From the editorial page of the Nov. 8, 1917, issue of the French Broad Hustler, Gordon F. Garlington, Manager, and Noah M. Hollowell, Editor.
--Mr. Cannon’s remarks relative to the needs of a Transylvania county fair
are quite timely. Although the county has a farm demonstrator, she will lag
behind what she had ought to be in the stock growing and agricultural way until
the county holds annual fairs.
--Henderson county is listed among the counties shown on a map prepared by
the State Board of Health as one of those doing quarantine work unsatisfactory
to the State authorities. This shows a field to which our new officer might
advantageously turn his attention.
--The Cleveland Star says that
Abraham Lincoln ate corn bread and grew to greatness on it and suggests that
people in humbler walks of life do likewise as a war measure. Henderson county
corn meal was introduced to national fame when Congressman Grant, our fellow
townsman, was in congress, and there’s not a thing wrong with eating this
--The Hustler notes with interest
the sale of the Cherokee Scout of Murphy to G.O. Mercer of Asheville, who was
formerly in the newspaper business at Mebane. Tate Powell, the retiring
publisher, failed to say what he would do with himself, save would linger in
the shop for a few days. The Hustler
welcomes Mr. Mercer to the Western Carolina field and trusts that his sojourn
will be pleasant and profitable. We regret the going of Mr. Powell.
--There was a day in which the Hendersonville Board of Trade wasted much
time in arguing the advisability of publicity work. Thanks for the departure of
that period. They have all been educated as to the needs and efficacy of
publicity. The question now is the method and extent but the rub comes in
raising the wherewithal. Let us look to that good day when the only trouble
will be in fixing the sum desired; then name it and every one will give
cheerfully according or as she has been blessed with community publicity.