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VOLUME XXXVIL NO. 35
ROAD TO TENN.
NOT LIKELY TO
BE VOTED UPON
Commissioners Adopt Resolution Ask
in? Stikeleather To Make Official
Announcement Of Route
Pledging themselves to accept and
abide by the decision and recommendations
of J. G. Stikeleather and the
State Highway engineers, in the matter
of the selection of a State Highway
into Tennessee, was the cont'
it of a verbal resolution' agreed
upon by the Cherokee County Highway
Commission, at its regular meeting
here Monday of this week. This
act n was taken that the matter
might be settled immediately, and
members stated that an election on
the question would not be held.
Due to the absence of the cecreta
y, I). S. Russell, who is confined
to his home in Andrews on account
i <>f illness, the resolution was not writ
I heartily concurred in by the entire
[ i inmission. members stated. It will
j be drawn up and adopted at thenext
meeting and forwarded to Mr
Stikoleather for immediate action.
The action of the commission was
taken, it was stated, after considerable
correspondence relative to the
matter between members of th" commission
and Mr. Stikeb-ather and
[ State cnginers had been brought to
the attention of the commission as a
body, in which it was shown that Mr.
Stikeleather and the State Highway
! < mmission had made it plain that the
j only route acceptable to the State
was the one recommended by rts
The Hot House route is the one
recommended by the engineers, nnd
this apparently concludes the question
of the road into Tennessee from
Cherokee County which the state
is to take over as a part of the State
system of highways, and the election
upon the matter for which the people
have been calling evidently will
n< t take place.
As soon as the resolution is written
and adopted, it will be carried in
Enthusiasm and preparations for a
errand occasion on Charter night,
marked the meeting of the Mu.phy
. Lions Tuesday night at the Regal
Hotel. There were some fifteen
members present and letters were
read by President Fain from the
Lions International, District Governor,
Ashevilie Lions, and several other
nearby clubs, congratulating the
.Murphy Lions and expressing a desire
to have representatives here on
Committees were appointed to prepare
program, etc,, and the Murphy
Lions are looking forward to Charter
night, April 20th, with much anticipation.
Rural Picture Machine
For Cherokee County
We wil have our picture nfachine
showing agricultural developments
I throughout the County at the foij
lowing places and dates:
Martin Creek school house Monday
night April 12. 1026.
Grandview school house Tuesday
Suit school house, Wednesday, April
Culberson school house Thursday.
Peachtree school house Friday.
Come and we will try to give you
something to entertain you in the
R. W. GRAY, County Agent.
The little son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ed. Davis, lost one of his eyes early
in the week. The child was visiting
his grandfather, Mr. Palmer, and was
down in the blacksmith shop with
him. A spark from a red hot iron
flew off and lodged in his eye. He
I has been suffering intense pa:n,
and the doctor and family believe
that the sight of the eye is totally
Murphy and Cherokee
1 / vmfi I I
fCfpyrlc^t. W. X. U.>
'PEG O' MY HEART'
MAKES HIT WITH
To be Given At Andrews Friday
Night For Benefit of Andrews
and Murphy Schools
One of the largest crowds ever a^ '
sembled in the local school auditorium
gathered last Friday after
noon to witness the production by
local talent of th? popular play ea
! titled Poor O' Mv Hoar?.'
The play was scheduled to begin
at 7:30, hut some fifteen minutes be.
fore that time the house was full. The
i continous rounds of applause and
j laughter accorded the production
proved beyond a doubt that it was
well received. The laughter was so
| upioarous that the players had to
: pause several time until it subsided'
| in order to be heard.
1 The three acts are all enacted in
the spacious living room of Regal
Villa, the famous old Chichester resi-1
dence in Scarborough, England, and
takes place in the early summer.
The first act portrays the coming
! of "Peg." It opens just as Mrs. Chii
Chester, her daughter, Ethel, and son.
| Alaric, receive the news that their
1 bank had failed, leaving them pennii
less. In this unfortunule circumstance
comes the litle Irish Maiden.
Margaret O'Connell, or Peg. Peg's j
uncle Mr. Kingsnorth had sent for|
i her to come from America but died,'
' unknown to Peg, before she sailed. In |
( his will he left all his estate to Peg,!
but this is kept a secret from her. j
! When she arrives she intrudes upon.
Ethel Chichester and her "gentle'
nuin" and married friend, Christain,
Brent. She is mistaken for a ser-1
; vant seeking employment and is sent i
i to the kitchen. Montgomery Hawkes
. one of the exectors of the estate of !
the late Kingswort, calls at the Chichester
home, and makes the contents
; ox the will known to the Chichester
| family. He then sends for Peg, who
is ushered in, dressed in drab and tat
tered attire, dragging her pet dog. j |
"Michael." The C-hichesters are as- ;
* tonished. and the antics of Peg and <,
Alaric would cure one of the lockjaw, j;
The Chichesters leave to secure tu- j
tors for Peg, and Jarvis and Kennett, j
. the l>utle(*and maid, discuss the com- t
I ing of Peg. Bennett leaves the room t
j in disgust, saying: "Oh, these poor j
Jerry, a titled and intimate friend
of the Chichester family, calls for_
dinner and is told that the family is i
out. He goes out to the sitablcs and ,
finds Michael barking at a high-J,
spirited mare, and takes him in his j
! arms and enters the living room. [,
( Peg is in the next room at the ]
i piano singing "Peg O* My Heart." ,
| He listens to the sweet music float- .
ing gently from the next room and
wonders who it could be. The musics
dies away and Peg burst into the I
(Continued on page 2)
County, and the Lead in
MURPHY, North Carolina
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AND SOUTH ROUTE j
O. M. Wells, Chief Roadman of A.
C. A. Visits Ashevilie and
Chimney Rock, N*. C.f Apiil 5?
That the popularity of motoring
through this section will be greatly
increased by the inauguration of a
popular tour route from New York
to Atlanta through Ashevilie, and
Murphy, is the opinion of O. M. i
Wells, chief roadman of the Automobile
Club of America, with headquarters
in N'ew York City. He has mo-1
tored over this route several limes
<lurino* fho naO I'onp an/I If
throughly dependable and containing:'
the largest possible number of miles'
of hard-surfaced roadway, between
New York and Asheville. Our pea-1
pie are not so greatly concerned.
about the distance as they are about
the kind of road they encounter, i
stated Mr. Wells, while explaining his'
proposed "Shcnandonh-Smoky Moun- j
tain Tours" route, which would fol-j
low a direct line from New York to
Atlanta Roanoke, -Winston-salem.
Asheville, Murphy and Stone Moun- j
"Just refer to- your map of the 1
United States," continued Mr. Wells
to a reporter, " and take your pencil
and draw a straight line from New
york to Atlanta. You will find that it
comes remarkably near the centre
of Asheville. While it is my idea
to point out the shoit routes between
given points. I am not unmindful of
the fact that few motorists sacri-,
fice traveling good roads merely to
save what would take them only a
few mintes longer to run arouni the
far way. What does thirty miles
amount to in a transcontimental trip
if you can be rewarded with good
roads nil the way.
"There arc several paved roads
leading from New York to the Shenandoah
Valley. The road from there
to Roanoke skirts the Shenandoah
National Park site, hence that portion
>f the name I have selected for this
Southern tour route. After passing
Winton-Salcm, the route leads
into Ashevillr through Black Mountain
and through Murphy, skirting
the territory proposed to be used
.is the Great Smoky National Park. |
The great amount of publicity recent i
ly given these national park pro-1
ject creates an advertising value hard j
to estimate. Our northern papers have
carried a lot of descriptive matter,
about these two areas of which it is
proposed to make national parks, and
aur touring information bureaus are.
having an increasingly large number
of routing inquiries. I also under-j
stand that Washington sources of information
have also been flooded
with inquiries. Now that I am making
my report of the finally decided
(Continued on page 5)
tg Newspaper in this I
FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 1926
SESSION TO END
Criminal Docket Finished duringfirst
Two Days?Civil Docket
Will Not be Completed
The regular March term of Cherokee
Superior Court will come to close;
here Saturday, after holding 1
forth for the past two weeks. The
court is presided over by Judge J. M '
Oglesby, of Concord.
The criminal docket was rather *
light, being completed the first two
days, and Solicitor Davis left for his
home at Waynesville. The civil dock-,
ct is exceedingly crowded, and will (
not likely be completed at this term.
A large number of cases are being
continued, some of which have been
docketed for more than twenty years, j
court offcials said.
Among the cases disposed of are
the following: Cliff Taylor, entered
a plea of guilty of forcible trespass
and judgment was suspended upon
payment of coats.
Frank Clark, on two counts for hav- j
ing in his possession stolen property,
entered a plea of guilty and judgment j
was uspended upon payment of costs
in both cases.
Elmer Moore, charged with larceny
of an automobile, entered a plea of |
guilty of the temporary use of the
auto and was given six month on the
Jim Gates, charged with the abnn-j
doment of wife and children was in-1
structed to appear at the August term
of court and pay costs. He was also
instructed to pay $30.00 per month
for the support of his family and his
bond fixed at $250.00 for his appearance
for the next two years in court
and show thai he had. Failure to do j
so, entails two years on the roads.
i.. k. i'angeit was given a juugment
of $1,000 against the Appala- j
chian Construction Co.
The Murphy Hospital was given a
judgment of $200 against the Kitchen
Abe Gregory secured a judgment
of $350 against the Andrews Manu-J
In the case in the last will and [
testmcnt of H. T. Hamby, the will
was set aside.
In the case of Elizabeth White1
against the Highway Commission and
others, a compromise was reached:
and the case was dismissed by defen- i
dant paying court costs.
J. F. Abernathy was given a judgment
for $156.00 and some interest '
against G. W. McClure. Costs were
also paid by the defendant.
Col. L. E. Bayless spent several j
days this week in Jonesboro, Tenn. I
his old home town.
scciion of We*tern Nor
$10,150 FUND FOR
County Sbcrl $4,850 On.. Quota of
States Campaign in County j
A total of $10,150 has been raised
in Cherokee County to date of the '
county's quota of $15,000 for the pur- '
chase of the Great Smoky Mountain
national park site, according: to figu
res made public this week by officials
'n charge of the work here. The
campaign officially closed in North
Carolina last Saturday, but a telegram
from Senator Ebbs to P. If. i
Ferebee, chairman for Cherokee
County, stated that an extension of
a few days had been made for North
Carolina to complete its quita. Chero- |
Kee has been asked to add $5,000 to i
Mr. Ferehee is chairman for the
county, and C. \V. Savage is chairman
in charge at Murphy. Mrs. W. TV
Fisher of Andrews and Mrs. A. M.
Brittain, of Murphy, are joint-chairmen
of the women's work in the
Following is a list of pledges and
those reporting the pledge:
Andrews, P. B. Ferehee. County
W. T. Moore $ 1,000
Nantnhala Gorge Properties,
Riley Jenkins (Land Donation
S. E. Cover . 500
D. W. Swan 500 j j
W. Br. Fisher 500
Whitaker Brothers 500
Davis' Pharmacy 25ft
Carolina Lbr. & Supply Co. .... 250 .
Lee Watkins 25ft i
P. B. Ferebee 250 ,
C. H. Bailey . 100
D. F. Mehaffcy 10ft '
W. D. Whitaker Iftft (
J. B. Sessoms 10P (
\V. W. Ashe 100
Clyde Jarrett 10ft
L. P. Smith 50
Dr. F. L. Herbert 5ft |
Murphy, C. W. Savage, sub-chairman;
and Mrs. A. M. Brittain Joint,
Chairrcgin of Women's Work.
Wm. I*. Payne $5001
Hotel Rctrnl ... 500 j
W .M. Fain 250 j
R. W. Sipe 250;
D. Witherspoon 200
J. H. Dillard 200
G. W. Candler 100
Wofford-Terrell Gro. Co.. 100
Murphy Service Station 100
C. W. Bailey 100
R. S. Parker 100
J. H. Dehart 100
Mrs. .I. N. Moody 100
Dr. J. N. Hill ...... 100
E. A. Davidson 100
W. P. Odom 100
John M. Brittain 50
C. P. Hill 50
F.. C. Moore 50
W. L. Dickey 40|
H. D. Smith 25
I. M. Vauffhn 25 f
J. R Moore 25 j
J. D. Warren ... - 10
F. O. Christopher 10
J. B. Storey 10 j
E. A. Savape . 5j
TH TAT SJ.20C
Mrs. W. B. Fisher, Andrews. Women's
Mrs. M. E. Cozad .... $30 j
Mrs. Grace Masters lj
Miss Mary Grt'ene 1 '
Mrs. Will Bradley . . 1 j
Mrs. Clyde Jarrett 10
Mrs. C. A. Brown 101
Mrs. J. N. Elliott 101
Mrs. W. T. Holland 10
Mrs. N. C. Bellamy 5
Hrs. G. E. tail 1 !
Mrs. .T. A. Powell 1 ;
Mrs. J. A. Morgan 1
Mrs. 1>. W. Swan *|
Mrs. Moll Matherson . ?
Mrs. T. J. Bristol 2
Mrs. Fannie B. Stillman R0!
Miss Lenna Tidwell 10 j
Mrs. Will Morrow 5
Mrs. W. B. Fisher 20
Mrs. F. P. Cover 20
Mrs. G. W. Cover 20
(Continued on page 5)
"IT WILL MAKE
5c COPY?$1.50 PER TEAE
TO CITIZENS FOR
PARK FUND RALLY
Telegram From Senator Ebbs Say#
Park Assured if N. C.'s Quota
An appeal to the citizens of Cherokee
County to rally to the cause of
the park campaign fund is voiced In
a letter to the Scout this week frotx*
P. B. Fere bee chairman of the canpaign
in thi3 county.
Mr. Ferebee states that N'orth
Carolina has to date subscribed only
$150,000, while Tennessee has subapriKofl
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? v. m.vi? (.iiuii f??uu,uuu, and
Virginia more than $1,200,000.
lie also points out the fact that
a comparatively small number of
Cherokee County's more than 15,000
citizens have subscribed over $10,000,
the amount pledged t<? late.
A wire rec? um: by hi/., from Senator
Ebbs states that the park is assured
provided North Carolina fret?
her full quota, and ihat a member of
the committee will visit the county
to assist in the work. An additional
$5,000 over the county's quota
of $15,000 is asked for.
Mr. Fercbee's ietie?* fololws;
Andrews, N". C. April 7, 1925.
As you of course know, North
Carolina has so far failed to raise
its quota of the Great Smoky Mountains
National Park purchased fund.
North Carolina having up to this
time only subscribed $450,0000:
Whereas Tennessee has subscribed
more than $000,000 and Virginia
more than $1,200,000.
I have just received a wire from
lion. Plato D. Ebbs as follows:
"Wire from Senator Squires in
Washington states park assured provided
North Carolina gets full quota.
Time extended few days for this
purpose. Committee agrees balance
must come from Western Counties.
Can your County secure $5,00 over
quota? Member of staff wil call assist
The quota for Cherokee County
was placed at $15,000 and up to the
[xt-aeui. ume we nave signed pledges
for a little over ?10,000, this amount
being subscribed by approximately
twenty-five citizens o ft he county
The population of Cherokee County
in 1020 was 15,242. The present
population, v?f course, is excess of
this.but taking the 1920 figures there
are approximately 15,217 toward#
the purchase fund. It would, therefore,
seef if twenty-five citizens have
subscribed SI 0.000 certainly we
should be able to raise Si0,000 from
the remaining 15,217. Especially
realinging, as most of us do. The
great benefit to be derived by the
establishment of a national park in
the Greaat Smokies.
It is practically impossible to estimate
the monetary value the establishment
of the park wil mean to
Cherokee County, as this county is
one of the most favorably situated
with reference to the park of any of
the counties of the State, and it
would seem that from a purely selfish
standpoint alone every property
owner would be anxious to contribute
as much as he is able to the
purchase fund, for the establishment
of the park will mean prosperity to
this county and an increase in property
values that will be many time#
the amount contributed to the fund
by the county.
I wsh, therefore, that you would
make an appeal throuuh your paper
to the citizens of thiscounty urging
nil to contribute as liberally as possible.
You understand, of course that
the terms of payment are 10 per
cent of the amount subscribed with
in thirty days a third of the remainder
one year from date, and the remaining
two-thirds in two and three
years from date. Of course, if for
any reason Congress fails to establish
a park the deferred payment#
will not have to be made.
Very Truly Yours,
TERCY B. FEREBEE,
W. M. S. of the Baptist
Church will present the pageant,
"God's Flowerland," at the church
Wednesday evening. April 14, at 7:30
o'clock. The play is being directed by
Mrs. J. W. Davidson, Mrs. Quinn and
Mrs. T. L. Sasser. An opportunity
will be given for a free will offering