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THE BREVARD NEWS
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VOLUME XXXVII BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, JULY 14, 1932. Number 23
FISHER HELD UNDER
$20,000 BOND TO THE
WINER COURT TERM
PRIVILEGE TAX IS
! ADOPTED BY TOWN
i COUNCIL FOR YEAR
Preliminary Hearing Held In
Court of Magistrate
H. E. Erwin Monday.
CHARGED WITH MURDER
OF WILLIAM J. FISHER
Thomas Girls Appeared As
Witnesses in Case ? Tiag- j
edy Occurred 10 Days Ago i
Clifford Fisher was bound to the j
December term cf Superior court here ;
Monday morning by Justice of the!
Peace, H. E. Erwin who heard thcj
preliminary evidence charging him
with the murder of Will J. Fisher. I
Fisher was confined in the county J
jail upon failure to make the $20,- j
000 bond required by Justice Erwin. !
T. Coleman Galloway and W. E. j
Breese appeared for the state while j
Lewis P. Hamlin was the defense i
Clifford Fisher charged with at-;
tacking Will J. Fisher Sunday even- ?
ing July 3 and mortally wounding;
him so that he died early Tuesday [
morning July 5 as a result of the!
wounds inflicted by his relative is the J
son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Fisher of i
Reids Siding and is 22 years of age. ]
Edwin Owen, star witness for the ?
state testified little evidence other'
than that revealed in the coroner's |
inquest held Tuesday July 5. The wit- j
noss declared that as he was passing i
the home of Ben Thomas, where the I
tragedy occurred, about seven o'clock ;
Sunday evening on the way to church ?
accompanied by Misses Nettie and;
Ruth Thomas he heard the commo-j
tion at the house and paused in the :
road approximately 25 yards from the |
scene. He testified that he saw Will I
Fisher stumble from the door after j
a shove or blow delivered by Clifford j
Fished and fall on his hands and ;
knees at the foot of the steps. The j
witness stated that Will Fisher start-!
ed around the house and was follow-;
ed by Clifford Fisher who knocked j
him down with a blunt instrument i
that appeared to the witness to be j
either of wood or iron. He said that;
Clifford picked his victim up from j
the ground and knocked him down a j
second time by a blow with the in- j
strument in the side of the head. The :
witness further declared that Clif- ?
ford hit Will three times with the j
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Tax Placed Against All Pro
i fessions, Trades, And Busi
ness In The Town.
MODERATE CHARGE MADE
AS SCHEDULE REVEALS
All People Warned To See To
It That Privilege Tax Is
Brevard's privilege tax schedule j
was adopted Friday evening, July 8, |
for the new fiscal year by the mayor
and board of aldermen, who then
planned for regular auditing of the
town's books, and voted an appropria
tion of S1200 to the general fund for
the expenses of the town government,
its activities and institutions for the
month of July, or as much of said
sum as may be needed.
The following special privilege
tax rates were appointed covering all
trades, professions and businesses
within the corporate limits of the
town Moving pictures or electric
theatres, cafes and restaurants, ped
dlers, meat markets, fish and oyster
dealers, patented articles, dogs, drayj
workers, steam fitters and plumbers, i
undertaking establishments, book. I
map and magazine agents, barber j
shops, shoe shine stands, ice dealers, I
peanut and popcorn machines, press- 1
ing clubs, cleaning plants and tailor- !
ing establishments, steam laundries, ,
laundry agents, and automobiles or,
other machines kept for hire for;
public service. Taxes were also levied i
on bill posters, jewelry and optical j
merchants at public auction, express j
companys, oriental goods, cigarette,
cigar and tobacco dealers, gasoline
aryl oil agents, coal dealers, fruit
and vegetable peddler, service sta-(
tions, garages, electrical workers,
radio dealers, piano dealers, telegraph
companies, beauty parlors, soft drink
stands, pool and billiard tables.
bowling alleys, person operating two
or more stores in town, fortune tell- 1
ers, industrial banks, soda fountains,!
hotels and boarding house on both j
European and American plan, and |
miniature pool tables and games of j
like nature. !
No license shall be issued for thej
carrying on or conducting any of the |
trades or business specified in the
proceeding sections for less than 12
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DR. JOS. E. OSBORNE
MOVES TO ROSMAN
Dr. Jos. E. Osborne of Shelby, for,
the past three years a practicing i
physician and surgeon in Grady hos-|
pital, Atlanta, has arrived in Trail-'
sylvania county to locate his practice i
at Rosman. according to a recent an- !
Dr. Osborne is a graduate in den- !
tistry from the Southern Dental Col-,
lege in Atlanta and a graduate in ,
science and medicine from Wake For-j
est College, he having practiced den- 1
tistry six years prior to taking up I
the study of medicine. Dr. Osborne is;
also a graduate from the Medical Col- i
lege of Virginia and he was the resi-j
dent Dentist and Practicing Physician
for North Carolina State prison for
several years, being connected with
the N. C. State Board of Health at
one time doing specialized clinic
, work. Dr. Osborne has a splendid ex
service record for work during the
Dr. Osborne carries on the name
of prominent family of physicians,
his grandfather, the late Dr. Jas. E.
Osborne and his father, Dr. Jas. R.
Osborne, both of Cleveland county
having been prominent figures in the
medical, surgical and dental fields
He is a brother of Mrs. Madge Os
borne Wilkins who is connected with
the Nobby Shop here and he has a
wido circle of friends in Bfevard
where he has often visited.
B. L STUDENTS TO
, BANQUET FRIDAY
A large number are expected to
attend a banquet to be given Friday
night, July 15, at 7:S0 at the West
Asheville Methodist church in honor
of present and former students and '
faculty members of the Brevard In
stitute, of Brevard, N. C.
The get-together will be the first i
of its kind held and the banquet is
hoped to be made an annual affair. J
Principal speaker for the affair
will be Dr. C. H. Trowbridge, pres-jl
ident of Weaver College, who was J
superintendent at The Brevard In-'
stitute from 1907 to 1928. !
Those desiring to purchase tickets I
for the banquet or desiring further]
information regarding the occasion !
are requested to get in touch with !
Mrs. John Gatlin, Mrs. J. R. Hamlin,!
or Mrs. Henry Crowell of Asheville. I
The Brevard Institute, which start- J
ed as a private institution in 1895;
by Rev. Fitch and Mrs. Taylor, now ;
has an enrollment of more than 100
students. Thirty two students grad
uated from the Institute this year.
The Brevard Institute is operated by
the women's missionary societies of
j Methodist Episcopal Church of the
[two Carolinas and Georgia.
! CARR NAMED SECRETARY |
i F. Brown Carr, Pisgah Forest mer- 1
I chant, has been named secretary of |
Dunn's Rock Masonic Lodge,
Pasture and Feed Production Is Basis!
Of "Real Profitable Livestock Industry!
BY J. F. CORBIN
The basis of all permanent prof
itable live stock industry is pasture
and feed production. Pastures should
be started and feed grown before we
get very much stock on hand. The
next two months should be a very
busy time with farmers sowing pas
ture grass and hay mixtures. Perhaps j
the grasses and glovers for pastures i
should be sown in next 30 days and i
the mixtures of small grain and
vetch, Austrian peas, etc. sown a lit
tle later or about September.
Pastures are of two kinds: Tem
porary pastures are composed of mix
ture of small grains together with
clovers or vetch. Permanent pastures
are more important and a mixture of
the following grasses and clovers are
generally ured: red top grass, or
char;l grass, blue grass, alsike and
white clover, and lespedeza sown on!
this the following spring. Lime and}
superphosphate are just as essential
as the seed.
When it comes to hay production I
know of no better way than to sow
a mixture of small grain and clovers
together. I call this my "Hay special".
Select a rich piece of land, generally
this years potato land if dug in Aug.
Broadcast in manure, cut with disc
harrow, and drill the following seeds
per acre: 1-2 bu. wheat, 1-2 bu. bar
ley, 1-2 bu. ryej 10 lbs. vetch, and
15 lbs. Austrian peas. No, I did not
make a mistake about sowing this
per acre. If the above is done right
and has good luck it will likely make
as much high quality hay as a pair
of horses will eat in one year. The
mixture should be sown about first 15
days of September.
Breaking Faith With the
Schools of State to Keep
Faith With N. Y. Banks
(By Tom Bost In The Greensboro
Raleigh, July 12 ? Proposed salary
slashes, rated the most popular of
ficial pastime in Raleigh, appeared
today to be at least doubtful enough
among the rulers to make them give
car to school leaders all over North
Carolina and they will be. here to
morrow to present the other sides to
the advisory budget commission and
the council of state.
Must Balance Budget
The solemn session today, precipi
tated by a recently published letter
of State Treasurer John P. Stedman,
considered the suggestions of Mr.
Stedman that the state cut $7, 000,000
from its $50,000,000 appropriations
and "balance the budget." To get this
perfect financial Fairbanks it is nec
essary to cut heavily and illegally in
to the teachers' salaries, into ali
states employes' salaries and wages,
then into the appropriations. This i
paring has gone along steadily for
three years. The 1931 appropriations
have been reduced to 70 per cent. And
the reduction now proposed takes the
total down to 60 per cent.
So far, so bad. The public has not
cared deeply about it. It is quite con
ccivable that the populace can look
without weeping upon larger salary
I and appropriations cuts. But not un
til the current conference of the fi
nanciers has the real reason been dis
closed. These slashes are not made
in behalf of the terribly over-taxed
people but in the interest of North
Carolina's unimpaired credit. The
heavy cuts are to be ordered to make
possible "curtailment" of state ob
ligations and to retire the state's ob
ligations in the usual way.
Cut For Tcachcrx Illegal
The teachers in the state are pro
tected by statute from this attack on
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CITIZENS WANT TOWN
AND COUNTY TO TAKE
BONDS IN PAYMENT
On Back Taxes, Street Assess
ments And Other Pub
EXCEPTING, OF COURSE,
PAYMENT CURRENT TAXES
Pointed Out That Bonding
Company Paid Buncombe
With Its Bonds.
Many citizens of Brevard and
Transylvania county continue discus
sion of the question of paying off
back taxes, street assessments and
other public obligations of private
citizens with county and town bonds.
It is pointed out that such course is
being followed in other towns, cities
and counties in the state, and there
is a very marked sentiment in this
county and the town of Brevard for
such payment plan.
Announcement that Buncombe
county accepted Buncombe county
bonds at par from an insurance com
pany in payment of the bonds of L.
L. .Jenkins, former county treasurer
of Buncombe, has caused the question
to be renewed here with emphasis, j
Buncombe county obtained judgment'
against the bonding company that'
covered former County Treasurer .
Jenkins, and now that Buncombe
county accepted its own bonds at par,
when they are selling at much less
than fifty cents on the dollar, is basis
for the oft-repeated question here of
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HIGHWAY 284 AND 28 i
NOW DESIGNATED AS|
Original Federal System Start- 1
? ed Eleven Years Ago Now
BEING FEDERAL SYSTEM i
HAS MANY ADVANTAGES j
Another Step Toward Com- 1
pletion Of 884 Through
! After eleven years of intensive!
I road building in North Carolina, the;
original Federal system of highways |
adopted in 1921 have been completed j
! in the state, and all Federal high- i
ways designated. Of particular inter- j
est to Brevard and Transylvania'
I county is the inclusion in the Fed- 1
| oral Highway System of 284 and 28, j
j two of this county's main lines,
i Highway 284 will be known, from j
j Travelers Rest in South Carolina, to
I Brevard, North Carolina, as Federal
I Route No. 276. Federal signs have
Jbeen requisitioned and will be placed
j on these highways at once. Placement
I of 284 in the Federal Highway sys
j torn, with signs at Travelers Rest
j giving this information, will bring '
'many travelers from the South into)
Jrevard. It is known that tourists fol- *
low Federal routes almost entirely
j during recent years, hence the im- 1
portance to this section of the desig- j
^nation of 28 and 284 as Federa'
No. 28 will be known as Federal
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COUNTY SCHOOLS TO :
START WORK AUG. 29
| TO BE CONTINUED
Transylvania county schools will
open Monday morning August 29 for
the regular 1932-t33 school term, ac
cording to recent decision of the coun
ty board of education with Prof. J.
B. Jones again head of the Brevard
High School and T. C. Henderson re
placing Prof. G. C. Bush at Rosman
Only a few minor changes will be
made in the regular school schedules
announced Prof. J. B. Jones city
county superintendent in regard to
the school year.
JURORS ARE DRAWN
Transylvania county July-August
term of Superior court will open Mon
day August 1 for the Civil session
with Judge Walter E. Moore of Sylva,
Despite the fact that the docket has
not been completed it has been esti
mated that more than 250 cases will
be scheduled for trial, according to
Otto Alexander, clerk of Superior
Jurors for July-August term of court
First week: M. E. Shipman, Cole
Lee, Homer Orr, W. E. Head, F. E.
Landreth, John S. Patton, Hettry Mc
Cail, Clyde Case, C. A. Mull, A. C.
Landreth, J. F. Corbin, V. C. Orr,
T. D. Grimshawe, W. B. Daniels, W.
A. Allison, V. B. Scruggs, W. M. Hin
kle. and A. J. Beddingfield.
Second week: C. C. Reece, E. 0.
Shipman, P. W. Jenks, D. H. Win
chester, Virgil McCrary, P. A. Mor
gan, Anthony Trantham, W. W. Pru
?>tt, G. H. Paxton, G. T. Frady, R.
E. Johnson, Branch Tinsley, B. A.
Hogsed, George Beddingfield, R. E.
l!:?Vov. F D. Jones, S. W. Radford
and A. J. Lee.
Transylvania county's school bud
get which was presented by the coun
ty board of education to the board of
commissioners at their last meeting
included an allotment ol funds for
the vocational agriculture teachers in
i the Brevard Rosman school districts.
I Prof. Julian A. Glazener and Prof,
i John F. Corbin who have been car
! rying on such splendid work in the
j county will continue their work at
their respective schools and sections
of the county the budget shows.
GREATLY LOVED BOY
DIED HERE MONDAY!
Funeral services for little Billy
! Owen six year old son of Mrs. Ethel
] Barnette Owen and A. B. Owen who
died at the Lyday Memorial Hospital
Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock fol
lowing an operation for appendicitis
? which he underwent Thursday July
1 7 were held at the Baptist church
! Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock with
jRev. Paul Hartsell and Rev. R. L.
i Alexander in charge. Interment fol
lowed at the Gillespie Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: George Brom
field, Harry Clayton, Glenn Burrell
and Lee Arledge.
Flower girls were: Misses Chris
tine Saltz, Winifred Nicholson. Louise
Gillespie, Rebecca Summey, Nell Gil
lespie and Mrs. Elaine Kilpatrick.
! Funeral arrangements were in
charge of the Kilpatrick and Sons
KIWANIS TO MEET
| Regular meeting of the Brevard
? ICiwanis club at noon, today, with S.
[ B. Howard in charge of the program,
i Ml members and visiting Kiwani?
'rrged to attend.
TO BE MULTIPLYING
RAPIDLY IN CANADA
BOB REYNOLDS GOT
| BIGGEST VOTE EVER
I POLLED IN PRIMARY
Government Liquor Control
In Canada Has Created Reg
ular Bootlegger's Paradise
NEWSPAPERS^ AND COURT
OFFICIALS EXPRESS ALARM
Each Hotel Has An Average
of 100 Blind Pigs ? Pros
Hear the verdict of Attorney-Gen
era! Craig of Manitoba:
"Retail bootlegging has increased,
due to the removal of the first main
difficulty of anyone proposing to deal
illicitly with liquor, namely, the ob
taining of supplies, a condition in
tensified by the fact that in addition
to all former avenues of supply, such
unlawful trafficker can now lawfully
purchase liquor (from the govern
ment) which he intends for resale,
particularly in districts where ob
taining liquor previously was always
difficult and frequently impossible."
The Vancouver, British Columbia,
W rid says that liquor "control"
11'- re has created a "bootleggers'
"Has not the time arrived to put
a:, end to the unenviable position
which F i Irish Columbia has achieved
i headquarters of the bootlegpinx
v.. iness? Rum-runners, gunmen,
thugs and all of the parasites who
ihrive in the mission of the uiiui-;
wr.rld of the Pacific Coast are foster
ed by the policy now in fore? . . . "
The Vancouver Sun, in the issu v"
October 3, 1927, said:
"The open operation of bootleg
ging joints in this city is a disgrace
to Vancouver. There are bootlegg.'i-=
here so confident that they will <!??
liver liquor to an unfamiliar addr?sc
on a telephone order from any un
known person. They will openly car
ry bottles of liquor across the street
in broad daylight to waiting auto
mobiles .... Vancouver at the pres
ent time is a bootleggers' haven."
The Mayor of Winnipeg, Mr. R. H.
Webb, has declared that:
"For every hotel there is in the
city, there are 100 blind pigs whero
hard liquor is sold by the drink."
Judge Stubbs, of the County Court
of the same city said:
"In some sections of Winnipeg,
bootleggers are as thick as fleas on
a dog's back."
Judge Coderre, of the Supreme,
Court of Quebec, in and official Re
port upon conditions in that city,
"The proof reveals that in defi
ance to the bylaws, certain of these
establishments (cafes) and naturally
the least recommendable, remain
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I Official Count Gives Asheville
Man 107,463 Majority Over
IS SURPRISINGLY LOW
Fight Dec'ared! To Have Been
Hardest Political Contest la
Raleigh, July 14 ? John Christopher
Bluchc-r Ehringhiius was declared
the Democratic nominee for Gover
nor, Robert Rice Reynolds for Urjitwi
States Senator, and Arthur L.
Fletcher for Commissioner of Labor
by the State Board of Election?, ia
session for that purpose here.
The official vol; for the secoai
primary, July 2, for Senate follow*;
j Key. Majority 107,46}
i Total votes 348.232
J Reynolds 221,8(3
| Morri-on 116.012
! Rcy. Majority 105.857
"Total votes 337.381
i Ehringhaus 182,055
; Fountain 168.917
Ehr. majority 13,i:j&
Total votes 350,972
Commissioner of Labor
Flet. majority 70,1 :!1
Total votes 298.275
These figures tell the story of two
of the hardest State-wide intra-par'.y
simultaneous fights in the history >f
I politics in North Carolina. They show
| that Reynolds won over Cann-i-n
'Morrison by the largest vote mer
least in a Democratic primary, wh'rh
'vote surprised even the most hopeful
i Reynolds followers. Reynolds himself,
jin his nw?t sanguine moments, would
| not have claimed half the 107,46" ma
jority he received. They al.-o show
I that Richard T. Fountain came up
| from under a 47,000 lead in the first
i primary to within 13,000 of Ehring
hnus, also a surprise. A majority for
Major Fletcher over Clarence E.
Mitchell was expected, the extent un
The total vote for Governor fell
about 41,000 behind the nearly >90,
000 cast in the first primary.
held up better than was expected
But the hatchet has been buried
and the winners and losers have es
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MRS. SMITH TELLS l
INQUIRIES COMING -
"I receive an unusually largj]
number of inquiries conceding Bre
vard and Transylvania county every
day," said Mrs. John Smith who has
charge of the Brevard Chamber of
Commerce at the U. D. C. Library in
a recent interview with the Brevard
"Raraly a days has passed during
the past few weeks," she said, "that
I have not placed one or more fami
lies in a boarding house or summer
home for either a visit of several
weeks or more."
Mrs. Smith has announced that she
will release her month's report next
week and it is expected to reveal a
goodly number of tourists from dis
tant points who have retreated to
Brevard during the heat waves.
Mrs. Smith has had considerable
experience in this type of work and
under her able direction and super
vision the Chamber of Commerce in
formation department is proving dis
tinctly valuable to large numbers of<
tourists and transients.
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TWO MEET DEATH IN
! MOTORCYCLE WRECK
Louie Moon, 22 of Columbia, S. C.
was instantly killed and Tom Grum
ble of Greenville, S. C. was fatally
injured at 11 o'clock Sunday morn
ing 12 miles south of Brevard on the
Brevard-Greenville highway when
the motorcycle in which they were
riding crashed headlong into an auto
The motorcycle crashed into an
automobile driven by D. D. Harm
of Greenville as they were rounding
a sharp curve. The motorcycle was
driven by Moon and Grumble was
riding as a passenger on the rear of
Harris who is a summer resident
of Cedar Mountain was not injured.
The motorcycle ran under the auto
mobile and both vehicles caught fire
and were badly burned.
Grumbles was rushed to a Green
ville hospital where he later died
ftom a fractured skull.
A coroner's jury Sunday afternoo*
absolved Harm of any blame in con
nection with the accident.
Baptist Bible School Children to Open
Annual Vacation Event with a Parade
Friday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock,
July 15th, is the date set for regis
tration of children who expect to at
tend the Daily Vacation Bible School
at the Baptist church. The first les
sons in handwork will probably be
given immediately after the registra
tion. At 4:00 o'clock a parade through
the business section will be partici
pated in by the children. If automo
biles are available the children will
ride in automobiles during the parade.
Since the last announcements in
this paper many inquiries have been
received asking if children of other
denominations than Baptist may at
tend the school. The principal, Rev.
Mack Grogan, announces that the
-chool is for all boys and girls be
tween the ages of 7 and 17 regardless
?f denomination. Visiting children
who expect to be in Brevard during
the two weeks of the school are als?
given the same invitation. "Plans are
being made to take care of every boy
and gir! in Brevard who comes," an
nounces the principal,
The school i3 absolutely free to all
children. An offering will be taken
on the night of the commencement
program when all parents and friends
interested in the school may contri
bute what they wish to help defray
About one hundred boys and girls
who hove already said they were com
ing to the school have been asked t?
fcrinj anything they can find about
their homes which can be used for
making small toys, doll furniture,
small book shelves and other useful
articles. The boys were asked to brine
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