Vol. 50.?No. 14.
Several Hundred Persons ?
Expected To Attend S
Program at 10 a. m. S
Mr. Frank Graham, president of the .
r nersity of North Carolina, Chapel; 1
II:.:. will be the principal speaker at
Western Carolina library rally to
, held here Friday.
Miss Ida Belle Entrekin has ani.nred
that all atTanircnieir.s have j
completed and that several h'tn-1
ed people are planning to attend
program that will tK-gm with a
Hie meeting in the curt house in
i phy at 10 a. in. and wiii be com:
(1 ill the afternoon .vit'n a tour j
i Iliwassee Dam ami the TV A v ill- j
' ' :
hi addition to Dr. Graham, the 1
ing will be attended by George (
Gantt. head of the training sec- .
tion of TV A, and Miss Marjorie Heal,
. re tor of the North Carolina lib- j
laiy commission. |
The program will begin with the j *
iting in the court house which will j
presided over by Col. Marshall W. j 1
lh 11. chairman of the. Murphy-C'arne-j Jt
library board. Mr. Gantt will ?
-prak on "TV A and Library Develop- |
nn nt in Western Carolina." L. B.
Nichols, of Andrews, chairman of the | F
H aid of Commissioners of Cherokee 1
< Continued on back page)
Shaft Is Sunk On
Marble Property :2
A prospecting shaft has been sunk j .
the Columbia Marble company C(
I perty near Marble, 10 miles north ; rX
i Murphy, by Carolina Talc company j.
fficials, of near Murphy. i
W Bailey, superintendent of the ; ci
firm, states that the shaft has ai
i sunk about 30 feet and that . u
li are, indications of a good grade
f talc, but the extent of the vein ; ?
he average quality of the miner- Cj
u not yet be determined. A crew
ht men are working on the mar-i 1
? i pany property under the supon
of Mr. Bailey and his s :(,
l'c gess Bailey. I
i tensive marble operations aie n'
ied on at the Columbia Marble
> mpany plant. It is one of the lar- | i
t firms of its kind in this section, j
(Continued on back page)
New Pastor Comes I
rr ? " ' "
i io Murphy Church &
1 Murphy's new Methodist minister, ^
I th.- Rev. Van A. Harrison, arrived ?
I with his family Tuesday to 'ake up
I residence in the parsonage on Hia- f
I wassee street. ^
I Mr. Harrison, who came here from T
I 1 olkville, was accompanied by his J
I wife and one son. He has three other
I fcons who are not living with him at
I 'present. One is in college eand two
% nave occupation elsewhere in the
K The new pastor has just completed
I a three-year pastorate at Polkville,
I Shelby, where he conducted a
I most successful term serving the peoI
'>f thai community. While there
I ! 1 - pa in erecting a new church
I ilding th- is the envy of the people
I that secuon.
S The Rev. W. Arthur Barber, his
J wife and daughter and son left Tues1
<,av for Mr- Barber's new pastorate
1 fct Roger City. Thet town extended a
1 J"nr' farewell to one of its best be
loved citizens. *1
I Hear Ret
it n jfi
WEEKLY NEWSPAPER IN WEST!
i To Lead
uperior Court Opening
et for Thursday, Nov 10
The November term of Cherokee
county Superior court will !
:onvene here or Thursday, Nov. |
10 instead of Monday, Nov. 7, as '
was previously scheduled.
The change in the opening date
>f the two-weeks session was authorized
by Judge Felix E. Alley, i
of Waynesville, who is scheduled to
preside, in lieu of the cpnoml i
lions being held on Tuesday.
Last week Judge Alley notified
John Donley, clerk of the court,
that it would convene on Wednesday,
Nov. 9 but decided Wednesday
to postpone it one more day in
crder to adequately t~ke carc of j
the aftermath of the heated political
campaign. Sheriff L. L. Mason
was notifying all persons concerned
of the change Thursday.
S FATALLY SHOT
!Y C. LUNSFORD
Lawrence Spivey Is
Killed By His
Chailip Lunsford, 34-ycar-ol<l vosi nt
ol" the Peachtree section of
herokee county, is in the Cherokee
uinty jail at Murphy awaiting preminary
hearing: into the death of
awrence Spivey, 2."), of the same
immunity, who was killed by a shot
in blast in his side at the home of
unsford last Sunday evening:.
Following: the shooting: Lunsford
inie to Murphy in the company of
i acquaintance and gave himself up
Policeman Neil Sr?eed. A warrant
(Continued on page five)
Saturday la Challenge
Jay In County Precincts
Saturday will be challenge day in
herokee county and much activity
long this line is expected to result
om the increased registration in
Registration books have been open1
for the past three Saturdays and
ore than 300 additional names have
pen added to the election bo-oks it
Challenge of votes will be made in
le 25 precincts of the county on
Fiturday and will be heard by the
^ard on the following Monday?the
ly before the electionsCherokee
4 1 i r?r?
JAVVUU1I 1\CIU1 .
Following its popular policy
complete election return* in the cc:
broadcast election returns as quicl<
Arrangements have been mad
the Henn theater here, to begin gi
front of th Scout office at approx
Time). The broadcast will continu<
night have been completed.
In the past the Scout office I
plete and unusually accurate rest:
throughout the county.
Citizens in the 25 precincts ui
as soon as fhey are tabulated to
compiled ar.d announced.
During past general and pr:m
have congregated in front of the
turns available, and numerous requ
relay of results Tuesday night.
urns at S
-RN NORTH CAROLINA. COVERING
r, N. C. Thursday, Nov. ?
AS END NEARS
State Officials To
n 1 *-?
apeak for Democrats
('l:pvn|:oi' COUP.ty':'. warmest pelitltnt
campaign in moons will conic tr? a
whir wind finish this week-end.
The Democratic party has decided
to end their organized camI
paign tomorrow night (Friday) at
' th" Murphy court house with
speeches by a number of prominent
I state officials, while the Republican
party will meet in the courthouse
tonight (Thursday) and end
their active organized drive at
Grandview tomorrow nightFor
nearly si>; weeks both parties
have covered every cove in the count.)
gleaning out potential votes and
set king party support. Friday nighl
it end.; for both parties.
The elections will be held on Tuesday.
Naturally private campaigning: methods
will be active until the day ol
elections, but no organized meeting!
have been publically announced afte
the ones to be held Friday night.
Principal speakers on the Democratic
program Friday night will
he: Lieutenant-Governor W P.
1 Horton, State Auditor George
I Pou, Judge Phil Cocke of Ashej
ville, John A. Larkin, state senator
j from Jones county, and others,
j Col. J. N. Moody, of Murphy, will
i ^e master of ceremonies.
The meciiig has been widely pub
I licized and a large crowd is expected
j lo attend. The meeiiig will beirin :ii
Several Hundred people were expected
to attend the Republican
rally in the court House tonight,
and naturally an overflow is antij
cipated at Grandview.
; I\.i!dred Hampton Said
Tc Be Slowly Improving
The condition of Miss iildre
Hampton, popular 15-ycar-od Murph
high school jrirl. tcho received a broV
on back in an automobile- acciden
near Arianta, Ga.. oh October 0, i
^ said to be slowly smproVing.
Miss Ilampton was thrown fror
her brother's car to the conrrete hig)
way while she and members of he
family were motoring to Atlanta. Sh
is confined to St- Joseph's infirmarj
She is the daughter of Mr and Mrs
William Hampton, of Murphy.
t To Broadcast
of giving the quickest and most
ir.ty, the Chci'ukoc Seoul will
dy as they are received here next
le with Mr. P. J. Henn, owner of
ving out election returns from the
imately 7 p. m- (Central Standard
e until all available returns for the
las been able to give almost comimes
of the trend of the voting
f the county will rush the returns
the Soout office where they are
ary elections hundreds of persons
Scout office to get the latest reests
have been made for a similar
> CO lit
; A LARGE AND POTENTIALLY RICI
Io Be Hel<
Amendments To Be
Voted In Election
I T _ ? ?
Ii wu confeiiiuUuiiai amcniimcnU
to the laws of North Carolira will
be voted on state-wide in the general
elections to be held Tuesday,
Little has been said of the proposed
amendments which will
have a far-reaching effect throughuui
The first is a propoial to extend
the term of the office of the
sheriffs and the coroners of the
state from a period of two years,
as is customary at present, to four
The second will decide the question
of whether there is to be a
department of justice maintained
: in the state.
These ballots will be issued to
each voter along with the state,
county and township tickets.
SAM H. PARKER,
FOR OFFICE, DIES
Was Seeking County
San* II. Parker, Democratic cam!
date for Cherokee County Board <
Commissioners in the first distr'n
(Valleytown), dropped dead at h
home near Woodville Thursday moil
- ing on the eve of the political can
1 phiern he has figured in so promii
Mr. Parker, a well-known and sin
j cessfu! farmer, " as To years old II
J was born and i eared near the Woo<
; ville settlement anil had farmed thci
j all his life.
lie is survived by his widow at
" light children, Frank, of Andrew
! Gordon, of Marble. Jack o Coalvil
' Boss of \Voc?dville, M . Sally Ka
J j Palmer <\ lliawassee Dam. a daug
| ter living at home, and two marrii
d j daughters wfio live in an Kastei
v .tate. lie lias many relatives and clo
- friends in this section.
1 Funeral arrangements had 11
s been made Thursday afternoon.
Democratic party officials wei
n planning Thursday to take steps
r.axne a successor for the office M
^ j Parker was seeking.
| No Activity Follows
_ Broadcast Locally
Although the "horror broadcast
i of Sunday appeared to be the ma!
I topic of discussion (along with pol
tics) here the first part of the wee]
apparently few local no-BAna iw,.,..
Most comment -was concerned wit
i a discussion of what the people "ha
read in the papers" about the n;i
tional scare which depicted the "on
of the world" and an "attack by th
inhabitants of Mars"'.
At least, no frantic demonstration
of any kind were recorded here n
compared with the hysteria that i
reported to have taken place in vari
ous sections of the country.
: Tn other words, all was quiet am
j sane along the most Western Xortl
j Carolina front as a result.
Victor Olmstead and Mrs.
Myrtle McMahan left Thursday foi
[ Washington. D. C.
* v l halt's?
5c COPY $1.50 YEAR
e Y* 1
TO RE VOTED
Close Race Seen In
yci.c;neroKee countians?more than
, 9,000 of them will trek to the polls
'in L'5 precincts Tuesday to brinjr to
an i n<I fine of the hot!< - ? political
campaigns in C'herokoe county history.
This week the political cauldron
was browing up one of its most potent.
lotions, hilt whom it will spell
: victory or dcfat for is as moot a
] f-nestion as Dooms lay it., elf.
I Cherokee county, which ran gcnj
orally be called 50-50 in matters of
politics and choice of Democratic and
Republican officials. will witness
- j probably a clos. rae? from th< top
I ,f Mir- lii-lf.t nil .....I .......
J into the township whore justices of
the peace and constables will seek
Four tickets will be voted in the
county. They are: the stall ticket
with its stilte justices, attorney general,
commissioners of labor and utilities.
superior court judges in 21 districts,
United States senator and
J Member of Congress in the 11th disJ
Continued on back page
f Badly Injures
i- Thurman Fainter. 1. -year-old
\ Frasstown farmer, was fighting for
L. i his life in Peti ie hospital h- v Thurs[,.
| day night as thi result ? t' an acc'.-t
j. 1 dental explosion of dynamite caps
re i which he was carrying on. of his
j house Thursday a-:?im:.
J(j I l-?oth his hands were so l?:vi!y injured
that they had to be amputated,
' ' he i- suffering .-rvi-.i skin wounds
? "j til the tiont td' !.is hotly >..<1 it is
: irared lie will lost- tin* \ision ?-f both
h"| t?yi-s. aa1 >riling to :: report by pl
| v\. A. Ii *ovt ' at hospital
n v ;,:! sila;' afternoon.
se 1 .m- iu ' is ??i the family said Painu.
hail gathered up me dynamite
| ? iid cap.- about ? a. ivt. and : tai led
| out of the hou.-e to v. u k a* a quarry
re I belonging to Don \\ :ther.spo?.u, Mutto!
phy attorney, nearby They -aid
Ir.! sparks from a cigarette he was - mok[
ing evidently d oppcd on the cap>.
- | causing the explosion Two children
J standing nearby were slightly injured
I by the explosion.
: Painter was then brought to the
j hospital here where attaches reported
i" i Thursday night he was in a "fair
in | condition."
j Bulldogs Are Priming
.For Athens Friday
The rejuvenated Murphy Bull*
1 dogs were preparing this week to
" | meet their most severe test of the
e | season Friday when they engage
i the McMinn County Cherokees of
s of Athens, Tenn., on the local field
S at 1 p. m. '
S i Coach J. A. Pitzer has been drilling
his squad against a team composed
of former Murphy High play'
1 ers in preparation for the battle1
The Bulldogs' only loss this year
has been at the hands of the Andrews
team while they played a
scoreless tie with Ducktewn early
in the season.