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od The Official Orgaj
" ^B^xxlTv- No. 35.
^ KmoTce holes ; 1
Hw Attendance?Sev^^ nev
j^^Huch Frogress Rem?-?'
e the Chamber
^Hfrantn? k I Monday ev- (
ia the -i : " room of the <
with 5* - hinir liktf f;fty l
Mn pPP^nt President Don s
^ ffspoor presidetl over the meet- I
U tid after "M-plin-yuinK- the t
% men f " th. interest now i
WPtaanifo:- d in the welfare of :
called for report* from t
,f was -tiown a
[the offi' ' *'f the organlza- t
kve bc< very active during t
jut ft-u - and a num: er (
-jpAjitiorc v.- e reported pend1
fe quf<t.' n ' getting the road t
I jjurphv t < P i ktown. or .name 1
r by point ??n the Tennessee ;
l line . t:.k'in over as part ?
ibf siate tt in, was discussed i
gae length and a committee was j
ointed t take up the matter I
I the C unty Hoard of CommJs- 1
ers ar.?i then with the State j <
kviy C ission in an effort f
secure fhe state co-operation ?n t
??wtr:; f this link. This
ittee d Tuesday following
aeeti: that sufficient steps *
teeR ? to guarantee the 1
p'? build.: this link. i
tannic thr meeting about ten or t
ten new mbers jeined the 1
aber of Commerce, which is now (
srurv .mirfrrcial organ iza- \
I '"either in Mur?ER
SHOW COMING |
HERE THE lbTH ;
(H p. r .
Hi] 16th, in the afternoon and , J
IL-- The show carH
its own private cr?r?* and equip
II - will
In undt large walled tents.
Hh* ?how is said to h<. of the
..f amusement. The
^nr ca with it many trained
i elephants '
m-. a tigers, pumas, beai B
r 5, etc., and a corps of
si men performers,
i rmances will he given
afternoon at two 1
k ai other at eight o'clock I
H'.-'-'-'- tv < >n\es well rec-1 '
Hut... Advertisement appears.
H.?,Jit-r column. ^
f LET ROADS IN
I THIS DISTRICT
te State Highway Commission i
HHrion in Raleigh this week are 1
>ng bids for a total of 26 pro- i I
in the State, including lour i
the Ninth District, aggregating j\i
Boxrmatvly thirty miles and to
over a half million dollars. \\
Bhe following are the projects In ' 1
I district scheduled for letting: i
Vie link of the Ashevillc-MurpnyBnta
Highway between Canton 1
I Waynesville in Haywood Coun- i
H This project is 11.66 miles In <
Bth and will be constructed of I
oject 91?6.74 miles in Madl- l
I County, between Hot Spring* 1
B TtFiutsScc lifii: U|j rout 20, j .
B? water-bound macaday, or <
B?i or shale surface. i
Boject 968.27 mi!es ln Ma- i
B Covr'tj, fcetween project 909 i
B bridge over Little Tennessee
Be on route 268, to be penetraB
Boject 930-A?8.92 miles in Gra-, 1
B County, near Robbftisville, 11
Nation o* water-bound maca- ^ 1
II of Murphy and Chei
PLAY MEETS WITH
'I .ittle Clodhopper" At-'
tracts Crowd ? Proct
eds for Benefit New1
M E. Church.
Several hundred people witness d
the presentation of a comic play,
entitled* "The Little Clodhopper,"
ast Thursday night at the school
auditorium. The play was staged
>y local talent and givcj, under the '
tuspiccs of cirele No. 2 of the Wo
Methodist Church. It is understood
hat something lik fifty dollars
ver? realized from the sale of ticfc ts.
The proceeds will be used for
he benefit of the new Method.<t
The play was divided into three
lots. This t u*st act wu? staffed !r.
he boarding house of Miss Julietta
Bean, of Splinterville. Mo. In this
*ct, the characters are all introduced
and the plot begins to thicken
ibout Miss Judy, the little clodhop- '
ier front the poorhouse. Mis3 Juietta
Bean, the old maid boarding
louse keeper. Ocey Gump, a green
country fellow, and George Chljfrerson.
an innocent little lamb i*rom
he city, furnis^ the amusement.
In the second act. Mrs. Civgg lon-Boggs
discovers thnt her former
ward, the Little Clodhopper, !r,
neire s to a fortune and plans a
natch between her and her son *n
>rder to get the money. The son.
lowever. was in love with Miss
^harmian Carter, and beside*, Judy
i..'c-d him. so the aud'ence begins
llo so. trouble ahead for Mrs. Hoggs.
In the last act. iuo designs of j
Mis. Chiggerson-Boggs were thwart'<1
by .1 clever book agent, who took
? liLimr J llrlv K-.
.vajr marriage of her son to Charm!in
Carter. The play ended by Miss
Hean and Ocey Gump, and Judy and
he Hook Agent marrying, and evryhody
Mesdame* J. H. Me Call. J. n.
Vlallonee, T. J. Sword, Johr. I'.
Hrendle, J. J. Hastings. K. V. Weav-!
>r, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry AxTey, i
Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Kain. Miss Car ie
Ferguson, and Ralph Moody and
[tryan 'Martin took leading roles.
Private I. R. Pickerson, Recruiting
officer of D. E. M. L., from Ft.
Bragg, arrived here Wednesday
morning for the purpose of soliciting
recruits for the Regular Army.
He states that practically all
branches are open for foreign and
iomestic service. Mo^ wishing to
enlist for tiie Hiwaiian Islands, Panama
Canal Zone, or for service In
other foreign or domestic posts, arc
equested to see the recruiting officer
ns early as possible, as he can
only accept a limited number of
nen for these branches of the sorrice.
"There are many desirable places
for clean-cut young men," said Pvt.
Oickerson, "such as Q. M. C. clerks,
luto mechanics, musicians, etc.
"Take a young man, for instance" !
tie continued, "who is not making,
more than $125 a month, with no
chance for promotion in the near j
future, and he will do well to conlider
the opportunities the service
(row often. There are many army
vocational training schools located
st different post* of the service that
>ffer unexcelled opportunities to '
I lie enlisted personryl for acqu:r- I
ing a trade or vocatk>n that will l>e
% benefit to them in civilian life."
Private Pickerson announced that
men enlisting for the Hiwaiian Islands
will sail from New York via
the Panama Canal. He will be in
town until April 15th, after which |
lie will return to headquarters at
rokee County, and the L
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Architect's drawing of the
CAME TO CLOSE
Grades Have Exercises
?Has Been Very Successful
Marble. March 30.?The Marble
public schools closed one of the most
successful years of its existence Tues
day with appropriate commencement
exercise?: The commencement
exercises included three piny-*,
one by the primary grades^ one by
the seventh and eighty grades and
one by the entire school. The graduating
class had appropriate graduating
The exercises mark the closinir
of one of the most successful or
the Marble school. Better wark was
done this year by a larger nuntaer
of pupils than ever 4>efore, as In- '
dieated by the larger numbed or
The faculty of the school for the
year just closed was composed of
the following: J. M. Lovingooa,
Principal; H. M. Moore, Fifth and
Sixth Grades; A. D. Irvins. Fourth
Grade; Miss Julia McCombs, Third
Grade; Miss Alice Dockery, First
and Second Grades; Miss Bertha '
Parker, Primary Grades.
The play presented by the primary
grades was entitled, "The j
Beanville School"; that of the sev-1
enth a"d eighth grades, "A Country
Aunt Visits With Her City
Relations", and the play presented;
by the entire school was entitled, J
"Out in the Streets." *
The recently appointed County
School Board held its first meeting
Monday, April 2nd, in Superfnten- '
dent Martin's office and organized
by electing J. F. Palmer chairman.
N0 business was transacted because
the code of laws was not available
and nothing could be done. The j
Board adjourned to meet the first j
Monday in May. The members are
Mrs. W. B. Fisher, of Andrews; J.
F. Palmer, of Marble, and T. T.
Johnson, of Hot House Township. :
A Correction. j
An erroneous item appor.red in
the Ogreeta Items last week with
reference to Miss Daisy Hall visitvisiting
lelativos at Hawknob. Miss
Iiall is attending Draughon's Business
College in Knoxville, Henn., \
The Scout is informed by her father,
and thia correction is gladly
eading Newspaper in tl
fA, FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 1923
THE DAY IN
asilllo Jitrrett, new delegate to congress
American national cuthedrul that Is* belli
MAN PLACED ON
Robbinsville, April 4.?Represen- (
tative T. M. Jenkin*. of this city,
ha.s been named a member of the
Suite Budget Commission by Governor
Cameron Morrison, according
to telegraphic communications reach
ing here today. The Commission
is composed of the chairman of the
House and Senate finance and ap^rnnr!?.tin??
committees, with one
member from the minority party
appointed by the Governor. Senator
Devvar, of Andrews, has ln-cn
the Republican member of the Commission
for the "past two years but
his appointment ceased with the ex
piration of hi3 term as Senator.
The Budget Commission is one of
the most powerful commissions In
the State and has unusual responsibilities
byi reason of its recommendations
as* to the State's budget
and appropriations for the various
state departments and bureaus.
Besides Mr. Jenkins, the Commission
is now composed of H. G. Connor,
Jr., chairman of the House Finance
Committee; Walter Murphy,
the House Appropriations Committee;
L. R. V&rser, chairman of the I
Senate Finance Committee, and D.
F. Giles, of the Senate Appropriations
Aj. all day Knster Jnglncr was
held at the Culberson Baptist church
on last Sunday. The singing was to '
have started on Saturday but on ac- |
count of bad weather, no one was
present that day. The church was
well filled on'Sunda'y. There were
no organized singing cia&acs ?r* the
ringing. Various individuals I'.nng
alternately. Messrs. Sam and Her- j
man Waters, brothers, were said to
have been among the best singbrs in
Services At The
Prof. C. F. Owen will preach at
the Methodist Church next Sunday
?t 11 o'clock, a. m. His subject will
Rev. Chas. E. Steadman will
preach ut 7:00 p. nv
I-argc congregation should be
present to hear these strong preachers.
The pastor. Rev. M. B. Clegg. will
be in Ashevillc on business next Saturday
and is not expected to return
for the Sunday services.
his Section of Westeri
. Uiuli, only I . 3.
i from Hawaii, am! his wife. 3?
ig erected In Washington.
Officers for Ensuing year
Elected?Attempt to be
Made to Increase Membership.
The .loe MillVr Elkins Post of the
American Legion held a very delightful
social meeting at the library
last Saturday evening from sevi n
until ten o'clock. The Icgionairv^
hat! as their guests a number of the
young ladies to add interest to the
meeting. A number of group
games were played, following which
ice cream and cakes were served.
At the conclusion of the social features,
Chairman Cochran of the social
committee, turned the meeting
over to Commander Ilarvc Elkins.
. \i me dumiic s session new otficers
for the ensuing year were
elected as follows: Post Commander,
Harve Klkins; Yiee-Commaiujer,
l)r. X. H. Adams; Adjutant, Fred
Christopher; Finance Officer, Hryan
Martin; Historian, iJ. W. Sipe;
Sergeant at Arms. J. W. Odclt, ami
Chaplain, Dr. Fred Cochran. The
future work of -h.- post was then
discussed by several members, and
it was the general concensus of
opinion of the meeting that an effort
should be made to increase the
post membership in the county anc
an attempt be made to aid all exservice
men in their efforts t0 secure
compensation and medical
treatment. The regular meeting or
the post will be held Monday night,
April 9th, and another social meeting
will probably bo held the latter
part of the month.
Sheriff Ellis Smart, of Clay
County, nnd Miss Cordelia Rogers,
were married last Sunday morning,
April 1, at Hayes ville, by Rev. A.
B. Smith, pastor of the Baptist
Church, according to word brought
here a few days ago.
Chairman Henry Palmer, cf the
Murphy Township Highway Commission,
tendered his resignation to
the Commission at its meeting Tuesday
afternoon, and the County Commissioners
appointed Nathan Dockery
as a member of the Commission.
A road supervisor has not yet been
elected for the Township.
J. ADVERTISE IN X
? THE SCOUT X
X "IT WILL MAKE *
X YOU RICH" ?
i North Carolina
S1.60 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
WIN AND LOSE
Canton Wins Both sides
in Murphy - CantonWavnesville
~T riangle? 4
wro'i * ?? ""?
Will Send 1 earns to
The Murphy High. School debating
ten his won and lost last Friday
n;irht in the first inter-scholastic
d< "ate- ever participated in. when
hey met Wnynesville and Canton
[ th? preliminaries of the annual
state high school contest for
1 the Aycock Memorial Cup. Miss
Norene Campeau and Charles Clegg
j upholding the affirmative of the
question, "Ri lived that Congress
| should provide for the enforcement
of the decision of the Railroad fuij
bor hoard," pot a two-to-one decision
| over Waynesville's negative team in
th?> school auditorium here, while
Miss Maurine Fain and Lucius Cope,
defending the negative, lost tQ Canton's
affirmative in Canton, by a
! two to one vote. Canton's nega|
tive team also won from Waynes(
ville's affirmative in. W&ynesville,
and therefore is entitled to send her
I debaters to Chapel Hill to further
contest for the Aycock Memorial
This is the elevent^ annual high
school debate held under the auspices
of the literary societies and the
extension department of the State
i University and the first preliminary
last Friday night was participated
in by about one thousand debaters
representing sou nigh scnoois. .Murphy
made a very creditable showin*
against the more experienced
debaters of the Canton and Waynes*
ville High Schools.
Miss Kuth Reynolds and Edward
Herring represented Waynesville in
the debate here against Miss Campen
u and Charles Clcgg. They were
accompanied by Miss Robeson, tho
third grade teacher. Superintendent
Owen accompanied Miss Fain
and Lucius Cope to Canton.
Misses Catherine Miller and Ru,
by McCombs were presented with
handsome Bibles Sunday morning
during Sunday School at the Preai
byterian Church by their teacher,
Mrs. J. B. Storey, for regular alj
tendance during the past year. These
girls only missed one Sunday dur!
ing the entire past twelve months,
j Superintendent J. II. Dillard, of the
| Sunday School, made the presentation
speech and complimented Misses
McCombs and Miller very highly
on their fine record and held it up
, as a goal for the entire Sunday
TO HAVE BUS
jj,y ...r,. April 2.?The Carol i|na
Transportation Company's gasoline
bus, fitted with wheels to run
on the tracts of the Carolina and
Georgia Railroad, came to TTayes*'ille
a few days ago on her thial
trip. It is planned to make two
round trips a day between Hayesj
ville a few days ago on her ttrial
^ nections with the Southern trains.
Rev. E. G. Clary
' At a rlor.n i meeting of
.the Presbyterian Church Wednesday
, evening, a unanimous call was extended
to Rev. E. G. Clary, of Wil
son, N. C., to pastor th? church
J here. Mr. Clary was here two
weeks ago and preached twice to the
i congregation, which he impress**
I very favorably.