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MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 23, 195# TEN PAGES THIS WEEK
PUBLISHED WEEKLY ?
Escaped Convict Kills Georgia Policeman
Recorder's Court List
Twenty-One Cases Tried
Kight cases were tried in Record
er . Court Dec. 7 and 13 cases tried
on Dec. 14.
On Dec. 7 Lional UK-Han pled
guilty to the charge of resisting
arrest. He was fined $50 and court
R?y Laney was * charged with
tiding and abetting and resisting
arres;. He pled guilty and was
fined $50 and the cost of the action.
Fred Howard was charged with
?ssautt and obstructing highway
He pled guilty but ?,e court found
h.ro guilty of simple assault. He
paid $50 and cost of action.
? ^1' _T8Uer Johns?n and Ken
neth iHoody were charged -with
larceny. Prosecuting attorney made
mp<'0n "?at the action ?ie nof
F'fWied and dismissed. * .
Beroice ftlcLafn was also charg
ed w?;h tarceny. Prosecuting at
?v ma<*e die motion that the
action be nol prossed and dismissed
Jfewe" Dockery was charged
?'lh public affray. He pled not
puilty and court found the defend
ant not guilty.
Vernon Dockery was charged
?wi h public affray. He pled not
suilty and the court found the de
fendant not guilty.
Bcrnice MicLain was charged with
assault. The action was not pros?ed
*nd the defendant was given four
montds suspension and placed under
probation under and supervision of
r H Carolina Probation Commis
On Dec. 14 Hubert Curtis Leach
charged with driving automo
bile while intoxicated and public
drunkenness. The defendant pled
not guilty to driving automobile
*mle intoxicated and pled guilty
lo public drunkenness. State of
fered no evidence to driving while
intoxicated and to that charge the
defendant's motion for not suit is
allowed. To the charge of public
drunkenness, the defendant was
fined $35 and cost of the action
Harold 'Woodrow Jenkins was
charged with speeding ao miles per
hour. The defendant demanded a
?Finley Smith was charged with
escape. He pled guilty jd was
?sentenced to six months in county
William Prince was also charged
escape. He pied guil.y and
was sentenced to six months in
Kirk D. Clark was charged with
escape, second offeiue. He pled
guilty as charged and was bound
over to Superior Court.
Bungle Jerome Orcen was charg- 1
?>o with escape, second offense. He
J??d guilty and was bound over to
John L Garland was charged
u ,^eeding 00 m"es per hour
He pled guilty and was charged
cost of action.
escape. He pled guilty 10(j WJS
sentenced to five monthg.
Anne Lauri* Hardin was charged
^ fw?icatfon and adultry She
I** I not gu?ty state-, witness
staled in open court tiMt .they did
rot know anything about the mat
er and could not give any avMence
?u the case a*Un?
Action dismlsaed. ft fcirther
?'?"oesred to the court that the
prosecuting witness be taxed with
tile cost of the action.
Jerry Payne was charged with
attempt larceny. Prayer for judg
ment was continued at Sept. 14
turn, continued to this term. De
fendant was put on probation tor
three years and taxed with cosis.
Glenn Beaver was charged with
assault, called and failed to ap
pear. Judgment sci, fi and capias.
Frank Beaver iwas charged with
non support. Action was dismissed.
Richard Plemmons was charged
with non-support. Prayer for judg
ment was- continued for three
years. ?? ' ? ' ,n
To Be Held At ?
Catholic Chapel .
- -fit. William'* Chapel will hold
Gregorian High Mass Christmas
Eve at Midnight. Brother Jerome
v.ill lead the singing of the age old
carols beginning at 10 minutes to
iRev. Joseph Dean will preach
the Christmas High Mass sermon.
Christmas manager scenes have
been erected both inside and out
side the chapel during the past
Radio programs will be present
ed Christmas Eve at 9:30 A.M. and
on Christmas Day at 10:45. Other
Christmas services in nearbyCath
odic Chapels include Midnight Mass
at Kontana. 8:00 a.m. at Provid
ence Hospital Chapel. 9:00 a.m. at
St. William's Chapel in. Murphy.
9:30 'a.m. Mlass in Andrews. 11:00
a.m. Mass in Lance Cove. 11:15 in
Rcbbinsville and 12:00 noon Mass
Murphy Elementary and High
School Band preserved its first
Christmas Concert Dec. 15 at 8
I p. m.
Among the selection were "Em
peror /Waltr" Second Movement
ilrcm Luchvig von Beehoven's Fifth
Symphony. Three Melodies from
"The Megic Flute, "Barceaette
from "The Tales of Hoffman,
"Grfoda'ther's Clock. Down in the
Valley, "Whispering Hope, "Yulle
tide Sketches", "O Come All Ye
I'p.itliful, "Silent Night, "The First
Noel, "beck the Halls, and "Hark
Mary Linda 'Hyatt, Carla Beth
the Herald lAngels Sing."
Members of the band are: flutes.
Judy Brittain. Mary iVrden Davis
;ind K jihy Ressell; C saxophones,
David 'Halt and Miriam Rogers,
clarinets, Mike Jordan, Calvin
Stiles, Luke Bayless. William Fish.
Mary Lind a Hyatt. Carla Beth
Stiles, Ann Cockaby, Harry Mioore,
Glenn Alexander, Frank Dickey,
Jcim Bruce and Freddy Lockaby;
E flat alto saxophones. Bo Dreher,
Knox Singleton and Sandra Rogers:
tenor saxophones, Sherry Millsaps:
french horn. Ronald Grice and Mary
'Baritones. Perry Brown and Danny
Burrell cornets, Jimmy Jordan.
Charles Barrett, Tripp 'Bourne, Char
les Hinson, Hubert Wells, Bobby
Rogers. 'Bill Cheney and William
Green; trombones, Billy King,
Russel Caldwell, Donald Ramsey,
Freddy Davis. -David Monteith.
Gary Phillips. Donny Stiles and
Dp.vid Ramsey: bass horn. Steve
Howell and drums. Jack Sutton.
Bud iPenland, Dean Anderson. Bob
?Hill Terry Hensley and Robert
Edward J. Reynolds is the band
Murphy High Boys Win !
Two Conference Games
By Jay Wilson
Murphy High boy's basketball
team won two games and the girls
lost two last week in Smoky Main
tain Conference play.
Both of the girls' games were
lost by narrow margins and the
boy's games were won by sub
In the Nanlahata game Che Nan
tahala team took a ten point lead
in (he first period and the Murphy
team narrowed this lead to three
points ?t the haK. the score being
26 to 23. By the end of the third
period Murphy had taken the lead
and the score Was 36 to 33. In the
fourth period the Murphy team let
Nan!?hala catch up with them one
minute and 11 seconds left to go
in the game the score was tied 43
10 43. The score stayed the same
until two second* before the end
of the bad game, when Shirley
Jones shot and hit for two points
tn win the game 44 to 42 for Nan
Margaret Cole led the Mbrphy
scoring with 23 points and Linda
Jones got U. Frankie Real shot
6 and Joan Morley got 2. Lou Jean
Nations also played.
Murphy guards were Phyllis Gil
lenwater, Gay iHatcbett, Virginia
Wells andM axine O'Dell.
In the boy's game Murphy took
a 14 point lead in the finst period
and increased it to 18 points at
The last half was closer, with
Nanlahaia closing the lead to 9
points and Murphy putting the lead
back to 13 points, the final score
being SS to 42 in favor of Murphy.
Emanuel McDonald and Billy
Carringcr scored <12 points each
end Charles Lovlngood and Jerry
Kephart scored 11 points each.
Jerry Johnson scored 7 and Long
Tom banning scored 2. Paul Smith
end Roy Ashe alio played.
'In the Murphy-Haye? vilie garnet,
til* girls lost and the boys won,
the girls kwt by two point, and the
boys won by 28 points.
In the girl's game Murphy took
?be lead in the first period with a
.score of 12 to 5 but the lead was
narrowed to 21 to 18 at The half.
In the third period Hayesvttle scor
ed 14 paints to Murphy's 13 to
leave the score at 33 to 82 In favor
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Killed In Accident
Mrs. Norma Arlene Stewart, 47,
was fatally injured about 2:15 p.m.1
Monday when tihe automobile in
which she was riding struck the
rear of a iruck operated by William
Arnold Slaughter of Robbinsville.
The accident occurred on U. S.
129 near Robbinsville.
The 1950 sedan was operated by
her son Marvin David Stewart, 16,
cl Route 1, Robbinsville. Mrs. Stew
art died instantly of skull and
brain injuries. Stewart .was ad
mitted to Soutfowes ern District |
Memorial Hospital with facial cuts
and bruises. Another passenger.
Joe Edward Waldrop. 16. of Route
1, Robbinsville ?<a s 'also admittcJ
to the hospital for treatment.
Acccrding to Stale Highway Pa
trolnan, W. R. Boyles. the two
vehicles were headed north toward
Kct'oinsville at the time of .he
Slaughter had stopped the one
and a half-Ion truck in the right
lane to pick up a pedestrian when
iiis truck was struck. Force of the
impact forced the hood of the
Stewart vehicle under the truck
' bed. The windshield and cab of
' the Stewart vehicle were driven
under the body of Ihe truck.
Damage to Hie truck was esti
ms i'd at $50 and the Stewart car
Jimmy Kimsey played several
scitcuons at UU; annuai Chris. roao
paiiy 01 the Muipay Business ana
1 :i.t?ssional Club held Monday
litfertl at tnc New Kegal riotei.
Murphy Carnegie Library received
a stereo record player test week
icr use in the library.
The record player was presented
to the nui j.-y oy tne members of
the library board. John Gill is
thairn 111 oi (he board.
1 tie library is open daily except
< ii lU'jiitlay and Sunday Iroiu 9 to
ll' a. m. and I rum 2 to 5 p. m. and
??n luesday from 7 to 9 p. in.
Stfphomure homeroom of Mrs.
Waller l'uetl presented a program,
'?"C'l(ristmaB The 'World Around,"
Friday on WEHK and on "Our
Youth and their Educatoin" on the
Students related Christmas tradi
tions and cute loms around the world.
The program was introduced by
Charlton Holder. Barbara Adams
and Margaret Slalcup told of pagan
customs, Mabel Worley told of the
Jirst carols. Glen Beaver, Helen
Chastain and Lavenia Hert told
of Christmas in England.
Customs of Denmark, Norway and
Sweden were told by Boris Harper
Barbara Hughes, Glenda Fa rimer
and Barbara Painter told of the
Christmas i cu.-lon* of France,
Italian cust >mes iwere given by
Chai lion Bolder. Christmas in
Germany was portrayed by Patsy
Boris Stiles, Elbabeii Smith and
Loretta Mull described traditions
In American, Joanne Sneed told of
the story of the BiWe.
Carols heard were "O Little Town
of Bctheehem. "O Come AH Ye
Faithful, "Deck tbe Halls. "Joy To
The World. "Angels We Have Heard
on High, "The First Noel," "O
Come Immanuei. "Away In ? Mon
ger, "Up On The Housetop, and
Joanne Sneed w?j pianist.
! Boy Scout Troop
Holds Christmas -
Boy Scout Troop 402 held their
Chris. mas party at the Scout room
at the band building of Murphy
?Elementary School, Friday even
ing, December 18.
After games and contests were
played, gifts were exchanged.
Those attending were: Tommy
Adam, Gary Bryson, Luke Baylcss,
Gary Barnett, Robert Bruce, Perry
Brown, Tripp Bourne, Steve Craw
ford, Jack Crawford, John Cook, |
Kussetl Caldwell, FreJJy Davis, |
?Rcbert Dockery. John Fleminy. ]
?Billy Forsyth, Bob Hatchct, Bili j
Harper. Jatut-s Hilton, Larry ?'< ;
son, Dewey Johnson, Bill Mallonce, j
?Kcjert 1'otter, Knox Singleton,
Calvin Stiles, Robert Smith, Biliie
Waggoner, Wayne Watson, Gerald
Treed and Mont Johnson, scout
To Be Held
Christmas Eve will be observed
at Murphy Presbyterian Church
with the annual candlelight Baptism
land Communion service at 7:30
Thursday evening. The Session
meets at 7 o'clock to receive mem
The communion meditation theme
el Hcfcert vA. Potter, minister, will
bo "Love's Highest GiH." The
choir is to sing "What Child Is
This?" of Greensleeves.
Sunday evening Student Night will
be observed at the church, the
program on vocational guidance
being under the direction of J.
Franklin Smith. Prior to the even
ing service at 7:30 Methodist and
Presbyterian Youth FeHowships
?will meet jointly at 5:J0 for supper,
worship, and program.
After the evening service college
students and high school seniors
wrt invited to the Presbyter ion
manse for a social hour.
For Last Year
?According to the North Carolina
Department of Motor Vehicles,
there were 26 fatalities. 423 injur
ies and 910 accidents in North Oar
ciina tar the 1958 holiday period
beginning Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. and
t nding Dec. 28 at 12 p.m
During the New Year holiday
period beginning Dec. 31 at 6 p.m.
last year and ending Jan. 4, 1959,
there were 25 fatalities.
To Be Held At
Messiah Episcopal Church will
have its Midnight Service again
The service will begin at 11:30 p.
m. and continue into Christmas
Day at midnight.
The singing of Christmas carols
around the organ will began at
11 p. m.
For these who cannot attend .he
midnight service, I here w ill .be a
celebration oi tthe Holy Communion,
in the early service' at 10 a. m.
Gray Lady Capping
Service Held At
ANDhEWS? Candidates tor Gray
Lady Service were presented certi
iicates by W. D. Whitaker, vice
cliurman of the District Memor
ial Hospital, in capping ceremonies
heid in the First Baptist Church
Wednesday evening at 7:30.
This marks toe third class of
Gray Ladies with a membership
of approximately 20 to receive cer
Caps were presented toy Mrs.
Ardith Hay member of the first
class of Gray Ladies. Pins were
presented by Miss Ann Angel, R.N. j
of Hie hospital staff.
Mrs. June Reed R.N. was in
charge of the candle service and
Mrs. Ann Winfrey, chairman of
Gray Lady Services gave the Gray
?H. E. Shaw, hospital administra
tor and chairman of the local An
drews Red Cross Chapter present
ed the class to the hospital Accept- j
ance of the group to the hospital
mas made toy Percy B. Feretoee
?chairman of the board of trustees
w the hospital.
Certificates were awarded to:
Mrs. Hedwigp Illobil. Mrs. lona
Freeman, Mrs. Lorene Wise, Mrs.
Mildred 'Neei, Mrs. Winnie Holland,
Miss Maxine Holland, Mrs. Jessie
Gibbs, Mrs. Maude Wilhide and
Mrs. Myrtle Hall.
'Murphy Library wlH be closed
from Dec. 21-96 and will be open
again on Dec. 29, according to Miss
Josephine Heighway, librarian.
Holds 2 Men Hostage; I
Seriously Injures One j
Hobart Brown. 42, Blue Ridge Ga.
city policeman, was shot and killed
at approximately 5:15 a.m. Tues
day. Brown was killed as he at
tempted to arrest an escaped con
vict, Roy Lee Muilins, 23, of Can
Muilins took as a hostage, Syl
vester Biddy, whom he bad robbed
sometime after midnight. Muilins
picked up Biddy near Woodstock.
Muilins parked the 1956 Chevro
let which ho had stolen from Ced
artown. Ga. and took Biddy into
an all nighl service station where
he rebbed William Griffith, 19. the
FtatKtn attendant. Muilins forced
Griffith to drive to where the stolen
car had been parked. Muilins
.arried Griffith along as a hostage
The three men pot into the stolen
Chevrolet and drdve north on Ga.
Highway No. 5, five miles north of
Eliijay where he forced Biddy out
c.1 the car and made him lie down
in a ditch.
Muilins held a gun to Biddy's
head and told him that he was
s.'cing to kill him. Biddy roported
!y said "Please don't kill me".
Muilins then moved the .20 gauge
shotgun to Biddy's shoulder and
According to Sheriff Wayne Col
lins of Blairsville, Biddy is in the
Eliijay hospital in serious condi
After beinn shot. Biddy crawled
C. Plumlcy, of Eliijay told him
to the road and flagged down M.
WNC Baptist Assoc.
Carol Sing To
Western North Carolina Baptist
Associational Carol Sing will be
?held at the First Baptist Church
Dec. 17, at 7.30 p. m.
Among the choirs wno will sing ,
arc Concord Choir of the First Bap
tist Church, Murphy; Andiews Duet.
Andrews Male Chorus. Primary and
Junior Choirs. Guests solist will also
Associations! music officers are:
direcctor, Jake Buchanan, supt. of |
missions. J. G. Miller, moderator,
Marvin Hampton, pastor advisor, |
T. C. Christmas, director of instr
umental activities, Mrs. Billy Fox.
direotor of congregation activities.
Mrs. Velma Burch, director of
graded choir. Mrs. L. Hendrix and
director of publicity and programs.
Mrs. S. Pullium.
The Scout wishes to take
this opportunity to wish every
body a very Merry Christmas
and ? most successful and
Happy New Year.
In order that the employees
of the Scoot may enjoy the
holiday season with their fem
ilies. there will aet be ? pub
lication on Dec. 31. Ow ant
edition will be ias. 7.
that he had been shot and pointed
out Mullins aulo as it went out of
sight. Mr. Plumley followed and
finally passed the vehicle, obtain
ing the license number at the time.
Mr. Plumley drove into Blue
Ridge and reported the incident to
the Ga. Highway Patrol.
The Ga. Patrol radioed the Bhie
Ridge city police. Officer Br own
reported that he was behind the
car at the time. Brown stopped
the auto which Mullins was driv
ing and walked up to the driver's
tide of the car. gun in hand.
Sheriff Collins said that according
to Griffith. Mullins and Policeman
Broun exchanged several word*
brfore Mullins shot the policeman.
Ga. Highway Patrolman Alien
caid Mr. Broun died instantly but
fired two shots into Mullln's ear
is he fell Policeman Broun was ?
shrt just below the heart, said
Georgia. North Carolina and
Tennessee law enforcement officer*
were elertcd fo set up road blocks
along major highways.
Mullins was apprehended by
Sheriff Collins and Jay Lance of
Blairsville at <> a.m. The officers
reported thai Mul<ins ami his hos
trge got out of the car with their
hands up and did not attempt to
Sheriff Collins searched the auto
and found two shotguns, three
rifles and one piMol. The Sheriff
also said that 'Mullins had approxi
mately $100 in bills and $15 in
change that was apparently taken
frcm two robberies Mullins had
committed that night.
MHillins escaped from Cherokee
County jail in Canton. Ga. last
week where he was being held for
armed robbery He is in the Blairs
ville. Ga. jail at this time, accord- _
ing to Sheriff Collins. ? ?
7:30 p.m.? Carol Singing at Ffa-rfZ
7:30 p-m? Christmas Eve Baptisnr
and Communion at
?Murphy Chapter ML
Order of Mm Eaatern
Star, at Masonic Hall.
11:00 p.m.? Program of
11:30 p.m.? Service of H?ty
m union. H
10:00 a.m.? Bolr OntnWMlM *TT