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THE BREVARD NEWS
I'ubished Every Thursday by
PUBLISHING CO., Inc.
Entered at the Postoffice In Brevard,
N. C., as Second Class Matter
James F. Barrett Editor
(Payable In Advance)
Out- Year $2.00
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Thursday, March 19, 1931
Never before since North Carolina
became a commonwealth has any
Governor made stronger plea or a
more terrific indictment than that
mailt.' by Governor Gardner Monday
night, when he went "on the air" to
pfead with the people in behalf of the
administration bill which would take
.supervision of the banks from the
Corporation Commission, and place
these duties upon a newly created
Banking Commission. After explain
in the bill, which would place all
?u rvision of banks in the hands of
a ' 'amission having no other duties
bu that of looking after the banks,
G< .crnor Gardner said if the bill is
to oass, then the people back home
must telegraph or communicate im
mediately with their senators and
Thot.e who oppose the change are
communicating with their legislator's,
the Governor said. He charged that
the chief bank examiner is seeing to
it that all the banks protest against
passive of the measure. Then Gov
ernor Gardner sailed into the bank
ing department as operated under the
direction of the chief bank examiner,
and talked in plain terms about the
conditions that have existed in North
Carolina which resulted in so many
banks going to the wall, "yet these
bank* had been examined regularly
by the chief bank examiner and his
assistants," the Governor continued.
Governor Gardner asserted that the
big-moneyed men always know when
a bank is growing weak, and they get
their money out before the crash
comes, while the little man keeps on
putting his money into the bank. It
is to remedy these conditions, the
Governor says, that he is anxious for
for the banking commission bill,
known in the house as the Seawell
biil, to become law. The Governor
urges all citizens who are interested
in safe banking methods in the future
to communicate with their senators
ami legislative members at once.
Three months gone since the Bre
vard Banking company closed its
doors, and no banking institution in
sight as yet. What in the world is
the matter with the men of Brevard? ;
ll' our good Baptist friends really
enjoyed the minutes of the 1930 Bap
tist Association, we wish you would
take up a little collection in each ^
church and make settlement of the ^
printing bill. It would take but a very |
small amount from each church, and
we could use the money just now.
Old March is about gone, and April, j
with its gentle shower, and line sun
shine, and budding flowers, and fish
ing, and happiness, and poke sallat,
and everything that mala-s life worth
living will %oon be here. Then we shall
?soon forget the awfulness of the win
ter, and turn our attention to garden, '
productive work, planning for sum
mer and al the picnics that summer
brings with it. Life isn't so bad,
after all. ,|
Now is the time to make prepara
tions for the summer season, and if
we fail now to make these prepara
tions we shall most certainly lose
when the season does come. Let us tell
you again ? opening of the Greenville
highway, together with the work be
ing done in the Pisgah National For
est, will fill this little old town to
overflowing, and whoever is ready for
the tourists will get them.
It is a difficult problem facing the
North Carolina legislature, that mat
ter of raising money with which to
pay for the six-months' school term.
There is the luxury tax, the general
sales tax, corporation tax, and tens of
thousands of objcctors to each plan
presented. This burden must be borne
by some form of taxation, and there
is one thing almost certain, and that
is, regardless of the method adopted,
Old Man Average Citizen will foot the
bill, regardless of the plan adopted.
The additional tax will be passed
right along to the common herd,
Just a few weeks until schools
close. Wonder if we re^liz : our debt :
of gratitude to the teachers for the ;
way they are working right on, with- 1
out half -pay, in* order that our chik (
dran may not sacrifice a year's work? ij
A BIG INDUSTRY IN THE j
MAKING FOR THIS COUNTY.
The following extracts from a let
ter received by The Brevard News
from Homer E, Whitmire, a native
Transylvania boy, shows something of
what is being done to bring an indus
try to this county, and develop it,
which will mean much to the com
munity in the future. Young Mr./
Whitmire ought to have the full sup
port of all citizens interested in the
progress of Transylvania county.
The extracts from the letter follow.
"I am trying to take care of a
number of things so that we can get
more money into your county. You
have done a splendid piece of work
through your paper putting the Sli
ver Fox industry before the public as
it should go, and we are behind you ^
and your splendid paper.
"Dr. Denny and I both want to
thank you in behalf of the county
where we arc trying to build a real
industry for the splendid ai tides yo ,
had' in the last issue on pulling to
gether. Why do the large compan
ies like the one I am with grow? We
all pull together in all kirffls of times .
and should some one not like the pull
that the Pesident has laid out fo
him, there is another place in tm.
wide open space.
"To show vou that Dr. Denny and
I believe in good old Transylvania,
we have sold all the holdings we have
hi the large Ozark ranch and this
fall we will move to the Blue Ridge
Silver Fox Ranch between W00.O0
and $30,000.00 worth of the be?
bleeding stock known to the Silvei
and Blue Fox world. W hy are we do
ing that? Wc beheve and know the
country around Brevard is the best
in the United States to raise finc furs.
We are not only bringing oui foxes,
but other fox men here have ovei
$15,000.00 in Silver Foxes that thty .
have asked us to ranch on the Blue
Ridge Silver Fox Ranch. .
"I would like to announce to the
people of the county that Mr. ljan C.
Wugner of St. Louis and Louis\ille,|
Ky. has made quite a large invest
ment in the Blue Ridge Silver fox
Ranch and intends to increase his
holdings as time goes on.
"To show you what is being done in
other states I will quote you from
the March issue of the Black ' ox
Magazine: "It is well known that fox
farms are fairly thick in Wisconsin,
but the return from silver fox pelts,
shipped from that state, amounting to
$2,516,000 is surprisingly large, ?
that. It is said that thi8Con8titutesa
25 ner cent return on tnc ?8,7o4,uu
? Silver ??,?." Thb tt?
return for the pelts for 1930. The
total number of pelts for all North
America this past season was 85,000
which was an average of 1.8 pups
for every pair of breeders. The price
for pelts ran from $18.00 for culls o
$435.00 for the best grade.
"I am passing along this informa
tion to you because some one might
want to "know what was going on in
this field. Our aim is to make Bre
vard the center for all kinds of fur
farming for North Carolina and we
can do it if the people will back us
with nothing more than moral sup
port, because we are going to produce
the foxes and bring people in with
the money and foxes.
"We are ?oing to add Black Rac
coons and Minks to our ranch this fall
if our present plans go through, as
our plans are to have a general fur ,
farm as well as a fox ranch. |
"I must close for this time and we
send our best wishes to you and the
Spring term of Superior court be
gins on March 30, and many interest
ing cases will be heard. Report of the
grand jury will be awaited with more
interest than has ever before at
tended a gTand jury report.
"AS IS THE TEACHER"
Editor The Brevard News:
.May I have space in your paper to
express a thing or two which forc
ibly present themselves and will not
"The idle fool
la whipped at school."
The above is a couplet which ap
peared in the "New England Primer"
years ago. It was intended to make u
lasting impression on the children and
to make them believe that failure to
attend closely to their books was an
offense against authority. They wore
to believe that idleness is synonymous
with folly, and that even a fool could
somehow become wise by strict atten
tion to his lessons.
From the time the New England
Primer held sway over the schools to
the present, a long stride has taken
place in our educational thinking.
We have learned that inattention
may have a variety of causes, such as
uninteresting subject matter, inap
propriate material, poor presentation,
We have learned that inattention,
or laziness, may often be transformed
into eager ambition when the right
material is offered in the right way. |
We know that
"Different mimls procerd
At different rate ? of speed."
If wo find stupid pupils, we do not, ci
should not, attempt to whip their
folly out of them. We known that we
cannot hope to do that. Whipping has
largely gone out of fashion as a pan
acea for schoolroom failings. When
one sees a half dozen or more
switches lying on the teacher's desk,
he at once knows, even if other progf
were lacking, that the one who
"keeps school' in that room is a non
enity as a teacher. The conscientious
teacher of today devotes more thought
to self-flagellation and self-correction
than to the blistering of juvenile bod
Civilization never advances evenly.
Neither does education. Outworn
theories linger long. Especially in
clined to stay with the schools is that
convenient notion that if instruction
doesn't take, the fault is with the
pupiL With certain teachers that was
Indeed a comfortable belief. But it
has been well demonstrated in these
latter days, as well as in former days,
"As ia the teacher
So is the school."
T. C. HENDERSON.
Nine- Tenths Preventable <
Nine-tenths of all the diseases of
the American people can be tracod
directly to constipation, doctors say.
Constipation throws into the system
poisons which taint and weaken
every organ of the body and make
them easy victims for any Reims
which attack them. Prevent constipa
tion and you will avoid nine-tenths
of all diseases, with their consequent
pain and financial losses. Heroine,
the pood old vegetable cathartic,
will relieve constipation in a natural,
easy and pleasant way. For sale by
DAVIS-LONG DRUG CO.
Southern Railway Sys.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Tickcts on sale March 27,
28, and April 3rd-4th final
limit midnight Wednesday
following date of sale.
ASK TICKET AGENTS
Division Passenger Agent
ASHEVILLE, N. C.
PRICE PRODUCE EXCHANGE
This firm located at 72 North Lex
ington Avenue in Asheville is one of
the largest buyers of poultry and
eggs in this part of the country and
having a reputation for always pay
ing the top of the market to farmers
? truly a valued and essential service
to the people of this part of the coun
i here is no one institution in this
section more widely known as exten
sive dealers in poultry and eggs than
i mis well known concern, which is un
der competent direction.
Through their straightforward /ind
above board policies this company has
established an enviable reputation in
these parts and the farmers and the
people generally have come to look
upon this firm as one of the promin
ent concerns of this community.
Through their extensive dealings in
poultry and eggs they have afforded
the furmers of the community a most
advantageous market right at their
door. They bring thousands of dollars
into this section each year that would
otherwise go to some other center
were their policies and service not so
entirely satisfactory in every particu
The head of this institution is a
leading business man who has by his
honest methods brought this estab
lishment into the leading position
that it occupies today in the commer
??ial and agricultural life of this sec- i
tion of the state. He has always been
a booster for the county and in this
edition we wish to compliment him
upon the admirable manner in which
he and his associates are serving the
C. 0. STAUFFER PLANING MILL
I This concern located in Biltmore is
very popular with the contractors
and home builders of this section.
They specialize in Stairwork, Sashos,
Doors, Windows, etc.
The C. 0. Stauffer Planing Mill
is the first thought of the builder
when sashes or doors or general mill
work is desired. Every order receives
the same careful attention and none
are filled that are not a future source
of recommendation as to this com
pany's reliability. You will find no
one better equipped or equalified to
take care of your building needs.
This concern is composed of men
of skill and experience and they are
able to give you the highest grade
of mill work from designing to the
finished product They specialize on
sash and doors and general mill work.
Estimates are gladly furnished and
large or small jobs are accepted and
the same high grade of workmanship
is maintained regardless of the size
and the cost of the order. Commenda
tion is given of the superior quality of
the company's products as well as the
fact that every contract has been ful
filled with due regards for its pat
rons. The location of such a firm in
Asheville is a great aid to the home
builder and of great benefit to the
This establishment is the head !
quarters of the home builder, and
this fact needs no comment from us.
For prompt service and special at
tention to home builders, this con
cern reigns supreme.
Just let us suggest that if you are
interested in erecting a home or build
ing you can call around and have an
early consultation with the C. 0.
Stauffer Planing Mill and be pre
pared to be pleasantly surprised at
its efficiency for handling supplies
such as above mentioned.
F. O'C. FLETCHER, ACCOUNTANT f
With offices at 16 V4 Haywood in
Asheville offer business firms and
corporations a most excellent service
in audits, accounting and supervision.
Mr. Fletcher is noted for accuracy
and broad understanding of modern
business methods, being thoroughly
familiar with all laws of the state.
The tremendous developments of
modern business demand of every
merchant that he be accurately in- .
formed about what goes on in the
business world at large, and more
particularly in his own line of mer-.
chandise or manufacturing.
Such information can only be fur-|
nished by a competent public account- 1
ant and auditor thoroughly familiar
with accounting methods as well as .
with business in general ; a student of |
business affairs as they affect special 1
lines of business; a man thoroughly
versed in income tax matters, de
preciation reserves, credits, collec
tions, and other business matters too
numerous to mention. This company
i? prepared -to render statements and
balanced sheets certified by them,
make audits and investigate and
investigate and handle all income tax
matters for individuals and corpora
tions. They count among their clients
some of the largest manufacturing
concerns, retail and wholesale houses
in this territory, conducting a modern
well-equipped accounting office at the
above adross, and are fully competent
to install accounting and cost sys
tems, as well as to render any other
service in the lines they may be called
upon to perform.
* If you call on Mr. Fletcher, you ,
will find it of advantage to your bus
iness and the charge for service,
which will bo reasonable, will prove a
good investment, rather than an ex
pense. Satisfied clients of prominence
in this community are the best evi
dence of their ability and integrity.
S. R. GOLDMAN STEEL PRODUCTS
With officcs in the Public Service ,
Building in Aaheville are distributors
for high-grade steel products such as
ornamental windows, ornamental
bronze and brass, steel floor joists;
and beams, metal trim ? through the
door ventilators. Also a line of orna
mental steel stairways, "Bull Dog''
floor clips for anchoring wooden
Moors to concrete slabs, solid section
steel sash, wrought iron and iron
fcncing and steel roll doors.
The tendency of the times in mod
ern construction is toward more sub
stantial structures. The fires of large .
cities like the Chicago fire, the earth- 1
?luake in San Francisco, the earth-]
quake in Japan, and the general trend
!n this country to build for all time,
is rapidly turning our towns and cit
ies from the old pioneer and frontier
iowns to the most modern cities in the
world. The first element to be con
sidered in the change is to make the
building fire-proof to save insurance,
save money in construction, as this
kind of a building outlasts for many i
years any other kind of structure. Our I
architects and engineers are building I
of steel, structures that will stand |
throughout the agos and be the cul
mination in the world's history of thj
age of steel.
They offer a very complete line, io^
eluding beams, channels, angles,
plates, reinforcing bars, rivets, bolts,
and many other lines. They are on the
lookout all the time for new articles
in this line and secure their distri
bution just as soon as they have
They offer arj excellent service.
Builders do not have to delay any op
erations on account of delay as they
can have on the building site any
amount desired so that everything
will move along at record speed.
They have an engineering depart
ment that will cheerfully give you an
estimate on any work you are con
templating for construction.
Every building in this part of th(
state should be fire-proof and espec
ially those where the public enter in
any numbers. Great disasters are
averted by this construction.
In this edition we are glad to com
pliment them upon the part th^ are
playing in the building circles in this
section and desire to refer them to
all of our readers.
Checkerboard Chatter I
Volume 1 March 19, 1931 Number 15
Published in the in
terest of the people
of BREVARD and
T R ANSYLVASIA
County by the
Feed & Seed Co.
N. C. Henry Store
at Blantyre and W.
L. Talloy Store at
Penrose arc now
agents for Purina
A Free Feeder with
hundred pound# of
"I've just been read
ing some statistics
here. Every time I
breathe a man dies"
"Gosh, man! Why
dont you use Lister
Seed Oats, Seed Po
tatoes, all kinds of
seed. See us before
Our idea of a tem
porary address is
If you are going to
buy lime this spring,
either a carload or
less than ear load,
see us first.
Teacher ? Can you
tell me, John, what
a hypocrite is?
John ? Yes ma-am.
It's a boy who comes
to school with a
smile on his face.
FREE ? for a lim!
ited time we will
give 1 Gladiola bulb
with each package
of ten cent flower
"When I was a little
boy your' age I did
not tell lies," said
"How old were you
when you started?"
asked the small boy.
Loin of people are
feeding their baby
chick on our Purina
Startena and are re
porting good sue
Hostess ? You can't
imagine how bad my
is getting. Only yea- |
terday he mistook
me for the nurse
Guest ? And she's
such a pretty girl,
Feed &. Seed Co.
Brevard, N. C.
The Store with th?
Checkerboard Sign |
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Price per Pair
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All other sizes priced proportionately Low
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and see tbe
we give you
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All other sizes
Price per Pair
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