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MONDAY A. M.
Mrs. E. E. Davis Die* Following An '
Operation For Abceu Of
Funeral service were held Monday
morning from the First Baptist
h i; for Mrs. E. E. Davis, 39 years j
, i,i prominent Murphy woman and
w of K. E. Davis, a former C!irk!
of < herokee county Superior court, j
Tb services were conducted at 10 J
o*c ? by Rev. James LeRoy Steel-.
I a. : >? . assisted by Dr. J. P. Ander- 1
; . >1. pastor of the Presbyterian I
dun ? h. and Rev. Howard P. Powell,
pa: : r of the Methodist church.
M?s. Davis died following an op
t ration Thursday of last we.k at the
Franklin Hopsital for abcess of the
brain. She had been suffering with
her head for the past two years.
Several months ago her condition be
came such that she was forced to
tak- t her bed. From then on she
gradually grew worse ant! last week
was carried to the hospital at Frank
lin for an examination which reveal
ed that she had an abcess on the
brain. An operation was performed
but doctors held out little hope. She
die<i about 7 o'clock P. M. Friday.
Mrs. Davis was born in East Mur
ph\ June IT, 1891, and had lived in
Murphy and Cherokee county all of
h r life, except about two years
when he resided with her husband
and family in Ohio. She joined the
Methodist church when a little girl,
later affiliating with the Baptist
church, and was a devoted Christian
wife ar i mother.
Sh was married to E. E. Davis
O tolier 3, 1908, and to this union
were born six children. She is sur
vived by her husband and the child
ren a<* follows:
Frank, 22, a marine in Nicaragua,
Central America, Polly, 17, Mary Jo,
14. Jimmy. ?% Robert 7, Jqne 5, her
mother, Mrs. Dixie. Palm r of Mur
phy and sister. Miss Hattie Palmer,
of Murphy, and four brothers, Jake
Palmer, of Canton, John Palmer of
Mave-.ille, Wis., Bob Palmer of
Youncrstown, Ohio, and Leonard Pal
mer of Murphy.
Int?- ment was in Sunset c metery,
with ' . B. Hill, local undertaker, in
eh: vv. The following acted as pall
hei'vrs: Active, Fred Bates, Harry
P. ( per. Garland Posey, Ed Bar
nett, \V. P. Odum, Billy Forsyth, and
Honorary pallb'rarers were: T. N.
Bates. < . M. Wofford, L. E. Bay less,
K. B. N'orvell, Dr. B. B. Meroney,
ami i W Savage
M. H. Owenby Meets
Tragic Death 30th.
Friend: and relatives in Clay |
county were shocked early Saturday;
morning when the news came in that j
Man>f?n II. Owenby had met death
Friday afternoon near Gastonia, N. |
C., when he fell from the rear of a <
truck. In the fall Mr. Owenhy's neck
was broken and death was almost
instantaneous. The driver of th?
truck said that Mr. Owenby was
starving in the truck bed holding to
a cr?. s grain and as he was subject
to dizzy spells it is thought that he
was seized with one of those spells
which caused him to fall
Tn body was sent to his home
near Hayesville and funeral services
and burial took place at Oak Forest
Methodist church Sunday afternoon
at '.I o'clock. Rev. Martin and Rev.
Parker conducted the funeral. ,
Mr. Owenby was a number of I
Pine Log Baptist church. He was one j
of Clay county's most progressive I
farmers, and about 50 years of age. j
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. I
Vira Owenby, two sisters. Mrs. Mary
Matheson and Mrs. Kumie Matheson
and on. brother, John Owenby of
this county. He is also survived by
one grandchild, Freddie Lee Owenby
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Owenby's
?nly son, Fred Owenby, who met a
almost like death of that of his fath
er. About 8 years ago hs was driv
a team near his home and fell
from the wagon, his body being run
over causing instant death.
Income Tax Officials
To Visit This Section
To give advice and assistance in
the filing of the Federal income tax
returns, representatives of the Unit
ed States Internal Revenue will be
at Murphy on Monday, February 9,
and at Andr ws February 10th, ac
cording to an announcement coming
from Raleigh this week.
LIONS HAVE AN
? ? o
On Thursday night. Jan. 2l?. 1931.
at the Regal Hotel the Murphy Lion*
Club had th ir annual Cherokee
county dinner, inaugurated last year
in the interest of the 'Live-at-Home' .
campaign of Governor Gardner, each
item on the menu is taken from the j
farms, dairi s and gardens of Cher
okee county, affording ample evi
dence that natives of Cherokee coun- j
tv tave^ only to go outside their
county for their sugar and salt. The
; menu follows:
Fruit Cup (all native fruits)
Horn. Made Pickles
| Baked Ham Roast Hen
Candied Sweet Potatoes
Baked Onions ?
Corn Muffins Hot Rolls
Br as? town Creamery Butter
Strawberry Preserves Apple Sauce
Deviled Egg ? Potato Salad, on Cab
Huckleberry Cobbler Pie ? Vanilla
Black Walnut Cookies ? Sassafras
Several out of town guests wer.
| present, these being Mr. and Mrs.
? J. M. Lovingood, Chm. County < om..
Miss Marguerite Butler. Mr-. E. G.
White, Miss Pauline Smith and Mr.
?f. W. Goodman. State Dept. of Ex
tension, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Sharp
and Mr. and Mrs. W C L uke ?>f
Young Harris, Ga.. Messis. G. E. j
Fa an- and R. Church C rowel 1 : the
Asheville Farmers Federation. Mr.
W. L. Bisch'ff, Secretary- the
Asheville Lions Club, Messrs. E. I),
b'owditch, J. B. Gray, \V. < . Wake
field, S. J. Bristol. U. M. Monro and
I. W. Tipton of Hay sville. .Messrs.
?). C. Walker and .lames (.? Sr tike
leather of Asheville, Engineer and
Commissioner of the State Highway
Department. Local guest arti>! - Mrs.
Hadley Dickey, Mrs. E. C. Mallen e.
Miss Emma Cardwell Lively. Messrs.
Sid Hinshaw and C. U. Wiliiams.
Other local 'guests included Mrs. Sid
Hinshaw, Mrs. C. U. Williams. Messrs
E. C. Mallonee, Anson A. Cheyney,
.George Bidstrup. In addition to
i these gu sts were the Lionesses and j
J Lions of the local den. Addresses
j were had from Mrs. W hite. Col. D.
I Witherspoon. Messrs. Evans, Bi>
?hoff. Crowell, Goodman and Strike
?leather. The musical sel ctions ren- j
iereby by the local guest artists were
(very appropriate and rendered the
occasion very much mor. enjoyable.
Andrews Athletic Stars
Wear Bright Letters
A nd row high school athletic stars
will soon he wearing- bright new let
ters on their sw. aters as a reward
for their achievements in the 1&30
football season. Seventeen men
were fortunate enough to receive the
coveted emblem. They are Joe Ham
lin. Tom Walker, Frank Forsythe,
Henry Walker, Glenn Hamilton,
Horace Morrow. Richard Waldroup .
Rpn Jfffiwi. Rrnpp Evwette. Ernest
Ilvde. Steven Adams, Clyde Sueed.
| Donald Patterson, Fred Wood, Grady
Anderson, Lindon Dills, and Rov
The records of the first term of
the high school disclose a large num
ber of students who have made com
mendable grades. Those making es
pecially high marks ar Robert Hea
ton, Fred Kilpatrick, Hazel Cham
bers, Mildred Spivey, Hall Conley,
Corena Truett, Lucy Cooper, Wil
lard Lovingood, Stella Barton, Mary .
Boone, Harold McGuire, Eugenia
Waldroupe, Fay Lunsford, Doyle
Anderson, iPoi'4 r Jenkins, Hi Id red t
Foster, Frank Pullium, William
Moore, Ruth Padgett, Margaret Gil
lespie, Fannie Barker, Alta Phillip*.
Sallie Kate Parker, and Rebecca Pitt j
On February 10, the Athletic as
sociation will pit: sent its annual min
strel. In years past this has proved .
to be one of the most popular events
of the school term, and the event fs
anticipated with unusual interest this
year. On:- of the especially attract
ive features will be a ten-girl chorus j
which is under the direction of Miss}
Luena Tatham. As an added attrac
tion the chorus is receiving special j
instructions in tap dancing.
The black face is und r the di
rection of coach Batson and will have
some, side-splitting surprises to pre
Olive ? My fiance wrote to say he
wanted to be married very soon to
the most charming girl in the world.
Betty ? The wretch! After prom
ising^ to marry u.
Wins $100 Prize
Aivin Nichols, Cherokee County Boy,
Makes Good Rccord Grow
The following: aiticle will he of
much interest to i* aders of The
Scout, -ince Alvin Nichols is a
Cherokee county boy. who lives at
Epworth, Ga.. Jan. 11. 1931 ? Al
vin N rhoSD a student of V cational
-Xiirii ulture at Epworth Seminary. is
\<! ? i winner of first prirte in a
three act* corr. contest having oro
duc?- bushels; of corn on three
atr< = of land at a cost of 32 cent
H.. received a cash prize ? f ?10M
vhich was given by l. H. Bonner.
Stat Manager of Chilean Nitrate of
Bureau, Atlanta, Ga. Mr. Bon
ner. discovering that Alvin was
? ini_ to be one of the winners, came
I in : ei son to Epworth on Jan. 7th
an ! vi-ited him and his teacher. L.
E, r, ,\.
Mr. Paul W. Chapman. Director
of V. ration Education, gave out the
fficial notice today of Alvin's ach
veinT.r and requested that a rum
*? of his pic be sent for publi
ca' m in the newspapers.
Each year the Chilean Nitrate f
S< ::i Company promotes t hi.- corn
contf * which is open to students in
'-"ore than a hundr d school- over
, tlit- .-rate which teach Smitr.-Hupne>
i V?m ati nal Agriculture.
l he competition was unusually
?? n\r the past year, but Alvin
Nichols enjoys the honor of beinc
j ch inpion student coi n grower \
jihe Stats of Georgia. Epwoith Sem
i inary is petting state wide distinc
tion foj producing first/-j"?"ize win
neis in this contest two years n -uc
1 cession. Albert Sosebee, student of
.he Seminary. Won first prib?- of
?100 for the year while Roy
iQuerry took second prize of 835 for
the same year.
The requirement of -tudents that
nter this contest is that^ they use
nlications of Chilean Nitrate of
Soda as top dressing on their corn
JOHN H. DILLARD,
LEGISLATOR, I L L
Rnleiirh. Feb. 2? -Representative
John H. Diilard, of Cherokee county
s seri usly ill in Reidsville and littl ?
o;e i held for his recove ryH The
House adopted resolution* tonight
? x; re >ing its regret at his enforced
I* wa- announced on The floor of
' r -? II . thai attending physicians
do not believe he can suivi\e.
On Veterans' Graves
M- nument- for the following sold
ier> i - Confederate States of
m er. a . -re c <_-:..-igned to H. N.
Taylor. < : I. tit:a, N. C.. an<i erected
by him at the cemeteries designated
I.e:,:. 7':-. Hiram I.edford. f To.
II. Th X. C.. Legion, buried a:
Sn- v' Hil". i'emetery. rear Ran-' r.
Fife". .Tack.- on Ledford. Co. A.
?J'.-th. X. ? . Inf.. buried at I.e if- rd
. :> ar the home f H. X.
Tay:-.: Per irnmon Creek.
A n ; v .v Leviford. Co. G. 3lUh X.
C. In*.. buried at Ledford cemetery".
Strt. .1 ? : H. Kiiklar.u. C . C.
Walker - X ? . Inf.. buried near
Beech 1 k.
Jt ? ? Ta;ior. Co. C. Wggcer^ X.
C. Inf.. r - i at Shady Gr-'ve.
It :> ? restinp to note that the
| thres ti-.-rs. Dr. Hiram. Jackson
and Andrpws Ijyifflrd, who f tight
for t - > and what they believed
} e her rivrhts, when the war was
f-ver !e*urnv'l to th ir native coun
try ar. i spent the remainder of their
:'v~- ;r u-eful citizen-.
!: i- very gratifying to teachers
a:.i offv.-.'-i- I agricultural educa
:i n wi*.t n students strive *.? carry
i improved meth< f r they pro
luce gr sters yields at lower cost as
a natural result.
All stuients of Vovati-.r.al Agri
culture arc required tc grow a farm
'rojec; and keep records on it re
fore the\ ca:. t ere I' for -he
course. Students of agriculture
"learn by doing/'
A TRIP TO PALESTINE
Rev. Howard P. Powell "X-I-X-X-X
Soon after lunch foil- .wing our
trip to Jericho we found our don
keys waiting al the gates of t: v
American colony ready to take u?
for a rid. around the city \f;lls.
1 he youngest rider was a little girl
of nine and the oUk.-t wr^ a lady
f seventy two. We afforded no lit
tle entertainment for the nativ s as
we rode through the streets of Je
lusalem on the donkey.-.
The first point of inter >t along
the donkey trail wa.- the place of
the stoning of Stephen. This spot
is marked by a tin covered building
standing near the Brook Cedron.
Crossing this brook, we vi wed the
exterior of a church that has been
i uilt in the traditional Garden of
Gethsemane. This is a Catholic
, cwhrHl ami 5c thp c}inrrh whir-h ic ,
-aid to contain the rock by which
Jesus prayed on the night of the be
Passing on through th Valley of
Jehosaphat we conic to the Tomb of
Absalom, an elaborate square struc
ture with columns in partial relief,
carved in the rock. The interior is
now partially blocked up with stones
thrown by the Jews to show their
abhorrance of David's ungrateful
son. Near by is the Tomb of Zach
ariah, a square structure of rock
with a pilaster at each of the four ?
corners and a somewhat pyramidal
roof. "To call this building a tomb
is evidently a misnomer, as it is ab
solutely solid, hewn out of th living
rock by cutting a passage round it.
It hK no internal chambers, nor
even the semblance of a doorway,"
.sear these tombs is the so-called
Tomb of St. James. It is to be
questioned if either of them is au- j
Near these traditional tombs we
visited the Virgin's Fount, which is
an anifical pool cut in the ;ide of
Ophel. Th- name i- derived from
fourte nth-century legend which re
lates that the Virgin once drew wa
ter. or washed the swaddling clothes
of her son here. As we visited this
Fount the women ana girls wer?:
busy carrying their water in pitchers
and oil cans. One man stood in the
stream with bare feet and filled the
pitchers and cans and passed them
on to th carriers. This water was
used just as they brought it from the
stream for dTinkinsr purposes. Wer
were told that many times they
would wash soiled clothes in the
stream and dip up the same water
for drinking and cooking. Ew ry
where, as here at this fount, there
is little sign of sanitation.
Just a fehort distance from the
Virgin's Four.: is t: ? trad*: nal spot
of the home of Caiaphas before who !
J sus was brought r trial. It wa.
here that "Peter .v-d him afar
off/* and for three tinus denied
Turning t the risrht after leaving
the Virgin*- Fount we viritexi the
I'- I of Siloam. It was to this pool
that Jesifs sent the blind man to
?v..>h after he had annointed his eyes
near the i.;-l , \vh;ch is only -.1
: hort distance away. Read this in
teresting story for y -rsc-lf in the
Gospel of Johr. the ninth chapter.
While at the pool we had the piivi
lcg; of washing our hands in its wa
ter and picturing in our minds the
picture of the man a.- he washed and
j TccciVcu ilia suihl. This pool is tX'
very popular place r the natives
until this day.
Returning to the trail Through tr.e
vail y we could see just ahead of
us to the left the so-called "Potter's
Held." This field is the one said to
have been purchased with the thirty
pieces of silver, th. price paid to
?Judas for betraying Christ. There
are a number of graves in the field
arvi of all the pathetic scenes in
Palestine, this is th most horrible.
Near this field is a tree said to be
similar to the ones on which Judas
Our donkey ride continued around
the walls by the Sheph rd's Pool, the
Tower of David, and back to the
American Colony. The Palestine
Donkey is a very* interesting little
animal. They are still used for car
rying heavy loads upon their backs.
Because o: the lack of motor roads
it is necessary for them to serve the
people where it is impossible to use
automobiles and trucks. Very ftw
people are able to own more than
donkeys for transportation. They ;
have not "advanced" as far as the
American along the installment plan .
The next donk y ride was to Ana- ,
toth. the home of Jeremiah, which
is about three miles from Jerusalem.
Just a few huts temain of this vil
lage which was at one time the home j
of the "Weeping Prophet." From 1
Anatoth we rode on the Ain-Farah, 1
it is believed by many that it was '
in the valley at Ain-Farah that Da.- 1
id wrote tht twenty-third Psalm, j
For one of David's mind and know- ;
ledge of God thsi place could have i
?een the scene of such writing.
We are leaving now for the Tern- J
(To be continued)
CASES TO BE
Commi?irncr J Dcwev Dorset! Sche
dulet to B- at Mcrphy
Nine Wi.rkn'-en? ? compensation
casts rave been scheduled for hear
ing r<?rc- Industrial commissioner
i Dewc. I >< r- tt in Murphy on Feb
ruary 1 1th. beginning at 9 a. m., ac
rding to news dispatches from Ral
tiuh. as follows:
Leathe? ^ ? d vs. Town of Murphy.
H. G. Elkins vs. Southern States
P-.wer <*ompany: Let- Owenbv vs. In
? . Ore r.r <i M tal Company;
I. C. Wright \s. Interstate Ore and
Metal Charlie Dillard vs. Inter-"
?ate On and Metal Co.. Jeff W.
Manr. ? >. Interstate Ote and Metal
' mpany: .T. R. L w's vs. Xantahala
I" Aver and Light Company; John A.
Richardson Cherokee Hardware
? mtmnv; Burt Savage vs. the Town
Study Class Met Tues.
The Mi-si-:: Study class of the
Pre'iyteriaa W omens* Auxiliary,
met at the hoia of Mr.-. \Y. W. Hyde
? n Tuesday afternoon to review the
! k . foreicn mission. Th<- field
the World, by Dr. .lames I. Vance.
Mr-. T. P. An it - r, had charge of
the '--son. each member present
giving a chapter. At the close of the
tudy. the following officers were r -
elect- d for the enduing year.
Mrs. C. W. Savage, president,
Mrs. J. B. Storey, vice pesident, Mrs.
P.. S. Park r. secretary, Mrs M. W.
Keil. treasurer. The hostess served
sandwiches pickles, doughnuts, tea
and offee. Those present were:
Mrs. ?/. P. And rson. Mrs-. M. W.
Bell. Mrs. F.. A Davidson. Mrs. Dur
Mrs R. W. Gray. ,'.rs. > N. Hill,
Mrs. A. C. Huber. Mrs. R S Parker.
Mrs Th ? : St oncer, Mrs. J. B. Sto
re v. Mrs. D. Witherspoon. Mrs. C.
W. Savatre. Mrs. W. W. Hyde.
Mrs. McClure Burned
To Death On Friday
Mrs. T. M. McClure of near Young
Harris. Ga.. was burned t?j death just
ai'tt-r ? < n on Friday. January 30.
She had prepared dinner for her hus
t an : who was at work in the field
and was waiting for him to tome to
inner. It was not known how she
:.u-ki fire. As her husband neared
? house he saw smoke and rushed
i: :r. time t<> sav. his twins who were
nly six months old. After rescuing
:ht-m he crawleji about the smoking
vii'uiing searching for hi- wife and
when he found all her clothes were
? jrr.'-i off and -he was dad. Had
been three minutes later the two
children and the home with all con
? nts would have been burned. He,
succeeded in putting <ut the fire.
Mrs. McClure is survived by her
husband. 5 children and father and
ther. and 2 sisters and one broth
er. She was before h' r marriage.
Miss Ethel Plott, daughter of Mr.
Sicor Plott. prominent farmer of
Clay. Towns and Union Counties.
Mrs. McClure had $46.00 in cash
and a certificate for $1200.00 en
-he Bank of Murphy on her ptrson,
all of which was burned.
Sunday, March 1st.
The second Quarterly Conference
of the Hayesville charge will meet
with the church at Oak Forest on
Sunday. March 1st at eleven o'clock.
Everyone i- invited to attend this
service. All the stewards. Sunday
School superintendents, trustees of
church and parsonage property, the
president of the Senior Leagues, and
'he lay leader are members of this
t dy and are urped to attend. This
is to be an important meeting and
business of a vital nature is to be
taker, up and it is necessary that
there be a full attendance. Rev. C.
M. Pickens, tin presiding elder, will
preach and administer the sacrement
of the Lord's Supper. Every one that
?an do so come and be with us on
this occasion and let us have a real
Oakley E. Croy, pastor.
Too Much Competition
A Chicago bus company has ap
pealed to the city authorities. They
claim that the patrol wagon is tak
ing all their customers.