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Ml'KI'll V. xqkth CAROLINA. 1HUMBAY. MCCNWI M.
TEN PAGES THIS WEEK
KILLED IN CHEROKEE COUNTY? Above is
shown the 462 pound bear that was killed on
Tellico River near the mouth of Tipton Creek last
week The drive was made by Leonard. L. T. and
j C. Walker of Tellico Plains, Clifton Radford of
Murphy. Mavis and Lesard Radford. Roy W. Dockery
and Robert Beaver of Grandview J. C. Walker shot
the bear >n the side of the road after the dogs had
trailed it nr many hours. It was one of the largest
bears ever killed in the area.
Children of Hiwassee Dam school had a chance
to see the bear when it was being brought to Mur
phy. It was the first bear many of them had ever
Many Friends of the hunters tasted bear meat
for the first time in their lives. Leonard Walker
plans to mount the hide.
Shown in the picture are: Left to right. Clifton
Radford, J. C. Walker, Curtis Radford, and Leonard
L F And G
The time is fast running out for
E. F. and G drivers, the Motor
Which Department announces.
All drivers with last names
beginning with either E, F. or G.
. re ? '.*6 to taJ* ? an (?xaminatio
fiii- a new driver's license by
December 31. as a part of the
Highway Safety Act passed by the
1947 General Assembly. The
Department reported that this
,'roup of drivers had been very
slow to report, and that if they
procrastinated much longer, it
v.ould mean they would have to
wait in long lines to take their
tests during the last few days of
Department officials also
announced that the 100 examining
stations located throughout the
State would be closed several days
around Christmas. and that
motorists who put off their tests
might find it impossible to get
There will be absolutely na
extension to the deadline, the
Department said, for E. F. and G
motorists have had since last July
to get these examinations.
Beginning January 1. 1949.
persons with last names beginning
with IT. I. J. and K will begin
taking their tests.
Taking drivers, in alphabetical
groups, the re-examination pro
gram will be completed June 30.
The Department reported that
any F.. F. or G driver caught
'?riving on an old license after
January 1 will be found guilty of
? misdemeanor and will be subject
iu a fine of not less than $25. or
days imprisonment, or both, in
the discretion of the court.
The Rev. E A. Beaver. 77.
retired minister, died on Wednes
day morning, Dee. 8. 1948 at 2:30
o'clock. The Rev. W. T. Truett
? rid the Rev. Fred Stiles conduct
ed the funeral.
Pallbearers were: Theodore
Beaver. Bob Beaver. Mark Beaver.
Norman Bfcaver, Bob Craig and
Flower girls were: Maggie Tay
*?r. Loretta Stiles and Glaven
He is survived by the widow.
Mrs. Alice Beaver; three sons. Sam
Turtletown. Tenn . Jim of An
(;rews and Ben of Suit; four daugh
ters. Mrs Allie Harris of Culber
so?. Mrs Ruth Allen of Athens.
Twin., Mrs ^la Montgomery of
Athens, and Miss Letha Beaver of
26 grandchildren and 16
OFFICEP. AT BAYLOR ? Bill
i Teas, son of Mr and Mrs. W. T.
, Teas of Andrews, who was
appointed a Guide Sgt. at the
Baylor School for Boys, it was
announced by Commandant Frank
M. Baker yesterday.
The officers for the Cadet Corps
at the Baylor School are selected
on the basis of character,
leadership, dependability, a n d
general efficiency in General
Sale Of Beer
And Wine Ends
The sale of beer at all places in
Cherokee county, including the
eight beer parlors in Murphy,
.stopped at 12 o'clock, noon. VVcd
! nesday. Beer and wine were voted
out of the county at an election
held here last August.
Program To Be
A Christmas program will be
presented at the Second Baptist
church on Thursday evening at
7:30 o'clock by members of the
Buy Christmas Seals
As has been the custom for a
number of years, a large Christ
mas tree has been erected in the
center of the square and dcorated i
with vari-colord lights, with strings
of lights extending from the tree
to the eight corners of the square.
When these lights are turned on at
night, and with the many homes,
and business houses which are j
decorated and lighted, the town
has taken on a gay and festive
4-H club boys and girls of
Hiwassee Dam entertained Mack
Pat ton and Miss Louise Matthews
Monday with a program of
Christmas carols They were ac
companied by Mrs. Hankins'
second grade rhythm band.
Demonstrations in carving and
making dolls were given by mem
bers of the fourth grade. Games
were played and enjoyed by the
4-H club group.
The Rev. W. B Penny, pastor oi
the First Methodist church will
speak Sunday morning at 11:00
m. on " The Magnificat". Sunday
school will begin at !? 45 a. m.
with \V. I). King :eneral Superin
tendent in charge.
A Christmas candi" light service i
will be held at < Methodist |
church Sunday night at 7:30.
Rehearsal for this service will be'
at 1:30 p. m. Sund;i> with all three
choirs and all characte rs are asked |
to be present. The Youth Fellow
ship will have a snack supper at
6:00 p m.
The sub-district Youth Fellow
ship will have ;i banquet Dec. 23
ai 7:00 p. m. at the church
Sunday night December 20'. at
7:30 our college students will lead
the evening service.
The church auditorium and Sun- j
day school rooms will be heated
for these and other services. The
entire building will be u>ed with
satisfactory heat for the rest of
the winter season
Party To Be
The annual Christmas party for
boys and girls which is held at the
library will be held this year on
December 18 at 10:00
All boys and girls interested in
carol singing and story telling are
Hearing To Be
Lon M. Anderson. 71. of Culber
son. Route 2. is being held in the
Cherokee county jail without bond
in the shotgun death of his wife,
Mrs. Addie Garland Anderson, 60.
late Tuesday afternoon at their
home. Deputy Sheriff, H H. David
son said Wednesday
An inquest was conducted by
Dr. Harry Miller, Cherokee county
coroner, and the jury ruled that
Mr.-: Anderson died as the result
of gunshot wounds allegedly in
flicted by her husband
A preliminary hearing in the
case is scheduled Friday morning
before Justice of the Peace, F. O.
The couple had been having
domestic troubles. Deputy Sheriff
Davidson said, and the defendant
had been drinking when he return
ed home and found his wif? near
a corncrib in the yard.
Anderson fired a single shot
from a 1G gauge shotgun and
stiuck his wife in the leg. the offi
cer reported. Mrs. Anderson then
turned and started down the road
when he fired a second shot
striking her in the hack about the
hip. She went a short distance
farther and fell in the road.
The daughter. Marie, who was
n the home, witnessed the shoot
ing. and ran to the field where her
brother Elbert and Ottis Shields
wore pulling co.?., 1 lw?y left the
field and found Mrs. Anderson
lying in the road dead.
The elder Anderson went to a
neighbor's house, and told him
he had just shot his wife. The
sheriff's office was notified and a
call placed for an ambulance.
Deputy Sheriff H. II Davidson,
with deputies Buren Grant and
Carl Stalcup went to the scene of
Sheriff Frank Crawford who
was out of town when the shooting
occurred, later went with deputies
Stalcup and Leonard Jones in
search of Anderson and found him
at the home of Walter Arp about
six miles away. He confessed to
the killing and was arrested and
brought to Murphy and loged in
Funeral services for Mrs. Ander
son were held at 2 p. m. today
? Thursday! in Shady Grove Bap
tist church with the Rev. Freed
Townsend and the Rev. L. B
Meadows of Knoxville officiating.
Burial was in the church cemetery
with Townson funeral home in
Surviving are two daughters.
Miss Marie Anderson and Mrs.
Emory Shields of Culberson: three
sons. Elbert of Culberson. Emory
and George of Akron, Ohio; one
sister, Mrs. Radie Rich of Culber
son. and two grandchildren.
j Woman's Club
To Have Sale
Murphy Woman's club will hold
.4 food sale Saturday. Dec. 18. at
the curb market, beginning at 1
p m. ?
Club women arc asked to donate
food of any kind ? canned goods,
fresh sausage, cakes, candies, pies,
preserves, butter, eggs, or any
other food. Donations of food
from any one interested in the
Woman's club and its projects will
Mrs. R. W Fasley. Jr., chair
man of the Way* and Means com
mittee invites the public to come
and see what the committee has
for sale, and plan to buy at least
:i part of their week-end supplies.
There will be homemade relish,
preserves or jelly that is just the!
right gift for some one.
THIRD SI N'DAV SlN(ilN(.
The third Sunday afternoon
>.nging will be held at Marble
Springs Baptist church Sunday.
December 19. beginning at 2:00. '
Lon M. Anderson Being Held
On Charge Of Slaying Wife
Band Fund Now
The Murphy school band fund
now totals $2,314 and the follow
ing contributions have been made
J. B. (Red) Hall $35.00
Cecil Monteith 10.00
Robert L. Donley
Dies At Age Of 74
Robert Lee Donley. 74. died
early Wednesday morning at his
home after a long illness.
Funeral services will be held
Friday at 2 p. m. at Peachtree
Baptist church, with the Rev. |
Algia West and the Rev. Jim I
Truett officiating. Burial will be
in the church cemetery with
Townson funeral home in charge.
He is survived by three sons,
John and Blayne of Murphy and
Jim of Marble; three daughters,
Mrs. D Moore and Miss Ethel j
Donley of Murphy and Mrs. Addie
Lee Bryne of Los Angeles. Cali- 1
Loans In WNC
Rural electrification loans which
will permit extension of service to
1 930 homes in the state have been
approved by the board of directors
of the state rural electrification
authority. They will be sent on to
Washington for final approval, it
was announced by Gwyn B. Price.
State REA direct oi
la addition to extensions of ser
vice. Price reported, the approved
projects will mean additional ser
vice to present REA members.
Requests were approved from
Tri-State Electric Cooperative.
Copperhill, Tenn.. $100,000. This
includes $40,000 for acquisition
t:*om the TVA of distribution
facilities in a section of Cherokee
county. $5,000 for work on the
facilities and $55,000 for new con
Haywood Electric Membership
Corporation. Waynesville. $212,000.
This includes funds for extension
of membership to 680 homes, im
proved service and installation of
communication equipment .
Roger W. Babson
WRITES 49 OUTLOOK? The
Cherokee Scout will publish
Roger W. Babson's Business and
P'inancial Outlook for 1949 on Dec.
The Scout brings this article to
your attention because it feels
i hat its readers deserve the best
1 1 nd most accurate material
! available Therefore, because of
Mr. Babson s outstanding record
i for accuracy in his Annual
j Forecasts The Scout is publishing
ihis feature to help you chart your
course for the coming year.
Mr. Babson's 1949 Outlook will
contain 50 Forecasts covering
such important topics as:
Retail and Foreign Trade
The Methodist Youth Fellowship
s organizing a Carol Club to sing
Christmas carols Wednesday and
| Thursday evenings of next week at
hospitals, homes of shut-ins. county
home and any other places where
singing of carols is desired. Those
desiring carols sung at their homes
are requested to put a candle in
the window. Any one who would j
J like to join this carol club is asked
I to get in touch with Miss "Toots" ,
I Cook or Dale Lee.
The Murphy carnegie library
will be closed December the 24th
| through the 27th
To Be Held For
Pfc. Venson Queen
Funeral services for Pfc. Venson
Queen age 24. son of Mr and
Mrs. R L. Queen of Marble and
husband of Mrs. Luzenia Palmer
Queen of Murphy, will be held at
Peachtree Baptist church on Sun
day, December 19 at 11:00.
Pfc. Queen was killed July 31,
1944 in France. He formerly
worked at Carnegia, Illinois Steel
Corp. South Charleston, W. Va.
Survivors are: Mrs. Queen, their
baby daughter. Nadeanne. one
brother, and four sisters.
It will be a military funeral with
Townson funeral home in charge.
December 31 Is
Have you had your vehicles
inspected yet? By vehicles we
mean automobiles, trucks, semi
trailers, trailers, motorcycles,
motorbikes or any other motor
propelled contraption, propelled
by internal combustion or electric
motors, except trackless trollies.
In other words, the Motor
Vehicle Department says, any
vehicle which is required to be
regist Med with the State and
carric ? state license plates must
b i inspected at the State's
Mechanical Inspection Lanes.
The absolute deadline for 1948,
th( Department said, is fast
.pproaehing. adding that the lanes
will be able to handle just so many
vehicle*- on the last day, December
31. Tli3n. too. there are just so
many days left, and no doubt some
of these days will be rainy 'some
of the esting equipment at the
lanes cannot be operated durins
"Don't procrastinate any longer,"
'.vas the word of warning from
Arthur T. Moore. Director of the
Inspection Division Moore said
that the lanes would be closed
several lays around Christmas,
thereby cutting the number of
operating days for the balance of
There remains around 100,000
vehicles still to be inspected, and
about 20 working days in which to
inspect hem "We can handle
about 5.000 vehicles per day/'
Moore said, adding that "to
procrastinate further will likely
increase your waiting time in the
lines at the inspection lanes."
Legion Post Plan
Baskets For Needy
ANDREWS ? Leslie Stillman
post No. 97. American Legion ai
it's first December meeting held
Monday night in the post hut.
recognized several new members
that recently joined the post.
Post No. 97 now has a total
membership for 1949 of 151 mem
bers. 42 rc above quota for the
The main discussion of the eve
ning was on Christmas cheer for
needy children of the surrounding
community, not only of vetrans
and legion members, but for all
needy children. This program will
be carried out in cooperation with
the several churches and civic clubs
It was voted to have Legionaires
maintain a dime board on Main
street Saturday. Dec. 18th. and |
/rid ay Dee. 24th. for the purpose i
(?l giving the public an opportunity
to assist in this cause Any and |
;;ll '^nations of clothing, toys,
money or food supplies will be !
neatly appreciated and can be 1
kft with any of the business men. 1
or in the lobby of Citizens Bank j
& Trust Company. I
Tuesday night Dec. 21st. the |
kgionaires will meet at the Legion j
hut to repair and paint any toys ]
that have been given.
Leslie Stillman post No. .97 j
maintains an office in the library
1 nildrn 4 for the purpose of assist
ing veterans and their dependents
in claims, insurance and any other
v ay that they need help You do
not have to be a member of Leslie
Stillman Post, or of the American
Legion to receive this benefit. We
invite all veterans and families to
visit our office any week day when
in need of help or information.
Veterans supporting the Ameri
can legion with membership and
attendance at legion meetings is
the only way to maintain an
organization strong enough to ask
for legislation that will benefit
veterans and their loved ones.
All legislation passed by congress
to aid the veterans, was asked for
by the American legion, including
the G. I. Bill of Rights.
Blind Seals Sale
Now Totals $1,264
The Blind Seal Campaign con
ducted by Murphy Lions Club
continues with the following people
making contributions this week:
$5 00: P. B. Ferebee.
$2:00 each: D. A. Keener, Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Shytle. Mr. and
| Mrs. Buel Adams. Adams Machinc
and Motor Co.
$1:00 each: Hal V. Stiles. Hattie
Palmer. Mrs. Hattie Jones Hardin,
Albert Conley. Mrs. A. B. Chand
ler. Sr.. J. P. Matheson, Miss
i Emogene Matheson. Mrs. S. D.
Akin. Earl Hillard. Mrs. J. G.
Garner. Hayes Doekery? Dub
Richards, Verl Davis. Arnold
Derreberry, Cherokee Lodge No.
146 AF & AM. D V. Carringer,
George Pullium. C. H. Townsonr
C. S. Freel. J. Hershel Hall, Mrs.
Herman K Brauer, Olen Barton.
Mi\s. Olen Bai*ton. C. C. Robinson,
Fred Graves. L. J. Brown, Mrs.
Iduma Baity. Mrs. Boyd Robinson,
Boyd Robinson. W L. Whitaker,
.1 S. Timpson. John Rogers. Allen
Ashe, Mrs. A. L. Shields, Luther
j Truott, Mack Patterson. Pink Lem
| ing. 1 M. West, Bert E. Tatham,
| L. B. Waldroup. Bruce West, Mrs.
! Bruce West. E. Bruce King, Mrs.
I Joe Smith. Fletcher Graves and
Mrs. F. L. Herbert.