VOLUME XXXVI . BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, JULY 2, 1931 Number 26
SUMMER CAMPS IN
FULL OPERATION AS
1931 SEASON OPENS
All Camps Report Standard
Attendance, Which Is Wel
come News Here
SOME CAMPS HAVE MORE
REGISTERED THAN IN '30
Large Numbers of People Ar
riving on Special Trains
and Extra Pullmans
Practically all of the organized
summer camps in Transylvania coun
ty have opened for the 1931 season,
most of them reporting unusually
large numbers of campers, and all
expressing satisfaction with enroll
? ment. The Carolina Camp reports a
larger number of boys than were reg
istered at that camp last year. Sap
phire has opened wfth great showing,
with others coming in after the first
of the month. Camp Transylvania,
another boys' popular camp, opened
last week with good attendance.
Chickasaw, as usual, is well filled j
with boys from the middle west.
The girls' camps, including Rock-i
brook, Illahee, Connestee, Eeglas'
Nest, Merrie-Wood and Perry-Ann,
are all well filled, and the directors
delighted with the large attendance,
which, it was feared for a while
would be greatly reduced on account |
of general conditions.
Special trains and extra Pullmans .
have been running into Brevard with 1
regularity, bringing the hundreds of
young men and women to the camps.
A large number of people have al
ready come to Brevard as result of
the opening of the camps, and are
living in apartments and residences, 1
or in the hotels and boarding houses, j
The summer season will get into full
swing this week, and it is believed
that Brevard will entertain an un
usually large number of tourists dur
ing the season. The camps located
in the county have a direct bearing
upon the tourist business of the com
munity, and their opening is a signal
for the opening of the general sum
mer season here.
STOCKHOLDERS OF [
BANK ARE ASSESSED
Assessment was levied Tuesday
against stockholders of the Brevard
Banking company in the amounts of
their holdings by Guemey P. Wood, '
commissioner of banks for the state !
of North Carolina, through Mr. Wood
ley, liquidating agent in charge of
the bank here. The papers were
filed with Clerk of the Court Otto Al
exander to be recorded against the
parties named, constituting a legal
judgment in each instance.
Eight stockholders have paid their
assessments in full, while one has
paid in part. Those paying in full
are as follows: Mrs. Georgia Bell, 11 '
shares; F. D. Clement, two; B. T.
Edgerton, 20; V. C. Moore, 10; G. K.
Paxton, six; Mrs. Elizabeth Silver
steen, five; the Weilt Estate, 45; Jack
Wilson, one; C. C. Yongue, holding!
35 shares, has paid a portion of his
assessment, which is noted in the
The bank had a paid capital stock
of $115,000. !
POST OFFICE TO BE CLOSED
SATURDAY; XO DELIVERIES ,
The postbffice will observe the hoi- \
idav Saturday, the Fourth, the win- ;
dow being open from 8 to 9 in the
morning, and from . 2 to 3 in the af
ternoon. There will be no deliveries.
GREATGOtf EVENTS I
TO BE STAGED HERE
Exhibition Match, Henderson
ville Teams, a Dance at
Night, on Program
Friday is to be a red-letter day for \
the Brevard Golf club, when an all
day program will be enjoyed, starting
with an exhibition match Friday
morning between G. James, Brevard
pro, and Frank Clark, Beaver Lake
oro. The match is to be for a prize,
? and is an 18-hole affair. Both men
expert golfers, and it is expected
that a large number of people will
witness the morning event.
In the afternoon two teams from
Hendersonvilln, comprising two four
somes, will play against e^qual teams
of Brevard golfers, 18 holes, the win
ners to be awarded prizes. It is said
that Hendersonville is sending her
best players to go up against Bre
vard's best, and it safe to say that
great interest will be shown in this
Then, Friday evening at the club
house a dance will be enjoyed, round
ing out a great day of pleasure and
? The greens and fairways on the
Brevard course are in the most per
fect condition, better by far than in
any season of the past years. Mr.
James has worked wonders with the
course this spring, and as a result of
his labors the players have perfect
grounds , for play.
REQUEST MADE TO CHANGE
TERM OF COURT FROM THE
CIVIL TO CRIMINAL TERM
Request h?s been made to Gov
ernor Gardner, ft is said, to
change the regular civil term of
Superior court of the Jtdy-Aug
ust term to a criminal term, for '
the purpose of trying the cases
agampt several Brevard men
growing out of the failure of the
Brevard Banking company. It
will be recalled that the Grand
Jury at the Spring term of court
returned true bills against the
former board of county eommis
\ sioners, the former county attor
I ney, the present sheriff-tax col
lector, and the president and vice
prutident of the defunct bank.
This action was taken by the
board of county commissioners
lust Monday in a special called
meeting, it is reported.
"SANDY" GRAHAM IS
! BREVARD VISITOR
Outstanding Leader of State
Being Urged for Lt.-Gov.
In Next Campaign
Hon. A. H. Graham, known all over
the state as "Sandy" Graham, is in
Brevard, with his family. Mr. Gra
>am's son is at Camp Sapphire for
the season, while Mr. and Mrs. Gra
ham and Mrs. Graham's mother, Mrs.
J. A. Long, are at Virginia Lodge.
Mr. Graham is a member of state
budget commission, was speaker of
the house in the 1929 legislature, and
is being urged by hundreds of friends
to make the race next year for lieu
it nant-governor. He talked most in
terestingly of the drastic changes
made in state and county govern
ment by the recent legislature. Mr.
Graham believes the new highway
program will eventually prove of
great value, although he makes pre- i
diction that many people will be giv
ing severe criticism to the new law
within a short time. County commis
sioners, he stated, are the most over
worked and least appreciated offic
ials of the state. These boards in the
past have been most responsive to the
appeals of citizens in all sections of
the county, and made effort to build
and keep in repair the roads leading
to the doorsteps of the citizens of the \
county. Under state control this in
timate touch between citizen and ?
ruler will be lost, and many roads
hat are now called county roads will .
in time be abandoned. He believes the j
new plan will be of greater benefit to :
small counties like Transylvania than j
it will be to the larger counties where i
road forces of considerable size have 1
Mr. Graham would regret to see an- ;
other general assembly so thoroughly j
one-sided, politically, as the last ses
sion, and remarked that if Lewis j
Hamlin, minority leader while Mr. ;
Graham was speaker, had been in the
last legislature with the republican !
members which he had in 1929, the J
1931 session would not have lasted as |
long as it did. Mr. Graham believes
that the work would have been ac
complished in the 60 days, or 70 days,
at the most. Nothing is so bitterly j
contested, Mr. Graham believes, as j
an issue between members of the j
same family, be it political or other- j
There are many people in the state
who look upon "Sandy" Graham as
the outstanding man in the state
democratic party, and the statement
is often heard that he would be the
next governor of North Carolina
were it not for the rule observed in
that party of alternating candidates
between the east and the west each
time. Brevard people, regardless of
political affiliation, are expressing
genuine pleasure in having Mr. Gra
ham and his interesting family in the
community for the summer.
MR. HOWARD TAKES
CHARGE OF OFFICE
S. B. Howard, district engineer for !
the Highway Commission, in charge
of this district embracing Polk, Hen
derson, Jackson and Transylvania
counties, is now in Brevard and in
charge of the district office here, j
| This is known as the Fourth district, 1
! and all the road work in the four i
I counties will be directed from the j
! Brevard office. The offices are lo- 1
Icated in the Postoffice building. Er
nest H. Webb and W. R. Johnson are
assistant engineers, and will work un
der direction of Mr. Howard here.
Miss Annie Yongue is secretary, and
will have charge of the clerical work.
Other office assistants are to be flam
ed later, it is said.
Mr. Howard will bring his family
to Brevard within a short time, and
make his home here. He is a mem
ber of the Episcopal church, the Ma
sonic lodge and is a Shriner. He comes
from Lenoir, where he has maintain
ed headquarters for some time, and
where his family is now residing. Tha
men of the town have been giving Mr.
Howard the "glad hand" since his ar
rival, arid plans are being made for
a smoker to be held in his honor, and
at which time all the men of the
community may meet the engineer and
express to him the community's pleas
ure in his coming and the town's
gratitude to tha Highway Commission
for selecting Brevard as district
Pursuing the " Re dcoats "
MINUTE MEN'S DAY OF GLORY
The Minute Men Pursuing the "British Redcoats" Across the
Old North Bridge at Concord, Mass., During the Re-en2ctr.ient of
Hie First Episode of the Revolutionary War, Before 20,000 Persons,
as Part of the Massachusetts Tercentenary Celebration.
JUNIORS MAY HEAR
MR. HOOD THURSDAY
He Is State Treasurer of Junior
Order and Head of
Hon. Guerney P. Hood, state treas
urer of the Junior Order in North
Carolina, is expected to be the prin
cipal speaker at the meeting of the
Juniors this Thursday evening in
Brevard. Mr. Hood, recently ap
pointed State Bank Commissioner by
Governor Gardner, is in Western
North Carolina in connection with his
banking commission, and officers of
the Junior Order communicated
Tuesday with the distinguished offi
cial, expressing the local council's de
sire to have him address the Juniors
of Transylvania county. Mr. Hood
readily agreed to do so unless it be
came imperative that he go to an
other city before Thursday night in
connection with the state's work. It
is believed that he will be able to
attend the meeting and address the
Transylvania Council is anxious
for all members to attend the meet
ing, and issues an especial invitation
to members who "dropped out" in re
cent months to attend the gathering
and hear their state treasurer talk
on the great Junior Order and the
work it is doing.
H. E. ERWIN NAMED
ON SCHOOL BOARD
It is said that H. E. Erwin, well
known manufacturer, connected with
the Pisgah Mills here, has been nam
ed a member of the school board, suc
ceeding Mr. Sid Barnett, resigned.
Mr. Erwin had not qualified for the
position Wednesday, but friends be
lieve that he will do so by next Mon
day, when the board is to hold its
regular monthly meeting, and at
which time there are many import
ant matters to be acted upon.
The school budget for the coming
year, due to have been made by July
first, has not been made because of
the fact that no blanks from the state
have been received by the local
board. It is said that this is true in
most counties, the delay on the part
of the state being occasioned because
of the radical changes made in the
school laws by the recent legislature.
Next Monday is the date when the
newly elected county superintendent,
J. E. Rufty, is to be inducted into of
fice, succeeding Prof. S. P. Verner,
head of the schools for the past two
years. It is said that the teaching
force for the new year has not been
named, owing to the fact that the lo
cal authorities do not as yet know
, just how many teachers will be al
lowed in this county.
Another matter to be decided next
Monday is the opening date of the
schools. The board had designated
August first as the date of beginning
schools throughout the town and
county. This decision, however, is
being strenuously opposed by manj
people who believe the old .late o1
September first should De the opening
date this year. It is claimd by manj
that August is tqp hot for schoo
TWO BALL GAMES SATURDAY
AND ONE MONDAY P. M
Three ball games are on tap for th<
week-end, two between Asheville am
Brevard Saturday, at 10 a.m. an<
three p.m. Hendersonville will pla;
here Monday at three p. m.
JUNIORS GOING TO
BILTMORE ON 4TH
i District Meeting, Picnic, Sports
Events, and Address by
Members of the Junior Order in the j
Second district will gather at the Bilt
more High School next Saturday I
1 morning for the annual Fourth of j
July celebration. The Hon. Jake F. j
j Newell, Charlotte lawyer and out- <
standing Junior Order leader of the!
! state, will be the principal speakei. j
i The Brevard Municipal band will !
provide the music for the occasion, j
[ There is to be an interesting sports i
program, the winners in which will |
be awarded many valuable prizes that |
have been donated for the purpose by 1
the merchants of Asheville.
This meeting was held a year ago j
in Pisgah National Forest, and was1
largely attended. It is believed that !
the district will vote at the meeting'
i Saturday to bring next year's meet- 1
ing back to the Forest.
\ Mr. Newell, the invited speaker of
the day, is said to be one of the best !
1 orators of the state, and is one of
| the best known men of the South.
| Juniors of Brevard and other ;
points in the county are expected to |
? be in Brevard by 8 o'clock Saturday ;
! morning, leaving here in a body not;
| later than 8:30 o'clock. All former
; members of the organization are urg
j ed to attend the gathering, and all
I friends of the Juniors, men and wo
I men, are likewise urged to attend. It
'is hoped that each family will pre- j
| pare a good basket dinner, as a picnic
i dinner is one of the great features
;of the day. All members are urged
| to be on hand early Saturday morn
ling, and those having room are asked
| to take some member who has no car.
j Juniors will meet at the hall in Bre
jvard Saturday morning. The R03
man brethren are urgently requested
| to attend the meeting at Biltmore.
? MANY WANTING HOUSES AND
APARTMENTS FOR SEASON
According to the real estate firm of
Hamlin & McCrary and the Chamber
of Commerce, furnished houses and
apartments are in great demand.
From all indications there will be a
record breaking number of people in
Brevard this summer, and more in
quiries have been received for fur
nished houses and apartments than
ever recorded here before. People
having furnished houses and apart
ments for rent would do well to see
Messrs. Hamlin & McCrary, or list
; same with the Chamber of Commerce.
HIKING CLUB TO BE
| Organization of a Hiking club in
j Brevard is in the hands of a commit
' tee of which Alex Kizer is chairman
| and J. W. Smith and Wm. J. Wallis
[ are members. The purpose of the
club is to promote hiking parties who
; will go far back into the mountain
j ranges about Brevard, and will, it is
' i believed, prove most popular with
both the home folks and the summer
tourists. It is planned to have the
Boy Scouts, under direction of Scout
. master Fred Miller, act as guides on
s This plan was adopted at the last
! meeting of the Chamber of Commerce,
1 and is but one more pleasure being
j provided for the large number of
touriste expected here this summer.
NEW, HIGHWAY LAW
AND ASKS SUPPORT!
Gigantic Undertaking To Be
of Great Worth to State,
CITIZENS MAY ASSIST BY
AIDING STATE OFFICIALS;
100 Counties Relinquish Con
trol of Road Work to the
Centralized State Body
Raleigh, June 30. ? On July first
took place an unprecedented event in '
North Carolina. On that date the '
state for the first time in history, and j
the first state in the United States, |
took over from the counties the
job of maintenance and construction j
of every mile of public road and every j
bridge in North Carolina and will as
sume the responsibility of paying the
cost of this tremendous job.
The' state will also take over around
four thousand county convicts and
relieve the counties of the burden of j
their support and maintenance. On
July 1 all of the chaingangs and pris
oners in jail serving more than sixty
day sentences will cease to be fed and
clothed and supported by the coun
ties. The state will serve over twelve'
thousand additional meals, of a uni
iform and balanced food content, on
! July 1.
From that date the county commis
sioners are prohibited from levying
a cent of tax to support the mainten
ance and construction of roads in
[North Carolina. The state appropri-i'
ntes a minimum of $6,000,000 to coun- .
ty roads, to be derived from the pro- ;
ceeds of two cents of the present six
cent gasoline tax. This automatically '
lift? from the land and property of:,
the state an ad valorem tax of $6,- ; ,
000,000, now levied for roads. Three i
million of this will be new money, , '
and three million comes from the 1
state aid created by the 1929 General j]
Assembly and largely used by the 1
counties for debt service. .<
On July 1 the county commission- j'
(Continued <m back page)
BUSINESS HOUSES 1
TO BE OPEN ON 4TI: ;
Many stores and business houses
in Brevard will remain open Satur- ,
day, July Fourth, observing usual .
Saturday business hours, but will
close on the following Monday, giving
employes a full holiday on Monday ;
instead of observing Saturday as a
holiday. This announcement is made
in a page advertisement, published ,
by the several business firms enter
ing into the agreement to remain
open Saturday and have a holiday on i
the following Monday. I
The postoffice is an exception to '
the plan, as the office will be closed
all day Saturday, July Fourth, with !
no carrier service. The windows in 1
the postoffice will be open from 8 !
to 9 o'clock Saturday morning and j
from 2 to 3 o'clock Saturday after- 1
noon, j 1
COUNTY WILL HAVE jj
8 MONTHS SCHOOL i|
"You tell the people of Transyl- ?,
;vania that the Old Man Joe Galloway
; said that there will be eight month.-' ,
| school in Transylvania coui.ty this
year, or there will be the biggest roiv
'that ever shook the foundations of
Such was the reply made to The
Brevard News by Mr. J. M. Gallo
way, chairman of the school board,
when informed that there was some |
talk of asking the board to cut t'-.o
school term to six months year, or.
account of the financial condition nf ,
the county. Chairman Galloway war
most emphatic in his assertions thrt
such an action would not be consid
ered at all by his board, pointing out ;
_that the state pays for the ; ix
jmonths' term. "To let our high stand
ard of schools be lowered, just on r.c
] count of the small sum necessary to :
'operate the schools for the two ev'ra
months would not only be unwise,
but would be criminal," Mr. Gal!o
way said. He pointed to the fact that
the loss of two months of school work
would cost every school child in the
county an extra year, as they could |
not make the grades in the six
REV. GROG AN PREACHES AT
FRANKLIN BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. Mac Grogan preached to a i
great congregation in the Franklin j
Baptist church last Sunday, and 1
many favorable comments have been
heard by members of the congrega
tion concerning the preaching of the
young Brevard man, who will resume
his college work in September.
Rev. Mr. Grogan will preach at
Rosman next Sunday morning at 11
o'clock in the Methodist church. Oth
er churches in Rosman will hold no
services Sunday morning, but will
gather at the M. E. church to hear
Mr. Grogan. The services will be
under the auspices of the Woodmen
of the World.
IMMENSE FLOCK OF
' GROOMED FOR 1932
Echoes of 1931 Legislature To
Be Heard In the Next
STRONG CONTENDERS FOR
Tax Relief Advocates To Be
Pitted Against Old Timers
In Gubernatorial Race
Raleigh, July 1. ? Political matters
are keeping step with the weather
and are warming up at a remarkablo
rate, since it is considered that the
primary is still almost a year off. Re
actions from the General Assembly
session are beginning to be fell and
local heroes, favorite sons, are in the
center of local boosting.
The governorship, the most import
ant post to be filled, is again coming
to the fore. It now seems certain, al
though the spinx-like figure has said
nothing, that Allen J. Maxwell, Com
missioner of Revenue, will be in the
race, and, if so, his entry will cause
numbers of realignments. If he gets
in it may be expected that some of
those potentially in will drop out. Aiid
it is just about come to the point of
acceptance by local politicians that
he will be a contender in the Demo
Also, it is barely possible that Wil
lis Smith, speaker of the Kouse of
Representatives, may enter that race
and if he does there will be more
readjustments. It is known that
friends have urged him and many
have pledged support. He might be
said to be giving it serious considera
tion. The four horsemen, Dennis G.
Brummitt, J. C. B. Ehringhaus, R. T.
Fountain and Albert L. Cox, are still
prospective runners in the race.
More attention is probably given
the Attorney General post and it
looks now as if there will be a flock
)f candidates for the Brummitt posi
tion. It is believed, though not af
irmed, that A. A. F. Seawell, named
is assistant in place of Frank Nasli.
who becomes Supreme Court clerk,
will likely seek the chief place. Sen
itor John R. Baggett, Harnett, tax
relief advocate, will be a candidate,
ryre C. Taylor, Gardner's private
lecretary and now executive counsel.,
s being put forward by Charlotte
:riends. Senator Peyton McSwain.
Cleveland county, is said to be con
sidering such a race. Felix Alley,
tVaynesville, is receiving mention.
Senator John H. Folger. Surry rnun
y, also is being talked for the place.
" Thomas C. (Tarn) Bowie, West
refferson, is said to be seriously feei
ng out the pulse relative to entering
;h race in contest with Frank D.
3rist, for the post occupied by Sena
:or Cameron Morrison. With fair
prospects, it is believed Mr. Bowie
vill become a candidate. If so, this
jromises to be a colorful race, to say
OXFORD ORPHANAGE CLASS
COMING THURSDAY, JULY 30
Announcement has been made that
:he Oxford Orphanage Sinking class
will be in Brevard on Thursday, July
30, and give a concert in the auditor
um of the high school building. Thi
is an annual event in Brevard, an
)ne that always brings a great crow
jut to hear the boys and girls in th
Masonic orphanage in song and rec -
HOOD IN BREVARD
ON BANK MATTER
Most Satisfactory Progress Be
ing Made In Organization
of New Bank Here
Hon. Guerney P. Hood, commission
er of banks for the state of North
Carolina, was in Brevard Wednesday
in conference with Mr. W. W. Wood
ley, liquidating agent and Pat Kim
zey, attorney for the state in handl
ing the closed Brevard Banking com
pany. Mr. Hood also held con-H
ference with citizei'r interested in th'.
organization of a how bank, and met
with several Brevard men in the of
fices of McCrary & Hamlin, where ti??
work so far done by the local mtn"
was examined by Mr. Hood.
Very satisfactory progress is be
ing made in the organization of the
bank, and there is evidenced a splen
did spirit of co-operation among the
citizens in subscribing the necessary
Mr. Hood will be in Western North
Carolina for some time. He was ac
companied to Brevard by Hon. G. H.
Henson, the state's representative in
handling the banking affairs in
Asheville and in counties of the west
ern section. Both gentlemen ex
pressed confidence in the ability of
the men of the several communities
to work out of the difficult position
in which the communities found
themselves as a result of the banlr
crashes six months ago. Mr. Hood
was delighted with settlement of the
banking affairs in Black Mountain;
this week, and pointed to that worfc
as evidence that communities can
come from under when men of the
community stand together in the