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Vol. I1IL?No. 50.
POOL ROOMS ARE
TABOOED HERE IN
Second Attempt of Legion
1 o Permit Operation
The operation of pool rooms ir
Murphy under American Legion supervision
was defeated by a 39 vote
majority in a special election here
After the votes were counted Tuesday
night it was understood that the
voting would be contested.
Out of 432 Murphy citizens whe
regi tercd in the special election, onlj,
259 cast a vote. Of these 178 voted
for the operation of pool rooms here
and 72 voted against the question.
However, according to state law,
to register in a special election and
fail to vote automatically casts a vote
against the question.
Tuesday's hallolting marked the
second attempt on the part of local
legionaires to bring the operation of
pool rooms into Murphy. On August
&i, i nit; 0111 was ueicaicti me
first time since the Legion became
interested in operating pool rooms by
an 85-vote majority.
Under an act of the state legislature
in 1929 pool rooms were banned
in five Western North Carolina counties.
The law repealed in all except
Cherokee and Clay counties, the Joe
Miller Elkins post of the American
Legion here had the act amended in
1931 to permit poo] rooms here under
their supervision, but requiring the
voters of the town to pass on the Proposition
Bond Is Made
On Sunday For
Sylva Gaddis, of Ducktown. was released
front the Murphy jail Sunday
under $1000 bond which was posted
three weeks after he had been arrested
on a peace warrant for allegedly
disturbing members of a paving project
near the North Carolina-Tennessee
Grover Ramsey, superintendent of
tht? work, had Patrolman E. B. Quinn.
Jr., make the arrest after Gaddis had
demanded a job from him.
The Tennessee man will be tried
before a criminal term of Superior
court here next month.
Gaddis is a brother to Emmett
Gaddis, former Polk county deputy
sheriff, who was indicted along with
two others and placed under $15,000
bond June 30 for the slaying of D.
W. McFadden near Isabella on May
Gus Nelson, 65, of Topton, had
improved sufficiently from a pistol
wound Wednesday to return to his
home at Topton while Mrs. Mell
Trammell and her son, Esco, were being
held in the Murphy jail without
bond in connection with the shooting.
No preliminary healing had yet
been scheduled for them Wednesday.
Nelson was shot in the chest at
the home of Mi's. Trammell at Topton
Saturday night, July 4, and was
brought to the Petrie hospital at
Attempt Made To Rob
Grocery Company Here
An attempt was made to enter the
G. M. Wofford company here Monday
night, Policeman Neil Sneed reported
Mr. Sneed said he saw someone
hanging around the building, and
when he approached it they fled.
He reported finding the locks pried
off two doors.
A chase failed to apprehend the
man, he said.
ti/ig Ifrrkly Scu-spap^r m Wrstrrn N<
First Picture To Co
V :y '"^^^1''
Who this bright-looking young nu
we don't know. But his picture is tlv
Scout's new photo-engraving dep:.rt?u
This newspaper plate making outfi
Murphy, who started at the work as a
the quality of this cut and then reaiil
that time an art that requires eight j
also an exceptional free hand artist
They say one picture tells 10,000
intend to run many interesting cuts k
any weekly paper in providing the ve:
This photo-engraving equipment
lishers know of that is owned by any
brings a complete distinction to the I
readers and advertising the comniunit
These picture-making facilities
publication at a great expense and out
is it jnr.Fn most
Miss Grace Barnctt was awarded
first place in the beauty contest sponsored
by the Charity League at the
Murphy high school auditorium Friday
She will go to Raleigh in November
for a screen test. The show was
staged by the All-State Beauty Show
Features, of Warm Springs Ga., who
are holding a series of similar shows
all over the state. Miss Burnett will
compete with other winners for the
honor of being most beautiful girl in
She competed against fourteen other
entrants from Murphy and Andrews.
Miss Carolyn Carter, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Carter, was judged
the winner of the amateur show
for her acrobatic dancing. She, too,
will compete ia a state contest.
Little Miss Anne Leatherwood was
selected as the winner of the Shirley
Temple contest and received a dress.
Seeks Baseball Team
Henry Hickman has requested that
we a?k all persons who are into ested
in having him take over the Murphy
bascbali club meet with him at
the Murphy Cafe Friday evening.
16 Go To CCC
Sixteen Cherokee county boys were
taken to AshevilSe this wocTc and enrolled
in the Civilntn Conservation
Corps, it was announced.
Monthly the parents of each of
these boys will receive $25 from the
government as their part of their
There will be an all day singing at
Bell Hill, just across the line near
Isabella, Tenn., Sunday, July 19th.
All North Carolina singer* are invited
to come and bring their classes
?rth Carolina. Covering a Ijargy and
N. C. Thurs., July 16,
me Off Scout s New
in above is, we can not say?because
e first to come out of the Cherokee
L is in charge of Mr. Oscar Hunt, of
i novice about four weeks ago. Notice
te that Mr. Hunt lias accomplished in
ears of apprenticeship. Mr. Hunt is
in his own right.
i words. The publishers of this paper
eeping the Cherokee? Scout abreast of
ry best in newspaper enjoyment to its
is the only one of it- kind the pubnewspaper
out side of dailies, aiu^ it
Cherokee Scout for its interest in its
were brought to the readers of this
lay to the publishers.
The .Toe Miller Elkins post of the
American Legion here held their annual
election of officers at a meeting
in the Scout office Thursday night,
H. H. Hickman was reelected post
commander. Others named to office
were: Carl Dobbs, vice-eommander:
Jim Fraiikin. '.oare^nt.-jLt-nrmR*
' Clyde Gennett, adjutant and finance
'officer; Marion Simonds, grave reg.
ister, and the Rev. Fred Styles, chaplain.
Dr. J. X. Hill and Harry I*. Cooper
were named delegates to the American
Legion convention which will be
held in Asheville for three days beginning
Monday. Tom Mauney and A.
\Y. Mclver were selected as alternates.
It is supposed that a number
of the members of the local Legion
! post will attend the meeting.
| Other regular business was attend|
ed to at the meeting here.
SUN'S WORST A S
Although Murphy citizens com'
plained about their weather this
week they shared none of the scorching
heat wave that has gripped all
parts of the country with record high
| temperatures, caused the deaths of
1600 and plunged crops into ruin.
Breezes, at least, brushed most of
the intense heat of the sun off this
week while showers fell intermittently
over the county.
Local crops are reported badly in
need of rain at this time but on the
whole not dangerously affected by
the suns rays and the drouth so far.
Several heavy wind storms were
reported in the lower end of the
i county o?er the week-end.
Potentially Rich Territory in This St
First Load Of
LIONS TO SEND "ji
TO EREE CLINIC
Carry On Program i o
Aid Crippled and
Tie Murphy Lions club at a v? :ular
emi-monthly n < etinir in the Met- j hodist
church dining room T .e^iay '
night derided to >< nd four local .?ip- L
pled pel sons to the clinic at Rry^on '
City Saturday and provide f the ! ,
i"ittiiiii of glasst -s for three more.
The report 011 a committee's investigation
was made by Dr. E. E. ^
Vdam . He said that he and Dr. Ii.
\V. I'etl ie had examined a :uimh? of
he patients qualified f -t treatment
at the free monthly clir.i. and Cna*
they were found in need of orthapcdu
Dr. IVtrie agreed to make some
more eye examinations at the request
- f James Penland. member of the
commission for the blind of North ^
Carolina, of Hnyesville.
After routine business was dispell- ?
. cd of, the club decided to elect \V. j
W. Hyde, bank cashier here an hon- ,
orary member in the club, and to J!
pure) i e silverware use a: the J
club's summer picnic meetings.
The Rev. G. B. Hammond, pastor
of the Presbyterian church of Can- \1
ton, who was attending special church
.-i*r\ices here, was a visitor of the
The entire membership posed for
a picture after the meeting with its
two achievement trophies won at state ..
convention prominently displayed. j
Opening Date Of
All schools in the Murphy unit
will oper. Monday morning. August
51, for their regular school year, it i
was announced Monday by H. Bueck.
superintendent of the schools of
Mr. A. I.. Ma: tin, superintendent
of public instruction in Cherokee |
county, said Tuesday that no defi- i
nito date could be set for the pen- <
ing of the county's schools.
There are a number of factors in
opening the county schools", he
said. "Some of them have not select- j
ed their teachers. Also some of them j
must wait until the Murphy schools *
open in order to ride the busses; and .!
even some of the bus lines have not been
worked out yet.
"We plan to start some of the i
smaller schools in the county right '
away where the children do not have 1
to ride busses. Then we can get it :
over with and get through'. ho a-: : 1
The Andrews unit schooi< are ex- *
pec-ted to open on tile same date as ,1
the Murphy schovl-the last week in
MURPHY TO HAVE
FIRST DANCE IN 6
MONTHS JULY 27
Murphy is to have its first dare
in about six months Monday night. July
27. when the Junior Woman's j
club sponsors an appearance of the j
Hummel orchestra here that night.
Preceding the dance the orchestra g
will display its brilliant cast of young <
artists in a concert and amateur j
This orchestra has recently been
booked for an Eastern tour this fall.
'Before their engagement here they
will plav for a number of dances at *
Mountain City and will have a battle
[of music with Jimmy Cinciola the
night before they appear here. 1
Miss Martha Nell Wells ?s in charge c
j of arrangements. 2
51.50 YEAR?5c COPY
re This Week
nrush of TVA Employees
r?.! t < .. < -i-43]; sr.* t ai v
" ' ' r
s ores of TVA workers a <! officii
? ctl ho re miiikiti. fi >' actual
,v ' ? Fowler IVv 1 ]>. which
to be constructed " * v * 1 h w
HTe on the 1 i .<v u>m hie.
o t of "
road b i : r < 'juijime? - ?.il h? re
ly frc'ph; MonJay i; V- . I.i
wo jrsi: 111 shove! , a .w?il
everal t m
The ma. hii.c! y. 1h?
icrth .-i'lo of t!.? ? \v ? l
i-orhoi': . i 1' i.i - * toi ?
ised 011 the constructior. cf a kmiI
rom Unaka into t..< am
Lex Phifir will be of tl.?
Meanwhile employes i vr?al
livisions of local TV A work ; ?.?ved
ere to take up temporary itd? in i.
adequate housing anti rental t e
cing taken uj as weral hoti and
oardirg houses in town huv? ! ? on
orced to turn patrons away ?lo? :?
0 k of accomodations.
Bids for the constructs . ? f a
oad from Turtletowr., Tenti.. ah? lit
ix miles into the dam site wei? op
nod in Knoxville Monday, Lai to
Vurd as to who received ti t ? i ntract
las been received here.
Specifications mil for a tOiuih
oncrete ami steel base, it anl.
rhe contractor wouid be allowed
ur months to construct or-* >i?le of
he paving and six months fo? the
This road will It used v!?o m;i
hi:.cry u %t-ti on t: <r-t'uilio? ? f
Morris dam > b: ought c : e h wers
Citizens are seeking the \asing of
1 load from Murphy tiewn what is
snow:, as the Shoal ' reek r . .11 to
;.? tiam site a I a:, t: ei ?: .0 t ft*
>:her ride ? t the liver. T e vtato
highway department has ay:* ed t?
confer with TV A 1..1 iais pavim
a:.d re eating ;ht se t\v.. iv.ads whcte
necessary- and coiin 0.1 <> v-oto
: .'ughway over its c; i s* a < iii|jJct?
I v t. can formed In m Mm
phy into the dam ami arranmnmnts
;.ade with it.- wor.a-i- * trade linr.
The building of a consti uction
amp will begin when the i a?l limn
lurtletown is completed.
Also ar riving here tk;s wet k was
L. \Wis-s field engineer. Helping
rim are Arthur J. War drop, Jr K? t.
leth Denny. Clyde Snee ; ..\?1 John
At the head of the highway giouj
is E. F. McElfrish. He :s air?: i? d b>
Junne Lawrence, Frank Morse, lius;er
Keator. J. R. .Moi;:. Harvey ?!i.n
lings. Bill Milner, Ge rge A .as, K.
It. F.\ eret:. Hugh " iii a:-..- E..I !;avige,
Edwin Hcnsiey and Err.e-L 1 ?;terson.
1.' ::. these d:\ offices
11 the former Wt >scis L.....
y t u doing.
A g: ;; : .and v.crkere
. i> w .; t k ?-ver an r-::icc in the
r nt-. i reside!! e ? : Mrs. ^ lulma
-toy. Ilo.te I ' My; ;. : 5.;., j. e
: the g. up.
Two other divisions of woikc:?
he er.g. leering .-tat: under Jack
La.rg c< -. i . d ??f Lcroy Kogers,
lubert A a.i-.s, Kali li . ?l ami
0 ral tii.r workeis. and a aether
To up data engineers ur*vk r Janu s
niailshaw composed of Garland
teackic and Ed Madden?have ? It/os
ver Parkers drug store.
Tho local gr-oiog ai \v. .< ? Hnn
Moneymaker, Jan.es B. Wavri
r.d L. h. Grant?have . . ate . ?n the
c at office.
Although the coming of many new
VA workers has cramped living
;uaiters lov*ai merchants weie noting
1 ig upswing in business in general.