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Vol. 1IL.?No. 11.
WOMAN BURNS '
TO DEATH INSIDE
Mrs. W. A. Grindstaff
65, Of Andrews
Buried on Friday
While her husband and friends
looked on helpless, a (>5-year-old
woman, Mrs. W. A. Grindstaff, was
burned to death in her home near
Andrews early Friday.
Groans of the hapless woman could
be plainly heard by those below as
the greedy flames devoured the twostory
frame house which became a
funeral pvre. Mrs. Grindstaff was
trapped in a secondstory room of the
farmhouse, on U. S. Highway 19, a
mile east of Andrews.
The fire was discovered about 2
a. m., the grief-stricken husband, a
farmer, said afterward. Apparently
it had caught in the upstairs part of
the house from a defective flue earlier
in the night and the flames had
smouldered several hours.
Mrs. Grindstaff awakened first,
and called her husband. While he
hurried to a nearby stream for water
the woman heroically attempted,
but in vain, to smother the flames
by beating them out.
The fire was gaining headway fast.
Below, on the first floor, slept Mrs.
Pansy Roberts, daughter of the
Grindstaffs, and her five small children.
"1 went to get them out first,"
Mr. Grindstaff related, "and when
they were outside I started back, but
it was too late."
By that time the one stairway was
in flames. Mrs. Grindstaff was
Three neighbors who had seen the
lurid glow on the sky arrived about
that time. They were Joe Coniey, ?
his brother, John, and Clay Burchi*
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"We tried to pet inside to rescue
Mrs. Grind-tatT." .John Conley said.
' hut the heat was so intense we
couldn't make it. We had to po
"Then as wi stood "Utsi?le with
tr.' .'!;unvs crackling :ul about, we
could h.-.-r her ii.ns."
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C iico or. back page. This r-jct n j
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Hi.'. \ Jo a. magi rate and lorn.it ,
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Vi-.c :?vt incipal ; peakcrs will bCJvi
* H. Jam tt, of Andre..?. fir t
candid: ' l- far Congres aum ?ii the
\ . i i.-r.n ticket v.e i, of t:ie Bal;....i
Gilliam Gii son, Rcpub;iv."a:.
candidate for governor oi North
Carolina. M?*. Reese said other state
speakers may appear on the program.
Mr. Jurrctt and Mr. Gri son have
h-tn . a concerted drive for
Roj>U' icr.:i votes by thoroughly
str.nv . this section and anticipate!
1-o.eo gathering at the meeting in
Y e u. * g Democrats
Meet At : f nr'ok
The Tourg Democrats of Cherokee
County held a meeting at Marble
Wednosd .* which was. presided over
by FForysth, of Andrew-, the
Pro i-lent, and which featured a
number of interesting talks.
The series of meetings being held
by the club will swing into the lower
Otfu of the county next week
*/-? ui Western North Ct
Election Results To
Be Broadcast Locally
Arrangements were being made
this week to have Cherokee county
elections results broadcast from
the Scout office in Murphy just as
soon as they are tabulated Tuesday
night Nov. 3.
Loud speaking equipment from
the Henn theater will be used from
cne of the upstairs offices in the
Scout building to give the returns
as they are brought into Murphy
from each of the 24 precincts.
Representatives of the Scout
will be at all the polls to bring
the results in when the final count
No. 19 Detour
Is Said To Be
In Bad Shape
Motorists between Murphy and
Bryson City are having difficulty
driving over the detour on highway
No. 19, bus drivers and motorists
declare, and they are advised to make
the trip between Murphy and Sylva
via Hayesville and Franklin.
Approximately 12 miles of highway
is being relocated, regraded and
paved from Topton to Wesser and
traffic is being routed around
through Rohbinsville, Judson, Japan
Stecoah and the Sweetwater valley.
This route, travellers say, is not
surfaced and is muddy, making travelling
bad in wet weather especially.
The detour requires about seven extra
miles of travelling between Murphy
and Bryson City.
The route via Hayesville and
Franklin is six miles further between
Murphy and Sylva but is paved the
No. 19 is not expected to be opened
for traffic for several weeks yet.
Trip To Site Of
(' ' .it*.- ran n Weaver a 1
an of '
Cherokee county v.Mted vn-- 1; ?a-.
wassee dam .-it- \\\ dne day
in side of the liver Crai.a. |
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SINC fNG BANNER
vV^N BY LGvYER
Tin- Lower Peachtreo class won
the semi-annual sniffing convention
held at the Han;;inc dog 'mrch Sunday
a * "-noon. A large crowd attended.
Classes competi ar.d their scores
v. : Junaluskn, 94 --'J; Upper
Pcachtrce, 96; Junalu Junior.-.
94; Homeland Harmony. 96 1-:};
Lower Per. htree, OS 1-G; Owl Creek.
Judges were: Professor Miller. of
C'av county; Professor Ivil pa trick,
of t N. an i Leona 1 Brown
The next meeting will be held r.
Peaehtree the second Sunday in
June, 19-11. Electi ?r.s will al-o be
held at that time.
irolma. Covering a lAirey and I'oien
hy, N. C. Thursday, Oct.
KNOX IS HEARD i
BY ABOUT 5000
Number of People From
Cherokee County Hearj
Quite a number of people from
Cherokee county and other Western
North Carolina towns went to Asheville
Tuesday where* Col. Frank
Knox, Chicago publisher and vicepresidential
nominee on the Republican
ticket, addresses a crowd esti- j
mated at 5000 persons at McCormick
field. He said the Democratic vote
this year would he one for "more
boondoggling" and government by
The Chicago publisher began his
cam; aign of the state with an address
at Chapel Hill ir. the morning. He
made seven speeches from the platform
of his special train throughout
rLeJ is r - -
uiiva i nun a pisuorm
directly in front ?>?" home plate at the
hall park and was introduced by
Clyde H. Jarrett, Republican nominee
for United States congress from
the eleventh district. Jarrett presented
him as the next vice president, a
"real American," and ore ?.f the men
who followed Theodoie Roosevelt up
San Juan hill.
While the crowd was waiting for
the running mate of Alf M. Landon
to make his appearance, hands from
Asheville high school and Spruce Pine
played the Republican party song.
Continued on back page. This section
The Cherokee Scout
'Marches With Time'
Commencing with next week's
issue a new four-page comic supplemc
nt . . . in four colors . . .
will become a regular weekly feature
of THE SCOUT.
This will be but another of the ,
sparkiir .r sei-vices t xiended to you
by vour i.i*. orite family new paper.
This nev supplement will come
too cur loaders c,v.week -s : ..i-product
of thr p. r . and :?vi >: iI'ons
of lead:: ^ -Ame; a- . ts
and humo.1: '...
: Colorful? j j vmt it;
Exclusive? ?\v.J . p
i:i this territory % ti brio. ; .1 to
The row comic u? i
!' *":r pi at;.-, -i ;o.- .
troublesome Cm : a 1 .
r?d a heat ty i..: --1- v-.T I o fa.
You'll |jet ?ny 3 chi:? ie, and
a con;I ant ;>
I l. h.. out :.f : c'-Uracter:. of
tunny, and pc; t of ev ry-day I
"rCP'S NIGHT CUT" U glowieart
will go cut to - wistyou'il
roar w'ilt la"- .hi - . ihsituator.s
wh.ch he .vmcis so hopeYou'll
recognize ' T HE J iMMS."
They're you, ai ci yo ir co<. i and
the folk., nex' door. We're not i
gamblers, but we'd be willing to
bet a lot on your reactions to
"THE JAMM ?." You'll welcome
them \vi:h open arms!
The k.ds v ill love "HAPPY",
and you'll be ? u;-,: ised to discover
how young yo ; arc. This io.able
little character doesn t tali;?he
ooesn't have lo ..i: :t :.'c. rjcuk
And who doesn't crave mystery
adventure?romance* .hey re
.nil ir? **THE I. -D ', ;T'-d
s . i. . :s". .hie glamour and excitement.
These aionly i few f the ;
thrills provided in the new Ct/'jf
Comic Supplement. Dor.'i miss
it. It's what you need to complete
your enjoyment. It comes
to you each week a a regular feature
of THE iCOUT without ex- '
tfialty Kir.1 l-r lory m This State
15, 1936 5
Wants Prize Winners
To Collect Premiums
About $6 worth of fair premiums
still remain uncollected this
week, A. Q. Kctner, county agent,
He estimated that 55 prize winners
Tuesday had not called by for i
He urges all premium winners
who have not collected their money
to come to his office so the i
books can be closed as soon as '
Mr. Ketner estimated this week j
that about $1000 had already been
paid out ir. premiums following
I one of the best fairs ever held in
j Cherokee county.
j To Good Start
The ar?nu: 1 r.u? . ir.-r of th<* TrStele
f xhunters a.-Mu-iation Jtet off
to a y*od start Wi <?::? !:.v am moon
and ::b??ut .??"> enthu ias's attended
the bench .show am! hunt marking |
the first of the three meetings.
The chases will be held through
Friday night and are being conducted
at a different place each evening.
A bench show was held at the meeting
place at Walker's silo one and
one-half miles south of Andrews
Wednesday afternoon, and the first
hunt was started from that point that
Prize winners in the bench show
and the places of chase were not
available at publication time.
From every indication this year's
foxchase will he the most enjoyable
one ever staged here. Wide publicity
is beng given the association by
the daily press and press associations.
By Roosevelt, ;
The farmer is of! nivivr th
Zel u\.n Weaver, i A-lv '.i
i an ami', ne. in . Murphy c<v, :
I1:'1:;-;. ':r "v. ";'r ' .7-:. 1
- . - to : . ... m
; i i:*iica- ?.'d ; j . t?> j
i-i .<:a dollar in ;he y..- t\v. |
Dc-n.-'cj . :- ti ty a: <: .... .- vv'i lead- I
MURPHY TO MEET
CCPPEi.r J .. :
The Murphy hi ! FJoonu
will seek their tweirth >t:r h*. victory
and attempt t>? kec: th. *"r slate
clean ill three ea.-v-ns ' . ' < '
ball playint: he.v v.v., -i they meet
the Copperhill <' 1 .
local field Fri-V;. ar
This will he the - . ! -I '
he season in Murphy. ;.d a ' attle
royal is promised as the ilur] hyit
Ju'cray to keep up their nil
t roak gfoir.sr.
T.. ' Co oviii ;ah. with throe toup- k
losses a> their record for the season,
v.il) ati'. v . * . .... i
i'hy v!,v en.
T . -t Ft hi :hcy j h : Ar ' .wn
: h< ir home g >unds .. nd lost a
close 7 to G yame v.vh >e\e a! f
their best plaj rs ut -of the ' (
11.50 YEAR?5c COPY
TO BEGIN WORK
ON UNAKA ROAD
Street Paving and FarmTo-Market
Woikr Progress Administration
forces this week are icing centered
on the Unaka a<l where grading
and sub-pavi:g w 11 began on the 12mile
stretch of highway front Dockcry's
mill to a : ohit two miles be1
w Unaka v. l ? tin road turns off
into the Hiawassee dam site.
S'.ite mac.ii e;y i ; - ii(p moved
t the mill arid w< : v./! begin from
That joint with WPA la: or.
Th<- highway de'artnu ,t of North
Carolina said >:x wo k- ago that the
road would be put "in good condition
foi wintc i t avcl,"
. h, fo...-catrati rf WPA work
in tnat area follows the grading of
pi act ie.iily every street i?i Murphy
m.:w wnti ravug in some
instances. and the grading of about
80 miles of farm-to-market roads in
Cherokee, ac.-ording to E. Harnett.
general foreman of WPA work
in Cherokee, Clay and Graham counties.
Mr. Harnett added nearly 400
men woie being hired by the WPA
in Cherokee county working on the
streets and grading, subgrading,
ditching and draining the farm-tomarket
roads. The payroll in Cherokee
county amounts to about $9094.40
per month. Three hundred and
seventy workmen and 16 foremen
The road from Dockcry's mill to
Unaka will he surfaced with crushed
rock which should make it acessible
during the winter months. A large
quarry has been opened up about a
half a mile above Unaka from where
the stone will be furnished.
Besides the street paving and
farm-U-markot projects the WPA
is hiring at present a'-mut 70 Cherokee
women in sewing i-onis located
at Muirj hy, Andrew . ! Va htr.. e. Suit,
Hello Slauglitci f . Gi
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