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(*UILD TWO ROADS
INTO THIS STATE
^Htkitrr Says Tenneesee Should Not I
Be Called On To Select
Rgjg Road in N. C.
j&NTAHALA JOB TO BE
FINISHED IN EARLY SPRING
Bliirlcatiier Says Stone Now Being
sfiSi Crushed For Road From AIxnoad
to Bryson City
Declaring that both the Hot House
IHute and the Bfeaverdam Route into
Iknnessee from North Carolina would
ceivp Tennessee connections, F. W.
ebster. State Highway Engineer fcr
Lnnessee, in a recent interview with
Ittoreuv Don Withrspoon. president
f the Murphy Chamber of Com
lerce. stated that he did not think
lat Tennessee should be called upon
I select the location of a road ilorth
Carolina, as eventually which
Wer one is designated by the Highway
pmn-.iasion ef North Carolina would
Iceive connection by the authorities
[ Mr. Webster stated that neither of
routes had yet been put on the
AP of the state system of roads, due
a lack of funds, but would be put
| Tennessee's system of roads arte
n as funds were available. As befeen
the two routes in Tennessee
he Hot House and Beaverdam routes
North Carolina) he stated the highly
authorities Urould not designate
bher, for the reason that they
cognized that both sections had
lims of equal rank, and to select
i? would be doing the other an instice.
If Monroe County, Tennessee
ouM contribute $100,000, Mr.
tbeter further stated, the state
A.1J ~ ~,4 S..IM
i the Norh Carolina bne at the
4 Unicoi Toll Gate, not upon this
ear's program but upon the proam
for the succeeding year. The
imsey Highway, he declared, had
ot been designated as a state road,
id would not be, but another
>ute had already been designated
id placed upon the state map, leadg
from Etowah to Copperhill, and
nstruction will eventually be unrtaken.
Mr. Webster aaid if the Highway
immiasion of North Carolina selecd
the Hot House route to the state
le, Tennessee would connect with
e road leading to Copperhill, but
d not consider conection with the
loal Creek route practicable.
Statement frem Stikeleether
In replying to letter from The
rout, J. G. Stikeleather, State
ighway Commissioner for Western
orth Carolina, stated that the
ertch of road across Nantahala
lould be finished early in the spring
nd that stone was now being crushd
for use on the read fiom Almond
> Bryson City. Work on No. 10
> this section is now being held up
n account of unfavorable wea&er
onditions, he stated.
Mr. Stikeleather's letter ia part
"As to your quiery about No. 10,
re are doing everything we can to
iniah this up. Nobody knows ex
ictly when this wijl happen, as
leather conditions largely affect It
am very hopeful that it will be
finished in the early summer of this
year?certairfty the Nantahala job
aught to be finished early in thespring.
There is only a short stretch (
to be completed and it would be com-.
pleted now except for the fact that.
work connot be completed satisfactorily
in the winter.
"As to Tennessee's selection of a
route, I have never lieard anything
trom their Highway Commission relative
to their choice of roads. If
any decision has been made by &em
they have not notified me. As you
know we ate crushing stone at Almond
to be vsed on the road from.
Almond to Brysoa Oity. This has
net been let yet but if we get a
speedy contractor on this he oaght
to be able to finioh^arly ia the wnmer,
This will probably take more
bime than anything else on Me. It.1
Mr. Walker would be able to give
yea more information on these qaes
tiona than I am; however, the adewi?
my best judgment and opinion."
of Murphy and Chero
Haywood Get* Third
Of Park Fund Quota
Wayneaville?One third of Haywood
County's quota of $30,000 for
the Great Smoky Mountains
National Park purchase fund was'
subscribed here ih Jrsa than twenty
icutes last Friday night at a mass J
'.eetinp :n the courthouse. After/
Judge T. D. Bryson and Commis-!
.-ioner Harlan P. Kelsey of the
Southern Appalachian National
Park Commission had explaioed thej
many benefits that would accrue toj
his county and Western North
Carolina by the creation of this
park, subscriptions were called for,
and thirty persons joined in pledging
the ten thousand dollars that
was raised. The balance will be
raised immediately, the committee 1
announced following the meeting.
The initial success of the camoaign
in this county is particularly
gratifying to the committee, because
of the organized opposition of
he companies in Haywood County to
e proposed park. At a park meeting
two weeks ago the opponents to
the park plan met the park proponents
in a spirited debate, and
ndicated their determination to
right for a national forest.
The campaign here is being directd
by Bonner Ray, local merchant
ind president of the Waynesville
Chamber of Commerce.
In Vigorous Park Fund
Drive This Week
Knoxville, Feb. 8 (Special)?
More than half a dozen campaigns
for the Great Smoky Mountains
National Park are under way or will
be this- week in East Tennessee. J
Special emphasis has been laid in |
'he last fortnight on the northeas-.
tern section of the 4tate. and a
itream of money is coming from'
here at the present time.
Johnson City's campaign which'
started ten days ago has now produced
Kingsport began its effort to
raise it* quota ot ?iz,uuu last rnaay.;
Rogersville got under way last
.Jonesboro started its campaign
Bristol, half in Tennessee and half
\ Virginia, and working both for the!
;henundoah and Great Smoky Moun-j
i 'ains National Parks, is completing its1
organization for a power fa 1 effcrt j
to be put on at the end of the month.
I Greeneville started Tuesday at'
Morristewm is waiting for the re-J
I turn ef the head of its Chaaaber of
Coram or ee from the Florida booster j
trip, aad plans to get aader way this
The southeastern end of the
state is also warning *p, end is ?x
past ed that many tsvm there wi*i
seen he under w?f. -7
kee County, and the Lea
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLU
- .*' -'S-V. .. ' .. .
TO BE FORMED
DUtrict For??ter Alexander Call* 1
Organization Meeting at An- 4
drew* for March I ,
Following tho announcement which <
appeared in The Cherokee Scout in ,
November regarding the possible for- 1
ming of a Fire Procteotive Associa- ,
tion in Cherokee and Clay Counties. detailed
plans have been gone into
and an organization moeting will l?e
held the first Saturday in March,
which is March 6th, at Andrews for j.
the perfection of the organization, j
This announcment was made this (
week by Thomas W. Alexander, |
district forester for Western North |
All owners of timber in the as-1,
sociation area, which embodies the ,
forest lands of Tusquitte Creek,' (
Shooting Creek, Buck Creek,' i
Nantahala River and Valley north
of the state line of Georgia, east of ,
Valley River, west of the lands of |
the Nantahala National Forest on j
the Nanatahala Mountain? are in- <,
vited to be present at the meeting.
The association plan contemplates ,
the erection of a lookout tower j
either on Tusquittee Bald of ,
Vineyard Mountain, and the construe-1,
tion of a telephone line to connect
with the lines and with those of the'.
national forest in the Nantahala
Mountains. The national forest i ,
lookout towers on Standing Indian
Bald and Winespring Raid command
a view of a large portion of the !,
area and will be of material assist-1
ance in spotting and reporting fires
within the association area.
It is expected that 100,000 acres j
of forested lands will be listed with
the association at first, while the
ultimate plan contemplates extending
the protection area across Valley
River and even into Graham |
County. Thus there will eventue'ly
be linked up the greater portion of
all timber lands in Cherokee, Clay,
and Graham Counties.
The State Forester of North Carolina,
J. S. Holmes, and the assistant
state forester, D. C. McCormick, are
expected to attend the meeting at
in addition to its xire prcction
work, the association will take the
lead in all conservation work in this
section, and will sponsor in the
legislature more stringent forest fire
laws and improved conservation
The United States Ferest Service is
expected to cooperate fully with the
association and to assist in an advisory
capacity in its fire protective
work. Officials of the forest service,
having bad wide experience in thi*
kind of work, are able to be of
material assistance in laying out the
It is expected that R. W. Shield*
*ding Newsv v -? > th?
HA FRIDAY FEB:.. . <1 .
) fpfr li
Grorer Taylor, charged with vio- 11
lotion of the prohibition law, and ^
me of the six prisoners who escaped ?
recently from the local jail, was ap- p
orehended Tuesday up in the edge of s
Clay County by Sheriff B. B". Mor- t
row and Deputy P. C. Gentry. He c
was lodged in jst.il and made his sec
ond escape about an hour and a
Sheriff Monow ... *o . that ho had j *
just gone in to dinner and had left s
Deputy Cearley in charge of th? 1
front office. Taylor was placed in !c
a separate compartment from the j
other prisoners and locked in a cage
by himself. Willie Strange was up
there at the time and came down 1
and told Deputy Cearley that Taylor *
jaid he was cold and wanted an opa.-i
window let down in the rear. Mr.
Cearley opened the blind door anrl j
closed it behind him, but without
locking, thinking that the cage in
wheh Taylor was locked would hold ^
him. Just as he let the window down.
Mr. Cearley heard the blind door ^
rattle and hurried back to the front. ^
When he reached the door, Taylor's
cage door was open and he was gone.
Willie Strange was standing out- ^
side the blind door, Mr. Cearley stated,
and was searched to see if he had] J
a key. It is believed that Taylor'
used a key from the old jail, which i
is said to be missing: and would oren'
the cases in the new jail, with which!
to make his escape. No key was!
found upon the Strange boy and he
was allowed to go.
Immediate chase was given, but
Taylor had eluded his pursuers and
made good his escape.
Cliff Taylor and George Standridge
two others who escaped, have been
apprehended and are now back in
NOT TO RUN FOR !
Judge T. D. Bryson, of Bryson!
City, announces this week that he'
will not be a candidate for renomination
for Judge of the Superior
Court of the Twentieth Judicial
district. He expresses bis appreciation
for the honor the people ef this
district have conferred upon him in
the nast. No reason is given for his
fudge Bryson is one of the most
able and popular jurists in this
district, and one of the strongest
advocates for the establishment of
a Smoky Mountain National Park in
supervisor of the Natahala Forest
with headquarters at Franklin, and /
T. Siler. forest ranger ia charge of
the Nsatahala area, will be present
and take pert in the meeting.
Section of Western
i LEWIS ?
1ES AT YOUNG
remao of School Farm For <
m Lewis, 50 years old, and foretan
of the Young Harris school farm ^
> ...ore than eighteen years, died of i
neumonia at his home at Young
[arris, Ga., Wednesday morning at
:25 o'clock, after an illness of about
Mr. Lewis was a member of the
!a: tist Church, an Odd Fellow and1'
lason, and one of the leading men J'
f the community. He is survived by |'
is wife and four children, three boy* .
ra k, George and Jess, and one girl i1
i uneral services were conducted j1
'hursday morning at 10 o'clock by I
lev. L>r. Sharj?, and the Rev. Nath 1
'hompson, and interment was in]
Jnion Cemetery. Special Masonic
ites were held, and the boys who >
worked on the farm in the summer
aid a special tribute to their depart-!
d friend and counsellor. A three
tour adjournment of school was taken
n honor of Mr. Lewis, who had
ndeared himself to the faculty and ;
he boys and girls of Young Harris.
Clinic For Cripple
Children To Be Held
At Murphy Soon
Within the next month or there;
ibouts Dr. O. I- Miller, Surgeon-in-j
'hief of the State Orthopaedic His-!
lital at Gastonia, N. C., will be here i
o examine free of charge all cripilc
children sixteen years of j
igc and under. If after examina-1
ion Dr. Miller should find that the;
hild could be benefitted by an op->
.ration and with the parent's con-,
ent the child will be placed on the
raiting list and taken to the hospit-J
il at GastonU as soon as there is a1
' " 'v. N'o child will be turned:
iway because the parents are not!
iblc to pay for the opeiation. Of
:ourse, those parents who are able to
>ay some or all of the expenses will
:e expected to do so.
This Clinic is being held so that
ill crinn-le children nf lhi< flnnntv
is well as the nearby Counties of
21ayt Macon, Graham, etc can re-:
wive the benefits of this free eximination
by Dr. Miller, one of the
eading Surgeons in this type of
vork in the South.
Anyone having a cripple child that
hey would like ta have examined
vhen Dr. Miller arrives, please write
;his Department and you will be notified
by letter the date of the Clinic}
ind just when to bring your child (
n. It will also be greatly apprecia-!
:ed if anyone reading this notice
thould know of a cripple child that
he name be sent in so that infornativ.n
about the Clinic can be sent
;o the parent or guardian. Due to
;he recent loss of all records by the
fire my list of cripple children of
his County was Lost, so I hope j
hrough this notice to get the names I
>f every cripple child in his section :
>f the country. The examination j
ioes in no way bind the parent to;
have the operation done should '
he Doctor advUe it. This question
svill be left up to the parent. I hope '
that the people of this county as
well as of the adjourning Counties
will aid me in making it possible to
offer this service to every single'
cripple child no matter how or in
what manner he or she he urippled.
for by so doing: a lot of children
might be greately benefited.
ELIZABETH SMITH. Supt.
Cherokee County Dept. of Public
Welfare, Box, 203 Mutphy,
Still, Beer And
On Shoal Creek
A complete blockading outfit, including
800 gallons of beer and eight
gallons of whiskey, were destroyed
on lower Shoal Creek January 28
by Depaty Sheriff John Picklesimer.
The outfit was ia operation when officers
found it, and evidently had
been left but a few minutes before
the officers arrived. It was of about
thirty gallon capacity, and was located
<m the creek near Jim Rape**.
So arrests were made.
"IT WILL MAKE
5c COPY-11.50 PER YEAE
ASKS FOR FIRE
iu||eit That Native Marbi* Be UimI
la Constructing New Court
House If Possible
Urging that a county court hoUM
>e erected "as nearly foreproof as
modern building method* make powi)le,"
and that the present and future
needs be taken into consideration,
ihe Cherokee County Bar Aaaocia
lion, in a petition to the county commissioners
suggest that native marble
be used in the construction if possible.
The petition was signed by twelve
l>f the county's attorney*. as follows:
bldmund B. Norvell, D. Witherspoon,
J. U. McCall, W. 11. Axley, M. W.
Bell. John H. Dillard. F. S. Hill, J.
N*. Aioody, Ralph Moody, J. t).
Mallonee. F. 0. Christopher and P.
The text of the petition follows:
"To the Honorable Board ot
Commissioners of Cherokee County:
"The undersigned members of the
bar of Cherokee County take this
occasion to urge you in the rebuitding
of the Cherokee County Court
House to erect a structure as nearly
fire-proof as modern building
methods make possible, and in preparing
the estimates of size and cost
that you take into consideraion the
needs of the future, and settle upon
a design that will be sufficient iO
size to supply all present and coming
demands, and of such appearance
and construction that the building
will become a matter of pride to
the entire county. True economy
along these lines will not view the
matter of expense too closely, in our
ulf j ossible, we would liko to see
Chetokee County marble used in the
construction. Such material will be
attractive to the eye, as well as an
advertisment of much value to the
community, and cause the expenditure
of a considerable portion of the
tuav v?i ?-? *- - ? ??
Mayor W. M. Fain has received a
letter from Stacey W. Wade State
Insurance Commissioner, relative to
the report of the inspection of Murphy
by Deputy Commissioner F. M
Jordan. The letter follows:
Raleigh, N. C. January 26, 1926.
Hon. W. M. Fain, Mayor,
Murphy, N. C.
An Inspector from this department
has recently visited your town and
made an inspection of the fire district
as to its condition with regard
to fire prevention. He has submitted
his report to me with the advice
that copy was also forwarded you
for your information. This report
indicates that your town is in very
good condition and practically free
from unnecessary fire hazards.
However, there are a few exceptions
contained in this report which should
be eliminated for the better protection
of your business district, especia.
Uy as to the elimination of excessive
I rubbish and trash around your busJ
in ess premises.
I desire to compliment you upon
| the good showing made at the time
j of this inspection and to assure you
Iof my appreciation for your future
cooperation in eliminating these few
unnecessary dangers which destroy
property and eventually increases
the insurance rates of those towns
who do not exert every effort to
eliminate fire hazards.
Yours very truly,
STAGEY W. WADE.
RESUMED AT ASHEVILLE
The U. 8. Naval Recruiting
Station, AsheviUe, has resumed the
acceptance of enlistmeats. Placet
are open for young men of good
character and satisfactory references
the recruiting officer states.
The enlistments are for four years.
There are opportunities offered fer
travel and advancement. George P.
! Leavitt L? recruiting officer in charge