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Vol. IVL.?No. 32
Farmers To Share On
Cooperative Plan Official
States At Meeting
J. A. Barr and L. D. Staples, canning
expert; with the TVA, were in
Murphy Saturday to explain the contracts
that will be made between the
local cannery and the farmers of
Rescribing the elements of the contract
to a local group of cannery
manairers. Mr. Barr said arrange
winici term. rnrciius uii me atuuciiKy
are invited for dinner, and about 5o7|1
including the school family, sat down J >
to a delicious meal prepared by the / <
girls, under the direction of Nina <
Bryan. An exhibit of handwork,
done by the students, sewing, weav- s
ing, carving, and woodworking, was (
hown, and received much favorable
At two o'clock the program com- v
menced with singing of "AUelulia" t,
by the school. This was followed by s
a balk by Mrs. Campbell, explaining 3
the main central quality of the Folk v
School. This explanation was based r
on the following quotation: n
"Briefly, a folk school is a large
family circle (the ties being spiritual a
rather than, physical) where all are n
keenly interested in the world about
them, in their origin amd in ther des- J
tiny; a group where all work for the
common good by developing the
DOit powers they possess, and giving
the circle the full benefit of their efforts".
The school then sang a favorite n
long, "That Cause Can Neither be p
Lost nor Stayed". A composition, a
read by Ruth Umbarger, gave com- si
jined expressions o< the students
about the Folk School. This came 0
(Continued on hack page, front sec.) p
'etkly Noespmper in ITc.tcrn North
Rattlers Are Found In
Lower End Of County
Reports have come in from several
of our correspondents that rattle
snakes are being found in the lower
end of the county.
This situation i_- looked on as being J
very peculiar as snakes are seldom
found during this time of the year.
The last report said that a number
had been found in a rock pile where
men are working on the Wehutty
rorad neaT Postell.
Track Meet For Schools
of 3 Counties Is Also
Planned by Coaches.
The athletic coaches of Cherokee,
Graham and Clay counties met in
Andrews la.t Thursday night and discussed
several matters of interest.
Those present were: Coaches Deaton,
Kitchens, Anderson and Morgan.
Coach Morgan proposed a basketball
tournament to be held in Andrews
to determine the cham'pion
boys and girls teams of the three
counties on Miarch 16 and 17.
The pairings are as follows: Friday
afternoon, Murphy and Andrewsgirls
and Hayesville and Elf girls.
Friday night, Murphy and Andrews
boys and Elf and Hayesville boys.
Winners of the groups will meet
in, the final* or? Saturday night.
Trophies will be (awarded to the winning
All high schools in the three counties
were invited to participate in the1
following track program to be held
in Murphy March 27 at 12:36 (CST) :
Boyd 100-yard dash, girls 60-yard
dash, boys baseball throw, girls baseball
throw, boys 220-yard run, girls
standing broad jump, boys standing
broad jump, boys 440-yard run, girls
running broad jump, boys running
broad jump, boys 880-yard relay,
girls high jump, boys high jump and
boys one mile runIt
was explained that the idea in
arranging a program of this type
was to give a larger number of students
a chance to participate in
some form of athletic contest, without
extra expense to the individual.
-Each team will be permitted to enter
three contestants for each event.
The winning team is to be determined
by the 5, 3, 1-point system. Boys,
and girls points will be counted separate.
VAIUtU riWURAIM |
OFFERED AT FOLK
SCHOOL ON FRIDAY
The John C. Campbell Folk School
had a varied .program on Friday,
M<arch 1, the closing day of its eighth
ments would be made tK> hold meetings
all over this community for the
purpose of putting the plan directly
before the farmer.
The contracts, Mr, Barr explained,
would primarily deal with tomato and
bean crops which must be raised according
to TV AC stipulations.
Plants and seed will be furnished
by the Tennessee Valley Associated
Cooperatives at an extermely low
price, and R. E. Robinion, cannery
manager, and Mr. Staples will superintend
the r?sing of the crops all
of which must be sold at the local
Wayne Walker, of the rehabilitation
department of the FERA which
is serving Cherokee, Clay and Graham
counties was present at the
meeting and was concerned with having
the TV AC plan ncorpora ted with
Up to this time, Mr. Barr said, local
farmers have been hampered with
an inferior grade of tomato plants or
seed*, which ever was used and that
tomtatocs -have not "been successfully
To correct thi$ fault he will furnish
first grade plants, raised under
the observance of TV AC experts, at
$1.25 per thousand to signers of the
'Tf local farmers use these plants
and raise them according to TV AC
standards and use the fertilizer we
tell them to, there is no doubt that a
fine crop of tomatoes can be raised
here. If they are not snccessful then
this part of the country might tts
weTl give up any hopes of ever having
a good tomato crop", Mr. B.?rr said.
Schedules To Be Made
(Continued on back page, front sec.)
LAST RTTES HELD
FOR MR. RAXTER
A MARBLE HOME
Marble?Funeral services were
conducted Sunday afternoon at 2
o'clock at the Marble cemetery for
Mr. Wesley Baxter. The Rev R. W.
Prcvost officiating, asisted by Rev.
Clay Whitakor and Rev. R. P. LovinRood.
Mr. Raxter died Saturday March
2nd, after a two weeks illness at the
home of his son, Victor Raxter.
He was bom at Brevard, Translyvania
County, October 9, 1845. He
uiu mat 01 a iamaiy 01 eignt. ne
entered the Civil War in 1862, at the
age of seventeen years and remained
until captured April 3, 1865.
He came to Cherokee County in
1867, and settled near Marble, where
ho remained until his death. He was
later married to Miae Addie Arrowood.
To them were born nine children,
five of whom are still Hving.
He had been in failing health for
He was a menrber of Marble
Spring Baptist church f(>r forty
years. And a member of Marble
Springs Masonic Lodge" for forty
He is survived by five children
four sons, David, Eddie, James and
Victor all of Marble and one daughter,
Bertha. And forty-four grand- 1
children, 90 great grandchildren and 1
nine great great grandchildren.
The burial service was conducted 1
hy the Marble Springs Masonic Lodge '
No. 439. i
Eight of his grand-daughters served
as flowers girls they were: Mrs. 1
John Orr, Mrs. Ralph Woody, Mrs.
A. L. Fincher, Mrs. Sherhe Battle,
Mrs. Ottie Mann, Mrs. Luther Andand
Misses Lowe and Lucille i
Carolina. Covering a Isirp* and P<
irphy, N. C. Thursday, I
;HA PLAN WILL
BE STARTED AT
Mayor J. B. Gray, Chairman,
Names Board To
Launch Plan In Cherokee
A mass meeting for the purpose
>1 explaining tne Federal Housing
Administration plans will be heid in
me courthouse in Murphy at 2
o clock (Cftl) Monday, .Mayor J. B.
uray, chanman of the Cherokee
county i-HA announced Wednesday.
The following committees have
been named on the program: .\lur-1
phy, M. W. Beil, J. D. Mailonee,
Noah Lovingood and Fred Moore;
Andrews, Mayor W. W. Ashe, C. A.
Brown and Mrs. G. W. Cover.
TV. : - * 'I- 1
a iic Bcx victe 01 me cnairnian ana
nis advisory committee are without
compensation, Mr. Gray said. The
chiei objects of the acts are twofold?first,
tne stimulation of employment,
and second, improvements
of the homes and properties ol the
people, he added.
The FHA applies to all classes of
buildings whether private homes,
apartments, hotels, mercantile or
manufacturing plants, and whether
situated in the city or in the country.
Mr. Gray also said that some employee
of vie Administration was expected
here in the immediate future
oo go into the details of the plan.
FARAWAY LOOKS IN
The sun shown hot tne first part
of the week.
The frogs frogged and the crickets
..riked and the fisher men said, with
a faraway look in their eye and a
lake cast, that it was a sign that the
fish had come into the shore.
Basetall players, newly shed oi
Vieir heavy "undies,'" rolled their
arms from elbow to shoulder, and
raid they wpuld start practice in i
day or two.
But in the face of warnings of a
blizzard, the rain' came and the wind
blew Wednesday carrying some o!
the boys' hopes with it. However,
Henry Hickman practically had his
grandstand fee of $150 subscribed
for and expected to start collecting
So it apptbrs that nto sooner will
basketball leave us than there will
be plenty of interest to the sporting
element of Cherokee county.
W. D. TOWNSON
Mr. W. D. Town5pn, local furniture
builder, announced Wednesday
hat he .had obtained an ambulance
ind a hdarse and that he was fully
equipped do any kind of woik in
First class ambulance service is
ivailable at any hour by calling him,
The services of a funeral director
lave been obtained and Mr. Tewnson,
rho has been conducting funerals in
his section for years, is prepared to
upply caskets to meet any demand
nd has purchased accessories which
rill allow him to handle funeral ar
angemerts in the finest style and
riost modern methods,
A number of other improvements
re being contemplated by the local
Ar. Owenby To Build
Bulk Oil Station Here
Mr. W. G. Owenby announced this
eek that he had purchased the corer
lot where the old furniture comany
used to stand in East Murphy
nd that he will soon build a bulk oil
IHe contemplates locating two 15,00?gallon
oil tanks on the proerty,
HcntuUly Rich Ter^ito^v in This Stai
March 7, 1935 J
Hold Regular Meeting
The Cherokee county board of
commissioners held their r^n'nr
monthly meeting in the court hou?e
Monday. A large crowd wa.-* in town
to attend to regular affairs thai
.'ome up before the body.
The regular cov* i.e of bu.-rness
Wis attended to and conference.were
held in line with their duties
as directors of the affairs of the
Catalog Arranged, Committees
Are Made By Group
The Cherokee County Fair association
held its first meeting of the
year in the courthouse here Tuesday
nigiht and plans were launched for
the biggest county fair to be held in
Cherokee in years.
Preliminary arrangements for the
publishing ot the fair catalog and the
naming 01 co.T.mittees to be in charge
of the different departments and
events were named.
A. Q. Ketner, Cherokee county
agent, will assume the task this wee?
01 revising the list of premium and
.Jans to enlarge the sum to approximately
Tr.oae attending the meeting were
W. M. Fain, E. P. Hawkins, T. W.
1 Axley, A. Q. Ketner, L. A. Lee and
[ Sam Carr.
1 The following committees were
named: officers icf the association;
W. M. Fain, president; E. P. Hawkins
and T. J. Bristol, vice-president.
Jc.in Davidson, treasurer, and T. W.
Executive committee; J. L. Fain,
E. A. Sudderth, P. A. Mauney, T. H.
Cole, J. F. Palmer, J. F. Wood, J. T.
, Dockery. Manager of grounds, gate
and police, E. P. Hawkins.
Committees: county exhibit, Supt.
R. R. Beat, John Shields and Tom
Jr bason; horticulture, Supt. Gerald
Martin, Mrs. J. W. Dyer, Mrs. Balevv
1 and J. H. Eliis; livestock, dairy, beef
I and dual purpose cattle, Supt. Wayne
f Walker, W. S. Dickey, and S. C.
i Gentry; horses, mules, sheep and
hogs, Supt. Wm. P. Payne, Will
! Johnson and Hayden Hickey; natural
: resources, Supt. D. Witherspoon, C.
w. savage and ?oah ADtrnatny.
(Continued on back page, front sec.)
Murphy's basketball teams went to
the Cullowhee tournament Thursday
full of hope with a fine-record behind
them and a keen desire to come
out on top in both events.
The Murphy boys won two games
during the past week and the fcirls
dropped one to Andrews, 26 to 22.
Friday night in the boys game the
Boomers toppled the Wildcats for
the third straight time 25 to 17.
Monday night the boys won from
Hayesville 41 to 18 and the girls
aaok over their part of the game 34
The Cullowhee tournament began
Wednesday but the boys drew a by
on the frst go round, and the girls
are scheduled to play Bethel, one of
the strongest teams in the unit, for
their first game Thursday. Their
outlook is apprehensive.
The boys meet the winner of the
game between Fletcher and Webster
who play Wdnesday. Experts give
Webster the edge as being the strongest
team, and the Webster-Murphy
game will be any body's, if the boys
have it figured right.
Mr. Ralph Moody
Ralph Moody, popular local lawyer,
was reported tx> be improved
this week after having been confined
to his bed for a week or so with the
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Number of Important
Matters Pass State Body
v/incio ucuig x icaiu
Much of the jtate legislature's
time is being taken up with bills directly
or indirectly affecting Murphy
and Cherokee county.
The folowing is the more important
legislation having a bearing in
Party Election For
Murphy Is Proposed
Raleigh, Feb. 28.?Senator Vance
' Bnowning of Swtoin Thursday introduced
a bill in the senate to provide
partisan municipal elections for the
town of Murphy, in Cherokee county
and to bring the town elections under
the general election laws.
The measure, referred to the conv
mitte on election laws, charges the
governing body has "heretofore disregarded
the general election laws.
. . . and has proceeded under ?a plan
of its own invention" which has "rer.'ltc:'
:r. much confusion to the qualified
The Brownirg rreasure provides
"tha* the governing body of the
town of Murphy . . . i? hereby directed
fa call an election for the*
election of a mayor and six members
of a board of aldermen to be held on
the first Tuesday after t?v.e first
Monday in Mjiy, 1935, and annuallj
It further directs that the board
"shall strictly conform to the election
laws now in effect, or hereafter
may be enacted ... by calling a
primary convention, or mass meet
ing in advance of said election as
prescribed in the general election
laws and at such primary, convention
or ma a meeting one person shell be
selected as candidate for mayor and
six persons shall be selected as members
of the board of aldermen, and
such names 'as may be selected shall
be placed on a ballot to be v ?ted for
in such eection."
"That each of the two leading
political parties now predominating
in North Carolina shall be required
to select their candidates as here(Continued
on back page, front sec.)
DIES AT MARBLE
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha
Clark, 76, of Marble, were conducted
from the White Baptist churcn at
Grandview Saturday afternoon ac 1
o'clock with the Rev. Paul Lovingood
Mrs. Clark died Friday afternooa
at ol'clock of pneumonia following
a three week's illness, at the homo
of Mrs. James Raxter, her daughter,
Having lived in Cherokee county all
her life, she had been a member of
the Baptist church for more than 60
Surviving are three sons- Momta.
of Florida; George, of Grandview,
and Arthur, of Etowah, Tern., and
five daughters: Mrs. Tames Kaxter,
ol Marble; Mrs. Vina S* wart, of
Etowah, Tenn.; Mrs. Emma Clark,
of Bbirsville, Ga.; Ama Clark, of
Murphy; and Mrs. Woody Duckworth,
In Gasoline Tank
Fire was discovered in one of the
gasoline taiks of the Murphy .jCrvice
Station early Tuesday morn n~ y
riviio Kwk e ??
J v>iiui 4UK-R ilVUUIl on
the part of A. .f. Hembrec, the |>r?Jpreitor
and others "soon pot it oat
without any damage.
A short circuit in the wires inside
the tank was attributed as the cause
of the trouble that might have been
serious had it not been discovered in
The fire whistle blew steadily for
about 15 minutes and a large crowd
had gathered to ride the engine out
'but the fire was quenched befcca
the engine wis started up.