The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published In The County Scat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
FIFTY-SECONI) YEAR NO. 52
WAYNFSVU.1 K. . . THI'RSIUV IFX,K3Ii!EH ;.
$1.00 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
1 it .sr.
Says 1937WH1 Be I
First Year Of Real i
Prosperity Since '29i
Mr. Babson Says Business For
New Year Will Show An
Eight Per Cent Cain
sperity For New Year
Celebrate Golden Anniversary
Hj ko;kk v. hahson
I predict that lti:(T will he our
first ynxr of reU prosperity simv
l2!' It will be a year of nuu.e
lius. ness expansion, considi -rable reel
'! it activity, constant labor troubles,
siiortaes of skilled workers, ris.n
prices ami living costs and brisk re
Nearly every line will enjoy cuml
gams in lnnh volume ami protils with
the heavy industries showing the
greatest iK'nt'iuae improvement.
Tut'k (his foreast away for a elict k
ii I next IXitiiiIkt mill I priilicl ihal
you will find general business amiintt
H .t cent hIkivo today's limn-t- and
not far from I lie I (till) peaks!
HI SINKSS AT MUtMAI,
A year ago at this time my foiccriM
was: "!! .next.' ?hr.istn-ias-general busi
. ness. as meastired by the Hab-som hiii t.
should be hugging the 'X'-V .Normal
Line and heading into another period
of prosperity." Stat istieaily, that is
exactly where business is today. We
lire right square, on normal!
For the lir-t line in fourteen year-.
HP-arc crossiiii; llic "X-V Normal
Lino on i lie way into a now prosKTii j
era. A moment's retrespeet shows the
tremendous distance that we have
covered since we touched, biftoni in
March. 1 !3 3. The total wain in lti si
nless has been 7 per cent! .Nearly a
third of this rise has come during
1 fiSti alone.
--r i : hi:m i:k mii.i: vi:.i:
1 he year just closed has Leon a
remarkable one in many ways. W hile
it is generally believed that elections
do not change the basic course! of
business, ni est analysts concede that
they are temporarily upsetting. T fi e
tide of recovery was running .so strong
in .l!3fi, however, that it swept over
every '' obstacle-arid washed out. the did
year in a burst of glory.
There nre scarcely any figures on
record that can match .1m'3i"s steady
gains in jobs, payrolls, industrial nr
; Hvity. profits, and dividends. Topping
off the year was a. real post-election
boom. Wave nfter wave of wage boosts
and bonuses and dividend increases
and extras lifted Christmas trade back
to old-time levels.
LIGHT l'KIt CKXT CiAIN Foil 1937
The momentum picked up by this
surge of buying- will carry into the
New 1 ear.. Business -in 1936 was good.
Business in 11137 will be better. My
estimate is for a 10 per cent gain in
the first six month over the initial half
of 1936. It is harder to make a defi
nite prediction for the second half,
but I think a 5 per cent gain over the
closing months of the old year is
LABOIt HOLDS WHIP-HAND
It ia seldom that there is ho "tin-
Outlook For 1937
Summer School At
Lake J. Is Bright
19 !( Session Wa.s Rest In His
tory Of School. Dr. (iarber
.1 i i -t
h I I i . I t
Work To Besin Mon-' Mr. ami Mrs. (ieo,
day On Hi ghwaj 28 1 ' i )hb Veh l;,tc
" (ilolden Anni ei sarv
Work Mill boy in Mond.li
paving tin- (ic mile sireii h of
rHl from tho I la v ood-1 1 a n--ylvania
i-iniiiii line m the I nnki,
ing (-l;! Oirk Mi tiiin. mi High
way No. 2SI. ilwa.. Iearni-l vi".
terilav af H-riioon from I lie I urn
'. A. liauland ( oii-iriii tioii
Company has the com rai l, anil
havt' lieen allouoil 2.XI working
day- to complete h(. full. ..
I'age is Hie Male engineer in
The Kag la nd 'oin pa ii V will also
grade anil surfaee live additional
miles In 1 1 ill I iiliincdlatc wcillilv
in this coin nut.
W cii Known
Wav.nesville. ( ouple
In I his ( II v dO
: h 1 1
less." 1S3B w'3 pnl -. eriftrfJor
James Mull, 49, In
stantly Killed When
Struck By A Truck
Former Citizen of Haywood,
Killed On Highway t Haz
el wood Last Wednesday
li.i v I
. -. ' ..-."Ob hav.
r1 lll.M ions of
a n n 5 vci sa ry
i, ,t " ,,l,sci- t d
.me ,,f ' he brid
lohn c n r
'hui oh perf
i H i- h.-i
a nd 11 r. n nd .M i s. (
mere was no "but" to my bullishness.
TVxIay, howxcr, Uwrc is one major
question in my mind the- labor prob
lem. If this issue is not handled prop
erly, business could receive a very
rude setback. Workers are in the
most strategic position today they
have ever held.
Labor leaders can tie prosperity in
a knot if they call a general walk-out
or they, can give prosperity a boost
if they keep their heads. Do not mis
understand me. I am not predicting
grave national labor tie-ups, even
though some, current situations do
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James Mull, 4'J, landscape gardener,
native of Haywood county, who had
been living for the past few years n
West Asheville, was fatally injured
when struck by a truck, on Wednes
day, December the 23rd, as he crossed
Highway Number 10, in Hazelwood,
to board a bus for Asheville.
a l ions.
,,ble. w .
I. ri'ii, h. i
I'r. I'aul . Curlier was re c!ertt'.l
! (Mci'tor of the Lake Junaiuska Sum
mer school, at a meeting held here
recently, of the trustees of the school
All the members from Haywood coun
ty as I'nilows were present: Hugh ,1.
Sloan. .lames Atkins, Jr., J. K. Hoyil,
Mis. ,la nit M. Long-, (J. C. l'lott, and
Jack Messer, ex-ollu io sei ietaiy.
Tile meeting- was fo:- the purpose
of outlining- the plaiis for the 1 :". ses
sion, am) the giving of the report of
last yntr by the director. A substan
tial gain, both in number cf students
in auciiuance and in uic tinaiues was
made in l'J'M oyer tin1 ..preceding- year,
as revealed in 1V-. C, rbei 's report,
with a still brighter iml look for the
According to Dr. Carber two new
aihlitioiinl instructors .ami possibly a
third :ue assured for next hi miner,
one in sociology and one in history and
possibly ano.her in education. There
will also be from six to eight mvio
courses offered in the school next
summer, which is expected lo inctcas.
t he enrollment.
.The nunibo:- of etudents attending
the '1 session tattiled lifll, -thirty
U'e Dairy Firm
Much Milk Needed
I'nlimited Markets Of New Firm
Will Require Iaro;e Volume
more than for
were m. t, there
$7,W.?0 ;eft a
1 he ('(d'owing exci
was cle ted to serve.
Ii'.. .1. k. Hovd. anil
The next meeting wil
Feb run ry.
ireceding ycat .
. fiom Haywood
t er all expenses
balance. . of.
i Xa'A I
w. it wiioii,i,
Court To Convene
Here Monday A.M.
.small Docket Listed 1 or
lerm, Itefore ,huljt
lit i e committee
James A t k in...
r. I'a'ul (Jarhci-.
! be held lu.-re in
pa f. 'ids.
f the M
the r-ei -m.,i
t ( ... vi 1 1 f . he ma rrieil.
bride of fifty years ,
her marriage. Miss
ilges, daughter of
line In Way nesvi
f rom I ;a rl v. S er
had been engaged in the
business in South Carolina
to this section to be associated
New Equipment Is
Added To Laundry
Additional improvements were made
at the Waynesville Laundry during the
past week, when a return feed water
system from the pressure machines
to the large boiler was installed.
The laundry is now equipped with
nine garment presses and two new
shirt units. .
During the past few months several
other improvements were made to the
equipment of the plant.
driven by James Garrett, Jr., of
Allen's Creek, wno stated that the ac
cident wag unavoidable. Garret sur
rendered t0 the deputies shortly after
the accident and was released on
$2,000 bond pending the hearing of the
case, which has been set for next
Funeral services were held at the
home of his sister, Mrs. P. V Gaday,
in Hazelwood at 2 o'clock on Christ
mas afternoon. The Rev. O. C. I.an
drum, pastor of the Hazelwood Pres
byterian church and the Rev. H. W.
Baucom, pastor of the First Baptist
church, of Waynesville, officiated.
Burial was in Green Hill cemetery.
Pallbearers were: R. A. Gaddis,
Gorge Walls, Jr., Roy Ruff, Lester
Hendrix, Charlie Curtis, and Lmgle
- Surviving are his mother. Mrs. Wil
liam Mull, of 'HaiKiwjod, ;our broth
ers, Dewey, Marshall, ana Grar.ville,
of Hazelwood, -.tnd John of Natural
Bridge, Va., and three sisters Mrs. R.
xt f ' -- -J -i - - n , tt : .. . . .. .1
N. uauuy, i.lia. Iiariiaoii v-iooina, nu
Mrs. Charlie Curtis, all 0 Hazelwood.
as a pardner with the late I) l Kil
lian. in the nia ntifaid ure f woolen
cloth. The mill, which , was after
wards burned, ..stolid near the site of
v i 1 Lf Ice and Cold. Storage
Mrs.. Coble has been a member of
ihe .Methodist -Church for lifty vears
and has been active during that long
period, in the various department "f
the work. She has endeared herself
to a large rude of friends and neigh
bors. Mr. ( iible is the son of (he late
Manly and .Helen Coble, of Asheboro
where ho was horn, and lived to earl v
manhood. Me first came to this sec
tion in 1 )i 8 1 . and was nssooia t ed wit h
the late 1). M. Killiiin. in huslness In
C lyde. After moving ' to WavnesviHe
in he was connected with Srnath-
ers. Killian and Company, merchant
mills. loiter he was associated with
the late ( has B-. Ray. merchant, which
(Continued on page two.)
Christmas Tree And
Gifts Given Workers
7M) Hajfs of I ruits, Candv And
.Nuts (,iven Children Of 'IJie
On Wednesilav. evening before
( h i.-tnias h.ve, the Kngl;in. Walton
t ompany, of Hazelwood. observed
then- annual custom of h
( hnstmas tree for their
and their children.
This year the tree which was placed
in the center of the grounds of the
plant was a magnificent hemlock tow-
ik:.: ti. . ....
-i .og tun i..v-iivc ieei nigh. It was
lighted with J 50 40 watt colored lights,
with several hundred yards of tinsel
arnl other glittering decorations
it:- Lo the jirisenUu-,ioTT (TT the
gifts a brief devotional -service was
held with the Rev. J. M. Woodard,
pastor of the Baptist church of Ha
zelwood. in charge
This was followed by the distri
bution, by L. M. Richeson, of 700 bags
containing candy, nuts, and oranges.
Those receiving the bags included not
only the employees of the company,
but many of the peot.lo in the com-
niunicy. i nn men oi tne n ant. were
allowed full pay for Christmas Day.
which amount to something over
: More than 800 persons were pres
ent for this annual, Christmas cd
bration of the England-Walton Company.
The .laiuia iy ti'rm of civil court will
convene here ta V, Monday, wi; h .Unit'.
F. Donald I Mi il tips presiding. Tin
docket fo:- thi' term is ttte smallest it
has been m several years.
The jury as named for the fust
week is as follows: .
Fred Nichols. W-uviic.-vilY: Hit
Moody. W aviiesvile: V I
U aynesville: llewey Norman,
nesvi'le; Walker l!rown, Figcoti
ton;) Y. (;. West. Ctititon: 1!. i
mi 1 1
rung. ( nntoii; It. A. Justice, l ine?
f reek; .loo Russell. Ivy Hill: W R.
I -oil fo-rd, I' i ties ( reek: W. II Snyder
Waynesville: .Dewey Hotelier Canton
(ii'orgo Ilivclv. Canton: (i W Pos
ton, Mast Fork; .1. (J. Koliin. in, (M'y'.ic
Walter Wright. White (Ink- C, C
I'egutm, ( jinton ; A. V. IMiil.tps Wav
nesviHe; J. Manson Morrow. Iron
Duff: .). II. I.e. at h WW ood. .lona t ha n
Fllis Smalt. (Valitree; Marion Hol
j colli i'u', Jonathan; Hugh Smathers,
Cantiin; (). (). Hurgin, VVaynesville.
The following juror were drawn for
the second week :
W. C. Hemphill, Canton: .1 K. Fer-
giison, Ivy Hill: I. . W. Roger- Civile
R. ( . Sheflield. I'igeon: Roy Rainier
I'lyde, 1). S f,;een. (anion: George
V Fedford, I-ines Creek; W. M How
ell. Jonathan; Glenn McCracken. Fines
i ( reek.
Frank Mchali-v. Ivv Hill- R M
Holcomho. Canton: H .1 -Mm hon
I'igeon; .( linton Howell. WavnesviHe
Hied II. Saunders. Waynesville - S
Galloway, Waynesville: I). J jlovd
i'Ts fi' I- it r wrrr,, i "t
H. J'iaier. Waynesville I
Last Rites Held For
Mrs. W. R. Ferguson
The following cash prices were being-
paid Wednesday by the Farmers
Chickens, heavy weight hens 10c
Chickens, fryers .. ..... .'. . . . . , ...10c
Eggs, dozen . .............. .......25c
Corn, bushel . .................. .75j
Wheat, bushel . . . .... . . . . . . . . . $1.10
New Tank Truck Is
Added To Standard
Oil Fleet In City
The latest style tank trucks for de
livering gasoline and oil were put into
service in Waynesville Saturday by
W. L. Hardin, Jr., commission agent
for the Standard Oil Company of New
The tru:-k and tank are stream lined.
The tank holds . 623 gallons, and the
truck is a 1937 Ford V-8.
This truck is being used in addi
tion to the other trucks. I
THTMR-N ML SKETCH OF ROGER W. lUBSON'S
Bl SIXESS Eight Per Cent Gain for lear
CONGRP:SS-Wil Not Be Harmful To Business
REAL ESTATE Sharp Improvement Rents Higher
BUILDING Boom In New Homes Year's Feature
STRIKES Possibility Of Grave Labor Troubles
LABOR Higher Wages And More Jobs
FARM PRICES Spotty Total Farm Income Higher
LIVING COSTS Clothing To Lead Sharp Advance
Retail Trade Big Year Best Since 1929
ADVERTISING Boost Quotas Ten To Twenty Per Cent
STOCKS Higher But Good Selection Vital
BONDS At Ceiling Watch Money Policy
FOREIGN No European War In1 1937
SUMMARY First Year Of Prosperity Since 1929.
Lrtt Mt.es were conducted on ATnn.
day afternoon at -Parker's Chapel, at
v.iau.iee. ior jwrs. cjarisy Davis Fer
guson, K.J, widow of the late Dr W R
rerguson, who died on Sunday even
ing at 8:.i0 at the home of her son
i. waiter rerguson. the Kev A F
I'hibbs, pastor of the church, officiated
and burial was in the cemetery nea by
i-aiiDearers were the grandsons as
follows: Noble Ferguson, Milas Fer
guson, Ned Ferguson, Johnnie Fer
guson, Mack Ferguson, and I
Charles rerguson, of Washington.
Mrs. Ferguson had been in ill health
for the past two month an- hsid 1 een
vMtically ill for the past ten davs
She was the daughter of Thomas pi'd
Nancy Davis, and wa.s the last surviv
ing member of the family of thirteen I
children. She was greatly beloved by I
a mie circle ot iriends and .leJatives
in her community at Crabtree.
Surviving are the following thil
dren: T. Walter and J. C. Ferjruson.
of Wajmesville, and Z. V. Fergus in of
Fines Creek ; twenty-two e-randchil-
dren; twenty-five great grandchildren;
ami more man a nundred nieces and
The Ret Daitv Riodu'cts Company
have purchased the Western Carolina
Ovaniery here, and will take active
charge Friday morning, it was an
nounced yesterday by W. R. Woodall,
manager of the creamery,, who has
been retained by the new owners as
Together with the announcement of
the purchase, came the statement that
plans are being made for a general
i pansion of the plant, that will de
mand "all the milk that can be pro
duced in this area," Mr. Wwdall said.
The pet Dairy Company is the sec
ond largest company of its type in the
world, but the local plant will be op
erated as the local manager seo tit,
t was learned. The new company will
not make a i-ondi-u-i ry out of the
Mr. Wocdall explained, that the
Waynesville plant will make ice cream
mix for other Ret plant in this state
and Tennessee, and that manutiu'ture
of butler will continue to bo a big
ili m. At present, the creamery her;
is one of the largest butter making
plants in th,. stale. Hutter from-here
is being -liipiied to four states.
The liual retail l.adc will be cat-
i elcd in us in the na-1. hv the new (i.-ni
! . change- are aiili :pated in tho per
sonnel. The vale ,,f t he -plant Is ! he result
J of about six' month's neg t iat ions be
j tween Major L. Al, liallew, southern
, .manager for the I'et Company, and
Id. M. .Smith, of .-Viioville. W. K.
! Woodall, of this city, and b'. .O C.
Fletcher, of Asheville. owners of the
i Western ( arohna ( leamerv. 1 ho
! purchase price was not made public.
: Ihe stue includes t in- plant, budding
-.and property in Fast Way .iosville.
"We will be unlim.led' .is to the
amount of milk that we can receive,
and tlie market for "the dairy products
which we can nianul act in c is also un
limited through - the hHnnel, of the.
I et. ( omjianv. Mr. Woiwlall aid
Linger eipiinment will he installed
in i hi' neir future, it was said. I ho
piesent eputpment is of the most mod
ern type, and was recently installed,
1 although the plant has been in opera
tion only two and a half years.
Olllcials of Ihe I'et (ompany made
a field- survey of this a-rea with Coun
ty Agent W. I). Smith, and found that
Haywood county wii the only county
in Western North Carolina having suf
ficient grass lands to support enough
i-ows to furnish the amount ol milk
that will be required by the plant
Ihe Pet olhcials while here were
impressed with the quality of the raw
products, and the fast growth of the
dairy business in the county
Mr. Woodall pointed out that the
same manner in which the fanners
and dairymen had co-operated with
the Fnited Stares Public Health Ser
vice in maintaining a grade "A"
standard made an outstanding impres
sion on tne officials
t 1 1 ,-rmrry tt-pi't nl "s "paying
to the farmers of this area about
5.000 a month for dairy products
io uie (-urnmei when tfiere
mi K, this figure
$10,000 a month
to how much
We will take
the market price.
would be paid under thi
Mr. Woodall replied'
all the milk that can be
pay weekly, in cash
il l., rtfir i
..s o tuvniiun oi now much we
want, it is. a matte- of how much we
can get the farmers' and dairymen to
Major Fallew spent a two-weeks
va ation here last summer with his
family, and was impressed with this
area as a tourist center n w..ll .
ideal dairvin? center
Mr. Woodall exnecto t
plans of assisting in building up pure
bred herds in the county. Ist spring
the creamery boup-ht
C.uerney bull, which is one of the
many things he is working on 'to-'
wards buddint' nn tho iUir., u.i
H ..... ......j iiciUS in
a v wood
When the Pffamcrv ft-cf . J
there were only four regular milk pro
ducers. Now 22 supply the creame-y
rjK,n oi tnese are
oucinp grade "A milk
LEAVE FOR FLORIDA '-
Mr. and Mrs. J. V, Killian left yes
terday for a 10-day vacation in Flori
da. They will spend most cf their
time in and near Starke.
(Continued on page two.)
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