Newspaper Page Text
VOWXXVI, NO. 7 HENDERSONVILLE, N. C. THURSDAY. MARCH 13, 1919 PRICE FIVE CENTS iFroinieiht 't it i r J".. i . " I ;! j i s-.-r y I (GENERAL ASSEMBLY ! CLOSING UP SHOP. Pliarr-3Iatthews Highways Bill In sures Federal Aid. Neal Child-La)-or Bill rasses. School Board Bill and Woman's Suffrage Defeated.- -S. II. Hudgins to Replace Claude fcaies on County Board. UN f? -41-ST' Later: Sales Wins Out. .1 Raleigh, March 11, 1919. During closing hours of the General Assembly Monday night, Raleigh friends of Mr. Claude Sales decided to protest - - the appointment of S. H. Hudgins as the successor to Mr. Sales on the ppunty Board of Education and after ft spirited contest in the House they were successful in having Mr. Sales A-v cicLicu. iiu cuut t uau previously i $een made to displace Representative Jackson's recommendation, but when the report of Senate and Hou3e con ferences disclosed the fact tbat the Republicans were iven represntatiori ton these boards in only two counties of the State, n'anlely, Cabarrus t and ,enderson an effort was m mediately - launched to re-appoint Democrats in these two counties. Mr. Bryant, or Durham, Chairman of the House Oo'ra xalttee "on Education, who had r'niro duced the bill six, iv.cusly opposed the . change asked for, and was strong! supported by Mr. Williams of Ca birrus, the, Republi-xu 3oor leader, but they prove 1 r.o match for Pay c Mticon, Doughto -.if Alleghany ana 3Vt;cCain of Vance, who stood by Mr. ales and the Dtuiocr.it v reposed foi lembership on the Board of Kd't on for Cabarrus C t nfv. It wi'l be c'l news to the friends of ;Mr. Sales t he is to contlm-j on the Hender- rd of Education, for he Is a ; To rsive citizen ana till? t'ft-''Osiiio ' Raleigh, March 10, 1919. The Gene ral Assembly of North Carolina lia3 r -completed its work and nearly every member, is now on the way back home. On the whole, it" has been a progres- sire body, but reactionaries were Ly 1 no means strangers in either branch 1 and their presence was often felt .when attempts were made to put ' across progressive measures of any ; kind. They tried to beat the income . tax amendment in the Senate and . failed, but did succeed in preventing ' the enactment of adequate child , labor i legislation. However, the labor bill . I known as the Neill substitute for the administration measure offered by the Deartment of Labor and ' Printing con tains some strong features in harmony '! 'with a number of the provisions or " the Connor-Saunders bill and Is an j improvement over the spineless make shift now on the statute' books 4 . Some of the legislators have gone i home feeling proud of .-their record; ouiers ao not ieei bo kwu mo - HvLlt of their activities. The represen tative of Henderson is not the only one who had troubles over local mat ters. Dozens of others kept him com- tpany until the gavel fell for the last time and they turned their faces ' homeward for a season of rest. The last 'few days were nerve-racking in i the extreme for those who had to be ooastantly on .vigil in the interest or r lmfety for themselves and the people i ly blocking Innocent little bills Con their faces) which are much too often loaded . with dynamite. Many ' went V -tome with a feeling of disgust towards 'all kinds of legislation and declaring they will never again return as a ' ! iember of either the Senate or House i-he two branches of the Assembly Anally got together on a State Hign . .Vsy measure by the . adoption of the : , blouse bill designated as the Pharr--V llatthews road bill with some ameiuJ t -tnents offered by the Senate. Tl WKouse promptly concurred in the Sen 7 J arWdments and made posslMe r t J enactment of a good roads Jaw s.h. fnr North Carolina :S Qucila of any Federal aid -rrhlcii rtor become avaii- uxay now. - ---. The bill provides for the Is-.he X A x - A N j well. 1 .1 able I $zn.k of short-term notes iy . nnt of something li!: state to uic i - .iti.dollarsayearrif necessary tc v i t- Federal aenwuM "" 5 1 tua interests of State ""and county VI x,ai shears to be satisfiea Helm' , fUh the bilLhut the point is maue niiht It will answer - - illCw,fl.Snre. An extra session o. .ifhe Legislature is to be held a year ri- ihQ nurnose of aajus1.u15. l?th tax rate ndr the neW valuation SUPERIOR COURT The March Term of Superior Court is in the second week of the criminal docket, and it is expected to clear the docket by the end of the week, and a full reviw of the court proceedings will be published in the next issue. In the case of Grant Kramer, charged with manslaughter, the defendant was permitted to plead guilty to an amend ed bill qf indictment charging forcible trespass, and was taxed with the costs and required to give bond for appear ance at each term of criminal court for two years to show good behavior. The case of Karl Wenz was remanded to the mayor's court, and Jeff Hill, charged with barn burning, was found guilty but has not as yet been sen tenced. A large percentage of the cases presented are traceable directly to blockade wniskey. J scheme and the highway bill may also be strengthened if the necessity de- mands State Appropriations. ':' The Sutechirftabfc; "fetf anj educational "Institutions have fared well at Vthe hapds of this General A.s semblyVas the- following appropria tions? will show: Central Hospital, Raleigh . .$292,800.00 State Hospital, Morganton. 400,000.00 State Hospital, colored, Golds boro ..... : 173,500.00 Deaf and Dumb School, Mor ganton 80,000.00 Caswell Training School, Kinston 125,000.00 Stonewall Jackson Training School... 27,890.00 State Sanitarium for Tuber culosis, Sanitorium 99,000.00 University of North Caro- ... lina, Chapel Hill .". 235,000.00 East Carolina Teachers Training School. Appalachian Training School Doone ... ....... . v. . , . . Cullowhee Normal and In- duatrial School,..;... .. State College for the Blind, Raleigh..; ... 65,000.00 26.000.0C 16,000.03 87.50Q.00 State College of Agriculture and Engineering 150,000.00 Normal and Industrial Col lege, Greensboro 315,000.00 Oxford Orphan Asylum, Oxford Oxford Orphan Asylum, colored. Soldiers Home, Raleigh...." Confederate Museum, Rich mond Confederate Cemetery, Ral- - igh.... ... Cherokee Indian Normal School 20,000.00 11,000.00 45,000.00 600.00 500.00 4,850.00 Colored Agricultural School Greensboro 20,000.00 State Norma 1 Schools for Negroes, Winston..... . North Carolina State Board of Health Confederate Women's Home North Carolina Orthopedic Hospital .. State Board of Charities and Public Welfare. . . ... .". . State Home and Industrial Schools for Girls .... 35,000.00 84,725.00 10,000.00 15,000.00 30,e'0.oo 40,000.03 North Carolina Economic - and Geological Survey.. 40,000.00 Agricultural Extension work 226,061.00 Jfo Suffrage Legislation. The ladies failed completely to pur suade the members of this General Assembly that it would be the part or wisdom to give them the, ballot, even in modified form., They decided to fcwait the coming of the Federal amendment for a general campaign on the issue of equal suffrage with men in all elections and concluded to try the experiment in modified form. A bill allowing women to vote in mun icipal elections in cities of 5,000 popu lation and upwards was introduced in the 'Senate and -passed that body by a two to one vote. Elated by this initial success the "girls" stormed the House and well nigh captured it, too. The vote was 49 for, and 54 agaiust and the bill was dead. It was argued with some force that the proposition dis criminated against the country women land, furthermore, tnat iunaamemaj questions should be submitted to a vote of the people. The fight in the House was fast and furious and a.re cord attendance of members and visi tors witnessed it- School BmtI Bill Failed -Senator Warrens bill profiling the election of school boards by the peo- pie was turned down ith a wuoop in the House. Ray, of Macon, 3are other western ner; 01 xancej, auu m6mber, with a t th ttt, RED CROSS This allotment for the local Red Cross musjt be finished within a month and the lime is nearing for the ship ment. 120 night gowns tor children. P0 shawls 50 stockings. 1 The work room is open fromUO to 1 oYiock every aay. Mrs. W. R.' Kiri will see that the room is open in the afternoon if there are workers who can not 0 in tlic forenoon. Please phone her. The shawls and stockings are to be knit. NOTICE TO PHYSICf VNS AND PUBLIC OF HENDERSON CO. I have purchased from the Board of Health of North Carolina fMi-htherla anti toxin in 1000, 3000, 5000 and 10.- ifinn unit na.clra.ees. These are for the f part in any manner that best suited, j poor only, the price per package their pleasure. Tfee Observer iq prifiV t Tjeing 25c each. .211. '. ine an article tfidav trnm an a.,tt, V ' L. B. MOUSE, M. D. "-r Count, fh3ician GREEN RIVER COMPANY SURVEYS TRANSMISSION LINE. Chief Engineer Wohlford of the Blue Ridge Power Company has finish "ed making a survey for a transmission line from the company's development Von Green River to Hendersonville. It Lis not known just what the company's plans are in this connection, but the fact that the survey has actually been made will be a matter of decided in terest. knocked the thing into smithereens in "less than no time." Republicans got nasty and had a few things to say about a certain brand of local self government, but their attitude only added fuel to the fire. During the de- bate Frank Ray called republican Leader Williams - a ' "sap-headed whipper snapper" and told him how the republicans managed the schools when the fusionists were in power. This settled the fate of the hi'! If- went down by a vote of thirty to sixty-six..' The-House vote ror a State system and adopted the primary l-Iaii of selecting nominees in all the coun ties, with rc change in plan of elect ing by the tjsatial ssembly. I - New Members School Boards. , ; The omnibi'3 bill carrying members I if the new boards of education in the i.iiou3 counties carries the n .mes of icpublicans in republican counties tvt t first time in many years. Ueino irili les'.flatures for the past seve ral veaia hre given member of ih minority aim st anything they have asked for in the matter of loc.ti legis lation, hut this is the firt tim repre sentation has been allowed oa r..n i boards. ..It is nemaogery gone to see-.:. (ftr tu frvih rcQuiremeat is Applle-i in democratic counties),' in the vie of those v.ho r elieve in consistei.cy. Henderson and Polk draw en h e-P'4iican-this vear and if the process of evolution shall continue past the session of the General Assembly two jrears hence and republicans repre sent them their boards of education will consist of two republicans and one democrat. Then we shall havQ a beautiful" State system. -Transyl- rvania's new board will contain the jnames of Edwin Poor and Fielding Paxton, in addition to the hold-over. Mr. Poor succeeds himself and Mr. Paxton continues as the successor or Mr. J. M. Southern, whose death last summer created a vacancy on the board which Mr. Paxton has been filling through appointment of the other members Representative Ly day encountered no difficcUy in get ting a board composed ji democrats. Representative Jackson, of Hender son, asked that his county be ec n;-t-ed from ti.e provision or the state wide primury law in ro fa s it re lates to noiamatioL. or ; - .uuiit r can didates. WM opposition developed to his bill and It went tlirouh without a hitch. U depart ed on Qatnrf-v whe i th ixtr-day limi- cxpi -el and left Skater Cloud to "hold the'bag." Before '.Hiving he .re commended S. H. Hddctv . for ;a;v polntmeat as the republlcdn member of the county board of edacaticn. This displaces Chairman Claude . Sales ' than whom no better man ' for the plwse can be found anwhere. But -local self government ' hs to be re- jgarded duiing these ' days ot iDe- Taut 1BQ Biuiu" DR. MORSE OX THE STATE ROAD BELL. Letter to Charlotte Observer Meets With Approval of That Papers Opposed to Any Sort of Country Unit System. Under a heading of "Asleep on the Job" the Charlotte Obser-rer or March 1st makes the following editorial com ment: The legislature appears to have gone to sleep on the good (roads' question- So far there has been no pro gress for any bill which has been in troduced toward securing Federal aid incosstrucUns. a system, of State highways, amTenthusiasm evidently is at a low ebb. At last reports the Leg islature was faced with a proposition that would bring the road-building system back to section-hand days, V: i' Z"" THHT' l T way oi me latest proposition. Doctor .Morse is the builder of the highway to tne top of Chimney Rock. He haa given much study to the subject of highway construction, and he is aa authority entirely competent to spear:. He relates certain local conditions which will be recognized as the bane of past highway undertakings in the State. Tltere is no road connecting any two important points in Noitn Carolina that does not afford visible evidence to the force of his argument. The Observer does not believe that :i law providing for such a haphazard manner of investing road money would meet the approval of ahe. Gov ernment. System and concentrates authority are the prime ohjects to be sought in any form of good roads legislation, and any bill from which these essentials are lacking woula jali cei0w requirements The1 Lesls lature cannot 'afford to fail .the! State in its expectations of the enactment of an intelligently drawn and satis factory road-building law, and as the days speed by the concern of the peo ple that the General Assembly should get together on the enactment or a road law which will meet the require ments! of the Federal Government is growing manifestly ; uneasy. Char lotte Observer. Dr. Morse's letter was as follows: To. the Editor of The Observer. - I have observed with profound re gret the latest phase of the road mat ter in Raleigh rtjy. which they contem plate returning in part at least to the county unit system.. I confess that 1 thought that we had gotten away from any smaller area than the state as a whole as to a money raising unit. While I was In Raleigh I only heard the county unit mentioned to be con demned; and to see it again crop our at this late hour is to say the least disheartening. I know how you, like so many, have opposed anything less than a state wide program. To depend upon coun ty initiative and the reactionary Ktti tude which is all too commonly char acteristic of the smaller counties will block continuity of highway construc tion. It simply means that thore will be an extensive road development in the wealthier and more proressive counties where better roads are in evitable under any circumstances leaving the poorer counties to consti tute the weak link in the chain. Just this, you so full well appre- elate Is what we most strenuously try kto avoid. It matters noi-nuw . road may be m part, 11 il wu. tion is not relatively uniform, its use fulness 'as a cross-state or inter-coun-tv hizhway is materially damaged. Not only this but whole sections of country will become "held up, as were, because of any such plan which will be sure to 'bring about a lack or uniformity. . '. There are instances all over the state of North Carolina as everyone knows where certain counties hftve blocked the' development ;6t row state highways. It has not alone lack of -.initiative or indeed to a ttn dency to reaction, but in inany cases bounties as a result of special legisla tion have not had it in their power to raise the necessary money even to comply with the lesser demands pa. upon them by the older federal aid law. This being the case, what In deed can we- expect to accomplish In an effort tb bring about state high ways! A peculiar case in point too is wce tks Ckarlette-AihvU! $25,00frJJOND ISSUE CUT OUT OF 80A1 BILL; Author lative advice has been received from Raleigh that an amendment to the Henderson County road bill has Leen passed, eliminating the sei'tion which provided for a bond issue of $25,000 for surfacing. As a matter of fact the framers of the xcad bill had never intended to authoriza the&e bonds. The new bill was drawn by amending certain sections of the old act, all unamended sections of the old bill being included in the new bill and reenacted. Through oversight this section authorizing a bond issue was not stricken out, amivwas consequeat lj re-enacted along with the otber !ti- amended sections, and incorporated inter the new bill, the county eQi;;i sioners being thus direct isug the bonds. As state, tQ er.; ta.fr 1-een corrected $ menmeat au r. EXAMINATION 10U P0Ts MASTER Aj FISMg FOREST. An examination 1?iH' fee held at. th local posiofilce oh April 12th to fill the rosition of Fourth Class Postmaster at l'isgah. Forest.; Any person desir ing to enter the examination may ob tain the proper blanks either at Pis gah Forest or from the Civil Service Commission, Washington, D. C. MAUDE GETS LOCKED UP. The city is in possession of a de spondent looking mare mule of uncer tain age and still more uncertain value, which was found roaming the streets and locked up in the city stables for safe keeping. When taken up the animal was apparently suffer ing from a well-developed case or melancholia with suicidal tendencies, but has cheered up wonderfully since being given a ration of grain and hay from the city supplies. The owner is invited to get into communication with -. - Street Superintendent McCatl and take Maude back home. FASSIFERX NEWS .(By Miss Evelyn Byrd Graham) The Pageant given by the Methodist girls Saturday, March 1st, under the management of Misses Maude Cham bers and Lucy Bomar was a great success. The costumes were of a gorgeous color and were cleverly gotten, up. A brilliant ball folio wee the Pageant. An ice course was serv ed during a short intermission. Ihe sum cleared was more than enough to support a French orphan, which the Methodists in school have under taking for, a year. The Episcopal girls are divided In to groups and are doing various things for entertainment to make their Len ten money. Mr. Farnum held services at the school on Ash Wednesday. PARENT-TEA CIl EES ASSOCIATION The Par ?-Teachers : Association of Flat Rock, will have a window sale in the Morey building. Saturday, March 15th. The proceeds will be used to make the final payment on the school piano. Everyone is urged to come and ouy. way for a distance . :i eight miles (from Bat Cave . to the , Buncombe county line) actually lies in Hender son county but is of no Ruefulness whatsoever to the county In which It jg situated, crossing as it does the ex treme northeastern corner and lead ing not to the county seat of Hender son county uti to the couaiy seat of Buncombe, county. In this particular case it is inconceivable that Hender son county could or should expend ynany thousands or aonars wnen mere are five radiating highways from our county seat which 'are of direct bene fit to our people. Similar instances of this characcei must exist rall over the stat-. I re peat it seems peculiarly a lamenta ble fact that at this late hour the county unit should be ' injected into the efforts of ourstate to secure a state highway system that will be w i.thy of the name. - : As inconceivable that '5f th!-J nat ter were tested out by the vo:e of the people that there is a - county if. the sUtt wh?oh would approve of suci a retrt Ion a.iy step. I hope r?r ?nuch tat ep-i at this eleven. h rr t t this icgii'itive body at Ra.elgh an orrsat fis vital mistake.. . LUCIUS B. MORSI1. KitraavJlIs, Fes., 37.' DR. COLUMBUS FEW : i . - -' ' HAS AN ACCIDENT. While testing a spraying outfit at the Bly Hardware Company Monday afternoon Dr. C. Few had a very nar row escape from serious, possibly fatal, injury. A high pressure had been pumped up on the machine in or der to demonstrate its spraying possi bilities, and after this had been shown to Dr. Few's satisfaction the sales man released the catch which holds the cap on top of the reservoir, in or der to release the air pressure. It re leased it all right. The instant the' catch yag thrown off there was a re pjft tkej u.ato that of a 'small , sized! 53 and toe cap and ntir pWBt re ejected' 'from the cytlad.OT &nV laQ"with a bang against the eeiX- ing of. the store. Finding progress 4 blocked in that direction it took, the downward. . course and landed witH . another bang squarely on top of Dr. Few's head "where" ifalsT tol' ress blocked.- Dr. Few announced quietly but firmly that death had found him prepared to go. The mat ter was reconsidered, howevar, and: . . after a. visit to Dr. Hicks Justus tho victim came off with nothing more serious than a headache and a neat little patch of antiseptic plasUr. As a matter of fact the accident might easily have proved fatal, and the doc tor's friends are congratulating him on his escape from more serious in jury. 4 . . . . - LOCAL BOARD TO CLOSE The Local Board of Henderson County, in common with all local boards of the state, has received no tice from the office of the Adjutant General to make preparation to ship all records at once, to sell board property . not later than March 27th, and to be in readiness to close the board Office finally by March 31st. No doubt the final release from all re sponsibility in connection with the draft will come as a very welcome re lief to the members of the board. The board work has entailed a tre mendous responsibility and a vast amount of hard work upon three men who were already busy citizens The work of the Henderson County Board has been handled with justice, energy and care, and ;has been fortunate enough to receive special commenda tion from headquarters.. The mem bers of the board are: C. E. Brooks, Chairman; J. Mack Rhodes, Secre tary, Dr J . S . . Brown, Examining physician; Chief Clerk, C. N. Wren shall. . MR. BLAND ENTERTAINS The Young Men's Folio wahip class, which numbers 20 and is tiivght by C. F. Bland, had 15 present on Sun day, March 2. Mr. Bland had prom ised to give the clats aoclil meeting at his home if that number waa pres ent. On Thursday evening ,of last week, the33 young men enjoved . an evening with Mr. tnd Mrs Dlanfl, Kenneth Best, William Penny, Ro bert Gilreath, Fred English, Glennard Harris, Norris Cannon, Lee Allen, James Reese, Ralph Parrent, Houston ' Klncaid, Donald and Harold Patteion, Allan and Gaither Rhodes. The in vited guests were Rev. and Mrs. M. F.' Moores, F.'E. Durtee and Miss Lallah Wynne. ;J Mrs; S. A. Ballinger presided at the piano and the young men wang several of the popular songs. Mesdames Moores, Ballinger and Miss Lallan Wynne assisted Mrs. . (Bland in serving ce cream and cake. After the social hour the-e was ( brief business meeting and these offi cers were elected for the ensuing year, Allan Rhodes, president, Fred English, vice-president. Robert GJI reath, secretary and ' treasurer. . : f r- HONOR ROLL FOR BALFOUR SCHOOL. First Grade : Amelia ; Dickens, An- na Lon Odum. Second Grade: -Tad Newman, Hen ry Ddum. ' C " .. . Third Grade: Aberro Xewraan,. Fourth Grade- Iren Oduin, ClaraV ' Edwards, Rarsome Newman. , Fifth Grade: Brooka' DTake. Paul Dunlap, '"Olive Odam. Seventh Grade: Elizabeth Israel, Vera Dixon, Pirl Whitaker. Tufs Newman, Louise Di:nlap, Dewey New. man, Josephine Rnodes. Eighth Grade: Homer Nev.man, Eugene Parkinson. ' Teatk Grate: -Jaais C4rcy. - 4 : '