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The Wayne sville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Havwood County At Th'e Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
AFTY-FOURTH YEAR NO. 42
WAYNESVILLE, X. t, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, llS
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNT!
"As Quiet" By All
Officers On Duty
Number Arrested For Being
Drunk; One Drunk Man
Tumbles In Richland
i, ..-on line to the sheriff's depart
ment and the city police, Haywood
rtunty and the town ol Waynesville
bad a very quiet law abiding Christ
mas. In laci one oi me guieiesi ever
There were no serious fights and
no casualties luuugu ine us m
..eh deoartment showed that one more
person was arrested in town for
drunkenness this year than last and
(cur more persons were put in tne
county jail this year than in 1937.
According to Chief J. L. Stringfield
, th.. ritv nolice department, there
(re 14 arrests last year for drunk
enness and disturbance of the pence
and 15 this year.
Sheriff Welch stated that last year
they put 12 persons in jail and this
vir 10 had been locked up between
the 20th and the 26th. He could not
account for less disorder this year
ith the lareer number of arrests,
except that the quality of the liquor
must have been better this year.
There was onlv one fight reported,
but it was not considered serious by
One drunk who might have spent
Christmas in jail had the misfor
tune, or the good fortune, to fall in
Richland Creek, but it was reported
that the icy waters of the mountain
tream sobbered him up to the extent
that he was able to take care of him
filf, without the aid of the officers.
C. II. Ray, Jr., And
Mrs. Saumenig Win
In Xmas Contests
The Ray's Win In Tree Contest
And Mrs. Saumenig In Deco
The tall hemlock on the lawn of
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde H. Ray, Jr., which
was trimmed ' with dozens of blue
lights was awarded the prize of $2.50
the outdoor Christmas tree contest,
which is sponsored annually by the
Woman's Club. Due to its height
the tree could be seen in practically
Miss Mary Saumenig was the win
ner of the outdoor decoration Con
test, the prize amounting to $2.50.
Garlands of evergreens were inter
mingled with lights of various colors
entwined on the iron railing on the
terrace of her home on the Balsam
Others competing in the outdoor
Christmas tree contest were: Mrs. Will
Whitner, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus biler,
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lee Liner, Dr.
and Mrs. S. L. Stringfield, and Mrs.
J. W. Seaver.
Anions those competing in the out
door decorations group were: Mrs. T.
N. Massie, Green Tree Tea Room,
Mrs. Hugh A. Love, and Mrs. K. JN.
Barber, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Boyd, Mr.
and Mrs, R. L. Lee, Mrs. Woodson
Jones, Mr, and Mrs. Ben Colkitt, Mrs.
Rufus L. Allen, Mr. and Mrs. L. M.
Richeson, the Haywood County Hospi
tal, St. John's Catholic church, Mr. and
Mrs. E. L. Withers, Pet Dairy Com
pany, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Colkitt, and
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Terrell, Mr. and
Mrs. William Chambers, and Mr. and
Mrs. G. C. Summerrow.
The following served as judges: Mrs.
Ben Colkitt, Miss Robena Miller, and
Miss Caroline Alsteatter. They ex
pressed gratification over the increas
ed interest in outdoor decorations of
New Year . . .
The staff of The Mountaineer
Mill attempt to give our many
iid increasing number of
readers some new and inter
esting features, as well as a
Wore thorough coverage of
news during 1939.
f or one thing next week,
there will be a whole page de
voted to a review of the news
f the world for the past year.
This should be of interest to
every reader. Look for this
Page next week.
This is the group of boys, who under
for their activities for the past year.
Operation of Bird Banding
Station Proves Interesting
Hobby Of Miss Boggs
Every person has a hobby
tell it to the world as soon
take it up, while others are modest
and sometimes years pass bet ore it
is generally known outside ot ;i lew
Among the latter is .Miss -Marion
A. Hoggs, living near Waynesville.
who conducts a volunteer bird had
ing station lor the U. S. Department
of Agriculture in her spare time. All
her banding activities are earned on
with the six acres, which comprise
her home in the-North Carolina moun
tains. : Located as her home is. 2.MI0 tee,
above sea level. Miss Hoggs has iouiiil
her-place an ideal spot lor the furth
erance of bird study by this banding
mothoil Cwrefnllv idiced tirmiMil her
o-,,,.,!,.,, ,m,...i.r ih,. sh.i.hherv a,l i,. I
the trees, -there are usually one or
two bird traps in operation. f hese
are all visited many times a day by
this bird bander, who keeps them sup
plied with plenty ol food and water
for the birds throughout most of th"
Not a Haphazard flair
One -might, think that this trapping
and banding l birds is a haphazard
affair and one to be treated lightly
after a few days, or at most a few
months' work. :
It is not so. - Miss Boggs' station
was opened for operation in l!'2o, and
for the past fifteen years she has
carried on this work pist as other
Volunteers have been doing since
1920, when the scientific work ol
bird banding came under the. -direct
control of the I'ederal government.
The greatest number of birds given
a little metal band- bv Miss Boggs in
one day was !t. T his does not mean
that only 9 birds were handled by the
bander on that daw for some ol the
banded birds have the happy faculty
of visiting the traps time after time,
the same day or within a few days,
almost to the point of being a nui
sance- Such birds are known as
'repeats. ' Their leg band number I
is carefully checked by Miss Hoggs
and then they are released again. A
bird that has been banded in a pre-1
vious season and comes back to the
Wavnesville station after a migration,
is known as a 'return.' Some birds,
of course, do not fall in either of these
two classifications and -may never be
heard from .again.- But every once in
i , :
a while a bander is thrilled
that- little bi.d ban..,, I Dvn.m. ..as,
u:...i u...i...l u ,:, U, i
. , , , ,
been louna nun.ue.is ,m ..... -"r
verv often in tne .orin, or occasion
ally in Central or South America.
Safet Mwa.s (onsider.d
1 he aim of all bird band... and
there are about 2,000 in America.
; , , .i j ,
specially licensed by the government I
besides Miss Boggs, is to release all
birds thev band m a healthy and nat
ural condition, just as they were be
forp they were banded. To do this,!
birds must be taken care of almost
as soon as they are captured in the i
traps so tnat tnev win noi m.iuie
themselves against the wire of the
Upon making the round of the
traps, every bird is examined. If
the bird is already wearing a band,
the number is taken and the bird re
leased The number is checked with
Miss Boggs' records. If the bird has
been banded at Waynesville, its visit
is registered and reports are made
to the central office at Washington, D.
C, in the natural course of events.
If it should happen to be a bird band
ed in some other locality, a report is
sent to the main files at the Wash
ington headquarters immediately, so
that a quick theck-up on the bird
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Farmers Of America
the direction of Instructor .1. C. Brown
From the Ii
w Inch this pa
20 were taken
passed bv the
er carried last. week,
i.y various groups and
e kind of ( lirist mas
I eninining tell is not
A lining the generous
was the liotary ( lull '
nrist mas clieer to a to
dies, onlv lour, howcvci
I he Mountaineer list.
(1 ol 11 fain
is the other
i families were made known I h ton jib
I other agencies.
I Another year it is hoped that this
par may servo as a clearing hou
will be a
and that the
ed per cent.
Farm Credit Croup
To Meet Here 4th
The annual meeting of members nf
the Waynesville National Farm Loan
Association will be held at 10:00 a.
m. next Wednesday in the court house,
according to an announcement by
I homas A. ( ox president.
An interesting program is being
arranged for the meeting this year.
Mr. ( x said, and a very large at
tendance is expected. As usual com
plete and detailed reports will be
made on the operations of the asso
ciation and the members will be made
ac(iiaited with all of its affairs. In
addition there will he a discussion ol
the association's part in the agricul
tural development of the seftion it
A representative of tiie Federal
land Bank of Columbia will attend
Directors of the association, wlncn
serves Havwood county, are Thomas
('ox. J. B, Best, Jarvis Allison, .
A Moore, and A. Howell.
533 Cheered By The
Christmas trees were held tn Big
Bend- Shclton Laurel. Bonnie Hill and
Maple Springs bv the Salvation Army
last week, difts, oranges and apple
were mov nieu ior nn-n, ""nih
u.oMl.n to Captain
and childern, acconling
, , wnn ,s b
Lieut. Thelma ( olfon.
I Me oi tau'rii iiiiii.,
Voice rfUe PeofUe
What is vour prediction regarding
business for 19.19?
J. K. Bovd President of the li st
National Bank "I think it will be j
better than in l!t.!8. I base this on i
general conditions and the fact that ;
industries are now increasing then :
number of employees. '
Paul Martin .Martin Electric Com-panV-'"lndications
are that business
in 1939 will show a decided increase
over that of 1938. W ith the opening
of the Great Smoky Mountains Na
tional Park scheduled for 1939, local
business should be considerably bet
ter." C. X. Allen Manager C. N, Allen
Chapter Win Honors
9 t- 9 wv fjk; RBW W wwmw- "
- WMH V 1SW SR
Local F.F.A. Club
ing In N. Carolina
Awarded I'n.e Of .Y7." l or Ath
U'venn'iils l or Work During
The Smoky Mount-aim
Park chapter Future I'
America was declared the
ing chnpter iii the state for
year I'.l.iT- and bv
rank was awarded th
pany 's -'prize of $75.00
of t hi' chapter have
virtue of that
' Barrett om
I lie art ml ics
and varied, -imt only for the past yeai,
but for many years. :
I he chapter lunl the out st a inline
student in the slate in j !:.!. and the
pupil ami teacher were awarded a
trip to the National convention of
future 1' armors of America held in
Kansas ( ity. In l'.U0- .7 the c hap
ter won the district award of $50.00
for having (lie best chapter in 'the
mountain' district,, add last year was
'awarded the first, place in the district
! public speaking contest. The chapter
'has 'five state, farmers, the highest
award given by the state chapter' to
! an : individual member, two state of-
been or are being filled by
... i i ri II
r ol trie cnapier. naroni
I'rancis. now a Ireshnian an State
('ollcge, served as state secretary for
the vein I'.):!?- :;X and is now serving
as iires.ideiit iif the chapter. Ninety
five per cent of tile graduates for the
past three years are m the business
ef farming, in some capacity.
'I he boys ar e:
Cecil AiTingtoii, Sam Arlington,
Clarence Arlington, Luther Buff, Jim-
(( ontinued on hack page)
foi 10 iO
i v g
W. Hugh .Massie Manager Mas
sif's Department Store "I think that
business is .definitely going to be im
proved. The outlook is better, due
to the fact that there is more money
in the county than ever before. '
i Dan W. W atkins Chevrolet.
or "I think business lor 10
be alright. '
Dr. If. O. ( hampion Manager
Smith's Drug Store-'-Better than m
1938, because there are more jobs,
more money, more travel, better
spirits, and a better attitude toward
m if Ptr
Pflfoflflfl OptimiStlC 0v6F
Asked For $125 To
Help Balance Budget
('. K. Hrown Named Chairman
Of Haywood Committee For
Jackson Dav Dinner
The appointment of i'. K. Blown as
chairman of the annual Jackson 'Day
Dinner committee in Haywood county
was announced here by State Chair
man John I). Larkins, Jr., of Jones
county, State Chairman of the Jack
son Day committee planning for the
annual Jackson Day Dinner to be held
in Ualei);h on the night of the 7th ai
eight o'clock at the Sir Walter Hotel.
"As the Democrific ihairman in
Havwood county, Mr. Brown has been
very helpful in the past and we are
counting on him ami other good Dem
ocrats in the county lo help us raise
our part to help wipe out the deficit
incurred by the Na'imal 1 'einoci a' ic
Kxecutive committee in the ;cccil
campaign," said Chairman Larkins.
Haywood county has been a-kod to
raise $125.(10 as its pait in 'he .state
wide eaniaign that will ,-ulmiiiat e
with the annual Jackson Day Dinner
in Raleigh, w here a Dc-fiiocra.t u- : peak
er of national reputation will deliver
all address that will leave no del. lit in
the minds of those who b, .u him tin t
there is a Democratic adminiM i at i .ui
in Washington as well as cue in Kal
eigh," Chairman Larkins said.
Persons 'contributing !f25..00 or 'more
will be invited to attend the slate
wide dinner in Kaleigh and liairman
Larkins announced a Ihree-wav plan
loi1 those planning to attend the event.
Plan one calls for the payment ot
$25.00 at the time ol reservation: Plan
two calls for the payment ot HiW ut
the time of the reservation: and the
balance on Alarch 1st; and plan three
call loi the payment of $15.00 at the
time of reservation, Willi $5.0(1 on
.March 15t.li and $5.0(1 on April 15tli.
( hie .fourth .of .the -money raised in
N'oih Carolina, Cliairnian Latkiir
pointed out, will he. retaini'd for use of
le Slate 'Democratic. Iv:eeutivc com
miltee. Names of .t-liose securing res
eivatioiis at the dnini'i will he sent
to James.' -A. Farley, National Deino
ei a lie chairman, ami each will rrreiv"
U card of thank- from the Natioit.nl
Two Osborne Cows
Make New Records
Twii new records were recently set
up bv two (lUcrnsey cows, owned bv
Osborne Farm, near ( anion, accord
ing to official records supervised bv
North ( arolina State College and an
nounced by the Amer'can (iuernsey
An -'eight-year-old cow, in class
produced 1305.5 pounds of iiiilk
592.0 pounds ol biittertal.
A five-vear-old cow in Class A
(lured 12200.5 pounds of milk
5!I2.3 pounds of btitterfat.
and Slight Damage Done
To C. Of ('. OHktsI
Night.' policemen Phillips and .Downs
discovered a hlae in t lie ;otliee nf the
( hamber ol ( omnierce early Friday
morning just as it broke from an old
discarded flue. Quick work on the
part of the fire department held the
damage down to a few dollars. The
wall paper was scorched in an area
around, the flue, and water did slight
damage to the floor.
Oscar L; Briggs, fire chief, said
that the soot aecunimulated in the
bottom of the flue had caught from
sparks from the stove on the second
floor. He also added, that if the
blaze had not been discovered when
it was. that there is a likelihood that
the fire would have gained considera
Boiling Hall, of New Orleans,
spending a couple of .lavs in town
Jonn MiKpalnck ami young son.!
nf (ireenville. S. C . ami .William T.:,n
caster and James Williams, of Spar-
tanburg, were the guests during' the
week of the former's father, Dr. Wr.
Mrs. J. S. Davis had as her guests
Gver the Christmas week-end, her
son, Lee Davis, of Richmond, and
son, Harry Davis and his family, of
For New Year
Noted Statistician Finds There
Is Every Reason To Look
For I'rosperious lH.'W
PABSON PARK, MASS., - Total
hasn't- by tin- i1 of 193l will he nx
lood as perhaps better than -at any
iear-eiml sinee 1929. There may be
pei ma's ii lie ii Imsiiiess it il mark- time,
but the areiajje rolanie for the year
trill be uniti id 20 per rent nbore the
lil.'lh hnl. Jobs, iraijeH, retail sales,
storks, and eren farm priren should
all chalk- op pood-sized inins. It is
even possible that the sharp prakx of
early 1937 will be toppedbut thin is
a pretty lony shot. Covmdering all
factors, I f area st that 1939 will be a
year of moderate prosperity.
There are no "hedges" tacked on to
my forecast as
there wore m sev
eral years past.
In 1937, I feared
that the sit-down-ers
the apple-carl. A
year ago. Wash
ington s inert ia
worried me. But
today. I can see
no reason why the
I ides ol recovery
should not carry
, aid perhaps even
e l!2!!. This will
iiualioh of the up.
in l;i:i2. Frankly.
Koger V. Bah:
I w I
onsnler I he I'.l.'i? Hl.'fS e-.
myt liing oioi e I han a (em -sharp,
inli'i riint inn ,,f the
cession as :
pora r , hut
I eni)liasize (his bit of. "back
loiy because I believe it has an
portant bearing on eonlulence at
moment. iMilIions of people - as
get further and lurther away I'roni
l!2!l look upon that year as setting
a i, cord winch can never again be
touched. As a result ol the sharp ups-and-downs
o the part decade, I hey
have come to believe (hat hard times
a re now normal limes in America I
disagree. I think that thes,
have lost I hen- horizon 1
girlie re. Unit 1929 uccessii rih)
I the piiniuelc or Aiiiecie.tiii
I It is 1 1 ue that some factors ai
j favorable than in !2!. Among
are laves, bureaucracy, :.ui, la
, faith. Ue have, however llr
low ing favorable items today :
j I. Our population I
: IMKI. (111(1 since I'I29
2. 'I'hoi.isands of new products have
1.- Production of. ellicieney h.'IM SOMr-
50'. in ten years.
I. A huge del, reed demand fol
ls has piled up.
5. ' 'redit reserves
ale (he greates
1. I'rodiicl i, in cost
last yea r.
7. Wholesale aiid
a re relatively low.
S. ( onfulelice is
ness halting lesSe'is.
9. Billions will be spent on arma
inents and pnrop prlmhig:-
10. Buildine i- on (he th
a real boom.
h hl A I I, 1 S 1
l or these and other reasons. I be-
I neve that t he forces of recovery . are
.st.il) .predominant.'. Right, now busi
j ness -stands at !!) on my Babsofichai t
: compared with SI a year ago, l!t.!:l
I will .open, therelore. w ith activity IS
I per cent above t he early days ot 19..S.
Indications are that, as we work
I through the first half ., of the
.business will register a slow but
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H. M. H ALL, Oj f Mini Observer
Dec. .Max Mm. 7:;;0a. in. Prec
22 30 13 15
23 -IS 12 .11
21 40 39 42 0.32
25 47 24 2ti
2(5 48 20 35 0.0
27 ' -IS 35 38 0.77
28 38 11 13
- I Mean
Mean for week ..........
i Mean for 7.30 a. m.
I n'Kh 1r - -
Low foi weik .
i Below December normal
Precipitation for week
Precipitation s.nce Dec. 1st
Below December normal ....
Precipitation for year
Deficiency for year