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Vol. IIL.?No. 4.
100 ARE AT WORK
ON TVA END OF
Many Visitors are Being
Attracted to Fowler
One hundred men are now at work
at TVA's Fowler Bend dam site on
the Hiawassee River 1G miles below
Chief among the activities at the
site is the construction of foundation
cribs preparatory to the installation
of the heavy duty temporary bridge
formerly used at Norris Dam. Four
of the six foundation cribs are now
in place at the Fowler Bend site and
it is expected that the bridge itself
now being dismantled at Norris Dam,
will be shipped to the new job within
the next few days. It wll be erected
and ready for service at its new location
by the middle of September.
Two power shovels and four trucks
are at work on the construction road
on the south side of the river leading
from the dam to the site of the proposed
village on ligh land overlooking
the river. There will be about one I
mile of this construction road and j
one-imra or me grading: is already
completed. A footwalk will he prepared
for the workers which will cut
distance from the job to the village |
On the north side of the Hiawassee
a crew of twenty-five men are
operating a small quarry and crushing
plant producing crushed stono
for the temporary access road from
the north. j
The Fowler Bend job is already
becoming a point of interest for j
sightseers and tourists. On Sunday, >
August 0, two hundred visitors from j
several northern and western states |
visited the project.
TO BE GREETED
Asheville, Aug. 27.?The .Tarrett-'
for-Congres campaign will officially
get under way Stepember 2, when
Republicans f rom all over the district,
will trek to Asheville to personally j
meet Clyde H. Jarrett, of Andrews,
the party's nominee for Congress,
r]lll'inn? tV?.? flivno /lout! * ?> '
-w. Vi.v VIII vv uajra lie Win UV |JICS- j
ent at district headquarters here.
J. Marvin Glance, Republican j
eleventh district charman, this week
announced that September 2, 3 and
4 have been set aside as "'get at*-?
quainted" days to mark the formal
opening or the campaign to elect Mr.
Jarrett to succeed Congressman
District headquarters are located
at 19 and 20 Electrical Building on
Patton Avenue in this city. Much
work is already beng done at these
Letters of invitation to attend the
formal opening have been mailed to
party leaders throughout the district
of 13 counties. In these letters Mr.
Glance urges each recipient to invite
ten or more other Republicans to attend
In completing plans for the open
ing Mr. Glance stated: "Everything is j
very promising. Republicans are'
showing more interest and enthusi- '
asm man iney have shown for some-!
time. Mr. Jarrett is waging an in- j
tensive campaign. It is not too much
to believe that his efforts will be '
crowned with success."
To Meeting Here!
A meeting of the Democratic exe-1
cutive meeting of Cherokee county
has been called for Saturday afternoon
at 1 o'clock by A. W. Mclver.
chairman of the executive committee.
It will be held in the Murphy court
Mr. Mclver said there were a number
of important matters to be
brought up before the committee and
that all interested Democrats were
urged to be present.
Mrs. Claude Dorsev of Andrew?, is
vice-chairman of the group, and
Hayes Leatherwood is secretary.
ekly Pi*u>tp*pcr in ITmtrrn yurth C
Announce 2 L & N C
Trains Discontinued j
Announcement was made this week
that Louisville and Nashville trains
111 and 108 between Murphy and
Blue Ridge, Ga. would be discontinued
111 is scheduled to leave
Murphy daily, except Sunay, at 2:2b
I*. M. and arrive at Blue Ridge at
3:50 P. M. Train 108 is scheduled
to leave Blue Ridge at 7:4b A. M
and arrive at Murphy at 9:15 A. M.
These trains were mixed passeng- ^
er and frieght and provided round :
trips to Murphy for those from the "
lower end of the county. This leaves ''
one other train going out to Blue ?
Ridge in the morning and returning *}
in the evening.
LIONS PLAN TO *
ENTERTAIN TVA :
WORKERS SOON ?
Aid To 2 Local Cripples f
Reported at Picnic f
Meeting Tuesday J
The local Lions ami their girl f
friends dined royally again Tuesday (
night at the picnic grounds at the
Valley River Bridge while a short
business session was held principally ^
to lay plans for a meeting to formally
greet TV A officials to Murphy. *
A committee was appointed to
work out the details of the social
event which is scheduled for an early
date. Those named on the group were \
Tom Case, Kenneth Wright and Sam
A report was made by Lion Case (
that two local crippled hoys had received
treatment at an Asheville a
clinic at the expense of the club and *c
definite improvement had been noted j
in their cases. Examinations were 3
given the boys at the Petrie hospital, t
R. B. Wootcn, assistant county I
agent, was welcomed ir.to the club 1
as its newest member. JThose
in charge of the meal were:, 1
Mrs. W. M. Fain, Mrs. W. W. Hyde, ?
Mis. Tom Case, Mrs. Grady Craw- 1
ford, Mrs. Virgil Johnson, Mrs. G. *
W. Ellis, and Sam Carr.
One more picnic meeting will be
held before the club confine itself j
to indoor sessions for the winter. 1
A joint call meeting: and directors 1
meeting: of the club will be held at ^
the Methodist church Tuesday night i "
o'clock. H UU| J
FOR 20 YEARS,
HE RETURNS HERE !
The magic story of the return of j
the literal "Prodigal Son" was re- c
enacted in real life here again this
This time, Jim Johnson a brother- \
in-law of Mrs. Red Hall, of near Murphy,
believed dead for the past ^
20 year showed up hale and hearty.
Not only that but Mr. Johnson,
v/hose father died about two years
icvcaicu uiKt ne was r.appuy | ^
married, was the father of lo fire | <
children and has a 450-acre farm in j i
Oklahoma in cultivation. I ^
During the >ummer of 1916, then ;
a young man, Mr. Johnson folowed
the old saying "go west, young man,
-o west". After his people had not I
heard from him in five years they' \
believed he had died and save up ah j t
hopes for him. J \
But he came back by himself the! >
other day and said the drive from 1
here to Oklahoma was too long and ! t
hard for his family.
In view of the fact that he must t
farm under ditcher in Oklahoma, his a
record speaks well of his enterprise. s
BLUES TO MEET BRYSON a
The Marble Blues will meet Bryson t
City in a return game at the Marble v
field Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, t
The boys sg*e in fine shape and are .J
doing some real ball playing. A top- ?
notch game is promised for tkose r.
who turn out. t
aroiirui. Covering, o Ixirsy and Foit
lurphy, N. C. Thursday, 4
CHOOLS HERE \\
irounds Repairs Made; ]
Parents Invited To
All Schools in the Murphy Unit
ill open Monday morning at S-:tO.
urirjr tho last two weeks buildings
nd grounds have been nut into the
he best condition possible and it ixpected
that a larire enrollment will
e on hand next Monday.
At the Murphy City S ho- ] ope; rig
exercises will he held for the
lementary school at 8:H0 and for the
igh school at 9:00 o'clock. All parnts
who wish to attend these exerises
are cordially invited.
The following teacher- make up
he faculty in the unit this year: Kin?y,
Mrs. Richard Meroney; Bates
Ireek. Mrs. Marcella Smith and Miss
fary Nello Williamson; Grape Creek,
'larence Hendrix, Miss Frances Dixn
and Miss Bessie Crain; Tomotla,
'rank Walsh. Miss Lela Hayes and
fiss Bertha Mayfield; Texana.
Jeorge Lewis Henry and Helen Lowry
Murphy city unifr: Miss Clara Mc-1
'omhs, Murphy, first grade; Mfcsj
lartha Mayfield, Murphy, second I
rade; Miss Dair McCracken. Hayes-1
illc. third grade; Mrs. E. Fatten,! i
furphy second and third grade:} 1
li.ss Emily Sword, Murphy, four J
rade; Miss Addie Leatherwood, Mur- .
hy, fifth grade; Mrs. T. A. Case, J
lurphy, fourth and fifth grades; Mrs.
-elia Grey Axley, Murphy, sixth
rade; Mrs. Estella Banner, Murphy,)
ixth grade; Miss Miriam Stillwell,
"ullowhee, seventh grade.
O. W. Deaton, Biscoe, mathematics
ind physics; K. C. Wright, Murphy,
business education and geography;
i. R. Carroll. Murphy, Mathematics;
diss Fannie Hathcock. Nor\v.)<*l, 11 isory;
Mrs. Virginia Cobh, Lenoir,
,atin and Civics; Miss Laura Overon,
Greenville, Engli Miss Bruce j
Ipeight, Stantonsburg. French and
English; Miss Willie Lee Godfrey, j
dorganton, Engli-h and Civ; s; Mi -
Dorothy Lide, Darlington, S. C.. J
lcier.ce; Miss Ruth Morgan Andrews, ?
looking; Mis Merideth Whitaker,
Miss Ruby Courtney and Mi*ulia
Mcintosh w.re re-elected ;
esigned during the summer. Mis.\nne
Town on elected resigned and
Urs. H. Bueck elected did not accept.
Man Kills Mad Dog
!_ \I-il- o
aii nulla uummuniiy
A ma?l dog: warning was sent out
;o citizens of the Murphy township
ootion of Cherokee county this week
ifter Glen Martin, of the Notla community,
shot and killed a mad dog
n the old Hall place la^-t Wednesday.
Martin said the hound appeared in
hat community suddenly and after
prying to bite several children he <
JRGE PREPARATION (
FAIR NOW; EXPO*
With a little more than three i
veeks remaining before the opening'
^f the Annual Cherokee county Fair
n .Murphy, officials are urging all
vho have planned to have exhibits
i; the fair to prepare them for the
As the Fr.ir building has beer, enargcd
ample room for al! display
nil be available. The largest lisi
o evei be shown here anli.ipr cd
rhen the Fair opens for a five-day
tarn! Tuesday, Sept. 22.
The displays will be in com net i
Ion for more than $1000 in ; em ;
urns to be distributed in the various <
la^sifications which include farm :
nd field crops, horticulture, live- j
tock, natural resources, schools, i
lowers, home economics, industrial
Centering the attention of exnibiors
is the general farm exhibit I
phick carries a number of prizes to- '
ailing about $100, in the opnion of 2
L Q. Ketner, Cherokee county agent,
rho is taking an active part in pronoting
the annual affair. The feaure
calls for 100 or more products >
ntuilly Kich in This >ta:t
\ug. 27,1936 5
Jnaka Road Tc
Put In Good (
FDR Is Invited |
Plans Of Route
Although i: -s likely President I
Roosevelt wii". |>a - his intended!
Visit to the Great Su okies p" pavaLory
to hi- appf aran* at the Green
Pastures Demo latic rally in Greensboro
early nex; month, an invitation
issued by the I>emocratic party of
Cherokee county will be ext? nded
him to visit t'r.A county, it \va- learned
The Preside -it had originally planned
to come into North Carolina via
Robbinsville, Asheville and 011 to
Greensboro. Hut it was announced
last week that pressing dutie would
not permit the chief executive to
make his trip as extensve as he had
Believing it might be possible to
have Mr. Roosevelt visit this county
and possibly look over the Fowler's
Bend dam site, the Democratic party
here, with A. W. Mclver as its executive
chairman, will wire the President
an invitation to Murphy.
BY TOWN COUNCIL,
PEACE IS REIGNING
Peace?sweet peace and quietude
?reign once more as the city fathers
provide a dog pound for those unmerciful
hounds that congregated in
the public square and other conspicuous
places at night, yapped their
heads off and kept the public nerve
Now that the policemen and several
local boys are seeing that all
stray hounds are being confided to
a jail near the Moore Supply company.
no lunger do weary workers
arise in the morning feeling like they
had been mauled all t ight by a herd
of elephants and run over by the L
and N Tuesday lip-train.
Let some mutt poke his nose out
where it doesn't belong now and
pres*?> he's pinched. In the pound
he es there to stay, mourn his
vie kedrc- ami hope Minv body's trot
fifty i-t nts :< get him out \wt? hefore
he gets shot.
Once the dog i.- "im-; d" i!
costs his master fifty certs and a
dime for each extra meal. If not
called for after three day- he goo
where all good dogs go?to the moon.
There are no complaints, much,
now, except for those who live close
to the "jail"?and those who have
to listen to trucks roll over the lower
Valley river bridge,
when they were mad.
shot it. He said he had been around
logs all hi> life and could easily tell
3F EXHIBITS FOR
31TION 3 WEEKS OFF
raised n the farm and they will be
judged one-third on quality, onethird
on variety ami one-third
appearance. Twenty-fiv^ <>. llais >
the to;, pnx?.
The com. Ii-tl li t <f .! :.r.ams I eon
rained in the nr:' : ! fa;.' catalog
which was . ' y : and a
copy may lit . : i five from,
teith- " th-- -'.'i.: v " r* I. oftj ;
ir. the i?>ur " !". tly in
*h< Scout '"ice.
The Ore; : Kr.iU.-c .-1 :'v:r.urir.L;
huge midway <?i" freaks, dar.c*. s.
f'V? oy side sin . r.vr.strel? an ".
ti y thin ? else that goes to make up
a carnival, will supply the fur. for
the invasion. This same concession
las appeared here on the past three
years and has made a general hi'
with the crowd.
Altogether the officials feel that
they have lined up the largest ; nd
nost complete list of events for a
successful fair ever held this sv!c of
Ashevflle ar.d they are anticipating
thousands of visitors from Cherokee
and adjoining counties in two other
>tates as well as Ner*h Carolina.
N V ^ TODAY
til.50 YEAR -5c COPY
Dam To Be
il, Walker Says
Department is also Seeking
Funds for RangerDam
In Letter To Mr. C.
W. Savage Here
In a letter from .1 C. Walker,
state highway engineer a: Ashevillc,
4<? C. W. Savage. : here Wednesday.
every assurance was given
that the state would t r vide that the
Unaka road would he put in "good
safe condition for the coming winter"
It also stated t4:at funds were being
requested for widening and surtaxing
the road from Ranger into the
TY.Vs principal access road from
Turtletown, Tenn., into the dam site.
Bridges will also be inspected and
mam* salt* lor Heavy hauling, Mr.
Roy Plemmons, of Andrews, saul
Sunday that this work should start
in the near future.
The letter to Mr. Savage read:
"We are making every effort to
secure additional funds to place the
Uriaka road in good safe condition
for the coming winter and we have
also requested funds for the widening
and surface treatment of the road
from Ranger to the New Access
road, now under construction bei
tween Turtletown and the Fowler
| Bend dam.
"As you no dnubht realize, it would
I be impossible for us to regradc this
1 Unaka road and get it ready for this
winter's use. We are planning to
( widen some of the sharp curves and
reinforce the surface throughout the
entire Hi miles to a point where the
I new TVA road intersects approxi|
mutely one and one-half miles beyond
I Inaka. We believe this road will
I then hold up under the heavy traffic
I we expect on it before the complet1
ion of ti e Access road.
"We have ai-o requested the bridge
depai mien i to inspect the bridges
over Hanging (log Creek and Valley
river and reinforce Litem to take caro
of heavy loads. I want to a>. ore you
we are making every effort to have
this road put in shape i< : tins winters
traffic, .lust as soon we so
cure me appropriation lor tins additional
work we win jut a sul't;cient
force on this to have .t resurfaced
Many local citizens, and especially
Mr. Savage, have beer trying eve:
| since the project was first mentione 1
to have a complete scenic rtute made
to the dam down both sider of the
river, it being understood that the
; <iam will le built with facilit ies toi
traffic across its crest.
Double-Header To Be
Played Here Sunday
he Sunday, Hi< kn n . eh w.-.s
j -zming h;.- - * * u with
F?:>-h- h> :j
< fir : .
! ;J1 over
" ai:- X - v- s. No rcgKits'1,
\ , omise
About ."00 frr.v . j nc .t to the
last era me.
if. H. Hickman, manager of the
Murphy Bail team announced Wedne
-day that the grand stanel at the
fcai; park has been covered anel will
re dedicated Sunday vrith a doubleheader
frame. The first game to
start at 1:30 P. M. between Murphy
and the C. C. C. Camp of BlaiTsville,
Ga., and the second game Murphy