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Vol. IVL?No. 39.
TENN. FUGITIVE j
NEAR MURPHY i
Bill Lee, Accused of Killing
Three, Is Arrested
By County Officers.
Bill Lee, 24. dressed in a w man's
clothing, with two companions, a fu
tiv. from Tennessee officers since
.ji-t ieo.iary when .oe was churr.ni
with killing Mr. and Mrs. Jasp'r
Shaw, his grandparents, and another
man. tried unsuccessfully to drive
;r ugh a trap set by local officers
four mil.9 belo-w here Friday mornir.g
at 9 o'clock after plunging a
stolen car over a 40-foot embankment,
was forced to surrender.
Lodged in the local jail awaiting
tii arrival of Tennessee officers, he
gave a complete account ot his apprch.nsfrn
by deputy sheriffs Foley
Hell and Bud Morrow, the affray
tiial plac'-d the three killings on his
hands, the theft of two automobiles
while officers sought his vainly but
- tusd to talk about several bank
thefts alleg.dly credited to him.
T.he companions gave the names
,.f Frank Bobo, 19, and Troy Brown,
2U, and said they ware from Union,
S. ( . Athough officers b lieved them
to be accomplices of Lee during alleged
robber?- s, they denied having
know him until they asked him for
a ride to the capture.
Immediately after the arrest
sh.ritf iHugh Webster and deputy
sheriff S. T. Lattimore. Of Monroe
county, Tenn., were informed. They
carried the three youthB to the county
jail in Maidisonville, Tenn.
Officers Comb Hille
Officers have combed the hills of
Tennessee and surrounding states
?ino. last February when the fatal
shooting took place near Tellico
Plains, Tenn. Having believed they
were on a hot trafl s/tveral times,
the law wws never able to catch the
elusive L/ee and a reward of $200
was given for his captuTe.
In the jail Lee, harmless-looking
youngster, /smiling occasionally, remact-d
the crime in detail declaring
everyone was drunk, that his grandfather
killed his grandmother, that
his grandfather was accidentally
hot, and that he was fore d to shoot
the Other main. Rnnonfrmnn Upnclov
in self defense.
If. was limping slightly from a
flesh wound on the hip sustained
during the capture whidh came to a
climax early Friday morning when
he and the two companions riding
in the stolen car were apparently
scared by the officers' sudden blaze
?f gun fire, amd the roaring, car cariened
wildly down "over trie bank
into Hangingdog creek near DockContinued
on back page)
ALL THE HEARTHAC1
TRIANGLE WILL E
MEETING TO BE
HELD THIS WEEK
A pastor's school conducted by M.
A. Muggins, of Raleigh, general
secretary of the Baptist state convention,
will be held heife Friday and
Saturday in the Baptst church, the
Rev. H. W. Baucom, Jr., local Baptist
pastor, announced Tuesday.
The meeting will begin at 10 o'clock
Friday morning and will last
until 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
Practically all Baptist ministers
fr"m the extreme Western part of
the state are expected to be here and
Mr. Bducom said pastors of other
denominations and the general public
are welcome to the meeting.
Although nb complete progfram
has been arranged, the local minister
'aid that Mr. Huggins would be assisted
U TW 1 ' *
- ui. nugei?Kl| iwimci
AshevilU pastor, and Rev. Alexander,
former pastor of the First Bap
) tist church of Thomasvile, N. C.
This meeting wiil terminate a
series that have been held all over
?rth Carolina under the leadership
"f Mr. Hoggins.
ekly Newspaper in ITestern North Ca
MURPHY TO PLAY
FIRST BALL GAME
HERE ON SUNDAY
Manager Hickman smiled broad,
ly Tuesday and said the boys had
their first game of baseball for
the 1935 season scheduled with
the Isabella team here in the ball |
park Sunday afternoon.
The diamond has been cleared
off, the boys have been practicing
hard and taking the game
i-criously, and he expects a record
crowd out to witness a good fast
game and see a rejuvenated team
RF1MP M \m; AM
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Redecoration And Repainting
Done On Large Scale
A number of n-w development? appeared
in Murphy's building and remodelling
plans this week.
Men were at work on the old C. B.
Hill lot on Valley River avenue
clearing <>ff the ground preparatory
to th - erection of a new service station
that will be built there in the
The last of the red eoration work
in the Murphy Cafe was being d >ne.
The popular restaurant has b en
thoroughly remodeled and repainted.
Painting and other repair work
was b-ing done on the Davids Jn build
ing, and the new entrance into the
West barber shop .has been compl-td.
Th Dickey Garage appeared to benear
completion with the building of
the roof this week.
Plaster was being put on the interior
of the new theater and P. J.
Henn, the owner, said that he had
purchased new seats and other mod
ern fixtures for the interior of the
up-to- date playhous.- which he hopes
will be opened bo the public in another
Christopher's store was being repainted
this week and work was being
done on several new apartments as
part of the Dickey hotel ov* r top of
(Walter Coleman was having his
radio and Frigidaire shop rebuilt
and work has been going on steadily
in he interior.
Marie Price has had the interior of
her cafc repainted and redecorated
xvi siiiiug itiiu miiiuirr seasuii,
The hauling and mixing of quantities
of cement to the lot adjoining
the Parker building has caused a
number of inquiries as to what was
being built, but the TVA office assures
us that only a number of concrete
markers aTe b ing made for
their work in connection with surveys
on the ocal proposed dam sites.
HES OF A LOVERS
IE AIRED ON MAY 17
One of the most unusual and
starting breach of promise cases
ever tried in the local court house
will bring many queer facts to light
when the baliff yells, "Order in
court", and the judge pounds his royal
sanctum with his gavel the night
of Friday May 17.
Mystery at present shrouds the i
situation but when the story of the
oci-picatiit ivyc triaiigre ia uuiavciJed
before he carious spectators of
this section they will witness the denouncement
of one of the county's
mos complicated-and pitiful-affairs.
A lover in love?a lover out of
love?and just a plain, common, ordinary,
everyday lover?not to mention
innumerable witnesses and two
attorneys striving to win their first
case, just about sums up the situation.
At any rate it promises to be a
tract for those that are interested in
affairs of the heart and the complexities
of matrimonial life, more
especially when there is an Alaska
gold mine involved, that is, if there
really was a gold mine.
It will certainly take a good picked
jury to solve this one.
rolina, Covering, a Ixtrgr and Potent
phy, N. C. Thursday, Ma
LIONS RE-ELECT (
BUECKAS HF AH
OF CLUB AGAIN
Other Officers Are Named
At Meeting In Cafe
Last Tuesday Night.
H. Bueck, superintendent <>f the
schools of the Murphy unit, was reelected
presid nt of t.he local Lions
club f?jr the coming; year at a meeting
of the organization in the Murphy
caf. her** Tuesday night.
Other men elected to offices were:
G. W. Ellis, first vie'= -president; \V.
M. Fain, second vice-president; Dale
Adams, secretary; Ilarve Elkins.
treasurer; R. F. Wiliamson, Lion
Tamer; th Rev. T. F. Higgins, Tail
Twister; and Dr. R. \V. Petrie, Walter
Coleman and Peyton G. Ivie were
named to s'-rve on t?ie board of directors
along with the other officers.
The elections required practically
all of t.ic club's tim and reports 11
were given on the advertising work
beign underaking by the organization
at this time.
Harlan Erskine, of the U. S. geological
survey, was introducd as a
visitor. i I
TO CHOOSE SITE
Raleigh, April 29?K. P. Battle,
Rocky Mount attorney; Senator
Ernest H. Webb of Kinston, and
Dr. Ike Ferring,, of Elizabeth
City, have b^eu, designated as a
committee to select a site for the
$250,000 tuberculosis sanatorium
to be erected by the state :b Western
Governor Ehringhaus also today
nominated ten of the 12 directors
for the North Carolina
sanatorium and the Western
Ncrth Carolina sanatorium, reserving
the two vacancies for the
community in which the new
sanatorium is to be built.
They are: Senator Lee Gravely,
of Rocky Mount; E. H. Rasberry,
of Snow Hill; Robert M. Hanes,
of Winston-Salem and Representative
R. L. Harris of Roxboro,
six year terms; Representative
Laurie McEachern, of Raeford;
Dr. J. W. McGee, of Reidsville;
Dr. Tburman Kitcbin, of Waks
Forest, and Senator U. L. Spencc,
of Carthage, four year terms; I
Dr. J. R. Terry, of Lexington; I
Mrs. Max Payne of Greensboro,
The senate late today confirmed
the governors nominations for
the board of directors and is expected
to confirm the site committee
Senator Johnston, of Bun>
combe, vcted against confirmation,
while Senators Ramsey, of
Transylvania, and Browning of
Swain, did not rote. They expressed
no objections to the individuals
named on the joint board,
but felt the governor should hare
given some recognition to the far
west. None of the trio made a
statement on the senate floor.
MAILED OUT HERE
E. R. Thompson, local cannery
manager, said Tuesday that contract
planting schedules were being mailed
out to all farmers who signed them
and that ther? would be no particular
need for any of the signers to |
eoir.e by his office in the court house
for them as everyone will receive
their schedule in the near future.
At the same time he announced
t'-ut no more contracts w!.'l be given
out foj- bean acreage but that they
were still slightly short on their tomato
acreage and that contracts will
still be open for a day or two.
Fifty acres of beans will be planted
the week of May 6, Mr. Thompson
tally Rich Teri (o> ? in Thii State
y 2, 1935 }
Stops Here C
SECOND PARTY OF ,)
NAMED ON FRIDAY
A second party on Murphy's
citizens town election ticket was I j
announced last week.
It names J- B. Gray as mayor ]
and W. S. Dickey, Noah Lovin- ,
good, W. G. Owenby, Jim Frank- ,
lin, H. C. Rogers, and A. J. Ram- j
sey as alderman. j
The official city ballot to be
used in the town elections on May |
7 will be found elsewhere in this
issu^ of the Scout.
The registrator: books closed j
lart Saturday and Saturday May
4 is challenge day.
A nOrMTT-f \ 7/\TIAT/>
HDOLH 1 ILL VUI 11>IVj
IS BEFORE SENATE
Senator Vance Browning recently '
introduced a bill in the Senate Huus *
to prohibit absentc voting in local '
and municipal elections in Swam. '
Graham, Macon and Ch rokte Counties.
The m-asure was amended it. 1
order to include Cher ?kee county. 1
Representative Morphew, of Gra. 1
ham. Hyde, of Ch' rokee, and Ray, 1
of Macon, favor such legislation for
their counties, but Representative <
Jones, of Swain, docs not want to 1
tamper with the election laws of the
county. Upon Jones insistance the
House will probably remove Swain
county from the bill and let it go as
Representative E. H. Hyde's bill
restricting absentee voting in Cherokee
will probably be held up to
await action on the Browning bill
measure. It is now before the Committee
on Election I>aws.
Two TVA Surveyors
Are Now Located Here
Henry H. Turner and R. T.
Thomas are now located here with
the TVA surveying force. Frier to
their coming here they were employed
with the TVA at Scottsboro. Ala.
B. C. Moneymaker, Jam' s Ward,
Charles Hunter and Charles Fox
spent Tuesday night here enroute
to Knoxville, Tenn., h adquarters of
the TVA geologists, where they will
attend a three day conference in
connection with their work in the
Tennessee Valley area.
COUNTY OFFICERS DI
TIT A PHPDQ ADC
M ijnvi AJUAW ni\Li
At a meeting of the Murphy unit
school board Tuesday afternoon the
teachers for the coming year were
announced. Only three changes were
made and one appointment remains
to be filled.
(Those elected to the high school
in Mui;>hy were: O. W. Deaton.
Biscoe; K. C. Wright, Murphy, B.
R. Carroll, MuTphy; E. V. Deans, Jr.,
Chapel Hill; Ruby Courtney Williston,
S. C.; Fannie M. Hathoock,
Norwood; Jessie Lee Morris, Atlantic,
and Elizabeth Gantt, Raleigh.
Elementary school: Margaret
TTaii . not.. v.r,Q.vnn
Hayesville; Estelle Mauney, Mrs.
Henry Axley, Mrs. T. A. Case, Mrs.
Evelyn Patton, Addie Leatherwood,
Emily Sword, Martha Mayfield,
Clara McCombs, all of Murphy.
Kinsey school: Mrs. Richard Mer.
oney. Tomotla: Clarance Hendrix,
Lelia Hayes and Bertha Mayfield.
Bates Creek; Mrs. J. Franklin Smith
and Martha Nell Wells. Grape
Creek; Frank Walsh, Marinelle
Williamson and Bessie Crane. Texana
(colored); George Henry and
I.aura Ella Jones.
?1.00 YEAR?5c COPY
s Are Greeted
OF THAT SECTION
A motrcade of 200 Chattanoogans,
including s ?me ol the sister state of
Tennessee's L ading figures, stopped
lere Saturday noon enroute to Ashoon
a 4p'p th'it ws?? prima r iff in?
lended to acquaint the motorists with
their adjoining highways and in the
interest of .laving 35 miles of high,
wray between the state line and
Cleveland, Tenn., paved in the near
Thcv weiv greeted at the state
line by a number of Murphy citizens
a-ho officially welcomed them to
S'orth Carolina on their goodwill
%\vnie me aisunguisnea group ain(1
at the hotels and restaurants
here, the Junior Elks Club band,
c imposed of 5o pieces, one of the
leading units of its kind in the
South, rendered an hour's program
;>f music foj- th huge throngs that
turn d out in the city for the celebration.
The officials and others on the
rip continually gaw complimentary
remarks on the city and the initiation
of their course into the mountains
at this point.
The motorcade was greeted all
along their trip at the different
towns. At Asheville their journey
ended with an address by Sen. Bob
The Club makes periodical trips
of a similar nature several times
each year for the purpose of becoming
acquainted with their incoming
roads and highways and their neighbor
C. W. Savage, Mayor J. B. Gray,.
Don Witherspoon, W. M. Faia, H.
Bueck and G. W. Ellis wexv among
the distinguished group from Murphy
that welcomed the motorcade here
and several parti' s from Murphy accompanied
them on the remainder of
their journey to Asheville.
'Th motorcade was tacorted by
Tennessee patrolmen as far as the
line where Chief of Police Fred
Johnson assumed the role as far as
Murphy at which point they were
gre.ted by North Carolina highway
The streets of Murphy had been
cleared in order that the moDrcade
would have- sufficient room to park
while stopping here and a larg3
number of people were in town toaid
in the reception.
) IN CAPTURING LEE
All of us when we were kids had
our share of the fun running down
Injuns, bad men and bandits. But
since we have grown we wonder just
how it feels to really buck up against
With this in mind we went to
Poley Bell and Uncle Bud Morrow
to get first hand information.
Although only an innocent looking
boy, there are many tales out about
the Bill Lee that was captured here
last week with two companions that
paint him as a bad man, and some
even went bo far as to call bim a
Be that as it may, anyone sent to
bring him in would naturally have a
little crawling up the spine and be
just a bit uneasy, one would imagine.
"W.ien I went out after lee. I
expected onlv one of lis to come
back". Polcy said, and Uncle Bud
was j-tore casual with the state men t
that, 'I never think about death."
Too much commendation can not
be shown the two officers of the
law for their fearless attitude in going
out after the youth and for the
job they did of bringing him hack
And besides they are $200 richer.
Was it worth it?
Some doubt it seriously.
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