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me XXXV. No. 44. 3
T ELECTIONS ON !
e Opposed By I. M. Meekins
general Elections in Novem-'
-Second Primary May Be
he primary election last SatV.
W. McLean was named ovjponent
J. W. Bailey fur the
tion for Governor of the state
Democratic ticket. Unless
rtion history .of this state for
fee past tweny-iivc i.-. icvuocj,
(I this means that McLean will be the
I Mxt Governor of North Carolina. J.
lElmer Lonp is running ahead for
Democratic nomination for Lieutenant
Governor with R. R. Reynolds
a close second, with a number
of precincts yet to be head from.,
McLean, Bowie, Durham, Brummitt, I
Graham, Shipman, Wade and Pell j
ran ahead in Cherokee County. The
same candidates al?o ran ahead in
Clay County with the exception of j,
the aspirants for the Lieutenant Govemorship
nomination. Reynolds ran
ahead of Bowie in Clay County. |
According tc me latest returns received
Wednesday night, the vote in
the primary stood as follows, with a ,
number of precincts still to be heard
For Governor 1,545 precincts out
of 1,719?McLean 141,696; Bailey
For lieutenant governor, 1,410 pre
cincts. Long, 64,928; Reynolds, 55,804;
For State auditor, 1,327 precinct?
?Durham, 94,342; Cook 68,735.
Fur attorney general, 1,326 pre- i
cincts?Bruinmitt, 62,305; Ross, 56,570:
Fur corporation commissioner, 1,247
precincts?Pell, 98,385; Carpenttr,
For insurance commissioner, 1,261
precencts?Wade 125,253; Flowers
Commissiioner of labor and printing,
1,267 precincts?Shinman, 64.025;
Grist. 55,094; Peterson, 23,779;
Connv.issioncr of agriculture, 1,355
pi cinets?Graham, 76,940; Latham,
.iS,760; Parker, 33,565.
Paint'ng Houses In
Ellicttown This Week
The attractiveness cf the recently
constructed houses of H. B. Elliott
te being improved by the addition of
paint. The contract has just beenl
let for the paining of all four of the'
Elliott houses on the Hitchco -k sub-!
divi-i. : heyoun lh.- Hiawr.&si R v r
End ffroun of painters ar busy
this v \ with their *aint 1?: ; l;v .
Tin are &ome ten ar twelve,
houses m this area now anl this, in:
dentinl s.ction of the town. It is un- j
der od that additional houses arc
ell probability, is the coming resibeing
planned for this area in the
The Peachtree Sunday school will
not vi it the Murphy Sunday school
Sunday, as recently announced, on
eccount of the absence of the pastor.
Rev. T. L. Sas-er. They will come
the following Sunday, June 22nd.
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n of Murphy and Chei
A. W. McLean
Mrs. J. E. Sasser Passes.
(From Brookhaven (Miss.) S^mWeekly
When Mrs. Fannie Sasser closed
her eyes in the last Ions: sleep, one of
the swe< test spirits, one of the strong
est characters, one of the truest
friends, one of the most loyal solof
the most devoted mothers went
on to her reward, the rest that remaineth
in the mansions prepared
for souls like hers.
It ig pleasing to reflect that life
does net end with what we call death
?or as it continues through all eternity
its influence is left to complete
the work begun here and to cheer and
bless, although "God giveth His beloved
sleep." There should be no
moaning at the bar when such an
one goes out to sea.
Mrs. Sasser, the In loved mother of
Mrs. S. I). Moak, of Nbrfield; of
He v. T. L. Sasser, of Murphy, North
Carolina; Mr. J. C. Sasser, of Jackson,
and Miss Lula Sasser, of Brookhavtn,
pas-ed from death unto life at
the King's Daughters' Hospital at
one o'clock Friday muiTiing. June o,
1924, after a brief but acute illness
?an operation was the last resort to
keep her here longer. It failed. And
so today hearts aru broken in the
home she blessed with her presence,
friends sorrow and long for the companion
hip of cne they cherished so,
and co-workers miss the inspiration
of the steadfast faith ^nd !ova that
permeated her life.
The children have gathered in the
rhadowed heme and the funeral will
I take place at tl"..- Chi! eh a
three o'clock tH. afternoon. Pastor
Tuvlrr officiating. Tomorrow, Mr;-.
Sasser's * : \.-e at Sunday s.h: I and
at Church services will be vacant.
She will be missed as not many are.
She was so faithful and earnest as
a Christian. Gentle and kind, inteli
ligent and wise, through life's va|
ried experiences, Mrs. Sasser was a
source of joy and a refuge of strength
I to all who knew he:. Her words, always
fitly spoken, were like "apples
cf gold in pictures of silver." Her
smile was a benediction.
She wrought well. Htr children
! rise up and call her blessed. They
i honor their mother's loyal service In
;orium Scene of G. C
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okee County, and the Le
MURPHY, NORTH CAROUN.
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CIVIL COURT 1
IN SESSION IN
CLAY THIS WEEK
Lumber Company Cases Will Prac- v
! ticalljr Absorb the Week?Judge j I
Harding Presiding c
Ha.vesville, June 12.?As the week *
draws to a close it becomes all the ,
; more apparent that; the June term t
i of the superior court in session here ?
j this week is going to be able to ac- t
! '"omplish little more than dispose of
the Georgia-Carolina Timber Com- j
rany suit agains the Towns County:t
Lumber Company. H. C. Moore & ]
| Company tt als are interpleaders. |1
j This case involves title to some six *
i or eight hundred acres nf land, the (^
houndary line of which is disputed, j f
! The firm cf Anderson & Gray of|i
j Haycsville, James J. Hazel of Ashe
ville, D. Witherspoun of Murphy and '
!'. I.. Phillips o* RobbinsviP.e arc
appearing in the can. far the pli?in.
iff while M. \V. Bel! and J. N. Mocc'y
oi iiurnhy an apptaring lor Uw
defense. Judge Haiding is presid-.
This is only a one week term of (
S civil court. Aside from the above,
named case, it is possible that a few
' divorce suits may be reached. Judge
Harding will open court in Cherokee
j County next week.
their activities in the home, in the*
; ministry, in business, in the schoolroom
and everywhere they go.
j "O death, where is thy sting?
! O grave, where is try victory?'"
). P. Convention
.. ??? w. U
lading Newspaper in t
ft. FRIDAY. JUNE 13. 1324
?i?r mm? |'i -
Jest Section In United
States, He Says
In a recent letter to Col E. B. Norell,
the Hon. Lewis T. Baxter, of
Cashville, Tenn., who has just re:ently
returned from a three ytar
lay in Europe and who is spending
he suminer in New York State, rceri
to the western part of North
Carolina 'as the most promising secIon
of our country. The following
tract xfrom his letter will be of inerest:
"I hono we will both live Jong
nough to see the beginning?if no
mire?of the development of a secion
of our country on a very broad
'oundation, for I do not know any
iart of the world which has more
ndustrial future than that section
[or a radius of 200 utiles from Murphy
as a center. When to this is
iddcd the healthfulness of wo torn
\'-<rth Carolina, you can be as thankful
as Andrew Jackson said he was
in 1S43, when he said: 'I thank God
I live in such a InnJ as I do.* I hav.
much greater faith in the future of
this section than 1 have in any other
part of the Unitaa oaetw
fcl. P. Hawkins and B. W. Sipe
were in sylva Tuesday as delegates
from Murphy to the road meeting
the occasion being the visitation of
the Federal and State officials and
the. South American Delegation.
Among the Andrews* delegation
were Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Walker,
Mrs. Giles Cover, Mr. and Mrs. G.
B. H oblitzell; and among the Robbin
-ville dtlgaies were Mr. and Mrs.
^ ' ~''
his Section of Westerr
ADOPTED BY PRC
OF JULY GAL
Conservative Program All Settled In
Advance?One Libera! Effort <
By David Loth m ,
New York, June ?Within the .
week the Republican Party will have
pone on record as favoring the most
Crrnscrvntiv. nnlii*ir>? nrtrl' will hnvo
scaled it with the nomination of conservative
There was nothing else for it to;
do. It remains for the party only]
to convince the people that thiirs is'
an honest conversatism. The talk of,
drafting a liberal program supported
by liberal leaders is left to the Dem-i
ocrats, if they have' the political and'
wisdom and courage' to do it, and to
Senator LaFollette and his potential
Nothing was left to. chance at
Cleveland. The Whole proceeding
was carefully arranged in advance.
There remained only the fight over
the platform and the nomination of
a running mate for President Coolidge.
The convention is just assembling
in the Ohio as this is written,
but all the indications are that these
two remaining points are just as definitely
settlct as the r. nomination of
There are a few nlanks still to he
pui into the platform. Just how important
they are is not known. But
they will not in their final shape
differ from the conservative tone of
the rest of the platform, the chief
difficulty of which will be to reconcile
the differences between the ex-j
ecutive and Congress.
There will not even be a name of-1
fered to compete with the President.
Senator LaFollette refuses to permit
his name to be presented although,
his own Wisconsin delegation will nn
doubt give him a complimentary vote'
Senator Johnson, of California, after
a long preconvcntion campaign, has
realized there is no market for his
particular brand of progressivism and
has also withdrawn from the race.
There will be one gesture against
the general conservatism of the convention.
Senator LaFollette.'s "men.
although their chief will be absent,
will present his verjr libera! Ideas and
see them rejected. No doubt by the
time this article appears in print, this
'will already have b^en. done,
j The Wisconsin lonlcr w ,11 then
await the action of the Democatic
I convention. If it adopt* enough c l
1 his ideas, there is a good chance r?e
would swing his support, under cover
or otherwise, Co the Democrat ticket.
That support would be strong
i nough to insure a Democratic vie
' Lury, out li Laroiieue aoe noi approve
of the New York platform, he
plans to run himself, thus throwing
the election into Congress where he
can dictate the selection.
Mrs. Cross and two children, of
Charlotte are visiting her brother,
Mr. E. M. Gibbons.
the Cleveland Conve
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>MOTERS OF 4TH ^
.A DAY - BARBECUE^^
Full Program Planned for Calabra*
tion on Independence Day, Last*
ing from Early Morning to Lata
Arrangements for an Indrpenence
Day celebration got well under
way the middle of the week with the
anointment of the principal committees
to handle the various features
-' 6 mmmup Al u uK-eiing oi me
chamber of Commerce and some [H|
the interested citizens of the town a
it native outline ol tne principal
Events being planned for the day was
made, and the decision to make all
events absolutely free to all visitors
was reached. Among the free events
will be a barbecue dinnr, baseball
games and a grand display of fireworks
in the evening. It is the expectation
of those in charge of arrangements
that this will be the biggest
drawing event ever staged in
In the past it has been customary
at most celebrations to charge for
such events as the ball games, and
more often than not the public has
expected to pay for their lunches at
these celebrations. But th;? year
an innovation is being made in that
it will all be free.
Among the events planned are two
ball games, one in the morning and
one in the afternoon; barbecue; address
by public man; field games,
bar.d concerts throughout the day;
and finally an elaborate fire works
display in the evening. With this
program something will he in progress
throughout the day from nine
in the morning until nine at mght.
With a full day like this it is expected
that hundreds of visitors from
this entire section will be attracted
here for the celebration. The roads
are now in good condition and automobile
parties for miles around are ex
The following: committees have
boon ? pointed to work out tu? arrangements:
Ball Game?W. D. Townson, J. W.
Davidson and E. E. Davis.
Barbecue?P. C. Hyatt, Hayes
Leathevwood. W. S. Dickey. J. M.
Comwell, Wm. P. Payne. Fred V.
Speaking?D. Wither spoon and B.
Field Games?Bill Whitaker, H. H.
Ellis, J. M. Vaughn.
Fireworks?W. M. Fain, Ralph
Moody, Luke Ellis, Sid Pendley, Leonard
Johnson and E. P. Hawkins.
Advvrti ing?B. W. Sipe, H. H. Ellis
and J. B. Storey.
Pnzes for field games?W. Christopher,
E. C. Mallonte, and J. M.
| Ball Pnrk?Ralph Moody, Richard
Meroney, Toby Fain, Luke Ellis and
J. \V. Davidson.
, Finance Committee?W. W. Hyde,
i P. C. Hyatt. E. P. Hawkins, Wm. P.
Payne, J. A. Richardson, Ralph Moody,
H. G. Elkins.
Particulars will be given out from
time to time. All the people of Murphy
in visiting neighboring communities
or writing litters are asked to
help spread the word abroad.