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VOLUME TDCXVI. No. 9ss>(?
Highway Commission '
Meets In First Regular
The Cherokee County Road Com- I
mission, meeting in the first regular
monthly session here Tuesday, following
creation by the recent spcI
cial session of the Genera! Assembly.
I went on record by the passage of a ,
I resolution to use all moneys collected
in the respective^ towns nip? 01 ino ,
county, and all machinery heretofore
owned by the township commissions
in the respective townships. This
resolution was passed primarily to
give public expresion to the icom-1
mission's intepretation of the law under
which it is operating, it was said,
and came as a result of some misun- (
dersunding of the purpose and function
of the county commission, it
The law creating the county-wide
organization to replace the several
township commission? provides that
the township commissions shall turn
over to the county commission all
machinery, tools, money, books, etc.,
in its noscssion at the time the law
went into effect. One or two road
districts have refused to turn over
their money, tools, etc., and
have enjoined the county commission
from using them in any way except
in the township in which they were
previously owned. The commission Is !
also enjoined from issuing any road
Members of the commision Tuesday
stated that they had no intention
of taking any machinery out of one
township for use in another, and that
all money raised by taxation in any
township would be spent in that town-1
hip. The commission is not trying
w uc ujuiji, it won suntru, uui is carrying
out the oontracts and agreements
entered into by the respective
township commissions before the
county organization was created.
When these old road contracts are
closed up, it was stated, the commission
would have engineers make up
estimates of the roads now located
and laid out, which, in its opinion, are
most important and will serve the
most people, and then proceed to
raise the money to construct such
roads. When any bonds shall be issued,
it was stated, they shall be only j
lor roads already laid out and approved
by the people.
The dissatisfaction arose because!
some of the road districts felt that,
some of the money raised within |
their bounds would be used in ad*
joining districts of the county. It isj
felt by the commision and a great ma- j
jority of the citizens of the county
that the cuunty-wide plan of buildlog
roads will prove most satisfactory j
and most economical, and produce
better results than were obtained under
the smaller unit plan. The law
has not and is not fully understood,
and the working of the commission
? not known wel enough yet, it isj
thought. The comission and most of
the people want to see the county
nnit plan tried out as it has proven
mos satisfactorily in practically every
other county in the state. The first
month's report bears out this state?nt,
said members of the commission,
Will Be Hed In
Archdeacon; John I|. Griffith, of
Asheville, will held a special series
?f preaching services in the local
Episcopal Church from Friday through
Sunday. The first service will be
*Hiay evening at 7 o'clock. A special
service is arranged for Saturday
afternoon at three o'clock for chil
dren of school age. A black board
*?tch will ccompany the address.
Older people are invited to this service.
8|turdity evening at 7 and Sunday
October 12th at 11 other
frf Ml be held. Sunday night!
I J*ith will preach by invlta-!
Murphy people were privileg-1
?d to her Archdeacon Griffith a few j
'veeks ago and are looking forward,
l(> his returning to Murphy. A good'
?*ries of services is expected. The
days are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
of thia week.
-v rzz-m vr*
n of Murphy and Chei
Preiant year promiaia to be the beat
in the Hintory
September 26th closed the first
month's work of the local schools
with the largest attendance that ha?
ever been recorded in the history of
the town. With the high school housed
in the new building and the old
building turned over to the grades, the
best year's work in the history of the
institution was forcast by the start
mane in September.
While there are perhaps not any
more on the honor roll for September
than there have been In prevlons
years* yet a different spirit seems to
pervade the school. The pupils are 1
more in earnest than they have apparently
been before in the recent past.
Thus, while the individual records may
not stand out so conspicously, yet tile
average for the entire school is more
promising than in the past.
In order to get on the honor roll
a pupil must have made at least 90
percent on every subject pursued.
The names and grade of those making,
this percent, follows:
Grade 1 A
Tom Axley, Alvin Bowles, Pruden
Davidson, J. D. Palmer, Fain Weaver,
Martha Aiken, Deltha Cornwell, Ruth
Deweese, Elsie Davis, Mary Gibson,
Aileen Hampton, Elsie Ledford. Jonnie
Mae McJunkin, Mary Robinson, Wilma
Grade I B
Sheridan Dockery. Jellcr Cearley,
Lucy Myers, Ka:'.oryn Lauder niix,
Myrtle Grain. Earl Grain, Perl Cole.
Grade 2 A
Norma Lee, Elsie Barnett, Catherine
Htnslay. Roane Hampton, Ernest
Hawkins, Hayes Leatherwood, William
Grade 3 A
Martha Kollock, Bill Linthicum,
Glenn Hembree, Blanche Barton.
Grade 3 B
Mary ?ltnerspcon, irene carton,
Dessie Carroll, Jerry Davidson, Clyde
Grade 4 A
Marcella Hampton and Hoke Phillips.
Grade 4 B
Guy Barton, Eloise Fain and Dorothy
BOOKS NOW OPEN
The registration books opened all
over the county last Saturday for the
registration of voters. Any who may
have become of age since the last reg-j
istration, or any who have not registtered
as yet must do so in order to
vote in the general election in November.
The books will close one week
before election day so as to have one
Saturday for challenge.
Every citizen should register and
vote as this is the American way of
expressing a preference for the occupants
of the various offices and for
certain governmental activities.
Rev. L. F. Clark, of Canton will
preach at the Factorytown Church
Sunday night, October 12th, at 7
The State Democratic organization
opened its campaign in Cherokee
County on Tuesday with the appearance
of Dennis G. Brummitt, candiate
for the Attorney-Generalship
of North Carolina. Mr Brummitt
spoke in the courthouse here Tuesday
afternoon and at Andrews Tuesday
night. Considerable interest was
shown in his coming. He was formrly
speaker oi the House of
Representatives and has served as a
member of legislature several time3.
He confined his discuession to state
issues on Tuesday.
! ANYONE having grown turkeys for
sale, write or see P. V. Parker.
Andrews, N. C. Sourwood honey in
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-okee County, and the L
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA
Forest Wardens Of
Clay and Cherokee
The annual meetings of the Cher- '
okee and Clay County forest wardens
were held in the respective counties
Tuesday, under the direction of
Carl I. Peterson, district forester for ,
the mountain district of North Carolina.
The county organizations of
Cherokee and Clay, as in many other
counties in western North Carolina,
is maintained by the State Geological
and Economic Survey and the county
co-operoating. The county organizations
are made up of a number of
county forest wardens and deputies
with a county warden in charge, all
responsive to the district warden.
The county wardens are selected from
strategic points over the county so
that they may promptly detect and
extinguish forest fires. They also
devote considerable of their time to
educating the public against being
carelcs with fire.
In addition to the members of the
county system of wardens, the meeting
was attended by C. I. Peterson
County Agent H. H. Ellis, of Cherokee,
and W. R. Anderson, county agent
of Clay County, and F. E. McArthy
of the Appalachian Forest Experiment
Station of Asheville. At
these meetings, plans covering the i
work of the forest wardens during j
the coming forest fire season were
discussed. The wardens were confident
that they could greatly reduce
the fire damage in the respective
counties with the full co-operation of
the people in their districts. It was
cranarallv r?vn?mi?prl that nnhllf u>n.
timent plays an important part in
forest fire prevention, and the wardens
are bending their effort to gain
the full backing of the public in their
efforts to lessen the fire darrtaje in
the fast dwindling forest of the state.
The subject of forest fire damage
was discussed by E. F. McCarthy, of
the Appalachian Forest Experiment
Station, which is maintained at Ashevile
by the U. S. Forest Service. It
was pointed out that as a result of
studies conducted by this station, It
had been found that even light fires
in the woods do considerable damage.
Such fires kill practically all the
small trees and many of the larger
ones, it was stated, and many of
those that survive are greatly injured
because of wounds received front the
flames, which cause decay to set in
at the base. Most of the butt rot in
timber may be traced to fires, stated
; Mr. McCarthy. Although the hard|
wood forests of this region mantain
a cover on the ground after a fire,
| and is not so severely burned as some
of the forests further north, the deI
-trucfion of a part of the tree may
so reduce the production as to make
it unprofitable to log what remains.
In this way the profit is burned out
of the forest.
Mr. McCarthy stated that the climate
and soil of Cherokee and Caly
Counties are especially well suited
to the production of timber and that
if cut-over lands of thesa counties
are protected from fires an excellent,
young forest growth will quickly es-|
County agent Ellis spoke briefly, ,
calling attention to the importance
of the forest as a source of revenue j
to the farmers and expressed himself |
as being vitally intrested in the i
work of fire prevention. .He pledged
his co-operation to the wardens in
) making their work more effective. A
J number of special fire tools were furj
nishd to th wardens. They were also
well supplied with posters for distribution
over the county.
WILL DECIDE IF MURPHY
IS TO HAVE A BAND
For the fair and several land auction
sales that have been held in this
section recently, quit a good band
has been gotten together under the
direction of Mr. H. Engleman as director.
The question has now arisen
as to whether or not such a band can
be held together permanently. It Is
i understood thai ihe quciaiun must be
( decided during the coming week.
There is no doubt but that such an
organization can be of tremendous
benefit to the town and progressive
citizens and business men should exert
their influence to try. to hold the
band together. A word of encouragement
to the director or to any of the
;r.e:.._ers y\li hi!?.
eading Newspaper in t
FRIDAY. OCTOBER 10, 1924.
AGED CITIZEN ]
OF MARBLE PASSES
TO GREAT BEYOND
Mrs. S. A. Barton Was Nearing 77th
Y? At Tim- n..tk
Mrs. S. A. Bariuu, 11 well ktiGwr.
and much, loved woman of Marble, ,
passed to the great beyond at Mor- |
ganton, N. C., where she was taking
treatment in the state hospital. Mrs.
Barton had been in ill health for several
months but had been at the state
institution for only about five weeks.
She was 7S years and 8 months old
nt the time of her death. Her body
was brought back to Marble and funeral
services were held on the 2nd
of the month at Mt. Zion Church, near
Marble, Rev. Algia West, assisted by
Rev. A. B. Smith, conducting the services.
Interment was made in the
Mt. Zion cemetery.
Mrs. Barton was a member of the
Baptist Church from her early girl
hood. She was faithful and devoted;
to her church and her loyal counsel i
and advice not only in religious, but
in community matters, will be greatly,
She is survived by two sisters and
one brother: Mrs. S. K. Elliott, of
Winder, Ga..; Miss Martha O Kelley,
of Copperhill. Tenn..; and B. F.
O'Kelley, of Cleveland, Ga. She was
the mother of eight children, six boys
and two girls, all of whom are living.
They are: W. J. Barton, of Marble;
Y. E. Barton, of Tomotla; A. F. Barton,
of Mineral Bluff, Ga.; G. W. Barton,
of Murphy; H. A. Barton of
Murphy, J. B. Barton,of Marble; Mrs.
I. P. Burger, of Chatsworth, Ga., and
Mrs. Raleigh Wilson, of Peachtree.
She was also the grandmother of fifty-eight
children and the great grand-1
mother of ten. A host of other relatives
and friends throughout this sec.
tion join the bereaved family in
mourning her loss.
Last of Republicans
Big Four Here Monday
A. A. Whitener, the last of the
big five of the State Republican
organization spoke in the court house
Monday afternoon at one thirty. Mr.
Whitener is the candidate for the
United Stat Senator against Senator
F. M. Simmons. The Senatorial candidate
has been prominent in his
party's affairs and was heard Monday
with much interest. Mr. Whiteier
lives at Hickory.
The other members of the Republican
speaking ^organization who have
been here in this campaign are John
J. Parker, candiate for Governor in
1920; I. M. Meekins, the - present
gubernatorial candidate on the minority
Here October 12th
I The Cherokee County sfngtng contention
will meet at I the Murphy
court house, October 12th, which Is
[the second Sunday, at 9:00 a. m..
Murphy time, according to announcement
by E. L. Ballard, secretary-treasurer
of the county association.
All clases and singers of Cherokee
County are requested to come and
bring dinner a,nd song books and
stay all day. Contests in singing in
the afternoon will feature the program
and the banner will be awarded
to the class rendering the best music.
Singers and classes from abjoining
counties are extended a cordial invitation
to attend the convention, the
TRADERS DAY TO BE
OBSERVED NEXT WEEK
The Bonita Theatre is promoting a
horse and automobile trader's week,
October 14th to 18th. A fiddler's
convention will be held on the 14th
and 15th. Mr. F. O. Bates, manager
the theatre, is inviting aii who may
have horses automobiles, or anything
of a like character to bring
them to Murphy during this time, and
all fiddlers are invited to come and
participate in the convention.
The event has been rather widely
advertised and a good many people
are expected to be here during that
his Section of Western
May Soon Begin 4
From Local Co.
Within the next ten days it is ex- J"
p-ected that lumber will betfin to move
from the yards of the Cherokee i
Company, unless plans of the recently |
appointed trustees go wrong. A representative
of the trustees. Mason, '
hoc Loon kono V
weeks apprasing the lumber on the j1
yards of the Cherokee Company and ,
that at Shell's Mills. Mr. Mason expect
to return to Philadelphia within
the next few days and on his return. 1
it is thought that the lumber will |
begin to move. Several small order? ,
are on file with the local manager j
now but final orders to begin loading J
are not expected to be receiver until j
Mr. Mason returns north. The lumber!'
at Shull's mills has already been 11
appraised and a consiaeruble order has ,
been filfced from that yard, it is un- |
Mrs. Lyda Crane spent the past
week with her daughter. Mrs. Cindy
Mr. and Mrs. S. Y. Allen spent
Wednesday night with their daughter,
Mrs. R. L. Peeples, at Dusktown
Mrs. Grover Robinson was a acllcr
at Dr. G. M. Young's Wednesday
Mr. Jake Stanley fro mBrasstown
is visiting his sister, Mrs. Lula Freeman.
Little Bobbie Allen Peeples, from
Ducktown Tenn. is visiting her
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S. Y.
Allen at Postell.
Barncd to Mr. and Mrs. Jim Swanu_n
flrtnhpp 'And a fin? Hnv
Mr. Clyde Stiles made a business
trip to Murphy Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Taylor and to
children, Glen and Jewel spent Saturday
and Sunday with Mrs. Taylor's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. Y. Allen.
Mrs. Mary Allen is very ill at this
Poley Allen was a plesant caller
at Mr. N. A. Quinns, Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. R. P. Allen and little grandaughter
Bobbie Allen Peeples, visited
Mrs. Grover Roberson, one afternoon
Mr. Charlie Marraw and Mr. Dewie
Stiles wei'e visitors at * ar. Melt
Mrs. Bertha Stiles and little daughter,
Fay, and son, Ray, visited Mr.
and Mrs. Lum Stiles one day last
The heavy frost here on October
1st damaged a lot ^f the crops.
Mr. and Mrs. Elias Hamby visited
the latter's mother, Mrs. Bell Swanson.
Mrs. G. M. Young visited Mrs.
Mandy Hamby one day last week.
Miss Nannie Brendle, from Upper
Shoal Creek, visited her sister, Mrs.
Maggie Suit, last week.
Mr. John Walker visited Mr. Dee
Mr. John Mason, our Deputy Sheriff,
was called to Turtletown on busl
ness Tuesday. John is always* ready;
to go when he is called out on duty. '
Mrs. Georgia J^nes visited her ;
daughter, Mrs. Jim Allen Saturday
Rev. Carl Sentell, from Farner,
preached at Shoal Creek Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jake Walker, from
Suit, spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. John Mason.
Miss Eliza Allen and Glen Taylor
visited Misses Gypsie and Lexie
Allen Saturday afternoon.
STANDARD CO. INSTALLS
NEW FILLING STATIONS
During the last few days the Standard
Oil Company has erected three
new curb filling stations in Murphy.
One in front of Williard Cooper's
one at R. H. King's store and one at
Wm. P. Payne's store. This brings
the total .up to about 12.
"IT WILL MAKE
5c COPY?tl.SO PER YEAR
LODGED IN JAIL
FOR CAR THEFT
rwo Thieves Try To Get Away With
J. C. To*n?on'i Car Sat*
A. I*. ScCr is iuugeu in the Cuer>kee
County Jail in default of $1,000
?ond for hi3 appearance at the next
:erm of superior court awaiting trial
for his alleged implication In the at'nmilll'll
tht?fr of lllO Doric***
, ? ? ? V, ?VU6V WUKUft
car of J. C. Townson Saturday night.
Reece was apprehended just outside
of oCpperhill, but his companion, said
to be Ern.st Green, made his escape.
Reece was brought back to Murphy
Sunday and given preliminary hearing
before the mayor and bond was fixed
at $1,000. Being unable to raise the
bond, the defendant was lodged in
The car was stolen from the parking
space in the Hiawassee Street in
front of Candler's Department Store.
Mr. Townson parked his car there and
came across to his brother's furniture
store for a few minutes. Somone
came up in a few minutes and asked
him who the two strange persons in
his care were. As he started across
the street to investigate, the occupants
of his car drove it off across
the Hiawassee River. George Townson
and Harve Elkins, one carrying
J. C. Townson's, gave chase In
their cars, one taking the Ranger
road, the other the Bellevlew road Id
the meantime, offices in nearby towns
were notified of the theft and asked
to be on the lookout. The mayor of
Copperhill sent a number of deputies
to guard the road leading from there
to Murphy and about the time the five
officers detailed for duty arrived in
the deep cut just outside the city, the
car was heard approaching. As soon
as the thieves saw that the road was
blocked, they threw the car in reverse
and tried to turn around. One
of the officers stepped on the running
board and pulled the switch, but was
thrown off as the c#r marie a nuielr
turn. This gave the occupants a
chance to jump from the car. Reece
was caught, but the other occupant,
said to be Ernest Green, made his wny
to safety through the impenetrable
HReece readily consented ta return*
ing to North Carolina for trial.
Messrs. Carl Townson, H. G. Elkins
and Malcom Kilpatrick brought
Reece back. He denied knowing anything
about the car or his companion,
whom he said he had knawn only a
short time. He tried to leave the Impression,
at the preliminary hearing
on Monday, that -he ha<l never been
in Murphy and that he was picked up
on the road by his companion. Murphy
witnesses, however, who had seen
him in Murphy between six and seven
o'clock Saturday evening, which
was just before the attempted theft
of the car. Reece refuses to talk. Ho
says his home is in Ellijay, Ga.
Dewey Dayton *
Fatally Shoots Father
Hayesville, Oct; 7.?One ,of the
saddest tragedies befalling this county
in some years was the shooting to
aea*.n 01 j. w. Lfayion oy nis son,
Dewey, following a quarrel which was
said to have arisen over a wheat drill.
The shooting took place about 8
o'clock on Thursday October 2. The
father is said to have had a shotgut
in his posession and to have attempted
to shoot the son, whereupon the son
! fired upon his father with a 32 calibre
! automatic pistol, the bullet taken ef|
feet in the left lung just above the
I heart. Mr. Dayton died about 9:30
] Friday night.
j Dewey was arrested and at at
j preliminary, hearing his bond for apI
pearance at the next term of superior
court fixed, which he promptly gave.
Dewey is 25; his father was 51.
The funeral services were held at
Mars Chapel near Hsyesville, Satururuay
aiternoon, Rev. F. B. Garrett
being in charge. Mr. Dayton leave*
a large family, five daughters, tw?
sons and a widow.
I FOUND?One small, red steer yearling
the latter part of May. Owner
.nay get animal by describing and
j paying cost of keeping, and of this
i notice. R. R. Beal, City. (9-2t-b)