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Vol. 88 — No. 3
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Shops And Stores, And
20,000 Of The Finest People
In The World.
GARZA BALDWIN, JR., president of Olin
Corporation’s Fine Paper and Film Group, met
at Pisgah Forest with the newly-reorganized
Group Energy. Committee to outline energy
conservation goals for the three plants. Left to
right are R. H. Masengill, representing the
Ecusta Paper Division; President Baldwin; J.
H. Tomlinson newly-appointed group director of
energy and environmental control; Smith
Conklin, representing the Film Division plant at
Covington, Ind.; and J. H. Mcllwain of the Film
Division’s plant at Pisgah Forest.
Olin Names Energy Chief
In Face Of Looming Crisis
Two moves to check the
effects of the energy crisis on
Olin Corporation’s industrial
plants here and in Covington,
Inc., are announced by Garza
Baldwin, Jr., president of
Olin’s Fine Paper and Film
, r ’Concerned that the
Bingham Fills
Authority Post
Mayor Charles Campbell
announced Thursday that T.
L. Bingham of 225 Grove
Street has been appointed to
the Brevard Housing
Authority to fill out the
unexpired term of J. I. Ayers
who resigned.
The appointment, the mayor
said, will be effective January
20. Mr. Bingham will be sworn
into office on January 17.
The Housing Authority is in
charge of constructing and
managing low-rent housing
irojects for the City of
£§ tVegffor
Moderately warm weather
held sway in Transylvania
County during moat of the past
week, with temperatures
averaging 50 and 29 each day.
There was somewhat over a
half inch of rainfall during the
The week’s highest tem
perature was 58 on Tuesday,
while the low during the week
was 21 degrees.
Total rainfall for the month
of December was 2.92 inches.
The total at Brevard for the
calendar year 1974 measured
|8.11 inches. Wettest month
August, and the driest
r was October.
\ Extended forecast for North
Carolina Friday through
Sunday: Mild weather, with
scattered showers mainly in
the west on Friday and over
the east portion on Sunday,
fair Sunday. Daytime highs
generally, in the upper 50s,
except the mid 80s southeast
pwaon. Lows in the 30s in the
, Brevard weather data for
tiie week as follows:
Dote High Low Prec.
Jan. 3 54 23 0.00
Jan. 3 54 32 0.30
Jan. 4 50 30 0.00
Jan. 5 52 21 0.00
Jab. 6 30 30 0.07
jan.7 5» » 0.00
Jan.S 40 34 0.06
problems of supply and cost
are becoming intensified, and
fearful that the conditions will
become worse, he appointed
the group’s first energy
director and reorganized the
group’s year-old energy
J. H. Tomlinson, head of the
group’s pollution abatement
programs for the past several
years, was appointed director
of energy and environmental
He also was named chair
man of the group energy
committee, formerly headed
by Baldwin, and comprised of
the chairman of the plant
energy committees: Robert
H. Masengill of the Ecusta
Paper Division, James H.
Mcllwain of the Film
Division’s cellophane plant at
Pisgah Forest, and Smith
Conklin of the cellophane
plant at Covington, Ind.
Tomlinson and the com
mittee were charged by the
group president with
“developing a program aimed
not only at saving energy now,
but to help create an at
mosphere which will continue
to generate support for the
program developed.
“We must concern our
selves with the availability
and with the high costs of our
energy resources, and we
must make it a lasting con
cern. The things that help save
energy now and tomorrow
must become a way of life for
us,” Baldwin said.
In comparison of the energy
crisis today and the swelling
concerns about the en
vironment 1.0 the 1950’s and
1960’s, Baldwin told the
committee to try also to an
—See Olin, Page 3A
Fire Destroys Garage
Apartment In Brevard
The garage apartment
home of a tracking station
employe was destroyed by
flames early Monday mor
ning, “making our cash
record of fire losses for 1975
already greater than for the
entire year of 1974,” Fire
Chief Joe Picklesimer has
He estimated the loss at the
home of Dave Kowal on S.
Caldwell Street at $15,000. The
total 1974 loss, Mr.
Picklesimer said, was less
than $10,000 in the city.
Neither Mr. Kowal, his wife,
nor a child was injured as the
blaze swept the home, the
chief reported.
The garage apartment was
owned by Ben Long.
The chief said the alarm
was received at 2:06 a.m.,
“And as I stepped out my front
door (oil Woodland Terrace) I
could see the glow of the fire in
the sky. I knew we had a bad
Engine No. 5 was at the
scene of the fire in three
minutes after the call was
received, Mr. Picklesimer
“As we arrived flames were
shooting out of the garage,
three windows of the apart
ment on the second floor, and
the first window of the
stairwell on the right hand
“We laid a two and one-half
inch line from Truck 5 in
Caldwell St., and one minute
later Engine 2 pulled up and
laid a three-inch line to a
“I told Assistant Chief
Gordon Byrd to lay another
two and one half inch line from
Engine 5 to the fire. At first it
seemed that we weren’t killing
flames so I went back to
Engine 5 and asked the
operator if it would support
another two and one half inch
“Then I returned to the fire,
and Gordon told me the fire
was dying down. We had the
flames out within minutes.
Then two men put on air packs
and went up the stairs to douse
the remaining flames.”
In all, he said, 600 feet of
hose was used.
Kowal, said the chief, had
poured kerosene into a hot
furnace on the garage level of
the apartment, and the fur
nace exploded. “Then he tried
to fight the fire with a water
hose before calling us. He
waited too long to call us. The
damage was done before we
were called.”
FIRE RESULT-rThis is the
garage apartment off S. Caldwell
damaged in Monday’s blaze,,
leaving a blackened inner hull. It
was occupied by the Dave Kowal
Ald rmen Complete
City-County Break
Is Held
Brevard’s Board of
Aldermen dissolved its
building inspection agreement
with Transylvania County
following a heated discussion
with Commission Chairman
Bill Ives and County Planning
Director Mike Epley Monday
The rift between the two
ruling bodies became an abyss
which even Eval Knieval
wouldn’t attempt to cross as
the fuss continued at the
aldermen’s meeting.
Acting City Manager Opal
Hahn, on instructions of
Mayor Charles Campbell and
the board, had called Mr. Ives
last week to tell him the
city was dissolving its
agreement to jointly use a
building inspector, and had
hired an inspector for the city.
Mr. Epley at the meeting
Monday night asked the
aldermen why the joint in
spection office could not be
continued, and if necessary a
new inspector could be hired
to work inside the city, but still
be put under the joint
Mayor Campbell pointed out
that a number of zoning
violations had occurred (the
building inspector is also the
zoning inspector) within the
city, and he said he felt that
the county inspector “was
spread too thin to handle both
the city and county.”
Mr. Epley then asked why
the mayor and the board had
not talked with the com
missioners, the county
planning director, or the
building inspector about the
city’s dissatisfaction with the
Mr. Campbell told him that
he had talked with him about
it on several different oc
To which Mr. Epley replied:
“That just is not true. You
have never mentioned this to
The code violations the
mayor mentioned included a
business sign on the Green
ville highway and a business
established in a residential
area on Maple Street.
The mayor said that
perhaps County Building
Inspector Jim Justice hadn’t
been doing his reading of the
city’s zoning ordinances or
attending the meetings of the
zoning board.
Mr. Justice said that he had
never been invited to a zoning
—See Aldermen, Page 3A
Hoop Games
University of North
Carolina Tarheels basketball
is being broadcast this season
over WPNF Radio in Brevard,
and all conference games are
heard over the local station.
At least 12 more conference
games remain to be broadcast
this season, plus those of the
A.C.C. tournament at the
season’s conclusion.
The games are being
broadcast locally, in part,
through the sponsorship of
Charlie's Recapping Service,
Old Hendersonville Highway.
The next game broadcast
locally is Jan. 15th against
Wake Forest.
FIRST 1975 BABY—Jeffrey
Dean Owen, shown with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Odell Owen
of Balsam Grove, is the winner of
the prizes in the annual baby
derby. (Times Staff Photo)
Jeffrey Dean Owen Wins
Annual Baby Derby Prizes
Jeffrey Dean Owen, born
Jan. 2, at 5:40 p.m. is Tran
sylvania County’s first baby of
The 19-inch, seven-pound,
four-ounce boy is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Odell Owen of
Balsam Grove, and arrived at
the Transylvania Community
Delivered by Dr. James
Keeley, the youngster came
into life the winner of a
sizeable amount of wordly
goods, as his prize for being
the county’s first baby of the
The annual baby derby is
sponsored each New Year’s by
The Transylvania Times and
Radio Station WPNF in
cooperation with merchants to
honor the first born child.
Mr. Owen is an employe of
the U. S. Forest Service
Here are the gifts won by the
new born child:
From First State Savings
and Loan — a $20 passbook
savings account.
Harper’s Five and Ten Cent
Store — a diaper bag and two
dozen Newborn Pampers
Mims Furniture and Ap
pliance Co. — a Cosco folding
high chair.
Trantham’s Department
Store — a pair of Stepmaster
baby shoes.
The Transylvania Times —
a year’s suscription to the
Morris Pharmacy — an
Evenflo Nursery Set.
Belk — a quilt, blanket, and
Flood Hazard
Survey Is Set
Brevard leaders Wednesday
morning heard about plans for
a flood hazard survey of the
city which ultimately will be
used as the basis for a city
ordinance defining where
construction may or may not
be allowed.
Rick Mason of the Federal
Insurance Administration,
and Dick Kerr of the Ten
nessee Valley Authority,
which will conduct the survey,
spoke to a meeting at City Hall
presided over by Mayor
Charles Campbell.
The Wednesday meeting,
said Mr. Mason, was the first
of four which will be held in
The survey, he said, will
define the elevations within
—See Flood, Page 3A
Rustlers Are Busy
On County’s Farms
Cattle rustlers have been
busy in Transylvania County
during the last several weeks,
it has been reported by
Assistant Investigator Jim
Stroup of the sheriff’s
The latest cases occurred
Friday and Saturday night of
last week, Mr. Stroup said.
He reported that on Friday
night persons unknown shot a
450-pound beef animal
belonging to Orville Mathis,
Rt. 1, Pisgah Forest, then cut
all four legs off and left the
remains in the pasture. The
animal was valued at $250.
On Saturday night, Mr.
Stroup said, a rustler killed an
animal belonging to Steve
Robinson, Rt. 1, Lake
Toxaway, then removed the
whole carcass from the
pasture. This beef was valued
at $300.
On December 20, the officer
continued, a young Holstein
calf belonging to Glen Whit
mire at Cherryfield was shot
but the rustler apparently
was frightened away before
achieving his goal. After
killing the $125 animal with a
rifle the thief had cut a portion
of one of the hind quarters
when he had to flee. The
animal was left in the field
with the hind quarter only
partly —rwad.
two sheets for the new baby's
Love’s Jewelry and Gifts —
a set of two Sterling Silver
diaper pins.
Brevard Amoco Service —
25 gallons of Amoco gasoline.
Community Cash — a case
of Gerber’s strained baby
Gaither’s Restaurant — a
chicken dinner for each of the
Here ’re
Some very important issues
are to come before the 1975
General Assembly, among
them tax reform, no-fault
insurance, land use, state aid
to private colleges (Brevard
College, for instance)
legislative ethics, and many
Transylvania is home to
only one of the six persons
representing the county as
these vital matters are
discussed in the plush state
house in Raleigh.
Senator Cecil Hill is from
Brevard. The 27th Senatorial
District has two senators. The
other is Joe H. Palmer of Rt. 3,
Clyde, N.C. 28721. Tran
sylvania shares these two with
Cherokee, Clay, Graham,
Haywood, Henderson,
Jackson, Macon, Polk, and
Swain Counties.
Transylvania and Bun
combe are paired in the 43rd
House of Representatives
District, with four
representatives—none from
this cpunty. The four are Mary
C. Nesbitt, 471 Fairview Rd.,
Asheville, N.C. 28803; Herbert
L Hyde, 93 East View Circle,
Asheville, N.C. 28806; Claude
DeBruhl, Rt. 1, Box 480,
Candler, N.C. 28715; and John
S. Stevens, 8 Pine Tree Rd.,
Asheville, N.C. 28804.
All are Democrats.
Should anyone care to make
his stand on proposed
legislation known to the
district senators or
representatives, he can write
to any of these persons at the
General Assembly, Raleigh,
N.C. 2760L
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