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THE BREVARD NEWS
Vubished Every Thursday by
PUBLISHING CO., Inc.
Entered at the Postoffice in Brevard,
3i. C., as Second Class Matter
?fcrax-s F. Barrett Editor
(Payable In Advance)
Thursday, December 3, 1931
LK r THE LITTLE CHILDREN
HAVE THEIR SANTA CLAUS
Calloused, indeed, is the man who
would deny a little child its full en
ioyovoutr o!' Christmas and its sweet
KssuriaUon with Santa Claus. Be
caii:;?. money is scarce, or times tight,
#v work, is slack, there can be no rea
son for taking away from childhood
its inalienable right to the enjoyment
of Christmas. The price of a pack
?? cigarettes, or a pint of lickcr, or
i plug of tobacco, will purchase suf
ik .at toys to gladden the heart of
a child at Christmas time.
. ii.: Brevard News derives its
^ .ttst pleasure in acting as an
a: :?<: between the children and Santa
i ..us, by publishing their letters and
ti:: ? giving the original letters direct
to old Santa himself. He came to
\h( otfice of The Brevard News this
Th.i. :-.y morning and got all the
lettei- that had been sent in up to
tli:s tiim . But those of you who did
imt get your letters in for him to get
hi his trip here need not worry. Just
send them on in, and The Brevard
v ,'.ts will mail them direct to Santa
Claus. after we have published them
in i!"- paper. There are many letters
in today's paper from our little
[rivr.ds, and we shall be glad to pub
lish. all others that are sent in. Do'
y.it wait too long, however, for the
?earlier yoyr letters come in, the earli
er they can be mailed to Santa.
Grown-ups should delight in help
ing thi' little fellows in the enjoyment
of '.(* season. It will do the grown
jr.afc about as much good as the
little ones derive from it. Let's get
out of the old dried-up shell, and have
a real Christmas this year.
One Year . . .
IHJ A or DELAY TOO LOiXG
TUK BIG WORK OF GETTING
VOIK HOUSE /.V READINESS
You good citizens of Bres-ard and
Transylvania county may delay too
iofig the work of getting your house
cn readiness for the crowd that is on
its way to this section. We're telling
you again that the only question con
fronting the citizens here in the fu
ture is that of taking care of the
people who come to this section.
Vireenville and upper South Carolina
alone will send enough people to Bre
vard next summer to fill every house
a ii.i room now available. That leaves
no provision for the care and enter
tainment, of those who come from
other sections? and they will be le
sion. I.et us not be too slow in rec
ngnfeing the full meaning to this sec
tion of all the good road work now
being done. With th opening of the
Brevard-Greenville highway, and the
coming of another Springtime, the
march to the mountain will begin ir
Then, on the other hand, with mil
lions of people reading something
svecy day about the Great Smoky
Mountains, the ceaseless, endless
?chain of automobiles will come into
this section from the Central West
and the East, and the fame of Pisgah
Mountain and the Pisgah National
Forest and Caorer's Head will bring
them right on into Brevard from that
.section. Within a few weeks, No. 2o
wilt (*.' completed and that artery will
provide another avenue for countless
thousands who will pass this way,
and be attracted to Brevard, or pass
it by, all depending upon what we do
Unpainted houses, sagging fences,
inkept lawns, automobile boneyards
aleug the highway, will drive the
toaristsi right on through the town.
On the other hand, well kept houses
and lawns, clean streets and highways
and a spic and span appearance, will
cause the tourist to halt and stop a
while ? and in the stopping he will
ipend some money with somebody in
Brevard or in the county. Every
flower garden in Brevard nods a wel
wme to the visitor, causing many of
them to stop and stay a while. And
this town has many beautiful flower
:C&cden* There ought to be many,
criaoy more, however,. We know it
to 6*? a fact that many people stop
ped in Brevard last summer because
?f the impression made upon them as
Uiey entered the town over Highway
28? awt looked Upon the lawn and
flower garden at the home of Mrs.
Ernest Webb. Brevard people can
make no better investment than that
of beautifying their premiss. The
Woman'a Bureau has long been urg
ing this fact upon the citizens here.
If we want the people hero we must :
be up and doing NOW. We cannot J
1 wait until the camps open and then ;
make preparations. Both labor and :
' material can be obtained at low cost j
. these days, and good business sug- i
c-ests that NOW is the time to plane ;
the seed for a bountiful harvest next
1 Spring and Summer. The Lord and
the highway force have done their I
part. It is now squarely up to us.
Let us not wait until the first of June j
to take off our red flannels.
an alliance that me ass \
MUCH TO THIS COMMUNITY
No other small community in all
the world's history ever had a "big
brother" that meant more to it than
Greenville, South Carolina, means to
Brevard and Transylvania county, if
you will permit us to use the term
"big brother." Our people go down
from the hills to work in the big fac
tories there, and already there is a
small army of Transylvania county
citizens who have gone down there
during the past several years to work
in the industrial plants of that sec
tion. It is said by many people in
Greenville that employers show a
marked preference for Transylvania
county people when employing new
Our farmers and truckers have
found Greenville to be their best mar
ket for the past hundred years, and
millions of dollars worth of produce
nnd livestock have been taken from
Transylvania county into the Green
vi!k' market area. .
Numerous citizens of Greenville
own summer homes in Transylvania
couuty, while great throngs of Green
ville people come to these mountains
l'or their summer vacation.
All these things have been done
despite the fact that travel between
the two points has been most diffi
cult. But now with a paved highway
from Brevard to Greenville, bringing
the two points within an hour's trav
el of one another, who is there with
vision sufficiently broad to grasp the
full meaning of this new arrange
We can see a constant stream of
travel between Brevard and Green
ville ? our people going down to the
big city to sell and to buy, while
Greenville people will be coming here
to rest and refresh themselves 011
the bosom of God's great hills. It
means much to both centers, this op
ening of a highway thai calls for but
an hour's journey' from one city to
the other. It means much in a ma
terial way for this community, and
we know also that it will mean much
to the business life of Greenville.
But above all this, great and im
portant as it may be, there is still
something finer than mere material
advancement and profits. There is a
strengthening of the bonds of friend
ship that have so long existed be
tween the people of the two sections;
a new baptism in the neighborly spir
it; the forming of new acquaintances
and the forging of new links of friend
ships. Brevard and Transylvania
county and all citizens here deeply
appreciate this friendship, and ex
press profound regard for all Green
ville people, their strong Chamber of
Commerce and their great newspap
ers through which Greenville's regard
for her neighbor of the hills is so
eloquently and beautifully expressed.
TALK ABOUT THE Y. M. C. A.
Editor The Brevard News:
Please allow me a few lines in your
valuable paper to give vent to my
feeling after reading in The Citizen
if November 30th, the sermon of Dr.
Owens of the First Baptist church,
of Asheville. Things that happened
(luring the World War come to my
memory. But first I want to say that
the founder of the Y. M. C. A. cer
tainly started a great and wonderful
organization, but as far as it being
any assistance or comfort to the boys
in the A. E. F., especially in the front
lines, they were a "blank;'' they,
simply were not there, but back in ,
the S. 0. S. they were as thick as j
M. P.'s and one thing that Dr. Owen '
should explain is why was it at dif
ferent and various places when boys ,
would buy whole cartons of cigarettes ]
and on opening same would find that
they were donated by some organize- 1
tion back home for the boys in the
A. E. F. ? a plain case of stealing.
Now I know of several instances like
I have just mentioned and I know
of many former soldiers who will tes- .
tify to the same, or worse.
And moreover about the time the i
war was over, there was an enormous
fund raised in the U. S. A. for the
different charitable organizations and
who got the largest part of that huge ,
fund? The Y. M. C. A.
The Red Cross gets my dues every
year ; the Salvation Army gets a piece
of money every time they come
around, and if the K. of C. ever need
it, I'll help them; if the Jewish Wel
fare Board ever needs it, I will help j
them, but if any one wants to make |
me sick, yes soul-sick, just suggest ,
that I contribute t^the Y. M. C. A. J
for there are many instances of men '
going to them in time of need, dead
broke, no place to sleep and they were
turned out in the cold. Did you ever
^ear of ativ charitable organization
doing such? Not th3 Salvation
Army; not the Red Cross: but the
Y. M. C. A. did that very thing many, '
many times during the war. And
would do the very same today. I !
don't want to contradict Dr. Owens, j
but I must say that the feeling that j
the boys of the A. E. F. had for the '
Y. M. C. A. was one that no true j
citizen can ever forget. So it is no ?
wonder that the Community Chest
drive come up short, in Asheville, for
men who saw what the Y. M. C. A.
did for our country are not going to
give money to any such organization
when they know their history..
Not twelve years after, not twenty
four years after, but turn all your
Chest funds over to the Salvation
Army, Red Cross, and other organi
zations who were honorable during
the World War, and then watch them
go over the "Top." Yes, they will
give until it hurts.
G. F. WOODFIN.
Brevard, N. C.
Dec. 1st, 1931
Editor, The Brevard News:
For some time we have not been
I taking The Brevard News. Yester
day a copy came to hand. It almost
made us homesick. We often think
of the friends in Transylvania and
we are greatly interested in the prog
ress of our native county. We may
be too late for the special offer but
at any rate I am enclosing fifty cents.
If the offer is not now is force, please
send the paper for the time the,
amount enclosed will carry the sub
(REV.) MARK R. OSBORNE
Ebenezer, S. C.
GLAD TO DO IT
J Editor, The Brevard News:
I would like to take advantage of
| the special offer of getting The Bre
ivard News a whole year for fifty
i cents and hope I am not too late with |
my remittance. I think it wonderful!
you are making such a remarkable i
offer. I have been thinking I couldn't
renew my subsription at the old price |
and would have to do without the pa
per, but hope I'll get it another year. :
Wishing you Great Success,
MRS. CHARLES GARRKN.
'Dacusville, S. C.
Editor, The Brevard News:
Inclosed ydu will find Post Office
' money order for fifty cents. This
! will pay my subscription to The News,
so I understand it, for one year in
advance, clearing up back dues in the
meantime. This, to me, seems very
i liberal on the part of The Brevard
1 News. If I have misunderstood the
offer please notify me.
Thanking you very truly,
! LILLIAN M. SIIOLAR
Editor The Brevard News:
| Please find enclosed 50 cents in
stamps for which renew my sub
scription to The News as per your
offer. I don't want to do without your
0. E. BLYTHE.
; Biltmore, N. C., Nov. 28.
FROM A VIRGINIA FRIEND
Editor The Brevard News:
Enclosed find money order for 50
cents for which" please extend my
subscription to The Brevard News
for one year.
G. T. GLAZENER.
Chase City, Va., Nov. 28. I
NAMING THE PEAKS
Asheville, Dec. 2 ? Sifting the tra
ditions of the mountaineers and of
the Cherokee Indians to discover the
names for over 100 peaks and ridges |
and for a numbcjr of streams in the
newly created Great Smoky Moun
tains National Park, a special nom
enclature committee is laboring at the
task ?>f having the landmarks of the
new national playground definitely
designated for the benefit of the horde
of tourists expected to flow into this
scenic region within the next few
i Centuries of isolation and the un- ;
usual number of high mountains in
the terrain of the park, have combin
ed to produce a confusion of names ;
and many duplicate designations. A 1
number of the outstanding elevations [
are unnamed. The committee in
charge of finding the right names is
composed of men selected from both
North Carolina and Tennessee, with
Paul Fink, of Jonesboro, Tenn., as
chairman. Verne Rhoades, of Ashe
ville, is chairman of the North Caro
lina group. The members of the two
groups met in Knoxville, Tenn., re
cently to forward the work of naming
Many of the names being applied to
peaks and streams, by the committee
have been discovered by the help of
the comparative few who are familiar
with the region, the lumbermen, hunt
ers, explorers and Indians who have
ventured into the region, before its '
designation as a national playground.
Even the maps of the section have
been found to be incorrect by the U.
S. Geological Survey. The Survey has
recently completed a correct topogra
phical map of the park.
Some of the names are of Indian
origin, dating back to before the day
of white conquest. These names have
been supplied by members of the
Eastern Band of Cherokees, 3,000 in
number, living on their reservation
which borders the North Carolina
boundary of the National Park. One
or two of ?hese peaks have been nam
ed after men who worked in the inter
est of the establishment of the Na
tional Park, these including Mount
Kephart, named for the late Horace
Kephart, of Bryson City, N. C., and
Mount Chapman designated in honor ?
of Col. C. D. Chapman, of Knoxville, i
A /portrait of George and Martha |1
Washington was recently found in a '
gajuvt in Springfield, 111. i
MODEW ETIQUETTE j
1 ? Does the hostess rise when re
2 ? What is the general rule to fol
lowing concerning the arrangement
of knives and forks? ,
3 ? How may one repay the cour
tesy of a pleasant auto ride?
4 ? What is the correct way for the
joint card of a doctor and his wife
to be engraved?
5 ? Who escorts the woman guest ;
of honor to the dinner table?
6 ? Is it proper for a bride to dis- j
play her wedding presents?
7 ? Are the dessert plates placed on j
8 ? When is the proper time for a
child's first rigid lesson on punctu- ]
9 ? Does one ever take a woman
across the room to introduce her to
10 ? When is the wedding recep
tion designated as a breakfast?
11 ? How should the leaves or arti
choke be eaten?
12 ? What should be the tip to the '
headwaiter at a medium-priced hotel,
when one stays for two or three
13 ? What is the correct form for |
dating a social note?
14? -Where are the place cards j
15 ? Is it ever permissable to inter
rupt a conversation? ;
10 ? When may simple notes be used
by the bride's mother to invite guests
to the wedding?
17 ? Is it ever permissable to fing
er things on the table .during a meal,
such as moving ? glass around, or
playing with the silver?
18 ? Who are users of the joint card.
1 ? *es, also offering her hand to
Both men and women.
2 ? Place them in th^ order of their
use, beginning at the outside and
working towards the plate.
3 ? By inviting the members of the
party to stop for tea.
4 ? "Dr. and Mrs. Robert Harris."
5 ? The host.
6 ? Yes, it is entirely optional.
7 ? No, they are merely placed on
the table cloth.
8 ? At the beginning of school life,
and rigidly enforced.
9 ? No; take the man to the woman.
10 ? When the marriage is per
formed at 12 o'clock or earlier.
11 ? They should be broken apart,
leaf by leaf, then dipped in the sauce
and conveyed to the mouth with the
12 ? From one to five dollars a week.
13 ? "The first of May," never
"May the first."
14 ? On the napkins. f
15 ? Never.
16 ? When the wedding is very in- i
17 ? No; this is only a form of ner- j
vousness and self-consciousness.
18 ? A husband and wife. * |
LOOK and LEARN j
1 ? How did the term "0. K." orig- .
2 ? What five states border on the '
Gulf of Mexico? I
3 ? Who was the winner of the 1930 ,
Nobel prize for literature?
4 ? What are the cardinal virtues?!
5 ? When and by whom was the
first studio of Hollywood built?
C ? Who was the famous Italian
navigator who sailed the seas in the*
days of Columbus under the colors of
7 ? What is the entrance to the
harbor of San Francisco popularly
8 ? How many barrels are there in |
9 ? Has a complete vacuum ever
10 ? What country occupies nearly
half the entire continent of South
11 ? What English queen reigned
12 ? What was the first canal of im
portance built in the United States,
i 13 ? What is the account of a man's
| life written by himself called?
14 ? Of what does a camel's hump
15 ? What is the southern extremity |
of the African continent called?
16 ? Who was the first President tr
occupy the White House?
17? In what section of the U. S.
is the manufacture of shoes mainly
IS ? What famous battle too?-: place :
i Christmas night, 177fi?
j 19 ? What is the minimum age for,
a senator in Congress?
20 ? For what is the German city j
of Dresden noted?
21 ? Who was the assassinator of |
I 22 ? In what state is Pike's Peak?
2'' - What are the only government
al offices that a naturalized citizen
of the U. S. cannot hold?
24 ? What are animals called that
tend to herd or flock together?
25 ? What city is the capital of |
26 ? Who was the greatest of Ken
27 ? To what country does Lower
28 ? How many cubic feet make up
one cord of wood?
29 ? By what common names is the
constellation Ursa Major known?
30 ? What is the largest city in the
1 ? From the Choctaw word "okeh,"
meaning, "'It is so, and not otherwise."
2 ? Florida, Alabama, Mississippi,
Louisiana and Texas.
3 ? Sinclair Lewis..
4 ? Prudence, fortitude, justice and
temperance; the theological virtues,
faith, hope and charity are sometimes
5 ? In 1912 by Horsley Brothers, in
a barn, financed with $2,500.
6 ? .John Cabot.
7 ? Golden Gate.
8 ? Two barrels.
10 ? Brazil.
1 1 ? Queen Victoria.
12 ? Erie Canal, completed in 1825.
13 ? Autobiography.
14 ? Fat.
15 ? Cape of Good Hope.
16 ? John Adams.
17 ? New England.
18 ? Battle of Trenton, in the Revo
19 ? Thirty years.
20 ? For its china.
21 ? John Wilkes Booth.
22 ? Colorado.
23 ? President and Vice President.
24 ? Gregarious animals.
25 ? Cairo.
26 ? Daniel Boone.
27 ? Mexico.
28 ? 128 cubic feet.
29 ? The Great Dipper.
30 ? Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Weekly Lesson In English
Word Often Misused
Do not say, "She is at, tall or taller
than I." Say, "She is as tall as I, or
Do not say, "My book is bound dif
ferently than yours." Say, "differ
ently from yours."
Do not say, "The publisher and
editor were both there." Say, "The
publisher and the editor."
Do not say, "I have read the book
that you gave me with much inte
rest." Say, "I have read, with much
interest, the book that you gave me."
Do not say, "The woman with her
three daughters were present.'' Say,
"was present." "Woman is the sin
gular subject. "With her three
daughters" is a prepositional phrase.
Do not say, "I anticipate seeing her
tomorrow," merely to express belief.
Say, "I expect to see her tomorrow."
Words Often Mispronounced
Dolce (musical term, meaning with
soft, smooth execution.) Pronounce
dol-cha, o as in "obey," a as in "may,"
accent first syllable.
Nevada. Pronounce the e as in
"me," first a as in "ah," last a un- ,
stressed, accent second syllable.
Ragout (a dish of stewed meat and i
vegetables.) Pronounce ra-goo, a as |
in "ask," oo as in "tool," accent last j
Knead. Pronounce "need;" the k
Oblique. Pronounce ob-lek, o as in
"of" (rot as in "no"), e as in "leak,"
accent the last syllable.
Donate; accent on first syllable is
Words Often. Misspelled
Sensitive; not sensative, nor sen
sitive. Efficacy; two c's, no s. Ghost; |
observe tbe gh. Wrest (to twist.) j
Distinguish from rest. Gild (to cov- 1
er thinly with gold.) Guild (an asso- 1
ciation of persons.) Pioneer; observe
the ee. j
Formidable, fearful, alarming, men- ,
acing, dreadful, threatening.
Sequestered, secluded, isolated, re
Petty, trivial, trifling, insignificant, i
Diligent, industrious, assiduous, ac
tive, attentive, persevering.
i Fortunate, lucky, successful, pros
Inflexible, inexorable, unyielding
! resolute, determined.
i "Use a word three times and it is
j yours." Let us increase our vocabu
j lary by mastering one word each day.
Words for this lesson.
EQUANIMITY; evenness of mind;
; composure. "His placidity of demean
or arises from true equanimity."
DEPRIVE; to dispossess. "I do
i not wish to deprive you of your
ELUDE; to evade or baffle. "The j
right word eludes me."
RAMPANT; unchecked; exuberant!
' in growth or spread. "Suplrstition j
INEXORABLE; unyielding; relent
less. "It was the inexorable voice of
COVETOUSNESS; an eagerness I
to obtain (especially money). "An
ugly covetousness took possession of
i The Right Idea J
"Say, don't you ever take a vaca- '
"I feel that I shouldn't leave my
"Why, can't the company do with
"Yes; that'sjust what I don't want
them to find out." ? Pathfinder.
"Where did the car hit him?" asked
"At the junction of the dorsal and j
cervical vertibrae," replied the medi
The burly foreman rose from his
"Man and boy, I've lived in these i
parts for fifty years," he protested j '?
ponderously, "and I have never heard
of the place." ? Boston Transcript.
Gets the Breaks
At /the father and son banquet,
the speaker was one of the local men
who had very little experience in ad
dressing the public. When he rose
he was seized with stage fright and
speech began in this manner: "Father
and sons: There is a tie between
father and son, and the son usually
Big Events Told
(Gleaned by Clifford Movtieth)
Bert Hinkler, Australian aviator,
completed the first west-to-east solo
flight over the South Atlantic ocean
last week. Taking off from Natal,
South America, he flew his 90-horse
power monoplane over the 1,000 mile
route to Bathurst, West Africa, in
Lieutenant-Colonel James J. Mcll
roy, United States Military attache
at Tokyo, Japan, is in Manchuria to
study the situation there and keep
the United State correctly informed
of all trouble arising there.
A cargo of Russian sprur , t 'aling
3,000,000 feet, was admitted \u the
United States Wednesday, X .. ?ber
25, because the government lacked
evidence that convicts had < itered
into the prdouction of it. Lumber
shipments from this area are banned
unless the importer can show that
convicts had no part in the production.
Was your Thanksgiving Day menu
like one that would have been prepar
ed in George Washington's tim ? If
so. it included the followi .g; Turkeys,
ducks, ham, chicken, beef, pigs, tarts,
creams, custards, jellies, trifles, float
ing island, sweetmeats of twenty
sorts, whinned sillabub?, fruits, rai
sins, almonds, pear and pcachc.:, with
the usual accompaniment of beers,
'port, punch and rum.
i Foreign Minister Dino Grandi sail
jed for home November 27. unconsci
ous of the fact that his life while in
I New York had been guarded by a
[horde of police officials, in every con
ceivable disguise. The elaborate pro
] tection had been thought necessary
! because of New York's large Italian
population being largely anti-fascist.
Fist fights, howling and jeering
; broke up an international disarma
ment mass meeting in Paris last Fri
day. Every speaker who was in fav
or of reducing France's armaments
| was howled down.
Seven thousands cigar makers <>f
Tampa, Florida, are on a strike to
show their disapproval of the im
prisonment of 17 people arrested a?,
I An emergency public works appro
priation bigger than the $500,000,00(1
| sum approved by the last Congress
|has been forecast by Senator Wesley
The League of Nations still strives
J for peace. Japan has started a move
; to occupy all of Mamhuria so that if
j The League fails to accomplish its
i purpose she will be in a good position
!to start the fun. China resents this
I move, so they are having a little un
official war while waiting for the re
jsult of the diplomatic fray.
The famous Notre Dame football
team received their second successive
defeat last Saturday when the West
Point Cadets marched across the goal
line twice to win with a 12-0 score.
An appeal for Si contributions
I from North Carolinians has been is
'sued by state officers, to help raise
i the necessary $65,000 for mortgage
i payment on Stratford Hall, to be
] purchased by the Robert E. I.ee mem
All countries with far eastern pos
' sessions have refused to join the
| United States in establishing a pro
hibition against opium smoking.
Representative Richard J. Welch
| says he will introduce a bill in the
I next congress to give the Philippine
i Islands their independence and ex
clude Filipinos from the United
A total of $45,G94,3(>7 has been
subscribed to 131 community chests
which have completed their cam
The longest, alphabet is the Chi
nese, but the language has only
about 15,000 words.
NOTICE of Sale of Real Estate
Under and by virtue of power and
authority contained in that certain
deed of trust, dated May 11, 1929, and
recorded in Book 24, page 249, of
Transylvania County Registry, and
executed by S. C. Miller Widower, to
Colman Galloway, Trustee, default
having been made in the payment of
the indebtedness secured thereby, t
whereby the entire amount of said in
debtedness became due and payable
and demand having been made by the
holder of said note upon the trustee
named therein to advertise and sell
the property described in said deed
in trust, the undersigned will offer for
sale for cash at public auction at the
Courthouse door in Brevard, Transyl
vania County, N. C. at noon on
Thursday, December 31, 1931, the
following described real estate:
BEGINNING on a rock on top of
Piney Ridge in the Silversteen line
and runs down the meanders of Piney
Ridge south 42 east 50 poles to a
Spanish oak on said Ridge, thence
south 84 east 102 poles to a stake in
G. W. Banther line thence north 1
sast 38 poles to a set up rock in Sil
versteen line. Thence north 84 west
with Silversteen line 140 to the be
ginning containing 30% acres.
This the 28 day of November, 1931
COLMAN GALLOWAY, Trustee
rERMS OF SALE? Cash
PLACE OF SALE ? Courthouse door,
Brevard, N. C.
riME OF SALE ? Noon Thursday,
December 31, 1931.
Itc Dec 3,10,17,24.