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vol. I ME 58 ? SI MBER >4.
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1948.
EIGHT PAGES THIS WEEK
R. E. A. Lines
In Some Sections
Main lines for rural electrifie i
:i have been completed in the
, .is around Suit, Postell. Hanger.
? t in"** Creek. Little Brasstow.i.
Iutsoii. Hot House and some
- n the Wolf Creek area, and
Jiu'hts have been turned on in some
tf these places, or are available,
-(?me side lines are yet to be out
( m. according to information re
(<:\ed frrom the county agent's
100 Children At
Approximately 400 children
were made happy by gifts dis
tributed by Santa Claus from the
tree provided by W D. Townson
on the lawn in front of his funeral
home on Christmas eve, Mr,
Townson has announced.
ON BAPTIST HOUR - "rw,in?*
Light for Daily Living" is the
theme of "The Baptist Hour" for
1948. to be heard over station
WSB at Atlanta at 8:30 A M. EST
eaeh Sunday. January through
March. Dr. Kyle M. Yates of Hous
ton. Texas, opens the series on
January 4th. with thf subject. I
"Faith for Forty-Eight." it was an
nounced this week by the Radio
Commission of the Southern Bap
tist Convention. Atlanta. S. F.
j Lowe. Director Dr. Yates, pastor
! of the Seco d Baptist Church.
Houston, w5il also be heard on the
succeed in Sundays in January on
' Love-Cud to Man." "Repentance- 1
(Man to God." and "Justice-Man to J
Other speakers in the series will
be Dr. Casper C Warren. Char- 1
lotte. Professor Charles Wellborn. .
Waco. Texas: and Dr. Ted F.
Adams, Richmond. Va., who will
be heard in February: and Dr.
Duke K. McCall. Nashville. Tenn..
who speaks in March.
\ feature of each program of
I "Hie Baptist Hour." according to
the Atlanta announcement, will be
a favorite hymn, selected by a
p"! I now being conducted in the
''lurches and among interested
\ Box supper will be held at
Maggie's Chapel church on Brass
tewn Saturday night. January 10.
The proceeds of the box supper
will go for the church.
The Cherokee Scout, an institution serving you for the past 58 years, is grate
ful for the cooperation and friendship manifested by the people, business and industry
cf Cherokee County.
We welcome the New Year with the hope that it will be the year of the great
est progress in our county's development, which axso will bring prosperity and hap
piness to all its citizenship.
Babson Says There Will be No Depression
In 1948; Prophesies Duplicate Of 1947
By: ROltER W. BABSON
1. 1948 will be, more or less, of J
a duplicate of 1947. Certainly i
there will be no "depression" as
so many pessimists are talking !
ibout. but fundamental conditions!
will become increasingly less |
favorable. Watch out after Novem
ber L. 1948.
2. The above paragraph applies
mostly to gross business. Certain
industries will show smaller net
profits. This means that, in some
cases, dividends may be less in
1948. Remember some things may
be allocated or rationed again in
3. The reconversion from war
to peace has been entirely com
pleted; war surpluses are prettv
well disposed of; and 1948 w?il
even show a resumption of mili
4. Inventories, quoted both :?t
their price values and their volum
es. will increase during 1948. Both
raw material piles and manu
At Lions Meeting
The work of the Cherokee
( ounty Health and Welfare do- ]
partments was presented at the
meeting of Murphy Lions club j
Mrs. Laura Freeman, welfare
superintendent, spoke on the ser
vices offered by her department
.ind Mrs Mary Madden, public
health nurrse in Hayesville, told
?>f the district health work Other
members of the two departments
\iere guests of the club: Mrs. Wil
l.ird Cooper. Miss Marvie Walker,
.\fr?. Frank Crawford, and Mrs. J.
?T Hamilton. The speakers *\nd
other guests were presented by
I)r. Geo. Plonk who had charge of
the program A. B. Owen of Sali
nas. Calif . was a guest of W. M.
The club voted to have a
YVomanless wedding soon, to raise
funds for its charitable work in
the community. The date and com
mittees will be announced later by
President H. G. Elkins. The idea
for the wedding was presented bv
the finance committee, of which
John A. Davidson is chairman.
factured goods will be in greater
supply during 1948.
5. Notwithstanding the above
paragraph, some alloeations or
priorities may be reinstated in
1$48 The publie is sick of hlgn J
prices and will make demands for ,
some price controls in the case r>f
certain products in short supply.
6. The retail price of some
goods, other than food products,
will be higher during 1948 as the
linal turn has not yet been reach
ed for all types of goods.
7. We expect to see the peak in
wholesale commodity prices some
time during 1948. We. therefor \
advise going easy on inventories,
especially on borrowed money.
8 Retail price changes will lag
after wholesale price changes. This
explains why we expect retail
f>rices on good quality merchan
dise to hold up for awhile after
wholesale prices begin to decline.
BUT 1948 WILL BE A YEAR OF
9. The total farm income for
1948 should approximately equal
that of 1947: but we forecast lower
prices for wheat, corn, and certain
ether products. Farmers should
certainly diversify more in 1948.
get out of debt, put money into
improvements, and prepare for
leal trouble someday.
10. The supply of certain vege
tables. fruits, and fish products
should increase during 1948 and '
the price of these should fall off
barring some weather, insect, or
11. Meat will be in shorter sup
ply in 1948 than in 1947. Should
the current propaganda to "eat
less and have a better figure" gain
popularity, upward pressure on
meat prices would be greatly re
12. Farmers will try to get both
1948 Presidential candidates to
promise further subsidies.
The above four Farm Forecasts
assume normal weather which we ,
do not attempt to predict.
13. The Federal debt will be de
creased during 1948.
14. No personal taxes will be in
creased during 1948 and there will I
be some reductions. ? perhaps 5r*r ]
to 10^ in the upper brackets and
the entire elimination of those in
the lowest bracket.
15. We forecast that the new tax j
bill will enable a man to share 1ns
income tax equally with his wife
without sharing his income or
10. The 25 % tax limit on long
term gains will remain unchanged.
17. Goods on counters will be
of better grade in 1948. even if
retail prices hold up.
lb. There will be many "mark
down sales" of goods of inferior
quality and curbs on installment
buying may return.
19. The dollar value of all re
tail sales in 1948 should at leant
20. The unit value of retail sales
will be less in 1948 than in 1947;
there will be fewer customer pur
chases in most stores, although
each customer may visit ' more
stores to "shop around". ?
21 Our foreign trade will be
less in 1948 than in 1947. We shall
help Europe; but it will be on a
more economical and efficient
22. More foreign loans will he
made during 1948; but many of
these will be direct to business
concerns rather than to political
23. There will be considerable
competition from other countries
in legitimate foreign trade where
the credit is good. Other countries
[ will not compete with us in our
"charities"; but they certainly
will compete for all profitable
24. Throughout 1948 war talk
I and uprisings will continue: but
. no World War III will start in
1948 WAR PREPARATIONS
: WILL ACCELERATE
25. 1948 will see an average
I hourly wage rise of to 7%,
I Lower income taxes should in
crease buying power, but this will
I be about offset by further rises
j in the cost of living.
26. There need be no more un
employment in 1948 than in 1947:
[ but "Unemployment Insurance'
Continued on page 8
1948 In A Nutshell
BUSINESS ? Watch out after November 2. 1948. .
COMMODITIES ? Wholesale price peak in sight.
TAXES ? Personal ineoAie taxes will be somewhat lower.
LABOR ? Wakeworkers to use Taft-Hartley Rill as cheek on
REAL ESTATE ? Increased suburban building.
POLITICS ? Election year propaganda.
STOCKS ? A year for switching.
BONOS ? Low-coupon rate, long-term bonds will be lower.
Is January 3
The monthly Tri-State singing
convention will be held in the
Murphl school auditorium Satur
day night. January 3rd, beginning
8 o'clock. All singers from
Cherokee county and adjoining
counties of Georgia and Tennessee
are invited. Richard Powers of
Mineral Bluff. Ga.. is in charge of
this month's meeting.
The Rev. W. T. Truett, pastor
of the Culberson Baptist church,
will speak Sunday afternoon at
2:30 p. m. 011 "My Presence will
go with Thee.''
Town Councilmen C. H. Town
son and J. C. English at a meeting
Monday night at the town hail
resigned from the council because
they have moved outside the city
limits of Murphy. W. D. Townsoi
v. as elected to succeed C. H. Town
son, and Merle Davis was elected
to succeed English. Other mem
bers of the council are: E. E.
Stiles. E. O. Christopher, T. W.
Axley and W. D. King.
Mrs. Dave Burrell
Taken By Death
Funeral services were held
Monday at 2.30 p. m. at Upper
Peachtree Baptist church, for Mrs.
Florence Ethel Burrell, 52, who
died Sunday morning at a local
hospital after an illness of two
days. The Rev. Jim Truett officiat
ed. Burial was in Lower Peachtree
cemetery with Townson funeral
home in charge. She was a mem
ber of Mt. Zion Baptist church.
Survivors include her husband,
Dave Burrell; three sons, Leo of
Clay county, Lester and James
Noah of Cherokee county, two
daughters. Mrs. Bonnie Bell King,
and Miss Ruby Kate Burrell both
ol Cherokee county.
Dr. Outler Is
On Yale Faculty
Mrs. John M. Outler of the
Hotel Regal, Murphy, received
word last Tuesday of the appoint
ment of her son. Dr. Albert Cook
Outltfr, to be Dwight Professor of
Theology in the Yale Divinity
School. New Haven., Conn.
Dr. Outler is the youngest son
of Mrs. Outler and the late Rev.
John M. Outler. of Young Harris,
Georgia. He has visited in Murphy
end spoke last June -t .*??? . jirst
Methodist Church here. A giud
uate of Wofford College, Emory
University, Yale University, Dr.
Outler was professor in the Divini
ty School of Duke University be
fore going to serve as Professor
of Theology at Yale in 1944.
Services will be held at the
regular hours at First Baptist
church Sunday, announces Rev. J.
Alton Morris, pastor. Sunday
school begins at 9:45 a. m. and a
communion service will be held
at 11:00. Evening services will be
held at 7:30 p. m.
W. S. C. S. MEETS
The Woman's Society of Chris
j tian Service of the Methodist
church met Tuesday afternoon it
| 2:30 p. m. at the home of Mrs. T.
I A. Case. Mrs. W. B. Penny was
the program leader.
Is Killed Bv Shot
i Thomas B. Whatley, 25-year-old
? state highway patrolman from Elk
I in. stationed in Robbinsville. died
| early Monday morning at an An
! drews hospital from a bullet
I wound near the heart inflincted
| Sunday night when he went to a
residence near the Graham county
I courthouse to arrest a man for as
Sheriff Booth Crisp of Graham
I county said Monday that Boone
Carver, 32. of Robbinsville; Clause
Jones, 31, and Carter Riddle. 23.
are being held without bond in
connection with the shooting. Car
ver was taken to the Swain county
jcil at Bryson City Sunday night,
and Riddle was taken Monday.
Jones is in the Graham county
jail at Robbinsville.
Whatley, Crisp and rural Polic.a
| man George Swyers had gone 4o
the Jones home to serve a warrant
cn Carver, according to the Sher
iff, when a high calibre rifle bul
let, fired through the door of the
darkened house, struck Whatley.
The sheriff summoned aid and
threw a cordon of some 25 deputiz
ed citizens and officers about the
house. Riddle, he said, came out
. with his hands up after severs!
| shots had been fired into the
I building: Jones fled, but was taken
. into custody a short time late**,
] and Carver was arrested in the
The patrolman was seeking to
arrest Carver on a warrant sworn
cut by Perry Stewart. Stewart suf
fered a scalp wound earlier in the
day, and in the warrant charged
Carver with shooting him.
The sheriff said Jones had been
living alone in the house. He de
scribed all three men as unemploy
ed and said they had been drink
ing at the time of the shooting.
Whatley who graduated from
the state higghway patrol school
at Chapel Hill several months ago
had been assigned to Murphy for
additional training under Patrol
man Charles Galloway, and was
transferred to Robbinsville three
or four weeks ago.
The body of Whatley left An
drews about 5 o'clock Monday
Afternoon for Allendale, S. C,
where funeral services and burial
are scheduled Thursday. Forsyth
funeral home was in charge of
local arrangements. Whatley's par
ents live in Allendale. He was
1 formerly of Elkin and unmarried.