BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, SEPTEMBER 3, 1931
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GREAT ERA OF PROSPERITY IN WESTERN COUNTlS
GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
TO BRING MILLIONS OF PEOPLE INTO THIS
SECTION ANNUALLY, SAYS GOV. GARDNER
^ Inspiring Address Is Heard by
Representatives from 18
MOST HffeHLY FAVORED j
Question Now Is Preparation ?
Every Section To Reap
Declaring that Western North j
Carolina is just now facing its great- j
est era of prosperity and expansion, |
Governor 0. Max Gardner thrilled j
some four hundred delegates from
eighteen western counties assembled
in the great dining h^ll of the George I
Vanderbilt Hotel in Asheville last
Friday evening. The meeting was
held under the auspices of the Ashe- 1
ville Merchants association, and !
county commissioners, mayors and
members of the board of aldermen, ;
Chambers of Commerce officials and i
representatives of all civic organiza- '
tions were in attendance as guests of
the association and civic groups in .
Asheville. The newspapers of the
eighteen counties were present as the i
guests of the Asheville Citizen-Times, '
and it was to an interested group of
this nature that Governor Gardner j
told of the bigness of the day just
ahead, when the Great Smoky Moun
tain National Park Bhall be opened,
thereby opening to Western North
Carolina its greatest era of activity ;
and prosperity. '
Governor Gardner expressed hope :
that no one section would begin to
think in terms of selfishness about
the movement, a3 there would be
ample business for all towns and all I
communities. The question is not1]
whether a given community may .
have its share of the business, the .
governor said, but rather the ques- ! ]
tion of preparing for business that is j .
coming should be uppermost in the ,
minds of all the people of Western ,
North Carolina. |,
Delegates from Brevard and Trun-ij
Sylvania county greatly enjoyed the',
address by the Governor, but could j <
not refrain from talking among
themselves of the especial advan-,;
tages that Nature has given to this;,
county. The location,, the network of i
highways, the attractions here in the ;
mountains and valleys, all tend to |
make of Transylvania county one of |
the most highly favored spots in all
Western North Carolina.
Following is the text of Governor \
Gardner's speech: I
The text of Governor Gardner's | !
speech was as follows: _ 1 1
"Western North Carolina is just <
now on the threshold of the realiza- ?
tion of the dream of years and the ;
fruition of many months of expect- j
ant hope. The consummation of-,
our labors and hopes in the creation
of the Great Smoky Mountains Na
tional park we can see now just ,
around the corner. Today we face
(Continued on page eight)
SCHOOL WORK GETS j
OFF TO GOOD START,
Organization Now Completed
and All Schools In Full
The three remaining places on the |
teaching staff of the schools of ;
Transylvania county were filled last!
week and all the schools of the j
' wunty began work Monday morning ,
8:50 o'vlock. Miss Julia Wood:
^fs selected for the vacancy at Little
River and Prof. S. P. Verner for the
Connestee school. Miss Olga Forten
berry was selected as Home Eco
nomics teacher for Rosman High ,
Brevard High School opened in the 5
usual manner with a short introduc- ;
tory speech by Supt. J. B. Jones. 1
Rev. G. C. Brinkman had charge of ;
the devotional services. Approxim-;
ateltf 300 students were enrolled for j
the^p ir's work. Supt. Jones an-;
nounced that contrary, to the usual
I manner, the first day of school was
spent with regular lessons in order
to do away with the wasted hours of
Brevard Grammar School, with !
Prof. J. E. Rufty as principal, open
ed with an enrollment of 450 stud
dents, this making a total of 750
students enrolled in the Brevard
City schools. |
Bus drivers of Transylvania coun
Bus No. 3, P. Henderson; No. 4, J.
Frank Case; No. 5; Joe Tinsley; No.
6. Henry McCall; No. 7, Claude Ray;
No. 8, Homer McCall; No. 9, Wal
iflhlace Gillespie; No. 10, Kenneth Mc
Call; No. 11, Wade Eubanks.
Drivers of private cars for trans
rportation of pupils, are Walter
^isher, Wilkie McCall, Walter
Hinkle, Ben Jones, Harlow McCall,
REV. HACK GROGAN
William McLean Grogan, son of
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Grogan, Jr.
known as Mack throughout Brevard
and Transylvania County, was exam
ined by a Baptist Presbytery and
given the regular Ordination services,
Sunday night in the Brevard Baptist
church, for services in the Gospel
The Presbytery meeting immediate
ly before church services Sunday
night, examined Mr. Grogan and then
Continued the services with an Or
dination before the church congrega
tion. This Ordination giving to Mack
Grogan the full rights and privileges
of the Baptist Ministry, including
privilege to fill a charge if called, per
form marriage services and master
of the Lord's Supper.
Rev. Mr. Grogan was graduated
from the Brevard High School with
very high honors, graduating in the
class of 28 as an "A" student. Two
vears later he was. graduated from
Mars Hill college with high honors.
He has had one year of work at Wake
Forest, completing the year's work
with the highest honors. He is plan
ning to return to Wake Forest this
year to finish his work there and
then go to a Baptist Seminary.
In delivering the charge to Mack,
Sunday night, Rev. Paul Hartsell
stressed the fact that the church was
doing something very unusual in
placing this responsibility in Mack's
hands at his period of life, stating
that a man was usually required to
be called to a church before being
Ordained. He also said that Mack
ivas one of the youngest men ever to
be given the advantages of the Gos
pel Ministry. ^
Mack has always been known in
this community as a steady, brilliant
young man with a great career ahead
:>.f him. He first attracted the atten
tion of the public with his splendid
debating and orations during his ca
reer in Brevard High School. He led
the student body there in piost of its
Following is a copy of the report
i>f the Baptist Presbytery called to
examine Mack Grogan:
Brevard, N. C.
August 30th, 1931.
A Presbytery was called by the
Brevard Baptist church to examine
Brother William McLean Grogan for
the Gospel Ministry.
The following brethern constituted
the Presbytery: Rev. Paul Hartsell,
Rev. E. R. Pendleton, Rev. W. S.
Price, Jr., with the following Dea
3ns: D F. Moore, J. A. Glazener,
F. Brown Carr, R. P. Kilpatrick, W.
M. Henry. Rev. E. R. Pendleton was
elected Chairman and Rev. W. S.
Price, Jr., Clerk.
The examination being satisfactory
to the Presbytery, the church pro
ceeded with the ordination services.
Rev. E. R. Pendleton presented the
Bible and Rev. Paul Hartsell, Pastor,
iave the charge to the candidate and
VV. S. Price, Jr., led the Ordination
REV. E. R. PENDLETON, Chrm.
RE}'. W. S. PRICE, Jr., Clerk.
Mr, and Mrs. J. M. Kilpatrick wish
to express to their friends, relatives
and neighbors, sincere thanks and
appreciation for the services and
sympathy they have offered to their
son, Carol Kilpatrick, who suffered
two broken legs in a motor accident
two weeks ago.
Carol is improving rapidly and he
also wishes to thank his friends for
their kind attentions during his ill
Mrs. M. T. Owen
Mrs. M. T. Owen, 78, died at her
home in Gloucester township Tuesday
night at 12 o'clock. She had been iil
for the last few weeks of her life and
grew steadily worse until her death.
Mrs. Owen was a great church
woman, having been a member of the
Baptist church for over fifty years.
$he held the admiration and love of
a large group of friends, relatives
Funeral servic: - will be conducted
jat Macedonia church this Thursday
morning at 11 o'clock. Interment will
be made in the cemetery nearby.
j Born to Mr. and Mrs. Glover Sen
tell, of Pisgah Forest, a son, B. W.
on Monday, August 31.
Born to Mr. and Mr-, ^ousloi
Pressley, of Conestee, a son,
, August 28.
BREVARD NEWS TO COl
AT FIFTY CENTS FOl
The Brevard News is se
made by parents whose ch
college for the year. We 1
young woman in the count
this year to have their Bre
ing the offer of sending the
girls at fifty cents for the i
barely enough to pay the p
We also want the namef of each boy and girl at
tending collegfe, so we mj?y publish the list. Please
phone or write in and give us the name of your boy or
girl and the name of the *$nstrtution in which the
student is enrolled.
:ge boys and' girls
THE SCHOOL YEAR
ible of the sacrifices being
[ren are going away to
? each young man and
;^ho are away at school
1 -News So we are mak
per .to college boys and
e months' school term ?
EXTENSION MADE ON
! BLACK BASS SEASON
Hurrah for the Board!
Announcement comes from E. R.
Galloway, county game warden, that
the board of conservation and devel
opment has extended the season for
Ismail mouth black bass up to and in
eluding September 30.
The board also announces, that the
season for doves has been changed to
include the month of September. Fol
lowing is the official statement issu
;ed by Mr. Galloway:
j "The small mouth Black Bass sea-,
I son for mountain counties has been
(extended by the Board to include
I September 30th.
"Under a recent ruling of the Bi
lological survey, as requested by the
North Carolina Department of Con
servation and Development the sea
son to shoot doves in North Carolina
is as follows:
"The season opens September 1st
and closes September 30th and then
again open on November 20th and
closes January 31st."
! THE SINGING AFFAIR
Hundreds of people attended the
Transylvania Oounty Singing Con
vention, Sunday which is held in the
County Court House every fifth Sun
President R. E. Mackey expressed
his appreciation for the wonderful
way in which the people were con
tinuing to attend and help with the
singing. The Court House was pack
ed and a large number of those pres
ent were visitors.
The following men were leaders in
the congregational singing: W. A.
Lee, J. W. Burns, J. R. King, E. D.
' Randolph, T. B. Allison, George
Simpson, McKinley Ross, J. A. Simp
son, E. R. Lewis, R. L. Henderson.
There were six wonderful quartets,1
ion the program, both local and visit- j
ling. The Majestic Quartet, Greer I
I Quartet, Rosman Quartet, Bishop
I Quartet, Cedar Mountain Quartet
I and Simpson Quartet. In addition,
I there was a Uouble Quartet from
I Hendersonville and duet by Misses
I Giles and Burnett.
ERWIN TO SING OVER AIR
THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON
H. E. Ervrin Jr., son of Mr. and
I Mrs. H. E. Ejjwin of Brevai-d, will
I sing over station WWNC, Ashe
ville, this Friday afternoon at 3:30
o'clock. Miss Eva Call, music di
rector in the Brevard City schools,
? will play his piano accompaniment.
| This is not Mr. Erwin's initial
i performance over the radio for he
(has sung several times over station
BSC, Spartanburg. He has also'made
i his voice popular in various circles
j in Brevard by singing at the hearty
'request of the people in several pub
]TO OBSERVE "HAMLIN" DAY
j IN ASHEV1LLE NEXT WEEK
J. Marvin Glance, district deputy,
has called a special meeting for next
Tuesday night in the hall of French
Broad Council, in Asheville, to honor
Lewis P. Hamlin, newly elected state
vice councillor of the Junior Order.
Members of the order from all points
in the district are expected to attend.
; NEWS AND VIEWS OF SCOUT
; Miss Violet Henry entertained the
,Boy Scouts of America, Troop No. 1
1 ; of Brevard with a Watermelon feast
iat her home on Probart Street follow
ing the regular Scout meeting last
1 ! Sam Grey and his two sons ren
Idered various numbers of music on
itheir string instruments, violin, ban
jjo and guitar. They played several
(pieces of olden time music and also
? ! several of the modern popular pieces.
, This is the second'jfcLme that Miss
Henry has given theiBoy Scouts a
i Watermelon feast and she has enter
tv-ni in other manners en
ECKL. SIMS MAKES
' HIS ANNOUNCEMENT
? Eck L. Sims, prominent in official
circles of the county and one of the
leading democrats here, haa announc
ed that he will be a candidate in the
Jhne primaries for nomination on the
Democratic ticket for the office of
sheriff-tax collector. Mr. Sims makes
interesting statements in his official
announcements when he asserts that
this early announcement is for the
purpose of letting his friends know
that he is a candidate, and "to give
my enemies something for which to
khock me," quoting the statement as
issued, which is as follows:
TO THE PUBLIC
I should like to say to the voters
of Transylvania county that, to meet
the wishes and requests of my friends
and to give my enemies something for
which to knock me, I expect to be a
candidate before the Democratic pri-j
mary for the nomination for Sheriff \
in 1932. I have been asked by both
men and women from, every section
of the county to again make this race
and after carefullj/ considering the
matter I have decided to do so.
? ECK_L. SIM&.
The Rosman City schools opened j
Monday morning at 8:50 o'clock with i
a lengthy program of speeches by |
several prominent men of the town.
Mrs. Sam McCullough, Mr. Lee R.
Fisher, J. W. Glazener and Joe Gal
loway made the principal addresses.
Immediately following the pro
gram, plans and schedules for the
school year were worked out by the
pupils and teachers in an effort to get |
to their studies as soon as possible.
Thg only vacancy on the teaching
staff being filled by Miss Olga For
tenberry, Home Economics teacher,
classes were able to begin regular
work with a complete faculty.
D. W. Hollingsworth
D. W. Hollingsworth, 76, farmer an<
carpenter of Pisgah Forest, N. C..
passed away Sunday morning at 2:30
o'clock. To his many friends through
out Transylvania County he was
known as "Uncle Dave.'" He had
suffered from paralysis for some time
and though his death was not unex
pected it spread a gloom over the
community of Pisgah Forest, where
he spent most of his life. He suffer
ed a stroke Monday, August 24, and
grew steadily worse until his death.
Mr. Hollingsworth was known as a
fine, upright, steady man and he was
highly admired by his friends in this
He is survived by his wife, two
daughters, Ella and Lola, Three sons,
Kie of Pisgah Forest; Walter of
Waynesville and Harter of Stanley,
Mr. Hollingsworth was a native of
Transylvania County and had been a
member of the Turkey Creek Church
I for fifty years. Funeral services were
'conducted in the Boylston Church by
, Rev. Holtzclaw. Interment was made
in the cemetery of Boylston Baptist
P. T. A. MEETING
The first meeting -of the Brevard
Parent-Teacher Association will be
held the third Monday in September
which is the 21st. Officers for thi:'.
school year are: President, Mrs. S.
P. Verher; vice president, Mrs. Roy
Long; secretary, Mrs. Herschel Wil
Mrs. Jane Meece
Mrs. Jane Meece, 95, died August
13 at her home in Brevard Park. She
wag a member of the Presbyterian
church of Brevard. She is survived
by six children: Three sons and
three daughters, Mrs, W. A. Br?wn,
Mrs: Luther Galloway, Miss Martha
Meece and Jim, George and Joe
Mrs. Meece was buried at Mt.
? Moriah Cemetary, Calvert, N. C. The
t abundant flowers and large crowd
of friends and relatives attested as to
,the place she held in their hearts.
SET TAX RATE AT
MEET ON MONDAY
\fanjr Problem* Facing Board
Members In Planning
EFFORTS TO RE-FINANCE
School Costs, Larger Than Had
Been Expected, Adds to
the Tax Rate
At the regular meeting of the
county commissioners next Monday
it is believed that the budget will be
adopted and the 1931 tax rate set.
The officials have been poring over
the matter for several days, delayed
a long while because of the necessity
of waiting upon Raleigh for infor
mation necessary before the school
budget could be adopted. With the
school matters out of the way, the
i only thing left for the county to do
lis to complete the budget and set the
I tax rate.
! The commissioners have been mak
ing every effort to sell the county's
security for re-fina'ncing purposes, tc
the end that the tax rate could be
lowered as much as possible. If it
is necessary to name a rate sufficient
to care for full amount of notes,
bonds and interest due and coming
due during the year, this feature of
the budget, that of debt service, will
hist the tax rate to pretty high fig
Failure of the state to send an
amount of money here on the six
month school term as was expected
has caused the county officials to
have to name a higher rate of tax
for school purposes than had been
planned. The state sent a sum of
money for the county's six month's
school term which was $30,000
[less than the six months' term
cost last year, and this difference had
to be reflected in some manner in the
school budget Muph of tlje differ
ence was cared for in the economies
effected in operation of the schools,
through reduction of salaries, elimin
ation of schools through consolida
tions, and so on. Yet it was neces
sary, despite these economies, to
place a rate higher than the fifteen
cents provided in the state-wide
school law, which is to be placed up- 1
on taxable property for operation of
the six months' school. Then, of
course, the county taxes must sup
port the extended term of two
Citizens of the county are interest
ed in the action of the county com
missioners next Monday, when the
new tax rate will be named.
AT TONSIL CLINIC
The Transylvania County Tonsil
I Clinic got under way Tuesday morn
ing at the Brevard Institute. The
i clinic lasts for four days; Tuesday,
i Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
I Children of the ages five and one
' half years to twelve years inclusive
are receiving treatment at the
Twenty-five children were operated
upon Tuesday and all took the opera
tion splendidly. They were tpken
home Wednesday morning. The of
ficials in charge are very careful
with the applicants for operation, as
to their physical condition. Two chil
dren were refused since they had
heart trouble and the clinic officials
(suggested that they be taken to a
regular hospital for treatment.
The State of North Carolina is
conducting the clinic while the Par
ent-Teachers Association and Dr. C.
L. Newland, county health officer,
are lending every possible assistance
to assure its success.
Miss Cora Beam of the State De
partment of Health is in charge of
the work. Dr. W. E. Brackett of Iien
Idersonville is doing the operating and'
Dr. Louis Gaw gives anesthetics
and examines the applicants for op
eration. Other members of the staff
are: Misses Flora Ray, Catherine
Livingstone, Genevia Sykes, Ruth
Wells, Minnie Morris and Mrs. H. P.
Guffey, Mr. Draper Rhodes and Bill
I A eharge of $12.50 is being made
jfor each operation including removal
,of tonsils, adenoids and other treat
ments of the throat and nose that
may be necessary. Those persons un
able to pay have arranged to secure
the work free by making plans
through, Miss Beam, Prof. Jones and
Every convenience has been arrang
ed at the Brevard Institute for the
patients and the success of all the
operations performed is assured.
WOMAN'S BUREAU TO M&ET
NEXT MONDAY AFTERNOON
The Woman's Bureau of the Bre
[vard Chamber of Commerce will meet
in th? Ohrvobjr of Commerce Rooms
next Monday afternoon at 3:30 p. m.
FOUR GROUPS INTO
WHICH TAX PAYERS
There Is the Purely Political
Group, Useless as an Ab
SPECIAL INTERESTS FORM
While Another Group Looks
for Santa Claus ? Then
the Patriotic Group
j RALEIGH, Sept. ?. ? Four general
! groups of taxpayers' associations
'were described by A. J. Maxwell,
'commissioner of revenue, chairman of
[ the State Board of Assessment and of
j the Local Government Commission, ingjjH
'an address at the organization of a
taxpayers association at Henderson
i last week. The groups follow:
Those* that are inspired and pro
'moted with a personal political mo
'tive. They are about as useful as an
1 abscessed tooth.
Those that are sponsored and tin
? anced for some special interest to
promoted theories of taxation that
are advantageous to such interest.
They never amount to much.
| Those whose sponsors haven't
found that the day of miracles has
' passed, and that they can perform
? miracles with our tax problem. They
I have a lot of energy to lose before
Those that are sponsored by patri
otic private citizens for a community
I or public purpose. There is a defin
ite field of usefulness and helpfulness
for this organization.
j Such an association will start out
with a fair mind tn learn facts. It
i will develop an intelligent opinion as
! to the kind of public service that
i should be maintained, and .as to the
amount of revenue necessary to main
jtalrt ttrem, and that the community
can afford to spend on them. It will
| insist upon, and as far as possible,
live up to an attitude of cooperation
Uvith public officials, and will equally
i iqsist that this cooperative attitude
i be mutual. If it has measured up to
i these qualifications it can be helpful
I to its public officials, particularly in
determining the kind and extent of
public service that should be main
tained, and as to its reasonable cost.
It can be helpful in the matter of
listing and valuing property, in pro
moting the right kind of community
attitude toward it, and in preventing
injustices, favoritism and evasions.
! It can see to it that public business
is handled with that high regard for
security and savings that should in
here in every fiduciary relationship.
| In our partially socialized state,
public business has come to be a great
, cooperative business enterprise, and
the exercise of our intelligent interest
: in it by the citizenship that consti
tutes its shareholders should be very
helpful to the success of the enter
TO PUBLISH NAMES
IN POLICE COURT
Suggestions Made to Mayor
That Full Records Be
! Mayor Ralph -H. Ramsey has been
requested by many citizens to suggest
to The Brevard News that publica
tion be made of all trials held in the
* Mayor's court, with sentences and
fines imposed on each defendant. Cit
izens advising the Mayor in the mat
,ter express belief that regular publi
cation of all names, with sentences
imposed, of people tried in the May
cfr's court, would act as a deterrent
influence, believing that most people
would prefer almost anything else to
that of having their names published
when arrested for being drunk, or
fighting, or other violations.
Mayor Ramsey adopted the policy
of working violators on the streets
, rather than turning them loose with
, fines. This, it is said, has had good
effect upon the community behavior.
I The Brevard News has persistently
and consistently followed the policy
i in the past of not running account-.
. of cases tried in the Mayor's court
actuated by a desire to spare parents
!and members of the family the em
barrassment of seeing names of their
sons in the Mayor's court proceeding?
on charges of misdemeanors. The
News is anxious, however, to co-op
erate with the Mayor in whatever is
considered best for the town.
| An expression of opinion by citi
zens of the town and county on the
advisability of publishing all proceed
ings of the Mayor's court would be
welcomed. Letters for publication are,
, therefore, sought in orcfer to gain
some knowledge of the community's
wishes in the matter. If frhe plan is
adopted, all names of people triad in
the Mayor's court will be publiahed.
There will be no favoritism shown.