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The Lending Weekly Newspaper in Western North Carolina, Coieri,
Vol. XLII. ? No. 30
erir. g a Larpe and Potentially Rich Territory in This State
Murphy, N. C., Friday, February 27, 1931.
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Member* To Serve Four Year* And
Meet With County Group
KALKIGH, Feb. 24.- ? The Chero
kee County Tax Commission is crea
ted in a hill introduced in the Gen
eral Assembly yesterday by Senator
Kelly E. Bennett, of Bryson City, the
bill naming as members for a term of
four years Wayne Walker, of An
drews, R. H. Hyatt, Sr.. of Murphy,
and David T. McNabb, of Suit.
The hill provides that the mem
bers of the commission shall serve
for four years and that the General
Assembly shall name the members
quadriennially thereafter, vacancies
to be filled by appointment by the
member vacating the office belong
The commission is to meet immed
iately after the ratification of the
act and organize, by electing one
member as chairman and another as
secretary. Their duty will be to
equalize as nearly as possible the tax
valuation of real estate for taxes in
Cherokee, such valuation standing
for fout years, except for additions
of improvements and deduction of
losses each year. The commission
names one tax lister for each town
ship and the board of county com
missioners names, another for each
township, the two to begin valuation
Meet March 16
The Tax Commission and the
County Commissioners are to meet
in joint session March 16, 1931, and
annually thereafter. The members of
?he new commission are to receive
?5 a day for their services while on
duty, hut are to receive pay for only
one day for the three remaining
years of the quadriennium. The list
takers are to be paid $3 a day.
This bill provides for a revaluation
in Cherokee County quadrienniually.
including this year, regardless of
whether the state-wide quadriennial
revaluation, deferred early in this
session until April 1, is finally de
ferred for two or four years, or not.
The bill is entitled "An Act to equal
ize the valuation of real estate for
taxes in Cherokee County".
Bill For Graham And
RALEIGH, Feb. 24. ? The time of
instituting nfction. to foreclose pp.
certificates of land sales in Graham
and Cherokee counties would be left
to the county commissioners of those
counties, rather than "within eigh- j
teen months from the date of the
certificate of sale", as is now the
law. in a bill introduced in the Gen
eral Assembly yesterday by Repre
s utative R. B. Morphew, of Graham
The bill was aparently written to
apply to Graham county only, but
Cherokee was also included in the
application, one part of the present
act being amended by the bill to
r?-ad that the action of foreclosure
is to beinstituted "in such manner
as may be from time to time direct
ed by the Foard of County Commis
sioners of Graham county."
Representative Morphew also in
troduced a bill which would make it
lawful for any person or persons to |
fish with trot lines and nets for
catfish in the Tennessee River in
Graham county. This bill was refer- !
red to the committee on game.
baptist missionary society
The Woman's Missiorary Society
of the Baptist church held the Feb
ruary business meeting in the Ladies
parlor of the church.
The reports from the four circles
Circle No. 1 was in charge of the
Program which was as follows:
Hymn, Love Lifted Me.
Watchword for the year.
Devotional, Mrs. Ralph Moody.
Hymn, I Choose Jesus.
Measuring the Home Field, Mrs.
J- P. Calhoun and Mrs. Ed De
Measuring the Forces, Mrs. Chand
"Mother of a Hundred Boys" ?
Mrs. Ed Adams.
"The Ladder Lady" ? Mrs. Noah
Hymn "My County 'tis of Thee"
Mr. Hill Writes On
Our present Town Board is being
criticised by some people, who are
evidently not informed. The Town
Commissioners in 1929 issued and
sold $40,000.00 bonds to take care
of Water bonds, which the records
showed would fall due in 1929, but
after bonds were issued and sold,
it was found that the $40,000.00
could not be used until 1939. We
i sent a bill to our Senator to author
ize us to use this money to pay
i bonds and interest now due, $23,000.
and falling due in 1931, $1S,000.00.
which bill we understand some of
| our citizens are fighting. We can
not afford now at the present low
market on bonds to issue and sell
more bonds to take care of the $41,
000.00 bonds and interest now due.
ami failing due during 1931, so why
not use this money we now have to
retire bonds and interest due and
falling due, or do you prefer to take
care of this item by taxation, which
will increase our city rate from $1.50
to $4.00 on the hundred. We are
I authorized to levy $1.50 for current
I expenses and sufficient to take care
' of bonds and interest due and fall
ing due. The holders of bonds now
due are threatening to bring suit in
Federal Court if not paid promptly
as fall due, the only way we can
pay them is by bond issue or raising
tax rate, which do you prefer?
C. B". HILL.
Mr. Conn, who is with the U. S.
Civil Service, was in Andrews the
later part of the* past week on bus
iness in connection with the Civil
Service Department of the United
Dr. and Mrs. L. B. Newman are
leaving Andrews to make their home
at Hampton Roads, Va. Dr. Newman
has received the appointment to the
place on the Medical staff of the
Soldiers'1 Home which- was left va
cant at the death of his father. Mrs.
Newmarf left on Tuesday of ihi*
v^eek to meet Dr. Newman's mother
in Arheville and they w?ll go on to
Hampton Roads together. Dr. New
man wil leave on Friday of this
week. Since coming" to Andrews
about three years ago they have
made many friends who dread very
much to see them leave.
Mrs. E. F. Troutman is ill at her
home in Andrews. She was suffering
from the after effects of an opera
tion and developed toothache and
had it pulled and in her weakened
condition suffered greatly.
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Messrs. J. D. Mallonee and Ralph
Moody, attorneys of Murphy, were
in Andrews on Tuesday of this week
on professional business.
Mr. D. M. Birchfield, Game Ward
en for Cherokee county, was in An
drews on Monday of this week on
Messrs. E. B. King and R. C.
Moore of Topton, were business vis
itors in Andrews on Monday of this
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Messrs. IH M. Whi|aker, R. P.
Stapp, J. H. Christy and Rev. W. J.
Miller went on a hunting trip Mon
day of this week.
Mr. W. H. Nelson of Topton was
a business visitor un Andrews on
Tuesday of this wjek.
Mr. Harold Christy left the later
part of the past week to visit his
parents at Emery, Va. Bert Bellamy
went with him and will spend some
time with his grandparents at Ab
Mrs. W. T. Holland for several
lays has been very ill at her home
in Andrews. She is suffering^ with
her tonsils, one of which has burst.
Mr. Elton Bradley made a business
trip to Atlanta, Ga., the first of
Mr. Zed Morrow is building a new
home -on Bristol Avenue.
?Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Ballard
spent the week enu at their home on
Winter Term Closed
Friday at Folk School
j Th<> John C. Campbt-1) Folk School
I closed its four month winter term
- last Friday with an interesting and
I varied program. The parents of the
students who live near the school
came for dinner. This was cooked
by the girls, and there was applause
as the makers of each dish were nam
cd. Afterwards, the handwork ex
hibit was visited. Dresses, aprons,
! and other clothing made in sewing
classes hy the girls, bureaus and box
es mad?' at the shop by the boys, a
variety of wooden animals, cut out
by hand and numerous woven ar
ticles all met with general approval.
Soon it was time for the after
noon events, and a good-sized crowd
assembled in the community room.
The program commenced with the
singing of old ballads, some found
in England, other in our own south
?rn mountains. The students were
in old-time costumes. Hollis Penland
sang "Lady Maisery", Louverne Iri
?nan followed with "The Two Sis
ters", Lucille Scroggs and Edward
Freas sang "Edward" then the whole
Troup sang "The keeper did a-hunt
ing go". The second section of the
nnsltal part of the program was
he singing of several shanties, the
boys and girls all being dressed in
white, with middy blouses and sailor
Rev. Hannah Jewett Powell of
Canton, N. C., gave a short but in
spiring talk; and several hymns were
The chairs were then moved from
the center of the room onto the plat
form, and the main floor was filled
with George Bidstrup'a gymnastics
class which went through some very
active exercises with great precision.
This exhibition was followed by sing
ing games. One of the most attract
ive of these was the "weaving" done
by the Rirls, wearing over their
dresses fancy aprons made by them
selves, and on their heads, kerchiefs
also of their own making. A spirit
ed game of volley ball brought the
festivities to a close, and thus end
ed the fourth season of the Folk
Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Simonds and
little son, James, Mrs. Bette Simonds
Miss Birtbie Simonds and Mrs. Docha
Clonts and two children were wel
come guests of Mr. ar.d Mrs. Burl
Brown last Sunday.
Rev. Carl Loudermilk, pastor of
Shoal Creek church, filled his place
last Sunday and delivered an able
Dr. and Mrs. G. M. Young, and
babies, were the Sunday guests of
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hamby.
Mr. T. M. Allen was the Saturday
night guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. J.
Teague of Turtletown, Tenn.
Rev. Carl Loudermilk was the din
ner guest of Mr. and Mrs. N. A.
Quinn last Sunday.
Friends and relatives will be sor
ry to learn that Mrs. Jessie Mason
is not improving at this writing. Her
condition is serious.
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Friends and relatives will be glad
to learn that Mr. Buri Browns health
is improving at this writing.
Mr. E. N. Allen has leased land
and moved to Mr. Guy Hawkins'
farm near Suit, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Quinn of Copper
hill, Tenn., were Sunday evening
guests of Mr. Quinn's brother and
family, Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Quinn.
Mr. R. L. Keenum of Suit, N. C.,
passed through our section Sunday
afternoon enroute t o Dr. G. M.
Sheriff J. Frank Bristol was in
Andrew* the later part of the past
week on official business.
Messrs. D. H. Tillitt and G. E. Lail
were business visitors in Robbins
ville on Saturday of the past week.
Mr. Browning, ofi Bryson City, a
brother of Mrs. Zed Morrow, was in
Andrews on last Saturday on bus
HIGH SCHOOL TALK
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? ialk Made by Achille DuFreine In
The French Clauses of The
High Schools in W. N. C.
Marshall Joffre, Papa Joffre has
j departed from this world after hav
i ing done his duty as a citizen, as a
patriot, as a soldier. He has said
farewell to the world. His body has
been laid in peace under the great
gilded dome of the Invalides, by the
side of that of Napoleon and Foche.
He saved France at. the Marne. He
did his duty, he did his best for his
country. What more can we expect
from anyone. His name and fame
shall never dh.
Young people, shall the same thing
be said ?*f all of you? Why, yes. It
I should be so. Why not?
In order tt> reach the position that
i each of you should attain in this
1 world, you have to prepare, and the
i .in part, the most important part
j 1* your preparedness you are going
: through right now in the class rooms
I under the diligent and intelligent
care of your efficient teachers, who
are devoting their entire time and
life for your gortd education, for
your success in the future.
America is a great country to be
' developed, much has been done in
the comparitively few years since it
j has beer, settled by the pioneers. But
j in order to reach the place to which
j it is entitled in the- world it requires
j all sorts of scientists and highly edu
t cated people, and the better the edu
| cation the better the country will
j b-. A country is just as good as the
, people that live in it, as the people
I that govern it. Oh, young people we
| depend on you to be the future
adults, the futur. rulers, politicians,
j law niakers and law enforcers; the
j last is much needed. Shall you not
i do your share ? your best.
By intelligent, scientific, honest,
moral ruling you can make your
country a real heaven. But by the
opposite, you can make it a real hell.
You are all v?c!l gifted mentally and
physically, you will develop stronger
! and healthier. Any of you should be
! come an expert in any scientific
| branch that you may follow. You
j can excel in civil engineering, elec
trical engineering, industrial engin
eering, mechanics and chemistry,
which arc now the leading sciences
of the world.
Now is the time for you to study,
learn and retain, for your own good
and benefit, your own future and
that of your country.
The scientific field is incommen
surable, no one person will evir mas
ter it. It must be specialized. The
future pleasure, satisfaction and re
ward of the adults and parents of
today will be in your accomplish
ments. We all look to the young
generation for the future carc of the
country. There will always be room
in the upper story of sciences; but
j it will always be crowded on the
i ground floor. All of you must aim
? to the very top floor. If you do well
! we shall be happy, if you do wrong
| we shall bo sorry. And to be happy
you must be good. And if you keep
' the Street called Straight, it will
j lead you to a house beautiful.
We are sorry to hear of Mr. Julius
Stiles having another stroke of pary
sis last Saturday.
Mr. Ed Barton is on the sick list
Miss Fannie Millsaps who was bad
ly burned some time ago is slowly
J. F. Dockery visited his mother,
Mrs. Mae Dockery of Robbinsville,
last week end.
There was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Roy Pace on February 19, twin girls.
We are glad to hear of the nice
singings held last Sunday night.
Our Sunday school is progressing
Mr. Fass Roberts was a visitors
at the home of his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John Roberts Sunday.
Messrs. Paul and Neil Sneed were
visitors at Copperhill. Tenn., Mon
TO HOLD MEET
i FRIDAY 2 P. M.
! Ty Cobb, Famous Man of Baseball,
Listed As One of Sixty-One
Monday. March 2nd. is the day set
for the opening of the Rank of Mur
phy, according to an anr.ounc ?ment
made Wednesday by Albert H. Blake
representative of the State banking
department,, who has been in Mur
phy all this week checking up on the
conditions* subscribed to by the stock
holders and depositors and ironing
out the detavls connected therewith.
Mr. Blake said that more than
$48,000.00 available ca^h will be on
hand at the opening, with only $24,
000 in demand liabilities. He said
that the cash position will make it
t>ossible for the bank to pay a ten
per cent, dividend to depositors with
in 30 to 00 days. All depositors have
signed agreements to permit their
money to remain on deposit for two
A special meeting of the officers
an<l directors has been called for
Friday afternoon, February 27th, at
2 o'clock, at the banking house, for
the purpose of hearing reports, for
the election of directors for the en
suing year, and for tbe transaction
of such other business at may co'.tie
before the meeting.
Ty Cobb, famous Georgia Peach
of the Baseball world, listed as
o fie of the 01 stockholders of the
bank under its new existence. There
are seventeen out-of-town stockhold
rs from Georgia, Florida, Alabama,
Illinois, Ohio ami North Carolina.
The complete list follows:
Gay Greene, Asheville, N. C.
J. E. Coburn, Bryson City
'Mrs. R. E. Deweese, Sweetgum,
Mrs. J. M. Dickey, Ranger, N. C.
Carl Dickey. Ranger
Mrs. A. J. Gurley, Tampa, Fla.
Judge J. H. Harwood, Bryson
Mrs. Florence Hill, Oak Park, 111.
I)r. Frank R. Sherard, Mobile, Ala.
Mrs. M. J. Sheuing, Cincinatti, O.
Mrs. G. A. Cline, Sharps, Fla.
Ty Cobb, Augusta, Ga.
T. S. Candler, Blairsville, Ga.
R. L. Anderson, Ogden, N. C.
N. W. Abernathy, Marble, N. C.
Mrs. Catherine C. Martin, An
drews, N. C.
Miss Eleanor Louise Cozad, An
The following are all from Mur
A. B. Dickey Eestate
Mrs. John E. Fain Eestate.
A. J. Martin Eestate
Mrs. T. J. Sword
E. G. White
J. M. Vaughn
Mrs. Florence Moore
Mrs. J. R. McClelland
Dr. S. C. Heighway
J. W. McMillan
T. N. Bates
H. E. Dickey
Walter W. Hyde
Mr. W. Bell.
E. C. Moore
L. E. Bayless
J. C. Townson *
W. M. Fain
W. M. Axley
J. W. Lovingood
Mrs. Nettie Dickey
W. S. Dickey
J. L. Hall
Mrs. Grace Cooper
G. W. Ellis
S. D. Stiles
Annie Mae Townson
E. P. Hawkins
Community Oil Company
Mrs. A. H. Brown
T. S. Evans
H. N. Wells
Mrs. W. H. Griffiths
C. D. Mayfield
Mrs. Edith Dobbs
S. G. Mingus
Mrs. Rose Patton
Mr. and Mrs. J. Fred Sheets, and *
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Middleton, of
Copperhill, Tenn., were visit ots in .