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Vol. 1IL.?No. 12.
Fred Moore, of Murphy,
Named President Of
Club For 1937
I'oxhunters from three states end*
ed their annual three day convention
in Cherokee county Friday r.ight.
A bench show Wednesday afternoon
and three nights of hunting
were conducted from Walkers silo
one and one-half miles south of Andrews.
The convention also elected their
officers for the coming year at the
first afternoon's session. Fred Moore,
of Murphy, was named president; A.
M. McAfee, of Blairsville, Ga.;
vice-president, and Bruce King, of
Top ton, secretary and treasurer.
Rain Thursday night and Friday
served to put "a damper" on the
hunting, but several hundred enthusiasts
attended the meetings and followed
Some of the best hounds that have
ever been shown here took part in
the chases and competed in the
bench show. McAfee was awarded
first prize for the best hounds in
the show. They were females. Wayne
Battle, of Bryson City, was awarded
second prize for his entries which
were male dogs.
Bob Witt, of Murphy, was awarded
first and second prizes for having
the best dogs six months of ago .
entered in the bench show.
The judges were: Walter Wiggins,
Graham county agent, of Robbinsville;
Austin Sherrill, also of Robbinsville,
and A. D. Taylor, of Murphy.
Several hundred sportsmen were
present to attend the first hunt
Wednesday evening. A large crowd
was also present at the Silo Thursday
evening to see the hunt conducted,
but only a few dogs were
brought to the meeting. The final
hunt was conducted Friday evening
although rain kept many of the
Members of the club are planning
for the biggest convention ever held
New Machinery Is
Added To Laundry
New machinery costing several
thousand dollars has been added to
the equipment of the Murphy laundry,
B. B. Cornwell, proprietor, has
The new equipment will be used
to take care of an increase in the
laundering and dry cleaning departments
of the plant, Mr. Cornwell
The machinery arrived and was installed
noillAnvo^fi UK11 1
i/v/iiiuti aid TV ill
Rally Oct. 27th
The Young Democratic clubs of
five counties will stage a huge rally
in the Andrews high school auditorium
Frank Forsyth, chairman of the
Cherokee county group who is making
arrangements for the meeting,
said Wednesday that he had contacted
both Congressman Zebulon Weaver,
of Asheville, and Thad Eure,
Democratic nominee for secretary
of state, who is holding a series of
speaking in this section, to be the
main speakers. He said he had not
received definite word from either
of them Wednesday noon as to whether
they would attend or not, but
he thinks there is a strong possibility
both of them will be in attendance.
About 300 persons from Cherokee,
Clay, Macon, Swain and Graham
counties are expected to be present.
; Weekly Metes paper m Western Mori
Andrews To Be Host 1
Of Three Counti
Legionaries and members of their .
families from three counties will
flock to Andtews Armistice Day,
Nov. 11, to attend one of the most
elaborate programs ever arranged in
The Leslie Still man post of the
American legion there will be hosts
to veterans from Cherokee, Clay and
Graham counties and preparations
for the celebration are being rushed
to completion, W. D. Whitakcr, publicity
chairman of the Tri-County
post, has announced.
All Andrews merchants will join I
in the Armistice day celebration in |
closing their places of business, and
he various civic organization* \v.!l j
lend their assistance.
Kinisey Wyke is general chairman
of the arrangements for the days 1
celebration. P. S. Wiihide and John
H. Christy head the luncheon committee.
I. B. Hudson is chairman of
the football schedule; Vic Wood and
Joe It. Klingemmith. refreshments:
Wayne Walker, flag committee Horace
Rector, chairman of table arrangements
and Frank Mehaffey,
contact committee. Other committees
will be announced at a later
The program will open at 10:00
o'clock Wednesday morning and will
continue throughout the day. A
special feature of the program will
be a parade with all veterans of the
three counties and the boys from
two CCC camps Winfield Scott, No.
DAY TO REGISTER
Saturday is the last day the
registration books will be open in
Cherokee county prior to the elections
to be held on Nov. 3.
A new registration of Cherokee
county was ordered in the last session
of the general assembly and
all persons who have not registered
in the primary which was held
on July 4, 1936, or one one of
the past three Saturdays, are not
eligible to vote.
It is reported that a number of
citizens qualified to vote have not i
registered for this election.
*1? I 1? ...:n L. I
""y "?c ? win oc open
in all the precincts for purpose of j
registering and will close at sun- J
down. Saturday, Oct. 31, will be
A. A. Pratt, night railroad crossing
tender in Farmingham Center,
Mass., when on duty always wears a
nattily cut business suit, spats, a j
flower in his lapel, and carries a i
WORLD'S MOST PERF
the most truthful liar
in the world!
It all began when one James Lee,
presummably of Cherokee county,
began telling some stories that were
a little too hot on his neighbors
back in 1844.
This queer record of a man going
before a justice of the peace and
swearing that he was a liar and that
you couldn't believe anything he
said, was discovered in the musty
files in the register of deeds office
by D. H. Tillitt, Andrews attorney.
And in case his veracity is doubted,
just look on page 228 of Book No.
It reads in part with none of the
original spelling ommitted: "...
being in my proper and sound mind
I hereby certify that any report in
respecting the incontinnancy of the
family of E. Shuler, Benjamin J.
Hampton, D. Phir.neghan, John Reddick,
William Cunningham, Stephen
Rhea, B. Pullum or Will Ingram, R.
Ingram are false and as much of
said report as I, the said Lee, have
circulated is altogether false". Signed
and dated Jan. 15, 1844.
The "Litill" was entered on the
books by Drewry Weeks, clerk.
h Carolina, Covering a Largr and
f, N. C. Thursday, Oct.
es On Armistice Dav
408. Aquone, and No. 3447. Robbinsville,
will be made for a band to furnish
the music. All public buildings and
stores will be gayly decorated with
flags, buntings, etc.
Memorial services which will begin
at II o'clock at the Andrews
Cemetery, will be in charge of Rev.
\V. S. Smith, pastor of the Andrews
Methodist Church, with the Rev.
Edwin F. Trout man. Rev. C. F. Rogers
and Rev. Stuart Long, of Murphy,
Following the services at the
cemetery, a : asket lunch will be served
picnic style at the Andrews
School gymnasium, at 1:3:>. a lecture
will be given by an outstanding
State representative of the American
Legion. A* 2:30 the Amiiw.- Wild
cats will play an opposing team.
All veteran - and their families of
the three counties are cordially invited
to attef.d, Mr. Yf hi taker said,
Plans are being formulated for the
largest celebration in the history oi
the organization, he added.
A dance at the Andrews School
gymnasium with Legionnaire Kimsej
Wyke, general chairman will conclude
the days program.
Officers of the Leslie Stillmar
Post are; L. 15. Nichols, Commander
('apt. Frank W. Swan. Adjutant! T)r
C. V. Orr, Historian; John H. Christy,
Captain; ar.d Frank Mehaffey.
Captain Frank Swan was electee
District Commander at the Stflflc
meeting held recently in Asheville.
TEAM WILL PLAY
Murphy Defeats Copperhill
14 to 6 On Friday
By Hubert Adams, Jr.
Making it 12 wins in a row, Murphy
defeated Copperhill last Friday
on a muddy field to the tune of 14
to 6. The hoys from the basin put
up a good fight, but the outcome of
the game was not in doubt as Murphy
was in' command of the game
Taylor and Mauncy were the outstanding
players for the local team.
A nice bit of broken field running
was done by Harbison of Copperhill
who took a punt on his own 40 yard
line and ran down the side lines for
C yards and their only touchdown.
The try for extra point was no good.
This coming Friday, October 23,
(Continued on page eight)
ECT LIAR Is"
N COUNTY RECORDS
Georee Ross Pon To
Speak Here Oct. 30
George Ross Pou, Democratic
nominee for state auditor, advised
Dr. J. N. Hill in a letter iate Wednesday
that he would appear on the
program being s ponsored by the
Democratic party of Cherokee county
in the court house Friday night,
Senator Bob Reynolds is scheduled
to give the main address at the county-wide
rally, and other state speakers
besides he and Mr. Pou are expected
to be on the official program.
FRED BRENDLE INJURED
Fred Brendle was slightly injured
Tuesday night when he fell from the
top of the Henn theater. He had
been working on the top of it with
Jim McCombs. He fell off and was
stunned for a while when he tried to
find a way to get down.
Digging in his basement looking
for rats, Ole Lingen of Stanley, Wis.,
unearthed a jar containingg 386 silver
dollars, all dated before 1900.
Potentially Rirh Jem'***-* in This Stiz
22, 1936 J>i
Politics Claim C
Tells Thrilling "f
Story Of Final
Evening's Hunt !
T io'Icwir;,,- accou* t of the !a >
night s cha.-e vi the Tri-S:ate f<?>:hunters
association was given by
Walter Witt, pa-i prc.-ident ? the
club. Mr. Witt .-ay .t wa.- the best
r?igl,*s h int although rain kept a
pood many away. Hi- descrij?tive
'"Friday night the weather was
cloudy and unfavorable as it hau '
. railed all day. Thv T-xhuntei s were 1
"Just a little a. : rk I loaded
| up my four houn.i- and picked up
the Donley boys. They had four of 1
their faste t hounds. In JO minutes
I we were back on the 'hap: y hunting 1!
ground*. We unloaded ail our dogs I1
hut kept them all tied except one- I a
lo-months-old pup. | s
"In a minute or two we heard the j c
puppy bepin trailing within 30 hours
' of Sam's Hot Dog stand. Pretty d
soon we decided it was a fox he was c
after so we cut loose our other dogs v
I which divided into two pack^. A. ?
M. McAfee drove up about 10 min- P
utes later with fe\en fine looking
houncLs including the bench show c
winner. tHe freed all of his dogs o
and they jumped another fox before il
they could get our pack. r
"We then had the dogs chasing
three foxes and driving hard. About
that time I began to notice a few p
stars breaking through the heavy ti
clouds. We climbed the high tops c]
where we could get it all. And be- D
lieve me we coulu hear plenty with st
all those races on. I particularly en- Cj
joyed the races my dogs were in. Two h
of the races ended when one fox was c;
caught, and the dogs then assembl- y
ed to drive hard after one fox. q
"Three other dogs were picked up
in the race which made a total of tl
Continued on back page. This section ti
Is Postponed 1
The trial of Emmett Gaddis, for- 11
mer Tennessee deputy sheriff, on a **
charge of murdering D. W. McFadden,
Asheville contractor, scheduled ?
to open next Monday at Ducktown,
Tenn,. Wednesday was postponed un- 4
til November 30, according to a
United Press dispatch in the Ashe- '
rifiAvnPO WocfnrViiii'fr inrict
j ? T
pro tem while Judge John J. Blair
I recovers from a critical illness, announced
the postponement after I
conferring with defense ar.d prose- "
cution attorneys at Cleveland. Tenn.
He said he hopes that Judge Blair
will be recovered suffciently to preside
over the trial on November.
McFadden was shot to death as he
stepped from his car near Isabella.
Tenn., where he had gone last May
17 to answer charges in connection n>
with a gunshot wound received by C
Gaddis on last Christmas day. Offi- w
cers said they believed the slaying ir
of McFadden was precipitated by a n
"little riot" on a PWA road-building
project. At that time McFadden was oi
shot in the mouth, allegedly by cc
Gaddis. He held Gaddis responsible ti
for labor trouble on the project. gi
Troutman To Preach b>
To Presbyterians Here at
The Rev. E. F. Troutman, pastor so
of the St. Andrews Lutheran church, j cr
at. Andrews, will preach at the Mv.r-J
phy Presbyterian church Sunday i E
morning at 11 o'clock. The public j?
j is cordially invited to the services. 1 rc
l.oU \ iiAlv -oc CS/r'Y
?n 10 Days Off
ive Tickets 1 o tie Voted
On Here Tuesday,
~ALK HOT POLITICS
iaturday Last Day For
Registration In Cherokee
By Sam Car*"V'tls
t< - Jrft :>< rc the
<>!< -: citizenry f the I'nited
* t?- jroes *n 1 !^ ' ; <?i] tv. politi;il
cauldron clrnns tin' >icy broth
f 1 I air! nntnrd r.ollt i.-s while
he voters themselves awa't anxitisiy
to see wr will be left when
he c -' !ii : p?- .? (?> < j< dore.
Political v.tn s say that in no time
n the Saf-t half century has national
lolitics taken on . > important an
spcct as they have today with the
tormy, vote-driving finish of the.
ampaign almost at hand.
l.t'l.UiV I III ; III lit1 11(1
iifferencc in the situation. Politiians,
poli'.cal followers and casual
oters are not inclined to gi\e away
ne wit from their belief that "their"
artv will win "all the way."
Straw polls, so numerous that they
ross themselves, may lean one way
r another, but each observer sees
t signifying strength in his own
Both Parties See Victory.
Locally heads of both political
arties are earnest in their convicons
of victory. There will be no
fiance to vote for anything not
democratic or Republican in this
ate. Out of the state other politiil
parties seem to have their followlg,
but nothing that should indilte
any serious loss to a clean cut
ictory for one of the two parties in
uestion here is evident.
But in the county, members of
lie Democratic and Repubii an paries
have carried intensive campaigns
ito every r.ook and corner seeking
ontinucd on back page. This section
'etrie On List Of
The Petrie hospital. Murphy, is
mong 12 in Western N rth f'arona
meeting requirement for the
pproval of the American College of
urgeons, it was announced at the
pening of the nineteen'h Hospital
tandardization conference in Fhila.1
Other hospitals in the err- np are
seated at: A>hevil!e (three); Haner's
Elk, Fletcher, Hi-.kory, Lenoir,
Keen, Rutherfordton, Tryon and
^Ivdp H larrpft
Clyde H. Jarrett, Andrews attorey
and Republican nominee for
ongress from the eleventh district,
as the principal speaker at a rally
i the Murphy court house Tuesday
Mr. Jarrett. fir.-t nominee for the
ffice from west of the Balsam range,
mmented on local and national polics,
and attacked his opponent, Conressman
Zebulon Weaver, by declarg
no federal buildings have been
ailt west of Waynesville.
Some 300 people who had gathered
i the speaking enthusiastically apauded
Goldie P. Ferguson, of B*yn
City, who also addressed the
The speakers were introduced by
dwin Hyde, an attorney of Andrews,
ho is Republican candidate for repisentative.