KNOW YOUR COUNTY AND WIN A CHEVROLET CAR
f Person Making the Nearest Correct
Estimate of the Number of People
Living in This County Gets the Car
k - ? , 1
NO CIRCULATION CONTEST, NO CATCH IN IT:
WINNER TO BE DECIDED BY CENSUS COUNT
No Extra Work to Do, Except Figuring and Es
timating on Population of Transylvania
County We Furnish Figures of Census
Since 1890, and the Votes Cast in Each
Election Since 1910 ? Take These Figures,
Work Out Your Estimate, Turn It in to The
Brevard News-Keep Copy of Your Figures.
ONLY THOSE WHOSE SUBSCRIPTIONS
ARE PAID UP FOR YEAR 1930 CAN ENTER
If You Are Behind on Your Subscription, Pay up !
i at Once and Work for this Brand New
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Tire and All, Filled With Gas and Oil and
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The Brevard News has prepared a treat for its family of
? subscribers and readers, in which a brand new Chevrolet
Coach, now sitting at the Whitmire Motor Company's place, is
to be given to the subscriber who makes the nearest correct
estimate of the population of Transylvania county. There has
been much argument about our population, some saying there
are 13,000 people in the county, while others hoot at that figure
and say there are no more than ten thousand people living ir
The United States begins taking
census here on April 2. In order to
stimulate interest in our county, The
Brevard News fell upon the plan of
(retting all its subscribers to studying
the conditions. We arc giving be
low figures of the census of 1890,
and 1900, and 1910. tml the last'
census figures, taken "ten years ago ,
in 1920. Study thes; figures, base \
your estimate on the increase as rep
resented in these ten-year-periods.
Then, as further information, we
are giving the number of votes cast
in each election from 1910 until
1928, the last election. These figures
ought to help you in fomring your
Study these figures carefully, then j
get busy, make up your estimate, ,
and send it in. First, however, i
qualify for entrance in this Know- |
Your-County study. The Brevard .
News could not afford, of course, to
give this great valuable prize to one ;
who is not a subscriber. It is plan- 1
ned for our subscribers. If your t
subscription is not paid up to the end i
of .the year 19150, this present year, ,
th<m pay that amount necessary to j
I^ty it up to the end of the year, and j
you have qualified to enter your es- ;
timate and win the car, if your es- ,
timate is the nearest correct. If you i
are not a subscriber, then send in 1
two dollars and qualify. This is
open to everybody, everywhere.
As an aid to basing your esti
mate as to the 1930 population of
Transylvania county we give the fol
lowing figures as to population of j
1 1900 6,020
(U. S. Census)
(U. S. Census)
The railroad was built to Brevard |
in 1895 .and extended to Rosman in ?
1899, and to Lake Toxaway in 1902. 1
The population of the Town of j
Brevard is as follows:
^ 1890 375
W 1900 079
The vote cast in various elections
will give some idea of the population.
See the following figures:
Year Vote Cast
1920 . 3,206
(women commenced voting)
X" It will be noted that the vote, prior
^ to woman suffrage, was usually about
one-sixth of the population; and
since that time it has usually been
about one-third. However, vigorous
local contests, or local feeling, briigs
out a heavier vote. These figures are
given to throw what light they can
on the subject.
This offer will be closed some ;
time prior to completion of the tuk- '
ing of the census by the government.!
agents, so no one can ever have it
to say that any leak whatever, or any
information of whatever nature, was
secured by the one who wins ihe
car. We reserve the right to close
this offer at any time upon one
week's notice in The Brevard News,
so all who expect to try for the great
prize would do well to get busy
NOW, study carefully the figures
given you, and send in your estimate
of the county's population. It ought
not to be hard to figure out close to
the number of people now living in '
In event of a tie, those tying must 1
agree upon the disposal of the auto
mobile, as The Brevard News will
not give but the one prize, except as
In order to get our subscribers to
start early in submitting their es
timates, we will give the winner of
the car two extra Firestone Tires,
purchased from Carl McCrary, pro
viding the winning estimate is turn
ed into the office of The Brevard
News on or before the 10th day of
March. That is, if the winning es
timate should be turned in before
March 10, the one who wins the car
will get these two Firestone tires in
addition to the automobile. So
hurry up and start your work.
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for this year. No extra charge ?
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not you? If you are not a subscrib
er, this sample copy of The Brevard
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for you to become a subscriber and
enter this great Know-Your County
game of skill and knowledge, and it
may be thatftTou, a new subscriber,
will win tre automobile.
Any one, any where, may enter
this great contest of knowledge, the
only qualification being that your
subscription for 1030 bo paid ii
PITHOUDS LEAVE FOR
NEW PITTSBURG HOME
Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Pithoud left
Wednesday for Pittsburgh, where
Mr. Pithoud will 'take charge of
another big job for the Hoosier En
gineering company, similar to the
work done in this county last winter.
Before leaving, the popular couple
asked The Brevard News to express
their appreciation to all the people
i of Brevard and the county who have
;been so kind to them.
| The work which Mr. Pithoud head
led here was a big boon to the com
munity. and resulted in the expendi
ture of many thousands of dollars ir.
PARK QUESTION IS |
That the question of playgrounds, j
park and swimming pool is one of':
great importance was given addi-i'
tional emphasis at the special meet- 1
ing of the Brevard Chamber of Com- j]
merce last Thursday evening. A ]
committee was appointed to inspect !<
several proposed sites, and this in-',
spection is being carried on in thor- '1
ough manner. The great need of such ?
places of amusement for the sum-:;
mer visitor was stressed at the meet- |i
ing, it beir.g conceded that if Bre- j
vard is to make any progress at all!,
as a summer resort, these additions',
must be made to the town's offering ,
to iis tourist trade. i|
It is planned to have some three I ,
or four places in selected spots \
where games, such as checkers, horse j
shoe, children's games, resting places, ,
seats and benches, may he enjoyed, j
A swimming poo!, one of the most;
popular provisions for the public, is !,
most certain to be prepared and in',
operation by the latter part of J
?June, if the spirit manifest at the j
Chamber of Commerce can bo taken j
as an indication of the determination |
of the citizens to make Brevard a |
real attraction to the tourists.
GEO. OSTUSIS ji
SEEKING OFFICE |
George M. Justus, popular citizen,1
of the county, is making announce- 1
ment in today's Brevard News for ?'
nomination on the democratic ticket,'
as candidate for the office of county ?'
treasurer. Mr. Justus, while now |*
confined at his home recuperating;
from an illness of more than a year, 1
was formerly connected with the J J
Snelson shops of the town. Friends 1
of Mr. Justus express belief that he jl
will soon be able to be on the t
streets again, yet none will say that t
he can soon return to his work in his |
shops, because of his condition re- !
suiting from this long illness. Ho j
bears a reputation for honesty and 1
integrity, and his friends believe he 1
will have much support in the race ?}
for the office of county treasurer, j
ASK THAT AUCTION !,
SALE BE DEFERRED!
As an indictaion of the manner in |
which people from other states I
think of Brevard and Transylvania'
county, a group of citizens living in
Virginia, having seen the advertise
ment in The Brevard News telling
of the auction sale of lots by Mayor
T. W. Whitmire, have asked that the
sale be postponed until they can be
in Brevard. One of the men spent
some time here last summer, and I
knows this property well, and stated
in his communication that owing to
a pressing engagement he could not
be here next Saturday, yet wanted
to bid on the property in question,
and urged postponement of the sale
until he could attend.
Mayor Whitmire was prevailed up
on to agree to this postponement, as
those who know the Virginia citizens
are anxious to have them become
property owners here. Announce
ment will be made at a later date as
to the day of the sale, Mayor Whit
mire finally agreeing to the post
COUNTY COURT DOCKET
HAS INTERESTING CASES
j Quite a large docket will face
'Judge D. L. English in County Gen
eral court next Monday morning,
I when Solicitor L. P. Hamlin begins
the prosecution of the cases to be
I tried. Some cases of rather unus
ual importance will be up for trial.
EASTERN STAR MEETS NEXT !
TUESDAY FOR ELECTION j
Meeting of the Eastern Star will
be held next Tuesday night at 7:30
in the Masonic Hall. Election of of
ficers will take place at this meet
ing, and a full membership is urged.
WOMAN'S BUREAU PLANS
The Womans Bureau is having a
get-together meeting at the Chamber
of Commerce rooms on Monday aft
ernoon, March 3, at 4:00 o'clock.
This will be a social meeting. All :
the ladies of the town are invited to '
I he present.
NEW SPIRIT IN THE
AIR AT THIS TIME
As Springtime Comes, a Finer I
Optimism Is Felt ? Busi
ness Picking Up
This issue of The Brevard News is
the harbinger of Springtime, bidding
farewell to three months of Old Man
Winter with all its trying ordeals,
its days of cold and snow, its wintry
winds and freezing rains. March
comes, and with it there is the be- 1
ginning of Spring ? a time when all
Nature begins to don its dress of
green, and soon the trailing arbutis
will peep forth from winter's bed of
concealment to peep up and smile !
at the bursting buds of bush and ;
New hope comes, too, and all man- ,
kind is clothed in a smile of new ,
hope and joy and gladness because ,
3f the resurrection of the things of ,
Nature from the winter's Bed of ,
rest and safety. The business men
of Brevard have joined The Brevard
News in giving expression of wel-l,
:ome to Springtime.
"Forward, March!" is. the greeting ^
af a page advertisement by The Bre- .
iard Banking company in its me s- ,
;age to the people of the county, di- ,
?ected more especially to the farm- ,
>rs who are declared by this bank .
:o be "the backbone of cur com- j
nunity .... the very cornerstone (
>f our civilization and advance- i (
Houston's Fuvnicurc Stove join? ' I
he marching throng in offering spe- j i
ial inducements and great savings i:i j ]
he purchase of kitchen cabinets and 1 1
*oman Ranges. This firm would N
lave all people enjoy ti:e great ben-;j
;fits to be derive J in the ownership ' ^
>f a Majestic Radio, so the women t
ind the children ii; the homes could j
njoy the advantages of listening to
,he world's finest arid best prog- 1
The Southern Public Utilities com- 1
)any suggests that the housewife be j
Permitted to really and thoroughly j
:njoy living by being released of
nuch of her household work and i
,vorry. Installation of electrical <
servants in the home would enable <
;he housewife to enjoy glorious j
ipringtime in the fullest sense oii<
Marse Hwiry Plummet-, of the , ?
Plummer Company, is just liack:<
:rom the eastern markets, and says :
le has brought a whole outlay of ;
lappiness and Springtime sunshine to i
he ladies of Transylvania county, in '
.he way of new Spring hat- and
(Continued on page four) J
HEN BIGGER THAN " I;
P. 0. DEPARTMENT!;
Receipts from Poultry Twice !
That of Postoffice Receipts i 1
In the United States
(J. A. Glazener, Agri. Instructor) ||
The poultry industry in the United I
States is a mammoth business. It is !
very hard for most of us to realize
just how big an industry it really is.
The following statements and com
parisons will help us to get a glimpse
of its magnitude:
The poultry industry in value of
its yearly output is more than three
times as large as the drug industry
including all druggist preparations, ,
patent medicines, perfumes and cos
metics. It is five times greater in
annual value than all the soap in
dustries. It is twice greater than
the yearly receipts of the 'United
States Post office department. It is
one and one-third times greater ,
than the value of the entire wheat
crop of the United States. The to
bacco value gives way to the poultry
by three times in greatness of an
nual value. The poultry industry in
the United States is equal to the I
value of all the gold and silver pro
duced in the entire world.
If just the farm chickens that
were produced in 1925 were placed
in railway box cars it would require
100,000 cars to hold them. If they ?
were placed in hen houses 20 feet J
deep, allowing 3 square feet per hen, ?
it would require that the house be '
12,130 miles long, which would reach ,
across the United States four times, r
The value of the poultry industry j:
in one year would furnish 700,000 ?;
families an annual income of $1,500,- h
000 or that much income for every j.
family in 233 counties as big as!
New York City alone pays out ,
over $300,000 evei^r day in the year j
for eggs. That city consumes over
34 cars of live poultry daily in addi- ,
tion to over 2,006,000 pounds of ,
dressed poultry annually. The in- ,
creased egg consumption of New .
York City is about 3,000,000 cases j
Transylvania county could enjoy
part of New York's money spent for
poultry and poultry products if
there were sufficient human interest
on the part of our good citizens to ,
take a hold of this industry in a bus-j
iness like way. Ii
Erwin's Store Is Sold to
The A. C. Glazener Firm
CLEANEST TOWN IN
WIDE, WIDE WORLD
Brevard can boast now of being
one of the cleanest towns in the
whole wide world, and Mayor Whit
mire has issued a statement to the
effect that the business man who
permits an accumulation of trash,
papers or any unsightly things about
their premises will be haled into
court and fined. Since adoption by
the Associated Charities of the plan
of employing jobless men, having
them work in cleaning the town,
paying them wages therefor instead
of making outright donations, thej
town has ben raked and swept and j
all but starched and ironed.
Spots and lots that have been vt-ri- !
table eyesores are now clean plots I
with green grass already beginning |
to l.re&k through and add its beauty:
to the scene. Much favorable com
ment has been published in the state
ares- because of the plan adopted in
Brevard of giving employment to j
the jobless men and cleaning up the 1
town instead of making donations !
jutright to those who had no jobs. It
ms be n declared to be a plan tha'c
results- good not only to the town,
jut is i .uch better for the workmen
themselves in that they are earning
.heir money. Had this work not
?een provided for them, then they
.vould have had to accept charity un
til they could t nd work somewhere.
JORDAN BUYS THE
C. C. .Jordan, well known citizen j
if Brevard who came here from An- 1
ierson, S. C., and is now a large I
oroperty owner in Brevard and Tran- j
sylvania county, has purchased the j
;tore formerly operated as the Me- 1
Intosh Variety Store, and is now con
tacting a sale at the Main street
store, offering, according to the ad
fertismcnt on another page, special
r.ducements ir the way of greatly
The Mcintosh Variety Store i
stocked with an unusually large line
for a town of the -ize of Brevard,
ind the lines carried are well known
:ii the people of the county. Mr.
Mcintosh is remaining with Mr. Jor
lan until the new owner become*
horoughly familiar with the stock of
roods and the wishes of the large
patronage which the store enjoys.
Mr. Jordan is considered a good]
susiness man, and his friends predict :
that he will have great success in his j
FOR MANY WOMT
While the jobless men .>f Brevard
are being given work to do in clean
ing up the town. Miss Martha Bos
well has agreed to act for the women
who desire work to do. Miss Bos
well can furnish women for laundry
work, house cleaning, or any domes
tic service, by the day or week. Mis
Bo swell, representing the Associated
Charities, urges all people who need
laundering or housework done, to
phone her that she may send capable
women ? and women who really need
the work. Interested citizens are
asked to co-operate with Miss Bos- J
well in the great work she is doing. ;
STIKELEATHER TO !
BE HERE TUESDAY:
Next Tuesday evening will be an J
important meeting at the Chamber
of Commerce, as officers will be j
elected at that time.
James G. Stikeleather, highway
commissioner, has written to Wm.
E. Breese, chairman of the board of
road commissioners, that he will be
here at that time to take up the mat
ter of completing arrangement
whereby the .state will be asked ti
take over the Boylston road to West
Asheville. Mr. Kistler, highway
:ommissioner in the eighth district,
is to be here at a later date.
It is regretted that Mr. Breese
:annot be at this meeting next Tues
day. He is to attend a meeting of
the board of trustees of the Univer
sity at that time, when a successor
to President CFase is to be selected.
U. D. C. TO MEET AT LIBRARY
SATURDAY AFTERNOON, 3:30
United Daughters of the Confed- 1
rracy will meet at the Library Sat
in- lay, M.-irch 1. at 3:30 o'clock. All
members are urged to be present.
IN W.N.C. RETIRES
New Owners Start Big Sale
Saturday Morning at
ERWIN IN BUSINESS
HERE FOR 44 YEARS
Mr. Glazener a Native of This
County ? Wide Experience
0. L. Erwin, oldest busincs> man
in Western North Carolina it, point
of years of active busings, an
nounces the sale of his bi(f Brevard
store this week to a corporation head
ed by Mr. A. C. Glazener. v.tidjl
ganized as A. C. Giazener. incur
porated, Mr. Glazener is a nati
Transylvanifin, being; the son of thfl
late M. J. Glazener, who was for
many years one of the leading mer
chants of the county. Mr. A. 0. Giaz
ener was in business in HenderKoti
ville for 27 years, and went from
there to Ashevilie, conducting busi
ness there until the desire to <?"
back home overpow-red him. and ive
closed the deal with Mr. Erwin f ir
the big store on Main strieit.
The Erwin store contains ;. gem
ral line of merchandise, foaturiiuz
shoes for men, women and children,
and a full grocery line. Mr. Erwin
ha?, enjoyed a splendid patronage as
a merchant for the past ?"orty?f?>ur
jears. He began bvisihefcs at ?'a!urt
in J. 886, and opened th -? lirr-v t -.1
store in 100S. But few of the friends
of Mr. Erwin knew tJiat he 'i
plated ;:he sole i f his busijiecs. a- he
has a I way-' no thoroughly enjo>od
the contact arith the public and ids
friends that the business provided.
His store has long bentt a earner
stone in the community foundation,
and is x'lo sn to particsJly ?iwry, man,
woman and child IK the tou.nij. be
cause of Mr, Erwin 's long activity in
Ar a successor to Mr. Erwin,
friends are congratulating tin- com
munity upon the coming to Rp-vard
of Mr. Glazener. with iiis: wide ex
perience in merchandising am! his
background of native family honor
and honesty as a guarantee that Mr.
Erwin's Itich bu-:ness idea!" -vill be
Mr. Erwin issued the fallowing
statement when making innounce
jment of the culmination ot the deal
I whereby the store passed from h'i
hands to the new owners:
"In retiring from the merchant'
business in Brevard, I tak?' thi; op
portunity of thanking my ,.any
friends and customers for their con
tinued and loyal patronage ae i -up
port throughout my busines- careei .
"Especially do tiiank those fe/
| who are still living who have -ii-als
with me from the beginning th>!
close of my business activities, over
ing a period of 44 years f ? ntin
uous activity, during which 'inio
these customers have never left
"Having sold my Brevard to
A. C. Glazener, Inc., I would ask for
them your continued patronage."
Mr. Erwin has made no_ state
ment as to his plans in the future.
He owns large farms in the county,
much property in town, and an inter
est in the? business of J. W. Glazen
er & Co., at Rosman.
Incorporators of A C. Glazener,
! Inc., new owners of the Erwin
[store, are given as A.. C. Glaa-nor
and Mrs. A". C. Glazener, and Mr.
1 Laurence J. Pace, one of the most
prominent business men of Hender
sonville. Mr. and Mrs. Glazener are
now in Brevard, and are at tho
home of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ship
man on South Caldwell street. Mrs.
[Shipman is a sister of Mr. Glazener's.
Announcement is made on an
other page of a big sale that -tarts
[Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock.
The store is closed fl'hun-da.v and
Friday, while stock is being ar
ranged for the sale Saturday morn
ing. It is expected that large crowds
will be at the opening, the new com
pany having included many induce
ments in the announcement of the
opening Saturday morning. For in
stance, the announcement says that
free packages are to be given the
first five men and the first five lad
ies entering the store Saturday
morning, and while no intimation has
been made as to the contents of the
I packages," it is known that they con
tain things of real value.
| Then another inducement is of
fered for attendance at the opening
jhour Saturday morning. Sugar will
i be sold at the low price of 20 pounds
, for a dollar, this bein? limited how
ever, to one sale to a customer. An
other leading feature in the intercst
iri"- announcement is that M50 pairs
of i.ien's women's and children's
shoes will be sold at 25 cents a pair.