THE BREVARD NEWS
BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, JULY 23, 1931 Number 29
TRUCK WAR LOOMS
i AS BIG THREAT TO
"War Between the States")
Would Hurt Vegetable ' I
and Fruit Business
$so truckTicense FEE IS
PROVING BIG BOOMERANG
Hoped To Have Law Declared
Unconstitutional, and Ro
ll store Friendly Relations
Farmers, truckers and fruit grow
ers of Transylvania county are great
ly concerned over the prospects of
"The War Between the States" grow
ing out of the $50 license imposed
by the last legislature on trucks haul
ing produce, fruit and so on from ad
joining states into North Carolina.
With an unusually large crop of j
beans, cabbage and Irish potatoes
ready for market, and with South
Carolina providing this section's best,
market for the past hundred years, i
growers here are fearful that South
Carolina will begin its retaliation be- i
fore these crops can be marketed. So
far growers here are selling, without
molestation, in South Carolina, three
large trucks loaded with Transyl- j
vania county beans having been sold
in South Carolina this week.
Severe condemnation is being made .
of Uie $50 license law, and local
growers express willingness to con
tribute toward the fund being raised ^
to take a test case to the Supreme
court, in an effort to have the law
declared unconstitutional. Interested .
citizens say, in fairness to the North 1
Carolina legislature, that this state is j
not altogether to blame, as South ,
Carolina is guilty of sinning also j
during past years in waging war on
North Carolina trucks. But that
warfare was mild, it is said, com
pared to that which to come between
the states as a result of the legisla- '
tion enacted here. It is a foregone 1
conclusion, local growers assert, that .
retaliation will soon start against
North Carolina trucks entering South !
The extremely friendly and bene
ficial relationship existing hereto- i
fore between Western North Caro-H
lina and South Carolina should never
have been disturbed, local farmers
say. From time immemorial, it is
pointed out, South Carolina has
brought her early fruits and vege
tables into North Carolina, and later j
in the season North Carolina would .
take its later crop of vegetables and j
apples into South Carolina, where a j
ready cash market has always await- <
(Continued on baok page ) I
JUSTICE CLARKSON jj
PRAISES B.&L WORK |
? ? ; ? it
Declares Building and Loan i
Stands Next to Church In
Serving Mankind 1
Associate Justice Heriot Clavkson, ]
member of the North Carolina Su- ,
preme court, says that building and ,
loan associations stand next to the ,
church in serving mankind. Justice ,
Clarkson was speaking in Asheville |
last week, to the delegates attendirg .
the convention of the Carolina Retail
Lumber Dealers association, whejj ^ ]
made the assertion that is considered ,
one of the greatest tributes ever paid
a business enterprise. Those who
know Justice Clarkson can well un
derstand the statement, for no other
man in the state has assisted more
young men in home-ownership than
has Mr. Justice Clarkson. He places :
great stress upon the importance of
every man having his own home, and
it is because the building and loan as
sociations have assisted so many peo- (
pie in owning their homes that the
noted jurist places such high value
upon the institution.
Justice Clarkson said:
"1 don't know of any organization '
i outside of the church better than
'he building and loan association," I
"heriot Clarkson, associate justice of -
the North Carolina Supreme f court,
told delegates to the convention of
the Carolina Retail Lumber and |
Building Supply Dealers association,
in the afternoon session of the group
i . yesterday.
"Tn all of this great cyclone of dis
aster and deflation that we have had
in this great nation, the building and
loan associations have stood the 1
storm like the Rock of Gibraltar," j
continued Judge Clarkson. "They |
were founded on safe economic prin- ,
ciple. In all the wreckage in this
state not one copper has been lost ;
through building and loan associa- \
Goai To Fliiild Homes
"It is your duty to do all you can
do to get behind the building and
loan association and see that every
person you can influence puts some
money in your associations. That
money goes first to build the home,
and the home is the rockbed, the
foundation of civilization. Every mer
chant every dealer, every carpenter,
every man that lives in that commun
ity gets a part of that money. That
is the way to build up your commun
' ity." Justice Clarkson is spending
his vacation at Little Switzerland,
and came here yesterday to deliver
LOSS OF COLONIES
! CAUSE OF TROUBLE
Prof. S. P. Verner, in Speech to
Camp Girl*, Throws Light
on Germany's Plight
In compliance with an invitation
by Dr. Joseph R. Sevier, director of
Camp Greystone, Prof. S. P. Verner,
accompanied by Mrs. Verner, visited
' >at well known camp for girls on the
Hendersonville - Greenville highway |
last Monday night, where he deliver
ed his talk "A quarter c if a Century
under the Southern Cross."
Mr. Verner says he was greatly!
charmed with the splendid camp, its j
commanding site, admirable arrange
ments, and fine management. It is
one of the largest in the state. The '
girls come from al lover the country.
In his talk Mr. Verner linked up j
his adventures and researches in ;
Central Africa and tropical America i
with the big present issue of Ger
many's plight by indicating how one
of the most important causes for
Germany's trouble today was the de
priving of her colonies after the
World War. He regarded that as a
mistake. He says it would have been
better to have let Germany keep her
three African possessions so that she
might have had a way of outlet for
her unemployed, a source of ray ma
terial and something upon which to
He referred to the enormous po- |
tential undeveloped regions he tra- !
versed in both continents as" a chal
lenge to the statesmanship of today.
Unemployed men and idle land ought
to be gotten together. He deplored the
failure to make this juncture, and j
showed how the gold probably to be j
found in much of that undeveloped j
:erritory would go far towards re- |
lieving the present relative under
supply of the metal, admitted by
economists to be a main cause of the
While his lecture was largely de- j
/oted to adventures among cannibals, i
pygmies and wild beasts, as ap
propriate to a camp audience, Mr.
Verner says he was glad to note the
fligh interest taken by the girls
in the large international questions
be touched upon in passing.
BE GIVEN, IS PROMISE!
Fourteen members of the Brevard |
Municipal Band have signed an |
igreement to do everything possible |
n whipping the band into condition
for giving concerts, as was expected I
>f the group when the people of the j
.?ommunity responded so liberally to J,
:hi> appeal ' for aid in keeping the j
;and going. Invitations are being is- h
sued to the camps of the community,:!
jrging any musician in the camps to!'
join the local band in giving these j
'ree concerts during the summer. ;
This is made necessary, it is said, I
because of the failure of two or !
:hree Brevard boys to work with the |
sand this summer.
The people of the community will
ippreciate the efforts being made to
?ive the concerts. There has been
?xpressions of disappointment heard
ay the citizens because of the fail- j
ire of the band to perform, a fail- :
jre, it was stated in a signed com- 1
?nunication last week, caused by re- !
fusal of two or three former mem- 1
bers to work with the band this sea- !
In event sufficient talent can be j
brought together, a concert will be
given the last of the week, or early |
next week, it is said.
All names of stockholders in the [
old Brevard Water company are !
wanted by the board of aldermen, to |
the end that the town may live up to |
an agreement entered into between j
the town of Brevard and those stock- j
holders at the time the town purchas- ,
ed the water works. This agreement !
provided that no increase in water j
rates then prevailing should be made |
by the town forrfsuch stockholders, as i
part of the purchase price paid by \
the town for the water system.
The board of aldermen will appre- 1
ciate information as to the names of
such stockholders, as the records in
the case are said to be somewhat im
UNUSUAL SALE GOING ON
AT PLUMMER'S DEPT STORE
Reading the advertisement of the
Plummer's Department Store there
is indication that unusual values are
being offered the buying public. The
items advertised are in the Bargain
Basement of thu Plummer Store, and
the people who care to save in mak
ing purchases are invited to read the
advertisement and visit the store,
where most appealing values are be
WATER MELON CUTTING AT
MASONIC LODGE FRIDAY
: Plans are perfected -for having a
\ water melon feast at the meeting of
! Dunn's Rock Masonic Lodge this Fri
? day evening. Regular communication
j will be held. All visiting brethern
; invited. All members of Dunn's Rock
I expected to be present.
OXFORD SINGING CLASS TO BE
HERE NEXT THURSDAY EVENING
I On Thursday evening, July 30, the
Singing Class from the Oxford Or
I phanagp will appear at the Brevard
| High School auditorium in annual
This bare announcement is all but
I sufficient to fill the auditorium with
a fair-sized crowd, for Brevard and
Transylvania county always greet
the gladsome children from the Ma
sonic Orphanage in goodly numbers.
It is hoped, however, to make the at
tendance this year larger by far than
has ever been witnessed here be
Dr. J. F. Zachary, secretary of
Dunn's Rock Masonic Lodge, is chair
man of the committee on arrange
ments for the concert, and is being
assisted by the following committee
Jerry Jerome, Henry Henderson,
Albert Kyle, Noah Miller, Walter
McNeely, F. Brown Carr, T. (!. Mil
ler, C. O. Robinson, A. N. Jenkins
and J. W. Glazener. This committee
has charge of the publicity, and all
arrangements for greeting the group
upon its arrival, finding places for
of the town and county, and any
the children in the homes of Masons
other details that will make the con
cert a success.
There are sixteen in the party ? ten
J girls, four boys, teacher and mana
ger. The homes of the community are
always thrown open to the class, so
I that every dollar taken in at the con
cert can go to the up-keep of the
orphanage and the promotion of the
! schools maintained at the orphanage. j
While Oxford Orphanage is a Ma- j
sonic institution, but a small per cent
'of the children in the orphanage are:
j from Masonic homes. The institution
i takes orphan children from every
I walk of life, and has done a great
'good since it began to function. There
J are now about four hundred children
in the orphanage.
The Eastern Star chapter in Bre
vard is responsible, largely, for the
successful concerts given here by the
class. The members of the Eastern
Star will be in the lead again this
year, and will again be credited with
the success of the coming event. Some j
how, it is easier for women to fully j
understand the bigness of an institu
tion that is caring for and educating
four hundred orphan children than i*
j is for men to understand such things.
I Word has been received that many
i people from camps about Brevard
I will attend the concert and assist in
-making it a great success.
Not a Single Building and Loan
Association Went Down
In General Crash
Raleigh, July 22 ? While Building]
and Loan Associations in North Car- [
olina have felt the stress of the eco
nomic depression during the last year j
or two, every one of the 335 associa-i
tions have successfully weathered the I
storm so far and all are in good j
working condition, O. K. LaRoque, |
deputy Insurance Commissioner, in |
charge of the Building and Loan Di- ;
vision, said in a recent statement. ;
At the ena of business last year 1
these associations had assets of $92,
192,373.69 and had a total shares,
outstanding at that time of 1,869,291,
a report issued a short time aifo !
shows. These associations had aided j
during the year in financing 4,490 1
homes, valued at $13,135,440.92, or
an average cost of $2,925.48. It is |
interesting to note that the average |
home financed cost about $162 more j
in 1930 than it did in 1929.
White members numbered 83,303
and colored members 12,612. Loans
made in the year amounted to $23,
977,548.64, loans retired totaled $27,
943,591.76, stock retired $27,594,
729,24, while profits paid on matured ;
and withdrawn stock was $3,295,- ;
250.36; on running shares and full
paid stock the profits were ?1,342,
206,56 and the interest paid on bor- :
rowed money $227,682.17.
Transylvania opunty, the reporti
shows, had one association, located
at Brevard, with resources of $225,- j
924 and with 4,58.6 shares in force at ,
the end of the year. During the year ;
it financed the erection of 19 homes
with a total valuation of $13,500. At ,
the end of the year it had 348 share- 1
PREPARING FOR FLOWER
SHOW TO HE HELD AUG. lv\
Plans are being perfected for
Brevard' x annual flower show,
?which will be held on Wednesday,
August II), at the Chamber of ,
Commerce rooms, sponsored by
the Wonutn\ Bureau. It is Urged '
by those in charge of the event
that as many people of the town
and county as possible make en
tries in the various exhibits of
home grown flowers of all kinds,
potted plants, ferns and wild
flmvers. Valuable prizes will be
awarded to the different winners,
these prizes to be donated by
widely known nursery concerns
in different sections of the coun
HONOR VISITORS IN !
! KIWANIS MEETING
| Col. Cohen and Mr. Halsell i
| Coming Here for Past
With E. L. Halsell, of Oklahoma,
land Col. E. B. Cohen, of Charleston,
S. C., as guests, the Brevard Kiwanis ;
club last Thursday learned something!
of the value of satisfied visitors in f,
Brevard. Mr. Halsell has been coming j
to Brevard for the summers during j
the past thirty years, while Col. Co- i
hen falls short of that only five ]
years. Both men told of their love for i
this community, and their anxiety to
return each summer, a feeling that j
begins to grow upon them as soon as
the first breath of springtime is felt
in the air. These two men have been
instrumental in sending hundreds and
hundreds of summer people to Bre
vard, and the Kiwanis club turned the
meeting into something of an expres
sion of appreciation for the good
work that these fine men have done
for this community.
The program was rather unusual,
in that the members were first called
upon to state, individually, the hap- j
piest event each had experienced j
in life, and describe the circumstances |
and surroundings. As memory raced |
back over the years, and the multi
tude of happy events passed in silent
review before each member, the lead
er of the program then relieved the i
members by stating that they would j
not, after all, be called upon to detail ,
accounts of such happy events, but j
rather that each member spend the :
afternoon In thinking about the great .
good things that had come to them, [
and take a rest from thinking so
much about the more unpleasant
things of life. It was declared that
each member of the club had received
much more in happiness and goodness
than in unhappiness and badness, and
that more time should be given in
things expressirfg gratitude fo rthe m
expressing gratitude for the good [
things of life than in complaining
about the ugly things that have been
Kiwanian Corwin, of West Palm I
Beach, spending a few days at High
lands, was interesting visitor at the
Y. T. H. F. TO MEET AT HIGH j
SCHOOL SATURDAY NIGHT j
Brevard chapter Young Tar Heel'
Farmers will meet at the Brevard I
High School building Saturday night j
at 8:00 o'clock. All members are :
urged to be present, as plans will be I
j outlined regarding the annual en-:
campment to be held August 3rd. j
Bridge Party Was Huge Success, and
Large Crowd Expected This Friday
Gratifying results wore noted in
the large attendance of the first in
a series of benefit bridge parties
given by the Business and Profession
al Women's Club last Friday evening
I in the Joines Motor company build
ing. After two hours at cards the
players were served refreshments and
the drawing for prizes concluded the
W. E. Breese presented the prizes
to the winners.
Following is the list of awards
Watermelon ? Miss Eloise Lewis;
Shortening ? Mrs. Hattie Perkins;
Chicken dinner, Jeanette Talley ?
Mrs. H. E. Norwood; Cooking oil ?
Mrs. W. B. Walker; Meal ? Christine
: Joines; Flashlight ? Miss Rose Sch
achner; Cake ? Mrs. 0. L. Erwin;
Load kindling ? Miss Launa Clayton;
Shortening ? Mrs. Charles Newland;
Shampoo and set (Nobby Shop) ?
Mrs. C. D. Brown; Pyjamas ? Geral
Idine Barrett; Cooking oil ? Mrs. J. S.
Pint cream (Eastview Dairy) ? j
Mrs. E. P. McCoy ; Flour ? Grover C. I
League; Shortening ? B. F. Merrill ; J
Shortening ? Mrs. V. B. Rustin; ;
Roast ? B. F. Merrill; Clemson The
atre tickets ? Mrs. A. H. Graham;:
Cooking oil ? Mrs. S. M. Macfie; Tire
i ? Mrs. W. F. Tharp, Penrose cot
Itage; Shortening ? Frank E. Beane;
I $1.00 at Long's counter ? R. P.
jBrowne; Meal ? Rowena Orr; Cook
ling oil ? Mrs. I. S. Cohen; Peaches ?
| Rose Schachner.
I The next event will take place Fri
iday evening July 24, at the same
place. These attending are asked to
bring their own playing equipment
whether it be for bridge, checkers,
setback, chess or any other games.
Drawing will again be made for
prizes, among which are included
many valuable articles.
This series of parties is being given
in order to raise funds to send the
Girl Scout captains of Penrose and
j Brevard to the scout Camp Juliette
JLowe for a two weeks session.
LAMBASTS F. GRIST
Says Grist Would Make "An
Eminent Dog-Catcher" ?
Grist Is Mad
Raleigh, July 22 ? Prank D. Grist ?
announced opponent of Senator Mor- !
rison, already has started what is ex- i
pected to be a colorful race, by an
nouncing that he is not pleased with I
the editorial comment in the Greens- !
boro Daily News that, among other !
things, "he would make an elegant
dog-catcher," and intimating that he
may bring suit unless the statement
He has intimated, in fact, said, ?
that he will ask Senator Morrison
some pointed questions, probably in I
the form of a challenge to public de- ?
bate, regarding his support of Frank j
R. McNinch, Anti-Smith leader, for I
the Federal Power Commission, his j
views on the Kansas City Star power
fight, and if he still believes the Duke
Power Co. a partially religious and j
Senator Morrison and Commission- j
er Grist are both colorful and
Thomas C. (Tam) Bowie, who is,
feeling out the Senatorial water, is
by no means inane. Robert R. Rey- 1
nolds, Asheville, is nothing if not '
sensational, and he is a prospect, he I
lets it be known. If Clyde R. Hoey i
should get in, which is very doubtful, j
the quintet would make a vivid, col- j
orful, sensational race.
STATE FIRM GETS j
BIG TIRE CONTRACT
Raleigh, July 22. ? .
The McClaren Rubber Co., Char
lotte, was low bidder of the 23 firms
submitting bids to supply the State
and its activities with an estimat- '
ed requirement of 9,980 pneumatic j
tires, 10,430 pneumatic tubes and
200 solid tires, during the year, at I
a discount from the list price rang- ?
ing from 55 to 59.5 per cent on the .
various classes, Director A. S. Brow- 1 ,
er, of the Division of Purchase and
The McClaren discounts were such ,
as to give 57.25 per cent off on high ,
pressure tires, 55 per cent on bal- I
loon tires, 57.25 on high pressure !
tubes and 59.5 on balloon tubes. This j
means a saving of about $80,000 :
from the prices paid previously by j
the counties ,on the total cost of : 1
$144,667.40 for the tire? and tubes. |
The prices are $6,076.45 better than j;
the old contract of i the State High
way Commission, which is considered
The purchase farthers the live-at- i
home program. Governor Gardner
reminding that the capital, labor, ,
fabric and every item going into the I
manufacture of McClaren tires, ex- ;
cept the rubber, is produced in North .
AND UP HE GOES
Raleigh, July 22. ?
H. E. Miller, State sanitary engi- i
neer for 12 years, was dismissed last j
week by the State Board of Health <
and Warren H. Booker, Charlotte 1
engineer, was elected to take his j
place. Charges are that the dismissal i
resulted from the jealousy of doctors, 1
particularly those in Raleigh.
Now, Mr. Miller has been appoint- j
ed to a position with the U. S. Pub- !
lie Health Service, by Surgeon Gen- i
eral Hugh S. Cummings at a higher j
salary than he received from the ;
State. He will have supervision of j
expenditures of the Federal funds [
in 28 states, including the $60,000
which the Federal Government con- j
tributes to sanitation work in North
BOOSTER DAY FOR !
BREVARD BALL CLUB
Saturday will be "Booster Day"
for the Brevard ball team, when all j
the fans of the community will be '
askf;d to "kick in" with an extra
quarter at the gate when they go to |
see Brevard and Sayles play at Mc
Lean Field at 3:30p. m.
Effort has been made to keep the i
team going this season on the very j
small admission charges of 25 cents. !
but receipts have been falling behind j
actual expenses for the team, with
the boys donating their time. Money '
derived from Saturday's Booster Day j
game will, it is believed, wipe out the
deficit, and Manager Holt hopes to j
be able to drop back to the quarter
.charge for the remainder of the sea
son. Already a number of fans have
I bought tickets for Saturday's game. '
j CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
j TO MEET THURSDAY MIGHT
Regular meeting' of the Cham
ber of Commerce will be held
Thusday night of this week at
eight o'clock at\the Chamber of
Comrfierce rooms. A full attend
ance of directors and members is
desired in order that business
necessary to the welfare of the
organization may be transacted.
CONSTANT WORRY 4
TO PARTY LEADERS
Many Mentioned for Governor
Whose Names Are Re
LAST LEGISLATURE HAD
GREAT EFFECT ON THINGS
Intimated That But One of
"Four Horsemen" Will Be
In the Primary
Raleigh, July 22. ? Many slim?
have been eased out into the atmos
phere during the past week, fluttering
around, hither and yon, and finally
coming to rest almost directly under
the place of origin, thus giving evi
dence of many cross current*, but
little intimation of any definite direc
tion of political winds.
In the first place, a big hurmxue
was held at Greenville for the an
nounced purpose of honoring Pitt,
county's legislators, at which about
half of the members of the J 931 Gen
eral Assembly from the east and a
few from the center and west, were
present. Intimation was thai it was
to be something of a "coming out"
party for Josephus Daniels, Raleigh
publisher, for the race for Governor.
Mr. Daniels didn't come out, but sent
a message. Later he gave anirwer to
inquiries as to his ambitions for the
governorship in a sort of "don't
choose to run" manner, in the words:
"I can say to you sincerely that
I have no desire for public office."
Mr. Daniels didn't close the door
and probably is not adverse to ike
possible urging that may follow, com
ing from eastern admirers, particu
Then, too, all of the original
pects for gubernatorial honors -ver*
on a program for 10-mintue talks at
the educational conference at Chawl
Hill Friday night, al modestly re
fraining from political talk, but vtrg
ing on it in connecting up educatrom
and democracy with government*) af
Recently Lieutenant Governoi R.
T. Fountain, who presided >iver flit
Senate side of the General Assembly
marathon, came out boldly in criti
cism of the Brokings report, which
recommended many forms of central
ization in the State, and descried
usurpation by the State of tlie
of local self-government.
Willis Smith, presiding officer ob
the House side of the same body, and
likewise with gubernatorial bee? b*JX
( Cotinued on page four)
RALEIGH SENDS OUT
ORDERS ON SCHOOLS
Reducing Number of Teachers
In This County ? Con
Raleigh, July 22 ? "All economies
consistent with cfficiancy" have been
made effective by the State Bonnl
of Equilization in its allotment of
teachers in the public schools of ihe
State for the next year, according to
a statement issued by LeRoy Martin,
The board allotted a total of 21,
894 teachers for next year, or I ^>33
less than the 23,827 employed by all
units last year, or 684 less than those
employed and allowed under the in
creased average attendance provision,
and 305 less than the 22,199 allowed
by the State for participation in the
equlizing fund. Local authorities em
ployed 1,249 teachers last year, th*
The decrease in teachers was
made possible through the increased
teacher load provided in the new law,
the consolidations brought about by
the board, and by the fact that the
increase in average daily attendants
for the past year was not equal to
the increase of recent years.
The board found that there were
152 high schools operated last year
with a daily average attendance of
less than 50 pupils, most of them witfe
three teachers and many with four,
and found 651 elementary schools op
erating with les --than 22 pupils tht
law requiring their elimination and
consolidation unless such schools can
be more economically operated. The
board eliminated 52 high schools by
consolidation, and 413 elementary
schools by the same method, although
all were not under the 50 and 22 pu
pil class. Consolidation was pro
vided only in schools where room and
equipment were already available, so
as not to require erection of new
buildings at this time.
Transylvania county, the records
show, was allotted a total of 72
teachers, 16 in high ?nd 56 in ele
mentary schools. Of these <>5 are for
white schools, 16 high and 49 elemen
tary. and 7 are for colored schools,
none high and 7 elementary. Notices
are being sent as rapidly as possible
to county officials, notifying them of
the number of teachers allotted to
the individual schools in their re
spective counties. Mr. -Martin said.
Transylvania lost five schools by
the State Board's consolidations Se
lica with Brevard; Calvert, Oak
Forest and East Fork with Rosman,
and Oakland with Lake Toxaway.