BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, AUGUST 27, 1931 Number 34
COUNTY BOARDS TRY
TO SOLVE PROBLEMS
OF BUDGET BALANCE
State Funds for Six Months
Term $30,000 Short of Last
Year's School Cost
HIGH TAX RATE OR
LOW SCHOOL STANDARD
Most Serious Situation Con
fronting the County Un
der New Order
Transylvania county's school board
and board of county commissioners
were engaged all day Wednesday in
the huge task of adopting a budget
which would be in conformity with i
the allotment made by the state for
operation of the six months' school.
The state allotted the sum of $49,000
to Transylvania county for the six
months' school term, which is $30,000
less than was appropriated and ex
pended for this work last year. The
amount allotted to this county was
so disappointing and fell so far short
of the amount actually needed for
the six months' operation of the
schools, despite all the cuts that have
been made by the officials, that the
problem is one of tremendous im
It is believed the officials will be
kept at work on the task of adopt
ing the budget and setting the tax
rate for some two or three days.
Even with the 15 cents ad valorem >
tax provided in the new school law, |
with all economies that have been
effected, the sum to be raised falls
far short of the amount actually
needed, and it is said that the only
way in which the officials can keep
the schools up to standard is for the
citizens to accept a higher local rate
of taxation for operation of the. 1
schools. The officials express a hes- ]
itancy in adopting this method, how
ever, because a tax rate must be ]
levied for the extended two months'
term, and an addition levy made for;
the debt service fund, all of which <
will tend to pile up such a tax rate ?
as will be most burdensome to the
people, and this the officials do
not want to do.
Many citizens express belief that, J
the expenses of the schools have been j
cut to the quick, and that the bet- J
ter plan ngw is to assume whatever j
additional costs that are necessary |
to successful operation of the schools. | (
The citizens generally are railing to |
the support of the officials in their j
dilemma, for which the officials ex-'j
press keenest appreciation.
Prof. Jones has been working day |
and night, with members of the i >
school board assisting him, in an!j
endeavor to find a wav out of the dif- 1 i
ficulties. He must keep in mind the 1 ,
standards required in education work, I ,
to the end that the boys and girls ]
in the senior year will have such ]
credits as will entitle them to enter ,
college next year. Failing in this ,
will cost each boy and girl in this ,
year's graduating class to lose a year ! j
in school ? and that is a cost so j
staggering that no one can begin to j j
estimate it. j,
The county commissioners, so tar
unable to re-finance the county's
bonded indebtedness, are faced with '
the probability of having to set a .
tax rate that would be out of the
question for the tax payers. Every
cent additional cost of the school that (
the county may assume is increasing
the county tax rate in like amount
proportion, hence the care that must j:
be exercised by the commissioners I
in dealing with the budget prepared i
by the school board.
What the outcome will be, and
what the tax rate for the coming
year will have to be, are questions
now being settled, and will be an
nounced when the -several county
oficials have arrived at whatever
solution it is deemed best to adopt.
k THOS. H. GROGAN IS
* VICT1 OF STROKE
Thomas H. Grogan, 72 years of
age, died early Wednesday morning,
after having suffered a stroke four
days ago from which he did not ral
ly. The deceased was one of the
realy strong men of the county, hav
ing the highest regard of all who
know him and knew his sturdy char
acter. While never having sought
any public place, he was always in
Z terested in. public affairs, and lent his
full weight and influence to move
ments started for the betterment of
. Funeral services will be conducted
at Oak Grove cemetery Thursday aft
ernoon at 2 o'clock, and burial will be
made in the adjoining cemetery. Rev.
J. H. West, of the Brevard Methodist
church, Rev. W. S. Price, Baptist
minister, and Rev. H. R. Kellar, Hol
iness minister, will conduct the last
Surviving are five sons and four
daughters, as follows: Fred, Gaston,
Brance, Tommy and Charlie Grogan,
and Mrs. Nevitt Waters, Mrs. P. L.
I Gallamore, Mrs. Will Owen, all of
Brevard, and Mrs. W. E. Shelton, of
Spartanburg. Two brothers and one
sister survive, these being W. H.
Grogan, Sr., Alex Grogan of Okla
homa, and Mrs. Boyd Milford, of
RENTALS TO STAND
BY ORDER OF JUDGE
lemporary Restraining Urder
Is Dissolved By Judge H.
STOCKHOLDERS IN OLD
COMPANY GET RATES
Increased Rates To Be Collect
ed By the Town of Bre
vard ? Appeals
Plaintiffs bringing suit against the I
Town of Brevard in the matter of j
increased water rates lost Wednes
day when Judge H. Hoyle Sink, in
chambers at Asheville, dissolved the
temporary restraining order granted
three weeks ago upon application of
the plaintiffs, and which was refer
red to Judge Sink for a hearing as to
making the temporary order perma
The action arose over the increased
water rates, adopted by the former
board of the town council, and put
into effect by the present board. The
present board has issued several
statements setting forth the reasons
for putting into effect the higher
rates, showing the income from the
water rentals under the old plan to
be about five thousand dollars a
year, while expenses of the depart
ment amount to -$14,000 a year. Un
der the new rate the income is es
timated to bring in a sum of nearly
ten thousand a year, which will, it is
pointed out, still fall short of ex
penses some $4000 a year, which will
have to be added to the general tax
Judge Sink's ruling means that
the new high rate is to be enforced.
Both sides appealed the case, the
:ity taking appeal for the sole pur- (
pose of ascertaining its rights in the 1
matter of granting the old rate to I
the former members of the Brevard
Water company. The town had al
ready agreed, and was putting into
effect, the observance of the old rate
for all former stockholders in the .
Brevard Water company. . I '
LOCAL FARMERS AT
r . i(
Corbin's Delegation Carried j!
Attendance Honors for j
the Gathering ! j
Prof. J. F. Corbin, agricultural in-js
structor of Rosman High school, to- It
jether with a large number of i
farmers and young farmers of the |
iipper end of the county, attended c
the meeting at Swannanoa Test Farm i
held last week, Prof. Corbin and his ]
?roup crrying off attendance honors s
Cor the day, having more people from '
the Rosman community than from ]
my other county in Western North 1
The large numDer of men and i (
boys, who were furnished transpor- 1 1
tation through courtesy of the county 1
school board, spent the d:.y in ob- <
serving the various methods used at 1
the Test Farm in combatting the <
many problems that face the average j <
farmer and stock raiser. Swannanoa, |(
recognized as one of the outstanding (
sf the several test farms operated by j 1
the state, offered to the Rosman n
Sroup the study of dairying, poultry (
raising on a large scale, orchards and ]
farming. During the day the Tran- ;
sylvania men heard Hon. Josiah W. I
Bailey, senator-elect from North 1 1
Carolina, in a forceful address. i :
Much valuable information was j
gleaned at the meet. Tests, complet- 1 (
ed and verified were studied by the .
men along with procedure of the ,
growing crops at the test farm this !
season. The trip was planned as ]
part of the agricultural program ]
that Prof. Corbin and the farmers of
his community are carrying on with
INJURED IN CRASH
Carol Kilpatrick, who was seriously :
injured last Saturday when he lost
control of a big truck which he was
driving, has been taken to the Mis
sion Hospital at Asheville for treat- j
ment. The young man who has been
engaged in the logging and cordwood I
business with his father, was on his !
way to Rosman with a truck and j
trailer loaded with cordwood. Round
ing the curve on South Caldwell
street at the Duckworth place, Mr.
Kilpatrick lost control of the truck,
which crashed into a telephone pole,
breaking both legs of the driver. He
was taken to the Transylvania hos
pital where Dr. G. B. Lynch gave
treatment. There was one break in
the left leg, and two in the right
leg, with terrible bruises.
Cordwood was strewn for forty
or fifty feet, being thrown that dis
tance because of the terrific impact
of the heavy truck against the pole.
Two men riding with Kilpatrick,
Jess Reynolds and a Mr. Lance, were
thrown clear of the car and almost
covered with cordwood, it is said, but
escaped with minor bruises and
COMPLETE TEACHING STAFF
FOR SCHOOLS OF THE COUNTY
All but three teachers have been
named for the schools of the coun
ty, which begin next Monday morn
ing. It is said the three places now j
vacant will be filled this week, and
all schools will be ready for opera
The patrons of Selica school won
out in their appeal to the authorities
against consolidation of Selica with
the Brevard school. This consolida
tion was announced several weeks
ago, and the patrons of the school
immediately appeared before the
local board, asking that their school
be not consolidated with Brevard,
but be allowed to continue in its
accustomed place. The local board
transmitted the request to Raleigh,
with recommendations that the re
quest be granted and the Selica
But granting this request of Selica
necessitated a revisal of the teach
ing force in the Brevard schools, the
department taking <two teachers
from the Brevard school because two
teachers are to be employed in the
reinstated school a-t Selica. Misses
Bertie Ballard and Ruth Waters
were taken from the list of Brevard
teachers, and added to the staff at
Following is the complete list of
teachers, excepting three places that
are pending and which will be filled
Boyd No. 1 ? Mrs. R. M. Neely.
Boyd No. 3 ? N. L. Ponder, Fleeto
Brevard No. 1 ? J. B. Jones, Sher
rill Bromfield, Nancy Mac-fie, Jessre
Copp, Mary Frances Biggers, Sarah
Keels, Janie Strickland, Edwin Wike,
Ernest Tilson, Mrs. W. P. Kimzey,
Juanita Puett, Hinton McLeod, John*
Rufty, Agnes Clayton, Myrtle Bar- ?
nett, Mrs. S. P. Verner, Mrs. T.-E.
Reid, Garnet Lyday, Josephine Clay
ton, Mrs. F. P. Sledge, Willie Aiken,
Geneva Neill, Mrs. John E. Rufty,
Eva Call, J. A. Glazener.
Brevard No. 2 ? R. D., Jenkins,
Julia Deaver, Flora Lyday, Annie
Cathey's Creek No. 1 ? W. B. Hen
derson, Mrs. Florence Winchester.
Cathey's Creek No. 3 ? G. C. Bush,
J. I. Cline, Martha Boswell, Cleo
Jamison, J. F. Corbin, Robert T.
Kimzcy, Glenn Galloway, Beatrice
Sisk, Geneva Paxton, Helen Hender
son, Ruth Waters, Bertie Ballard.
Dunn's Rock No. 1 ? Myrtle Whit
Dunn's Rock No. 2 ? Pending.
Dunn's Rock No. 3 ? Mrs. Allie B.
Dunn's Rock No. 4 ? Ruby Whit
Eastatoe No. 3 ? Mrs. W. E. Gal- 1
Eastatoe No. 4 ? Mary Whitmire.
Gloucester No. 1 ? Clyde S. Mc
Call, Elizabeth White.
Gloucester No. 2 ? M. D. Hardin,
Hogback No. 1 ? A. J. Manly, Ola
Hogback No. 3 ? J. T. Harrison,
Hogback No. 4 ? L. H. Thomas, T.
C. Henderson, Kate Gillespie. |
Little River No. 1 ? Mrs. Mae |
Little River No. 3 ? H. P. Nichol- ,
son, (2nd pending). i
Colored school: Boyd No. 1 ? Ger- .
Brevard No. 1 ? Mrs. J. H. John- ]
Brevard No. 2 ? J. M. Harris, Eth- 1
el Coleman, J. L. Jones, Ethehvyn
[I. D. C. BENEFIT TO [JUNIORS HONOR NEW
BE HELD TONIGHT iSTATE V. COUNCILLOR
Believed That Every Citizen
Will Take Part In Bridge
Party for Library
Postponement of the U. D. C. Bene
it Bridge party from last Saturday
right until Thursday, tonight, was
:onsidered necessary to present a
nore entertaining evening than could
lave been given before.
Play will begin tonight at 8 o'clock
n the Joines Motor Co. building.
3ridge, checkers, set-back, chess and
my game may be played, each player
>r party is asked to bring own mat- 1
A prize at each table is to be given I
>ach table deciding the manner in
vhich prizes shall be won. Two grand
prizes, first and second, are to be pre
sented at the conclusion of the games.
These prizes were donated by the Mc- :
intosh Variety Store and are two '
jeautifully carved vases.
An admission of 25 cents will be
charged for each player, proceeds of
:he evening to be used in the work of
he U. D. C. Library, which has been
)f untold value to the people of B re
gard during the present summer sea
son as well as during the past several \
k-ears it has been in existence. Inade
quate funds to take care of the nec
jssary expenses of operating the li
orary is given as the reason for stag
ing the benefit bridge. It is pointed
5ut that a very small service or mem
bership fee is charged by the U. D. C.
Library, affording at a minimum cost
the very best of library facilities to .
the people of the community and the
summer visitors in Brevard.
Refreshments will be served at the
conclusion of the games during which
time Mr. Selleck will perform a short
act of mystery and sleight-of-hand. A
short comedy act and some specialty
dancing will be given.
Much credit is due the committees
who are working so splendidly to
make the evenings entertainment suc
cessful. Miss Annie J. Gash is chair
man of the prize committee. Mrs. W.
C. Hunt and Mrs. John Smith are in
charge of the refreshments; Mrs.
Harry Sellers and Miss Sue Hunt are
head of the tables committee, and the
Arrangement and Serving committee
is composed of Misses Sue Hunt, Dor
is Risk, Jennie Pearce, Jean English,
Geraldine Barret and Ethel McMinn.
Table reservations may be made by
communicating with Miss Sue Hunt
at the U. D. C. Library, or phoning
13. It is not necessary to reserve a
table, however. If desired placement
may be made after arrival Thursday
Candy will be on sale by the Child- J
ren of Confederacy, headed by Mrs. I
J. M. Allison.
CHANGE DATE C. OF C.
Regular meeting of the Chamber of
Commerce has been postponed from
this Thursday evening until the sec
ond Thursday in September.
The U. D. C. Benefit Bridge Party j
occuring on the regular meeting
night of the C. of C-'as given as . the
reason for postponement.
DR. MURCHISON TO PREAOH
AT PRESBYTERIAN CHl'RCH
Dr. Hugh R. Murchison. will/ preach
at the Presbyterian churoh /Sunday
morning at the eleven o'clock hour.
District Meeting Being Plan- 1
ned ? Orphan's Home Work r
Is Most Appealing
Unusual interest in the Junior Or- |
der was manifest last Saturday night
when a large crowd gathered at the
hall and celebrated the election of
Lewis P. Hamlin to the post of State
Vice Councillor. Many fine addresses
were heard, and the great work being
done by the Junior Order was stress
ed. Reports from the ? state conven
tion was especially pleasing to the
members here. <
The Children's Home at Lexington,
growing by leaps and bounds and do- '
ing a work that thrills every mem- '
ber of the Junior Order, was a chief 1
topic of the evening's meeting. Much :
praise was given to the officers of the '
state organization who have worked :
so well and faithfully in carrying out
the wishes of the membership, and in j :
building an organization second toj|
none in the state. It was pointed out
that there are fifty thousand mem-|i
bers of the Junior Order in North
Carolina in good standing, this being i
the largest organization of fraternal
nature in the state. This fact lent i
added significance and importance to
the honors that have come to Brevard
in selecting one of its citizens to head
the biggest group in the state.
Plans were made for holding a dis- 1
trict rally at Waynesville at an early
date. Letters have been written to ;
the lodge at Waynesville, and the ex
act date will be announced later.
Re-instatement fees for members
who have dropped out were reduced
from $5 to $2 for a short period of
time. It is believed that many form- 1
er members will becomc re-ir.stated
while this special low re-instatement
fee is in effect. It cannot be continu
ed for a very long period of time, :
hence the necessity of ready action by
those who desire to take advantage of
A drive for new members is soon to
be made. It is hoped to build the j<
membership in the local council up to I
at least five hundred members by the
first of the year.
SINGING DAY NEXT
SUNDAY !N BREVARD
Hundreds of people will gather in
Brevard next Sunday to attend the
Transylvania County Singing Con
vention, which is held every Fifth
Sunday. There will be visiting quar
tets from other counties and other
states. President Arvil Simpson, for
many years leader in this work, ex
pects one of the largest crowds ever
attending the convention next Sun
day. Mr. Simpson expresses appreci
ation for the greater interest being i
taken in these conventions by Bre-|
vard people, as citizens here are now
giving greater recognition to these
singing conventions than heretofore.
It is pointed out that these singing
conventions 'bling more visitors to
Brevard than any other one event.
The convention will be held in the
county court house, beginning at 10
o'clock in the morning and last
throughout the day. All people are
urged to prepare basket dinners and
assist in caring for the visitors.
BREVARD'S FOURTH .
FLOWER SHOW WAS
More Than Five Hundred Vis
itors Attend Annual Event
at, Chamber of Commerce
47 RIBBONS AND PRIZES
AWARDED AT AFFAIR
Woman's Bureau, as Sponsor
of the Show, Delighted
With Great Success
Proving the success of Brevard's,
fourth annual flower show, sponsored
by the Woman's Bureau and held last
week at the Chamber of Commerce'
rooms, was the fact that over 50
people of the town and county enter
ed exhibits in approximately 300 en
tries, for which 47 ribbons and prizes
were given for first and second hon
ors. More than 500 visitors were regi
stered during the afternoon and even
ing hours, the people coming and go
ing in an almost constant stream,
nated plants and bulbs to be used as
Several outside nursery firms do
prizes in the various entries and also
many local flower growers were gen
erous in their donations for prizes.
These awards will be given out to the.
winners at a later date, some of
which will not be ready for distribu
tion before fall or early spring. Since
it is not possible to get a complete list
of these prize awards ready for publi
:ation this week, the committee in !
charge announces that as soon as pos- [
sible the winners will be notified of !
their awards personally and also by a I
list of which will be posted in the i
Chamber of Commerce within a short j
Mrs. L. O. Erwin, president of the
Woman's Bureau and general chair
wan of the flower show, together with
Members of the different committees,
tvish to express through The Brevard
News their deep appreciation to the
local business houses and the many ;
individuals who so generously contri- j
auted of their time, money and effort !
( Continued on page eight)
MRS. HINE'S DEATH !
SHOCK TO BREVARD |
Was Formerly Miss Margie j
Breese, Well Known and |
Loved in County
Word came to Brevard Wednesday !
if the sudden death in New Orleans I
Wednesday of Mrs. John A. Hine, j
jldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wil- 1
liam E. Breese. The news was a '
iistinct shock to the family and j
friends of the former popular Bre- !
vard girl, who, as Miss Margie i
Breese, numbered her friends by the j
hundreds. The father, Wm. E. Breese. j
received a telegram Wednesday '
morning that Mrs. Hine was critical- 1
ly ill, and a few hours later came the ?
message of the death.
The body will arrive in Brevard !
at 1:30 Friday afternoon, and ser- !
vices will be held at the Episcopal '
church, of which the deceased was -a ,
member. Burial will be made in |
Mrs. Hine is survived by her hus
band and four children, three boys>j
and a girl; the father and mother,;
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. E. Breese, Mrs j
John R. Hudson, a sister, and two i
brothers. W. E. Breese, Jr., and Ed- J
Mrs. Hine was an unusually at- ,
tractive woman, noted alike for her j
ability and gracious manner. News J
of her death caused genuine sorrow i
in the community, and men and wo- :
men who were associated with her in
the years agone recalled some special !
act of - kindness or some achievement
in writing, for which she had gained
All members of the family are ex
pected to arrive in Brevard today
and Friday morning for the service, !
while many friends and relatives of I
the Breese family in Charleston and j
other cities have sent messages that
they will be here to attend the last j
rites Friday afternoon.
G. T. BARTON TO BE
G. T. Barton, 76 years of age, died
at Morganton Wednesday morning at
11 o'clock, and the body is to be
brought to Brevard for burial in the
cemetery at Cathey's Creek Thursday
afternoon at 2 o'clock. The deceased
had lived all of his life in Transyl
vania county, and was considered one
of the best citizens of the county. He
reared a large family of fine boys,
most of whom live in the county. He
was taken to Morganton for treat
ment some time ago, and nefcs. of his
death came as a shock to his many
Due to the late hour when news of
the death was received, The Brevard
News could not obtain names and
present addresses ot all the surviv
ing children, and this information
will be given in the next issue, to
gether with further facts concerning;
the splendid man whose death brintgfcj
sadness to many friends here. .0F?
PLANS BEING MADE
FOR RELIEF OF POOR
DURING THE WINTER
School Groups to Help In Can
ning Vegetables for Asso
ALL CITIZENS URGED
TO ASSIST IN WORK
Township Centers To Be Main
tained for DisDatch of
the Relief Work
Plans for relief of the needy in this
county are being rapidly pushed, and
the campaign will be well under w*y
during the first weeks in September.
Classes in agriculture in the Brevard
and Rosman schools, and the classes
in home economic will render mater
ial aid in the work, according to plans
outlined at a meeting of the commit
tee held last Saturday. Prof. Julian
Glazener and Mrs. Pat Kimsey, of th?
Brevard High School, and Prof. J. F.
Corbin and the home economics teach
er in the Rosman Hig"h school, will di
rect the work to be done by these
The plan calls for canning of vege
tables by the school groups, with corn,
beans, okra and tomatoes taking the
lead. In addition to the canning dnne
by the groups in the Brevard and
Rosman schools, all citizens are being
urged to donate a portion of their
canned goods to the Associated Char
ities, to be used in the relief work.
Those citizens who do no canning will
be asked to make cash donations for
the purchase of tin cans to be used by
the school groups, or purchase vege
tables to be canned by others. People
having extra glass jars are being ask
ed to leave them at the Chamber of
Commerce for use in canning vege
tables for The Associated Charities.
The farmers are being asked to don
ate corn, beans, .potatoes, okra, u?
matoes, and whatever they have that
will be of use to the charities in
ing the hungry during the winter
A store room is to. be rented for
storing all such supplies as may be
canned or gathered for use this win
ter. The committee plans to have a
central location in each township in
the county. The supplies to be out in
that township will be given out by the
one selected in each township. This
will save the expense of delivering
from Brevard, and will be valuable
also in that the man selected for a
needy people of his community, thus
gi\en township will know all the
eliminating bums and profession*!
beggars, yet will insure aid for those
who really need aid.
Prof. Glazener, Prof. Corbin, Sup
erintendent J. B. Jones, Mrs. _P*t
Kimsey, Alex H. Kizer. J. M. Gainer.
Rev. "R. L. Alexander, Rev. Paul
Hartsell and James F. Barrett cowii
tute the committee working on the
plans. It is believed that the peoi>i^
of the town and county generally
assist in this work, for it is knuv.n
that a large number of people wiil
need aid during the coming wintt
The county and town have made lib
eral donations in the past to the re
lief fund, but financial conditions are
now such that this aid cannot be giv
en, hence the necessity of community
TONSIL CLINIC TO
BE HELD NEXT WEEK
Next Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurs
day and Friday will be devoted to
the conduct of a tonsil clinic ir. Bre
vard, the convenient rooms of the
Brevard Institute having been tend
ered to the officials as place for
holding the clinic. Children of the
ages of 5 and one-half years to 12
years inclusive may have treatment
at the elitiic. The State of North
Carolina is conducting the clinic,
while the Parent-Teacher association,
the school authorities and Dr.
Charles L. Newland, county health
officer, are lending every assistance
possible to the success of the clinic.
Miss Cora Beam, of the State Health
department, is in Brevard, and will
have actual charge of the work. Dr.
Brackett, of Hendersonville, will do
A charge of $12.50 is to be made
for each operation, including removal
of tonsils, adenoids, or any treatment
of the throat and nose that is neces
sary. Those people who are not fin
ancially able to cay the small fee
may have the work done free by mak
ing application to Dr. Newland,
Prof. Jones, or to Miss Beam, who is
stopping with Mrs. Sledge.
Brevard Institute officials wiil haw
every arrangement made for the con
venience of parents who bring their
children to the clinic.
This work has met with great sue-"
cess over the state during the past
several years, and school authorities
and family physicians have noted the
improvement in the health' of chQ- .
dren after these operations have
been performed. People in any pel^s
of the county may place .thelt- ckU?..
dren in this clinic, and.it is suggest- Vf"
ed that those who plan to. hfcye oper
ations performed on. their chiMrot".
piake arrangements this week, M
authorities will know how to m-:
ceei with the work of the clinic.