The Waynesville Mountaineer
Some political observers ventured
'AX tfllS Weeiv o w mic a ivn
-,,s as to the probable candidates
,: ,nt Havwood races next
for ou'1""' . .
, iA-f tKtiiv ct.n1-imenti werp
,ell founded while others were based
rumors, wnicn means iuai iiuiiung
has been done ior tne records,
. v,nt von tan bet vour box ol
Cfcrist"i"s cigars that there'll be
itnty t,i June tire works.
the biggest loss of the Roosevelt
ttpw since the court measure, came
jbout last Friday, when the House
seat the wage-hour bill back to the
jjbor committee by a vote of 216 to
19IS, This upset, however, was over
tome to some degree, when the Senate
approved the administration's farm
bill. The Senate voted 59 to 29 for
-be bill, after wrangling on it four
R-icL-ers of the wage-hour bill in
the House seriously considered op
posing the farm bill, as a direct slap
t cnuthein Democratic Congressmen
iho voted with Republicans in send
ing the wage-hour bill back to the
labor committee. This action, howev-
as based on remarks made
while some members were somewhat
disturbed over the action of the
House. After the holidays, it is be
lieved that the "peeved" members
would be "cooled off" and have a dif
ferent attitude on the matter.
The first suggestion was that the
supporters of the wage-hour bill
would oppose a joint conference ol
the House and Senate on the farm
Representative Welch, republican,
California, ranking minority member
of the committee, called the measure's
recommittal a blow to social security
nd predicted a "terrible reaction"
would set in against members who
blocked its enactment.
"By their action,'' he said, "they
reaffirmed the antisocial security at
titude of Frank Knox and John D.
H. Hamilton in the 193C campaign.
Their speeches up and down the coun
try drove literally hundreds of thous
ands of republicans into the demo
cratic party. There will be another
ad similar reaction now."
Although house leaders declined to
discuss the subject, one informed
member said there was a possibility
that legislation dealing only with
hours of employment might be ad
wnced next session..
Representative Mitchell, democrat,
Illinois, the only negro member, is-
la statement urging negro vot-
trs to defeat for re-election the dem
ocratic house members who voted to
send the bill back to the committee.
Mitrhpll tiaii iha Kill "mpnnf mfll'P
for the economic betterment of the
oepro laborers than any bill offered
m tne last 50 years."
Senator Wheeler, democrat, Mon-
'na, said the house vote indicated con-
Pess ; was "not going to be yes-men
'or the executive branch of the gov -frnment."
The statement bv E. J. Oliver, vice
President of the labor non-partisan
'wfue, called democratic house mem-
krt Who blnokoH: nnKsno-p "reactio-
"7" and accused them of repudiating
tkedemocraUc rty pledges of 1936.
i-very vote against the wage-nour
"I," the leatrue said, "brands the
Nngressman who cast it as the enemy
labor and the protagonist of par
industry." President William fircen of the
American Federation of Labor, how
had sent telegrams to every
member asking that it be sent
kck to committee.
An Ideal Gift
A YEAR'S SUPSTRIPTION
1 is Ipractical, and would
M welcomed 52 times dur
ing the coming year
delude This On Your List
PiWty,,e, In The County Seat f Haywood County
FIFTY-THIRD YEAR NO. 50
Reported Up To
Normal In Section
Brisk Buying On Saturday And
Monday Pushed December
Volume To Normal Level
A general survey of the leading
mercantile firms in the conimunitv
Monday revealed that the Christmar
business was brisk, and that Monday's
business was above expectations after
a geod stiff business on Saturday.
Merchants reported that practical
gifts were being purcnased, and a a
general rule, all was merchandise of
the better quality.
One merchant said that there were
more shoppers than in former years,
and practically all were spending
Some merchants reported that Sat
urday's and Monday's sales exceeded
those of last year for the same dates.
While there has been a slight reces
sion in retail sales here, it was the
general opinion that the 1937 Christ
mas volume would be up to that of
Masons To Hold
Here Dec. 27th
Newly Elected Officers For Four
Lodges Will Be Installed In i
Joint Service 1
The four Masonic lodges of the 41st ;
district, will hold a joint installation j
service of the newly elected officers, on i
Monday night, December 27th, with
the Waynesville lodge. The service 1
will begin at 7:30. !
Officers of the Waynesville lodge, :
No. 259, A. K. (c A. M., recently elect-i
K. H. 'Gibson, Master.
L. N. Davis, Senior Warder,. ;
F. E. Burgess, Junior Waruen i
L. M. Black, Treasurer. I
C. B. Hosafiook, Secretary.. I
E. H. Balentine, Senior Deacon. i
W. D. Smith, Junior Deacon.
F. E. Worthington, Senior Stewart.
W. H. Owen, Junior Stewart.
W. A. Abel, Tyler.
R. P. Walker, Chaplain.
The Pigeon River, lodge, of Canton,
the Clyde lodge, and the Sanoma
lodge, of Bethel, are the other lodges
in the district.
Man Charged With
Having 3 Wives
Placed In Jail
Sheriff R. V. Welch returned Mon
day night from Evansville, Ind., with
Hershel Riley, who was arrested by
'Indiana officials, upon instructions
of Sheriff Welch, who has been trac
ing him since last October, on a big
It is reported that Riley has a wife
in Kentucky, a family in Canton, and
about the middle of last October, he
married a girl from White Oak.
A hearing will be given Riley be
fore Magistrate C. B. Atkinson, either
today or tomorrow.
Be Annual Event
With J. Dale Stent z directing and
Mrs. Stents accompanist, the com-
muni'tv cinir .hin ws staged at the
Park Theatre on Sunday afternoon!
attracted hundreds of people.
The crowd assembled entered into
the spirit of the occasion and sang
with tri-eat enthusiasm, and request
ed that the event become an annual ;
community feature of the local cele
bration of Christmas.
A request from many was also made
that the songs be on the air at 12
o'clock and at 5 o'clock in the three
afternoons preceeding Christmas as
they were last year.
These features have been sponsor
ed by the Woman's Club and the
Chamber of Commerce.
A collection was taken at the sing
into the theater to help defray the ex
penses of the community Christmas
tree which will be held on Christmas
afternoon at 4 o'clock for the under
privileged children of the communi
ty The amount contributed, it is said,
was 'not sufficient to cover the expenses
of providing the toys, iruits ana
candies, and anyone interested in this
feature is asked to leave a donation
with Oscar Briggs at the: town hall.
Mr Weaver McCracken, Jr., student
at' Brevard College, is spending the
Yuletide season with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Weaver McCracken, at then
home near Clyde.
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Activities of Chamber of Commerce
During Past Year Were Numerous
Day In The Year
Women who are generally tied- j
ited with being constant talkers,
did '.not get in as many words dur- '
ing the daylight hours yesterday,
as it was the shortest day in the
December 21 is the shortest
day in the year, while June 21 ,
is the longest. From now on, the j
days will get longer, and the
nights shorter. i
Tannery Men And
To Get 640 Bags
IMh Annual Christinas Tree
Event Will Me Held Thurs
day Night At Tannery
The 14th annual Christmas, tree will
be held at the Junaluska Tannery on
Thursday night, at 6:30 o'clock.
This event is staged by the Tan
nery for their employees and, their
children. This year, 640 bags will be
distributed. Each bag will contain two
oranges, a pound of nuts and a pound
A 40-foot hemlock has been decor
ated for the occasion, with 100 50
watt colored lights, and 200 yards of
As has been the custom, Santa
Claus arrives on a truck distributes
the bags at the tree. No program
will be staged this year, other than a
prayer by the Rev. J. M. W'oodard,
The Tannery will close at noon Fri
day for Christmas. Following the
54-year-old custom, the men will be
paid for Christmas Day.
Killian Suffers Bruise
When Hammer Leaves Handle
J. W. Killian, owner of the Way
nesville Laundry, suffered a painful,
but not a serious injury Tuesday
morning, when a sledge hammer flew
from the handle and struck him on
the thigh. Mr. Killian was assist
ing workmen in drilling a hole
through a brick wall.
At The Eastern Entrance
WAYNESVILLE. N. C. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 23. 1957
KAII'll lKKVOST. rivmni
W. Ill till MASSll:. M e-l'ie-lileiii
President 1,. N. Davis Outlines
19.17, Was Satisfactory
"The greatest pleasuie :i one's
life, is being of service to. his friends,
his lellowniah and his community,"
said L. N.'.. Davis, president of the
Chamber of Commerce,'-as he gave a
brief review of the work' -of the or
ganization for the past year before
the Rotary ..Tub last' week.
The Chamber of Commerce presi
dent was introduced by Ben Colkitt,
a . member ; of the board of 'directors,
who urged that the ''.citizens of the
community be "re-suld" on the value
and necessity of the Chamber of
Mr. Davis, in his opening remarks,
pointed out that the organization was
worthy of the fullest support of every
citizen, and that without such an or
ganization, no town could hope to
accomplish that which all communi
ties are seeking- mainly, new citizens
He said, in part:
The organization was active in
bringing to Lake Junaluska, the state
conference of vocational teachers, and,
providing for the conference, a series
of entertainments. All indications are
that the conference will meet at the
lake again this coming summer.
The Boy Scout movement in this
area was given support, and en
couragement. The Chamber of Commerce,:, un
tiringly, supported and advocated the
early completion of the park.
Conferences and meetings were
held with highway officials in getting
work on highways, in and leading
into the county, underway.
In July, the Masonic conclave was
entertained. Plans are now being
worked out for entertainment of the
group from all eastern America, again
Officials of Pet Dairy Products
Company, and farmers were enter
tained at a supper meeting.
A radio address, by J. Dale Stentz,
on the advantages of Haywood Coun
ty was sponsored during the year.
During the summer, the organiza
tion, sponsored and escorted Gevem
or Clyde R. Hoey through the park.
At a later date, Goy-ernor Davie, of
Ohio, and Carl Goerch, of Raleigh,
were taken over the same route by
officials of the Chamber of Commerce.
The directors worked with the
county commissioners in an effort to
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of The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
Ralph Prevost Named
President of Chamber
of Commerce for 38
llfWll IcciIP To
Cpetldl lbhUC 1U
Be Published On
Red And (Jreen Borders On Out
side Pages Will Ik? Usod In
The annual Christinas eilitmn
of The Mountaineer will lie in
the mails early Friday morning,
with n special colored scheme fea
tured on the front and hack pages.
Red and green borders' are being
This is mi extra edition, as t.ie
usual paper will appeal on next
Special Christinas stones, fea
tures and pictures will be .featur
ed in the issue Friday. I he pa
per will go to press shortly after
noon Thursday, and all copy for
the paper will have to lie in hand
not later than noon Thursday.
The usual attractive Christ
greetings will lie round in the ad
Vour copy of the papei Will
come to vou in Friday's mail.
Stores Will Stay
Number Of Service Stations To
("lose All Day 'Christmas.
Court House To Close
Steles and shops of the. community
will start tonight ''remaining open
evenings until Christ mux, it was an
nounced by members of the inerchants
Stores will remain open until nine
o'clock on Wednesday night and on
Thursdav and Friday nights, regular
Saturday hours will bo observed. :
All i,,i ,.t will l, .i.,vi..,l .... ( lo isi.
A iiumbei of service stations
also be closed for the entire day. The
stations that will be closed are listed
in an advertisement appearing .'else
where ill this paper.'
The offices of the court house, with
the exception of the sheriffs office,
will close at noon Friday and remain
closed until Monday morning.
500 Acres Brought
$14,993 At Auction
The 500 acres of M. J. McCracken
property on Kush Fork and Crabtrec,
brought $14,yJ.'l.C8 at auction on last
Tuesday, according to fignrcs released
by Gossett ltealty Company, who
were in charge of the sale
This was termed as the best real
estate auction sale held in Haywood
county in over 10 years
The property was divided into l.'l
Moving Faster Now
"It must be the Christmas spirit,"
said Register of Deeds, C. G. Francis,
yesterday, as he reported that four
marriage licenses had been issued on
"The marriage license business
seems to be coming out of a slum,"
he said. "I reckon it is the Christ
mas spirit getting into some of these
folks that have been thinking about
Few Arrests Are
Being Made Here
Reports from the sheriff's office and
the police department showed that
there had been but few arrests made
during the past few days. Less than
at any similar time in a number of
People seem to be behaving them
selves, although haying plenty of the
Christmas spirit, it was said.
Miss Mary Barber arrived on Sat
urday from Burlington, where she
teaches in the city schools, and will
spend the vacations'. with' her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. K. N. Barber.
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
New Exccutive ,Man Adopted By
Directors. Th re Added To
Ralph Preyost, sales (.'..mager of
I luigusia .iaii,;iac'turii:g t einpanj ,,
was elected president, of tin Waynes
ville Chamber ot Commerce UiM week,
to succeed L. N. Davis, le.iriiig pres
ident. Three additional memht rs were
added to the board of directors.
Mr. Prevost will assume the duties
j of president on January hist, when at
j the same time, a n, w oi g.uiization set
I up. will be made. It was decided, and
! acted on by the directors last week,
that the increasing detail was re
; quiring too much t.me I' the ' presi
dent, 'so three executive vice presi
I dents were elected to head th ee differ
ent groups id' tile organization,
j W . Hugh Massie was named to have
. charge ol ways and means,
j M. II. Howies was named to have
I cltargc ' ot publicity
4 "has. K. Kay, Jr., was named in
charge of comiuunity in! rests.
i.. .. Davis was named treasurer,
succeeding Hugh .Massie.
The executive committer will be
composed of the president and three
vice presidents. . 'They ill turn will
name ".from the board ,,l ; hairniau of
this, committee who will serve, in the
iibseiice oi president on any occa
sion. I'be chairman e! tins commit
tee has not been-named !: datt
'l!.c new plan was i.ooputl upon n
coiiiiaeiidatioii ol the sp. cial eommi't
(.e, coniiosed id ', I in, W'vche, K.
J. Hyatt and M. I). VVatkuis.
The matter of riauiliig a xcietary
for will be left to rreoi.imenda-
lions of the executive committee, to
" I'o: t to file lull board ol -directors.
The three vice presidents were as
signed duties in their- respective
committees, to cover the following:
Division of Ways and Menus shall
include finance,' appropriations," bud
gets, membership, office personnel, and
Division of Publicity and Promo
tion shall include literature advertis-
I ''" I'om'entiolis, tourists, promotion
j 'nlisirial. pi-omotion, and tourist en-
Park, agriculture, local'' traffic, town
heaiititication, 'Me.reha.nts Association,
mid other local associatioiis, zoning
and planning, Labor Day and other
celebrations, ami Western North
Since there were no representatives
of the hotd or hoarding house group,
or a representative of -agriculture, the
hoard -.of directors voted to increase
the membership from twelve to fif
teen, and named Mrs. J. M, Iong, of
the hotel group, and Henry Francis of
the agriculture division. The fif
teenth member wil be named later.
Have School Work
L. A. Miller has the contract for
estalling the heating plant in the
Pennsylvania Avenue school addition,
in Canton. He said that present
plans were to have the plant in op
eration by the first of the year.
Martin Electric Company has the
electrical contract, while Jerry Liner
is the general contractor. .
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Way nesvHle Cooperative Station
II. M. HALL, Observer
Dec. Max. Min. Prec.
16 ' .' 56 40
17 59 51 ,' ; 0.03
18 f.O 60 0,3:5
19 - '-'56 -. ' '.; - 35
20 48 18
21 y. 47 . '.'.'' ;22
Mean maximum . ...54
Mean minimum .:.. . .'10
Mean for this period
Lowest for this period : ;
Highest for this period
Precipitation for this period'
Same Period Last Tear. 1936
Mean maximum: 50
Mean minimum . 27
Mean for this period 3S
Highest for this period ........13
Highest for this period ... ..... :..,....59
Precipitation for this period 0.20
Total 1936 Prec. to Dec. 21 55.21
Total 1937 Prec. to Dec. 21 46.59
Deficiency for 1937 from 1936 .. 8.62