North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, FEBRUARY 18, 1332
* WOOD DECLARES THE
PEOPLE SHOULD BE
"MINERJt - MINDED"
Head of the rfoybton Mining
Operation In Brevard
PROMISES TO ASSAY ALL
Has Been In Hospital During
Past Three Weeks, Now
"People of our mountain section
should becomc 'mineral - minded',"
said Allen H. Wood, head of the Sou
thern Exploration company while
visiting in Brevard Wednesday, after
having spent several weeks in a hos
pital. Mr. Wood's foot became in
fected after tramping three days ex
ploring the mountains near the Boyl
ston mine which his company has
obtained under a ten-year lease. He
is making rapid recovery, however,
and hopes soon to be able to resume
Citizens here obtained a promise
from Mr. Wood that he would spend
a day or two in Brevard at an early
date, and examine any ores or min
erals that the citizens of the county
desire to have assayed. He is a min-i
ing expert and the men who were iu- '
strumental in obtaining his promise
to render this service to the county's
citizens were highly elated. Definite
date will be fixed when Mr. Wood
can be here and notice will be given,
so any citizen having samples of
what appears to contain gold or any
other mineral or ore of value may
have their holdings paesed upon by a
man of experience.
Mr. Wood is confident that great
wealth lies buried in these mountains,
and expressed the hope that the cit
izens will become "mineral minded."
"Men can see a forest," Mr. Wood
said, "the giant oaks, the tail pop
lar, the trees from which tan bark
can be taken. These things are on
the surface, where men can look up
on them, and capitalize upon them.
There is hard work in falling trees
and hauling the logs to the mill,
whera -lumber is manufactured from
the kigs. Men are willing to perform
thi? hard labor for a modest income. !
""Under the ground, however, lies
far greater wealth than that to be
found in the forest, but wc must re
( Continued en page eight )
FOR COMING WEEK
Mrs. K. L. Alexander has been ap
pointed chairman of the school lunch
committee, in charge of providing
healthful food for the 40 undernour
ished children of the Brevard Ele
Her schedule for the week of Feb.
22 through 26 is as follows:
Monday, Mr. ?. N. Simons; Tues
day, Mrs. J. F 'Vinton; Wednesday,
and Thursday. Mrs. Frank Jenkins;
Friday, Mrs. Clarence Poole.
A decided improvement has been
noted in the undernourished chil
dren since they have had the
advantages of the midday lunches, in
scholarship as well as health. Several
pupils have been taken from the un
dernourished list, as fheir health
justified it and others added.
WARS TO ORGANIZE
AS Men Who Served Overseas
or In Foreign Waters
Frank Woodfin has launched -a
.movement here to organize "The
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the
United States" into an organization
known as America's Gold Chevron
?organization. The first meeting will be
held at the court house Thursday
night February 18.
"The objects of this Association are
N fraternal, patriotic, historical and
J educational; to preserve and strength
IB^' comradeship sAong its members;
-tn assist worth ^comrades ; to per
uate the memory and history of
fend, and to -assist their widows
?^-ans; to maintain true al
.'o jb; government of the
^ rica, and fidelity
its constitution and laws; to foster
true patriotism; to maintain and ex
tend the institutions of American
freedom; and to preserve and defend
the United States from all her
Veterans who have already applied
for membership include; Howard D.
Wyatt, W. W. Ledbetter, J. A.
Glarener, B. H. Freeman, Robert L.
Merrill, J. M. Gaines. Ralph Duck
^worth. Frank Woodfin. Frank Coxe,
C. McGallups and N. C. Miller
All veterans who served over seas
or in foreign waters are eligible to
?* join this new organization and those
interested in doing so are urged to
communicate with Mr. Wocdfin. Mr.
Wcodfin has the applications on hand
and he is planning to write for ?"?
iPLAN PROGRAM TO
[Fitting Exerci. ea Will Be He?d
at Brevard Court House
Monday Afternoon j
The Daughters of the American
Revolution, Waightstill Avery Chap
ter under the able direction of the
Regent, Mrs. J. S. Silversteen, will
sponsor a George Washington Bi
centennial program at the countj
court house, Monday afternoon, Feb
ruary 22, at two-thiry o'clock.
The purpose of the afternoon s
program is to dedicate a hemlock tree,
which has been planted on the court
i house lawn to the memory of our nrst
President, George Washington.
All merchants of Brevard are urged
to decorate their store windows in
patriotic colors with flags and m
everv way cooperate with the cele
bration of George Washington's
This program is being given under
, the supervision of the George ?ash
! ington Bicentennial commission which
I is directing celebrations being given
! over the entire world, especially in the
> The Daughters of the American
| Revolution have arranged a very in
teresting program for the dedication,
(exercises and the schedule reads as (
Processional ? Boy Scouts, Girl I
Scouts and seventh grade pupils of
Brevard Grammar school and ore- i
vard Institute. _ ,,
1 Call to Order ? Mrs. J. S. Silver- -
steen, Regent of Waightstill Avery ^
Chapter D. A. R. . , , ;
Invocation ? Rev. R. L. Alexander, |
pastor Brevard Presbyterian church, . j
Salute to the Flag? Jane Pearce,it
"Troop II Girl Scouts. i
Song - Star Spangled Banner ,
assembly singing; Miss Eva Call,)
leader, Miss Julia Memtt, pianist. ?
American's Creed ? Mark Taylor j
Oit, Trcop 1 Mohawk Patrol Boy ,
Scouts. , . , ,,,, >
Song ? "Father of the Land ?Ve
Love"? Seventh grade pupils from ?
Brevard Institute and Brevard Gram- h
mar school. _ , it
! Address? Prof. J. B. Jones, super
intendent of County Schools. I
Music ? Orchestra ? Dorothy Ev
erett. Jerry Payne, J. M. Allison, Ji r.|
L E. Brown, Elizaoeth Allison, Pio : 1
Sanchez, Richard Grimshawe, J.?fn 1 1
Cariyal; Mrs. J. M. Allison pianist. |
Address ? Mayor R. H. Ramsey. I
America? Assembly singing? Miss I '
Eva Call leader. Miss Julia Memtt ^
P' Rearing of the Flag? Recessional. j J
Dedicatory exercises on the Court ,
House lawn? Daughters of the Amer- , ^
ican Revolution. i ?
DISTRICT b!Y~PU. TO,;
MEET NEXT SUNDAY!;
! Lower district meeting of the B. j
j Y. P. U. will be held at Enon Bap- <
I tist church Sunday afternoon, Feb.!
21, the program beginning at 2:30. ]
! Announced program for the after-;
? noon includes :
Song service, led by Enon.
Devotionals, led by Blantyre. ,
Roll call and reports? district
Talk, "The Value of Bible Read
ing" ? F. Brown Carr.
' Solo, "The Word Is a Lamp to My
: Feet '? Member of Pisgah Forest
There five minute talks: "Some En
emies of the Spiritual Life, ' Miss
Floy Ponder; "Worship Elements in.
the B. Y. P. U. Meeting," Vernon!
Gosnoll; "Getting Ready for South
wide Study Cause," Ralph H. Ram
! FOR FISH HATCHERY
Many enterprising citizens here
have been corresponding with Con
gressman Zebulon Weaver since the
, proposal suggesting . that a govern
ment fish hatchery be placed upon the
! waters of Grogan's creek in . the
! Pisgah National Forest was released. (
Among them was John W. Smith, a
man who has been a business man in
Brevard longer than any other man
who is still in business here and who j
has always been a staunch adycyjfcte ,
lor any movement for'-the ujpboilding j
of the eotinty. /
The congressman's reply to Mr.
Smith's letter read as follows;
"I have received your letter with
pleasure and was indeed glad to have >
this expression from you. I h.-.ve j
expressed my views to the Bureau ot j
Fisheries relative to the location of j
j the- proposed hatchcry in Pisgah For-|
est. I do not know of any place more ,
suitable. I wish to see them again ,
? about it and ara glad to have this j
expression from you. I believe that is
th9 place to put it.
"I am sending some blanks to you
and will send some more later, as
"Do not hesitate to write me at any
time when I can be of service to you.
It is not only not any bother to me,
but a pleasure to do what I can for.
the people there.
"Most sincerely yours,
Washington, D, Feb. IS.
Stores and Business Houses In
Brevard That Give Fine Values
Wide awake business people of
Urevard are inviting- the attention ofj
he people of this community to their i
various lines this week through The]
Brevard News. Their messages arej
veil worth reading, and the people of ,
irevard and Transylvania county!
vill always profit by reading the ad- t
,'ertisers' messages in The News. J
Plummer's Department Store is
isking the people of Transylvania to
'all in line with the President's plea
:o stop hoarding, and along with
;heir request they are offering r;ew
ind up to date merchandise at prices
vay down. They are showing es
pecially a nice line for ladies, nice
:hie things that will delight the;
leart cl the feminine population,
ilong with oth things for the!
vhole family. They also announce I
;hat their gopular beauty parlor is
>pen, and this will be welcome news
:o the ladies who desire to look their
The American Sales company's big
store is making a specialty of Full
fashion silk hose at one doilav per
)air, verily a wonder bargain. Then
;hey are requesting the ladies to
:ome in and see the vast array of I
jretty things that they have. The
.?ery newe3t hats, piece goods, pret
ty dresses, and full line of things for
the whole family. Their windows
ire attracting much attention, being
Pressed each day in a way that is
pleasing to the eye.
Across the square the Southern
Public is offering to make the home
happier with their many electrical
devices that are becoming more pop
ular every day. "Everything elec
trical" can be found at this first
class sales room.
Paul Smathers, down at The Auto
Sales company, believes that Chevro
let puts out the best automobile for
the riding public. He is backing up
his statements by "Proof of the
Pudding" furnished by satisfied cus
"As ye sow, so shall ye reap, says
the Brittain boys down at the B. &
IN BREVARD TODAY
R. W. Henniger, executive secre
tary of Governor Gardner counsel of
Unempfcyment and Relief will meet
with -the Transylvania executive com
mittee of the county welfare board
Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock.
Mr, Henniger is malting a tour
through Western North Carolina,
meeting with the local welfare boards
and diseussing and criticizing their
The work that has been done this
year will be discussed and' reviewed:
while' Mr. Henniger wHl advise other
relief measures which have proved
successful in various towns and cit
ies. In addition to the executive com
mittee, other persons interested in
the work the welfare board is doing
in the county, are invited to attend
JOHN H. SMALL TO BE IN
BREVARD ON MARCH 3
Hon. John H. Small, of Washing
ton, will speak ir. the county court
house here Thursday evening, March
3, according to word received late
Wednesday. Mr. Small is speaking
for repeal of the Eighteenth Amend
ment, and was in Asheville several
months ago, after which a woman's
organisation was formed to work for
repeal of the prohibition laws, or
their modification. Mrs. LucHe C.
McJiUurff, Asheville leader of anti
prohftutionistt), will be in charge- of
tho meeting and mr.tn: ar. address,
B, Store. This is one of the very
necessary places in Transylvania
county, these boys keeping the best in
high class seed, feeds ?nd heavy gro
ceries, and their service and courtesy
"Doc" Galloway, at the Canteen,
Brevard's popular eating place, "tells
the world to eat, go away satisfied,
and come back again and again. They
advertise the "Best food, cooked
Sam Allison, veteran of all meat
cutters, invites anyone desiring choice
meats and groceries to stop by at his
place on Main street, City Market,
and be convinced that he is trying
his best to give lifs customers just
what they want in the meat line.
Carl McCrary, Firestone dealer, ad
vertises his one-stop service station
where everything tliat the autoist
needs can be had at one stop, from
gas and oils, on down through the
general auto repairs. He is pusing
Firestone Batteries and tires as two
of the greatest values he has ever of
Frank Clement, Hallmark Jeweler,
[is offering an exceptional value in
kodak film, 8 exposure at the price of
six, and attractive prices on cameras.
Mr. Clemgnt has an enviable reputa
tion as a watch maker and does much
of this work, along with his "kodak
Roberf~?herrill, for many years in
the battery and ignition business in
this community tells the whole world
that he is back in Brevard to stay. He
is in his heaven ? battery work at the
Hayes Motor company, and is pushing
Exide batteries as a projuct worth
Purity Products company adver
( tis<ss comfort in the home ? good
burning coal at attractive ton prices.
They say; "Phone us and we'll keep
the home fires burning."
Judson McCrary, realtor and in
surance man, argues that fire in
surance is the onelthing that no home
owner can do without. Jud says that
he is writing lots of poiicies for
Transylvania home owners, and sel
ling a few houses along, too.
Freeman Hayes invites the auto
owners to remember his phone num
ber ? ?7 ? when they get stuck, break
down, or can't get thf old lizzie start
ed. He also asks for a fair shot at
general repair work. Freeman ha?
recently moved to Brevard, and says
that his business Is good.
"Next" always at John Smith'?
f Barber Shop. John's place is the old
Jest business !n Brevard, and on<
that will never be superceded by any
I new-fangled inventions. John anc
| his boys believe that -they can con
| tribute a whole lot to most anybody's
Special rates are advertised bj
the Southern Railway company, tc
Washington for the Bicentennial Cel
ebration. and to Charleston to set
the wonderful Magnolia Gardens.
LADIES' NIGHT AT
j Members of the Dunn's Rock
? Masonic lodge are making prepara
tions for entertaining their ladies
next Thursday evening, February 25,
!in the lodge rooms, and Dr. J. F.
I Zachary, C. 0. Robinson and S. F.
I Ajlison have been appointed as a com
, mittee on arrangements to plan the
event. The program will begin at
I '7:30 o'clock, and refreshments will
[he served. All members of the East
jern Star, and all women eligible for
I membership in the Eastern Star, will
i be expected to attend the social
i It is said that the- ."oiriwitt/v. jc, %f.
! ranging an interesting program for
,ihji fi mr-WRfrr-fc.
jKIZER SAYS COUNTY <
WT SO FAR BEHIND
h Sn Much Hotter Financial
Condition Than Rumor
Alex H. Kuer county accountant,
reports that Transylvania county is
in as good shape, generally 3 peaking
as the average North Carolina county ,
and in better shape financially than
some. This was the opinion of CliRrStsi
M. Johnson, Local Government advis
or. Raleigh, with -whom Mr. Kizer '
iwSs in conference last week
Mr. Kizer reports that around 20 j
per cent of the 1931 tax levy has al- 1
ready been paid in, and that the j
county is taking care of its outstand- 1 i
ir.g indebtedness just as fast as pos-;i
sible, and that the method of payment i
I of bonded indebtedness being pursued | :
by the local government 'unit is meet
ing with the approval of Director;!
Johnson. Six thousand dollars was:;
paid la6t week to coupon holders d?e !i
last July first.
Contrary to general belief, the ;
county i3 not in such terrible condi
tion a3 some of the rumors would
indicate. While, it is true, the bonded ' :
indebtedness of the county is very
large, $1,825,600, there is only ft de-:
fie it to data of around $70,000.
Local officials are endeavoring to :
work out some plan of payment to '
bondholders that will meet with the j
approval of holders of the county'? ,
paper, and at the same time cope with :
t'i<> situation here. Mr. Kizer reports
i1h.it Director Johnson is showing
every courtesy to the local govern-/
j ment unit, and is assisting in every ;
(way possible to enable the county to,
work out a satisfactory plan for the 1
retirement of Transylvania county's!
WATCH OUT FOR THE j
I ? i
I Comes the strange whispers from
the exalted precincts of Brevard
'High school, that "The Hoodoo," dis
' quieting, three act play, is tc be 1
! staged by the Senior class of '32, on !
the evening of Friday, March IS.;
I Plans are already underfoot for this
! thrilling drama and Miss Sarah
i Keels, director, is carefully choosing
a cast to portray this unbelievable '
i You will thrill as you have never ,
! thrilled before at the_ very sight of
the hoodoo. Keep you7 eye open for
The Hoodoo, a play that will play on
your heart strings; for the story is.
! superb and the cast magnificent. ,
[democratic meeting at
COURT HOUSE FRIDAY EVE
i Transylvania county's first poiiti- 1
j'cj-.I meeting in the 1932 campaign is j
' scheduled to be held in the county I
i court house this Friday evening at
j 7 :30 o'clock Announced speakers are,
; the Hon. M. M, Redden, chairman oft
the Democratic Executive committee
; of Henderson county, and the Hon, j
'John Y. Jordan, jr., of Asheville, one;
i of the leading young lawyers of :
! Western North Carolina. Mr. Jord- .
| an's father is a native of this county, j
PLAY AT INSTITUTE ON j
| TUESDAY EVENING, 7:30 '
| . !
The Junior class of Brevard Insti
tute will present the play entitled,
'"The Path Across the Hr'll" at 7:30
: Tuesday evening, Feb. 23, in the
[Brevard Institute auditorium.
| This comedy portrays many human
| elements of interest and humor, and
' : reveals that love is stronger than
> revenge hi the affairs of men.
? A cordiai invitation is extended to
; j the public to attend this piay. A
; | small admission fee will be charged.
;JHIGH SCHOOL EXAMS TO
I BE GIVEN SENIORS TODA Y
The State Examinations which arc
' given each year to the graduating
' classes will be given seniors of the
1 Brevard and Rosman high schools
here Thursday morning, Prof. J. B.
Jor.es announced early this week.
' ; Brevard has a senior elas3 of 40
' ? members while the Rosman class has
IN LENTEN SERVICES
! The following order of services has
been announced by the Rev. Harry
Perry, rector of St. Philips Episco
pal church, for Lent:
Wednesday ? Hoi y Communion,
? 10:30 a.m.
Friday ? Litany, 4:00 p.m.
Sunday ? Holy Communion, 8:00
a.m.; Church School, 10:00 a.sa.;
Holy Communion or Matins, 11 :00 1
j a.m.; evening sermon, 7:30 p.m.
PETIT AND PAGE ARRESTED i
FOR PROHIBITION VIOLATION j
Ira Petit. Cecil Hew? ley and Nel-j
son Page, of upcouncy way, were ar- 1
i rested this week ou charge? of violat- '
ling the national prohibition law.;
i Deputy Marshal W. .F. Swann rosde;
j the arrests it rid preliminary, hearing!
be given the men on March 9.
TH0S. H. SiPMAM
Former Banker Pays Sum off
$20t7S0 to the Commis
sioner of Banks
STATE IN THE MATTER
Judgment Is Signed by Judge
Michael Sr.henck ? Check
Delivered to Woodiey
? A compromise jurgment of ? 20,786
in favor of the state bunking depixIS"
tnenc in settlement of a civil
brought by Gumey P. Hood, ca/a
mi&sioner of banks, to recover an al
leged overdraft of $21, 803.81 oa t&e
Brevard Banking coin pay by Ti*rw
as H. Shipman, former president, *?
signed Wednesday, February 10, Ixg
Judge Michael Schenck, of HeiaSov
Tb.e suit was brought by the com
missioner of ?anks against Mr. Ship
mar. and his bondsman for tfec al
leged overdraft of ??.1,803.S1 Ms.
Shipman denied he had an ovei draft
of such amount, but did admit aa
overdraft of approximately $275 was
agaiTt3t his account when the bank
closed during the financial depres
sion in the latter part of 1930. Be
cause, according to counsel, Mr.
Sipman did not want depositors i*
the bank to lose any money and be
cause he did not want any pcrasust
interested in the matter to quesdo?
his integrity, (he controversy wa*
nettled after a full agreement as t?
the proceedings with the commis
sioner of banks.
The judgment carrying the agree
ment into effect was signed by Judg*
Schenck, resident jurist of the eigfc
teenth judicial district and was cte
liverea to the clerk of the Transyl
vania county superior court urh?tf
it ha3 been placed or record.
According to the clerk, the cH
for the amount allowed in the
ment was given by the Fidelity De
posit company, of Maryland. The
clerk said today he had delivered the
(Continued on page eight }
mjss macfie7s itam"
MAY ENTER CONTEST
Miss Nancy Macfie has made appli
cation for her crack girl's basketba?
team to enter the Western North
Carolina tournament to be held at the
David Mallard school :r, Askeviltfe
during the week of Feb. 23 through
The tournament is being sponsors#
by the Covington Sport Shop of Ai-ta
ville, and they rule that only 1?
teams from Western North Carolina
will be eligible to compete. The fo
cal team has an enviable record, hav
ing lost only one game this seaway
losing that by only a few points t?
With such an unusual record. i( m
expected that Miss Macfie's team
have a gcod cbar.ce for the Wester*
Brevard basketeers who will. go fe?
Abbeville include : Floy Ponder, M
tie Townsend, Ruth pickelaioiw.
Bess Ponder, Mildred 'Norton, Thei
ma Johnson, Frances Xing, Ella Ma-. .
Scruggs, Mickey Mcintosh, Catfcerits
: Srielson, Jane Pearce and RaeW
[ TURNS INVENTOR
Florida Paper TeiU of Fates#
Secured by Former Bre
| ? ? . ' r
According to a recent issue of Uh$
St Petersburg", Sun, of St. Petersburg;
Fla., Rev. E. H. Norwood, who w?*
i for a number of years a rorideiit .of
i Brevard and who was at one. time
; pastor of the Brevard . PresbyieriM*
church, has obtained a gateat cr *
| new type of refrigerator door which
i he plans to market.
j Mr. Norwood has be?i living b>
(Florida for a number of yean aaJ
i his" wife spepds the sujsucr.er nionthe
| here with their son, Mr. IL ;E. Nor
jwood chemist of the Trarrsyli-acim
I Tanning "Co.
j Following in the storj- clipped from
i the St. Petersburg Sun.
j Patent on a n?w type of refrigera
I tor, door _ which reduces to a mini- jS3
.mum the loss" of' cold air when open
(ed baa been obtained from tho'gov
j ernnient by Erncsf ?. Norwood, 620
; Nineteenth street north, it was
! Xorwocd'a door divides rci rigera
, atora into sections so that only a
Ismail portion of the cooling device
jS?i opened at u time. The lose of
: cooling, air -is further fsdaced by
meas of metal qaudrants at each
side of the doors.
Norwood plans to manufacture re
frigerators with his new type <?oort
in St. Petersburg and create a near
local industry. He plan3 to crgft&fc'
a company and bfgin operptir-n a#
?oois as .possible. ?-;* "
Afcffw ?'??-Mi ..????