(The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY. JUNE 25, 1936
$1.00 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
Farl Ferguson Predicts Great Develop-
Utanding Dairyman JNow
Hi Herd To Pure-
Bred Stock Exclusively
, ,tt(,rtv yelrTlUywood county
h ter' J . -onntv " said
on; Eminent dairyman
'. u raiser, who operates a 146
firm in the Dellwood section
Mf. ' a tn Del wood at an
f Me and likes it but he has
rfif bien interested in cows,"
S tend to them," and for a long
1 ambition to become a
"an For many years, however,
rivoted his time to larming o
ifhe "thought there was no mark
iHaood county for. milk.
iVmt ten years ago Mr, rerguson
Aboull.";L cattle knd was
xpn o - . Then
& that there ; was a market
. .l. unTir inr num. v -o
Lit he began to branch out into
!f i,onof mill. t first. he
ldonlvthe cows he had been using
w raise beef stock.
S-jtine with this "scrub herd" six
inline up his herd until he now
i wentv-nine head of high grrade
IGuernseys. iney art
Slit Mr. -Ferguson invenus w wui r.
,1... ir.,.. tWia Tinrnnp he re-
tt!v bought a purebred Guernsey
vtfe'r and went into a partnership
writhe Waynesville Rotary Club in
he purchase ot a pureoreu ouu.
These, he savs, Will in vwo or uuec
vears 'double the productivity of his
Sir. Ferguson's 'herd of twenty-five
cows is prouuin'K i'1 -y s"'"
milk per day. Mr. Ferguson, said:
Thif is somewhat Deiow vne aveiage.
since several .01 trie cows ic mj.
According to Mr. Ferguson's record
fliiks. these cows, when considered
i.ver a period of one year, bring him
an average income of $75.00 per week,
300 per month or $3,900 per year.
Mr. rerguson reports tnat most oi
this amount is: profit, since he raises
most of his feed and his overhead ex
penses are low. He employs three
men to work in the dairy and operates
ne milk truck, which constitute his
.main operating expenses. All nis
firm work he does with mules, thus
owering the upkeep cost of too much
Mr. Ferguson related during the
interview that all the-income he has
comes from cither dairy cowg or beef
att.e. He raises no tobacco and no
potatoes. He does not sell any pro-
nce from his farm. All the corn
M .W raise goes" to fill his two sev-
er.ty-hve ton .silos. "I don't know
wncihor this is the best method to use
not, said Mr. Ferguson, "but, at
east, it satisfies me."
.In .comparing the per cent of re
M on an equal amount, of monev in-
ve;:ed in beef cattle and dairy cows,
Mr. FerguM'n reports that dairy cows
are thirty. -per cent more orofitable
has beef cattle.. "A return of fifty
!r cent, or $500. ran ho. mnrio mn
h l,0tll) invested in dairy .cattle,
"ue ino return nn hoof nflri ic
0"ut- twenty per cent. This makes
wy cows thirty per cent more prof
o.e than beef cattle."
r-:iru.- n .still keeps thirty
'"(l oi Bed cattle on hs farm, hut
Sf hyl ht': 'in sG" them and go out
business just as soon as he can
;?-. r,: h.-nl of Guernseys to
v''e can produce milk here more
l"p,y than it can be purchased any
re else in the United States," Mr.
We can do this
W'C have ntnntr of rrnt-r, arJ
I": and a climate in which
do Well. Our climate is such
S?Van niake better butter and
eL'f ncan be made anywhere
m f, I. .South- The trouble with
w. h vrf ,n .Ha;wood county is that
-V0?1. know how to tend to cows,
. ? to make them produce the most
BO.t-U.-oV. 1 . :
we re learning,"
a asJted how the yW Peo-
ap-d v , county might be encour-
Strv't1' ap interest in the dairy
ttfr?ro J fersusn said: "Raise
and the yun? People will
anv' ?restJn Nobody will
0f rr!f in an old ugly, no
food one." ' everyooay likes a
Sir. r ;. ..
dairc C, - d,on believes that the
Wiir wneSs 0URht to be encour-
because A 1 ' ne tourist businees,
... . e' he savs. "fho kd;
"jn thp , .per,manent and steadier
"bii."L !st business. The tour
of th asts onlv two months
is j' yr. while the dairy bus-
5 a year nrr,r,J m. .
brin;intom? which it provides will
hantty flow of trade to the
It l- lne founty."
ftmore Popular with the
(N thi. V ywood county," he said,
,s-n? H, 5 w uo a ioi towara
wnsty." 5 WOtt county a dairy
haf'e be,ive'" he:;'iontin
!'ed i,u th.e. market -will soon be
S 'teTdUCtS; bUt thiS
Pand-!oa t , creamery can
countt -""f11 the milk Hay
P Proh?M P'w. The cream-V-
ot Xi y done more for the
t has County than anything
er come here."
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55 .-&. oufi
Total Of $8,315 Paid Out Each
Year To Haywood Veterans
And Widows Of War lie
Only thirteen of Haywood county's
once large army of veterans of the
War Between the States remain, ac
cording to Clerk of the Court W. G.
Byers, who gives them their semi
annual pension check. A few of them
moved into other .states after the war,
but most of them have joined their
comrades who fell at Bull Pen, Man
assas, the Wilderness and other Civil
Eleven of these veterans receive
pensions amounting to '$205 per year.
The following come in this class:
John Caldwell, Jos Williams, Ahlen
Howell, W. L. Massie, Daniel Mathis,
J. H. Paxtoh, James Swavngim, R. T.
Underwood, J. M. Wood, J. B. Hyatt,
and W, A. Yarborough.
Two of the thirteen veteran on the
pension list receive additional pen
sions, due to the fact that they have
become blind. They are John Hoyle
and A. C, Singleton. These two vet
erans receive $420 per year in monthly
installments of $H5 each month.
In addition to the veterans of the
War Between the States who are re
ceiving pensions, there are in Hay
wood county thirty-nine willows of
veterans who are receiving pensions.
These are divided into two classes:
those who were married before the
war ended and those who were; mar
ried after the war. The first class
contains twenty-six people who re
ceive pensions amounting to $150 per
year; the .second class contains thir
teen . widows'1 and they receive $."0
A total amount of $8,315 is being
paid out yearly in Haywood county as
a result of the Civil War.
13 Candidates F i 1 e
Over $1,000 Is Spent
Thirteen of the candidate. who took
part in the last election have to date
filed their election expenses with Clerk
of the Court W. G.'Byers, The total
expenditures thus far reported
amount to a total of $1,046.75,
The candidates and the amount
spent by each follows. A. G. Russell,
$205; F. M. Davis, $225; George Plott,
$165; Vaughn Rhinehart, $:i6.75; J. A.
Lowe, $41; E. B. Riekman, $38;
Charles Francis, $45; R. T. Boyd, $30;
M. M. Noland. $5; W. A. Hyatt, $26;
H G. Reno, $11; J. B, Sentelle, $1;
and R. V. Welch, $218.
Mrs; A. M. Maxwell
Breaks Arm In Fall
Mrs A. M. Maxwell, of Hazelwood,
had the misfortune to fall down two
steps Tuesday noon, and broke both
bones In her left arm, near the wrist.
Mrs. Maxwell was spending the day
with Mrs. F. A. Burgin, when the
accident happened. Wednesday she
was at the Burgin home, and was re
ported to be resting comfortably.
Garrett To Give
Away A Cabinet
v.l of a Tirnmotional sales
jjai w v. f "
event, an announcement is being made
in today's issue in xne aavernsuig
columns, that Garrett Furniture Com
pany will give away a Sellars kitchen
cabinet at an early date.
It has been about four years since
a similar plan has been staged m
Waynesville, it was said, and a large
number of women are expected to
enter the simple contest.
Members Will Get
Many Favors Here
Citizens Are Co-operating 100
Per Cent To Show Press
Group A Good Time
Committees in charge of entertain
ing the North Carolina Press As
sociation here July 9, 10 and 11th, put
in busy days during the past week,
and from every source, 100 per cent
co-operation hag been given to the
p'ans of the local committee,
Harry M. Hall, in charge of favors,
turned a report that surpassed even
the fondest hopes of the committee.
Mr. Hall presented the plans to six
teen firms in the community and
every one readily joined in to con
tribute some part of their merchan
dise or service as favors to the mem
bers of the Press.
Two of the outstanding favors will
be wood novelties furnished by Erk
raft Industries and the Carolina Hill
Billies. R. V. Erk. of Erkraft In
dustries plans to provide 12-inch
rulers made from 12 different kinds
of native wood, and Harry Ixe Liner
of the Hill Billies concern, is pro
viding letter openers, also made from
many type of woods. On these sou
venirs, will be inscribed suitable words
and the date and place of the meeting.
In this connection Mr. Erk has had
made and presented to the Chamber
of Commerce, a key, which will be
presented to the Press Association on
the night of July (.Hh. To the key
is attached a card on a wooden block,
which boars' the names of the mayors
of the four towns in the county, pres
ident of the Chamber of Commerce,
and chairman of the county board of
commissioners. Planj are to have W.
A. Hyatt, chairman of the board of
commissioners to present the key to
the association. The idea was gotten
up by Mr. Hall, and the key is on
display in the window of the Way
nesville Book Store.
When the 200 members of the as
sociation arrive on Thursday, July
Slth, they will be given a book of com
plimentary coUions, which will be
redeemable at fourteen places in the
community for different types of re
freshments, souvenirs, theater passes,
golf course privileges, and other
Hugh Sloan, who is in charge of
transportation, together with M. H.
Bowles, made a trip into the Smokies
this week to fee just the best places
to point out to the association mem
bers, anil something as to the time
that would be required to make the
Miss Beat-rice Cobb, secretary of
the association, spent the week-end
in Washington before going to Phil
adelphia for the Democratic Conven
tion, and while in Washington con
tacted several high officials i" regard
to having them come here, as prin
cipal speakers of the meeting.
Several reservations have already
been made, and the local committees
are working toward cute. 'tainiiig
about 200 for the three-day session..
The Canton Chamber of Commerce",
co-operating with the Canton Knter-.
prise, will serve -refreshments to the
group on Thursday afternoon just
after the trip through 'the Champion
Fibre'. Company plant.
Working On Budget
For Coming Year
Present Indications That Funds
For All Officers Will Be In
cluded In Budget
Editor Passes Away
Tobias Larson, who edited the
"Wavne.-ville Courier" during the
years 19J7-101S, died on May 30 of a
heart attack, at his Mai emont, Cali
Mr. Larson left Waynesville in 1518.
and since 1923 he has been editing the
"Claremont Courier." He was very
successful as publisher and editor.
He was elected president of the Cali
fornia Newpaper Publishers' associa
tion in : 1928, while four years later
his newspaper was? selected on Prof.
Casey's all-American newspape elev
en for all-round excellence. In HI 34
his paper was given The Times cup for
the best weekly newspaper first page.
Mr. Larson was born in Norway,
coming to the United States at the
age of 9. He graduated from High
land college, Kansas, and for twenty
years published the Highland Vidette.
He edited the Waynesville Courier for
two years, spent two years with the
Fillmore Herald (Cal.), and since 1923
has edited the Claremont Courier.
Mr. Larson's death came as a sur
prise, since he was not known to have
a weak heart. He came in from play
ing1 a game of golf with his son, sat
down on the porch to read and died
He was buried in Oak Park ceme
Rose Not Driver
Of Wrecked Auto
In last week's paper in an article
about four Waynesville. boys having
a wreck on Highway No. 10, just east
of Lake Junaluska, the statement was
made that Marcue Rose was driving
the car at the time of the wreck.
Mr. Rose says that he was not
driving, but that Ned Ferguson, owner
of the car was driving.
The information was given this pa
per by an officer.
None of the boys were hurt beyond
a few bruises and cuts.
The board of commissioners were
all set yesterday to launvh into the
final stages of setting up the budget
for the county for 1936-37 when they
meet Thursday morning, which will
probably climax a series of meetings
of almost every day for the past two
During the past week, several dele
gations have been heard by the board,
and a number of conferences regard
ing continuance of some of the county
bffices which have been set-up dur
ing te past three years.
As is the case every year as the
board begins the task of making out
a budget, there are some who oppose
continuance of certain offices, while
others strongly favor a continuance.
This year the three offices discussed
are: the county agent, the fire war
den, and the district health depart
ment. The latest indications are that
funds for continuing all three of these
offices will be included in the new
budget. While some of the members
of the board do not favor continua
tion of some of the offices, it is felt
that they will be in the minority
when the actual voting is taken.
Last Friday morning a delega'ion
from the county at large, appeared
before the board in behalf of the
county fire warden office. Strong
pleas were .made before the board to
include this office in the budget.
No vote was taken by the board on
the matter, and only three members
expressed themselves. Chairman W.
A. Hyatt, Lee Ferguson and Edwin
Fincher spoke on the subject for the
board. ,Iarvis H. Allison was absent.
Am'ong those making talks and ask
ing that the board continue the office
were Charles E. Kay. Jr., J. li. Boyd,
V. J. Damtof't, Sam Robinson and W.
T. Shelton. A letter from Reuben
Robertson, Jr., of Champion Fibre
Company was also presented.. Among
those attending. this hearing favoring
continuance .were: Hov Patton, (ra
Smathers, VV. J. Damtoft, M. C.
Sprinkle, L. G. Cody, Arthur Oslxrrne.
Sam Robinson, Dave H. Harris, and
D. H. Cogdill, all of Canton, and
Charles K. Rav, Jr., E J. Hyatt. .1.
R. Boyd, W. T. Shelton, E. L. Withers.
Henry Francis and Harry Kotha, all
While it is imposible to determine
what tax rate the new budget will
call for, it was learned from those
familiar with the operating expenses
of the county that there will be but
little change in the rate for next year.
The belief being that the new rate
will be within a few cents of the
present rale, which is $1.31.
Are Found Here
Mrs. Harry M. Hill, of Haze!
street, reported' this week that she had
capght 18 Japanese beetles, this year
in her garden and flower beds. Last
year she caught 11 of the pests, but,
indications are that there are more
this year than last.
The beetles .are large and dull
green in Color, with a white stripe
near the tail. ( heir ba. ks glisten
and are rather pretty beetles. They
are harmless to a person handling
them, and (lie instantly wheii. droppeil
Mrs. Hall said they were vicious
chewers, and ate flowers anil vegetables
and would' ruin grapes. She : sent
some Vf the. beetles to the rounty
agent's office last year, anil also this.
She has requested that traps be se
cured from the government to !
placed in the county to catch the
beetles, as they are one of the most
devastating pests known in some
section of the country.
Waynesville's Modern Incinerator Will
Be Completed Latter Part Of Week
East Fork Farmers
Hear County Agent
The prevention of eoil erosion is
one of the primary objectives of the
new program, according to County
Agent W, D. Smith, at a meeting held
at Cruso school house on June 22,
Mr. Smith explained the new farm
program in detail, emphasizing the
fact that the government aid extend
ed to the farmer by the Federal Gov
ernment is not a money-making
scheme, but a means of preventing
soil erosion and improving crop pro
duction at a reduced cost to the in
dividual. It was revealed at this meeting that
the farmers of the county will be or
ganized, with the purpose of working
out better practices. Committees
will be appointed in earh township
for thi purpose. Watt Howell, David
Pless and Oder Burnett were the com
mittemen elected for the Cruso sec
tion. : " . ..
Reynolds Says Al
Smith Has Deserted
The American People
United States Senator Says
Smith Is Merely "Barker"
For International Bankers
Cheese Making To
A demonstration on cheese making
will be held in the home economics de
partment of the Waynesville township
high school on Monday afternoon,
June 29, at 2:30 o'clock.
By J. W. Reed, Jr.
Hotel Normandie Headquarter
Written Special for The Mountaineer.
PHILADELPHIA, Juiw 24, (ivSa
Western Union) Senator Robert R.
Reynolds let loose an attack on Al
Smith today, as the second day of the
National Democratic convention got
"Al Smith's bitter tirade against
President Roosevelt is merely his
formal announcement that he has be
come the 'barker' for the international
bankers and the alleged Liberty
League," Senator Reynold said.
"Smith has completely deserted the
ranks of the plain American citizen,
by leaving the sidewalks of New Yo'k
for the majestic Empire Building
He has changed his walk into a
sijuawk. If Al is so brilliant and so
capable 0f managing the entire coun
try, why does he not show some of
his business ability by tilling up the
vacant offices in the Empire Build
ing'" Senator Reynolds asked.
Continuing bis - remarks; Senator
Reynold said: "The Democrats will
on Friday of this week, nominate
Roosevelt by acclamation. To my
mind, that will be the answer to the
threat of the five self-apjHiinted 'holier
than thou' super-American patriots
who seek to play the role of dictator.
And next November, the American
people will re-elect that genuine and
beloved American,. Franklin' D. Boose
veil, to the'.-presidency by an over
whelming vote throughout the nat ion."
Is Costing: About $4,500, And
Will Take Care Of Garbage
Of Over 15,000 People
Pless Farm Having
Good Tourist Crowd
I). H. Pless, who runs a tourist re
sort on his farm at Cruso, in
town Monday, -searching for help to
assist him in taking -.are of several
tourists who, he said, arrived this year
about three week, earlier than Usual
and caught him unprepared to care
The tourist reason -''usually opens
about' July 15, but Mr. I'less 'report's
that several have already arrived;
Those arriving recently are Mrs. J.
I'anzero and her two sons, John and
Thomas, Miss Spacansa 'ami Miss
Helen Wilson, all of N'ew York.
1935 Taxes Will Be
Advertised Aug. 1
W. II. Met tai ken. lax supervisor
and collector for Haywood -county, is
getting . things in shape to .begin a
gariiisheeing wages, mi Jii;y first, for
levy on all personal propel ty atid
all unpaid 1.935 taxes;
On August first ho will advertise
and sell all real estate 'on- which 1935
taxes have not been paid.
Mr. MeCrackon stressor! the fact
that, no time extension would he
granted, arid that, 'this is the tirial
notice. All of these fact appear in
an advertisement appearing in .today?
issue1 of this papr.
The large incinerator that is being
built in Waynesville, which will solve
the present problem of the disposal
of garbage, will be finished sometime
during the latter part of this week.
Fifteen men are now working on the
structure, which, when finished, will
have cost approximately $4,500. The
Federal Government, through the
PWA, is furnishing the funds for
the labor, while the town is providing
The structure is a two story affair,
the lower part is to be devoted to
the blast furnace in which the waste
will be consumed, and the upper story
will be used as a storage room and as
a plae from which to feed the gar-
bage to the flames .
The structure is being built under
federal supervision and according to
.he most modern specifications. Only
c'j'hty-four feet of wood were used
and that to frame the windows and
hold the sheet iron roof in place. The
remainder of the building i steel,
concrete, brick, rock, and sand.
Twenty-four thousand common brick
anil 12,000 fire brick were used, to
gether with 260 bags of cement, 55
cubic yards of stone, 57 cubic yards
of sand and nine tups of steel.
The outstanding part of the entire
structure is the gigantic blast furnace,
which, according to Alderman Ix'e.
Bramlett, could consume the entire
waste of a town of fifteen thousand
or more population. This furnace
has a cubic volume of 120 feet; it
will be capable of generating 3,200
degrees of heat, and the power of the
blast w'H be' equal to 200-horse power.
The garbage will U' fed to the
flames from the storage room, which
contains two trap 'doors for this
purpose. One of these doors, leading
directly ..into the flames, will be Used
for all dry materials. The other
which leads into the tunnel .between
the fire and the sixty foot smoke
stuck will be used for all wet mate
rials. Such materials will be placed
there where the heat from the fire
will dry them, then it will be bnr.icd.
It is believed that most of the
ashes will 1h' ciuried out through
the smoke stack.
When the plant is once in operation,
the board of aldermen plan to invite
IlazelwxKid and Lake Junaluska to
share the facilities of the incinerator
with them, in return for a part of the
expense of operation.
In addition to this they plan sever
al changes in the present system of
waste -disposal in Waynesville. Two
men may be employed .to' collect and
ilispose of the waste each day. Then
the aldermen plan to secure several
waste caiv to be placed on the streets,
in. 'order to simplify the problem of
keeping llii.1 streets clean.
An ordinance., may also be passed
ierUiring the use of standard garbage
container's' by the people Within the
corporate limits, to take the place of
many "insubstantial containers that
are now used.
Dollars Spent On
The Hotel LeFaine
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Kirkpatri k,
owners and managers of the Hotel Le
Faine, '-recently spent several hundred
dollars on .-'interior improvements of
And just recently, when the regu
lar sanitary inspections were made of
all hotels and -boarding houses, the
.LeFaine was given Grade "A" rat
ings throughout, and had 91 points
credited by the state and county in
spectors. In the rating list as published last
week, a typographical error had ''he
LeFaine' 'rating wrong. The official
rating Grade "A," and government
cards are posted in the hotel bearing
the official inspector's name, and the
Meat Cooling Box Is
Added By Food Store
The Food Store installed this week
a large meat cooling box that gives
them twice the capacity as formerly
given by the old box. The new box will
enable; the meat department to handle
larger quantities of meat, and also a
much larger variety.
The new box represents an ex
penditure of over a thousand dollars.
Robert N. Fie is manager of the meat
The Food Store and C. E. Ray's Sons
this week completed a modern chick
en slaughter house, and a retention
pen. The slaughter house was built ac
cording to the modern specifications
a furnished by the health department.
Will Be Staged On
A. president ial -rally will be held at
; the '.court house here Saturday, night.
according- to County Chairman .Lee.
I.'ramlett. The purpose of the. rally is
to got as many Democrats anil other
supporters of President Roosevelt as
possible together, to hear the Presi
donlV ae cptanee speech. The speech
will be broadcast at nine o'clock from
Philadelphia. A loud speaker is be
ing installed at the court house to
carry the message to those who at
tend the rally.
: The program is scheduled to begin
nt eight o'clock. The Soco string
band will provide music, and several
prominent Democrats will be called
on to make short speeches. At nine
o'clock .'the.- PresidentV speech will be
Some weeks ago Mr Bramlett ap
pointed two men in the county to pre
pare for the rally. Hugh Leather
wood Was appointed for this end of
the county, while C. J. McOacken was
appointed to serve the Beaverdam
Mr. Bramlett announced that a
Tally similar to the one held here is
also to be held on the high School
baseball field at Canton.
The radio for the occasion is being
furnished by Martin Electric Company.
Miss Stephanie Moore, of Lake
Junaluska, returned on Tuesday from
an extended trip V relatives and
friend., n New York and Washington,