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VOLUME XXXVII. NO. 41.
GROVER TAYLOR IN
! CLARKSVILLE, GA.
George Bryson Only One at Large of
Six Who Escaped Last
u Grover Taylor, one of the six prisoners
who escaped last Febiuray in
a wholesale jail from the Cherokee
jail, was apprehended last Thursday
night at Clarksville, Ga., and brought
back : this county by Sheriff B. B
Sheriff Morrow located Taylor and
had Sheriff W illbanks to take him
I Taylor, who escaped last Februray
omer prisoners was capture"
ar mniitted to jail, only to escape
agnir. the same day. He had been at
larne since that time. He made
bond for his apj earant < at the n<
term of the General County Court.
George Bryant, charged with a
ir.i.-demeanor, is the only one of the
- v escaping who still remains at
Scenic Highway Built or
Rail Bed OpensUp
Roadway to Haws Knob
Madisonville, 'lonn.. May Id.?
The government scenic highway which
w in the course of construction
up Tellico river and which also leads
through the famous Cherokee national
forest has been completed for a
distance of about 17 miles. When
this highway is finished it wili be one
of the most wonderful scenic routes
in the United states, it is said. It
is being made t> complete the road
bed formerly used by the Babcock
Work on the road has been in progress
for several weeks and an effort
i sbeing made to complete the road
before the time the forest fires been,
e most destructive in the region
of the Cherokee Forest.
1. E. Ball, former road supervisor
of this county, is supervising the
u- :k. Besides serving as a scenic
way for tourist and pleasure
kers it will prove also very valuable
to the forest guards who patrol
t.ie forest tract during the season of
t -est fires. Adequate fire fighting
equipment can be rushed to the scene
A the lire. Formerly when n fire'
broke out in the forest the rangers
were forced to walk many miles over
the rough mountains before reaching,
thf scene of the fire.
Gain In Sight-Seers Expected.
Each Sunday many sight seers go
v-ver the road and a larger number
is expected as the road nears completion.
The route of this road was survey
ed last spring and the work was
delayed for some unexplained cause
By using the old railroad grade constructed
15 years ago by the Babcook
company much work will be
eliminated. The road in many places
has been .cut through solid rock which
This hew route will give the tourist
a chance to visit "Haw's Knob," (
locate.d in the "Jcfferie's Hall" region.
This mountain is 5,560 feet'
in height, and is climbed easily. It |
has been said that the smmmit of
tiiis peak, which is one of the highest
in the state, can be reached in
Here can be bad bathing in the
waters of the Telrco, with good ,
5>'ieckle trout fishing. The Haw'? .
Knob site is surrounded by a group
of lofty mountains. Hooper's Bald '
and Laurel Top are about the height <
of Haw's while Huckleberry Knob 11
is a little higher.
Proposed construction of a bridge
across the Tennessee river at Mc- 4
Ghee, and the improvement of the 1
McCroskey Highway from Madison- t
ville to the McMinn county line con- j
stitutes a project of wide interest in t
Monroe and adjoining counties. This .
road completed a well built highway 1
directly from Knoxville to Etowah c
the gateway to the famous Kimsey
The Murphy-Knoxville road has *
heen completed and it connect with *
the famous- North- Carolina State (
nigh-.vay No. 10, leading to the At- *
Building and improvement of these: t
highway# puts Monroe county in line F
for its share of the great develop- <1
ment nqw pending dn this region.? 11
Knoxville Joornal. J
Murphy and Cherokee
r "Airs i
FIRST CHOICE OF
Enemy Gun Being Displayed on
Lawn of Carnegie Library Of
A German mennewerfer or Howitzer,
weighing 2100 pounds, and first
choice of enemy material allocated to
North Carolina, was received from
the Raritan Arsenal, N. J., this week
It is being displayed on the lawn of
the Carnegie Library, and is attracting
The shipping ticket contains the
following: "Raritan Arsenal, N. J
To YV. M. Fain. Mavor Murnhv. NT
Co., 1 250 mm Minewerfer with
wheels. Captured enemy material
located at Raritan Arsenal, N. J. It
is regretted that this arsenal is unable
to furnish any historical information
concerning th? captured material
shipped you. There was never
any record compiled showing the
place or date of capture, organization
making the capture, etc. The
material is shipped in the same condition
received from the firing line."
The date of manufacture on the gup
Mr. Fain made application for the
guns last year, after seeing announce
mcnt that a number had been allocated
to cities of North Carolina, and
by being the first to make application,
Murphy was given first choice
The minnewerfer and four m?a- !
chine guns comprise the lot awarded
Murphy. The machine guns arrived
several weeks ago and are on display
in the public park square.
Grisais In Concert
At Theatre Monday
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Grisais will,
appear in a special concert at the!
Bonita Theatre Monday, May 24th j
\ special picture entitled "Barriers
)f Folly" will also be a feature of!
Mr. and Mrs. Grisais have appeared
m two occasions before, and need
no introduction to the people of j
:his section.H They are excellent
nusicians and the program promise?,
;o be varied and interesting. The,
nstruments used are violin, banjo
:ello and piano.
The picture, "Barriers of Folly,"|
s a late feature, starring George
..arkin and Eva Novak. It is a com- ,
inntion of Western and New York
Chinatown underworld, and is owned
>y Mr. and Mrs. Grisai. | (
They are appearing at different
owns in this section: At Hayesville ;
'riday May 21st; Blairsville, Satur-jl
lay May 22nd; Murphy May 24th- ,
Toung Harris, May 29. Date fori
Andrews has not yet beek booked, j
County, and the Le*di
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLIX,
tight With the V
Bob Reynolds a Winner
In His Campagii For
United States Senate
Whirlwind Campaign of The Tactful.
Energetic Asheville Man Is Leaving
Many New Friends In His
Trail As He Visits Every
County in the State in His
The candidacy of Robeit R Rev-!
nobis (familiarly known to thousand?
as "Bob"), for the* United States Sen.!
ate nomination in the Democratic pri-j'
marv of June 5th is becoming noteworthy
all over the State. In Raleich j
on Thursday, <n the street?, in the
flthcitrf. ("Bcb") Kcyiictds ;;
Candidate for U. S. Senate 11
Democratic Primary June 5 j
hotel lobbies and in and around "the;
convention hall, one had only to use!
his eyes to realize this.
Mr. Reynolds is forcing the fight- 1
ing everywhere and is working with :
icmarkable tact and cneigy and at- (
trading to his standard many men j
active and influential in the party. f
The personality of the candidate, his \
democracy, his tact and his energy
are infecting others with his enthu- t
siasni and earnestness and sending c
them forth as advocates of his nomi- r
nation. Whenever and wherever he j,
was observed in Raleigh Thursday. s
he was invariably surrounded by an
interested group of ladies and gentlemen.
Everywhere he went it vdas
"Hello, Bob," and a cordial handshake
as those who knew him sighted
Some idea of the tremendous energy
of the man may be glanced from ^
the simple statement that in the "
short period of the canvass he has
visited fully 75 of the one hundred ^
counties of the State Everywhere
he has been he has left the nucleus
of a local organization surcharged a
with Reynolds enthusiasm and ener- ^
try. His simplicity, his democracy ^
und his energy are outstanding characteristics
which attract people to
him; his frankness and genuineness a
usually hold them and impel them
(Continued on Page 2)
ng Newspaper in this
K I UiDAY. MAY 21, 1926.
v'orld" 1 :
MAKE TENN. ROAD
DECISION BY JULY 1
Want* Time To Investigate Beaverdam
At a joint meeting of the Cherokee
County Road commission and the
Cw-o~, h Commissioners Tues? morning.
J. G. Stikeleather. High..-/ Commissioner
for the ninth district, declared
it his intention to make decision
in the State maintained route
from Murphy into Tennessee by July
Mr. Stikeleather and engineer Walker
were present at the joint meeting
and the commissioner for the
ninth district stated that he had not
horoughly gone over the Beaver da m
uu>v, ouu ?>aiucu nine i? investigate
his route before making a decision
He stated that he had gone over the
Following are the minutes of the
necting as taken by Secretary Russell
>f the Road Commission:
Murphy, N. C., May 18th.?A
oint meeting of the Board of Coun-,
y Commissioners and the Cherokee
bounty Road Commission, was held
n the Carnegie Library in Murphy;
Hay 18th 1926, for the purpose of
onsidering recommendations made
>y the State Highway engineers a?
0 the selection of a state maintain-! >
?d highway leading from the town
?f Murphy to the Tennessee state
Mr. J. G. Stikeleather, Commissioner
for the 9th District of N. C.
vas present, and stated that he was,
lot ready to make his report, as to [
he route that he would recommend ]
'or the reason that he had not made
1 personal inspecection of the Feaverlam
route, and that he would do sol
f possible by or before the first day
f July 1926, whereupon the follow-i
ng resolution was passed: ' 1
Resloved that the Cherokee Coun-1
y Road Commission, approve of Mr | <
itikeleathers suggestions, and hereby i
Hedge ourselves to concur with him \ J
n his recommendations after making
uch examination. ^
D. S. RUSSEL. Secy.
Cherokee County itoad Com
Mrs. G. E. Dickey and daughter.!
Irs. B. R. Carrall visited relativesr
1 Atlanta last week.
The annual all day singing held
ere last Sunday was enjoyed by a r
Mr. R. R. McAllister who fell off e
nd was run over by L. M. Shield's, "
ruck some four weeks ago died j
Mr. V. C. Hughes who has a posi- 1
on at Hasslan, Kk., is at home for r
few days rest. f
Roy Owenby left a few days ago
>r Ohio. I'
John M. McAllister of Clevlond '
Secdon of Western N
THIS WEEK ON
r? a r*TtoT? <-.t
Dar 113 1 CHUKCH
Form* Being Constructed and Foundations
to Be Poured First of
Work was resumed on the construction
of the* new Baptist Church this
week. The forms are being made
and the concrete for the foundation?
will be poured Tuesday and Wednesday
The excavation work f r the basement
ar.d foundation of the building
'as done last fall, and quantities of
brick, crushed rock and mat ble slabs
have been placed on the ground
Work will be pushed and it is hoped
to complete the structure by early
The building will be one story and
a basement. The auditorium will
have a seating capacity of 000, and
the- building will have sufficient class
reruns t accomodate a Sunday school
of t>00 members.
Mr. R. Robinson, local contractor
is superintending the work.
The Scout to Occupy
New Home Next Week
The second story of the John E.
I ai . building, over Davidson ?anJ
Cat ringer's store, on Valley Itiver
Avenue, is being cleaned out, some
painting done, shelves built, and
otherwise prepared to become the
home of The Cherokee Scout. Actual
moving will begin the latter part
of this week and it is hoped to complete
the move during the first of
The '.resent quarters have become
too crowdt'd ar.-l inadequate to accomodate
tr.c expansion of the paper
during the. past three or four years
The new home of the Scout will be
commodious enough to allow for even
greater expansion, besides affording
separate compartments for a pressroom,
composing room, stock room
A modem, two revolution, versatile
cylindei press will be installed,
which will make toe shop one of the
most m< '"ern in this section. It will
also take care of a more varied line
of work, and facilitate the execution
The patrons and readers of The
Scout are asked to bear this "move".
in mind and to help us make it with
as little interruption in service a?
possible. The paper may be a doy or
so late next week, but unless plans
ffo astray it will make its appearanccon
time. All Correspondents and
other wishinp to pet articles or advertisements
in next week's issue are
requested to pet them in the office
not later than Wednesday noon. And
those who desire printing: are asked
to pive in copy Friday or Saturday
of this week.
Ohio, has been at the bed side of his
father durinp his illness.
E. E. Davis. C. S. C. and solicitor
Grover C. Davis were business visitors
Mr. A. Rice. Road Commissioner
of Hot House Township, passed
throuph here Monday, to attend a
call meetinp of the county and road
Commissions at Murphy Tuesday.
Mr. Carl Evans of Ranper was a
a business visitor here Tuesday.
L. W. Shields si carrvinv the mail
on route two for a few days in the
absence of regular carrier S. I- Kisselbury.
June 21, 22, 23 j
Wilmington. May 10.?Arrange-'
nents are going on apace by the
Vilmington Lions Club and its laides*
luxiliary for an elaborate entertain- j
ncnt of the 31st district convention
>f North Carolina at Wrightsville
teach, the three days beginning .Tunej
list and indications, now point to
i very large attendance.
A special feature of the convenion
this year will he the cntertainnent
of the visiting ladies and each
lub in expected to be represented
it Wrightsville convention by a
arge contingent of the gentler sax
Mrs. O. H. Shoemaker, Wilming
"IT WILL MAKE
j I '
5c COrY?*1.50 PER YEA*
WORK BEGUN ON
Structure to Be Cherokee Marble
Veneer, |and Fire-proof
The work of excavating the foundation
for Cherokee County's new
Court house was begun this week,
and machine for mixing concrete
etc., were placed cn the ground.
James Fanning, prominent contractor
of Asheville and Greensboro has the
contract. The cost, of the building
will be ?22i*,000.000 nnu is to be
completed by December 1st, which
ic the end of the fisical year for
the county. .'XI
The new structure will he fire
proof throughout. It will be constructed
of steel, concrete and brick
on the interior, while the exterior
will be marble veneer from the quarries
of the Kegal I>!ui- Marble Co.
The celerity with which the Tern1
pie measure creating the Great Smoky
National Park and the pargs of
the Shenandoah and Mamnionth CaV#
passed both houses of Congress and
emerged ns a law suggests that it wa?
The measure was something of 3
novelty and in the latter days of a
session when many members are disappointed
because their bills have
been rejected, it might well have been
feared that some of the hundreds or
Congressmen would make some
question or raise an objection which
would at least delay the bill. Very
few national measures have escaped
But the park measure moved by
easy effort to success. Within a
month after the approval of it by
Secretary of the Interior Hubert
Work it had been modified by its
friends and passed Congress. It
travelled speedily and with the absence
of noise which might have
waked unfounded suspicion?a
smooth road was prepared for it and
it ran swiftly to the goal.
Good management must be credited
to the directionship, and conspi->
cuous In this for all that he modestly
remains in the background is Representative
Zebulon Weaver of the
Jenth district. He it was who introduced
the originol measure whicb
later was included in the more comprehensive
Temple bill, and it has
been this Congressman Weaver who
has mnuoeuvcred for nearly two
years to make the park a reality.
His was not spectacular effort. He
did not depend on declaiming to the
House members hut he worked ceaslessly
intelligently and unabtrusively
His long service had made Mr. Weaver
familiar with the obstacles likely
j to be encountered and he removed
or detourwd these; he has made many
fiiends and these were doubtless potent?perhaps
Mr. Weaver himself makes no claim
to credit but is dispensing it to others
of governmental functions. He is
( quite right in commending tho initiative
of Secretary Hubert Work and
tho fine nuhlic snir?t
, "J ??0
unofficial commission composed of
Congressman H. W. Temple, of Penn:
sylvania; Mayor W. A. Welch, chief
engineer and general manager of the
Palisades Interstate park; Mr. Harlan
P. Kelsey. former president of
the Appalachian Mountain club of
Ponton, and a well known landscape
architect; Mr. William C. Cregg, fl
prime mover of the National Arts
club of New York, and a student
of recreational developiner.t through
parks, and Colonial Glenn S. Smith,
acting chief topographic engineer of
of the Geological Survey. The services
of these gentlemen have been
of inestimable value?they are beyond
compliment. And great is the
credit which must go to Representative
Ahernathy and vastly to the men
and women of North Carolina who
made the bill a possibility. But there
must be left a big share to this modest
Congressman Zebulon Weaver
who claims none for his superb work
for the park. t
ton. N. C., is general chairman of
the ladies' committee on entertainment
and if any of those who expect
to attend, will address her here,
she will cheerfully answer any in'
quiries from the Indies. J