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Vol. XLV.?No. 25
To Be An E
0 N PROGRAM
Committtes Named, And Regal Hotel
Selected A? Place For
Murphy is planning to celebrate the
fifty-second birthday of President
Roosevelt with an elaborate Birthday
Ball on Tuesday evening, Januirj
30th, according to tenative
plans announced this week by Waltei
Mauney, general c*iairn.an of .he
committee in charge cf the affair.
Murphy will be one of the 5,00C
cities and towns of the United States
in which such a ball will be held ti
honor the New Deal President and tc
raise, fiom tickets sales, an endow
ment fund for the Georgia Warn
0Springs Foundation, created in 1926
50 that it may carry on the nation*1
crusade against infantile paiaiysis.
The Regal Hotel .has been selected
as the place for the Ball in Murphy
Inrough the generosity of Messrs. C
W. and W. A. Savage, owners and
operators of the fiotel, the big stor*
room on the first floor and the dining
hall have been donated free for th(
purpose. In making t?ie announce
ment on behalf of the committees,
Ml. Mauney stated that the spirit ol
the Mr. Savages was to be highlj
commended and he felt sure the peo
pie of Murphy were duly gratefu
to W'aem for their generonity.
Phyis have ^ been made to havt
square dancing in one of the room!
and round dancing in the other. Arrangements
have been made with Ber
Bradley, of Marietta, Ga., to have hi:
9 piece orchestra for the round danc
ing. Arrangements have been com
pleted whereby a string band from the
Cherokee Indian Reservation, Yellow
Hill, will make the music for the
square dancing. Several stunts by th<
musicians are expected to be feature
of the entertainment.
It is the plan of the committee tc
have card tables and other games in
the lobby of the hotel, so that those
w?iio do not dance and who care to,
can amuse themselves in other ways
In other, words, tenative plans call
for entertainment for everybody, anc
it is expected that the entire countryside
will turn out, and many are expected
from adjoining towns.
Tickets for the Ball will be $1.5(
per couple, good for bot.i kinds o1
dancing or cards. No free tickets
are available, not even for those whe
are working on the arrangements foi
The Junior Woman's Club has beer
designated as a committee of patronesses
for the ball, and member ol
the club will begin selling tickets tc
the event the lirst ol next ween
Committee have likewise been designated
from the Woman's Club, The
Lions Club, the Woodmen of the
World, the American Legion, anc
other civic and fraternal organizations
to co-operate and assist in the
arrangements for halls, musk, ticket
sales, etc. Mrs. H. G. Elkins has beer
designated as treasurer of the ball
because of the central location of hei
office of the Southern States Powei
Company. Through her all receipt!
and disbursements will be cleared
The sum at $1.00 from all ticket sale;
will be set aside and turned over .c
the national committee for the Presi
The committees as announced b]
Mr. Mauney this week are as follows
Junior Woman's Club to act si
Committe of patronesses for President's
Birthday Ball. Members of thii
club include the following:
Misses Kathleen Axley, Sallie Kati
Baker, Polly Davis,. Dot Heighrws/
Adella Meroney, Martha Nell Wells
Mrs. Porter Axley, Mrs. H. A. Matter,
Mrs. Glen Betes, Mrs. Wade Mas
aey, Mia, Walter Mauney, Mrs Per
ter Meroney, Mrs. Paul Ovrenfcy, Mrs
Frank Ovrenfcy, Urn. Burt Savage
Mrs. Neil Sneed, Miss Mary Ne'J Wil
liamson, Mrs- H. Bueck, Advisor.
Genprsl Committee on Arrange
Messrs. Waiter Mauney, chairman
C. W. Heiley, W. M. Fain. Mm. W
W. Hyde, John Davidson, Harve Elk
iuz. Mil. C. W. Savage, Mrs. H. Buecl
Tickets and Publicity:
Mrs, Glenn Bates, dun. Iba. H. A
IV'rlrK Xr,mpnn*r in fPestern Norll
1 at Murphy
HOLDS MEETING j
The Murphy Lions Club held an |
I interesting meeting Tuesday night
following supper at the Murphy Cafe.;
This was a call meeting, and the j
lirst one held for this year. The reg- j
; ular meeting two week; ago was post- j
; poned because a good many of the
members weie out of town.
Lion Bueck opened the business j
session by introducing the Rev. Stew-1
1 art H. Long, new pastor of the 1
Fresbyteiian church and welcomed j
, him o Murphy and to membership,
in the Lions Club. Mr. Long saki ho J
felt at home w.th sui.i a congenial
1 gathering, a- he was a member of the'
5 Lions Club before coming to Murphy. J
> He has recently accepted the pasto(
rate cf the Murphy and Hayesville'
President W. M. Fain gave a brief
i repoit on the state directors meting
, and the regional convention of Lions
I at bVielby the first of last week,
which he and the Rev. T. F. Higg.ns,
pastor of the Methodist church, at'
A committee, composed of H.
Buech, Grady Crawlord and Dr. Edw.
I E. Adams, was appointed from the
! club to act in cooperation with the
; committee from other chubs of the
i town forming the central committee
for t?Se celebraton of the Birthday
, Ball for the President, of which
: Walter Mauney is chairman.
The proposition of securing ad
ditional train service for Murphy
1 over the Southern was introduced by
oeorge cans, and a committee was
appointed by '?ie president to contact
i the Rotary Club at Andrews with ref
erence to 'the matter. I.ions Bueck,
i George Ellis, and Harve Elkins were
s named to this committee.
H. Bueck, Walter Coleman and
Harve Elkins were appointed a com
mittee to make arrangements for
f the annual club play, which will be
i presented at some future dste.
i A resolution committee was aps
pointed to draw up appropriate resolutions
on the death of Lion Harry
) Lahn. The president paid high tribute
i to Mi. Lron, as a citizen, a Lion
and civic leader. This committee is
composed of Dr. Edw. E. Adams,
Dr. R. W. Petrie, and the Rev. T. F.
I The meeting adjourned to meet
on the regular meeting date, next
> The Scout wishes to make correcr
tion of a number of errors which
were made in last week's issue. We
, guard against errors as closely as pos.
sible, but no matter how closely we
f watch, they creep into the columns.
\ No one regrets errors more than we,
especially when they are glaring and
| apparently inexcusable.
In the Advertisement of Candler's
, Department Store, the price for the
i Co-Ed dresses should have been 16.95.
We had it $6.50.
Two lines were transposed in t<:e
i wedding announcement of Mr. Rcy
[ Stalcup and Miss Pauline Martin,
which made her father superinten!
dent of the Cherokee Hardware Co.
In the item of Judge Frank Hill
, spending a few days in Murphy, we
had him "of" Charlotte. He insists
j that he is "or' Murphy.
' Mattox, Mrs. H. P. Cooper, Miss Mar"
tha Nell Wells, Miss Kathleen Axley,
Mrs. Tom Mauney, Mrs. Allen Lovin'
igood. Miss Adella Meroney, Mrs. Wal:
1 Refreshments For Sale.
Mrs. Irene Meroney, chm., Mrs.
? Paul Owenby, Miss Mary Nell Williamson,
Mrs. Porter Axley, Mrs. Burt
! Savage, Mrs. Frank Owenby.
Square Dance Committee:
> Messrs. Paul Hyatt, chairman, Sara
" Akin, Reggie Llovd, Mrs. John Brit"
tain, Mr. Abe Henhrce, - Mrs. Neil
" Sneed, Mrs. Reggie Lloyd, and Neil
> Floor Committee:
Fred Christopher, Dr. J. N. Hill,
Grady Crawford, Dr. E. E. Adams,
H. P. Cooper, H. Bueck.
Mrs. Wade Massey, Mr. Alien
Lovingood, Miss Sals Kate Baker,
- Miss Polly Davis, Miss Dot Heighway,
t Mts. R_ S. Parker, Mrs. Don Wfcherspoon
and Mr. Henry Hickman.
Treasurer: Mrs. Harve Ellrins.
i Carolina, Covering a Large and P
C., Friday, January 19, 1
Ready for Nation's Big
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THE PRESIDENT AND HIS MOTH
When the President becomes 52 ye;
In the nation will give a ball In his hoi
extension of the work of Warm Springs
The President's mother bought the firs
to be held in the Waldorf-Astoria in Ne
son's birthday and I am extremely inter
MURPHY TAKES DOUBLE
BILL FROtyl EPWORTH
' THk boys and girls -won a doubleheader
program from Epworth Jan.
9t.h, by the scores of: boys 42 to 5
girls 27 to 7.
The boys outplayed the Ep.vor h
quintet for the entire period and were
constantly in possession of the ball.
The Murphy girls were smaller than
their opponents, but this proved to be
an advar.vage rather than a handicap.
MURPHY SPLITS DOUBLEHEADER
The Murphy basketball teams diviil- j
ed a double-header with Robbinsville
Ian. 12th, by the following: the boys
15 to 9 and the girls 11 to 6.
Both games were >'iard fought, but
the boys lost while the girls won by
a small margin. The girls have won
three games out of four and the boys
have won one out ot foui.
SCHOOL MASTER'S CLUB TO
MEET AT ANDREWS, JAN. 25
The School Master's Club of Cheror,
r:-.,v.~... ??a ru?.. :? ;n
meet at Andrews, Jan. 25, at 7:30 P.
M. Eastern Standard Time, instead of
Jan. 18, the date specified at t*ie last
meeting of the club, W. A. Young,
secretary of the club, stated this week.1
The subject for dbcussion is "The
Emergency in Education."
GRAMMAR SCHOOL NEWS
Andrew Kephart, student of Miii'
Estelle Mauney's seventh grade, who
is in the Petne Hospital, suffering
from a broken leg, is improving rapidly.
Mrs. Maynard Mills, of Bates Creek
who is the grade mother of Mrs. Axley's
sixth grade, visited 'hem last
week. The class received $1.00 for
having the largest numlher oi mothers
at the P. T. A. meeting Tuesday,
IN GRAMMAR SCHOOL
A course in music appreciation is
being given to*. Grammar School.
-At the conclusion of the course,
the Junior Woman's Club will sponsor
a music mc.iory contest and will
give first prise. The Music department
of the school will give second
prise. In connection with the course
a music scrap book contest will be
held. The P. T. A. will give firet prise
for this, the Woman's club second
A practice contest is being held in
the music department .
A prize, will be awarded for highest
grades in music lesson and most
hours practiced. There are three
sections competing, third, fourth and
fifth grades..sixth and seventh grados
and high school.
Cee tinned en pago 4)
otenlially Rich Territory in This .
;gest Birthday Party'
g8S3j^ & Afplr y>
... - ^ ' ;::: . .Jl W*i|jjt /
IER, MRS. JAMES ROOSEVELT
ars old on Jan. 30 every community
lor to help raise an endowment for
i Foundation for Infantile Paralysis,
.t box sold for the great society ball
iw York, saying: "After all, it is my
ested in the splendid work of Warm
in 3 Countries
Product Used In Canada, United
States and Mexico
By R. W. Prevoit, in Asheville
Andrews, Jan. 6. ? Cherokee
county marble whic*i has for years
been liUle known outside this imme
diate locality, is now finding its waj
into the building material and monu
mental markets of Canada, Mexico
and virtually all parts oi the Unitec
At various times over a period oj
nearly 40 years maro.e. n-s been quar
ried from the extensive deposits ii
the county. Most of the marble quar
ried by these short-lived enterprise:
was shipped out in -the rough, un
finished state to finishing plants it
other sections of the country. Twi
years ago the Columbia Marble com
pany opened several new quarrie:
ana established a modem finishing
plant at Marble in the Valley Rivei
valley where it has been found fin<
marble exists in almost unlimit ;c
Since this company began the op
cration of its finishing plant, build
ing and mounmental stone from il
has been going on the market at thi
rate of one and two car loads weekly
Of High Quality
The white, gray, and blue marble
taken from these deposits has provec
to be of exceptionally high quality
Among its outstanding qualities art
its hardness which makes it very do
sirable for architectural purposes; it!
freedom from structural defects sucl
as seams; and its impervieusness t<
oil and other penetrating substances
It works well in the plant and re
tains its polish under all sorts o:
weather or climatic conditions.
Among the old quarries in Chero
kee county the one most extensivel;
operated was the Regal Blue quarr
a few miles east of Murphy. Thi
quarry was first stripped by Hard;
Brittain, of Murphy, and has beei
owned and operated by companie
from various sections of the country
The stripping was done with hydrau
While the Regal quarries sere be
ing operated by the National Msrol
company in which Captain Brady
of Vermont, and his brother-in-law
Judge Burke, of Boston, and other
were interested, m block of blu
marble from these quarries was pri
pared and sent to the World's Fai
at St. Louis for exhibition. It i
.understood to have'taken first awar
over marbles from other sections c
the United States.
(Camtfewd <w page t)
f 1.00 YEAR?5c COPY
IN NEW DEAL
Survey Shows Condtions Have Greatly
Improved During First Year
Cherokeee county has fared pretty
well in the recovery era brought about
by the new deal which President
Roosevelt has handed out to t.'ie
American people during h? year
1933, a check-up* ot eo:.ditions prevailing
during the month of December
A y^ar ago sawmills were idle and
rusty, crcssties were growing trees,
1 ul;.wood was just not being cut, an i
the market for lumber was "washei
up." Today the whole face of things
have changed. Activity iias taken th
place of inactivity. These staple
copi.nodities of Cherokee are m ving
with a rapidity that equal- the movement
for thss? produc.s out of thi-:
.section during the peak years before
it was labeled a depression. If things
continue to move during the next six
months as ?.h?y have moved during he
past m nth, Cherokee county will in
all probability have forgotten there
ever was such a condition.
A nartial survey shows that during
th.- month of December, 1933,
approximately 15 carloads of crossties,
150 carloads of pulp wood and
acid wood, and 47 carloads ol lumber
moved out of the mountains of this
rniint" *? ? - ; ? ?.?*
WX...V, w anwwa in wcaieni Carolina
and the east. This represents a
flow of money into the county of
I more than $26,000.00 a month for
t?hese itenris alone, to sa.> nothing of
the marble, talc, cuttle, and other
products which abound in the county.
And we are told the market for
these products is still unusually low.
Other large and small plants in.this
section have recently begun operar
tions which mean thousands of dollars
annually in payrolls and markets for
timber. Prominent among these is
the Appalachain Veneer Company, of
I Murphy, which began operations on
December 1st, with 150,000 feet of
logs on the ground and employing directly
25 men. This mill is equipped
to handle 5 to 8 thousand feet of logs
' daily, and a market is thereby creat5
:d lcr millions of feet ot veneer logs
r? Another is t.he Carolina Timber
- Company, which began operations
, the latter part of December with a
1 number of portable saw mills in the
mountains west of Murphy, in the old
f vVhiting timber tract. The plan calls
. for the lumber to be cut in the mountains
and trucked to ths railroad at
Murphy. This will require tihe employj
irent of many men cutting timber,
sawing and hauling the lumber.
Numerous other plants and sawmills
are showing activity, and some
of the local buyers of lumber say
. they can handle twice as much as they
J have been able ?0 get.
* The merchants of this section exj
perienced an unusually, good .holiday
I rade. Many of them saw their shelves
almost stripped of merchandise.
_ The beginning of the year saw them
. replenishing stocks, and Lhev thr*
t after-holiday trade has been holding
up exceedingly well.
Hundreds of the county's unemployed
have received jobs. Many of
them have gone back to ihe industrial
enters of the east and middle west
from whence they returned home
when the wheels of industry began to
slacken and stop. Others are finding
gainful occupation and employment
in cutting timber, crossties, pulpwooJ
acidwood, and lumber.
The CCC camps have accounted foi
156 of the unemployed. The CWA
f has given employment to 446 in the
county, and they are assured of jobs
. until the first of March. CWA projv
ects in the county total more than
y $100,000.00, with $50,000.00 worth
B of projects in process of being apv
proved. The weekly CWA payroll in
\ Vie county amounts to more than
s $5,000.00 weekly, with a probability
r. that this will be increased two oi
. three thousand more ;n the near
.. A new day is dawning. Money is
e again (beginning to jing:c in the pockr,
cts of the hard pressed citizens of
r, this mountain coi^nty. Everywhere
3 rings a note of optimism, and praise
e and commendation flows from the
y lips of both Republicans ar.d Demotr
crats alike for the courage and inis
spiration of Vic men who is directing
d the "new deal" for the "forgotten
4 man" as well as the new deal in
government, President Fnank3in D.