BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, JUNE 25, 1931
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Plans Being Perfected to Change the Pisgah Industri
Bank Into a Commercial Bank Within Next tew Days
TO BE COMMUNITY
? INSTITUTION IT IS
SAID BY PROMOTERS
Officers and Directors of In
dustrial Bank Urged To
ALL INTERESTS CENTERED
IN THE IMPORTANT TASK
Summer Season Opening Gives
Emphasis to Need of Bank
Here Right Now
Plans are being rapidly whipped
into shape for the opening of a com- i
mercial bank in Brevard within the
next few days. The Pisgah Indus
trial Bank, it is said, is to be changed
to a commercial institution, the capi
tal enlarged, and banking business
started just as soon as the details can t
be worked out, which, it is said, will ; '
require but a few days time.
Officers of the Pisgah Industrial
Bank are as follows:
J. II. Pickelsimer, president.
Lewis P. Hamlin, vice president.
Oliver H. Orr, cashier.
These officers, with the following
named gentlemen, constitute the : '
board of directors of the Pisgah In- 1
dustrial Bank: C. R. McNeely, H. A.
Plummer and R. L. Nicholson. '
The Pisgah Industrial Bank has a (
capital stock of $25,000, and this, it i *
is said, will be increased to an
amount which will enable the success- ;
ful operation of a commercial bank. (
Brevard has been without banking ?
facilities now for almost seven jv
months, creating a condition which s
has been most costly to the business j ?
life of the community. With the t
summer season being ushered in, this t
condition, it was felt, must be immed- 1 r
iately remedied, hence the insistent f
demand made by many people of the
community upon the officers and di- j
rectors of the Pisgah Industrial to
change that institution into a com
mercial bank so the summer visitors
would not be driven from the town on
account of the town having no bank
J. H. Pickelsimer, president of the
Pisgah Industrial Bank, is recognized
as one of the best men of the county
for connection with a financial insti
tution. He has unquestioned ability. s
and is noted for his high sense of '
honor. He is a recognized leader in
the financial world of Western North
Carolina, and is an unusually suc
cessful business man.
Lewis P. Hamlin, lawyer and an
experienced banker, enjoys the full
est confidence of the people of the
county, and is considered an especial
ly strong factor in a banking institu
t'011- ? Y /N
Everybody says that Oliver II. Orr,
cashier of the bank, is one of the best
men in the state. He has been with
the Pisgah Industrial Bank since its
H. A. Plummer, member of the
board of county commissioners, lead
ing merchant and highly respected "1
citizen, is known as one of the town s;(
most loval and valuable citizens.
C. R. McNeely, merchant and
lumberman, has no peer as business
man and financier, yet is recognized
as a man with high ideals of honor
R. L. Nicholson is postmaster in
Brevard, a leader in community ac
tivities, and has displayed keen in
terest in his services as a board mem- ?
ber of the industrial bank. t
These men, as directors and officers
of the Pisgah Industrial Bank, have j
held many meetings recently to hear 1
interested citizens in their insistent
' demands for changing^ the industrial
*-bank to a commercial institution.
The Pisgah Industrial Bank main
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P. 0. BOYS GO ON THE|i
44-HOUR WEEK N0W|!
'Uncle Sam inaugurates the recent
ly enacted 44-hour-week in the Bre
vard postoffice on July first. Begin
ning on that date, the clerks and car- t
riers will each receive a half-holiday j
each week, effecting the 44-hour i
week. In the Brevard office this new
law creates a job of 16 hours each
week for the substitute. It is planned
to have the three clerks and the one
city carrier take their four hours
each on a particular day, which
means that for four days straight the |
substitute will work half a day each !
day in place of the regular clerk or j
Thomas Hampton is substitute in !
the Brevard office.
This plan goes into effect through
out the United States on July 1, and
will create jobs and part-time jobs
for thousands of men and women now
without work. All government em
ployes will work on the 44-hour-week
MANY PEOPLE VISIT
RED CROSS WORKERS
Camp IUahee Scene of Inter
esting Activities Dur
ing the Week
Many people in Brevard, together
with summer visitors here, are visit
ing Camp Illahee regularly during
the week, attracted by the work be
ing done by the National Red Cross
in its first aid and life saving insti
tute being held at Illahee. Directors
of the work visited the Brevard Ki
wanis club last Thursday and gave
demonstrations of the work being
taught at the institute. Members of
the local club expressed keen appre
ciation of the demonstration.
Workmen engaged on the lines of
the Southern Public Utilities com
pany and local telephone company
spent several hours at the camp last
Monday, receiving instructions in
first aid and life saving. It was stat
ed that the same methods of artificial
respiration used in cases of drown
ing are used in reviving victims of
The water pageant, given by the
institute Tuesday evening, and which
ivas witnessed by hundreds of people
from town, was pronounced one of
:he most interesting and instructive
urograms ever witnessed here.
'UNCLE BABE" COOPER IS
SPEECHLESS FROM STROKE
M. A. Cooper, former postmaster
if Brevard, suffered a stroke of par
ilysis Sunday night, and has been
mable to speak since. Mr. Cooper
;uffered a stroke some twenty years
tgo, which has affected his left side
hroughout the years since then. The
hroat is affected as a result of the
ecent stroke, which prevents himj
Mr. Cooper is at the "VValtermire l\
lotel, where he has lived for several j i
?ears. Mr. Riley Cooper, a brother,
ind Mrs. Cooper of Greenville, are>
vith the stricken man. Mrs. Mamie
/erdery, a sister, was called from
ler work at Asheville on account of
he illness of Mr. Cooper. A daugh
er, Mrs. Ada Townsend of West
Asheville, came Monday to be with
ter father during his illness. !j
Mr. Cooper's condition is serious,]!
uch as to cause the relatives great '
LADY FROM GENEVA
Vliss Mills, World Secretary In
Y. W. C. A. Movement
Now In Brevard
Miss M. Marianne Mills of Geneva,
Switzerland, world secretary of the
lepartment of younger girls in the
f. W. C. A. movement, is visiting the
Jirls' Reserve Council now in session
t Camp Sapphire. International of- !
ices are maintained in Geneva, but 1
diss Mills works in many different
ountries, and her lectures to the
?oung women of the Sapphire Coun
cil is one of the interesting features '
if the sessions. Her description of 1
he great work being done among the .
lounger girls in the various countries !
tives some idea of the magnitude of
:he activities of the International
If. W. C. A. I
Miss Mills, having traveled in all !
sarts of the United States, declared i
Western North Carolina to be the
-nost beautiful section in America. |
Upon being pressed for an expression 1
>f a comparison between this section j
md the mountainous regions of other
?ountries, Miss Mills would not say i
:hat these mountains are more beau
:iful than those of her Switzerland,
jut declared that both are beautiful,
jxtremely so, "but there is a differ
jnce, a something, you know, that
:annot be explained. Your moun
tains here are ever so big, and go on
and on. like the Blue Kidge. Beauti
Mies' Mills pai l high compliment
to the American Movement of the In- j
ternational Y. W. C. A. work, stress
ing the importance of that being done
among the younger girls, "preparing
them for womanhood, for mother
hood. You see it here...." and wav
ing her arms as if to embrace the
one hundred and thirty-five young
women gathered at Camp Sapphire,
at that moment engaged in boating,
walking, or gathered in happy groups j
from which the laughter of youth '
rang out in notes so musical that the
birds of the woodland nearby joined !
in the chorus.
Miss Mills will visit other councils
before leaving America. Miss Van
Asch Van Wyck, a Dutch woman, is
international president of the young
er girls' movement of the Y. W. C. A.,
while Mrs. Robert Spear is president
of the American movement.
GIRLS RESERVE IN
SESSION AT CAMP
Eleven States Represented By
Delegation ? Much Work
With Miss Lucy Litaker of New
York as director, the Girls' Reserve
of the Y. W. C. A., is in council at
Camp Sapphire for ten days. Dele
gates from Virginia, North Carolina,
faouth Carolina, Georgia, Florida,
Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi,
Tennessee, Kentucky and West Vir
ginia are registered, there being 135
delegates in attendance, with several
officers, instructors and leaders. The
young women attending the sessions
are leaders in their respective com
munities, as only those who perform
some outstanding service in the Girl
Reserve's work are selected as dele- i
gates to the council.
Dr. Dwight Bradley, pastor of the I
First Congregational church, Boston, I
Mass., is leader of the work in reli- 1
g'ion and in world affairs, subjects j
of greatest importance in the course .
of study being given the young wo- '
Miss Gretta Smith, town secretary 1
of the national board, is leader of the 1
industrial discussion. The group in- 1
terested in this subject visited indus- J
:rial plants nearby during the earlv
part of the week.
Miss Oolooah Bruner, secretary of i
?eligious educational department of 1
:he national Y. W. C. A., is lecturing
>n religious education.
Miss Elizabeth Moss of Louisville, j
Ky.. is director of music; Miss Rebec- [
a Reed is leader in the discussion of
-he program of personal relations and
?ace relations; Miss Carrie Lee Wea
ker of Asheville, has charge of the I
>ookstore; Miss Marjorie Patton of 1
he' National Y. W. C. A., is leader !
An interesting phase of the council
vork is that of the workshop group,
n charge of Miss Julia Rhodus of
^ew Orleans. Other leaders in the
vorkshop group are: Miss Lucile
"ook, Richmond; Miss Lois Gratz, ,
Raleigh; Miss Frances Beasley, of
Nashville; Miss Lucile Shirley, Nor
olk; Miss Martha Larrymore, Mem
Miss Hazel Anderson of Virginia, '
s registrar, and Miss Lilly Wright of I
Norfolk, is camp nurse. Miss Ruth
^shmore of Dawson Springs, Ky.,
ind Miss Anne Pridmore, Atlanta,
Other leaders include: Miss Emily ,
?owles, Columbia; Miss Esse Lee
?eed, Chattanooga; Miss Mary Hunt
Summer, Laurel, Miss; Miss Frances
^eigh, Memphis; Miss Lydia Mac
Jruder, New Orleans; Miss Ruth
irokenshire, Huntington, W. Va.;
Hiss Nan Smith, Charlotte, and Miss
Jladys Whitesell, Clearwater, Fla.
4SHEVILLE MEN TO
ATTEND LODGE HERE
????? j '
Election of officers will be the spe- 1
:ial order of business at the meeting \
>f the Junior Order in Brevard this'
Thursday night, and it is expected j
hat a large number of members will
>e present. Nominations were made
ast Thursday evening, and officers j
^pressed the wish at that meeting
'or a full attendance at the meeting
his week, when new officers are to ;
A delegation of Juniors from Ashe- j
'ille will be present at the meeting
his Thursday evening, &nd all mem- j
Ders will want to be on hand to greet
the Asheville visitors. Plans for the
Fourth of July celebration to be held J
at the Biltmore high school will be
?iven the membership of the Brevard
Lodge. The Hon. Jake I'. Newell of
Charlotte, will deliver the principal
address at the big Fourth of July
FAWN FOUND FRIEND
IN DR. C. L NEWLAND
Dr. Charles L. Newland, surgeon, '
performed a rather unusual opera- j
tion Tuesday, the patient being a lit- |
tie fawn whose leg had been broken, i
Pisgah Forest rangers found the lit- 1
tie fellow in the forest, suffering
from the broken limb, and called Dr.
Newland, who brought the fawn to
his office in Brevard, and set the
limb, placing it in a plaster cast.
The fawn was then taken to the
doctor's home, where it is being
cared for by Mrs. Newland and the
In its suffering the fawn cried
piteously, its cries being very similar
to the cries of a little child. It is
doing well now, and Dr. Newland ex
pects an early and complete recov
HOME OF HAMMOND !
Sequel to Series of Events That i
Are Interwoven With
the World's History
I Mr. John Hays Hammond, the
celebrated mining engineer, who has
been residing in Washington for
many years since hi3 retirement from
active business, accord a reception to
!a young Transylvanian recently
! which was a sequel to some events in
i world history with a romantic set
The young man was John Verner,!
'only son of the Transylvania Super
intendent of Education. Mr. Ham
mond and Mr. Verner had been as
sociated in the opening up to indus
trial activity of the vast region of
the Congo Valley a quarter of a
century ago. Mr. Hammond is prob
ably the greatest mining engineer in
the history of the world. He helped
Cecil Rhodes to develop the great
Rand mines of South Africa, from
which approximately three billion
dollars of gold have been taken out.
He helped to advise the Gugenheim
brothers with their vast world-wide
interests and was known as the high
est paid engineer in the world. He
has been a close associate of Presi
dent Hoover, being nearly twenty
years older than the President, who
is supposed to have gotten much in
spiration from his fellow Californian
in his early days.
When John Verner went to work in
his business as a landscape and
ornamental plant specialist near
Washington, and Mr. Hammond
he^rd of his presence, he sent the
young man an invitation to come to
see him, out of a memory of the old
days in Africa affairs with his
father. So John went to see the great
man, and came away greatly charmed
with the courtesy, learning, power,
and fame of the man who helped his
father to start an empire of business
in Central Africa, just as Mr. Ham
mond himself had founded the great
mining industry in South Africa.
MUCH WORK BEING
DONE BY THE C. OF C.
Growing activities mark the work
of the Chamber of Commerce with
the opening of the summer season in
Brevard, and Jerry Jerome, presi
dent, and Miss Alma Trowbridge,
secretary, with many members and
directors, have asserted that results
being obtained from the work is
most highly satisfactory. Several
hundred post cards were sent out on
post card day, and reports are being
made every day of results already
being obtained from this form of di- i
rect appeal to tourists to spend their I
The tourist committee is working. t
full time and over time, their activ
ities including the preparation of
splendid swimming p.ijolg in Davidson
Ri\X?r. When the. work is completed
in its every detail, these pools in the
clear stream which flows down from
Pisgah Mountain through the Na
tional Forest will be among civ; best
swimming pools in the country. Al
ready great crowds are enjoying
their bathing in these pools.
Large numbers of people are ex
pected in Brevard by the first of the
month, and several are coming in
each day, finding locations before the
rush of the season sets in.
ST. JOHN'S DAY TO BE
Large attendance is expected at the |
regular communication of Dunn's!'
Rock Masonic Lodge this Friday '
evening, when the newly elected offi- 1
cers will be installed. These officers, ]
elected two weeks ago, are as fol- 1
James F. Barrett, W. M.; Jerry <
Jeronje, S. W. ; Henry Henderson. 1
J. W. ; A. N. Jenkins, treasurer, and <
Dr. J. F. Zachary, secretary. Other 1
officers, five in number, will be filled
by appointment made by the master
Final arrangements will also be
made at this meeting for attending
the morning services at the Presby
terian church Sunday morning, whe-r
Rev. R. L. Alexander will preach the j
annual Saint John's Day sermon.1
j Master Masons throughout the coun
try will also be attending similar ser
vices in their respective communities,
j It is believed that a large number of
i Masons in Brevard and Transylvania
'county will gather at the Masonic
(Hall Sunday morning at 10:30 from
j-tfhich point they will go in a body to
!t}ie .Presbyterian church. Visiting
f.Iasons are invited to attend the in
stallation services Friday night, and
futged to be with the lodge Sunday
imorling and attend the services
TOP PUCE RETAINED
BY BREVARD OUTFIT
Three Runs In Ninth Inning
Scored by Local Team
Coming from behind in the last j
three innings of what looked to be |
a wide margin win for Enka, the I
Brevard ball team won an eight
seven tilt here Saturday afternoon, i
by yirtue of which they still retain j
leading place in the Western Caro- j
Two home runs by Dick Allen and j
one by Norman for the visitors, made :
the score board climb fast. However, |
Brevard kept pegging away at the I
ball with such adeptness that four ;
pitchers were used by Enka. Robin- !
son, who started the game, was re-!
moved in the seventh after his off-!
ering had been knocked all about I
the field. Lovin fared but little bet- j ?
ter, and Hall who relieved him, wash
too wild to suit Manager Brewton, !i
who went to the mound in the ninth lj
with two men on and the score j j
standing seven-six in favor of Enka. h
A walk, strikeout, and two more ! (
ivaiks, and Brevard was "presented" j
i free win. j
The local team showed much bet- i 1
;er form over the previous game, and;!
jlayerl a very good game behind the ; '?
lattery work of Tom Graham and t
Paul Schachner. Ten hits were garr.- i
;red by the locals, while only eight If
vere chalked up to the visitors.
Score by inning: r h e j
Snka 300 0110011?7 8 3i
Srevard 101 000 123?8 10 4 *
Batteries for Enka: Robinscn, Lov- '
n, Hall, Brewton and Swayngim;
or Brevard, Graham and P. Schach- *
ler. Winning pitcher, Graham, loser, I
At WeavervUle Saturday
Brevard will play at Weaverville 4
Saturday afternoon, playing in Bre-.c
?ard on July 4th and July 6th. j11
:H AMBER OF COMMERCE 1
TO MEET THIS EVE SING r
Regular meeting of the Chamber of i ^
Commerce will be held this (Thurs
lay) evening at 8 o'clock at the
Chamber of Commerce rooms. It is
irged that as many members as pos
ible be present so that the necessary
lusiness pertaining to the welfare of |c
Jrevard may be transacted. jl
VETERANS MAY YET
\ction Must Be Taken, How
ever, Before the Third
Day of July
The following notice from Watson
i. Miller, chairman of the National j,
Rehabilitation committee of the
American Legion, 600 Bond building,
Vashington, D. C., will prove very in
eresting and very helpful to many (
lost service officers, and of value to s
reterans of the World war: -r
"It is desired to call to your atten- ' j
ion a matter which in my opinion
hould receive the fullest publicity ; *
tnd is of vital importance to manyij
lisabled veterans of the World war 1 ?
n your state.
"Even though a disabled veteran of E
he World war who carried war risk j
nsurance has not paid any premium t
hereon since his discharge from the s
nilitary scrvice, if he makes claim in t
vriting between now and July 3rd
if this year he will thereby preserve
lis rights to resort to court action j
hereafter if such procedure is neces- !
;ary. This letter should state plainly '
:hat the veteran desires to claim in- 1
rj ranee benefits under the permar ]
:nt and total disability clause of hi" |
:ontract from e date when hi* polio; i
ivas in force, which is usually l'ror.i |
:he date of disability, if he was dis- ,
ibled while in tne service.
"First, he should submit proof to ]
;he Veterans Bureau to establish to ]
:he satisfaction of the bureau that ^
:ontinuously since his disablement, he ,
has been suffering from an impair- j
ment of mind or body which made it ,
impossible for him to follow continu- j
Dusly any substantially gainful occu- ?
pation and that condition existed ;
since his discharge from the service, ?
and is likely to continue throughout j
the remainder of his life. Then, ?
should the bureau deny his claim, he',
is afforded an opportunity to go into j
court and establish his claim before ,
a jury. Veterans who carried $10,- !,
000 war risk insurance are entitled j
to the payment of insurance benefits,
ft the rate of $57.50 per month com- j
mencing with the beginning of dis- 1
ability (if it commenced at a time i
while fcis insurance was in force) and |
continuing as long as the veteran !
lives. Veterans whose conditions are '
described in this letter may be en- j
titled to payment at the rate of $5.75 ;
per month per $1,000 of insurance."
SUPREME COURT TO
OF COUNTY RIGHTS
Governor Gardner Renews His
Plea for Canning and
STATE SENDS OUT HUGE
SUM YEARLY FOR FOOD
State School Officials Having
Hard Time Working Out
Details of New Law
Raleigh, June 24.? The -North Car
olina supreme court has before it the
first constitutional problem arising
from the actions of the 1931 sessios
of the General Assembly and one of
importance to many of the 100 coun
ties and 432 municipalities in Ibf
state. Two test cases are before Jit
:ourt, one from Duplin, the other
from Durham county, and were heard
by the court last Saturday, in order
that the problem might be di<pi?s*d
Df as soon as possible.
The question is this: Many uriiu of
jovernment have issued tax anticipa
:ion notes to pay current expense*
ind to be repaid by revenues later.
Some of these units failed to realize
;he revenues sufficient to meet this*
lotes. The 1931 Local Government
ict permits the funding of these note*
>y issuance and selling of bonds, the
nterest and principle being payable
'from an unlimited tax upon all tax
ible property" of the unit, placinj: it
is a tax for a special purpose.
The Supreme court is to decid*
vhether such funding is for a spetiaj
mrpose, in that the present economic
:ondition makes it an emergency, as
s provided in the Local Government
ict, and such bonds retired by spe
:ial tax levies; or whether such tax
vould be for general current expt-ns
u and, therefore, against the consti
utional prohibition of a levy of more
han 15 cents on the $100 of property
?aluation for current operating- vx
This action has a bearing on tnt
aw enacted by the recent Genera!
Assembly which would permit 30-odd
ounties to levy taxes for court and
ail costs and the cost of the quadri
innial revaluation of property as .<pe
ial purposes and in addition to tht
5-cent limit for general expenses.
Belief is that the act is unconstitu
ional, but it was enacted as a mrth
id cf "keeping county commissioner*
iut of jail" for exceeding the 15-c<>nt
imit of tax levy.
Dr. Charles E. Brewer, president of
Meredith college, Raleigh, has bee*
lected national councillor of the Jun
or Order United American Mechau
cs, and national headquarters of the
irder will be here for the next twi
rears. He is the second national
lead from Raleigh, W. E. Faisois
laving held the office.
"Where," asked Governor 0. Max
Jardner in a radio talk las; week
ind referring to the estimated :.n
tual amount of money sent out of this
tate for food and feed ? "where it>
his $150,000,000 to come from this
rear? Can it come from cheap cotton
ind cheap tobacco this fall? Do yoa
hink we are not going to have cheap
otton and cheap tobacco this fall?
"Let's can and preserve and con
erve every dollar's worth of the sur
>lus vegetables, fruits and food stuff*
hat we raise," the governor pleaded,
tating that "Last year we allowed
letween $5,000,000 and 110.000,000 of
regetables and fruits to dry up and
( Continued on page right)
FOX RANCH MAKES ?
CHANGE IN POLICY
Announcement is made that the
Blue Ridge Silver Fox Ranch novr
las fifty young pups in the pen%
there being 29 young silvers and 21
t-our.g blues. T. H. Carr, manager
)f the ranch, "stated that $30,001
worth of foxes are now being shipped
to Brevard, to be placed in the fox
ranch at Cherryfield. Homer E.
Whitmire, native _of Cherryfield, but
for many years with the Purina peo
ple at St. Louis, and also connected
with the big fox ranches in the Oz
arks, is one of the promoters of the
local fox ranch.
The company has announced that
a 25 cent admission is being charged
those wjio visit the ranch and inspect
the animals. This is being done. Mr.
Carr stated, to discourage the visit
ing of so many mere curiosity seek
ers, thereby giving more opportunity
to those who are really interested in
the project to make inspection an#
learn something of this rapidly grow
ing industry. Hundreds of people are
visiting the ranch each month, it is