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DEBT PAYING PLAN i
NOW IN OPERATION
* IN TRANSYLVANIA
Oliver H. Orr at Pisgah Bank
To Certify Checks, Which
Will Be for $5.00
BY MINISTERS OF TOWN
?Plan Expected to Be of Tre
mendous Value ? To Cir
culate Like Money
Brevard will begin circulating the
"Golden Rule Debt Paying Jflan''
check this week, as a result oi action
taKen ac a mass meeting held in the
court house Tuesday mgnt. i'he tail
for the mass meeting was issued by
the .vuniatenai Association. Mayor I
Whitmire presided at the mass meet
ing, and Rev. Walter West and Noah
Huiioweil, of Hendersonville, were in
vited speakers, giving first hand in
forraatio.i as to the operation of this
plan; i^Muersonviile having had the
plan in effect for the past month. j
ijuj.K i-o uencmiuation will be
issued by Oliver il. Orr, of the
Pisgah Industrial Bank, to any citi
zen of the town or county who will
deposit live dollars. The check can
not be cashed by Mr. Orr until -25
endorsements have been entered upon |<
the back of the check. This makes
one live uoilar bill pay ?12o debts, or i1
purchase that amount of merchan- 1
dise. The checks are good only in *
Transylvania county, and no one is
expected to keep the check in his or '
her possession more than 24 hours, j'
It is believed the plan will be of 1
tremendous value to the town and 1
county, as it will enable the people !
here to clear up their indebtedness to '
one another, and provide a substitute ?
:'or money, an article that is some- I
what scarce about here just now. The
principle of the plan is to keep the t
checks going. As soon ? as a man <
goes to the bank, deposits $5 and ob- <
tains this certified check from Mr. ?
Orr he is expected to pass it along t
? ? | I
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DR. NEWLAND NAMED I
CO. HEALTH OFFICER
Dr. Charles L. Newland was named ]
county physician and quarantine of
ficer for two years, dating from the i
appointment on January 19 to the I
first Monday in January, 1933. The [
county board of health was in session I
on the 19th, and transacted much oth- 1
The ooard of health is constituted 1
as follows: 0. L. Erwin, chairman; t
S. P. Verner, secretary; Mayor T. W. |a
Whitmire, Dr. E. S. English and Dr.lt
J. B. Wilkerson. is
Dr. Newland, -while beinjf one of j
the youngest physicians of the county, v
has made many friends since coming lc
here, and these will be glad to learn |
of his appointment to this important 1 c
position in county affairs.
TO PROVIDE LUNCH j:
FOR 20 AT SCHOOL :
P.-T. Debate Enjoyed ? Group A
Now Working for Needy J,
School Children t
Mrs. A. H. Harris and Mrs. Oliver i
Orr won a two-to-one decision over c
Ralph II." Ramsey, Brevard lawyer, <
and Edwin Wike, Latin teacher in t
Brevard High School, in the debate
staged at the meeting of the Parent- Li
Teacher association Monday night. ;
The iadi. s were on the negative side ,
of the question, which was: "Resolved <
That The Chief Aim of Education Is j
a Development of the Practical." All J ,
debaters were given applause by the .
Jarge crowd in attendance, and the ;
"ikyaeches were greatly enjoyed. Mrs.
T Vac Allison, Prof. J. B. Jones and A.
K. Hampton served as judges.
? The musical program, an enjoyable
feature of the evening, was made
more interesting by the presentation ,
of one number by Donald Lee Moore, i
phiyirif ti'.s own composition which
was recently on the air over the ,
Columbia Broadcasting system. ^ j
Mrs. H. L. Wilson, president of the
association, presided, and the secre
tary, Mrs. J. B. Jones, introduced
Business of the, evening brought to
1 light the fact that there are about
twenty boys and girls in the school
for whom it 1b necessary to provide
at the noon hoar. Mrs. P. P.
who had made investigation
cases, made report on the
The association asfeed-ior :
among the members and
the Parent-Teacher group ,
sandwiches for these chil- ?
banned that each vol- !
HUNDRED MEN NOW
AT WORK ON ROADS
IN PISGAH FOREST
Minimum Wage of 30 Cents an
Hour Being Paid on
GOOD WAGES ESSENTIAL
TO SOUND CONDITIONS
Citizens Express Hope Thai
State Highway CominS ion
Will Make Increase
More than one hundred men are al
ready employed on the highway work
being started by the United State.!
Government in the Pisgah National
Forest, and just as soon as tools can"
be purchased and other details work
ed out, another group will be put to
Mr. Charles L. Dunn, in charge of
the work in the National Forest, it
optimistic about the improvements to
oe made in ll^roads and trails. Mr.
Dunn announced that decision hat
been reached to pay the workers a
minimum of 30 cents an hour, it be
ing the government's policy now to i
not only improve its roadways, but 1
offer relief to the jobless, and there is
not much relief offered in low wages, :
hence the decision to make 30 cents ;
an hour the minimum. This, too, is
in keeping with President Hoover's
assertion in the very beginning of
the spread of economic depression ? :
:hat the wage level should be kept up.
Many citizens express hope that
:he state highway commission will 1
follow suit, and make 30 cents the
ninimum on the state work. It is
pointed out that good wages make,
jood times, and low wages are of but
ittle use in creating good conditions,
:ven when there is no depression or !
ack of employment.
One camp is being maintained in
he Pisgah Forest, while many men
:onie from miles about to work. On
me job, Mr. Dunn reports, the gov- ,
irnment had not received working i
;ools, and the men were so anxious to
>egin work that they brought their I
wn tools and started the job.
FOUR MORE JUDGES
ASKED IN NEW BILL
-awj To Better Safeguard All
Public Funds Offered
In the House
irevard News Bureau
ialeigh, Jan. US.
The special judge act now in effect ;
las been introduced again, providing '
hat the governor shalj appoint four :
pecial judges, two from the east and '
wo from the west, and may, if neces- j
ity exists, appoint two others, one ' ,
rom the east, the other from the
vest, to assist the 20 regular judges ,
if the Superior Court.
The "Guilford county court clerk in- 1
ident, in which W. M. Gant was sen- j
enced for using funds from Confed- !
rate veterans pension checks, is
loubtless responsble for the bill whch '
equires the state auditor to furnish !
mnually lists of all pensioners to the
bureau of Vital Statistics and to
:heck the pension rolls with the regis
er of vital statistics "to prevent
vrongful collection' of nensions."
A move to prevent mob violence is :
ieen in a bill which would require '
hat a person charged with a capital
rime or attempted rape be conlined
n a jail of another county than the
me in which the alleged crime was
:ommitted or in the state penitcn
Two worthless check law amend
ments have been introduced, one lim
ting the punishment for issuing a
worthless check not over $50 to a fine
)f $50 or imprisonment for not more
;han 30 days, and another to make it
inlawful for the officer issuing or
serving warrants to act as collecting
igents for the payee named in. the
A bill to better safeguard city and
:ounty funds deposited in banks or
jther depositories, by requiring a
surety bond, or government, city or
county bonds, or other security ap
proved by the State Sinking Fund
Commission, as collateral, has been
dropped into the hopper.
An illegal punch board or slot ma
chine is defined in a bill introduced as
one which does not produce or give to
the person putting in coins a return
in market value every time a coin is
placed in it.
The General Assembly, which is
now getting down to business, turned
aside Monday night to celebrate the
anniversaries of the births of General
Robert E. Lee and "Stonewall" Jack
son. Friday night the members and
their wives- were gueste of Mr. and
Mrs. T. L. Bland at a reception at
the Sir Walter Hotel and Thursday
in joint session the members heard an
address by Mark Sullivan, interna
tionally known writer, who spoke at
Press ? Institute at Chapel Hill
>r John A. McRae, Mecklen
iced a bill in the Senate
is the established and recog
wrtradition law, ap
eommittee of the
ih. It would
od of ex
law in one
Your Town Needs You
Urgent call is issued by town authorities for peoplfc to
make immediate payment of water rents.
It is, in fact, an appeal to the patriotism of the citizens
of the town.
The town's credit and good name may suffer, if this
appeal is not heeded.
Interest on town bonds were due on January first, and
through strenuous efforts of town officials an extension of
time for a few days has been granted.
If this interest is not paid, the town defaults, and ser
ious consequences might result.
Water rents are now due ? some of it past due. These
ifums will save the tow;i, hence the appeal of the town au
thorities to the citizens to make immediate payment.
Let every patriotic citizen give this matter immediate
attention. Town Clerk H. H. Patton will gladly explain
the circumstances to any citizen.
The need is urgent. Ready response is imperative.
TODAY is the proper time, and the patriotic citizens
who pay water rents NOW, will be rendering the town of
Brevard a really big service.
EFFORTS MADE TO
OPEN COTTON MILLS
New Plan Negotiated by Mr.
Silversteen, Well Under
Negotiations for the purchase and !
operation of the Sapphire Cotton
Mill are progressing in a manner
most satisfactory to those who are
making effort to complete the details. 1
Several citizens met Saturday at the j
Chamber of Commerce rooms, at the
call of Jos. S. Silversteen, and held
conference with Messrs. Norwood and !
Geer, of Greenville. A plan was adopt
ed by this group which, if it mater
ializes, the mill will be in operation
within the next few weeks.
Mr. Norwood is a banker of Green- ,
ville, while Mr. Geer is best known as j
a textile manufacturer. All citizens in ;
the group w>ere highly elated over the |
prospects, and especially pleased that;
the plan, if adopted by the commun
ity, which places Mr. Geer as presi
dent of the Sapphire Mill.
A committee composed of H. A. ,
Plummer, A. H. Houston, 0. L. Er
win, F. E. B. Jenkins and James F.
Barrett was appointed to work out
details of the plan, and, with Messrs.
Norwood and Geer, complete the
plan. This committee will ,it is be
lieved, complete its work within a few
Many expressions of gratitude to
Mr. Silversteen for his interest in this
work have been heard since the meet- .
ing, for it is said that the entire
plan was conceived and started on its
course by him. Re-opening of the ;
mill would provide employment for ?
many people who have been without i
work for more than a year.
LOCAL MANAGER IS i
W. H. Underwood, for the- past,
four and one-half years manager of,
the Main street store of the A. & P. '
company, has resigned his position,!
and will scon leave Brevard. H. E.j'
Moffitt has been named to succeed |
Mr. Underwood, and is now in charge ,
of the business.
Mr. Underwood is not decided as to |
his next place of business, as he is ;
considering two or three offers that
he has received. The Underwood fam- ;
ily will be missed in Brevard, es
pecially in the Methodist church and
in Masonic circles. Both Mr. and Mrs. j
Underwood are active members of i
the Methodist church, and Mr. Under- !
wood is a Mason, while Mrs. Under- ,
wood is active in Eastern Star work.
She is also an active club woman, j
Both Mr. and Mrs. Underwood
have many friends in Brevard and
throughout the county.
TEN DOLLAR CHECK MOVES
ONE THOSUAND TEN DOLLARS j
Business transactions amounting to
?1,010 in 21 days resulted from the
circulation of a check for $10 on the !
Clarksville, Texas, Times. When it J
was finally received at the bank for I
deposit it had 101 indorsements.
OF K1WANIS CLUB;
To Be Service Club With the,
Luncheon Features Not
To Be Included
After having suspended regular ?
meetings for the past two months, t
the Brevard Kiwanis club re-organiz- ,
ed Tuesday, named officers and adopt
ed drastic changes in its activities The .
club will no longer be a "luncheon
club," but will be a real service club,
holding regular meetings and carry
ing on all activities, but with no
luncheons being served.
Because of the conditions existing 1
now, with so many people needing 1
aid, it was decided to have no dinners j
served the club, yet it was believed j
that- regular meetings of the club are i
more necessary now than at any
time in its history. There is real ser
vice for the club to perform during
these trying times, hence the deter
mination to re-organize.
Rev. R. L.. Alexander was named,
president of the club, with F. Brown
Cari; as vice president, and Ralph H.
Ramsey becomes district trustee. C. |
M. Douglas was re-elected secretary. !
Following are the members of the j
board of directors: F. D. Clement, J. |
M. Gaines, Rev. Paul Hartsell, R. F.
Tharp and Rev. J. H. West. |
Franklin C. Keene, from the Inter- 1<
national office, and Rev. John C. \
Peeler of Lenoir, district governor, j
were here Monday and Tuesday as-,
sisting in the re-organization work. ,
A meeting will be called at an early I
date, and regular meetings will then :
be observed. j!
HALT WORK WHILE
BILL IS PENDING
G. T. Lyday, county tax supervisor, |
announces suspension of the work of ,
revaluation here, pending action of >
the legislature. Efforts are being !
made to postpone this work to a later i ,
The following ieiters explain the 1
Editor The Brevard News:
Enclosed you will find a letter from i
Mr. A. J. Maxwell to me relative to1
revaluation which explains itself, i
Please let this letter come out in j
this week's issue of The Brevard
G. T. LYDAY.
To the County Tax Supervisor:
You are no doubt familiar with the !
provisions of the pending bills before
the Legislature in reference to reval
uation. I would suggest the suspen
sion of this work pending the out
come of these bills.
There is one proposal to postpone
revaluation for two years and an
other to suspend the work until Feb
Yours very truly,
Yours very truly,
A. J. MAXWELL, Chairman.
0. S. THOMPSON, Secretary. ,
)oung Girl Faints from Hanger
On Way to School In Brevard .
A girl fainted Tuesday morning, on
the way to school, from hunger.
She is in the Fourth grade,' being
one of five children in a home where
the father has but part time work.
The girl lives in Brevard, North
This is not a story about someone
in China ? it is right here at home.
There are others needing food, and
the need is urgent
Prof. J. E. Rufty, principal, and
Miss Josephine Clayton, te&cher, gave
immediate aid to this hungry girl
It is because of such conditions as
these that the Parent-Teacl^r assoc
iation is sponsoring the movement to
provide lunch and milk each day "for
some twenty school children.
It is because of such conditions tha
the Associated Charities has placed
boxes about the grocery stores and
the markets, asking people to make
some purchases of food for the poor,
as they do their own shopping, and
deposit these articles in the boxes.
It is hard for some people to pur
Ifamly, yet ?
chase food for any but their own
| It is harder still to witness the sad
; spectacle of a young girl falling in a
faint from hunger.
A loaf of bread, a dime's worth of
potatoes, a pound of meat, any and
everytniiig that' the: peojtle. can. buy
and place in the boxes wifl be ft god
send to these hungry people. ? <
As we sit at our tables, enjoying
our 1116815, let us think of the thing
in this light: Suppose it was YOUR
little girl, hungry, and weak, and
feinting, on the way to school*
JUDGE ENGLISH IS
CONVINCED LAW IS
Copy of Henry's Bill Killing
County Court Appears
I PROVIDES $5 A MONTH
FOR COURT OFFICIALS j
To Transfer All Cases In the
County Court to Super
ior Court Docket
In a communication on the editor
ial page of this issue, Judge D. L. !,
English, deposed from the bench of',
the General County court through
legislative act, declares the act abol- j
ishing the court to be in violation of |
the State constitution. Intimation is .
made that the matter will be carried :
to the Supreme court for final settle- ;
ment. ' ,
Judge English further declares that <
Representative W. M. Henry, author j
of the bill abolishing the county 1
court, has not furnished the judge ]
with a copy of the bill, nor has he r
sent one to the clerk of the court. :
The copy appearing below is, accord- 1
ing to Judge English, an unofficial i
co; . given him by Wm. E. Breese. '?
Many people in Brevard are won
dering why the County Court was 1
abolished by a le^is'ature that is at 1
th. same time enj-aged in enacting
legislation that will increase the
number of Superior court judges in
the state, "because of the congested
condition of the dockets."
The bill, as handed to the press, is
as follows: \
The Henry BUI
H. B. No. 21.
A bul to be entitled an act to abol- J
ish the General County Court of
Transylvania County. T
Whereas, on the 6th day of May j
one thousand nine hundred and twen- j
ty-nine the Board of County Com- .
missioners of Transylvania County j
purported to create a General County j
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Bill Passes Both Bodies to Post
pone Work Until March t
IS ? Plan Opposed *
Brevard News Bureau
Raleigh, Jan. 22. n
Revaluation of property, machinery (
for which has been set up and in ^
many counties is in operation, will be t
postponed at least until March 15, ?
according to action taken by both 0
houses of the General Assembly, n
which devoted the last two or three j
Jays of its session to this subject. s
Although revaluation .probably has |
been the most important matter up, d
consideration has been given to re- d
taction of salaries 10 per cent of all
state, county and municipal employes, j,
a Constitutional Convention in 1933 a
to rewrite the State Constitution and f
reorganization of the administrative 0
division of tho state government, bills j
on all of which are now before the t
Three bills on revaluation, in view J
of the four-year revaluation law, \
were introduced, one to postpone it I
for two years, another to allow coun
ties so desiring to keep their present i
assessments and another to postpo.ic |
the revaluation until the present Gen
eral Assembly gets further along on
its own fiscal policy. The House pass
ed the Neal bill postponing until
April 1, but the Senate changed it
Friday to March 15, and the House 1
is expected to concur when it i-eeon
venes this week.
The argument of many, including
the N. C. Tax Relief Association, i"
that values were inflated at the last
property assessment four years ago, -
the reply to which is that they arc
depressed now, and if the valuation.0
were too high then, they will be too
low now. It is argued that the ma
chinery is ready to go on with the re
valuation work now and that to stop
even temporarily, will be expensive, to
which is the answer that the machin
ery apparently is too costly anyway
and may be reduced. Many inequal
ities exist now that should be evened
up and much personal property
should be uncovered, enough to re
duce the tax on real estate, propon
ents of revaluation say.
Governor Gardner states that a re
valuation now which would reduce
the taxable valuation to anything like
'the figures sought by many would en
danger the bonds outstanding against
'practically every unit and make
harder refunding some of the bonds \
which are falling due and which the :
units will be unable to pay during the
uext few years. He proposed the two- :
PROF. VERNER SPEAKS AT
ASHEVILLE LEAGUE MEETING
Prof. S. P. Verner, county superin
tendent of public instruction and
Brevard correspondent to the Ashe- 1
ville newspapers, was the invited '
rspeaker at a meeting of the TV'omeh's
League in Asheville last Saturday.
iProf. Verner spoke on the subject: I
."Better Schools, nt Lower Cort.'
MANY ENGAGED IN
WORKING ON PLANS
FOR OPENING BANK
No New Development* This
Week ? Definite Informa
tion Promised -
REPORT OF AUDITORS
*ig Task Confronts the Volun
teer Workers on Plans of
Interest in the question of banks
and banking in this community, in
creases as days pass, and is the sub
ject of conversation in almost every
group where two or more people are
There are but few new develop
ments since last week. Announce
ment is made that several confer
ences have been held and some work
done in the movement to re-organize
and re-open the Brevard bank. There
has been but little talk of the pro
posed new bank during the past week.
In rt-opening the old bank under
re-organized plans there is much
work to to do, and it is said that
many citizens have volunteered their
services in performing the necessary
work to get plans completed to the
point of reopening. It is believed
:hat a definite plan will be ready to
submit to the depositors within the
tiext few days. Then it will be a
juestion for the depositors to decide "
is to whether or not the plan is ae
Work of auditing the books and ac
:ounts of the closed bank is almost
:ompleted. People of the county are
kwaiting with great interest the re
Dort that is to be fi'.^d upon comple
;ion of the audit. The agent in charge
:annot do much, it is said, in the
vork that faces him until the audit
s complete and the report in his
Promise is given that definite in
formation as to the opening of the
iank can be given the public next
\GED CITIZEN IS
CALLED IN DEATH
Mills M. Bryant, of Rosman, one of
he oldest and best loved citizens of
he county, died last Thursday, and
7&s buried the following day at
Jreenwood cemetery, the Rev. Mr.
Jreen, Methodist minister of Ros
ian, conducted the services.
Mr. Bryant was 91 years of age, a
Jonfederate veteran, having served
our years in the Civil War. Prior
o the establishment of the Tannery
t Rosman, the deceased owned much
f the land where the town of Ros
ier} now stands, and was engaged in
arming;. He married Miss Ellen Bry
on, and one daughter, Mrs. Jesse
Iracken, was born to them. The
aughter survives, but Mrs. Bryant
ied four years ago.
Two sisters also survive, these be
ng Mrs. Bob Glazener of Rosman,
nd Mrs. Lydia Raines. Hosts of
riends throughout the county and in
ther sections of the state and ad
orning states were truly fond of
heir friend, Mr. Bryant.
Pallbearers were: Flem Glazener,
ordan Whitmire, F. E. Shuford,
Vill Glazener, Elmer White and D.
MAT RELIEF WORK
BEING DONE HERE
Response to Appeal of Associ
ated Charities Most
Response to the appeal of .the
Associated Charities for food and
Nothing for the needy has been most
jenerous, according to a statement
nade by Dr. R. L. Alexander, chair
nan of the group. The boxes- that
iave%een placed about the grocery
itores and markets into which people
ire asked to place any gifts of food
;hat they want sent to the poor, have
>een well filled, the food being taken
ip by town authorities and placed in
;he Chamber of Commerce rooms,
Trom which place it is distributed to
:hose who call for help.
Quite a lot of clothing- aha has
>een sent to the Chamber of Com
merce rooms for those who are in
need of wearing apparel. The offices
there will be open each Monday,
Wednesday and Friday mornings,
from 9 until 12 o'clock, noon. People
having any articles of food or cloth
ing are asked to notify the Chamber
of Commerce, and those needing aid
are asked to call during these hours.
Rev. Mr. Alexander states that the
greatest need just now is for potatoes
and corn, or meal, and he makes- urg
ent appeal to the fanners to aid in
this work by giving potatoes, ctffn,
meal, or other farm products.
It is a big task, the officials of the
Associated Charities say, to fill the
needs of the community, and all peo
ple are urged to give, just as liberally
as they can, of food, clothing and