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VOL. 53 ? No. 29
MIRPHY. NORTH CAROLINA
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8. 1M2
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COUNTY TO HAVE I
HORSE AND MULE
Vererinarian Will Visit
Five Communities To
For the first time to its history, |
Cherokee County will hare a scries
of horse and mule clinics nex- week
Pivc clinics will be held, in as many
localities, uii on Thursday. Feb. 19
There are 100 animals here of woik- !
County Farm Agent Quay Ketner. ;
T ho arranged for the clinics. ;iad j
hoped to have them over two days. [
in order that more localities might '
be visited. This was impossible how
ever, an dso they have been eliminat
ed to five places from which sp.,ci?i
requests for veterinary aid have been
Clinics will be held at J. E. B cwn's
farm. Andrews from 8 to 10 o'clock,
and at. Ahmmthy> !!! -K1~
from 10 to 12:30. In the afternoon
the veterinarian will be at the Mar
tin's Creek school from one until
three o'clock, and at John Shields'
Farm, in the Culberson section, from
thhree until five o'clock. The hours
are all "war time".
Dr. M. M. Leonard, a specialist on
worms, bots. and teeth w?i h? in
charge. He will examine without
charge, every horse or mule brought
to him, and will give free advice on
remedies and care. If the animal is
O. K. the owner will be told how to
keep it that way. If something is
wrong, the owner can have free in
struction as to how to admlnUM-7
home treatment, or Dr. Leonard will
give treatment, for a small fee. made
to cover expenses. For instance, one
to ten animals may be treated for
round worms for fl per head. For
11 to 20 animals the rate will be 75
cents per head, and from 21 animals
tip, the charge will be only 60 cents
Bots will be treated at a flat rate
at 35 cents per head. Floating teeth
?will be filed for (1 per head, and
other dental work done at rates to be
agreed upon by Dr Leonard and the
County Agent Ketner stressed the
fact that no owner will be obligated,
in any way, to buy treatment.
If <a farmer thinks his animals will
need treatment, food should be with
held for at least 18 hours before the
"The object is to have our lorses
and mules in tip-top shape" Ke ner
explained. "The shortage of tires is
going to make the animals invaluable
to farmers this year ? and perhaps
for several years to come. I hope
that every owner will bring his hor?es
and mules, and get this free exami
Similar clinics have been, or -will
be held in every county In the State
Continued on tack Face
Red Cross Fund Now
Totals $12,700, With
More Yet To Come
The War Emergency Fund donateti
by residents of Murphy and the low
er end of the County In the rccent
Fled Cross Drive continues to grow
With an original quota of only II.
000, Drive Chairman Joe Ray report -
<d last week, that his fin'.- corps of
workers had collected $11. 500 This
set a national record.
As the Scout goes to press this to
tal has increased to $1 2.700. and still
has farther to go! Donations from
sevrrai workers including some school
teachers have not yet been turned In.
Cluirman Ray now believes the
final amount collected will be at
; least $13,000. He asks all workers
j who have not yet turned in their
1 collections to try, hard, to do so riur
I ing the coming week
Thanks to the efforts of Ed B?r
? nett. County Supervisor of the w~A.
' every one of his workmen In this sec
| tion of Cherokee contributed a full
day's pay. Mr. Baxnett turned in his
'? collections Thursday. They totaled
! 3314 IS
Chamber To Study
County Wide Lines
A Chamber of Commerce oanquet
1& being planned for the latter part
of this month, and afterwards there
will be a discussion of whether or not
to expand into a county-wide organ
ization. Neither the place nor the
time of the feast) has yet been deter
Such a plan was suggested when
the Chamber was first organized.
More than 600 men and women from
all over the county attended an or
ganization meeting, only to go home
rather angry at the reception they
Many members of the Chamber
now believe that the County-wide or
ganization is the best possible solu
tion to the future development of this
section. Residents of Cherokee
County are akin, they point out.
some by ties of blood, and all by ties
of common interest. What helps one
part of the county must, necessarily
help all. Finally, it is pointed out
that, real strength is to be found in
union, ? and in union only!
If the County-wide plan goes '
through, efforts will be made to en- !
iist the aid of Andrews, Marb'.e, and
all other communities. Headqiiar- j
ters may be located wherever the ,
(Continued on back pace)
SQUARE DANCE AT DAM
An old fashioned square dance will ,
be given in Hiwasse Dam gym on j
Saturday evening, Feb. 21. at 0 j
o'clock. Admission will be 75 cents i
a couple and the proceeds will be '
used to buy supplies for ?!he school j
Supply of Farm Help Available in State
To be Listed, Beginning 1st of Marcb
a cooperative I arm labor survey
"to be used in vital national defense
planning" will be conducted begin
ning March 1 by the Federal-State
Crop Reporting Service u the super
An allocation of $30,000 by the
United States Department of Agri
culture will be used to make the sur
vey in North Carolina's one of two
States In the Nation selected to con
duct a farm labor enumeration pro
gram. Indiana has been designated
as the other State to make the sur
"The present emergency and drain
en Harm labor by defense forces
?Mfeaa It imperative that agricultural
a?nalija and haulers be Informed as
to the avaOabHty ot farm workers,"
dukar said. "Information gathered
be slss In ~>iimii?wng de
fine ml m wfth the labor needs
said, 'will win the war and write the |
J. J. Morgan, statistician of the j
Department, viewed the selection of '
North Carolina as one of the two '
states to conduct the survey as "a j
distinct resognltkm of the State's
achievements In agricultural statistic
work.' North Carolina, through Its j
State Department of Agriculture, is
the only Southern State making an j
annual farm census survey and the j
Federal-State Crop Reporting Ser- j
vice of the Department ranks No. 3
in the Nation. I
More than 30,000 farmers win be j
contacted through the mails and by
workers in connection with the sur- J
Other agencies cooperating In the j
survey win include the Agricultural
Adjustment Administration and the !
Statistics laboratory at State Col- i
far Su-mm nhen tM?U. It tM beeniegv.
BIG DRAFT GROUP
TO ENTER ARMY
Censors Forbid Listing
Of Names, Homes, Or
I heir Destinations
One of the largest groups of draft
ees. yet to be sent from Cherokee
County lett for "a camp" Tuesday
mominc They left Murphy, by bus
New censorship rules forbid statins
the exact number, the names of tho
men. or their destination, but it may
be toid that most of the nc .v sol
diers are from Andrews and Marble.
However, practically every lor \lit:? in
the county was represented.
Prom now on. it is piobabk- U\al
r roups of draftees will be lcavlnc
?i'uii increasing frequency, and it is
not unlikely that summer will find
every man in uniform, except those
physically unfit, or deferred because
A group of considerable size left
Murphy for Asheville Monday morn
ing. to take physical examinations.
The trip was made under the new
system, which does away with the
necessity of sending men to camp
before being finally accepted or re
jected. The men returned to their
home Monday night, but those
who passed the physical examlna
. tion Monday are practically in the
1 army. They will be sent to camp with
next group. No call for their service
1 has yet been received . and even when
It comes. It will not be publicly an
| nounced. Every man. however, will
l be notified Individually, by mall.
(Continaed on back page)
George Abbott, 79,
Claimed by Death;
Rites Held Tuesday
George Edward Abbott, widely
known throughout all this section,
died a* a local hospital last Monday,
and was burled Tuesday In the o'd
Methodist cemetery. Nephews were
pall bearers and the honorary escort
was composed of old friends and fel
low members of his Bible class.
Ivio Funeral Home was in charge.
He died just ten days before his
80th birthday, after being in failing
health for a long time, A bachelor,
he made his home with Henry Hyatt
one of his nephews.
Mr. Abbott was related to some
of the most prominent families in
Western North Carolina. One of his
sisters, Belle, now dead, married E.
A. Davidson, former Murphy bank
er. Another. Lou, also deceased, was
the wife of R. A. Herbert, of Hayes
ville, who built the Murphy branch
of the L. and N. railroad. A third
sister, sister, also dead, married the
late Jim Vaughn, once one of the
leading merchants of Murphy.
Two sisters survive: Mrs. R. H.
Hyatt and Mrs. Anne J. Chandler,
both of Murphy.
Nephews and nieces who survive
are: Paul and Henry Hyatt, of Mur
phy: Ed and Prank Herbert, of An
drews: Mrs. Martha Candler Lee, of
Muiphy: Mrs. C. A. Brown, of An
drews: Mrs. Ida Belle McClammer?,
of West Asheville; and the Mrs. Es
tella and Anne Penland. who married
brothers, of Hayesvllle.
The active pall bearers were Henry
and Paul Hyatt, Ed and Frank Her
bert and Arthur Penland and Dale
Lee. The last named two are neph
ews by marriage.
Death Takes Baby Girl
Of Carl Cunninghams
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Cunningham, of
the Belleview section. ?ro grief
stricken over the loss of their Infant
daughter, Iva Lee. Hie baby, only
14 days oia. fiied Saturday, and was
buried Sunday, after funeral aerrloess
conducted at the home.
' John C. Herbert Dead ;
Twice State Senator,
And Wedded 67 Years
Jolm C Herbert, former R."p;esen
' tativc und State Senator, and for 40
\t-ars a U. S Commissioner iu Clay
County, died In a Murphy hospital
Wednesday aged 84 years He was
I Thursday from the Havesvllle
Baptist church, with Prof. Adam^. of
Young Harris College, a close friend,
delivering the funeral oration. Town
on Funei al Home was in charge of
The married Ufc cf Mr. Ilerbs.i
' probably sets a record. Back in 1875
j Iif married Miss Octave Tayljr. of
j Hendersonville, N. C.. and th two
; iived together for 67 years The
i widow, just 17 days younger than hei
' husband, survives.
Mr Herbert was sent to the House
cf Delegates three times, anl served
; two terms in the State Senite. He
was a Mason of more than SO years
standing, and was buried with full
He is survived by three sons: Dr.
j Fred Herbert, of Andrews, and Tom
| and Frank, of HayesvlUe.
W. R. Hughes Killed
By Dynamite Blast
;!n Oregon Gold Mine
Killed by the premature explosion
of dynamite as he worked in a gold
mine near Diston. Oregon, the bi.dy
of 29 year old William Radfcrd
Hughes was brought home for burial
last week Services were held at the
Martins Creek Baptist church with
Rev. Will Hedden officiating.
Young Mr. Hughes, the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Ast er Hughes, was born
and reared In the Martin's creek sec
tion. He went to Oregon about a
year ago. alter working for the TVA.
and hU wife an dfive small children
joined him last summer. His wife,
who survives, Is the former Lola Sex
According to a sister of the victim,
! he and a fellow worker were blasting
! and one of t-i > charges was defective.
! The explosion killed him instantly,
! and his fellow worker died next day.
1 In addition to his widow and chil
| aren, the deceased is survived by ms 1
i father, six brothers and 3lx sisters. ]
j The latter are: Mrs. Hazel Derre- j
'berry, of Andrews and Mrs. Ruth
Owneby, Mrs. Josephine Williams '
and the Misses Edna, Louise and j
Christine Hughes, all of Martln5s
The brothers are: Emory, a sol
dier. stationed at Ft. Benning: and
Harford Walter, Clay, Otis and Wil
liam, all living at the old home.
Government economists predict
that the labor situation will be much
more acute this year, and that farm
ers will have to pay higher wages to
those helpers they can get.
BOARD WILL ASK
FOR INCREASE IN
Figures Show Present
rv ? . I *T?1 S2eWv"
yuuid L.C85 i nan r>U /(>
of Essential Needs
A petition is being drawn up, for
tit-natures all over the toun'y, re
questing an Increase in tlie monthly
Illotnwim of tires. It is declared tha
present number of tires obtainable)
ne not enough to meet pressing re
The petition will get the enthusi
astic bucking of the Coun'.y Tira
Rationing Board .which Is composed
of E O. Christopher. Murphy Towu
Clerk. Police Chief Fred Johnson, of
Murphy, and Police Chief Frank Me
haffi-y, of Andrews. Mr. Christopher
said he hoped the petition would be
completed quickly, and turned In to
the Board .In order that it might be
' in cv mliiai pitrtt "u.v tile
"The County certainly is not get
! ting enough tires to meet needs
which come under the heading of
j "essential', Christopher said. "The
, Board had already planned writing
I the authorities asking for an in
crease: but we will hold up the letter
. until we get the petition, and can
i state facts and flgwes.
Theso facts an dfigures liave been
gathered by W. D. Townson, Murphy
Undertaker, and operator of two am
bulances. -who can show that the tire
allotment for Cherokee County Is less
than half the number absolutely re
! quired to deliver the malls, to enforce
? the law, and to preserve health
In January, the total county allot
i menl was ten tires, and this number
! was for both light trucks an dpas
i senger cai-s. For February the al
j lotment was only eight. Next
month's figures may be still smaller.
| Altogether .it Is believed that, under
I the present system, the County will
get only about 100 tires in a year ?
and these must serve for light trucks
as well as passenger cars.
As against this, the actu&l require -
' ments will be for more than 200 tires.
1 It is pointed out that there are
eight rural mali carriers and seven
1 star route carriers in the county, and
these will average not less than two
sets of tires per car. per year. This
estimate is called conservative. Even
so, It requires 120 tires for carrying
There are four ambulances In the
county, and records show they use
two sets of tires each per year ? thus
:equlrlng a total of 32 tires.
There are three policemen in Mur
phy and two In Andrews .who will
use one set of tires each, for a total
Sheriff Carl Townson uses at least
two sets of tires a y ear. or a total of
There are nine physicians in the
(Continued on back page)
Skirts Banned sa Class of 60 Students
Begins Red Cross Course in First Aid
BY HARRY CARRY
The speaker stood before a life
sized reproduction of the human
frame, marked with vital "bleeding
"I wired for my own skeleton, ani)
cxpeot It any time now", he said.
"In the meantime, this one that Mr.
Bueck dug up over at the school
house will do."
The speaker was Red Cross expert
James, "Call-me-Jim" Hall, sent Ui
Murphy by National Headquarters to
instruct Instructors in first aid. Pro
moted largely through the efforts of
Mrs. T. A. Case, the first class was
held Monday night In the Woman's
Club room at the Library, with sixty
students; about one- third of there
men. The course consists of 30
hour* of iastrucUvB, aynmd over two
weeks, with classes held at night.
"Prof Hall started things off with
a bang when he announced:
"Ladies I don't want to hear %
skirt rustle from now on. Wear
slacks, overalls, or what have you ?
? but no skirts! We'll he all over
the floor, and all over ourselves in
this coursp. and we can't be hamper
The Professoi" added ti:at he
would brook no complacency or
shirking, and predicted that the class
-would soon be calling him a heartless
slave driver. In reality, he said, he
is a nice kindly person Who usually
comes to be known to grateful stu
dents as "just plain Jim."
Alter a high pressure lecture which
Included bandage demonstrations by
himself, and Prof. R. P. Lovlngood, of
the Andrews Hlghschool, who Is a
graduate instructor, the Whole bunch
wrapped bandages, in contest fash
ion . striving for speed and accuracy.
Tuesday night's instructions fol
"z-'.'ns l on back Pag*