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LESS THAN HALF VICTORY
LOAN SUBSCRIBED IN HENDERSON COUNTY t j -J -Ll!.Sk. mi. ,?"". tMlBl1. I Ij IT ," v vs. A r X I a v X J I -j 1 tte VOL. XXVI, NO 14 HENDERSON VILLE, N. C. THURSDAY, MAYS, (919 PRICE FIVE CENTS rr II MM la. i iVi . i A A. 1. lGui) , 13)' IJ. . ii - $250,000 H- C!H' PROMISE Building Operations v Here, Where Over $300,000 Property Transfers Have Been Made in Past Four Months, Sets New Record for The Resort of South Over $15,000 to be spent on Fifth avenue alone! Buildingoperations totaling not less Uian tC50,000 will be started here this year. - Part of this work is now under way and contracts for the remainder, it is said, will be awarded soon. The number of new homes being erected, or about to be erected on Fifth avnue alone is -taken as an indi cation of a building revival in Hender sonviile where there is a demand for residences of all sorts or of any sort. Over $50,000 will be spent on' Fifth avenue homes alone this year. "If a few of the other streets make a record anywhere as good as this," said Contractor W. P. Bane, yester day, "there's going to be a pile of real money spent in this town, soon." On Fifth avenue, A. D. Brown is erecting a new home to cost $5,000, 'and Alfred Glazener one to cost $6,Q00. The following have idicated their in tention to build on this street tin the "Mud Creek at HeadersonlrlUe at least 100 feet higher than he top of our dam. at the upper development n Green River" said E .A. Wohliord, engineer for the Blue Ridge Power company, the other day. fit has al ways seemed feasible to :me to turn the waters ofthe creeks through the Blue Ridge Mountains." The proposed plan of certain opti mistic Hendersonville business men to turn the waters of the different creeks through the Blue Ridge Mountains has appealed to the imagination and the enterprise of this community as no other project has since the groat lake here came so near being actually bum.- , . . ' - ' It is understood "therej will be mo lack of the necessary f if nds to make the preliminary survey, and the men willing to put their harti cash, into what many still call a visionary scheme reveals just how strongly the gigantic scheme does appear to their imaginations. - Insisting that he had falways con sidered the plan a feasible one, the distinguished engineer who has charge of -the Upending of milliona ca Geen river, continued: , : endersorivtlle's altitode is- 2154 Jljrt, according to the government frlate in the city hall wall, Taer top ' mr dam at the npper development m the river is 2010 feet. Thit makes -tHeTity 144 feet higher ihari the top of 6the, dam... It makes Mudf Creek at least 100 feet higher than the tap of the dam. That would be ";a tremon dona fall'in so short a distance." "As "pointed out in this paper "last week, the turning of theraters -jpf the creeks through the mountains .would develop a water poWer equal to "that now being gcneratSd on Green River ad would at the ftsme time drain fcn Notea j New Plan eabrnxous rea of land now.tubJoct to 10 AVErUE D very near future. , Smith, Morris . and. Maxwell, Claude Pace, John Forrest, Frank Ewbank,. Earle Still well and Alex Patterson. The new hotel to be built on Fifth avenue by Mrs. A. M. Gover will cost about $100,000. - On Fourth avenue there will be the extensive addition to the Kentucky Home to be started this fall, as well as the new office building to be built by Brownlow Jackson opposite the postoffice at an estimated cqst of $40,0Q0. It is said by the real estate men that there is imperative need in this city of at least 150 new homes. It is be lieved prospective builders will soon grow ; weary -of waiting -fur lower building material prices and will go ahead and carry out the.-r plans. Should this prove to be the case there will be twice a .quarter o miir'on dollars turned loose here for new buildings, It is boi-;ed b thr-,e era petent to jude. Sciys ngmeer IS Jr easi NEATLY AND WISELY SAID Two able, well-known Henderson ville business men, good friends and mutual admirers were discussing the Victory Liberty Loan. One was critical of what he called "waste and extravagance" on the part of the government in the conduct of the war. He said: "I think possibly if the administra tion would get a little jar it might make them exercise more business sense and higher character in the appropriation of money in the future." To .which the other replied: ' "Let us assume for the sake of ar gument that the administration has been extravagant, wasteful, and has made thousnds. of mistakes! Never theless the job was a hurry "one and possibly in no other way could we have saved hundreds of thousands of "lives and billions of money. Our ditty now is to pay honest debts incur red by our President and Representa 'tives authorised byf us.'. Let tna ;: be Jnonest and . pa our debts aid thett start in. to reform our Government REFORMERS SHOULD HAVE CLEAN -HANDS-! 1 AND HONEST HEARTS BEFORE UlpmjAKlNO REFOR- overflow. ;. ! Truly, the results would be woHb many millions! ; . And truly, the plan to cut through the great backbone of the mountains andv-turn. a foaming current of warr over its side's is one that appeals won derfully to the imaginations of all those having the future of Henderson ville 'within their vision! . . Die MI rnK ' TTVk THTI FTTTT 7 A IT 0 LULMVUi MIL V ii V filiab r. . ; Merchants Ask Fair "Use my name if you want to," said a Main street business man; "for I generally stand behind anything 1 say. But The Hustler sure hit the .iail on ;the head when it urged that the, Hen dersonville' merchant be the iirst choice of Hendersonville shoppers. "There isn't a merchant in this town that asks more. There isn't a merchant here deserving of less. To get right down to brass tacks, ther are many very good business reasons why we can, and very often do, sell for less than is charged in 'ad joining cities. "Two motorists here from Char lotte, yesterday, bought hats of a cer tain well known make. They paid ten ff.Aus for the two. They sa'l tLey had paid fourteen dollars for -the two they took off and left in my si ore. The' hats "wereall identically the same. "You understand, I'm not knocking merchants in other towns, anl I would be the last one to suggest 'hat any Hendersonville stopper, pay a cent more here than she can get the same thing for elsewhere. But as a matter of fact, she can't do it. Our rents are lower, our overhead expease is lower,, we get just as. good terms from .the jobbers, and as a general thing we Vre satisfied with a very modest profit. "You don't hear of many merchants here buying twelve-cylinder Packarils or putting up $50,000 residences, do ,you? There isn't a man here in busi ness that isn't on the job every day in the -y ear, and almost every hour of the day. Their stocks compare with those found elsewhere and I'm ready to say that of-my own particular com petitor, too. They are working for the up-building of your town and my town and they are entitled to the first choice from the Hendersonville shopper." J 0. WILLIAMS APPOINTED J. O. Williams has besn appointed as Henderson county's tax supervisor under the new valuation act, an office created by the last legislature. The corporation commission, recently an nounced the names of the supervisors for the 10 districts and 100 counties. The jobs are big ones and their re sponsibilities great. Mr. Williams many friends here insist the corpora tion commission has made a wise se lection so far as Henderson county is cQcerBed. J. L. Bell, has been appointed for Transylvania and George A. Gash, a former iHenderson couniy man, for Polk There will be tares meetings of the -.district-' and ; county , supervisors held this month one to berf held in &8bevflle v'CoiJntv supervisor s will &raw a salary of .$ifo-$2io a month and' expenses, and they may employ clerical help, at thr rate of. .110? for every five; million assessed valuation. The district meir'will draw $25Q . month and expenses.- ; v Plaw HOPE TO SEE HOTEL THERE A legal advertisement in this Issue of. The Hustler, calls attention to the sale of the site of the Hotel Gates which played an important part in the development of this city. There" are many men here who believe this.to be a. yery. durable site for il Mala street hotel. -:. ; . . - . ".t ; ,ON OUR OWN Main street is always interesting with its bright and inviting shop win dows and its wide walks" filled with I people, but on Saturday it wjys es pecially interesting: , On Main street youisee all kinds of people for Hendersonville is a cosmo POlitan city, a city whepe people fore gather from all parts of the earth. The women are the pictures at lease they add picturesque touch to the scene with their gowns of many hues and fabrics, while the men are but solemn and tiresome things in their sober attire. In the street are many motor cars last Saturday its great width was filled while a slow-traveling ox-team formed an almost pathe tic link between the storied past and the hustling present; A glistening and scarlet fixe engine, 'motor ; driven, of course, clangs a path through the crqwded street. On the too-few benches placed close to the curb are men- from the city and from the country, "with here and there a bronze medal adorning some ancient breast. Gathered in front of a drug store are a group of sturdy, up-standing young fellows just home from across the seas and veterans of the Greatest War. Every where is there an exchange f news, of news the newspaprs hunger tor and seldom get news from the far cor ners of the county, from back in the mountains holding so many secrets, from the farms and the quiet places. The farmers are now well up with their wonc. The pleasant fields have been plowed and planted and the coming harvest -promises well 'Th-ere-' fore, why not leave the farm for a iew hours and mingle with friends sure to be in town? What better, way to get the news? What quicker v ay to sell a pig, pevhi-'?, or close a lan I trade, or to buy and sell what is to be bought and s'i? Henderson iLo is the county:-: mart i r.C on Saturrl3 7 aJl roads lead ir. to i are dotted wr, teams" and inotoi fars and hers and there a plodding ox-team. For it's an altogther pleasant experience not to be lightly missed this Saturday gathering of folks cn the finest Jus: ness thoroughfare in the south anc that's Main street; you know; GONE TO WASHINGTON After spending a week here in the interest of the Victory Loan campaign Commissioner of Labor M. L. Ship man left on Saturday for Raleigh. On May 5 the cominiiont" will arr tend a conference called by Secre tary oi Labor Wilson, in Washing ton, to consider the all-:r.ii;crtaut. inci ter of child welfare in tho United States. The conference will ! i at tended by the commissioners of lab r of - the different states. BOUGHT WHITE TRUCK Henderson coiinty road 'trustees have purchased a three-ton - White truck, to- be used partly for. hauling the convicts from one place to another in building roads. The' big truck will berinvaluable, it is believed, nv hauling material quickly. The .road trustees have made appli cation for State aid for all the lead ins'' roads in the county at the rate of $50 a mile. , . , Application has Also been made for Federal aid on the .Transylvania, road for as much as $2oieOO; Chairman Alli son said' yesterday. Other roads, in cludiag the '-Cave highwaywill b included in aPpUcation for Federal aid r to be made later. The new road-authorities befan its odcial llfBtjn Monday. 'All members wff e.pfeser.Ter oniir Piece of bad d in tt'couhttfvnear Tuxedo, will be- improved at once. The Brevard road, the location of which is causing ie controversy, will be located by thest&te : engineer. ' ,W . M. Mintz, on the WUlow road, had the misfortune of losing a valu able 'mUch cow last Friday.; J...t; Mintz -aays the cow seemed all right 3 I i ! wten he put her away for tne mn- , . A. VICTORY LOAN HERE REACHES AMI XT dA AAA 1111 hi 111 ill - Less than $60,000 of Victory bonds have been bought in Henderson coun ty. t - - . The county's quota is $135,000. The campaign ends next Saturday night Energetic efforts will be made by the Victory Loan committee to pu: Henderson county over the top, but it is no secret that the members of the committee are beginning to have their doubts. . Hndersonville bankers emphasize more strongly than ever the gilt-edged character of the investment offered. They say the people of this county are asked only to lend their money to the government. The boys who left their homes for the war were expect ed to give their lives, if need be. No 'one is now asked forjiuch a sacrifice. The people: are asked merely, to lend. For many of the boys returning from overseas the wit. will never be "over. The blind and the maimed will always be paying. But they are not com plaining. The people at home are given six months and the payments are easy. 1 , Then the job will be finished. The soldiers stuck to the very end. Tens of thousands of them are sleep ing under the little gray crosses in France. Is their sacrifice worth noth ing to the people of Hendersbn coun ty? Is their memory held so lightly and their splendid heroism" so quick- .ly forgotten? . .. s -' Let us finish the job, the loan c6m mittee urges, and prove ourselves worthy of our boys. Honest,- now, -did you. know -there ws an election in town, Tuesday? No? Well, there were others. In the very quietest kind of a city election during which 117 votes were cast. j. Mack Rhodes was elected mayor of Hendersonville, and Jno. T. Wilkins, Thomas , Shepherd and Raymond Edwards were elected alaer,- men. The new administration takes hold on June 1 and succeeds Mayor 01 IT. Brooks and Aldermen J. L. Bailey, 3. T. Forrest and K. &. Morris, resign ed. The hold-over members of the joard are W. M. Bacon, J. A. Flet cher and Homer Hawkins. MR. ERWIN APPOINTED Monday the Co., board of education held its regular monthly meeting. H E. Erwin, . superintendent f of the Green Raver Manufacturing company, was elected a member of the board succeed J . O . Bell, recently appoint ed as a' road trustee.- :'' .. .4." Contracts. were let for tne erection of three school houses, one at j;odbIe Springs," one' at Mt. Olivet and one at TraceyV Grove. Desks were secuica for the buildings. J..O" Bell, Ji W. Morgan and J. C. Sales attended tLe meeting. ' HOMES HAWKINS IS ASTONISHED ." f. ': . - ' . . .., -i .. . : Science does -the " impossibl e in Hendersonville. i s . , ' It's as light as a feather and glistens my., bat -how it does glisten! , .'c. -. Yon drop it in a basin of water, add a; pinch of Wl soda or Gold Dust or somefhihs like that." , . . Then you place your silverwarflt in. the water. ' ";-'i'zi- '. '''"",:"-'- Out- comes the "silverware slistentng like the magic plate of metal wo rkiug the transformation. C; ; Homer Hawkins has the plaUi .vf or sale, at a' very low price ' : He says. ithey' aie- M.wpn4crfta,: vH ow, , fox he uses them hiiasU In i t - . Wa jweiry store. MAN ASKS ALL Tl VICTORY LOAM Hendersonville Odd Fellows' mem bers of Ochlawaha IjDdge Ao . 361, last week appropriately observed tne one hundredth annive.sarv of their srfat orer. The -meeting was well attended snd was markcl by an a-l-dress by M. L. Shiprnan. Mr. Shiprnan, at the clo-i of his talk, made an earnest appeal for the Victory Loan. He saW the principles for which the Victory Loan stood nnc the principles of the I. O. O. F, were the same. He declared that; so far the order had been one hundred percent patriotic. ' . " ' Noble Grand Garren presided. Chap lain Pinkney Corn offered the opehine prayer. Remarks were made by P. T Ward. A. F. P. King, Rev Pinkney Corn and Chas. Rpzzelle. Refr0sb ments were served at the close of the meeting. - Mr. Shiprnan said: . 5 ' "Dear Brethren,, sister Rebeccas, ladies and gentlemen: "The One Hundreth Anniversary of our great fraternal order should be fittingly . observed by Odd Fellows throughout the grand domain ot North Carolina and the world and I am glad to see my home lodge taking notice of .this auspicious event in an appropriate way. It is eminently pToper-lhat we should consecrate the day ' with suitable exercises in ob servance thereof by sincere th.ilrs riving to Almighty God for His v.ani fld uiorcies to us as individuals snd as sd Order. - "This should be made a season of fellowship and good cheer. The ear of each "brother should be so j-.ttuned to the spirit of the times that ho may catch sfcp with the real spirit of fra ternity and join in the forward move ment qn the rising tide of co-oi. ora tion, among men, ni ministering to. the trials and adversities of the needy and the distressed. While some of us maybe unschooled and, by the Stan, f'ards of literature, counted a un educated men, we may all be verted in love ol th heart and the book' of. - siasm for fraterniiy, as expressed in the tenets of our , noble Order, and crystalize that enthusiasm into effec tive service for the great principles we' all love -and revere. Since tiie fa ther of th6 Order unfurled our stan dard one hundred years ago, more than 2,500,00 have enlisted under it and $400,000,000 has been voluntarily con tributd foi the maintenance of its institutions, and for the comfort of those who have become victims to the trials and' adversities inseparable to human ylfe. And as : fortune con mans' 'needs: We may carry enthu-J-. (Continued on PagD 2) MOVED TO LARGER QUARTERS The Garren Medicine company has ; moved to larger quarters on Seventh avenue, east, where the constantly Expanding business of this well known firm may be more conveniently band led. "The entire ground floor of the building near Houston's feed3tore has been leased, and among the supplies 7 being taken there Saturday was a solid car. load of bottles. The Garren Medicin e company promises to become ah important fac l r in 'U ing Henderson i better known. Their advertising cam- -paign will be extensive this year. It is generally known that, the remedy -tiey prlncie i is ojtts ipf csterling worth, ; reqnjriS bhlffaterpubticity to be- . come one of .theTpreit pronrietary Jmedtctoe"ineroftd.'' ; - ; .7:,--: ' - ; :"'' : ,',;- A great big F. W. D. truck tearing down -Main, street emphasized i he fact that Hen4ertim: county. istow a lopg way from the bxteam of the old days.. The truck is of the four--vheei drive and. has performed wonderil feats on the westehfcjfronC It is a demon stration car brought he?e :. by the Rhodes Auto company, Hendersoit , county agents. HELP v . 1 r , J"