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HEAVY CRIMINAL [
Superior Court To Convene
In Murphy Monday
August I 0
A fairly heavy criminal docket will
face Judge W. F. Harding, of Char- 1
]ottc. when the rgular August term 1
of Superior court convenes here for j
a two weeks session. Monday, August
Both criminal and civil cases will
Besides a large number of minor
eases on the docket, three outstanding
trials will be had.
Opie Clayton, of B^as^town, who
was bound over to cowl at a pre- ^
liminary hearing several months ago, a
will be tried in connection with the
death of Waldo Scroggs of Brass- ^
Scroggs died a week alter he had P
a fight with Clayton and a jury found
that he came to his death at the I*
hands of parties unknown. S
Mrs. Trammell and her son, Eseo, tl:
of Topton, will be tried in connec- a1
tion with the shooting of Gus Nel- sj
son at her home several weeks ag<?. M
Sylva Gaddis, of Ducktown, a to
brother tr\ 'J*
-v. viauais, lormer sh
Polk county deputy who is under
bond in connection with the Slaying in
in W. D. McFaddcn on May 17, was sh
1 ound over to Superioi court two M
week ago for allegedly disturbing th
members of a paving crew near the fit
North Tarolina-Tonnessct line.
Juries were chosen July 11 as fol- pe
First week?Fred Kilpa'rick, Ranger;
Jim Raster, Marbe; Creed Bates, ni;
Murphy; E. B. King, Marble- George ty
iiogseu, Dircu; ^ ^ v ? ot., .-j
Birch; Bass Carringer, Brasatown; Ja
J. \V. Dockery, Marble; Lawson Lunsford.
Murphy, route 1; Stanley Green Bi
Murphy, route 2; A. T. Kophart, dii
Murphy, route 3; It, \V. Cbaistain,
Howard Stiles, Birch; R. R. Beal, ce
Murphy; C. C. Mills, Murphy; Glenn
Stalcup, Murphy; Oscar l'aylor. Suit; ta
W. W. Ashe, Andrews; I. P. Raxccr, tli
Andrews; L. L. Bryson. Rhodo; H.
B. Elliott, Murphy, route 1; -I. A. he
Caldwell, Murphy, route 1; H. TV. ra
Palmer, Marble; R. I,. Abernathy,
Second week?C. F. Martin, Mur- Ji
phy; W. K. Vaniver, Murphy; Claude Kincaid,
Ranger; W. L. Garren, Cul- ,
nerson; Ace Tanner, Murphy, route! |
2; Ed Mundy, Culberson; W. H. ^
Odell, Murhpy; W. B. Raper, Brasston
w; Lum Ledford, Ranger; Lawrence
Hatchett, Murphy; 'Clink Webster,
C. C. Foster, Letita; Al. L. Kilpatrick,
Turtletown; Truett Tobor, ^
Murphy, route 2; Roy Moore, Culber- v
son; Lex Amnions, Andrews; J. H. e
Suit, Postell; Jeff Hayes, Tomotla; ^
John Lovingood, Grandview; J. M. t
Crisp, Andrews; Ike Lovingood, Mur- ^
phy, route 3; Grady Davidson, Mur- ^
phy, route 2, and T. P. Calhoun, g
Game Here On Sunday
Henry Hickman announced this J
week that he had taken over the
Murphy baseball club and had sched- ^
uled a game probably with Duckt.own, [
Hickman said he had scouted a- ,
round the new TV A forces and workmen
here and had found several first
rate ball players.
He added he hoped a large crowd
would turn .pv^t to help him finance
.the new endeavor.
Lions Club Provides
Examinations For Six
Three local cripple persons were
taken to the Bryson City Orthapedic
clinic Saturday for examination by
the Murphy Lions club. Last week
the club provided for eye examinations
of three others.
The local civic club is taking an
active interest in cripple and defective-sighted
Weekly Aewspmper in Western A?
A WORD TO
There is no escaping the fact
Great things have been picti
Tennessee Valley Authority decide
But they alone are not the
operation. That has been pointed
During the past week many r<
tant rent is being asked of those \
And we have also been infori
to stay here. Other towns are jus
We feel it our duty to make
been gained may not be lost.
A word to the wise should be
Miss Helen Clevenger, 18, of New
rork, who was found murdered in
n Asheville hotel room last Thursay
in one of the country's most baf!ing
slaying?, spent the Sunday
ight previous to her death in Murhy,
it was revealed this week.
Miss Clevenger and her uncle,
rof. W. L. Clevenger, of the N. C.
tate college faculty, registered at '
le Dickey hotel Sunday, July 12.
fter Mr. Clevenger had been injecting
some daries in this section
onday they continued on their state
ur to Asheville where she met her
Miss Clevenger, who .was found
her room clad in pajamas, fatally
ot and beaten, was described by
rs. Tl.elma Dickey, proprietress of
e Murphy hotel, as "reserved, reled
and very young looking".
She said the ! 8-year-old girl spared
to be well-learned, courteous
d rather retiring.
During her stay at the hotel that
grht, Miss Clevenger was visited in
pical Dickey house hospitality fashckson,
and Miss Dorothy Lahn.
"3he talked about many things",
llie said, "but she mentioned her <
iry many times."
The diary, incidentally, is monmed
prominently in Asheville offir'rf
attempts to solve the case.
"She was very nice looking and we
Iked with her a long time", Doroy
Several residents of the Dickey
>use remember having seen the girl
ither vividly now.
And written neatly on the bottom |
ae of the* ledger under the date of
ily 12 is the name "Helen Clevenger
lunior Womans Club
And Dance To B
By JOHN DAVIDSON
Murphy and the surrounding towns
ave a real treat in store Monday,
;hen the Junior Women's Club prcs
ills me iamous nummei ?jrcne>?cra
i two performances. The organizaion,
now on Southern tour, come*
lirect from Cleveland, Ohio where
ley have just finished an engagement
it one of- the city's most renowned
light clubs?the popular Club Joy,
vhere they are also booked for a reurn
engagement the latter part of
The Hummel Orchestra is more
ban just an ordinary dance band;
he are all finished musicians, displaying
an array of talent that will
please any group of listeners. They
ire professional in every respect.
One of the most outstanding characteristics
of the Orchestra is their
inimitable style of playing the present
day craze "swing music''. They
feature special arrangements entirely.
in their library are arrangements
which are envied by great orchestras
throughout the United States. Before
coming to Murphy they will play
a battle of music with Jimmy Cinciola
at Mountain City, Ga. Mr. Cinciolo
highly endorses the band and
informs us that Murphy is indeed
fortunate in obtaining their services.
In order that those who do not
dance will have an opportunity to
hear and see this swell group of entertainers,
the evening will include
a special stage sho^y at the School
Auditorium, beginning at 7:30 o'clock.
As an added attraction in con
)rth Carolina, Covering a Ixirgx an
urphy, N. C. Thurs., Jul]
THE WISE . . .
tired as in store for Murphy if the
id to build the Fowlers Bend dam.
benefactors. They must have coI
out time and again,
eports have reached us that exhorbivho
planned to make their residence
ned that these people do NOT have
t as close to the project as Murphy,
this matter felt that much that has
Gone tor 43 Years,
Man Returns Saturday
Forty-three years ago Burt
Crowder left Cherokee County.
His wife and five children did
net hear from him. No one knew
I where he was. He was given up
| for dead.
Saturday, at the ripe young age
of 79, he stepped off the bus at
Kin?ey, four miles below here,
walked down the road to the door
of of his son, Alf Crowder, knocked,
walked in, and said, "Howdy
Mrs. Crowder died five or six
years ago and three of the child?
Now he is survived only by his
*on, Alf, and a daughter, Mrs.
He owns 100 acres of farm land
in the Kinsey section.
Drops Dead As
He Drives Car
Mr. Fred Teacue, who was extremely
well-known here as a highway
inspector and superintendant of
early Saturday morning and injured
six others who were riding with him
when the car got out of control and
crashed down over a steep embankment.
Since residing here a year ago
Mr. Teague has been living at Granite
Falls, his original home, and has
been employed by the state highway
department and the WPA.
Funeral services were held at
Granite Falls Sunday afternoon.
Surviving are his wife; three
daughters, Grace, Dorothy and Betty:
his parents and several brothers end
!e Held Monday Night
nection with the stage show, Mr.
TT ? oil.. .1. . ..4 on
iiuiiiuiei will iJciruunii.v lui.uuti c*.?
amateur show. All local amateurs
are invited to compete. They may
bring their own accompanist, or may
be accompanied by the orchestra if
they desire. "Jhis; information must
be given to Miss Martha Nell Wells,
not later than Saturday, in order
that she may inform the orchestra in
time for them to acquire the music
desired. Admission to the stage
show- will be 10 and 25 cents.
Among those who are already listed
to take part in the show are:
piano solo by Miss Mary King Mallonee;
vocal solo and tap dancing
by Dorothy Lahn; duet by Bill Miller
and Buel Adams; quartet by Charlie
j Calhoun, Homer Ricks, Ernest HawI
kins and John Donley; acrobatic
I dance by Carolyn Carter; solo by
The main event will be the dare
at the Gym. beginning at 0:00 P. M.,
ami lasting until 1:00 A. M. The
I floor show beginning promptly at
| 11:00 P. M.. and lasting approximately
40 minutes. Admission to the
dance is $1.25 per couple. However
! p. special advance ticket sale is nov
i in progress, in which tickets may be
obtained through any member of the
club for $1.00. No advance tickets
are to be sold after 12:00 o'clocl
Monday. Spectators will be ehargec
25 cents each. Club members an
to visit surrounding towns Friday
and Saturday, in order that
people might have an opportunity
. purchase advance tickets.
d Potentially RUh Termor-? in This .
r 23, 1936. $
TV A Project T
Activity As M<
Are Hired T<
Says Kentucky Firm
Gets Road Contract
C. W. Savage, local hotel owner,
I said Tuesday that J. S. Talbot
I end H. K. McCormick were in town
this week inspecting the site of
the road from the Fowlers Bend
dam site to Turtletown, Tenn.,
for the Codell Construction company,
of Winchester, Ky., low bidders
on the contract for building
the 12-mile stretch of road.
Although no official statement
has been made from TVA headquarters
in Knoxville as to what
company will get the contract for
building the road, Mr. Savage said
: the men informed him that their
| company, of which J. C. Codell is f
j president, had made the lowest
I bid, and that they expected to be|
gin operations 'any minute".
Boy Is Crushed '
TaO^I. A.1I- r
iw ucaui /is ne
Jumps On Auto?
Crushed when he hopped on the
side of an automobile and it struck tc
an embankment Tuesday night, Ira sc
Lowery, 27. <>! the Ivy Log community
at the Union-Chcrokiv county line,
died in the Petrie hospital at 3 o'- >
clock Monday afternoon. T
\ oung Lowery \va returning h
from church near his home when he tc
S1fke<1 S. Davenport, of Blairs- It*
As Davenport was stowing
young man hopped on the left side aa
of the car, missed his hold grasped e
the steering wheel and pulled the t
car into a bank pinning himself between
He was carried to the hospital in v
an unconscious condition
Funeral services were held at his b
home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock v.
with the Rev. W. H. Graham officiat- <
ing. \V. D. Towns on was in charge i
of funeral arrangements.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and , t
Mrs. M. C. Lowery, of Ivy Log: three I t
sisters. Mrs. Vester Sims, of Lula, i
Ga., Mrs. Gene Satterfield, of Daltop.,
Ga., and Mrs. Mary air. of Blairs- '
ville, Ga., and three brothers, Floyd, '
of Marietta, Ga.. Alfred, of Blairsville,
Ga., and Audella, of Dalton,
The Murphy post of the American
Legion Tuesday night at a meeting
in the Scout office selected a committee
to handle the affairs of pool
looms under their supervision.
The group was composed of Ed ,
Studstill, chairman; Clyde Gennett.
Tom Mnnney. Harve Elkins and i ]
Also Mr. Hickman resigned as the
meeting as commander of the Joe
Miller Elkins post inasmuch as he is
running for public office and the by- 1
laws of the Legion do not permit a ]
candidate for pubic office, to serve 1
as an officer.
Mr. Studstill was elect* in hi- '
place. Hickman was re-t ?ctod to J
the post at the last met of the
Harry P. Cooper, a mem -r of the
local post, announced thai e would
. tender his resignation a he con.
vent ion as 20th district c ?mar.d?\
5 having served in that capacity for
: eight years, as he is running for
\ representative to the state legislature
i from Cherokee county.
The group decided to limit tb-2
term of all officers in the local post
-> to one year excepting the office of J
1.50 YEAR?5c COPY
akes On New
3 Build Bridge
Streets Ana Stores Are
Crowded as TV A Employees
RENT IS GONG UP
Practically All Housing
Facilities Are Being
About :>0 or 00 nion were working
at the Fowlers Bend dam si'e this
week as the TV A took on new activity
Mar 1:y witnessed a rush this
voek fhaf -?jrrass? anything in it*iistor>.
Cars lined the streets day
ind ight until parking spaces could
tot he found and traffic became a
Many new TV A employees have arived
in town and -ought all available
uarters while rents reached new high
The added workers under Lex G.
'hifer, who is in charge of conduction
of the SI5.000 on
'ere preparing to build a steel' hndpi'
jpable of supporting fi5 tons in
eight, over the Hiawassee river at
ie dam site IK miles below lierr.
Meanwhile two huge shovel-, ..-aid
> be the largest ever seen in this
ction, cleared and made accessible
ie roads into the Fowlers Ki nd site.
Tuesday John I. Snyder, hi ad if
!' land aquisition department of the
VA. and party, of Knoxville, arrived
no fi r a conference or. mattois perifning
to land in the Hiawas-ee
ere keeping their -tores dpdn-sW'
ral hours pa : the secular dosing
Nothing could be learned however
ertaining to the TVA's plans to hue
Il i* estimate.: that .1-t wi't
e uM*d on the project when it gets.
!i full swing; and thai they vi.l draw
[own around $4,000,00 ir. wage* durr.g
the entirety of the project.
Living quarters and housing faciliies
in Murphy overflowing, workers
his. week were looking to suriojndng
nearby tmvr.s for residence.
Most rents are reported to have
pore than doubled during the past
Dayton brothers local taxi men,
his week began regular trips hauling
.vorkmen into the dam site at special
Also making appearance foi the
fir-1 time is several "Welcome TV A"
ign- as displayed by local mer:hant?.
Tax Penalty To Be
Levied On August 3
Cherokee county tax payers have
umy iixiie imue u?>5 jii wnitn i"
pay their 1935 taxes without paying
the additional cos*? of advertising
;hem, Z. C. Ramsey, t;;:: collector for
Cherokee . ounty anounced this week.
Mr. Ramsey pointed out that the
aw requires him to advertise on the
first Monday irs August an to sell
n the first Monday in September.
He is urging everyone to pay durng
these remaining days on ! avoid
the costs of being advertised. He
has an important anouncerr.eni ehe
where in this paper.
Marble Will Meet
Tate On Saturday
The Columbia Marble rcm.panjV
Royal Blues will take or. the Georgia
Marble company team, of Tate.
Ga.. at the Marble field Saturday
The Blues have been doing south
extra fine playng this season and
here for an impressive victory over
A large crowd is exported out for
the game. Tom Coggns, manager of
the team. said.