BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, SEPTEMBER 24, 1931
County T ax Rate Reduced to $1.68 on the $ 1 00
JOY TO THE HEARTS
OF ALL TAX PAYER?
Great Activity In Local Busi'
ness Circles Already Noted
Since Rate Was Named
GREAT PROMISE OF
PROGRESS IS SEEN HERE
1" ine Crops, National Park, A
New Bank and Other Pros
pects In the Offing
County commissioners last Friday,
with assistance and advice of Charles
M. Johnson, head of the local gov
ernment branch of the state ad
ministration, adopted the 1931 budget
and set a tax rate at $1.69 on the
hundred doilar valuation. This is a
reduction of 25 cents on the hundred
dollars, and this cut in the tax rate
when it had been feared that an in
crease would be necessary has proven
of great value to the entire county.
Already business conditions are im
proving, and there is greater feeling
of optimism apparent everywhere.
The commissioners expressed ap
preciation to Mr. Johnson for his
timely aid and assistance in adoption
of the budget. Mr. Johnson spoke
very highly of local conditions, de
claring that it should not take this
county very long to work out from
under its present difficulties.
The county is feeling the beneficial
efforts of the state having taken over
the roads and the six months' school
term. The road tax of 16 cents on the
hundred dolars valuation in effect
last year, is now eliminated en
tirely. he state operation of the six
months' school term, costing the
county last year 59 cents on the hun
dred dollars, is this year fess than
20 cents on the hundred to be paid
by the county.
The debt service item constitutes !
( Continued on page eirjht)
Large Number of People Have
Written or Spoken to Man
About Bank Proposition
Hundreds of people have either ;
written to Mr. G. H. Lyday, or have
been to see him during the past week,
offering their services and giving
their endorsement to plans outlined
in The Brevard News by Mr. Lyday ,
in re-organizing the Brevard Bank j
and urging action that would set free j
those citizens who have been sen
tenced, and a nol pros in pending
cases. Many of the letters contain
valuable suggestions as to details for
bringing about a condition of restor
ed confidence and renewed progress. ,
The number of letters coming from i
women indicates intense interest in j
these local questions by the women of I
Mr. Lyday states that he has noth-j
ing further to offer this week, but ,
will have a very definite statement to '
make next week. Plans for opening
a new bank are so nearly completed ,
that he does not want to issue any
statement today, he says. Mr. Lyday
expresses keen appreciation for the
many letters which he has received
concerning the local situation, and
expressed belief that many more let- .
ters would be received during the
In addition to the letters received
by Mr. Lyday, many communications
have come direct to The Brevard
News, giving full endorsement to Mr.
Lyday's plan. No other statement
ever issued here has caused more
comment or aroused greater reaction
than that given by Mr. Lyday last
week through The Brevard News.
BEGIN THIS FRIDAY
The Blue Devil football team of
Brevard High School will wage its
first battle of the season with Weav
erville High School Friday afternoon
at four o'clock in Brevard.
Players starting the game will
?obably play in the following line
fjohn Pickelsimer, center; Albert
?veece^&nd Max Wilson, guards; La
Salle Lance and "Pug" Hinton, tack
les; Harold Nelson and Jack Loftis,
ends; Joe Schachner, quarterback;
Walter Clayton and Bill Erwin, half
backs; Langdon English, fullback.
Coach Tilson announced Wednes
day that the Blue Devils have only
three open dates for football games.
S4ven games are scheduled. Thej
are: Sept. 25, Weaverville; Oct. 2
Piekens; Oct. 9, Fruitland; Oct. 23
Christ School; Oct. 30, Grace School;
N*v. 6, Mars Hills; and Nov. 25
Etfndersonville. Oct. 16, Nov. 13anc
! TO BREVARD FROM
ij EACH STATE IN U.S
"I And From 4 Foreign Countries
Chamber of Commerce
GREAT SERVICE TO THE
COMMUNITY BY C. OF C
| Many Houses Rented and Peo
ple Placed by the Officers
of the Organization
I That the Brevard ' Chamber of
i Commerce is an asset to the town and
I renders valuable service to the com
| munity is evidenced by registrations
| and tabulations on record at that
? place of business, and made public at
this time by the secretary, Miss Alma
j The registration books for the
I present season, from June to the mid
dle of September, reveals that ap
proximately 1,000 tourists have come
? to the Chamber of Commerce at some
'time during that period and have
i taken advantage, in one way and an
| other, of the free services rendered
i by this organization. This figure in
! eludes the visitors attending the flow
!er show at the Chamber of Com
merce rooms in August, which regis
tration is estimated at around 500
people for the one day alone. The
registrations for the month of Aug
' ust outnumber those of June and
July combined, exclusive of the flower
show visitors. These figures, ob
'viously, do not represent the total
| number of tourists in Brevard during
i the season, since many visitors do
I not come to the Chamber of Com
merce for registration or for infor
A check-up on the number of states
represented by these registrations
discloses that South Carolina heads
the list with the largest number of
( Continued on page eight)
TO PICNIC FRIDAY i
First Meeting of New School!
Year Devoted to Adoption
of Plan of Activity
Brevard Parent-Teacher Associa- '
tion held its first meeting of the
1931-32 school year, Monday after
noon at the Grammar School build- ,
ing. The officers for the current year |
are: President, Mrs. S. P. Verner;
vice president, Mrs. Roy Long; sec- 1
retary, Mrs. A. B. Galloway; and:
publicity chairman, Mrs. J. E. Lot- i
The Parent-Teacner association has
improved .the school system of Bre
vard in many ways. It has created
a greater interest and better coopera
tion between the parents and teach
At the meeting Monday it was j
planned to hold the annual picnic |
Friday afternoon, Sept. 25, at White
Pine Camp in thg- Pisgah National
Forest. All parents attending are
urged to bring a picnic lunch for the
family and one additional person.
Transportation will be furnished
for those who do not have cars. The
parents and teachers are all cordially ;
invited to meet at the Grammar
School building at four o'clock to go
on the picnic.
The Western District meeting of
the North Carolina Parent-Teacher
Association, which is composed of 18 ,
Western Carolina counties, is to be j
held in Canton Tuesday, Sept. 29, at
the Canton High school, it was an
nounced last Saturday by Mrs. P.
W. Vetoe, district publicity chair
man. It is expected that several wo
men will represent the local associa
, tion at this meeting.
NAMED BY GARDNER
Raleigh, Sept. 23 ? Following a con
ference with leaders of various forms
of industrial and agricultural activi
ties here Friday, Governor Gardner
stated that he would name five or sev
'en persons this week as a special
[unemployment relief commission, di
'rected to handle relief in the State
I this winter. Reports from leaders in
! activities in the State were made by
' several of the 25 persons called to
I the conference.
i The commission will make a study
j and seek methods of relieving distress
| in the State as a result of economic
.depression and" the resultant lack of
employment. B. W. Henninger, who
? was in charge of the work of the un
, employment commission last winter,
' j has been named director. The task
, ' will be greater this year, Commiscion
, jer of Labor, Frank . D. Grist estimat
; j ing that about 22 per cent of the
, , working population, or approximatelj
j i 100,000 are out of work and anothei
1 100,060 are werking on part time.
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PLEADING FOR THE COMMUNITY
Editor The Brevard News: ^
Please give me enough space in your paper to say
that every member of my family most earnestly en
Ill dorses Mr. G. II. Lyday's suggestions in regard to the
rehabilitation of our county. Every right-thinking citi
zen must surely do so. Even those who think they have
been wronged cannot bear a grudge so great that they
will not join in this movement. They must do so for
the county's sake and their own. If there are still those
whom these considerations cannot move, there is still
the greatest reason to urge :
"But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither
will your Father forgive your trespasses."
Yours sincerely, *
HILDA M. NORWOOD.
IROSMAN FAIR TO BE
MELD OCTOBER m
Annual Community Event Will
Be Staged on Rosman i
| The Rosman Community Fair will |
be held in the gymnasium building lo
. cated directly behind the Rosn an
| High School 011 Friday October he
; 9th, announced Prof. J. F. Corain,
instructor in Vocational Agriculture
j in the Rosman High School.
| A few interested people met in the,!
I Agriculture class room of the high I
school Friday night, September 18 to
i make definite plans for the fair.
I It is planned that each community i
in the Rosman School district will
'have a booth and also that in addition
[to these booths there will be a'general
j collection of individual exhibits,'
placed together for convenience in
judging. The various booths will be i
j. judged as a whole and then the in
dividual booths separately. There will ;i
be space provided for the people to t
exhibit anything' from wild animals',
The community booths are to be I:
provided by the community cntries'i
themselves. Prof. Corbin urged the'i
communities to get busy and plan,,'
organize, build a booth., select the I
best on hand in order to make an ox- ]<
cellent showing in the fair. Prof. Cor- ,i
bin explained that it was not his 1
fair, nor a school fair, it is to be a
community wide fair, to be given an
nually. He further announced that in,,
order to make the fair a big success,
a quantity of nails, prizes, ribbons , ]
and the hearty cooperation of every- : i
one. Volunteers are requested to I ]
serve from each community. Next
week workers will be drafted into:(
service and the deiafled directions re- 1 1
garding size and kind of exhibits
BE HELD 1ST SUNDAY
Hundreds Expected To Attend
? To Be Held In County
Hundreds of people are expected in I
Brevard Sunday, October 4, when the j ]
McCall family reunion will be held in 1
the county court house. It is said i
that there are more members of the (
McCall family than any other family
in Western North Carolina, many ,
families of this name living in each |
county in the mountains.
Dr. John E. Calfee, president of i
the Asheville Normal and Teachers' ?
College, will preach at 11 o'clock. The ]
program begins at 10 o'clock in the ]
morning, lasting throughout the day, ;
with a picnic dinner at the noon hour. ;
\ Music is a feature at the McCall re- <
unions, and quartets from many,'
North and South Carolina towns will
be heard during the day.
Following is the program:
10 :00 ? Song -? Choir
Prayer Rev. J. P. Mason :
10:15 ? Welcome Address
Prof. L. H. Thomas ,
10:30 ? Special Music
Hendersonville Quartet ,
10:45 ? Music I
Simpson, Carolina and Little '
11 :00-*-Sermon .. Dr. John E. Calfee;
Pres. Asheville Normal and
11:45 ? Business Session
12:00 ? Special Music.. Mrs. Eva Rice
1 12: 15? Talk J. C. McCall
112:30 ? Round Table Discussion
NOON HOUR 1:00-2:30
2:30? Song W. C. McCall
2:45-3:30 ? Music; Various Quartetsl
Officers and committees of .the re
S. B. McCall, President; A. B. Mc
Call, Vice President; Mrs. Seva Mac
key, Secretary;. W. D. McCall, Treas
urer; Arrangement Committee: Mil
ford McCall, Henry McCall, and Ira
Galloway. Corresponding (Committee:
J. C. McCall, Louise Perry _and L. Mc
"lall. Entertainment Committee: Mrs.
jtzic McCall, Mrs, Lula McCall and I
I'K. 'Leonard Thomas.
SYLVAN VALLEY FAIR;!
To Be Held In Brevard a t
Building Adjoining the
B. & B. Feed Co.
The Sylvan Valley Fair, sponsored
by the' Brevard Chapter of Young
Tar Heel Farmers of North Caro- ''
lina will be held in the Jenkins .
building, adjoining the B. and B. I
Feed and Seed Co., Saturday, CH-- }
tober the third. The fair will open1
to the public at 9 o'clock in the t
morning and remain open until Sat- (
urday night at 9 o'clock. j
Citizens of Transylvania county a
are cordially invited to participate in j j.
the fair in order to make it a great 'r
success. Prof. Julian Glazener, in- j,
structor of Vocational Agriculture in|g
the Brevard High School, has an- a
nounced that the fair is open to ev- h
eryone in the county and that it is jy
not a school fair but a fair for any- f
3ne who wishes to contribute. 1 ^
At a special meeting of the Bre-ls,
raid Chapter of Young Tar Heelie
Farmers it was planned to divide the w
Pair program and arrangements into '
departments. The young farmers will
inter their exhibits in compeition g
ivith the Transylvania farmers. e
John Collins, president of the local sj
:hapter of Young Tar Heel Farmers, - p
is chairman of the entire group of j,
Fair committees and will lead in the j
fair activities. 'ei
The fair will be composed of the I sj
Allowing departments: ! L
(a) Farm Crops. Superintendent,^
Max Wilson; co-workers, Hays Mer- , Cl
?ill. Foy Holden, Virgil McCrary and i
Holland Corn. I A
(b) Horticulture. Superintendent, | j_,
Dtis Shipman ; co-workers, Harold I
Davis, Van O'Kelly, Lamar Morgan. |rj
(Continued on page eight)
BIG EXPANSION OF
SILVER FOX RANCH
New Enterprise Having Rapid
Growth ? Absorbs Hen
derson County Ranch
Expansion of the Blue Ridge Silver!?
Fox Ranch, at Cherryfield, this coun- 1
;y, includes the taking over of the j P
Silver Fox and Mink ranch of Hen- ti
lersonville, operated formerly by Mr. !0<
Charlton, near jSkyland. This ab-i^
sorption adds to the local ranch ten
pairs of Silver fox and thirty pairs
sf mink. Mr. Freeman, keeper of the
ranch in Henderson county, is now
with the local concern and has moved
his family to Calvert, near the ranch
Another shipment of 20 pairs of
Silver fox from the Ozarks in Mis
souri reached Brevard recently, and
were added to the pens here, and an-'ti
ather of the same number will be ! e;
shipped on November first, according n
to announcement made in Brevard j s
this week. There are now several ! f
hundred pairs of the silver fox in the ' o
ranch here, and it is said that people n
living in Missouri are becoming j-^
greatly interested in the fox ranch in ; 1<
Transylvania county, many of them ? t
sending their fox and their money in- S
to this county. jt;
Thomas Carr,' ranch manager of ! e
the Blue Ridge ranch for the past ji;
three years, is now in Illinois, start- ,
ing a new ranch there. He will re-ts
turn within a few months to his du- 1 5
ties here, it is said. * R. L. Hogsed,
secretary and treasurer of the local
concern, is acting general manager of
the ranch during the absence of Mr. j
KIWANIS TO MEET. TODAY
AT THE ENGLAND HOME
\ ? ? ?
BrevanT Kiwaniana' jwill meet at
the England Home ThiirSfi^y at noon
for the regular bj.-\jveekly . luncheon, j}
An effort is being made" by ojfi'eer* of ??
the club to have as near perfect
tendance for this montlj as, posmW^h
and all members are urged to keep [
this in mind. Lewis Hamlin wl have.j c
charge of the program. c
ORR'S DEATH CAUSE
OF GREAT SORROW
TO ENTIRE COUNTY
Was Graduate of Local High]
School and Very Pop
HAD BEEN SUFFERED,
Died as Result of Accident!
In Which He Was Shot i
Walter W. Orr, 24 year old son of j
VI r. and and Mrs. J. C. Orr of the |
Plough Farm, died in the Patton !
Memorial Hospital at Hendersonville j
;hortly before noon last Thursday,!
nllowing an injury he received from ;
:he discharge of a shot gun while
squirrel hunting. Young Orr had ,
>ecn home for several days recuper
iting from injuries he received in a
jaiachute accident at Hempstead," \j
tfew York, on July 7.
Immediately following the accident
le suffered from the discharge of the
;h jtgun, he was rushed to the Pat
1 Memorial Hospital and every ef
t made to save his life. For nearly
hree days he fought for life, but the
n.Jury was too serious and he died
Walter Orr received his educate
n the Brevard city schools and at
Jrcvard Institute. He was a very
pt :<iu dent and was very popular
fith brith the faculty and students of
After he was graduated from
chool he joined the army and soon j
fter received several promotions, i
le was transferred to the Air Squad- j
on at Mitchell Field, New York. Fol
swing his parachute accident he was j
ranted a furlough and when he was |
ble to leave the hospital, he came .
ome expecting to return for duty on |
londay September 21.
Mr. Orr was a very Dromisingi,
oung man. He had a pleasing per- 1
cnality that won him friends where-'
ver he went. He was very popular j
nth the young people of Brevard.
The funeral rites were conducted
y Rev. Carl Blythe at the Pleasar.t
Srove church Friday morning at
leven o'clock. Mr. Blythe was as
isted by Rev. Paul Hartsell and
lev. J. H. West.Interment was made
i the Pleasant Grove cemetery.
Young Orr is survived by his par
nts, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Orr, two
isters, Mrs. Alcova McCall and Mrs.
avada Morgan, lid two brothers, L.
. and V. 0. all of Transylvania
Pallbearers were: Phillip Price,
Ibert Kilpatrick, Charlie Corn, Jack
oftis, Tom Wood, Jr.. Lloyd Allison.
Funeral arrangements by Kilpat
ick and Sons.
:OUNTY GETS AID il
ON EXTENDED TERM
learly Seven Thousand Dol
lars Coming to County On
Its Extended Term Costs
Raleigli, Sept. 23 ? Transylvania
>unty will receive 56,628.32 from the ']
1,500,000 tax reduction fund to sup- ' j
lement local taxes to support the',
vo months extended school term,'(
rer and above the constitutional six j
lonths term. The total cost of the ,
k tended term in this county, based,-,
n the standard established by the ' .
tate for the six months term, willil
e $17,029,70, the balance of which is j
) be paid from local tax?*. !<
The State Board of Equalisation '
as found that the combined valua- i
.on of property in all the districts '
i $2,737,024,233 and that a 14-cent 'l
ix rate is necessary to produce rev- :
nues sufficient to operate the two I
lonths terms, with the aid of the '
tate's tax reduction fund. The to- '
il cost of the extended term, based 1
n the standards fixed for the six i
lonths term, will be $4,415,123, of i
rhich the State is to pay $1,500,000, :
saving $2,915,123 to be paid by local ;
axes. It is seen from this that the '
itate pays slightly more than one- '
hird of the average total cost of the i
xtended term, and in some cases it :
i more than half the cost.
The valuation of property in Tran
ylvaA county was fixed at $7,429,- :
64, Which, at the 14-cent rate, will
roduce $10,401.38 in local revenue,
o which the State adds the $6^628.32 1
o cover the total cost of the two F
rronths extended term, or $17,029.70. !
Only two counties, Guilford .and ;
Jew Hanover, de^-not participate in
he tax reduction fund, since the rate
f 14 cents on their taxable values in
he districts produce more revenue
han is needed to operate the erttend
id term. Johnston county gets the
a'rgest amount, $38,000, Columbus
irid Union getting above $35,000
?ch. Graham and Hoke get slightly
note than $2,500 each.
?Local authorities are expected to
uctend the full measure of tliese re
factions to the taxpayers.
rr i r<?
Annual Cattle judging Held at
Billtmore Dairy for West
ern 11*. C. District
SCORE ALMOST PERFECT
Hoped He Will Win In State
Contest ? Others Here In
Good Score at Meet
Wallace Gillespie, tenth grade stu
dent of the Rosman High school and
member of the Rosman Young Tar
Heel Farmers Association was the
high scoring student with a score of
9G 7-8 'in the annual district cattle
judging contest held at Biltmore
Dairy of Biltmore, Saturday, Sept.
Four counties. Buncombe, Transyl
vania, Haywood and Yancey were
represented in the Judging contest.
The fifteen schools represented were:
Barnardsville, Candler, frossmore,
Cranberry, Cane Creek, Fairview.
Leicester, Brevard, Mills River, Ros
man, Robbinsville, Franklin, Burns
ville, Waynesville and another school
in McDowell county.
80 boys from the !ri schools ion
tested in the judging. The various an
imals used as subjects had already
been judged by experts and their ra
tings listed on a chart. The boys were
given a record to complete. They
rated the animals according to grade
A. B. C. or D. Ralph Gailaway the
second representative from Rosman
won fifth place, giving Rosman the
highest score of the 15 schools. He
mfcde a score of 91 7-8.
Otis Shipman and Merrimon Shu
ford represented the Brevard high
Oliver McMahan of Burnsville won
second place. He and Wallace Gil
lespie will represent .the Western dis
trict at Raleigh Sept. 2G in a con
test of all high scoring schools in the
state. The state winners will repre
sent the state in a National contest
at the National Dairy Show in St.
Louis in October.
J. F. Corbin instructor of Voca
tional Agriculture in the Rosman
High School said "Wallace is to be
highly commended on his achieve
ment especially since he haa never
riad a chance to be around good cows
nor- was he shown cows away from
Rosman during the week in which
fie was coached."
Mr. Corbin coached Wallace Gil
lespie and Ralph Galloway personal
ly and it was only through his ex
pert advice and work that it was
oossfble for them to make such an
excellent showing in the contest.
GOVERNOR TO CALL
Land Doped With Fertilizer
Until Farmers Cannot
Raleigh, Sept. 23 ? Governor Gard
ner is not being stampeded into call
ng a special session of the General
Assembly by residents of other states,
)r the few calls from North Carolin
ians, to place a legal ban on cotton
planting next year. He takes the
riew that this State raises such a
small part of the cotton that it is wise
to wait for action of states growing
larger quantities. He asserts that
:otton land in this State is "doped"
svith fertilizer to such an- extent that
it will not grow cotton without the
'dope," and that the people of the
State will be unable to buy enoueh
fertilizer next year to raise 500,00#
North Carolina cannot compete
with Texas and Louisiana rich cot
ton land and will gradually shift to
other commodities, he believes.
Opinion is expressed here that Jo
Bephus Daniels, Raleigh editor, is pre
paring, from editorial suggestions, to
try to force an extra session to deal
with cotton, probably with a hope of
getting his pet luxury tax adopted,
maybe holding out that the $100,000
bottlefcfe tax error may be rectified by
the seswon. But a greater need than
is no^ apparentmust develop before
Governor Gardner, the last authority,
gnll call the legislators together.
Little MUs Scruggs
It will be of interest to the people
of Brevard and Transylvania county
to learn that there was born to Dr.
and Mrs. W. J. Scruggs of Camden,
New Jersey, a daughter, Janet Louise
Scruggs, on Friday, September 11,
at the Cooper Hospital.
Dr. Scruggs is a Brother of Plat#
Scruggs of the Brevard Post Office.
Dr. Scruggs 5s a native of Transyl
vania county. He left Brevard about
12 years ago to begin his medical
course. At present he has_ a large
practice in New Jersey.