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EXPONENT OF TKAN.
BREVARD, N. C.,
Can BreTard Get Parks ?
If so, when
It is a well recognized fact that all
cities and towns need public parks,'
playgrounds and athletic grounds.
On that point it is unnecessary to
“let off steam” in either talking or
From time to time parks for J5re-
DISCUSS ISSUES FOR BENEFIT
New Telephone Franchise Before Al
dermen — Other Matters Receive
Attention of City Fathers:
THe Board of Aldermen met last
Monday night in regular monthly ses-
rion, Mayor T. H. Galloway presiding.
The aldermen present were: Ralph
Zachary, George Marshall, F. D. Cle-
nitnt and E. W. Blythe. G. E. Lath-
vard are talked of for awhile, and, rop was on duty as city clerk,
after a period of talk, the whole mat-' S. Bromfield and Henry Ransom
• j j *1. 4-v.^ present in the interests of the
ter IS dropped with the statement. Telephone Company. Mr.
“The Town can t afford it . , j Bromfield asked the board for a fran-
The writer has no brief for any par ' chise for the new company,
ticular project or property, but is j The matter of grantng a franchise
“well set” in his opinion that Brevard , was deferred v.iitil after consultation
--rks and playgrounds for its
I with the -y.t:' attorney^ Welch Gallo
way. I: v%a5 decided to have an in-
o\\\i for its own schools, and formri! Tsiectiiig with Mr. Galloway in
for the tourists it entertains every | order to draw up a form of the fran-
Bummer. submitted to the board at
Of the various properties that ■'ecessed meeting next Monday
G* E. Lathrop pointed out
might be available, it would be but a
trifling expense to have the Town j ^he Southern Beil Company had ob-
Engineer estimate the probable cost. ttiined a franchise in 1912 which was
improving, developing and beautify
still in force, although no advantage
had ever been taken of the franchise,
! unless it were for the establishment
Of the properties that niight b® of lo!,g distance communication. Mr.
available now, if not secured now, can J Lathrop was of the opinion that this
•they be secured a few years later? franchise ought to be out of the way
When a boundary is cut up into lots, company v, hen it began
and the ownership divided among a
, Several matters were mformally
few score owners, its possible use as r^scussed by the aldermen. Among
a park is done away with — except ;h£m was a statement from E. W.
at a prohibitive cost. BIji;he calling attention to the fact
What is known as the “Franklin immoral tendences in public dan-
T , 2. ti i. • « should be checked by the citv
Lake Property” contains some five .
I authorities. A considerable amount
or six acres, is in the east end of Bre- ^ discussion was provoked, but no
vard, about two blocks from Main St., | definite action was taken.
and could be beautified, and a small j —
lake constructed, if water is avail- i
able. As it is in a beautiful grove. I
The remainder of the Gash prop-
CITIZENS TELEPHONE CO.
PURCHASES INTEREST OF
BREVARD TELEPHONE CO.
Deal Made Last Week By Which New
Company V/ill Take Charge April
1st, Operating Under Old Name
erty, between Broad and Maple St.,
contains about ten acres in one solid
body, practically all in trees, and just
beyond the high schpol property.
About an acre of this land, in con- j —
nection with the southern end of the | The Citizens Telephone Company,
school play ground would give room | recently organized, has bought out
for a regulation base ball park, and , the Brevard Telephone Company,
general athletic grounds, just behind , This action was taken last week after
a careful estimate of the property,
the high school. . ^ ^
According to the terms of the pur-
The Mount Surprise property and company will take
the Tinsley property on Long Branch,; charge on April 1, but will operate
while farther from the center of Bre- | under the old name until the new sy-
vard, is a much larger boundary,' stem is installed.
would furnish ample Park grounds,' The work of installing the new sy
stem will be pushed, to the utmost,
athletic grounds, and an excellent lo- tou -j j.
‘ says J. S. Bromfield, President a
cation for a lake with plenty of water Qe„ej.ai Manager.
It would take but little time and j Twenty to twenty-five telephones,
but little expense to have the Town which have been ordered out, have
Engineer to estimate the practicabil- ^^en asked for again by subscribers.
^ , , , . . ' Stock to the amount of $20,000
,ty and cost of development of any or subscribed, and the
all of these properties.
There may be other properties eq- persons anxious to take stock have
ually or more desirable, that might been too late to tfc.ke advantage of
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEET
DRAW JURY LISTS AND
APPOINT TAX LISTERS:
All members of Board Present Mon
day — Jurers Drawn For April
Court — Meeting Called For Ma^ch
books have been closed. Several
These properties are, in the main,
undeveloped, and at present non-pro
ductive. It is possible that the own
ers of the properties, or some of
_ , , i and issuirg bonds to pay for same,
them, would rather have Bonds of | ,
the Town of Brevard, than the pro- j ordinance to take effect on appro-
perty. val by a majority of the voters of the
Under th^AMunicipal Finance Act,, Tov/n.
the privilege, and nearly $2000 has
been turned down on this account.
dinance authorizing the purchase of
properties for parks and playgrounds.
Towns have the right to buy proper
ties for parks and playgrounds, and,
Brevard can get parks when a ma
jority of the voters say they want
The County Commissioners met in
regular session last Monday, disposed
of routine business, attended to a num
ber of claims, drev/ the jury list for
the term of Supreme Court beginn
ing April 18, and appointed Tax lis
ters for the various townships. The
full board, consisting of L. R.
Scruggs, chairman, J. Coleman Owen,
and R* M. Hawkins, attended the
A meeting of the board is called
for Saturday, March 19, when it is
expected that the work on court house
and jail v.'ill be complete.
JURY LIST DRAWN
The following persons vrere drawn
to serve as jurors in the April term
First v/eek: Galloway, W. F.;
Owen, J. A., (cub); Lance, Jule L.;
Allison, C. B.; Lyday, J. A.; Lance,
Jeff; Bryson, J. A.; Neill, V. C.; Mc
Call, G. C.; King, A. H.; Allison, E.
C.; Batson, E. L.; Gillespie, E. E.;
Galloway, J. H.; Boggs, J. S.; Owen-
sby, V. M.; Galloway, Hoyaee; Hen
dricks, W. C.; Garren, W. O.f Patton,
J. S.; Blye, Verdie; Heath, E. A.;
Brovm, W. A.; Whitmire, J. C.; Chap-
pel, H. B.; Lance, C. M.; Hammett,
J. W.; Nicholson, C. G.; Pov/ell, L.
E.; King, W. O. K.; Aiken, P. A.;
Mull, W. L.; Southern, Eugene; Riley,
A. B'.; Wilbanks, F. Y.; Ashwort!
Clyde; Bagwell, L. E.; Gallpway,
S.; Jones, Wesley; Wilson, Earnest;
Allison, J. W.; Gillespie, A. R.
Second week: McCall, D. W.;
Mull, M. A.; Kilpatrick, J. B.; Sum-
niey,W. H.; Whitmire, L. J.; Kilpat
rick, C. C.; Robinson, John; Allison,
A. L.; Hamilton, L. M.; Aiken, Ed.;
Batson, T. C.; Whitmire,^ Johnny;
W^hitmire, Furman; Young, C.
Townsend, W. L.; Kitchen, C
Reece, Tilden; Hollingworth, T. J.;
Allison, L. H.; Clark, C. R.; Hend
ricks, Ed.; Neal, J. B.; Brackens, M.
E.; W^hitmire, E. Gaston.
BREVARD MAY BE STAGE FOR
MAKING PICTURES BY
Representative of Lasky and Co., vis
its Town, Looking for Locatioit to
Produce Scenes in Play “Conquest
Brevard may become the stage for
the acting necessary to the produc
tion of at least a nart of “The Con
quest of Canaan” for motion,picture
purposes, if the citizens of the town
give their support to bringing a com
pany of movie people here in the near
Lasky and Company, the celebrated
movie picture producers, are now
looking for a suitable place to re
present some of the scenes in the play j
based on Booth Tarkington's novel, |
“The Conquest of Canaan”. Last ^
week, Alfred Cozine, representing the
company, came to Brevard on a pro
specting tour, with letters from N. '
Buckner, secretary of the Asheville ^
board of trade. Mr. Cozine spent '
several hours here looking over the
place and teking photographs of
some scenes that most nearly suited
his purpose. On leaving he expressed |
himself as pleased with the surround-!
ings and thought it probably that his
company would decide to locate some
of its activities here.
PINE KNOT LI ERS THROW
DOWN CAUNTLET TO
The following c nur.ica'tion has
been sent to ..'.la J. L. Os
teen, principal of the Lake Toxa-
OPENING EXERCISES AT HIGi|
Fr:c?^y mdrning makes event for
to boys and girU — Each grads
takes turn in entertaining.
The Lake Toxaway Pine Knot
“Spellers” (as they have christened |
themselves) are very much chagrined !
over the fact that they were not |
permitted to meet Brevard High
'r&il^ol (the county) in a spelling
contest. As a result, and being en
couraged to do 50 the “Pine Knot”
spellers are sending an open chal
lenge to any school or schools of the
County. The grades to participate
are the first and eighth inclusive.
Any school being interested may
communicate with Clara Owen, sec
retary of Lake Toxaway Debating
Ae a school we sincerely hope the
other schools of the county will not
concede defeat, as did Brevard High
School before we have an opportunity
of meeting them. However, if such
is the case then we shall claim the
“Spelling Crown” of the County.
But we much prefer winning it by
meeting other contestants face to
May we have an acceptance.
DEATH OF MRS. S. J. BARNETT
Mrs. S. J. Barnett, aged 83 years,
dieiJ Sunday night at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. J. W. Raxter, near
Round Top School house. Mrs. Bar
nett had been living with her grand
son, Oscar Raxter, at the Barclay
farm until last fall, when she came
to be with her daughter. She had
been in failing health all winter, and
death was due to the general break
down of old age.
Mrs. Barnett’s husband died in the
service of the Confederacy'during the
civil war. Only two children sur
vive — Mrs. J. W. Raxter and Mrs.
John McCall, the latter of "Pickens,
S. C., v/ho attended the funeral ser
Funeral services were held at the
Round Top Cemetery on Tuesday, cc:i
ducted by Rev. S. B. McCall.
if the plan cav^es through, a com
pany of 25 or 2tb payers ax"id picture
men will come here as soon as pos
sible to spend several v/eeks in the
Work of production. To make the
pictures possible, it would be neces
sary for Brevard business houses to
e transfomed temporarily into a
ikeness to “Canaan”, as Tarkington
described it, and to do fiiis would re- OVERHEAD BRIDGE FINISHED:
quire the support of business men and
city authorities. The expenses of
the undertaking would, of course,
rest with the production company.
Besides the photographs of streets,
business houses and residences it
would be necessary, according to Mr.
Cozine, to have an assemblage of
The new overhead bridge over the
railroad on Probarte street has been
finished by the Southern Railway,
and traffic which was interrupted
for some time along that street has
been resumed. The work was done
at a cost to the railroad of about
farmers and their turnouts for some 500
of the scenes. From fifteen hund- i construction of this bridge,
rtd to ^o ftoujand persons would , connecting link in the
be required for this particular feat- important tlior-
nre, and this would mean a b:g gath- „ company has
enng day in Brevard, of course ^ improvement over the
Those who are familiar with the u 4. * , u j i
... , . old structure and has done work that
working of' a production company n 1 * ^ _ r- -
, ® ^ , 1 will last for many years. Concrete
say that no expense is spared in mak- 1 . i 1 • a
. . . . , , , I pedestals, sunk in the ground, sun-
iTior tno T»in+T?i*oo nncr wnnr rhoTT nnofhr _ _ . _
ing the pictures just what they ought
to be, and that if Brevard is selected
for the location it will mean much
financially to the town, as well as
serving as a good advertisement.
CELEBRATES FIFTH BIRTHDAY:
Lyman Puett celebrated his fifth
birthday at the home of his parent?,
Rev. and Mrs. C. E. Puett, on March
5th at 3 P. M. There were about 40
present and he received nice pre
sents. All seemed to enjoy the even
DEATH OF MRS. r..Y LOWE
to pay for same, to issue bonds runn- j them. But it takes more than talk
ing over periods of not exceeding j to get them.
fifty years. j For the past ten years, or there-
Boards of Aldermen, past, present | abouts the people of Brevard have
and prospective, are all human, all talked about bettering the telephone
^represent the voters of the town, and service. A couple of weeks ago, a
ill want to do what the people want ^ few citizens started “doing something
them to — if they can. j Results were at once apparent, and
Purchase of park properties, if, now Brevard has excellent prospects
bought at reasonable prices, is not; of first class telephone service at an
‘throwing away money,” but is a early date.
Mrs. Fay c died at her home
on David?o:'i River on March 2nd,
! 1921. C'ivi was the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. S. Stewart. She w’as a
good woman. She leaves a husband,
two children, three brothers and four
sisters. She vi^as laid to rest at Oak
Grove Cemetery Friday afternoon at
2:30, March 4th. Rev. C. E. Puett
conducting the hurial service.
CARD OF THANKS
Mrs. Robert Orr and family wish
to thank their m.any friends for the
kindness shown them during the
sickness and death of the husband
and father. MRS. ORR.
port the pillars on which the bridge
rests. The flooring is made of two
by four lumber laid on edge, thus
presenting the firmest kind of sur
face to the shock and wear and tear
of traffic. With a further view to
permanency, all the woodword except
the bridge railing has been treated
MOVE BACK TO TOWN
Mrs. Mary Shuford, who has been
spending the winter months with her
son, Frank Shuford. has returned to
her home in Brevard on North Cald
Miss Julia Shuford, who has been
teaching at Balsam Grove, closed her
school last week, and is at home with
general exorcises of high and-
ele. itary school, which take place
in the IIi"h School Auditorium every
i^ri ;..y ir.orning, were conducted last
'-■Ti'. L by the upper fourth grade, of
which Miss Vera Melton is teacher.
At the ringing of the bell the pup
ils formed in lines according .to
grades and marched into the high
school building, g' - ' - filling all the
seats in the large „ i’lum.
Eben Morrovr 01 J'.c Tourth grade
was master of ccrar. * > ■. 'or the oc-
c?.sion and annoi;nc^ . ..-.e' numbers
of the program, all of which were
quite well carried out by the young
members of the grade. Good pre
paration for the exercises was evii
dent from start to finish.
The program follows:
Song, by the entire fourth grade^
Recitation, by Harry Johnson.
March, a recitation by five boys
and girls. i
The Love Nest, vocal duet by 0*
Nell Carson and Uldrick Bracken,
Recitation, by Roy Johnson. i
Piano Solo, by Beulah Zachary.
Recitation, by Madge Whitmire.
Japanese Sandman, a solo in cos*
tume, by Helen Sitton.
Recitation, by Clarence Allison.
Song, by eigth boys representing
The program ended with the Lord’s
prayer ift concert by the whole school.
Several visitors were present, and
the faculty welcomes visitors to all
these Friday morning exercises.
The program next Fridf.y will be
conducted by tlie third grade, Mifs,
F. P. Sledge, teac^«.
PLEASANT HILL HONOR ROLL:
The following pup ^s of the Pleas
ant Hill School are enkibltu .0 honor
roll for perfect spelling lessons for
one week. Avery. Powell, Niner
Galloway, Ethel Chapman, Hessie
Aiken, Norah Powell, Hattie Powell,
Taft Aiken, Columbus Aiken; Beu
lah Gillespie, teacher.
SELICA GRADED SCHOOL CLOS-
ES SESSION WITH ENTER-
Large Audience enjoys songs, drillsv
recitations and dialogues —^ Pria«
es awarded to several students.
ACCEPTS PASTORAL CALL:
)|rise investment, as the enhancement
in the value of the property is much
more than the interest on the bonds,
and, should occasion arise, the prop
erties, or portions of same,* can be
disposed of at advanced prices.
tf those interested in parks' would
present to the Board of Aldermen a
large petition requesting them to se
cure adequate parks for Brevard, we
liave no doubt the present Board of
Aldermen, or any future Board of
Aldermen, would at once pass an, or-
If a substantial number of the
citizens show the Board of Alder
men that want parks, either the pre
sent Board or any future Board will
be prompt to let the voters tell whe
ther they want parks, and, if the vot
ers decide for parks, the Board of
Adermen will get them, and will not
be long about it.
An adequate system of parks,
would add to the desirability and val
ue of all of the property of Brevard.
One of the tax payers.
j Rev. Mr. Dupree has been called
and has accepted the field composed
of Mt. Moriah and Cathey's Creek
Baptist Churches. ■ He preached at
Local Church Brevard Sunday night
I and is a strong gospel preacher.
This field will go forward un’dei*
the leadership of Mr. DuPree.
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Several business men of Brevard
I attended the meeting to organize a
Western North Carolina Chamber of
Commerce on Wednesday, and it is
reported that great enthusiasm was
shown over the project.
A complete and full account will ap
pear in next week's News because
we cannot do‘justice at this time on
account of going to press.
REVIVAL SERVICES TO BEGIN:
AT BAPTIST CHURCH SUNDAY
Revival services will begin at the
Baptist Church next Sunday, March
i^. Rev. Dean Crain of Greenville,
S. C., will arrive Monday.
Mr; Crain is one of the leading
ministers of South Carolina.
The public is invited to these ser
vices. The time for the morning
service will be announced Sunday.
NO PLAYING FOR “KEEPS’
IMPROVEMENTS AT LAKE
C. M. Siniard, who came to town
recently after a long illness, says
that he expects to make some improve
ments at Lake Elvira soon. A new
boat will be built. He says he ex
pects to make the dam higher next
fall, so as to get abq^ut ten acres of
Boys, big and little, have been hit
by the marble playing wave recently
and occupy much of their spare time
in this ancient form of recreation.
At the general opening exercises
of the school last Friday, Miss Tyner,
the principal, announced that marble
playing would be permitted, but that
if any boy played for “keeps” the
i game would be put under the ban.
j No sound was heard after this an-
! nouncement except the heavy drop-
j ping of several young masculine
I hearts, in which the gaining instinct
' was getting headway.
SOME BEHIND IN TAXES:
Tax collector Cos Paxton says that
the people are paying their taxes fair
ly well, but that some are still behind
and that all taxes not paid by the first
Monday in April will be advertised
for sal© on First Monday in May. •
Miss Beezie Bracken was brought
on Wednesday afternoon from Lake
Toxaway, where she has been teach
ing, and taken to the Mountain Sani-
ttirium, where an operation for ap
pendicitis was performed. Her con- ^
dition OH the following day was re-!
ported ais quite satisfactory. }
Miss Martha Brooks has received
the appointment of superintendent of
the Merriwether Hospital in Asheville
Miss Brooks was a former resident
of Brevard and is a sister of Mrs.
The Selica Graded school closed a
seven-month session last Friday ni^ht
with a public entertainment consist
ing of songs, recitations, drills ^nd
dialogues, presented by the pupils.
A large crowd attended the exer
cises. All the seats were filled and
all the available standing room taken.
In spite of the size of the audience,
the order was of the best.
The students had been well pre
pared and entered into the different
parts of the program with spirit. Their
efforts were much enjoyed, as well
as the music furnished between cur
tains by W. C. McCall with violin and
J. M. Orr with banjo.
One of the most interesting p^rts
of the program was a recitation and
declamation contest, participated in
by Ira Whitmire, Christine Wlutmire,
Clara Com, Alice McCall and Homer
Com. These prizes had been offered
by C. E. Ellenburg, principal of the
schooL In addition to these, H. N.
Blake, a resident of the community
had donated five dollars to be distri
buted equally among the five contest
ants — so that n.0 one had made his
efforts without reward.
Tlie pupils completing the seventh
grade and thus made ready for high
school work are Ira Whitmire, Chris
tine Whitmire, Frank Fenwick, Hom
er Com and Leota Com. ,
The teachers, for the session were
C. E. Ellenburg, principal. Miss Janie
Gillespie, intermediate, and Miss
Myrtle (Jarren, primary department.
ATTEND LAYMEN’S CONVEN
Visitors from Brev^ltd. attend
ing the laymen's convention at Green
ville are: Rev. John R. Hay, Mr. and
Mrs. H- L. Wilson, Miss Maty P«ck
Eay, and Fred. Weller. •
Fred Harris and C, C, W4H>d^in»
repres^ting thej. Davidson^ i^B^er
Church at Pi^h For^ ini^ Tala®