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VOLUME XXXIV. No. 28.
DIES SUDDENLY AT
(Was Buried Tuesday afternoon?Had
tives in this Country.
Arthur Asplet. manager of the
Valley River Furniture Company,
died suddenly at the Dickey Hot*!
Monday morning of heart failure.
While sitting in the lobby joking und
talking with friends awaiting breakfact.
Mr. Asplat made a c mplaint
jnboui his hack hurting. w-n* sur>
ted that he get a plaster for it.
He ^tart^d out the walk, presumably
i the dugr store, but fell in the
j.ard before reachir.f the st'eet. lie
was carried into the hotel and given
medical attention but died within an
hour. He regained consc.ousnes*
long enough to give direct. ..
his friends about certain personal
3 asineas. telling them at the ai u?
time that he was pa sir-.g i-v.t
Mr. Asplet has been in Murphy
more than twenty years and through
out this time he has lived it trie
Dickey Hotel. He is an englishman
and has no relative* in this country.
AH hough once married, his wife and
only daughter preceded him to tho
grave. He was 57 years old at lh%
time of his death. He has for a long
time been manager of the local furniture
The life of Mr. ^jas been
by coincidence strikingly connected
with the presidential history of the
Fn:ted States. He waa born on the
4th of March, the day our preaidents
are inaugurated, and died on the 12th
Fibrusrw I.inpnln'. it ?
cant* to Murphy September 7th. 1901
day PreaulciU. Me bring! ry wa- Sv
Mr. Asplet was a kind hearted,
congenial man. and has a great
many friends in Murphy and western
The funeral was held at the Dickey
Hotel Tuesday afternoon at 3
o'clock, He*. M. C. Liddell, being In
charge, and th* bod> waa laid to
rest in the city cemetery.
contest to be
held in april
Students to Compete In
Piano, Violin, Voice,
and Glee Club Work
Greensboro. Feb 12.?The fourth
' school students wiil be held at the
k North Carolina College for Women
Thursday and Friday, April 19 and
20. This contest has for its aim the
ui uiunaai fcHTUj' in |
the high school of the State, afforrding
opportunity for the comparison j
of work and the establishment of
higher musical standards. Prof W. ]
R. Brown, of the college, will arrange
homes for the high school
students while they art in Greensboro.
All high schools in the State may
send contestant?. Conte-ta will b*1
arranged in piano, voice, violin, and
glee club work. Schools may enter
both solo and group contests, and
awardp will be made to winners In
the respective fields- The qualities
Which will enter into the judging are
tone, technique and interpretation.
The schacJi are arranged in tow
groups: those with less than 150
students and those with more than
The suggestion offered apply to
boys' glee clubs, girls' glee clubs,
mixed quartol' boys' quartets, girls'
quartets, piano solo, violin solo, soprano,
contralto, tenor, baritone and
baas solos. All entries for the various
contests are to be reported by
A|*il l, and then a definite program
of events will be arranged. j
ORGAN OF MURPHY AND CHER<
DEPUTY REVENUE ||
COMMISSIONER TO |
VISIT HERE SOON !
M. L. Reed to Assist1
State Income Tax Payers
In Making Returns
hevillc. Jan. 14.?Deputy Rever
Je Commissioner* of Nort^ Carolir.ni
M. L. Reed announced today
that he would visit Murphy and At-. 1
dre.vv and other points on the Murphy
branch during the coming week
f..r tl.fc purpose of assisting State Ini
me tax payers tn making their returns
for 11)22. Mr. Reed stated;
that hi would be in Murphy on the
120tfc and 21st and in Andrews <?n the
22nd. H ampletc itinerary was
not made public.
In connection with his proposed
vi it down the Murphy branch, Mr.
it i ?- - I
fr... . C -U. fci.v ivl<VS?M>S SMIIC- i
meut of ti c new revenue commlsioncr.
K. A. Doughton:
"The law require < every s.ngle
person who had in the calendai
yiar 1922 a net income of $1,000
or more, and every married person
who had $2,000 or more, and all corporali
r.s whether they had income ,
or not. to make a return on or hefore
March 15. Net income is gross
income less the deductions, but be*
fore the personal exemption *a taken
"The deputy commissioner will v*s !
! one or more towns in each county
to assist tax payer- with th ir rc- |
turns. Itineraries will soon be pre- I
pared and posted in all the counties. '
Those deputies will also furnish the
newspapers with the dat's in their ,
localities ami it is hoped that the
newspaper will find these announ*.
cement; . f sufficient interest to their j
, readers to publish them. The commisaioncr
has no authority to pay
tor such publication.
'I ho law prescribes penalties for
failure to file returns, and for failto
file them in the time prescribed by
If any lml.v dual is in doubt
whether a return is required under
the law or r.ot, th s office or a depu
"The State taxes the salaries of
I all state, county, municipal officers
, and employees, including officers
I andteachers and road engineers and
I other employees, but does not tax
' '.he salaries of United States officers
j and employees. Of course, if these
| officers and employees, state, fed,
eral, county and municipal, had inI
comes other than their salaries, such
income should be included in the!i
"All individuals, partnerships and
corporations arc required to report
the names of persons to whom they
! paid $1,000 or more during the yeat
iv22, ?ii }j?tuivi3uips aic requited
to file a return for information.
"It is hoped that all individuals
required to make returns under the
law, and all corporations and partnerships
will make the returns and
reports required on or before March
15th, and avoid penalties.
"If blanks have not been received,
they can be had at the office of
each Register of Deeds, from any
deputy commissioner, or from this
iN CLAY COUNTY BY
John Bumgamer wu crushed to
death Friday morning, February 9,
about 10 o'clock when a stack of
lumber fell over on him. He was
working for the Deweese Lumbet
Company on Shooting Creek, in Clay
County. His remain8 were brought
to Murphy Sunday afternoon and
sent to his parents home at Madison,
Ga., Monday for interment.
Lightning knocked a man out of
bed, out in western Kansas the other
day. The words he murmured
were, "All right, dear, I'll
up in a minute."?Kansas City
3KE E COUNTY. AND THE LI~.
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA
i , 'a
1?Locomotive inuklnj: it* wny tr
i phat arch for foruml accession of lax
bacce exposition In New York city.
REV. W. N. COOK
IS WELCOMED BY
The following clipping taken from
a Baptist paper published in Gas*
Ionia, the official organ of the Gaston
County Conference, will be ofi
interest to Rev. Cook's many fricnda"
"Brother W. N. Cook, who, three^
week* ago, was unanimously called
to the pastoiate of this church, has
accepted the call und he and hia
family are expected in Ixnvell today.
As one we 'called Brother Cook, and
as one we should stick to him. Too
often we expect too much from a
pastor. Very often we weight him
down wit^ burdens wc should bear.
Friends, no one can do it all. It was
not intended. Each member has a
then makes it harder for others. As
Brother Cook comes to ua God grant
that each Baptist will determine to
stand by him, to hold him up and
to help him fight sin and satan."
Engineer Points Out lmIB
Chapel Hill, Feb. 12.?A study of
cii^nsn miiu r rtncn n.vers ana canai?
made by University Engineering
Professor, Thorndike Saviile, shows |
how North Carolina can vastly ex-|
psnd its trade if it develops its Inland
and coastal waterways.
North Carolina has just about the
same area aa England, and, as all
the world knows, it is rich in products
that are constant in demand?lumber,
cotton, corn, peanuts, and all
manner of fruit and vegetables. Yet
iu comparison with England it has1
done little to make the beat of its
Convenient and cheap transports- j
tion is the grist need. Both Eng- j
land and France have shown that |
the development of waterways not j
only swells the volume of trade with,
the outside world but brings lower
freight rates for inland commerce..
In England villages have been turned
into great and flourishing cities
by the dreging out of a channel a
few miles up from the mouth of the
"And waterways transportation In
England," says Mr. Saviile, "has had
(Ceslisitd en page 4) i
DING NEWSPAPER IN T HIS SEC
, FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 1C. 1923
THE DAY IN
^ % rn ?. r r.j n*
trough region of Louisiana wlicn'tliHHU hut
lis II to the throne of Monaco. II?Llelen I,
MANY NEW BOOKS <
ADDED TO SHELVES j
OF PUBLIC LIBRARY
Mrs. J. C. Slocumb \
Makes Latest Contri- '
I bution ? Others Pur- '
f chased. i
In- ? i;
Many new books hav0 recently i
been added tot ho collection at the
Carnegie Library. Mrs. J. C, Slo.
cumh wjji the donor of 25 useful
volumes the first of the week, including
both literature and fiction; and
sixty-six volumes of fiction bought
with library funds raised \n one way
?r another, have just been received.
These ninety-one volumes recently
n l#la,t will InOTMMI th?? U<??fulneSS
of the library a great deal and the
community should feel grateful to
tho: o who contributed in any way J
toward making these additions po?
s b!e. Special thanks is du.> Mrs. 1
Slocumb for her splendid donation* j
Tho.vo given by Mrs. Slocumb '
Selections from Arnold, Gates; A
v;h?"on?h:r# lad, Housman: The Kings !
and Phopheta of Israel and Judah,
Kent; Old Testament Characters,
White; The Perfect Gentlefarr, Bergengreen;
The Life of Alice Freeman
Palmer, Palber; Poems of Mat- .
thew Arnold; The Hlatorj of Hei
.s^monrt, Esq., Thackery; king Henry !
the Fifth, Shakes leare; Selection* |
from Pater Hale; The Pied Piper of
ilamelin. Drowning; Short Stories
for High Schools. Mikels; Paradiaa
I.oet, Milton; Faerie Queen, Spencer;
Idyls of the King, Tennyson; The ,
Man Who Married a Dumb Wife,
France; Richard the Third, Shakespeare;
The New Hudson Shakespeare
i Komola. Eliot; Robert Browning's
Poems; Selections from Wadsworth, ,
Selections from Shelley; The Wrong
Visitor, Stevens; Hammoney of the
Gospels, Stevens; Rudyard Kipling's i
The titles in the list of purchaser ,
Judith of Godless Valley, Willsie,
Robin, Burnett: The Head of the
House of Combes, Burnett; Returs
of the Soldier, West; The Mysterious
Rider, Lane; Galusha. The Magnificent,
Lincoln; The Vehement Flame.
Deland; The Amazing Interlude,
Rinehart; The Wrong Twin, Wilson,
Mr. Prohack, Bennett; Lorana
Done, Blockmores; The Secret Places
of the Heart, Wells; Briming Cup,
Canfield; The Contemporary Nov*
eliate, Doren; In the Days of Poor
Richard, Irving; Csmac'i Folly, Par- t
ker; Beloved Vagabond, Lane; John j
Halifax, Gentleman, Bradock; Bab- 1
(.Continued oa page 8)
HON OF WESTERN NORTH C>
e damaged uiany towns. J?Triutu?eopold
us the Tobacco Girl" ut U>COUNTY
IS HELP SATURDAY
The Cherokee County Tc.-chcre"
\h.sociation hold it* regular monthly
neeting nt the Murphy High School
Lluilding Saturday morning at ten
/clock. Although the attendance
va?, not a? large as it might have
icon, there considerable interwt
in the meeting. Mrs. V. L.
rterndon presented a very mstruc::ve
paper an "The Use of 1'icturea
n the School"; Mrs. L. (1. Waters
read a selection on 'Tiay," and B.
. Sipo made a few remarks on
'The Value of Reading Circle
Several business matter^ came up
with regard to the State Teachers*
\.-sociation and >ts activities. It whs
Jecidvd to hold the next meeting of
he county association on Saturday,
TELLS WHY TO
Sunny Days and Colorful
n i . ti
i iiuugms tu i nuigs
Raleigh.*'With the advent of warm
sunny days and the colorful seeo
catalogues the impulse to get out
with "green things agrowing" is lrrrsistible,,*
says Mrs. Jane R. MfKimmon,
in charge of the hom,? demonstration
work for the Agricultura1
She states that the woman who is
beginning to put on flesh will not
need the daily dozen or instruction.'
in getting thin to music if she will
learn to operate a Planet Jr. plow
and run it up and down th,. rowi
of radishes and peas to her own sing
"It i? that little garden behind
the house" she says "that enable*
Lhe woman to get away from indooi
worries and brings her close to the
l*>et who gaid:
'A garden is a loveaorae thing God
Rose Plot, fringed pool, fern grot,
The veriest school of peace
And yetthe fool there is who say?
that God is not
Not God in gardens when the ev?
Nay but hare a sign
Tis very sure God walks in mine
"The very practical gardener ir
he country would have us ny>ve out
planting place from time to time a
few rows in the cornfield or the cot(Coatiaaad
*l.ou . VKAit IN ADVANCE
Second Lieutenant R. B.
Mclver Appointed Recruiting
Officer for Organized
Under recent orders received front
the Chief of Staff, 81st Division, U.
S. Army, Organized Reserves, 2nd
i-ii-uitruani nuucri;K d. mciver, m:
fantry. O.R.C., of Murphy, N.C., has
1 een designated as recruiting offl|
cit for "I." Company, 322nd Infantry,
which embraces the following
counties in North Carolina: Cherokee.
Clay, Graham. Jackson, Macon
Innd Swain. J
Service in the Organized Reserve
! is relatively the same a? that underj
taken bv <>;ir forefathers, th^ "MfciI
iitw Men" of the Revolution, who
fought so valiantly at Concord and
Lexington. Just as their main vocation
in life was that of a civilian pursuing
civilian work, so is service In
the Organized Reserve. Just they
j stood ready to answer their country's
call in time of national peril;
in the same way will the Organized
Ke.-ervista bo called to serve when
the safety of the nat'on ?a thrcateoctL
Those patriots of Revolutionary
days banded together and bccam*
the "Minute Men", whoi fame will
be undying in American History, so
today the Organized Reservists become
"Modern Minute Men", whose
fame, we hope, will be no less than
that of their ancestors.
"Modern Minute Men" enlisting
in the Organized Reserves are not
subject to call except in time of
national emergency, expressly declared
by Congress. They cannot
be called by a suite of the President
of the United States. Congress
alon0 can authorize their use.
Enlistments are now being accept*
ed >n all branches to a limited ex*
tent for the purpose of securing a
nucleus of non-commissioned officers
and specialists for the Organised
I for enlistment:
ta) Persons who served in the
army, navy, marine corps at leaost
four months between April 6, 1W17,
and November 11. 1918.
! lb) Persons who have served not
j les than one year in the regular
arm}, navy or marine corps, or aat
tional truard in federal service.
lc) Persons who have served not
less than three years in National
liuurd not in federal se-vice.
i id) Graduates of Citizen's Milli
; tary Training Camps.
le) Persons who have satisfac
torily pursued a course of training
at either a junior or .senior unit of
1 the Reserve Officers' Training
1 j Corps. BE. *
S (f) Persons whose occupations or
<J training in t.vil life particularly
qualifies them for technical duties,
i ; i. e., cooks, bakers, telegraphers,
I chauffeurs, mechanics, radio operaI
tors, musicians, etc.
? lhero are a number of advantu,
to joining the* Organized Heserve.
j Get in touch with the recruiting ofI
ficer in your area, or with tho Lxe
utive Officer, 322nd Infantry,
" Greensboro, N\ C.
And baby boy might be president
of the United States when ho grow*
up but he stands more chance oi
beconyng a Senator's husband-?*
' Tolodo Blade.
Home agents of the Agriculaural
, Extension Service held a total of
11,107 meetings during the
year wit^ a total attendance at all
' meetings of 415,060 people. ^
1 "As the twig is bent so is the tree
inclined." The first five or six
1 years are as important in the life of
a fruit tree as they are in the life
of a boy or girL