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Vol. IIL.?No. 14.
FOR NEW DEAL
Rooseveelt Garners 523
Electoral Votes Winning
President Roosevelt Wednesday
had piled up the biggest electoral
majority any candidate ever enjoyed
since the nation grew up.
The victory left just eight electoral
votes in the column of Alfred
31. Landon, the Republian candidate.
It further reduced the Republican
membership in Congress and took
one more governor's chair, at least,
from the party of l^andon and Lincoln.
So vast was his margin over Al-C
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it a clear mandate for Mr. Roosevelt
to continue his liberal policies; even
some of his bitterest opponents said
every real American must stand behind
Some reactions were immediately
visible. The stock market was thrown
into a buying whirl, with somo issues
advancing to a new five-year high
and only public utility stocks the object
of heavy selling.
Just two states, Maine and Vermont,
with a total of eight electoral
votes stood on the Landon side. New
Hampshire spent election night in
the Landon column, then climbed on
the Democratic banawagon.
In the end, the President seemed
certain of 523 electoral votes, Landon
8. It was the nearest approach
to unanimity in the electoral college
since James Monroe was re-elected
in 1820 with only a single vote
A correspondingly top-heavy majority
in House and Senate seemed
likely. The Democrats appeared to
be winning enough seats to give them
75 of the 96 in the Senate. House
returns were slower but with something
like two score of contests in
doubt, the Democrats appeared sure
of going beyond 300 seats. In the upsets,
they had taken two Republican
seats lor every one the Republicans
had gained from them. They had
308 members in the last House.
Not since William Howard Taft
went down in the snorting Bull
Moose rampage of 1912 had the fortunes
of the Republicans fallen to
so low a state. Even then, though
Taft got only the eight electoral
votes of Utah and Vermont, all of
the rest did not go to the Democrats.
Theodore Roosevelt got 88; Wilson
Draws About 1500
Approximately 1500 people
^aiaered outside the Cherokee
Scout office Tuesday night to listen
to precinct-by-precinct returns
of the county elections,
i Sana Carr and Oscar Hunt gate
1 the returns as they came in o?er
I a loud speaker system, and a radio
I was used to relay national returns.
I The Smoky Mountain Boomers
string band performed between
I returns announcements.
1 The Scout is deeply indebted to
I **eryone who cooperated so genI
eronsly in bringing in the tabula1
I Methodist Steward's Meeting
The first Steward's Meeting of
the current church year will be held
H st the Methodist Church Thursday
B night, Nov. 5, at 7:00. Every Steward
I J8 urKed to attend. Extensive plans
r the new years work will be made
B 8t this meeting. Mrs. Tom Mauney
B ? the Chairman of the Board.
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Scout One Day Late
Appearing This Week
For the first time in over two
years the Scout failed to be put |
in the post office on its schedule
time this week, subscribers receiving
it one day late.
This was due, however, to the [
publishers' efforts to bring the \
OFFICIAL county returns to its
readers as soon as they were tabu- j
All Committees Meet
Wednesday Night To
Plans for feting Leprior.aries and
veterans of three counties at Andrews
Nov. 11 have been completed
and the city is ready to entertain about
300 visitors that are expected
there on the occassion, Bill Whitaker,
chairman of the publicity committee
of the affair, has announced.
The all-day Armistice celebration
is beinfr sponsored by t\te Leslie Stillman
Post of the American Leirion at
Andrews. Legionaries and all veterans
and their families from Cherokee
Clay and Graham counties are invited
All business houses in Andrews
will close down for the event and the
town will be thrown open to its visitors.
Last week Mr. Whitaker announced
that Col. W. A. Fair of Lincolnton,
N. C., would deliver the main address
of the day following: a picnic lunch at
the Andrews gymnasium at 1:30 o'clock.
This is only one of the many interesting
events being planned by the
committees which are under the general
supervision of Kimsey Wyke.
Besides members of the local Legion
post, leading merchants and
citizens of Andrews will jon in welcoming
their guests for the day. A
warm reeption has been planned for
not only visiting Legionaries and
members of their families but also
Tor all World War veterans who will
The festivities will start at 10
o'clock with a parade. Besides the
veterans, two local CCC camps will
join in the march. Good music will
be furnished for the occasion, Mr.
Memorial services will be held at
the Andrews cemetery at 11 o'clock
with several local ministers officiating.
At 1:30 comes the picnic and at
2:30 there will be a football game
between the Andrews high school
Wildcats and a team that has not yet
been definitely scheduled. The game
will probably be with Bryson City.
Both round and square dances are
being sponsored that night at the
gymnasium. Mr. Wyke is in charge
of the arrangements.
"A hearty welome is assured all
who attend this event. We are making
preparations for the greatest occasion
of its kind ever held in this
end of the state and we assure everyone
a good time", Mr. Whitaker said.
"All veterans whether they are member?
of a Legion post or not are cordially
invited to be with us and celebrate
with us that day."
One of the largest sweet potatoes
seen this season was brought into the
Scout office last Saturday by Mr.
A .W. Hall, who lives at Tomotla.
The huge potato weighed about 3
and one-half pounds and Mr. Hall
said he had many more that large
on his farm.
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Left In His Bag
The body of Henry M. Smith, Jr.,
ape., 56, which remained in the undertaker
parlors of the Townson
Funeral home for four days while
Mr. W. D. Townson tried to locate
a claimant for it, was taken to Bu
Jan, ky., Monday nignr lor Dunal
from the home of Mrs. Smith Tuesday.
Mr. Smith had been visiting a
friend, Henry Bums, of the Tuskeegee
section of Graham county, and
after a hunting trip Friday he succumbed
of a heart attack.
Although Mr. Burns was acquaint
ed with Mr. Smith, he knew very
little about his personal affairs, and
called Mr. Townson to take care of
the body and give his advice.
Mr. Smith's only effects at the
time of his death was a small handbag
which contained a number of letters
and papers through which identification
Through an army discharge dated
1899 and several letters and newspaper
clippings it was determined
that members of Smith's family lived
in Durham. A contact with police
there put Mr. Townson in touch with
a married daughter of Mr. Smith,
and from there he learned Mrs.
Smith lived at Bulan.
The body was brought to the undertaking
establishment Friday and
conveyed to Bulan by Mr. Townson's
two sons, Wayne and -Clyde, Monday
Graham County Boy
Is Elected To Office
Cullowhee, Nov. 5.?Mr. Floyd
Millsaps of Cheoah. has been elected
treasurer of the Baptist Student
Union Counil at Western Carolina |
Teahers College, where he is a stu- ;
He is the son of Mrs. G. D. Farley, I
5ULATION ON BACK P
Potentially Rich Territory in This S
v. 5, 1936. $
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But Wet On Tuesday
Elections were hot in Murphy
alright?but they were just as orderly
as they were hot.
No break out or demonstration
of any kind was seen at the polls
in Murphy and no news of dis
turbance in the county precincts
Naturally it was not expected
that the election would go without
a little stimulant, and as a result i
local policemen reported the ar- |
rest of about 35 during the day |
on charges of plain drunk.
Murphy To Entertain
Tellico Plains Here
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! high school eleven face one of their !
stiff est opponents of the season.
They will entertain the Tellico Plains
Word comes to us that the Ter.nesseeans
are very strong this year
just as they always are. A little
sample of their work is a 21 to 0
trimming they put on Copperhiil
some time ago. And Copperhiil Is
the same team Murphy had a hard
time trouncing 14 to 6 here several
If there is anything in comparative
scores, a tough afternoon can be
anticipated for the Boomers. But
the locals have got a string of 14
straight victories they do not want
Walt Mauney Kills
Fine Deer Monday
Walt Mauney, Murphy druggist,
was fortunate in bagging a fine
buck deer during the first day of
the Pisgah National forest deer hunt
which began Monday.
Mr. Mauney and Lieutenant Fisher,
of the state highway patrol, won the
privilege of being the first to enter | !
on the hunt Monday morning. ]
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ONLY TWO GOP
Cherokee County Averages
200 Votes Democratic
Complete precinct-bv precinct
Tabulations on back page this section.
Cherokee county vte:- wcr.' t<? the
polis Tuesday and j roi. ;:? v ? d themselves
but Democ.ati. nt-vrth* !i ss.
With something ov? r 7> persons
voting LJenvocrats, were eieetecl to
all but two county offices and Democratic
contributions were made to
state and national nominees.
It was a complete turnover of two
years ago when the Republicans had
themselves elected to county offices
by about the same margins.
L. L. Mason, of Rrasstown, former
Democratic sheriff, was elected to
that post to succeed Z. C. Ramsey. A
majority of 86 votes were cast for
Harry P. Cooper, Murphy lawyer,
was elected as representative to the
next general assembly cn the Democratic
ticket with a majority of 244
votes over C. E. Hyde, Andrews attorney,
who was up for reelection on
the Republican ticket.
B. L. Padgett, a Democrat in of(Continued
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Juries Drawn For Criminal,
Harding to Preside
The regular November term of
Cherokee county Superior court for
the trial of criminal and civil cases
will begin Monday. Judge W. F.
Harding is slated to preside over the
two weeks' term which will see the
trial of several interesting cases.
The jury has been selected as
follows: First week?Fred Whitener,
v.'Uiucr?un; juiui viiHUM'it, i uiiH'rvon ;
John Davis, Grandview; N. F.. MoDonald,
Grandview; J. T. Hobson,
Andrews; Harley Carrinjrer, Murphy,
route 1; Hodden Howell. Murphy;
Bob Amnions, Andrews; Tom Gilbert,
Murphy; Bass Mostella, Andrews;
Felix Palmer, Murphy.
Tom Harris. Culberson; E. ('. Suit,
Suit; Bill Stiles, Jr., Suit; Walter
Cooke, Murphy; James Donley, Murphy;
Stanley Clayton, Murphy; Irvin
Hall, Murphy; J. P. Stiles, Murphy;
J. M. Ramsey, Murphy, route 3; Ben
Mintz, Marble; D. B. Roberts, Unaka;
Sam Green, Birch, and C. B. Odcll,
Murphy, route 3.
Second week?C. B. Lovinpood,
Murphy, route 3; C. L. Lunsford,
Murphy, route 1; Polly Gitthafcn,
Letitia; Ed Killiam, Murphy; Clevo
Almond, Andrews; Ivan Harris, Culberson;
D. M. Coker, Murphy; H.
A. Bettis, Tomotla; Will Hass, Grandview;
Alex Owenby, Murphy; Decatur
Stiles, Vest; Bob Roberts, Murphy.
Cleve Ledford, Murphy; W. R.
Dockery, Marble; Lum Walker, Letitia;
Pryor Hamby, Violet; Bob Kinp,
Murphy; A. J. Ramsey, Murphy; J.
H. Birchfield, Murphy; Jewel Martin,
Murphy, route 2; H. S. Sudderth.
Murphy, route 2; Clifford Dockery,
Topton; Jim Bryson, Marble: Leo
Kisselburg, Culberson, and Parker