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City Hall Houses Active Chamber Of Commerce hendersonville city building Hendersonville's city hall, a model of beauty and complete ness, was created and furnished at a cost of about $2o5,800. This beautiful new structure, standing at Fifth avenue and King street, rises three stories above the Fifth "avcDQe froht and has two basement levels. It is constructed" of natural brick with limestone pillars, step* and trimmings. • The interior is furnished in oak and marble. The FifiTi avenue front of the building leads, by a- double flight of marble and granite steps, through the hi^h, white pillars to the main entrance. The. King street front, on the ground level, is the main entrance of the fire department quarters, th-.' Fifth avenue front beine; one story higher than that on Kim* street. The lowest basement housed the | heating plant anil store room^. The ground floor on the Kint* street front, in addition to quar ter- for the fire trucks, has equip ment room and one of the. three vaults in the building for storing: valuables and records. The main floor is equipped with officer for the city officials, and j is the most elaborate of all. Directly across the lobby from | r t he marble entrance is the 'city [ court room. Offices for the cierlc. mayor, city tax collector and I chief of police are on this floor, i The main stairway is marble to j the second floor, where locker i rooms anil sleej in^r quarters for the firemen are located, as well a> the kitchen, equipment rooms, and matron's quarters. Offices of the Chamber of Commerce and, of the city engineer and health | officer also art* on the second floor. The third floor is the region of iron bars which the police say ! do "a prison make," Cells with double-decked bunks are designed \ for the prisoners. There are ac-' coramodations for 20 prisoners J with, a large .sunroom. for exer cise and space for 40 more pris- [ oners in addition to two juvenile rooms just over the juvenile i courtroom on the second floor. ■ Albert W. Drake General Estimates on Carpentry and Building, Cabinet Work — Remodeling — Reroofing Field Stone Masonry Garden and Lawn Seats — Pergolas SKETCHES OF MOST ANYTHING YOU WANT BUILT. A COMPLETE BUILDING SERVICE AT MOST REASONABLE PRICES. CALL ON US ANY TIME. ALBERT W. DRAKE TELEPHONE «91-J ' ; ' . ' , T ; h - ' . • ' * ; " ••"v> ' "* • •• - TASK OF BRINGING PEOPLE , AND CAPITAL TO A RESORT COMMUNITY NEVER ENDS A Hollowell Answers Ques tions Commonly Asked About His Work By NOAH HOLLOWELL Secretary Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce What is ji Chamber of Com merce? What are its duties? Ho»v does it avoid encroachment on the activities of other organizations and not overlay in services? How does its office personnel keep itself busy nine hours a day? These questions often occur lo people who are not familiar with the routine of Chamber of Com merce work. The answer to these questions by a Chamber of Commerce in a resort community would not be satisfactory for one in an indus trial or purely agricultural com munity. While there are various high-sounding; phrases one could use to outline the functions of a Chamber of Commerce and the type of personnel engaged to car ry on the work, the most satisfac- j tory answer I have heard as to a secretary's qualifications and the work of a Chamber of Commerce was given to me by Secretary A. P. Underbill of Daytona Beach. Fla.. when he said that he had been forced to change his mind about Chamber of Commerce work. ''It's purely a business! proposition," he said. ''The Cham ber of Commerce has a duty to J perform for the community. It must perform it in a business-lik<v way. The .secretary has to be a good business man to get away with the job. If he docs not have business qualifications in a gen eral way he will never succeed with a Chamber of Commerce. The day is passed when-you can run such an organization with hot air methods.'.'. . The best answer as to now mv Chamber of Commerce avoids en croaching upon the activities of other organizations in the city rnipht be given tritely by "doing what the other organizations Jon't do." Other organization. cultivate community morale and co-operation.. The civic organiza tions "often co-operate in the big gest community-wide activities. The chamber endeavors to bring people and capital to the community. Since this is a re sort community, the task never ends. There are various avenues of approach to this task which has to be worked at from many angle? as they affect transportation and especially to bring to the atten tion of tourists the community's position on the main lines of travel; While funds are far too limit ed. the Chamber places some ad vertising in outside publication-, and this creates inquiries about attractions for tourists and rates, educational advantages. agiycu' tural. mercantile and industrial opportunities. These are followed up in various ways and the in formation is distributed to the lines of trade mainly interested. This service especially gives tip and good leads to hotels, board ing houses and realtors. Booklets are compiled, publish ed and circulated through various channels of distribution. The. Chamber of Commerce is used quite extesnively as a bureau of information along many line-. A day never passes during which some person doesn't ask for in formation and on some days as high as 40 individuals or group* have called for information about There is also more sleeping spac^* for firemen, and the traditional brass poles, of which there are two. reach fr.r down through the floors to the fir* department proper. In addition to the stairways, which are all. steel, there is an elevator. . - The building is 9,r> feet long by 75 1t2 feet wide and stands on h lot-which.is ideally located for the purpose. NOAH HOLLOWELL things to see, places to lodge, road conditions, recreation, etc. The Ia.st question in the open ing paragraph might be answered by saying tha-t the Chamber of Commerce of Hendersonville is devoting about 75 per cent of its time to different phases of the tourist business. The remaining 20 per . cent is given to various other activities intended to create better local conditions or bnn$ capital to the community. ROCKIES ARE" MERE BABIES BY CONTRAST (Continued from page !'. > these mountain are clothed with Canadian fir or balsam that" i.- not to be found again in the wide stretch t<» the forests of Canada, for it loves a cold and bracing cli mate. The mountain sides are heavily wrapo 'd with che-tnut and at tulip or poplar trees and hickory and every variety of mapie* and birch. Some oi' the great tulip trees are 8 and 10 feet in diam eter. In the vast coves alon ^ the numberless streams you will line! great forests of hemlocks. S >'!:e of these great masters of the for est were there when Columbus with his ships of discovery Hrsfc touched American shores. Serie of them look like prehistoric 'mon sters covered with age-old nfo.->. FOR 53 YEARS W. H. Hawkins & Son have been selling fine jewelry to the people of Hendersonville and surrounding territory That's why we know jewelry values W. H. Hawkins & Son Hendertonville, N. C. Jewelers Registered Optometrists Railroad Time Inspector*, Engravers and Manufac turer*