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Vol. XLIII.? No. 36.
Murphey, N. C., Friday. April 8, 1932
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IS ORDERED IN
CLAY COUNTY JURORS TO
HEAR EVIDENCE AGAINST
Judge A. M. Stack, of Monroe,
presiding over Cherokee county Sup
erior Court, Wednesday ordered that
a special venire from Clay county be
summoned for the trial of J. B.
Storey, former cashier of the Chero
kee Bank, which closed its doors last
October, who is charged in a bill of
indictment, returned by the grand
jury Tuesday, with embezzlement,
abstraction and misapplication of
$13.0(,r> of the bank's funds and with
false entries and forgery.
Attorneys are expected shortly to
agree upon a date when a special
term of court will be called t o try
the cas? It is considered likely that
the cas will be tried within the next
30 day .
Tht vusv against Storey was called
Wednesday morning by District So
licitor John M. Queen, of Weynesville
but was continued when Storey's
attorn v. J. N. Moody, read an affi
davit by Storey stating that he could
not get a fair and impartial trial by
a Cherokee county jury. After con
siderable discussion between attor
neys on ooth sides and the court.
Judge Stack ordered that a jury be
brought from Clay county to hear the
evidence in the case.
o ? ? ?
Township Chairman Named At Con
vention Here Saturday ? Del
The Cherokee county Republican
convention was called to order Satur
day, April 2nd, at 1 :3o o'clock at
the county courthouse by the County
Chairman Fred Dickey. He turned
the meeting over to D. Witherspoon,
Mr. Witherspoon made a brief
talk on the importance of the Repub
lican party uniting in a solid body
throughout the United States to bring
the country back to prosperity. C.
H. Jarrett of Andrews, was elected
secretary, and D. Witherspoon was
elected county chairman for the
next two years. Mr. Witherspoon
resigned and W. A. Boyd was elect
ed in his stead.
The following executive township
chairmen were elected : Yalleytown
township, R. A. Dewar, of Andrews,
Murphy, Fred Dickey. of Murphy,;
Beaverdam, G. W. Hall, Unaka;
Shoal Creek, R. L. Keenum, Suit;
Hothouse, J. N. Bell, Culberson;
Notla, M. N. Collins, Culberson.
These township chairmen are to
appoint precinct chairmen. A com
mittee was appointed to select dele
gates to the State Congressional and
Senatorial conventions. The follow
ing delegates we're elected: T. S.
Evans. Murphy; F. O. Christopher,
Murphy; R. A. Dewar, Andrews; G.
W. Hall. Unaka; R. L. Keenum, Suit;
D. B. Wright, Tapton: J. N. Cell.
Culberson; G. B. Hoblitzell, Andrews;
John Conley, Murphy; Walter B.
Dockery, MuYphy; Turner Holland,
Andrews; B. L. Fox, Murphy; W. A.
Nichols, Culberson; Drew Davis,
Boiling Springs; Fred Dickey, Mur
phy; and Dr. C. N. Young, Postell.
Resolutions endorsing Attorney
Fred 0. Christopher for assistant U.
1 attorney for the western district
*>f North Carolina were passed and
delegates to the convention were in
structed to work for Mi*. Christo
. It was pointed out that Cherokee
js the banner Republican county in
the western part of the State, having
neen in the Republican column for
years and has nevet received any
reward or recognition from the Re
publican party of North Carolina.
G. B. Hoblitzell, of Andrews, was
^a?rjed as alternate delegate to the
national convention and Cherokee
"j^gates were instructed to work for
E. B. Norvell Seeks
Mr. E. B. Norvell, prominent Mur
phy attorney, was in Bryson City this
*eek in the interest of his campaign
"or the Democratic nomination for
?*nat>or in the 33rd district. This
??Wct was represented by Dt. Kelly
5* Bennett, of Bryson City, in the
^ General Assembly.
New Fords To Be
Shown April 14th
Thos. S. Evans, local authorized
Ford dealer, will have one of the
new Fords on display here on Thurs
day. April 14th, he announced this
The new Fords are built in both
fours and V -eight cylinders, and]
price ranges give the new four ap- j
proximately $40.00 under the 1931 |
prices, while the eights range about I
$50.00 more than the fours in the
Mr. Evans said that much interest
is being shown locally in the new
Fords and hundreds of people are
expected to see them when they are
displayed in Murphy.
LAST RITES FOR
J. L. DILLINGHAM
HELD ON FRIDAY
J. L. Dillingham, 84 of died at
his home in Andrews after a brief
illness late Tuesday afternoon. The
funeral will be held Friday morning
at 10 o'clock at the Andrews funer
al building and will be in charge of
the Rev. Walter .1. Mille'r, pastor of
the Andrews Methodist church.
Surviving are the widow and five |
children, Mrs. Cora Whitaker, of San
Deigo, Cal,; Mrs. J. II. Dalton, oi l
Rock, W. Va,; Dan Dillingham, of
Huntington, W. Va.; and A. C. and
J. \V. Dillingham, of Andrews.
There are also surviving t wo bro
thers, T. B. Dillingham, of Beckley,
W. Va.. and .1. R. Dillingham, of
Spartanburg, S. C.
Mr. Dillingham was a member of
the Methodist church and a Confed
GIVES DATES FOR
S. S. Williams, field inspector for j
seed loans to farmers by the Federal ;
Finance Corporation, has announced
the following: dates for appointments
at which time those interested in se
curing loans for seeds from the gov
ernments may see him. All applica
tions must be filed by April .'10th.
.Monday afternoon, 1 oYlock Cen
tran Standard Time, at the county
agentV office, court house.
For the convenience of people un- |
able to ^et in for Monday, a special]
appointment will be made for Wed
nesday morning from 10 to 12, Cen
Ag the. time is getting short for fil
ing applications, persons wishing to
make application are urged to do so
at once. Get in touch with one of
the following committees foV full in
formation, or apply at the Scout of
General county committee ? W. J.
Martin, N. E. Dockery and A. M. Si
Murphy township ? Fred Davis, Z. B.
Lovingood, anl Fred Stiles.
Valleytown township ? .1. M. Lov- I
ingood. and K. B'. King.
Shoal Creek ? J. F. 'Woods. W. A. '
Curtis and Poley Quinn.
Hothouse ? T. H. Cole, K. E. Jen- j
kins and T. T. Johnson.
Beaverdam ? Steve Evan.-, U. F. j
Farmer and E. E. Stiles.
Notla ? Carl Stiles, B. L. Fox, and>|
W. S. Garland.
Or apply at the above office on
dates given and forms will be made
out and instructions for getting thean
signed and acknowledged will be giv
NEW GRAND JURY
TO SERVE FOR
Followisg is the list of new grand
jury chosen and sworn in by Judge
Stack in superior court here Mon
day for the ensuing year:
C. I. Calhoun, foreman; Jim Allen,
Arthur Nichols, I.. M. Nicholson,
Bruce Bristol, W. B. Sneed, W. H.
Nelson, Robert Roberts, Maynard
Palmer. J. W. Keenum, C. M. Trull,
J. F. Tabor, H. S. Sudderth, Bill
Stiles, H. M. Morrow. A. A. Fain,
C. C. Mills, H. H. Hyde
HELD FOR MRS.
T. T. ANGEL, 59
Mrs. T. T. Angel. 59, died at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Gib
won. of Andrews, Friday following an
illness of several months. The
funeral service wa? held Saturday
afternoon, April 2nd, at 2:30 o'clock
at the home, with interment in the
Andrews cemetery. The R^v. R. S.
Eskridge officiated, assisted by the
Re\. R. W. PVevost. Surviving are
the husband and five children.
ON SAT. NIGHT
Murphy Office Host To Postmaster*
And Clerks of Clay, Graham
The postmaster and clerks of the
Murphy office were hosts to a sump- 1
tuous banquet honoring all the post- !
masters, clerks and ca'rriers of Chero- i
kee. Clay and Graham at the Dickey
House last Saturday night. One long
table was spread across the bis din
ing room, which was laden with
many good things to eat as only Mrs.
Dickey can prepare in her own inim
Names were placed on a small slip
| of paper and placed on the plates,
so that no man would be sitting be
?nde his wife. The program of the
evening later proved this to be a most
excellent ai rangement.
Following the banquet, a number of
speeches were made. Mrs. Thelma
Dickey, Murphy postmaster, made
the wclcome address, which was re
sponded to by Clyde H. JaVrett, post
master at Andrews.
C. W. Bailey, editor of the Scout,
then made a few remarks. after
which the topic vital to all postal
employees, especially the married
men, was discussed.
K. V. Weaver, Murphy ru'ral car
rier. acted as master of ceremonies,
an announced that the subject for dis
cussion tor the evening was "Why
should a married postal employee
get his own b'reakfast every morn
ing?" Mrs. Carolyn Lovingood,
opened the discussion and gave some
excellent reasons. The discussion
then got down to a whirlwind of pros
and cons, with the inevitable result
that most of the men did get their
breakfast in the morning.
Those speaking on the subject be
sides Mrs. Lovingood, were C yrus
White, Mrs. Porter Axley, John
j O'Dtll. Frank Colvard, S. D. Stiles,
' Allen Lovingood and W. W. Gudger.
The affair was a most enjoyable
one, and nearly every speaker ex
pressed the hope that the occasion
wot'Ul be repeated often. Thanks
to Mrs. Dickey for the wonderful
! spread was expressed by the entire
gathering. Those present were :
Mrs. Thelma Dickey, Mu'rphy; K.
V. Weaver, Murphy; Frank Colvard,
Robbinsville; Mrs. Carolyn Lovin
good, Murphy; Clyde H. Jarrett, As
Drtws; Mrs Kdythe H. Dobbs, Mur
phy; \V. \V. Gudger, Asheville; Mrs.
Winnie Bailey, Murphy; Ralph Ad
lams, Grandview; Mrs. Clyde II. Jar
rett, AnaYews; Mrs. Ralph Adams,
Grandview; Mary Jo. Chambers,
Hayesville; S. D. Stiles, Murphy; J.
, P. Stiles, .Slurphy; J. C. O'Dell, Mur
phy; J. S. Woodard, Bryson City;
J. K. Axley. Murphy; Mrs. J. C.
j O Dell, iMuiphy; Porter Axley, Mur
phy; A. W. Lovingood, Murphy; Mrs.
Cyrus White, Murphy; Cyrus White,
Mu'rphy ; Mrs. Thelma Axley, Mur
phy; Charles Dickey, Murphy; Mrs.
K. V. Weaver, Murphy; J. A. Cham
bers, Hayesville, C. W. Bailey, Mur
MRS. PACE, 69,
DIED MARCH 28
On Monday, .March 28, shortly]
after 9:00 in the morning, Mrs. C. A. |
Pace, 60, for many years a beloved
resident of the little community of
Topton, passed quietly away.
M"re. Pace had been ill for two
weeks, having been confined to her
bed for about ten days. She was
afflicted with several bodily dis
orders brought on by heart trouble.
Loved by all who were personally
acquainted with her Mrs. Pace left
a host of friends who grieve at her
passing. She and Mr. Pace recently
celebrated their golden wedding an
niversary at the home of their dau
ghter, Mrs. D. B. Wright, where they
have long resided.
A gentle spirit, she was never too
busy to offer sympathy, advice, and |
personal assistance to any one in i
need. She was a Christain lady of |
the highest type, having bet^n a de- 1
vout beliver for fifty-five years.
Paraphrasing a part of Bryant's!
great poem, it may be fittingly ap
plied to Mrs. Pace; for
"She so lived that wh en her summons
came to join
The innumerable caravan that moves
To that mysterious realm, where
each shall take
His chambeV- in the silent halls of
She went not, like the quarry slave
Scourged to his dungeon, but, sus
tained and soothed
By an unfaltering trust, approached
Like one T^ho wraps the drapery of
About him, and lies down to pleas
Grace Moore On
Miss Grace Moore, of Jellico,
Tenn., Southern star of the Metro
politan Opera Company, will sing ov
er the radio from the opera house in
New York at 1 :45 P. M. Saturday.
She will sing Romeo and Juliet, op
era by Gounod from the play of
Shakespeare. When Miss Moore!
sang over the radio some four or five i
weeks ago, the reception in Murphy
was as if one sat in the opera house
| listening. according: to friends in j
Miss Moore's father was born up !
on Peachtree in this county, and
many of her friends and relatives in
this section will be glad to knou the
hour she is to appear on the radio so
that they can listen-in.
FOLK TEACHERS I
MAKE TALKS AT
I Miss Marguerite Butler and Miss j
Louise Pittman, of the faculty of the I
| John C. Campbell Folk School at J
| Brasstown, were the quests of the'
] Andrews woman's club at its regular j
i meeting Tuesday afternoon.
Miss Butler spoke of the origin, j
the founding, and the history of the;
folk school, presenting in her re
marks the purpose and methods of
the institution. Miss Pittman, who
directs the school's handicraft de
partment, spoke on that phase of the
At the business session the club
aVranged to continue the serving of
school lunches for two weeks. It was
j reported that more than 3,000 lunch- j
! es had been served to undernourished
I children this winter.
The week of April 1H-2.'} was desig
! nated a.- c lean up week tor the town I
j and conunittiees were appointed to|
? have the work in charge.
; The club met at the home of Mrs. i
II. M. Whitaker with Mrs. R. VV.
j Prevost acting joint hostess.
Funeral services fo:- Mrs. Dora
Irons Burner, wife of L. I). Burger j
were held at Old Liberty Baptist |
church Tuesday afternoon, April 5 at
2:30 o'clock by the pastor, the Rev.
-Morrow. MYs. Burger was 73 years
old and is survived by her husband L. i
D. Burger, three sons, A. P. Burger j
<?f I<an;ar. Mo., Georgt* BuYger of
Patrick, N. C., and Will of Wehutty, '
two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Bryant J
and Mrs. Elmira lH*dford both of I
Patrick, and twelve grandchildren. |
New Star Mai! Route
To Etowah, Tennessee
Effective April 1, 1923, temporary!
star route service is authorized from
Murphy, N. C., via C-opperhill, Isa
bella, Ducktown, Reliance, Wetmore
j to Etowah, Tenn., one way, 6 times
I a week, daily except Sunday, leaving
j Murphy 2:30 I*. M., arriving Etowah
; 6:30 P. M., for connection with
! Knoxville, Cart., and Atlanta train
| 34, the contractor not required to
[ transport other than first class, news
I paper, special deliver and special
j handling parcel post mail.
SOLOMON A. DAVIS
Solomon A. Dans was born in
Swain county. North Carolina, July
11th, 1847, and departed this life
April 1st, 1932. in his 85th year at
the home of Mr. J. B. Rose at Una-i
ka, N. C.
He married Nancy Angeline Mur- j
phy in the year 1876, who departed ,
this life April 23, 1927. To this un
ion were born 14 children, eleven of
whom are now living, and expect to
meet their father and mother who !
have gone on before. Sixty-four .
grandchildren, and fourteen great j
J grand children also survive.
He was a servant of the Lord ov- 1
| er tifty years and attended the seT- i
vices of the church and did all he j
could to keep the church in good,
standing, and gave of his means to 1
help spread the gospel. He lived to ;
see all of his children members of
the same church to which he belong- ;
ed, and a great number of his grand ]
; children. May we all ever be ready
to meet our Lord when He calls for j
Funeral services were held at New I
Prospect Church by Rev. Wm. Young, I
\T. F. Farmer and others. Text 1st |
RETURNS FROM HOSPITAL
The many friends of Mrs. E. C.
Moore, who has been at Angel
Brothers hospital. Franklin, for the
past two weeks, will be glad to learn
that she returned home this week.
MAY GET RELIEF
FOR PARTS IN
Compensation Bill* Introduced In
Congress Would Reward
WASHINGTON, April 1. (Special) ?
Representative Weaver has intro
duced relief bills amounting to $24,
000 to compensate persons for the
past they took at Murphey in the ap
prehension of Jess McPherson, Wal
ter Bryson. atid Casey Bryson, Oct
ober 7. 1930, for the robbery of a
post office at Coker Creek, Tenn.
Mr. Weaver asks for $10,000 for
Mrs. Thelma Caninge'r, widow
A. M. Carringer, who was killed in
an effort to arrest the alleged rob
bers. Cafriinger was advised of the
robbery by telephone from Tellico
Plains, Tenn., with instructions to
be on the lookout for the trio. He
1 wa>- chief of police of Murphy.
Bills would provide for $5,000 cach
i foi Geo'rge Leather-wood and Btorfc
Savage for injuries sustained in at
tempts to assist in apprehending Mc
Pherson and the Br\>ons. They
were summoned by Chief of Police
Carringer to assist him in taking the
Other bills call for $2,000 apiece
f r Frank A. Fain and J. A. Cearley
I l'or service rendered on the occasion
of the apprehension of McPherson
ami the Krysons.
MY. Weaver thinks that he will get
favorable reports on these measures
?oan after the tax bill is out of the
way in th. house.
NEW LOW PRICES
Detroit, April -9. ? Ckcv'ro1*' price
reductions, ranging up to $55.00,
were announced here by W. S. Knud
son, president and general manager
of the Chevrolet Motor company.
At the same time .Mr. Knudsen
stated that the Chevrolet Six would
continue to be built exclusively by
the company for an indefinite period
and that at no time has there been
thought of changing the present six
cylinder car which has led the indus
try in sales durinjr the past fifteen
months and brought the company its
highest percentage of total business
Chevrolet has ever enjoyed.
The price reductions affect four
teen passenger car models. Base
price for the passenger car line is
now $445 fo'r the roadster, lowest
Mr. Knudsen pointed out that the
annouscement, which came on the eve
of the opening of the National Exhib
it of General Motors products, at 55
leading cities begin April 2, served
to arouse renewed interest in motor
cars, and that the cumulative effect
of developments now undeV way in
the industry should b<* a major factor
in stimulating the automobile, which
admittedly is the key to American
Reduced prices on individual mod
els, all f. o. b., flint, Mich., as an
nounced, are as follows:
Roadster $445; Sport roadster
$485 ; Phaeton $495; 5 window coupe
$490; 3 window coupe $490; Sport
coupe $535; coach $495; deluxe
coach $515; standard sedan $590;
special sedan $615; 5 passenger
coupe $575; cabriolet $595; deluxe
coupe $510; landeau phaeton $625.
The reduction took effect April 1,
and all dealers were advised to make
I immediate delivery of all models at
| the new low reduced price scale.
MRS. F. G. HALL
Funeral services for Mrs. F. G.
' Hall who /lied at her home Tuesday
i morning followinng a few days ill
j ness from pneumonia and pleurisy
I were held at Ogreeta Baptist church
?at 11 o'clock Wednesday, the Rev.
I C. K. Turner pastor of the Murphy
| Baptist church officating. Surviving
' are her husband and two children
' Evelyn and Pred Jr., her mother,
i Mrs. Sarah Johnson, three brothers
: Pearl, Edgar and Oscar Johnson and
; five sisters, Mrs. W. 1. >1artin of
I Hiawassee, Ga., MVs. Bill Bates of
Murphy; Mrs. I>ewey Lloyd of Marble
| and Misses Effie and Lily Johnson
William B. Grein, auditor of the
Ansley Hotel, of Atlanta, Ga., and
Mrs. Ruth Avery, cashier of the Ans
ley Hotel, married at the R.gal Ho
tel Sun?lay night in the paYIor, the
Rev. T. F. Higgins, pastor of th.
Methodist Church, officiating. They
were accompanied by W. S. Griffin
and Miss Ruth Speer, of Atlanta.