IN DEATH GRIP OVER
NEW REVENUE BILL
Deadlock Caused by Efforts to
Provide Money for Mac
Lean School Law
THE SENATE KILLS BOTH
SALES TAX MEASURES
Believed Now That Noth ng
Can Be Accomplished by
the Present Session
Late Wednesday the Senate adopt
ed the Revenue bill, containing
neither the Day sales tax measure
nor the Hinsdale luxury tax bill, and
this action was considered a direct
repudiation of the MacLean school
law, enacted earlier in the session, j
There is no hope now in Raleigh for
any real work to be accomplished on j
the matter of tax reduction, and it is |
genarlly conceded that the school will |
be operated in the future as in the
past, with real estate paying the bulk
of taxes for the school.
Brevard Sews Bureau
Raleigh, April 14
The North Carolina General As
sembly has reached such mental and
physical ? yes, and financial and mor
al ? state that anything might hap- !
That, of course, is an exaggeration, i
for there are too many l<>vel-headed ;
and even-tempered members to al
low anything unreasonable to get by.
But there are those among the mem
bership who have come to dangerous '
stage, if they should be allowed to j
have their way. The strain is telling
and the effect on individual mem
bers is in evidence by unusual out- ;
breaks and baby acts.
Notable among these incidents was ;
the resolution offered by Senator i
Rivers D. Johnson, of Duplin, on the 1
day following the defeat of the so
called luxury tax bill, and after the
general sales tax had ben defeated,
asking the Governor to communte the
sentence or pardon the "little man" ,
of North Carolina, sentenced to death
the day before, ana given him a
chance to live. The next day, while
House and Senate were is joint ses- 1
sion to elect trustees of the State;
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WOULD WITHDRAW i
FROM THE COUNCIL;
Asks Withdrawal from heeler-^
al Council of Christ
With many outstanding men pres
ent, the Asheville Presbytery is con- ,
eluding Wednesday evening an unus
ually interesting two-days' session of
the Presbytery. The Brevard-David
son River church was host to the vis
Among the major actions taken by
the Presbytery was adoption of a 1
resolution introduced by Rev. H. B.
Dendy, superintendent of Home Mis
sions in the Asheville Presbytery, to ,
send an overture to the General As
sembly asking that the Presbyterian j
church withdraw from the Federal |
Council of Churches of Christ in
America. The Council's advocacy of
birth control, and other modernistic 1
tendencies, were given as the reason
for int>vcluction of the resolution.
Dr. Egbert W. Smith, executive ;
secretary of Foreign Missions of the j
Southern Presbyterian church, spdke j
at both the morning and evening ses- '
sions Wednesday. Methodist and Bap
tist churches in Brevard called off
regular prayer meeting services Wed- j
nesday evening so members of these
churches could hear the noted speak
Dr. R. L. Alexander, pastor of the ,
Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian |
I'-hurch, was host to the Presbytery. ;
REVIVAL AT GLADY BRANCH |
MEETING WITH BIG SUCCESS I
Revival services being conducted
each morning at 9:80 and each eve
ning at 7:30 o'clock at the Glady
Branch church, are attracting large
congregatons, and much interest is
being taken in the meetings. The Rev.
Pat Covil, the "Engineer Preacher,"
is doing the preaching, while the pas
tor, Rev. Kuykendall, is conducting
the series. Many conversions have
NONE OF THE GANG WENT
FISHING, DOGGONE LUCK
Well, everybody except The
News force -went fishing Wednes
day, and had a whooping time.
None of our crew went. Doug got
stick, Henry got contrary, Clifford
is graduating and dreaming,
Geraldine had to go to Charlotte,
and the Old Man is simply not
worth a ? drat. We didn't get the
paper out on Tuesday, a$ we had
plaitiied to do. We're glad that
everybody eke had such a good
time, however, and we are now
making -plans to go next year
when the season opens.
EXPEDITE WORK OF
Beverly W. Trantham Placed
In Charge of Headquar
ters to Direct Work
OPENED IN OFFICES
j OF JOINES MOTOR CO.
Progress Reported In Matter
of Obtaining Signatures
Headquarters have been opened by
the joint committees working! for the
re-organization of the Brevard Bank
ling company, and B. W. Trantham
has been placed in charge of the work,
to direct the half hundred nien and
women who have volunteered! their
services in obtaining signatures! to the
agreement for re-organization.1 The
headquarters are being maintained
in the offices of the Joines Motor
company, at the corner of Main street
and Caldwell. Mr. Trantham is to be
on the job all the time, and all work- |
ers may find him there at any hour |
in the day.
An appeal is issued in today's paper j
by the joint committees addressed to j
the depositors of the bank, asking I
them to come in and sign the agpee- j
mcnt without waiting for one of :the
volunteer workers to call upon thfem.
It is pointed out that it is to the 'in
terest of every one to take part in
these plans, as all citizens are deeply ,
concerned. j 1
With the county ^signed up, and
with the hundreds and hundreds of
individual depositors signed up, an d
others coming in daily, or signing the
agreements that are being circulated
by the volunteer workers, it is said
that most satisfactory headway if |
being made. With opening of th^
headquarters, and Mr. Trantham^
directing the work, it is believed that |
completion of the work is a matter ;
of but a few weeks, at most.
Citizens are growing impatient as
weeks pass, and no banking facilities
are available for Brevard. The tem
per of the citizenship is such as to
demand quick action, and early cul
mination of the plans to establish
banking facilities. None are more
anxious than those men who have
been working so faithfully on the ,
question for the past two months. ,
CLOSING DATE FOR I
FILING DRAWS NEAR i
Candidates for Offices in Town
Government Must File
By April 17th
With the hear approach of April
17, last day for candidates to file for
town offices, interest in the approach- '
ing election is growing intense. Reg
istration books are open each Sat
urday, with but two more Saturdays 1
in which to register for the promary ,
and election. The primary will be 1
held on April 27, when candidates for
the office of mayor and board of ald
ermen will be nominated.
Mayor Whitmire is expected to file
for re-nomination. It is certain that
Ralph H. Ramsey will also file for
the mayor's place. Now it is be
lieved that Pat Kimzey's name will
be filed, as heading a group of can
didates all of whom are ex-service
men. There may be other names filed,
it is intimated, and the race in thy
primary settle down to one of real in
No one can be found, however, who .
will even make a guess as to the next j
nominee, all "old-timers" in the game
apparently awaiting the closing date
for filing before making any predic
tions as to the name of the strong
man in the race.
Names of many men have been ,
mentioned in connection with the ;
board of aldermen, and several line
ups and suggested tickets have been .
presented. It is not known, of !
course, how many of these will be |
eliminated through failure to file by .
ACCIDENT CAUSED j
INJURY TO GIRL
Miss Stella Cody, of Pisgah For
est, 17-year-old Sophomore in the
Brevard High school, fell from an au
tomobile last Friday, and did not re
gain consciousness until Tuesday.
While her condition is improved, Dr.
E. S. English, attending physician,
says that Miss Cody is still in serious
condition. She took nourishment on
Wednesday for the first, time since
the accident occurred last Friday. j
Miss Cody was riding on the run
ning board of her brother's car, when
she lost her hold and fell to the
pavement, her head striking with
violent force on the pavement.
PROFESSOR L. B. HAYNES IS
IN VERY SERIOUS CONDITION
Prof. L. B. Haynes, prominent ed
ucator, is very ill, and family and
friends are deeply concerned about
his condition. He has been ill for
many weeks, and for the past sev
eral days has been growing weaker.
Rev. Dr. Chalmers D. Chapman
Many friends of the Rev. Dr.
Chalmers D. Chapman sent greeting.'
to him last Tuesday in celebration of
his 86th birthday anniversary, wish
ing for the beloved Brevard man a
continuation of the splendid health
which he now enjoys. Thousands of
BONDS SET AT $1009
FOR BOARD MEMBERS!
Fisher's Bond Set at Half That
Amount ? Bankers' Bond j
Also $1000 |
Bonds in the case of the old board j
of county commissioners, the former
county attorney and two officers of '
the Brevard Banking 1 company, in
dicted by the Grand Jury two weeks'
ago and charged with .embezzlement
and conspiracy, were set by Judge.
Grady on the last day of court. The
parties could not agree upon the,
bonds, and the court named the j
amounts of the bonds for all those
For Thos. H. Shipman and Joseph
S. Silversteen, of the bank, and for
J. H. Pickelsimer, C. R. McNeely, \V. |
I,. Talley, S. R. Owen and A. M.
White, bonds in the sum of $1000 j
each were named.
For Ralph R. Fisher, former county
attorney, indicted with the above ,
earned on the same count, bond in .
the sum of $500 was named.
Lewis P. Hamlin, attorney for the i
former board of county commission
ers who were indicted by the Grand
Jury two weeks ago on charges of
conspiracy and embezzlmentfi was
sriven an order by Judge Grday au
thorizing Attorney Hamlin to have
access to all the books and records
jf the bank, together with access to
the confidential report and audit ol
the bank examiners.
Mr. Hamlin asked for this order,
stating that he had been employed by
itv. /^Fondant county commissioners,
and this access to the books, records
and confidential audit was necessary
in the proper defense of his clients.
Attorney Wm. E. Breese was also
given the same authority to examine
ihese books and records.
KRAFT PHENIX MEN
WANT W.N.C. PLACE
Promising effort is being put forth
by interested citizens of this section
in an endeavor to bring one of the
great Kraft-Phenix Cheese company
plans into Western North Carolina.
County Agent 0. B. Jones of Hen
derson county is making every effort
to have the planfr located in the Hen
derson-Transylvania section, provid
ing for the two counties adequate
market tor a'l milk products of the
two counties. In this work, Mr. Jones
has the cooperation of farmers and
business men of this section.
A meeting of the leaders of the
movement will be held in the office of
Mr. Jones in Hendersonville Friday
afternoon, at which time a represen
tative of the Kraft-Phenix company
will be present. J. A. Glazener and
several other agricultural leaders of
Transylvania are planning to attend
SCHOOL NEWS IN NEXT
ISSUE OF THE NEWS
Next week's issue of The Bve
vara News will be devoted to the
schools of the county, with activ
ities of the Brevard and Rosman
High School given in detail. Com
mencement programs and names
of graduating classes and all
other items of interest to the
young people will be among the
features. Also, there will be
many statements by leading citi
zens in praise of the school
teachers and officials who have
served right on in the schools
during the months when pay day
was an unknown something.
friends who read "The Prayer Cor
ner" each week in The Brevard News
and numerous other newspapers will
join the family and many personal
friends of Dr. Chapman in wishing
for him and his every pleasure and
enjoyment during the coming year.
EX-SERVICE MEN ON
Headed By Pat Kimzey, En
tire Ticket Made Up of
New elements have been injected
into the local political situation with
a suggested ticket made up entirely of
ex-service men, with Pat Kimzey for
mayor, and Clyde Ashworth, Dr.
Carl Hardin, Albert Kyle, Willis
Brttain and Charles Y. Patton as
board members. Citizens presenting
this suggested ticket laid stress upon j
the fact that all of these men are ex
service men, and learned the lesson
in the war of fighting together for
the good of all, which, these friends
claim, is a spirit badly needed in
Brevard just now.
Further comments made upon this
suggested ticket recall the many
promises made to the boys as they ;
went away to training camp and bat
tlefield. It is recalled by those who
made this suggested ticket that the
boys were then promised that, upon
their return, the whole blooming
country, or as much of it as they
might want, would be theirs. Eck JL.
Sims, one of the delegation present
ing the suggested ticket, asserted
that no ex-service man has been
elected on the democratic ticket, ex
cept that of Clyde Ashworth as
board member, and but one or two in
either town or county have been
[elected on the republican ticket for
any office, and declared that the time
has come when American citizens are
to be called upon to make good their
promises of 1917.
Entry of this ticket, if filed in the
primary, will cause considerable
shaking up in the local field. It had
been thought that the mayor's race
| would be between Whitmire and Ram
sey, but with Kimzey's name being
presented as head of a ticket made up
I entirely of ex-service men, it is be
ilieved that all previous bets will be
1 taken down, for this new ticket would
| cause much re-alignment.
j DEATH GREAT SHOCK
News of the death of Mrs. W. H.
| Underwood reached Brevard late last
Saturday night, and came as a great
i shock to the entire community. Mrs.
| Underwood died Saturday in a
Spartanburg hospital, from double
] pneumonia. First reports were that
'she had died as a result of an oper
ation, but investigation proved that
.the operation had been performed
'two weeks previous to the woman's
| death; that she had recovered from
the operation, and that pneumonia
was the cause of death.
The Underwoods lived in 3revard
for a number of years, while Mr.
Underwood was manager of the Main
Street store of the A. & P. company.
Mrs. Underwood was very popular in
Brevard, being a forceful influence in
the Methodist church, active in club
work and a leader in women's organ
izations. She was the first Worthy
Matron of the Eastern Star here.
A large, number of Brevard people
attended the funeral services, which
were held at 4 o'clock Sunday after
noon in Spartanburg. Mrs. Under
wood is survived by her husband and
MRS. TROWBRIDGE VERY ILL
Mrs. Julia Trowbridge is very ill
at her home on Caldwell street, near
the Institute. She has not been well
for the past several weeks, growing
weaker during recent days.
TO RE PLACED UPON
SELF SUPPORT PLAN
Ordinance Passed First Read
ing Changing Policy Here
HAS BEEN DRAG UPON
TOWN ALL THE WHILE
Water Department Must Be
Made Self-Sustaining, Says
the City Dads
That the town of Brevard is de
termined to put the water department ,
of the town on a self-sustaining basis j
?s indicated in an ordinance which j
has passed first reading, and is given |
legal publication in this issue of The '
hrevaid News. A new schedule of |
rentals has been arranged, and one j
section of the ordinance deals with j
the method payment, which must be '
It is pointed out by the officials i
that the watej department has been ,
a constant dram upon the tax payers, j
with a deficit each year in operation i
of the system. This deficit, it is fur- '
ther pointed out, has always been in
cluded in the tax levy, making the
property owners and tax payers meet
this deficit. The plan to place the |
department on a self-supporting basis
calls for some radical changes and
ndrntion of rules which provide that
water used must be paid for, in ad
vance, or no service will be forthcom
ing from the town.
Study of the ordinance, as pub
lished in full on another page, gives
an insight into the careful work
which has been done in framing the
ordinance so as to make possible the
task ?? turning a losing proposition
into self-sustaining department.
In reference to the ordinace and
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GENTRY TO PAY $500
TO WIDOW OF VICTIM;
Found Guilty of Manslaughter,
Ordered To Pay Mrs.
Spring term of the Superior court
came to a close last Thursday, with
pronouncement of sentences in crim
inal cases which had been tried earl
ier in the week, and settlement of
In the case of Mark Gentry, tried
first week of court for killing Claude
Mason, defendant was found guilty
of manslaughter, and sentenced to
ten years in the penitentiary, with
suspended sentence, providing de
fendant Gentry would pay to the
widow of Claude Mason the sum ot
$100 and $10 monthly for a period
of forty months. It is understood
that the provisions have been met,
and that Gentry is at liberty under
suspension of sentence.
In the case of the state vs. D. C.
Curtis, judgment was suspended 011
payment of costs.
Alfred Anderson, tried on the
charge of assault with a deadly weu
pon, was given one year in jail, to be
worked in and around the courthouse
I Absolute divorce was granted in
the case of Tinsley vs. Tinsley; also
in the case of Reese vs. Reese.
[ Aggie Anderson drew two years in
the penitentiary on a charge of lar
ceny and housebreaking. Judgment
i suspended if defendant will leave the
state within 30 days.
The United State Fidelity &
Guaranty company won its case
' against the Board of Education, in
| which mandamus proceedings were
brought to force the board to levy
| sufficient tax for payment of judg
|ment rendered in the case.
1 In the case of Ashworth vs. Metz,
'judgment was rendered in favor of
TICKET HEADED BY
With a town ticket suggested, car
:rying the name of Mrs. Beulah Zach
]ary for mayor, and Miss Florence
I Kern on the board of aldermen, wo
i men's activity in the aproaching pri
!mary campaign and election, intimat
I ed several weeks ago, is beginning to
I take form. On this suggested ticket,
[headed by Mrs. Zachary, the follow
ing are named for the board: S. M.
Macfie, B. W. Trantham, A. B. Gallo
way ,Dr. J. F. Zachary and Miss
In event these names are filed for
the primary, it will be the first time
in the town's history that women have
entered contests for public office.
Both Mrs. Zachary and Miss Kern
have long been active in community
affaire, and their work for the town
has had most beneficient results.
TWIN BOYS ARRIVE AT TH&
BREWER HOME IN PISGAH
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Brewer, of Pis
gah Forest, announce the birth of
twin boys. Both youngsters and the
mother are reported as doing nicely.
FROM MANY POINTS
FOR 2-DAY SESSION
Regional B. Y. P. U. Conven
tion Opens first Session
PROMINENT MEN ON ?
PROGRAM FOR ADDRESS
All of Brevard Joining In En
tertainment of Hundreds
Who Are Coming
All is in readiness for the opening
of the Sixth Western Regional B. Y.
P. U. convention, which event will
take place in the Brevard Baptist
church Friday afternoon at 2:45
o'clock. Ralph H. Ramsey, director
of the B. Y. P. U. in Brevard, with
Rev. Paul Hartsell and the member
ship of the union and of the entiro
church, have worked hard during tho
past several days in perfecting all
plans for the convention. Homes
have been secured for most of tho
visitors expected at the convention,
the program for the two-day session
arranged, and the Baptist hosts of
Transylvania awaiting the coming of
the hundreds of delegates.
J. Martin England^ of Mars Hill,
is regional president of the organiz
ation, and will preside at the ses-_
sions. The keynote address will bo
delivered by Dr. Charles B. Howard,
president of Wake Forest. His sub
ject as announced is: "Along the
Skyline." This address is to be one
of the features of th? convention, as
Dr. Howard is one of the really big
men in the Southern Baptist army.
Dr. James A. Ivey, Raleigh; Rev.
Jacob Gartenhaus, Atlanta; Dr. John
L. Hill, Nashville, and Dr. Oscar E.
Sams, Mars Hill, are some of the out
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WILLIAM M. AIKEN
IS CALLED IN DEATH
Prominent Citizen Succumbs to
Effects of a Second
William M. Aiken, aged 73 years,
died Wednesday evening, April 8, at
9:15, after having suffered a stroke
early Wednesday morning. He had
been ill for a long time, having suf
fered a first stroke of paralysis seven
Mr. Aiken was born in Henderson
county, but came to Transylvania
county more than twenty years ago,
building a beautiful home in North
Brevard, where the family has lived.
Fifteen years ago Mrs. Aiken, who
was formerly Miss Mary Jane Ship
man, died. Mr. Aiken, was for many
years, foreman of the extract plant : ?:
Pisgah Forest, later joining the high
way forces of the state, and hail
charge of much highway construction
work for the state. He was actively
engaged in this work up until he suf
fered the first stroke, seven years
ago. He was a Mason, and a mem
ber of the Methodist church. Ho
loved his church work, and was a
steward for a great many years.
Funeral services were held Thurs
day afternoon, with Rev. J. H. West,
of the Methodist church, Rev. Paul
Hartsell of the Baptist church, and
Rev. R. L. Alexander, of the Presby
terian church, in charge of the ser
vices. Mrs. Alex Kizer sang Mr.
Aiken's favorite hymn, " 'Tis so
Sweet Jo Trust In Jesus." Largo
numbers of friends from this county,
Henderson and Buncombe counties,
and more distant points, attended the
funeral, while great banks of flowers,
evidences of affection and esteem,
were placed upon the newly made
gr^ye in the cemetery at Oak Grove,
where the remains were laid to rest.
D .P. Kilpatrick, C. 0. Robinson,
John Morris, John Maxwell, J. E.
Rufty, and T. L. Snelson were pall
bearers. Kilpatrick & Sons had
charge of the funeral arrangements.
1 Surviving are four daughters and
four sons, as follows: Misses Jennie
and Willie Aiken, Mrs. Charles L.
Newland and Mrs. C. W. Talley;
Messrs Charles F. Aiken and L. M.
Aiken, both of Asheville; E. L. Aiken
I of Hickory, and H. C. Aiken, of Bre
vard. Many relatives in addition to
the immediate family, and great hosts
of friends in Brevard, Hendersonville
and Asheville, mourn with members
of the family in the loss of the splen
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
MEETING IS POSTPONED
Postponement of the meeting
of the Chamber of Commerce,
called for Tuesday night last,
tons postponed to this Thursday
night, because of the sepeions of
the Asheville Presbytery being
held here. It is hoped that all
?interested citizens mill attend the
meeting this Thuhaay night,
which will be a joint meeting of
the Chamber of Commerce and
the Wbjnan's Bureau. Re-organ
ization of the Chamber of Com
merce is planned, and election
officers and directors for thej
yetir is to be a feature of]