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^qLI'ME 57 ? NUMBER 51.
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1946.
EIGHT PAGES THIS WEEK
Murphy Citizens Demand Better Law Enforcement
$100,000 Rug Plant To Open In Andrews In 60 Days
ANDREWS ? Andrews Textiles,
Incorporated, with Henry and Ben
Trotter of Winston-Salem and
James Trotter of Reidsville as in
toiporators, is the name of An
drews newest textile plant. The
capital stock of the new corpora
tion is $100,000 with $30,000 paid
in. The new plant will manufac
ture scatter rugs, and will employ
150 women and 40 men. Operation
of the plant is scheduled to begin
within the next 45 to 60 days.
The factory site is on First Street
opposite Southern Railroad sta
tion. The building is more than
half completed, and is of steel and
concrete block construction. A
number of local citizens have been
responsible for the building which
has been leased to the new firm for
a period of 10 years. In addition
there will be a 30 x 40 concrete
boiler room. The steam produced
here will be used in the dyeing
room and for heating purposes.
Plant machinery will be electrically
driven. The boiler room will be
equipped with the latest type auto
matic oil furnaces which will mini
Practically all the equipment
necessary for the plant's operation
is already stored in Andrews and
will be installed as soon as the
building is completed. Permit for
the construction of the building
was authorized by the Civil Pro
The Messrs. Trotters, the incor
porators, are brothers. They are
expected to move to Andrews as
soon as they can secure the neces
sary housing facilities. Henry
Trotter was formerly with the
Chatham Woolen Mills. James
Trotter at present is with Marshall
Field Company at Reidsville.
Raw material is already on hand
sufficient for several months' op
Andrews Textiles is the third
textile plant to come to Andrews
this year. March 1 T. R. Pullen
and W, V. Williams of Dalton, Ga.,
opened a factory here that is now
in full production. The output of
this plant is chenille spreads.
About 1600 are produced here
weekly by this plant. Employment
is given to 90 women and several
Valleytown Ventures, another or
ganization, and owned by Frank
Forsyth, W. T. Teas, and Arthur
Watkins was started here April 1.
This organization makes chenille
bedspreads ,and employs 18 per
B. W. C. Studies
"Missionary Education ? A Chris
tian Imperative" was the subject
oi a program presented Monday
evening at the meeting of the Busi
ness Women's circle of the Baptist
W. M. SM held in the home of Miss
Addie Mae Cooke, with Mrs. Arden
Davis as hostess.
Mrs. J. J. Hamilton led the Bible
?tudy. "Calling All Youth" was
discussed by Miss Cooke, program
chairman; "Wisdom or Weapons of
War", Mrs. J. C. Ammons; "Or
ganized for Missionary Education".
Mrs. Alvin Buchanan, who also pre
sided over the business session:
"New Plans for Young People,"
Mrs. J. w. Davidson; and "Train
ing World Missionaries", Mrs.
Mrs. Davis, assisted by Mrs. John
Donley, Miss Mary Ellen Payne,
?nd Miss Mary Cornwell, served
sandwiches, cookies, punch and po
tato chips. Eighteen members were
David R. Kephart, MOMM 3/c,
UrPhy, Rt. 3^ wag discharged
July 5^ NaVy at Jacksonville. F1* ?
DIES FROM WOUNDS ? Carl
S. Smith, 20, of Murphy, who died
at a local hospital Sunday morn
ing, June 23, from knife wounds re
ceived in an altercation with Leon
ard Moore, 30.
Taken By Death
Funeral services for Mrs. Eva
Arrowood, 85, who died at 5:10
o'clock Friday night at her home
at Tomotla, were held Sunday
morning at 10:30 o'clock at To
moila Methodist church with the
Re\ . Jim Truett of Andrews offi
ciating. Interment was in the
church cemetery with Ivie funeral
horn ? in charge.
Surviving are the husband, Fate
L. Arrowood; three sons, John and
Harve Arrowood of Tomotla, and
Gurlc y Arrowood of Andrews; and
two d. ughters, Mrs. Maggie Rogers,
and Miss Edna Arrowood of To
Mrs Arrowood was one of the
oldest residents of the Tomotla
To Observe Food
Week July 15-22
July 15-22 has been designated
as Nat onal Home Food Preserva
tion W 'ek by the U. S. Department
of Agi culture and farm families
participating in the FSA program
are alieady hard at work prepar
ing for the coming winter, says
Mrs. Margaret J. Carringer, FSA
home supervisor for Cherokee and
A week has been set apart to
focus attention upon the necessity
of home canning and preservation
of food at a time when supplies are
badly needed throughout the world,
and will inaugurate the beginning
of intensive food preservation ef
forts through the summer and fall,
Mrs. Carringer said. Home preser
vation will increase supplies for
American families and at the same
time release additional foods a
dapted for shipment to famine
SAYS RATES NOT RAISED
Manager Messer of Dickey hotel
states that he has not raised the
rates at his hotel, since the death
of OPA, as was published in the
SCOUT last week. He states that
the room rent of some of the guests
were increased before July 1, but
were kept under the ceilings.
The Rev. T. G. Tate has announc
ed his sermon subjects for Sunday
as follows: At 11 o'clock, "Man's
Chief End," followed by the com
munion of the Lord's supper. The
Young People will meet at 7:15
At 8 o'clock, the sermon topic
will be "The Sinner's Gospel."
REVIVAL TO BEGIN
Revival services with Rev. Alfred
Smith In charge, will be held at
Martin's Creek Methodist church
beginning Sunday evening at 8
o'clock and continuing through the
week. Bible school will be held
each afternoon of that week.
Man Bitten By
Mad Dog; Many
Dogs Are Killed
Junior Hartness of Murphy was
bitten last week by a mad dog and
is taking rabies treatment. The
dog that bit him is said to have
bitten several dogs in the com
munity, and five or six have been
killed as a result. However, ac
cording to Sanitary Inspector Har
ry Webster, there still are dogs in
the vicinity that possibly have been
bitten and should be confined. He
urges people to be on the look-out
for mad dogs or any symptoms oi
Mr. Webster has called upon the
Murphy town council to do some
thing to control rabies here, re
questing that something definite
be done in regard to confining
dogs, to avoid the spread of the di
A cat's head is now on its way to
the state laboratory for analysis
to determine if it had rabies. The
cat belonged to Mrs. J. N. Hill, Sr..
and before being killed had several
symptoms of rabies.
Old Folks Day
Is Celebrated At
July fourth in Brasstown was Old
Folks' Day. Each year the Wom
en's club of that community invites
the old people in the surrounding
country to a dinner set by meir?
bers of the club. In fair weather
the dinner is held at the museum
of the John C. Campbell Folk
school. Because of rain this year
the celebration took place at Keith
House, the main building of thr
There was a large crowd present,
some arriving early in the morn
ing and staying until mid-after
noon. Everyone had plenty of time
to visit with old friends. Tom
Barnett and Mr. W. G. Holland
took turns making music to enter
tain the group and several guests
danced jigs. Mrs. Gwen Cornwell,
president of the Women's club, pre
sided and after dinner Mrs. John
C. Campbell spoke to the group.
She was followed by Henry Me
serve who told about the work of
the Friends' Service Committee
which has a work camp at Brass
town for a second time this sum
mer. Mr. Meserve is the director
of the work camp.
Following the scheduled speech
es there were songs by Tal Massey
and Mrs. Naomi Hatchett who is
90 years old. There were also
short speeches by guests of the
day. The "old folks" who attend
ed the celebration were:
Mr. and Mrs. Tal Massey, Mr. and
Mrs. John Hampton, Mr. and Mrs.
John Hall, Mrs. Bessie Sawyer,
Tom Larkin, Jim Wilson, J. T. Tip
ton, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Holland,
Bob Garrett, Mr. and Mrs. John
Mathis, Miss Louie Davis, Mr. and
Mrs. Tom Barnett, Mrs. Maude
Hatchett, Mrs. Naomi Hatchett,
Mrs. Lillie Scroggs, Mrs. Serina
Green, Mrs. Lillie Chastain, Bill
Accompanying the "old folks"
and also guests of the day were:
Mr. and Mrs. Swain from Florida,
Jerry Hatchett, Lawrence McNa.bb.
Acting as hosts and hostesses
were the following members of the
Women's club and their husbands:
Mrs. J. C. Campbell, Mr. and Mrs.
Georg Bidstrup, Mr. and Mrs.
Gwen Cornwell, Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Scroggs, Mrs. Lillian Caldwell,
Mrs. Georgia Waldroup, Mr. and
Mrs. W. J. Martin, Mrs. Douglas
Smith, Miss Fannie McClellan.
Mrs. Cecil Tipton, Mr. and Mrs. H.
M. Wilson, Mrs. Wayne Holland
Mrs. Iowa Green.
Mrs. M. A. Carroll and family
from Belmont spent last week-end
with her brother, Arthur Anthony
A birthday party was given Mrs.
Carroll, July 3, ?.n honor of her
57th birthday. A fish fry was given
on Thursday night.
Board Orders Cabs
Secure Parkinq Lot
At the meeting of the town coun
cil Monday night, the ordinance
passed by the former board limit
ing the number of taxicabs in Mur
phy was repealed, and an ordinance
was passed that any citizen of good
character would be granted a taxi
license when approved by the
An ordinance was also passed
giving taxi drivers 30 days to find
a parking lot, removing them from
the corner at the bus station.
Frank Crawford tendered his
resignation as chief of police, ef
fective July 8, and Frank Ashe was
elected chief to fill the vacancy.
W. A. Brandon was elected on the
police force, and Howard Keasler
was elected as extra police.
An ordinance was passed pro
hibiting peddlers to park trucks
longer than two hours in one place,
and not at all on the square.
The board, after explanation of
state laws by Atty. O. L. Anderson,
declared that the present city park
commission is without authority,
and Doyle Burch, newly elected
chairman, was sent the following
letter by Clerk E. L. Shields:
"We are giving you below a Reso
lution passed by the Town Board
at a Meeting held July 8, 1946, at
their regular meeting:
THAT, WHEREAS, the purport
ed attempt by the former Board of
the Town Commissioners of the
Town of Murphy, creating a Park
Commission, was. ndf done lawfully
and pursuant to the General Stat
utes of North Carolina relating
thereto, which said Statutes are
Sections 160-155 et seq.
IT IS, THEREFORE, upon mo
tion properly made and duly pass
ed, ordered by the Board that said
purported Park Commission is
without authority and the same is
IT IS further ordered that notice
of this resolution be forwarded to
the Chairman of the purported
Perk Commission. '
The present park commission
was appointed a few days ago by
Mayor Neil Sneed, on the advice
of the city attorney that a com
mission appointed by a former
mayor automatically went out of
office at the termination of the
mayor's term of office and that
it was necessary to appoint another
commission. The officers who
served on the commission last year
were: R. S. Bault, chairman; Mrs.
T. A. Case, vice-chairman; Miss
Addie Mae Cooke, secretary; and
E. L. Shields, treasurer . New of
ficers elected at a meeting held
last week were: Doyle Burch, chair
man; Mrs. Case, vice-chairman;
Miss Cooke, secretary; and Mrs
Walter Witt, treasurer. Mr. Bault
requested that he not be re-elected
because of other responsibilities.
It was ordered at the meeting
held last week that cement for con
struction of a swimming pool be
ordered, so that it would be here
by the time it is needed for build
ing the pool. Murphy Lions club
has approximately $4,000 set aside
for the building of a swimming
The board has not yet appointed
a new commission.
Woman And Two
Taylor Brown of Bellview has
advised the SCOUT that his wife
and two children are missing, hav
ing left home on June 28 and not
been seen since.
Mr. Brown stated that his wife,
the former Winifred Burns, and
two children, Taylor, four, and
Myrtle, seven, left home about
noon June 28 by bus. The wife had
said she was going to see a doctor
in Murphy. Since that time he has
not been able to get any trace of
Mrs. Brown was wearing a blue
dotted dress and brown and white
shoes. She is about 40, weighs
about 120 pounds and is approxi
mately six feet tall, according to
her husband. She has brown hair
and blue eyes. The son was wear
ing a blue striped shirt and blue
pants, and brown and white shoes,
and the daughter a brown dress
with brown and white shoes.
Mr. Brown requests that anyone
knowing of her whereabouts please
The Cherokee county Minister's
Association held its regular meet
ing at the Regal Hotel Monday.
The following ministers were
present: Earl Ogg, T. G. Tate, J.
Alton Morris, Ralph Taylor, Conrad
Washam, Leo Smith, and a visitor.
H. L. Stowe, Louise, Texas.
Van Gorder Speaks
Lions Ladies' Night
Dr. Charles O. Van Gordcr of
Andrews was the guest speaker a4.
Murphy Lions club Ladies' nighl
banquet at Regal hotel Tuesday
evening. He told of his capture by
the Germans and how he later es
caped and reached the Russian
lines. He found quite an un
friendly spirit toward Americans
on the part of the Russians and
expressed an alarming note con
cerning the United States' future
relations with that country.
Dr. Van Gorder was presented
by the program chairman, Frank
The following new officers of
the club were installed: President.
R. S.'Bault: secrtary, W. D. King;
treasurer, Loren Davis: first vice
president, Duke Whitley: second j
vice-president. Dr. R. H. Cox; third j
vice-president. Edwin Hyde; lion |
tamer. C. R. Freed; tailtwister, Dr. |
.T. R. Bell; directors, J. D. Burch. j
S N. Bobo, and C. E. Weir. Harry
Bishop is on the board by virtue
of being immediate past president.
The ladies were presented silver
bracelets as favors.
Rev. Ralph Taylor presented the
following with perfect attendance
badges: W. M. Fain. J. D. Burch,
H. G Elkins. W. A. Sherrill, R. W.
Easley, Jr., Dr. L. T. Russell, S. N
Bobo, Harry Bishop, Dr. W. A
Hoover. H. Bueck, R. S. Bault,
Frank Forsyth, and Dr. B. W. Whit
Dr. R. H. Cox gave the welcome
to the ladies, to which Mrs. H.
Bueck responded. The guests were
presented by Harry Bishop, retir
ing president: Mrs. Jim Taylor.
Albemarle: Mack Patton, Jake
Freed. Mrs. Chas. O. Van Gorder,
Mrs. J. W. Davidson. Jr., of Shreve
port .La.: Miss Katharyn Youroski,
Mrs. J. W. Davidson. Sr., Miss
Elizabeth Gray. Mrs. Kate Wohlt.
Mrs. W. P Odom. Mrs. Bessie Dick
son. Mrs. Dixie Palmer. Mrs. J. H.
McCall, and Miss Frances Dickson
Walter Carringer and C. R.
Freed sang solos, accompanied by
Mrs. J. W. Davidson.
BAPTIST HOUR SPEAKER ?
Dr. R. Paul Caudill, Baptist Hour
speaker for next Sunday morning,
July 14, who will discuss the sub
ject, "Christian Strategy for World
Conquest," as announced by the
Radio Committee of the Southern
Baptist Convention, S. F. Lowe, Di
rector, Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Caudill, Pastor of the First
Baptist Church of Memphis, Tenn.,
leaves on an extensive tour of
foreign mission fields soon after
his Baptist Hour engagement, ac
cording to the Atlanta announce
ment. Mr. Lowe states further
that his abiding interest in world
missions and his careful study of
mission objectives and methods
eminently prepare Dr. Caudill for
discussing his subject.
The program can be heard in
this section over: WWNC Asheville
WPTF, Raleigh: WSJS, Winston
| Salem- WSB, Atlanta; WNOX,
J Knoxville; and WRVA, Richmond,
at 8:30 a. m.
Lions Give Fan
Murphy Lions club has present
ed Murphy Carnegie Library with
a Hunter pedestal electric fan, and
Miss Josephine Heighway, librar
ian urges local people to use the
library and enjoy the comfort the
She expressed appreciation for
this gift from the Lions.
Two accidents occurred near
hear Tuesday. A truck driven by
Ralph Dye of Blairsville was in a
head-on collision with a car driven
by Don Phillips of San Diego,.
Calif., on No. 19 three miles from
Murphy. Dye was tried for reck
less driving and paid a fine and
costs amounting to $31.25, accord
ing to Patrolman Charles Galloway
who arrested him. He also is to
pay the damages to the California
car. Mrs. Phillips was in the car
with her husband. No one was in
Claude Barnett of Murphy, Route
2, was in a head-on collision with a
car driven by Mrs. S. S. Swan of
State Teachers College. Cleveland,
Miss., near Hiwassee Motor Court.
He was charged with driving on
the wrong side of the road and
fine and costs amounted to $16.25.
Miss Frances Swan received slight
injuries and was treated at the
To Speak Here
J. C. Baskerville, executive direc
tor of the Chamber of Commerce
at Lenoir, will speak at the meet
ing of Murphy Business Men's club
here on Thursday evening of next
week, at Henry House.
QUINNS HAVE REUNION
The Quinn reunion was held
Sunday, July 7. at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Glen Jones. Shoal Creek,
in honor of Mr. and Mrs. W. R.
Johnson of McKitterick, Calif., sis
ter of Mrs. Nina Jones and mother
of Glen Jones.
Approximately 200 Murphy citi
zens appeared before the Murphy
I Town Council at a meeting held
Monday evening at the courthouse
and protested against the laxity of
law enforcement in Murphy and
Cherokee county, calling upon the
council and all the people to help
clean up the town and county.
The thing that aroused the peo
ple to this concerted action was
I what occurred on Sunday evening.
As the Rev. Samuel E. Maddox,
I pastor of First Baptist church,
' Florence, Ala., and chaplain on
terminal leave in the U. S. Army,
was leaving Murphy for his home,
after concluding a week's revival
meeting at First Baptist church
here, he purportedly was followed
out of town by a group of men in
a car driven by Willard Moore,
deputy sheriff. According to Mr.
Maddox' statement, he believed
the men to be a group of drunks
and speeded up to get away from
them. However, they approached
his car and would have crowded
him off the road had he not stop
ped, he stated. When he stopped
and got out of the car, he told a
group of local people, Moore slap
ped him, hit him on his mouth with
his fist and struck him on his head,
and when he tried to reason with
them, he was threatened if he said
another word, according to what
Mr. Maddox told the Rev. J. Alton
Morris here. He was pushed into
a car and taken to the county jail.
When Jailer Vaughn Ricks learned
who he was and heard Mr. Maddox'
story, he refused lo lock him up.
Friends were called, and Mr. Mad
dox was taken to Petrie hospital
for treatment. He commented, "I
am sorry for the man." He later
proceeded on his way to Florence.
While Mr. Maddox did not pre
fer charges against the officer, his
friends here were so incensed and
aroused that immediate steps were
taken to have Moore relieved of
his job. Sheriff L. L. Mason could
not be reached until Tuesday, but
at that time he was located in a
Franklin hospital and asked to
sign papers firing Moore, which he
I At the courthouse meeting, the
Rev. J. Alton Morris was principal
speaker. He told the council and
people present that the group was
there to help clean up Murphy and
the county. "The responsibility
for what happened lies on each of
us in the community, to permit
what almost constituted highway
robbery to occur by a man sailing
under the banner of the law, he
said. "We are here to say to you
that it Is high time in Murphy and
Cherokee county that we seek to
put men in office who have records
that will bear testimony to the
office they hold."
He and others appealed for all
indecencies and law-breaking prac
tices here be cleared up, for boot
legging joints to be raided, and a
general tightening of the laws.
Through the town attorney, O. L.
Anderson, the council and mayor
promised full cooperation in what
the people were asking and request
ed the town to cooperate with them.
The Rev. J. Alton Morris will
preach on "Time and Place for
Moral Indignation" at the 11 o'clock
service at First Baptist church
Sunday. On Sunday evening at 3
o'clock a Baptismal service and the
Lord's supper will be observed.
Also, two missionaries from Pao
shan Yunnan, China, will speak.
They are: Miss Frances Flannigan
and Miss Winifred E. Embery.
The Rev. Ralph Taylor, minister
at First Methodist church, an
nounces the following sermon
topics for Sunday: "A Religious
Rascal" at 11:00 A. M.; "The Giv
ing of Self" at 8:00 P. M. Church
school begins at 9:45 A. M., David
King, superintendent. Youth Fel
lowship convenes at 7 P. M., Eliza
beth Ann Elklns, president.