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Cherokee scout. volume (Murphy, N.C.) 188?-1961, December 18, 1957, Image 1

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6 Shopping Days HI Christmas 6 Shopping Days Til Christmas DEDICATED TO PROMOTING CHEROKEE COUNTY VOLUME ?7 NUMBER? 21 MURPHY, N. C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1?57 TEN PAGES THIS WEEK PUBLISHED WEEKLY HAZARDS : Two traffic hazards called to the attention of the State Highway Department by City Board of Commis sioners are shown in the ahove photos. The two photos at the left show narrow Hiawasoee Bridge and the hazardous condition that exist when ? school bus and truck pass on the bridge. Note in both photos that the truck's wheels are partially on the bridge sidewalk endangering the lives of children walking acro<>v The State Highway Department has agreed to study the bridge needs In its overall highway improvement program. The two photos at the right show a group of high school students walking toward town from the high school. The Highway Department said it la not the policy to build sidewalks In the school area aa re. quested by Commissioners but last week workers im proved and widened the road shoulder used by the high school children. 1 Killed, 5 Injured In Traffic Mishaps Dr. Harold Bixler To Teach Extension Classes The winter quarter schedule of extension classes from Western Carolina College will include one to be taught in Murphy, according to an announcement from the office of Dr. C- D. Killian, director of extension "Reading in the School Pro gram" will be conducted by Dr. Harold Bixler, with the first meet ing to be held in the elementary school library Friday, January 3. The class will meet for ten consec utive weeks from 6:30 to 9:30 aach Friday evening, and Lj open to both graduate students an1 ad vanced undergraduates. Dr. Bixler is nationally recog- j nized as an authority in the field of testing as well as childhood edu- ' cation. He is the author of a nurn- ' ber of works dealing with the subjects of testing and classroom procedures. N.C.ELA. Dinner Held Thursday At Regal Hotel Santa Claus was a special guest and general hilarity reigned at the annual Murphy NCEA Christmas dinner Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Regal Hotel Mrs- Constance West, president, presided over the festivities which were attended by the school fac ulty, their wives and husbands, members of the school board and their wives and by other invited guests. Miss Maria Travis was chair man of the decorations commit tee with Mrs. Jim Gibbs as co chairman. An old fashioned Christmas with garlands of green ery and polnsettias and large red snow-capped bells pealing out "Noel, Noel" were chief decor ations- The tables contained doz ens of red candles with holly and pine all adrift in snow- Place! cards were decorated with red Santa Clauses, snowmen, and sU-| ver angels. Other members of the decorat ing committee were Misses Kate and Leila Hayes, Mrs- Christine Ingle and John Jordan. kMrs- Lynn G&ult and Mrs. ike Whitley were in charge of the program which included a skit satirizing a few of the teach ers. Walter Puett, John Jordan and Felix Palmer took part The group also sang Christmas songs The refreshments committee was headed by Mrs. Dolly Smart Santa Claus To Visit Andrews Saturday AHDHEWS? Jolly Old Santa Oavs wOl arrive in Andrews for a personal visit this Saturday All ekfldren and their parents and interested persons are invit ed to greet Santa en Mate St. Two traffic accidents in this county last week claimed the life of one man and injured five other persons Killed was Jack Garrett, 31, of Hayesville, Route 4 Garrett, his father, Homer Garrett, 55, and James Bristol, about 42, both of Hayesville Route 4 were occupants of a pick up truck that wrecked on High way 60 about 6 Vt miles west of here early Thursday night All were thrown from the truck, investigating patrolmen said. Cor oner J. C. Townson said no in quest will be held- This was the eighth traffic death in Cherokee County this year (Continued on back page) Roy A. Cook Jr. Takes Part In Training Exercise Specialist Third Class Roy A Coook, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cook Sr., of Peachtree St., re cently participated in "Autumn Rain", a week-long Seventh Army field communications training ex ercise in southern Germany. The exercise tested the profi cincy of personnel and equip ment of the 169th Signal Group located at Boblingen. Specialist Cook, assigned to Wire Operations Company the group's 97th Signal Battalion, entered the Army in May 1956 and completed basic training at Fort Hood, Tex. He arrived in Germany last April. The 20-year old soldier is a 1955 graduate of Dalton, Ga? High School and attended Gordon Mili tary College in Barnsville, Ga Little Leaguers Honored With Banquet . ANDREWS? The Andrews Lit tle League football boys and their coach, Harry Hawk, were honor ed with a banquet Monday even ing in the Shell Dining Room Other guests included Mrs. Hawk, Rev- Joseph Dean of Mur phy, Supt, J. E. Rufty, C. O. Fra zier, Rev. J. E. Carter, Rev. Vi tolds Gobins, Joe El Khouri, Mr. and Mrs- Paul Crawford, J. A Watkins, Tyrone Burnett and Mrs. Agnes Price Mr. Rufty spoke on "Sportsman ship". Mr. Frailer also com mended the boys for their work. Carl Myers, team captain, ex pressed thanks on behalf of the team sponsors. A special appreciation was ex tended to Mr. Arthur Watkins* fine support of the Little League baseball teams, as well as the football team. After a team pep talk by Paul Crawford, the Rev- Gobins dis missed the group with prayer Plans are in the making for a midget basketball team. Marble Youths To Present Program The Young People of Marble Baptist Church are sponsoring a pagaent "Song Over the World", Sunday night Dec- 22 at 7 at the church. The public is cordially invited to attend. ALTHOUGH A GREAT CONTRAST in damage to the vehicles can readily be seen in the above photos, the pick-up truck In the upper photo claimed the life of a Hayes vllle Route 4 man near here last week. Two other persons were critically injured when the truck overturned, threw Its occupants out and pinned them beneath the vehicle. The lower photo shows a 1948 Ford that col lided into the side of a locomotive at Andrews. Two persons were seriously injured in that accident while a four-year-old boy escaped less seriously hurt. Murphy Splits Double Header With Stecoah In First Game Of Season By BETTY WEAVER In the first game of the 1957 58 cage season Friday, Murphy split a double-header with Ste coah at Stecoah- The Murphy girls fell 37-63 in the opener. The Murphy boys galloped to a 72-40 victory. The Murphy girls led 8-7 at the end of the first quarter. They trailed 18-22 at the half. Only once during the second half did the Murphy sextette lead. Final score was 63-37. Shirley Stiles made 21 points. Alice Jean Palmer scored 8 Joan English shot 6. Starting guards were Betty Kate Wilson. Gloria Bowman, and Jane Cook. Subs were Betty Postell, who scored 2 points, Helen Stiles, Jane Van Horn, and Girlene Tay lor. The Xnrphy girls made 14 field goals, ? free throws, and 11 fouls. Hie percentage of free throws completed was 14. All in all, the Murphy girls played well. They entered the game Without any competitive experience and comparatively lit tle practice. Stecoah had played seven practice games. They de feated Cullowhee 70-59; Webster 84-35 and 112-49; Cherokee 54-24; Nantahala 60-49 and 65-38; and they lost to Cullowhee 46-48- The Murphy girls show much promise and will undoubtedly improve as the season progresses The boys romped to a 72-40 vic tory. They led from the beginn ing. first Quarter soar* was 19-7. By hattime they ted Increased their lead 31-18- The third quarter showed a 55-31 score- The boys were fast and their teamwork good. This first performance in dicates another outstanding bask etball season for the Murphy quintet. Don Amas was high scorer wii\i 24 points- Burt Birchfield made 18. Emanuel McDonald racked up 9. John Morris contributed 8. Jimmy Carringer and Lonnie Hoover added 4 each. Frank Mc Swain and Billy Carringer each scored 2. Roy Dockery threw in 1. Bobby Weaver and Harry Duncan were the other substitut es. The boys hit 31 field goals and 10 free throws out of the 17 at tempted for a percentage of 59. They made 9 fouls Legion To Discuss Plans To Help Needy Children Joe Miller Elkin Post 96. American Legion, will meet Thursday night at 7:90 at County Courthouse. Plans for helping needy child ren at Christmas time will be discussed. School Holidays Begins Thursday The Murphy City Schools will close Thursday at noon tor the Christmas holidays Supt. McSwain said that school will tNpa Thursday, Jan. X. Area Churches Plan Special Services The pastors of the various churches of Murphy have an nounced their sermon topics, special services and music for the Christmas services to be held during Christmas. FIRST BAPTIST Sunday morning Dec- 22, the Rev- J. Alton Morris will use for the topic of his sermon at 11 o'clock "The Spirit of Christmas All The Year." At the evening service at 7:30 the five combined choirs of the Christmas Party To Be Given For Methodist Children Children of the Primary and Kindergarten Departments of the First Methodist Church will be guests at a Christmas party Thursday afternoon at 2:30 in the Social Room of the church. The annual party is sponsored by the Sunday School teachers of the departments. Hi School Students To Present Yule Program The 40-member Murphy High School chorus antr some 20 mem bers of the Dramatics Club will present a Christmas program at the high school Thursday morn ing Christmas customs, legends and carols will take on a modern set ting in the program which will end with informal singing of pop ular Christmas songs. The chorus will sing 18 carols from 10 countries, most of them based on old folk tunes. Included among the carols are "Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isa bella," "Come, Ye Shepherds," "Conventry Carol," "The Friend ly Beasts", "Good Christian Men Hejoice," "Go, Tell It on the Mountain", "The Holly and the Ivy", "Infant Holy". Joseph Dearest", "Kolyada", "Lo, How a Rose," "O Come, Emanuel," "O Little One Sweet," and "What Child is This"? Joyce Waldroup, a freshman, will sing "I Wonder as I Wand er". Mrs. Harold Wells is sponsor of the Dramatics Club and Mrs W- V. CosteUo is chorus director Scout Staff Entertained With Dinner Members of the staff of the Scout were entertained Friday night with a Christmas dinner at the Miami Restaurant Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Gene Parker, Mr. and Mrs. Junior Carroll, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Town**, Miss Hattfe Palmer and Mrs. Dixie Palmer and Mr. Roy Cook. / s' ' church will present a program oI< Christmas music. The candlelight program will include reading of Scripture and inspirational poetry and carol singing by the audience. The adult and youth choirs will sing "The Light of Bethlehem", "Come to the Manger", "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty",, and "Go, Tell It on the Mountain". The Youth Choir, composed of high school girls, will sing, "Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming", "Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isa bella", and "For Unto Us a Child Is Born." The other choirs to sing are the Junior Girls', Mrs. George Dunn, director; Junior Boys, Mrs. Don Rarassy.; Primary, Miss Lin da English; Beginners', Miss Judy Davis. FIRST METHODIST The Senior Choir of the First Methodist Church will present a Christmas cantata, "An Appala chian Nativity", at the morning worship service Sunday, Dec. 22. The work which they will present is one of unusual interest Edited and arranged by Lewis Henry Horton, it is based upon the melodies found in the old shaped-note song books of the 19th century. This fact gives the music an authentic atmosphere of a native folk cantata from our own mountain region. Soloists for the cantata will be Mrs. Glenn Bates, Soprano; Mrs. R. T. Houts Jr., Mezzoz-Soprano and Ronnie Brittain, Baritone. Mrs Duke Whitley will be the or ganist and the choir will be under the direction of the Rev. R- T Houts. Miss Betty Weaver will assist with the instrumental ac companiment The young people of the church will be in charge of the candle light Christmas Carol Service at the evening service at 7:30. The service will feature numbers by the Young People's Choir and the Junior Choir. The scripture readings and other parts of the service will al so be led by the young people In a closing service of dedica tion, the congregation will light their candles and gather at the altar of the church where they will place their White Christmas gifts of food or money. PRESBYTERIAN "The Wise Carolers", a Christ .mag play written by the Rev Robert A. Potter, will be present ed at the Presbyterian Church Sunday evening, by children ol the Sunday School and others. Those taking part will be Mrs. C. H. Town son, Mrs- Susan Powell, Mrs- W. M. Fain, John Thompson, Chuck Barrett, Sandra, Frances and Judy Fain, Jimmy Rose, Bobby Potter, Knox Singleton, Vicki and Libby Townson, and some members of the Kindergar ten and primary department will be included. Other activities of the week wiD be the annual Christmas tree, party and treat for an the Sunday School And families on Friday night ia the assembly room. Mr. Potter's sermon subjec* i ? Christmas Program Slated At Martin's Creek Members of Martin's Creek Methodist Church will have their Christmas program Saturday night at 7:30. The public is cordially invited to attend. Mrs. Frank Stalcup, teacher of the Young P e o p 1 e 's Sunday School, extends a special invita tion to the young people of the community to come to Sunday School Deputy Sheriff Destroys Small Still A ten gallon still on Holland Creek in the Andrews vicinity was destroyed Friday by Deputy Sheriff Lofton West Mr. West said the still was not in operation at the time, but that he destroyed 55 gallons of mash. No arrest was made Annual Christmas {Party To Be Held At Folk School The annual Christmas party will be held at the Folk School Friday night, at 8 Besides folk games and coun try dancing for all ages, two teams of small boys, one from Ranger School and one from Brass town, will do the Kirby Sword Dance. This is the right season for such a ceremonial dance which traditionally was danced by men at the time of the winter soltice- It was thought that on the shortest day of the year the sun changed its course toward the earth; the sun was all important for the growing at food. Miss Judy Richardson, * re nowned tale teller from Chatta nooga, will tell a story and there will be carols and a tree. There will be a charge of fifteen cents for children under twelve years of age, and twenty-five cents for those over twelve. Re freshments will be served as a party.. This is an opportunity for all the family to share in * Christmas party together. Bobby LODell Participating In Field Training Army Pfc Bobby L. O'Dell, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs- Howard O' Dell, Route 3, Murphy, N. C-, is particing with members at the Third Army Missile Command is a 13-day field training exercise end ing Dec. IB at Pert Bragg. A mechanic ed the Amy In "ot?? 8"?

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