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I first land in
I basin proper
i ? is purchased
I TVA Begins Buyin' Land
I Here Set at Apprais^
g Sale of the J. W. McMillan garage
situated opposite the L. & N. depot
I in Murphy last week marked the
first purchase of land in the Hia
wassce basin proper by the TVA.
1 I.. M. 1'arrish, land buyer for the
TVA. has arrived in Murphy to cora,
pletc all purchases at prices set by
appraisers who have been working
for the TVA for over a year.
To date, Mr. 1'an-ish states, that
land actually purchased by the TV A
: in the basin "hardly amounts to a
drop in the bucket", only those lands
being acquired necessary to current
Mr. Parrish pointed out that be
is designated to buy all lands to be
inundated by the waters backing up
front the dam when it is finished at
the price set by the appraisers and I
that he has no authority to pay more j
or less for the lands.
ii.. 1,1= r? .i I
; amount of land bought by the TV A
and the price that would be paid fjr
it. but, declared that all arrangements
S were being made with all landowners.
Following in part, a letter that lias
been sent out to all landowneds in
the basin explaining the TVA's purpost
and procedure of buying up the
land that will be flooded.
"The Board of Directors of the
Authority fully realizes that a nuniger
of citizens who live on the lands
which must be acquired to develop
this public project are being asked
(Continc- ^ on back page JThi? SecA
A t Brasstown
Thf Folk School feds deeply the
death of Glen Hampton, a former
stud-ut, faithful worker, and friends.
Until a few days before his death, he
was carrying on his work at the
school, with which he had been connected
since 1933. He died of
pneumonia r? ft
twenty-third birthday. The funeral
was at the Brasstown Baptist Church
on the 10th, with Rev. Columbus
Martin conducteding the service.
Glen's work at the Foil; School included
helping with the building -of
our machine shed, Hillhouse, horse
barn, and the new shop. He also did
a pood deal of planting of shrubs, arid
some work in the flower gardens.
His share in this beautification, as
well as the construction work, will be
through the years to come a lasting I
memorial of Glen Hampton. Besides
being a steady and dependable worker,
he was always very tiuthful and
reliable. The memories that he leaves
with us are all pleasant ones.
Glen was devoted to his family and
a great help to them. Our sympathy
is with his mother, father, six sisters,
and two brothers. The loss of such '
a M>n and brother is great, but we '
feel they can draw consolation from 1
the fineness, strength nnH hoontv 1
To End On Wednesday >
An end was anticipated Wednes- ;
day to the special session of the J
legislature called by Gov. J. C. B.
Ehringhaus two weeks to enact
Rocial security laws that North '
Carolina might be eligible to 1
* federal benefits.
Both houses were said to be In
favor for an unemployment Compensation
measure that was estimated
*ould save $2,500,000 in payrole
faxes in North Carolina.
Harry p. Cooper, Murphy attorney 1
and representative from Cherokee
bounty, -was present at the extraordinary
session, to aid in adopting
| tocial security laws that was a
Part of his platform in the recent
I Weekly Newspaper u> Wester* No
Reserve Officers Have
Meeting Monday Night
Lieutenant Colonel Fred H. Gallup,
of Charlotte, was the principal speaker
at the Reserve Officers association
at their regular ?emi-monthly
meeting in the Regal ho*el here Monday
As the subject for his talk he gave
a word picture of the onquests of
Ghengis Kyam during the thirteenth
WAGES OF TV A
Construction Men Get
From $1.37% To 45
Cents Per Hour
TV A wages at the Hiwassee dam j
site for building, bridge and highway
construction work range from
$1.37 l-*2 per hour to a minimum of !
4.1 cents per hour based on a 40-hour
per week schedule, according to an
announcement in the post office here.
The division of occupations into
classes of work shall give due and
adequate recognition to intelligence,
skill, training. experiei^e, and responsibility
required. The classification
of occupations into classes and grades
of work need not be bound by traditional
rules and customs. In accordance
with this schedule a minimum
rate for hourly employees engaged in
construction occupations listed herein
is 4.r>e per hour below which none of
the listed occupations will be classify.
Skilled labor classifications shall include
work requiring considerable
ttraining and or experience in performance
of the work, with a minimum
of supervision. Skilled work includes
that requiring the training and
experience of journeymen mechanics
who can perform all the more important.
operations of their trades without
special instruction or detailed supervision.
Skilled work involves the use
of complex tools and equipment, judgment
in the use of material, and accuracy
in performance of the work.
Intermediate labor classifications
shall include work calling for a limited
degree of skill and experience, sufficient
to enable the individual to
proceed efficiently with his duties
after a short breaking-in period, and
such otiier work as requires only a
moderate degree of training:, skill,
and responsibility. Such work may
require an ability to use simple hand
tools or operate power-driven tools, i
machines or equipment on repetitive
operation. These grades of work also
include apprentices and helpers to
the skilled occupations.
(Continued on back page. This Sec.)
To Seek WPA j
Funds For For'
Five men were appointed on a com- ?
rnittee here Wednesday morning to
seek WPA funds to rebulid Foi*t
Butler which is one o? the first steps
taken toward the staging of a centennial
exposition here some time next
George Ellis, president of the
Lions club, which is sponsoring the
movement, has appointed the following:
W. M. Fain, chairman, W. A.
Sherrill, Mayor J. B. Gray, Earnest
Hawkins and Col. Don Witherspoon.
Although Mr. Hawkins and Mr.
Witherspoon are not members of the
Hub they were selected because of
their interest in the movement. Both
were former members of the club.
Mr. Ellis also announced another
committee composed of A. W. Mclver,
?Jiairman, Walter Coleman and R. B.
Wooten, to start a movement to have
the streets in Murphy named and designated.
Mr. Edward Madden and Mr. Roy
Bachman went to Chattanooga Sunday
to meet Mrs. 0. E. Madden who
has been spending sometime in Lauro*
rth Carolina* Covering a Large and
r, N. C. Thurs., Dec. 17,
Is Honored By
By MILDRED HILL
The football boys of Murphy High
School were entertained in the gymnasum
Tuesday evening by Coach O.
W. Deaton. Games were played and
dancing was also enjoyed, l^ater in
the program an address was made
by Ifr. .Ed Adams.
At this time Mr. Deaton presented
I he school letters to members of the
football squad earning them this year.
Those boys who have received letters
in previous years are: Luck e tie,
Smith, Rowland, Woods, Leather
wood, O. Taylor, Mauney, Baraett,
Johnson, Hughes, and H. Elkins.
Those given letters this year are:
Cole, H. Taylor, Gross, Nichols, Newman,
Townson and Anderson. Wells,
loe Elkins, Queen and Ramsey received
Others getting letters were the
team's managers, Walter Zimmerman
and Biilie Bamett, and chiefcheer
leader, Elizabeth Gray.
.'.tier the presentation of these
emblems, refreshments were served
I uy, mi ?i11jHunt(i committee, Mary
I Willard Cooper, Juanita Vestal, Elizaj:
eth Gray and Mildred Hill.
Miss Lakn Elected
On WCNC Committee
Miss Muriel Lahn. attractive young
daughter of Mrs. IJIIian Lahn, of
Murphy, was a member of the freshman
program committee at the WoI
man's College of North Carolina at
Greensboro, that arranged the an,
nual traditional "Hanging of the
j Green" vesper service at the college
Sunday evening. Only seven freshmen
of th Whole class were honored
with a place on the committee.
Last week Miss Lahn was made a
! member of the Dikean society.
| Miss Blanche Richardson
Friends here are coreerned over
the condition of Miss Blanche Richardson,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.
A. Richardson, who is confined to
the Fort Sanders hospitaf in Knoxville
with a serious illness.
Miss Richardson was living in
Gadson, Ala., several weeks ago
when she became sick. She went to
j the Knoxville hospitalO where she un|
derwent an operation and now is under
the care of several phyiscians.
Mr. and Mrs. Richardson have
made several trips to Knoxville to
see her recently.
I "Hiwassee" Is Correct
Name For Local River
"Hiawassee" or "Hiwassee" that
was the question.
After two years of publication
we change, unimportant as it may
seem, all spelling of the name of
the muddy, little streams so glorified
by the TVA to "Hiwassee"
thus dropping one "a" from the
word and preventing rheumatism
in the left arm of the Linotype
The reason is two-fold:
First, the TVA refers to the
dam site on their maps and al! officials
Secondly, Col. E. B. Norvcll,
who is an accepted authority on
spelling of local community names,
says, 44 'Hiawassee' is not wrong,
but 'Hiwassee* is more generally .
accepted and preferable."
So t's "Hiwassee" from now on.
The Weather Vane
Date Max. Min. Maxi Min.
8 60 22 53 45
9 60 23 60 46
10 62 49 59 29
11 55 45 51 19
12 46 31 40 29
13 53 19 46 34
14 53 25 62 34
Since Dec. 1 6Jnce Jan. t
"? ?<? 2.45 inches 58.84 inches
? 99 in-hes 40.86 inches
Potentially Kick Terntory m This Si
1936. ~ ?j
Commissioners Appoint }
Willie Bates Janitor
Willie Bates, of .Murphy .was appointed
janitor of the Cherokee County
court house by the new board of
jounty commissioners this week, I*.
C. Hyatt, county accountant, said
Mr. Bates succeeds H. M. Ware, ol
Persimmon Creek, who has held the
position for the past two years.
OF COURT WILL
Judge Phillips to Preside
Over Civil Term;
i ne regular January term 01 t_nerokee
County Superior court will convent*
in Murphy Monday morning.
Jan. IS. for a two week'? session.
Judge F. Donald Phillips, of Rockingham.
who has never been on the
bench here before will preside ove:
the term whkh will hear civil cases
only. J. S. Keener deputy clerk <>i
the court, said a heavy docket will
face the bench and jury when it convenes.
The following have been selected
as jurymen: Fir t week ? William An
t erson. Jr., Culberson; Van Mostclla.
.Andrews; J. K. Bryant, Culberson,
J. A. Bristol, Andrews; Tom Hughes
Murphy, Route 2; John White, Ptstell;
D. G. Jones, Culberson; Scott
Odell, Grandview; W. L. Newman,
Culberson; D. A. Breedlove, Murphy,
Rt. 1; II. E. Stalcup, Murphy, Rt. 2.
Bob Gibson, Birch; Frank Hampi
ton, Murphy; Earnest Palmer, Marble;
Ray Martin, Ogreefa; Sam Bell, Andrews;
Lon Raper, Vests; J. N. Bell,
Culberson; Brack Derreberry, An
drews; A. J. Hass, Grandview; J. B.
Parker, Marble; L. F. Chatman, Suit;
Elisha Beaver, Suit; Benton Mason,
Second Week?Will Graham, Letitia;
B. E. Mason, Suit; W. W. Kiilian,
Murphy; J. H. McClure, Mur
thy; Guy Suit, Postell; George Lovingood,
Grandview; Jim Rose, Unaka;
D. B. Wright, Topton; L. C. Lunsi
lord, Marble; Fred Carroll, Murphy.
Rt. 3; Sam Hughes, Murphy, Rt. 2;
Grey Biyson, Andrews; W. W. Hyde,
Algert Morris, Murphy, Rt. 2; W.
C. Walker, Letitia; Noland Wells
: Murphy; R. L.
11 Frai k Silvey, Culberson; J. E. Lovinl^ood.
Murphy, Ri. 2; Columbus Moss
Murphv, Rt. 2; Gar Let' Rich, Culberson,
Rt. 2; Will Owenby, Murphy;
C. R. Woods, Andrews; W. C. Everett,
Dogs Are Shot
Ninety Day Ban
Sti k-t enforcement of lhc dop!
quarantine law during: the past week
here as the result of the shooting of j
a mad dog in the city's limits last }
Tuesday by Policeman Neil Sneed has <
brought about the shooting of three e
unclaimed dogs and the finding of j
another believed to have been mad.
A number of local citizens are tak- T
ing treatment to ward off any possible
chance of rabies.
Policeman Fred Johnson and Sneed i
refused a reward this week after ?
finding one dog dead near Shield's
Filling Station. Two stray dogs were
shot by the officers Tuesday and one
Monday when their owners could not
I A telegram was received here la^t.
I Wednesday from the State LaboraI
tory of Hygiene at Raleigh stating
| that the dog that Mr. Sneed shot was
i found to be mad.
I Mr. Frank Ellis was in Maryville
Monday on business. j.
Mr. and Mrs. I.. L. Mason ar.d sons
and daughter, Mrs. G. P. Robinson
and her husband have taken up residence
M 20 PAGES
LjM JM And 4 Pages
:i.50 YEAK?be COPY
WORK IS BEGUN
ON TYPICAL TVA
TOWN NEAR HERE
Nine Dormitories and 45
Houses to Accomodate
Over 1000 People
Construction h?s bo pun or a modern
TVA village in Cherokee county.
Once a typical Western North
Carolina mountain side that suggested
the primeval forest of oh; ? . its
japped rocks, thick undergr<wt n?l
towering trees it is corttas ingly
heinp converted in o t'n? ..ml
ern of iuw r?.
Forces connected with the co * i ;? -
vivii aiiu uiaiiikiriiaiivt* ?i ? iv -T" <; f IDC
TV A have almost complex. :h. lirst
two of nine dormitories tv> tuilt
by the Authority at 4he .-.\c ? ti?? inewest
Just* how tl.? TVA i i< mi <1
settlement with (.w... ot.ses,
lighted streets and k.: m < otiveniences
on that stc f iaiw
slope over looking m t > . t ? .-.os:
beautiful -cc.ions ? " s? i
river can well be i< ft r the _ ??>eers,
for tht ncke;: ?. ?. .? ?;>'
peiceive how such a ft at . ? accomplished.
Mountain Side is Cleared
One of the TVA's fi'*: <. ,c. tivev
at the dam site whi h w; vi\u all;
introduce the authority's p^i-i p?l
icy into North Carofj ia, wa> t? lea.
the towering: slope t* bru>r. anil
smaller trees. Now tl? nibi-.g eS
the village looms as ;h? pi
mary preliminary steps i templet
ing the huge project t i.. - opi'ted
to bring unpreee*' * n.* . benefits
to this section of the y.
(Continued on back page. This Sec.)
County Board '
On Health Unil
The ("herok ? t t-. n: E -ai d of
Com mis ionei- < ted to d ecide
ai thei I!- . ai m< ting
on Monday, Jan. * ther not
Murplr will hi.vt ; c ty board of
health in coopTt.r . v f, s-jatt.
the Federal ro < ..nil the
Tenni s . Valley Au; ?ri:y.
The commi.-siono. ; Cherokee
County Board of Heaitn. I>r. .T. N.
Hill, county physician; V.r. A 1>.
-Martin, superintendent of the schools
of Cherokee county, D. H. Tillitt,
Andrews attorney and new county
attorney, and others heard a strong
plea from Dr. Car) P. Reynolds, secretary
of the North Carolina Board
of Health, at Raleigh, and Dr. E. 1
Bishop, director of health <f th*
TV A, make a strong plea at the courj
house Monday for such a health unit.
Although the board appeared favorably
impressed, action to appropriate
their share of funds was deferred
until the next reguh.. meeting.
Necessary funds 3*ould be distributed
as follows: Cherokee county,
?2500 and offices ir. court h.nsr for
headquarters; the state, $300( , the
jovernment, $8000. artd the TV A,
?2500, according to B. L. Padgett,
secretary of the eounty board of
The funds, if appropirated. would
nain^ain a staff of med al doctors,
i dentist and a nurse.
F. W. Franklin SeFs
Willys Cars Locally
The line of new Willys cars, cal)d
the Surprise car of the year",
nd new Rco trucks will begin sale
locally this week by the Franklin
Motor company, of which .) W.
Franklin is proprietor, here.
Mr. Franklin has been selling used
cars on his lot between the Parker
building and the Lay 5 and 10
cent store, but has auded the new
ne of cars and trucks recently.
The new "Willys, Mr. Franklin
says, sells lower" than any other car
here and get 3,5 miles to* the gallon
of gasoline. He will have them on
display this weok-end.