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MK 59 ? NIMBER 16
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA, THt R.HDAY. NOVEMBER 4. 1948.
TEN PAGES THIS WEEK
Truman Elected President; Congress Is Democratic
To Be Loaded
A car for the Baptist Orphanage
of North Carolina, including Mills
Home at Thomasville and Kennedy
Home at Kinston, will be loaded
next Wednesday and Thursday,
November 10-11, announces Asso
ciations 1 Moderator P G Ivie.
On Wednesday it will be in Mur
phy. on Southern Rails, and on
Thursday at Andrews.
Farm and garden produce that
is not perishable for use at the
orphanage is needed for filling
this car Mr. Ivie asks that no
one bring foods canned in glass
jars, as they might get broken.
Glass jars furnished the past sum
mer by the orphanage should be
brought to Ivie Furniture store,
and a truck from the orphanage
will pick them up later.
Serving on the committee with
Mr. Ivie are: Andrews, Loftin
West. Kev. T Earl Ogg; Betha
bara. Ed Anderson; Boiling
Springs. Wayne Abernathy; Calv
ary. Stanley Green; Eagle Fork.
Rev. W A. Clore; Ebenezer, Ed
Graves: Ha-ngingdog. Dewey Kep
hart. Charles McDonald; Grape
Creek. E. E. Carroll, Norvell
Peek Hayesville. A. F. Padgett;
Hewitt, llarley W. Grant: Juna
iuska. Fred Shields: Little Brass
tewn. Marion and Joe Myers;
Malt by Otis Wilson: Marble
Springs. Rev. Algie West; Martins
Creek. Charles Coleman; Meadow
Grove. Rev. Ottie Rogers: Moccasin
Creek. Clifford Hall; Mt. Pisgah,
Kenneth West. Roy Anderson; Mt.
Zion. Joe Nations: Murphy First.
K. J Dar "11 M \ phy Second.
Clyde Cole. Jake Patterson: New
Hope. Claude McDowell; Notla.
Mrs. Nora C. Spencer, Charles
Mull Old Shooting Creek. Shuford
Scro^gs Owl Creek. J. W McRae:
Peach t ree. Paul Sudderth. Carl
Stiles Philadelphia. B C. Lowe:
Pine Log. Wyth Miller. Mont
Reecv. Mt. Pleasant. Hub Daniel
son: Pleasant Valley. Paul Mc
Clure: Red Marble. Henry Pos
tal; Rollings Creek. Dewitt Ma
son: Shady Grove. Jim Massey:
Shiloh Rev. F. B. Garrett, Joe
Bucknor: Sweetwater, Frank Dills;
Tomotla. Rev. Jack Palmer: Top
ton. I J b. Wright: Tusquittee,
Rev L P. Smith: Upper Peach
tree. John Curtis; Valley River.
Loftin West; Valleytown, Richard
Waldroup. Clarence Hogan: Ven
feanre Creek. W. K. Derreberry.
Sigmon's Soda and Sundries,
with Dave E. Sigmon owner, will
open for business on Friday,
November 5. This is a new firm
and is located in the old Citizens
bank building at 110 Peachtree
street. Mrs. Bonnie Kimsey and
Hobby Boling will work with Mr.
and Mrs Sigmon in the operation
<?f the business.
School To Have
Box Supper 12th
A box supper will be held at
White Church school, at Hanging
dog. on F'riday. November 12 at
| 7 o'clock p. m. Boxes will be
auctioned off to the highest bidd
ers. Everybody who attends is
asked to bring a box supper. It
is thought that the auctioneering
will be done by Bob Graves, states
Horace King, principal.
Those who took the First Aid
course sponsored by the Cherokee
County chapter of the American
Red Cross, at Hiwassee Dam. the
lirst two weeks in October, on
Tuesday were awarded their
certificates for having completed
the work. The certificates were
presented by Miss Addie Mae
Cooke, chairman of the chapter
at chapel exercises at Hiwassee
The following who took the in
| structor course received certifi
cates for having completed the
course, for giving instruction to
First Aid classes, and for adminis
tering First Aid to the injured:
Jihn KeC-W. Rttv M. Deegan. Wm
T Morgan. Billy B McCoy.
Eugene Smith. Conrad Pettingill.
Joseph L. Cassidy. and Mrs.
The following received certifi
cates for having completed the
.s'andard First Aid course: Miss
Becky Morgan. Gordon Price.
Marshall Allen. Joe Gibson. Bill
Gibson, and Jack Skinner.
Russell C Nicholson, special
field representative of American
Red Cross, was instructor for the
! course .5.
Harold A mow. member of the 1
' staff of the Detroit Times, Detroit, I
| Mich., who with his wife and chil- 1
I tiren, is spending a vacation at |
| Hiwassee State Park, spoke briefly I
I r.t the exercises, stating that the j
| Hiwassee Dam school has made a
I fine impression upon him. that it 1
far surpasses the school which his |
I children attend in Detroit, in its !
| spirit and educational opportuni
ties. He encouraged the students
lo make the most of their school
days, saying that an education is
essential in meeting life's needs.
Principal James Osborne pre
sented Mrs. W. A. Hoover of Mur- 1
phy, another guest, stating that
she as Parent-Teacher association
president in Murphy, has done
much for the schools of Cherokee
jcounty. Mrs. Hoover made a few
remarks, assuring the audience of
her willingness to cooperate with
all projects for the growth of
L. B. MCHOLS
REPRESENTATIVE ? I H Dun- 1
can. Democrat, of Murphy who
Tuesday was elected Representa
t.ve of Cherokee county . in the
i:ext General Assembly of North
At Sunday School
The associational Sunday School
convention held at Not la Baptist
church Sunday afternoon was
attended by 108 people, who rep
resented seven churches. The
Rev. Clinton C. Cutts. president of
Truett-McConnell Junior College,
Cleveland. Ga.. was guest speaker.
Special music was given by the
following from the college: Misses
Ionu Tate. Mary Kate Welborn.
Betty Sue Hawkins, and Faye
Boling. and a duet from Andrews.
Notla church furnished music and
scripture for the devotional period.
.Miss Kate Robinson, association
al superintendent, presided, and
Miss Ruth Bagwell, associational
missionary, spoke on the enlarge
ment of the church program in
the individual churches.
Those from here who attended
the state birthday celebration of
the Delta Kappa Gamma honor
society in Asheville Saturday were:
Mesdames J. W. Davidson. L. W
Shields, and Evelyn Pat ton. and
Miss Emily Sword.
Five 4-H Members Win State
Awards, Three Go To Chicago
Five Cherokee county 4-H Club
bers ? four girls and one boy ?
l ave been named state winners in
1848 contests. They are: Miss
Mildred Hendrix. Miss Mary Hayes
I armer. Miss Dorothy Shields.
Miss Carolyn Smith, and Devero I
Devero Martin, son of Mr. and
Fred Martin of Unaka. took
first place in the state in the meal
an?mal contest and will receive a
?old watch and an opportunity to
attend National 4-11 Congress in
( hicago beginning November 27. '
,ls Principal 4-H club work has |
with baby beef animals. |
?Voro already has graduated from
school and is assisting his
i ,tlher in operation of a farm.
Miss Mary Farmer won two
prizes, taking first place in the
food preparation contest and also
j on the dairy foods team She will
: eceive an expense-paid trip to
National 4-H Congress. She is a
niece of Misses Leila and Kate
Hayes, and a senior in Murphy high
Miss Dorothy Shields, daughter
of Burt Shields, won first place in
the dairy foods team, along with
Mary Farmer, the couple having
worked together on this project
She gets an opportunity to attend
ed National 4-1 f Congress. Doro
thy is a junior in Murphy high
Miss Mildred Hendrix. daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hendrix.
of Peachtree, is a student at Mars
Hill college. She was state winner
in the achievement contest and
iis such enters the national compe
tition for a set of sterling silver
given by the President of the
Miss Carolyn Smith, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Smith of An
drews, is now a student at Wom
an's College. University of North
Carolina, and she took first place
in the state leadership contest
She will receive a good watch for
Cherokee county took six of 31
awards offered in these contests.
It was the only county west of
Iredell and Wilkes that todk any
prizes at all.
President Harry Tinman's
Democratic victory for president
of the United States over his op
ponent Thomas E Dewey in Tues- ]
day's election was described as
one of the biggest upsets in
American political history". Pre
election predictions were that
Dewey would have a sweeping
victory. Senator A. W. Barkley
ot Kentucky was elected vice
The Democratic party also gave
President Truman a solid, comfort
able majority in both Senate and
The President on Wednesday
dedicated himself "to the cause of
peace in the world" and "prosper
ity and happiness at home". His
defeated opponent also made a plea
for peace, wiring President Tru
man. "I urge all Americans to
unite behind you in support of
every effort to keep our nation
strong and free and to establish
peace in the world.
In North Carolina Truman
almost doubled the vote over
Hon. J. M. Broughton easily
defeated his Republican opponent.
John A. Wilkinson, for the U. S.
Senate; W. Kerr Scott won the
governorship over Geo. M Prit
Monroe iteaaen won a big
majority over the Republican
candidate. W. W. Candler, for
Twelfth District congressman.
Others winning state offices
were H. P Taylor, lieutenant
governor: Tliad Eure. secretary of
state; Henry T.. B-idges. state
auditor: Brandon Hodges, state
treasurer; Harry McMullan, attor
ney general; Dr Clyde A. Erwin,
state superintendent of public
instruction; L V. Ballantine. agri
culture commissioner; Forrest H.
Shuford. labor commissioner, and
Sam Ervin. Jr. associate justic of
the supreme court.
Cherokee county gave Truman
more than 2.670 votes and Dewey
more than 2,560. Wallace receiv
ed 20 votes and Thurmond 165
One precinct was not reported
when these figures were compiled.
J. H. Duncan. Democrat, won
the election as Representative of
Cherokee county over W. R. Voy
les. Republican, with 3.234 against
L. B. Nichols of Andrews was
elected State Senator from the
33rd district on the Democratic
licket, over his opponent. S. J.
Dean. Cherokee county gave
Nichols 2.824 and Dean 1.993 votes
The incomplete returns from the
district gave: Nichols 10.660: Dean
Reports that were in when the
paper went to press gave D. M.
Reese. Republican. 1189 votes for
Justice of Peace. He had no op
ponent. Fred Taylor. Republican,
was elected constable of Murphy
iownship with a vote of 1107
against F. A Fains 1018. Grape
Creek figures were not in at the
time of this report. Curtis Rad
ford. Republican, was elected con
stable of Beaverdam township: and
W. J. Helton. Republican. Justice
Br C.N. Clark
| Speaks Sunday
Dr. C. N. Clark, district super
intendent of the Waynesville dis
I trict, W. N. C Conference of the
Methodist church, will be the guest
! minister at First Methodist church
I Sunday morning, preaching at 11
j o'clock. Immediately following
; the worship service. Dr. Clark will
, conduct the first quarterly confer
ence of the new church year.
Church School, with W. D. King,
superintendent, starts at 9:45 a. m.
j Youth Fellowshoip will be at 6:30
| p. nr. and evening worship will
he at 7:30. The pastor. Rev. W.
! B. Penny, will preach on. "The
Challenge of Obedience."
Wednesday evening at 7:30 the
members will study "The Suffer
, ing Heart", from the life and
writings in Isaiah, Chapter 53.
HARRY S. TRUMAN
A. W. BARKLEY
Hold Folk Festival
Here On Saturday
The Rev. J. Alton Morris will
preach at First Baptist church
Sunday morning at 11 o'clock on
the subject. ' Sound Convictions".
Sunday evening at 7:30 o'clock he
will preach on, "Have You Heard?"
Sunday School, with Cyrus C
White superintendent, will start
at 9:45 a m., and Training Union
at 6:30 p. m. Hour of power ser
vice is Wednesday at 7:30 p. m
and youth choir practice and pre
view of the Sunday School lesson
at 6:45 the same evening. Adult
choir practice is at 8:30.
Final Rites Held
F. A. Gennett
Funeral services were held
Saturday morning at the Free
Methodist church for Frank Augus
tus Gennett, 76. who died Wednes
day. Oct. 28. at his home in Bed
The Rev. Almond Calvert, his
pastor in Bedford, officiated, as
sisted by the Rev. H. W. Hamp
ton. the Rev. W. B Penny, and
the Rev. J". Alton Morris. Burial
followed in the old Methodist
cemetery, with I vie funeral home
Active pallbearers were: Tom
Mauney, Dale Lee. T. W. Axley, 1
J. W. Franklin. II. E. Dickey.
Horace McClain. Roy Stiles, and
VV. M. Fain
Honorary pallbearers were: E.
J Darnell. Paul Hyatt. J. A.
Richardson. Neil Davidson. E. C.
Moore. R. B. Ferguson, Willard
Axley. Henry Hyatt. R. C. Mattox.
\V. A. Cook. Win slow Mclver. E.
E. Stiles, John Davidson. A. L.
Martin. D V. Carringer. V. M.
Johnson. Edwin Cook. J W. David
fon. Jim Cornwell. D. E Sigmon.
R. S. Bault. Duke Whitley, Walter
Mauney. Charles Akin, and Hayes
Surviving are the widow: four
sons. Clyde of Murphy. Frank of
Huntington. N. Y., Wayne and
Ernest of Bedford: one daughter.
Mrs. Harold Howell of Indiana
polis*. Ind.. one sister. Mrs. William
II. Castle of Rutland. Vt . and one
brother. Charles Gennett of Burl
Out of town people attending
the funeral were: Mrs. F. A
Gennett. Mr. and Mrs Ernest
Gennett, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne
Gennett. and Frank and Bobbie.
Rev. and Mrs Almond Calvert of
Bedford. Ind.. Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Howell, Indanapolis. Ind . Frank
Gennett Jr. and daughter. Lois.
? of Huntington. N. V . Mrs. Andrew
R. Herbert and William A. Castle
j of Ruthland. Vermont. Mr. and
J Mrs. Henry Worley, Mrs. Loren
1 Bearden. Mrs. Lena Patterson of
| Ballground, Ga.
Dr. Frank Hall, formerly of
I Cherokee county, visited relatives
in Murphy recently.
On Saturday of this week. Mur
phy will be the center for a region
al Folk Festival, the seventh of
its kind to be held in the Southern
Highlands. From 11 o'clock a. m.
people will be collecting at the
JVjurphy gymnasium for recreation,
including games, singing and pup
petry. Represented will be high
school, college and adult groups,
from Georgia. Tennessee, and pos
sibly South Carolina, as well as
several centers in North Carolina.
Miss Mary Cornwell. home dem
onstration agent, and 4-H club boys
i?nd girls will be in charge of
meals and refreshments at the
Although the activities durftig
the day are limited to those who
have prepared as part of a school
or adult group, the public is in
vited to the gymnasium from 7:30
to 9:30 Saturday night to watch
the evening festivities. They will
be a small admission charge The
audience will see folk games as
they are played together by groups
from all over the Southern Moun
tain area. There will be at least
one game in which the audience
may take part, and all present
will be invited on the floor for
the grand march at the close of
Every' year these regional Folk
festivals have been enjoyed by both
the participants and the specta
tors. In order to give all com
munities a chance to share in the j
planning and fun of this annual i
affair, the general policy has been i
for the festival to move each year |
to a different locality. Two years i
ago the festival was held at Rabun
Gap. Ga . and last year, at Chero
kee Indian school.
Local groups, with John C. j
Campbell Folk school leading, have
worked hard to make this event
iiS successful as previous festivals
COURT TO CONVENE
Superior Court will convene in |
Murphy next Monday morning, for |
the trial of criminal and civil
cases. Judge Hoyle Sink will
I STATE WINNER ? Mary Farmer,
Murphy high school senior, who
| has been awarded an expense-paid
I trip to National 4-H Congress in
I Chicago, for her selection as state
| winner in the 4-H Food Prepara
Are Awarded To
Miss Dorothy Shields, daughter
oi Burt Shields, and Devero Mar
tin. son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Martin, have been named winners
of the district second prizes in the
Better Methods Electric contest
held this year under the sponsor
ship of N'antahala Power and Light
Company. Accompanied by Mack
Patton. these two 4-H club mem
bers. were in Raleigh a few days
this week and were awarded the
prizes at that time.
The prizes are $50 gold watches.
First prize winners, both of whoim
were from Macon county, receiv
ed $100 scholarships to a college.
The all-expense trip to Raleigh was
awarded to Dorothy and Devero
by the power company for being
the county winners in the contest.
For Local Troop
Hobart McKeever of Murphy has
been appointed Scoutmaster of the
Murphy Boy Scout troop. Mr.
McKeever has just finished a law
course at the University of North
Carolina, and is now practicing
law as a partner of J. B. Gray.
This is the first time in three
months that the boys have had a
Billy Penny of Murphy was
awarded the "Life Scout" award
at the 'Court of Honor" which
was held at Andrews Tuesday at
7:30 p. m.
A. W. Allen of Asheville, chief
executive of the Daniel Boone
Council, presided James Osborne
of Hiwassee Dam made the award.
This is the first time in many
years that a Life Scout Award has
been presented to a Murphy scout.
Speaks Tuesday .
To Large Croup
Bishop Matthew George Henry
o? the Western North Carolina
diocese preached at the Episcopal
Church of the Messiah Tuesday
evening to a large audience.
Participating in the service also
was the Rev. Rufus A. Morgan,
rector of the church, and a choir
composed of members of choirs
of several churches in the com
Bishop Henry reminded his
audience that people are defeated
if without Christ and victorious
if they have Christ as a Savior:
that it is easy to be pessimistic if
one does not look to the Savior
but gloriously optimistic if Christ
reigns in the heart.
Prior to the service at the
church. Bishop Henry and Mr.
Morgan, and several other guests
were entertained by ladies of the
church at a buffet supper in the
home of Dr. and Mrs. B. W. Whit
In Radio School
Howard Lovingood. Seaman 2/C.
son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Lovin
good of Murphy, spent last week
at home. Howard enlisted in the
Navy in July and had just com
pleted his Boot training in San
Diego. Calif. He left Saturday to
return to San Diego, where he
will enter Radio School.
Arthur Jordon. son of Mr. and
I Mrs. Jake Jordon. who also had
finished Boot training in San.
Diego, returned with Howard, and
will enter Radio School also.
? ? ,
The Saturday night singing that
usually is held at Murphy school
will be held at Calvary Baptist
church November 6.