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MURPHV " I
The Leading Wet
Vol. IVL.?No. 34
HOPES FOR TVA "i
DAM HERE RISE
WITH PROGRESS j
Believe Work On Local
Site Will Begin About
First Of May
With the TVA surveyor* and drill- c
trs in the Coleman site area of the v
ILawassee rivci intensifying their
work, official announcement of the
building of the dam in this county appeared
It is understood that the drillers
under H. C. Price have lately been e
working day and r.ight and that the e
lock content of the soil in that area ?*
is practically solid. *
Recent surveys have established an a
imaginary road from the L. & N. line 0
at Appalachia up the river to the
-ites of the local surveys.
It is believed that work will start a
on the dam around May 1. Current ^
reports as to the exact site of the '
dam are conflicting as no official
word concerning the local work has "
been sent out of the office at Knexville.
W. D. Hampton, of the TV A per>cnel
division, was here Saturday and
hired approximately 25 local men to
work as form carptnters on the Joe a
Wheeler dam. It is said that the v
TVA wa- seeking 200 men for this a
Another visitor over the week end 0
representing the iTVA was Herbert e
Gough, of Knoxville, a member of
the publicity -division, who tvp? :n (
charge of the TVA film that was v
shown here to two packed houses at 1
the Murphy thefcter. *
TVA PICTURE IS <
VIEWED BY 600 /
Approximately 600 persons attend- ?
e the two showings of the Tennessee c
a > iv . O
v airy nauivriiy 9 picture at xne
Murphy theater Sunday afternoon. 0
The picture, the same as the one ?
that has been shown in many other a
towns and large cities throughout the
United States, held the interest of the
spectators from beginning to end. 1
The picture showed all the de- xi
velopesnenta of the TV A from its be- t
ginning to the end and brought the 1
three-fold purposes of the Authority
?power conservation, flood control, ]
better living?to the public's attention.
The picture won wide acclaim in
its showing here.
MR. LOVINGOOD, 51,
OF GRANDV1EW, IS
Funeral services were held for Mr.
Rollin Lovingood, 51, of Grandview,
Thursday morning at 11 o'clock at
the White Baptist church of Grandview
with the Rev. Tom Truet* officiating.
Mr. Lovingood, who had lived in .
:i < Grandview community all his
1'fe. uffsred a stroke of paralysis
in Murphy Monday morning. One
of the first citizens of his community.
he had been a member of the Bapt?St
fhnrolt 4r\-w OK vnoiw
Resides his wife he is survived by: (
bis father, Jesse Lovingood, cf i
Grandv?6w, three sisters, Mrs, Jeff j
Rrooks, Mrs. Cyrus Bird, and Mrs.
Charles Shell, all of Maryville, Tenn.,.
end two brothers, Edward, of Grand- .
MOW, and Elbert, of Maryville. | J
Sechm Repnl Oi
Semator Vasn A. Brownie*, of 1
Swain, is the aathor of a bill to to- 11
P<ol the absentee ballott law for
Swaia, Grsbaas aad Macon cost- !
' ??tbros of the ceea ties im the |
enstorial district ha mprasonts
Resublicaa ropesoontativo Ed
Hjfde weald aba Kb# to bavo It for 1
Chersbso, bat opposition of tbe
Democratic party la thia eoaaty
w?oU probably blosk it, tbe
L^eifb baraaa of tbo Asbsrllle
C'tisan said Tsnfit in a aoirs ar
kly Newspaper in Western North C
Several Committees Appointed
At Meeting Of
Club Tuesday Night
S. W. Mendenhall, who is eonnectd
with the Mountain Valley Creamiry
at Brasstown as a dairying and
oultry specialist, was welcomed in- j
c tht local Lions club Tue-day night ;
s their newest member when the
lub held its regular meeting in the !
Iurphy cafe here. I
Among the other business trans-1
cted at the meeting was the ap- ^
lOintment of n ?i
y preet on the part of the club, j
io\. Gene Talmdge, of Gtogia, who
nakes his appearance here on April i
5. Those .named by Lien President
i. Bueck were: Chairman W. M.
ain, T. A. Case, G. W. Ellis, Dr. R.
V. Pttri-s and R. W. Gray.
Those present were reminded that j
district meeting of the Lions clubs i
rould be held in Concord Thursday
nd that a meeting uf all the clubs
it the State would be held at Raleigh
n July 17. Every member was urgd
Park W. Fisher, of the John C.
Campbell Folk School at Brass:own,
vas placed in charge of inspecting
he signs that have been placed along
he highway by the local club. He
5 a member of the Carolina Motor
/lub beautification committee. The
mprovement suggestion was made by
Since the local club is often reuested
to furnish information coneinng
the town of Murphy and Cherke^
county, a committee composed
i Chairman Dale Lee, Virgil Johnon,
Bob (Williamson, E. C. Moore
md Walter Coleman was appointed
o plan this work.
Plans were discucaei ior the pavng
of a stretch of road fom Hayesille
to Warne which road shortens
he distance between here and Young
iarris, Ga., a distance of nine miles.
FAMILY IS HURT
WHEN CAR RUNS
Arthur Graham, Letitia postmaster
ir.d prominent farmer of that section,
was said Wednesday to be much improved
from injuries sustained Suniay
when a car in which he and his
family were riding over turned on
;he Tellico Mountain road.
Mr. Graham's back was painfully
njuied and &is wife and son and two
itep sons were cut and bruised in the
iccident. All were brought to Mur)hy
in a OOC ambulance for medical
Clarence King was driving the car
n which his brother, Gordon, Mr.
ind Mrs. Graham and small son were
iding. They were driving to the
2CC camp at Tellico Plains where
Clarence is in the forestry service
when the car run off the edge of the
road. The accident was presumably
raused by defective steering.
Murphy High Honor
Students Are Chosen
Prudem Davidson, son of Mr. and
Ilrs. Jerry Davidson won the honor
of valedictorian for class of 1935
and Miss Ruth Hampton, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Hilliary Hampton,
had the second highest average to be
sleeted salutatorian of the class,
rheir addresses will be delivered at
the commencement program on Easter
Mr. Davidson's average for the
four year* in high school has been
32.5 and Miss Hampton's hps been
92.05. They receive the highest
honors of the graduating class:
Carolina. Covering a l^arpr- and Potei
iy, N. C. Thurs., Maurch i
T BILL CIRCU<
2 PERFORMANCES !j
TO BE HELD HERE
he treat is on the Cherokee Scout
By spicial arrangements with the (
i management of the big Honest Bill
Circus which comes to" Murphy for
I one day only, Saturday, March 30,
j The Cherokee Scout is giving eaeh
i subscriber a special courtesy ticket,
; by th* use ot which any cfiild under
12 may see this big three ring circus
lor only 15c and any adult only 25c.
Honest Bill Circus comes to Murphy
recommended as one of the
leading motorized circuses on the
This big circus advertises a- the
Circus that is different" and it is
just that, you will actually see Rex
Cole who has worked in several moving
pictures and you will enjoy watching
his thrilling performance. He
shows you just the things that he has
dom several times for the movies.
"Cupid" the $25,000 educated pony
with the human brain is the greatest
I trained pony in the show business
toda>, and it has often been said that
lit is worth the price of admisrion to
see Dec Ycunc and Cnnid tr. the Ki(?
(circus if you didn't see another one !
of the 22 big acts.
"Jumbo JrM worlds largest performing
elephant will amaze you with
une gracefulness with which he goes
thru his stunts.
Homst Bill Circus ha- the largest
| band of any motorized circus, the (
'Hinckley's Arizona Cowboy Band and ,
I they play real music which is a treat
to listen to.
A whole herd ol camels are with i
' this big circus, the feature one being
"Esaw" the largest and only
sacred white camel in America.
"Herod" King of the Bounding
wire will thrill you with his back-1
waid summersault from feet to feet
without any balancing aid whatever.
Herod is the only man attsmpting
Haas Performing Bears will not
only entertain you but also amuse
you as they are wonderfuly well
You will see plenty of oth:r ani- ]
mals, and also all kinds of funny j
clowns, and not forgetting the thrilling
acts of the t:r.
Why not turn to this special Cherokee
Scout courtesy ticket which i?
printed on another part, of this issue
right now and make your plans
to attend this big circus.
Don't forget the date, Saturday,'
March 30th and its Honest Bill Cir- !
cus for your entertainment.
Mr. H. A. Mattox
Mr. H. A. Mattox was reported
much improved this week after having
been confined to his bed for a number
of days. Mr. Mattox became ill
at work the other day and for some
time ran a high fever. His many
friends hope he will he up in a few
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itially Rich Terri Irtr-r in This Slat
18, 1935 ~ T
ON WATER LINE 1
Dther Repairs Planned ,
For Water Supply Sys- '
tem With FFRA Labor j
Two thousand feet of 12-ineh terra i
otta pipe on the water line front the ,
lam on Fain mountain has been re- j
placed by 8-inch cast iron pipe by a j
rorps averaging t.jn workers under
The work was started by the town
if Vlni-nkv TToK 7 tU.. 1..1?? '
'* v. - |?..j "II * vu. uic muui
ias been provided for by the FERA.
"All parties seem to be weil pleasad
with our work and .Murphy is now
g-itting a greater supply of water i
;han ever before due to the removal j
5f the leaking pipe", Mr. Leather- ;
vood said. "The pumping .-tation has
inly been used two days since we beran
the work and that was the first
!wo days we were there", h^ added.
Mr. Leatherwood said the work
*ra:. pushed hard so it could b completed
before dry weather set in.
Due to the leakage in the terra cotta
portion of the pipe line the supply
jf water from the dam has been
limited and Murphy was obliged to
L-all on the pumping station for an
adequate supply on numerous occasions
in the past.
Also included in the waterworks
program is the digging of a chlorine (
cylindei bed that will ha\e a capacity
of 25,000 gallons rind some possibl? j
repairs between the Fain mountain !
jam and the Marble creek dam with '
110posed changes on the latter.
At the present, Mr. Leatherwood j
said, it woud take about eight days <
to backfill and cover up the pipe that j
hari ju?t been laid. Further work <
calif for repairing l'aks in the dam.
Until t^.e new appropriation bill I
in the United Stales Congress is mappeel
out and allocations made, the |
work will be held up indefinitely as
the city's expenditures on the program
calls for FERA labor and that
association mu t check activites until
work is alloted from headquarters.
TRACK MEET HERE
A large number of students from
Cherokee, Clay and Graham counties
were in town Wednesday to participate
in the Tri-County track tournament
which began at 12:30 (CST).
Nine events for the boys of the
schools and five for the girls composed
the days activities.
Upon the success of the meet, it
will be made an annual affair. The
;lan was orginated by the teachers
of the Tri-County Teachers association
and is fostered by the coaches
of the atheletic teams of the schools.
On Georsria Hiehwav
?? - O J
Improvements have begur, on the
Ellijay-Blue Ridge stretch of road
upon completion there will remain
only that portion from Kinsey to the
end of the asphalt road this side of
Flue Ridge to be paved between here
As a great deal of the business of
this community is transacted in Atlanta
the new road will be of gTeat
advantage to the people of this section
as it wili cut about 12 miles out
of the most direct route at present,
and much of the traffic from Western
North Carolina will take the
course through here.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gladden of
Eastman, Md., who have been stopping
at the Dickey House fop the past
week have returned to their home.
Mrs. Gladden gave a le'ture on Sunday
night at the Methodist church on
the Holy Land.
hurs., March 21, 1935
accepts bid to
speak april 15
Awaits Georgia Governor
On Trip Here
Governor Eugene Talmadge. ofc
Seoigia, in a letter to Mayor J. fe.
jiay luesoay, lormaiiy accepted his
nvitation to speak in the court house
iere on April 15.
Much enthusiasm has been shown
ocally over th governor's announcenen;
that he would speak here and
t is doubtful if the court house will
>e adequate for all those that will
.e here to hear him.
In the event of good weathep it is
>Oisible that the speaker will be
icard at the local fair grounds where
i platform will be erected and probibly
a sound system installed for the
It is expected that a number of
he governor' friends and Georgia
fficials will accompany him on the
rip here and the party may make up
i motorcade that will come by the
vay of Ellijay, Blue Ridge and the
lew highway from the Georgia line
o Kinsev. It is belitved that a moorcade
from here will greet him' at
he Georia line which ever route is
Later on invitations will be sent
o a number of North Carolina offi,
;.]f to meet here v;lh ire "redralloused'*
governor of Georgia o.n
hat date. In any event the day will
rirtuall/ be named a holiday in Mur>hy.
In his personal letter to Mr. Gray,
he governor said he assured his apireciation
of being asked to be here
n tiiat day and that he was thankul
for the thoughtfulness on the
lart of the people of this section to
Rep. R. T. Hampton, of Fannin
county, Ga., is largely responsible
for the appearance of the governor
hen. Mr. Hampton has a large number
of friends in this community.
MURPHY TO HAVE
NEW THEATER BY
JUNE 1, HENN SAYS
Murphy is to have a new moving
picture theater by June 1.
P. J. Henn, owner of the Murphy
thtater, has leased the Stoner building,
form?r!y occupied by the Murphy
Supply company, and expects to
begin remodeling the building into
one of the finest show houses in
Western North Carolina in the next
few days, he said.
The plans call for a seating capacity
of 35(1 people. The latest type
RCA sound equipment will be installed
with Simpltx machines, and
the interior will be modernly redecorated
Soundproof machinery, eliminating
all noise and disturbance, will
allow the patrons to enjoy the first
^>lWUi VO VU A 1 to ICI C AICIIL,
Mr. Henn said.
The exterior of the building will
be done over with a modernistic
lront. In order to give the Murphy
theater's wide patronage all the advantages
of a metropolitan show
house, Mr. Henn plans to redecorate
the building with beautiful modern
equipment and new seats will be installed.
Mr. Henn plans to have an even
better type of picture than he ha?
been showing to packed houses at
the present stand.
Passed By House
Raleigh, March !6.? Retailing
the three per c general tale*
tax and eliminat exemptions,
the house of repr utatives today
passed the bienn reefcnue bill % ''5
on its third and aal reading,
while the senate wi approving '
first reading a me* ire to rednte
the cost of autoir 'bik license - - . - ^.3
tagr.?The Asheeile Cltiaen jjjj