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THE BREVARD NEWS i
Pubished Every Thursday by
PUBLISHING CO., Inc.
Entered at the Postoffice in Brevard,
N. C., as Second Class Matter
James F. Barrett Editor
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Thursday, October 15, 1931
PECULIAR CALL IN THIS
It is really hard to understand the
logic of some people. Just now there
?are people who claim that legalizing
the sale of light wine and beer in the
United States would dispel the de
pression and restore prosperity. By
what process of reasoning this conclu
sion is reached is more than we can
understand. What bearing upon
business the sale of beer and wine
conld have is .something beyond a
Say, for instance, mat $100,000,000
\v. rth of beer would be sold the first
yew. That one hundred million dol
lar.; would come from the pockets of
th- average American citizens, and
those who spent the money for beer
would spend just that much less for
food and clothing, fuel and other ne
cessities that their families could en
joy immensely more than the beer
drinkers would enjoy the beer.
The argument that legalizing wine
and beer would help the farmer in
that it would create a demand for his
products has already been disposed of
by the farmers themselves, who as
sert that purchase of beer would re
duce the sale of milk and dairy prod
ucts, to the actual hurt of the farmer.
Newspapers have been telling of
instances wherein crowds would yell
out, while heckling some speaker, the
ballyhooing words: "We want beer!"
Isn't that a peculiar call in a world
torn to pieces, as this old world is
Starving millions in China, in In
dia, in Europe, in America, and then
we hear the cry:
"We want beer!''
The world's leaders [burning the
midnight oil in efforts to find a way
to bring activity back into the marts
of the world, and a group stands on
(he" lines, and shouts:
"We want beer!"
Colleges being abandoned, and pub
lic schools shortened in term, while
teachers' salaries are being reduced
as more and still more students are
added to each class room, and out
side we hear the shout:
"We want beer!'' " *
Church buildings being advertised
and sold under mortgage, because of
the waning interest in church work
and an ever decreasing church at
tendance, while a crowd in the street
nearby calls out:
"We want beer!"
It would seem that if the gentle
voice of the most eloquent speaker cv
?r heard on earth should say: "Come
unto me, all ye that labor and are
heavy laden, and I will give you rest,"
that the booming voice from the
crowd in the street would call back:
"We do i not want that kind of rest;
we want beer!'' ^
STATES GREAT WORK IN
PROMOTING GOOD HEALTH
Among the many worth-while ac
complishments of the state of North
Carolina,, none other stands out quite
like that of the public health service.
Just now this community is feeling
the beneficial effects of this great
work, as the health department is
throwing its full resources to the
complete eradication of typhoid in
in Transylvania county. A few years
ago two or three cases of typhoid in
a community would have occasioned
but little concern, except in the im
mediate families of the victims. Now
a case of typhoid in a ciiunty is of
great concern to all the citizens. The
work done by the health department
of the state has brought about this
Time was, a generation ago, when
people expected the typhoid season in
the same certainty that they expected
arrival of Christmas week. Tens of
thousands of graves have been filled
with victims of typhoid that could
have been averted then, as it has
been averted during the past few
years. It has been clearly proven
that no one ever need have fear of
dying from typhoid, because it can
he averted. That fact has been
proven beyond a shadow of a doubt. |
It is gratifying to see the manner ,
in which the people of the county j
are welcoming the efforts of the state ;
health authorities just now. Every
thing is being done to wipe out and
clean up all places " iwhere typhoid
;genns might originate, and then to
^complete the eradication of the thing,
the people are responding iq fine
manner to ? the vaccine treatment,
which is to be given Thursday and
Friday at Pisgah Forest awi Ros
Health is more important than
schools, good roads, good stock or
anything else that the state is called
upon to sponsor. Noi-th Carolina
may well be proud of the record made j
by tht health department of the
state. That great agency is here now, j
averting illness and saving lives of ,
our citizens. Saving the life of one j
precious child in Transylvania coun- j
ty would place us under everlasting,
gvatitude to the department. -Let us, 1
one and all, cooperate with the au- .
thorities to the very fullest extent of j
our ability. ? |
WELL, IT HAS COME AGAIN,
ANOTHER SCHOOL BOOK
Anouneement comes from Raleigh
that the arithmetic books which the
school children of the state have been
studying for the past several years
are n. g? and it is deemed necessary
to adopt another kind of arithmetic,
don't you know? And here goes an
other hundred thousand or so per- j
fectly good dollars of the p o o r j
people's money. Here goes into the ;
v.-aste basket thousands and thous- 1
ands of arithmetic books that people j
denied themselves food and medicine, j
in many instances, to buy for their \
children. Throw them away, and buy j
other books! that's the system in J
this rich man's land of ours.
There may be some excuse for ?
changing geographies as the maps of
the world change; spelling may be
brought up to date once in a while
to embrace the new words coined and
new terms adopted in our advancing
age; history needs revising occasion
ally, as new history is made. But
arithmetic! Good Lord, what can be
the excuse for changing an arithme
tic? The tables of addition, subtrac
tion, multiplication and division are
the same now as they were when
Heck was a pup. Common and mix
ed fractions of the eighteenth cen
tury are the same common and mixed
fractions in the nineteenth century,
and look just the same in the twen
Some few years ago our school book
commission held a meeting and de
cided that the arithmetic then being
used was no good, and adopted the
one now in use, declaring it to be
just the thing, a crackerjack, a jam
up, complete, 18-carat, full-fledged
arithmetic. Now our school book
commission sits again, and this new
i commission says the old books in use
for the past several years are n. g-,
and we must have a new arithmetic.
Dig down, Big Boy, and buy the
kids a new set of arithmetics for
next year. Throw away all the old
ones that you intended to hand down
to the next kid next year. It can't
be done. The powers have spoken,
and you must buy the new books, dog
gone you, and don't you dare send
your kid to school next year with the
arithmetic that your older children
have been using, for that arithmetic
is no account. Get your kids a new
arithmetic, and pay just exactly what
the boss says for you to pay for it,
and don't whine about it. Three mil
lions of people who walk right up to
the rack and buy new school books
every time the "commission" tells
them to do so, and never offers any
objection to the plan, have no right
to belly-ache about whatever is put
The people, of course, could put a
stop to this hateful form of high tax
ation if they were so minded to end
it. All it takes to stop it is to speak
out in the meeting. But most people
prefer to keep quiet, say nothing?
and buy new school books every time
some commission says the books in
use are no good, and adopt a new
BARRETT IN CHARLOTTE
( Charlotte News )
Jim Barrett, former chief mogul
of organized labor in North Carolina
and present editor, owner and oper
ator of the Brevard News, came to
town for the celebration. He was so
, busy shaking hands with the friends
who flocked around that he did not
see all of it, but what he saw satis
"It was a big day, in a big way,
and in every way," he said. "I con
sider the American Legion the great
est organization of men in America
today. North Carolina is honored in ]
Henry Stevens, and Charlotte was
honored in his visit."
! . A BOY
1 Born, to Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Mc
Call, of Blantyre, a son, Dr. Charles
L. Newland in attendance.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. James
Raines, of Connestee, a son, Dr, R. i
L. Stokes in attendance.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Gil
lespie, of East Fork, a daughter, Dr.
R. L. Stokes in attendance.
BIG EVENTS TOLD II
(Gleaned by Clifford Montieth) 1
The years advance in surgical sci
ence is being studied this week by
five thousand surgeons who are at- 1
tending a convention of the American
College of Burgeons in New York.
? I '
Among the famous flyers gathered
at the Charlotte airport last week I
to take part in the All-Southern Air
Pageant were: Frank ^iawks, speed
king; Post and Gatty, around the
world flyers; Ruth Nichols, holder of,
transcontinental and speed records i
for women; A1 Williams, holder of j
world speed records; Dorothy Hester, l
world's greatest woman acrobatic fly- !
or; Tex Rankin, holder of the out-]
side loop record ; Betty Lund, wife t
of the late Freddie Lund; Kenneth
Hunter, one of the famous Hunter
brothers; Frances Harrell Marsalis,
woman acrobatic flyer; Jimmie Haze
lip, famous racing pilot; Doug Davis,
winner of the Thompson trophy.
The Manchurian situation, arising |
out of the reported bombing of Chin
chow by Japanese, was the main topic
for discussion by the League of Na- j
tions council in an urgent session !
called last Tuesday.
Within ten years streamlined cars!
of much higher speed will make the
present highways obsolete and tour- [
ing speeds o? 70 miles an hour will '
be common, is the prediction made ?
by Joseph Ledwinka, automobile de
signer and authority on streamlining.
Utilizing intense cold at 50 degrees
below zero, a process has been per
fected by which meats, seafoods, poul
try, vegetables, fruits and other per
ishable foods are frozen so that they
[ retain their original fresh flavor and
texture for months in a frozen state, j
\ Two states, Arkansas and Missis
sippi, have adopted Governor Huey |
t P. Long's plan of cotton acreage re- j
j duction as a means of bolstering the :
j price of the staple.
A towering statue of Christ, at j
| Corcovado, near Rio de Janeiro, Bra
Izil, was formally unveiled October
! 12. It stands 120 feet high and 2,100
feet above sea level.
In four months the army will have
.almost 1,800 airplanes which Con
1 gress provided for in its five-year
| An international conference looking
j to rehabilitation of silver has been
I recommended by the fourth Pan
American commercial conference.
I Sir John Laird, a high metallurgi
cal authority, predicts that gold pro
duction in Canada is on a constantly
increasing scale that will reach with
in 10 vears 100 million dollars a year.
The largest airplane in the world
ever designed for regular transport
use, the American Clipper, is soon to
take its place on a regular run of
?the eastern trade route of the skies
'which touches Rio de Janeiro and
: Beunos Aires.
Scientists say that although the
Eastern oil regions have been yielding
1 oil for 72 years, reserves of Penn
sylvania grade crude are adequate to
j supply lubricating needs for several
After the roundtable conference is
over, Mahatma Gandhi plans to visit
France, Germany, Italy. Palestine
and possibly the United States, pro
vided the British Government has no
China has served another ultima
tum on the Japanese government
backed up with air bombs, battleships
and troops, demanding the withdraw
al of Japanese troops from outside
the railway zone in Manchuria within
Seven Nobel prize winners, includ
I ing Madame Curie and two Ameri
cans, met in Rome October 11 with
! 42 other scientists in the presence of
| Premier Mussolini to discuss the
structure of the electron.
Gugliemo Marconi bridged 5,000
miles of the South Atlantic last Mori
day night by short wave wireless and
threw the switch at Rio de Janeiro
j which illuminated the statue of the
iRedaemer on Corcovada mountain.
The arrest and prosecution of
Adofph Hilter, leader of the newly
united ''nationalist opposition" of
Germany, on charges of high treason
has been demanded by communist
leaders in the Reichstag.
About 500 angry men, behind the
same number of. bayonets, marched
I on the New London jail, Iowa, last
I Monday and freed Roland Hart, ar
I rested for scoffing the Iowa national
guardsmen engaged irv- dispersing 150
j farmers who had gathered to hinder
i work of tuberculine testers on the
farm of one of their leaders.
The inhabitants of Tenancingo,
state of Mexico, were terrified last
, Monday when a slight earthquake
, tremor was felt there'.
! Two scientists at Lowell observa
tory, Flagstaff, Arizona, are makinc
efforts to determine the habits, speed,
source and other matters pertaining
to shooting stars that enter tl\e
earth's atmosphere daily. ?
President Gerardo Machado, of
Cuba, has asked that he be given
dictorial financial, political and com
mercial powers, including authority
to suppress courts or alter decisions
at discretion, to deal with the present
Home-grown Sweet Potatoes, TWO
Cents a pound, at The Farm Market,
down on the Hendersonville High
way, near Penrose. And Fresh Eggs
and Country Butter, at Lower Prices.
Local and Personal Items
'Miss tbuiso V Gillespie spent the
week end with Velatives and friends
Mr. and Mrs.'. M. C. Whitmire had
as their guests over the week end,
Harold Wilson ind E. T. Ethridge,
Messrs. Neil and Leonard Hawkins,
John I. Allen left Saturday for
Spindale to spend the winter with his
son. He has been spending the sum
mer with his daughter, Mrs. T. P.
Ward. ? i
J. J. Allen of Spindale, has been
visiting his sister, Mrs. T. P. Ward,
and family. I
T. P. Ward spent Sunday in Hen- j
dersonville, attending the birthday ,
dinner of Mr. Ward's grandfather, j
who celebrated his eighty fourth
birthday. Thrse generations were
present to help enjoy the big picnic
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Houston were
visiting in Pickens, Sunday.
Mrs. Fannie Putnam spent the
week end at Shelby. I
Mrs. Madge Wilkins of the Nobby
Shop was visiting in Asheville Tues
Mr. Welch Galloway of Asheville
was a Brevard visitor, Wednesday
and Thursday of last week.
Mrs. A. H. King and Mrs. Carl
McCrary were Asheville shoppers,
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Allison and
Mrs. Ernest Webb spent Monday in
Sheriff T. E. Patton was a business
visitor in Asheville, Saturday.
Mr. Ed Gillespie, who is spending
some time in 'Greenville where he
has accepted a position, spent the
week end in Brevard with his family.
Mr. T. H. Hampton and son Alfred
spent several days at the Cherokee
Joe Duckworth, Jack Loftis and
Van Tinsley are working in Cashiers
Valley, with the Freeman Lumber
Ed English, Vernon Fullbright and
Harry Clayton spent Sunday in
Mr. and Mrs. Cos Paxton, of Green
ville were visitors in Brevard Tues
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Hunter of
Swannhnoa, were recent guests of
Mr. Joe Clayton in Brevard.
Milton Sellers and Ernest McFaul
attended the Cherokee Indian Fair
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wolf of Pispah
Forest were Asheville visitors last
Harold Whitmire, Samuel Bawiett
and Harry Clayton spent Tuesday
in Easley, S. C.
Mrs- Carrie D. Dorsett, Mrs.
Edn& Hulinger, Misses Agnes, Jose
hpine and Jack Clayton were Ashe
ville shoppers Saturday.
Mrs. Roy Long is ill at her home
,on the Country Club Road.
Mr. Carl Eldridge of Brevard spent
Monday night with his brother, Rev.
C. J. Eldridge, of Rosman.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Gant of Wag
goner, S. C., were visiting theiT
daughter, Miss Bertha Gant, who is
attending Brevard Institute, Sunday.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Wat
kins, a daughter, Barbara Ann. Mrs.
Wat kins was formerly Pruline Mull.
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
C. A. Mull.
Mr. George Hudson, Lucicus Hud
son and Mr. Ingram of Canton were
visiting Mr. and Mrs. 0. H. Orr, Sun
Gay. Mr. Lucius Hudson is a former
student of Brevard Institute.
Joe Tinsley left Thursday of last
week for Florida, where he has ac
cepted a position for t h e winter
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Luther
Pushell, on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Pat
ton Meriorial hospital, Henderson
ville, a daughter. :
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Davis of Liberty
were visiting in Brevard Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. V. B. Scruggs and
Mr. and Mrs. Plato Scruggs spent
Sunday in Asheville with Mr. and
Mrs. Grady Scruggs.
Fred Cooper of Varnelle, Ga., is
visiting in Brevard this week.
Mr. F. P. Sledge is in the Mission
Hospital at Asheville for treatment.
Mrs. Roy Cooper of Cohutta, Ga.,
is visiting her father, Mr. Milan
Nicholson this week.
Lloyd Quiett of Witaker, is visit
ing his sister, Mrs. Bank Nicholson.
A. B. Owen returned to Brevard
after traveling several weeks in
South Carolina and Georgia.
Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Jenks left
Wednesday for Pennsylvania, where
they were called to the bedside of
the father of Mr. Jenks, who is crit
ically ill. They were accompanied to
Asheville by Mr. and Mrs. A. G.
A. H.Houston has installed a radic
in his car.
NO MORE RATS
or Mice after you use RArl
iDIE. It's a sure rodent killer
i Try a package and prove it
Rats killed with Rat Die leavf
no smell. Cats and Dogs won'1
! 50 cent size, 3 oz. is enough
for Pantry, Kitchen and Cellar
! 75 cent size, 6 oz. for Chic
ken House, Coops and othei
I Sold and guaranteed by th(
! B. & B. FEED & SEED CO.
TRY OUR WANT ADS.
B. #. U; MEETING
B GREAT SUCCESS
The (tyiter Diitrict meeting 0f the
Associations! B. Y. P. U. which met
at Carrs Hill Baptist church last
Sunday "evening was considered a
The program consisted of a song
service, devotional, a regular B. Y.
P. U. program put on by the Glady
Branch Union and a splendid talk by
Mayor Ralph Ramsey. Mr. Ramsey
spoke on the Opportunities of the
B. Y. Py U. members and the respon
sibility that is placed upon them.
A few other talks were made, busi
ness transacted and the meeting
was closed with a short song service.
"That White Water Rose Flour in
the best I have ever used," ?a y all
good cooks. Get it at The Farm
Market , down on the HendersonviUe
Highway, at only 60 cent * for 24 lb#.
Today - - -
Be prepared when the
first snow falls. Don't be
caught with thin shoes
and then be caught by a
cold or pneumonia. Stout
soles are good protection
against inclement weather
? Cut-rate prices prevail.
MR. CAR OWNER
Within the next few weeks cold weather will be
here with us. If you have an old battery in your car
and it fails to start some cold morning, call or come to
see us about a new FIRESTONE Battery. Firestone
Batteries are guaranteed by Firestone Tire & Rubber
Co. and by us for 12, 18 and 24 months.
Firestone Batteries are by far the best battery on
the American market ? they are built of the finest ma
terials that money can buy. They are built of high
oversize plates which provide added life and capacity
? more Dower to spin the motor under all conditions.
Tough Post Orford Cedar Separators give protection
against shorting and help to retain the active materials
in the plates. No other battery can offer you as much
safety and power as Firestone Batteries.
DON'T FUSS AT YOUR CAR BECAUSE IT WON'T START
These cool mornings have a decided effect upon your automobile. It is NOT always
the fault of the Battery when the car starts slowly and lazily. Often the trouble is
in the Starter, or maybe it is because of a bad Spark Plug or something like that. The
proper thing to do is to bring the car here and have the
IGNITION PARTS, SPARK PLUGS and the STARTER
Thoroughly tested. Maybe we could save you several dollars, and we know we can
save you much annoyance and delay." Of course, if you need a battery we have the
Firestone in the right size to fit your car.
Firestone Sentinel' Tire
29 x 440 $4.57
30 x 450 5.17
28 x 475 5.98
Firestone Oldfield Tire
29 x440 $4.98
30 x 450 5.69
28 x 475 6.65
McCrary Tire & Battery Service
"WE SAVE YOU MONEY AND SERVE YOU BETTER"
Brevard, N. C. telephone 290
REPLACEMENT PARTS FOR YOUR CAR ? SEE US