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Cherokee scout. volume (Murphy, N.C.) 188?-1961, October 08, 1936, Image 1

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I ? MURPHY ' TLe Leading W Vol. IIL.?No. 10. B0? IS FATALLY INJURED IN FALL FROM TRUCK BED Ed Nichols, Of Culberson Killed Instantly Tuesday Noon 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 Car Overturns At Nantahala 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 that afternoon. 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 YlPflr i ?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 funeral services. o 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 Posey. 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* Murphy. 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 Monday. ft tip 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. Weaver WiT Give Talk On Tuesday Night 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 county. 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 speaker. NEW EQUIPMENT ADDED TO HENN THEATER HERE 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. able. o 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? day night. ; 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. f 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 | companion. | 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 THRILL MANY HERE OCT. 14-16; Tri-State Foxhunters Association To Hold 3Day Session 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. 14-16. 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 chase. 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 counties. 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, Bailey Avers 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. o 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 Monday. 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 stretch. 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 from Murphy. 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. Foxhunters Advised 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. o Nearly Dozen ? Auto Wrecks Are Reported 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 week-end. 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. FARMERS READY 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 CIVIC BENEFITS Two committees were appointe< by the local Lions club at a director', meeting Tuesday night to work oi civic projects outlayed by the clul members. 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 week. 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. Mt ? TODAY $1.50 VEAR?be COPY LAST RITES ARE HELD FOR MRS. JOHN BATES, 63 Revered Murphy Resident Passes Away On Tuesday Evening l 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 Rogers. 1 Flower girls \v? ? *: Mrs. A. E. Vestal, Mrs. Creed Bates, Mrs. s Henry Hyatt. Mis. Kate McDonald. Mrs. Charles Calhoun and Miss Gillie Martin. 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 Baptist church. 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. Many Hunting Licenses Are Being Bought r i V." e be . :t.> i oor game this ' year. 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. TllO fvonniwn 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.

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