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BREVARD, NORTH CAii CLINA, DECEMBER 22, 1927
CHRISTMAS SPIRIT REIGNS SUPREME IN BREVARD!
BREVARD , THE BEAUTIFUL, IN
FINE CHRISTMAS DECORATION
"The most beautiful thing I've
ever seen in Brevard."
This is an expression often heard
from even the oldest citizens who
look upon the Christmas decorations
unit have been placed in the town to
rcflect the Yuletide spirit. Light?
red, white and blue have l.-en
strung along the main'.slreets <> the
town, connecting with . Ch: istmas
trees stationed by the light posts, all
converging into the central point on
the Square, where a big Christmas
tree has bsun planted in the very
center of the town of Brevard.
These decorations were made
through the activities of the Kiwanis
club, in cooperation with the busi
ness men of the town. It is hoped
that all people of the county Will en
joy the beautiful picture presented
through th e decorations. Of
course, the best effect is to be oo
tained at nighttime, when all the
tra lights are burning. It looks like
a veritable paradise, with the differ
OF THE WORK DONE
? ? i
Thos H. ShipmaYi, president ofJ;he
Kiwnnis club, was so delighted with
the manner in which the y','66
appointed by him last Thursday
night had decorated the town for
the holidays, and so afPre^tlve s !
the manner m which the town res
ponded to the club's efforts, m!?led
the following expression of giati
tude to Chairman Mack Allisoh.
As president of the Kiwanis club,
I wish to congratulate the committee
named by me last Thursdaymfehtfor .
the purpose of decorating the greets
of th" town for the holidays. That
committee had Mac Allison as xhair
man and H. A. Plummer TV alteluC?
ble, Bob Garrett, A. H. Houston.
This comimttee has performer d 1
duties wonderously well and 18 high
ly deserving of the gratitude of the
Kiwanis club and of the community
In making possible this P^'yule
nlav in our town to reflect the Yuie
tide spirit, I wish to thank the i folio ^ -
snrr ffims and individuals for tneir
cooperation in time, labor and money,
The Brevard Light and t Power com
pany, whose president, J. H. itcKei
simer. furnished, free of cost, th
current necessary to light up all t
additional lights placed upon the
streets. 1 consider this a -plendi
demonstration of civic piide.
The Garrett Electric company, j
whose manager, BobGarrett mad ,
an unusually hard trip to Charlotte
to nurchas? the necessary equip
men for lighting the streets, and
gave of his time in the supervision
of the installation of the w01'v;
Louie Loftis, and men furnished by
the Brevard Battery Company and
Ihe Citizens Telephone company
assisted in this work, and all those
Who witnessed the labors of the men
throuch the cold weather of Monday
and Tuesday will join me in expves -
ing the community s appreciation.
It takes money to buy such ,
nicnt and the following public spir
ited firms and individuals made dona
tion, o? cash, which made possible
the splendid display of our beautiful
t0.c'lemson Theatre, F. D. Clement.
IVZl"? tw s *
x. nuclos Ward's Barber Shop,
Fol-man Jewelry company Brevard,
Building & Loan,' Toastie sh?P' ?
WLS. Mo.yJ.lo. cmfMJ,,
SrpeWft i P??V Wi
Wators. Pisjrah Bank, Mayor T. ?
V'"itm'rc. Davis-Long Drug com-.
i ? Puihell's Department store, A.
:"m'o Houston Furniture com- i
ia?v Simnson Barber Shop, Fleet-;
wood Lunch Room. .Pa"1?rs?GroCery
partment store. ^ c y pat_ I
p.ankimr company. The lire\.?ra .
NC\o' greater demonstration of line
??. t ever been wit
ooMimuni^-l cohesrve action of
?^Tbo^ named Arms and indiv^
",,p ?f lub'^iml 'hereby' cordially fn
vite' and urge all the citizens of the
counjy to visit B^vardjurin. the
^Torts" of the public spirited cltt
" Wishing6 on""' and all a Merry
('hri THOS * HmsHIPMAN. .
President Brevard Kiwanis Clu .
NEW BUILDING CANNOT
BE USED CHRISTMAS
Due to an unavoidable delay,
i^tinas services of St. Philips
f'uii will not be held in the new
rhureh edifice, as was originally
planned. It is hoped that the n^r
!-tiil?!'ii?r will 1m- ready for occupancy
jit sn curly date after the first of the
ent c olorings of elect tic lights in a
bia...' setting made beautiful by ihe
sr.. rounding mountains. It is ex
I'.cted that hundreds of people will
_oiue from the county to see Bre
vard in all its glory of Yultide dee
orations. Much work was necessary
in making this display to reflect the
mason's spirit toward the people-, in
the community. It is, indeed, a beau
tiful showing, and it is safe to say
that no other town 111 tile whole
country the size of Brevard ha;; any
thing that would nearly equal ihe
malchl'jss display which greets every
visitor to Brevard_ during this \ve;k.
Santa Clau3' presence on the
I streets of Brevard Saturday created*
much interest aiul excitement among
the littie folks, of the town and
county, a large delegation of whom
was . at The Brevard News officii
Saturday morning to greet Old Santa
when, promptly at 10 o'clock, he
knocked on the office door and was
admitted, to the delighted cheers of
all the children. His long flowing
heard, and red and white robe gave
the appearance of a real live Santa
The children were given an oppor
tunity of shaking hands with their
friend Santa, many of them talking
to him and enumerating the things
they, wanted him towering them for
Christmas, 'while others handed hint
the little letters they wad written,
expressing in that way their var
i6us Christmas wants. The kind old
fellow was patient and courteous to
ward them all alike, promising to ful
-fill -their many , wishes.
After an inspectidinrf? The News
equipment, Santa Claus then led the
procession of children out on the
street and made a tour of all the
.'.tores in the business district. As
tlicy went from store to store, an
increased number of children was
added to the procession, and in a
short time several hundred little >
loiks were following their leader,
who showed them all the pretty toys
and Christmas articles displayed in
the various business houses. Santa
Claus was seen on the streets
throughout the day Saturday, and
even to the last he had a following
of children, although the procession
dwindled somewhat toward the end ,
of the day.
MEANS TO B. CARR
(By F. BROWN CARR,
Pisgah Forest, N. C.)
Christmas, according to YVebster s
definition means, The Festival on
December 25th, Celebrating the
Birth of Christ; On this day God sent
his Son into the world, that the
world through Him might be saved ;
and the Sacred Scripture, plainly,
states in John 3:16, "For God so
loved the world that He gave His
v,iuy b?*oUen soil, that whosoever
beiieveth i:i Him should not perish,
but have everlasting life." So with
this most generous promise from
Him who possesses all the authority
u.iu po'wci, both in Heaven and on
earth, and believing as we do that
our Saviour died on Calvary's Cross
to atone for our sins; Our hearts
should bubble over with joy, and be
able ta 'celebrate the day, and glorify
His Name, in a way that will be
pleasing to our Blessed Saviour, and
indulge not in any thing that would
not be displeasing in His sight. Lest
we forget let us enumerate the many
blessings which the Lord has be
stowed upon us since last Christmas,
and show our gratitude to our
Saviour on His BIRTHDAY.
SCHOOL BUS TURNS
? OVER ON HIGHWAY
School bus No. 8, in charge of
Prof. Eugene King, turned over on
| the Highway near Lake Toxaway
last Saturday, as Prof. King was
I brinpfinpr the vchiclc to Brevard for
overhauling. In the bus were some
teachers who had asked to ride with
the professor into town. Miss Mor
gan, a teacher in the county schools,
suffered a broken arm in the acci
It is said the brakes were frozen,
and would not work, this being
?riven as the reason for the accidtfnt
PLESS BECOMES MEMBER
OF ASHEVILLE FIRM
Lawyers in Brevard wfl| inter
ested in the announcement^jpadc a
few days ago that Hon. J. W. Pless,
well known here, had formed part
nership with Adams, Metrimon and
Adams, one of the biggest law firms
< f Asheville. Mr. Plow Once lived
here, and is the fnttl^r of .1. Will
I'L.'s, J i-., solicitor of -this district.
Car 'thief C-'ls Three Years in
State Penitentiary ? as
JUDGE MOORE MADE
UNUSUAL RECORD HERE
I =? ? ? , ,
Two Weeks' Perm of Court Cleared
Doc'iet- ? Bub Wliiicsidcs Gets
E i k h f. : e n Months
; THu : day was sentence uny
'wth JuJ.-jv- \V (liter K. Moore, anil
th:* court seemed to hav" but one
I'l-jvei in tuiiiil ? that of ftiaking
>>ple know they must obey the
(law, or suft'er for their, disobfcdienoe.
' .Iuc'f;o Moore, during the trying day.
took occasion to warn the citizens
;>>( th? county that unless th? law is
upheld the county cannot hope to
prosper or make any progress,
i "This is the hardest thing I am
ever called upon to do," His Honor
! said, in passing sentences on many
-defendants. "It nearly kills me to
sei:d a man to the chain gang or a
woman to jail, but the people must
be protected against crime, and the
ji lily way to do it is follow the law."
Following are. the sentences pro
nounced Thursd iy afternoon : ;
j Walter Crawfori and Avery Owen, ?
tried in court last week for making
liquor, were given six months each
on the county roads, and sentence :
later reduced to live.
| "Thank you. Sir!"
Such we re the words of courtesy !
j exchanged between Abe Whitmire
and Judge Walter E. Moore, in Su
perior court here last week. Whit
mire had been tried for shooting his
' son-in-law, found guilty, brought
into His Honor's presence for the
purpose of receiving sentence. Judge
Jloore pronounced a sentence of 12
months 011 the chain gang for Whit-1
mire, whereupon the prisoner said to
the court: 1
"Thank you, Sir!"
And the court answered:
Next day Judge Moore reduced j
the sentence to 10 months.
Driving: cars while under the in
fluence of whiskey is considered one
of the most serious crimes of the ,
day by Judge Walter E. Moore.
Mose Kemp, of Brevard, was tried
in Judge Moore's court on this 1
charge and drew a sentence of
twelve months on the county roads.
Kemp is a well known character in
Brevard, many of whose citizens
have expressed a certain degree of
relief in the fact that Mose will not
Jie meandering about these sections
for the next year, at least.
James Wall; err ~Ti??gT?i ? who at- t
tacked another negro by the name
of Marshbunks, and tried ir> the
[court just ended, was given a ren
i tenc. 1 of six months on the roadr.
tit will be recalled that Walker is
the negro who was shot by Police-1
'man Freeman, while the popular
.Brevard officer was making arrest of
Walker after his attaei; on Marsh
Marshbanks was given a fine of
I-cwis Hensley, convicted of driv- .
ing a car wiiile drunk, received a j
'sentence of six months for manip- '
I ulating a gas wagon while he him-'
| self was filled with another kind of
Ira Daves, convicted for cutting 1
one Aiken with a knife, drew a sen- ,
tence of six niQnths.
i Homer Galloway, tried twice dur- 1
ing the recent term of court, the |
first effort resulting in a mistrial, '
and the second in conviction, was j
given a sentence of 15 months. It
was presented to the court that Gal
j loway was driving a car in which |
?there were 11 gallons of liquor. |
Doll Swangum, tried and convicted .
jon a liquor eharge, drew a sentence i
of 12 months on the road, later re
duced to five.
Wade McGaha, charged with mak
ing liquor, drew a sentence of 12
months on the roads. The court
stated that inasmuch as Mr. MaGaha
told the truth and refused to falsify,
the sentence was cut down from
what it would have been had the de
ft ndant tried to lie his way out.
J. D. Medlin. young white man
employed by the State, Highway de
partment, who shot Gudger Smith,
colored, at Pisgah Forest, several
weeks ago in a controversy follow
ing an automobile collision, was
given a fine of S.">0 and half the
costs in the case. Gudger Smith re
ceived the same ^ sentence, anil it
was provided in the event the fine
could not be paid by the colored
man. that he serve three months on
Simon McCall and Wiley Smith,
tried I'i.i- an affrav in which Smith
used a knife on McCall. resulted in
McCall h< ing lined "lie-half the
'?> !>. while Mr. Smith was given a
fin" of $250 and half the costs.
M. A. I'ctit ami his wife, tried on
a liquor eharge. brought a sentence
of 12 months to Mr. Petit, and six
months to Mrs. Petit, her sentence
suspended during good behavior and
ol>s, rvalue of the law. and payment
oj ilTi fine.
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?.ii :.i.- : :: i.-.J i .UiL-iL / tl vVj.
' Ct(U!.iit(c2 > Kumed for the Year,
unci Chairmen Selected tor
DECIDE TO DECORATE
THE TOWN FOR XI.1AS
Many Other Matters Acteil Upon
President S'tipman Depcnil:i
U;jon the Mimbers
.. Brevard K:\vai:!.* ?!ul> luM om* of
t]"' cIltliUMaS! IC* ;"l)i ttiligS i Vt-1'
held here last Thursday evening,
wh i'i csdi.'iu Thu:.. II. Shipimvn
m:id.* hi.-- init.al bow as presiding of
ficer. rhe Wnlti nvro Grill had
r.J! :k ,-i h-iTilii: .-.ii-ancrr.- is;> to i' the
Wiustjally large crowd, and ail Ki
wmiians raid compliment to the host
f.:s, Jliv, Sallz.
Committee appointments were
read, and the program for the year
given brief outline*. President Ship
man made it plain to the members
thai the club would be only what the
me;.:b-.rs make it, and wrgfed all Ki
wanians to stand squarely to the of
ficers and directors in making: vhe
organization one of great service to
the community. Mr. Shipman ye
cited some of the great things that
had been accomplished by the club
since its organization, and paid
glowing tribute to past presidents"
who had worked so faithfully.
It was decided at the meeting to
decorate the streets for the holiftav^,,
and string lights through the mam
business section. A committee, with
J. 31. Allifon as chairman, and II.
A. Plummer, Bob Garrett, Walter
Cobble and A. H. Houston, as mem
bers, was np.med to have charge of
raising the funds, stringing the
lights and decorating the streets.
This commitee has workfled faith
fully, as the appearance of the Vpwn
is evidence of the work well done by !
It was announced at the meeting
that Jerry Jerome had been re
named secretary-treasurer of the ,
Club, his re-election coming about in
unusual manner. It was reported
that th edirecters, when the question
of secretary-treasurer came up,
simply refused to even consider it
as a matter of business, sftifinfr that
jerry Jerome is secretary ? will .c
main secretary, and that's all there ;
was to jt.
Much other business was transact- :
ed, and the following committee ap
pointments were made by President .
Secretary ? Jerry Jerome.
Attendance ? Bob Garrett, Bob
Lawrence, Jerry Jerome.
Classification ? Whit Whitmire,
Brown Carr, Loy Thompson. ;
House ? Clarcnce Yongue, Henry j
I'lumi.iev. Alex Kizer.
Business Standards and Methods ? !
Bob Gash, II. I.. Wilson, Frank 1
Education ? Calhoun Henderson,
j. B. Jones, Spank Macfte. . j
Grievance ? Ed McCoy; George
Lynch, David Ward.
Inter-Club Relations ? Tom Sum
mey, Bill Breese, John Smith.
Laws and Regulations ? Ralph
Ramsey, Hunter Martin, Bert Sitton.
Music ? Walter Cobble, Randall
Everett, Wallace Hartsell.
Public Affairs ? Patrick Kimzey, '
Anthony Trantham, Roland Whit
Reception ? A. H. Houston, Whit
Whitmire, Muck Allison.
Membership ? Jim Bromfield, Jerry)
Jerome, Rush Whitmire.
Publicity ? Jim Barrett, Charlie
Wilkins, Duncan MacDougald.
Agricultural ? Clarence Yongue,
Julian Glazener, R. E. Lawrence. j
Under-Privileged Child ? Joe Sil- !
versteen, Lewis Hamlin, Bill Fc tzer, !
J. H. Tinsley.
TO END SEASON
Christmas carols will be sung on )
the Square Saturday evening from I
7 to 8 o'clock. This is to be a com- !
m unity event, and an invitation is
c xtcnucd to the public ? men, women
Mid children ? to be present at this
hour and join in the sinking of 'the
carols. Copies of the songs will be j
distributed among the people, so that j
all present may assist in the songs. .
It is expected that the municipal :
band will also assist with the music. |
This evmt is being sponsored by j
the Brevard Music Lovers' club, and ,
members of this organization are an
ticipating full cooperation on the
part of the general public and a large
attendance on this occasion. ,
SCHOOLS CLOSE FOR THE
XMAS HOLIDAY VACATION;
Uoth of the city schools closed
for the Christmas holidays on Tues
day, while the Institute tame to a
< lose Wednesday noon, and the
county schools. on Tuesday. The ma
jority of the teachrra of the various t
schools left to spend the vacation at
their respective homes, and a large!
number of the Institute students Sep-,
a rated for their homes in various
??.??? n>ns of 'Jin country.
They will ai! return Rrc.-cd
!""n aftir the first of the year to
c'Titi'iiu their school work to: an
other four or live months,
'?c.2"MiL iliLDKEN .
' mm BUT LITTLE
OF THE SOUTHLAND
Taught More About the Congo
Than About the Romanes of
MAKES STRONG STATEMENT
To Issue Special Edition In Which
Text Books Now In Use Will
i '.be cnars.1 of an announcement
of a special instio planned for publi
cation by The Charlotte 01?erver
thr f.Olov injr amazing; stai.n:..it is
made about the lack of information
in regard to North Carolina in the
text books studied in the schools of
the state. On this point The Ob
"The High School students of
North Carolina find more informa
tion in their text books about the
resources of the Congo than they do
of tlu own state. There is not a
' text book in print which .gives tlu>
slightr t conception of the dramatic
'ytrujre.is. 'made by the leaders of
indu. . y to place North Carolina in
the j out rank of states as a great
indu iai center and the rising gen
eral: i is given practically no infor
mation about the. state's billion dol
lar industry' or the history of its es
' ' We do not for a moment question
the .-.ojuracy of this statement, and
yet it :'s a striking illustration of
the unwisdom of educational work in
tiie South .vhich never has adequate
ly set ft h what the South has, what
it is doiiiii, and what the history of
the old South tells of the men who
created the business interests of that
section. We" have often marveled
to find that many professors in Sou
thern colleges know so little about
the Old South or the real achieve
ments of the South of today. For
years we hav<? tietn pleading with
Southern educational institutions to
stress the importance of the history
of the South from the industrial or
business standpoint as to its past and
its prssent. It is gratifying to sae
that The Obsetv-er -h?a -oome out with
such a bold statement, which should
challenge trie attention of every ed
ucator in North Carolina and chal
lenge the attention of every father
and mother in the South who should
demand that their children be ade
quately trained and educated in a
knowledge of the South.
$10,000 CHECK TO
MRS. KATE WRIGHT
C. P. Wilkins, known among his
friends in Western Carolina a*
"Charlie" Wilkins, has been desig
nated by the powers that he to play
the role of Santa Claus in St. Nick's
truest sense this year. Mr. Wilkins,
who is general manager for Western
North Carolina of the Security Life
and Trust company of Winston
Salem, left Brevard Tuesday to de
liver a check for $10,000 to Helen
Pauline Kate Wright, the widow of
Charles N. Wright, who was killed
two weeks ago when the automobile
in which he was riding went over the
steep precipice at Lake Toxaway
Last July Mr. Wilkins sold a pol
icy for $5,000 to Mr. Wright, which
carried with it a double indemnity
feature. In case of accidental death,
the double indemnity policy calls
for twice the amount of the face
value of the insurance policy.
Mr. Wilkins is very naturally
proud of the quick service in having
the check in hand to deliver to J.Irs.
Wright, and attributes this to the
fact that he is right here on the
ground, and that his companj. 's
headquarters in Winston-Salem elim
inates all the delay sometimes met
in 'sending proofs to and receiving
n- check from more distant headquar
Mr. Wilkins said, when inter
viewed by The News, that he was
deeply grieyed because of the death
of his friend, Mr, Wright, and the
fact that the deceased cannot be with
his family at this Christmas time,
but inasmuch as Providence, or what
ever it was that decreed Mr.
Wright's death, then Mr. Wilkins is
happy in being able to present to his
friend's widow and five children this
$10,000, which will be of tremeft:
dous value to them now that the
good man is gone.
C. OF C. DIRECTORS
Many members of the Chamber
of Commerce have already sent in
their ballots for the eight director:
t<> lie voted for in the membership
li:t. All the ballot8/flre expected to
be ::i and ready '<pr tabulation at i
the meeting on December 28, when
announcement of the s^cces-fu!
names will be made, and the elec
tion of officers for next year will In
had as soon as the ncv ?iii?i.tor
organized. All nienVU i- are m <!
!o en?t their ballot for (i)ei-- ,-iio.<
of eight directors.
<i m kot fB
TO RUM IN 1928, -
SAYS MK, PLUMMER
Refuses *1 o Be Candidate T :> Sue* '
ceed Himself as Head at
(he C. of C.
(THINKS ANOTHER MAN
SHOULD BE NAMED
Had Fine Support of the Bcdy, for
Which He Expresses His
"I tlo not choose to run in
This is President Ileniy A. tra
iner's reply to The Brtvjtrd v.;w .
Last week this paper nominated Mr.
Plummer for election a<jp head of
the local organization, and ; lie fol
lowing letter was received fi-y.r: uiio
Mr. J as. F. Barrett,
Editor of The Brevard News.
Dear Mr. Barrett:
I read today your kind stSr. ; ?cnt
in which th; Brevard News ?- >min- ,
ates me to succeed myself as . resi
dent of the Brevard Chamlit . of
j I deeply appreciate your ks:> l but
undeserved words and thank yc li for
i The Brevard Chamber of Com
merce has a great work to o and
:one that necessitates not onjy tlie
support of its members but for ?.very
citizen of Brevard and Transyjvania
1 I have been fortunate indent is>.
having the loyal support of tfccf Di
rectors and members of the B; ?; vard
Chamber of Commerce and w^nt to
thank each and everyone of them.
It has been a pleasure to serve them.
Sometimes, Jim, some of u: are
pi-one to kick about this thing and
that, but after all, when I think of
living in Brevard and Transylvania
among its people I feel as if 1 and
all of us should "count our ble -jings
and name them one by one." To my
mind we have the best peop:.. and1
the finest county to live in, iu our'
Now Jim, while I thank you for
naming me to succeed myself, I
think you are making a great rri:i
T)ur ' former' * presldeitTtS hftvT-- h?e*
far abler men than I, and like v.V'im,
I believe that one term ill ofltivo
the best for the continued sue ??;?
of our Chamber of Commerce.
In this one respect Jim, I nr.. :!:e
President Coolidge? "I do not c.V'os?
Brevard, Dec. 15.
FULL PROGRAM AT
Beginning next Friday after" ton
at 3 o'clock there will be held a; ;he
Presbyterian Hut special Christinas
services, with a Christmas tree, t lor
ies and fun in general for the- chil
dren of the Sunday Schooly
Sunday morning at 9:45 Christ
mas carols will be sung and the reg
ular Sunday School program carried
At the 1 1 o'clock hour of worship
the Lord's Supper will be commem
orated, with special music and ser
mon appropriate to the Chrir.lmau
Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock ??s
per services will be' held at ihe
church, including a Christmas pag
eant, "The Sign of God."
All members of the church and
friends are cordially invited to at
tend these services, friends of other
denominations being particularly in
vited to the vesper service. . , ? ? >
STAR ROUTE PROVES
ITS GREAT WORTH
Star Mail Route facilities betw
Brevard and Greenville are proving
their genuine worth at this time fc
Brevard. Postmaster Roscoe -Nich
olson states that more mail and pack
ages have gone out from the local
office than ever before at *his -e::son
of the year and that there is im ap
parent rush at the office. U\ >pit?
of the increased volume of bu: inrsf .
the apparent ease of dispatch'' of
mail is attributed to tips jnlditioijRl
mail route, whifch ? was pot in eH'?<it
during the holiday rush of last year.
Postmaster Nicholson maker ? the
request that all persons intending to
mail Christmas packages,- tlo .- ?. .not
later than Thursday evening 'to i I'r.rlr
such destinations- as^th? Caroliuas,,
Georgia and nearby pbfrtts.
Gratification is expressed l>v Mr.
Nicholson* and his" co-worker- i.vcr
the fact that people havp -sir.:. out
their Christmas mail. earlier thi.n ever
this year, thus greatly facilitating '
HIGH COST OF LOVIN C
SUBJECT OF SfcRMON
Rev. Wallace Ilartsr .?? cr'
the fourth of his svr* . re
next Sunday morhinp '? r-ct
"The Wijrh C o*t of^ '?iis
series of : ? J v
provvn wry P^P'iK, .- in
.?pir;iti??n:il .iin in-y
wiefcs. (V s \ W