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VOLUME ? NUMBER? 27
DEDICATED TO PROMOTING CHEROKEE COUNTY
THURSDAY, JAN. SI, 1M1
TWELVE PAGES THIS WEEK
Murphy Quintet Trounces
Hayesville, Girls Beaten
The Murphy boys trounced the
Hayesville quintet 65-41 in a cage
thriller at Hayesville last Friday
night. The girls lost 69-75. This
is the second meeting of the two
teams this year. In the first game
the girls lost 56-61 and the boys
High scorer for the Murphy
quintet was Don Amos who made
31 points. Ed Gibbs added 11. Burt
Birchfield and Hoyt Zimmerman
contributed 8 each. Austen Coffey
made 5 and Charles Smith 2.
They made IS fouls and hit 60%
of the attempted free throws.
Starting the game were H. Zim
erman, A. Coffey, E. Gibbs, D.
Amos, and B. Birchfield. Subs
were J. Morris, C. Smith E. Mc
Donald, and R. Dockery.
Laura Bailey was high scorer
with 36 points. Shirley Allen made
18, Shirley Stiles 14, , and Joan
Score by quarters was: first
13-12, favor of Murphy, second 36
33 favor of Hayesville, third 58-50
Hayesville still leading, and fourth
75-69 Hayesville's game.
Opening players were L. Bailey,
S. Stiles, S. Allen, G. Painter,
B. K. Wilson and P. Moore. Subs
were J. English, G. Taylor, and
Murpny made 17 fouls to Hay
esville's 15. They hit 73% of the
free shots to Hayesville 50%.
MURPHY TAKES DOUBLE
HEADER FROM NAOTAHALA
Tuesday January 22, theMurphy
quintet defeated the Nantahala
boy's basketball team 56-39.
Murphy took a 16-4 lead in the
first quarter and increased it to
31-12 by the half. The third quar.
ter saw Murphy still leading now
at 43-20, and in the final minutes
the gap widened to 56-39.
High scorer was Hoyt Zimmer
man with 14 points. Austen Coffey
made 12, Ed Gibbs 11, Don Amos
6, John Morris 4, Jimmy Carrin
ger 3, Charles Lovingood, Emanuel
McDonald and Burt Birchfield 2
Starting line-up was Zimmer
man, Coffey, Gibbs, Amos, and
Birchfield. Subs were: J. Morris,
Hoover, Moore, Carringer, J.
Polio Benefit Party ,
Saturday Night At
The Folk School
The annual March of Dimes
Party will be held at the John C.
Campbell Folk School Saturday
night, February 2 at 8:00.
As this is a polio benefit party,
the proceeds will be divided be
tween Cherokee and Clay Counties.
Several special guests are ex
pected. This party will take the
place of the regular Friday night
dancing this week.
Everyone is invited. There will
be dancing, singing, some special
features, and refreshments will be
The admission is 25c for children
under twelve, and 50c for every
one over twelve.
Morris, Smith, Lovingood, Mc
Donald, Kilpatrick and Dockery.
They made 22 fouls and hit 31%
of the free throws attempted.
The Murphy girls downed the
Nantahala cage sextette 64-42.
Leading all the way the score by
quarter was , first 18-12, second
35-20, third 58-27 and final 64-42.
High ' scorer was Shirley Allen
with 22 points. Laura Bailey made
21, Shirley Stiles 13, Alice Palmer
5, and Betty Postell 2.
Starting line-up included Bailey,
Stiles, Allen, Painter, Wilson, and
Moore. Subs were B. Postell,
B. Bailey, English VanHorn, Cook,
P. Postell, Taylor, Bowman and
The girls made 24 fouls. Their
percentage of free throws was 46.
Masonic - Sponsored Youth Group
To Be Formed In Cherokee Area
A DeMolay chapter, a Masonic- j
sponsored youth organization, will
be formed for this area in the
The organization, says Harry C.
Bagley, Worshipful Master of the
Unaka Lodge, is an international
organization of young men be
tween the ages of 14 and 21 with
the purpose of teaching "clean and
upright living." It places special
emphasis on love of God, home and
The movement is sponsored by
recognized Masonic bodies, Mr.
Bagley said,, but is in no way af
filiated with the Masonic fraternity
and does not hold promise of fut
ure membership in Freemasonry.
DeMolay was founded in 1919 by
Frank S. Land of Kansas City, Mo.,
with a group of nine boys. Today,
it has had over 2V* million mem
The entire international organiza
tion of the order is unified and
governed by a group of Masons
known as the International Sup
A panel discussion on "Christian
Citizenship In the Community in
Which We Live" was presented at
the meeting of the Andrews Pres
byterian Women of the Church
Monday night at the home of Mrs.
Edwin Bristol with Mrs. L. B.
Nichols as leader of the program.
Others participating were Mrs.
Ben Ray, Mrs. John Pullium and
Miss Frances McPherson.
Mrs. Joe Sursavage led the de
votional service. Mrs. Ben Ray
Following theb usiness period
the hostess served cake and cof
Carl Story Presents
At Martin's Creek
Carl Story and his Rambling
Mountaineers will present a show
at Martin's Creek School on Thurs
night, February 7, at 7:30.
A small admission fee will be
charged and proceeds will be used
to supplement Martin's Creek
Glt&udzee Goonty tyolhl
By Anttetta Bunch
Each Sunday morning finds Rev.
McClure at the Missionary Baptist
Church in Bryson City where he
serves as pastor. The rest of the
week he may be found at the Bus
Station Barber Shop passing off
bits of informations, both humor
ous and spiritual, while he gives
his customer a trim.
However, with feu two professions
he nev?irheglec<? one lor the other.
His senricewith the Missionary
Baptist Chuffeb ; has - been a very
rewarding one. He has been pr
eaching .for eighteen jtesrs, serving
churches' taosO?- ih Cherokee
For the past three years he has
been at the barber shop in the bus
station. Many times has he snipped
off a youngster's locks far the first
time while the n^othe* looks on
regretfully. He's given crew outs,
fist tope, and now the latest is the
Elvis hair cut tor the younger boys.
Bev. McClure was reared is
REV. LEONARD McCLURE
ltargaret McClnre, Mrs. Elizabeth]
Morris and Tom McClure. I
. and h* It
? ***** j> atttnda H the
reme fcouncil, Order of DeMolay.
Mr. Bagley said that "DeMolay
is one of the most highly esteemed
organizations for young men in
America today. It is opento every
youth of good character between
the ages of 14 and 20.
Persons joining the organization
will not be subjected to ridicule or
embarrassment, he said. There
are only two degrees and both are
of "great solemnity and dignity."
Sponsoring lodges will be Cher
okee, No. 146; Andrews, No. 529;
Clay, No. 301; Marble Springs, No.
439; Montgomery No. 246; and
Unaka, No. 506.
Interested persons may obtain
more information by writing Har
ry C. Bagley, Route 4, Murphy.
With grand prizes being offered
in five categories of creative writ
ing, the Greensboro Writers plan
to attract entries from throughout
the state in its Bixth annual ama
teur writing contest. Entries may
be made any time prior to March
15, and should be sent to Melva S
Strong, Contest Chairman, 701
Simpson Street, Greensboro, North
Beginning originally in 1949 as
a local contest for short story writ
ers, it now offers prizes for short
short stories, children's stories,
non-fiction, and poetry as well as
the short story and is open to any(
North Carolina resident. Judges
are made May 13 at an Awards
dinner in Greensboro.
Applications for contest rules
should be sent to the contest
15 Cases Tried In
Fifteen cases were tried in the
Cherokee County Recorder's Court
Monday; seven of these feeing tried
Other cases tried were : two cases
of drunken driving, one of which
was appealed to the April term
Superior Court with a bond set at
$400.00; one case driving without
a license, and one driving after
license had been revoked; one in
terfering with officer in perfor
mance of his duties, one carrying
concealed weapon; one for having
possession of siren and one reck
Andrews Lions Club
Dr. F. E. Blalock, president,
and Herbert Sheidy, secretary oi
the Andrews Lions Club, attended
the mid-winter convention in Char
lotte, Saturday. 4
The convention was for District
31A, 31B, and 31C Lions Clubs and
wac held at the Charlotte Hotel.
The sessions included study
schools for president and secre
ON OCR STREET
" By gaily Davidson
Teen-age boy having fun kicking
empty tin can ? guessed he kicked
It all the way to school.
Largs black dog crossing street I
with half "pone" of cornbrsad in J
Buslnsssman who lives out of
town, oouldn't remember locking
stqrs door ? calling aaigfcbor to
tt jcne watch
; w?'t Wto always twslvs
Hugh Brittian, local business
man has been named chairman of
the 1957, March o f Dimes Cam
paign for Cherokee County.
Mrs. Frank Ferguson of Murphy,
has been named his assistant.
The new Polio fund chairman
has operated Brittian's Upholstery
in Murphy for approximately 29
years. Other than operating his
own business, he is manager of
the Murphy Furniture Salvage.
A native of Murphy, he is mar
ried to the former Mae Davidson
of Ranger and they have two chil
dren, Ronnie 16, and Judy 10.
The family has been members
of the First Methodist Church for
a numer of years and they are
very active in church work. They
are also members of the choir and
were nominated "Family of the
Year" for 1955-56. Mr. Brittian
is also a member of the official
He is a member and very active
in the Woodmen of the World Or
At Folk School
A series of craft classes will
be held each Monday night from
7 to 9 at the John C. Campbell
Folk School in Brasstown.
The Hobby Night classes will be
gin on February 4 and continue
through May. Enrollment will be
gin on February 4 and applicants
will be accepted at any time dur
ing the period classes are to be
The following crafts will be of
fered: Wood Working, taugh by
Bob 'Wright of the American
School of Craftsmen, Rochester
N. Y.; Embroidery, by Solvejg
Bording, teacher Danish Folk
School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Weaving^ by Alice Tipton, a forme
Fouk School teacher and weaver
Woodcarving, ' by Murrial Martin
the Folk School ? Woodcarving
Four Arrested, Moonshine
Still Destroyed In Raid
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WHISKEY STILL RAIDED ? This 37(1 ? gallon capacity whiskey j
still, "the largest ever found in Cherokee County," was destroyed 1
and lour persons were arrested during a ra'd last week In tU?
Schuler Creek Section.
Women Of The Presbyterian Church
Install Officers On Monday Night
Officers were installed at the
meeting of the Women of the
Church of the Presbyterian Church
Monday night, by the Rev. Robert
Officers are: Mrs. E. H. Brum
by, president; Mrs. Harvey Wil
Cherohee Lodge 146
To meet Saturday
Worshipful Master Charles E.
Johnson has called a meeting of
Cherokee Lodge 146, AF and AM
for 7 p.m. Saturday for third de
All Master Masons are espec
ially invited to attend.
Cherokee County Deaths
J. C Alien, Prominent Retired
Farmer Of Cherokee County, Dies
J. C. Allen, 85, a retired farmer,
died Monday afternoon, Jan. 28,
at his home, Murphy, Route 3, after
a long illness.
He was a native and lifelong
resident of Cherokee County, a son
of the late J. D. and Polly Dockery
Allen, prominent Cherokee County
Funeral services were held at
2 p. m. Wednesday in White Churc
of which he had been a member
for a number of years.
The Rev. J. L. Allen, assisted
by the Rev. Weldon West officiated
and buril was in the church cem
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Susie Young Allen seven daughters
Mrs. John Kepheart Mrs. James
Cornwell, Mrs. Ernest Dockery,
Mrs. Prank McDonald, of Murphy
Route 3, Frances and Jean of the
home and Mrs. Kermit Johnson of
Hubbard, Ohio; three sons, Capt.
William Allen of Germany, James
and Robert of the home; 29 grand
children, 39 great-grandchildren,
and one great-great-grandchild.
? Two sistres, Mrs, N. A. Mc-j
Donald and Mrs. Ira Sneed of
Grandsons were pallbearers.
Townson Funeral Home was in
Chnrle* E. Bnmen
Charles E. Barnes, 76, (Bed at 10
a. m. Wednesday, Jan. 3S, at hla
home near Robbinsvllla after a
Re was a native and lifelong re
sident of Graham County and was
a retired farmer.
Surviving are hla wife; three
daughters, Mrs. Crawford Cable of
Robbinsvflle, Mm Mary Gossett
of Atlanta, and Miss Shirley Bar
nss at Oathrla, Ala.; four sons,
DeWltt and Irvln of Kansas, La
roy and Jerry of RobbtnsvUle;
tkr*s staMNi Krs. Dm* Ourlnfer
ler and Mrs. Winnie Jones of Hick
ory, and five brothers, Carl, Will,
Gordon and Floyd of Hickory, and
Cliff of Robbinsville.
Funeral services were held at 2
p. m. Friday in Tuskeegee Baptist
The Rev. Berlin Aldridge offi
ciated and burial was in Gunter
Townson Funeral Home was in
K. H. Wilson
Benjamin Harrison Wilson, 67,
a retired farmer of the Brasstown
community, died at 10:45 a. m. Sat
urday, Jan. 26 at his home after
a long Illness.
Funeral services were held at 2
p. m. 'Monday in Maggie1* Chapel
Church, of which he was a mem
The Rev. Wayne Crisp and the
Rev. Virgil Brown officiated and
burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Will Chastain,
Floyd and Horace Stalcup, Oley
I Almond, Clarence Hemphill and
He was a native of Madison
County, son of the late Cus and
Tilda Ball Wilson. He married Miss
Dora Graham of Madison County
in 1908. She died March 22, 1928.
He moved to Cherokee County la
1916, and later married Mr*. Ckr-]
rie Coleman KHiott who snrrives.
Other survivors are fou^ daughter*.
Mrs. Mae McBtroy, of Braastown,
Mrs. Burdell Freeman and Mr*.
Hasel Burgess of Lowell and Mr*.
Ella Rhode* of Aaheville; three
sons, Blaine of Aaheville, and
Wade and Coleman of Murphy;
four atep-aana and five *tep-daugh
tera; IT grandchildren; four great
grandchildren: on* Bister, Mrs. L.
Go forth of Marahall; three broth- .
ers, Geeter and George of Wearer- '?
vtlle ^nd Major el Alexander.
The body remained at the bom* J
(Oopttnued Oo Pan ??1>0
son Jr., first vice-president; Mrs.
S. C. Burgess, second vice presi
dent; Mrs. C. H. Townson, treas
urer; Mrs. Evelyn Sneed, secre
tary; Mrs. Don Witherspoon,
church extension; Mrs. Jim Gibbs,
stewardship; Mrs. R. H. Foard,
historian, Mrs. R. A. Potter an
nuities and relief; Mrs. John A.
Thompson, spiritual growth; Mrs.
Robert A. King, World Missions;
Mrs. W. A. Singleton, Christian
Education; Mrs. Bruce Gordon,
general fund agencies; Mrs. W.
W. Fain, chairman of evening cir-;
cle; Mrs. Singleton, chairman ol
A budget of $430 for the year
was adopted. This covers all ben
evolences, including school lunches
and other things. The women de
cided to adopt the orphan, Loretta
Hall of the Mountain Orphanage a
gain this year.
Mrs. King gave an interesting
program on World Missions, her
topic being "Formosa" (Taiwan.)
Mrs. Wilson talked on Christian
Citizenship, the theme for the year
in the Forward with Christ Move
At the suggestion of the pastor,
it was decided to have a family
night supper including the entire
church during the week of prayer
and self denial for World Mis
sions through the month of Feb
Licenses in '56
Thirty-five couples 'were Issued
marriage licenses in the year, 1956
by the Cherokee County Clerk of
Court and 10 divorces were grant
More people were married m the j
month o^ November than any other,
there were six licenses issued in j
that month. June followed with five
and in February there were none I
licenses issued were: January
and April, one each; March and
May, three each; July and August;
four each; and September and Oc
tober, two each.
Foar couples were issued licen
ses iri December: Hoyt Lunsford
of Marble aiid Nina Arteoe Brown
of Andrews; ~ Kenneth Barker of
Nantahala and Janice Lunsford of
Andrews; Lucius Harold Loekby
and Geraldine O'Dell of Murphy;
and Benny J. Yates and Bobby
J?an De atari of Andrews.
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Montgomery Lodge' No. m A.
F. and A. M. will hold a speoial
meeting for third degree work
Friday night, February l at t:M.
Raided In County
Four men were arrested and a
370-gallon capacity whiskey still
destroyed in a raid Tuesday, Jan
uary 22, by Count? Police in the
jchuler Creek section.
Two Tellico Plains men, John
Pierson and Virgil Smalling were
arrested at the still and charged
with operating an illicit distillery,
according to Deputy Charles White.
Charles Smalling of Tellico
Plains, and Nuell Morrow, caretak
er of the property on which the
still was located, were arrested
later on the same charge, he said.
The still, the "largest ever found
in Cherokee County," was fired and
ready for operation at the time of
White said that the still was cap
able of producing a gallon every
3'i minutes and that 18 barrels of
mash ready to run were found at
the scene. *
Bo;id for Pierson and Morrow
was set at $500 each and $1000
cach for the Smalling brothers. All
four have since been released on
bond and will be tried later in
The still was taken to the coun
ty jail and destroyed and will be
sold for scrap iron.
Officers taking part in the raid
were Sheriff Claude Anderson;
Deputies Charles White, Lofton
West, and Jessie Horton; Murphy
Constable Jack McMillian; and W.
S. Elrod of the Alcohol and Tobac
co Tax Unit of Bryson City. Mon
roe County Sheriff Albert Martin
also assisted in the arrests.
WINS TV SET
Mrs. Bill Costello is third-place
winner in a state-wide scrapbook
contest sponsored by the General
Electric Company for its dealers.
She was presented a portable
TV set last week for her scrap
book on the recent campaign to se
lect Murphy High's most valuable
Her entry consisted of pictures
and newspaper clippings of events
leading up to the selection of Don
Amos as most valuable player.
The contest was sponsored by
General Electric dealers through
out the state.
SS Honor Roll
The Sunday School honor roll
for the First Methodist Church
for the month of January is as
follows: Nursery, Mrs. Reba
I Johnson, teacher; Kindergarten,
Tommy McGuire, Donna Wilkins,
' Mrs. J. C.j Townson, Teacher;
I Primary 1, Carl Townson, Herbert
Hensley, Mrs. Thelma Axley.
teacher; Primary II,' Jonathan.
Maxwell, Judy Quinn, Diane Wilk
ins, Irene Warner; Junior Dept.,
Peter Maxwell, Freddie Davis,
Terry Hensley, Wayne Watson,
Jane Whitley and Judy Brittian.
The Men's Bible Class: E. C.
Moore, Paul Hyatt, Rosco Wilkins,
Jerry Davidson, P. J. Henn, .Hugh
Brittian, Neal Davidson, Gay
Davidson, W. B. Johnson, Rev.
W. F. Elliot, David Carringer,
H. Bueck, E. E. Stiles, Asmond
Maxwell, Wayne Holland, A. Q.
Ketner, and Don Gentry.
Hie Rev. J. E. Vanderford, pa*,
tor of llurphy Baptist Church,
will participate in a "chain of
prayer" at the Evangelistic Con
ference in Durham, February 4-6.
He will lead a 90-minate prayer
period far pastors and laymen at
the West Liberty and Western N.
Carolina Associations at 5.80 a.m.