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Brevard news. (Brevard, N.C.) 1917-1932, September 17, 1931, Image 1

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tut? in Hi VOLUME XXXVI BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, SEPTEMBER 17, 1931 N umber 37 Lyday Would Reopen BrevardlBank and Seek '? Pardons for Men Convicted at Recent Hearing * SUGGESTS ASKING SOLICITOR TO NOLPROS ALL PENDING CASES TO END TlMSIENS OF COUNTY MAY BEGIN CONSTRUCTIVE TASK 1 County and Town Officials Unable to Carry On Work Under Present Conditions ? Urges All Citizens to Pay *Taxes and Support the County and Its Institutions ? To Lay Aside Petty Quarrels and Damaging Political Bickerings, and Work for Common Good of All the People of the County. "Let us all come together in one mighty movement for Brevard and Transylvania county, re-organize and re-open the Brevard Bank, pay our taxes, support our institutions, and send a hundred men and women to Raleigh with a petition signed by our entire citizenship, seeking pardon foa* every one of our cit izens recently sentenced, and then implore Solicitor Pless to no! pros all such pending cases, and go to work, all together, for re-building our town and county," is the soul-stirring ap peal of G. H. Lyday. prominent Davidson River citizen. Mr. Ly<lay was chairman of the Depositors Committee which worked so long: and faithfully in attempts during the winter to re-organize and re-open the Brevard bank. He be lieves that there is every possibility for sp doing now. He believes, he says, that practically all citizens ot the county are ready and anxious to throw aside all petty quarrels, and all political bickerings, and all work to gether for the upbuilding and ad vancement of the community. Mr. Lyday expresses the belief that the county funds tied up in the bank, and the town funds likewise tied up, belonging to the public, should be the last to be paid back, leaving the bank to make its first repayment to the individual depositors, declaring j that these deposits could be paid in full within three or four years, and ^ then start payment of the public j funds. "We have everything to gain by j working together, and everything to . lose it' we fail to work together," Mr. Lyday asserted. "As it is now, our j county and town officials can do noth- ; ing ; no money can be borrowed, and I but few people are paying their tax es. Business has all but stopped, handicapped for lack of banking fa- ; cilities in the county, and the awful state of mind existing because of our financial troubles, and because of the further reason that some of our bvst men are under sentence, while indictments are expected against more of them. Foreclosures will soon be started against those whose notes are held by the bank. But few of these can pay their notes, hence the foreclosures will result in nothing but the bank having to bid in land that cannot be turned into cash, leaving the depositors still without any of their money. "With the deposits frozen for a given period of time, enough money could be raised to satisfy the demands of Commissioner Hood, and the old bank could be re-opened. Given the proper chance to do business, most of the men who owe the bank could be gin paying on their notes, and this is the only way that the depositors can ever get their money that is now tied up. The people who owe the bank must pay, if the depositors ever get anything. They cannot pay until conditions improve here; there can be no improvement until we get to gether and work together for the common good of all. "Let's get together on this matter, neighbors of mine, and re-organze and re-open the old bank, and rejuv enate business here in this county, and take such steps as will restore freedom to those of our citizens who are now living under sentence, and remove the dark cloud of dread and despair hanging over the heads of others. We know that whatever guilt there is. is technical guilt only, as none of our friends committed any act purposely to hurt the county or to help themselves. "Commissioner Hood is a good man, and reasonable, and will help us out if we will but help ourselves. "Governor Gardner is a good man, and will do air in his great power, I am confident, to help Transylvania county. "Solicitor J. Will Pless, Jr., is a good man, and knows the conditions here, and will, I am confident, go more than half-way in helping us to get out from under and on top again, if we will but show the proper spirit." Mr. Lyday is considered one of the best men in the county, and worked many long, weary weeks during the winter in trying to solve the prob lems here and re-organize and re open the Brevard bank. His greal spirit of unselfish citizenship is dis played by his earnest work in behali of the community. He is a leading democrat of the county, a churcl worker, a merchant and farmer. Ii his appeal meets with any response Mr. Lyday says, he will take sue! steps a will call together the citizens of the county in an effort to begin i movement which will enable the ?county to come to the forefront, and j in time, meet its obligations, restore I business, re-establish confidence and ! remove the paralyzing effect caused | by many of the county's leading citi zens living under sentence already i passed,, and others living in dread ;and uncertainty of what may come. ! Citizens interested in the sugges ?tions offered by Mr. Lyday are urged I to communicate with him, or see him. jGREAT CHURCHMAN ! IS CALLED TO REST G. L. Glazener, 75, Answers to; Final Summons ? Was Native of County G. L. Glazener, 75 died at his home j I on the Country Club Road, Thursday j j morning Sept. 10 at 5 o'clock, llisj 'death followed an illness of several] | weeks standing, and though hot un j expected, the news of his death i brought gloom and sadness to his I many friends, relatives and neighbors I of this community. Mr. Glazener was a stockraiser land farmer. He was known as one of the best farmers in this section, j He was a member of the Brevard ! Baptist church and attended regu ilarly when it was possible for him to ;do so. He was a native of Transyl -.vania county and had always been .known as an honest, straightforward' jman of very high principles. Funeral rites were conducted at i I the Brevard Baptist church, by Rev.; ] Paul Hartsell, pastor, Friday after- ; | noon at 2:30 o'clock. Mr. Hartsell I was assisted by Rev. I. N. Kuyken- ; [day, Rev. J. H. West and Rev. R. L. ; Alexander. | Pallbearers were: J. A. Bishop, K. |0. Shipman, W .S. Price, Jr., R. P. 'Kilpatrick, W. T. Brown and G. D. iShuford. Honorary pallbearers were: W. M. Henry, W. H. Duckworth, B. | F. Beasley, G. F. Gallimore, Joe, jBryson, and J D. Simpson, i Interment was made at the Glaz ener family cemetery in Forest Hills. Mr. Glazener is survived by his wife and one daughter and one son: I Davis Glazener of Brevard, and Mrs. IM. C. Whitmire, of Cherryfield. j Funeral arrangenflmjp ^r-JESftat jrick and Sons. tSW" (INSTITUTE GRlP j GIVEN WELCOME Students and faculty of Brevard (Institute were given a hearty wel come service in the Brevard Metho dist church Sunday morning. Rev. J. H. West, pastor, after a I brief sermon, made a few introduc tory remarks of welcome, followed by 0. H. Orr who was superintendent of the school for four years, who gave a brief historical resume of the prog ress of the school since it was started by Mr. and Mrs. Fitch Taylor many , years ago. , t C. M. Douglas, chairman of the ? j board of stewards, spoke to the f ac julty and students of the Institute, ! j expressing the gratitude of the I ; church members for their interest in ; [ church work. He welcomed them to ? all the church activities, ."stressing the ? i point that they were part of the ;! church and that the church needed . j them in its work. ' : Mrs. L. E. Brown, dean of girls, Hand Miss Floyd, professor of Bible, I I responded to the welcome speeches E j with words of gratitude and apprec , iation. i | Prof. J. F. Winton, superintendent s ' of the Institute, preached Sunday i night, thus the entire church services i were for or by the Brevard Institute. ORRIS IN CRITICAL CONDITION RESULT OF GUNSHOT WOUND Said by Members of Family to Have Accidentally Shot Himself Monday LITTLE HOPE IS HELD FOR HIS RECOVERY Was Taken to Patton Memor-i ial Hospital Immediately * After the Accident Walter W. Orr, 24-year-old son of j Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Orr, of the Clough Farm, suffered severe injur ies from the accidental discharge of | a shotgun Monday afternoon, and is | now in the Patton Memorial hospital, Hendersonville, where physicians are fighting for his life. The young man j had been home several days, recup- ; erating from injuries received in parachute jumping at Hempstead, New York, on July 7. i His father said that voung Orr re- 1 turned home Monday afternoon from . Brevard, and stopped at the home of Andy Tipton, where he borrowed a shotgun, stating to Mrs. Tipton that | he had seen two squirrels which he wished to take a shot at. He had j reached the Orr home, a short dis tance away, when members of the family, they state, heard report of the gun, followed by Walter's cry of one word, "Mother." They rushed to him where he had fallen after hav ing received the load of shot in the left breast and shoulder. As quickly as possible, Dr. New land was notified and reached the scene of the tragedy. Kilpatrick's ambulance was called and the young man was rushed to the Henderson- | ville hospital, and Dr. Newland and i other surgeons dressed the wounds. Young Orr is in a critical condi- ' tion. the shot plowing through the left breast and shoulder. Many friends of the young man and his family are keeping in constant com munication with the hospital, hoping to receive report of a turn for the I better. W?LL IMPROVE ROAD | BY DAVIDSON RIVER Work will soon be started on im-J proving the county road through che ; DaVidson-River and Little River section, Mr. Howard announces. Im provement will Start at Davidson River, and the road traversed by the school bus down by the Thos. A. Eng lish place, on around by the Everett Farm and The Pines, by Eagles Nest Camp and on to the Merrill settle ment. The State Highway commis sion agreed to this work, provided the citizens of the community would sup ply the rock and timbers necessary. The citizens have assured the state | that the highway forces could have | all the stone necessary and all tim bers to be used. One of the small crushers will be used in his work. This announcement is especially | pleasing to the citizens of a large] and progressive community. There are manv fine farms, thoroughly , cultivated, in this section through which the road to be improved runs. KITCHENCABINET SALE ON SATURDAY I 'I "That man Houston beats any man J I ever saw," remarked a resident of the county Wednesday. The man happened into The News office and saw proof of an advertisement of the Houston Furniture company, starting another sale of the famous Hoosier Kitchen Cabinets. Continu ing, the man said: "Mr. Houston just goes right on doing business, and seems to pay no attention to the times. Now, I am willing to bet ten dollars,'' this man said, "that Houston sells his full car load of cabinets." Of course he will sell his whole al lotment. He always sells them. First, because the cabinet is good, and something that people want; next, because Houston keeps ever lastingly at it and the man who does that will bring home the bacon. The cabinet sale starts thii Sat urday and ends Saturday night of 'next week. "DOC" GALLOWAY IMPROVING AT THE B1LTMORE HOSPITAL "Doc" Galloway, who underwent an operation for appendicitis Wed nesday, Sept. 9, at the Biltmore .Hospital, is improving ragidly and is | expected to be able to return to his 'home here within a week. V CRAWFORD MISSING SINCE HIS TRIP TO BREVARD IN AUGUST i I Last Heard From Him Was From Charlotte On the 15th of August ; 'CAME HERE AS WITNESS, | BUT DID NOT TESTIrY . ? Received Pay from County and I $90 from Brevard Build ing and Loan J. I. Crawford, formerly assistant j cashier of the Brevard Banking com- 1 pany, has been missing since August j 13, when he was last heard from, be- j ing at that time in Charlotte and | mailed a package to his wife in Euro, | N. C. Crawford had been in Brevard, summoned by the state as a witness j in the conspiracy cases against for- 1 mer banker and former county offic ials He was not called to the stand, ] however, and left Brevard on Aug. 12, after having received pay for his court attendance. I Mr. Crawford also received from Jerry Jerome, secretary of tnc Brevard Building and Loan associH- , tion. on shares held in the association , by Mr. Crawford. Relatives and i friends have been unable to account j for the strange disappearance 1 ne Associated Press was appealed to last Saturday by Mrs. Crawford, an the wires carried the story of his i disappearance into all parts of the | country. : Mr. Crawford had lost much weight !b since leaving Brevard, and his ap- a pearance upon his return heic was the cause of much comment and \ great sympathy on the pait of his friends. He was a member of the s Masonic Lodge, the Baptist church, ,t and other fraternal orders and was I s considered to be one of the finest ;r men ever living in Brevard. j( MISS DELIA GASH { DIES AT AGE OF 84 ,; ic Miss Delia Gash, 84 years of age. |r died at her home on Probart *tiee t Sundav night, following an lltoess caused by a broken hip she suffeied.c a week before. |? Miss Gash was the daughter of L. |t S. Gash who was one of the foun ders ^ and principal men of Henderson , countv in 1838, and Transylvania in 1 1861. She was born in Henderson, county, but moved to Brevard upon ,t the death of her father in 18(2 and|t has lived here ever since. !.? Her brother, Thomas L. Gash, was U Clerk and Master in Equity just aft - er the Civil War, was afterward Clerk of Superior Court and held various other offices. Another broth er Waight still A. Gash, was a prom- ,y inent attorney for many years. t She is survived by one sister, Mrs. | Adeline Garrett brother ? - m-taw, j Thomas S. Boswell; nephews D. Gash, of Philadelphia, E. L. Gash ot New Orleans, R. L. Garrett of Enka, and R. L. Gash of Brevard; nieces, , Miss Martha Boswell and Miss Annie ] Gash of Brevard and Miss Margaret Gash of New "Vork. Funeral services were conducted in the Brevard Methodist church, o , which Miss Gash was one of the ?ld- , est members, by the pastor, Rev. J H West, at 3:30 o'clock Monday aft ernoon. Mr. West was assisted by | Rev. R. L. Alexander of the Brevard,! Presbyterian church. Home grown flowers alone werel] used and they were abundantly and ^ beautifully supplied by friends, rem tives and neighbors of the deceas^d. Interment was made at Shaws Creeic cemetery, near Horse Shoe, Hende . son county. j Pallbarers were: Dick Zachary, J. S. Bromfield, J. M. Allison, Sam : McCullough, William Wallis and I John Maxwell. Funeral arrangements I by Brevard Undertaking company. ] SYLVAN VALLEY FAIR iSET FOR OCTOBER 2 aSSSSMSfi' nomics classes of Brevard High School, has been changed into a j community fair, announc J A. Glazener, instructor of agncul | ture. The fair will be. sponsored by ( the Home Economics Girls and Agri , JStuTboy. ?' Schools. It will be held Friday, Oc tober 2. , ; Entries and prizes offered will ; announced later. A.J. MAXWELL'S PLATFORM RINGS WITH MAXWELL SPIRIT, STRIKING PUBLIC WASTE A. J. MAXWELL DR. SUMMEY HEARD AT KIWANIS MEET I i ?leads for Men to Stand by 1 the Community During Trying Times Dr. Thos. J. Summey, for a nura- j ier of years, an outstanding phy ician and surgeon of Brevard, but ' fho for the past several years has i leen making his home in New Jer- 1 ey where he is connected with one of he large hospitals there as chief of I taff. held the strict attention ot" | nembers of the Brevard Kiwanis I 31ub last Thursday with a speech ' hat was filled with optimism. Dr. Summey, in his informal man ier, discussed some of the things hat are uppermost in the minds of Jrevard people at this time, declar- ? ng in emphatic terms that this is no ime for quitters or shirkers. He xpressed surprise at the fact that a lumber of Brevard people had failed o pay their taxes on the ground that it was no use.'' Dr. Summey holds xtensive property in Brevard and as erted that he intended to hold it, , hat within a few more years he in- j ended to make Brevard his home | igain, and that he had implicit faith 1 n the future of this community. However, Dr. Summey declared, here are elements in the community hat tend to be a dire detriment. Too much knocking, too much talk ng about the other fellow and a . ipirit of mistrust, are elements that | he speaker pointed out as drawbacks ;o progressivness. Miss Eva Call was given a rousing velcome to her old post as pianist of j he club. Kiwanian 0. K. Coe, of j Sustis, Fla., who is spending his va :ation in the mountains, was intro iuced and given official welcome to ill club privileges while here. RUSHING WORK ON HIGHWAY NO. 28' FRANKLIN, Sept. 16? While sur facing on No. 28 from Jackson county s now well this side of the Macon ine, machinery is being installed at ;he HiihJ&nds municipal quarry for Dlarirrg-the rock crusher in operation iera which- has been used at Cashier's /alley. The rock crusher near Whitesides I mountain will remain in operation for i month or six weeks, or until the surfacing crew which is operating from it is met by the crew working from the crusher which is being placed here this week. About 125 men, including graders, will have headquarters in or near Highlands until Christmas or later. Surfacing from Highlands to Skitty's :reek, where the crew from the Short :reek crusher stopped operations, will be done after the surfacing from here to the Jackson County line. Rock will be crushed at the Short creek quarry for the asphalt oil bind er that is to be laid from Gneiss to Sapphire. Part of the stretch will receive the binder this fall, highway officials state. ROCKINGHAM LAWYER IS PLEASED WITH BREVARD Hon. W. L. Parsons and Mrs. Parsons are spending several days at the Franklin, delighted, they as sert, with the matchless beauty qf the mountains and valleys. Mrj,JP**~ sons is a lawyer of note in the ?wte. His Entrance Throws the Cam paign of Uthers Completely Cut of Gear ? Best Informed Man In State. Raleigh, Sept. 11.? A. J. Maxwell, looked upon as the best informed man in the state on state affairs, has made announcement of his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for j governor, and makes startling state ments in his platform proclamations. Following are some of the clear cut statements of this plain speaking man whom the politicians fear: To the People of North Carolina: "The supreme issue which I wisk to present ? the issue which in its im perative demands dwarfs all others to be determined in the next primary, cannot be described as 'economy in public expenditures.' From the "time ?whence the memory of man runneth not to the contrary candidates and platforms have pleaded the cause of economy in government. Present con ditions demand the abandonment of platform euphemisms and the adop tion of plain language that fits the times and conditions under which we live. Readjustment of Public Burden x "If we are to preserve our social order; if we are to save the homes of our people; if agriculture, busi ness and industry are to survive the ordeals of time; if we are to restore ( Continued on page sir) WORK OxM BOYLSTON ROAD BEGINS SOON Activities on the Boylston road will begin within the next ten days, it is announced bv highway officials, and the work will be rushed to comple tion. This project has been the ob ject of much interest for the past several years, and now that success has finally crowned the efforts of those who have worked so hard for improvement of this highway, there is much rejoicing. The Boylston highway chops off many miles of the distance between Brevard and Asheville. and, in ad dition, opens up one of the richest, sections of the county. The Boylston roads skirts the Pisgah National For est practically all the way to Ashe ville, and will, it is believed, become one of the most popular highways leading into Brevard. With eJTep tion of Little Mountain, which is lit tle, indeed, the Boylston road is a level highway, straight as an arrow almost, from Brevard to the out skirts of Asheville. Improvement of this highway will add tens of thous ands of dollars of the value of the land through that fine section. NINE CASES HEARD IN MAYOR'S COURT Nine cases were tried in the May or's court during the past week, total ing $30 in fines in addition to the costs. Mabel Armstrong (colored) for fighting, $5 fine -and costs. Bertha Darity (colored) for fight ing, $5 fine and costs. Effie Gaston (colored) for fighting, $5 fine and costs. Conrad Killiam (colored? for fight ing $5 fine and half costs. Conrad Killiam (colored) for fight ing $7.50 and half costs. Rivers Jeter (colored) for fighting, [half costs only. Bubber Harris (colored) for fight ing $5 fine and half costs. Ed Moore (colored) for assault and battery ?5 fine and costs. Lyday Melton, drunkenness, prayer for judgment continued until October 5. CHURCH TO OBSERVE HOME-CONING DAY Home-coming day will be observed at Rocky Hill Baptist church, Cedar Mountain, September 20. Among the speakers of the day are Mrs. A. F. McKissick, of Greenville, S. C., Captain Smythe of Flat Rock, N. C., Rev. A. L. Vaughn of Cedar Mountain. A number of good singers are expected to be present, also sev eral good quartets. An invitation is extended to al former pastors, members and friendi of ?he church to come and bring pic nic baskets. Dinner will be served OB grounds. JENNIE L. BISHOP, Secret*^

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