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Vol. 1UJL.?No. 38.
Field Day, Drama, Music
And Addresses Are
Murphy High School Commencement
will begin tomorrow, when the
annual field day exercises will be
held on the football field. In the
evening the High School music pupils
wili appear in a recital under the
direction of Mrs. J. W. Davidson.
Sunday morning at eleven o'clock
Rev. Wayne Williams pastor of the
Baptist church at Oteen will deliver
the baccalaureate sermon in the
school auditorium. Special music
will be furished by the High School
Monday evening the Elementary
School music pupils will have their
music recital. Tuesday evening the
Elementary school operetta "In the
I.and of Dreams Come True" will be
given with over 100 children taking
Members of the Senior Class will
present a three act comedy "For
Pete's Sake" on Wednesday evening
in the school auditorium.
People of Murphy and Cherokee
County will have the privilege of
rearing State Superintendent of
schools on Thursday evening, April
30, when he delivers the graduating
address. This announcement is made
with unusual interest since Mr. Erwin
will be the first State Superintendent
ever to speak in this county
and the first to visit here since 1912
when Mr- J. Y. Joyner came to inspect
some school sites.
Mr. Erwin is a native Western
North Carolinian being from Rutherford
County. He was appointed by
Covernor Eringhaus in 1934 to fill
the vacancy caused by the death of
Mr A. T. Allen.
It was largely through the efforts
of Mr. Erwin during the recent session
of the legislature that the present
improved school conditions were
Mr. Erwin is crowding his schedule
in order to be present in Murphy
on this occasion. When accepting
the invitation to speak here he had
already made engagements to appear
en an educational broadcast from W.
W. N. C. and to speak before the
Asheville Kiwanis club on the same
day, and to deliver the commencement
address at Sylva on the following
The graduating class is the largest
in the history of the Murphy school
and the High School here has the
largest enrollment and serves the largest
territory west 01" Asheville.
There are 58 seniors graduating and
67 seventh graders being promoted
to the High School.
IN COURT HOUSE
Democratic Candidate for
Governorship to Urge
His Cause Here
Clyde R. Hoey, regarded by many
as the next Governor of North Carolina
comes to Murphy next Thursday
April 30, and will speak at the Court
House at 1:30 o'clock P. M. Demoerats
from all over Cherokee county
will gather to hear him, with an es.
pecially large delegation coming from
The latter not only is overwhelmingly
Democratic in politics, but one
of its residents, Attorney D. H.
Tillitt is campaign manager for Mr.
Hoey in this county. Mr. Tillitt will
introduce the speaker.
Candidate Hoey, declared by his
followers o be the leaders in a three
rornered for the nomination in
the coming Democratic primaries, is
easily the favorite of his party in
'his. section, because he is a native
Western North Carolinian. Born in
Shelby county, he served in the Na(Contnued
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GISTER AT YOUR PRE
ecW Ncwtpmper n Western North
Face Probability Of
A Brand New Ticket
A new list of tentative candidate?
for Mayor and the Board of Aldermen
made it's appearance in Murphy
this week. Endorsements for the
several candidacies were being sought
by Messrs Toby Fain and Willard
Cooper, but as the Scout goes to
press it has not yet been definitely
decided whether or not those on the
proposed ticket will file.
The new ticket is headed by Mr
Winslow Mclver, as a suggested can- ,
didate for Mayor. To run with him
peeking election* as Aldermenj tfhe
sponsors suggested the names of
Messrs. L. E. Bayless, Frank Dickey,
H. A. Mattox, E. P. Hawkins, Allen
Ramsey, and Grady Crawford. Of
these Messrs. Hawkins and Ramsey
are Republicans; the others are
Information reaching the Scout
was to the effect that both Col. Bay
less and Mr. Crawford had stated
that they did not wish office and that
while they had no particular objec.
tion to their names being presented
by their friends that if elected, they
would immediately resign.
FOR SHARING IN
NEW FARM AID
Application to Be Ready
for Distribution by Mr.
Ketner On Monday
Details of the new Federal Program
to replace the "Triple A"
thrown out by the U. S . Supreme
Court were explained at length to
farmers of this section Thursday
evening by Mr. L. B. Altman U. S.
Agent for the Southwestern District,
at a meeting held in the Court House
in Murphy. The speaker declared that
while few in Cherokee County benefitted
under the "Triple A", the new
plan will make it possible for every
farmer in the County to profit by it
from $10 yearly up.
The amount to be gained, he explained,
will depend on the size of
the farm, and the thoroughness with
which the tiller follows Government
The first step necessary to obtain
financial benefit involves the
filling out of a work sheet, which
shows the number of acres cultivated
by the farmer, a listing of crops
grown, and the yield of each. These
work sheets will be ready for distribution
this coming Monday, in the
office of A. Q. Ketner, County Agent,
in the Court-House in Murphy. Any
and all other details of the plan
which may prove puzzling also will
be explained by Mr. Ketner. He urges
kUni mn k /. 11 .t li ..tiki. llitN,
niiiL laimcis get in tuuen nun mm,
for the sake of their own pocketbooks,
at their first opportunity.
To participate to the fullest extent
in the benefits of the new program,
the Government requires that at least
twenty percent of all cultivated acreage
be planted in soil-building crops.
In other words taking a five acre
farm as a sample if four acres are
planted in crops considered to be soil
depleting, the fifth acre mutt be
given over to soil builders.
This is necessary to meet the terms
of the new act, which though actually
a farm-aid program, is officially
known as a soil conservation campaign.
The latter classification was
necessary to get around the Supreme
Court decision nullifying the
A statement by the U. S. Department
of Agriculture lists soil depleting
crops as follows: Corn (including
sweet corn) cotton, tobacco,
Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes, all
commercial canning and truck crops,
including melons and strawberries,
peanuts if harvested as nuts, sweet
sorghums, wheat, oats, barley, rye
and small grain mixtures if harvested
as grain or hay, including soy
beans, field, and cow peas.
. Soil .building, crops are; annual
winter legumos, including vetch,
winter peas, bur and crimson clover
when turned as a green manure crop,
biennial legumes including sweet, rod.
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.CINCT FOR SPECIAL B
Carolina, Covering a Large and Pot
N, C. Thurs., April 23, IS
ALL BUT THREE
General Discontent Over
Action of Year Ago
Anger which has flared all over
| Cherokee County for the past year
following abolition of various voting
precincts was largely assuaged Saturday
when the County Board of
Elections, under the chairmanship of
Josh Johnson, of Murphy met in the
Court House and restored all the old
precincts except three.
Restoration were ordered in the
South ward of Andrews, the North
Ward of Murphy, and in Tomotla,
Ebenezeer, Ogreeta, and Topton.
Abolition of the former precincts
at Boiling Springs, Upper Beavordam
and Vest, still stand, although if
voters in these sections can prove
the need, restoration may be order-!
ed there too.
The action of the Board of Elections
is expected to end a discontent
voiced by both parties. The abolitions,
made in the theoretical interest
of efficiency and economy, resulted
in a back-fire which caused many
voters to stay away from the polls.
Jeff Hayes, venerable resident of
Tomotla voiced the general feeling
when he said:
"I've been here a long time. My
father represented Cherokee county
for years in the State Legislature.
Man and boy, for more than half a
century, I have taken an active interest
in every election. Then, suddenly,
I was told I could not vote
the place where I had been born and
reared?the place wh jre 1 have
voted ever since I became 21 years
old. Instead. I was told I would
have to travel some four miles to an
entirely different locality, to cast my
"Now, I am old, and crippled.
Even in good weather it would be
a long painful trip for me. In bad
Weather I might not be able to make
it at all. There was no sense in
such a plan. People have a right
to vote where they live, and the action
of the Board in restoring the
old precincts will be hailed with general
Official notice of the restorationswas
mailed by Chairman Johnson to
leaders in the various precincts affected.
The Board of Elections also
made the following announcement:
"Notice?A new registration is
ordered by the Board of Elections foi
Cherokee County, and in order to
vote in the coming primary and General
Elections, it will be necessary
for every-one to register at his or he?
respective precinct, in order to participate
in said elections.
"The law will be complied with in
these registrations, as set forth by
the election laws of the State of
AS GIRL, 15, DIES
IN BURNED HOME
Willy Bellle Wiggins Is
Found Under Pile
Found dead, lying huddled under
a pile of burned potatoes in the
charred ruins of a razed smoke house
near Andrews, 15 pear old Willy.
Belle Higgins, granddaughter of
Fidele Higgins of McClellan Creek,
beyond Junaluska Inn is today believed
to have been murdered, and the
house set fire in an effort to hide
The murder theory, advanced by
Deputy Sheriff H. H. Hyde, of Andrews,
is based on the fact that the
dead girl had a deep cut one inch
long, over her right eye, and that
before death she had been bleeding
from both nose and mouth. Deputy
Sheriff Hyde believes the wound..
and the bleeding were the result of
His belief is accentuated be said,
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OND ELECTION. ONLY
5s v 'T v >
rntially Rich Tern in This Stall
For County El
Dr. Hill Resigns
No Candidate Offered for
Mason Named for S
Refuse to IV
The Democrats of Cherokee Coud
house at Murphy Saturday, heard Dr. J
duties would make it necessary for hii
finally, after a vast deal of argument
and technicalities, nominated a county
with the necessity for a primary.
Supt. Bueck To Teach |
Teachers in Cullowhee ,
Mr. H. T. Hunter President of W. f
C. T. C., in announcing his summer j
faculty, listed H. Bueck supt. of ,
Murphy schools. Mr. Bueck taught at
| Cullowhee for five summers and be- | (
fore coming to Murphy was princi.. 1
pal of the training school there. Mr. I ^
Bueck will teach sociology and High I
pledge to pave
C. W. Savage also secures
Promise of Georgia's
The nine mile stretch of road
leading from Culberson into Georgia,
as part of the new route to Atlanta
soon will he paved by the State of
Georgia, according to Mr. C. W.
Savage who has just returned from
an interview with Governor Eugene
Talmadge, and with W. E. Wilburn,
Chairman of the Georgia State High,
way Commission in Atlanta.
Mr. Savage, owner and proprietor .
of the Regal Hotel in Murphy made (
the trip to Atlanta especially to urge
speedy action on paving the stretch.
Such improvmont. he pointed out,
will he a boon to all Cherokee county,
and will also prove of vast financial
benefit to the Georgia capita..
"Governor Talmadge received me
most courteously'' Mr. Savage told
The Scout, "and promised that he
would see the members of his Highway
Commission, and make a personal
appeal for them to get busy on
I the project.
t "From the Governor I went straight
I to the office of Chairman Wilbur,
I and he told me, promptly that GeorIgia
intended to finish the work on
that stretch at the earliest possible
; The road stretch in question was
| graded more than a year ago, and is
all ready for paving. In its present
condition it is entirely usuable in
good weather, but it becomes muddv
and "skiddy" after heavy rains.
The nine mile stretch cuts nearly
twenty miles off the old route to
Atlanta via Meal's Gap, and saves
an hour or more of motoring time
by eliminating sharp and dangerous
curves. When paved it will complete
a perfect trunk line to Atlanta, i
through Murphy and Andrews, both .
from Florida and the North.west, and i
will doubtless attract thousands of i
tourists through this section.
TO BAT LIFE OUT j
With blood in their eyes and
murder in their bats the sharpshoot- (
ing ball tosscrs of the Columbia .
Marble Company will try to gang up ,
on the nine from Coppcrhill Satur- i
day afternoon. ^
II will be more than a more base
ball game. It will be a grudge con- j
test. The Columbia Quarrymen thus \
.far are undefeated. Coppcrhill promises
to change all that. To which Marble
replies: What'll you bet?"
I Coppcrhill will bring a crowd of
rooters along, and hostilities will J
' start at 3:30 o'clock.
2 SATURDAYS LEFT
1.50 YEAR?5c COPY
Clerk of Superior Coxat
iheriff After Two
ty met in convention in the Cc-urtI.
N. Hill announce that profetticrAl
m to retire as county chairman about
abolition of voting vrttiwt?
f ticket. Their action will Jo away
The ticket named was compM*.
True, no candidate was named for
the office of Clerk of the Superior
Sourt, hut that post is not in corniest
this year. John Donley,' present
Incumbent, has two more years to
During the last moments of the
convention, when more than half
those present were on their way out
of the court-room, Attorney D. 11.
Tillitt, of Andrews was nominated aM
the party's candidate for the Stale
Senate. The nomination was carried
by acclamation, the convention cfr*.
persed, laughing and predicting victorv
at. th?> noll?. A mnmpnt ln<^. M.
Tillitt hurried to iChairman Hill ami
declared he could not accept the honor,
because making the race would
require too much time, and cost Ico
much money. It was too late how
ever. The court-room by this; time,
was practically empty.
But Attorney Tillitt's worry was
needless. He is not the party's nominee?at
least not yet?for the very
good reason that the local convention
had no power to make such a nomintion.
That must be done by a special
body. And so, although the Andrews
barrister npjparently was formally
named, all that it means is tliat.
he is recommended as the "choke
of his party" in this county.
Therefore he may he prevailed upon
yet to make the race.
Charles MayfieM, of Murphy, alv?
is said to be a receptive candidate for
The remainder of the ticket named
For S^ate Representative?Col. Harry
P. Cooper, of Murphy.
For Sheriff?Loster Mason, of
For Register of Deeds?Bascomte
L. Padgett, of Murphy.
For Corner?Dr. W. C. Morrow,
For County CommissionersrS.
\V. Lovingood, of Murphy, F. Bnuc
King, of Topton, and W. .1. Sneed,
of Persimmon Creek.
v or uoaru 01 ^uuc-aiior.? r. A.
Mauney, of Kinsey, Will Moore, of
Peachtree, and Mrs. G. W. Cover, of
Announcing his retirement from
the County Chairmanship Dr. Hill
explained that his professional duties
made it impossible for him to give
the necessary amount of time to tbo
"I am a good Democrat?a We
long Democrat?and I will always ga
down the line with the whole ticket"
he daclar'id. "But I am a physical*
first. And no matter how grave a
political matter might be before ? >*,
should a call come from some physical
sufferer, I would drop everything
else, and answer that call. A county
chairman should not have such divided
allegiance. To serve properly
means just about a full time job?am#
so I must ask that when the precinct
leaders meet next month to perfeet
party organization for the coming,
cmapaign they choose another head.
T cannot, under any circumstaqpeefe,
retain the office."
To a majority of the several hundred
Democrats present. Dr. HiIV*
announcement came as a complete
surprise, and was followed by a buz/
af whispering as heads were placed
together in discussion of a possible
successor. After the- meeting had
adjourned no one would ever, venture
a suggestion as to whom the
mantle of leadership might descend.
Dr. Hill's proposed retirement was
announced by him as he concluded a
tiirim-; plea for Democrats to forget
all personal differences, and
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