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Ml RPHY, NORTH CAROLINA, Tlll'RSDAV, NOVEMBER IK, 1948
FIGHT PACKS THIS WEEK
Lions Blind Seal
The Blind Seal Campaign con-'
ducted by Murphy Lions Club is
rettin? off to a fine start. Wednes
day afternoon the club had receiv
ed ]19 contributions which s most
unusual as the seals we only j
mailed Tuesday. In nam ^s of
letters received by the -phy
Lions Club in this dri' .ere
statements such as "I am to
have the opportunity t< in
this worthy cause", and "* s
lor letting me be a part
Listed below are names of
tnbutors received through Wed:
Porter Axley l.l
Robert Patillo l.Ot
Posey Adams 100
Owenby Mfg. Co. 5.00
T. G. Tate 1.00
Bessie Deweese 1.00
R B Ferguson 1.00
Mrs. P M Reagan 1.00
Mosteller Radio Shop 1.00
Cherokee Pontiac 1 .00
Joe Ray 2.00
Davidson & Mclver 1.00
w M Lay l .oo
James Bryson 1 .00
Jiobert M. Hannah 1.00
T J Mauney 1.00
\V P CKlom 1.00
Mrs. K H. Foard 1.00
Weiss Dept. Store 1.00
Clyde Pat toil 1.00
h E Cannon 2.00
Luther Sutton 1 00
Mrs Henry Holloway 2.00
lk'lt'M Mi-Pherson 110
Gim Nichols 1.00
L B Nichols 1.00
Clyde Watson 1.00
Y W Abernathy 1.00
Carl Quinn 1.00
Mrs S K Quinn 1 00
Mrs John Cabe 1.00
R F Roberts 1.00
L. M Shields 5.00
C. E White 1.00
Mrs A V Wet. 1 00
Mss Luclle Barnett i.00
c W. Clayton l.oo
Mrs J M. Baity 1.00
Mrs Jessie C\ Woods 1.00
Fred Mashburn 1.00
W.J Barton 1.00
Luther Beavers 1 .00
Lloyd Hendrix 5.00
Farmers Federation 1.00
A L Martin 1.09
Cloe Moore 1 .00
G E. Rich 1 00
Parker's Drug Store 1.00
Frank Forsyth 5.00
C F Plott 1.00
Mrs Paul Simrns 1.00
Waltei Whi taker 1.00
(' Gray 1.00
Iverett Knglish 3.00
Elmer Stiles 1.00
Meil Davidson 1.00
Texaco Service Station 5 00
Chandler-Reese Auto Co. 5.00
Sgt K R. Coon 1.00
Mrs. R H Hyatt 1.00
Fred Barton 1.00
Arnold Bryson 1 .00
* H Murray 1.00
B H Mintz 1.00
Mr.v Ralph West 1.00
Rev c. C. Washam 1.00
Vance Wilson 1.00
Stanley Green 1.00
Cyrus White 1.00
Cherokee Furniture Store 1 00
FranK Hampton 1.00
Georye R. Anderson 1-00
ft' B W Whitfield 3.00
Firestone Store 1.00;
Cherokee County Jail 1.00 1
Mrs Dot Cooper 1.00
Vincent Stiles 1.00 }
J'W Cornwell 1.00 |
Mrs R A. Dewar 1.00
Axley. Jr. 1 00
B 1' Grant 1.00
l'e'' Hughes 1.00'
J W. Battle 1.00
R- Martin 1.00 I
(Continued on page 8)
Funeral Held For
funeral services were held Sun- 1
% al Camp Branch church at I
?^antahala for Mrs. Mary Ixiuisa
McMahan 9fi. widow of Lee Mc
Mahan. who died Saturday at 7
1 m. at her home at Nantahala.
*Uer two months' illness. The 1
R(,v Carl Denny officiated, and
burial was in Union Hill cemetery
?>th Ivic funeral home in charge. 1
She was a member of Old Briar
!?Wn ^urch for 75 years, and had
| Ved ?n Macon county all her life.
Supt. H. Bueck
P T A Speaker
The Murphy Parent-Teachers as
sociation will meet on Monday
evening November 29. at 7:30 at
I Murphy school, with Supt. H.
Bueck in charge of the program.
Prior to the regular business ses
sion and talk by Mr. Bueck, a
community sing will be led by
Mrs. W B. Penny.
iken By Death
Bueck received a message
v from Mrs. O. W. Deaton
?ston-Salem that her hus
bo >1 lie Wade Deaton had
pa? iway Sunday night at the
Vet* Administration hospital
at F mile after a year's ill
Mr. i on. who was 41 years
of age. principal of Murphy
high srh' or a number of years.
At th( of his death, he was
trair. nr and special re
habilitation eer for severely
disabled vet with the Region
al Veterans A<" .inistration office
in Winston-Salem He was a native
of Biscoe and wts a graduate of
Elon College. He served in the
Navy during World War II and
was discharged s a lieutenant,
Funeral services "" re held at
Mount Gilead Met hoc >t church
. t 2 p. m Monday. He is surviv
ed by the widow, and an infant
Game Is Dec. 3
ASHEV1LLE ? Willi the coach
ing staffs already selected and
player nominations coming in at
a fast pace, officials of the second
annual Optimist Bowl Game are
looking forward to a capacity
turnout when the All -Western and
All-Eastern High School squads
c ash in the second annual gridiron
classic at Memorial Stadium on
"Pete" Peterson, capable Mor
ganton high mentor, has again
been named to head the All-East
ern coaching staff, and will have
i s his assistants Art Ditt of Mar
ion and Don Hipps of Forest
City. The All- Western staff ot
mentors is headed by W. H. "Bill
Morris of Sand Hill, and includes
James Barnwell of Sylva and
Stewart Farmer of the Asheville
As the date nears for the
coaches and committee to pick the
two squads, interest in the game
is increasing and ticket sales are
moving at a rapid clip. General
Chairman Bobby Hipps and his
committee have been working
hard the past two weeks making
all game arrangements.
Players of both squads will bi
quartered at the George Vander
bjlt Hotel. The All-Eastern out
fit will practice at Memorial
Stadium and the All-Western squad
will hold its drills on the Lee
Edwards High School field.
Chairman Hipps has announced
that his committee will meet with
the coaches at the George Vander- 1
L>ilt Hotel Sunday. November 14.
at which time the two squads may
be selected. Teams are permitted
to nominate as many as two lines
men and two backs for the game,
but not more than two players
from any one W. N. C school will
be picked to play. The players
will report to their coaches on
November 28 to prepare for a
i'our-day practice schedule.
The children's choir of the
Episcopal Church of The Messiah
will practice Saturday at 10:00 at
Sunday School will be Sunday
morning at 10:00 followed by
l church service at 11:00.
Locr' CXGP Program Feeds Children
r?K- - i
Farm commodities now being contributed in this state to the
Christian Rural Overseas program (CROP) will be distributed over
seas on the basis of need alone, with much of it going to children such
as those shown above, according to John D. Metzler, national CROP
chairman. -i?mwirx ? ? ?
These five Chinese orphans recently were picked up on the streets
by CROP'S sponsoring church agencies, and are now being nursed
back to health, although their ribs still stick out like ridges on a wash
board. Children, widows, the aged, and those in pre-tubercular cen
ters are among those who benefit most by CHOP contributions ? which
are distributed in 43 different countries.
More than a score of states, including this one, will have as
sembled trains of food for CROP by late November or December. The
effort is nationwide and is sponsored by Catholic Rural Life, Church
World Service, and Lutheran World Relief.
Injured By Gunshot
Rutherford County Hospital ?
physicians Saturday gave State
Highway Patrolman, Hayden Fer
guson. Jr.. 22. of Murphy, an even
ehance of recovering from pistol
wounds suffered early Friday night
ir the Pea Ridge section about 12
miles northeast of Rutherfordton
Patrolman Ferguson was shot
iwiet . one bullet passing through
the left lung and another grazing
his stomach, when he was running !
after a man officers identified as
Coin Daves 46-year-old farmer and
iurniture factory' employe. Fergu
son and Deputies A M. Beam. W
H Griffin and Bernie Snyder.
Rutherfordton police chief, had
gone to Daves' home to investigate
complaint according to Patrol
man Victor Aldridge. He was
quoted as saying that Daves ran
lrom the house and that Ferguson
followed and after he had been
shot twice, he grappled with Daves
i nd held him until help arrived it
Daves is being held in Ruther
ford county jail on an open charge
pending the outcome of Ferguson's
injuries. Daves i> employed in
Ferguson, son Hayden Fergu
on. superintendent of the Peach
tree prison camp, and Mrs. Fergu
son. had finished State Highway
Patrol school September 1. and
has been stationed in Rutherford
county since that time
Claimed Bv Death
Robert Truett Garrett passed
awaj at his home, Hayesville,
Route 3. Tuesday, after three days
Funeral services will be held at
Philadelphia Baptist church at 2 30
p. m. today 'Thursday with the
Rev. F. E. Garrett officiating.
Burial will be in the church ceme
tery with Townson funeral home
Surviving are the father and
mother. Mr. and Mrs Henry Gar
:?tt: eight brother-:. Kenneth.
John. Wayne. Muriel. Deward.
Delta. Elgin, and Roger: one sis
ter. Irma. all of Clay county; his
grandparents. Mr and Mi's \ E.
J toll if ield. and paternal grandfath
er. Isaac Garrett of Blairsville. Ga.
SINGING TO BE HELD
The third Sunday singing will
i be held at Hangingdog Baptist
.church on Sunday. November 21.
1 at 2:00.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Morgan oi
Montevallo. Ala., were week-end
guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Mat
Parent Tried For
Failure To Enroll
Child In School
One of the few cases to be
brougt into court since the em
ployment of a truant officer for
Cherokee county, to get absentees
in school, was Tuesday. November '
J) when Jim Hall of Ogreeta was
cited to Superior court.
The father stated that he had
not enrolled hiv 12 year old son
in school because of financial
disability. The ju<Ue directed him
to the county Welfare Department.
He was found guilty and given
until Monday. November 15th. to
j.et his son in school. The judge
stated that if he did not comply
with the orders of the court he
would be lodged in jail.
Pie Supper To Be
A pie supper sponsored by the
Bellview Home Demonstration club
will be held at the Bellview Com
munity Room at 7 00 on Novem
ber 19. Proceeds will go to the
County Council ot 4-11 Clubs and
Martin's Creek school
Boy Scouts To
Collect Old Toys
The Murphy Boy Scouts are go
ing to play Santa Claus this
Christmas by collecting old toys
and repairing and painting them
to be given to under-privileged
They will launch their campaign
Monday, November 22, at 3:00 by
tending eighteen Scouts with two
trucks to collect any old toys they
Collect any old toys you may
have on hand the boys say, "No
toys too old or too broken".
Of All Members
Beginning Sunday, November 21,
?nd continuing through Sunday,
November 28, the First Methodist
church is having its Every Member
Canvass drive. All members of
the church are asked to sign a
pledge card stating the maximum
amount of money they will agree
to pay to the church budget for
the conference year 1948-49 also
to sign a tithing covenant card,
thus becoming a tither this year.
Members are requested to re
main at home Sunday afternoon
between 2:00 p. m. and 4:00 p. m..
so that the stewards may have the
opportunity to call on them and
ask them to sign either the pledge
card or the tither's covenant, or
both if they prefer.
Rev. W. B Pennny announces
that his sermon topic for Sunday
morning will be "The Art ol Own
ing". Church school at First
Methodist church will be at 9:45
< m . Youth Fellowship 6 30 p m..
; nd ? veiling worship at 7:30 p. m
Mr. Penny's sermon topic for Sun
cay evening will be The Courage
ous Man With A Hard Task"
Taken By Death
j Mrs. Frank Burrell died at an
Andrews hospital Wednesday morn
ing after an extended illnes>
She is survived by the husband.
? one daughter. Clara Hope: one
! *on. James with the L S Army
' n Germany; her parents. Mr. and
I Mrs. John Cantrell; three sisters,
. Mrs Irene Martin of Atlanta. Ga .
| ^1' * Inez Burch of Canton. Ohio, j
. .-r.d Mrs. Juanita Davis of Yakima.
! Washington: three brothers. Fred
( of Canton. Ohio. O. H. of Brass
, town, and Leonard of Fort Worth.
Funeral arrangements under
? direction of Townson funeral home
I are incomplete pending word
from the son in Germany.
Play To 13-13 Tie
i On Armistice Pay the Murphy
Bulldogs traveled ' ? Bryson City
and before a crowd of 2.600 tied
i the Maroon Devi!- 13-13.
The Murphy Bulldogs received
Ihe kickoff and u- re stopptd on
their own .39 yjr.l line. From
there Alexander and Pieklesimer
drove the ball to : lie eleven. Alex
andr then went around end for
the score. The first try for con
versions was good but a penalty
; annulled it. The second try was
Later in that quarter the Devils
were pushed deep into their own
territory by the Bulldogs. They
then kicked. The kick was taken
by Jack Thompson on his own 45.
Shaking off a tackier and picking
up his enterference he ran the
forty-five yard for a score. He
also made good the extra point
l.y a quarterback sneak making
the score 13-0. Bryson City hold
ing the nothing end.
On came the second quarter and
Murphy still held their handsome
lead. About five minutes before
the half the Maroon Devils drove
I the ball to the two-vard line where
' they were held for two tries. With
' lime running out the Devils called
a quick buck and Hyatt carried it
over. Angel missed the kick and
:ne half ended with Murphy lead
; ing 13-6.
In the third period a Murphy
fumble was recovered by Swain on
the Bulldogs 21 which set up the
J Swain high touchdown. Hyatt
j carried off tackle from the 17 for
the tally. Hyatt also made the
The score might have been
different if a brilliant 75-yard run
i by L. Arrowood hadn't been call
1 ed back because of a clipping pen
! city which the referees called on
| an unknown Bulldog.
Hyatt. Dehart and Ensley led
the Maroon Devils while Thomp
1 .-on. Alexander. Harding. Pickle
si mer. Meroney, Doekery Fricks.
Pe nd ley. Arrowood. B. Lovingood.
i and T. Lovingood were outstand
ing for the Bulldogs.
! The Murphy Bulldogs will play
hayesville on Friday night Novem
ber 19th. on their home field.
Local Red Cross
Is November 30th
Band Fund Now
The Murphy school band fund
now totals $2,279 and the follow
ing contributions have been
made this week:
A Friend $20.00
Dr. A. J. Headriek $10.00
Chastain's Shoe Shop 2.00
Please give Mrs. Joe Hamilton
or Robert Weaver any unpaid |
pledges or contributions.
Henry D. Akin
Taken By Death
Henry D. Akin, 62. prominent j
lumberman died suddenly of a i
heart attack Monday morning j
about 10 o'clock while at a local f
laundry on business. j
He was connected with Moore .
Lumber Company of Vienna, Ga.. ^
and had been ill for a few days ^
before coming home two weeks ^
ago. He had been under the care ^
ot a physician here but had not ^
been confined to his home.
Mr. Akin had spent most of his ]
life in the lumber business. He :
was the son of the late Mr. and ^
Mrs. Bob Akin, members of two i
of the oldest and most prominent i
families of Murphy.
Funeral services were held (
Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock
at the First Methodist church of
which he was a member . The Rev 1
W. 15 Penny officiated and burial 1
was in Sunset cemetery- with
Townson funeral home in charge.
Pallbearers were: Frank Mauney.
Fred Christopher. Paul H>att.
Hadley Dickey. Jerry Davidson
and R. C. Mattox.
Surviving are the widow. Mrs.
Margaret Meroney Akin: one son.
Jack Barton Akin: one daughter.
Margaret Virginia Akin, and two
sisters. Mrs John Axlcy of Mur
phy and Miss Hettie Kate Akin of
To Be Held
Miss Cordia Lochaby. 55. died
i.t her home in the Gum Log sec
tion of Union county. Ga . Wednes
day after an extended illness
Funeral services will be held at
Bell Creek Baptist church, today
Thursday' at 11 a. m. with the
Rev. Sim Martin and the Rev.
Fielding Garrett officiating. Burial
will be in the church cemetery
with Townson funeral home in
Miss Lochaby had been an ac
tive member of Bell Creek church
She is survived by three sisters J
Mrs Bell Davis of Andrews. Mrs
Mae Marshall of Canton. Mrs j
Dortha Corn of Btairsvitle. Ga j
fcur brothers. F. B. Lochaby of I
Wisconsin. Grady L. Lochaby of I
Blairsville. Leonard of lliawassee
Ga . and L. F. Lochaby of Murphj
Final Rites Held
For Mrs. Hollaway
Mrs. Minnie Johnson Hollaway.
age 58. of Gastonia was taken by
death Sudav. November 14th. at
1:00 p. m. Funeral services were'
held Tuesday at 11:00 at Peachtree 1
church with Rev. Jim Truett of (
Andrews, and Rev. W. A. Costner
t.f Gastonia. officiating. Burial
was in the church cemetery with
Crotters funeral home of Gastonia 1
Mrs. Hollaway is survived by her j
husband. F. T. Hollaway: three
sons. Hubert and Raymond of
Gastonia. and James Vincent of
Kanapolis. and two grandchildren.
Mrs. Hollaway had been a mem
ber of the Baptist church at Peach
tree for about 14 years.
Mrs. S. D. Akin is visiting her
daughter, Mrs. George Powell, in
Charlotte this week.
The Cherokee County Chapter
oi the American Red Cross wil!
have an annual meeting on Tues
day. November 30, to which all
members of the chapter, including
everybody who donated at least
SI during the 1948 fund campaign,
are invited. Tickets for the dinner
will be sold in advance to those
e'esiring to attend. Saturday,
November 27. is deadline for
securing a ticket. Mrs. H. G.
fcllkins. chairman, Mrs. J. J. Hamil
ton, and Mrs. Don Witherspoon
compose the committee from
which tickets may be secured.
An outstanding speaker from
\rea headquarters has been invit
ed to speak. Officers will be
Elected, and activities of the
L-hapter will be summarized.
The board of directors of the
chapter met Thursday at Regal
hotel, and W. D. Dibrell, general
field representative, was speaker.
Fie announced that Cherokee
xninty is included in the Blood
Program center that will be initiat
ed in Asheville soon and stated
hat a meeting for making further
plans for the center will be held
in Asheville at Coca-Cola Bottling
Company on November 18 at 1:30
The following nominating com
mittee was appointed by the chair
man, Miss Addie Mae Cooke, who
presided: H. Bueck. chairman; Mrs.
H. G. Elkins and Sister Virginia
What is That in Thine Hand"?
is the subject announced by the
Rev. T. G. Tate for his sermon
Sunday morning at 11 o'clock at
the Presbyterian church. Sunday
school will meet at 10 a. m. and
Youth Fellowship at 6:30 p. m.
An offering will be taken at tifoe
morning service for the Mountain
Orphanage at Black Mountain.
This orphanage was founded in
19U4 by the late Dr. R. P. Smith,
and has had three homes since
that time The capacity of the
home is 28 boys and 28 girls, 56,
and at present there are 25 boys
and 26 girls While this orphanage
is owned by Asheville Presbytery,
there are more children from other
churches than from the Presbytery.
From Baptist homos there are 19:
Methodist, six. Presbyterian, 10.
Salvation Army, One. No church.
i5 Kleven of them united with
the Black Mountain Presbyterian
church on profession of faith on
Boxes will be placed in Murphy
stores on Monday, marked for the
Mountain Orphanage, where pack
ages of food and clothing may be
left for the Orphanage These will
be taken to the Presbyterian
church, and sent by truck the day
after Thanksgiving to the Orpha?
Funeral services for Miss Martha
Jane Evans. 60. who died at her
home near Murphy early Sunday
morning, were held Monday at
2 p. m. at Kairview Baptist church
at Hanger, of which she had been
a member for a number of years.
The Rev. Alfred Smith and the
Rev George Wilson officiated and
burial was in the church ceme
tery. with Townson funeral home
She is survived by three broth
ers. Lum, Will and Roland Evans,
all of Murphy, and two sisters.
Mrs. Gussie Young of Murphy and
Mrs. Myrtle Holley of Alabama.
A meeting for the parents of
boys of the ages of nine and ten
i years who are interested in re
I organizing a Cub Scout Pact will
lie held in the recreation room of
the library at 7:30 on Monday,
i November 22.
To Be Held