Penublicans occupied the center of
Ae political stage during the past
j. r'rom one wing entered form
f Governor Alt' M. Landon, who got
jloail uff his chest while in Washing
. ast week, when he made a defi-
" . U U ..1.1 i.
statement wiai ne wuuiu jiul ac-
residential nomination it
,.rt tne l"
jfti-ed to him by the convention.
J.' rum the other wing, North Caro-jjjuj-g
Charles A. Jonas, of Lincolnton,
japped forth, and made a bitter at
tack on the national GUP leaders, by
charging tnat tne national leaders
ta(j -sac ririced party growth in the
south in exchange lor 'controlled'
Kilts in the committee at the conven
tions." Hardly had Mr. Landon settled down
j his hotel room in Washington be
fore President Koosevelt had invited
him to visit the White House the next
Mr. Landon said in his interview:
I have not had any intention of be
ing a candidate in 1940 and in order
that my position may be perfectly
clear, 1 will not accept the nomination
in the remote contingency that the
Republican national convention should
utter it to me"
All the while that Mr. Landon was
making his statements in Washington,
Mr. Jonas was "raking national GOP
leaders over the coals." He said in
part, "the party organiation should
be revitalized and nationalized, but
let the rebuilding begin where the dry
Continuing, he remarked: "Partic
ularly successful efforts of respectable
Republican leaders in the south re
cruited by hundred of thousands of
former Democrats in recent years to
'purge' the party leadership in thes,e
rotten boroughs of the deep south
have met constant opposition by east
ern members of the committee."
Last Saturday Governor Clyde K.
Hoey celebrated his 60th birthday.
The Tar Heel governor was bom in
Shelby, in 1877. He started to work
when he was 13, and when only seven
teen, he bought a newspaper, which
he published and edited until 1908. In
the meantime he had studied law, and
passed the bar examination. At about
the same time he married Miss Bes
sie Gardner, sister of O. Max Gardner.
The Governor is taking his job
seriously, and is doing a lot of trav
eling over the state, according to re
ports' from Kaleigh, which said that
he had traveled over 17,000 miles in
the official car to date most of it
within this state.
President Koosevelt continued to
improve: after his infected gum was
(riven adequate treatment in the White
House. Alter the visits of Air. Lan
don to the White House, the, former
Kansas Governor said: "I was glad
to see the President looking so well.
He told me about his tooth and we
also talked about bandages and how
they were made under the NRA code.
The President thought I had the best
of its not having his job." .
Vice President John Garner recent
killed a deer "Bessie" in Penn
sylvania, and invited 24 members ol
'he Senate to a venison dinner. The
President did not receive an invitation,
so he wrote the following letter to
the vice president;
"I have read in the papers that to
night you and 24 members of the
Senate are attending the funeral of
my old friend Bessie. . .
"It makes me feel so shaky when
1 think of her untimely demise that
1 do not think that I could attend the
funeral service tonight even if I had
been invited. . .
Little disturbed was the President
K Representative Clare E. Hoffman's
caustic, "These presidential vacations
are getting to be something of a habit
times of trouble. . , He acts some
thing like a small boy around the
fourth of July. He sets the match to
the fire cracker and then runs away."
Little chance will Mr. Roosevelt
e to dodge the festivities arrang-
n for the White House Christmas!
Dances, dinners, and a house filled
ith his children's children will send
"ubbling laughter through the man
sum more accustomed to the grave
tones of Administrative aids, the
auve tones of gold-braided diplo
ma:s. the heckling tones of an inquis
Mk- E. . McCLI RE IMPROVING
- "c tunuiiion oi iir. ri. -. iv
tiure, who has been confined to his
""me for the past four weeks, is re
ported to be imrjroviner this week.
However, Mr. McClure is not expect-
lcu w be out until after Christmas
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County
FIFTY-THIRD YEAR NO. 49
For Fluid Milk
Greater Production Needed By
Pet Dairy Products Company
In Order To Mett Demands
Last month, 232 Haywood tanners
were paid .$14,000 for tluid milk Used
by the Waynesville plant of the Pel
Dairy Products Company, according
to Y. K. Woodalf, manager,
A shortage of grade "A" milk in
the Piedmont section of the state re
sulted in an inspection being made
here of health officers from that sec
tion, and they found dairies here in
A-l condition, and milk is now being
shipped to eastern points in this
There is no surplus milk in Haywood
county. The unlimited markets are
taking all that is produced, Mr. V.'ooa
all said. He also said that he could
use 500 more gallons right now.
Besides the vast increase in the
amount of fluid milk, the local plant
will make about 1:12,000 pounds ot
butter for 1937.
$4,895 Paid Out
On Civil War Pen
sions This Week
Veterans And Widows Of Vete
rans Of War Iletween States
According to W. G. Byors, clerk of
the court, who handles the' checks of
the veterans and their wives of the
War Between the States, " 4,85" was
paid on Wednesday to these survivors
of that historic period.
The veteran roll now has only six
names, as follows: AUien noweii,
living in Los Angeles, Cal., A. L. Mas-
sie, Daniel Levi Mathis, K. L. Under
wood, of Asheville, J M. Wood, and
J. B. Wyatt. Each veteran received
a check for $182.50, his semi-annual
gift from the state.
The widows, four of whom are on
the "B" list receive $50, semi-annually
and the nmaining 'twenty-five are in
class "A" and receive $150 twice each
The widows in the first class are:
Mrs. Addie Mehaticy, Mrs. .1. W.
Blanton, Mrs. E., L Boyd, and Mrs.
Mary MeFaydc n.
In the second class are, Mrs. Artie
R. Arlington, Mrs. M. L. Birchfield,
Mis. Susie C. Bui'gin, Mrs. Klla Muse,
Mrs. Susan Pless, Mrs. Mattie Plott,
Mrs. Jane Robinson, Mrs. Jessie P.
Rogers, Mrs. Louica J. Scott, Mrs.
Margaret Smathers, Mrs. Merritt
Trantham, Mrs. Sallie Trull, Mrs.
Mrs. Barthaney Cabe, Mrs. S. C.
Chambers, Mrs. Cordelia Clark, Mrs.
Rachel J. Clark. Mrs. Amanda Cook,
Mrs. Laura Curtis, Mrs. M. C. Hoglen,
Mrs. L. Y. Jollv. Mrs. Mattie Little-
field, Mrs. C. E. Mann, and Mrs. N.
I. A. McLain Is
Named As County
Hoi-v r r'idwell. Master of North
Carolina State Grange, has just an
nounced the appointment of I. A. Mc
Lain, Master of the Pigeon Valley
Grange and teacher of vocational ag
riculture in the Bethel high school,
county deputy for Haywood.
Mr. McLain along with thirty other
county deputies--will '.attend a State
Grange conference ior aepunea ...
Greensboro, December 28, 29 and 30th.
The purpose of this meeting is io
the county Grange
i . - .
leaders in grange work and their du
ties as county deputies.
Herman Frick, State Deputy of the
xww. fnrniina Granire. completed
the organization, and installation ol
officers Tuesday nigm., uk,l ..
The members of the grange decided to
hold their meetings on the first and
third Monday evening of each month.
The hour of the meetings was
,.i,n.H from iseven-thirty to seven
o'clock. The grange will not meet
next Monday evening uue to
that some of the officers will be away
for the Christmas holidays. The local
grange has thirty-seven charter mem
Mr. and Mrs; Ned Moody and family-
left on Monday for Bradenton,
Florida., where they will spend the
next three months with relatives.
Mr and .Mrs. James M. Long had as
their guests at the Waynesville Coun
try Club during the past week, the
latters sister. Mrs. R. R. Weaver,
of Delmar, Md.
Summer School Head
Kit. It. X. (iAHHKH
Dr. R. N. Garber
To Head Duke
Duke University To Allot $2,300 ;
If Haywood Will Supplement
With $200 i
The board of trustees of the Juna
luska .Summer School, Inc., which is
affiliated with Duke University, hold
a meeting on Saturday in the office ol
Jack Messer, county superintendent
of education. In the absence of Dr.
V. W. Few, chairman, J. K. Boyd was
elected to serve.
Dr. R. N. Garber was elected as di
rector for the fourth term. James
Atkins, J. K. Boyd arid Dr. Garber
were elected to serve as the executive
committee for the li'MS session.
The county commissioners will again
be asked to contribute $200 to the
school. James Atkins, Jack Messer,
and J.R. Boyd were appointed to
make the request.
In his annual report, Dr. Garber
made a comparison of the statistics
of the session of 1HH7 with those ol
l'.tliti, showing an increase on enroll
ment of twelve students, but, one
less from Haywood county Hetitd
that the authorities of Duke Univer
sity would again make up the sum ol
$2,:i00 for the summer school, provided
Haywood county would make the usu
al teacher-training appropriation oi
He also pledged the support of the
Hoard of Missions of the Methodis-l
Episcopal "church, and the Hoard ot
Christian Education, which have been
furnishing gratis the services of two
valuable faculty members. He pre
sented a tentative budget for tile
The following make Up the Junalus
ka Summer school board, a number )
whom were absent at tne. meeting on
Saturday: Chas. E. Jordan, Dr.. Paul
N. Garber, F. S. Aldridge, Holland
Ho'lter, A. M; Proctor, 11. E. Silence,
Henry R. Dwire, R. L. Flowers, Hugh
J. Sloan, Dr. W. C. Johnson, Fred L.
Safrord, Mrs. Ed Branson, G. C. Plott,
J. R. Boyd, Mrs. Carl Medford, James
Atkins, and Jack" Messer.
CANDLE LIGHT SERVICE
AT METHODIST SUNDAY
At the candle light service, which
will be held at 5 clock n Sunday
afternoon at the First Methodist
church, a pageant, "The Nativity,"
will be presented under the direction
of Mrs. J. Dale Stentz.
The pageant will depict the Madonna
and the child, with the wise men, and
be featured by many Christmas Carols.
The public is ivited to attend.
Varied And Interesting Articles
Found In Today's Mountaineer
Todays paper has so many dis
tinctive articles, that special at
tention is being called to them.
First, two townships of the
county have long articles about
them. Iron Duff, and a history
of their people, is discussed by a
former citizen of the township.
About Fines Creek, an article
dealing with early history, cen
tering around the War Between
the States is discussed by Miss
"Here and There" a survey
made and reported on by
T. L. Gwyn, on what the
market manufactures for
Of couse, it was no more than
could be expected after the re
cent cold weather, than for Uncle
Abe to tell of his experiences with
frozen water pipes. (Some
phrases were struck out by the
editor so the article is safe for
all the family to read.)
At 77ie Eastern Entrance
WAYNESVILLE, X. C. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1937
Two Papers Will !
15e rublished tor
The regular edition of The
.Mountaineer will go to press next
week on Tuesday afternoon. The
deadline for all copy will be noon
A special Christmas edition
will be published on Thursday af
ternoon. This special edition will
go into the mails Thursday night,
and ull subscribers will get then
copies on Friday.
The special Christmas issue
will be in colors-front and back
pages, lied and green ink will
be used in outlining holiday fea
tures. Greetings from individ
uals and firms will be used exten
sively in the issue, Several spe
cial Christmas articles are being
prepared for the Friday issue..
All copy for this edition will have
to be in the otlice by noon Thurs
day. The regular paper will be pub
lished the week after Christmas as
Sing To Be Staged
On Sunday Night
Repetition Of Last Year's Pro
gram Will lie Stajred At
A community sing will be staged
at the Park Theatre, by courtesy ol
the manager, J, E. Massie, on Sun
day evening the 10th, at 7:15 o'clock.
J. Dale Stent will direct the sing
ing and Mrs, Stentz will be the ac
companist. This feature of the Christmas fes
tivities, is being sponsored by the
Chamber of Commerce and the Wo
man's club. Thr public is invited to
ttttend and join this song service,
which will last not more than an hour.
Close Friday For
Srhool Officials Not Sponsoring
Any Social Activities, Says
M. II. Bowles, MlieniitelVilri;t ot
the Waynesville district schools, an
nounces that the Christmas -vacations
will begin tomorrow afternoon, Fri
day the 17th, for all the schools in
the district, with the reopening .-date
set for January tile Mid
Mr. Howies also stated that he wish
ed it understood that the school offi
cials were not sponsoring any social
festivities whatsoever during the hol
iday season, or at any other time, for
the students of the whool, as had re
cently been reported.
Mars Hill Students
Coming For Holidays
Clarence Hyatt, '. K. Leatherwood,
J. K. Leatherwood, and V. C. Nobeck,
Jr., all of Waynesville, Mark Jones,
of Canton, and J. W'. Teague, of Cove
Creek, will return from Mars Hill
college on Friday, December 17, for
the Christmas holidays. They will
return for the reopening of the ses
sion January 3.
Mr. Carleton K. Wcatherby will
leave tomorrow for Kaison, where he
will spend a week with his mother.
In another discussion of the
weather, Harry M. Hall has an
enthusiastic article on the use of
On the grocery page, a wide
variety, of local recipes are being
published. These have been ar
ranged and tested by Waynesville
housewives. If you are interested
in something good, yet different,
turn to the grocery page and look
over the recipes.
The usual features, such as the
hospital news, official weather re
port, real estate transfers, cov
erage of local sports, are all in
their usual places this week.
Next week, a similar array of
interesting articles and news fea
tures will be found in The Moun
taineer. Besides all these features, the
advertisements in today's paper,
as always, carry real news. Look
them over" carefully and from
them make our your Christmas
of The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
HI X t'OI.KITT, '.
Ben Colkitt, Jr.,
Promoted To Eairle
Scout On Tuesday
3:1 Haywood Scouts Receive Pro
motions From Court Of
The most impressive court of honor
ever held locally was .that, of Tues
day night in the-court' room of the
court house on the occasion of the pro
motion of Beii Colkitt, Jr., to the
rank of "Eagle Scout, the first tune
this honor has been conferred on a
Waynesville bfy, and the second one
in llu. wpud county. . -
Medford, county chairman,
He was assisted by Scout
Muster A. W. Allen, of Asheville,
w ho presented the tenderfoot. -proino-
t ions; m. t '.hambers,. .of Hazclwood, ;
who promoted the second elass group;
It. K. I .awi eiiee, of Canton, in charge)
of the first class pi oniot ions ; Mr.)
Fairbiot her, of ' Canton,' w ho awarded''
the Star Scout;-ami .). ('. Hrown,
local scoutmaster., who in eliaigej
of the promotion --o! .Leu Culkitt, to
Kagle Scout. . i
Thirty-tl.,1 ee m-.jii.v ol "the Hay vvo'id
district received prniaotMH;.. and nii i it l
..Those wIk'i were piomoled to
tenderfoot are: Haywood I'lott, Way
nesville Troop V,; Kugc-ne (i'rogati. Can
tun 'Troop; Alex Hickman, "Canton
'Troop 7; Thonuis - Kirkpat rick, Can
ton Troop 4; Carl Painter, Jr., Canton,
Troop 4; I'lffllip Moore, llazelwood
Troop fi; William Crawford, Hazel
wood Troup 5; Leslie Moody, Waynus
villc Troop 2; Ralph Ohildcrs, ('anton
Troop 4; Alden Hall, Waynesville
Troop .'i; Frederick Vaughn, Waymt
ville Troop 3; Charles llart.sill, Hazel
wood Troop 6.
Second Class: Raymond Henry, Ha
zelwood Troop 7; Albert Anderson,
Canton Troop 7; Neil ..Coble, Canton
Troop 7; Kdgar Sheppard, Canton
Troop 7; William Hammond, Canton
Troop i; Alvin McKinnish, Canton
Tioop 7; Logan White, Canton Troop
7; Wallace Caddis, Canton Troop7;
and Billie Harrison, Canton Troop 7.
First Class: Fred Taimer, Waynes
ville Troop 2.
Merit Badges: Carroll Powell, Can
ton Troop 1; Jimmie Deas, Canton
Troop 1 ; Billy Haliburton, Canton
Troop 1; Joe Tate, Jr Waynesville
Troop 2;Kenneth I'almer, Waynes
ville Troop 2; Bobbie Lee, Waynesville
Troop 2; Joe V. Davis, Waynesville
Troop 2; John Ahlin, Canton Troop
7; James Hall, Canton Troop 1; T. S.
Grogan, Canton Troop 1.
Star: Edward McKone, Waynesville
Troop 2; Billy Haliburton, Canton
Troop l. and Bobby Colkitt, Waynes
ville Troop 2. : .- -
Ben Colkitt, Jr., Kagle Scout, is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Bon Colkitt, re
ceiving the highest award made by
the Boy Scouts of A merka, is 1
years old and has been a member of
the Waynesville Troop for five years.
During this time he has served In
several leadership positions in his
troop. He is now junior assistant
scoutmaster. For the past three
years he has atended tahe summt r ses-
sim ot i amn Lianiei noone. ior i.ov
IURTH ANNOI NCKMENT
Mr. and Mrs. Launston Hardin, Jr.,
announce the birth of a daughter,
Anne Lancaster Hardin, on Friday,
December the 10th, at the Waynes
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
Camp To Be De
18.) .Men Will lie Moved To Other
Camps, This Was One Of 1.11
I he C t (.
camp at Sunburst was one
of the 13 1
camps in the country or-
dcrod to be
deinobili7.ed as of Decern -
Lieutenant Louis U. Magid, Jr.,
commanding officer of the camp, said
yesterday that he had not received
orders as to where the'-1 Kit men now
in the Sunburst camp would be sent.
He expected to get orders this week
regarding the replacement of the men.
The Sunburst camp w.is built some
two and a half years ago. The men
have built 7 miles of road towards
the top of Tennessee Bald through
Beech Gap, Five miles of the road
are complete, and 2 miles practically
complete. There remain two miles to
the top of the mountain. The men
from the Uosman camp have built
about ti miles (in the olhtr side of
t he mountain.
Besides the road wink, the men
have spent considerable time in
timber work, placing tish in streams,
and work in wildlife conservation.
The buildings will not be torn down,
yet there is little liklihood that the
camp will be reoccupled.
Lieutenant' Magid has been com
manding officer lor the past year.
Hardin bays Con
gress Will Do As
Sccretar y Of Congressman
Weaver Is Rounding Out 20
Years Of Secretarial
W. L. Hardin, veteran .secretary, in
the office of Congressman Zebu Ion
Weaver, in Washington, arrived in
i town on Sunday . aiidL WU remain here
' ... 'i :i '.l.. r.-.-i .r . i i ...
until the first of January when he will
return to his post in the capital.
Mr. Hardin is rounding out his
twentieth year in his capacity as sec
retary, a nd is one of the best known
ollice men in the national capital.
Mr. Hardin, when asked about What
Congress would do intimated, "just
what, the .President wants dor.,-, with
;i few variations in the original bills."
When Mr. Hardin returns he will
be accompanied'' by Mrs. Hardin who
will remain w'ith him ''until the session
The mercury climbed from - the
above zero last Saturday, to a spring
like temperatures on Monday, Tuesday
and Wednesday of this week, with a
minimum on Wednesday of 38.
The mean average for the week was
set at . '18 by Harry M. Hall, official
The complete report' for the week
is as follows:
Dec. Max. Mm. Free.
9 .'15 14 0 01 U snow
10 2i ti
ll 27 a
12 :io 10
VI 42 21
14 mi .. a;
15 :o .' 38
Mean.'-maximum : . .38
Mean : minimum 17
Mean for the week . .: ........28
Lowest for week , :
Highest for week ... 60
Snowfall in inches .... . , V inch
Precipitation for week
I Mean maximum :
Mean miniumum . . . .. . . ... . ..
Mean for wek .
Lowest for week . ... .... ... .
Highest for week
Precipitation for week .
Total 11)30 Pr.c. to Dec. IS ...
Total 1937 Prec. to DeC. 15
Deficiency for ...1137- from 1930
MASSIE NAMED DIUECTOH
OF THEATRE ASSOCIATION
J. F. .Massie wa, unanimously elect
ed as a director of the Theatre Ow ti
ters Association." .of . Aoi tfi anil , fcou la
! Carolina - at fhe-r annual eonfereiice
! in Southern Pines. ..
f Mr. Ma?-sie owns the Park Theatre
' here and the Lync in Syiva. He will
j also operate the new theatre which
is now undt r construction next to the
i First National Bank here. .
' i; ...... .