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BY SIX NOTABLES
Group From New York
And Chicago Loud In
Praises After Tour
M-jrp*? 45 a sportsman's para
? , . and could be made one ol the
most popular tourist centers in the
South. All that is needed is to make
?tit town as attractive as its sur
i oundings. "
This was the unanimous opinion
ol a distinguished group of nation
i.ly known visitors who came here
< n an inspection tour last Sunday.
The party included Mr. Ira Hand.
Mcretary of the National Associa
tion of Engine and Boat Manufac
turers. Inc.. of New York; Mr. Char
les F. Chapman, editor of '.Motor
Boating,'' New York. Mr. James Mul
joy. secretary of the National Out
board Association, of Chicago: Mr
R D. Hudgeon. information direct
or of the National Association of
Engine and Boat Manufacturers
Ir.c, and Messers Roberson and
Arrant, high officials of the TVA at
Editor Chapman said he planned
writing a story about this section
:ot his magazine. He ssked President
Joe Ray of the Murphy Chamber ol
'."ommerce to send him photographs
o! the lake and the mountain scenerj
to illustrate the article, which will
fct c.rculated all over the nation.
The party was met at the obser
vation house by Ray, former Mayor
Gray the Board of Directors of the
Chamber of Commerce, and a num
ber of motor boat owners. Sunday
morning. P. J. Henn and Ed Moore
Continued on back page
Jim Franklin's Brother
Killed in Auto Crash
Jim" Franklin, Murphy automo
bile dealer was summoned to Pranks,
N C. on Tuesday by the sudden death
ol his brother, Milican F. Franklin.
The brother, a merchant was killed^
in an automobile accident on Lin
ville Mountain, near Franks, last
Jim" went to attend the funeral
which was held Tuesday, and re
turned to Murphy Wednesday night.
His dead brother, who was 36 years
o:d is survived by a widow and a
91 Children Undergo
Operations for Tonsils
Tnere are a lot of sore throats in
Andrews and vicinity this week, al '
belonging to school children. The
?'tason is that more than a score of
them went to Murphy last week and
iiad their tonsils removed at the an
nual school clinic. A total of 91 child
ten underwent the operation.
Tha operations were performed at
minimum cost by Dr. Taylor. Mur
Phy specialist. Anaesthetics were ad
ministered by County health officer
Whichard. assisted by Dr. Harry Mil
Here Are The Rules
Of New Registration
For Draft, on July 1
Every man sn Cherokee County
who has attained the 21st birth- i
! (lay sine* October 16. 1940 must re
j gister lor the draft, in Murphy, on
July 1. The Draft office will be open
from 7 o'clock a. m. until 9 p. m
Aliens, as well as American citi- '
zens, who become 21 years of age 1
before midnight July 1. 1941. must i
Special arrangements will be made
to register men who cannot appear
before the board because of illnes.*
or incapacity. Men in assylums. Jails,
or pentitentiaries, will be registered
by the warden on the day they leave
Men away from home may appeav
before the nearest board.
Men required to register, and who
fail to do so are liable to imprison
ment for not more than five years
or a fine of not more than $10,000
00 or both.
N. C. Cost of Living
Jumps 6 to 143 P. C.
Housewives of North Carolina are
now paying from 6 to 143 per cent
more for seasonal meats, fruits and ,
vegetables compared with pi-ices '
prior to the outbreak of hostilities
in September. 1939. according to A.
B. Harless. marketing specialist of
the State Department of Agriculture.
Enlarged consumer purchasing
power, low production yields as a re
sult of the drought, plus Govern
ment finiancial support of certain
commodities are responsible.
Harless explained that "while j
June prices are not exactly repre- 1
sentative of market conditions for :
farm commodities compared with |
September, the upward price trend ;
is definitely established."
The percentage increase in retail j
prices in early June compared with ]
early September, 1939 prices follows: 1
Pish: (Retail! porgies, 12', &; sti
ckled trout. 43: croakers. 6: Spanish !
Mackerel. 38. !
Hogs: (Prices to fanner) Rocky ,
Mount, 39: Richmond. 38: Batlimore. ;
37: Chicago, 40.
Butter: 92 score. 42.
Cattle: < Prices to farmer) Choicc
steers, 21: cows, all weights. 20: vea
lears. all weights. 6: bulls, all weights
Spring lamb: i Prices to farmer)
Good and choice, 25.
Fruits and Vegetables: (Retail)
Apples, 18; beans. 15: sweet pota- j
toes. 12: peppers. 106: spinach. 30: j
tomatoes, 143: corn, per doz. 51.
Old Pork: (Retail) Bacon slabs. 12:
backs. 14: bellies. 22.
DR. TAYLOR MOVES OFFICE
Dr. Prank V. Taylor, long of the
Staff at Petrie hospital, has moved
his office to his residence, on Peach
tiee street, pending completion of his
new office building
Dr. Taylor plans to engage in pri- I
vate practice. The new building will j
be ready for occupancy in about a i
Bass "So Big It Plumb Drug The Ground"
Landed By Shorty Holder (So He Says)
"Shorty" Holder? the odds are two
'o one you don't know his real first
name ? is thinking of giving up
Plumbing and going into the fishing
business. Shorty says, and Porter
Axley backs him up, that he caught
the biggest bass ever taken In these
Parts, last Saturday.
Shorty adds that he even hooked
a bigger one. so huge that it "burned
the reel up." and so heavy that It
finally -bent the hook straight."
This one. alas, got away ? but the
cast *as not wasted. Shorty says
he had three hooks on his line, and
as was reeling in. he snared an eight
Besides the carp, Shorty came
back to Henn's pier with five t?ss.
each welshing well over a pound
and the alleged record bass. Describ
ing the latter, he says: "it was so
long that when I took it off the hook
it just plumb drug the ground."
It should be remembered, however,
that Shorty has to put on high heeled
shoes to measure four feet.
PROJECT TO BE
FINISHED IN JULY
Speed Limit of 20 MPH
Ordered, With Fines
Declaring that spe<d:ng cars and
trucKs nave L-een causing serious
delay in completion of the work on
the highway to Topton. Road Com
missioner FYrebee has invoked a long
standing, but frequently ignored law,
and has established a speed limit
over the p. oject o! 20 miles an hour.
I Mr. Feretoee warned that the speed
limit is not merely a gesture, but
will be strictly enforced. All violat
ors will be arrested, or given tickets,
and will be prosecuted. By enforcing
this law. Mr. Ferebee said, it is pro
bable that work on the highway will
be completed sometimt- ntxt month.
The speed limit w~.ll not apply to
the entire stretch, but only to those
portions where fast travel undoes
work recently finished. Motorists will
be warned by highway employees,
equipped with red flags, where to
?low riown, and other employees will
tell them where they may safely re
sume normal cruising speed.
It will be both wise, and econo
! mical to obey the "slow down" warn
ing. because the man who gives to
| you will be backed up by an office:
who will be on duty for that specific
purpose. If a driver goes over the road
at extremely high speed, he will be
chased, and if caught, taken to jail.
Even if he exceeds the speed limit
i by only a few miles, he will be stop
| ped and given a ticket which is al
most certain to result in a fine and
' payment of the costs.
" If one law officer isn't enough,
we will put more there" Commission
er Ferebee declared. ' Speeding no:
only delays the work, and is dange
ious, but it also is costly to tne tax
payers. A speeding car will scatter
ireshly laid stone until it has to be
placed all over again.
Offers To Resume
Work At Fontana
The Fontana Dam is likely to be
built after all.
Contrary to general expe^ations,
it may be built by the Aluminum
Company of America, which started i
the project. The only provision ask- ;
ed is that the U. b Treasury meet
part of the cost.
Work was abandoned when the
Government demanded tlvt the
company take out a federal license,
which would allow .he Federal au
thorities to "recapture" ;he project
after 50 years. Now the Company
An Associated Press dispatch
from Washington states that I. W.
Wilson, production vie? president of
the Aluminum Company told the
Senate Defense Investigation Com
mittee that his corporation would
take out the Federal license and com
plete the vast project if the Govern
ment would help in the financing.
Should this plan be rejected. W:l
son said, the company was willing to
sell its holdings to the TVA.
Both plans have been taken under
sdnsement. Construction of the Fon
tana Dam has already been urged
by the OPM as essential for defense
Similar recommendations also have
been made by TVA officials.
The June term of Superior court,
in civil session, adjourned here Tues
day afternoon. Clerk John Donley
stated that jurors for the seconk
week need not appear.
For Dogs Announced
By Health Department
A new schedule fo: vaccination
.or dogs lsas Just been announced
by the County Health department.
I appl.es to all animals that have
not b> en \ accinated this year. Place.1.,
d. us and hours follow .
Saturday. June 21, Peaclitree
Willie Ledford's Store. 9 a m : WU1
Button's Store. 10 a. m : Uppei
Peachtree Church. 11:30 a m . Frank
Abernathy's Store. 1pm.
j Monday. June 23: Folk School. 91
| a. m : Hayes Buchanan's home. 10
a. m.! Martin's Creek School, 11 a
' m : Orady Davidson's Mill. 12 noon
Tuesday. June 24. Grape Creek:
Fred Carroll's Store. 9 a. m.; Ogretta
Church, 10 a. m ; Unaka Post Ollice
11:30 a. m.: Tildon Dockery's Store.
1 p m.
14th Call of Draft
Will Send 11 More
To Camp June 26
Close on the heels of olfiria! an- j
nouncement that all draft legist- ]
lants who have reached their i!8th j
birthday will be Riven deferment. )
regardless, come.s news of the four- ,
teenth draft call. wh:ch will send
eleven more Cherokee County men |
to Port Bragg.
Tile group will leave Murphy by
bus at 7 o'clock a m next Thursday.
Also this call will mark the first
time, since the draft began, that the
County will send a drafted man. This
one is John Emmett White, of An
drews. Although White is not a
volunteer, his departure will nov mar
the perfect record established by this
section for sending only volunteers.
A resident of Andrews, he was work
in Baltimore when he registered. H; j
was drafted there, but in the mean- .
time he had returned to his home
The draft call therefore was auto
mat.cally transferred to Cherokee
County. He will go with the local
contingent, but will be listed m the
Army as coming from the Maryland
j The County call was for oniy ten
] men, and White goes as an "extra."
The other ten all are volunteers, and
according to Wayne Walker, Secre
tary of the Draft Board, his list of
volunteers, growing daily, is l:.ng
enough to supply severa'. lOditional
calls unless the number of men
needed is greater than is expected.
Of the volunteers who will answer
this fourteenth call, only one other,
besides White is from Andrews. The
other is Lester White.
Marble will send four men. Murphy
and vicinity will send four more, and
Ranger will send one. The complete
Granl Kobinson, Murphy.
Ranee Venson Huskins, Marble.
Ira Sweapson Earwnod. Murphv,
William George Johnson. Ranger
William Allen Wise. Murphy.
Carl King. Marble.
Tnmmie King, Marble.
Glen I.unsford, Marble.
(Continued on Bark Page)
TOWNS TO I NITE
IS WAR AGAINST
RAIL ISOLATION .
? ? - ?
Southern Again Seek*
To Take off Murphy
- ? ? a*
Communities of the mountain sec
tion. from Syiva on. arc coinbinuig
in an angry unit to fight a new pro
posal by the Southern railway to
discontinue passenger, mail and ex
press train service from Asheville.
The Murphy Chamber of Commerce
and the Rotary club of Andrews arc
leading the battle.
More than 30 protests already have
t en written and wired from Mur
phy to the Utilities Board, in Ra
!' :gh Many iia\e been sent from
?ndrev < bu.'iness men, and the May
or.- of both town* will make formal
i>f.':r.al pro: en Mayo: ? of all the
other towns aie expected to follow
<u.: .is well the Commissioners
ie several counties.
Discontinuance of the train .service
would mean that railway express"
would come by freight Mail would
probably would have to come by
"Star" route. This section already
has had a taste of such services
when trains were slopped because of
&n alleged coal shortage, due to the
mine strike It was NOT satisfactory;
not even adequate.
Brief notices telling of the appli
cation to discontinue train service
were posted at railway stations along
the route affected, the notices were
dated June 13. and stated merely
that " application will be made to the
North Carolina Utilities Commission
for consent and approval for the dis
continuance of passenger trains Nos.
17 and 18 between Asheville and
Murphy. N. C." No reason was given.
Seen in Asheville. Supt. J. T. Moon
Continued on back page
Vacation Bible School
Plans Daily Sessions
Starting On Monday
The annual Daily Vacation Bible
school will open al the Methodist
church Monday morning. June 23.
and will continue through July 3rd.
Rev. C. B. Newton, pastor, has an
The .school will be conducted lor
children from the ages of 4 to 16. in
clusive. with uepavatp course:: for
each department. The courses to be
offered are as follows:
Beginners ? "Happy Times in our
Church:" Primary? "Child Life in
Bible Times;" Junior ? "Discovering
Lands of the Bible:" Intermediate
"Oh. Come Let Us Worship."
Is Called by Baptists
A special conference of all the
members of First Bapt ist church of
Murphy will be held at the church
Sunday morning at 10 o'clock.
Several important matters are to
come before the conference includ
ing ptobable choice of a new pastor.
Rev. J. C Ammons resigned as past
or on April 1st due to ill health.
Cat, Trap and Cheese Form An Axis;
First Two Get Mouse:-Cat Gets 'em AH
A blitz force consis<;ng of otic cat.
one mouse trap and a piece of cheese
worked just like Hitler down at the
Murphy Hardware store Tuesday.
H. A. Msrttox. had set a small trap
ifi hope of catching a couple of mice
recently seen prowling around. Also
the otore cat was on the prowl seek
ing a mouse.
Tuesday morning about eleven
o'clock one of the mice spotted the
nice piece of cheese on the trap
and at precisely the same moment.
the cat spotted the mouse.
While the moure stalked the bait.,
the eirt stalked the mouse.
Suddenly the mouse pounced on
the cheese? and just as suddenly
the cat pounced on the mouse. Cat
and trap worked together, the trap
taking the head and the cat seizins
Then old brother cat just picked
up mouse trap and all and walked