The Wayne sville Mountaineer
A look ahead into thejiational po
litical field is most timeiy at mis
time, since Congress convened Mon-
a., unH heard rresiaeni rvooseveii
deliver his message on the "state of
the union. '
The United States News, in an ar
ti. le this week, under the heading
"Tomorrow," had the following to say
about the events and problems of the
administration for the coming months:
i.Wardloss of all the attacks on
business being made by Administra
tion spokesmen, implying further re
straints, Congress and not the White
House holds the key to the immediate
future of Government action.
A majority of members of Congress
privately would like to forsake the
New Deal and give business men what
they want. Members know they will
be held responsible by the voters if
the depression continues and they fail
to provide the relief for business nec
essary to secure industry's co-operation.
On the other hand Democratic mem
bers face a choice of "going along"
with the President or being opposed
in the primaries one-third of the
Senate members and all House mem
bers are up for election by an Administration-supported
will promise t go along.
l'ublic opinion, as it is developed in
the weeks ahead, probably will decide
'opposed strategic plans
Mr. Roosevelt is determined to drive
ahead with his reform policies and to
tame what he regards as the big con
trolling groups in industry and- fi
nance who, he believes, are out to
scuttle the New Deal. His strategy
calls lor a strong selling campaign to
convince the people that big bankers
and industrialists planned this depres
sion to wreck the reforms for which
the people voted.
In this way Administration strate
gists expect to build up a backfire
that will react favorably on Congress.
Opposition strategy calls for an
equally strong selling campaign to
convince the people that the Govern
ment itself generated the depression
with policies hampering business. A
strong demand will be made that re
forms of the past few years be modi
fied to return to industrial leaders
the powers that they once exercised in
the field of labor and of finance.
The Administration will continue to
insist on balancing the Federal budget,
convinced that the resulting deflation
will cause both revolting Congressmen
and business men to cry "enough"
and call for a return of Government
spending, or lending.
If the cry is forced, then the Gov
ernment will move in on a broader
scale than during 1933 and with
IF THE ADMINISTRATION WINS
If the President gets his way the
cards call for the following:
A program of large scale re-armament
to provide a measure of pump
A broad program of home construc
tion, under direct Government guid
ance if private corporations do not
An approach to some Government
voice in determining industrial poli
cies through Federal incorporation
and licensing of interstate corpora
tions, with the right to do business
conditioned on meeting terms lai1
down by the Government.
A modification of tax laws in the
interest of smaller corporations.
A tightening of Government con
trols in agriculture and in the field
DIFFICULTIES WITH CONGRESS
The strained relations between the
Executive and Congress will show in
many ways. White House technique
still calls for shifting to Congress re
sponsibility for devising machinery
to carry out Administration recom
mendations. Difficulty of getting a majority of
631 individuals the total membership
i the two Houses of Congress to
agIe 6n any thing is tremendous.
This means difficulty over devising
a plan for future of wage and how
controls. It means also difficulty in
shaping final farm legislation that
will meet White House requirements.
t means difficulty over appropriations,
it means difficulty over agreement on
exchanges in tax laws that will over
come business objections while pro-
. "eeaea revenue. i
Jospect of trouble in the Far East,:
r u!as this country is concerned,
wil continue to fade. Do
rfe!L'C troubles are taking the minds
p the people off foreign affairs. Mr.
Roosevelt's determination is to press
ad with the New Deal rather than
oK jCrt attention by maneuvers
abroad. The trend will continue to
.rMore Government in business rath
i tv less appears to be inevitable
,n the period just ahead.
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance
FIFTY-FOURTH YEAR NO.
Boone Brothers Buy
Sunny Cove Orchard
Orchard Acreage Will lie Reset,
And Plans Are Being Made
To Grow Truck
Will Boone and his brother, Robert
Boone, have bought the Sunny Cove
Orchard, on the Pigeon road, formerly
owned by C. A. Black and the late S.
T. Graves. The purchase also in
cluded the Black home which will be
occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Will Boone
Will Boone has been the manager
for the past sixteen years of the Hick
ory Nut Gap Farm, located at Fair
view, owned by James G. K.McClure.
The new owners expect to reset part
of the orchard acreage, and to add ex
tensive trucking interests. They are
planning to grow both strawberries
and raspberries in large quantities
and will also feature dairying as a
part of their farm program.
Mr. Boone is the son of Mrs. John
K. Boone, and the late Mr. Boone, and
resided here before going to Fair
view. Mrs. Boone is the former Miss
Jennie Sentelle, daughter of Mrs. R.
A. Sentelle and the late Rev. K. A.
They have four children, two daugh
ters, Miss Adeline and Miss May
Boone, both students of the Asheville
Normal Teachers College; two sons,
Will Carr Boone, who holds a posi
tion with the Dave Steel Company, of
Asheville, and Richard, who has been
entered in the Waynes ville Township
Names Of Folks
Wanting To Buy
Hundreds Of Prospective Custo
mers Listed At The County
Each week, J. A. Lowe, chairman
of the board of commissioners, re
ceives from the advertising division
of the. state Department of Conser
vation and Development, a list of out-nf-the-state
parties who a re "in teres ted
in buying property in North Carolina.
The list shows the type property de
sired, and gives the full name and
address of the interested parties.
These lists are being placed on file
in the office of the county agent, and
are open for inspection by anyone.
The lists can be copied, but cannot
be removed from the office it was ex
plained. Each list contains the names of ap
proximately 100 interested and pros
pective buyers. No charges are made
for the use of the lists.
Attorney General Rules That No
Further Taxes Need Be Paid
The attorney general rules this
week that the Southern Methodist As
sembly should be exempt from taxa
tion, since it had been reorganized and
was now managed by trustees of the
The county commissioners asked for
a ruling when the trustees presented
their claim that all the property own
ed by the Assembly was now church
property. All taxes to 1937 have
been paid, and the trustees asked
that they be exempt from 1937 taxes
which amounted to $2,101.40. The
ruling of the attorney general was ac
cepted by the commissioners. :
Scout Court Of
Honor To Meet
In Canton Tues.
A Court of Honor for the Boy
Scouts of the troops of the county will
be held Tuesday evening in the "Y"
at Canton, at 7:30 o'clock. William
Medford, county chairman, will pre
side. A number of boys from Hazelwood,
Waynesville and Canton will come up
for promotions and merit badges.
The boys are asked to meet at 7
o'clock at the American Legion home
on Depot street, and cars will be pro-
vided, and the troops will go in a
body to Canton. '
Immediately following the Court of
Honor, there will be a meeting of the
district committee, of which Ben Col
kitt is chairman.
McCLURE IS OUT
E. B. McClure, who has been con
fined to his home for the past seven
weeks, is able to be out again and is
back with Hyatt and Company.
At ;i recent nicelin ot tho diriM tors.
J. K. l;irr, was n.uneil iiilnuiiifHraUM
of the Tennessee Valley Authority
Cooperatives, lie is general manager
of the Iinti O' The Kky Mutual V;in
nhiK Association, a place which he will
retiun alonK with Ills job as adminis
trator. Steel Bridge At
To Cocke County
Haywood County Board Urging
Highway Commission To
Complete Road From Here
The county commissioners received
word here Tuesday that the Cocke
county court, in Tennessee, issued an
order oh Monday of this week, calling
for an appropriation with which to
purchase the steel river bridge near
Waterville to be used in making a
highway bridge, thus completing the
hiarhwav from Waterville to New
The bridge was formerly used by
the Tennessee and North Carolina
Railroad Company. The line has been
abandoned, and the tracks are being
taken up. The highway will follow
the old railroad bed.
The North Carolina Highway Com
mission has approved the purchase of
two bridges on this side of the state
line, and will convert them into high
way bridges as soon as purchased.
Flans are also being made to com
plete the road on this side from
Highway 284 to Waterville, as soon as
funds are available.
The commissioners have been work
ing on these plans for sometime, and
expect some definite action soon.
Civil Court To
Judge J. H. Clement will preside
over the January term of civil court
which will convene here on Monday,
January 10th. The docket is the
smallest civil docket in a number of
The jury list follows:
G. C. Ferguson, Fines Creek; E. L.
Lyons, Beaverdam; E. W. Wilson,
Beaverdam; Vaughn Byers, Beaver
dam ; Mark Hawkins, Beaverdam ; L.
B. Warren, Beaverdam; J. M. Law
rence, Beaverdam; J. Anderson Gib
son, Ivy Hill; Arthur Sheppard, Bea
verdam; W. J. Trantham, Beaverdam;
John Evans, Clyde; Robt. W. Green,
Fines Creek; Hugh S. Rogers, Cecil.
Robert Hall, Beaverdam; Lloyd H.
Baldwin, Beaverdam; J. A. Kins-
land, Beaverdam; Harry Rotha, Clyde;
Alden C. Clark, Beaverdam ; C. G.
Holtzclaw, Beaverdam ; E.V Owenby,
Beaverdam; Jessie James, Waynes
ville; Lawrence Leatherwood, Jona
than; James K, Pickens, Beaverdam;
R, H. Garrison, Waynesville.
C.F, Rhinehart, Beaverdam; Clin
ton McElroy, Crabtree; R. L.Burgin,
Waynesville; Rankin Ferguson, Jon
athan; Ben F. Murray, Pigeon; Hom
er Norman, Waynesville; Charlie
Messer, Fines Creek; Fred E. Martin,
Waynesville; C. L. Westmoreland,
Beaverdam; George H. Morgan,
Beaverdam ; Way Mease, Pigeon ; A.
Howell, Ivy Hill; Will T. Shelton,
Waynesville; Herbert M. Plott, Ivy
Hill; T. L. Blalock, Waynesville; C.
T. Francis, Beaverdam; N. L. Con
ard, White Oak; Herman Burgess,
CALLED TO ATLANTA ON AC
COUNT OF DEATH OF MOTHER
Mr. Hugh Jolly was called to At
lanta during the week on account of
the death of his mother, Mrs. L. C.
Jolly, who died at an Atlanta hos
pital on Christmas night at 10:30
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1938
Ice Cream Mix
To Many Points
Local I nit Of Pet Dairy Products
Company Supplying Georgia
The Waynesville plant of Pet Dairy
Products is now serving the greater
part of the Pet plants in Georgia with
ice cream mix, in addition to the
North Carolina plants formerly served,
it was learned here yesterday.
The increased territory for the
Waynesville plant has meant a general
expansion in all lines of the local
unit, as over 3,000 gallons of ice cream
mix were shipped from here during
The bulk of the shipments are going
to Savannah, Augusta and interme
diate points. The Charlotte plant is
using a larger percentage of the local
output. During the past few weeks,
a tank truck, with a special tank for
hauling milk, has been put into use.
This enables quicker handling, and
larger loads. The tank holds 1,450
gallons, and is so constructed that the
milk won't vary but about one degree
in temperature in 12 hours.
The Waynesville plant is now re
ceiving about 1,000 gallons of raw
milk per day. As the market for the
milk is unlimited, W. R. Woodall,
manager, is making every effort to
get production increased in Haywood.
This summer, he said, he looked to
see the plant receive 5,000 gallons
Besides the general increase in
milk production there has not been
a let-down in production of sweet
cream for butter. During 1937 over
125,000 pounds of butter were pro
duced in the Waynesville plant.
At present there are 2;!0 producers
on the books of the Pet Dairy Pro
ducts Company, and last month they
received over $14,000 for their milk
and cream. In the summer, at least
400 producers sell their output to
Seven milk routes are operated by
the firm, and milk is picked up and
brought to the plant daily.
Retail milk routes are maintained
in WaynoBVille, Sylva, and Canton,
while all the territory west of Ashe
ville, and including Asheville, is sup
plied with Pet Ice Cream.
No ice cream is shipped from here
except to this immediate territory.
The ice cream mix is prepared with
all ingredients except flavors, and
sent to the plants in this and other
states and there the mix is frozen
into ice cream.
There are 26 people on the payroll
this week, which is an all-time winter
high for the creamery.
The plant opened in June, 1934
Last January it was bought by the
Pet Dairy Products Company, and
several expansions made since that
Speaking of the future demands for
local dairy products, Mr. Woodall
said: "The matter of disposing of all
that can be produced here is no longer
a problem. It ts meeting the demands
that has us worried.
Bank Pays A Six
Per Cent Dividend
After a successful year, the direc
tors of the First National Bank, de
clared a six per cent dividend on De
The bank is now celebrating its
35th year, having been organized in
The annual meeting f the stock
holders of the bank will be held at
the bank on Tuesday, January 11, it
was stated yesterday. Directors and
officers for the coming year will be
elected at the meeting.
Dairy Grades For
- The district health department an
nounces grades on Haywood county
dairies for six months period begin
ning January 1.
These dairi-as conform to the re
quirements of the United States Public
Health Service Milk Ordinance for
the sanitary production and handling
of fluid milk.
Consumers are urged to purchase
on the basis of grade and to look
for the grade battle cap. The retail
milk grades are as follows:
Grade A Raw Milk:
J. E. Henderson, Canton.
J. F. Mann, Canton.
. H. A. Osborne, Canton.
M. II. Silvers, Canton.
W. J.Smathers, Canton.
W. F. Swift, Waynesville,
Grade A. Pasteurized Milk:
Pet Dairy Products Co., Waynesville.
of The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
In Service 25 Years
25th Year With Bell
Has. Pen Manager Of Waynes
ville Unit Since 1916. Is Not
Retiring From Job
W. L. Lampkin, local manager of
the Southern lell Telephone Compa
ny, completed his 25lh year with the
company on last Friday.
He has received several letters from
high ollicials of the company congrat
ulating him on his work during the
past quarter 'of a century. Although
Mr. Lampkin has a right to retire
under ttie rules of the company, he
will not even discuss that phase of
reaching the 25th-ycar milestone. He
loves work, and plans to "stay on the
Of course, there will be days, when
the call of the fields, and the trout
streams, will be more than he can
resist, and off he will go, as he has all
of his life, following his only hobby
fishing and Jbird hunting, one of the
two he can't deciiie which he likes
besL so he combines them and says
he has only one hobby.
Mr. Lampkin entered the telephone
service at Asheville as linesman, in
1918. Within a few months he was
moved to Hendersonville. He came
to Waynesville in 1916, when South'
ern Bell bought the Waynesville Tele
phone Company, which was controlled
by John Swift.
In 1920 he was sent to Canton as
manager of the Canton office, and sev
eral years later when the Waynesville
group, which comprised the Canton,
Waynesville and Murphy offices were
united, he was named manager.
The Waynesville office now has
about 500 phones, Canton 725, and
Murphy 300. The Waynesville effice
has eight regular operators, and two
Mr. Lampkin was born in Granger
County, Tennesse, 30 miles of Knox
ville. He lived on the farm, where
he was bom, until he married, then
became engaged in operating a flour
mill in Kentucky, for four years.
Later he operated a light plant for a
mill at Hot Springs, and in the spring
of 1911, he went to work for an elec
trical contracting firm in Asheville,
installing electrical plants over this
area. Later he joined Southern Bell.
Mr. and Mrs; Lampkin have three
daughtrs, Mrs. Lawrence McElroy,
Mrs. R.G.Queen, and Miss Drama, who
is studying operating at the local
Mr. Lampkin is a charter member
of the Waynesville Rotary Club, an
active Mason and a member of the
Pioneers, a telephone organization.
70 Per Cent Of
1937 Days Had
On 254 days last year, Waynesville
had sunshine, according ; to the offi
cial weather report just compiled by
Harry M. Hall, weather observer here.
The high percentage gave Waynes
ville 70 per cent of the days with sun
shine, while 111 days were listed as
The average temperature for the
year was set at fifty-three degrees.
The highest for the year was 90, which
came in June, while the lowest was
three degrees above zero, and was
recorded in December. "i
The rainfall for 1937 was 2.33
inches above normal. The listed nor
mal rainfall here is 46.33.
The first killing frost to visit this
section in 1937 was on October 15th,
with the temperature reading 23.
August was the rainy month, with
rain falling on 19 days. March was
the dryest month, with only 4 days
listed in the precipitation column.
Tabulated report on back page.
f' SW iff
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
92 Of '36 Taxes;
Annual Audit Made
1G Of Funds Collected Applied
On Debt Fund Of County Dur
ing Iast 16 Months
The annual audit of the county tax
collector's office showed that 92 per
cent of 1936 taxes had been collected
during the past year. This, it waa
explained, is a record that has never
before been equaled in Haywood
The report was made to the board
of commissioners by T. Troy Wychf,
auditor, who has just completed the
work, which took several months. He
was most complimentary of the per
sonnel of tne tax collector's office for
the efficient work, and thoroughness.
A total of $255,819.88 of the 1936
levy was collected, leaving a balance
due of $20,710.84.
Besides collecting S2 per cent of
the 193G taxes, the office collected ap
proximately f 11 1,000 in delinquent
taxes, bringing the total collection
from July 1, 1930, to October 30, 1937,
Of this amount, already 76 per cent,
or $247,690.00 has been applied on the
indebtedness of the county. Both
principle and interest were paid with
W .11. McCracken is tax collector
and tax supervisor, and is assisted in
the office by J. J. Ferguson, while S.
L. James is field worker on delin
In the tabulation below, the report
of the auditor shows that Iron Duff
has paid 1936 taxes 100 per cent.
Cataloochee township is next, with
a small fraction of one per cent yet
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WnviKwille 6,108.071 9 141. 2414.0
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t'olleoMon of lH'llnuent Taxes
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The largest percentage of unpaid
taxes is in East Fork, where 22.38
per cent remain unpaid. The next
highest is Ivy Hill, with 16.70 ner
cent yet due.
A drastic chance was made in th
system of handling county tax col
lections several years ago. The new
system is simply this:
1 he tax collector remits a dailv
itemized report to the county auditor,
showing the name of each taxDaver
who paid that day, together with re
ceipt number, and duplicate of de
posit slip. All money collected is de
posited in the name of Havwood
County. The tax collector cannot
draw put this money. Only the coun
ty auditor can write a voucher for
the money, and then only after the
board of commissioners have duly
6igned an authorization blank.
The office Collecting the monev ha
no further responsibility once it in
deposited. The office signing th
vouchers does not handle a npntiv.
The board of commissioners who issue
the orders for the vouchers, cannot
write the vouchers, neither do thev
ever handle a cent of the money.
The tax collector's office send a
man to Canton every Saturday for
the convenience of taxpayers in the
lower end of the county. The collec
tor meets taxpayers &i the Canton
Chamber of Commerce office.
OCCUPYING NEW HOME NEAR
Mr. and Mrs. W .L. Hardin, Jr.,
have moved from the Carraway house
on Boundary street, to their new
home, which was reecntly completed
in the Belle Meade development. ;