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Ml Rl'IIY, NORTH CAROLINA, TIH RSI?A> MARCH 18. 11118.
TI N FACES THIS WEEK
J. H. Duncan Files
.) II. Duncan filed as candidate
,..i Representative from Cherokee
>unty. subject to action of the
Democratic Primary on May
Mi Duncan i- 34 years of age. lie
i- a member of Allison & Duncan.
I) tributors for Sinclair Refining
Company, in his area. He owns
lis home in Murphy where he
has resided since 1935. He married
Miss Maud Burleson of Macon
County. They have two children.
Mr. Duncan served in the Unit
ed States Navy during World War
'2 He is Master of Cherokee Lodge
No. 146 A. F. & M. and is a mem
ber of First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Ruth C arringer, who has
been with the Life and Casualty
insurance company here for the
past five year*, left Friday for
Winston-Salem where she will
continue her work in a new capa
city. She will be in charge of the
Industrial department in the com
pany's office there.
At Two Lakes
The Two Lakes recreation club
at Hiwassee I>^m held its regular
meeting in tin P. S. O building
at 7 o'clock M day March 8 Due
to the abscnci of both president
and vice president. M Pettingill
presided. Jimmie Woods was pre
sented two carved wooden squir -
els as prizes for winning the poo!
'??ornament. John Reha'* ujui^uic
fish prize for the largest catch in
the past two weeks. After the
completion of business Bill Fran
cis. pro 'ram chairman, toek over
Mrs. YV B. Thomas and Mrs Hon
Barton served delicious refresh
Mrs. Walter Mauney and son.
Walter, and Miss Adclla Meroney
spent Friday and Friday night
with Mr. and Mrs C. E. Weir in i
SUNDAY SPEAK KH l)i Duke,
K \IcCall of Nashville. Tenn .
'Mcutive secretary of Southern!
Haptist Convention, who will
I>;vach t lie ? third of a series of
1* ur sermons on the Baptist Radio i
hiuir next Sunday morning at 8:30 ?
o'clock. His subject will be. I
"Kqu?:l ? Under (loci". The mes
su?? can be heard locally over
Nation WSB. Atlanta.
Services To Be
Held Three Nights
During Holy Week
The Kev. William U. Penny,
J minister of First Methodist
I church, delivered Sunday eve
I ning the first in a series of ser
j mons that he is preaching on the
I therm, "The Seven Words from
the Cross", or "The World's
Greatest Tragedy and Its Immedi
ate Results". He will deliver the
second and third messages in this
series on next Sunday morning
and evening, the subjects being:
' The Second and Third Words
from the Cross".
This series of messages will con
tinue through Good Friday night.
In order to do this, Mr. Penny
will speak on Wednesday, Thurs
day and Fridays nights of next
week These services are the only
special services being held in
Murphy during Holy Week, and
Mr. Penny and members of the
Methodist church have extended
an invitation to the ministers and
members of all other churches of
the city to worship with them dur
ing these services, especially
Wednesday. Thursday and Friday
evenings. All denominations are
cooperating in these services, says
Mr. Penny, who invites the gener
al public to attend Hour of Pow
er service at First Baptist church
will not be held on Wednesday so
the members may attend this ser
The combined choirs of local
churches who are rehearsing for
a cantata on Easter night will
practice on Wednesday and Friday
evenings following the services.
Methodist Sunday School will
hk jiiu di 3:45 Su.'.ci morning and
Youth Fellowship at 6:30 Sunday
As Director Of
W A Adams was renominated
to succeed himself as a director
of the Farmers' Federation at the
annual meeting of the Cherokee
county federation stockholders in
the Murphy warehouse Tuesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock
I Ralph Lovingood of Marble.
Mrs Clarence Hcndrix of Murphy,
and S. H. Roberson of Suit were
elected as new members of the
Cherokee county federation com
mittee Old members who were
re-elected included W V Adams.
Clyde McXabb. t S G Phillips,
.lohn Tathani. B. B Palmer. J. H
Hampton, Ernest Burnett, Mrs.
John Shields. Wayne Crisp and
Mis. Aline King.
Mr. Adams opened the meeting
with i short talk on the work of
the Farmers Federation. Others
who spoke briefly were: Max
Roberts. Federation educational
director: the Rev Dmnont Clark,
head of the federation religious
department, and Mrs. C E. l)am
eron. public relations director.
Music was furnished by Gait her
Robinson and Johnny Rymer of
the Federation string band.
Prize baby chicks were award
ed to Mrs. Ralph Lovingood. Wil
lard Sudderth and Winfred bed
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Weir and
daughter. Sara Jeanne, of Atlanta
will spend next week-end here
with Miss Adella Mcroney
Speaks Here On 25
?John Harris." North Carolina
? i.iio College Extension Specialist
l andscaping and Architecture,
will be in Murphy. Thursday.
?March 25. A public meeting will
!>e held in the County Courthouse
auditorium at 7:30 o'clock p. m
Mi. Harris will talk on "Home
Beautifies* ion and Design'' and
] probably will use colored slides
I lor illustration pur|>oses.
Members of the local Extension
I -taff have been very fortunate
<11 securing Mr. Harris for this
meeting. Anyone who has a ques
tion or problem on landscaping
is urged to take advantage of this
opportunity of hearing him.
LIONF BANQUET ? Pictured above are two scenes taken at th<
recent Ladies' night banquet of Murphy Lions club At top. Presiden
li. G Elkins was snapped while acting as toastmaster, and Dr. W. A
Hoover can be seen facing the camera. With their backs to the earner;
were W. A Sherrill, Mrs J. B. Gray. H. A. Mattox and R. W. Easley
Below. J. B. Gray is shown as he welcomed the Lionesses and guests
Mrs. II. A. Mattox and Dr. Hoover can be seen facing the camera
With backs to the camera were Mrs W. A. Hoover Lion Sherrill am
Dr. C. O. Van Gorder
Heads Andrews VFW
BILLY FORSYTH ThU popu
lar Murphy youngster. William
Frank Forsyth. Jr. didn't wait
until kindergarten age to Irani his
ABC >? Kven though he is less
than two years old. he can repeat
the whole alphabet On June 2^
he w 11 celebrate his second birtl
day. Billy's daddy is executive
vice-president of the Murphy
bram h of Citizens Bank and Trust
Company. Mis mother. Ruth Lai!
of Andrews. w:>s a teacher lor i
The third Sunday singing will
b" held Sunday afternoon at the
Second Baptist church hr:v. begin
ning at 2 o'clock All singers are
invited to attend and participate
in the singing.
BAM) TO PLAY
The Blue Kidge. Ga . high
school band will play at the meet
ing of Murphy P.-T A next Mon
day night at 7:30 o'clock Follow
ing the pro 'ram. refreshments
will be served the visitors and
VITIM) Mil. TING
K. 1. Shields, county accountant.
M. 11 Palmer, county commis
sioner. I B. Gray, county attorn
ey. and Paul Padgett, deputy
register of deeds, were in Ashe
ville last Friday to attend the
tenth district meeting of county
commissioners, and county attorn
ANDREWS ? The Veterans o
Foreign Wars. Boone Bryson I'os
No. 7999. met March 11, at tin
City Hall here for the purpose '?
electing new officers O'fici ?
ramed are as followers Com
mander. Dr. Charles O. Van Cor
cler: Vice Commander. Bill Whita
ker: Jr. Vice Commander. Merril
Way burn Adjutant Paul liickctt
Post Quartermaster. Fred Mash
burn: Post Chaplain. IJoyil (loss
Other officers will be elected at i
Discussion on the following tool
place: First. Service officer or of
ticers to helo V F. W members
second. Outdoor and indoor activi
t'cs *uch as swimming and dances
Ihird. Ways t<> better the V. F W
;.s to individual membership.
The next meeting will be O!
Thursday. March 2."> at whicl
time there will be a di.scussion o
the Post name: the appointment o
other officers and plans made fo
attending the National meetings.
COI'XTY CI ! B Mi l: I S
I The Cherokee Country clul
held it* regular meeting Thurs
I day evening in the recreatioi
room. Many new members wen
j Ways and means for iinproviir
1 4?nd benefitting the club were dis
' cussed and a comm. lie ? heade<
by Miss Fanny Deweese. was ap
I pointed to arrange monthly rec
2,000 School Children Hear
Little Symphony On Tuesday
U. S. Specialist
.1 VV Van Arsdall, tobacco,
specialist with the production and i
marketing administration of the]
I 11 i ted States Department ol |
Agriculture, will be at the Chero
kee county courthouse at 10 a. m.
? Wednesday. March 24. to give a ?
I demonstration on grading burley j
tobacco and to assist tobacco
growers with other problems.
Red Cross Drive
Nets Onlv $1300
Of $2,160 As Yet
Fund Campaign Chairman
Howard Adair of the local Red
Cross chapter announces that
only about $1,300 of the $2,160
quota has been raised to date,
and he has appealed to all com
mittees to make their reports as
soon as possible.
Mr. Adair urges all citizens
in this chapter area to give
generously to put the chapter
over the goal. The community
has always met its quota, and
he says that he feels people will
be generous enough to put over
the drive in the traditional way
Committees have been urged
by >lr. Adair to turn in their
iinal reports as soon as possible.
Close April 1
\t t rans adminstration office*
:,t Andrews. Asheboro. High Point.
Mor-id.'iton. Rocky Mount and
\ort i Wilkesboro will be closed
April 1. J. 1) Deramus. manager
of the Veterans adminstration re
gional office in Winston-Salem
The move is being made be
vaus? ol a nation-wide reduction
of Y \ personnel. Mr. I) ramus ex
plained In order that retrench
ments might be carried out in
fairness to everyone, he continu
td. the VA made studies of the
volume of work done by the vari
f|ous offices in North Carolina.
1 I The location off an office in rela
'tion to veteran population also
I was considered, he said.
Contact service will be continu
j ed in the regional office at Wins
I) ton-Salem and in the following
- citie>: Ashevillc. Charlotte Dur
i htm. Klizabeth City. Fayetteville.
e (laslonia. Goldsboro, Greensboro.
Greenville. Hickory. Lumbcrton
N'.-v, Bern. Ralc;-;!i. Salisburv and
- Wilmington Contact service also
1 II be continued at the Veterans
- administration hospitals at Fayet
- ttville and Oteen and at the Svvan
nanoa dhinion of Oteen.
DIRECTS CHOIR? Rev. F. M
I is now directing the choir at First
[. Davis, manager of Regal hotel, who
l Baptist Church.
ALTERNATE DELEGATE? Dr
W. A. Hoover, who on Friday at
a district meeting in Sylva was
elected as an alternate delegate
to the national Republican con
vention in Philadelphia in June. I
representing the Twelfth district I
At the Twelfth congressional 1
district convention of Republicans
in Sylva Friday. Dr. W. A. Hoover
of Murphy was elected an alter
nate delegate to represent the dis
trict at the national Republican 1
convention in Philadelphia in
June. W. C. Hennessee of Sylva
and Wm. C Meekins of Asheville
were elected delegates, and Dr. J
Hoover and James J. Pace of
Clyde J'rretl of Andrews wa>
elected to the state executive com
mittee representing C h erok e e
county. Others on the committee
from the district are Mitchell
I' Lominac of \sheville, Glenn A
Boyd of Haywood county. Lewis
P Hamlin representing Hender
son and Transylvania counties:
Hugh E Montieth of Jackson T.
M. Jenkins. Swain and Graham:
A R Higdon. Macon: R. N Ti-'er.
( I.I II SCIIEDtLF,
The Home Demonstration sche
dule for the fourth week in March
is as follows: Tuesday. March 2:?
Martin's Creek, at the School
Building. 1:30 o'clock. Wednesday
March 24. Valleytown. with Mrs
Richard Waldroup. 1.30 o'clock:
Thursday. March 25. Ranger, with
Mrs Beatrice Aiken. 2 o'clock
The Little Symphony of the
North Carolina Symphony orches
tra gave a concert Tuesday eve
ning in Andrews high school audi
torium before a large audience,
one which was so appreciative
that it refused to accept the final
curtain until they had heard three
Dr Benjamin Swalin. director,
thanked .Miss Margaret Fisher,
county chairman: Mrs. B. W. Whit
field. Murphy chairman: Mrs. G.
\V. Cover. The Cherokee Scout,
and others who conducted the
drive for funds to have the orches
tra return here this year. For the
past three consecutive years the
Little Symphony has given a con
cert in the county ? alternately at
Andrews and Murphy.
Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock
the orchestra gave a free concert
for school children of the county
numbering approximately 2|,000.
Dr. Swalin stated that the re
sponse of the children was excep
tional and that he was glad to see
the youngsters have an apprecia
tion of good music.
Following the concert Tuesday
evening, a group of interested
citizens met with Dr. Swalin to
discuss a permanent organization
for the symphony in this county.
Mrs. B W Whitfield was elected
temporary chairman, and a meet
ing will be held soon to perfect
Children were transported to
Andrews on School busses and
several private cars.
TO CALL PASTOR
Members of Shady Grove Bap
tist church will meet Sunday
morning at 1 1 o'clock to elect a
pastor. All members are invited
to attend to have a voice in th?
SOLICITOR? Thad D Bryson.
J.* . of Franklin who has been ap
pointed by Governor Cherry to
Mieeeetl Baxter C Jones, deceased,
as solicitor of this district Mr.
Bryson ha* filed as a candidate
to .succeed himself in this offiee.
Davis Is Directing
First Baptist Choir
The Rev. Fernando McC'onnell
Davis, manager ol' Regal hoti! in
Jurphy. is now directing thi choir
it First Baotist church Special
mphasis is placed on Sunday
veiling song services. a> Mr
>.i\ .s often is out of town <upply
ng a pulpit for some church a- [
The combined ehoir> of the up i
own churches in Murph\ are now j
?ehearsing for an Eastei c antata, ?
King of Glory by Moi?ison, ti>
>c given on Sunday evening. |
T.arch 28. \\:t!i Mrs .1 \Y David- I
(in as organist and Mi> 1). D |
A'hitley ,is pianist New maroon j
?hoi x- robes have been purchased I
>y the church and will be used ?
or the Easter services. I
Mi Davis came to Murphy and
( ased Regal hotel last fall, hav
ng retired from the ministry be
ruse of ill health. For 17 years
le had been pastor of Cascade j
baptist church in Atlanta, which
celebrated ils 25th anniversary
wo weeks ago and invited Mr.
Davis back to preach on that oc
The son of the Rev. Robt. Lee
Davis and Mrs. Janett Coker
Davis, he was born at Toccoa,
< ; i n March 4 1900. Ho receiv
ed hi- 'i uh or education at Locust
Crov" Junior College at Locust
Cro\?. (i;i Mercer University.
Macon, (ia and the Southern
B a p i i - 1 Theological Seminary,
Lou \'ille. ky While at Mercer
he was pastor of three country
churches, and while in Louisville
he u.i- associate pastor of Twenty
Third and Broadway Baptist
church. I pon leaving the seminary
he became Associate Pastor of
the First Baptist church, Hepe
ville. Ga.. of which the Rev. TV
.! \Y. Graham was pastor. Here
he served eight months until
called to Cascade.
On August 10, 1933. Mr. Davis
married Miss Sadie Mae Derksen
of Louisville Ky. The couple have
three children Charlcne. Richard
MeConncll. and Carole Anne.
During his 17 years as pastor
| at Cascade Mr. Davis received
nlo the membership 1.011 mem
bers. 3(51 by baptism and 650 by
! letter or statement. The church
I increased its budget from $3,000
j to $28,580. While pastor he led
the church in the selection of the
I presant location and erection of
| a large church plant, which was
I paid for.