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VOLUME XXXVII BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, SEPTEMBER 8, 1932. HlhV Number 36.
BOARD URGES STATE
ReminrkJSpommiasion of A
PrciiiliBs Made) By Form- .
er State Official.
HIGHWAY NO. 283 SAID
TO BE IMPOTANT LINK
^ Brevard Promised Pickens Five
Years Ago to Meet 'Em
At State Line
Transylvania county commission
ers in regular session Tuesday adopt
ed a resolution calling upon the State
Highway Commission to hard sur
face Highway No. 283. known as
the Rosman-Pickens route, five miles
of which remains unpaved. The
resolution calls to the attention of
the highway officials that this work
was promised by James G. Stike
leather, former member of the High
way commission, when that official
assured the citizens of South Caro
lina that North Carolina would meet
her neighbor at the state line, and
have this state's work completed by
the time South Caroilna completed
the work on that side of the state !
It is also pointed out that this is
one of the most important highways
in Western North Carolina, linking
up with the most direct route from
Atlanta to points in this section.
The board also calls attention to the
fact that completion of this highway
will open up a short route for the
farmers in marketing their products
and the work being done now would
also relieve in large measure the
unemployment situation in the im
mediate vicinity of the route.
It will be recalled that efforts
have been made for the past five
years to have this work done, and the
Brevard Chamber of Commerce visit
ed the Pickens Chamber of Com
merce five years ago, and urged
South Carolina to hard surface 283
to the state line, giving assurance
that North Carolina would meet
South Carolina with a hard-surfac
ed highway. Then it was that Mr.
Stikeleather's pledge was obtained
for completion of this work.
Following is a copy of the resolu
tion adopted by the board and sent
with the signatures of the board
members to the chairman of the
State Highway Comission:
"Whereas, South Carolina has
about completed the paving of the
highway leading from Pickens, S. C.
to Rosman, N. C., and,
"Whereas, the road on the North
Carolina side has been graded and,
"Whereas, Hon. J. G. Stickeleath
er former member of the Highway
Commission promised the people of
Transylvania county that the portion
of said highway lying in Transylvania
county would be hard surfaced by the
time the South Carolina portion was
"Whereas, said highway is one of j
the most popular roads leading from
Atlanta and the south to the moun
tains of North Carolina and will af
ford a good road for marketing the
produce to a large part of Jackson
and Transylvania counties and help
the unemployment situation in this
"Now, therefore, we, the undersign
ed commissioners of Transylvania
county, do hereby earnestly request
the state highway commission to pro
ceed at once with the hard surfac
ing of the said highway and complete
same as soon as possible. The portion
to be hard surfaced being approxi
mately five miles in length and be
ing a part of highway number 283."
ROAD WORK BEGINS I
TODAY OVER STATE!
RALEIGH. ? Work will be under
way by today (Thursday) an all the
state road projects recently contract
ed for, E. B. Jeffress, chairman of
the state highway commission has
been informed by the contractors. j
Counties in which projects are lo- j
cated are Dare, Edgecombe, Carteret, i
Sampson, Wake, Davidson, Rowan, A
very, Ran-Mph, Rockingham, Forsyth
Hundreds of persons will . be em
ployed in the construction work, and
thousands have applied for positions.
Jeffress Friday made public the fol- ;
. lowing letter from Mrs. Harvey Bon
ey, superintendent of public welfare
in Duplin county, in view of the re
cent action of the Greensboro central
labor union in condemning the cam
mission for setting a wage rate of 20
cents an hour:
* "Duplin county has 200 men who
are eager to work 30 hours per week
for 20 cents an hour. They would
thereby raise their standard of living
to the extent of 36.00 per week more
than they now receive."
The Greensboro labor unit termed
the wage rate "far too low for a de
^ cent existence."
NAME OFFICERS IN
F. F. A. Group Would Grow
Shrubbery For Schools
Brevard Chapter of Future Farm
ers of America held a business ses
sion last Friday in the agricultural
room of the High School building, and
elected officers for the coming year.
The following elections were made:
President ? Otis Shipman.
Vice President ? David Norton-.
Secretary ? James Mills.
Treasurer ? David Woodfin.
Reporter ? Haye3 Merrill.
Advisor ? J. A. Glazener.
After much enthusiastic discussion
of the work done and the work to
be done, the chapter decided upon
adoption of the following objectives
for the year, as follows:
1 ? Take and active part in the
Sylvan Valiey Fair.
2 ? Hold a Father and Son banquet.
3 ? Be represented at Western
North Carolina stock judging contest.
4 ? Be represented at Western
Carolina Speaking contest.
5 ? Conduct educational tour.
6 ? Encourage co-operative buying
7 ? Encourage the sowing of winter
legumes for soil improvement.
8 ? Plan and conduct crop demon
stration at county home farm.
9 ? Start a school nursery with ob
of being able to supply shrubbery for i
beautification of school properties in
j. e. ruftTcalls
Announcement is made by Pat Kim
zey that The Young Peoples Demo- j
cratic Club of Transylvania County
will meet at the call of the President
of the Young Men's Democratic Club,
John E. Rufty. Thursday (tonight)
at eight o'clock at the Courthouse in
Brevard for the purpose of election
of officers for the next two years and
to perfect their organization in this
A speaker from Asheville will be
present and an enjoyable evening is
promised those who attend, it is said.
Al! young Democrats, both men and
women, are invited to attend this
meeting and take part in the election 1
of officers and perfection of the or
BREVARD MIGHT 0
HAVE GOOD ELEVEN
Plans are being made for the or- j
ionization of a football team for the |
Brevard high school for the coming |
/ear. There is plenty of fine material
from which to choose and while Coach J
lillisor.'s plans are still incomplete, j
and he is not at present in position ? i
to give any definite information, it j :
is a certainty that under his direction j
some big things are to be expected. j
The field is being mowed and put j ;
in readiness for practice which is |
scheduled to begin today. The boys]
ire all enthusiastic and are prepared i 1
to get out in the field for some rigid j j
training during the next few weeks, j
More complete details will be given j :
in next week's issue of the News ;
when Coach Tillson will have his line- 1 j
ups and plans well under way.
MRS. JOE ORR HURT I;
IN AUTO ACCIDENT!
Mrs. Joe Orr of Pisgah Forest}
sustained very painful though not
serious injuries about the face as a
result of an automobile accident
which occurred Thursday on the
Asheville highway, near Mills River.
Mr. Jim Heath of Greenville, who
was driving said the car struck a de
pression on the side of the road and
was forced into the ditch. The force
of the impact threw Mrs. Orr against
the glass in the window cutting her
about the face and head. She was tak
en to the office of Dr. Newland in
Brevard where it was necessary to
take eight stitches to close the
None of the others in the car at
the time were hurt, and no damage
was done to the machine.
BE FORMED TODAY
Plans are under way for the or
ganization of a Bible study class for
the ladies of Brevard according to an
announcement made by Miss Ritter,
superintendent of the Brevard Insti
Those interested in this work are
requested to attend the meeting to
be held at tho Institute after the
Chapel exercises today, (Thursday)
when plans will be laid for the or
ganization of the class.
SCHOOL BOARD TO
SELL SCHOOL HOUSE
The board <5f Education, in its ses
sion held at ton o'clock Monday, voted
to ivJvertise and sell the old school
building at Calvert. This school has
been consolidated with the Eostmsn
school. It was also decided by the
board to change the scftooi bus run
from Elm Bend back to the main
Rev. A. J. Manley was appointed
by the board to teach the Upper East
Fork school. Paul Roberts was em
ployed to transport the school chil
dren from Buck Forest community to
the Cedar mountain school. ?
The children of J. L. Morris were
transferred from the Davidson school
to Brevard and those of V. B. Wald
rop from Dunn '3 Rock district tc
SCHOOL GROUP USE
COUNTY HOME LAND
Five acres of land on the county
home farm have been set aside by the
county commissioners to be used by
the classes in agriculture of the Ros
man and Brevard High schools ift
demonstration work. Different varie
ties of corn, potatoes, clovers, soy
beans, pasture mixture and other
crops, will be planted and grown for
demonstration and study. The object
is to have this demonstration in a
centrally located place where all citiz- j
ens of the county could see the work.
Prof. Julian Glazener has long beer,
advocating this action, and expresses
belief that the five acres of ground
so used will prove most beneficial to
the farming interests of the county.
GRATEFUL TO TOWN
Mrs. Cunningham, in behalf of the
Lyday Memorial Hospital wishes to
thank the people of the community
for generous gifts from time to time
of Honey, fruits, eggs, etc. which have
been given to the hospital since its
Among these are: Mrs. Bank NiajK
olson who gave the hospital the use
of a sewing machine and the follow
ing who have given Honey, egg?,
Mrs. Carl Allison, Mr. W. M. Fet
zer, Mrs. F. P. Sledge, Mrs. C. C.
Young, Mrs. Chas. L. Newland, Dr.
and Mrs. W. M. Lyday and Mrs.
Charles Henderson of Florida.
REV. ERNEST BROWN
PREACHES AT ENON
Members of the Enon church and
community enjoyed hearing Mr. Er- 1
nest Brown preach his first sermon
in the Enon church ? pulpit Sunday
night, August 28. There was a large
attendance, even to a full house.
Young Brown did splendidly, showing
the marks of good preparation, pre
sentation and excellent training. His
appearance here in his home church
brought many favorable remarks
from his friends. He is a ministerial
student at Mars Hill collcge and will
complete his course there this year:
The Rev. Dr. Purser, a native of Ala
bama and present pastor of the Cita
del Baptist church of Charleston, S. C.
was present at this meeting and at
the close of the service was introduc
ed, and spoke of the many leading
people who have gone out from the
mountains of North Carolina and the
State. Dr. Purser's son, David, a stu
dent of Mars Hill college was present
Next Sunday, September 11 has
been dated for the election of church
officers in the Enon church. T. F.
Middleton, N. L. Ponder and Mrs. A.
F. Mitchell are appointed as nomi
nating committee to report next Sun
day. It is expected that nearly all, if
not all the old officers will be sug
gested for re-election.
BLUE BIRD IN NEW LOCATION
The Blue Bird Ice Cream parlor
is now in its new location across the
street from their former stand. Ac
cording to Miss McKinney, business
is holding up pretty well and while it
had been planned to close the place
lip in the near future it has been de
cided to continue it until cold weather,
which will soon be here. During the
coming winter season it is planned
to operate the place as a fruit stand.
SINGING AT GLENVILLE
E. D. Randolph in announcing the
singing to be held at Glenville next
Sunday morning, September the
eleventh urges that all who can at
tend this affair as every effort is
being made to make it an enjoyable
event. All are asked promptly at
"(0 o'clock, at which hour the singing
will begin, if the weather will per
Glenville is located on highway No.
106, 3ix froni Caelaiere.
AT FULL CAPACITY
The free dental clinic which has
ibeen in operation since August 29
j wil! remain here until the last of this
week, according to Prof. J. B. Jones,
superintendent of schools. Since com
ing here the clinic has been operating
Notices have been sent to the
principals of the following
schools to aJlo'f children between the
ages of 6 to 12 to come to Brevard
for the free treatment, especially
those in most need of it:
Silica, Round Top, Connestee, See
Off and Carson Creek.
As previously stated the clinic
will be held at the Rosman school
during the week o? September 12-16
and at the Pisgah Forest Elementary
school during the week of September
Robert Sherrill, popular Brevard
business man and a graduate of The
Chicago Engeering Works College
makes announcement in this week's
Brevard News that he is opening a
complete Battery and electric service.
Mr. Sherrill will do all kinds of elec
trical repair wrrk. recharge batter
ies and do repair work on any ki?tf
of ekctrical apparatus or uutoi.v
Mr. Sherrill has had six years ex
: perience in electrical work and an
I nounces that he is well qualified ti
j do this work. He has many friends in
! Brevard who v.-ish him well in his
PUG HINTONTO be
ON CARD MONDAY
Brevard's coming "scrapper" Pug
Hinton is scheduled to scrap at the
; McCormick Field arena in Asheville
: Monday, September 12 at 8:30 on an
' all-star card promoted by R. H. Gar
| land. He will scrap Bob Allison, of
i Qharlotte in a six round bout.
I "Pur" has put up some real fights
in Hendersonville lately and it is a
safe bet he'll give Allison a real work
out Monday night.
Hinton appears on the card with
Dewey Kimery of Charlotte and
George Gemas of Philadelphia as the
main event, in a ten round grudge
fight. There are a number of good
OFF TO GOOD START
Penrose school opened on the 29
with several patrons present to see
their children line up for work. Rev.
J. L. Bragg conducted devotional and
G. T. Lyday, Frank Cox and Ernest
Brown made short talks. Mr. Lyday
offered a fine motto for the school,
I "Onward and Upward." Mr. Cox
spoke of the value or effect of a par
ent pushing the child out in enduca
tion. Mr. Brown spoke of high school
and college life as compared with life
in the grades. The attendance of our
school is not so large as we hoped it
to be but practically every possible
one in the district is enrolled for the
second week. We hope all are in to
stick for the ysar.
TO HONOR PASTOR OF
A program which will have double
significance ? the anniversary of Dr.
Luther Little's broadcasting and the
I enlargement of station WBT to 25,000
I watts ? will be given on Sunday even
jing, September 11. Dr. Little, pastor
of the First Baptist church of Char
| lotte announces that they will go on
! the air at 7 p. m.,and continue until
| 8:30 and also at 9:30 and continue
until 10:30 of the same evening. All
interested are requested to phone
their favorite hymns to Rev. Little
at. the Charlotte church. This may be
done by calling long distance phones
No. 3-1481, 6907 and 8630. .
Beth periods will be sensationally
I CARLANDS TO HOLD REUNION
The annual re-unicn of the Car
land family will be held Sunday, Sept.
11, at the old G. L. Carland home
place on Mill's River. All members
of the Carland clan with their fami
lies are cordially invited to be pres
ent at this re-jinion.
A picnic dinner served on the
grounds and speeches from several
prominent speakers will be the main
features of the day.
Parties from .over Western North
Carolina and other states are expect
ed to be present at this re-union.
BUDGET ADOPTED BY
THE COUNTY BOARD
Tax Rate Set At $1.85?
Assessed Valuation Is
County commissioners in session]
Tuesday, having adjourned Monday
on account of a legal holiday, adopt
ed the budget for the present fiscal
' year, ordered the county delinquent
tax sale published and transacted
much other business of routine na
ture. A tax rate of $1.65 was set in
the adoption of the budget, vhich is
four cents less than last year's rate.
The tax rate on debt service was
cut almost in half, last year's debt
? service rate being SI. 09 on the hun
. dred dollar valuation, while this
j year's rate for debt service was set
i fifty-one cents on the hundred dol
? lar valuation. The rate for the gen
j eral fund was slightly increased over
| that of last year, as was the rate for
the health and poor fund. The rate
for the regular six months school
term was set at 16 cents, the same
rate as prevailed last year. The larg
est increase made was in county
school debt service fund, an increase
of a little over 38 cents or. the hun
dred dollar valuation being necessary.
Of the $1.65 tax rate set, 92 cents
cf this amount goes to the school
! funds of operation and debt service,
i The 51 cents on the debt service fund
added to the 92 cents for all school
uirposes make $1.43 of the $1.65 tax
ate, leaving 22 cents of the tax rate
or all other purposes.
The valuation of property in the
county is now $8,500,000, which is
, $500,000 less than last year's valu
I R. H. PLUMMER AND CO. TO
OPEN NEW STORE SATURDAY
Saturday morning will witness the
opening of a new store in Brevard,
when the R. H. Plummer and Com
pany's department store will open at
9 o'clock in the Tinsley Building, next
door to the bank. In a page adver
tisement in today's Brevard News
full details of the new store and its
opening offerings will be found.
FOR COUNTY FAIR
Prof. Julian Glazener is elated over
the prospects for a fair when the
Sylvan Valley Fair is held in Bre
vard on September 30 and October 1.
Meetings are to be held throughout
the lower end of the county, covering
every section, at which time full plans
for the coming event will be discuss
1 ed. The first meeting will be held at
i Penrose School house this Thursday
night; at Little River Friday night;
Davidson River Monday night; Con
nestee school house Tuesday night;
Cedar Mountain Wednesday night;
Selica school house Thursday night
of next week.
Committees will be named at each
meeting to represent the community
in planning and staging the fair. In
addition to planning for the fair, at
each of these meetings Mr. Glazener
will discuss clover, vetch and Aus
trian peas as winter legume crops.
Men and women in each communi
| ty are urged to attend these meet
! ings and lend their assistance in mak
i ing the Sylvan Valley Fair a huge
I PLANS PERFECTED
Western North Carolina's golfers '
will meet in their first annual tour- 1
nament September 13, at the Waynes- j
ville Country Club, Waynesville, <
N. C., at 1 :30 p. m.
A prize is to be awarded to the j
largest number of golfers traveling j
i the greatest distance and also to the |
i golfer making the lowest score. There i
j are also a number of other prizes j
to be awarded. The only fee that will j
be charged will be the green fee of j
I 50c and the caddy fee.
i Golfers desiring further informa- 1
tion relative to the tournament are
requested to communicate with J. M.
Long, president of Waynesville G. and
C. C., Waynesville, N. C., or Ralph
E. Nolliner, secretary, Westren Caro
lina Mts., Inc., at Lake Junaluska,
CHANGES HOURS AT BAPTIST
Announcement has been made to
the effect that the regular Sunday
evening preaching services at the Bre
vard Baptist church will begin at
7:30 instead of eight o'clock until fur
ther announcements are made.
OWEN REUNION TO BE IN
SESSION NEXT SATURDAY
The Owen Reunion will be held at
the Silversteen school thia Saturday,
beginning ?t 10 o'clock in the morn
ing. Picnic dinner will be served at
the noon hour. The Owen family re
union is an annual sf/air and oteays
is >a?s?e3y attended,
IN NORTH CAROLINA
Capital Agog With Class And
Kind Lining Up With
PROCURING Toiobo NAMES
TO PETITION FOR TICKET
! Don't Knew Whether Socialist
Party Improving Or Others
Raleigh, Sept. 6 ? One of the big
\ surprises of the new century is the
I development and rapid growth of the
! socialist party in North Carolina.
But little attention has been paid to
this particular group in this state,
and it is only because of the ruling
whereby 10,000 signatures must be
i obtained to the petition in order to
i have the socialist candidate for pres
ident placed upon the ticket in North
Petitions were prepared and sent
over the state a few days ago, and
there is every indication that the ten
! thousand names will be obtained
within a few days. Reports from
Charlotte, Asheville, Greensboro and
other cities in the state are to the
effect that a large number of men
and women are 3igning the petition,
and many names beng signed to the
paper are those of the outstanding
men and women of the several sec
Socialism has been given a respect
able place in the scheme of things
in state and nation, it is being assert
ed by those interested in that party.
Time was, and that not so long ago,
when socialism was frowned upon by
all "good people." Only the malcon
tents, bolsheviks, anarchists, and
other extiemi: ismites embraced the
socialistic doctrines, according to the
expressions ol "the better people" a
decade ago. Now it is learned, uni
versity professors, college teachers,
I high school teachers, lawyers, doctors,
merchants, farmers, working men atu!
women, ministers, students, and all
other crafts, callings and professions
are numbered among the socialists.
Conjecture here, is rife as to the
cause of this marked growth of the
socialist party. It has not been de
termined whether the socialist party
has grown better, or the two old-time
j "good" parties have grown worse.
But that something has happened to
the thinking cap in this state is evi
denced by the ever increasing num
bers of socialists in staid old North
One Down-Easter in the city over
i the week-end declared that he fully
expects to see a monument erected
in Capital Square in honor of Eugene
Debs by the time another presiden
tial election rolls around.
! FOR YEAR'S WORK
Registration of students of the
Brevard Institute began yesterday,
according to Miss Ritter, superinten
dent, who states that there will be a
full- enrollment for this term. There
are already sufficient applications on
file to show a better enrollment than
last year and every year finds many
students coming in who do not make
There will be an open chapel hour
today, beginning at 9:45 a. m. at
which time ministers of the four Bre
vard churches will speak, it is plan
ned. The public is cordially invited
! Miss Ritter, the newly appointed
superintendent has been in school
work for a number of years, coming
here from Kansas City, Mo., where
she was in charge of the Spofford
Homo school. She has been a member
of the Woman's Missionary council,
i of the M. E. church South, which op
I erates the Institute.
POST TO ELECT NEW
! OFFICERS SEPT. 20
! Pisgah Post No. 2428, Veterans of
Foreign Wars have been called to
; meet Tuesday night, Sept. 20 at the
? Courthouse in Brevard for the pur
i pose of electing officers for the com
j ;'ng year. Election of officers was to
! have been held Sept. 6, but a inajori
! ty of the members were absent and
the election was postponed to Sept 20.
Present officers of the Post are as
follows: Frank Wooodfin, Command
er; Frank Cox, Senior Vice Com
mander; Eck Simms, Junior Vice
Commander; John E. Rufty, Quarter
master; Howard Wyatt, Officer of
the day; Henry McCal!, Chaplain;
Noah Miller, Adjutant; Glover Jack
son, Service Officer; J. M. Gaines,
Erwin Galloway and Carl Owen,
Refreshments will be served and
all members are urged to be present
at the meeting Sept 20.