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B0? IS FATALLY
INJURED IN FALL
FROM TRUCK BED
Ed Nichols, Of Culberson
Killed Instantly Tuesday
Ed Nichols, of the Culberson community,
was instantly killed when he
was thrown from the bed of a truck
near Ropers Chapel four miles below
Murphy Tuesday noon.
The 22-year-old youth was hanging:
on a chain swung from the cab of
the truck to a rear post. When the
truck rounded a sharp curve the
chain snapped and Nichols and a compaion.
Howard Bailey, also of Culberson,
were hurled from the vehicle,
Dr. S. C. Heighway, Cherokee county
coroner, who investigated, reported.
Nichols' head struck the paving
full force. Dr. Heighway said, and
Bailey landed safely on his feet about
20 feet off the highway.
The truck was being driven by
Herman Bandy, of Murphy, who had
picked the boys up and was riding
them to their home in the lower end
of the county. T. J. Bryson was also
riding on the truck at the time.
Dr. Heighway said no charges were
made against Bandy.
Nichols, the coroner added, struck
with such fore that death came immediately.
The body was taken to
the funeral home of Peyton G. Ivie
in Murphy where funeral arrangements
will be announced later.
Nichols is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Columbus Nichols, prominent Culberson
folk. He is survived by a number
of brothers and sisters.
Man Killed As
Goldman Brown, 50, of Robbins\ille,
died Saturday night about 11
o'clock from injuries sustained when
an automobile in which he was riding
wrecked near Nantahala on U.
S. highway No. 19 about 4 o'clock
Brown was riding in the car with
Early Huscusson, also of Robbinsville,
toward Topton. The car is
said to have passed an approaching
vehicle, swerved dizzily and turned
over several times in the road. Huscusson
was not seriously injured.
Brown apparently died of a broker
?vn a? uic iiume ui a inena neai
the scene of the accident.
Funeral services were held at his
home in Robbinsville at 2 o'clock
Tuesday afternoon. W. D. Townson,
of Murphy, was in charge ol
Young Democrats Hold
Meeting Tuesday Night
Another of the series of countywide
rallies being held by the Young
Democrats met at the home of Mr,
Holloway at Topton Tuesday night,
A large crowd attended and
meeting was addressed by Frank
Forsyth, the chairman, Bill Whitaker
Bruce King and Miss Sara Ruth
It was decided to hold the nexl
meeting at Marble Wednesday night
Oct. 14, instead of Tuesday night
Oct. 13, as had been originally planned,
because of the appearance ol
Congressman Zebulon Weaver i*
Steal Sales Tax From
Murphy Supply Co.
new low in thievery took plac*
1 : Monday when somebody, instillwith
a love for the rights of the
d merchant, dove into Mr. Noah
/ingood's sales tax cash box anc
ieved him of about $2.25.
The owner of the Murphy Suppls
company said the culprit or culpriti
took his day's sales tax collections
while the clerks had their backj
turned near the close of businesi
eeklv Newspaper in Western North Ca
Boomers To Tackle
Sylva High Friday 1
With two clean-cut victories be- |
| hind them, the Murphy Boomers'
squad will move up to Sylva Friday
to meet the stiffest competition
facing them so far this year.
Sylva has had an exceptionally
gcod season losing to Waynesville
in the opener by a touchdown in
the last two minutes of play and
whipping Andrews and Brevard
19-6 and 18-6 respectively.
Coach Deaton has primed his
boys for the game though, and is
not greatly worried if an arm injury
keeps Oscar Taylor out of
the game as quarterback, for a
new discovery, Claude Gross, will
be there to fill his boots.
Give Talk On
I Congressman Z'*bulon Weaver, of
Asheville, will speak at the Murphy
court house Tuesday night at 7 o'clock
(Central Standard Time), it
was announced Tuesday by A. W. McIver,
chairman of the Democratic
: executive committee of Cherokee
The appearance of Mr. Weaver,
who was renominated for United
vuu^ivssman irom tnis district
on the Democratic ticket July 4,
marks the second of a series of
speakers to appear here under the
auspices of the Democratic party.
Mr. Weaver is well-known here
having represented this section in
public office on numerous occasions,
and is recognized as an outstanding
ADDED TO HENN
P. J. Henn, owner of the Henn
theater here, has announced the purchase
of new equipment providing
new lighting for his screen at the
moving picture house.
The "lamp houses' as they are called
have become a part of the required
equipment of the leading moving |
picture firms who distribute colored
films, 28 of which Mr. Henn has
contracted for next year. The new
' equipment, valued at $1200, is
' designed to light up the screen so
: the pictures, especially those in techni-color,
will be plainer and more enjoyable.
M- U? I -l- - - -
i ?** ?cmi nas aiso announced tne
installation of a new heating system
to keep winter patronage comfort.
Topton Youth Hurt
In Automobile Wreck
Tack Campbell, of the Topton section,
was reported by Petrie hospital
officials this week to be in an im.
proved condition from injuries susr
tained when his car went off a 150,
foot embankment near Topton on the
, mountain road to Robbinsville Satur?
; The youth suffered injuries about
? the head and bruises and was weak
i through loss of blood when brought
to the hospital in Murphy.
* Campbell, who was riding alone,
? scrambled out of the wreck and walk'
ed to the home of Drew Wright where
" he informed them of his wreck.
Mr. Owenby Brings
Big Onion From Idaho
Mr. W. G. Owenby, upon his return
to Murphy from his ranch in
! Idaho, where he has been visiting for
the past several weeks, had a rare
| It was in the form of a vegetable,
however, being a giant onion weigh,
ing two and one-half pounds. Onions
5 of that size in that section of the
, country are not rare, he said, but
. added that the one which he has left
. at the Scout office is one of the best
that he has ever seen.
rolina+ Covering a Largr- and Potet
Murphy, N. C. Thursday
FOX CHASES TO
HERE OCT. 14-16;
Tri-State Foxhunters Association
To Hold 3Day
Approximately 150 foxhunters
from Cherokee ard su> rounding
counties in North Carolina, Georgia
and Tennessee are expected to attend
the annual meeting of the Tri-State
Foxhunters association at Walker's
silo one and one-half miles south of
Andrews for a three-day session Oct.
A bench show will precede the
first night's hunt. Prizes will be
given for the best individual dogs
and the best pairs of dogs. The
bench show will be held at ;? o'clock
and the first night's hunt will begin
from the spacious field in the Valley
River valley at 8 o'clock that night.
The places of hunting on the following
nights will be announced at
the conclusion of each evening's
The section of Cherokee county
where the meet is being held is recognized
as one of the best for foxhunting
in this section. About 100
members of the association attended
the meet last year and followed closely
the chases held in several different
parts of Cherokee and Graham
Walter Witt, of Peachtrce, chairman
of the association, says more enthusiasm
over the chases is evident
this year than ever before, and a
record attendance of 150 is antici(Continued
on back page)
Park Is Saved
By New Deal,
Declaring that the Great Smoky
Mountains National Park and the
development of its resources had
been saved by the New Deal, Senator
Josiah Williiam Bailey addressed
about 500 people in the court house
here Friday night.
The speaker was introduced by
J. D. Mallonee, Murphy lawyer.
The senior senator from North
Carolina paid high tribute to President
Roosevelt and particularly his
rehabilitation and TV A programs.
Mr. Bailey included Murphy in a
series of addresses throughout Western
North Carolina. He said Chero
kee county was the last county of the
state that he had appeared in.
Jim Hembree Returns To Work
Mr. Jim Hembree, local barber, who
has been confined to his home for
the past several weeks with a leg infection,
was able to return to his
duties this week. Although he has
been able to be out of the house occasionally,
Mr. Hembree was not
a'ble to resume his position until
No. 19 Closed From
Topton To Hewitts
U. S. Highway No. 19 was closed
from Topton to Hewitts Monday
morning as contractors relocating
and rebuilding the road prepared
to place a layer of crushed
stone on the six and one-half mile
Traffic from Murphy to Sylra
was being routed around by Hayesville
and Franklin accounting for
only a few miles differance in distance
over a paved road, while
another detour over an unnumbered
route from Robbinsville through
Judson, Japan, Stecoah and Sweetwater
valley in Graham county was
being used. The latter route is
ten miles farther to Bryson City
A fleet of 12 trucks and three
crushers are being used on the project,
which is expected te be completed
some time this week-end if
the weather remains favorable.
itially Rich Territory in This State
r, Oct. 8,1S36.
To Get Licenses Now
Foxhunters, including those
planning to attend the annual TriState
foxhunters convention at
Walkers silo next week, were advised
this week by Debereaux
Birchfield, county game warden,
to get their license, before they
started on any chases.
"I'm a foxhunter too you know"',
Mr. Birchfield said, "and 1*11 be
right there among them."
Licenses may bv obtained in
Murphy either at the Murphy
Hardware company or at W. B.
Dickey and Sons department store.
Those in the know say there
should be many good chases in
this section during the season.
At least a half d zrn minor wreck,
resulting in the an?>L of drivers oi
drunken charges were reported ii
Cherokee county during the pas
Two fatalities involving no charge:
against the drivers were also report
vv?, ?*?? i?v:v?iiiv were sem 10 one nos
pital in Murphy for treatment of in
juries as the result of auto wrecks
and a number of cars were ruined.
Patrolman E. B. Qunn, Jr., com
menting on the alarming number o
wrecks in the county during the pas
several weeks, has announced that al
traffic rules will be enforced to th>
limit in ai; effort to curb the mount
ing number of accidents.
Maximum penalties await, traffi
violators in the future, he added.
TO PUT SILAGE
IN TRENCH SILC
j With their silage corn cut, mosl
Cherokee county farmers were pre
I paring to fill their trench silos thii
week, A. Q. Ketner, Cherokee count)
agent, said Monday.
However, lje added, a number ol
them who have good corn crops have
made no arrangements to store tht
silage for the winter.
"Our department recommend:
placing the silage corn in trend
silos by all means", Ketner declared
"Feed will be high this year and con
in the silos will go about twice a:
far. Silage when fed to dairy catth
gives good production."
Ketner said he would be glad t<
help any farmer in planning to cu
i his corn or put it in the silo.
| COMMITTEES ARE
NAMED TO SEEK
Two committees were appointe<
by the local Lions club at a director',
meeting Tuesday night to work oi
civic projects outlayed by the clul
One group teamed to further in
vestigate possibilities of obtaining i
community club house in Murph;
through PWA funds is composed o
Tom Case, Harve Elkins, Dr. Ed<
Adams, W. A. Barber, George Elli
and Sam Carr.
Another committee selected to seel
state finances in payment for a por
tion of the Murphy school water anc
light bills is made up of Mr. Elkins
Mr. Adams and Mr. Carr.
Dr. Adams reported that a numbei
of indigent cripples had been furnished
transportation to free clinics
?nd had received treatment.
Boasts Of Largest
Potato In County
Mr. J. B. Johnson, of the Suit
community, boasts of the largest
potato in this county, Guy McNabb,
Scout correspondent, reports this
The spud, they say, measures exactly
21 and one-half inches in cirumference
and weighs (or. anybody's
scale?) five and one-half pounds.
Since some of Mr. Johnson's potatoes
are not fully grown yet he expets
more huge ones, it is said.
$1.50 VEAR?be COPY
LAST RITES ARE
HELD FOR MRS.
JOHN BATES, 63
Revered Murphy Resident
Passes Away On
Funeral services for Mrs. John
Bates, age 63, of Murphy, were conducted
from the First Baptist church
Wednesday afternoon with the Rev.
W. Arthur Barber, Methodist minister
of Murphy, and the Rev. George
Lemuel Granger, rector of the
church of the Messiah Episcopal, of
Murphy, officiating. W. I). Townson
was in charge of funeral arrangements.
Mr. Bate-, who had been in ill
health for the pa-t three weeks causing
deep sympathy and concern
I among her many friends, died about
[ five o'clock Tuesday night at her
home in Murphy.
Pallbearers were: Neil Sneed, Abe
Hembree, Zack C. Ramsey, Henry
Hyat SV '.idan Dickey and Will
1 Flower girls \v? ? *: Mrs. A. E.
Vestal, Mrs. Creed Bates, Mrs.
s Henry Hyatt. Mis. Kate McDonald.
Mrs. Charles Calhoun and Miss Gillie
Mrs. Bates was horn and reared
' in the Unaka community, but after
her marriage she lived in Murphy
many years where she gained for
herself a wide circle of close friends.
She was a devoted member of the
1 Surviving are two sons, Lester and
Willie Bates, both Murphy; one
brother, S. L. Rose, of Unaka, and
C thr.io uictnrc \T. . U? e
Unaka, Mrs Lizzie Lowell, of Ooltewah,
Tenr., and V s. Alice Cay lor
of Varnell, Ga.
V." e be . :t.> i oor game this
For with the squirrel season in
full bloom and the dates opening on
1 male deer and opposum and raccoon
last week, the Cherokee county huntt
ers are feally taking to the woods.
s Sucn la the indications from the
sale of licenses. Mr. R. C. Mattox
and Mr. Elbert Mallonee say their
> sales of hunting permits are up to
t or above normal this year, and it is
understood that the sales of licenses
are far above average in the Valleytown
area of the county.
Debereaux Birchfield, county game
warden, is asking for close adherance
^ the game laws.
j - vi ujiuusum, miriK,
raccoon, otter and muskrat will open
on Nov*. 1, and quail, rabbit, ruffed
' grouse and turkey will come
0 Nov. 20, according to the game law
digest this year.
* Young Republicans To
1 Organize On Saturday
S Plans for the organization of
young Republican club in Cherokee
county at the Murphy court house
I Saturday r.ight at 7:30 o'clock (Central
Standard Time) are being arranged
by J. Carl T<twnson, chaii,
j man of the Republican executive
| committee of Cherokee county.
, j The meeting is open to the public
\ and will feature speakers from
j Charlotte or Raleigh, it was announced.
MR. SWORD OUT AGAIN
Mr. P. H. Sword. eran barber
who has been in * iness around
Murphy for 0 years or
more, was about town
again this vas not sufficiently
recc ? a recent illness
to ^tte??u .i,- duties. Mr.
] Sword, who is over '1 years old, has
j been harboring, so the barber salesman
say, for a longer period than
any other man they know of in the
profession in this section.