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PROMOTING MURPHY AND ANDREWS
VOLUME U?NUMBER It MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY. NOV. It. Itft3 7T TEN PAGES
Value of Trade Week Prizes Increased This Year
The Poor Deer
Deer banters aren't (be only ones
disappointed this week. At least
one Cherokee County deer was so
anxious to be hunted (hat it com
mitted suicide yesterday.
Wildlife Protector Arnold Dalr
ymple tells the Story (his way:
James Crisp of Rt. 2, Murphy,
was coming down the hill at Cane
Creek yesterday morning in his
Dodge Pickup when a deer ran in
to the truck, smashed (he fender
and killed himself.
Crisp, an honest man, brought
the deer into town and took it to
Datrymple. The two then delivered
the deer to the school lunchroom
to provide a game meal.
Deer season was to have been
open this week, but due to the
state and national forest closure
orders because of forest fire dan
ger, hunters were not allowed in
The annual bazaar of the Wom
an's Auxiliary of the Church of the
Messiah will be held tomorrow and
Saturday, Nov. 20 and 21 at the
showroom of Franklin Motor Co.,
opening at 9 a. m.
Crafts, needlework, cookies, can
dy, and Chrlstmag candles will be
among the homemade items sold.
Mrs. Francis Bourne, Sr., is ba
GETS LIFE SENTENCE
NOAH DOCKERY, 45, (above) last week went back to the state
capital to begin his mandatory life sentence in the State Prison, after
entering a plea of guilty to first degree murder in Cherokee County
Superior Court. Dockery, a resident of Hanging Dog Community,
Murphy, Rt. 3, received the death sentence last April in the shotgun
slaying of former Cherokee County Sheriff Frank C. Crawford, 45.
A new trial was granted the defendant after the North Carolina Sup
reme Court ruled improper remarks were made by a special pro
secutor to the Jury.
Forest Fires Take 5,000 Clay
Acres: Two Arrests Are Made
The forest fire field day in Che-'
rokee and Clay counties seems to
be coming to a halt after fires
have been put under control, two
arrests were made and other sus
pects have been sited.
District Forest Ranger George
R. Anderson of the U. S. Forest
Service said early this week that
the large Clay County fire at the
head of Tuni Creek and Tusqui
tee was under control, but several
men were still on the fire. Some
5,000 acres of Clay forest la mis
vhile Cherokee fires.
have keen threatening, bat also
by Mr. An
County forest I
ed. The latest fire In
wa, en Beavordaa C
On Monday of this week two
brothers were arrested west of An
drews by Deputy Sheriff Duke
Carver after they bad been report
ed to have set several fires along
the road south of Valley River be
tween Andrewg and Marble. The
brothers are being held at Chero
kee County jail on default of $2,
Got. William B. U instead
last week baaed a closing
to an yablte and private
lands to hunters and fisherman,
A government order by the for
est service was Issued closing Nan
tahala and Plsgsh national forest
The government order said the
land* were closed because:
1. Lack of rainfall, drying winds
and other causes have rendered fo
rests within the Nantahala and
frsgah National Forest highly In
flammable and subject to great
loss by fire
? 2. Forests and the resources,
developments and products thereof
are a valuable and vital asset to
the welfare of this country.
S. It b Imperative that the
i protected by the pro
of fir* a?d the eUmlnat
Ito forest are closed to use by
the public except as to those spec
ifically permitted by a daty
reside or have settled
ll gfriflfril Pfqph
to go In end out
Maxwell To Speak
Service Next Week
The Rev. Asmond Maxwell, pas
tor of the Murphy First Methodist
Church will deliver the Thanks
giving message here next Wednes
day evening at the annual Union
Thanksgiving service of the Mur
The service will be at 7:30 at the
Free Methodist Church.
Music will be by a community
youth choir, composed of young
people from the fiVe participating
churches. Edward Reynolds will j
direct the chorus in singing "For
the Beauty of the Earth" and'
"Come, Ye Thankful People,1
Mr. Maxwell's topic is " A Wot
Other ministers will include
Presbyterian minister, the Rev.
Frank Brown who will read the
Scripture; the Rev. Rhett Y. Win
ters, Jr., Episcopal minister, lead
ing in prayer; the Rev. J. Alton
Morris, pastor of the First Baptist
Church, introducing the special
offering and introduction of the
speaker; and Free Methodist pas
tor, the Rev. Russell Elder, who
will lead the invocation and bene
The annual "Church Charitable
Fund", for aiding the needy will be
taken at the service. The fund is
the only such fund collected in
Murphy on a community-wide
Ground Observer Post Set Up Here
Up New CD Post
W. C. Messer was named super
visor and W. M. Davis, chief spot
ter here Monday when a Ground
Observers Post was set in Murphy
S/Sgt George J. Cook of the U.
S -Mr Force of Knoxville, Tenn.
along with H. Bueck, area Civil
Defense director were in charge of
the meeting which assembled some
42 representatives from Murphy
The persons attending the meet
ing constitute the Ground Ob
ordinarily exercised by
anecttan with such
The closing order became effect
ive Nov. 9.
?erven Corp, and will function on
an emergency call basis.
The sroup will take three ses
sions of instructions and the first
wa, conducted by Sgt. Cqpk at the
"resident Eisenhower stated
"The potential of modern milit
ary offense is sueh that a sur
prise raid against this conn try
eould canae tremendous casual -
ties .. Jf that ever cornea, warn
ing most come through In time!
. . Civilian volunteer plane spet
ers . . -ground observers . . .piny
a vital rela In providing the nee
Members of the local corps *re:
Messer, Davis, Robert Cheney, Ro
bert S. BauM, Loren C. Davis, and
?art C. Van Amu. of She Lions'
Club; Walter R Puatt, Charles H.
Hyatt. John S. Smith. Ron K. Baf
?dale, Donald W. Rsmwgr. Sr., C.
W. Arnold. John hrdn, Hansy &
Simmons, Loren R. Harding. L. L.
Mason and Charles W. Barrett of 1
the Civitan Club. ,
Also (Mrs. Cecil Burgess, Mrs.
Buster Bayless of the American
Legion Auxiliary; Mrs. L. L. Mason
and Mrs. Bob Cheney of the Amer
ican Legion Auxiliary and the
Murphy Junior Woman's Club;1
Mrs. Bob White, Mrs. Mary Cath
ron Sneed, Mrs. Howard W. Mo
ody, Miss Elizabeth Gray. Mrs. Bill
Waggoner of the Murphy Junior
Woman's Chib; and John A Dav
idson, John H. Bayless and J. H.
Duncan of the American Legion.
Also Jim Ed Hughes of the Civ
itan Club and the Boy Scouts of
America; Fred Van Horn, John A.
Morris, Jr., Robert Anthony Sch
mltt, Jr. Harry Duncan,
Glen Morrla( Thomas Cloe
Jr.. Burke tdwaid Moore, John W.
Jr., Hubert 8nead. a C.
Billy Adams and Harry
of tha Boy
Story Hour At
Library Be Sat
Book Week is being observed
here this week at the Murphy Car
negie Library this week, with spe
cial displays and a story hour.
Boys and girls are invited to the
library at 11 Saturday morning to
hear Mrs. Harold Wells tell stories.
Texana'i First \
Basketball Game Set
Texana School's tint basketball
of the season wW bo played ant
1Tuesday ot 7:?0 p. a. at the Mar*
will meat Clsraland
of CWrehmd, Oa.
it adult, 90 cents, stu
Senator Lennon Makes
First Trip To Murphv
Sell. Alton A. Lennon of Wil
mington was in Murphy Saturday
night, after attending a Tree Farms
ceremony at Bobbinsville, to chat
with Cherokee County Democrats
and visit with two college class
Sen. Lennon, In his first trip
west of Asheville drove to Murphy
after a speech in Robbinsville.
He arrived in Murphy around
5:30 p. m. Saturday and left Sun
day afternoon. During the informal
drop-in. Democrats oame from all
parts of the county to meet Sen.
Lennon. He was appointed July 10
by Gov. William B. Umstead to
succeed the late Sen. Willis Smith
who died of a heart attack June
At the ceremonies in Robbins
ville, Sen. Lennon said conser
vation and reforeaiatlon are rec
omixed by both federal and state
(OTernmenta as national neces
sities. Planting of Idle land to
trees, he said, represented "paid
up life insurance for those we
Percy Ferebeej mayor of An
drews and president of Citizens
Bonk and Trust Co., pointed out
that the tree farm system would
provide a steady income to the
More than 14,000 acres of wood
lands in Graham and Swain Cou
nties were involved in the dedicat
ion ceremonies. One certificate
covered 12,859 acres in two tracts
owned by the' Bemis Hardwood
Lumber Co. of .Robbinsville.
Formal recognition was given to
J. Franklin Smith of Murphy and
the John C. Campbell Folk School,
A. Q. Ketner of Murphy and R. E.
Penland of Shooting Creek, all
certified tree farmers.
Dr. W. A. Hoover of Murphy was
at the Regal Hotel Saturday night
to greet Sen. Lennon, a former
class-mate at Wake Forest College.
Sen Lennon had Sunday dinner
with the Hoovers.
Sunday morning Sen. Lennon
attended services at the Murphy
First Baptist Church. After the
services he had a short visit with
another class-mate, C. E. Hyde,
Sen. Lennon spent Sunday night
in Franklin and finished his sch
edule by staying In Sylvi Monday
night and Asheville Tuesday night.
Lyle B. Carringer of Brass
town (above) is the first student
to receive an award under a new
$5,000 scholarship plan set up at
North Carolina State College by
the North Carolina Dairy Prod
ucts Association. Carringer, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Can-in
ger of Brass town, was awarded
a $500 freshman scholarship and
is now a student in dairy manu
facturing at State College.
A graduate of Murphy High
School, Carringer made an out
standing record and has been
active in 4-H and FFA work.
The scholarship award, of which
Carringer is the first recipient,
is based on scholastic attainment
and interest fat dairy manufactur
ing and was established as an in
centive for more North Carolina
students to enter the dairy in
WOLF CREEK RD. WORK
Maintance forces of the N. C.
State Highway Department stabi
lized and strengthened the exslting
surface with traffic-bound mac
adam on Wolf Creek Road for 1.8
miles last month, it was announced
Be Talked In Andrews
(Mrs. C. T. Greer of Atlanta will
deliver a demonstrated lecture on
holiday decorations tonight in An
drews, sponsored by the Konnah
eeta Club. The Junior Woman's
Clubs of Andrews and Murphy are
I Tickets at 50 cents each may
; be obtained from any member of
, the three clubs or at the door. The
| lecture will be at the Andrews
, School at 8 p. m. __
' Mns. Gr\eer says her Christmas
lecture, which began as a sideline
and hobby 'has far outgrown the
hobby stage, and is a special love
of her own.
Her Christmas, showing will
include table decorations, door
sprays and wreaths, tree trims
and candles of all shapes and
sizes, which she makes herself.
Also there are party favors, ang
els, choir girls, a pair of snow
people ("Mr." and "Mrs." on
wire or carton foundation),
Christmas bells (made of chick
Mrs. C. T. Greer
en wire), Christinas trees (of
several varieties) for table or
mantel, and a tree on an nrbre
Tommy Shields Succumbs
To Sudden Heart Attack
Thomas Vernon Shields, 30, of
Murphy was found dead in his car
slumped over the wheel at 8 a. m.
Tuesday, November 17, by a Tenn
essee Highway Patrolman on U. S.
Highway 64, a few miles west of
The car was standing on the
shoulder. Hamilton County Cor
onor, Dr. Alley Erfcus pronounced
the death due to a heart attack,
and said that death occured about
6 a. m.
Funeral services will be held
Thursday at 2 p. m. in Shady Grove
Baptist Church. The Rev. Thomas
Truett will officiate and burial will
be in the church cemetery. The
body will lie in state in the church
one bour prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be Edward and
Jack Dickey, Otis Gulledge, Jack
Simonds, Ernest Grier, Pete Wat
son, Cliff Elliott, (Max Payne.
He was the son of Lee M. and
Dora Klsselburg Shields. He was
a graduate of Murphy High School
and of Georgia Military Academy
of Atlanta. He served three years
in the U. S. Marines in World War
11, two years in the South Pacific.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs.
Jane Simonds Shields; one son,
Thomas, Jr., the parents; three sis
(Con tinned an Page 4)
Peachtree PT1A To
Have Harvest Sale
A Harvest Sale sponsored by the
Peachtree P. T. A. will be held et
K. C. Moore's Garage Saturday,
Pies, cakes, dressed chickens,
homemade pickles, relishes and
other canned goods wl" be on sale,
It was announced.
Be Up Trade Week
Murphy's second annual Christ
mas Trade Week-November 30
through December 5-will feature a
$500 U. S. Savings Bond given tree
on Saturday and four $100 bonds
to be given during the week plus
valuable prizes donated by mer
The prize committee, headed by
Roy V. Lovingood, said merchants
are being asked to give prizes of
higher value than those given last
year. Each store will be asked to
donate one valuable prize in the
place of several small ones.
The number of prizes to be given
however, is not expected to de
crease because more stores are in
terested in participating this year.
The Santa Clans parade will
kick-off the Trade Week Mon
day Nov. 30. Merchants are ask
ed to have their Christmas de
corations up by that time. Mayor
L. L. Mason, in charge of street
decorations, said the main streets
leading from the Square will be
decorated for Trade Week.
'Merchants participating in Trade
Week will give their customers a
ticket with each $1 purchase made
during the week. Half of the ticket
will be put in a barrel and the oth
er half will be held by the custo
Each day a drawing will be held
on the Square for the bonds and
the prizes donated by the mer
Prizes will be offered by the
Trade Week committee for the
best float entered in the parade.
Also, Trade Week merchants will
sponsor a home Christmas decora
tion contest. Homes with the berf
decorations will be given prizes.
Judges will be from out of town.
Giles Tillman Truett, 37, died at
2 a. m. Friday; Nov. 13, in a Mur
phy hospital of injuries suffered
Wednesday night while working at
Timber Products Company in
He was employed in the Electri
cal Department of the Town of
While working at the Timber
Products Company an overhead
pipe fell, striking him on the bade
of the head, officers reported.
He fell into a fire that had been
built outside for the workmen and
one hand was severely burned be
fore he could be rescued from the
fire. He was taken to the hospital
but never regained consciousness.
Funeral services were held Sun
day at 2 p. m. in Harmony Baptist
Tabernacle. The Rev. Colvta
Thompson, and the Rev. Oliver
Corn well officiated and burial was
in Andrews Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jade Piercy,
Carl Bates, J. Willie Ledford,
Vaughn Ricks, Charlie Bed and
He was a native of Cherokee
County and served as Seaman 2/C
in the Navy during World War II.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs.
Marguet Derre berry Truett; six
dautfiten, Sue, Dorothy, Wands,
Martha, Dori? and Vickie; three
sons, Johnnie, Harold and Charles, '
all of the home.
Also the parents, Mr. and Mrs.
C. W. Truett of Andrews; three
i brothers Clyde and Arnold of
' Baltimore, Md. and BUke of And
' rewsf two sisters, Mrs. Annie
Frame of Baltimore, and Miss
Mabl? Truett of Andrews.
Town son Funeral Home had
' charge of i
In Mail This Week
Tuberculosis Christmas S?al let-,
ten and seals were mailed thle
throughout Cherokee County, It
kjr Mr*. C. W.
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