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Vol. XLIII.? No. 2.
Murphy, N. C., Friday, August 14, 1931
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w. N. c. BAPTIST
MEET AUG. 18-19
' Tht W n Nortl. Carolina B*np
tfct at ion, comprising the
church- ("herokee and Clay Coun
ne><> w icet at the First Baptist
Ckurch < next Tuesday and Wed
p??day tfust ISth and 10th, for
itv ? -t-venth annual session,
which ? '? "pen at 'J o'clock. Mur
M;r delegates and d?
nominat : al leaders of the associa
tion and tate are expected to he
hero f< : n ? 1 two day session. The
delegate- will be entertained in the
hotel> and homes of the members of
the local church on the Harvard plan.
Rev. W. F. Sinclair, of Hayesville,
is moderator; Rev. C. F. Martin, of
Martin.- Creek, vice-moderator; Dav
id T.. Mashburn, of Andrews, clerk;
H. 1? Elliott, Feachtree, historian;
and W. o. Adams, Murphy, treasur
Rev. K. W. Prevost, pastor of the
Andrews ?hurch. will preach the in
troduc: :v sermon, with Rev. Algia
West, of Marble, alternate.
Muster Roll of Company
A, 2nd N. C. Cavalry
(From the Murphy Democrat, pub
lulled June 14, 1901
Our pood old friend, Mr. Samuel
Bp. n. of Ogreeta, has furnished us
a copy ?f the muster roll of Comp
any 2nd North Carolina. Cavalry
as fir-t organized, June, 10. 1861,,
composed of men of this section. Mr.
Biy.-on says he wants to have it pub
lished ? v?*ry seven years as long as he
livt-.- . He asks that Messrs. M. C.
Kinp, C. L. I). McClelland and II. S.
Hayes report thru the Democrat how
many ??: these old soldiers are still
alive. The men of this company av
trnped 167 pounds each.
Following is the roll:
( OM MISSIONED OFFICERS
George W. Hayes, Captain.
?lohn V. B. Rogers, 1st Ueutinant
\\m. P. Moore, 2nd Lieutinant
John M. Martin, 3rd. Lieutinant.
Jacob F. Williams, Orderly Sergt.
David L. Whitaker, 1st Sergt.
Hilliard W. Ledford, 2nd Sergt.
Eb< neezer J. Fain, 3rd Sergt
Juab L. Moore, 4th Sergt.
Thomas J. Colvard, Bugler.
Narbonne W. Moore, Quarter
J. P. Anderson, 1st Corporal
Cat well W. Fain, 2nd Corporal.
W. A. Loudermilk, 3rd Corporal
John B. Stanbridge, 4th Corporal.
Mr A nelly Cooper, Kugler.
John A. Amnions, David P. Arro
wood, William Angel, John O. Brown,
John S. Brown, William H. Brown,
D*vid A. Byers, J. O. Brown, Samu
?] ."r-,-"on' Samuel Brady, Julius W.
Brittirn, Ezekiel Birchfield, W.
"irchfield, William P. Berry, John
T? Berry, Smith W. Coffey, William
H- Carver, William J. Clark, A. N.
Colvard. William P. Colvard, Payton
S. Colvard, William S. Curtis, Miles
todty. John F, Crawford, Green B.
Cooper, John H. Dale, Jacob Dale,
JJilliam Dale, Alberter P. Dale,
Auks H. Davis, Abram E. Evan*,
rrancis M. Fisher, Samuel C. Fergu
son, Thou. M. Ferguson, W. A. Haig
jer, Tames H. Hicks, John C. Huskins,
Wavul C. Harvill, Fidelia Harwood,
gjlwnon Haney, Joseph Hawkins,
Wi lngra? ~ ~ *
T ...if ?Jip?incK, wunam n.
Bedford, Hembree C. Ledford, Thos.
Pin Ln n?b^ster, Wm. R. McConnell,
pnkney A. Moose, W. J. Martin, Ben
v * n,n' N,cholas McGuire, Terry
Pnnman\David Panther, John T.
JUkII"' ?mazi*h M. Price, W. S. P.
wan p ' w ,^oberts? George W. Ro
William Rhea? B- T. Sherrill,
SheilrilT r Sherrill, James M.
sS I^JT18 m- Smith, Ross B.
erc r' Sanders, John Sand
deV . u \ San-ierson, Geo. W. Sni
ter p Swanger, Isaac J. Slaugh
Tid' V8"019 M- Taylor, William R
Welch i Tucker, Jonathan,
vnui ? SSf. M- Walker, William B.
York n York, McDowell
man ' "? Zimmerman, H. Zimmer
Akin Hardware Moves
To Old Axley Stand
Akin Hardware, Sam Akin propri
etor. has moved into the fain build
ing, occupying the storeroom recent
ly vacated by J. W. Axley and Son,
which is just one door toward the
Public from the old location.
Mr. Akin now has all of his stock
straightened out and attractively dis
played and invites his many friends
jnd customers to come and inspect
18 new locatinoii.
Highway Men For
I For the information the people
(of Cherokee County. %%? are publish-'
ing below, the names i the men
who art- in charge of the county
roads in various sections.
G. (- Mauney. Route 1, Murpiiy.'
i N. C. ? has charge of all county roads
j on both -ides of route 10 from Top
ton to Murphy, and all county roads :
on the east side of route 10 from ,
Murphy to the Georgia state line.
Allen McDonald, Murphy. N. C. ? ,
has charge of all county roads in the
Hanging Dog and Beaver Dam sec
tion extending from the main divide
North of Murphy southward to the
J. R. Hughes, Route 2. Murphy. N.
C. ? has charge of county roads west
of route 10 from Murphy to the Geor
gia state line and south of Hiawassee
This county is embraced in Dis
trict 5t Division E with headquart
ers at Andrews.
Any complaints? or dangerous con
ditions of roads or bridges should be
reported to the man in charge of the
road as given above.
The district office will also appre
ciate receiving telegrams ?.r telephone
calls collect reporting any danger
ous condition on the county roads in
Legion Officers To Be
Named On August 14
The hour for the Legi?>n meeting
Friday night (tonight) has b? en a?l
vaneed to (>:30 to allow the Legion
aires to attend the play at the school
house. Every member is urged to
attend, and you will be out in plenty
of time to attend the play. Mr. Mc
Iver's letter sent out to members
this week follows:
Aug. G. 1931.
Officers to serve for the year
ending in July. 1932, will be elected
at the regular meeting of the Legion
in the courthouse, Friday, Aug. 14th.
at 6:30 1*. M. Every member should
make arrangements to attend and
take an active part in the election.
Unless the members co-operate and
attend this meeting, oflicers satis
factory to a majority of the members
cannot be elected. If you are inter
ested in the future of the Legion,
and you are Or you would not be a
member, come and vote for your can
didate and also take part in the oth
er business of the meeting.
A report by the Post Adjutant,
\V. P. Odom, will be read, showing
the amount of money received and
paid out since the post was re-organ
ized in May. Other reports will also
be read and plans for the coming
year's activities will be made.
Refreshments will be served to the
In County Friday
Mr. R. W. Graeber, Extension For- |
ester will be in the county on Friday
and Saturday of this week, August
14th and 15th, 1931.
We will be at Mr. George Evans'
at Ranger, N. C. on Friday morning
August 14th at 9:00 A. M.
This meeting will be of interest to
every person that has any woodland
on his farm and more especially to
the men that are marketing their
wood in pulp wood.
I hope that all the people in the
community will try and be at this
On Saturday Mr. Graeber will be
in the office and anyone having trou
ble with their shade trees or forest
will do well to come and see him.
R. W. Gray,
Season Same As
With Hook, Line i
Mr. C. B. Hill,
Murphy, N. C.
In reply to your letter of
August 5th, will advise you that the
wire sent you was correct and that
the open season for trot-line fishing
is exactly the same as the open sea
son for hook and line fishing. I am
sorry that there is any confusion a
bout this regulation and I am sending
Mr. Birchfield a copy of this letter
that he may be straightened out in
Very 4~vy yours,
J. S. H rg ?tt Asst. Director. |
CC ? Mr. D. M. BiroMield, Murphy,
CORN AND CATS
ON ONE STALK
M;i'r ::.g :wo blades of grass frow
wh"i ?? nly one grew before is ;; mat- j
B"! i tilization and energy. but |
t - ? -in and oats together on |
i til** stalk? well, that reguires |
';an airrw uitural genius.
Thi just what .1. F. Eudy. agent
I " f "l.<- Southern Railway at Marble
in < t ? . i ? County. di<l. The oats
| wlm-h haw severnl well developed
: kernols with husks sprouting J?t ?he
-mall ?.*n<l <>f the ear of corn and grew
into real grain. Finally, by a process
< f growth, the oats and corn became
knitted together, producing a natural
freak which is both unique and inter
esting. Mr. Eudy sent the corn oats
! product to an Asheville daily news*
j paper to prove the story.
Mr. and Mrs. Spencer
Entertain With Moon
One of th<* most delightful occas
ions of the Summer Season was the J
Moonlight Reception uiven at the
hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas K. Spencer during the last
week of July. The Woman's Auxili
ary <?f The Presbyterian Church, and
their husbands were invited together
with a number of other guests. The
hospitality of thi* home is proverbial
and it was amply verified on this oc
casion. The spacious lawn was beau
tiful with Japanese lanterns and rus
tic seat.- and made an artistic pic
ture under the beams of the full moon
casting shadows here and there.
Music from the victrolas was pro
vided and filled the air with obi time
songs and melodies.
The guests were invited into the
dining room where tables were load
ed with a bountiful supply of good
things to refresh the inner man. The
hostess was assisted in serving by
the members of Mrs. C. W. Savage's
Sunday School ? lass.
Those attending this occasion were
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Cray, Mr. and Mrs.
Huber, Mrs. Daley, Mr. and Mrs. Sto- ,
rev, Mr. and Mrs. Don Witherspoon,
Dr. and Mrs. J. P. Anderson, Dr. and
Mrs. J. N. Hill. Mr. and Mr?. C. W.
Savage, Dr. and Mrs. K. S. Parker,
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Davidson, Mr.
and Mrs G. W. Candler. Mrs. McBYay
er, Mrs. R. W. Cray. Mr. and Mrs. M.
W. Bell. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hyde,
Mr. and Mrs. Durfee. Mrs. Dixie DiN
lard and others.
Lions Meet At
W. M. Fain, president of the Mur
phy Lions Club, was host to the local
Lions Tuesday evening at his home
in East Murphy. In line with the re
rent decision to hold every meeting j
out in the open, the feast was spread j
on table out under the toweling oaks
of the beautiful lawn surrounding I
Mr. Fain's home. The food was plen- j
tiful, and a number of Lions who at
tended are still talking about the de
licious fried chicken and hot biscuits
trimmings and accessories, prepared
i for the occasion by Mrs. Fain and all
! are unanimous (even to Weaver
Gray) that she is an expert par ex
cellence in the culinary art.
Following the banquet, a business
session was held, and among the im
portant matters taken up was the ap
pointment of a committee to meet
Robbinsville Lions Clubs at Bryson
wih the Asheville Bryson City and
City, Thursday, August 13th. for a
joint dinner and get-together occa
sion. Lions W. M. Fain, R. W. Gray,
Dr. George R. Salisbury, H. G. Elk
irs, E. P. Hawkins, Dr. Edw. E. A
dams, with Mr. C. C. Huber, were
chosen to form the committee.
Those present were E. P. Hawkins,
G. W. Ellis, Wr. W. Hyde, R. W. Gray.
H. G. Elkins, Howard P. Powell, K.
C. Moore, Edw. E. Adams, and Mr.
Frt|r< "?l Sassafras
It was the Indians who first dis
covered the stimulating qualities of
the fragrant bark and roots of sassa
fras and passed them on to tl.e early
French and Spanish settlers. I>egend
tells us that the sassafras odor was
wafted to the nostrils of Col ambus on
his first voyage and convinced bin
that land was near. Thoreau wrote
of the plant : "The green leaves
bruised have the fragrance of lemons
and 2,000 spices."
Onius Seldom Inherited
Talent, living in the understanding,
is often Inherited; genius being the
action of reason or Imagination, rarc
l v r?r never. ? Coleridee.
Frank Davis Writes
From Quantico, Va.
Frank Davis, son of Mr. K. K.
Davis. ? f Murphy, who is on duty
with t'ncle Sam's Marines, has writ
ten hi< aunt. Miss Hattie Palmer,
that he expects to be at home for a
furlough about the first of Septem
?er. Although not intended for pub
lication, Frank's letter will be o! in
terest to <>ur readers and members I
nf the Marine Corps who serve. 1 dur- ,
injr the World War in that branch
of the service.
It was at Quantico. Va? where the :
Marines were assembled prior t;> be- |
ing transported overseas, and it was 1
here that the editor of The Scout i
spent more than two months in train- ?
ing for the "bit? show." Hack out
in the mountains from Quantico is a
whole battle ground (may be just
a cow pasture now) consisting of
first, second and third line and com
munication trenches, machine gun
nests, gun pits, tunnels, etc. ? a reg
ular battle field ? which he helped
build, and where, when completed,
he was baptized with fire in a sham
battle that took on the aspects of a
real war ? and maybe there are oth
er Marines in the county who re
member this battle ground and went
through this training also.
Frank's letter follows: '
I should have answered your
letter sooner but 1 was over in Mary
land most of the time. There was a
hunch practicing artillery and I have
been running hack and forth most of
the time. I expected as you know to
come home thi 1st hut we have to
send so many men to Camp Perry, I
Ohio for the international rifle teams
that they asked all the men to wait a
while for leaves or furloughs. 1 could
have gone t?> Camp Perry for the
month hut 1 thought I would stay
here and go home when everything
gets quieter. 1 will he home the latter
part of next month or the first of
Oct. at least. It loks like something
comes up everytime 2 plan anything
hut I get along jutt fine here and
everyone likes me. 1 have a good rec- j
ord and naturally when they are send
ing anyone on a trip chances are that (
1 arp one of them. Oh yes, there are
about 11 men going to Hiawaii and!
I am one of them. We are leaving
Nov. 7. Of course it is not certain
when or who will go but they have
picked the men and all have moved
to a building to ourselves and are pre
paring for the trip. We will be gone
for six months spending two months
in San Diego Cal. We are attending
the Army, Navy and Marine Maneu
vers. 1 am not certain whether 1 want
to go yet. I may ask to stay here.
1 hope Mary Joe and the boys are
getting along fine. Why hasn't Polly
written and Dad didn't answer my
last letter. What is Polly doing? Is
Dad working any place? If so where?
i 1 guess time.-, are hard there now. I
don't know very much about the de
| pression except what I hear.
You never have written that you
j were the one who was sending me the
Scout but that is my guess. It sure
is interesting and I enjoy it very
much. That's one way 1 can check up
on Dixie's activities. Her name is in
all of them. It looks like theBayless
boys are the high lights there now.
Will you give Charles Dickey my ad
dress and tell him to write me. 1 want
to go hunting with him when I come
home. Tell the boys we will have to
find something to take the place of
the Moon Bear when I come home.
Tel) all the folks Hello for me. I will
have to close now. Write me soon
and tell me all the news.
Lots of Love,
Cearley Moves Cafe
To Copperhill, Tenn.
L. M. Cearley, for the past sever
al years proprietor of the Murphy
Cafe, has moved all the Cafe equip
ment to Copperhill, Tenn. and has o
pened up there operating under the
name of the American Cafe. Mr.
Cearley will move his family to Cop
perhill within the next week as soon
as the house he has rented is made
I 'The many friends of Mr. and Mrs.
Cearley regret to see them leave
Murphy, but wish them well in their
The storeroom in the Adams build
ding made vacant by the removal of
the Murphy Cafe has be?3n leased by
Cornwell and Hatchett, who have
been operating the Murphy Coffee
Shop. They will open a Cafe there in
t near future, as soon as new fix
tures and equipment can be installed.
Misses Suo ar.d Louise HaigJer of ?
HayesviUe who have ben the house
guests of their sister, Mrs. T. J.
Mauney have returned to their home.
DIED JULY 27TH
Cherokee County Veteran Laid To
Rest At Pleasant Grove
(>. I*. McClure, years old, Cher
okee county veteran ?>f the world war
died at :i goverment hospital in Bal
timore, M<1., where was taking; treat
ment. on Monday, July 'JTth, sit about
11 o'clock in tht morning:, and his
body was shipped to Murphy for f un
cial and interment.
Oscar had been suffering from a
disease contracted while he was in
the service and hau spent much time
in the hospital. He served nine
months in France during the world
war. He was a member of pleasant
Grove Baptist Church, near his home,
where the funeral services were con
ducted and the interment took place.
The services were in charge of the
Amciican Legion, Joe Miller Elkins
Post. Murphy, of which post he was a
member. Rev. Howard I*. I'owell, post
chaplain. Rev. Fred Stiles, his pastor
and Rev. W. A. Revis, a former pas
tor. conductcd the funeral services,
i The nail bearers were composed of
his comrades of the American Legion
i and also formed the honorary escort.
At the grave three volleys were fired
and the bugler sounded taps as a
last salute to the dead.
He is survived by his wife, the
former Miss Delmar Mashburn, and
three children. William Wesley. Rilla
Belle, and Hill McClure; his mother
| Mrs. T. J. McClure; four brothers,
J. H. McClure of Cherokee county,
I W. M. McClure of Clay County, T. P.
j McClure of Cherokee County, ami M.
A. McClure of Ohio; and one sister,
Mrs. Jess Nix of Cherokee County.
I Carolina-Made Goods
Are Among The Best
' Goods manufactured in North Car
, oli.ia are equal to or superior to sim
ilar goods ma.ie elsewhere according
I to the unanimous opinion of merch
! ant? taking part in the second "Made
Jin North Carolina" campaign held
'during the first week of June. "This
| opinion c< mpletely upsets the old i
dea held by some people that goods
manufactured just around the corner
are not equal to those made in some
distant city" commented Director J.
W. Harrclson of the state department
of Conservation and Development,
in whose department reports from
merchants in regard to this campaign
are now being received.
During the special week in June
goods made in North Carolina are la
beled and displayed along with mer
chandise from the four corners of
the earth. Casual visitors, purchasers.
I and experienced sales people thus
| were given an opportunity to make
! all sorts of comparisons The answers
j of merchants in summing up opinion
Ion this point ranged all the way from
the simple assertion that North Car
olina-made goods compared favora
bly with those made elsewhere to
such aggressive statments as "None
Superior", and "some of our best
merchandise Is made in North Caro
lina", according to Colonel Harrel
As was the case in the first made
in North Carolina week held in 1030,
the event this year not only attract
ed customers but put money in the
tills of those who pushed the sale of
home-made goods vigorously. Trade
association secretaries and merchants
alike were pleased with the way the
campaign was this year and express
ed a desire to see the movement con
tinued "not only because it means a
greater consumption of goods manu
factured in the state but because it
seems to be making our merchants
and our consumers more state con
scious", as one secretary wrote.
Ideaa as to how to make the cam
paign more effective another year
differ somewhat according to the re
plies coming to the department.
Most merchants expressed the opin
ion that more promotional work
needs to be done by the manufactu
rers. These suggestion may be sum
med up in the following statements:
more advertising, labelling all goods
as being made in North Carolina,
and taking steps to make manufact
ured articles more readily available
'o wholesale and retail stores in the
State, Some of the merchants were
frank enough to say that relailers
needed to put more force behind their
efforts so as to make" Made in North
Carolina Week" more interesting to
buyers. "A simple placard placed in
show window is not enough to build
successful campaigns on", wrote one
1 Swiftest and Sloweit
The swifest speed we know 1m that
1 of light; the slowest, that of the
growth of the human thumb nail.