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MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY, JANUARY 29. 1948.
Parent Fined For
Failure To Enroll
Children In School
The first case to be brought into'J
court since the employment of
a truant officer for Cherokee
county, to get absentees in school,
was last Thursday, when Gilbert
Holloway of Murphy was cited to
Magistrate's court before Fred
Bates for failure to send his
children to school.
The father stated that he did
not send his children to school
because they were sick. Miss
Emily Sword. Truant officer, etsti
fied that even though school has
been going on for over four
months the children were not
even enrolled in school, and that
they never had been.
Holloway was asked, "Don't
you consider an education as im
portant as feeding your child
ren?", to which he replied, "I
have not got a good job. What
happens to the money I have to
He was told that it goes into
the school fund.
The defendant was taxed with
$10 and costs of $8.25 and order
ed to put their children in
school. They promised to see
that they were enrolled Monday.
Other parents who fail to co
operate with the truant officer in
keeping their children in school
v.ill likewise be cited to court
for a hearing.
Present at tne auove trial
were: Mr. and Mrs. Holloway, Mr.
Bates, Miss Sword. Sheriff Frank
Crawford, and John Stratton
VFW To Stage
The J. L. Abernathy Post 1383
of the Veterans of Foreign Wars is
planning its annual membership
drive, with the hope of making
this post the strongest in Western
North Carolina. A meeting will
be held at 7:30 p. m. on Friday
evening. January 30. at the court
house. when officers will be elect
ed and plans discussed for the
Commander Billy Cornwell
states that membership fees will
be taken at this meeting. He urges
all veterans with foreign service
to attend and join.
The post's 1948 program con
sists chiefly of expansion in- }
eluding recreation, building a
meeting place with expenses paid.
Commander Cornwell states: "A
veteran cannot put more into this j
organization than he gets out of \
it. For instance, the terminal -
leave bonds were brought about
because of the V. F. W. Many
more important laws which help
the veteran were enacted through
efforts of the V. F. W.. and there
At Lions Meeting
On New Motor
Patrolman Charles Galloway
was the guest speaker at the
meeting of Murphy Lions club
Tuesday evening in the Method
ist church. He discussed the Motor
Vehicle Inspection laws, stating
that it is probable an inspection
lane will be set up in or around
Murphy during the month ot
February, when all local people
will be expected to have their
cars inspected. He said that he
believes this law will do more
than any other one thing to save
lives in North Carolina.
Following his discussion, an
open forum was held and several
questions about the law were
asked by the Lions.
Dr. Harry Dickey was welcom
ed into the club and a pin was
presented to him by Doyle Burch
John Carter of KnoxviUe.
Tenn., was a guest of W. D. King
The following Lions stated that,
they would give trophies for mem
bers of the Murphy basketball
teams: P. J Henn for Henn Thea
tres. one to boy showing best
sportsmanship; Doyle Burch -or
H T Hackney Co., one to gu
showing best sportsmanship; Lor
en Davis one to best player on
boys' team, and Buel Adams, one
to best player on girls' team. !
President H. G Elkins announc
ed that Ladies' Night will be held
on Tuesday.* February 24, and
appointed committees for arrang
ing the program and providing
The Rev. J. Alton Morris, pas
tor of First Baptist church, an
nounces his sermon subject for
Sunday morning at 11 o'clock ?.
?Living 1? An Overcrowed
World ' On Sunday evening at
7:30 o'clock his subject will be.
? A Brilliant Woman".
At the mid-week Hour of Pow
er service Wednesday evening ?t
7:30 the members are studying e
Book of Ephesians with the pas
tor leading the discussion.
Sunday School begins at 9:45
o'clock and Training Union at
6:30 o'clock cach Sunday.
will be more to come it the
organization has enough support
Drive Is Feb. 15-22
The Rev. W B Penny, of Mur
phy, and the Rev. C. C. Washam,
of Andrews, have been named co- 1
chairmen of the overseas relief
drive in Cherokee County, it was !
announced recently by the Dur
ham headquarters of the "Fill a !
Ship with Friendship" drive |
which is being held throughout
North Carolina January 25-31.
The drive, sponsored by the N.
C. Council of Churches, is organiz
ed on a county basis, with each
local chairman taking charge of
The local drive will be conduct
ed Feb 15-22
Mr. Penny and Mr Washam are
among the leaders of 94 counties
who are making preparations
across the state for gathering
clothing , shoes, household goods
and bedding for shipment through
Church World Service, official
Protestant relief agency. ?
House to house collections in
all communities and central col
lection depots in rural areas, h<ve
been highlights of plans In most
counties according to the reports
being received by the state direc
tor. Julian A. Lindsey.
Arrangements will be made
locally for the shipment of the
materials collected in Cherokee
county. These will go directly to
the Church World Service Center.
New Windsor, Md., for special
packing, thence overseas to a few
of the 43 countries now receiving
aid from American church relief.
During the year just ended, the
New Windsor Center has received
i and processed 3.712,764 pounds of
contributed supplies. Of that
amount. North Carolinians gave
I Heading the list of materials
requested in the drive is clothing
of all kinds. Garments for summer
as well as winter wear are need
ed. and for all ages from infancy
overshoes and rubbers. These
should be tied firmly in pairs so
up. Equally important are shoes,
that mates will not be lost. Blan
kets. quilts, comforts and sheets
are needed items of bedding.
Dr. L. D. Newton's
Column Is New
Feature Of Scout
"The Bible Speaks", com
ments on the International Uni
form Sunday School lessons by
Di. Louie D. Newton of Atlanta,
Ga., is a new feature that begins
this week in THB SCOUT.
Di. Newton, a noted minister,
lecturer, and writer, is presi
dent of the Southern Baptist
Convention and pastor of Druid
Hills Baptist church in Atlanta.
THE SCOUT has secured this
column to replace the former
Sunday School lesson because it
is believed it will appeal to a
larger number of readers. While
Dr. Newton is a Baptist, he
does not emphasize any de
nomination and presents the
International uniform lesson
impartially and without doctrin
The paper will appreciate ex
pressions from its subscribers
on their opinion of this new
Murphy and Cherokee were
busy cleaning the hazards on the
streets and highways late Monday
and Tuesday due to the heavy
snow that began Friday night and
lasted through late Saturday.
Snow ranged from four inches
in Murphy to six in the south
western part of the county, with
the temperatures ranging from
four to 10 degrees in the dif
ferent parts of the county. Sun
day and Monday were warmer,
however, the temperature fell
Tuesday and Wednesday, and
snow and rain were forecast for
The frozen roads and streets
left Murphy and the county with
limited means of transporation as
the buses scHeduled for Asheville.
Chattanooga. Atlanta and Knox
ville were cancelled, Saturday but
were back on the job late Sunday
afternoon. No accidents were
reported in the county, but traf
fic was at a minimum. Power and
telephone services were normal.
In other parts of Western North
Carolina the snow fall was four
to nine inches.
CHARLES STARRETT. Colum
bia's popular Western star who
will appear on the stage at the
Henn Theatre. Murphy. N. C\ on
Sat. Feb. 14 for one day. He will
be assisted by the Sunshine Hoys
who are a top-ranking song quar
tet of screen and radio They are
very popular on the radio
throughout the middle west and
south and have been heard on
numerous radio stations both in
person over micraphones. as well
as on transcriptions which they
have made for the past few years.
Everyone visiting the theatre on
the date they appear with Charles
Starrett will enjoy their popular
singing and instrumental tunes.
They have endeared themselves to
the vast American public through
the medium of stage, screen,
radio, television, records and
juke boxes everywhere. Here is a
real treat to see the two-fisted,
gun-toting, handsome, six foot
two. celebrated Columbia Western
star ? none other than Charles
Starrett, "The Durango Kid" ac
companied by the Sunshine Boys.
HELPED BY DIMES ? Those
big brown eyes of little Stokes
Brooks, three-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. C. L. Brooks of Monroe,
are shining with happiness be
cause he is recovering from an
attack of infantile paralysis that
sent him to the Gastonia Ortho
pedic Hospital. Were it not for
the dimes and dollars contributed
by North Carolina citizens the
expert treatment and care he has
received would not have been
available. In the cur-March of
Dimes Governor Cherry and
Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion Clyde Erwin have urgently
appealed to the people of this
state to double their efforts to
help combat this dread disease.
Funeral Is Held
For J. W. Axley
John William Axley. ?t>, wA*
known Murphy citizen, died at
his home here about noon Friday
He suffered a stroke on Saturday
evening, the 17th. from which lie
He was the son of the late
Felix I*. Axley, a native of Macon
county, and Margaret .Johnson
Axley of Tennessee. He had been
a member of the First Methodist
church here for 60 years, singing
in the choir during that period.
He was secretary and treasurer
oi the Men's Bible class, a Mason,
and at the time of his death was
serving as clerk at the Regal
Funeral services were held I
Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock j
at First Methodist church with
the pastor, the Rev. W. B Penny,
officiating. Burial was in Sunset
cemetery. The body remained at
Townson funeral home until
time for the funeral rites
Active pallbearers were: Frank
Ellis. Harvey Akin. Herman Akin.
H. E. Dickey. Edwin Hyde. W. I)
King. Ben Akin and W M Mau
Honorary pallbearers were:
Henry Hyatt. E. L. Townson. Rev.
F. M Davis. C. F. Struber. W. IV
Odom. Jim Green. J. B Gray.
E. C. Moore, V. M. Johnson. R.
C. Mattox. Tom Axley. J. W.
Davidson. H. G Elkins. I II.
Hampton. Rev. W. A. Cook, .1
A. Richardson. P. C. Hyatt, Sam
Davidson. Clyde Gennett. Dale
Lee. J. C. English. C. R Freed.
N'eil Davidson. Frank Taylor. .!
E. Cook. Walter Coleman. Ed
Studstill. Dr. .1 R. Bell. J. W
Franklin. H. E Bishop. E. K
Stiles. Dr. G. W. Plonk. H. C For
rester. Gay Davidson. Will Rog
ers. D. V Carringer. J. M Hughes.
Neil Sneed. and A. W. Mclver.
Surviving are the widow. Mrs.
May Akin Axley; three daughters.
Mrs. Annie Margaret Maneval of
Hendersonvillc. Mrs. Emogene
Bates and Mrs. Kathleen Davidson
of Murphy; six grandchildren;
three brothers. Joe and Willard
of Murphy and Carl of Statesville;
three sisters, Mrs. B B. Meroney
and Miss Kate Axley of Murphy
:ind Mrs. Albert Bell of Virginia.
The fire department was called
about 7:30 o'clock Tuesday morn
ing to Hembree's barber shop,
when the oil in the stove flared
up, but no damage was done to
Ferebee Represents County
At National Park Meeting
Mrs. Spencer Is
Honored For Her
The announcement was broad
cast over W. S. B., Atlanta, Ga.,
cn January 16 that Mrs. Nora C.
Spencer was elected "Woman of
The announcer stated that a
letter from Mrs. Wayne Thomp
son, Blairsville, Ga., concerning
Mrs. Spencer was one of the most
convinciug he had seen.
Mrs. Spencer knew nothing of
this honor until she received a
prize award and congratulations
for her good deeds and usefulness
through the years from Roy Mc
ASSOCIATE EDITOR? Claud ,
L. Scroggs, grandson of Mrs. Lil- ,
lie Scroggs of Brasstown who has ]
accepted the position of Associate i
Editor of Southern Agriculturist. |
Cherokee In Top
18 Counties In
Bond Sale Record
Cherokee county was one of
the 18 counties in the state that
showed an increase in 1947 over
1946 in the sale of Savings bonds.
W. D. Whitaker. chairman of
the Cherokee county Savings
Bonds committee, has received
the following letter from Allison
James, state director, relative to
The Rev W. B. Penny, pastor
of the First Methodist church will
preach Sunday morning at 11 o'
clock on "Whom Shall I send,"
and Sunday evening at 7:30 on
"Knowledge without Proof."' Sun
day School will begin at 9:45 a. m.
The Methodist Youth Fellowship
will meet at 6:45 Sunday even
SUNDAY SPEAKER ? Why
the Church" is the subject of
"The Baptist Hour" for February
1st. to be heard over Station WS
B at Atlanta, at 8:30 A. M.. with
Dr. C. C. Warren of Charlotte, as
speaker. "Church, Youth, and the
Home" will be considered in Feb
ruary. under the general theme.
"Divine Light For Daily Living."
it is announced by the Radio Com
mission of the Southern Bautist
Convention. Atlanta. S. F. Lowe,
director. Dr. Warren, pastor of
the First Baptist Church. Char
lotte. will be heard the first two
Sundays, while Professor Charles
Wellborn, Waco. Texas, will speak
the middle Sunday, and Dr. Ted
F. Adams. Richmond. Virginia,
the last two.
' A popular feature of each pro
' gram of The Baptist Hour" is a
favorite hymn, determined by a
poll among six and a half million
Southern Baptists, and in which
all interested listeners are invited
, to take part. The hymn ranking
I ninth in favor will be featured on
I the February 1st program.
"In comparison of 1947 Savings t
Bonds sales in North Carolina <
with sales in 1946 we find that i
your county was one of 18 coun
ties in the tsate that sold more 1
E Bonds, and also more E, F and J
G bonds combined, in 1947 than
in 1946. 1
"This is indeed a splendid J
achievement and we cannot resist
the opportunity to congratulate 1
you on your leadership and the J
people of your county on their
increased savings through the
Savings Bonds Program. I
Here it is: 1947. E. $228,591.75; *
C. $47,600.00: total. S276.551.75: *
1946. E. $209.655 65; G. $50,600.00; <
total $260.255 65; increased sales. 1
F, $18,836.10: total. $16,296.10. ^
"This record reflects loyalty >
and hard work by you as Chair
man and by your co-workers in 4
support of this vital Program."
Murphy Lumber and Manu
facturing Company's plant and ! J
planing mill were destroyed by '
fire Monday night about 9 o'clock. ;
According to E. G. Hughes, city
clerk, it was thought that the fire '
started from an explosion in the
furnace, flames spreading swiftly
throughout the plant. The lumber 1
in the planing mill also was des
Tho manager. S. P. Horowitz, j
| 'fated that he did not have any i 1
[ definite facts about the fire, but j
it was understood there was no j
insurance on the buildings, which i
were located near Southern Hail- 1
way tracks in Factory Town
The city fire equipment was on
hand, but the fire had gained '
such headway that neither the J
| plant nor planing mill could be
Mrs. J. W. Hoover of Lincolnton i
is the guest this week of her son.
| Dr. W. A. Hoover, and family
Those attending the meeting in
Washington. D. C\, last ueek in
which th< jo'nt North Carolina
Tennessee committee for the pro
motion of the Great Smoky
Mountains National Park present
ed its case for immediate park
development to many congress
men and federal administrative
officials, considered it a success.
Percy B. Ferebee, president of
the Western North Carolina As
sociated communities, represent
ed the Murphy and Andrews
Chambers of Commerce.
The purpose of the meeting
was to bring together the congres
sional delegations from the two
states, members of the appropria
tions and lands committees, and
officials of the Natijonal Park
service, in order that they might
have presented to them the situa
tion as to the Great Smoky Moun
tains National park.
Greetings were expressed by
:he govenors and senators from
:he two states. Congressman Mon
roe Redden presented the princi
pal speaker, Francis J. Heazel of
\sheville, who stated that 34
^ears had passed since the matter
jf a park for this area had first
aeen introduced in congress.
Eighteen years have passed since
he National Park service took
>ver supervision of the Smokies,
le said, pointing to the fact that
he project is not a new one, but
jne that long has been suffering
from congressional neglect.
[s Taken By
Death On Friday
Funeral services for Lewis
lodges, who died Friday night at
):35 at a Murphy hospital, were
leld Sunday afternoon at 2 o'
clock at Ivie funeral chapel. The
Sev. J. Alton Morris and the Rev.
kV. B. Penny officiated, and burial
vas in Sunset cemetery
A native of Virginia, Mr. Hodg
?s came here from Maryland
i bout 20 years ago. While Hiwas
?ee Dam was being constructed,
le served as a mechanic, keeping
he houses in the village in repair.
Recently he has been selling out
ward motors and motor boats.
The only survivors are the wid
>w. Mrs. Minnie Hodges, and a
5tep-son. Robert Rector.
Active pallbearers were: J. W.
Franklin. Rae Moore, Cloe Moore.
Sam Harding. Allen Lovingood,
inri John Manthey.
Honorary pallbearers were: Bil
ly Cornwell, V. M. Johnson, E. A.
Howard. R. C. Mattox. Abe Hem
bret-. E. C Moore. W. D. Town
son. Fred Johnson, Henry Hyatt,
Paul Hyatt. Howard Moody. Wal
ter Mauney, John Posey, Jr.,
Earl Van Horn, Buel Adams,
Quay Ketner, Frank Forsyth, Tom
\xley. \rnold Dalrymple, Tom
Maune.x. E C. Kil patrick, Dr. W.
A. Hoover. Duke Whitley, Dr. G.
VI Plonk, II A. Mattox. and Bill
AUXILIARY TO MEET
The Woman's auxiliary of the
Presbyterian church will hold its
February meeting with Mrs. R.
G. Alexander at 3 o'clock Tuesday
afternoon. Mrs. C. W. Savage will
present the program on the topic.
"One God ? One World."
Census Is To Be
I The city-wide religious census I
planned for last Sunday by the [
first Methodist church, with the I
: First Baptist and Presbyterian '
' churches cooperating, was post- 1
I poned until February 1. because
( of the ice and snow here last i
week-end. The work will be done j
! Sunday from 2 to 5 o'clock p. m. \
The official meeting to plan
the work will be held Friday
evening at 7 o'clock at the church,
j A religious education census is
being taken in the city schools
of Murphy this week and next.
This is a part of the city-wide
census. Every school child Is be
ing interviewed by the teachers.
Statistics show, points out the
Rev. W. B Penny, pastor of
First Methodist church, that only
one out of every seven children in
the United States has any affilia
tion with Sunday School. Percent
age in this state is one out of
every four children. That la the
reason for the census ? to get all
children and adults to attend
Sunday School and worship ser