,.?!,: 59 ? Nl'MBER 21
>11 Itl'IIV, NORTH CAROLINA, Till HSD.W . DECC.MBEK 9, 1918
TWELVE PAGES THIS WEEK
Murphy Lions Club
Blind Seals Sale
The Blind seal campaign being
conducted by Murphy Lions club
i,as brought i'i thus far a total of
$1,206.10, announces the commit- '
lee. headed by W. Frank Forsyth, i
Contributors the past week have |
been as follows: |
$25 each: Hitchcock Corpora
tion. H. T. Hackney Co., Ragland
$5 each Swaim Mfg. Co.. Miner
als and Metals Corp. Murphy
Electrical Shop, Maltby Church.
$3 each Herman H. West.
$2 each. K. C. Wright. J. B
Shields Mrs. G. W. Cover, Mr. and
Mrs. Charlie McDonald. Cherokee
County general office, Mrs. Ethel
$1 each James J. Wood. C. W.
Arnold. Ed Lambert. Mrs. Hay
Matheson Luther Burgess, Neal
Hay, Jr H L Martin. Mrs. Docia
Clontf. T. L Martin. H. G. Jones.
Airs. D B. Lunsford, George
Crawford. Mr. and Mrs. J. R.
Beavers. H. C Forrester. Edwin
Raxter. T C. Winkler, Tom Hay,
Kenneth Ledford. Charles Kil
patrick. E. S Burnett. H. H.
Davidson Bass Walker. S. F. Tay
Jor. .1 H Klingensmith. Henry
Barnett J. H. Baker. Arnold
Stiles. Max Smith. J. B. Brown.
Lee Crawford. Vincent D Elster.
D B Lunsford. Wayne J. Ed
wards DeWitt Kimsey. Mrs. Ruth
X Matheson Mark II Elliott. Ross
Hughes. Mrs Mitchell Hawk.
Moore Supply Company, II N.
Welly. Charlie Gilley, Mrs. T. C.
Thompson Jr Frank E. Dickey.
Mrs. Frank E Dickey. Mrs. L.
Hodges J K Hall. J. D Elliott.
Fred Martin. J ?I. Wilson. Sr..
Allen McDorald. # I O. Palmer.
Fred TJones. Mrs Cora Watkins.
Mi* Decatur Pulliuni. W E. Craig.
Vrs. Winston Craig. Roy Hughes.
Claude \nderson. Rowland Tath
ani, llillard McCombs. Joe K.
Axle: \ |f stalcup. H E Bar
nard \\ H King. Andy Dilling
ham Mrs \rnold Derreberry.
Jiwel Spivey. George Truett.
Hobart McKeever. P. C Hyatt.
Mr? P ( ll.vatt Jane Hill, Miss
i)ai>y Howell. Bass Walker. Fred
Hurt. Fred Stiles. B B. Morrow.
Bt-n Morrow, Glen Y. Stalcup.
W Davidson. Ben Mann. The
Man ^ Shop Boyd Davis. A E.
Har?.hau Frances Fisher.
The Western District Home
Agents* association held their
Christmas meeting in the club
room of the S & W Cafeteria on
Saturday night Miss Helen Hig
don, new district chairman, pre
>ided and presented the officers
who will serve in 1949 as follows:
Miss l/.ola Williams. Mitchell
county, vice-chairman. Miss Nellie
? o Carter. Graham County, secre
tary. Miss Ella Mae Crosby. Ashe
Committee apj>ointments were
also read A report of the Nation
al Home Agent's association held
in Chicago November 28 through
December 2 was made by the three
delegates attending. Miss Helen
Higdon. Mrs. Velma Beam Moore
i'nd Miss Mary Cornwell.
Dr Martha Norburn Mead, poet
?nd writer of Asheville. was guest
speaker and gave several of her
Poems and Christmas stories.
Agents and guests attending
*cre Mr and Mrs. Walter Moore,
Hayesville; Howard Allison. Sylva:
Miss Helen Higdon. Henderson
?Mv, Miss Nellie Jo Carter. Rob
binsville; Miss Ella Mae Crosby.
Jefferson; Izola WillTams, Bakers
ville; Mary Johnston. Sylva; Pansey
Deal. Bryson City; Anne Hay.
Franklin: Evelyn Wiggins. Mor
gan ton; Carolyn Cory. Franklin;
Virginia Right. Hayesville; Louise
Matthews. Murphy; Jean Steele.
Marion; Ruby Lea Kizer, Marion;
Mps- Mamie Sue Evans. AshevilPe;
?etty Ross Matheson. Boone;
Marie Scott. Newland. Mary Corn
Murphy: Margaret Smith.
Jjaynesville; Anne Benson Prie'st.
jevard and the guest speaker Dr.
For Pvt. Ledford
To Be Sunday
Funeral services for Pvt. Troy
Lee Ledford. 29, who died June
30, 1944 in Italy, will be held at
Maggie's Chapel. Sunday. Dee. 12.
i.t 2 p. m. with the Rev. Ham Cof
iey and the Rev. Alfred Smith
officiating. Burial will be in the
church cemetery with full military
honors by the Joe Miller Elkins
Post of the American Legioni.
Ivie funeral home is in charge of
Pallbearers will be: Hoyt Wal
I Group, Bert Smith. Luther Car
ringer, B. Sparks, Robert and El
i bert Cook
He is survived by the father,
i Luther B. Ledford of Brasstown;
two brothers. Lake of Brasstown.
'and Orden of Athens. Tenn.; five
sisters. Mrs Pearl Jackson and
Mrs. fclma Shore of Athens. Mrs.
Truly Odom of Murphy. Route 2.
Mrs. Hazel Town send of Culberson.
?*nd Mrs Gladys Postell of Diston.
Pvt. Ledford enlisted Aug. 11.
1942. went overseas in January
1943. and died June 30 1944 He
was with the Signal Corps in
Italy. The body was brought to
"Don't walk yourself to death-"
And if you think you can't just
look at the story of pedestrian |
deaths that highlights the Novem
ber traffic safety program of the
Department of Motor Vehicles
"There were 6 850 pedestrian
deaths in 1M47 in cities and towns
in the United States, and 3.450 in
jural area- >aid !v L Gaynor.
Jr.. of the Department's Highway
Safety Division. "This is almost
one-third of the total traffic
fatalities last year according to
the National Safely Council. And
there were an additional 220.000
pedestrians injured in traffic acci
"So you can s?ee that it is all too
easy, unfortunately, to walk your
self to death, unless you keep
alert. In North Carolina alone
last year, out of 830 traffic fatali
ties. 227 were pedestrians."
Gaynor said the pedestrian
safety problem is everybody's job.
for everyone is a pedestrian at
M>me time or another
He listed the four main factors
.n pedestrian accidents:
1 Nearly half of all pedestrian
fatalities occur in the twilight or
dark hours between 6:00 p. m. and
2 Nearly half of all pedestrian
fatalities due to a traffic law viola
tion on the part of the pedestrian
involve crossing between intersec
3. Almost 18 per cent of all
accidents involving adult pedes
trians occur when the walker is
crossing against signal.
4. Twenty-four per cent of all
rdult pedestrians killed had been
drinking, according to 1947 state
Pedestrian safety is the Novem
| her theme of the continuing safety
educational program coordinated
I by the Department of Motor Ve
| 1 1 teles, and sponsored nationally by
| the National Safety Council.
Service is 19th
The Rev. J Alton Morris an
nounces that Christmas services
will be held at First Baptist church
on Sunday evening. December 19
at 7:30 o'clock. It will be a candle
1'gh* service, and composed mostly
of Christmas music.
December 26 will be observed as
Student Night, when colege stud
mts will be asked to take part on
a program at the evening service.
Win DAY Contest
CHICAGO ? Gen. Jonathan M. Wainwright, national commander
of the Disabled American Veterans, center, hands checks to James E.
Nicker son, a former Army captain from Port Washington, N. Y.,
right, winner of $33,000 first prize in $50,000 DAV Service Foun
dation puzzle contest, and Mrs. Madge Howard of Indianapolis, Ind.
left, winner of $5,000 and a new automobile, as second place winner.
Scores In Friday's
Optimist Bowl Tilt
chosen to play in the Optimist
Bowl game in Asheville: Frankie
Alexander. towering backfield
Hash, and Ralph Pieklesimer,
.Murphy's heaviest player and full
The boys arrived in Asheville
Sunday and on Monday began
liaily practice sessions.
Alexander made the only touch
uown for the Western Champions
Awards of tiny gold footballs
were made to all the players on
both team.v Alexander received
l.onorable mention for being the
second outstanding player in the
1 'laying in mud and rain the
All-Kastern and All-Western Opti
mist Bowl teams fought to a fi to
h draw before an estimated crowd
i?f 2.200 fans at Memorial Stadi
um in \sheville Frid.i> afternoon
Five minutes after the players
vent on the field they were so
covered with mud that it wa> abso
lutely impossible to see jersey
i. umbers or even recognize the
faces of the different boys.
From the standpoint of a ball
game. the second Optimist Bowl
clash packed everything 'hat could
he desired by tans said the spoils
writer. The bo>* went out to win
a ball game ami fought every
m eo nd of the Hme They hit hard
**nd never let up at any time due
to the sad condition* under which
they were playing
Coach Bill Morn* Western
r?iuad grabbed a six i><?rit lead mid
way of the first quarter on a sus
tained drive from their own 35
Taking an Fast punt on their
own 35. Tommy Mitt ? ?l I Brevard*
moved to the 45 From there he
picked up 8 more and then hand
ed off to Ted Jordan Robbinsville*
who moved to the I ?-*< rn 27 for
On the first pla> from scrim- J
mage Frank Alexander, husky
Murphy High right halfback,
snipped through left tackle, worm
ed his way through the secondary
and went over standing up for the !
touchdown He attempted to kick
the extra point, bir he wet ball
.slipped off his foot and fell far
short of the cross bar
Among those attending the
Optimist Bowl game wen Mr and
Mrs. John Dulin. Mr and Mrs. R.
G. Alexander. Pegg\ Savage. Sally i
Barton. Glenda h ie. Tommy Alex- '
ander. Carolyn Alexander. Billy j
Barton. Barbara Xdams Mary Ix?u t
Gordon. William Pcndley Jean
Penny. Bobby Pi>n?j Billy Penny.
F.illy Brandon. Juanita Chambers
Betty Beal. Doris Mclver Anne
Carringer. Bobby Alexander. Steve '
Crawford, and Larry Pose>
J. .1 Hamilton has resigned as a
member of Murphv town council
giving as his reason the heavy
duties required in his business.
Capt. and Mrs Frank Swan. Mr
and Mrs. Zala Adams and Mrs Joe
Smith of Andrews were in Murphy
Post Office To
Be Open Saturdays
Murphy Post Office will remain
open all day Saturday. December
! 1 and 18, to serve the patrons for
Christmas mailing states Postmas
ter Howard \V. Mood\
The AAA delegates elected Dec
2 to the County Convention met in
the Court IIoum* Friday. Dec 3
fit 2 o'clock and unanimously re
elected the piv*ent County Com
mittee compos< 1 of Victor Baxter,
chairman: H It \IcNabb vice
chairman: and II \ Wells, regular
member; and on Monday. Dec fi.
the County Committee met in the
AAA Office .ul elected Ralph
Shields secret. 1 1\\ and Mrs. EvaNell
Lauria, treasurer of the Cherokee
County A. C \ Mrs Romie A
Trantham was retained as princi
By RAMON \ BATES
The Hiwassre Dam 4-11 club mot
.Monday afternoon Miss Mary
Cornwell. home demonstration
agent, was not p. >ent. as she was
The group miu a few songs at
the beginning of the meeting The
girl who has been serving as song
leader has moved so the group
elected Ramon - Hates to fill that
Miss Louise Matthews, assistant
home agent, gave some demonstra
tions on "silk screen painting"
She showed process, kind of ma
terial to be used how the designs
are painted on the material, mix
ing paints, how paint is applied,
how to clean the screen and sever
al different samples of designs.
The club is hoping to buy one
The design can also be used 011
Christmas cards, stationery and
w rapping paper.
Tovs For Needv
The public - giving generously
to the Boy Scou's old toys" drive,
states Scoutmaster Hobart Mc
Keevcr. The Scouts have secured
tSie old Fair building in which to
.epair the toys
If any person knows of a needy
family with children who would
< njoy some new toys, he is asked
' 0 contact Mrs. Frank Dreher at
phone 139 or Mrs. Hobart Mc
Kcevcr at phone 331.
4-H Delegates To Chicago
Enjoy Talks, Parties, Shows
By MARY FARMER ?
What could be more wonderful j
than spending a week in Chicago >
3t National 4-H Club Congress? j
Making new friends, hearing
speeches and music, seeing movies
and feasting were included in the
daily routine of Dorothy Shields, i
Devero Martin, and the writer,
the delegates from Cherokee
county. With 1 300 4-H members
lrom 47 states, .Puerto Rico.
France, Mexico, Alaska. and
Canada they heard inspiring talks
on the "Fields of the Future."
' The Happy Life with Self and
Family," and "The 4-H Club
Member in World Affairs."
While in Chicago the group was
t ntertained by such people as
Fred Waring. Bert Lacaster, and
Judy Canova. They saw the
premier showing of Wait Disney's
"So Dear To My Heart" and Glen
McCarthy's "The Green Promise.
They were entertained in the
Grand Ballrooms of the Stevens,
Drake. Blackstone and Edgewater
Beach hotels and the Palmer
House. The highlights of the week
were a friendship party in the
Trianon ballroom and the 4-H Club
Parade at the Stock Show.
The entire group attended ser- '
vices at the Chicago Temple
v here they were recognized by
states. On Sunday evening they
were guests of the Sunday Eve
Fred Waring dedicated his ne\\
song "A Place in the Sun" to the
4-H Clubs and gave each girl a
The Congress ended with the
Annual 4-H Club banquet given by
the national committee on boys'
; nd girls' club work in the Grand
Ballroom of the Stevens Hotel,
t he * headquarters for the week's
Miss Mary Cornwell. home agent,
attended the National Home
Agent's Conference at the Same
Last Rites For
Pfc. J. E Dockerv
Funeral service* for Pfc. James
K Dockers . who died \ugust 4.
1945. in a hospital in Italy, were
eld Thursday a! 2 p. m at Bates
( "reek, with the Res W P. Elliott
Burial was in the church ceme
tery with military rites by the Joe
Miller Klkins Post of the American
liegion I vie funeral home had
charge of arrangements
Pfc. Dockerv was born Decc ni
ter 1 1924. the son of Mr. and
a! iv Hoi I in c; I>ockery, Murphy.
Haute 3 He enlisted in the Army
\ir Force September 3. 1943. spent
one year and four months overseas
;.t the Thin! Army Air Base in
He is survived by his parents,
?hree sisters. Misses Betty Kate.
Julia Marie Dockerv. and Mrs
Dorothy Davis, all of Murphy
Houte 3; five brothers. Andrew.
Lloyd. Dennis and Glenn of Houte
!? Murphy, and Olen with the U.
S Army in Germany
Heads His flub
The Martin's Creek 4-H club met
in the school auditorium on Thurs
day. December 2. with Miss Louise
! .Matthews and Mack Patton in
charge of the meeting
Plans for next year's projects
! were discussed and the following
officers were elected to serve the
' club in 1949: I*resident. Frank
Almond: vice-president, Lial Car
linger; secretary and treasurer.
I^Iane Stalcup: song leaders. Alline
Owenby and James Crisp: repor
ter. Jerry Ruth Smith
I BAYLESS KILLS
i FOt'R POINT DICER
John Bayless and John Posey.
,'r . went deer hunting Monday at
i'cachtree. John Bayless killed a
four-point buck which weighed
The Christmas Seal Sale is
progressing nieely with Mrs. J. W.
Davidson and Miss Juliette Pegues
directing the sales in the grammar
school and the high school, re
spectively, states Mrs. C. W. Sav
age. Chairman It is hoped that
all seals may be sold by the time
srchool closes for the holidays, she
says. Three fourths of every dol
lar's worth of seals sold stays in
the county for use for the relief of
To Use Safety
Hunters, examine that box of
ammunition carefully! What you
find may mean the difference be
tween plentiful game and good
hunting, or game destroyed by for
ist fires caused by human care
lessness One of the things that
will determine this, says District
Forester Chas. C Pettit. Jr.. of
District Nine, is how well each
hunter reads the pamphlet. "Ten
Commandments of Safety" includ
eded in each box of ammunition
made by members of the Sporting
Arms and Ammunition Manufac
turers' Institute Co. Forest War
den Burnett points out that the
Institute urges all hunters to ob
serve the safety rules found in
the boxes of ammunition, and to
pay particular attention to a mes
sage on the need for the preven
tion of forest fires.
The fire prevention message ,
says, in pari 'Forest fires not
only destroy lives, homes, timber,
and crops they also destroy wild- [
life, thereby reducing and limiting j
hunting pleasure Ordinary pre- 1
cautions can eliminate 9 out of 10
forest fires But precautions can
not be left to the other fellow It's
up to you to do your part in ob
serving the simple rules which will
prevent forest fires and maintain
hunting opportunities for all
Three Local Men
Bring In Deer
Three Murphy men had the
thrill of killing deer Monday.
Verlin Crisp R A. Martin and
lohn Bay loss were the lucky hunt
ers. Many others took advantage
of the short deer hunting open
season but the above three arc
the only ones in Murphy that have
been reported to the Scout as
being able *o "bring home the
Funeral Is Held
For Mrs. Ledford
Funeral services were held
Monday at 2 p. m. at Liberty Bap
tist church for Mrs. Stella Ledford.
'i7. who died Saturday in a North
Carolina hospital after several
months' illness. The Rev. Sam
Wolfe officiated, assisted by the
Rev. W B Hankins Burial was in
the church cemetery with Town
son funeral home in charge.
She is survived by her husband.
Winford Ledford of Liberty; her
father. Marion Birley of Jellico,
Tcnn.: two half brothers and two
Buy Christmas Seals
To Appear In
By Mercer Choir
Miss Jane Sneed, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Neil Sneed of Mur
phy. who is a member of the
Mercer University chapel choir,
'.sill appear with that chorus in
the annual presentation of Handel's
"The Messiah" Monday and Tues
day Evenings. December 13 and
14. at eight o'clock in Macon. The
performances will be under the
direction of Dr. Arthur L. Rich,
with Mrs. Arthur L. Rich at the
organ. The chorus will number
125 and the soloists will be Natalie
Dyer, soprano of Macon, Frances
Lehnerts. contralto of New York.
Thomas Johnson, tenor of New
York, and John MacCrae, baritone
of New York.
The oratorio will be presented
in the First Baptist Church of
Macon, and not in the Willingham
Chapel as customary, since the
extensive renovations of the Uni
versity Chapel will not be com
pleted at that time.
(iuest In Home Of
The American Legion Auxiliary
of the Joe Miller Flkiits Post No.
9f> met in the home of Mrs. Bessie
E. DeWeese on November 30.
The following officers were in
stalled by the outgoing president.
Mrs. H. H. Foard President, Mrs.
Hubert E Cheney: first vice
president. Mrs Joe Hamilton;
second vice-president, Mrs. Harve
Elkins; recording secretary. Miss
Emily Sword; corresponding secre
tary. Mrs. Donald Morris; treasur
er. Mrs. J L. Hall: historian, Mrs.
Clyde Gennett sgt at arms, Mrs.
The president then read the
names of the new committees for
the coming year. They were; child
welfare. Mrs. Frank Crawford;
membership. Mrs Joe Hamilton;
rehabilitation. Mrs W. E. Sigmon;
Poppy. Mrs Harve Elkins; music.
?Irs Tom Axley program. Mrs.
Annie Lee Foard community ser
vice. Mrs. Fred Johnson Jr.; new
icporter and publication, Miss
I Fmily Sword and gold star mother,
i Mrs Luzenia Queen.
Mrs. Donald Morris reported
I that three gifts have been sent to
; Mrs. Alexander for distribution
. niong Ihe soldiers at Oteen. She
| raid that at least one gift each
, n.onth is to be sent.
A report by the treasurer was
! then given
j The cook ln>oks which the
auxiliary had printed from local
??wipes were shown and discussed.
These books will be on sale at
I Murphy Electrical Shop. Murphy
(lift Shop. Franklin Motor Co.. and
I by different Auxiliary members.
The Auxiliary deligate, Mrs.
! Cheney, gave a report on State
| American Legion and American
Legion Auxiliary convention held
I in Ashcville in September.
Shirley Bates and Judy Nichols
; played a piano duet "Come Thaw
The meeting adjourned until
January 14. 1949. when it will meet
| with Mrs. Joe Hamilton.
I Refreshments were served by
the hostesses. Mrs. David King and
| Mrs. Robert Cheney.
Rev. R. E. McClure
| Preaches Sunday
The Rev. R. K MeClure, execu
| five secretary of Ashevflle Presby
| levy, will preach at the I'resby
I tcrlan church here Sunday morn
I ina at 11 o'clock.
Sunday school will meet at 10
| a m and Youth Fellowship at
, 6:30 p. m.