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IT ISN'T IN
BHnfficial Otgan of
?H|V mVLjfitl. 22.
fflBSB CREATED BY
HMO^V Axle/ appointed Judge and
expected to relieve Supcrior
Murphy, Jan. 7. The Board of
County Comnusioners i~ session here
H this week established a county court
H with W. M. Axiey as Judge and F.
0. Christopher a? Solicitor. This
I court was established under the State
I wide law, passed at the last session
of the legislature, which wakes it
discretionary with the Boards of
I Commissioners as to whether sach
I courts shall be maintained. A numI
ber of counties have established these
I courts under this state-wide law.
j There was formerly a recorder's
court in Cherokee County. It was
I created by a special act ol the legialahiri'
hut tin. I:?vv- iv. ?-i h nh <1 in
1923, and the court cease.! to functicn
early in that year.
The superior court docket in this
county is greatly over-crowded much
of the time and it is believed that this
county court will he ahle to settle
most of the minor cases and relieve
the superior court of the trial of so
many petty offences. Since this court
cm operate for much less than the
superior court, and since it will give
offenders of the law a chance to be
chard without Waiting for the higher
courts, often times in jail at the expense
of the county, it is the belief
of the officials that the establishment
of this court will save the coun.
ty money. 1
Regular Term Superior
Court Convenes on 18 th
The regular January ttrm of the'
Superior Court of Cherokee County
will convene on Monday, January
19th. This will he both a criminal
and civil term. The court now in
session is a special sitting for the
. trial of civil case*.
For the regular term convening on
m the 19th, the following jurors have
I been drawn:
First Week: D. C. Ens ley, J. R.
^^cCIelland, W. C. Walker, J. W. Rol
Z. B. Odell, B. Mc-Abee, Dock
ill.... 1 II u ? t. u?;i
I?eiXJC3, II. 11. 1UIUI|I|U!1, U. v.. >1 IIioV
W. C. Everett, G. B. Collet, A.'
faass. R. P. Johnson', L. F. Green.;'
^ftPorier ram, W. T. Stalcup, H. F.
^ Uulkey, Logan Lawrence, H. L. Dale I
F. Rose, Allen McDonald, Gordia
^H^rawford, T. T. Morrow, A. E. Nich- \
H?ls. J. U. Farmer, D. P. Grant, J. F.
^^Kiliian, .Mart Raper, Hayden Fergu^^Bpn,
David McMiilen, F. \V. Radgord,
^Ar. J. Ellis, S. K. Dockery, W. Chris L^^lpher,
Ernest Graham, Jchn McMil- j
JffBsecond Week: Jake Robertson, R. j
m Fain, J. P. Bryson, P. A. Mauney,!
* W. Palmer, P. N. Conley, R. E. j
jjlckcry, F. W. Smith, E. M. Gentry,
J. H. Suit, S. L. Hatchett, J. P.
Crasman, R. 3. Palmer, M. I. Hall.
A.N. Lovingood, Harley Shields, W.
"W>Killian and Jack Hall.
Fite Escapes Being
Put On School House
Pi-e escape? are this week being j
put en the iframmar grade school I
bufldhg. One escape is being put
on the east side and one on the west. |
These escapes are wide enough forj
two children to march down abreast
and access will be had to them from I
the middle room on either side of
the building thorugh* the auditorium. |
A door way to the outside is being'
cut so that no difficulty will oe ex--;
potienced in getting to the cscaoes. I
These crcapes have been needed
for sometime. They were required
by the State Insurance Department
for safety of the children. Heretofore
there has beert only on? exit
from th> second story of this building
and this has been down the steps
at the back of the auditorium. With
the installation of these two fire escapes,
three exits will be provided
from ujsuiirs and three from down
Special Term Court
^JhiflMllberinl Iprm of ?nMrior
onkiere will adjourn SatMr
10th. This term conof
Brill complete the foil
has- been a civil
James L. Webb, of
Murphy And Cherokee
Mr. and Mrs. Whitaker
Visit Relatives Here
Mr. J. W. (Jeff) Whitaker and
Mrs. Whitaker, nee Ella Gentry,
now from Western Texas, arrived in
Murphy December 24th, and visited
Mrs. Whitaker, parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Chris Gentry, on Hangingdog. They
spent much of the week of the 28th
visiting kinfolks on Valley River:
Luther Gentry, brother; Rev. and
Mrs. A. B. Smith, uncle and aunt:
Mrs. Viney Welch, aunt; the Whitakers
up Valley River whose fathers
were brotheis of Jeff's father; the
I'uliiains, Moores. (Tathams) ; and
Mrs. Ann Holland, which widows a
sisters of Jeff Whitaker's mother.
Last Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Whitaker
visited their old home church. Peachtree.
where rests their little boy,
Fred, and where sleeps 3 of Jeff's
sisters. They arrived too late to
bear much of a very able and inspiring
sermon preached by the pastor
of Peachtrcc Baptist Church, Rev. A.
W. J. Whitaker, with his father
J. L. (Fate) Whitaker and large
family of unmarried and married
children, moved away from Peachtree
and North Carolina in 1U06 to
Oklahoma. J. L. Whitaker and some
cf his children?including Jeff and
wife?moved from Oklahoma pretty
soon to New Mexico, where Mr. J.
I.. Whitaker?the last hut one. Mrs.
VSr.y Welch, of his father's family of
sixteen grown children?died September
lath, last, at the griat age (
i f 87 years. But he "did not attain
unto the days of his fathers": His
grandfather, James Whitaker Sr. died
on Valley River in his ninety-sixth
year, and his father, Janus Whitaker
Jr. died there in his ninety-seventh
Our loved visitors. Jeff Whitaker
and wife, moved from New Mexico
to Western Texas some years ago.
His mother, nee Sarah Morrow, raised
on Valley River, is now at Jeff's
home, where another son also lives.
She is 84 years old and is feeble and
nearly deaf. Her father, the late
Esquire E. G. Morrow, became almost
deaf before he died more than
three score and ten years old.
"Jeff and Ella" expect to revisit
their kin folks on Valley River this
week, taking advantage of its fine
weather; and perhaps the old home
neighborhood of Peachtree. The rain
the mud, the cold, was very much
against them last week.
We shall indeed be saddened by,
their departure for Texas, likely next;
week. ?SUB. !
Can Convert 4 Percent
Bonds only Till June 30
The Secretary of the Treasury of
the United States has announced that
the privilege of convertinf First Lib:rty
Loan Converted 4 percent Bonds
of 1932-47, end Second Liberty Loan
4 percent Bonds of 1927-42 into AM
Liberty Loan Bonds, will terminate at
the close of business June 30, 1925,
and thereafter may not be exercised.
The conversion privilege with respect
to such bonds arose May 9, 1918, and
expired November 9, 1919, but was
extended by the Secretary of the
Treasury under the authority conferred
by Section 5 of the Victory
Liberty Loan Act, to such date as
might be fixed by the MCiatary of
the treasury on six mollis publicnotice.
Although the privilege has
remained open for over six years and
public notice has been called thereto
frcni time to time, holders of about <
$33,000,000 of bonds have not yet availed
themselves of the privilege of
Wpman's Club Will
Meet Next Wednesday
The regulai) monthly meeting of
the Woman's Club wiil be held Wednesday
afternoon, December 14th,
at the Library at 3:15 o'clock. The
study of famous women will be continued
at this meeting, the specific
topic being "Woman in Social Science.*
The discussion will be led
by Mesdames W. K. Travis, E. A.
Davidson and J. H. Dillard. The social
committee for this mcti-g is: |
Mrs. J. T7. DaViuovu ami i'li j. L, Mb.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Godwin and
three children returned to| their
home in Ocala, FTa., the Utter part
of December after having spent the
full in Vdrphy.
s County, and the Lead in
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLIN
To Assume Office
On February 14th
While the details of the inaugura.
tion of Governor-elect A. W. MceLan 1
have not yet been worked out, it ap- <
pears probable that the next Chief t
i Executive will assume office on Wed- ?
nesday, January 14th. Mr. McLean '
is planning to come to Raleigh on a *
special train from his Lumber ton ?
home. Upon his arrival he will be *
'conducted to the Governor's office js
in the capital, from where he and *
Governor Morrison and the other
state officers and menibtrs of the 2
Legislature and oth:-r public officials ?
and visitors will march to the Rnleigh s
auditorium, where the formal excr-j*
vises will be held. >
The public is looking forward to *
Mr. McLean's inaugural address, for 1
; is this he- i? expected to set forth 1
many of the policies he expects to fol- r
low during his administration. He is N
generally conceded to be conscrva-11
J tivc, hut he made few public utter- 1
ances during his campaign thut would x
show his real position. d
Mrs. A. S. Clark's J
New Home Nears t
The home of Hrs. A. S. Clark on '
Valley River Avenue ncaia completion.
Mrs. Clark recently purchas- *
cd this property from Bryan Martin.
The house has been much enlarged
hy the addition of a second story to
the north winp, the construction of^
a kitchen at the back and the enlarg-1
ing of the porches. o
OWL CREEK 2
(Last Week's Letter) (
Mr. Harrison Jones is in ill health t
at this writing. i i
Mr. F. D. Dickey, of Murphy, was e
here on business one day recently. ! ^
Christmas passed very quietly at s
We are having some cold weather!.
here at present. J
Mr. Paul Solcsbee has returned,
home from Oteen Hospital where he 1
has been taking treatment.
We regret to say that Mr. S. T.
; Kephart is in poor health. !
Mr. Jasper Rhodes was the guest 1
of Mr. Newt Kephart Sunday.
Mr. Porter Marcus and Mr. Mr. C.i
| A. Hass have returned home from
I Rowansford where they had a posi-!
I tion. I
i Miss Delsie and Allie Kephart and
Ruby Laurins were Sunday school vis- [
itors at ihis place Sunday.
Mr. Vincent Marcus was the guest
of Mr. Oliver Kephart Sunday.
Miss Maiy Jones was the guest of
Miss Delthi.i Kephart Sunday.
Fox hunting is the chief sport of
i The young people of this place cn*
joyed a nice Christmas tree at the
home of Mr. J. W. Solesbee Christmas
. , (Last Week's Letter.)
Christmas pased away very quietly
in this place.
Miss Edna Wilbur, of Etowah,
I Tenn., is visiting her grandmother, I
Mrs. Martha Robinsin.
Mr. Claud Crowder and Edgar
Torrence, who are attending high
school at Farner, are spending the
holidays with the latter's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. O. L. Torrence.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Cotter and *
children, of Athens, Tenn, have been
spending a part of the holidays with J
the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
A. J. Cotter. I
A very interesting musLal party j
was given by Mr. Wilfred Robinson
at his home Christmas evening. There f
was a large crowd present, some of
whom were: O. L. Robinson, of 1
Emory University, Atlanta; Mr. and
Mrs. Verlcn Rogers, of Kentucky; 1
Miss Etna Robinson, of Ocoee, Tenn.; n
the Miss Mopins, of Cleveland, Tenn.;, R
Miss Loubell Tatham, of Athens, j r
Tenn.; Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Robinson,!1
and Miss Edna Wilbur, of Etowah.
Tenn. A fine musical program was 11
rendered with stringed instruments.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Robinson visi
ited Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Deal at Duck- Y
'town recently. a t
Mr. O. L. T<*rence entertained a d
: few friends last Friday night witl^^Jk
ig Newspaper in this i
A FRIDAY. JANUARY 8, 1925
Street Work Being
Done In Factory j
The street leading from the lower
Valley River bridge to the railway'*
Tossing in front of the furniture facory
is being graded this week. Ev- ^
ins & Lance are the contractors.
\bout two thousand yards of earth a
ire being moved, one small culvert ?
ind drains provided to care for the
vater. The street is being made con-| j*
iiderably wider aiiJ the grioe reduc;d
to a minimum.
There has been a grtat need for a
md strong pressure brought to bear n
o have this street improved for a
:d streets in Murphy, the traffic bene
largely wagon traffic with lum>er.
wood, ties, and other forest prolucts.
This heavy traffic and the
act that the street has been nar- 81
ow and lower than the banks and "
valks on either side has made it "
m possible to maintain the street in 8
assable conditions at all during the .
cinter months and much of the time
luring the summer it has been a ver- |
table mud-hole and a menace to the
lealth of that section of the town. .
The present grading work will raise ^
he street up level with the walks and "
irovide drain ditches to care for the
rater, which will make it much easier
Sweetwater Man h
Died December 29
In Graham County
Mr. T. L. Rogers died at his home
n Sweetwater Creek in Graham
bounty Monday morning, December
19th. at the age of 63 years. Funer- j
1 services were held in the- Baptist, *p
'hurch at Robbinsvillo on Tuesday 0
he 30th, at two o'clock, after which c.
nterment was made in the old cenv- g
tery near Robbinsvilie. Rev. L. P. j,
Smith, pastor of th*> Baptist Church a
it Andrews, conducted the funeral 0
ervices. j ^
Mew Jersey Solons ii
Adjourn Years Session J'.
Probably the most spectacular state
egislature session ever held in any
if the states of the Unicx cu:a<* i
close on January find when the New
fersey Legislature adjourned its year v
ind a day session. The session was h
narked by fillibuster after fillibust- p
:r, personal encounter and exile. For C
nore than six months of the technial
sitting of the legislative body, 22 \
enators were out of the state to pro- ^
rent a quorum so that no legislation a
:ould be put through. p
The trouble arose over the calling *e
?f a constitutional convention. Opin- jj
on divided along party lines. One I 0
.arty favored the constitutional con-j
rention, the other held the balance10
>f power necessary to call it. In or- i 5
ler to try to force the minority group ^
o consent to the convention, the ma-' v
>ority party in the Senate held upjj,
ill appropriation bills. Both groups
itayed action by carrying on an or- ^
;anized fillibuster. The situation 0
rrew tenser until on June 19th, with a
he release of bromide gas in the Sen.
ite Chamber, which came near prov- v
ng fatal to several, 21 senators left j,
he state and took up their abode in
Jutland, Mass., to prevent their be- n
ng arrested and forced to attend j,
he sessions of the Senate. With the
idjournment on Friday, the exiled
enators returned to their home?
"rom Massachusetts during the week
Spring Term Public
School Opened Man. ?
The spring term of the public
chool opened Monday with the prom. n
se of five months of good work ^
hroughoot all the grades. Atten- ^
lance is hardly up to normal, largey
on account of sickness, but there
re several new pupils both in the
;r.ades and the highsehool depart- n
nent. and in the course of a few days c,
t i expected that the attendance will
c quit* as good as at any time dur- "
ng the fall. n
Mrs. D. B. Hoblitzell, of Andrews,
tad as her guests from Murphy at n h
iridge party Thursday night. Mea- C
Stock in theWHHBgBHH
lurphy Build in
ion is now bcir^^HmS^^^g^BR]
'his stock ts of^^gSBKSBM
lonths, two previ^KflBgjSjay^PPSgi
mount that may
During the past
re re either built outr^^?B3pifl?sH
uilt by the association
utlay of approximatedy^HDmSSSj
tiding pust this amount ^HSRrasJ
lanent improvements in
iding four people to
onies that otherwise- may
able to build. This
o the stability of the citir.
The stock is valued at $ 1
hare and is paid for on the in^^H
lent plan at the rate of 25
er week per share. If the stocl^H
llowed to mature it will net tlH
wmr about six p:r cent interest anl
> r.on taxable. It thus becomes al
cry attractive investment for the
inn with money. It is also a desir-'
ble means of saving for the work-,
?g man with smaii ..eekly or monthsalary.
It -is a good way to pro -1
ide money for the education of1
ne's children. All in all, it 13 one
f the most attractive forms of inc-Mineut.
Any of the officers cf
le asociation or any of the stock
oldcrs will be giad to explain the
dvantages and principles of the usjciation.
We now date thcm 1925.
Mr. H. M. Ballew left here Tuesay
of last wek for Rock Isaind,
enn. It will be recalled that about
ne year ago Mr. Ballew, while in the
mploy of the Tennessee Power and
llectric Company, got one of his legs
adly broken and just a few days 1
go got a satisfactory settlement out
f them and so has bone back into i
Mr. W. L. Garren was seriously
II all last week with an aggravated
ase of quinsy and is no better at
Mr. W. A. Burgess, of Belltown,
5 planning, with his family, a home
Wolf Creek is not often blessed
rith distinguished men, visitors as
appened last week. It was in the
erson of Warden P. Dougherty, of
Mr. Dougherty is a native of the
Vest, but has been in the Southland
cn or twelve years, and is known
nd knows more people personally,
erhaps, in the eastern half of Tennsee,
North Carolina. South Caroina,
Georgia and Florida than any
ther man in the territory.
Mr. Dougherty is field Secretary
f the above named territory of the
Seventh Day Adventists, that is, he
as the general oversight of the book
rork in this territory of the denomination.
Last year with a force of sixtywo
Colportuers he placed $87,000.00
f denominational literature in the
bove named territory. He says th:s
i only a drop of the $4,500,000.00
irorth sold throughout the world last
Mr. Dougherty preached two serions
in the Adventist school here and
?ft for Atlanta Monday.
Mr. W. P. Marcus and Mr. Payne
f Englewood, Tenn., visited Mr. C.
. Marcus last week.
Mr. N. C. McRea has lost the sight
f one of his, eyes.
Jerry Solesbee has moved to his new
Mr. C. J. Marcus is moking some
ice doors for the new church house
nd hope the flue will be finished
y the fourth Sunday next.
Ernest Kepbart moved up on
linkins Creek the past week.
Mr. C. J. Marcus moved down
ear his planer* into the W. P. Marus
house New Year's T>ay,
It was said there was some drinklg
in the county day before Christmas.
Still some moonshine in the
ounty. ? j
Mr. John Marcus is going to
ack to bfc mill this
,.Mw -H~?ison 1
e r ^^JhH99H^^^^^HXHBHS5I
been d :
the of th<^B^HnflRB|^Dn
a u t h o i r t
The home will
h o u 1
givings about going n^H^Pl^^ne
commissioners. People^^rthe county
generally are being invited to go
there and inspect it and to visit the
inmates from time t? time c-~- us to
encourage them as much as possible.
There are ten people being cared for
at this home now.
Gains $4,000,000 In
Small Grain Values
I North Carolina farmers realized
$.000,000 more on their small grains
this year than in 1923, according to
the Seras-Roebuck Agricultural Toun.
I dation, which reports that the national
increase in grain values amount to
$550,000,000. ' ,
The half million bushel increase in
the North Carolina wheat crop this v'
pear brought the value up to $10,'
250,000 as compared with $7,500,l000
of 1923. The oat crop of this
I state this year is up to 6 million
I bushels as compared to the 5 million
: acreage with the result that farmers
will have taken in 5 million* dollars
on this crop as compared with 3%
! millions the year before.
The yield per acre on corn in North
Carolina the report etates, dropped
to 14.9 bushels per acre and the norI
mal production of 60,000,000 bushels
j droped off to 38,00,000 bushels this
year. The wet days, on the order
hand, were a great help to the wheat ^
I anH nnta nrnfliifHnn Via ?"
' ing to 12.1 bushels per acre as compared
with 11.1 the year before, and
i the latter to 25.2 from 22 in" 1923.
(The profit per bushel of wheat this
year was 22 cents where a loss of 34
cents was taken last year and a 11
cent profit in oats for the 18 cent
loss of the preceding year.
I The increased yield per acre of
small grain and the increased price
I per bushel on all grains has aided
i materially in restoring the fanner
| to a better! financial basis, the founriatton
a new vitality to^^H
on on Owl
Andy Kephart caugt^^^^H^^HH|
'sum the past