ON OVER TIME AND
Galloway Bill, Consolidating
Offices Sheriff-Tax Col
lector Is Passed
TIME FOR PAYMENT OF
TAXES EXTENDED TO SEPT.
Workmen's Compensation Bill
Becomes Law ? School
Bill In Muddle
North Carolina legislative body1
is still in session in Raleigh, in a.
prolonged term, the end of the reg" t
ular session having been > reached ,
last Saturday. There were so many
unfinished bills that adjournment'
could not be taken, and -it is expect
ed the sessions will last until next j
Tuesday . or Wednesday. j
The Galloway bill, abolishing the I
office of tax collector and placing
the work of collecting the taxes up-'
on- the sheriff at an increased salary
of ?2000 a year, has passed, both
houses. The original provision for
upkeep of one automobile, and the.
later provision for the county to pay j
bond premium, were both stricken j
from the measure, leaving a net in-'
crease of $2000 in the salary.
W. E. Shipman was elected last
November to this office. Both par
ties advocated this consolidation of
offices in the campaign. The tax
collector received a salary of $2400 1
a year. The consolidation with the
increase granted the sheriff-tax col
lector saves $400 a year on the sal
The Hamlin bill, providing for
consolidation of the two above
named offices, with an increase m
the sheriff's salaiy of one thousand
dollars; abolishing the office ofj
county treasurer and appointing
bank to act as treasurer; reducing,
the number of county commissioners
from five to three members; abolish- (
in g the road commission and the j
jury commission and the office of ?
rural policeman, passed the house]
but was reported unfavorably m the ?
senate. It is said a minority report
will be made by the senate commit
tee and the matter will be threshed
out on the floor of the upper house.
The town finance bill, authorizing j
Brevard to issue refunding bonds,]
has passed both houses. The county j
finance act did not. fare so well, an \
unfavorable report having been giv-,
en this measure by the house com- j
mittee. The bill was re-referred and .
came back with a favorable report..
It had passed second reading Wed- j
Senator Galloway s bill for the i t- j
lief of the tax payers of the county j
has passed both houses. This bill;:
provides tor extension of time ml
paym,m ,f last jWsUxw from:
Slav until September. Many people
are' highly elated over the success of j
this measure, as it will give the cit- 1
izens an opportunity to make money .
during the summer with which t0 1
pay last year's taxes. j
The Workmen's Compensation bill
has become a law, and is said to be
one of the best laws in the United
States. The success of this measure ,
ends a constant ' struggle a quarter
century old. For many years inter- j
ested people have been trying to get.
such a law on the statute _ books. ,
The- bill provides payment for loss,
?of time on account of accidental in-j
jury from. ST to SIS a week, and
daeth benefits as high as $6000. ;
The school bill is still in commit
tee and in a muddle. Interested,
people are working day and night to
whip the bill into shape that will
jrain the o. k. of both houses.
Amendments galore have been Jack
ed onto the original substitute bill, ;
and with each batch of amendments!
the measure then goes back to the i
other house for concurrence in the
OLD MAIDS' CLUB
Judging from the frequent ap
plause and peals of laughter
from the large audience in attend
ance at the "Old Maids' Club, a,
comedy, presented at ^ the xiign (
School auditorium Tuesday evening j
by the Philathea class of the Bap
tist Sunday School, this feature of
entertainment proved highly success
ful in every respect.
The cast include 16 young
ladies, members of the class, assist
ed by two voung men., all performed
excellently their respective roles,
presenting in its entirety a play, lui
of fun and thrills from start to.
finish. The appropriate and ludic-t
rou" costumes worn by the perform- j
ers added to the pleasures of the oc
casion. Music by the High School;
w^ehertra and a reading by Mrs. Rov .
?ong^were enjoyable features on the,
cast included the following:
Hassie Tinsley, Ruth Cantrell Louise
Hayes? Launa Clayton, Myrtle I in>
ley. Alice McCall, Elizabeth Duck
worth, Marguerite Robertson, Jew
ell Ashworth, Beatrice Daniels, Opal
A.shworth, Thelma Ashworth, Odell
Nicholson, Carolyn A* worth, Anmc
Sitton, Laverne Weut, cnawes
Moore. Speedy Galloway.
A. neat sum was realized by the
class as proceeds from the play,
which will be used in defraying the
expenses on the piano fund for the
M OTHER TOWNS
TO JOIN BREVARD
J In Making Campaign for Tour
Iists Through Central
BELIEVED PLAN WILL BE
BENEFICIAL TO SECTION
Vice President Miller To Leave
On Tour ? Others
Ail :ov<.s and cities U
North Carolina will be asked by the
Brevard Chamber of Commerce t
send representatives/ into the Mid
dle West and the N^rth,' and Join
this town in extending invitations .to
the people of those sections to come
to Western North Carolina for the
summer. Heretofore Brevard has
made its appeal to the people of the
South to spend their summers hire,
and this year the work will be car
ried into new fields, in addition to
the territory in the Southern sta^s
Vice President Miller will soon
leave for a six weeks' trip through
Tenneessee, Kentucky, Indl|.na'T^
and Illinois, returning by bt. i^ouis
and then by New 0rleans' w^^
the Southern cities on his return
trip. He will carry the new book
lets and listings of houses that are I
for rent to the tourists.
It is believed that all West*?
North Carolina would be greatly
benefitted if all. the towns would
send representatives, and throug
the combined efforts of the resorts
in this section, attention of aU that
vastly rich section of the Middle
West would become centered on
Western North Carolina.
All indications point to this com
inf summer as Brevard s banner j
tourist season. The fact that we ,
directed efforts are being made to
lease all the summer +ho^,s *?^urSg
spason in addition to the tourists ]
who fill the hotels; and boa^S !
houses,, indicates that th |
business this year will bring mucn
more money into this section than
STUDY COURSE AT
Annual South-wide B. Y. P. U
study course of the Baptist church
i* in session this week, with
ings at the Brevard Baptist church
each night during the ^ * the
three young people enrolled for th
fir?t session Monday night, and ad
ditional members are trolling each
night, with much interest manifest
on the part of all. ,
Six classes are in session in tne
flUayhCourse two formers study;
S? Miss Myrtle Barnett, and the
Plan of Salvation, taught _bv Kiv. j
Wallace Hartsell ; two for the intei ,
mediates .studying the ^erm^e ;
Manual. ' taught by Miss ^ Iz .
Reece and Training in Stewardship,
tauirht bv- W. W. Pruett; two jun- ,
io? classes, including the Junior j
Manual, taught by ; Miss Bernjce ,
Bridges, and Studying 01 Str\i<A,(
taught by Miss Marjone Garren. j
OYSTER SUPPER AT j
THE CENTRAL CAFE:
ll is expected that the Kiwanis j.
club will hold its meeting next week I
at the Central Cafe, where members |
of the U. D. C. Library committee,
will have an oyster supper lh
matter "will be acted upon at the
meeting of the club today. ? .
The U D. C. is giving this oyster
supper on Thursday of next week
'for the -purpose of raising funds
with which to "carry on with the
l'brarv work. Many new books are
M purchased and other needed
improvements being made. The oys
ter sapper will t? for lh *,
the Kiwanis club meeting there at
the neon hour or in the evemnjt for
the purpose of helping the ladies
out with their library Pr?jfra?'
should it be decided to hold th
meeting at that place next we
local women attend
annual district meet
Representatives from the Brevard j
Business and Professional Women's j
club attended the first annual '
meeting of District No. 1 convening!
in Hendersonville Saturday after- 1
noon and evening. An interesting [
and informative meeting was report- >
ed by the Brevard delegates, and
many helpful suggestoins were
brought back, which it is hoped will
be of later benefit to the local club, i
Members of the Brevard club ;
present at this meeting were the;
president, Mrs. H. R. Walker, Miss ;
Eunice Simpson, Mrs. R. E. Law
rcnce, Miss Martha Boswell, Miss
REV. PAUL NICKEL TO BE
HEARD HERE SUNDAY
The Rev. Paul Mickel, of the
Presbyterian church of Decatur,
Ga., will fill the pulpit at the Brevard
Presbyterian church next Sunday
morning at 1 1 o'clock All members
are requested to attend, also a cor
dial invitation is extended to friends
and visitors to hear Rev. Mr. Mickel,
( vho is a prosptetive minister for
tie of the Brevard church;1
U. S. Sugar Man Demand Limit on *
? Free Imports F Philippines
- Cutting Sugar Beet $?ed.
? ? '
W ASHINGTON, D. C? Th<> beci su
gar crop of the United States lias shown
a falling off of 42,419 long tons in the
last eight years, or 4.28 per cent,
while the cane sugar production of the
Philippine Islands, which Is shipped
g Fertilizing Sugar Beet Fields #
into this country duty 'free, has fn
cr eased by 410,157 long tons, or 1G3.8
per cent, according; to Harry A. Aus
tin, secretary of the U! S. Beet Sugar
"Output of btfet sugar totaled 927,
000 long!tons in 1928, compared with
000,419 long tons in 1920," said Mr.
Austin. "Production of Philippine
cane sugar reached 675,000 long tons
in 1928, compared with only 255,843
long tons in 1920.
"Free entry of unlimited quantities
of Philippine sugar will endanger the
American sugar beet termer's inter
ests and deprive . him of . a valuable
STOLEN IN GOBS!
Enough of It To Equip Broad- j
casting Station Is Found
Radios are really coming: into
their own now, it is said, because
thieves have begun stealing radio!
equipment. Officers say they can ?1- ,
ways tell when something new is be- j
coming popular by the activities of ]
thieves. Rogues may not be long
on morals, ethics, and sichlike, but;
they keep posted on the value of !
things in general and when they!
steal, they know what to steal.
Last Saturday Rural Officer Sims j
was in search of some drunk fellows'
who had been meandering around on
the edge <>f See-Off mountain, lie
accidentally raji_ across a supply of
radio equipment sufficient, it is said, !
to* erect a broadcasting station and i
equip many receiving sets. The
stuff was hidden behind a big cliff,
and was brought into town by t h ?'
Late advices indicate that the
equipment was stolen from a Green-;
Mr. Sims it? bemoaning the fact:
that Ik- failed to see a tub. of lard
that has been found since, hidden j
near the place of Concealment of
the radio equipment. Officers are,
puzzled as to the connection of the j
lard and the radio outfits. It is be- 1
licved twi thefts were committed by (
the same crowd.
MANY MEN GOING ON
"KIDDY LAND" IRF
On Friday evening, March 22, a |
local talent play will be staged at;
the High Schooi auditorium and the '
proceeds will go to the fund being !
raised bv the Wonian's Bureau for
beautifying the school grounds in I
Brevard. The play is called "Kiddy j
Land," and many of the best known j
men of the town have parts in the '
It is said there -will be much fun
and keen enjoyment when the play
The purpose of the play, that of
adding to the school ground fund,
will, it is believed, draw an immense
crowd to witness the efforts of Bre
vard's local talent.
_ . j
Mrs. Mary C. Dunbar
Mrs. Mary C. Dunbar died at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Eliza
beth D. Murray in Natcshez, Miss.,
Tuesday morning of last week. Pri
vate funeral services were held at
the residence. Friday morning.
Mrs. Dunbar is well known in Bre
vai*d and made many friends here
during the many summers spent here
with her daughter,. Mrs. Murray, at
Peter Pan cottage in West Brevard.
TO BE EVENT OF WEEK
Among the enjoyable events
planned for this week will be the
Junior-Senior banquet of the Bre
vard High School to be held at the
Waltermire ,Grill Friday evening.
This annual event is always- antici
pated with much pleasure by the two
upper classes of the high school,
and the one this year promises. un
usual features of enjoyment.
PLANS FOR BAZAAR
Twenty-Seven Outside Firms j
Make Big Contributions
Twenty-seven firms located in )
cities and towns other than Brevard, t
have made splendid contribution to !
the Woman's Bureau for the Chil- ;
dren's Bazaar, which is to start here
on April first. Valuable articles j
have been contributed, which will be '
sold here during the bazaar, the
proceeds going to the work of beau
tifying the school grounds in Bre-j
vard. . j
The committee will call upon the l
Brevard merchants and citizens
within the next few days for con-!
tributions, and it is said the ladies
Expect even greater gifts from the:
home people than those received I
from people on the outside.
I t. Is planned to publish a com- ?
pi etc list in next week's paper of all |
thosp who have made contributions j
to this great cause, and It is the ex- j
pressed wish of representatives of [
the Woman's Bureau that no local j
firm or individual will be missing in
the list of contributors.
All people, it seems, have agreed; |
tiiat the task undertaken by the j
women, that of beautifying the J
sehol grounds, is one of the most )
laudable undertakings ever witness- j
ed here, and practically ali the cit- j
izens are rallying to the cause, for;
the children of the town and county. (
attending the Brevard schools will j
reap the benefit of the work being j
done by the ladies.
People of the town will watch
with interest the publication of the j;
names of individuals and firms, both !
local and away from here, who make 1
donations to this most worthy j
cause. One big mail order house,;
that of Sears, Roebuck and com- 1
pany, is said to be the only outside
firm to refuse the request to make
a donation to the bazaar.
EASTERN STAR TO
All is in readiness for organiza
toin of an Eastern Star Chapter in
Brevard this afternoon at 4 o'clock.
The institution of the Chapter will
begin promptly at 4 o'clock. At 6:30
o'clock the attendants will - banquet
at the Waltermire Grill returning for ,
j further work in the Chapter at 7 :30.
j Grand Patron" Marshall Dilling, of
1 Gastonia^ will be here, as will dele
Igations of ladies from Henderson- j
jville and Asheville. About forty |
(members will be installed as charter '
mefmbers. The Eastern Star is fQr
Wbinen in Masonic homes, and is a
powerful influence for good in any
community where there' is a Chap
The meeting will be held in the
Masonic Hall on Broad i street.
Masons of the county will welcome
the Eastern Star.
DAUGHTERS OF WESlLEY
I March business meeting and social
'of the Daughters of Wesley! Sunday
' School class will be held at the
Methodist parsonage next Tuesday
-veiling. All members and friends
are given a cordial invitation to be
Mm urn and I
MORE FISH WANTED
Organization of Club to Work
to This End Is i
JUDGE McCOY NAMED
PRESIDENT OF THE CLUB!
Believed Good Fishing andj
Hunting Would Enrich
Many interested citizens from Jill (
parts of the county gathered at the ,
court house Monday night, and per- .
fected a permanent organization for '
the purpose of protecting fish and ]
game, and re-stocking the streams J
with fish and the forests and fields
It' is recognized by the county \
that well stocked fishing streams
and plenty of game in the moun
tains would brii^j more", money into
Transylvania county than the peo
ple here have ever obtanied from
tourists. It is generally believed by
men who have studied the question
that well stocked streams would fill
every boarding house and every va- 1
cant room in the town and county,
with men and women .. who? enjoy'
good fishing.. The winter season, can j
be made to: pay big dividends with j
good hunting in these great moun
tains and forests.
It w$s with these objects in view
that the citizens organized the club.
Judge Edward P. McCoy, of
Pisgah Forest, was selected as pres
ident of the organization. D. L.
English, lawyer and sportsman, was
elected vice president^and chairman
of the executive committee. Jerry
Jerome, whose articles on the moun
tain streams have been published in j
national magazine and in The New]
York Times, was named as secretary, i
Elam Galloway, game warden, Ros
man, was selected as treasurer.
Members of the executive commit
tee were appointed from all the j
townships in the county, as follows: j
Brevard township: Dr. G. B. Lynch j
and Charles Dunn. I
Boyd township: Carl Baynard and.
R. S. Boyd.
Cathey's Creek township: Frank'
Morgan and H. N. Blake.
Dunn's Rock township: Henry
Carrier and A. H. King.
Eastatoe township: Pink Whitmire |
and Eli Cassell.
?Gloucester township: T. R. Chas
tain and Albert Price.
Hogback township: Otto Alexan
der and Walter McNeely.
Little River township: Paul Jones
and Jerry Jerome.
By-laws committee was appointed
to draft a constitution and by-laws
for the dub, as follows: James F. |
Barrett, chairman, A. H. Houston j
and Elam Galloway.
Thtf president was authorized to j
appoint a finance committee with;
two members from Brevard township'
and one member from each of the j
other townships. . _ j
The next meeting will be held j
Monday night, March 25. It is hoped
that a" still greater meeting can be
had at that, time, as people begin j
to realize just what it means, to all -
the people of the county to have,
well stocked streams and fully stock-,
ed fields and forests.
EXPECT GALLOWAY j
TO BE ON BOARD!
Word has been received in Bre
vard that Mr. Joe Galloway, of Ros
man, will succeed Mr. C. R. Sharpe
as a member of the county school
board. Two years ago the board was
named, with J. S; Bromfield for the
six-year term, C. F. Woodfin for the
4-year term, and Mr. Sharpe for the
Richard J. Booth
Friends in the community will re-j
gret to learn of the death of Rich
ard J. Booth, which occurred last
Wednesday at his home in Clear
water, Fla., following an Illness of
several months. Funeral services
were held in Clearwater the follow
ing day. j
Mr. Booth, who was in his 79th
year, was well known in Brevard,
since he owned a summer home
here, where he spent the summer
months for a number of years. Last
year, however, his failing health
prevented his annual visit to Bre
vard. Mr. Booth is survived by a
son and daughter, both of Clear
F. H. Neely
E. H. Neely, son of Mrs. M. J.
Neely, died suddenly Wednesday
evening, the ,6th in the State Hos
pital at Morganton. The funeral
services were held .at the Neely
home Friday morning at 10:30, con
ducted by Rev. A; L. Aycock. In
terment was in Oak Grove ceme
Pallbearers were J: M. ? Neely, G.
L. Neely, A. E. England, M. J.
Neely, R. M. Neely and Joe Neely.
C. R. McNEELY, COUNTY
County Accountant C. R. McNeely
has been ill for the past few days,
but is reported to be improving and
it is thought will be able to return
to his office within a day or so.
LANDING FIELD TO
BE LOCATED HERE
IT IS BELIEVED
Field In Pisgah National For
est Especially Adapted
BREVARD ON AIR LINE
IN ALL DIRECTIONS
Would Be Great Attraction
For This Community, It
j Is Believed
? Movement, was started at the
[Chamber of Commerce Tuesday
night looking to the establishment
of a landing field here for airplanes.
Brevard is particularly fortunate in
having at its boundary line a lo
cation that would be the most ap- :
pealing air port in the whole of t|ie
United States. The proposed loca
tion is that level land lying on Dav
idson River, at the old English
homestead pace. It is in the Pisgah
National Forest, and no greater
scenic beauty can be found in the
world than that surrounding the
proposed landing field.
For some time interested men
have, been quietly working 011 this .
matter. The recently announced in
tention of the government to re
forest certain sections of the national
forest that had been cleared led to
quick action on the part of the Cham
ber of Commerce. It was feared
that the government would include
this particular boundary in its re
Committees were appointed to
open negotiations with the govern
ment for use of this land as an air
port. In event the right to use the
land can be obtained, it is planned
to have an electric light of tremen
dous power flashing into clouds and
sky every night for guidance to air
Brevard is on direct air route
from North to South, and East to
West. It is believed that the estab
lishment of an air pork here would
do more to advertise Brevard to the
country than all other efforts com
TO TEACHER MEET
? Regular meeting of the Transyl
vania County Teachers' association,
which was held Saturday morning in
the Brevard High School auditorium,
was featured by an unusually in
teresting and well presented program
given by children ->f the Pisgah For
The main part .of the program
a scene from Bookland, with chil
dren dressed in appropriate cos
tume from the different grades, rep
resenting various well-known books.
The manner in which the program
was presented airtl the pretty cos
tumes gave evidence of excellent,
training and much work on the part
of the children and those directing
the play. Another interesting fea
ture of the program presented on this
",::i<?!. was thr telling of ;i story
by Rebecca Patter, concerning a
little girl who helped cure her
master of the leprosy.
In the absence of the president of
the association, tiro meeting was
presided over by Sunt. T. Hen
derson. Delegates were elected to
the meeting of the North Carolina
Education Association, which con
venes in Raleigh March 21-22. Since
the county is allowed one delegate
to every ten teachers, the following
Transylvania del- gates were appoint
ed to attend th r.eeting: Prof. J.
B. Jones, Miss Izorec Recce, Miss
Willie Aiken ami Miss Alta Herring,
from Brevard; Misses Dorothy Al
len >?d Dorothy hum by, from Ros
man; S. P. Vern.r. from Conmstei',.
and Supt. Henderson.
MAKING READY FOR
Baseball enthusiasts of the town
are working for a park for Brevard,
'with the High School ground in mind
las the most suitable location. Car
Ipenters of the community ? have
agreed to give their labor in the erec
jtion of the fence and bleachers, and
those who are pushing the campaign
'for better sports in Brevard. are cer
! tain. that, the necessary amount for
lumber can be raised in a short
Labor for the smoothing up aud
| leveling off of the field has been
promised by fans and interested par
ties, and with a big reduction in the
price of lumber for the ' fence, the
entire job will cost less than $250,
it is said, and will be a permanent. ,
asset to the local high tcliooi and
to all sports here.
SHERIFF PATTON IS BACK
AT OFFICE AFTER ILLNESS
Sheriff T. E. Patton, Jr., is back
in his office, after having been con
fined at his home for several days
with a severe cold. He is loud in his
praise of the work done by his dep
uty, Tom Wood, and other officers,
who captured one of the largest and
most com." ie copper stills ever tak
en in tb'" county.