Green River Mills information in 1922 newspaper
call- " (Asheville Citizen) Erection of a yarn mill in Hendersonville Hendersonville at a cost of not less than $500,000, employing several hundred hundred people, is being planned by J. O. Bell and associates it was learned Tuesday. Mr. Bell now owns a tract of 20 acres on the border of the corporate corporate limits of the city, with ample railroad frontage and it is expected that this will be the site chosen for the proposed mill, which will be constructed constructed similar to the Green River Manufacturing company, seven miles from Hendersonville, also operated by Mr. Bell. This mill employs between between 400 and 600 people and k valued at around $1,000,000. Fine yarns are manufactured by the mill. Mr. Bell is one of the most in fluential and resourceful business men of Hendersonville, associates assert, and was elected president of the Board of Trade at the meeting January 6. In addition to owning the construction stock company, Mr. Bell is president of the Green River Manufacturing Co., Home. Ice, and Fuel company and the Balfour Quarry Quarry company. He owns several thousand thousand acres of land in Henderson county and has considerable faith in the future of the city and county. The new Board of Trade president is one of the owners of Lake Summit, Summit, which devevlops water power for South Carolina mills and is also one of the highway commissioners. Mr. Bell is deeplyinterested in the good road program of Henderson county and at various times has ad vocated good road programs tnat have met with success. An early start on the Hendersonville-Asheville Hendersonville-Asheville Hendersonville-Asheville Hendersonville-Asheville hard surface line is advocated by Mr. Bell and it is expected expected that this work will be among his first thoughts as president of the trade body. It was stated yesterday by Hendersonville citizens that construction construction of the road would be started at an early date. The Henderson Henderson county highway commission is composed of the following: W. P. Bane, chairman; F. A. Bly, and J. O. Bell. The new Board of Trade president has also been a strong advocate of an all-time all-time all-time secretary for the organization organization and also for one that will work to serve the entire county, with the ultimate aim of having every business business and professional man in the county as a member of the trade body. (The editor of The Times called Mr. Bell over telephone Thursday at 1 o'clock and asked him if the foregoing foregoing statement was authentic and he informed us that it was not as to the building of the varn mill and we are printing it for -r.t -r.t it is worth).