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fOLCME XXXVI. No. 41.
HAD CALL SESSION
HERE THIS WEEK
teiolution of Madis^ariile Chamber
Commerce Naming Tennessee
Connection "Joe Brown HighWay
T- < herokee County Road Comi&ion.
composed of Mr. A. Rice,
airman; Mr. D. S. Russel. secrery.
and Messrs. W. F. nil!.. X. E.
ockery. Gee. 0. Crawford, T. S.
tans, met in a call session here on
ondav of this week and amonp the
npertant matters transacted were
:? n inir of advertisements to
ntractors for sealed bids covering
e < instruction of a road from the
itm ore branch on the Notla-Shoal
reek road to tlje Hothouse Townip
line, which is a part of the road
lovrn as rhe Hothouse road in NotTo'a
nship; and for the copstruc>R
f a road in Heaverdatn Townip.
beginning at what is known as
e Unicoi Gap on the Tennessesnth
Carolina line to the Appalaia
road near Shuler's Creel;. The
proximate distance to b? let tor
r c ntract is seven miles.
It is understood that the road to
constructed in Beaverdam Townp
will connect Murphy and this
ition with the Tennessee State
hwav at Unicoi Gap by way of
aka. which road has already been
to contract on the Tennessee side (
1 th?* work is well under way, acding
to information reaching here,
the suggestion of the Madisone
Chamber of Commerce, in re-'
ntions adopted at a meeting of
t body on April 24th, and who
;e been active in formulating
rs for th? construction of this
M>rtant highway loading int^>
disonville, Tellico Plains, and
tr Tennessee towns, the Commisi
decided to give to the road
ling into Murphy by way of Unthe
name of the "Joe Brown
hway," in memory o: the late
tph U. Brown, number of the
miission, who "was an uni.ir.ng
ker for the new roau project
be connected at or near the old
gate between North Carolina and
he text of the resolution of the
Iisonville Chamber of Commerce
?the Uudcrslgutu uOiitiiiiUti-, a|fHted
by the President of the Cham <>f
Commerce at its regular meet
held in the Town of Madisonville
April 24th, 1925, beg to submit
hereas, the Honorable Joseph U.
one of the members of the
^Jokee County Rond Commissionit
is conceded by every '.
both on the North Carolina side
^ ell as the Tennessee side of the
Buains, was an untiring worker
the new road project to be conHvl.
at or near the Toll Gate, be n
North Carolina and Tennessee
hits done more than any other
on either side of the mountains
^ he said project, and
hereas, by reason of the energy
and preservance of the said
H>h U. Brown and recognizing his'
efforts, and as a token of the ap^ ^tion.of
the Madisonville Cham cf
Commerce and the whole of
Hrce County, and,
hereas, it has pleased Almighty
to remove him from us, almost
?A.?i 1. ?.
v<- mc uiiuai worn oCRun;
B it Resolved that we do hereby
our great sympathy to his be^ d
ones in their loss and that as
^ften of same end appreciation of
Breat work we do hereby go upon i
^ d as favoring the said State 1
^ way form Madiosnville to Mur-:
^B>e named the "Joe Brown Highas
a monumentjto his ever lastl^Bemory,
B it Resolved Further that a copy
^Bese resolutions be sent tv his
^Bed mother, and that a copy be
the newspapera/tf>oth in Cher*
Hand Monroe Cojyjies. *nd also
V of same b^j^T.'nished to the
Band County Highway Road Com^Bners
of said Counties,
fl Respectfully submitted,
B N. M. McDaniel, Chmn.
B M. F. Valentine
^Kording to information given
B>y Mr. D. S. Russell, iecretaj-y
Commission, he is in receipt
(Continued On page )
in of Murphy and Chi
ROME, GA., GOOD
ROAD PARTY TRIP
Meeting of Federal Court Detains
Number Prominent Personage*
Will Make Trip Soon
May. r \V. M. Fain received a lettei
the latter part of last week to the ef
f* ct that the Ron e. Gu.. i?ood rc-ads
delegation, which was to have passed
through Murphy sometime this weel
i n route to Asheville, was un.ivoiJahlj
delayed on account of the meeting ol
the Federal court at Rome, which ne
of prominent members by their being
drawn on the jury and a number of
attorneys who had cases in the court,
However, Mr. W. H. Foster, secretary
of the Rome Chamber of Commerce
and an outstanding advocate
of the proposed route, assured Mr
Fain that the trip will be made.
It is SSdcrstGOu that the parly will
contain about twenty-five automobiles
and one hundred people, an<i
that Murphy will be one of the overnight
stopping points of the delegation.
Several weeks ago a scout cai
passed through here enroute to Asheville,
mapping out the route and gathering
data with reference to the see
nic beauty and the shortest route
They were met by Mr. Fain and r
number of other prominent Murnhj
business and professional men an:
vcre greatly impressed with the seen
cry her and the extended
Two routes for the propose i Ronu
-Asheville highway are being consid
ered. One route umbra-.e.s Calhoun
Jasper, Ellijay, Blue Ridge, Murphj
and cn to Asheville over North Caro
lina state highway No. 10, while the
other route proposed embraces Car
tersville. Waleska, Canton, Gainesville
and on to Asheville. It is un
derstood that there is no comparisor
between the two routes, the* outo embracing
Jasper, F' .^v, Blue Ridg<
and Murphy, having less mileage
more scenic beauty and the most
nearly completed of the two.. A1
towns along the latter route an
bending every effort to have?the route
take the upper course.
The text of Mr. Foster's letter fol
Mov ism 109?;
Mr. W. M. Fain.
Murphy, N. C.
Dear Mr. Fain:?t a account o
federal court meeting here nex
week, several prominent citizens be
ing drawn on the jury, and some o
our attorneys having business tha
cannot be postponed, we have had t
put off our trip to North Carolina un
til a later date.
We expect to make this trip, how
ever, and will advise just when we wil
be in Murphy.
We appreciate very much meetini
your citizens on our scout trip, an<
are looking forward with much pica
sure to seeing you again.
Yours very truly.
W. A. FOSTER,
erokee County, and the L
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA
Swat 'em Now
NF SWAT NOW
I Mrs. Ailie Bell Has
Copy Of First Paper
* Published In Murphy
Mrs. Allie Bell, of this city, is the
owner of one of the first copies of (
the first newspaper ever published in .
I Murphy. It was called to the ae-J
" i tention of a representative of this
| paper by Mr. Arthur Akin who
. brought it to the office. The name
. of it is "The Cherokee Herald." It
r was edited by James 0. Roberson, attorney
at law, was a'four-page all
. home print, and the subscription price
, was $2.00 per yacr. It bears date
of December 11, 1873, Vol. 1, No. 1,
making it 52 years oldnext December.
It is well preserved for its age, well
! edittd and contains many spicy items,
( some few of which are given below.
| The editor explains his experience
in getting the paper established thusj
!y: "If zr.y person of c-itiut u practical
or imaginary turn of mind
I thinks it any easy matter to start a
newspaper in a region of country
hithreto unexplored by printers, let
them try it by contracting to run a
: paper on top of Mount St. Helena or
; some othe r equally out of the way
place. And by the time they get
printers, press, type, paper and all
the material and parnphanalia of a
printing office together and then get
an ox team to haul it to its destination
and set up in a town where the
! conveniences of an office have to be
\ manufactured by hand, then maybe
i they could imagine something about
I our troubles?but we are established
and at work and our prospects
| for a good circulation are flatter,
| "Look out for something spicy
next week. Bob Hyatt gave the ty-j
: poes in this office a Dutch Almanac.
| "A new postoffice has been cs'
tablished in Clay County, N. C., j
' called Tusquitie Vale, with J. W. i
> j Shearer as postmaster,
t "Capt. A. A. Campbell of the To
j motla Mills, caught a full grown deer
, in his horse lot last week. We learn !
, that since then he leaves the bars
down and watches with Carlo fori
. another to come.
"We had the pleasure on last
Saturday of meeting our venerable
friend, Col. Joshua Harshaw, in
town. Although Ool. H. has seen
f more than 70 winters come and go,
t he still looks hale and hearty. The
Colonel hy hi? 1'beral HnneHnne. that i
f stand out as monuments of his great
t generosity, has made a name that |
D will last in the memory of our peo.
pie for generations to come.
"We received a call today from
. Henry Moss, Esq., of Marble
1| Springs, who brought in a list of:
? Mr. Akin also brought a copy of
j the "Murphy Bulletin bearing date j
i. of Wednesdty, October 21, 1885, edited
by Campbell and Lowndes, I
which is not so well preserved, both'
(Continued on page 2)
.eading Newspaper in t
FRIDAY, MAY 22. 1925.
OF LOCAL SCHOOL
BEGAN MAY 21ST
"The Winning of Latane,"Seve?ith
Grade Ploy. To Be Given
The commencement week of the
Murphy Graded School. Which began
Thursday evening. May 21st, is
fraught throughout with varied and
interesting programs. Prof. D. W.
Kanoy has announced the program-*
and he says that the teachers and :
pupils are bending every effort to*'
make the different entertainments
and programs well worth while, and
just a glance over them would seem
to hear out his statement.
Thursday evening was given over
to the vMtiuieii of the primary gradts,
who presented very beautifully an
operetta entitled "Under the Sugar1
This evening, the Seventh Grade
will present a play entitled, "The
Winning of Latane," for which a 1
small admission will be charged, the
proceeds of which will be used toward.
defraying the expenses of the commencement.
The cast of characters
were carried last week, but lack of j
space prevented the publishing of the i
synopsis of the play, which follows: I
Act. I. Laboratory Cashton |
Phosphate Company: Morning. Ruth.
Spaulding. the faithful bookkeeper
of Mr. Frank Efferton, and Trusty,
faithful negro servant, delighted to
discover that the papers ore full of
Mr. Efferton's big invention. Mr.
Sparr attempts to get office papers.
Mr. Sears is endeavoring to win
Latane and uses all kinds of chicanery.
Trusty tries out the chemicals in
Mr. Efferton's absence.
"Trusty, I say the alcohol bill for
the company has been enormous the
past month. ,
"Say, Massar Frank, do you see any J
smut on my face?"
Act II. Parlor in Cashton'sj
New York home?evening, same day..
Mrs. Cashton is determined that La-|
tane shall marry Sears. An under-1
hand scheme to entrap Mr. Cashton
so that he will turn aside Frank's advice
and join Sears.
"Let u sdrink to the health of the
nest Mm. Scorn, xroa't you join us?"
"I choose the pure sparkling nectar
from the* mountainside?water,
even though every drop in the glass
represents a tear distilled from the
anguish of my heart, still if Latane's
happiness is in it, I drink it
to the bitter dregs."
Act III. Laboratory next morning.
Iatane's annoucement to
Sears appears in the papers. Frank,
sorely disappointed make?* ready to
sail for foreign shores. Frank bids
the old place good bye: "Dear old
(Co atinaod ? p*f 5)
his Secdon of Weste
Cherokee Banks Gets
Allotment Of Stone
Mt. Memorial Coins
The firs', consignment of Confederate
Memorial Half Dollars, minted
by the United States Government as
i "tribute to the valor of the Soldier
- f th? South," which are to be simultaneously
released throughout the
nation on July 3rd. has been received
(? !?.-!. J
ar. annocemnt made the first of this
week by Mr. E. A. Davidson, prt?s:dent,
and Mr. J. B. Storey, cashier.
The coins are the same size and
weight of the usual half dollar. On
the face or obverse side of the coin,
Lee and Jackson are shown sitting
astride their mounts, JucxmuiN
hard being raised as taor.gh he
was pointing or' omethimr to,
General Lee. On the same side i.-1
found the wording: "In God We
Trust,** and "Stone Mountain, 1925,"
ar.i thirteen stars representing the
original thirteen states. On the reverse
side the great American eagle
is shown perched upon a cliff or
precipice, spreading its wirgs a.<
though firing to soar to new height:
of freedom, or perhaps just aiightind
for a peaceful rest from a victorious
conquest for his supremacy of the air
On the same side is found the usuai
inscription together with the words
"Mi morial to the valor of the soldiei
of the South," and "Liberty." Or
the reverse side is found also twentyfive
stars representing the twenty-fivt
states which have been auded to the
original thirteen, making 48 stars or
the coin, cne for each stae in the Union.
The coins are being soil for one
dollar each, proceeds of which go toward
the t rection of the Stone Moun
tain Memorial, and will not be distri
hutod until July 3rd, hut certificate?
for coins can be purchased at any
"Citizens of Murphy now have the
opportunity of obtaining some of
these coveted Memorial coins on their
national distribution July 3rd," said
Mr. Storey "by immediately purchasing
coin certificates, redeemable for
the actual half dollars on July 3rd
"As less than two million? oj
the coins are available to the entire
South at this time, the Southerr
Bankers Committee, arranging details
of th* ir distribution has alloca
ted only a limited number to cacl
city and county in the variou;
Southern States. Once these quota:
are exhausted no further coins ar<
"The issuance of these comment
orative coins by the National Gov
ernmc-nt is an event of the greates
significance to the South. It is i
gesture of friendliness on the par
of the nation to which the South wil
Father Mrs. W. M.
Fain Died At Home In
Hon. T. I. Mount, 67 years old, i
prominent farmer and lawyer of Ko
dak. Sevier County. Tenn.. and fath
er of Mrs. W. M. Fain, wife of th
?f i? -/ ??
in ??" K"J. u'iu "lununj n mi
noon at 4:15 o'clock at his home nca
Mr. Mount was a member of th
Sevier County court at the time of hi
death, and had served as county judg
for one term. He was also a membe
of the Kodak Lodge I. O. 0. F.
He is survived by his wife, fiv
sons, E. M. Mount, of Cornelia. Ga.
L. L. Mount, Nuebert Springs; T. I.
Mount, Kodak ;?S. D. Mount, Memphis
ana C. T. Mount, or Knoxville; an<
three daughters, Mrs. W. M. Fain, o
Murphy; Miss Reggie Mount. Knox
ville, and Miss Vera Mount of Kodak
He also leaves two brothers, S. H
Mount of Kodak, and Humphre
Mount of Missouri; and two sister?
Mrs. R. M. Petty, of Knoxvi^e, an
Mrs. Martha Estes of Okalhoma. als
a number of grandchildren, ncicc
Funeral services were held at Dee
Springs Baptist church Wednesda;
morning at 10-30 o'clock, conducte
I by Rev. J. F. Hale, and interment ws
i in the church yard.
"IT WILL MAKE
rn North Carolina
5c COPY?>1.50 PER YEAR
Rev. Rauschenberg To Conduct
Series of Services Beginning
May 31. Closing June 14.
Plan* for the revival services to
be held at the Presbyterian Church,
beginning May 31st and closing June
, 14th. are taking form and local
Presbyterians are looking forward to
a great spiritual meeting, according
to an ar.n iiuncement by the pastor,
ivev. b. u. v.iary. tna first of the
w ok. Rev. F. Rauschenberg,
: superintendent of Home Missions of
'he Ashevi'.ie Presbytery, will do the
, u-eaiHr The services will be
opened at the morning service. Sun*
lay May 31st. and continu* twice
i.iy at 10 o'clock A. M. ani 7:30
M. Circulars and posters have
: een distributed and the meeting has
' being well advertised to the end that
, not only presbyterians. but all other
denominations as well, may avail
themselves of the great opportunity
' i offered to hear Mr. Rauschenberg.
v.'ho is said to be a speaker of unusuul
t ability, a Bible scholar of some re.
nown, and a strong consecrated
worker in the Master's vineyard.
"The revival services at the Presby"
terian Church will begin Sunday
. morning May 31st at 11:00 o'clock,"
I says the announcement. "A cordial
. invitation is extended to all who love
the Lord to share with us in promoting
this revival. The one aim that we
1 have is 'To know Our Lord and Make
Him Known.' We have no zeal for
. the promoting of a particular church
, creed. We only desire to serve our
fellovvmen and if there be any virtue
1 in these meetings for any soul accept
it with our compliments and know
that yon are welcome, any and all
' members of a sister church will give
' as hearty welcome as we are capable
of extending at any service. We
have suggested that it might be well
'. to continue the regular pr^STan'
' with emphasis on decision for Christ.
We make this suggestion only for the
1 u?_: r ?u- -- _j- i ? ? ?
luiiiirniiK ui uic ihum; oj I (.'11^1(1(1
and hasten to say that if our brotheren
see their way to worship with us
' at the hour of regular service the
best that we have is at your disposal.
!j?.'c will Kwuiy gainer with you
around a common altar.
1 j "Beginning Monday morning June
1st at 9:00 o'clock the children of the
'! community are invited to assemble
for a Daily Vacation Bible School.
' Among other things the Westminister
1, Shorter Cateahism will be taught. If
* you have any doubt about the wisdom
'[of the teaching of this little compen
dium of truth we suggest that yon ask
your pastor about its merits before
" permitting your children to absorb its
* contents. Copies for the examination
* ly of any in doubt will be furnished
1 gladly for the small sum of five cents.
1 The smallest children will be drilled
' in an introductory catechism. These
also will be gladly furnished for the
examination of any who desire and at
. the small rate of 2 cents each.
I "May I add that these are not
! Presbyterian Documents. I wish they
f were?I for one would be very happy
to know that men of my Church had
a been privileged to write such clear
- statements of eternal Truth. After
- some years of pondering I am come
pelled to say that I find nothing sec
tarian in either. I delight to teach
r these documents because of the flood
| of light contained in them. I am
e fclad I was compelled to learn them as
s? I a child."
e j It is understood that Mr. Rauschenr'
berg is scheduled to deliver the comj
mencement sermon at the local high
e J school here on Sunday, May 24th.
H. B. Stewart To Take
d Over Mclver:? Studio
Mr. H. B. Stewart, of Sumner, Ga.
I is here this week making preparations
[. j to take charge of Mclver's Studio, ia
y-the absence of Mr. Mclver, whose
j.; health has necessitated him taking a
d ( rest. Mr. Mclver will leave the first
o' of next week for Johnson City, Tenn.,
to enter the hospital there for treatj
ment and a rest,
p ] Mr. Stewart comes to Murphy
y highly recommended, being a gradd
| uate of the Southern School of Pho?.
tography, and having several years
J experience in this line of businea^