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Cherokee scout. volume (Murphy, N.C.) 188?-1961, October 29, 1936, Image 1

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I SAW Ml Attractive f I That's- 1 ^ MURPHY I The Lead Vol. 1IL.?No. 13. Citizens P OFFICERS SEEK~ MAN ON CHARGE OF MURDER HERE Clifford Sisson is Soughl After Death of Charlie Nix Friday Members of the sheriff's depart ment of two counties were seeking diligently Wednesday night for Clif ford Sisson, about 20, of the lowe) end of the county, who was charge' this week with the murder of Charlie Nix. 20, of Culberson, following at affray Sunday night, Oct. 18. Nix was brought into the Petri' hospital the night of the allege fiEnt and remained there until hi died last Friday night. Sheriff Zack Ramsey said Tues day n:gnt that warrants of assault had been sworn out for the arresi of Sisson, but that he and deputy sheriff Foley Bell have been holding a murder warrant since the night oJ Nix's death, and that they had no only searched the lower end of th< county thoroughly for Sisson bu they had also employed the service! of Fannin county officers. Deputy sheriff Bell said Monday that according to witnesses' testi mony Nix was hit over the head witi a hickory pole about fivo feet long and about 3 inches in diameter whei he walked out of his home after hav Ing a "row" there with Sisson. Nix, Sisson and several otheri were in the house when the figh started, Bell credited witnesses witl saying, and Nix had threatened t( hit Sisson with an ax. Sisson ther left the house, the witnesses told th( deputy sheriff, and then when Nil walked out of the house, Sisson ii alleged to have hit him over the heat with the pole. Nix was taken to tho hospita where he was found to be suffer ing from a fractured skull. Mr. Bell said witnesses told hiir that the two men had been drinking wine. Mr. Bell said as soon as he learn ed of Nix's death he obtained a war rant for the arrest of Sisson on i murder charge but that when he went to look for him, Sisson had pre sumably gone over into Georgk where he occasionally resides. Mr. Bell said he had officers o: _r.il _ . . ? x.cner counties on Sisson's trail. "We are doing everything possibh to catch Sisson", sheriff Ramsey sai< Tuesday night. o Sen. Reynolds, Pou To Address Democrats Here The Democratic party's drive foi votes in Cherokee county will com* to a colorful climax Friday whei they stage 'a rally in the Murph; court house at 7 o'clock . Centra Standard time. Robert R. Reynolds, junior sena , tor of North Carolina, and Georg* Ross Pou, Democratic candidate foi I auditor of the state, will headlin* k the list of speakers. Candidates foi I county and state offices will be in 1 troduced and give short talks, A. W I Mclver, chairman of the executiv* I committee of the Democratic part] I of Cherokee county, who is in charg< I of the program has announced, fl The meeting is being extensivel] B advertised and a large crowd fron Cherokee and adjoining counties ii crpccted to be present at the meet B inc. h all day singing to be held There will be an all day singing H at Martin's Creek Baptist churcl H ?n Sunday, November 1. All singer; Harp cordially invited to come, ant ^ everybody bring their lunch. IPLE COUNTY, STAT] kt <Wr inp Weeklr Nncsp*per m Western Nr, Murpl repared To Scout To Broadcast Results Of Voting Following its policy of giving all the county news first to its 1 citizens, the Cherokee Scout has arranged to broadcast elections i results direct from the Scout building Tuesday night as soon as the returns are tiicd. Details are being completed to have representatives at every polling place in the county report to the Scout office as soon as the J total figures are made available, and they will be broadcast from i an upstairs window in the Scout 1 office over the Hcnn theater 2 sound system. 1 Elections officials will make this office their headquarters that evening, and as soon as the returns J are brought to them they will be > tabulated and announced over the microphone. The results from all five tickets I to be voted will be announced as ^ soon as the returns reach the office and they will be given in ' l_ * *_??1? ?* f r ^ vvmpicie idouiatea rorm in next ^ week's paper which will be off ^ the press Wednesday night. The citizens of Cherokee coun~ ty are cordially invited to be present at the Scout office about 7:30 o'clock when the results begin coming in, and they are asked ' to cooperate with the publishers in giving out the returns. 1 Special representatives will be > maintained at each of the coun1 ties 24 voting precincts to bring the returns in a. soon as they are computed. A corps of workers will be at t the Scout office to give out indi5 vidual poll returns on county, state > and national tickets, and total 1 calculations will be announced as - rapidly as the returns come in. i LOCAL VETS ARE ! PLANNING TO GO TO CELEBRATION : Andrews Legion Post To [ Be Host T o Three t Counties Nov. 11 1 Representatives of Murphy's American Legion post won't be lacking when veterans from three counties gather at Andrews Armistice day to : celebrate the "reign of peace of 1 1919". They may fight the war all over again, they may get together and confab on the ticklish and humorous situations that confronted them "over there , but their solemn respect for the occasion will be interspersed1 with a gala program that is being ! sponsored by their hosts?members of the Leslie Stillman post of the American legion at Andrews, r Nearly 300 veterans and members i of their families from Cherokee, i Clay and Graham counties are exf pected to be present, Bill Whitaker, 1 publicity chairman of the tri-county affair, anticipates. At least eleborate preparations j for that many people are being r made, and the Andrews merchants ; will shut down their stores for that r (Continued on back page this sec.) Season Opens For r 'Possums On Sunday Sunday will mark the opening of r the season for trapping opposum, I mink, raccoon, otter and muskrat, j and it will remain open until Feb. 15. While quail, rabbit and tnrkey hunters will have to wait until Nov. 20 to bag that game, those more adapt to risking their lives against ! old "Bruin's" began hunting bear on l October 20. Several bears have been 3 shot in the mountains sinco the seaI son opened, acording to reports reaching here. E AND NATIONAL ' fiwftfi irlfi Carofirut. (,m*nng u ? sirg- unti iy, N. C. Thursday, Oct. Go To Po PRESIDENTS j'P" 1 Roo.ffeVeit ~ *$*' ' ^ma&k v&j^HE I^Bim n.-imk WBmmsmMmmrn H^HB? t&V' IBMBSafl. *^Hfci|?^?gjjijp 1 London j r> Air f\iiTT w tw^rt KUi rnlLLIrS TALKS TO LIONS TUESDAY NIGHT Club To Observe Ladies Night At Its Next Meeting Seven members of the Murphy Lions club are planning to attend a regional-Ladies night meeting at Asheville Monday night. The invitation was extended club members by Roy Phillips, advertising director of the Asheville CitizenTimes and a member of the Asheville Lions club, who spoke to the Murphy club at their regular meeting in the Methodist church dining room Tuesday night. Mr. Phillips reported that Lions International was stressing the importance of regional and district meetings and asked the Murphy Lions to attend the first of series of such meetings in this section in his city Monday night. Those planning to attend from here are: Dr. E. E. Adams, Tom Case, Harve Elkins, Dr. R. W. Petrie, W. Arthur Barber, K. C. Wright and Sam Carr. In his address before the dub Mr. Phillips stressed the interest in blind work his club had taken. He said that one institution had been perfected for the employment of the (Continued on back page this sec.) riCKETS IN THIS IS! t w ft\ Jfairnttall* Kirti Ternrn-* in This $ 22, 1936 lis Here Oi IL NOMINEES SHbl n.! jggmm atvd Garner I ^vd ^ 1 ; Shooting Creek Man Is Buried I ! After Accident Funeral services were held Friday for Mr. James Clifton Ledford, 27-year-old Shooting Creek resident, who was injured about three weeks ago when a log fell on him. He died Monday morning after a 19-day illness. I Rites were held at 10 o'clock in j the morning at the Union Hill ! church with Peyton G. Ivie in charge of funeral arrangements. Relatives acted as flower girls and j pallbearers. Surviving are his wife, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Obie Ledford, and a brother, John. TV A Power Line Offices Are Moved The division of the TV A employed in running the power line from Rhymer's Ferry in Graham county to the Hiawassee darn site moved their offices to the Parker building in Murphy Tuesday. Work on this project has gone rapidly forward and construction was centrally shifted to the Hiawassee dam end of the line this week. O. A. Waldroup is the construction engineer in charge of the work I and William C. Hargrave is the office manager. SUE M 16 PAGES 1 ltm today 111 And 4 Pages of COMICS ?4 Colors f/ff* i $1.50 YEAR?5c COPY ti Tuesday party Issues well defined in campaign New Deal To Be Put To Strong Test Over Nation Next Week. ? BY SAM CARR This whirligig of pditk- has got everybody going and crazy. But it will all he over Wednesday. Bight now ems the woild could 1 : e coming to an end and still we'd hear John Smith being highly tootMi and masterfully directed into seme offi e which he s ands only a **."?. 1-5?T* chance o? getting. Around and 'round she goes and which '*50pcr cent ' comes out heie everybody thinks they know, hat they really don't. Perhaps in no . ampaign which has ever reached from the turrets of the capitol in Washington to John Farmer's Cherokee county corn patch has ever been quite so shaply defined. Last autumn about this time there was plenty of talk about "middleaisling". But a lot can happen in a year?and it has. No longer arc the people suggesting any indication of a zig-7.ag method of marking ballots. Now it's either "New Deal" or "No New Deal." There arc those, of course, who will seek to combine the best of the two. But leading political writers and close adherents see no such balancing of the one against the other as beir.g strongly prevalent in this coming election Tuesday. Parties Well Defined. The issues are clear cut. The Democrats are mincing no words in backing Roosevelt "to the limit" in their orgy for "New-Deal-out-of-thedepression" votes. And no Republican in the last ten months has so much as intimated that he would confer with Candidate Landon in easing the pain of a Republican victory that would send every New Deal issue down the chute of oblivion. Heretofore campaigns have been made up of platforms and plan)c9 that had their own purpose; but never in such sharp contrast as they are in this grand and glorious campaigning year of 11)36. This county which swings back and forth politically like the pendulum on a grandfather clock has seen some of the most able speakers on both sides of the political fence come into j its confines for the vote of the peo| pie. While state and district speakers | have confined their efforts to meetings and rallies in the two principal towns, no candidate has missed go ing integrally and vitally into every | settlement to carry his own camI paign and his party's. Checking up to see how the registration figures star.d, registrars just look at the inquirer with open mouths as if to say, "If there's one we've missed, we don't know who it is." (Continued from front page) Boomers Will Meet Hayesville Friday Friday afternoon the Boomers play another home game. They will meet the Hayesville high school team for the second time this year in an effort to add the fourteenth to a string of "unlucky 13" victories. Murphy defeated Hayesville 13 to 0 in their first game this year at the letter's grounds, and while the locals have displayed some brilliant football playing climaxed * by a 14 to 0 victory over Cuuiowhee'i "B" team, Hayesville has also picked up strength during the seat on and should make it a good tussle.

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