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Cherokee scout. volume (Murphy, N.C.) 188?-1961, December 05, 1957, Image 1

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I THURSDAY Fair ? ? ? ? ? SAT. * SUN. . . Fair ud Cold V ^ v 17 Shopping Days Til Christmas DEDICATED TO PROIHOTTVG CHEROKEE COUNTY VOLUME 87 NVMBEK? U MTJRPHY, N, O., THURSDAY, DECEMBER I, 1MT EIGHTEEN PAGES THIS WEEK PUBLISHED WKBKLT Man Charged Here With Assaulting Local Woman Kiwanis Club To Sponsor Rummage Sale The Murphy' Kiwanis Club will sponsor a rummage sale for the benefit of needy families in the Murphy area Saturday and Tues day, Dec. 7 and 10. The sale will be held in the base ment of Davidson's Store next to Acme Hardware from 9 a- m. to 12 p. m- each day. Joe Hamilton newly elected president is in charge of this clothing project Sunday School Honor Roll At First Methodist The Sunday School Honor RoU for the First Methodist Church for the month of November has been announced as follows by Hugh Brittain, Sunday School Superin tendent. Nursery: Mrs . W. B. Johnson and Mrs- Gay Davidson teachers Kindergarten: Grover Smith. Primary I: Tommy McGuire Mrs. Mae Brittain, teacher. Primary U. Eddie Marshall, Ellen Davis, Carl Bryan Townson, and Mrs. Tom Watson, teacher. Primary III: Adella Meroney teacher. Junior Class: Barbara Worthen, Judy Brittain, Freddie Davis, James Sneed. Jane Worthen, Jan Davidson, Dewey Johnson and Bet ty Weaver, teacher Intermediate: Nancy Marshall, Brenda Quinn, Bobby Weaver, Lynn Whitley, Phil Mattox- Senior Class: Ronnie Brittain. A 33-year-old Cherokee County man wag being held in County Jail this week on a charge of "asiault on a female with intent to commit rape or rape." Andy Martin of the Tomotla sec tion was charged in a warrant signed by Sheriff Claude Anderson before Superior Court Clerk K. W Radford- Bond has been set at $5,000. Sheriff Anderson said a hearing has been set for Monday in Re corders Court The man is accused of assault ing a 52-year-old woman at her rural home Thanksgiving Day be tween 11:30 a. m- and noon. The woman was hospitalized about two days. Sheriff Anderson said the wo man gave this account of the inci dent- A man came to her home and asked to borrow *?. gun, claim ing he had spotted a deer nearby. The woman told officers the man . attacked her in the kitchen. She was alone in the house at the time. Sheriff Anderson reported the | woman was dragged approximate ly 180 feet from her home after be ing knocked unconscious The woman's son found his mother in a dazed condition in the . yard when he came home about 1 p. m. that day. Police were alerted and the sher- i iff and his entire staff, along with J State Highway Patrolman Bud f Ensley and a number of interested citizens began a search. Blood hounds were put on the man's trail and he was apprehended about 5 j p. m- that afternoon. Sheriff Anderson said Martin was caught at the home of Wesley Mar- ' tin, the man's uncle, in the Tomot- 1 la section. The captured man was 1 taken to a local hospital and was 1 identified by the woman, the sher- 1 iff said Letter to ine Ettitor Andrews Fans Consider It An Insult Andrews North Carolina December 2, 1957 The Cherokee Scout Murphy, North Carolina Dear Mr. Editor: In your edition of the Cherokee Scout of Wednesday. November 27, you printed a letter from the Murphy Quarterback Club. Our remarks here are in reference to this letter and in no way are they to be construed as a slap at Mur phy's fine football team or their equally fine coach Mr. Ralph "Chuck" McConnell. Reference is made to the letter from the Quarterback Club where as they stated and we quote, "We lose such games because we fail to play teams all during the season that come up to our capabilities. Then we meet a topnotch AA team and get the tar beat out of us." Now, we here at Andrews look up on this as a downright insult. We are indeed sorry that the 7-0 game which Murphy won early in the season did not provide sufficient competition for Murphy and we are equally sorry the 6-6 tie later on, which we agree had no bearing on the league playoff, was not also sufficient competition. During the past five years An drews and Murphy have played ten games, with Andrews winning five, Murphy winning three, and two games being ties- This is a pretty fair record for a school that has an enrollment of 300 (Murphy has approximately 600) and only 25-30 boys out for football (Murphy has 50-60). In Smoky Mountain Con ference {day. Andrews went to the State semi-finals losing to a strong Reidsville team which later won the State Championship. We bring out this illustration to point out that after losing the play, off game, Andrews did not propose a split in the conference as the Murphy Quarterback Club propos es because the teams met during the regular season did not provide /. sufficient competition. We grant that the present conference setup presents a problem but for the time being we will bt forced to live with It becauee we do nut think Waynes vffle, Canton, or Bethel would ac juat because they have two wte we here at Andrews are not trying , to start a fued- For the past sever- J el years there has been very ( amicable relations Between the two schools, both between the opposing players and the fans. We sympa thize with Murphy in losing to Can ton, but we just don't feel that in sufficient competition was the rea son- We just want to go on record, not only for ourselves here at An drews, but for the rest of the con ference to say that we all are sor ry, deeply sorry, that we could not offer better competition this year to Hurphy's fine team. Thank you for listening to our side of the story. Very truly yours, Interested Football fans of Andrews 1 Andrews PTA ANDREWS? The Decembei meeting of the PTSA of the And rews School will be held Tuesday in the school at 7:30 p. m. Tom Day is president GETS 10- POINT BUCK: Henry Smith left, of the Beaver Creek Section In Andrews shot and in a of Little Cfcoga Nov. Da wm James Smith, Mrf a* Marfan, a brother-in-law, get Iht deer la the CHRISTMAS TREE HOLIDAY HOUSE ? Members ?f the Blurphy Garden Club are busy preparing decorations for the Christmas Tree Holiday House to be exhibited here Sunday. Pictured, left to right, are Mrs. Francis Bourne Jr., Mrs. Cecil Burgess and Mrs. Francis Bourne Sr., experimenting with the door arrangements. Murphy Garden Club To Exhibit Holiday House Bloodmobile Unit ro Visit Andrews Tuesday ANDREWS ? The Red Cross iloodmobile unit will be at the City Hall in Andrews Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 12 to 5 p ro- for th? purpose of collecting blood from this area This is a very important visit of the bloodmobile unit, officials said. In three visits of the blood mobile unit this year collection reached 200 pints of blood in And rews- In the 10 months ending Oct 11 District Memorial Hospital and the Rodda-Van Gorder Clinic in Andrews had used 351 pints- A to ;ol of 196 pints of this was used for people in Andrews and 161 pints tor patients from towns outside of Andrews. Any person giving blood through .he Andrews Chapter will be eligi )le to receive blood for themselves ind their immediate family for one fear. Blood donor cards will be lonored by the District Memorial Hospital and the Rodda-Van Gord ;r Clinic in Andrews and the Prov dence Hospital in Murphy. The Red Cross will ship blood to any hospital for use of a current card bolder from an active chapter, if bat hospital will accept Red Cross blood Interested parties wishing to do nate blood through this chapter and do not have transportation to and from Andrews may call 56 or ML in Andrews and transportation will be arranged- Officials said now that the Holiday season is here the need for blood is greater than ever- Give some one the greatest Christmas gift ever? give them a pint of blood Junior Gass To Present Hillbilly Weddin' ANDREWS ? The Junior Class of Andrews High School will present 'Hillbilly Weddin' ",a comedy in hree acts at the High School audi arium Thursday at 7:30 p. m The play is under the direction the junior sponsors, Miss Eliza >eth Whitson and Mrs- Ruth Sur lavage with the assistance of Jim Pood. Hie east includes Davkl Ben iam, Shirley Ann Green Joyce Sirchfield Doris Jean Rogers, Patsy Holland, Hattia Derreberry, royce Deaton, Anita Luther. Also, Donald Crawftonk Steve flgdon, Ted West, Susie Cole, ?ade Brooks, James Curtis, Walt Srown, Nick Holloway, Jo Postell, Robert Huflstedtler, Roy PUWpa, retry Puner. Gerald Gibby and >ther members ot the Junior Class. Hoy Lee Gilbert, member of A* The new home of Mr. and Mrs Edward Brumby of Mooreland Heights will be featured as the "Christmas Tree Holiday House" of the season by the Murphy Gar ren Club. The festive spirit of Christmas will vibrate throughout the home Decorations will range from gilded Christmas trees to delicate pastel arrangements "Christmas Tree jjrftrtay House" will be open Sunday afternoon from 3 to 6 The beautiful arrangements will be exclusive and original- They are being created by members of the Garden Club. Cookies and coffee will be served by the members of the club, and Christmas gifts will be on sale The Brumby home is located on Mooreland Heights, off highway 19 above Mooreland Heights Tour ist Court The public is cordially invited. Little Leaguers To Hold Banquet The Little League football teams of Andrews and Murphy ended the season this week with their final games and their preparations for a season banquet The Murphy Junior Bulldogs had their football dinner at the Regal Hotel Tuesday night and the Andrews Junior Wildcats will hold theirs next Monday at the Shell Dining Room The invited guest for the Murphy team's dinner were Dr. Wm. Gos sett, John Jordan, Scout Leader, Don Peterson, Editor Gene Park er, Mayor L. L. Mason, Neal Barn es, Ben Warner, William Wishon, and Jim Ed Hughes, who repre sented the Quarterback Club. The Andrews boys are inviting their fathers and all interested citizens to come to the dinner. Members of the Andrews team are asking those who would like to at tend, leave their names with Mrs Younce at the Shell Dining Room before Monday noon. The Little League players hope to interest more adults in coaching their basketball and baseball teams during the coming season. Kiwanis Club Wants Old Toys For Needy Murphy Kiwanis Club baa start ed a drive to collect old toys for distribution this Christmas to un derprivileged children. ' Yoa can make some child's Christmas happier by giving no longer used toys. Toys should be left at Davis' Esao Servicenter or Joe Fowler's Sinclair Station. Kiwanians will dean aad repair the playthings before they an dis Local Bank Loans This Year Over Two Million Mark; Indicates Healthy Situation Citizens Bank & Trust Co. in ? Murphy bandied 2,027 separate loans from January through No vember amounting to $2, 460, 075-42 W. Frank Forsyth, executive vice-president, said: "In handling this large volume, the total loans in the Murphy Bank showed no increase over the Jan. 1 totals. This indicates a healthy sit uation from the standpoint of our bank and the area the Murphy bank serves. "In reviewing our loans, I find that a large percentage of them are made to farmers, for the pur chase of cattle, improvements of pastures; loans for dairying and poultry. "We made many loans for home improvements, loans to merchants and industry; personal loans to professional people and to individ uals in all walks of life, all helping to build this our Southwestern North Carolina "All of our loans were made ^ within this trading area, using part of the dollars you deposited for sound constructive loans to our 1 people". Jerry Davidson ; Last Winner 1 In Football Contest ! . , ] . In The Scout's final football con test of the season, Jerry Davidson of Murphy was the expert of the i week and winner of the $5 first 1 prize. He guessed 16 correct games out of 20 and missed the tie-breaker score by only one point. Mr. Davidson guessed it 6-0 favor of Georgia over Georgia Tech. (That game ended 7-0 favor of Georgia). Six other contestants picked 16 winners but only one, Jack Luns ford of Murphy, gave the edge to Georgia in the tie-breaker guess. He guessed it 20-13- Mr. Lunsford won second prize of $3. This left five Knotted for third place, all favoring defeated Tech in the tie-breaker. Mrs. Bergan Moore of Route 2 copped third place and $2 by coming within 18 points of the score. Others getting 16 correct and how close they came to the tie-breaker follows: Max Cook of | Murphy, 24 points; Bill Crain of | Murphy, 26 points; Jay Wilson of ( Murphy, 26 points, and Wilford Stamey of Murphy 27 points. Special Services For Players Set At First Baptist Recognition services will be con ducted for Murphy High football players, the coach, cheer leaders and school officials Sunday night at First Baptist Church. Those to be recognized will be seated in a group. This is the third year First Baptist has observed recognition services for team members and* others associated j with the squad. The Bev. J. A. Morris, the pas tor, will preach at night services on the topic, "The Great Chal lenge". His morning topic will be "True Christian Giving" . Following the night services, a j reception will be held in the base ment of the church. Rangers' Office Moved To Towimi Building The U. S. Forest Service Rang era' Office ha* been moved to the Townaon Building over the A*P Store here. It was formerly located in the Mauney Building. On duty at the local office are Rager Bunch Nugent. Assistant Raoftr Doaald " SANTA CAME TO TOWN ? Old Saint Nick was on hand last Saturday to greet many ol the children who turned out despite snow flurries here. This photo shows Just a few of the many who visited him. He will be back again Saturday to welcome all at his headquarters on the town square. 'Gift Guide For Christmas Shopping Will Be Found In Today's Scout Your "Gift Guide For Christmas; Shopping" will be found in this :dition of The Scout Co-operating in bringing you 1 ;his guide are the following Mur phy businesses: Sossamon Furni ture, Murphy Supply Co., Cand ler's. Western Auto, Lovingooda, Davis Jewelers, Trudy's, Farmers Federation, Ivie Furniture, Econ omy Clothing, Citizens Bank & Trust Co-, Coward -s, J. B. Mulkey Cash Grocery, Jabaley's, Smoky Mountain Gas and Appliance Co., and Crawford Tire Co Stores advertising in the gift guide on other pages of The Scout are offering top value merchandise at enjoyable prices to make your Christmas shopping easier and merrier. Use the Guide to do your shopping. Unheard of bargains are listed throughout. Valuable merchandise is being given away with the pur chase of certain items. One busi ness is giving away a portable tele vision and all you have to do is register. Shop these stores. Shop early be fore the rush. Omy 17 shopping lays remain before Christmas Stecoah Cagers To Meet Webster Thursday The Stecoah Cagers will meet Webster in a double header at Stecoah Thursday night in a pre conference tilt Stecoah girls coached by J. Franklin Smith of Murphy have played four pre-conference games, winning three and losir* on*. The boys have lost three out of four. Yule Spending To Increase Over Last Year U. S1. Chamber of Commerce has predicted Americans will buy a. bout the same volumn of goods this month as they did last Decem ber, but they'll pay 600 million dol lars more for it. An Associated Press report from Washington quotes the Chamber as saying December sales should reach about 20 billion dollars com pared with the record $19,400,000, 000 of a year ago. But most of the increases will represent price ad vances. The physical volume of sales will remain about the same as last year And the chamber noted there are now two million more Ameri cans to buy or be bought for than there were a year ago. In a preview look at the big Christmas shopping month, the chamber said general merchan dise sales will be up one-half of one per cent over last year, fur niture and appliance sales will be down by one-half of one per cent, and apparel sales will be up by 1*4 per cent- These three categories account for about 30 per cent o I the Christmas shopping. Food store sales representing about 20 per cent of the holiday buying should be up about 7 per cent over last year the chamber said, and drug store sales are ex pected to climb by 11 or 12 per cent. Other categories of retail sales expected to rise are: lumber, building and hardware 3 per cent; eating and drinking {daces, 4 per cent, and gasoline service sta tions, 8 per cent. First Snow Falls Here Saturday Cherokee County's first snow of the season fell here Saturday. Host melted as It fell bat some traces covered certain areas until * bright Sunday morning sun hit with rising temperature*. The mercury dropped to IS de

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