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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THURSDAY, AUGlST I
Mark Of Service
With Trade Body
North Carolinian, Near End
Of 15th Year, Approved
For Another Term.
L by PORTE McKEEVER
Washington. National defense
has a firm grip on the public's at
tention, but the job of protecting:
the consumers of the nation from
unfair and injurious trade prac
tices goes on as relentlessly and
as importantly as ever before.
North Carolinians, therefore,
should turn aside from war and de-
fense for a moment and proudly
note the achievements of a native
son who this week passed a signi
ficant milestone in a distinguished
career as a member of the Federal
The Senate last week approved
speedily and unquestioningly Pres
ident Roosevelt's reappointment of
Garland S. Ferguson, Jr., of Way
nesville and Greensboro, to a seven
year term as a member of the Fed
eral Trade Commission. This re
appointment gives the North Car
olinian the distinction of having"
served on the Federal Trade Com
mission longer than any other mem
ber since the founding of this or
ganization in 1915.
Started In 1927
' It was on November 12, 1927, that
President Coolidge asked the tall,
easy-going but hard-hitting Greens
boro lawyer to fill out the term of
a Democratic commissioner which
was to. end on September 25, 1934.
"Dick" Ferguson not only accepted
but he has been a guiding force in
the work of the commission ever
since. On January 10, 1935, Presi
dent Roosevelt reappointed him to
a second term, and although this
term is not scheduled to expire un
til September 25 of this year, the
Chief Executive, in an unusual ges
ture of confidence and approbation,
has asted well in advance of this
date to give him still another term.
He thus becomes the first Federal
Trade Commissioner ever to re
ceive three appointments.
Three times he has served as
chairman of the Commission in
1930, 1934, and in 1938. It was
during this latest term as chair
man that "Dick" Ferguson direct
ed the establishment of his organi
zation in its new, impressive build
ing, construction of which mark
ed the agency's "coming of age".
This building, forming the apex
of the great Federal Triangle, now
is one of the National Capital's
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The Remarkable Fergusons..
But "Dick" Ferguson will never
give any indication that he regards
his achievements as anything un
usual or remarkable. The Fergu
sons are supposed to make their
mark in the world. And a good
many of them have come out of
the mountains of Haywood county
to do just that.
His father was the late Judge
Garland S. Ferguson of the Super
ior Court of North Carolina. His
cousin, Brig. Gen. Harley B. Fer
guson, is generally regarded as
one of the greatest engineers the
country has produced, and is cer
tainly in the forefront of all the
expert engineers to come out of the
army. He is given sole credit for
originating and executing the vast
flood-control works along the
Mississippi that has saved count
less lives and millions of dollars
in preventing and curtailing the
annual devastation from Missis
sippi floods. Still another cousin
is Homer C. Ferguson, president
of .the Newport News Shipbuild
ing and Dry Dock Company, which
is now playing such a key role in
the defense program and in the gi
gantic effort to build a "bridge of
ships" to Britain.
"Dick" Ferguson started life at
Waynesville on May 30, 1878. He
attended the U. S. Naval Acad-
"the best part
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emy at Annapolis and later studied
law at the University of North
Carolina, graduating in 1900.
Two years ago, his alma mater
honored him with a degree of
LL. D. .
From Chapel Hill he returned
to Waynesville to hang out his
shingle and begin the practice of
law. But two years later he
switched to Greensboro, where he
remained until 1918. From 1908
to 1918 he acted as referee in
bankruptcy for the U. S. District
Court of the western district of
North Carolina and also as spe
cial counsel to the Southern Rail
way. -.' .'
Ferguson first came to Washing
ton in 1918 as assistant general
counsel for the Newport News
Shipbuilding Company, and repre
sented the company here for more
than three years, after which he
returned to Greensboro to resume
his law practice there. He was
in Greensboro when President
Coolidge asked him in 1927 to take
the post on the Federal Trade
Most Active Member.
Outwardly, he is slow-moving,
easy-going and jovial; but he has
the uncanny faculty of "getting the
job done" quickly and without ap
parent effort. His colleagues on
the commission concede that he is
perhaps their most active member.
His dockets are always up to date
and in order. He is probably the
best cross examiner the commis
sion has. He never says much
during a hearing, but when he
does talk it is penetrating and to
the point. He has been known
more than once to quietly rip a
witness and a case to shreds with
out even losing his placid demeanor.
The Federal Trade Commission
function as a unit, and it is often
difficult to trace down the duties
and accomplishments of any one
of the five commissioners. But they
all recognized the great contribu
tions made by the North Carolinian
in the realization of the commis-
ion's aims preventing unfair
methods of competition and track
ing down the violators of good
business practices. During all his
14 years on the commission he has
never been known to take more
than a two-week's vacation.
Durine the years, the commis
sion has become increasingly im
portant as a f act-findinar agency
for Congress, in addition to its
other duties. As an integral part
of the Temporary National Eco-
has just helped complete a two-
year searching analysis of the na
NOTICE OF SALE
Sara S. Sloan and James
Under and hv virn nf th mw.
er of sale contained in a judgment
of the Superior Court in the above
entitled action, the undersigned
commissioner oi the Court, will
on the 18th day of August, 1941,
at the Court Hniin rtnnp in th
Town of Waynesville, Haywood
uounty, jm. C, at 11 o'clock A. M.
offere for sale at public out cry to
the highest bidder for cash the
following described land, lying and
beilUT in Havwood (loiintv North
Carolina, and being on Main Street
in tne Town oi Waynesville, ad
iotninsr th Stnra hniMino nf M
Theo. McCracken and bounded as
follows: Beirinninar at a noint in
the Easterly Margin of Main Street,
wnicn point is the Southwesterly
corner of the building now occu
pied by MoCracken Clothing Co
mpany and runs with the line of
the wall of said building South 69
East 110 feet to a state in Chester
Walker's line: thence with Wllr.r.
line South 21 West 33 feet to an
iron stake. Walker's corner; thence
North 68 W. 110.2 feet to the mar
gin oi Main Street; thene with th
margin of said Main Street 31 feet
to tne Deginning. Containing 3620
square feet And being the same
land that Gurney P. Hood Commis
sioner Of Banks sold tn Hranvwl
County and Sara S. Sloan and
James Andrew Sloan as recorded in
Book 90, page 169, record of deeds
lor Haywood County, N. C.
This the 16th day of July, 194L
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tion's economic structure which will
be a guidepost for years to come.
Out of its investigations, from
1917 to 1919, of the meat packers,
came the packers and stockyards
ct and the breaking up of the
'packers' trust". There was also
the commission's seven-year inves
tigation of the public utilities from
1928 to 1935, which resulted in the
Securities and Exchange Commis
sion Act and the holding company
law. An investigation of chain
store practices brought about pas
sage of the Robinson-Patman "loss
leader" act Its studies of adver
tising practices helped secure en
actment of the Wheeler-Lea bill
giving the commission power to
act against false and misleading
No story of "Dick" Ferguson and
his work on the Federal Trade
Commission would be complete
without mention of Miss Sally A,
Head Of Canton
Ambulance Group x
Herman Rhinehart, of Canton,
vice president of the reunion as
sociation of the 118th Ambulance
company which saw service in
World War No. 1, was elected pres
ident of the association Friday fol
lowing the opening of the 12th an
nual reunion at Camp Hope, 12
Turner, the commissioner's secre
tary and the commission's "right
hand man." A native of Greens
boro, she is well-known both in
North Carolina and Washington.
Before joining Commissioner Fer
guson she served for several years
on the official staff of the late
Senator Lee S. Overman.
miles south nf f.
;Mr. Rhine-han ft
the Cantnn B earn:
pany here. wTS Ln? N
dent, succeeding Mr.M
, Ernest Pressley, 0f rTi
elected t. ,' 01 CtJ
was elected seem,,!; 4
year. 101 H
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Canton -nost i 1
deceased members of th. j
decora ""Cn"Ce' PH
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Commissioner of Court.
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