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BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, FEBRUARY 25, 1932
;OUNTY SCHOOLS TO
IN FULL 8 MONTHS
Chairman, with Emphasis, Says
T- Nothing Shall Stop
PAYS HIGH TRIBUTE TO
TEACHERS OF COUNTY i
Sets at Rest Coursing Ri.v.uors
A, That SchooS V'ould End
with 6-Months Term
"TransyWania comity's schools will
complete taeir scheduled eight months j
term, no matter who tries to say j
otherwise," said J. M. Galloway, ;
chairman of the school board, Tues- J
day, when he was asked concerning ;
the rumors that have been coursing;
the rounds that local schools would j
probably be closed at the expiration :
of the state operated six months;
term. 1 .1
The State will pay for approxi- :
niately three weeks of the extended .
term, according to Mr. Galloway,!
leaving only five weeks to bo financed
by local taxpayers. "We'll* get the i
money sonu where with which to
operate the live remaining weeks not
taken care of by the state appropri
ation,'' the school man said, "and if i
we should happen to have to be a ?
tittle lax in our payment of teachers
for the last part of the period, our
loyal teachers would go right on giv
ing the same kind of devoted service
that they have been giving all the
while and trust us to pay thern. Of
this I'm certain, for a large number
of them have told me so."
Air. Galloway was proud of the loy
alty expressed by the teachers with
whom he had talked recently, all of
whom Were of one accord that there
should be no let up on account of the
possible shortage of funds. While the
board is hoping that there will be r.o
shortage of funds, the school board
members are proud of the fact that
if there should be a shortage, the
schools will complete the required
amount of work to enable pupils of ?
the high schools to obtain ? state
credits. _ ?at!;
CHARLES S. DUNN IS I
Charles S. Dunn whose appoint- 1
ment as assistant chief Ranger of the
Great Smoky Mountains National
parks was announced in Washington
two weeks ago has. taken up his duties j
at his Gatlinburg, Tenn., headquart-j
Mr. Dunn served for several years
as Ranger of the Pisgah National !
Forest and during his work there, his
headquarters were located at Pisgah]
Forest, lie was succeeded by Ranger j
Duncan, who now has charge of this ;
district of the forest.
Mr. Dunn was appo 1 n t e d a j
national park ranger August 1, 1931, j
in which capacity he served until he ;
took over his duties as assistant
Chief Ranger, of Feb. 15. Mr. Dunn
spent 17 years in the United States
Forest service before becoming as
sociated with the National park ser
MRS, C. W. PICKELSIMER
CHAIRMAN FOR WORK
Mrs. Charles Pickelsimer has been
appointed chairman of the committee
to furnish lunches for the under
nourished children of the Brevard
Elementary school during the week of
March 7 through 11.
The "week's schedule reads: Mon
day, Mrs. T. B. Reid and Miss Gar-j
nett Lyday; Tuesday, Mrs. John'
Maxwell; Wednesday, Mrs. P< W. .
Jenks; Thursday, Mrs. Crockett-'
Uendrix; and Friday, Airs.'- A. H.
Houston and Mrs. C. 0. Robinson.
HON. JOHN H. SMALL
Seeking Repeal of tlve National
FOR MEETING HERE
Anti-Prohibitionists Arc To Be
Heard In the County
Hon. John H. Small, of Washing
ton, D. C.. will address, the citizens
of Transylvania county Thursday,
March 3. in the court house on the
Mr. Small is a native of Washing
ton, North Carolina, and resided
there until 1921. and it is still his
legal residence : he is a lawyer by
profession; he is a Democrat in poli
tics; he is a Methodist; he represent
ed the First Congressional District
of North Carolina in Congress, and
served for twenty-two years, from
March 1899 to 1921: he was a mem
ber of Congress during the agitation ?
for, and when thfi vote was taken in
1918 on the resolution for the 18th
Amendment, and was one of the few
Southern members who voted against
it; since 1921 he has maintained a
law oifice in Washington, D. C., but J
has kept his legal residence in North
Mrs. Lucile C. Mclnturff, Ashe
villo attorney and vice chairman and
publicity chairman of the Women's
Organization for National Prohibi
tion reform will make a short talk,
following that of Mr. Small directed
to the women of this county. She
will be remembered here as the fea
ture organist of the Famous Players
Theatre corporation, and also as fea
ture organist of W. W. N. C. radio
station at Asheville. Mrs._MclnturfF
is a practicing ftjtwpe^ .and :i_mem
bcr of" "the" iiuncombe county bar.
HOW TO FAIL IN BUSINESS
The Mellette County News pub
lishes the following excellent set of
directions on how to fail in business:
"A trade publication points out
that according to Bradstreet's re
port for 1930, 95 per cent of all
business failures were non-adver
tisers. One does not hesitate a
minute about insuring his home or
place of business, but how about
the business itself? The success
ful business man is the one who
?goes after business; the failure is
the ene who sits around and waits
for business to come to him.
Bradstreet's percentage shows
that the going business man is an
MEMBERS OF COMMITTEE
INVITED TO MANSION
Raleigh, Feb. 24. ? Governor and
Mrs. Gardner have issued invitations
to the 120 members of the State
Democratic Executive Committee
meeting in Raleigh March 1 to fix
tfie State convention date and place,
to a buffet, supper at the Mansion. ^
One Third of States Schools Will
Close At' End of Six Months Term
Raleigh, Feb. 24.? North Carolina's
tchools are in much better shape than
average of thapjates and near
top the na eapecially the
lis State operated term, Dr.
ien, Staje superintendent of
_ ^ Bteicfion, . .states, adding
there may be soihe trouble in
continuing the extended term, but
eveu ra those he estimates that morel
han two-thirds of the schools of the
State will have their usual extended
Dr. Allen had been sent a marked
copy of an Arkansas paper contain.-'
rng a report of a*survey, now about
two weeks old, which showed that 7.25
of, the more than 3,000 schools in Ar-.j
ka.nsas had closed, after operating an
' average of 3.9 months this year, as
^ ^Kmparcd with 6.5 months last year.
SKre . closing involved 30,855 pupils,
out of the State's enrollment of
f!6,000. '/Morp thar. one-third of the
achers are not being paid prompt
it was stated.';' . ' - '
While aome of the people of North
Carolina are asking that the public
schools be 'dosed at the end of the
six months and not try to operate
during the extended term, Dr. Allen
expresses the belief that more than,
one-third will be able to pay out by
the time the extended term closes,
more than another third will continue
to operate with the tax money in
sight and pay teachers when it is
collected later in the year, while less
than a third will not attempt to con
tinue after six months, due to the
"When the people have an oppor
tunity to speak, they usually show
that they are strong for continuing
the schools whenever possible," Dr.
Alien said. He had just received a
[letter advising that a backward and
reactionary community in Ruther
ford county had voted a 30-cent levy
for the extended term in the district.
The registration was 491, of which
308 voted for and 132 against the
levy, the -letter showed.
"This is the first time in the his
tory of Rutherford county that any
part of thia territory haa way. vot?,]
any tax and la lay JwSgaCnt is o?
encouraging iadkatMn of the sefceol
oplrit fn Rutherford poun^;''- Supt
Clyde A. Erw'i wrote.
C. iff. Siniard Talks Interestingly of
Nuggets cf Gold Found Near Brevard
i ? f
Iii the shadows of Sugar Loafj i
Mountain, which is located Wss than I
one mile from the center of Brevard,' i
a group of men were bathing in thq:
wacus of French Broad river. As <
the last rays of an afternoon aun cast ,
its warm intimate rays into theii*J
coo! secluded pool, one of the bathers ]
divee beneath the water into the cull
green depths below.
His companions waited quietly until! ;
several moments later, he arose to the-/
surface, a struggling fish in his i
hands. The swimmer, who was they
late Perry Wilson, shiok his fceaiPi
triumphantly and cast the gleaming;
prize upon the sandy bank of the'
In a moment, another swimmer '
I cleft the waters of the river and dove ,
deep into it, for he too was seeking j
to wrest a prize from its depths. Of
minute passed, two, and still the diver j
had not appeared. Three minutes; -
and the glistening head of the la!:
jCapt. Billy Wilson arose to the sur-T
face of the water at the further -jnc! j
I of the p x>l. Wiih a few swift clean j
I strokes in the water, he joined his
I companions and as they stood to
jgether upon the bank of the river, he
| slowly opened the palm of his hand
?to reveal whatever prize he had
Hij friends were astounded ar.O I
COWARDLY TO ROB
I SCHOOL CHILDREN
Writer Says Many People Can
Think Only of Cutting
I School Costs i
j (% MRS. IF. C. GRAVELY) I
The Brevard News of two weeks ,
ago carried an article that was read
with much interest. As the writer \
seemed to think there should be some
sort of response will venture to ex
press a few of our thoughts provided <
the News force doesn't think it would 1
make good waste basket material. '
We really thought that some one <
'more gifted as a writer than we arc,'
i would express some views on the sub- !
, ject in last week's paper. And too, we
couldn't help but look for the writer i
of the mentioned article to be mek- '
ing a public apology to the school chil- 1
dren of Transylvania county. Well no '?
doubt we all have thoughts we'd just
( Continued on pane eight)
! LOAI^JJP TO $400
' Henniger Visits Brevard *aTCaw
Confers with Glazener
] and Others I
R. W. Kenniger, executive secre- \
, tary of Governor Gardner's counsel
| on Unemployment and Relief address-!
ied members of the Transylvania Wei-!
'fare Board Thursday morning of last
j week in the office of Prof. J. B. '
j Jones. Members of the local board ^
I present included: Chairman A. H. :
I Kizer, Julian Glazener, J. S Silver
j steen, 0. L. Erwin, H. A, Plummer, j
[Ralph Ramsey, Jerry Jerome, and
! Miss Florence Kern.
| Mr. Henniger explained the Feder- j
:al Farm Loan plan which is being |
jofferod throughout the nation. He said j
| that a committee of three was ap
pointed in each county by the state ! ,
I leaders in the movement, the commit- (
I tee including a banker, business man,
jand the county agent or vocational
I agriculture instructor.
To receive this loan, the applicant
must have farmed last year. If he \
has 20 or more acres of farm land
the maximum loan will be $400, the !
scale ranging upward according to
the size of the farm. The loan to be !
paid after the crops are sold.
Mr. Henniger agreed to confer with
authorities in regard to a plan sug
gested by Prof. J. A. Gl&zenej. Mr.
Glazener suggested that farmers who
found a large surplus of corn on their '
hands in the fall of the year be given ,
a loan from the government with,
which to buy pigs. He could fatten ;
i the pigs on his surplus corn end in ;
| that way get profitable returns from j
I his corn crop.
Mr. Henniger explained the value j;
of a home garden and he said that j i
plans were being made whereby the ! :
gardener could get seed and fertiliz- j i
er through the lean plan. He said!1
that the people who are usually ji
helped by the welfare boards should :
be helped to help themselves. i
Mr. Henniger was enthusiastic in I
regard to the community gardens ! ]
which are located in other places near ' i
mills, tanneries and factories. The : i
company furnishes the land, then it j <
is divided into plots, with a plot folh
each family according to its size. ]
Miss Pearl Weaver, one of the ] :
MiT workers of Governor Gardner's 1:
unemployment commission, was pres- ;
ent fot the meeting and she said that ;
shgwoald return at an early date to l
the mnagers and owners ,
of 'the mills, manufacturing in- i
dustrws in the ecuatyin. an effjwrt t6
'imcowcf* "Hie community gnrdon
:ompictely lost in admiration when
they saw that his hand held a gleam
ing nugget of gold.
Capt. Wilson sent this nugget -to a
famous mineralogist for examination
anil it was luier sold for $75.0t>.
According to C. M. Siniard, who re
lated this interesting story to a rep
l'l. _ru; uvo of the Brevard News, thi
was one of the first evidences that
gold might be found in the section
near Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Mr. Siniard, a native of Transyl
vania county, is very familiar with
its history and he -incci'oly declared
that h" believed Sugar Loaf Moun
tain to hold a fortune of gold, worthy
Years ago, Mr. Siniard said, j
samples of ore were taken from j
Sugr.r Loaf and examined by skiile j
mineralogist, who declared the yel- 1
low substmce to be gold and ir. j
medium quantities. Efforts were mad* I
at that time by Mr. Siniard and the j
late Transylvania citizens, T. L.
Clark and Dr. E. W. Blythe to lease
the property and mine the gold. How
ever, the property ow ners refuse .1 to I
have their fields, cow pastures and j
forest lands torn up and the idea was 1
abaniloneu. Butn Ou.vtc e;m u- !
Biythe hed specimens of the ore an
( Continued on page eight)
mm ELIMINATE :
POLITICS IN COUNTY;
Suggests Division o f County
Offices ? Supports the
(By E. Ii. HAMILTON) j
San Frar.cisco, Calif., Feb. 18. ? j
tn reply to Mr. Penrose Citizen i
tvho says that Mr. Veteran of '18 is i
wrong and says, "let the Court house
jf jolly good fellows alone," or "give
some of them a raise," and take
away from the poor kiddies that ;
:nn't help themselves. (Now, wouldn't
that jar your Granny's preserves)
?* ,T think it would lock -a- -lot better
to cut the salaries <x bit first, say 50
per cent. Most every one of the
.?ounty officials would sacrifice some
thing before they would see the
schools stopped; if not there are
plenty of home boys who are efficient
(Continued on pane eight)
V. F. W. POST BEING i
FORMED IN BREVARD |
fifteen Veterans Sign Applica-I
tion T? Meet |
Application for a charter was made j
here Thursday night of last week to ,
headquarters of tfce Veterans of For- ,
eign Wars, when fifteen ex-sewice |
men, who had seen service in foreign i
countries formed the nucleus of the :
local post. Another meeting will be j
held on Monday night, March 7, at !
the court house, at which time officers i
will be elected and the post officially I
mustered in by H. H. Morris, sec- I
tor commander, department of North j
G. Frank Woodfin, of Penrose was j
selected as temporary commander of ,
the post, and Noah C. Miller was
chosen temporary adjutant. Perma- ;
nent post officers will be selected-, at
the March 7 meeting.
Dr. B. F. Hall, and Mr. Morris, '
state officers of the gold chevrop or- ,
ganization, were speakers at the j
meeting held last week, and explained ;
in detail the working of the organiz
ation. Immediate work of the V. F.
W. is: Pensions for World War wid
ows, orphans, unemployed veteran:
relief, and immediate cash payment
of adjusted compensation certificates
with a refund of all interest paid or
loans made on the certificates. Appeal
was made that all ex-soldiers and
interested in their welfare
write congressmen and senators at
once in regard to this matter, asking ,
them to vote favorable on the bill for j
cash payment of the certificates when j
it comes up about March first.
"The V. F. W. hRs alwsys been in i
favor of. cash payment of the so- s
called bonus, and has led the fight j
for cash payment, for the past sev- .
eral years." Dr. Hall emphasized.
"We are determined that this session >
af Congress must give serious con-;
sideration to immediate cash payment j
of the balance due the World Wsr j
veterans on their certificates. Un-j
less this is done, the average certifi
Mte, valued at approximately $1,CG0,
but bearing a 50 per cent loan, can
only l>e worth &bo:st ?75 in 1945, be
?U3e of interest deduction*
"T&Ik is an iss?o that directly ef
focta every, man, women and. child ia
the county. Primarily, it brings
prompt relief cf every veteran and
his family, making it possible for
the ox-service man to liquidate hi*
(tebt? ?ujd "buy the aeeessitfes
his fiunfiy lequires, , -
"TKe funds .tka? wjH thua.bf placed;
(Continued on page four) '
HAROLD SALTZ : ;
Of Brevard, Winner in Recent
Asheville Citizen Contest,
SAYS SMALL'S NAME
Oakland Lady Is Not at AH
Pleased with AntS- Pro
(By MRS. LEE F. NORTON)
We noticed in some paper last week
that a man by the name of Smaii
v>uld speak in Brevard one night
scon against prohibition. We think h"
his the right name, or we would put
it Little, and to the shame of our !>ex.
a woman is to have charge of the
met; tig. We heard one good man say
if ho was fQoiish enough to be pre
sent he would want the woman t>>
hove a bonnett on for he would not
want to see the face of a woman who
would be willing to help put saloons
back where our boys could just wall
in and get the stuff with out any fear
of the law. When he mentioned the ,
saloon it made us think of a clipping
we have and we are going to ask the
Editor "to give space for it. We want
every wife and mother to read an '
keep in mind these lines when any
one trys to influence- thorn to vote
against prohibition. His tune is thai
there is liquor and more liquor all
over the country. But it is nothing t
campare with what it would be if wo
had free liquor and the saloon. The
lines that we spoke of are as follows:
(The saloon is sometime-; called a
bar. That is true.)
A bar to heaven; a door to heli;
Whoever named it, named it well.
A bar to manliness and wealth,
A door to want and broken health.
A bar to honor, pride, and fame,
A door to sin and grief and shame. ,
A bar to hope, a bar r.o prayer:
A door to darkness and despair.
A bar to honored, Useful life;
Adoor to brawling, senseless strife.
7ti7i*far" thnt'^,u.iii ani* ki-ave >?
A door to every
A bar to joys that homo" impSSgnjm
A door to tears and aching hearts:
A bar to heaven, a door to hell;
Whoever named it, named it well.
RANDALL LYDAY GIVEN
Raleigh, Feb. 24. ? R, J. Lyday.
Brevard, is one of the 24 students ai
State College, chosen as the outstand
ing members of the year's senior class
as a member of the college chapter of
Phi Kuppa Phi, national honorary
scholastic fraternity. Selection of th&
seniors was made on the basis of their
excellent scholastic records for their
three years of completed work and
other qualities of character and lead
STARK AT VICTORY
MEETING HELD HERE
J. Y. Jordan, Jr., Asheville
Lawyer, Delivers Keynote
FOR COUNTY'S CONDITION
I Breese Charges Former County
Officials Pocketed Pufc
First big guns of the coming
I political campaign were fired at the
j meeting held Friday night at the
I Brevard court house, when J. Y.
i Jordan, Jr., of Asheville, in clean cut
i speech charged the Republican ad
ministration with being responsible
| for the era of economic depression,
and Wm. E. Breese, chairman of the
! Transylvania County Democratic Ex
ecutive committee touched on tho
I topics which were taken to be the
ibone of contention for the local situa
i An .ther Democratic meeting is
I scheduled for Friday night of this
week at thi' court house, beginning
7:30, at which time the Victory Fund
Campaign will be officially launched
here. N. A. Miller is chairman of the
drive for tht'3 county.
1 Mr. Jordon, a grandson of the lata
Rev. F. M. Jordon, long n prominent
figure in tho religio is life of Transyl
vania, spoke at length on the
economic situation existing through
out the world, and traced its cause I "
the Republican administration's high
tariff measures, He traced the Repub
lican party's policy of high tariff
down through a long period of years
from 1 82i?, deciar'-p that afte- cacli
Republican admin! "ration with i*s
high tariff policies and resultant
panics or depressions, that a Demo
cratic victory followed and pveoic*' 1
that this would be the case with
President Hoover, that there was no
'question in his mind but lhat the
-populance of the United States wouldKS
turn to the Democratic party as a
source of relief from "the hard times
brought about by the Republican ad
ministration through its mismanage
ment of affairs."
Declaring that "it was time the
Democrats of Transylvania county
.woke up and fought." Win, E,
who" introduced the sneaker of the
evening, scored the Republican ad
ministration of county affairs in the
(Continued on pane eight)
' Following a short program by tho
(Penrose Girl Scouts on last Friday.
I Mrs. Flax Lawrence of Brevard grv-?
an address. The speaker had the
; theme of vision in education. That Uu?
world is now as always, having plmty
p. People are looking
said, who has a
ahead in spite
j of |
hi 3 fellow an#?*i*5lEiSI?HwiougBfy
(prepared. Her message was a cha?
jfenge to any parent to do the best to
thu child, and also a challenge to th ?
child to ciimb the highest.
The Girl Scout program was give '?
(under auspices of the Penrose P. T.
IA., and was managed by Mrs. In.v
'Rustin, Captain, and Miss Fleets
Fweman, Lieutenant. Girls rendering
the program were: Beatrice and
Hazet Green, N/a Lou Rustin, Mrs.
Callie TaHev, Dofothy Alma Tal
ley, Edna Blythe, and Martha Coxe.
The program showed good prepara
tion and presented well the type of
work a loyal Scout member, is sup
posed to do,
Governor Gardner Is Made a Full
Fledged Kentucky Colonel In Form
Raleigh, Feb. 24. ? Property taxes
in North Carolina have been reduced
113,000.000 or 20 per cent of the
total, as a result of State mainten
ance of county roads avid State op
eration of the six months school term,
Govenor O. Max Gardner told the
members of the Kentucky Legislature
last week, at which time he and for
mer Governor Harry F. Byrd, or
Virginia, were made "'Kentucky COI
Bringing in tho operation of the
Locnl Government Act, Governor
Gardner said in his speech : "In fact,
we have gone a long way toward
putting our house in order." He said
that out of a fcotai tax bill of about
$25,000,000 in North Carolina, real
estate pays about 37 1-2 per cent.
"Government must listen to heart
throes, i?ther than precedents," the
Tar Heel Governor told the Ken
tucl:ianw, and cut expenditures in line
with dried-np revenues, as every gov
ernment today is under the closest
iwrutfny end "wicasy lies, the hi-sd
tb?t v?ear* thv- crown of rrsponsibiL
? the awr*ge- -ic
wonder whether -bfc^ewiment' has
not caved in on him- from the top, he
said, adding: "A great many people
are thinking that we are over-fee at
the top; they know we are un<ter-fed
at the bottom . . . One of the pri
mary reasons why governments con
tinue to show increasing deficits and
businesses show increasing losses is
that our conception of deflation haa
not reached a solid basis in fact. We
must wipe 1929 off the slate of our
minds. It's gone."
i Pointing out that government had
to fall in line with individuals and
business and saw ''the iworne antic
ipated from the futuse that know no
cftecks and was believed to be en
dowed with perpetual and increasing
prosperity. W? not only anticipated
tbfl future ? we spent it." Showing
that government cost 18 rbiUi?n dol
lars in 19 29, wheb the nation ei in
come waa 29 billions, fovettioirlSar&v
RW said that "today we ?t
baying nearly 13 buSotB gt. govern
ment out Of a social income jjt- tmbi
60 or GS billions. The ?
toward the return o i norms l
peritjr will have been taken *-Ks&
; nearly eight millkn , unea^lay-vi
?put back to productive* ..
nrfd,. fi.rm and jWf'-'ry." * ??***
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