The Waynesville Mountaineer
Puhliheii In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
ririi-iniuu it,AK yv.aZ WAYNESVILLE, -. (. ., Till KSDAi, JlEtE.MBER 30 19.57
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
Administration Leaders Confer.
Senatorial candidates continue to
spring up in all sections of the state,
but the, latest seems to have come to
light right here under our feet, so to
speak, according to a statement issued
by Williard Coffey, of Candler, that
Rev. A. A. Johnson, a Baptist minis
ter of EfUncombe county, had definitely
decided to enter the race as a candi
date for the nomination as United
States Senator in the Democratic June
The Announcement went on to say:
-It is understood that the ministers
of Builicombe county will back Mr.
Johnson. He is a brother ot Judge
Johnson, of Asheville. He
L-aduate of the University of
fcee, and has a B. s. i'egree. ne
is a f
a native of the Leicester section of
Jibe county. Mr. Johnson would
hear from his friends in Hay
mnty as to their attitude about
itter. His address is Candler,
SevoJ-al napers over the state have
tommeinted on this race, and the minis
ter's possibilities of getting to Wash
ington In justice to the Buncombe
preacher, comment' is not made until
a definite platform is forthcoming.
Yet, what good is a platform in poli
tical campaigns, except to furnish fuel
for firey arguments?
The special session of Congress went
home after being in session for 157
days, without passing one of the Ad
ministration bills, which has brought
them the title of being an "Indepen
Congress," since they have seeming
ly refused to listen to the President
and grant his wanted legislation.
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't - , . nuingmrrninwimiiri .a,twaitMMMta Sjgi
William B. Bankhead jLjohn Garner AnnKajrUje2j yT
Failure of congress to enact any part of the seven-point program
outlined by the president when he called a special session resulted
in a conference of administration leaders, left to right, William B.
Bankhead, speaker of the house: John Garner, vice president, and
Alben Barkley, senate majority leader. They are shown leaving the
White House after a secret conference with the president.
Since Congress has adopted this in
different attitude against some of the
major New Deal legislation, it is now
predicted that the continued block
ing of the New Deal program will
"compel" President Roosevelt to seek
a third term. This came from Senator
Norris, who was one of the eight liber
al Senators called to the White House
for a mysterious conference.
Two of the six measures designed
to achieve definite Administration aims
were passed by both houses but in
different forms, which will require
adjustment by conference committees.
Leaders decided that this task would
take too much time to prolong tin
special session. ';...
Babson Predicts Upward
Trend In Business In '38
Women Serve On
Jury In Haywood
For First Time
Nolcd Statistician Says We Are
Not Headed For Another
l'v Keger V. Babson.
This, it was pointed out, would give
Congress a good start on the regular
session which will convene- the- first
week in January.
Taxation will be the subject of fore
most interest in the fir-t weeks of the
session. All indication ; are that Ad
ministration leaders will endeavor to
fret passage of tax changes before
March 15th, so that they will be made
.to apply to 19.37 earnings.
The House committee adjourned
from special session without determ
ining exactly what would be recom
mended in the way of modifications of
the surtax and capital gains levy.
Crop control legislation was still
in the embryonic stage, although each
House had passed a bill for control of
irlmif ma4-4-aw iranen nll1 vino
rirtrC linl.ia. mwn in nnrAiticrra MrtW
. .'.! uiiuci VCI U)H vviiuiiiiuiio. . . '
conferences will have to be held to
work out compromise bills that will
be satisfactory to both the Senate and
House. This, however, will envolve
many an hour of debate.
The President spent Christmas with
relatives and friends at the White
House, while Mrs. Roosevelt made last
minute changes and went to Seattle
to spend the holidays with their daugh
Last. week marked the first ap
pearance of women serving on a
jury in Haywood County. The
case concerned the incompetency
of William Thomas Justice, who
could not apply for an old age
pension, unless the routine of a
court declaration of his . 'condition'
Mrs; J. Dale Stentz, county wel
fare superintondc nt applied to the
court for' pu.ip;ihe of appointing a
guai diar. after which Mr. Justice
may receive- an old Age pension.
Norman James .was appointed
The case was tried before W.
"(I.. 'Byres, -clerk-of the court and
the following made up the jury:
Miss Kate 'Williamson, Miss Avie
Noland, Miss Hartie Oliver, Mis.
Carolyn A. Hyatt, Mrs. Johnnie
Cuddeback, Harley McElroy, Steve
Redmond, W. T. Bryson, J. H.
Haney, J. L. Walker, J. E. Bryson
and W. H. Noland.
1 Babson Park, Mars'. - , not t-n-t.
ring a major depression; 11)38 will see
,a resumption of the upward trend
'; which begin in U.'i.t. Yhe irrse-f'ar-t'
i may be poor -mu li worse than
j the early months of 1H.H7; hut later in
j the year I look for a substantia! rc
! viva.I. Do' not confuse this current
sharp recession with a major depres
sion! Payrolls, prices, stocks, real
estate, and jobs should all he on their
i way to new highs .by the- end of lll.'iS. ,
j This l)'cen-hei- presents a tremen
I dous contrast with a year Then,
;thc (dd year was riding into the his
tory books: (in ii giciit u-iivi- of opti
mism and hope. "Good limes" lay
over (he horizon of H(.'i7. The dark
! 'roxr' '( 1!2!-1 !i:!.r. wciv drowned out
( in '.u- hurrica.i;e 'of -wajje boosts, divi
' (lend Cxtias, and gigantic Christmas
trade. My forecast at. that time was:
"l!l::7 will be the fii-.t year of real
1 m-i -iSTior! I - si iwo 10'"l - Til,-. ..,,;,.
year s gain should average seven hi .winter
; eight per cent above 193(."
Barr Named TVAC
Have Office Here
; He Will Kemain d'eneral Mana-
j;er Of The Land 0' The Sky
I Mutual Association
.1. V.. Ban', general manager of the
; Land (' The Sky Mutual Canning As-
sociation. has been named adminis
trator of Tiimessee Valley Authority
Cooperatives, succeeding .1. Kd I'amp
I Headquarters for the administra
tion will lie located in ayncsvillc
instead of Knoxville. Mr. Hai r's uew
position with TVAC will tint mean any
changes as general manager of the
Land O' The Sky. lie will remain as
general manager, but has turned over
the sales department to James Neal,
who has been with the Waynesville
office for a number of years.
The TVAC comprises four canne-
ji its, one crcamtry, a (lour mill and a
j handcraft shop. The canneries are
j 'ocated at Ua.elw ood, Croen Moun
j tain. Murphy and Cranberry. The
i creamery is at Krasstow n, and the
(b ur mill at Newport, while the hand
craft shop is at Norris.
Mr. Han was named canning super
visor of the TVAC in May, l'.t.'U. A
year later he was made general niana
irer of the Land (V The Sky Mutual
Canning Association. The Associa
tion is a regional cooperative, with
eight nit label's operating ! .canneries
in Virginia, Tennessee and Noi't-h Caro
lina. -Tlie sales of all canneries ar
made through the WVynosville ollice.
-The Land ' 'I he Sky .Mutual Asso
ciation c.!ves technical service, account
ing serv:C(. and dors some buying and
all the selling for the. members in the
group. Four-people are 'employed, .in
the .'office, alotie, and at times several
more are used.
Last year .the Association, packed
.150,0110 cases of canned goods. Plans
are underway this year to pack at
least IiniUH.Kl cases.
. Mr. Ilarr said that iiiany niore iases
of some items could liaVe been
during the past year.
Claimed By Death
H. M. Hall Is Now
Sole Owner Of
Harry M. Hall is now sole iiwihi
and (-pevatoi of the Waynesville . Book
Stoic, raving purchased the iiiti.reM
.lMi:s ATKINS. .Pit.
And Birthday Ball
To Be Joint Affair
Plans Underway To Have Out
standing Speakers Of State
Here For The Occasion,
Funeral For James
Atkins, Jr., Will
Be Held This P.M.
Property Manager Of Lake Juna
luska Pa-ssed Away At His
Home From a Heart Attack
Plans are being formulated to hold
the dedication of the Wayiiesville '.Armory-jointly
with the President's Bir
thday - Ball . on Saturday ni.vl;:, Jan
A .general committee will meet Tues
day night to complete dofinit,- plans,
one of which will be a '-pe:ik"r .'.of rii
nown... Several have "bt ti cor.facted,
and any ( (hem would be a big draw
ing card for the, occasion. Several
military officials are cpec!ed to lie
here for the dedication and b-i!i.
The general committee,: while . ..
'ompletely oi ganized, have
goitl I.OOi) couples for the
Hall. This will he the fust
Hall ever 'held in Wayncsvelc
;he .Ball has been hold in Cai,
vea i sinee it ami.-' stalled.
Last rites will In ci.in'ik d this
afternoon at Z:'M) o'clock at the First
Methodist Church, for Janus Atkins,
Jr., who died at 11 o'clock on Tuesday
night at his home at Lake Junaluska.
following an illness of tuenty-four
hours. The Ilev. J. (J. 1 i 1 1 K n i , pas
tor of the church will officiate. lie
will be assisted by the Kev. W. L.
Hutehins, of Concord, a former pas
tor, Burial will be in Crcmhill Ceme
tery. Serving as actiue pallbearers will
be the following nephews, Atkins
Shackford and Joe Shackford, of C'ol
umbia, Ben Sloan, (if Sylva, and Dr.
Thomas St.riniriield. Joe Sloan. Sam
Stringtield. Jr., Bobby Sloan and Joe
Way, of Waynesville.
Honorary pallbearers will be the
men who worked with Mr. Atkins in
his management of Lake Junaluska
property as follows. M. H. Caddis,
Jnrvis T. Coman, Sam Caddis, J. C.
Williams, B. II. Burress, Arthur Rob
inson, Frank Smith, and Troy Cut
shaw. James Atkins, Jr., is the sen of the
late Bishop and Mrs. FJla Branner
Atkins. He was born in Asheville on
August the 'Jlth, ISJ-'t, at the time his
father was president f the Asheville
I'emale College, of that city. He re
(( ived his education in the Waynes
ville High School, at Webb school of
Bell Buckle, Toon. and at the Bra
hain and Hughes Preparatory School
of Spring Hill, Term. He .-'ohtinucd
his ((lucation at -Wofrord Cidhge and
went to Vaiiderbilt
set as t heir
;oi, (-vei y
Hal! : said that, no immediate
cliangf would be made, but that, in
the near IuUiic additional lilies win. Id
Mr. llajl became interested in the
store ei'ht years ago. Because of ill
health Miss Lindfors, will spend the
with relatives in Columbia.
Motorists With- ;
oizt 1938 License
Liable To Arrest
number i f years in
and ' insurance busi
ville. afl( rward in
Later tie was eon
Citizens Lank and
Mrs. Ben. Colkitt
Given Prize For
1937 YEAH OF PKOSPERITY
Prosperity did come. Business did
average 7 per cent above l'J.'iG. This
past August the Babsonchart stood
at 8 per cent above normal, higher
than it had been for seven years.
the squall, which
PflofYmno Tfflo Butaftcr Lab(,f Dy
mj,w j. v.ina(i been brewing all year, suddenly
U.S. Department of Agriculture
WaynesvHle Cooperative Station
H. M. HALL, Observer
25 . .
27 . '"
28 . . -r
29 - .'II': 2'Z.
Mean Maximum .
Mean Minimum .-,
Mean for week ........ :.''..
Lowest for Week
Highest for week
Precipitation for week .
feame Period Last
Mean Maximum .........
Wean Minimum ..........
Mean for Week :
Lowest for uwlr
Highest for week
. . ..26 degs.
.... .... -29 dogs.
.:;. 20 degs.
recipiution for week 0.80 inches
Total 1936 Precipitation to
Dec. 29 '.6521 inches
In the annual contest held by the
Woman's Club for the most beauti
fully decorated outdoor Christmas
tree, Mrs. Ben Colkitt was awarded the
first prize of f.3.00 and Mrs. George
Summerrow in Hazelwood won the
second prize of $2.00.
Honorable mention was also made
of the lawn of Saint John's Catholic
Church, winner of the first award of
last year, and of the Christmas Tree
at the plant of the England-Walton
Company, at Hazelwood.
Mrs. C. F. Kirkpatrick, chairman of
the garden department of the Woman's
club was chairman of the committee
in charge of the contest.
TEMPLAR HOLD A
Members of the Waynesville Com
mandery, Knights Templar, from
Waynesville, Clyde, and Canton as
sembled at the Masonic Temple at
noon on Christmas Day to observe the
annual Templar Christmas service.
A short, but impressive ceremony,
authorized by the Grand Encampment.
Knights Templar of the United
States, at which time sentiments pre
pared by the Grand Master of the
United States and the Grand Com
mander of North Carolina were read.
TWO OF FORCE SICK
j. T. Bridges, linotype e;perator i.r.d
Flobcrt McLean, printer, of The Moun
taineer force, are confined to their
homes this week. Both are suffering
from severe colds, and were slightly
struck. High taxes, political mud
dling, labor agitation, and thin stock
markets created a tornado of distrust
and fear. The result has been one of
the sharpest business declines on re
cord. The Babsonchart shows 19
per cent below normal.
The current gloom wiil continue to
hurt business during the early months
of 1938. But while activity will aver
age at least 15 per cent below the
first quarter of 1937, it should not
fall much below current levels. Dur
ing this discouraging period the base
for a resumption of the upward trend
will be laid. The Spring rally in )
1938 will be much stronger than sea
GOOD 1938 TREND
By next Fourth of July, business
should have recovered from a third
to a half of its i late 1937 loss. The
j revival will pick up momentum during
the second half. How far it will go, I
it is, of course, impossible to say now.
Nevertheless, as a long shot, it would
not surprise me if the 1937 peaks
were equalled before next Christmas!
Because of the poor first quarter
of the new year, the average of gener
al business for 1938, however, will be
slightly underroughly: 10 per cent
below-the average for 19r7. The
important point next year is the
trend. A poor start (but not much
lower than current levels), an im
proving second I quarter, and then -a
sharp upward surge during the final
four or five months is my idea of the
1938 business pattern.
300 Children Get
Christmas Bags At
The community ; Christmas tree,
which is annually sponsored by the
Woman's Club, the Waynesville Cham
ber of Commerce and a number of the
citizens of the town, was held at four
o'clock on ChristmaR afternoon at the
Mrs. Dan Watkins, president 'of the
Woman's Club presided over the brief
program and Mrs. - Frank Ferguson
was in charge of the arrangement of
the afternoon, 'Bags of fruits, can
dies, and nuts with toys, were given
to three hundred children and around
fifty adults received giftt, afso.
Assisting in the distribution of the
bags and gifts were, besides Mrs. Wat
kins, and Mrs. Ferguson, Mrs, R. ; N.
Barber, Mrs, Paul Walker, Mrs. James
W. Killian, Mrs. John M. Queen, and
Mrs. C. F. Kirkpatrick.
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' ." ext( llsiilll i.." ! ;ne V. -i I ' (v.-
d inei'ji'i.-ls to ei -' ' h-.l;-'
'iv - it u;. i .i ,) .,. , , ;;(
by d. l aie Sunt:', w'm.' i.- i:
tag1 ' fl' l.i the X: 1 ! , v:l!-: i
d' (.'(iiniiK t'c.'c olfiee.
All olTicci'.-- and hijriiiVi.y rolmeri
have been nol ified to mak- arrests be-:
ginning at niidnight Friday, of nil
motorists driving on tlie highways
without 1938 tags. '
The oflice will remain open until
5:30 for the convenience '-of the public;
it was said.
Citizens Bible Class
To He Taught Sunday By
Misses Colton And Brown
Junior Order To
Captain Cecil Brown and Miss Col
ton of the Salvation Army, will have
charge of the teaching of the Citizens
Bible Class Sunday momine: at 9:45!
The class meets over the fire station,
J. It. Morgan, teacher, said that the
last time that Miss Colton taught the
class that the attendance reached 60.
A large attendance is expected Sun
day.. :' ';,.'"
BUSINESS NEEDS "ItELIEF"
In making these estimates I am
counting on Co-operation from Wash-
(Continued on page 3)
On next Tuesday, the Waynesville
Council No. 373, Junior Order United
American .Mechanics will install its I
newly elected officers.
The officers for the first six months
of, WiH are: Councilor, Sam Bradley;
f-'haplain-. - H; W. BauCom; Recording
; ..Secretary, W. p. Smith; Assistant
Keeordirig Secretary, L. M. Black- Fi
nancial Secretary F; A. Burgin; TreaS-i'.ir.-r.
T. Mt-hafTey; Warden, Tom
i Smith ; Inside Sentinal, Otis Burgin.
The Junior Order in Waynesville
has recently been reorganized. The
present enrollment .. with the btate
Council is one hundred and ten, and
there are more than sixty members
enrolled with the National Funeral
Benefit. Practically every member en
rolled with National Council is carry
ing a $500 policy.
. Chas. E. Ray, Jr., is attending a
meeting of the North Carolina Park
Commission in Asheville today. Seve
ral Park officials plan to attend and
discuss several important matters rela
tive to the Park.
Mr. Ray was invited to attend be
cause of his activities in Park mat
ters during the past few years.
, from there he
lie was for a
!the real estate
i ness in Wayne
j N'a.shville,' Tcnn.
rcled with tlx
I rust- ( onipany here.
lii 1!1.'!2 he became vrrv'.
S e u t i i e i n M et h od : k t . A s m ; J i i
.luni.luka, aiid ei t:! iiiin d in
sil'ioti' until i:; Vt.'H; when. h.
,'prope'rty manager., I furin?
cal year's whi n liie iiifK-btedness on the
church pnipcrly 'irirud a hopeless task
io hn. Mr. Atkins was ore of the
inaji'i irilhieru'i"-: tr: t held the .As
.senihiy toi:i t her, and assisted in rais
ing the mi:t)ey to cleai' ;).i- .:'iiperty.
li' is v. ide'ly known in th' circles of
fSi in hern M ( I hedism, lio!h a-- the-sen-of
one of . l !.e h adit:g bi.s'r- ns, wh,
iielped to ( slahhsii h-Soillhi Ml Mv-ttl-edisl
' A-M-endily. and ri bmlfrf'lf, a
ari oiitsfitiidirig layman in th" church.
Fond of people, affable at ail times
in his riianner, he was greatly beloved.
Since the news of his death Mrs.
Atkins has been receiving telegrams
of cond(dence from numerous digni
taries of the church and prominent nu n
throughout the South.
Surviving are bis widow, the for
mer Bessie Sloan, daughter cf the late
Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Sloan, two sons,
Ben Atkins, of Lake Junahi.ska, and
Joe Jack Atkins, of Greenville, N. C;
one sister, Mrs. J. W. Shackford, of
Columbia, S. C; one brother, H. JJ.
Atkins, of Waymsville; several nieces
and nephews, and one aunt, Mrs. R. D.
Passes In Florida
T. C. Darby, 83, who spent: the
summers here for the past 25 years,
died at his home in Crescent City, Fla
December 22, of a heart atUck. Mr.
Darby had been in ill health since last
October at which time he suffered
from a fall.' ;
He was a retirpd merchant, and own
ed a summer home at Hazelwood.
He 13 survived by bis widow and
MmmmtmMn. -t i-' ri1 1
Approximately 600 to 700 children
received candy, nuts, and fruits at one
of the five Christmas trees held by the
Salvation Army last week, according
to Captain Cecil Brown, who is in
charge of the work.
The trees were held tit Big Bend,
Poplar Gap School, Shclton Laurel
School, Bonnie Hill church, and the
Salvation Army Citadel at Maple
Springs. ' ' ., "
Groceryman Is Here
Mr. and Mr. ,T. StrfJie Jones and
sons Raif.-h t,ri-;l Vinson, of Flizahoth
ton, Tenn., spent, the holidays with the
formv-rV parents, Mr., arid Mis. W, H.
Jones, of B:;!sn'ir!,. aid .Mr.' and Mrs.
Sam 11. J"ii--r.
Mr. .Jot:CS fcri:e? !y : owned and ope
rated the: Wiiynv-v;!:.. Crec-ry C
pany In ?i .
r IL LJ.iWWN SiiTH hSni.it
11. L. Brown, of rruf
to be up.
w .'th pre
1 two, who has
imcni.'i is able
1 Narrow Outside Margin