will be of a n <
macadam finish and the surf; < e. 2S
feet wide, will withstand . v typ<
To Be Open Soon !
It is ovei this road that t \ bul
of the Nor: is machine r\ whiib wa
used i: eons! \r.j that T?:.:csse
dam will ? . >v' *t To
said lost week that al : ioi
tion of the road.
Ai "-t < 1' - he i \" A <hd
' ' 1 - ri
long int . any w alei
ial for the job will be furnished.
One group of car; < ;;ters are bus
on the mou , repai
atior.s for a tow;, similar to Norri
there. urn if houses^ mode] home
dormit< ri? at at ,,ii b
iP?*: J ?
Vv ujiimueu <?n D&t'K I >SgC th.-: HOC.
CT FORMS MONDAY
out and returned to the pest nasti
by Saturday afternoon.
Funds for the c.d age r-encfit
which are paid t<? employes who
they attain 65 years of aye, aro t-o b
provided through assessment of en
ployers and employes on an e<ju.
basis. Cards en tilled i; loyer
application for identification nur
i>ei" were being distributed Monda
and on November 24, the employe a]
plications will be deli-, cred
r.mpioyer mrir.s, wmcn are r.ow o
ng distributed ask seven question
Each business establishment is call'
ipon to give its business name, a d
'cription of the nature of rST'tJU!
less, the address and the appro* ima
lumbr of persons now employe
Vfanufacturing concerns are asked
ist the principal products and oth
oncems are asked to state what the
>rincip: goods ard services are th
ire sold or supplied. Each is ai
isked to state if the establishme]
s a branch o: a subsidiary concer
nd to give the r.ame and address <
he headquarters. The applicatio
ifter it is signed will be returned
he pesi office from which it \r,