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Murphy Boys Win, Girls Lose
To Andrews Here Friday
tm Murpcy dojs aeieaiea tne
Andrew* boys 65-48 In a thrilling
basketball fame at Murphy last
Friday night Murphy took the
lead from the beginning and held
it throughout _ the game. Both
teams played last and rough but
Murphy's precision teamwork
drove steadily ahead to widen the
At tlM dsn of the first quarter
Itaflr wm leading 13-6, at the
ML B ?L Bf tfce and U the third
Murphy had forged ahead to make
the score 53-35 In the exciting
last quarter the score rose to 65
High scorer for Murphy was
Hoyt Zimmerman with 17 points.
Ed Gibbs made 13, Burt Birchfield
and Don Amos, 11 each. Austen
Coffey 10, John Morris 2, and Roy
Pullium was high scorer for
Andrews with 13 points. Laughter
and Mintz scored 10 each, Derre
berry 9, Nichols 2, and Tatham l.
The number of fouls on both
sides was high. Murphy made 24,
Andrews 25. Zimmerman and
Birchfield fouled out in the closing
minutes of the game. On the An
drews side Laughter and Gernert
fouled out. Murphy hit 51 percent
of the free throws attempted to
Andrews' 46 percent.
The starting line.up was Mur
phy: Zimmerman, Coffey, Gibbs,
Amos, and Birchfield; Andrews:'
Pullium, Laughter, Mintz Derre
berry and Gernert
Subs for Murphy: Morris Mc
Donald and Dockery. Andrews:
? Nichols and Tatham.
Andrews' girls tromped the Mur
phy squad, 89-68. That is an ex-j
tremely high score for girls bas
ketball. The Andrews squad held
the lead from the first. They were
ahead 18-9 at the end of the first
quarter and increased their lead'
to 43-29 at the half. The third quar- j
ter saw the score, 68-41. The score
rocketed to 89-68 in the final quar-.J
Andrews' teamwork was im-j
peccable among both the forwards,
and the guards. They held their
number of fouls to 18. High scor
er for Andrews was Anderson with
38 points. Sursavage made 35,
Barton 9, and West 7. Free throws
percentage was 66. Starting line
up included Anderson, West, Sur
savage, Angel, Mooee and Derre
berry. Subs were Barton, Nichols,
Almond, M. West, Dyer, Postell,
and M. Derre berry.
High scorer for Murphy was
Stiles with 26 points. L. Bailey
made 23, Allen 14, B. Postell 9,
and B. Bailey 1. They hit 57 per
Jack Wilson Gets
Murphy ESC Post
Jack Wilson has been promoted
to Employment Security Commis
sioner here, effective January 28.
He will succeed Ed Hyatt who is
now occupational analyst at the
state office in Raleigh.
Mr. Wilson came to Murphy
January 13 as special placement
interviewer for the ESC.
Wilson is a native of Buncombe
County. He attended Biltmore
High School and Biltmore College
before going to the University ol
California at Los Angeles. He was
regional director for the National
Foreman's Institute of New Lon
don, Conn., prior to beginning his
work with the Employment Secur
\ In 1947 he was with the ESC
working in Spruce Pine and Aahe
ville. He became a full-time em
ployee here two and one-half years
ago, devoting his time to place
ment of the physically handicapp
ed in this area.
. Valleytowm HD Club
To Meet Janvary 23
Mrsi Lawson Crawford will be
hostess at her home to the Valley
town Home Demonstration dub
Wednesday, January B at S p. m.
Mrs. Oorena West who la in
New York this week where she is
taking part in the fourth annul
North Carolina Hone Dai nostra
cent oi ue irce inrows attempted
and made 23 fouli. Starting line-up
waa L. Bailey, S. Stiles, S. Allen,
Painter, Wilson and Moore. Subs
were B. Postell, B. Bailey, Eng
lish, Van Horn, Taylor, Bowman
MURPHY TAKES, TWO
FROM HIA^ASSEE DAM
Tuesday January 8, Murphy took
a double-header from Hiawassee
The Murphy boys took the bas
ketball game with a score of 60
37. Murphy led from the beginn
High scorer was Ed Gibbs with
19 points. Don Amos made 10, ,
Austen Coffey 8, Hoyt Zimmerman I
6, Boy Dockery 5, Burt Birchfield '
and Charles Smith 3 each, Butch
Kilpa trick, Charles Lovingood, and
Emanuel McDonald 2 each. They
made only 17 foul*. Free throws
percentage was 4S. ?
The Murphy girls downed the 1
Hiawassee Dam girls basketball
team, <3-50. The Murphy squad
trailed 11-15 at the close of the [
first quarter. They were still be
hind at Half time with a 27-31
score. They pulled ahead in the
third making it 45-42 and widened j
the gap in the fourth to 63-50.
High scorer was Shirley Allen 1
with 29 points, Laura Bailey made 1
24, Shirley Stiles 12. They made
18 fouls and hit 50 percent of 1
the free throws.
Swimming Pool Fond Reaches
Half-way Mark, Donors Named
WU..H.IQ ?iivkwi i/icvigco tuiu tun
on hand the Swimming Pool Drive
passed the half way mark yester
day whan Chairman Joe E. Ray
reported he had received $15,069.80.
The following is a complete list
of people who made donations or
W. M. Lay, 300.00; Howard West,
400.00; E. L. Shields, 200.00
Sam L. Davidson, 20.00; Via
| cent Stiles, 100.00; E. C. Kil
, Patrick, 13.00; ?Lonzo Shields, 280..
00; Charles White, 29.00; Ed Brum
by, 280.00; Clyde Gladson, 28.00;
Dale Lee, 100.00; Clara Mae Town
son, 25.00 Farmer's Federation.
50.00; Lloyd Hendnx, 100.00 Min
nie* Stiles, 80.00; Don C. Gentry,
10.00; Lloyd Lovin, 100.00.
| Also J. H. Hampton, 35.00;
Blaine Stalcup, 88.00; E. L. Town
son, 100.00; Mrs. W. F. Elliott,
100.00; J. B. Moore, 28.00; F. Don
Phillips, 50.00; Edward Townson,
20.00; Mrs. Johitsie Noon, 10.00; |
Dot Cooper, 10.00; Marvle Walker,
10.00; Doris Gulley, 10.00; Mrs.
Paul Sudderth, 10.00; Nancy De
weese, 5.00; Molly Stanley, 5.00;
Josephine Heighway, 8.00; L. L.
Kisselburg, 20.00; Mattie A mart,
18.00; Tom Evans, 100.00; J. L.
Hall, 10.00; WUlliam J. Townson,
Tr., 28.00; John Carringer, 28.00;
B. T." Sanders, 28.00; Howard Mar
tin,. 15.00; S. N. Bobo, 100.00; Mrs.
Verlin Jones, 10.00; Carl Bates,
Fred Derre berry, 25.00; Henry
Reed, 20.00; Wilson Radford, 25.00;
Evelyn R. Pat ton, 25.00; Hugh T.
Penland, 25.00; Hugh E. Howard,
28.00; H. Bueck, 28.00; John A.
i^aviason, 25.00; Kev. A. L. Max-'
well, 25.00; Rev. Alton Morris, 10
00; Duke WhiUey, 100.0b; Dr. A. J.
Headrick, 100.00; *Dr. W. A. Hoov. .
er, 200.00; Rev. Robert A. Potter, ?
20.00; Kenneth Godfrey, 25.00;
Jack Lunsford, 50.00; Smoky Mt. '
Grill, 50.00; Claude Anderson, 50.00;
F. O. Christopher, 25.00; C. R. '
.Freed, 60.00; W. M. Pain, 50.00; C.
E. Johnson, 50.00; -Jabaley's De- '
partmenf Store, 150.00; William
King, 25.00; W. C. Kinney & Sons,
100.00; Walker Body Shop, 25.00.
?Peyton G. Iviet, 300.00; *C. E. I
Hyde, 200.00; Chuck McOonnell,
25.00; Jerry Hatchett, 00.00; Henry -
Hyatt, 50.00; Walter Puett, 25.00; 1
Margie Withers peon, 25.00; Timber
Products Co., 250.001 Ingram and ;
Gulley Service Station, 100.00; Mrs.
R. H. Foard, 5.00; S. S. Williams,
50.00; Edwim Hagaman, 25.00; Ike
Olson, 100.00; Chester Lawson,
Bartie Akin, 25.00; William J.
Wells. 25.00; J. A. Woods, 25.00; J. '
B. Hall, 25.00; Dewey K. Furr,
25.00; Dr. Harry Dickey, 100.00;
Ben D. Palmer, 200.00; Sam Hard ,
Ling, 25.00; Frank Ellis, 25.00; Dr. |
W. R. Gossett, 100.00; Dr. George
Dyer, 100.00; Dr. George Size, 25.00; ,
Dr. Helen Wells, 25.00; Boyd Davis,
100.00; Merle Davis, 100.00; Harold ]
Wells, 100.00. i
Junior Woman's Club, 300.00; '
Dave Moody, 200.00; Hugh Brit- (
tain, 15.00 ArdenT>avfi, 25.00; Rae
Moore, 100.00; Cloe Moore, 100.00; ,
Murphy Hardware Co., 100.00; W. j
A. Singleton, 100.00; L. L. Mason, 1
Prisoner! at Peachtree camp
would like a chance to give blood
to the Red Croei Bloodmobile
So they stated in a letter bear
ing 57 signature! which came re
cently to the Rev. J. Alton Mor
ris, of First Baptist Church, who
has conducted services >t the
camp. The letter has ben referred
to Hugh Howard, who with Mrs.
Taylor was recently appointed
co-chairman of the service. ,
Formerly the Bloodmobile vis- .
ited the prison eamp and those
who gave blood were allowed de
ductions in time to be served. But
i>n account of confusion in the re
cords this concession was elimi
nated, according to Aude Sudderth,
The letter signed by the prison
ers read: "We, the men of Camp
1401, Murphy, have seen by the
newspapers, that the Red Cross
Bloodmobile has visited various
prison camps. Could you arrange
a visit here? ?
The annual family night service
will be held at 8:30 p.m. Sunday
in the Presbyterian Church.
Supper will be served and a re
view of the work of the church
for the year, 1956 will be given
A report of the financial stand
ing will be given by Bob White;
G. E. Denning will reeport on the
work of the Sunday School; Mrs.
E. H. Brumby, president of the
Women of the Church will tell of
the Women's work; and Mrs. Eve
lyn Soeed will report the work
of the young people.
Franklin Smith will give a re
port of the work at Bethel Church
at Unaka, the church's new out
The 1957 theme of Christian Cit
izenship for the Forward with
Christ movement over the assem
bly wil be presented.
At a meeting of the board of
deacons recently, Robert G. Alex
ander, Jr., was re-elected chair
man; Robert M. White was re
elected teasurer; and C. H. Town
son was named vice-chairman.
Frank Allen Alexander was elect
ed Sunday School Superintendent.
Mr. Potter has announced his
sermon subject for Sunday morn,
ng, "The Revered Name." as the
Ihird in the series of sermons on
rhe Ten Commandments.
Hungary And The Sad Plight
Of A LongOrphanedPeople
DR. Charles C. Bajsa is the son
in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin
Warner, Sr. at Martin's Creek
Community having married their
daughter, Esther Ruth Warner, in
1944. They met at the University
of Indiana, where both were study
ing for their Master's Degree.
Dr. Bazja came to this country
from Hungary when he was nine
teen. He taught music in his native
country before graduating from
high school there.
He and Mrs. Bajza and their four
children now reside in Kingsville
Texas, where he is professor of
geography at the Texas A. and I.
? By Dr. Charles C. Bajza . ..
The name Hungarian (Hungarus,
Hongrois Ungar, derives from
Onogur, a nation of mounted mig
rating peopes of western Asia.
The Hungarians, however, have
always called themselves "Magy
In their ever-westward migra
tion the Magyars, or Hungarians
reached he Carpathian Basin in
895 and have lived there since.
This basin, about half the size of
Texas and the largest and most
fertile in all Europe, is rimmed
by a protective wall of forested
mountains. Within its boundaries
the waters of the Danube and its
many branches an sweet Hm
grass is abtmdaat and gmi.
To the Magyar bersemea this
was the (Mac garftsa spat of the
Europe founded by one of the No
ungary became the only state in
I madic mounted peoples of the
enormous Eurasian steppes.
Once in this basin the Magyar
quickly westernized ancient ways
of life by abandoning the horse,
the hunt, the tented ephemera]
"cities," and his pagan religion
He became a settled farmer, the
builder of permanent cities, and
the acceptor and champion ol
Christian chivary and charity.
On Christmas Day, 1,000 A.D.,
a golden crown topped by a cross
was accepted by King Stephen,
later St. Stephen who became
Hungary's first Christian ruler.
This same crown wom by succes
sive rulers for a thousand years,
has always represented the su
preme symbol of national author
ity and it does so today. Incid
entally the communists ^ not
have the crown, hence not tue su
preme authority, because they
never had the confidence of the
The Magyars have no living
language relatives. They are iso
lated without ldn and without fam
ily. They do not belong to the
Latin, Teutonic, or Slavic race at
peoples; however, dim and dis
tant relationships are recognised
between Mayar and the Finns,
Turks, and ancient Sumerian pee.
For ceqterUs, ^ tribe
W ? '? 1 > * '
emperors, Turkish sultans, the
German Hapsburgs, and others.
Hence their singular and desperate
stand/ against Slavic communism
is nothing new in the nation's long
history. Incidentally, the Hungar
ians have lost every war in the
past 300 years.
Hungary was dragged by the
Germans into the two World Wars
against the nation's will and over
' the dead bodies of its two prime
ministers. The Treaty of Trianon
deprived Hungary of two-thirds oi
its ancient territories, lands com
posing an integral part of Hungary
for a thousand years, and millions
of its people. The loss of these
lands placed millions of Hungar
ians and valuable physcial resour
ces outside the present shrunken
To the ten million ungarians
left in the truncated state the loss
is a permanent source of grief
and a symbol of international in
justice. No shades of government
at any time willingly renounced,
claims to these lost lands. Histori
cal geography atlases attest the
permanence of Hungarian bound
aries. Indeed the boundaries of
the Carpathian mountain walls are
among the least shifting and oldest
in the world.
Cherokee County's Oldest
Citizen Dies January 10th
Gke*ok*e Gtkm&f fyolkl
Bu Annetta Bunel i
Miss Frances McPherson knows
a lot of people. As a matter of
fact, she knows just about every,
body in Andrews. She has been
laboratory technician at the Rodda
Van Gorder Hospital, Andrews for
the past eleven years until Dec
ember, 1956; and during that time
she has come in contact with most
of the residents in and around
Andrews as well as other commun
Frances is a cheerful, friendly
person, because she likes people.
She enjoys to the fullest the com
munity activities at Andrews. She
is an active member of the Konna
heeta Club, a civic club for wo
It was a thrill for Miss Mc
Pherson to move into the beautiful
new District Memorial Hospital the
first of December. With the new
equipment and plenty of space it
is a delight for her to carry out
Formerly from Atlanta, Frances
find small town life very satisfy
ing. Before going to Andrews, she
lived in Murphy for about four
years where she worked in the
office of Dr. B. W. Whitfield.
"A Father's Responsibility To
His Children" was the topic of a
discussion lead by W. T. Brown
at the Murphy PTA meeting Mon
day evening in the primary audi
Others appearing on the panel
were Dr. J. A. Headrick, John
Gill and Mrs. L. L. Mason, sitting
in for her husband.
It was generally agreed by mem- !
bers of the panel that a father :
should be a pal to his children 1
by entering into games with them
taking them camping, or giving 1
them something to tie them to the ?
Also, they should be given re- |
sponsibilities at home, not hard
tasks, but designated obligations j
within their level. Give them peets
to take care of and feel responsible
for. Let them earn their allowance '
They should be taught to save, 1
stated the panel, a part of their 1
Religion, of course, should not
be neglected. They should be taken ,
to "Sunday School and devotions |
in the home are helpful. Children (
are also taught by example.
Rev. James Wilmes led the de- ,
Mrs. Merle Davis, president, \
conducted the business session.
Hedy West Chosen
WCC Dean's List
Hedy West of Murphy was
imong the students who were sel
ected for Western Carolina Col
ege's Dean List, for the fall quar
In order for the students to be
eligible for the Dean's List, they
oust first make either the Alpha
r Beta honor roll aqd must have
teen enrolled for more than one
? wains T# Celebrate
kaaftversary Jmm. 21
Mr. sM Mrs. Arthur Swaim will
elebrait their Golden Wedding
jmhremty, Sunday. January XT,
rith an open house from one until
Ive p.m. at their home in Pleas,
They invite all their trends and
datives to visit them durtaf this
-5 ? r. ? ??
MISS FRANCES McPHEKSON
Miss McPherson is of the Pro- ;
testant faith, being a member of
First Presbyterian Church in An- |
She has no special hobbies but ]
enjoys her work and her connec- i
tions with her club and church.
Boy Scout Officials
Attend Annul Meet
Four officials of the Nantahala
District of the Boy Scouts attend
ed the anfhial Daniel Beone Coun
cil meeting in Asheville on Monday
Those attending were: Ben M.
Ragsdale of Murphy, District Com- j
missioner; C. A. Bales of Robbins
ville, District Chairman; S. J! 1
Gernert of Andrews, former Dis- J
trict Chairman; and A. B. Chand
ler of Andrews.
Approximately 300 persons at- !
tended the meeting which honored
Scout Executive A. W. Allen who '
retires May 1 after 36 yeears as
bead of the Daniel Boone Council. ,
The wives of Mr. Bales, Mr. ,
Gernert and Mr. Chandler also
attended the annual dinner. j
Girl Scout* Held .
fteet January 10
Troop 4 of the Girl Scouts met
at the TAC at 3 Thursday after- <
noon, January 10. The meeting ]
was called to order by the presi- t
lent, Ida Arrant. i
It was decided that on Thursday,
January 24, the troop will go to <
the leaders house, Mrs. Size, to
:ach take part in cooking supper, s
The group is now working on a s
conservation project, and expect to (
sear a speaker on it in the near
Cherokee County's oldest citizen
lied last Thursday, just two weeks
ler 101st birthday.
Mrs. Martha Rdd died at 3:10
). m. Thursday, Jan. 10 in a
Murphy hospital. She would have
Men 101 years of age January 25
Mrs. Reid suffered a broken hip
i bout two weeks ago and had been
i patient in the hospital ever since.
Funeral services were held at
! p. m. Saturday in Reid's Chapel
Methodist Church. The Rev. Car>
Hughes officiated, and burial was
n the church cemetery.
Mrs. Reid had spent all her life
n Cherokee County except for two
rears during the Civil War. Her
nother died and her father was in
the war and she and her seven
brothers and sisters went to live
with relatives in Union County,
3a. for that period. They returned
jo Cherokee County afterwards.
Mrs. Reid had been a member
>f the Reid's Chapel Church for
15 years and had taught in the
Sunday School there for many
Friends recall that she used to
walk three or four miles with her
children and cross Hiwassee River
in a boat so they could attend
Indians often spent nights at
Iter home during their travels.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs.
Loretta Williamson of the home;
two sons, Sa maf Turtletown.
Tenn., and George of Murphy,
Route 4.; 31 grandchildren, about
100 great-grandchildren; 35 great
great grandchfldren, and three
half-brothers living in the west.
Her body remained at Ivie
Funeral Home until the hour of
Be January 21
The Western North Carolina Bap
tist Pastor's Conference will be
held January 21, at the First Bap
List Church in Waynesville, N. C.
The conference will begin at
10:30 a.m. and adjourn at noon,
rhe theme will be "For Such ?
rime As This."
All Baptist Ministers of the bl
owing counties are invited to at
Buncombe, Henderson, Transyl
vania, Haywood, Jackson, Macon,
Swain, Graham, Cherokee, Clay
Officers are: President, the Rev
3. E. Scruggs; vice-president, the
Rev. Wayne Slaton of Bryson City,
ind secretary, the Rev. E. C. Rev
s of Canton.
A story in last week's Scout
itating that a 35-gaMon whiskey
itill had been raided at Martin's.
>eek was in error.
The still was located in the An
Andrews Lions Hear CoL Martin
Install New Officers At Meeting
Col. A1 Martin of the East Fanin
Lions Club, Blue Ridge, was the
guest speaker at the meeting of
the Andrews' Lion Club Thursday,
January 10 held in the cafetor
ium of the Marble Elementary
School. He was introduced by Lion
W. H. Fuller.
Lion Martin showed a number
of slides from many European
countries in which he traveled dur
ing the last war. At that time he
served in the Army with the rank
Dr. F. E. Blalock, president, pre
sided and reviewed the activities
of the dub during the past year.
Among the outstanding were: 110
persons received eye treatment
and medication in an eye clinic
sponsored by the club; purchased
00 pairs of glasses at a cost of
H70.6S and contributed $00 to
the North Carolina Witts C
Drive. At present, he stated
dab Is in the process of
ed at the aeetfag were
send, Neal Matheson, Gill H. Har
rill and Clifford Huls. Herman
Brauer was installing officer.
In cooperation with the Lions
International, the club honored the
Founders of the local club. The
original charter was on display
with the following as charter
members: Warren H. Deyermond,
Jack Ledford, Cliff Hult. A. B.
Chandler, Jr., William P. Walker,
J. Marvin Anderson, Jack L. Mc
Craaey, Robert F. Miller, Arnold
Derreberry, Sam W. Jones, Rich
ard Conley, en L. Ray, Joseph
Parker, Arnold Reichmaa, W. C.
Gray, Mark H. Elliott, John S.
Rodda, Robert' L. Ravis, Jr., R.
L Shaver, Fred L. RabbUcton,
John R. Slagle, Charles O. V
Border, C. Burke Wood, Joe
fflfdon, Kart A. Ma
EL Bryson, Boyd C i
*, Harold Dr.
d. Wolf, "