MR. HENRY RETURNS
^ROM LONG SESSION
\)F THE LEGISLATURE
Deplore* Deadlock Threaten
ing MacLean School
MEMBERS WORN OUT BY
Tells of Local Measures En
acted for Brevard and
Representative W. M. Henry, Tran
sylvania county's member of the Gen
eral Assembly, returned to Brevard
Sunday night, worn out, after having
spent four months to a day in the leg
islature, he having left Brevard, on
?January 4 for Raleigh, remaining
there every day until his return to
Brevard on May 3. Mr. Henry ex
pressed great pride in the passage of
some important measures during this '
long session, but was thoroughly dis
gusted with the General Assembly be- 1
cause of its action on some other mat- 1
ters. He was especially displeased '
with the way that opponents of the J
MacLean School Law have hindered
adoption of the revenue bill, and pro- '
longed the session of the legislature to
double its regular time allotted to its !
sessions. He expressed belief that the 1
MacLean School Law, if put into op- '
eration as intended by its author,
would have proven to be the salvation I
of the state.
Tuesday Mr. Henry expressed re
gret that the senate refused to accept .
the conference report on the luxury ?
soles tax, which had already been *
adopted in the lower 'house before he 1 "
left Raleigh, and he left the place be- 1
cause, he stated, he felt confident that j
the report would be accepted by the ?
senate, and the bill passed..
In speaking of the more important ?
state measures that have been adopt- J
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COMES TO BREVARD!
Woman's Bureau to Stage Af-j
fair Here on May
14th and 15th
The Woman's Bureau of the Bre- I
vard Chamber of , Commerce is to |
sponsor the big collegiate comedy,
"The College Flapper," which will be j
presented Thursday and Friday !
nights. May 14th and 15th, in the j
High School auditorium.
The play proper deals with the
story of Jerry, a college boy who mas
querades as an old lady in order tn
escape being kicked off his footbali ,
team and while dressed in that man- '
ner he is mistaken for Miss Agnes j
Weatherford, the new housemother at !
one of the sororities. Two old menf
fall in love with him and propose to i
him in the belief that he is the old I
lady. - j*
There are specialties of outstanding
merit. One is the Glee Club ensemble, >
made up of about 30 male voices sing
ing good old familiar airs as well as j
some of the newer melodies. Then |
thei-e is a girls' chorus group of sing- <
ing and dancing numbers. This group <
includes many of the most popular
and talented young ladies of the com- (j
munity. , j
Last, but not least, thete is the I
Flapper Chorus, made up of prom-jl
inenc busines and professional men, :
each man dressing to represent some ?
character from the comic strip or the i
movie world. j i
There will also be a children's j i
pageant in which some 150 young- i
sters will take part.
So that the production is made up
of two hours of well rounded, clean
wholesome amusement and entertain- !
Reserved seats will go on sale at
Davis- Long Drug store Wednesday ,
^^morning, May 13th at 9 o'clock. All
eats in the auditorium will be re
served except the children's section,
but there is no extra charge for mak
ing the reservation.
See the ad in today's issue of Tho j
News for a full list of characters.
BANK PLAN NEARING
COMPLETION IS THE
Five Names Suggested as Di
rectors If Bank Is Re
RAISING $35,000 IN CASH
IS NEXT ON PROGRAM
Joint Committee Calling for
Further Aid In Obtaining
All citizens interested in re
organizing the Brevard Banking
company are urged to attend n
meeting at headquarters in Joinex
Motor company's place Friday
night at S o'clock.
Plans for re-organization of the
Brevard bank have progressed to the
point where discussion is being made j
oi men who would be strong factors
in the success of the institution as
nembers of the board of directors.
Several citizens interested in the re
srganizing of the bank have sug
gested the following men as five mem
sers of the board, three others to be
:lected by the depositors and stock
holders, to succeed the eight mera
sers of the board at the time of the
nstitution. The names of those sug
Dr. E. S. English, S. R. Joines, T.
ft. Galloway, 0. L. Erwin, and B. VV.
Of course these are mere sugges
ions of names of men who would, it
s believed, be satisfactory to all peo
>le interested. They are men of out
tanding ability and unquestioned in
egrity, and, with three others of like
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GREAT MAN GONE
Lawson B. Haynes j;
FINE TRIBUTE PAID lj
TO WORK OF HAYNES
"Professor Lawson Haynes,' says I
3. P. Vomer, superintendent of Tran
sylvania county schools, "was one of
:he last, if not the very last, of a
jroup of men in South Carolina whose
influence as educators may be said to
have given that state a re-construc
tion as noble and lasting as the old;
radical post-bellum reconstruction!
tvas infamous and evanescent. It is
hard to pick out names from an im
mortal roster, and I confine this to ,
those I had the pleasure and privilege ]?
if knowing personally. In it were Jas. j
Woodrow, president of the University [
and his successors there, Franklin C.
Woodward, and Benjamin Sloan; Jas. I
H. Carlisle, the giant of Wofford; Dr. !
Broadus of Furman; David B. John
son of Winthrop; and William S.
Morrison, of Clemson., Professor
Haynes was never the head of great
institutions, as were those men, ex
cept Professor Morrison, who taught
history, but he was an outstanding
figure among those who furnished the
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IT! M1LLEREMPL0YED BY COUNTY BOARD
^0 COLLECT ALL. NOTES HELD BY COUNTY
County commissioners in regular
session last Monday adopted a resolu
tion placing N. A. Miller in chargtf
of collection of notes held by the
county as collateral for money de
posited in the Brevard bank. The res
olution set forth that as the county's
money is now tied up in the closed
bank, and as there are payments now
due on both interest and principal on
bonds and notes, and as these several
notes held by the county as collateral
provide the only means of Obtaining
necessary money for meeting the in
terest ancl bond payments, the work
of collecting on the notes made out to
the bank and held by the county must
be pushed as rapidly as possible.
Mr. Miller is to receive as remun
eration for bis service a sum not
exceeding five per cent of the notes,
and a bond of ?5,000 was required
of him to guarantee his faithful per- '
Cormance of the duties.
It is not to be the policy of the
county officials, it is said, to de
mand full payment at one time of
the notes held by the county, but to
insist upon partial payments by all
whose notes are held by the county.
From trend of the discussions it ap
pears that only those who fail and
refuses to pay any attention at all
to the demands made upon them will
.be' dealt with harshly. All citizens
who make partial payments from
'.ime to time, as rapidly as possible,
will be given every consideration, it
is said, in the: gradual process, of
curtailment of the notes until finally
Mr. Miller has already entered up
on h: ' and stays th&L
! many citizens have been making pay
iments on their notes.
Heads Chamber of Commerce
CHAMBER OF COMMERCETs
RE ORGANIZED AND BEGINS
ACTIVE COMMUNITY WORK
- - r - ? -
Jerry Jerome, for a number of
(?ears active in civic affairs of the
:oramumiy, was chosen president o I
;he re-organized Brevard Chamber of
Commerce at the initial meeting of
:hat body held last Thursday night at
,he court house. Pat Kimzey, prom
nent young attorney, was elected
irst vice president; J. M. Gaines,
nanager of the Southern Public
Utilities company, second vice presi
lent; 0. H. Orr, cashier Pisgah In
lustrial Bank, treasurer, and Miss
\lma Trowbridge, who acted as sec
retary during the past year was
'lected to succeed herself.
Directors chosen were:S. R. Joines,
nanager Joines Motor company; J.
>. Silversteen, manufactui'er; E. P.
VIcCoy, postmaster Pisgah Forest;
kVillis Brittain, of the B. & B.; Fred
Tohnson, grocer; Alex Kizer, county
lccountant; Dr. Carl Hardin, dentist;
3. M. Maciie, druggist; J. W. Smith
Membership reported at the meet
ing last Thursday totaled 112 with a
large list of prospects still to be seen, |
which, it is believed, will bring the
e;rand total to the two hundred mark.
Membership fees were set at $5.00 as
minimum, with several of the mem- j
bers taking from one to ten member
New location of the organization, at
which an all-time secretary will be
kept during the summer season and,
at which the semi-monthly meetings
will be held, is the Joines Motor com
pany place, corner of Main and Cald
well. This space has been donated by
the Joines people rent free thereby
aiding materially in the economical
operation of the organization. Keen
appreciation was expressed at the
meeting for the generosity ? of Mr.
Meetings will be held each second |
and fourth Thursday nights, 'with the!
entire membership participating in |
the business of the Chamber of Com- ;
merce. This action was taken after !
much discussion. It was pointed out I
by canvassers for membership and |
others, that there was a decided view |
among many of the members that |
while they had been, under the rules j
of the old organization, to attend '
meetings, take part in the discussion
of business matters coming before
the body, but that no voice was given
individual members when a deciding
vote was taken. This, it was further
averred by many, caused dissension
among the membership at large, and
the action taken whereby each mem
ber would have the power and privil
ege of a member of the board of di
rectors will, it is believed, give im
petus to the people of the town to
attend all meetings of the body and
take a more active part in the affairs
of the community.
By-laws of the organization \y_ill be
submitted at the meeting to be held
Thursday night, May 4. Mayor T. ?
W. Whitmire, who presided at the :
two organization meetings, appointed !
as a committee to draft by-laws in !
[keeping with the sentiment voiced by'
the membership at large, Pat Kim
zey, J. W. Smith and A. H. Houston. |
Many ladies of the town have be- 1
come members of the new organiza- !
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COOKING SCHOOL TO
OPEN NEXT MONDAY
On next Monday and Tuesday, May
II and 12, a cooking school and elec
tric range demonstration will be held
in the offices of the Southern Public
Utilities company, with Miss Bernice
Lower in charge. Miss Lower was
here a year ago, and the ladies of
Brevard will remember her pleasant
presentation of cooking lessons and
information as to operation of electric
The demonstrations will be held
each afternoon, Monday and Tuesday,
at 3 o'clock. The public is invited to
attend the sessions, and it is predicted
that large crowds will accept the in
TO RESUME PUBLICATION
ROSMAN PAGE NEXT WEEK
The Brevard News is glad to
announce that the Rosman. Page
will be resumed, beginning next
week. All readers having items
and personals are respectfully re
quested to hand same to Mrs. Jor
dan Whitmire. Conditions exist
ing during the winter have
improved to such an extent we
can now resume this very valu
able page. The JBrevatd News
and its readers everywhere have
missed the Rosman section, and
regularly after this week will be
welcome news to many people.
NATIONAL MUSIC !
WEEK USHERED IN!
j National Music Week was ushered
in in Brevard by a greatly enjoyed
musical program at the Methodist
^church Sunday evening. The Nation
? al Music Week is from May 3 to 9,
^nd music lovers of the town took
part in the program Sunday evening, j
; Old hymns, were sung by the congre- 1
:gation, with Mrs. ,B. E. Nicholson at .
the organ, Alvin Moore at the piano, :
Prof. Carter with violin ?n<LJioj)?ld j
.Lee Moore playiag a ? ??? \
A large congregation -efijo yed the |
iprograrp, which took place of regular
services - at the church. This marked '
the first time that such a program had
been rendered here in a church in i
connection with observance of Nation
al Music Week, but bids fair to be
come a regular feature, so great was
the interest in the first program.
KIWANIS CLUB LOOKING FOR
TROUBLE JUST ANYWHERE
Announcement is made that the
Brevard Kiwanls club is chal
lenging any group of men for a
game of baseball, just so the
players on the other side are not
professional, semi - professional,
or related to such professionals.
In other words, any group of fel
lows who work for a living, and
think then ctrti play baseball on
| - i? vlOC', IV U i. find a ready contest
by communicating wTth the m
> wanis club. What have you' >
MAYOR RAMSEY NOW
TOWN OF BREVARD
New Officials Took Their Oath
of Office at Noon
TO ORGANIZE BOARD AT
THURSDAY NIGHT MEET
Mayor Ramsey Issues State
ment, Asking Support
Mayor Ralph H. Ramsey and Ald
ermen Frank D. Clement, William
J. Wallis, Thomas H. Galloway, S.
M. Macfle and Clyde Ashworth are
now in charge of the town of Bre
vard, these newly elected officers hav
ing taken the oath of office Wednes- j
day, shortly after noon. Mayor Ram
sey was sworn in by Retiring Mayor ?
T. W. Whitniire, after which the new
mayor administered the oath of office '
to the board members. The new of
ficials will meet Thursday night and
organize the board, naming the sev
eral committees provided for under
the charter of the town.
The retiring officials met at 1
o'clock Wednesday, canvassed the
election returns held on Tuesday, and
declared the above named men duly
ekcted to the office of mayor and
b> ard of aldermen. The election held
Tuesday was hardly known to be in 1
pi ogress, and a very light vote was
cast. In the primary a week ago in
terest in the selection of candidates j
was intense, and much hard work was
done by friends of all the candidates.
The real election was made on that
day, and Tuesday's affair was but a
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Miss Rhuemma Beddingfield
INVITED TO PLAY
Miss Rhuemma Beddingfield, pian
ist, who has already brought much i
fame to Brevard, is to play in a rnusi- j
cal program to be given in the ball
room of the George Vanderbilt hotel,
Asheville, on May 16. The young
lady recently won high honors in a
state-wide contest at Greensboro, and
leading musicians of the South are
watching her career with much inter
est, declaring that the future of the
young Brevard girl is most promising. '
It is believed that many friends in
Brevard will attend the event in
Asheville, and hear Miss. Bedding
ALL SCHOOLS OPEN
FIRST MONDAY IN
AUGUST THIS YEAR
Four Reasons Advanced for,
Adoption of This Rule
OBJECTIONS TO RULING
HEARD BY CITIZENS
Barnett Resigns from Board ? ?
Rufty Takes Charge
Members of the county school board
decided in regular meeting Monday to
start all the schools in the county, in
cluding both the Rosman and Bre
vard High schools, on Monday, Aug
ust 3, setting forth for distinct rea
sons for taking this action.
First, some of the schools in the
rural districts always begin work on
the first Monday in August, and
the order including all the schools
will make a uniform beginning, hence
greatly simplying the work of the
school machinery by having all
schools of the county start work on
the same day.
Second, the condition of the roads.
By operating schools during the
month of August, it gives one addi
tional month to the season of good
roads. Some of the county roads be
come impassable during the winter
Third, By teaching in the month of
August, another month's saving "n
the fuel bill is effected.
Fourth, By teaching in August,
when crops have been laid by, it gives
the farmers an additional month in
the Spring of the year during which
the school children can work on the
Announcement of this decision has
met with some dissatisfaction on the
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FEDERAL COURT TO
BEGIN ON MONDAY
AH Transylvania Cases Set for
' Tuesday, May 19 ?
Federal court will convene next
Monday morning in Ashet-ilU, and
trial of cases of defendants living in
Transylvania county here have been
set for hearing on the 19th of May.
There are several eases wherein the
defendants live in this county, and
practically all lawyers in Brevard
have been retained to appear for
Five citizens of Transylvania coun
ty have been summoned for jury ser
vice in this term of Federal court, as
follows: Edgar Reid, Oakland; R. S.
Boyd, Penrose; B. E. Nicholson, Bre
vard; W. M. Henry, Brevard; George
Merrill, Penrose. A grand jury v\ il
be selected, which, it is stated, will
act upon several cases -involving al
leged violations of banking laws in
connection with the closing of the
banks in Western North Carolina iast
An unusually heavy docket is to be
tried, most of the cases being alleged
violations of the prohibition laws. The
enforcement officers in the Federal
forces have been unusually active
during the past several months, and
hundreds of arrests have been made.
The Federal authorities are making
what is described as a determined
drive to break up the practice of
whiskey making not only in Western
North Carolina, but throughout the
United States. It will be recalled
that a general cleaning up was mide
here several weeks ago, when Federal
officers rounded up and arrested half
a hundred men and women on chaiges
of violating the prohibition laws.
MANY PEOPLE LIABLE TO BE INDICTED if
ACCOUNT OF FAILURE TO LIST TAXES
Many citizens of the town and
county have laid themselves liable to
a heavy fine, or a term of imprison
ment, or both, by failing to list their
personal property for taxes during
the month of April. The county com
missioners, expressing a desire to
give all such citizens one more chance
to list their personal property for tax
es before starting prosecution of vio
lators of this law, instructed Tax Su
pervisor Lyday to assemble the list
takers for one more day's work in the
county townships, and for two days
more in Brevard township.
The following dates and places
were designated by Mr. Lyday, when
all citizens will be given one more
chance to list their property:
The Body list takers will be at V.
M. Ownbey's store on May 15.
Cathey's Creek list takers will be at
Cherryfield on the 15th.
Dunn's Rock list takers will be ?.t
Powell's store on the 15th.
Eastatoe listers will ? be at Dan
Glazener's stere on the 15th.
The Gloucester list takers will be
at Macedonia church on the 15th.
Hogback list takers wi" nr*?t at
Lake Tosaway on t'ae 15th.
Little River list takers will meet
at Grange, on the 15tfc.
The Brevard township list takers
will be at the courthouse on the 14th
Announcement is made that the law
? will be impartially enforced after
May 15th, on all persons who havf
failed to list their personar property
jfor taxes. The law is plain, and the
county commissioners have no voice
in the matter, but must institute pro
ceedings against all who fail to list.
This extra opportunity is being given
I in the hope, according to the commis
sioners, that all citizen^ will obey the
;iaw and list their personal property
for taxes, so that no citizen will have
to be prosecuted. The law provides a
stiff fine or a jail sentence, or both,
'for all who violate this law.
Citizens who read this article and
;the announcement by Mr. Lyday on
another page, are requested to talk
the matter over with their neighbors,
? and assist in impressing upon all the
[absolute necessity of obeying this law
'if the citizens are to escape severe
punishment. Most of the citizens who
;have failed to list their property for
i taxes this year have simply overlook
ed the matter, yet they stand to pay
a Rrp v-, imprisoned, if they do
take advantage of this additional op
portunity given them by the commis
sioners and the tax supervisors.