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The Leading Weekly Newspaper in We,trrn North
Vol. XLIII. ? No. 17.
N. C., Friday, Friday, Nov. 27, 1931
'?"rnltna. Covering ? Urpr and Potentially Rich Territory in This State
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.NEW ERA OF
Action I. Anticipated? Elab
Sponsored By Citixen-Time.
Farmers, farm agents, merchant ,
. JJf? editors and civic leaders
, over Western North Caro
Hm ?*1 hold a meeting iin Asheville
nlii Monday, evening
, ?wTlth, to hear Kreaeric-K ft.
Sy publisher of the Minn
3 tribune, and Charles F.
rJtiso n it-- at! icultural editor ex
plain how the world-famous "Minn
fijta Plan can bring a new era of
^cultural prosperity to this moun
"The^undcrlyng purpose of the |
movement is to educate the city and
town business men to .?>-0Pe?te
Sth the farmer to build better
sericulture andh eln create better
,t home and abroad. There can be
no real piosperity without a pros
perous agricultuhal population.
The program which will be launch
at the meeting to be held under
the au-| ! ' - of The Ashev lie Citi
ien rind The Asheville Times,
through the co-operation of farm
Kent- and other state and county
official-, is one that is expected to
challenge The imagination of the
forward-looking farmers and point
the way to permanent agricultural
prosperity in western North Caro
lina. The North Carolina Extension
Department ha? moved its annual
two-dnv regional metting to Ashe
ville i" 1"' held in conjunction wtih
the big jet-together meeting on Dee
Great Farm Leader*
The speakers are regarded as the
outstanding leaders of progressive
farm thought in America today, the
men who advocated, promoted and
developed the plain which begins the
rehabilitation of the farmer in the
soil ot his farm' and not in the cav
ernous halls of the legislature. They
are the men who took a country
that was virtually wrecked every
time the fluctuating price of wheat
dropped below a certain figure, and
transiV'med it over a period of a
few short years iiito a land of steady
production and steady income, pros?
perous farmers and progressive citi
pie program which will be ex
plained in detail by these speakers,
nas been investigated by state and
county farm leaders in this section
and meets with their unqualified ap
proval. They are joining in the
movement which is expected to be
launched as a result of the meeting,
a movement to build a wonderful
future for western North Carolina
on the solid foundation of its natur
al agricultural resource* and much
preparatory educational work done
in years past.
Plan Unified Action
The purpose of the meeting is to
organize and set in unified motion,
certain natural forces that are ex
pected to carry the agricultural de
velopment of western North Caro
lina to a peak that will compare
favorably with the development of
its other resources under the stim
ulation of the Great Smoky Moun
National Park opening,
ihe program in its eJ^ntials con
emplntes the gradual and practical
evelopnient of dairying and live
Vnr Rr?winK along with the regular i
arm and feed crops and poultry
P ejects, so that a balanced product
h? re,qu,ring ?ul1 tim* lab?r and in
i,!Pn .nt ,?f single commodity fluct
: ? r nsirJ the market, will result in
fnr?tas income and wealth for the
?ruerSj ?f this section.
ihe day when any one crop shall
tinn a . eartleas tyrant over any sec
ant * country is fast passing,
Ymers w^? were wrecked by a
wheat market, bad cotton mar
nr.??!La. j ,tobacco market, an un
forr* i? n ? ?"ght or any other
incr ti, *yon(J *keir control, are learn
tencif-J on,y *n diversified and in
econf^^ Production is the key fo
!r\^5 *reedom in agriculture.
whijutt?mc or Lon? Stud y
e announcement of the
Drf i* at th.e P1"" theater on
cati^D1 / A4 'a t^e first public indi
\'nnu ",? Program for western
If Carolina agriculture, leaders
rtan^Icu iure and some of the out
hav? farmers of this section,
?een, working for month.; in
,eIopment ?f t11" 'dea for
^rthCCarou"!1Cati?n ^ WeSter"
int3?",L'^r!"e80ta P'an has been put
ins- in ?oo,'?n 'n foar states, start
Nnrtu . The other states are
tana a South Dakota and Mon
tbe success of the
the !n? e . E- Murphy, one of
in a ^ wh? will F'ie?v here, said
,n a recent statfrr.
- ' *ailn.n? oslr-f:' " -> "Ot pre
; -hat drough- ring dis
' 1 ."O n!>t ? north
0lf ,aJrner ' a. : .wt -.ally ??H
in the Minnesota plan, which
Di&ibality Income With
Life Insurance To Stop
B. D. M. Reese
It is generally understood among
the insurance men over the country
that the total disability feature that
most all life insurance companies,
since about the year 1918 have for
a small extra premium included in
their policies, will not be issued any
more after the first of the year. At
least fifty of the leading life insur
ance companies in the country have
already discontinued writing the dis
ability clause in their policies, or
have announced that they will ?
continue same on 01 u<-ioie uit 1
of the year 1932.
Therefore ,if you wish to get a
pl'.cy with this disability feature
added that has become so popular
during the last few years, you had
better apply for it at once, for your
chance? of j*ettimr it are growing
less every day. The experience of
the companies with it, 1 understand,
have been very unsatisfactory, this
business having become a liability
rather than an asset, is why they are
discontinuing it. This is no selling
propaganda, but i.- intended merely
for the information and benefit <>f
the insuring public as there are
doubtless some who would like to
avail themselves of the opportunity
to get this protection before it i
Two Andrews Boys
At Wake Forest
Wake Forest, Nov. 20 (Special)
Sons of two Andrews citizens are en
rolled this year at Wake Forest col
lege, and are playing an active part
in scholastic lite there.
C. E. Hyde, a junior is enrolled in
the school of law. He belongs to the
intercollegiate debate squad and is a
member of the Pi Gamma Sigma fra
R. A. Wheeler, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Albert W. Wheeler, is in his
freshman year. He is registered for
the Bachelor of Seilence degree and
is a member of the dramatic club and
the Euzelian Society.
Wake Forest has students enrolled
from 95 of the IGOcounties in the
State. It is the oldest and largest
Baptist institution for men in the
Dale Sudderth Honored
CULLOWHEE, N. C. (Special) ?
Dale Suddereth of Murphy who is a
student at Western Carolina Teach
ers College, has been initiated into
the Zeta Chapter of the Alpha Phi
Sigma, national hororary scholastic
fraternity |at Western Carolina
we have developed starting in 1921,
we studied methods of the most suc
cessful farmers in the northwest, j
And with the co-operation of lederal
state and county officials we spread ,
their teachings through the north
west. Then we arrange to finance I
the shift from cash grain crops to J
dairying, livestock, poultry, sheep
and diversified business like farming.
"We raised farm income in those
four states by ninety-five million j
collars every year for eight years, j
And even last year with the low |
farm income was still 34 per cent
cbove 1921 income. The Minnesota,
plan is no' just a farm plan. It is i
a national issue because upon the i
prosperity of the 29,000,000 Amer
.cans who live on America's farms, j
depends the prosperity of the whole ;
Partly as a result of the publicity
given the Minnesota plan, modifica
tions of it have been incorporated in i
the program of the "committee of
One Hundred" in Georgia and into !
the "Five Year Program for Agricul
ture" in Maryland.
Enthusiastic Over Plan
Mr. Murphy is of the opinion that
if the same plans are^used in every
community in the United States
there will be as much change in con
ditions of agriculture throughout the
nation as there has been in the
Leaders of agriculture in western
North Carolina, its most progressive
farmers and its cotinty agents, are
enthusiastic over the prospects for
launching a movement in this sec
tion that will bring steady and con
stantly increasing prosperity to the
farmers and the section as awhole.
Every section of western North
Carolina will be represented at the .
meeting here December 14th. Fur- 1
ther details of the program will be ?
announced later. A wo king com
mittee for each county has been ap
pointed, which will settle that coun
ty's individual problemJ^
The meeting will be in he reality
the climax to months of ca *eful prep- j
aration and while the meeting: in ef-j
feet launches the progrsm, it is
really only a speeding up cf a pro
cess set in motion for the numose of
unlocking the treasure house of nat
ural agricultural resources in the
Mr. W. L. Coleman of this place :
and M r Noah Craig of Hiawassee '
swapped farms last week and both j
families have moved to their new
Mr. and Mrs.\\ oodrow Rogers of
C ulberson, N. C., were the guests Gf
the tetter's mother, .Mrs. Bertha
?Mr. Jorin ? icKitfMiuci ???
guest of Mr. Tom Picklesimer Sun
Mrs. Noah Craig was called to the
bedside of her father, Mr. Wash
Swanson at Ranger, N. C. on* day '
last week, he was seriously ill and
Mrs. Orah Reid and little daughter, I
Ruth were the guests of her parents, '
Mr. and Mr. . S. C. Ledford, Sunday.
j Mr. Karo Baines made a business !
trip to Mr. ?M. T. Rapers Monday.
Mr. Lest r Danner of Copperhill, j
Tenn. was a visitor in Patrick, Sun- j
Mr. Ed Brown *nd family of
TurUetJown, Tenn. are moving to
, their new dwelling house near the
, Patrick Post office.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Key and child
jrtn of knoxville, Tenn. were the'
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Craig
over the week end.
Mr. and Mrs. John Crain and child
: ren were the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
j Atlas Coleman, Sunday.
I Mr. A. N. Stuart, of Reliance
iTenn, is visiting his son-in-law and
! daughter, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Beav
er. Mr. Stuart is very feeble being
| eighty some odd years old and has
had a stroke of paralysis.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Thompson
made a business trip to Murphey,
Mr. Lon Raper made a business
trip to Benton, Tenn., Monday.
Mr. Jno. Beaver has been working
at Beech Creek the past week but
has returned home. now.
Mr. C. A. Voyles went to Oak
Mr. Sammy Beaver of Suit was
in our section last Saturday.
Messrs. Tom Beaver and Pearly
Mauney were in our community last
The topic o' the day is prohibition.
Some are for its repeal, others are
against it and all have reasons for
their belief. But here is to Old
Barleycorn, I hope he dies as dead
as a door nail. Of course some peo
ple cannot see that its helping our
country much, but statistics show
illiteracy has decreased about
twenty-five per cent since prohibi
tion has been effective. More
churches have been built. The use-to
be drunkards are building homes
where they use to spend their money
for the devils broth and hardly have
a meal aheadd. Alright then why
The Mt. Carmel Baptists Church
will be organized on Sunday, Novem
ber 22nd. A cordial invitation i9 ex
tended to all sister churches to meet
with us on that date at 1 A. M.
Lots '-o. *e are on the sick
list here, inc. i ?*">*? Mr?. D. C. Stile*
nnd Mrs. Tor^ Yi-hlorc. A *peedy
recovery is to^jo lor thorn by their
TWO WOUNDED AS
OFFICER SEEKS TO
A hearing: for Bass Dockery, 37
of the Tellico River section of
Tennessee, near the North Caro
lina-Tennessee State line, who calls
himself the "Red Russian," will not
be held until he has recovered from
the wound? he re.eived during a
fight with Jim Rose, Cherokee coun
ty deputy ."heriff, late Sunday night,
it was stated here T ie?day.
Dockery is in bi i in the Cherokee
w-ur.*- j~:! ! fmm n
pistol bullet wound in the neck, a
nother in the top of hi* lung, and a
third in the right arm, the bone of
which is broken. He is expected to
Deputy Sheriff Rose was wound
ed in the thigh. Physicians say his
injury is not serious.
The officer, who lives on Beaverdam
Creek, Cherokee county, near the
State line, was called Sunday r.ight
to arrest some boys who were caus
ing a disturbance at the junction of
Beaverdam and Copper Creek roads.
When Rose arrived on the scene, ac
cording to reports, he asked who was
causing the disturbance, whereupon
Dockery drew his pistol and started
to shoot the officer in the breast
Rose struck the pistol and knoccked
it down, the ball striking the officer
in the thigh, it was reported.
Following this. Rose grabbed
Dockery, who is said to have shot a
gain, but missed. Rose is reported
to have then fired four times, three
bullets hitting Dockery, who drop
ped his gun. Rose stopped shooting
1 and brought Dockory to Murphy and
lodged him in the county jail. He
I then called I)r. J. N. Hill, county
health officer, who dressed the
wounds of both men.
1 George Dockeiy, of the Tellico
River section, father of Bass Dock
ery came here Tuesday to aid his
Letter From Robt. Davis
Oxford, N. C., Nov. 27, 1931.
We are getting along all right. We
brat a football game friday after
noon Duke university 7 Orphanage
How is Zip I hope he is all right.
Tell charlcs helo and tell him 1
know more about farmine because
we have a farm down here and 13
mules and 1 horse to boss men. One
dairy 36 cows, boy scouts and foot
hall team, swimming pool.
Well I'll to get to bed.
Jimmie, Robert and June Davis.
Miss Akin In Recital
GAAJNSVILLE, GA. (Special) ?
Miss Mildred Akin, daughter of Mr.
and Mr?. S. D. Akin of Murphy, N.
C., a Freshman at B'renau College
Conservatory, Gainsville, Ga., gave
an organ seclection, "The Swan,"
by Saint-Seans, in the Second Stu
dent recital in Brenau auditorium
last Tuesday evening.
Third Month Honor
Roll Of Collis School
First Grade: Nellie Graham, Vegie
| Clonts, Vaud Stiles, Glen Barton.
Second Grade: Dillard Taylor,
| Orval Payne, Vaud Walker.
Third Grade: Frank Voylef, Nel
i ma Simonds,
Fourth Grade: Pearl Barton.
Fifth Grade: Harvey Stiles, Iivne
Sixth Grade: Edna Johnson, Win
ona Clonts, Vernedith Payne.
Seventh Grade: Leona Taylor.
Teacher: Mattie Lou McNa\>b.
Mr. Tom Maahburn was called to
'arner. Tenn., last week on the sui
cidal death of his nephew, Coot
Mt. Sam Voyles was a visitor on
Shoal Creek Monday.
Messrs. John Beavers, C. A.
Voyles and E. E. Thompson were
business visitors at Murphy Monday.
Mr. L*>n Raper is attending court
at Murphy this week.
Mr. John Beaver severely cut his
knee with an axe last week, but :s
improving: now, we are fflad to say.
j lar. and Mr^. L* Wood* r^urned
! to their home at Ducktown .iday
j after a visit with relatives here.
The regular monthly meeting of
the Murphy Woman's Club was held
in the club rooms Wednesday after
noon, November 18th, with the presi~
dent, Mrs. T. S. Evans, in the chair.
Mrs. W. M. Axley. a? chairman,
reported for the committee appoint
ed to formulate plans for raising
! money, found that it would be best
to wait until the new year before at
tenuating any project.
Mrs. W. W. Hyde, chairman of the
library committee, reported that a
I hou?e to house canvass nau oeen
i made during the week and books col
I lected for the library, and that Story
Hour was being observed. Miss Emi
ly Sword having charge of the hour
on Wednesday afternoon. The mat
ter of making story hour a perma
nent feature was discussed and the
j plan adopted. The following com
I mittec was appointed to secure icad
| lis for the hour which will be held
! twice each month, on Thursday aft
ernoons. at the library: Mrs. H. G.
Fllkins, Mrs. W. M. Fain, Mrs. 11. H.
; The pressing need for books for
: ruial schools wa> presented by the
II1:* ? 'dent. Readers and any good
books which can be used will be ac
| After the business session, the fol
lowing delightful program was rend
Paper on the Life and Works of
Grank L. Stanton, Mrs. (*. W. Sav
Reading, "An Old Deacon's Ver
sion of the Rich Man and Lazrus,"
Mrs. W. 1J. GartrelL
Vocal Solo, 'Must A Weary in' for
You." Mrs. Glenn Rates, with Mrs.
J. W. Davidson at the piano.
Both the reading and the song
were works of Stanton.
The next meeting of the club will
be held Wednesday afternoon, De
? ? .ft ?
Open Letter To Baptist
The time for action is upon us.
The week for special training fo the
every member canvas begins next
Sunday, November 29th, running
through December 6th. Let each
pastor see to it that his church at
tends this week of training in order
that we may get information to our
The promotional committee of
this association has done what it
could to make this a success. Into
the hands of the pastors and church-'
es it is placed for carrying this work
on to victory in His name and for the
sake of humanity.
W. A. ADAMS, Chairman
Rev. D. D. Bailey filled hi* regu
lar appointment at the Methodist
Episcopal church Saturday and Sun
Miss Addie Lee Battles spent the
week-end with her parents at An
Mrs. tialie Garrett, daughter of
Jim Rose, succunibt-d to typhoid fever
Thursday, November 12th. The be
reaved have our deepest sympathy.
Mr. G. F. Preswley, of Culberson,
! is doing some fine work in a singing
| school at this place. The attendance
and interest has been good.
The Rev. Fred Stiles filled his reg
ular appointment at the Baptist
church Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. T. C. Kilpatrick was happily
married to Mrs. Saiiih Postell, of
Zion City, 111., Saturday, November
14th. Their many friends wish them
a happy life.
Mrs. G. F. Pressley, of Culberson,
spent the week-end with her husr
band, who is music instructor at this
Little J. L. Shackerford, grandson
of J# W. Shackerford and G. F. Rose,
who is in Ohio, is very ill with ty
phoid fever. J. L. spent the latter
part of the summer with his grand
Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Jones
a fine boy Saturday, November 14th.
Mrs. John McMillan is very ill at
the time of this writing.
Miss Bessie Crain spent the week"
end with her sisters, Mrs. Allen
Chambers and Mrs. Lena C&tt.
Mutt B* Ric!>t
Bin *^o you tnr. i
buy an u -~<?c5le on the . t
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