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MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA 1 Rll-AY. APRIL 1, 1-27. -
VOLUME XXXVIIL NUMBER 34
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Postmaster Dickey Issues Statement
Thanking People for Co
"City delivery is effective today,
and I wish to thank the people for
their hearty co-operation," states
p.^tmaster A. E. Dickey in a state
ment to the Scout this week. The
work is new for' the local office Mr.
Dickey said, and he hoped the pa
tron would bear with them and over
look any errors that might result
until the work could be placed on a
systematic basis, which would have
to be worked out by t lie local office
in co-operation with patrons.
Mt. Dickey's statement follows:
"City delivery is effective today.
1 wish to thank the people of our city
for their hearty co-operation in this
matter, .specially Mayor Hikl and
the town Commissioners. Lions Club
and Tlu Cherokee Scout.
The "-jimer has finished the route
directory and we find 409 have regis
tered. have boxes and receptacles and
are ready to receive mail in their
hon> and places of business. This is
ver; gratifying to me as it is far
moii than was expected to be ready
for our first delivery.
I :i is work is entirely new to our
office force and carriers. We hope
tin patrons will be patient and look
over errors. I a very few days we
expect to have our work well ar
ranged and our aim is to give first
I.et everybody pull togather and
make our new delivery a success.
"A. B. DICKEY."
The following letter received from
the Department at Washington which
is elf explanatory, is also made pub
Postmaster, Murphy, North Carolina.
My 1 ear Sir:
Referring to the establishment of
vCllage delivery service at your place,
effective April 1, 1927, please iuyite
the attention of the publishers of
publications admitted to the second
class of mail matter at your office to
paragraphs 4, 7, 8, 9 and 10. section
417, Postal Laws and Regulations,
from which it will be seen that upon
the establishment 6f such service
copies of publications admitted as
second-class matter mailed by them
for local delivery will be subject to
postage as follows:
All copies mailed for local delivery
through the boxes or general delivery,
or for delivery by rural carriers on
routes emanating from your office,
will be subject to postage at the rate
of une cent a pound.
Weekly newspapers mailed for lo
cal delivery by city or village letter
carriers will be subject to a postage
at ihe rate of ome cent a pound.
Newspapers, other than weeklies
(without regard to weight), and per
iodicals not exceeding two ounces in
weight, mailed for local delivery, by
city or village letter carriers, will be
subject to a postage ut the rate of
one cent each.
Periodicals exceeding two ounces
in weight mailed for local delivery by
city or village letter carriers will be
subject to postage at the rat* of two
cents each, regardless of their weight
in excess of two ounces.
Your attention is also invited to
the law, embodied in paragraph 1,
section 384, Postal Laws and Regu
lations, which reads in part as fol
"Drop letters shall be mailed at
the rate of two cents per ounce or
fraction thereof, including delivery
at letter-carrier offices," and you are
informed that "drop letters" mailed
at your office addressed for local de
livery, whether by carrier or through
the post office boxes, or general de
livery, or for delivery on rural routes
will be chargeable with postage at
the rate of two cents an ounce or frac
'ion of an ounce.
R. S. REGAR,
Third Assistant Postmast General.
TO BEGIN SESSION
Both Criminal and Civil Cases to Be
Tried With Judge Stack on
Cherokee County Superior court
will convene in a two weeks' session
here Monday morning, w.-th Judge
A. M. Stack on the bench.
Among the more important crimi
nal cases, Jim Waldroup is scheduled
to be tried for the murder of Sam
Burgess. Waldroup was tried at the
August term of court last year and
was found guilty of manslaughter.
The case was appealed, and Waldroup
was granted a new trial. Quite a num
ber of minor criminal cases are sche
duled to be tried next week.
One of the heaviest civil calendars
in the history of the court is schedul
ed to be tried at this term. It com
! prises some one hundred and fifty
cases, many of which are said to re
quire only an order from the court to
The jurors drawn for this court
Frank L. Ingram, Murphy; John
Murphy, Unaka; R. L. M. Ramsey,
Murphy; W. L. Whitaker, Andrews;
C. S. White, Grand view; J. M. New
man, Culberson; W. H. Allen, Postell;
S. S. Christopher, Murphy; W. R.
Green, Andrews; J. M. Swanson, Pos
tell; Will Sneed, Ranger; A. M. Col
lins, Culberson; I. S. Thompson, Una
ka; R. B. Stiles, Letitia; J. R. Ray,
Murphy; J. L. Mulkey, Grand View;
J. P. Whitaker, Andrews; J. T.
Franks, Murphy; J. F. Garland, Cul
berson; J. D. Carringer, Murphy, R.
2; J. W. Miller; H. W. Rogers, Mur
phy, Rt. 2; J. B. Harris, Culberson;
Ncah McDonald, Murphy Rt. 3; D.
E. Griffith P^ach?ree,r Rt. 2; J. C.
Eggers, Peachtree, Rt. 2; Earnest
Hughes, Murphy, Rt. 2; Cyrus White,
Grand View; J. W. McRay, Grand
View; S. W. Bates, Rt. 3; L. L. Ma
son, Brasstown; W. K. Derrebery
Marble; J. F. Foster; T. J. Mauney,
Murphy; L. P. Pack, Wehuty; W. M.
J. E. Powell, Wehutty; Logan Law
rence, Suit; E. H. Allen, Postell; W.
A. Elliott, Murphy; L. T. Watkins,
Andrews; T. W. Dockery, Unaka; Jim
Danner, Hiawassee; J M. Allen, Pos
tell; A. W. Dockery, Grand View;
Fred Davis, Grand View; A. R. Stal
cup, Murphy, Rt. 2; Lee Coker, Mur
phy, Rt. 2; J. A. Panter, Peachtree;
J. A. Bristol, Andrews; John Killian;
Murphy: Lawson Lunsford, Peach
tree; T. A. Davis, Marble; M. T. Pap
er, Oak Park; W. D. Townson, J. P.
Stiles; Fess Davis, Grand View; P. H.
Creasman; A. M. Sisr.onds; S. L.
Mr. Charlie Gregory, of Winston
Salem, returned to his home last Sun
day after having spent the past week
with fiends and relatives in the coun
Last Saturday night at Hiawassee,
Georgia, Young Harris College won
a unanimous decision over Hiawassee
College debating the question: "Re
solved, that the United States should
enter the World Court." Hiawassee
College upheld the affirmative side
of the question and Young Harris de
fended the negative. Messrs Bryan
W. Sipe of Murphy and J. H. Schuler
and R. W. Gray of Hayesville were
A number o fmen of the Baptist
church met at the new building Wed
nesday and accomplished some good
work in cleaning up around the build
ing, inside and out. Much grading
and leveling up of the grounds has
been given the place an entirely dif
ferent appearance. The work was
done at the call of the Woman's Mis
sionary Society, and the ladies serv
ed a sumptuous dinner at the noon
hour. It is contemplated to rer^eat
the occasion at sometime in the fu
ture that the work thus begun may
more thorougly be completed.
WANT LIST OF
IN THIS SF.CTION
Mayor Hill Requests That Informa
tion Sought Be Sent To The
Mayor Frank S. Hi ! i> in receipt
th ? week oi a letter from VV. M.
Cunningham, of the Atlanta Journal
requesting a list of resort hotels and
private families who take summer
tourists be furnished him. Mayor
Hill requests that those caring: to
send this information to Mr. Cun
The letter fiom Mr. Cunningham
is carried below, together with one
addressed to The Scout from Mr.
Mayor of Murphy,
Murphy N. C.
We are anxious to secure a list of
resort hotels and individuals, small
tourist hotels or private families who
take summer tourists m your com
Any assistance you can -ive us will
be greatly appreciated.
Very truly y< urs.
THE ATLANTA JOURNAL,
\V. M. 1 unningham.
Editor Cherokee Scout,
Murphy, N. Car.
1 am just in receipt of ti.e enclosed
letter from W. M. Cunningham, ad
vertising manager, Atlanta Journal,
Atlanta, Georgia which speaks for
itself. I will thank you to give Mr.
Cunningham's letter publicity throu
gh your newspaper, and request those
having rooms available for summer
tourists to forward information con
cerning same to Mr. Cunni<nghain.
Thanking you, I am.
Your very truly,
F. S. HILL, Mayor.
The most important, class function
of the Juniors of the High School
comes April 8, when they present
two one-act plays, "The Purple
Dream" and "Pharaoh's Knob."
The dream play is a lovely fantasy
in which the supressed servant girl
of a wealthy family dreams that the
English lord, who is visiting at the
house, falls in love with her and is
going to take her to his castle. She
is brought back to reality }>* "ie mai
ter-of-fact butler, but a sweet mem
ory of the dream still clings about
her and lightens the burdens of the
Miss Annie Muikey is very lovely
in her role of the maid, which she
plays with Mr. HoUe Miller, the Eng
lish lord. Miss Virginia Deweese is
the wealthy lady, and Miss Pauline
Stalcup, her daughter. Another
English lord is Mr. Everett White,
and the butler, Jlr. Clement Hol
In direct contrast to "The Purple
Dream" is the comedy "Pharaoh's
Knob". The plot centers about a
glass knob, which a fussy old lady.
Miss Maude McAllister, has lost from
an antique cabinet. Mr. George
Mauney, the young man who finds
this handle, tells the gullible bell-hop,
Miss Blanche Logan, that it is a rare
diamond from one of the tombs in
Egypt. The bell-hop spreads the
news, and the young man becomes
popular with a designing mother,
who has a daughter to marry off. The
mother is played by Miss Elizabeth
Ferg-uson, and the daughter by Miss
Eloise Fain. When the diamond is
found to be only glass, complications
arise. The action takes place at a
hotel, where Jlr. Guinn Cole is clerk.
Miss Geneva Lovingood is a gypsy,
and the guests at the hotel, Misses
Maybelle Chapman, Eliza Martin,
Eugenia Holcombe, and Annice Dyer.
Miss Wilma Hensley plays the part
of a detective with an assistant in
-Miss Elsie Cornwell.
USERS OF POWER
Advantages of Murphy and Section
Receive Publicity in Campaign by
Carolina-Ten.ies?ee Power Co.
A campa:gn seeking- to attract con
cerns using; hydro-electric power to
.Murphy and this section is now be
ng conducted in leading trade journ
als by the Carolina-Tennessee Power
Company, which company owns three
undeveloped dam sites in this county.
Along with this advertising is carried
a map, which is reproduced elsewhere
in these columns, showing the loca
tion of the power in the vicinity of
Murphy and Andrews.
An advertisement using the entire
front page cover of the March issue
of "Industrial and Engineering Chem
istry", published in New York by the
American Chemical Society, with a
distribution of 10,800 copies in the
United States and many foreign coun
tries. A I ke advertisment wil! ap
pear in page form in April issue of
"Chemical and Metallurgical Engin
eering", which goes to press about
April 5th. This magazine also ha>
wide distribution b;?th in the United
States and foreign countries.
This campaign by the Carolina
Tennessee Power Company is a dis
tinct advertisement to Murphy and
this section, in that the advantages
and natural resources to he found
here are brought to the attention of
executives of leading manufacturing
and business enterprises, the location
of both Murphy and the power devel
opment are given on the map, and a
brief resume of Murphy and its ad
vantages are recited.
The advertisement appearing in
April issue of "Chemical and Metal
lurgical Engineering" follows:
Hydro-electric power to meet your
requirements. A few reasons why
large users of electricity should con
sider this new power development.
Carolina-Tennessee Power Com
pany is the owner of a large unde
veloped water power on Hiawassee
River near Murphy and Andrews in
Western North Carolina. We are
prepared to develop this power sup
ply for new industries who may de
sire to locate in the vicinity. Ob
viously those concerns who get in
touch with us now will be given the
preference as to sites and allocation
Murphy is on both the Louisville
& Nashville and Southern railroads,
about 100 miles north of Atlanta and
60 miles south of KnoxviHe (sec map
At Murphy and within a radius of
60 miles there are available iron ore,
quartzite, limestone, copper, sulfuric
acid, iron sinter- ? phosphorus free
containing about 68 per cent metallic
iron, coal mines and many coke ovens.
Land is cheap and there is an
abundance of intelligent white Am
erican born labor in this mountain
region and good concrete roads.
North Carolina, one of the most pros
perous and enterprising States en
courages and protects sound business
The combination of po-wer, labor,
water, land, raw materials and cli
matic conditions offers most favorable
opportunities for the establishment of
industries at this location.
Ferro-alloy ? Electrolytic ? Electro
Corporations of responsibility who
need large blocks of electric power
are invited to communicate with ?
W. V. N. Powelson, President, Caro
lina-Tennessee Power Co., 40 Wall
Street, New York City.
The Woman's Club will have a
special call meeting, Wednesday af
ternoon, April 6th, at 2 :S0, in the
Club room at the Library for the
purpose of electing officers for the
ensuing year. All members of the
Club are urged to be present at this
Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Ellis, of Chad
ron, Nebreaska, are visiting relatives
and friends in the County.
X-RAY MACHINE IS
BY DR. E. L. HOLT
Modern Apparatus Arrived This
Week and Will Be Ready For
Operation by Middle of Next
A Ritter X-Ray machine, bought
by Dr. F-. T- Holt to be installed in his
dental office in the Brittain-Axley
building .arrived this week and will
be ready for operation by the middle
of next, according to announcement
This machine fills a long felt need
of an X-Ray outfit here, as the near
est machine is some eighty miles dis
tant, and many cases have been car
ried to Atlanta. Knoxville and Ashe
ville for X-Ray photos from time to
time. It is a distinct asset to the
town and section.
The machine is modern and com
plete in every detail, and adapted to
general work of the entire anatomy.
Although installed primarily for
in connect on with his dental office,
Dr. Holt expects to take care of any
work in this section created by its
Dr. Holt came to Murphy several
months ago and established himself
in the pactice of denistry, and since
that t'me has enjoyed a wide patro
nage. The installation of this ma
chine now gives him one of the most
completely equipped offices in this
An American girl brought up as
the daughter < f a .Japanese,, that's
"Miss Cherry blossom", tonight at the
CLEAN UP AND
PAINT UP WEEK
APRIL II TO 16
Citizens if Town are Asked To Co
operate That Campaign May be
Fact as Well As In Name
At a recent meeting ol the City
Council, a esolution was passed set
ting aside the week f April 11th to
the 16th, inclusive, as paint up and
clean up week for Murphy. It was
the consensus that the clean up and
paint up campaign should be put on
as it had never been put on before,
and make it a clean up campaign in
fact as well as in name.
The summer season is opening up
and ?.!ready tourists travel is po&siug
through, and it is desired that the
town look as clean and attractive as
Preeeeding and (luring the clean
up week the merchants of town are
asked to display painting and cleaning
materials in the show windows so as
to aid in calling the attention of tne
public to the campaign. All mer
chants and other business men, resi
denters, owners of vacant lots are
asked to clean thoroughly around
their premises during the week by
cutting grass, weeds, etc.; cleaning
up cans, brush, dead limbs, leaves and
any other unsightly material about
the home or place of business or on
any vacant property.
The town will furnish trucks and
men to haul away any such rubbish
.( piled along the streets and alleys
so that it can be reached with a truck.
If the truck should miss you, it is re
quested that you call Sid Pendley,
who will see that the rubbish is mov
The co-operation of the entire town
is asked in this campaign, and by
everyone doing the necessary clean
ing about his own premises, the
whole town can be made to assume
a wholly different appearance and
without any hardship on any one. Let
all work together during that week
nad all the weeks following for a
cleaner and better Murphy in every
Don't forget "Miss Cherryblos
som" at the school auditorium to
night, at 7 :30.